- Thought of the Week: If You Think You Can, You Will!
- Let the Racket do the Talking!
- It's a GREAT day to be a REBEL!
- The Players say "THANK YOU" to all our Sponsors and Parents
12/2/2013 -- Let the FUNdraising Begin
Today the Rebels Booster Club kicked off our annual fundraiser for the tennis team. And to make this year a little more exciting and competitive for all our players, we thought a little motivation would be good. So, every player that sells their box of Worlds Finest Chocolate this weeks and gets their money to Coach Johnson by MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th, will have their name put in the hat for a drawing for a $25 Chik Fil A gift card. The more players that turn in their money, the more gift cards will be given away.
And there is more.......If a players sells two boxes of Chocolates, that player will get their name put in the hat twice and get a $5 gift card as a bonus. And if their is a player that is "Go Getter" and sells 3 boxes, that player will get their name put in the hat three times and get a $10 gift card as a bonus. So let the FUNdraising begin.
Thank you again Players and Parents for helping us have a great fundraiser.
12/1/2013 - Annual Fundraiser of Worlds Finest Chocolate
Come be the Tennis Center on Monday, December 2 after 2:00 p.m. To pick up your box of chocolates. This year we have a new variety of chocolates that will make great stocking stuffers or gift for Christmas. All monies need to be turned into Coach Johnson or Coach Bradshaw the week of December 16th before the christmas break. Thank you all for you support in helping us have a great fundraiser.
11/28/2013 - Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
The Rebels Booster Club would like to wish Coach Johnson, Coach Bradshaw, and all the Rebel Tennis players and especially their families a very HAPPY THANKGIVING!
Next Booster Club Meeting-Social
Please make plans to attend our next Booster Club meeting-social at the Richland Tennis Center at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 7th. Primary topics will be discussing is our fundraiser event scheduled to kick off the first week in December, other upcoming holiday events, and the spring tennis schedule. Look forward to seeing you there.
10/30/2013 - Coach Johnson Announces ALL DISTRICT Team Tennis Awards
It has been a great fall season for the Rebel Varsity Tennis Team. This team is made up of a many talented athletes who play the game with a lot of heart and passion to win. This week, Coach Johnson shared with the team the All District Team Awards, and there were many. The team was awarded four 1st place team awards, eight 2nd place team awards, and five honorable mentions. Many applauds also to Braelynn Seely for being recognize as "Freshman of the Year" and to Daniel Shaw and Claudia Castro for Sportsmanship award. And many more appluads to the follow players:
- Hayden Bos for 1st Team award for #3 Boys Singles
- Hunter Doty for 1st Team award for #5 Boys Singles
- Brandon McGahey for 2nd Team award in #4 Boys Singles.
- Quan Nguyen and Brandon McGahey for 2nd Team award in #2 Boys Doubles
- Tyler Harmon adn Claudia Castro to 2nd Team award in Mixed Doubles
- Christine Belcher and Riley Reeves for 1st Team award in Girls #2 Doubles
- Tiffany Smith and Braelynn Seely for 1st Team award in Girls #3 Doubles
- Claudia Castro for 2nd Team award for #1 Girls Singles
- Savannah Seely for 2nd Team award for #2 Girls Singles
- Rachel jefferies for 2nd Team award for #3 Girls Singles
- Braelyenn Seely for 2nd Team award for #4 Girls Singles
- Tiffany Smith for 2nd Team award for #5 Girls Singles
- Honorable Mention to Hayden Bos and Daniel Shaw for #3 Boys Doubles
- Honorable Mention to Quan Nguyen for #2 Boys Singles
- Honorable Mention to Tyler Harmon for #6 Boys Singles
- Honorable Mention to Rachel Jefferies and Savannah Seely for #1 Girls Doubles
- Honorable Mention to Elizabeth Thari for #6 Girls Single
Congratulations to all the players of the Rebel Varsity Team. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.
