May 17, 2023

– A Letter from Our Head of School
– 2023 Valedictorian
– 2023 Salutatorian
– 2023 Man and Woman of Character
– Proven Patriot Awards
– Academic Champions
– State Athletic Results
– MS Patriot Night
– Summer Camp – Sign Up Now
– Fun Run Results & Thank You Donors
– Parent Group Updates:  Friday Snacks, Kite Day, Patriot Outfitters formerly Bookstore
– PLC Tricycle Rodeo
– LS Updates by Grade Level
– Artists of the Week
– NJHS Service Projects
– MS Coaches Corner
– Summer Volleyball Camp Information
– Upcoming HS Events
– Coaches Corner
– Volleyball Summer Camp Information

Our 2023 Rodeo Queen, Candace Cameron. Please continue to hold Candace’s family, friends, and students in your prayers.


All Saints Family,

What a busy and rewarding year we have had at All Saints.  Thank you to all of our students, faculty, staff and families for all of the time, effort and passion they collectively poured into our school. It seems as if the school year has flown by, but it also feels like we enjoyed a wonderfully “normal” year after the past few years of challenges and disruptions.  

Obviously, it takes a collective effort to succeed in the unique and challenging world of an independent school, but we must take a moment to thank our faculty and staff who eagerly and passionately work to educate and grow our students every day.  They feed on each other’s energy and love for our students, and it shows in the spirit and culture of our community.  The teaching and creativity within our classrooms are special, but nothing is more amazing than the relationships that are formed between our teachers and coaches with their students. 

A successful year is not without its challenges and difficult moments, none more impactful than the recent passing of Candace Cameron, a beloved teacher of young people who was also a valued and loved colleague. In the darkness, a light will shine its brightest, and the light of the All Saints community continued to shine and lead our students and faculty through a sad time. We will always remember and honor Mrs. Cameron and her family.  We will also remember the guiding light at All Saints with comforting words from Chaplain Paige, the ever-present love and guidance of our teachers and staff all with incredible support and help from our parents and families. 

Challenging times aid us all in keeping our perspective and re-focusing on the important things. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer break and that we all make time for the “important” things with family and friends. The administration, faculty and staff are excited about the future of All Saints and the challenges of remaining at the forefront of the rapidly changing and challenging world of education. 

Thank you for allowing your children and families to be a part of the All Saints community. Have a great summer break. 

With Patriot Pride,

Robert Brashear


Last Friday at the High School Awards Celebration the much anticipated 2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian were announced.  Counselor Gwen Belk explained that three seniors earned exactly the same final cumulative GPA of 4.889 after attending All Saints High School for all four years. Diego Roberto Cervera, Campbell Elise Howe, and Madeline Elizabeth Matthews were named as the 2023 Valedictorians. She also announced Lauren Noelle Bayouth earned the next highest cumulative GPA with 4.881 and is the 2023 Salutatorian.

Valedictorian Diego Roberto Cervera is All Saints’ first National Merit Finalist and is also a College Board National Hispanic Scholar. He will attend Johns Hopkins University and plans on majoring in Biochemistry on the Pre-med track. Cervera is the son of Gabriela and Dr. Aurelio Cervera. He has attended All Saints since the third grade. His brothers, Octavio and Sebastian are currently freshmen at All Saints.

Valedictorian Campbell Elise Howe is a 2023 Senior Proven Patriot, National Merit Commended Scholar, and is the Student Body President. Howe’s parents are Dr. Jennifer Owen and Dr. Tom Howe. She has attended All Saints for 14 years. She will attend Texas A&M University Honors College and plans to study medical anthropology or molecular/cellular biology in preparation for applying to medical school.

Valedictorian Madeline Elizabeth Matthews is a 2023 Senior Proven Patriot. She is also a member of the 2023 TAPPS 2A State Champion Speech Team. Matthews was the 2022 TAPPS 2A State Dance Solo Champion and 2022 TAPPS 2A State Dance Team Champion. Matthews is the daughter of Candice and John Matthews. She will attend Texas Christian University Honors College. She has attended All Saints since Preschool. Her brother, Garrett, is an All Saints alumnus.

