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El Paso High School Sports Champions

Final Totals

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Intro: El Paso Area High Schools and UIL Texas State Sport Championships Chapter 1: Football Chapter 2: Basketball Chapter 3: Baseball & Softball Chapter 4: Soccer Chapter 5: Volleyball Chapter 6: Cross County & Track and Field Chapter 7: Tennis Chapter 8: Golf Chapter 9: Swimming Chapter 10: Cathedral Swimming Chapter 11: Wrestling

Chapter 12

2014-2015 Review Final Totals UIL Team State Championships UIL Individual State Championships TAPPS Team State Championships TAPPS Individual State Championships

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El Paso high schools and El Paso individuals can't compete with the rest of Texas in athletics. We certainly can't win a state championship. Why can't El Paso win a state championship? By now, I hope you, the reader, realize that these statements are far from true. El Paso high schools have won state championships, either team or individual, in every sport but volleyball and softball---yes even in football. Perhaps, in the near future, a team from El Paso will win a state championship in volleyball and softball. Bel Air High School came close in softball and Coronado was runner up in volleyball.

The following is a summary of my research for those of you that want a quick reference. I will list the sports that I have written about and the schools that have won championships in those sports. I will list the number of individual state championships for the sports where no team titles have been won or for the sports that have both team and individual champions. I hope you have found my book entertaining and informative. Don't let anyone tell you that El Paso can't win a state championship. Please forgive the double negative. You now have the proof that El Paso can win and has won many state championships. I will use two different sections to summarize the results. One section will cover UIL sanctioned championships and the other section will cover TAPPS, TCIL and any other private and parochial school organizations.

Football

El Paso Jesus Chapel (4 TAPPS Six Man State Championships 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000

El Paso Faith Christian (2 TCAL Six Man State Championships 2006 and 2007)

El Paso Immanuel Christian (1 TCAF Six Man State Championship 2010)

Fort Hancock High School (5 UIL Texas Six Man State Championships 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991)

(70 game winning streak)

Basketball:

El Paso High (4 UIL Texas State Championships 1920, 1921, 1941, and 1947)

Eastwood High School (1 UIL Texas State championship 1976)

Cathedral High School (9 TCIL State Championships ‘36, ‘38, ‘39, ‘40, ‘41, ‘42, ‘50, ‘57, ‘60)

El Paso Faith Christian (4 Boys TCAL State Championships 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015); (1 Girls TCAL State Championship 2014)

El Paso Christian Home School 1 SWCAA Championship 2015

Baseball:

Bowie High School (1 UIL Texas State Championship 1949)

Socorro High School (1 UIL Texas State Championship 2009)

El Paso Faith Christian Academy (1 TCAL 3A Division I Championship 2015)

Softball:

None (Bel Air High School finished 2 nd in 1993-1994 and in the Final 4 in 1992-1993)

Soccer:

Del Valle High School (2 UIL Texas Boys State Championships 2004-2005 and 2007-2008)

Coronado High School (1 UIL Texas Boys State Championship 1995-1996)

San Elizario High School (1 UIL Texas Boys State Championship 2015)

Cathedral High School (2 TAPPS State Championship 2002-2003 and 2015)

El Paso Lydia Patterson Institute (4 TAPPS State Championships 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007)

El Paso Faith Christian Boys (2 TCAL 3A State Championships 2012 and 2013)

Franklin High School (1 trip to the Final 4 of the UIL Texas Girls State Championship 1996)

Cross Country:

El Paso High School (4 UIL Texas Cross Country Team Championships 1978 Girls, 1979 Girls) (1983 Boys, 1997 Boys)

(4 Individual State Championships Patsy Norman (2), Tony Zuniga, Juan Buendia)

Bowie High School (2 UIL Texas Cross Country Team Championships 1986 Girls, 1979 Boys)

Clint High School (3 UIL Texas Cross Country Team Championships 1995, 1996 Girls and 1997 Boys)

(2 Individual State Championships Yvette Barrios 1995 and 1996)

Montwood High School (1 Individual State Championship Monique Ortega 2000)

Del Valle High School (1 UIL Texas Cross Country Team Championship 2003 Girls)

Austin High School (1 UIL Texas Cross Country Team Championship 1976 Boys)

(2 Individual State Championships Ruben Dominguez 1973 and Kenneth Schmidt 1977)

Bel Air High School (1 UIL Texas Cross Country Team Championship 1973 Boys)

(1 Individual State Championship Juan Treviso 1974)

Riverside High School (2 Individual State Championships Bobby Aguirre 1981 and 1983)

Coronado High School (2 Individual State Championships Alan Culpepper 1989 and 1990)

San Elizario High School (1 UIL 4ATeam Championship 2014)

Cathedral High School (2 TAPPS Cross Country Team Championship 2006 and 2014)

(1 Individual State Championship Emilio Puente 2005)

Lydia Patterson Institute (1 TAPPS Cross Country Team Championship 2000) and (1 Individual Gold Medalist David Arredondo 5A 5K Run 16:31.55 in 2005)

Fabens High School 1 Individual State Championship Monico Rivas 1986 and 2 UIL Team State Championships 1994 and 1999

Track and Field

No Public School (UIL) Team Championships

Private School (TAPPS) Team Championships: Note: See Chapter 6 for detailed information on state championships listed below

El Paso Jesus Chapel Boys' Team has won 4 state championships 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

El Paso Jesus Chapel Girls Team have won 2 state championships 1993, 1997

El Paso Faith Christian Boys Team won the 3 TCAL 3A Division I State Championship in 2011,2012, 2013

El Paso Faith Christian Girls Team won 1 TCAL 3A Division I State Championship in 2015

Private School (TAPPS) Boys Individual Gold Medal Performances: Note: See Chapter 6 for detailed information on titles listed below

Jesus Chapel: 6 titles 2006 (1), 2001 (1), 2000 (4)

El Paso Faith Christian 21 titles 2015 (2), 2014 (5), 2013 (5),2012 (4),2011 (5)

Cathedral High School: 13 titles 2007 (2), 2006 (3) 2004 (3), 2003 (2), 2002 (2), 2001 (1)

Private School Girls Individual Championships:

Jesus Chapel: 5 titles 2012 (1), 2009 (1), 2007 (2), 2002 (1)

Faith Christian: 20 titles 2015 (4), 2014 (4), 2012 (5), 2011 (4), 2000 (2), 2002 (1)

UIL Boys Individual Championships:

Clint High School: 5 titles 1976, 1977, 1997 (2), 1984

El Paso High: 5 titles 1946, 1956, 1973, 1988, 1995

Andress High School: 3 titles 2004, 2006 (2)

Austin High School: 6 titles 1940 (2), 1942, 1974, 2001, 2011

Bowie High School: 5 titles 1947, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1953

Burges High School: 3 titles 1982, 2012, 2014

Canutillo High School: 1977 (1)

Chapin High School: 1 title 2011

Coronado High School: 3 titles 1989, 1990 (2)

Fabens High School: 1976 (3)

Franklin High School: 3 Titles 2015, 2014 and 2012

Fort Hancock High School: 2 titles 1994, 1967

Eastwood High School: 1981 (1)

Irvin High School: 5 titles 1971, 1981, 1988, 1995, 1997

Parkland High School: 2 Titles 2014 and 2006

San Elizario High School: 5 titles 1977, 1978, 1994, 2015(2)

Tornillo High School: 1966 (1)

Ysleta High School: 3 titles 1956, 1965, 1970

UIL Girls' Individual Championships:

Anthony High School: 2 titles 1975, 1977

El Paso High School: 2 titles 1980, 1981

Andress High School: 3 titles 1974, 1978, 1993

Burges High School: 2 titles 1973, 1995

Chapin High School: 1 title 2006

Coronado High School: 1 title 1994

Eastwood High School: 4 titles 1974, 1975, 1987, 2007

Franklin High School: 1 title 2002

Hanks High School: 3 titles 1993 (2), 2008

Montwood High School: 2 titles 1999, 2001

Parkland High School: 4 titles 1977, 1978, 1979, 1991

El Dorado High School 1 Title 2014

Golf:

4 Team Championships: Hanks High School 1994-1995

Coronado High School 1991-1992

El Paso Immanuel High School 2004

Cathedral High School 2001

3 Individual Championships:

Jessie Sosa of Hank High School 1994-1995

Kyle McCardle of Clint High School 1978-1979

Mark Javernek of Cathedral High School 2001

Tennis:

Team Championships:

Coronado High School 2 titles 2000-2001, 1990-1991

Cathedral High School 7 titles 2010-2011, 2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2002-2003, 2000-2001