10/27/2013 - Rebels Varsity has Great Time at Regional
10-18-2013 REBEL VARSITY IS REGIONAL BOUND!
Awesome, AWEsome AWESOME!!!! Rebels showed up at the Arlington Tennis Center today with one goal.....qualify for REGIONALS. And they did in a HUGE way by taking down Arlington Martin 10-2. WE ARE SO PROUD OF EVERYONE as this is, and has been, a truly team effort. Congratulations, you all earned the bragging rights to say you qualified for Regionals.
10/16/2013 - Rebel Varsity Shuts Down Lamar and Advance to Area Semi-Finals
Under much cooler conditions and cloudy skies, the Rebels welcomed Arlington Lamar to the RTC. The Rebels have had several days of rest, thanks to the rain, and were high spirited after being recognize for their recent achievements at the Homecoming Pep Rally on Monday night. As the Doubles matches were underway, it became very obvious that the Rebels were very focused on winning. Match after match the Rebels took down Lamar and they went into the Singles matches with cool heads, just like the weather. With the Rebel confidence running high, it didn't take very long the Lamar to completely fall to the strength of the Rebels. The smell of victory was in the air with a final score of 10-0, giving the Rebels of a reputation as they get ready for the semi-final round on Friday. Thanks you all who showed up today to cheer on the Rebels to victory, the Players greatly appreciate your support. The Rebels will be at the Arlington Tennis Center on Friday fighting for the opportunity to go to Regionals. We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday and cheering on the team.
REBEL Varsity takes Second Place in District
This morning the Rebels took on the Keller Indians and put up an extremely fierce fight. The battles on the courts and off the courts went back and forth. The Rebels keeped their focus on the goal of ten wins, and they were determined to put it to the Keller Indians hard. You could hear the Rebels ROAR when they reached 10 wins!!!!!! Next week, the Rebel Varsity team takes on Lamar Tuesday at the Richland Tennis Center for first round of the Area playoffs.
Rebel Varsity ADVANCES to finals!
This evening at the RTC, the Rebels took on Northwest and as the double matches were ending, it was very obvious this was going to be a close match. Northwest came to win, and after the doubles matches the Rebels had a small lead. This carries into start of Singles matches, and then the Rebels got focused and put the hammer on taking win after win, endin the victor! Tomorrow at 8:30-9:00 the Rebels will take on Keller and the winner will take 2nd place in District. WE BELIEVE in YOU - Go REBELS!!!!!
ANNOUNCEMENT - REBEL VARSITY DISTRICT PLAYOFF AT 3:00 PM FRIDAY @ RTC AGAINST NORTHWEST
10/7/2013 Rebels Middle School Team Still Undefeated!
The Rebel Middle School team took on Pike yesterday, and handed them a big old loss after have a dominating 17 wins. This gives the Rebels Middle School team their 4th team victory and undefeated in the fall season. AMAZING JOB!
10/6/2013 - Rebel Varsity is #1 Seed in District Playoff
The Richland Rebel Varsity team last Friday had a non-district match against the Birdville Hawks, and sent them Hawks home crying after the Rebels had a dominate 18-1 victory. This was a great practice match and another confidence builder for the Rebels as they prepare for the District Playoffs next week. Overall, the Rebel Varsity team has only lost one match this fall season (to the undefeated Southlake Dragons) making this an overall great season! Since the Rebels have played so well, they have earned the honor of being the #1 seed in the District Playoffs, and will have their first district playoff match at the semifinals on Friday, October 11 around 4:00 at the RTC. The Rebels will play the winner of the quarter final match played Tuesday between #5 Timber Creek and #4 Northwest. And again because the Rebel Varsity team are the #1 seeded team, they will play again on Saturday at 9:00 am at the RTC as part of the District Finals. Come out Friday and Saturday to cheer on the Rebels to victory! You guys have done a great job this fall, and we are very proud of you!
