7th Grade Lady Pirates Basketball

Last night, the 7th Grade Lady Pirates hosted a quick and experienced Devine team. Although they did not get the win, the girls played with confidence, understanding the game a little better. 

B-team Scorers:                                                                                                                                                                        Skye Granato                 3pts                                                                                                                                              Leilani Jimenez             5 pts

 A-team Scorers:                                                                                                                                                                      Lauryn Cardenas         3 pts                                                                                                                                                      Emma Keith                 3 pts                                                                                                                                                       Nicole Godines             4 pts                                                                                                                                                   Sydney Estrada            2 pts                                                                                                                                                         Diamond Smith            5 pts

 This weekend, the Lady Pirates travel to La Vernia for their Junior High tournament, then next Thursday they play at home against Carrizo Springs.

Thank you for your support.

Posted on January 23, 2017 .

8th Grade Lady Pirates Basketball

The Lady Pirates B team played Devine last Thursday.  Devine scored 39 and the Lytle B team scored 17.  The girls played hard with some close quarters but were unable to secure the win.  The highlight of the night was Jackie Hernandez's return and scoring a three point shot.  The first for the B team.  Clarissa Ybarra was the leading scorer with 6 points, Neyda Martinez added 4 points and Paige Silva added two.  Layla Marquez also scored 2  Currently their record is 2-5-1.

The Lady Pirates A team score was Devine 42 – Lytle 17.  They were led in scoring by RoseCarlie Harold who scored 8 points including 6 points from steals in the last minute.  Noelia Medina scored 5 points, and Abby Moreno and Danielle Esquibel each added 2.  

The Lady Pirates' final home game is this Thursday against Carrizo Springs.   

Posted on January 23, 2017 .

TechnoPirates need Volunteers

The TechnoPirates, our Junior High Robotics Club has a FIRST championship competition on Saturday, January  the 28th at 12:00 pm and is in need of volunteers. The Somerset ISD "Early Readiness Academy" is hosting the event and requests that each team in our league provide 1 volunteer to serve as an impartial umpire or judge.  Free background checks for participating can be easily completed online. The championship event is scheduled for Saturday at 12:00 pm and should last 3 - 4 hours.

If interested in helping us, please contact rclamon@lytleisd.com or joecorona@lytleisd.com.  


Posted on January 21, 2017 .

TechnoPirates Receive Assistance

Our Lytle Junior High Robotics Club wishes to thank Lowe's, Mr. Robert Rios and Home Depot for donations recently received.  Lowe's was nice enough to help us out with tools and supplies we needed.  Robert Rios helped us out with a generous monetary donation. Home Depot was nice enough to help us with storage shelves and bins to store our tools and supplies.  It is through actions such as these, our students learn and understand what "Gracious Professionalism" is all about. 


Posted on January 18, 2017 .

7th Grade Lady Pirates Basketball Results

Last night, the Lady Pirates traveled to Pleasanton for another match up with the Lady Eagles.  Although the score never reflects their hustle, determination, and dedication, the Lady Pirates fell to the Eagles.  

B-Team Scorers                                                                                                                                                                Gabrielle Munoz     7 points                                                                                                                                                Modesty Foose      4 points                                                                                                                                                    Leilani Jimenez      2 points

A-Team Scorers                                                                                                                                                                    Taylor Adams        4 points                                                                                                                                                  Victoria Ayala        2 points

Next week, the Lady Pirates face off with Devine on their homecourt.  Games start at 5 pm.  Hope to see you there!                                                                                                 

Posted on January 13, 2017 .

8th Grade Lady Pirates Basketball Results

The Lady Pirates traveled to Pleasanton to face the Lady Eagles.  The B team was outscored by the Lady Eagles by 10, final score being 20-10.  Clarrissa Ybarra and Neyda Martinez led the ladies with four points apiece and Dessinia Salazar added 2 points.  Their record stands at 2-4-1. 

The A team were unable to bring home a win last night.  The final score was Lytle 24, Pleasanton 28.  Daniella Esquibel led the scoring with 9 points,  Noelia added 7 points, Rosecarlie Harold added 4 points, and Abby Moreno added 4 points.  Their record stands at 4 – 3.   

Next week, the Lady Pirates face Devine on their homecourt.    Hope to see you there!

Posted on January 13, 2017 .

7th Grade Boys Basketball Take 1st at Pearsall Tournament

The Lytle Pirates 7th grade basketball team traveled to Pearsall Saturday January 7, 2017 to participate in a tournament. This was their first tournament of the season so to say they were excited would be an understatement.