Salutatorian Lauren Noelle Bayouth is the 2023 Woman of Character. She received the DAR Good Citizens Award in the fall and was named the 2022 Homecoming Queen. Bayouth will attend Oklahoma State University Honors College with plans to later attend graduate school to earn a Physical Therapy doctorate. She began All Saints 15 years ago in Preschool. Her parents are Debbie and Kyle Jones, and Dr. Charles Bayouth. Siblings Jacob, Joseph, and Katie Bayouth are All Saints alumni. She has two step-siblings, Karlee and Karson Jones.


Two seniors received the school’s most prestigious honor, the Man and Woman of Character Award, during the High School Awards celebration on Friday night. The 2023 Man and Woman of Character are seniors Joseph Paone and Lauren Bayouth.

This award is given to two seniors who epitomize a character of integrity, maturity, compassion, joy, purposefulness, and commitment. These young leaders represent the All Saints’ ideal of a love of learning and a love of life. They are selected by the high school administration, faculty, and coaching staff.

Woman of Character Lauren Bayouth is very active on and off campus. She is was a member of the All Saints volleyball, basketball, and track teams and served as a National Honor Society officer. Outside of school she volunteers with the National Charity League and plays on club volleyball and basketball teams.

In addition, Bayouth has been recognized locally by Lone Star Athlete and Athlete of the Week as being one of the most outstanding volleyball and basketball players on the South Plains. Hub City Preps 2023 All City Girls Basketball Team named Bayouth as Hub City’s Most Valuable Player. Lone Star Varsity named her to its Basketball Super Team Second Team. In addition to her honors in athletics, last fall the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded her the DAR 2023 Good Citizen of the Year Award. 

“From the time I arrived at the high school, I could see Ms. Bayouth’s character was second to none. She is most deserving of this award and is a model All Saints student,” High School Division Head Colin Madding said. “We are proud of her for this achievement and all of her accomplishments.”

Bayouth will attend Oklahoma State University (OSU) Honors College in the fall with plans to later attend graduate school to earn a Physical Therapy doctorate. She began All Saints 15 years ago in Preschool. Her parents are Debbie and Kyle Jones, and Dr. Charles Bayouth. Siblings Jacob, Joseph, and Katie Bayouth are All Saints alumni. She has two step-siblings, Karlee and Karson Jones. 

“Lauren Bayouth is quite simply, one of the most outstanding young ladies that I have worked with in 42 years of education,” High School Counselor Gwen Belk said. “Her impeccable character, her strong work ethic, and her winning personality are what makes Lauren special.”

This is not the first time Bayouth and Man of Character Joseph Paone have been honored together. They were elected by the High School Student Body last fall as the 2022 Homecoming King and Queen.

Man of Character Joseph Paone has also been very active on and off campus.

At All Saints, he served as the president of the National Honor Society and was a member of the basketball, track and field, and tennis teams. 

“When I think of great character, I think of integrity, respect, dedication, and loyalty. Joseph exemplifies each of these characteristics and more making him the perfect recipient of this award,” Madding said.

He has been the recipient of the Head of School Honor Roll throughout his high school years as well as receiving TAPPS Academic All State Awards and TAPPS Athletic Awards for basketball, track, and tennis, which includes being listed on the TAPPS All State Team for tennis, track, and basketball. Most recently, Paone was a member of the school’s first-ever 4X400 State Relay Championship team. 

Paone has attended All Saints for 15 years. His parents are Dee and Dr. Ralph Paone. His brothers Vincent, Anthony, and Dominic are All Saints alumni. He will attend Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business.

“Joseph Paone is a dedicated and talented young man. He has the most wonderful and endearing personality,” Belk said. “He leads quietly by example and has such respect from his peers and the All Saints faculty. Joseph is so very deserving of this prestigious award.”

18 Seniors Accumulate $3.86 Million in Merit Scholarships

Graduating seniors were honored last week with a luncheon to welcome them to the All Saints Alumni Association. These 18 All Saints seniors have been accepted to 52 universities and have accumulated $3.86 million in merit scholarships already. Congrats class of 2023!

Oh, The Places They’ll Go!

Abigail Barritt, Northern Arizona University
Lauren Bayouth, Oklahoma State University
Sara Carothers, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, School of Architecture
Natalie Caswell, Louisiana State University
Diego Cervera, Johns Hopkins University
Portia Clary, Texas Tech University
Chloe Conover, Bethune-Cookman University
Mason Dawson, South Plains College
Grady Geihsler, Texas Christian University
Campbell Howe, Texas A&M University
Maddie Matthews, Texas Christian University
Rowe Osborne, Texas Tech University
Joseph Paone, Southern Methodist University
Emma Steele, Texas Tech University
Lee Taylor, Texas Tech University
Daniel Vermillion, Texas Christian University
Kate White, Texas Christian University
Curtis Yates, Texas Tech University

Proven Patriot Awards

The Proven Patriots awards are selected by the high school administration, faculty, and coaching staff for the high school students exemplifying the All Saints traditions of academic achievement, extracurricular participation, community service, and leadership. Three students are chosen from each grade as Proven Patriots.

The Senior Proven Patriots are Sara Carothers, Campbell Howe, and Maddie Matthews. Calvin Carpenter, Rohan Felton, and Jeye Johnson are the Junior Proven Patriots. Sophomore Proven Patriots are Elizabeth Johnson, Brady Lowe, and Luke Rushing. Nate Bumstead, Emma Lane, and Deklan White are the Freshman Proven Patriots.


The high school TAPPS Academics team swept the TAPPS 2A State Academic Competition defeating 18 2A teams to win the TAPPS 2A State Academics Championship for the third consecutive year. All Saints earned 199 points, which is 132.5 more points than the second place team.

“We are so proud of our high school students and faculty for winning the TAPPS State 2A Academic Championship for the third consecutive year,” All Saints Head of School Robert Brashear said. “The time, effort and intentionality that everyone committed to in preparing throughout the year at numerous practices and academic competitions are impressive. Their championship was certainly earned, and it is representative of the high academic expectations and cumulative education experience at All Saints. It is a great time to be an All Saints Patriot.”

“We are so proud of our students and teachers accomplishments in winning another academic state championship,” High School Division Head Colin Madding said. “Their hard work and pursuit of excellence in all they do show through daily. This achievement is a testament to the strong positive culture that exists at All Saints!”


Number Sense: Rohan Felton (junior) – 1st Place; Alex Xu (sophomore): 6th Place

Calculator: Joseph Paone (senior) – 4th Place; Joshua Eckert (junior): 5th Place

Math: Alex Xu (sophomore) – 1st Place; Luke Rushing (sophomore) – 4th Place

Advanced Math: Rohan Felton (junior) – 4th Place; Matthew Zhang (junior) 6th Place; Campbell Howe (senior) – 7th Place

Science: Diego Cervera (senior) – 1st Place; Campbell Howe (senior) – 3rd Place; Luke Rushing (junior) – 5th Place,

Top Chemistry Score – Diego Cervera (senior)

Top Biology Score – Diego Cervera (senior)

Spelling: Jameson Seal (junior) – 2nd Place; Matthew Zhang (junior) – 3rd Place; Harry Roberts (junior) – 7th Place

Social Studies: Jeye Johnson (junior) – 5th Place

Literary Criticism: Abigail Barritt (senior) – 7th Place

Ready Writing: Curtis Yates (senior) – 1st Place; Maddie Matthews (senior) – 3rd Place

Spanish: Diego Cervera (senior) – 3rd Place; Sofia Dominguez (junior) – 6th Place

Prose: Anna Lipe (freshman) – 4th Place; Natalie Caswell (senior) – 5th Place

Poetry – Jeye Johnson (junior) 3rd Place

Original Oratory: Maddie Matthews (senior) -2nd Place; Abigail Barritt (senior) – 3rd Place; Campbell Howe (senior) – 6th Place

Persuasive Speaking: Calvin Carpenter (junior) – 1st Place; Maddie Matthews (senior) – 2nd Place; Sydney Smith (sophomore) – 3rd Place

