All tickets purchased for the Lady Warriors' "Court of Dreams" game at American Airlines Center on Monday, Dec. 18, are now available for pick up. Tickets can be picked up in the high school office now through Thursday, Dec. 14.
We still have tickets available for purchase for anyone wanting to attend the game. The Lady Warriors will play Cross Roads at 1:30 pm and the Dallas Mavericks will play the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $35 each. An order form is attached for anyone interested in purchasing tickets (please disregard the original deadline listed on the order form).
Due to Early Release, the HS basketball games vs. Farmersville will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15th.
The JV girls will start at 3:00, followed by the varsity girls and then the varsity boys. There will be no JV boys' game.
The varsity girls will play in the Highway 5 Classic Tournament December 7-9, 2017. Click below to see the bracket.
Varsity Girls' Hwy. 5 Classic
The Lady Warriors have both a freshmen and a JV girls' basketball team this year. The following is a schedule specifically for the freshmen team, which will sometimes play in rotation with the JV team.
If the schedule says, 9G, then there will be a freshmen game.
The Feb. 6th game will be played in the MS gym. There will be no gate and no concession stand.
Freshmen Basketball Schedule
The Honey Grove Warrior Band competed in the 2A UIL State Marching Contest on Monday, Nov. 6th, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The band finished in 12th place in the prelims, unfortunately, failing to advance to the finals.
Click here to view the results.
The theme of the band's UIL show this year is "Excalibur." Drum majors are senior Reagan Smith and junior Soleil Landreth. Band directors are the husband and wife team of James and Daisy Edwards.
Congratulations, band, on making it to state!
*Photos courtesy of Jennifer Charles.
Senior Myles Knudsen signed a letter of intent to play baseball and pitch for Brookhaven College in Dallas on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.
Myles is the son of Dan and Cynthia (Rollins) Knudsen, who are also pictured above.
Congratulations, Myles, and best wishes!
Honey Grove FFA attended the District VI LDE Contest on November 1, 2017. Students competed in a wide range of events (Public Relations, Agricultural Advocacy, Senior Chapter Conducting, Job Interview, Agricultural Issues Forum, and Creed Speaking).
The Agricultural Issues Forum placed first and will advance to the area contest. Members of this team are Shelbea Clem, Hailey Breece, Casey Breece, Whitney Mahan, Makenzie Harper, Jake Caffee and Allie Morrison.
Hayden Stroud was third in a very competitive Job Interview Contest.
Lastly, our Public Relations Team placed third; members of this team are Raney Hodges, Bree Cason, Maddison Cason, and Allie Towery.
Great job to all students who competed!
Beta Club kicks off its annual food drive next week Nov. 6-10. Read the flyer below for more information:
The Warrior Band competed at the UIL 2A Area B Marching Contest on Sat., Oct. 28, in Mineral Wells. They finished in first place in the prelims and third place overall in the finals, advancing to state. They will compete at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Mon., Nov. 6, at 7:14 p.m. If they are one of seven bands advancing to the finals, then they will also march on Tues., Nov. 7th.
The theme of the band's show this year is "Excalibur." Band directors are James and Daisy Edwards.
Click here for the 2A Area B Results
Click here for the 2A State Marching Schedule
Click here to watch the prelims and/or finals. (You must create an account and pay $10 to view.)
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Both the middle school and high school cross country runners competed at district competition on Monday, Oct. 9th. Despite being small in number at the varsity level, three athletes qualified for the regional meet, which will be held Monday, Oct. 23, at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie.
Not having quite enough for a team, three Lady Warriors represented HGHS: junior Amelia Butler and sophomores Allie Morrison and Abigail Rubio. Amelia finished in second place, qualifying for regional; Allie finished in seventh place, also qualifying for regional; and Abigail finished in 14th place.
On the boys' side, two Warriors ran for HGHS: senior Ryan Lipstraw and soph. Brandon Ramirez. Ryan finished in 11th place, and Brandon came in eighth, qualifying for regional.
Both the middle school boys and girls had full teams. The boys' team consisted of Nicholas Wolfe, 1st place; Jonas Butler, 2nd place; Nick Ottmo, 14th place; and Lucas Ordonez, 23rd place.
Representing the Lady Braves were Baily Clark, 12th place; Noemi Rubio, 14th; Cree Bass, 17th; Summer Young, 22nd; and Maddi Barnett, 24th.