Their first opponent was a tough Cotulla team. The Pirates played excellent defense holding Cotulla to one point in the first half. Unfortunately the Pirates had a bit of trouble hitting open shots but still lead at the half 8-1. Cotulla tried to get back into the game scoring 6 points in the fourth quarter but the Pirates held strong. Lytle defeated Cotulla in their first game of the tournament 14-7.

The Lytle Pirates advanced to the tournament title game where they once again faced the Pearsall Dogies. The Dogies were looking to beat Lytle for the first time this season. The Pirates started strong scoring 11 in the first quarter after scoring only 14 points in the previous game. Pearsall responded with a 9 point second quarter and a 17-15 half time lead. Pearsall once again had a great quarter scoring 8 points and leading Lytle 25-20 after the third.

The Pirates clawed their way back into the game one play at a time. They locked down the Dogies holding them to 3 points in the fourth quarter while scoring 13 themselves. Once again the Pirates persevered and defeated the Dogies 33-28. The Pirates were lead by Daniel Aguirre with 10 points followed by Bubba Solis (7) and Joe Cortez (5). 

The 7th Grade boys basketball team placed 1st at the 2017 Pearsall tournament.


Posted on January 9, 2017 .

7th Grade Boys Basketball Results

Thursday, January 5th, the 7th grade Lytle Pirates faced the Pearsall Dogies. It was the first game after the winter break and the Pirates were ready to play. The B team started the night off well with a 12 point first half. They clamped down on defense holding the Dogies to 0 points. The Dogies tried to find their shot hitting a pair of shots and a free throw but the Pirates were relentless. The Pirates B team closed out the Dogies with an 18-5 victory. Caleb Wood led all scorers with 6 points followed by Fabian Hernandez with 4 points.

After the B team victory Pirates A team couldn't wait to get on the court. The game started off slow with the Pirates leading at the half 14-10. Pearsall exploded in the third quarter cutting the lead to 1 point. The Pirates answered the Dogies and closed them out with a 33-23 victory. The Pirates were lead by Joe Cortez, Daniel Aguirre, and Matt Sanchez each with 7 points, followed by Bubba Solis and David Aguirre with 6 each.  The Pirates A team record is 4-2.

The Lytle Pirates will face Pleasanton at home Thursday Jan 12. #GoPirates

Posted on January 9, 2017 .

8th Grade Pirates Basketball

On January 5th, the 8th Grade Boys Basketball team traveled to Pearsall to face the Dogies. The 8th Grade B team came up a little short losing by 7. They started off a little slow but towards the end of the game they managed to come within 3 points. It was a well fought game. Leading scorer was JC Hernandez with 10 points. Joe Martinez, Brenham Severe, Santiago Garcia and Jesus Cortez did a great job rebounding. Also playing awesome defense was Israel Aguinaga, Isaac Howard and Dario Alfaro.

 The last game of the night came down to final seconds. The A team, after being down 20-6 at the half, made an awesome comeback scoring 12 points in the 3rd quarter to the Dogies 2 points. Going into the 4th quarter being down 22-18, the guys kept fighting. It was a back and forth type game. Unfortunately, they came up short losing 30-27. The leading scorer was Mark Cantu with 14 points. Logan Wilson added 5 points and Tony Sanchez with 4 points. Roberson Harold and Ruben Gonzalez with 2 points each. Playing great defense was Greg Alcorta, Darren Chapa, Jonathan Cantu, James Black and Kyle Mueller.

 Coach's Note:  I'm extremely proud of both teams. Each player has been improving everyday.  

Posted on January 9, 2017 .

7th Grade Lady Pirates Basketball Results

Last night the Lady Pirates hosted the Lady Dogies. Although they did not come out with the "W" they showed a significant improvement. The referees were extremely helpful, explaining to the girls what the violation was and how to correct it. The next game is in Pleasanton.

B Team Scorers                                                                                                                           Cheyenne Soto 2 pts                                                                                                                            Skye Granato       2 pts                                                                                                                         Marley Walker      1 pt                                                                                                                     Modesty Foose    4 pts                                                                                                                     Leilani Jimenez    8 pts

A Team Scorers                                                                                                                               Daphne Perez       2 pts                                                                                                                     Victoria Ayala       4 pts                                                                                                                       Taylor Adams        4 pt                                                                                                                       Sydney Estrada     4 pts                                                                                                                

Posted on January 6, 2017 .

8th Grade Lady Pirates Basketball Results

Last night, the Lady Pirates opened up their second half of the season against the Lady Dogies from Pearsall.  In the first game of the season, the B team was outscored 13-2 and wasn’t in the game.  Tonight the ladies showed their excellent growth as basketball players and tied Pearsall 19 to 19 with Clarissa Ybarra driving the length of the court with 5 seconds left to hit the game tying layup. 