Solo Acting – Chloe Conover (senior) – 3rd Place; Hannah Harvey (sophomore) – 7th Place

Duet Acting – Brooks Burns (junior) and Dylan Caffey (freshman) – 4th Place; Erin Brodbeck (freshman) and Emma Lane (freshman) – 7th Place

LD Debate – Calvin Carpenter (junior) – 1st Place

Art – Sara Carothers (senior) Senior Art Portfolio – 1st Place; Isabelle Hidalgo (freshman) Drawing Category 6th place

Yearbook – Sofia Dominguez (junior); sophomores Maya Vermillion, Shiloh Roach, Calista Conklin, Rylee Rose, Addy Dalley, Nola Woods – 5th Place



Cross Country: Amelia Anderson, Sonne Galvan
Volleyball: Sophie Scolaro
Football: Ethan Mendez
Basketball: Hannah Owen, Jacob Moss
Track and Field: Shelby Rivas, Sonne Galvan
Tennis: Jacob Moss, Madeline Nichols
Golf: Carter Piland, Gavin McCarty
Kenneth H. Bastian Jr. Patriot Pride Award: Lauren Brashear and Sonne Galvan

Patriot Night honors middle school athletes for their athletic endeavors and accomplishments throughout the year. Coaches reviewed the year and praised the athletes for their teamwork, dedication and work ethic. Patriot Awards were given to those athletes who exemplify sportsmanship and athleticism in their sport.

The Kenneth H. Bastian Jr. Patriot Pride Award is also given to one boy and one girl athlete. This award, named after a former All Saints Head of School, is voted on by the entire coaching staff. Recipients of this award represent the All Saints Way as well as sportsmanship, discipline, commitment, skill and participation across various sports. Congratulations to eighth grade student athletes Lauren Brashear and Sonne Galvan on this prestigious award.


May 15-19

  • Fifth Grade Trip to Virginia
  • Eighth Grade Trip to Washington D.C.

May 20

  • HS Graduation

May 23

  • Lowerpalooza (Kindergarten – Fourth Grades)

May 24

  • Yearbook Dedication
  • Spike Fest
  • School Dismissed at Noon for Professional Development

May 25

  • Yearbook Signing
  • End of School Eucharist
  • Noon:  School Dismissed for Summer Break

For a more detailed calendar of events including sporting events, please refer to the weekly email sent out every Sunday at 3pm to all parents and faculty or visit the school website calendar!

Summer Camps



Friday Snacks

We are so thankful for our volunteers who bless our teachers with Friday Snacks! A special thank you to the following ladies and their families:

Shelli Wolfe, Marlise Boyles, Krystin Herrera, Liz Artho, Baylee Davis, Christi Wier, Lauren Cranford, Lauren Pinkston, Cas Timberlake, Jennifer Burkett, Angie Lane, Ashleigh Brewer, Charley Brewer, Maia Ghandour, Jessica Miller, Kacee Harvey, Michelle Lewis

Please click on the link to sign up for the last few spots of the year.

Kite Day

Patriot Outfitters


Fine Arts Night

Wow. We have some talented artists at All Saints! The 2023 Fine Arts Night is in the books and it was a spectacular display of artistry!  Thank you to all of the families who came out to support our Patriot artists.  We heard beautiful music and experienced some spectacular performances.

Abernathy Band Festival

All Saints Band members participated in the Abernathy Band Festival on April 19th. Fourth grade band, Red Band, Blue Band and High School Band all participated with great success. All four received the highest rating of Superior Performance -1st Division. “I am so proud of our students. They have worked hard and had their best performance of the year so far,” said Mr. Cross, Band Director. “We had tremendous support from parents and administrators at the event and we would like to thank them for supporting the kids,” said Mr. Cross. Congratulations, also, to Band Director Charley Cross and Assistant Band Director Rob Lovett on a job well done.


Our 2023 Rodeo Queen, Candace Cameron. She will be missed dearly.




It’s FIESTA time! Kindergarten students had their Fiesta last Friday after preparing in their Spanish and Music classes. The day included a program for parents and guests followed by a special lunch

Pre-First Grade

The Science Spectrum space bubble made a trip to All Saints for students in pre-first. This was a great, interactive way to learn about space. 