10/3/2013 - Rebels JV hunts Buffalo
This afternoon at the RTC, the Rebel JV team welcomed Haltom to their home courts, so they could do some Buffalo hunting. And it was a blackout afternoon with the Rebels winning 17 to 2 over the Haltom Buffalos. This put the Rebel JV team in good position in the district with only one loss. Next week, come cheer on the Rebels as they take on the Southlake Dragon. Way to Go Rebels, You Guys are Awesome!
Booster Club Social Meeting on October 3rd
Please make plans to join us for a few minutes after the Rebel JV match next Thursday. We will be getting together in the club house at the Richland Tennis Center. One of the main topics of discussion will be participating in the Homecoming Parade on October 14th along with upcoming District, Area, and Regional tournaments. Look forward to seeing you there.
Also Parents, one simple way you can show your support to our players is by making donations the "snack boxes". The players greatly enjoy and appreciate having snacks before, during, and after matches. Fruit Snacks are a big hit, along with crackers, chips, Famous Amos cookies, beef sticks, nuts, and granola bars. Just ask you player for what is hot. On behalf of the Rebels, Thank you for your support!
10/1/2013 - Rebel Varsity hurts Haltom
Awesome Job to the Rebel Varsity team for putting the hurt to Haltom today by winning 18-1. The team looked relaxed and obviously enjoyed the smell of victory in the air. They all continued to play smart winning matches point by point. And if the match was close, the Rebel players pushed hard and got laser focus to take home the wins. It has been so much fun watching everyone play, and especially seeing the team come together day by day, week by week. As for the fall season, today's win gives the Rebels huge momentum going into the district playoffs next week with only one lose in the season to the undefeated Southlake Dragons. AND the win today puts the Rebels as the #1 seeded team in district playoffs next week. AMAZING JOB EVERYONE! AND, that great news means the Rebel Varsity team has a week to prepare before playing thier district playoff match at home next Friday, October 11th. Please come out and show your support for the REBELS!
9/30/2014 Rebels Middle takes on Tidwell
Tidwell came to the Rebels home court hoping to take away a win. But they didn't know what was about to happen to them. The Rebels hit the courts with the double teams and came walking off with wins, and the Rebels put up more wins on the single matches. Spirits were high with the Rebels as they saw another victory on the horizon, and the plays was smart and effective. At the end, it was the Rebels with 15 wins over Tidwells 4 wins, which keeps the Rebel Middle team undefeated! YOU GUYS ROCK!
9/26/13 - Rebels JV takes down Fossil Ridge Panthers
The Rebel JV team boarded the bus Thursday afternoon and headed to Fossil Ridge with the belief...If you think you can, you will! The Rebels knew they were going to face another tough competitor, and they wanted to redeem themselves from their first loss of the season last week. Coming home with another team win was big, but it would take hard work and a belief. AND THEY DID by producing 12 wins overs the Panthers 7. GREAT JOB REBELS...We are proud of you!!!
9/24/13 Rebel Varsity Wins Again!
The Rebels hosted the Fossil Ridge Pathers this afternoon, and the Rebels went big cat hunting. After the double matches had finished, the Rebels had a great deal of confidence going into the single matches because the Rebel had won all but one match. And the wins just kept coming and coming. We'd like to give our girls a huge standing ovation for again winning all their matches. And we are also very proud of the boys for doing such a grest job in your matches too. The final team score was an 18 to 1, another strong Rebel victory!
9/19/13 - Rebel JV takes on Keller Indians
Thursday afternoon, the Rebels JV took a shot at the Indians with hopes of following up with another team victory. But they also knew this was going to be one of the toughest teams in the district. The Rebel JV team fought hard through each match, but the momentum was for the Keller Indians this time. Compliments and applauds to Ashlyn Traina for winning her match!. In the end, the Rebels feel hard with a 18 to 1 victory for the Keller Indians. A tough first loss this season for the Rebel JV team, but at the same time, a valiant effort by all the Rebels. Time to bounce back.
