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2015 was a year of champions

by | Dec 30, 2015 | Sports

Greg Ford/C&SMediaTexas The Wylie East girls’ soccer team and head coach Kody Christensen celebrate their state championship victory last April in Georgetown. The Lady Raiders upended Austin Vandegrift 1-0, avenging a 2014 state title game defeat and earning the school its first state championship.

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The Wylie East girls’ soccer team and head coach Kody Christensen celebrate their state championship victory last April in Georgetown. The Lady Raiders upended Austin Vandegrift 1-0, avenging a 2014 state title game defeat and earning the school its first state championship.

Bloody but unbowed, the Pirates’ Ryan Beattie gets his hand raised in victory after defeating Amarillo Palo Duro’s Samuel Pedraza in the 220-pound state final last Saturday at Garland’s Culwell Center. Beattie, a junior, is the first Wylie ISD wrestler to win a state championship.

Roosevelt Joubert/C&SMedia Texas                    Bloody but unbowed, the Pirates’ Ryan Beattie gets his hand raised in victory after defeating Amarillo Palo Duro’s Samuel Pedraza in the 220-pound state final last Saturday at Garland’s Culwell Center. Beattie, then a junior, was the first Wylie ISD wrestler to win a state championship.

By Greg Ford
Sports Editor
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Little did the fans of Plano East, Sachse, Wylie and Wylie East know what awaited them in 2015.
Now, as the final days and hours tick away and 2016 approaches, all of them can look back with pride, as each of their respective schools produced state champions: three individuals and one team.
The first to grab state glory was Plano East’s Luci Schement, who won a state title in wrestling. A few hours later, Wylie grappler Ryan Beattie did the same thing.
Both those victories occurred in late February, and two months later the Wylie East girls soccer team hoisted the state title trophy after topping Austin Vandegrift 1-0 — the Lady Vipers beat them by the same score to win the crown in 2014 — in the Class 5A championship in Georgetown.
Last, but not least, was Sachse speedster Devin Duvernay, who blew past the competition in Austin last May to capture the Class 6A 100-meter title.
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