The Lady Pirates played excellent defense and were led in scoring by Jackie Hernandez who scored seven points, with 5 for 7 from the free throw line.  Clarissa Ybarra added 6 points, Alexia Flores celebrated her birthday by scoring 4 points and using all the fouls she was given on defense.  She shot 2 for 3 from the line.  Raven Perez added two points. The B team’s record stands at 2-3-1.

Unfortunately the A team had some shooting woes and ran out of steam in the fourth quarter. The Lady Pirates were within 2 to start the 4th quarter, however, were not able to close the game.  They were led in scoring by Noelia Medina with 7 points.  Danielle Esquibel scored 5 points, RoseCarlie Harold, Morgan Gutierrez, and Adrianna Rios added 2 points each and Abby Moreno added 1 point.  Next week, the Lady Pirates travel to Pleasanton take on the Eagles.  The A team stands at 4 – 2. 

Coaches' Note:  Thank you for all the fans and parents who support our program.  It means a great deal to the ladies.  We hope you will make an effort to see the next home game against Devine in two weeks.  We need all the home crowd behind us on that night.  

Posted on January 6, 2017 .

2016 UIL Academic Meet Partcipants Recognized

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, Mrs. Valorie Miller and the UIL Coaches recognized all the participants of this year's UIL Academic Meet.  With almost 100 partcipants, Lytle Juniot High placed in every one of the 17 events.  The award ceremony was recorded in its entirety and is made available for your viewing.  Click the link below to view a list of winners and to have access to the video.  

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Posted on December 18, 2016 .

2016 U.I.L District Meet held at LJH

Last Saturday, December 10th, Lytle Junior High hosted the 2016 U.I.L District Meet. Other schools in attendance were Devine, Pearsall, Carrizo Springs, and Crystal City.  

Lytle won 2nd place in overall Team competition and 3rd place in overall Individual competition.

Thanks to you everyone who participated and helped make this event successful!  Individual contestant winners are listed below.  

Art: Coached by Mrs. Null                                                                                                                     6th Grade- Morgan Walker 3rd place                                                                                                         8th Grade- Lauren Mueller 6th place

Calculator Applications- Coached by Mr. Salinas and Mrs. Miller                                                6th Grade: Kyhe Stewart  4th Place                                                                                                                               Conner Redding  5th Place                                                                                                                         Nivea Sanchez 6th Place                                                                                                          7th Grade: Emma Keith  5th Place                                                                                                          8th Grade: Rylan Wagner 6th Place

Chess- Coached by Mr. Cavazos                                                                                                         6th Grade: Preston Edge 1st Place                                                                                                       7th Grade: Kasen Boyd 3rd Place                                                                                                                                   Elias Moore  6th Place                                                                                                         8th Grade: Carlos Vieyra  3rd Place

Dictionary Skills: Coached by Ms. Lopez                                                                                           6th Grade: David Silva  3rd Place                                                                                                                                   Angel Vasquez   4th Place                                                                                                8th Grade: Daniella Esquibel  2nd Place 

Editorial Writing: Coached by Ms. Hernandez                                                                                    6th Grade: Jocelyn Harris   4th Place                                                                                                  8th Grade: Morgan Guiterrez  2nd Place                                                                                                                      Kylie Mask  6th Place

Impromptu Speaking: Coached by Mr. Foster                                                                                    8th Grade: Alexandria Paz  2nd Place                                                                                                                           Emelia Garcia   4th Place

Listening Skills: Coached by Mrs. Null                                                                                               6th Grade: Hudson Mask and Robert WagnerTied for 2nd Place                                                     7th Grade: Brian Cogburn    2nd Place                                                                                                                          Caleb Woods   6th Place                                                                                                               8th Grade: Rylan Wagner  1st Place                                                                                                                               Logan Wilson  2nd Place                                                                                                                            James Black   5th Place

Maps, Graphs and Charts: Coached by Mrs. Miller                                                                          6th Grade: Khye Stewart   5th Place                                                                                                                             Angel Vazquez   6th Place                                                                                                         7th Grade: Mason Davila   1st Place                                                                                                                     Michael Tomlinson 3rd Place                                                                                                  8th Grade: Kody Villareal   4th Place                                                                                                                              Darren Chapa   5th Place                                                                                                                            Logan Wilson    6th Place