First Grade

First Grade is wrapping up their oral book reports as the 22/23 year comes to a close. Each student chooses a book to read and then presents it to the class. This project is one that first grade students look forward to each year and in addition to building reading skills, also introduces public speaking during the first grade year.

Second Grade

Mrs. Kitchen’s second and third grade science classes have been keeping a close eye on duck eggs. The ducklings finally hatched last Thursday, May 11!

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

 Fourth grader Lucy Winter was the winner of the Lowerpalooza t-shirt design contest. All students in third and fourth grade were given the opportunity to submit art for a two marker challenge. Submissions were narrowed down and voted upon by staff. Thank you to all students who entered and congratulations Lucy! 

The third grade hallway was transformed into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. After reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory students watched the movie and celebrated with lunch and chocolate. Willy Wonka made a surprise appearance and delivered random golden tickets to five lucky kids!


NJHS Service Projects

The NJHS has been hard at work the last few weeks.

In April they hosted a Middle School Lock-in.  No admission fee was charged but they asked students to bring full-size hygiene items. Almost 500 items were brought and these were donated to The Rainbow Room. 

In addition, the seventh grade members of the NJHS hosted a work day. Many helped with landscaping and others helped clean up around the middle school, including sorting the many lost/found items that are now on display in the lobby hallway of the Middle School (in case your middle schooler is missing something).

Additionally, NJHS partnered with one of our All Saints families — the Fullers– and their business, The Red Barn Retreat and Quilting Center. In celebration of the  Red Barn’s birthday, they hosted a Teddy Bear Tea. At the tea, guests were asked to purchase a ticket which gave them the opportunity to fill 2 stuffed animals, one for them to take home and one to donate. These donated animals will also go to the Rainbow Room. NJHS students prepped filling for the animals and served that day as “fillers” and other helpers. (pictures attached) Many of the donated animals have been handed over unstuffed, so NJHS students will spend the next couple of weeks filling these and will deliver them to the Rainbow Room. Around  70 animals will be donated.

NJHS students have already put in over 700 combined hours of service this year, and are not done yet!

Coaches Corner


All Saints Middle School Tennis wrapped up their season at the WTCAA Tournament in Amarillo.

“I couldn’t be more proud of these young athletes and the program that we are building,” states Coach Tucker Richolson.  “WTCAA only allows us to bring 16 of our 52 middle school tennis athletes to the tournament. However, the success of these players would not be possible without the help of all of their teammates.”

Congratulations to the following medal winners:

Jacob Moss – Boys Singles Champion
Madeline Nichols – Girls Singles 3rd place
Eli Kerby & Sebastian Hidalgo – Boys Doubles Champions
Chase Rushing & Jake Wischmeyer – Boys Doubles Runner Ups

Other Finishes include:
Berklie Wade & Knox Rushing – Mixed Doubles 4th place
Charlie Howle & Kris Wischmeyer – Girls Doubles 4th place
Alejandro Verdugo & Logan Wolfe – Mixed Doubles Consolation Finalist
Olly Killeen & Tess Stockdale – Girls Doubles Consolation Finalist
William Eppright – Boys Singles Quarterfinalist
Braelyn Quesada – Girls Singles Quarterfinalist


All Saints Middle School track and field athletes recently competed in the WTCAA Track Championship hosted at All Saints on April 18. After a great season of hard work and improvement, these Patriots took away top finishes. Congratulations Patriots!!