The teams were coached by newcomer Lance Smith.
Congratulations to all the athletes and good luck at regional!
Bella Morrison, HGHS senior, was crowned the 2017 Homecoming Queen Sept. 22, at Warrior Stadium during the halftime coronation ceremony. She is the daughter of Todd and Leah Morrison of Honey Grove. Other senior nominees were Aynslie Andrew and Diavian Shaw.
Crowning the new queen was the Class of 2017 Alumni Queen Jada Redd and the Class of 2008 Alumni Queen Aubrun Caraway Lackey. Beta Club representatives Michael Contreras and Nate Spruce, sophomores, escorted the two former queens.
Several other Beta representatives assisted on the sidelines with the coronation ceremony: Amelia Butler, Kelsee Frost, and McKenzie Harper, juniors, and Morganne Price, senior. The Warrior Marching Band Color Guard also provided a regal touch with their flag salute to the nominees.
The nominees were first presented at the afternoon parade, riding in convertibles provided by Robert Fulbright, Mutt Milford of Honey Grove, and Jack and Virginia Staes of Honey Grove. Chuck Jones, Larry Mariani , and Virginia Staes drove the girls onto the Warrior Field.
Special honorees for this year’s homecoming were the Class of 2008. Those in attendance and registered were as follows: Brain and Krista Baxter, Aubrun Caraway Lackey, Ami Duncan, Byron Finney, Chelsea Kelly, Kimberly Wishard McGill, Jonathan Mendez, Delois Sampson, and Rachel Wadley. Several others joined them on the field to be recognized.
Warriors Journey through the Decades was the Homecoming theme this year. After a busy week with competitions and decorations and with four competitions accounted for, the overall winner was the Junior Class with the 1960s theme. The Sophomore Class finished in a close second with the 1980s, followed by the seniors in third focusing on 1920s and the freshmen take on the Wild West finished in fourth.
The week began with War Games on Monday evening where the Senior Class took top honors overall. The sophomores followed in second, with the juniors, third, and freshmen fourth.
In dress-up competition, the freshmen and juniors pulled out all stops and tied for first, followed by the sophomores in third. The seniors came in fourth this time, experiencing a bit of senioritis.
Class spirit signs and theme-related signs in the gym were judged together. First place went to the sophomores and the seniors pulled in second to keep their hopes alive. The juniors rallied and received third, while the freshmen settled for a fourth.
Float competition proved the deciding factor. The “peace out” van and flower décor put the Junior Class on top. The freshmen brought in second with the Old West Warrior jailing a Bells Panther. The seniors classic car and Charleston costumes garnered third, while the Pac-Man sophomores landed in fourth. Everyone seemed to have a great time, even amidst the heat and the wind.
All the students, faculty, parents, and community members helped make this year’s homecoming a success! A special thank you goes out to all those who judged wall signs and floats.
This Thursday, Sept. 28th, the 7th grade football team will play Cumby's "B" team in a 10-minute running clock quarter with no special teams starting at approximately 4:45 p.m. here at Warrior Stadium.
The 8th grade team will play Cumby in a regular game starting at approximately 5:00 p.m. here.
The JV team will travel to Farmersville for a game beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m.
NEXT Thursday, Oct. 5th, the "B" (7th grade) team will play a live half against Maud, here, starting at 5:30 p.m. The "A" (8th grade) team will play a regular game against Maud, here, starting at approximately 6:00 p.m.
JV has no game scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 5th.
Beta Club is selling pink t-shirts in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The profit from the sale of the shirts will be donated to the American Cancer Society. T-shirts are $10 each and all orders and money must be turned in by Monday, October 2nd--no exceptions.
T-shirts will be delivered on October 19th, and everyone is being asked to wear them on Friday, October 20th to support "Pink Out" activities that day and evening at the Warrior football game!
Click below to view/download an order form.
You may also purchase online through the Web store for the T-Shirt Shoppe of Paris: www.thetshirtshoppeparis.com/be_brave/shop/home
his season our varsity girls' basketball team will have the opportunity to play at American Airlines Center vs Cross Roads. Click the link below to view a flyer with information on the game date, start time, ticket price, and deadline to purchase tickets.
You must have a ticket to watch the game! Your ticket will allow you to watch Honey Grove court side lower level and also to watch the Mavericks at 7:30 upper level. Again, everyone in attendance must have a ticket.
