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The lonely sport: Alex Freshman medals at Cross Country runners meet

Cross Country
Freshman Layla Snider placed 14th out of about 80 runners and earned a medal at the Lindsay Cross Country meet on Sept. 13. This was Snider's first time to run cross country.

WELL DONE, LONGHORN!

Fast Pitch Senior Night scheduled for Monday, Sept. 22; Districts begin Thursday, Sept. 25

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Left: Kylie Baxter pitches against Ninnekah on Sept. 16; right: Samantha Underwood lays down the bunt.

Hefner and Schlotter step up to help 'Horns go 3-0 with 44-6 defeat of #9 Allen

Slow down one Longhorn and a whole slew of others pop up to advance the game. Such was the case when Junior Dalton Hefner exploded on offense against Allen on Sept. 19, notching two rushing TDs, one of which came on an 84 yard run, and then sailing into the end zone with one of his four pass receptions for a third touchdown.

Hef was instrumental on the other side of the ball as well, with a lot of welcomed help from Senior Christian Schlotter as they earned seven tackles each. A shoutout also goes to big Sophomore Brant Hines, who managed the game's only sack of the Allen quarterback.

The 'Horns got off to a slow start against 9th ranked Allen and were ahead only 12-6 at the half, primarily because of Mustangs' solid passing game, which earned them 196 yards in the air. It was the rushing stats that told the tale in the end, though. Alex moved the ball 303 yards on the ground during the game and held Allen to only 30.

See the Alex v. Allen box score and game stats on the High School Football page. Cumulative player stats through the Allen game have also been posted.

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Hines sacks the Allen quarterback.

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Seniors Kyle Garcia (#33) and Jacob Otey (#63) take down the Allen ball carrier.

Game film highlights: this video was compiled from standard definition game film shot without audio

High School Grade Book link fixed

Thanks to a vigilant parent who noticed that the student Grade Book link did not work, we were able to address the issue and fix it.

The Grade Book link has been updated on the front page and will be updated on other pages as soon as possible. Until then, please note that the Grade Book link is: https://www.wengage.com/Alex/

Thanks for your patience!

Alex Elementary basketball season opens Sept. 27

Dusty Venable will coach the Alex 5th and 6th grades through their 2014 basketball season, which begins with a round ball festival at Union City on Sept. 27, 2014. Get out there and watch these young Longhorns as they compete on the hardwood! View your 5th and 6th grade basketball schedule here.

Alex sixth graders excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

STEM
Mrs. Moore reports Alex sixth grade students are excited about the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum added this year. The STEM students' first challenge was to construct a bridge using only straws and tape that would hold the weight of 300 pennies. Students also had to research bridges and write an informative paragraph. Shown here, Mark Franklin is testing out his straw bridge.

Many thanks to the local restaurant, The Feedlot, for supplying the straws for this project!

WELL DONE, LONGHORNS!

Alex Elementary students recognized for outstanding performance on Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test

OCCT
Shown above are only a few of the Alex Elementary students who excelled in their performance on the state- mandated Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test (OCCT ) administered last spring. These students were recognized by Dr. James and Principal Tolson at the Alex v. Cyril high school football game played at Alex on Sept. 12, 2014.

All students honored for their achievement are as follows:

4th Grade
Math: Gracie Anderson, Chase Byrne, Tanner Fanning, Kaitlyn Goleman and Elijah Moon
Reading: Tanner Fanning

5th Grade
Math: Abigayle Carroll and Alexis Gallup
Social Studies: Tatton Anderson, Kash Boatwright, Callyn Carnes, Abigayle Carroll, Alexis Gallup, Tyler Gibbs, Breanna James, Olivia Ketchum, Kalobe McCarthey and Kody Meeks
Reading: Callyn Carnes and Kalobe McCarthy

6th Grade
Math: Trenton Anderson, Kade Bauman, Breanna Gray, Bailee Stapp, Dustin Tolson and Cooper Shebester Reading: Trenton Anderson, Kade Bauman and Cooper Shebester

7th Grade
Math: Carson Mainka

8th Grade
Math: Donavon Miller, Soloman Reyes, Laura Rios, and Danyon Snider
Reading: Mason Stidham
Science: Soloman Reyes
US History: Wyatt Gregory, Justin Hankins, Jeromie Jones, Chance Kienlen, Donavon Miller, Jack Myers and Savanah Trimble

Well done, Longhorns!

Alex junior 4-H livestock judging team takes first place

Judging
The Alex junior 4-H Team - Cooper Shebester, Cooper Boatwright, Nik Venable and Carson Mainka - took first place honors at the Oklahoma State Fair Livestock Judging Contest last week. The team is shown here with representatives of the contest.

Well done, Longhorns!