 Mathematics: Coached by Ms. Mask and Mrs. Null                                                                             6th Grade: Omar Olalde   2nd Place                                                                                                                              Angel Vazquez   3rd Place                                                                                                       7th Grade: Mason Davila1st Place                                                                                                                                 Filip Lange   5th Place                                                                                                           8th Grade: Rylan Wagner  4th Place

Modern Oratory: Coached by Mr. Foster                                                                                            7th Grade:  Karyzma Wroblewski   3rd Place                                                                                     8th Grade: Mykaela Flores   1st Place                                                                                                                           Daniella Esquibel   3rd Place                                                                                                    Emilia Garcia     5th Place

 Music Memory: Coached by Ms. Lopez                                                                                              6th Grade:  Layla Rodriguez:  2nd Place                                                                                                                        Klarissa Martinez:  3rd Place                                                                                                                       David Silva:     6th Place                                                                                                    7th Grade: Giselle Diaz:  2nd Place                                                                                                      8th Grade: Dario Alfaro:  3rd Place                                                                                                                                Brenham Sevier:  5th Place

Number Sense: Coached by Ms. Mask                                                                                               6th Grade: Klarissa Martinez   3rd Place                                                                                                                       Lily Bodie     4th Place                                                                                                          7th Grade: Mason Davila: 1st Place                                                                                                      8th Grade: Rylan Wagner:  2nd Place

Ready Writing: Coached by Mrs. Reyes                                                                                              7th Grade: April Bodie 5th Place

Oral Reading: Coached by Mrs. Reyna                                                                                               6th Grade: Robert Wagner:  2nd Place                                                                                                                           Tori Adams: 5th Place                                                                                                       7th Grade: Justin DeLeon:  4th Place                                                                                                   8th Grade: Emili Oliver 1st Place

Science: Coached by Mr. Salinas                                                                                                        7th Grade: Brian Cogburn:  3rd Place                                                                                                  8th Grade: Carlos Vierya:  5th Place

Social Studies: Coached by Mr. Cavazos                                                                                            6th Grade: Robert Wagner   4th Place                                                                                                 7th Grade: Victor Mercado   6th Place

Spelling: Coached by Mrs. Miller                                                                                                        7th Grade: Mason Davila:  1st Place                                                                                                                             Brian Cogburn   5th Place                                                                                                         8th Grade: Kody Villareal   3rd Place                                                                                                                            Alexandria Paz   5th Place                                                                                                                          Darren Chapa 6th Place                                                                                                                              Carson Aldridge- Best Alternate

Posted on December 15, 2016 .

LJH 7th Grade Lady Pirates Basketball Results

Last night, the 7th Grade Lady Pirates basketball team traveled to Carrizo Springs to compete against the Lady Cats. The B-team girls started to the game with a lead 4-0 at the half, at the end of the game the Lady Cats managed to take control of the game and final score was Lady Cats 13 and Lady Pirates 4.  The leading scorers were Leilani Jimenez and Modesty Foose, each with 2 points.

 The 7th Grade A-team struggled last night with the final score being Lady Cats 33 and Lady Pirates 11.  Leading scorers were Taylor Adams with 5 points, Emma Keith with 4 points, and Sydney Estrada with 2 points. 

Next home game is December. 15, 2016 against Crystal City at 5 and 6 pm

Posted on December 9, 2016 .

LJH Lady Pirates 8th Grade Basketball Results

Last night the cold wind blew the Lady Pirates down to Carrizo Springs.

Lady Pirates B team scoring was two points by Clarissa Ybarra and Raven Perez and single points by Jackie Hernandez and Alexia Flores.  Alexia played and excellent game setting beautiful screens for the guards.  Raven benefited from one screen to score two points on a layup.  The final score was Lady Cats 13 – Lady Pirates 6.  We stand at 1 – 3 in the season. 

 Lady Pirates A team won 29-26 and take their record to 3 and 1. They were led in scoring by Danielle Esquibel with 13 points.  Rose Carlie Harold, Morgan Gutierrez and Noelia Medina added 4 points.  Adrianna Rios added two on a nice inbound play and Kylie Mask added one. 

 We hope you are able to see the final game for the 2016 part of the schedule next week as the LJH Lady Pirates take on Crystal City at 5 and 6 in the High School Gym.  

Posted on December 9, 2016 .

Our VFW Patriots Pen Winners

Congratulations to the following students who are our winners of the 2016-2017 VFW Patriots Pen Contest.  We are joined by one other San Antonio District in advancing to state level competition.

Our winners are:  Alejandra R. Nagland, 1st Place (VFW Post 12041 - Lytle, Texas)

           Rylan Wagner, 1st Place (VFW Post 6012 - San Antonio, Texas)

            Kylie E. Mask, 2nd Place (VFW Post 12041 - Lytle, Texas)

            Caleb Leven, 3rd Place, (VFW Post 12041 - Lytle, Texas)

Special recognition goes to Rylan and Kylie who are both winners for the 3rd straight year.

 Left to right:  Caleb Leven, Rylan Wagner, Mrs. Valorie Miller (Sponsor/Coach), Kylie Mask and Alejandria Negland.

Left to right:  Caleb Leven, Rylan Wagner, Mrs. Valorie Miller (Sponsor/Coach), Kylie Mask and Alejandria Negland.

Posted on December 7, 2016 .

Calling All Lytle Business Community Members!


We would like to invite you to participate in the LJH Playbook initiative where business community members visit our school and speak with our students.        

The initial goal of this partnership is to have business community members share with our students how education has impacted, influenced, and/or benefited their business/career.   Consequently, LJH hopes to build a mentor program between business community members and its students.

 LJH has a scheduled time period (11:42am – 12:12pm) called Playbook.  It is during this designated time that business community members would be scheduled to speak.  It is our hope that following these visits, a mentor program can be developed between the members and our students based on interest and opportunity.

 If you would be interested in participating in our Playbook Initiative, please send an email to Kenneth Dykes (kdykes@lytleisd.com) and/or Amanda Lopez (alopez@lytleisd.com).

 Thank you,                                                                                                                    Kenneth O. Dykes                                                                                                               Lytle Junior High Principal


Posted on December 6, 2016 .

7th Grade Girl's Basketball

Last night the Lady Pirates hosted the Lady Eagles. We are a team with eager and willing minds and limited skill and knowledge of the sport but have great big hearts! Unfortunately we could not overcome the height and the experience Pleasanton had and didn't come out with the "W". These girls have the heart and dedication any coach could ask for and I am thankful for being able to coach them. 

B-team leading scorers:

Marley Walker 1pt                                                                                                                                                                Leilani Jimenez 1pt                                                                                                                                                        Modesty Foose 1pt


A-Team Leading scorers:

Emma Keith  4 pts                                                                                                                                                             Daphne Perez 2 pts                                                                                                                                                               Taylor Adams 1pt                                                                                                                                                                      Nicole Godines 1pt                                                                                                                                                          Diamond Smith 1 pt

Posted on November 18, 2016 .

8th Grade Girl's Basketball

Last night the 8th grade Lady Pirates were able to fly the W flag for both games.  The B team began the night by scoring 26 and beating Pleasanton 26 – 15.  The team had a one point lead after the first quarter but went on a 12 to 2 run in the second quarter to have a lead at half of 18 to 7.  Clarrissa Ybarra had her best quarter scoring 6 of her 12 points.  It was a team victory with all but two of the ladies scoring.  We only scored two points in the third quarter but were able to hold off the Eagles by limiting them to 2 points in the fourth quarter.  The scoring totals were Clarissa Y – 12 points, Alexia F and Neyda M. with 4 points, Marissa F, Jackie H and Layla M with 2 points apiece.  The B team record stands at 1 and 1 for the season.

Last week we beat Pearsall by one and this week we won with a last second three point shot by Noelia Medina to eek out a 28 – 26 victory.  We came out of the gate slow by letting the Eagles take an 8 point lead before we scored a basket.  We had the complete team this week and it helped to give the ladies rest and not lose skill.  The girls battled back to take a three point lead at the end of the first quarter, 11 – 8.  We had our poor quarter in the second scoring only a point.  With one minute left Pleasanton had a 26 -25 lead.  We got the ball back by the scorer’s table with 5 seconds left.  Noelia Medina was coming back from resting her knees last week and I asked her where she felt comfortable to shoot.  She set up by our bench on the three point line.  RoseCarlie Harold inbounded the ball to Danielle Esquibel and she made a great pass to Noelia.  It was a beautiful shot because I had a perfect vantage for the swish as time expired. The scoreboard says it all.  

We were led in scoring by Danielle E. with 9, Morgan G and Clarissa R added 4, Alex N., Kylie M, Abby M, and Adrianna R added 2 apiece and of course the game winning shot by Noelia put her in the book with 3 points.   

Coach's Note:  It was one of the most thrilling games I have had the privilege to coach.  Thank you to all the parents and fans who came out to see such excellent games.  The A team will take their perfect record to Devine to attempt to maintain perfection after Thanksgiving.  The 8th grade ladies and Coach Cameron and myself would like to wish everyone a restful Thanksgiving and a festive time with family.  I am very thankful for all the fine people I get to work with and all the students who trust me enough to share their lives with me.  

Posted on November 18, 2016 .