Honey Grove will only have 105 total tickets to sell for the first round of orders. In addition, there is a very small window for orders. The cutoff date is the end of the workday on Friday, September 29th. Additional tickets may be purchased after this date through the Mavericks, but those tickets are subject to availability. Contact Coach Dustin Smith for information if needing additional tickets after the 9/29 cutoff date.
For anyone interested, please return the attached order form and money to the high school office.
Thank you and hope to see you at the game!
High school will hold its annual homecoming week Sept. 18-22, 2017. The overall theme is "Journey through the Decades."
The senior class has selected the Roarin' 20s; the juniors, the Groovy 60s; the sophomores, the Fabulous 1980s; and the freshmen, the Wild West 1880s.
The following is a breakdown of events:
Monday, Sept. 18:
Dress-up Day - "Color Day" (seniors, black; juniors, white; sophomores, orange; freshmen, grey)
Make decorations for float - after school (must be scheduled with a sponsor)
Warrior Games - 6:30 p.m. - Football practice field/track
Tuesday, Sept. 19:
Dress-up Day - "Teacher Tuesday" (Dress up as a teacher! Must be obvious with 3 items.)
Make decorations for float - after school (must be scheduled with a sponsor)
Float Decorating - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - all classes in auto/ag shop (No outside guests/parents allowed.)
Wednesday, Sept. 20:
Dress-up Day - "Way Back Wednesday" (Dress up for a decade; 3 items.)
Spirit Signs - 3:30-5:30 p.m. - Cafeteria
Thursday, Sept. 21:
Dress-up Day - "Thrift Store Thursday" (Dress in mix and match clothing, old clothes, tacky clothes, etc.; 3 items.)
JV Football at Bells @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 22:
Dress-up Day - "Spirit Day" - (Wear lots of school colors!)
Parade - 1:15 p.m.
Pep Rally - 2:00 p.m.
Warriors vs. Bells Panthers @ 7:30 p.m.
Coronation of Homecoming Queen - halftime
The JV Warriors will play North Lamar at North Lamar HS on Thursday, August 31st, at 7:00 p.m.
Due to extremely wet conditions on the football field and near the concession stand, "Meet the Warriors" will be held in the middle school gym at 7:30 pm, Thurs., Aug. 17th.
The All-Sports Booster Club will have a table offering memberships and Senior Spotlight ads.
Come out and meet your football and cheer athletes and band members!
High school schedules have been placed in the mail along with other important information! If you are wanting to request a schedule change, please come to the HGHS office during the following times:
Seniors: Monday, August 7th from 9:00-11:00 am
Juniors: Monday, August 7th from 2:00-4:00 pm
Sophomores: Tuesday, August 8th from 9:00-11:00 am
Freshmen: Tuesday, August 8th from 2:00-4:00 pm
*Warrior football players may come in after practice has been dismissed.
Contact Mrs. Jones if you have any questions regarding your schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are preparing for the upcoming cross country season for the 2017-2018 school year. We will kick things off with two weeks of morning practices to help build up our base in preparation for the rigors that cross country running demands. These practices will begin at 7:00 each morning and will not last longer than our 8:30 cut-off time. Depending on what the day demands, we may finish early or we may go the full 1 ½ hour duration. Our first practice will be Monday, Aug 7th and all athletes will report to the high school weight room. Again, we will continue these practices for the two weeks leading up to school (Aug 7th – Aug 18th – Monday through Friday only). Once school begins, we will be prepared to make the transition into our general afternoon athletics practices.
I would also like to take this opportunity to share a little insight as to how I coach. I am a motivator through and through. Motivation is what inspires me in my personal athletic endeavors and goes before me in this profession. Athletes, if you are up for a challenge, you will find that we can meet those needs and elevate your performance on the course. However, if you are unsure about the sport or even unsure about your own capabilities, I want to invite you to give this sport a chance. It will be demanding, that is unavoidable. However, the demands do not have to exceed your capabilities. On the flip side, you may find that the capabilities you discover will be what inspires you to demand more from yourself.
As we settle into this season, you will find that I will encourage everyone to take ownership of much of what we will strive for as a team. I will have my own suggestions and advice, but the bar is yours to set both individually and as a team. So I suppose there is only one question that needs to be answered up front:
How good do you really want to be?
Come see us on August 7th and we will find out together.
Coach Lance Smith