9/23/13 Rebels Middle Team Wins Again
The Rebel Middle School team took on Chisholm Trail at the RTC and showed again why IT's R Time! All the Rebel players were strong and did a great job ending the night with a total team score of 16 wins to Chisholm Trails 3. This is another big WIN for the team and keeps them undefeated for the season. Proud of YOU!
9/17/13 - If You Think you Can, YOU WILL!
The Rebel Varsity team travelled north to face the Keller Indians, one our toughest competitors from prior years. The Rebels anticipation was high, along with their focus to play the best they could, because the Rebels knew this match was going to be an important one for district ranking. The doubles matches were dominated by the Rebel Girls as they won every match! This put the Keller Indians in a very tough position, and before the girls single matches were announced, the Keller Coach had all the Keller girls in a huddle trying to bring them back up from their losses. And AGAIN, the Rebel Girls began winning each single match one-by-one! Regardless of what the Indians did, the Rebels Girls fought back and overcame every challenge. AWESOME JOB Ladies! But for the team to win, the Rebel boys had to deliver wins too. You could see after the Boys doubles matches and hearing what was happening with the Girls, that there was spark of belief the Rebels could still win as a team. So the Rebel Boys took to heart the saying of, "If you think you can, you will" and they showed this spirit on the courts by grinding for every point, every game, and every match. The Keller Indians were stunned to see the Rebels boys starting to win matches, and soon they won enough matches to bring a huge team victory home for the Rebels. In the end, the Rebels scored 12 wins to Kellers 7. It was a awesome win and a team effort by the REBELS - FANTASTIC!
9/13/13 - Panthers Fall to the Rebel Varstiy
The Colleyville-Heritage Panthers visited the Rebels Varsity team on Friday. The Panthers entered the RTC with a might bit of confidence knowing they have not lost a team match to the Rebels in the past 6 years. After a few minutes of warm-up, the double teams were on the courts. The Rebels seemed comfortable as the doubles matches were being played, and they didn't allow the intimidation of the Panthers to alter their mental strategy. Once the double matches were over, it was very obviousl this was going to be a close team match-up. And the Rebels now had the mental advantage over the Pathers, because this is a different Rebel team from past years. As the sun was beginning it close on the day, it was the Rebel spirit of persistence and desire to win that would would produce a 10-9 Rebel victory over the Panthers. Congrats to Elizabeth Thari and Brandon McGahey for being examples of that Rebel spirit shown today. Awesome Job and many applauds to the whole Rebel Varsity team!
9/12/13 Rebels JV beat Timber Creek Cowboys
It was the Rebel JV team chance to take on the Timber Creek Cowboys and the Rebels has hopes of bring home another win. The battles on the courts were fierce and it was obvious this was going to be another tight match for the Rebels. But it was the Rebels who leaned in against the Cowboys and played with a heart of commitment to win points, then games, and finally matches. In the end, there can be only one winner, and the Rebels made sure it was them with a very close victory of 10-9 over the Cowboys. The Rebels JV team is still undefeated in district play. AWESOME!
9/10 Rebel Varsity Team Wins Again!
The Rebel Varsity team came up against their next district opponent, Timber Creek Cowboys. And it didn't take long for the Rebels to start putting "Wins" on the board once the doubles matches were done. As the players from both teams rolled into the singles matches, the tone on the courts begin to change as the Tumber Creek Cowboys fought back. Many of the matches went back and forth, but the smart play by the Rebels allowed them one by one to continue putting "Wins" on the board. Great Job Rebels with the overall team "Win", and having a solid finish of 15-4 over Timber Creek. You sent them home knowing what to expect when the District Playoffs happen next month. The Varsity team has a non-district match this Friday against Colleyville Heritage, which should be a good representation and warm-up for their next district opponent, the Keller Indians. We BELIEVE in you REBELS!
