5 High School Teams That Give New Meaning to Hometown Pride
Great communities are built on hometown pride, and there’s no better way of showing yours then heading to a local high school sports game and cheering on the young athletes to victory.
Living in our Waterford Point community means that there’s never a shortage of opportunity to enjoy hometown sports, in fact not only can you cheer on your favorites, but also fuel the friendly competition that exists between the multiple local high school teams.
While word around town is that football is “the” sport in all of Texas, we’d like to argue that other sports can shine just as brightly. To prove our point, we’ve decided to highlight 5 high school teams in The Colony, Texas that you’ll want to keep an eye on.
These teams are filled with talent that shines bright, and a few hours spent at one of their games is sure to never disappoint. And, yes, of course we’ve included a football team too, just for you diehard fans.
Hebron Hawk’s Girls Volleyball Team
Hebron high school is one of the most well regarded and prestigious schools in the area. Considering their excellence in academics, it’s no wonder that they’re off the charts when it comes to excelling at sports as well. Of all the great sports teams that wear the Hebron Hawks mascot, the one that you’re really going to want to pay attention to is their girls volleyball team.
Between 2010 and the present season, Hebron’s girls volleyball team has earned the distinction of being four time state champion winners. Their performance is so on target that they made it through the entire 2010 playoffs without dropping a single set. Hebron is also one of four schools that has won every single top level stat title since 2006.
While we don’t know yet what the coming season will hold, at Taylor Morrison we’re sure that these girls are going to light up the court with their skill, adeptness and passion for the sport.
The Colony High School Cougars Girls Softball Team
The Cougars girls softball team won the program’s first ever state title back in 2007 while head coach Deana Coleman was undergoing treatment for breast cancer during the entire season. Word is she even received treatment the day before a playoff game. With a fighting spirit like this leading the team, we cannot expect anything but champion level performance from these young ladies.
Fast forward a decade, and coach Coleman’s leadership once again brought the team to victory with their 2017 5A UIL Texas State Championship. There’s no better way to welcome spring or support amazing local athletes than attending a Cougars Softball home game.
One word of advice, though. Go ahead and get season tickets because you’re not going to be able to keep your eyes off these shining stars.
Flower Mound Baseball
Let us introduce you to the 2014 Texas State 5A Championship baseball team, also known as the Flower Mound Jaguars. But, let’s backtrack a bit to their first state title in 2011. Head Coach Danny Wallace brought the team to victory even though two of the key players faced elimination seven times during the playoffs. As of today, Coach Wallace has motivated and encouraged the team to go on and win three district championships and the state’s 5A title.
The Jaguar baseball doesn’t just do great things on the diamond while in high school. Four of the team’s 2018 seniors were signed on to play baseball at a collegiate level. They join more than 120 Jaguar alumni to go on and further their sports careers, including both at the collegiate and national level.
Football may be the favorite sport of Texas, but baseball is the all American pastime, and the young men of Flower Mound High School will keep you on the edge of your bleacher seat and instill pride in your hometown.
Take a visit to the Lewisville High School football site, and one of the first things you’ll notice is the claim that the Fighting Farmers Football team is one of the Lewisville’s Independent School District’s oldest and richest traditions. After looking over their history, which spans more than 100 years, we’re not going to argue.
History has it that the Lewisville Fighting Farmers got their start back in 1914, when students banded together to form an athletic association with the goal of playing competitive football. Their name came from the school district’s superintendent, B.F. Tunnell, who was also a vocational agriculture teacher and graduate of Texas A&M University. It didn’t take long before the Fighting Farmers were on the field and attracting the attention of the community.
Fast forward to today, with multiple titles under their belts – or helmets – and the Lewisville Fighting Farmers are still just as much of a Friday night tradition today as they were a hundred years ago. Whether you’ve lived in The Colony your entire life, or are a newcomer to the community, you’re not going to want to miss this age old Friday night tradition.
Marcus Boys Basketball
We couldn’t round out our list of great local high school athletics without including the Marcus Marauders basketball team from Flower Mound. While the Marcus Marauders have an impressive record on their own, the reason that you’re going to want to keep an eye on them has more to do with the future than the past.
Recently, a new head coach has been named for the team and we’re excited to see where he takes these already great young athletes. Shane Rogers, a Marcus High School graduate who also served as an assistant coach from 2014-2017 has been named as the new head boys basketball coach.
Coach Rogers is going to have some big shoes to fill as he replaces Clay Cody who brought the team to University Interscholastic Lead State Championships in 2011 and 2012. Coach Cody was recently promoted to Assistant Athletic Director of the Lewisville Independent School District, and with the promotion, the reigns of Marcus High School’s pride and joy have been handed over to Coach Rogers. This is going to be an exciting season, and we can’t wait to see how it plays out.
Building a Life and Building a Community
At Taylor Morrison, we understand that you’re not just looking for a house, you’re also looking for a place to call home. This is why we put a lot of thought and consideration into the communities where we build our homes.
Our Waterford Point community located in The Tribute in The Colony, Texas is no exception. When you’re ready to discover that you can have luxury, a great community and a hometown feeling, then give us a call.
We’re excited to introduce you to Waterford Point. Contact us today to learn more about this amazing community.