Boys Singles Championships:

Austin High School 2 titles1939-1940, 1974-1975

El Paso High School 1 title 1944-1945

Tornillo High School 2 titles 1976-1977, 2010-2011

Coronado High School 3 titles 1991, 1992, and 2015

Cathedral High School 4 titles2007-2008, 2002-2003, 2010-2011, 2008-2009

Girls Single Championships:

El Paso High 5 titles 1945-1946, 1948-1949, 1949-1950, 1953-1954, 1956-1957

Austin High School 2 titles 1943-1944, 1944-1945

Coronado High School 1 title 1992-1993

Franklin High School 3 titles 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998

Boys Double Championships:

El Paso High 5 titles 1927-1928, 1931-1932, 1943-1944, 1944-1945, 1949-1950

Irvin High School 1 title 1968-1969

Coronado High School 1 title 2002-2003

Cathedral High School 6 titles 2011-2012, 2010-2011, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2000-2001

Girls Double Championships:

El Paso High School 4 titles 1944-1945, 1947-1948, 1950-1951, 1954-1955

Irvin High School 2 titles 1965-1966, 1966-1967

Fort Hancock High School 2 titles 1990-1991, 1993-1994

Franklin High School 2 titles 1995-1996, 1996-1997

Coronado High School 2 titles 2002-2003, 2001-2002

Volleyball:

El Paso Jesus Chapel (3 TAPPS State Girls Volleyball Championships 1996-1997, 1999-2000, 2000-2001)

(3 Runner-Up 1998-1999, 2001-2002, 2006-2007)

2014 El Paso Faith Christian TCAL 3A Division I

1974-1975 Conference B Anthony High School (played spring 1975 of 1974-75)

1975-1976 Conference B Anthony High School (played fall 1975 of 1975-76)

(Coronado High School finished 2 nd in 1978-1979)

(Fabens High School finished 2 nd in 1977-1978 and 1984-1985)

(Fort Hancock High School finished 2 nd in 1995-1996)

Swimming:

Cathedral High School (29 TCIL or TAPP State Team Championships: 1984, 1987- 1989, 1991-2015)

Note: The record of individual and relay gold medals is only for the years 2001-2015. Cathedral High School was a member of the TCIL up to 2000 and those records are not available.

Individual Championships 77 (2015-3, 2014-3, 2013-5, 2012-4, 2011-5, 2010-4, 2009-5, 2008-5, 2007-6, 2006-7, 2005-6, 2004-6, 2003-4, 2002-6, 2001-6)

Relay Championships 43 (2015-3, 2014-3, 2013-3, 2012-3, 2011-3, 2010-1, 2009-3, 2008-3, 2007-3, 2006-3, 2005-3, 2004-3, 2003-3, 2002-3, 2001-3)

El Paso Loretto Academy (0 TAPPS Team Championships)

Individual Championships 12 (Sydney Hirschi (6), Lyset Cadena (1), Bianca Hernandez (2), Faith Hirshi (1), Lauren Antcliff (1), Miriam Guevara(1))

Relay Championships 2 (2011-2012, 2010-2011)

El Paso Public High Schools (0 UIL Texas Swimming State Championships)

Individual Championships 14 (Leonardo Sanchez 1, Victoria Garcia 1,Jake Hartley 3, Yousif Del Valle 1, Kurt Mullen 1, Bill Juvrud 1, Lara Jackson 3, Lacey Elliot 2, Susan Marks 1)

Relay Championships 4 (Eastwood High School 2000-2001, 2000-2001, 1999-2000, 1997-1998)

Wrestling:

Team Championships 2 Hanks High School Girls won the 4A UIL State Girls Wrestling Championship on Feb 15 th , 2014 and 2015 5A UIL State Girls Wrestling Championship

Irvin High School 2 THSCA state champions 1972, 1973

Burges High School 4 THSCA state champions 1977,1979,1980,1982

Burges High School 6 THSCA state runner up finishes 1975, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1991, and 1993

Eastwood High School 2 THSCA state champions 1985, 1995

Eastwood High School boys finished 2 nd in 1994 and 2000; Hanks High School girls finished 2 nd in 2002 and 2005

Boys Individual UIL Championships 25 (2015-4, 2014-2, 2013-2, 2011-1, 2010-1, 2006-2, 2005-1, 2003-2, 2002-2, 2001-3, 2000-4, 1999-1)

