SAISD season tickets for Central and Lake View football go on sale on Monday for ticket renewals. The deadline for renewing season tickets is Friday, August 2nd. Season tickets will be on sale for the general public from August 12 through August 23. Tickets may be purchased in person at the SAISD athletics office at 1621 University between 8am and 5pm or purchase your tickets online at saisd.org. Lake View and Central will each play five home games this fall.
High school football season is around the corner and kicks off in 49 days. The San Angelo Central Bobcats, who are picked to finish second place in district 3-6A, will go on the road for the season opener and visit Killeen Shoemaker at 7pm at Leo Buckley Stadium. The Bobcats have made the playoffs nine consecutive seasons and finished 7-4 last season and lost in the first round. The Lake View Chiefs will kick-off their season at home versus the Lamesa Tornadoes. Lake View won a playoff game last season for the first time since 2014 and lost in the second round to Wichita Falls Hirschi. The Chiefs return 14 starters from last year including eight starters on offense. The Wall Hawks kickoff their season the defending state champions of class 2A, Mason, in 49 days on August 30th at the Puncherdome. Wall went 9-3 last season and won their ninth straight district title while Mason went a perfect 16-0 and beat New Deal for their second state title. TLC Academy went 1-9 last season and will to bounce back when the Eagles host Eldorado at Lake View Stadium on August 30th. The Grape Creek Eagles are coming off a three-win season and will open their season at home versus the Baird Bears in 49 days. Veribest actually opens up their season on Thursday, August 29th versus the Rule Bobcats in Blackwell.
Colleyville Heritage high school shortstop, Bobby Witt Jr, was named the Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year. Witt Jr won a state championship in June with Colleyville Heritage, graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was drafted #2 overall by the Kansas City Royals. Bobby Witt Sr pitched 16 years, 11 of those seasons with the Texas Rangers and he won 142 games in his career. Witt Jr hit 482 with 15 homers for Heritage and only made one error all season. Witt Jr was the second-best draft prospect at shortstop since 1987, behind only Alex Rodriguez.
If you have kids who want to improve their skills in basketball, then register them for Ram Basketball Summer School, a camp focused on fundamentals, July 22-25 at the Junell Center. Campers will learn every aspect of the game and teaching will be done in a fun atmosphere. Students will learn from Angelo State basketball players, ASU coaches, and former/current professional players. Kids ages four to nine years old will attend the camp in the morning and kids 10-14 will participate in the afternoon. Find out more at angelobasketballcamps.com.