9/9/13 - AWESOME JOB Rebels Middle School Team
This afternoon, the Rebel Middle School Team took on Wilson Middle School team at the Richland Tennis Center. The players spirits were very high as win and win was reported to Coach Johnson. Toward the end of the day, a couple of the singles matches were being battled into tie breakers. In the end, the Rebels were completely victorious winning all 19 matches. AWESOME JOB! - We are so proud of each of you and looks like this will be another winning season the for REBELS Middle School Team.
Booster Club Social Meeting
We want to invite all players and parents to attend our first Booster Club Social Meeting on Septeber 9th around 6:30 or 6:45, or whenever the Middle School match is over. We will be meeting in the clubhouse of the RTC. For those that submitted you Booster Club membership form, please know we are working on getting the shirts, signs and other items as a part of your membership level. We apologize the delay, but we wanted to wait until the first week of school was completed to make sure we had as many membership forms submitted before we place our orders. There is still time if you would like to become a member of the Rebels Booster Club and support our players. Just click on the "Handout" button on the menu to the left to see the different membership levels available and turn in the form with a check (cash) to Coach Johnson. Parents, thank you so much for all your support. Looks like it will be a great year for the Rebels.
9/7/13 - And the Wins Keep Coming!
This past week, the Rebel Varsity Team went to take on the Keller Central Chargers. Again, the afternoon heat was a factor along with playing at the Chargers home courts, but the Rebels wouldn’t let any of this keep them from their goal. The team had a lot of excitement and “electricity” as they playe. The Rebels move to 2-1 in District Play after defeating the Charges 13-6. On Thursday, the Rebels JV team had their time against the Chargers, but the Chargers had to come to the Rebels home courts. And the Rebel JV team did an awesome job again beating Keller Central, and staying undefeated so far the season with 2 wins. Great JOB! On Friday, the Rebel Varsity team hosted the Saginaw Rough Riders. And the Rebels were raring to go and took down the Rough Riders 16-3, putting another one in the WIN column for the team. WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!
8/30/13 Rebel Varsity takes on Southlake
On a very hot Friday afternoon, the Rebel Varsity team hit the courts against the Southlake/Carroll Dragons. Based on prior years, many of the players knew they were coming up against one of the strongest opponents in the District. As the Rebels began to fight the Dragons during the doubles matches, it became apparent the past was likely going to be a predictor for this year too. But one doubles team had a different attitude and they decided they would not be intimidated. This doubles team showed how the mental part of tennis can be such a strong factor and put one in the win column for the Rebels. Way to go Tiffany Smith and Braelyn Seely. After a long water break, the singles matches started up and again the Rebels began to fall one by one to the Dragons. Except for.....the heat was unexpectedly intense on one girl’s single court that ended with the Dragon’s player forfeiting the match due to her poor sportsman like conduct. We tip our hats to Rachael Jefferies for being strong in a character building moment and in representing the Rebels. As the day was coming to a close and the Dragons were proudly walking about celebrating their many victories, one match was still being played out in the pit of Court 1. With the first set of the last girl’s single match going to the Dragons, it looked as if they were on the way to another victory. The rest of the Dragons players were boastfully about it as they cheered on their teammate. But the spirit of the Rebels had not been quieted as Tiffany Smith played with heart to come back and win the second match taking it to a super tie breaker. The tie breaker was a battle with points going back and forth and both teams and many other spectators cheering for their players. In the end, it was heart, determination, and smart play that took Tiffany Smith to Victory giving the Rebels a close on the day with the win.
8/29/13 Rebels JV takes on Northwest
On Thursday, the Rebels JV team met up against Northwest High School Texans. It was a hot afternoon and the Rebels hit the courts with ambition to win. The boys were able to put several "Wins" on the board and with that we want to give many applauds to Ellis Le, Josh Watson, Camden Lyons, and Evan Pritchett for your strong strokes. On the girls side, the matches were constant back and forth battles with several of the matches going into tie breakers. Way to go Ashlyn Traina, Fernanda Selcedo and Madison Jones for putting up great fights, and we also want to give many appluads to Lucy Le and Carlie Hagar for their contributions. In the end, it was boys that helped the Rebels close the day of matches allowing the Rebels to come home with the team win. Great start for the 2013 year, we are proud of you all!