Boys Individual THSCA or TIWA Championships 61 (1972-4, 1973-5, 1974-2, 1975-3, 1976-1, 1977-1, 1978-2, 1979-1, 1980-2, 1981-1, 1983-2, 1984-3, 1985-3, 1986-1, 1988-1, 1989-4, 1990-5, 1991-4, 1992-3, 1993-5, 1994-2, 1995-3, 1996-1 (TIWA), 1998-2 (TIWA))

Girls Individual Championships 28 (2015-4, 2014-2, 2013-4, 2012-2, 2011-1, 2009-2, 2008-2, 2006-2, 2005-2, 2004-1, 2003-1, 2002-2, 2001-3)

The Final Count

How many state championships have El Paso area high schools won? I have included all types of state championships in my total (team, individual, singles, doubles, relays, etc.) I have included public schools, private schools, and even Fort Hancock. I didn't count Las Cruces or Wink. The grand total is 547 state championships or 542 without Fort Hancock football. The total is 616 state championships if I include the THSCA and TIWA titles for wrestling. The final total is no doubt higher because I haven't been able to include all the individual swimming championships for Cathedral High School during the TCIL era. Now you have the facts and the numbers. Can El Paso win a state championship? The answer is YES!!!!!!!!!

Note: I didn't write about Hockey in this book since the UIL doesn't offer a state championship in that sport. Two El Paso high schools have won state championships in hockey. Coronado High School has won two NMIIHL composite titles while Franklin High School has won one. I didn't include these titles because they are state championships from New Mexico and because the team memberships may not solely consists of students from Coronado or Franklin. Never the less, I'm sure the trophies for these titles can be found in the trophy cases of both schools.

2015 Franklin High School wins the NMIIHL Composite State Championship

2014 Coronado High School wins the NMIIHL Composite State Championship

2013 Coronado High School wins the NMIIHL Composite State Championship

Gymnastics

Gymnastics is not a UIL recognized sport by the Texas High School Gymnastics Coaches Association does hold a state meet every year. Dianeliz Tirado, a junior at Eastwood High School, had quite a weekend from May 1 st -2 nd , 2015 in Garland, Texas. She won a gold medal in the vault scoring 9.925 on the compulsory portion of the event and 9.750 on the optional portion. Tirado also won a bronze medal on the uneven bars and placed 6 th in the All Around competition. Competition at the state meet was not new to Tirado. She won the bronze medal in the vault competition in 2014.

Wrestling Prior to UIL Recognition

The UIL first recognized the sport of wrestling in the 1998-1999 school year and awarded team and individual championships in the spring of 1999. High school wrestling prior to UIL recognition was governed by the Texas High School Coaches Association through 1995 and the Texas Interscholastic Wrestling Association from 1996-1998. The El Paso area had several state team state championships and many individual champions prior to UIL recognition. Burges High School was probably the most successful pre-UIL team in El Paso. Burges won 4 state championships in the 1970's and 1980's. Irvin High School and Eastwood High School also won championships during this era.

Burges High School was coached by the legendary Rick Ortega in the early 1970's. Ortega would later move to Dallas, Texas where he coached at St. Marks for over 30 years before retiring in 2012. Ortega had a coaching career of 42 years with 40 of those years as a head coach. His coaching resume is virtually unmatched in high school wrestling. His teams won 17 state team titles, 657 dual meets, and he coached 67 individual state champions which stands as the third most of any coach in the country. His teams at St. Marks won three straight state titles from 1992 to 1994. Ortega retired in 2012 when he felt that he no longer had the energy to coach any more. He was later diagnosed with liver cancer. His son donated part of his liver to his father and I am happy to report that both father and son are doing well as of this writing.

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Intro: El Paso Area High Schools and UIL Texas State Sport Championships Chapter 1: Football Chapter 2: Basketball Chapter 3: Baseball & Softball Chapter 4: Soccer Chapter 5: Volleyball Chapter 6: Cross County & Track and Field Chapter 7: Tennis Chapter 8: Golf Chapter 9: Swimming Chapter 10: Cathedral Swimming Chapter 11: Wrestling

Chapter 12

2014-2015 Review Final Totals UIL Team State Championships UIL Individual State Championships TAPPS Team State Championships TAPPS Individual State Championships

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KVIA ABC-7

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