District basketball honors roll in for Warhorses

Daniel Ramirez was named District 29-4A Co-Defensive MVP. Teammates Jacob Oyola, Angelo Gonzalez, Darren Morales, Beau Cardenas, Zaarion Jackson, Connor Schmidt, and Leonard Pompa were also named to All-District teams. For more photos of Warhorse basketball, visit our online photo gallery!

The Devine Warhorse basketball team had eight members gain District 29-4A honors for their achievements from this past season. Junior Daniel Ramirez earned enough votes from the district coaches to gain one of the three superlative as he was named Co-Defensive MVP along with Julian Ortiz from Crystal City.
Junior Jacob Oyola was named 1st Team All-District while seniors Angelo Gonzalez and Darren Morales made the 2nd Team. Honorable Mention went to seniors Beau Cardenas and Zaarion Jackson, junior Connor Schmidt, and freshman Leonard Pompa.
“All of our selections were very deserving. Daniel Ramirez’s defensive game evolved as the season went along. He grew into a good on the ball defender but also protected the basket (blocking shots) and rebounded very well,” stated Head Coach PJ Wells. “Jacob Oyola was the one guy offensively that we could count on to get to the basket and create his own shots when the offense broke down. He did a great job of creating opportunities for the rest of the team as well. Darren and Angelo were our best defenders and brought a lot of energy to the games. There are only so many spots for so many players but our Honorable Mentions of Beau, Zaarion, Connor, and Leonard speaks volumes for what other coaches in our district thought of our entire team.”
District MVP: Alfred Ruiz-Crystal City Offensive MVP: Isaac Navarro-Pearsall Newcomer: Jorge Holguin-Lytle 1st Team: Sebastian Mendoza-Crystal City, Felix Blanco-Crystal City, Quaid Embry-Pearsall, Noah Fletcher-Pearsall, Brian Cardenas-Carrizo Springs, Gilbert Balderas-Carrizo Springs 2nd Team: Noah Vasquez-Lytle, DeAndre Harden-Lytle, Jesus Coronado-Crystal City, Joey Vasquez-Carrizo Springs, Oscar Cubriel-Pearsall.

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer