Friday, November 20, 2009

Red River Rattlers Boy's Basketball

Hey my name is Alec Hilliard I play point guard for the Red River Rattlers. September 29th of this year (Andrew and my birthday) shined a little light upon season number three for the guys with some scrimmage games in Bellevue, TX, a long way from the team that started in ’07 with about six players. We are officially a varsity team now and have played public, private, and other home-schooled teams around North Texas. This is going to be a very fun year since it is our first year in the TCAL conference and we will get to go to district and state! We have had ups and downs in our numbers, but now have a full team of 15 guys.

#1 Nick Dhooghe
#3 Andrew Flowers
#11 Kaleb Moses
#13 Sam Leach
#14 Josh Honea
#21 Timmy Teater
#22 Peter Dhooghe
#23 Trent Harvey
#24 Daniel Huffman
#32 Aaron Leach
#41 Alec Hilliard
#51 Phillip Dhooghe
#52 Dominic Dhooghe
#55 David Dhooghe
#??? Sam Fink

We are so blessed with our coach, Steve Ayers who drives us around the world to take us to our games and gives up his weekdays and Sundays to come out and shoot with us. Dale Harvey has been a big help in coaching some of the newer guys and helps us out. They both have high expectations for our team and Mr. Steve always says we work for “excellence” and out on the court our motto is “attack!” We hope to place well this year in the conference and make it to state, that is, if we can get everyone better from sickness and injuries. We love the game of basketball more than any other sport and enjoy trying to be the best we can be for the team. We have put in tons of hours over the summer with working out and improving our game. (Some players with over 375hrs.) Liberty posted a schedule so hopefully y’all can catch one of our games sometime! Our guys sure play hard!

Be blessed,
Alec H.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Red River Lady Rattlers

Hi, my name is Liberty Davidson, and I’ve been on the basketball team since we were the Bulldogs (six years ago!) Fortunately we changed our name to the Rattlers, which title we have proudly held since our second year.

We’ve had our struggles and our triumphs as a team. We’ve known what it’s like to go on a seemingly never-ending losing streak, but we’ve also known the great feeling of countless victories in a row.

Three years ago, the team welcomed a new coach, Dwayne Holman, and we joined a sports league that exists exclusively for home schooled and private schooled teams. In March, we made it all the way to the State Championship and finished as runners-up!

The Lady Rattlers have consistently improved over the last several years, and the beginning of the 2009-10 season has been no different. We have been victorious in each of our first three official games!

This year our team consists of twelve talented players:

#3Tess Hough
#5 Morgan Ayers
#14 Hayli Hough
#21Victoria Blessing
#23Liberty Davidson
#33Mallory Clayton
#2 Katy Palmer
#13 Virginia Land
#15 Teresa Dhooghe
#24 Nikki Morgan
#41 Kalie Lovejoy
#45 Allison Land

We value determination, team work, good sportsmanship, and most of all, playing our best. As Coach Holman says, “If you leave it on the court, you will be victorious.”

The home schooled boys in our group have also had a team for the last three years, and they have been doing excellent!

We are really excited about the promising season ahead for both teams. What makes it even more exciting is when YOU, our fans, show up and cheer!

All our home games are held at Radware Elementary School in Woodbine. Here’s the address:
668 FM 3164GAINESVILLE, TX 76240-9082

Please feel free to call Coach Dwayne Holman for directions, 940-447-4710

To read more about the Lady Rattlers, click here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Enrichment Classes Celebrates 10 Years!

"The LORD has done great things for us and we are filled with JOY!" Psalm 126:3

The Red River Enrichment Class Program is celebrating 10 years! And we are celebrating in a BIG way!

* past yearbooks for sale - only $5
* Commemorative T-shirts and book-bags for sale at Registration December 4
* watch a slide-show at registration and see how the kids have grown!
*Memory forms to fill out at Orientation in January
* hear the story of our humble beginnings
* great prize giveaways every Friday next semester
* special visits by past members of EC
* new COLOR yearbook format
* goody bags for everyone!

And. . .

This year we are adding a FIFTH hour!

If you have never tried EC, this is a great time to join. If you've been off for a semester or two, we'd love to have you back! Join us for a GRAND celebration!

Click here for more info about Enrichment Classes.

Registration is December 4th - one day only! Space is limited. To get on the waiting list and get a copy of our awesome class schedule, email Kari Davidson at

There is no late registration.