All of our young athletes have been strong competitors this season with everyone contributing to the team. The girls team finished 1st overall with the boys team coming in 6th. Team members and top three finishers are as follows:

Girls Team

Lauren Brashear – 2nd place Long Jump
Lauren Brashear – 1st place Triple Jump
Kayci Cave – 3rd place 2400 M Run
Shelby Rivas, Lauren Brashear, Hannah Owen, Lucy Maupin – 1st place 4 x 100 M Relay
Breanna Simons – 3rd place 100 M Hurdles
Aaryn Jae Ross – 3rd place 100 M Dash
Shelby Rivas, Jeanelle Imiere, Hannah Owen, Lucy Maupin – 1st place 4 x 200 M Relay
Aaryn Jae Ross – 2nd place 400 M Dash
Zoey Scranton – 3rd place 300 M Hurdles
Amelia Anderson – 2nd place 1600 M Run
Kayci Cave – 3rd place 1600 M Run
Berklie Wade, Hannah Owen, Lucy Maupin, Aaryn Jae Ross – 4 x 400 M Relay
Other team members include Amelia Anderson, Londyn Burkholder, Hadley Haislip, Ellery Lowe, Rebecca Richmond, Nour Sabouni, Sophia Scioli, Presley Scolaro, Sophie Scolaro, Harris Underwood, and Kenedee Valdez

Boys Team

Sonne Galvan – 1st place 800 M Run
West Osborne – 2nd place 110 M Hurdles
Ethan Mendez – 1st place 100 M Dash
Sonne Galvan – 1st place 400 M Dash
West Osborne – 3rd place 300 M Hurdles
Sonne Galvan – 2nd place 200 M Dash
Other team members include Raphael Codding, Gurvir Gill, and Fletcher Lowe.


Our Middle School Golf team worked hard and came away from the season with strong fundamentals.

The girls finished third in the WTCAA tournament in Amarillo.

Girls Individual Medal Winners:

Carter Piland – 3rd Place
Kynlie Jones – 4th Place

The boy’s team had two individuals who placed in the top 10:

Gavin McCarty – 4th Place
Ethan Mendez – 9th Place

Congratulations to all of the middle school golf athletes on a good season.


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Congratulations to the 2023 Prom Queen Kate White and Prom King Rowe Osborne! Thank you to all of the parents who helped make this evening a success.  A very special thank you is extended to Dee Paone and Sunni Osborne for heading up the planning and decorations!  Nice work.

Coaches Corner

Track and Field

Congratulations to the All Saints Boys and Girls Varsity Track and Field Teams for their success at the TAPPS 2A State Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday in Waco. The team racked up four state championships including a Sixth Place Overall finish with 39 points for the Girls Team and Fifth Place Overall for the Boys Team with 60.5 points.
Senior Lee Taylor won the TAPPS 2A State Championships in both the 1600m Run and 3200m Run. He is the defending state champion for both events from the 2022 TAPPS 2A State Championships.
Senior Chloe Conover won the TAPPS 2A State Championship in Triple Jump. The Boys Mile Relay won the TAPPS 2A State Championship. Team members are seniors Joseph Paone, Lee Taylor, Curtis Yates, and junior Caden Mead.
Caden Mead (11): Fourth Place – 400m Run – 53.43 seconds (PR); First Place – State Championship – Mile Relay
Lee Taylor (12): First Place – State Championship – 1600m Run – 4:19.79; First Place – State Championship – 3200m Run – 9:40.60; ); First Place – State Championship – Mile Relay
Campbell Howe (12): Sixth Place – 3200m – 14:39.28
Blair Wischmeyer (9): Seventh Place – 300m Hurdles- 53:38 (PR)
4×100 Girls Relay: Fifth Place – 53:88 – Ella Scolaro (11), Lauren Bayouth (12), Reghan Rose (11), Chloe Conover (12)
4×100 Boys Relay: Sixth Place — Daniel Vermillion (12), Caden Mead (11), Joseph Paone (12), Jacob Janes (10)
4×400 Boys Relay: First Place State Championship – Lee Taylor (12), Curtis Yates (12), Joseph Paone (12), Caden Mead (11)
4×200 Girls Relay: Fifth Place – Ella Scoloaro (11), Lauren Bayouth (12), Reghan Rose (11), Chloe Conover (12)
4×200 Boys Relay: Fifth Place – Daniel Vermillion (12); Blake Matzner (10), Joseph Paone (12), Jacob Janes (10),
Lauren Bayouth (12): Fifth Place – Shot Put 32’6.75; Fifth Place – Discus 93-10
Rowe Osborne (12): Tied for Seventh Place – High Jump
Chloe Conover (12) First Place – State Championship – Triple Jump 36’3.50; Eighth Place – Long Jump 15’5.50


The High School Golf team finished their season at the state competition in Waco.

They finished in third place at the TAPPS 2A State Golf Championship.

Their combined team score earned them third place. Junior Luke D’Alise earned the Eighth Place Individual Award.

Team members are junior Luke D’Alise, Rohan Felton, Jacque Hunter, Kaden Jimenez, and sophomore Noah Garcia. They are coached by David Chapman.


Congratulations to the Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis teams for earning State Champions and State Runner Champions titles Wednesday at the TAPPS 2A State Tennis Tournament. The Boys team were the overall second place winner with the girls team earning the overall first place state championship.
“All Saints Tennis had an outstanding showing in the TAPPS 2A State Tournament,” All Saints Head Tennis Coach Tucker Richolson said. “The Girls team walked away as the Overall State Champions after a dominating performance. The point total is 30.5 for us with the next closest team being Kingdom Prep Academy (KPA) with 11 points. The Boys team ended up as TAPPS 2A State Runner Up Champions in a close finish. We ended up right behind Alcuin’s Boys who had 18 points. We followed with 15.5 points.”
Senior Sara Carothers led the Girls team to win the TAPPS 2A Girls State Championship for the sixth consecutive year. She won her third back-to-back-to back State Championship 2A Girls Singles title. Junior Brynlee Dalley lost in the championship singles game to Carothers. Dalley claimed the TAPPS 2A State Runner Up title. She upset two higher seeded players in her quarterfinal and semi-final matches before playing Carothers.
Sisters Kate (senior) and Emily (sophomore) White won the Third Place Bronze Championship. “They had a great Day 1 showing before falling in the semifinal,” Coach Richolson said. “Addy Dalley (sophomore) and junior Ella Scolaro had the same fate with an outstanding Day 1 before falling in a heartbreaking semifinal with odds against us. They were also able to bring home a bronze medal for a Third Place Championship.”
Senior Grady Geihsler and sophomore Blake Matzner won the TAPPS 2A Boys Doubles State Runner Up title after falling to Dallas International in a very competitive final according to Coach Richolson. The Boys Double team of juniors Jameson Seal and Matthew Zhang fell in their quarterfinals match after losing in two tie-breakers to KPA. Senior Diego Cervera was eliminated after he lost his Boys Singles Quarterfinal match after a hard fought battle. The Mixed Doubles Team of freshman Harper Burrell and junior Hunter Eppright finished in Third Place earning a Bronze Medal.
“My team left their hearts on the court and our effort was admirable,” Coach Richolson said. “We just earned championship number five in three years. We could not have achieved this feat without athletes who leave it out on the courts day after day. I preach that effort is a decision and not once did I see us give up.”
All Saints Varsity Girls Tennis Team – 2023 TAPPS 2A State Champions
Sara Carothers (senior) – 2023 TAPPS 2A State Girls Singles Champion
Brynlee Dalley (junior) – 2023 TAPPS 2A State Runner Up Singles Champion
Kate White (senior) and Emily White (sophomore) – 2023 TAPPS 2A State Girls Doubles Bronze Champions
Addy Dalley (sophomore) and Ella Scolaro (junior) – 2023 TAPPS 2A State Girls Doubles Bronze Champions
All Saints Varsity Boys Tennis Team – 2023 TAPPS 2A State Runner Up Champions
Grady Geihsler (senior) and Blake Matzner (sophomore) – 2023 TAPPS 2A State Boys Doubles Runner Up Champions
Harper Burrell (freshman) and Hunter Eppright (junior) – 2023 TAPPS 2A State Mixed Doubles Bronze Champions
Team members are seniors Sara Carothers, Diego Cervera, Grady Geihsler, and Kate White; juniors Brynlee Dalley, Hunter Eppright, Jameson Seal, Ella Scolaro, and Matthew Zhang; sophomores Addy Dalley, Blake Matzner, and Emily White; and freshmen Harper Burrell, Sebastian Cervera and Isabelle Hidalgo. The Patriots are coached by Tucker Richolson with assistance from Cade Chambers and Laura Carothers.