8/23/13 Last Week of Pre Season
Both the Rebel Varsity and JV teams played matches this past week against some strong teams (Arlington Martin, Byron Nelson, and Grapevine) to get warmed up for the Fall 2013 Season. Although the Rebels didn't walk away with a team victory, many applauds to the heart and effort of all our players. All the matches were very close showing we have a strong team this year. On Friday, it was great watching both Varstiy and JV teams play together against Grapevine. It really showed how much the teams have been working these last couple of week and it showed how both teams have improved in the pre-season. WE ARE EXCITED for ALL our REBELS this YEAR! We WISH YOU ALL THE BEST!
Other news - Remember the Rebel Rally in the gymnasium Monday night at 7:00 pm. All the Rebel Varsity Players will be recognized. And if you are at the school, check out the NEW Tennis Team Trophy Case, beautifully decorated by Tiffany Smith, Rachel Jefferies, and Jenna Fresch. Awesome Job Ladies!.
PARENTS: One of the ways you can assist the Rebel Players is to make donations to our team snack boxes. We are looking for items like Peanutbutter Crackers, individual nuts packets, fruit snacks, granola bars, Famous Amos cookies, and pretzels. Please give your donations to one of the booster club leaders, or just add to the bucket (tub) you see close to where our players are hanging out. We also need to have all Booster Club Membership form turned in to the Coach Johnson by September 3rd so we can place our T-shirt and sign orders. Thank you for helping the REBELS.
8/27/13 Rebel Varsity Team Wins!
On Tuesday, Rebel Varsity team loaded the bus and headed up the Northwest High School to take on the Texans. The match started with the doubles teams battling, and Match WINS, started showing up for the Rebels on the scoreboard. As the clouds rolled in with the winds from the south, the Single Matches started up. And it looked like the winds were changing things into the Texans favor as they put "W"s on the board. Tensions were running high on both sides. The Rebels leaned in and pushed hard to be the first to win 10 matches and go home with the first team victory. Great Job! The Varsity team has a few days to rest and prepare for their next match on Friday at the RTC against Southlake. Come out and cheer the Rebels on.
8/15/13 Rebel Varsity Team has Solid Start
On Wednesday and Thursday, the Rebel Varsity team participated in a tournament consisting of 16 different high school teams. In the first round of the draw, the Rebels faced the Nimitz Vikings (Irving). The Rebels won match after match in both the boy and girl doubles/single groupings and ended up the morning with a strong 11-0 victory to move on to the next round. In the afternoon in humid conditions since the rains had moved out of the area, the Rebels came up against the Lamar Vikings (Arlington) and again came away with a strong win of 16-3, putting the team into the semi-finals on Thursday. Thursday morning, the Rebels had to face the Hebron Eagles (Carrollton) who also had strong wins in their first two rounds. The matches were close, but in the end, the Eagles overcame the Rebels 10-6, which meant the Rebels would play that afternoon for third place against the Aledo Bearcats. Again the Rebels put up a strong fight but couldn't overcome the Bearcats win of 13-6. The Rebels ended up with 4th place, and with that we want to say - Job Well Done!
8/12/13 Rebels Have a BLAST at NEWKS Tennis Ranch
As you can see, going to NEWKS is a lot of FUN. Thirty one players from the Rebel Varsity and Junior Varisty team recently took a trip to New Braunsfel, Texas to the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch (NEWKS) The trip include spending a day at Fiesta Texas (Six Flag) taking on the roller coasters and enjoying the water park before getting down to business. Over the next two days the team received personal instructions on how to improve each players skills and teamwork from five world class professional tennis players. It was a memorable experience for all. Check our the Photo Album for Newks to see more.
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