Whole town is ‘#MilanoProud!’
Robert Westbrook
Milano ISD Superintendent

I n today’s Twitter world of instant communication, which I am basically inept, the “#MilanoProud!” describes how the Lady Eagles volleyball team has left me feeling. What a great season by a group of outstanding young ladies.

While their dream of a state tournament appearance ended in the regional semifinals to the regional champions from Lindsay, we are so proud of all they accomplished this season. With a final record of 33-7, these young ladies have nothing to hang their head over. By the way, every team that defeated the Lady Eagles this season played in a regional tournament this past weekend. Wow.

It’s very rare for the girls to take the court and be the bigger, taller team. Virtually every opponent we face is taller, yet our girls seem to come out on top time and time again. Our coaches, Wendy King, Catrina Steinbecker and Roxie Kleiber do a great job of teaching the game and creating an expectation of winning every time we take the court.

Our girls play so well together as a team; they don’t “get rattled.” Defense, grit and determination are but a few words that can be used to describe this team. But the best part of all is this—as good a volleyball players as our girls are, they are even better people.

The girls have earned some post-season honors and will continue to earn them over the next few weeks as all region and all state teams are announced. At this time, I would like to congratulate Kelly Wadlington for being named the Defensive MVP for District 16A. Earning first team All District honors are Myka Morehead, Hale McManess and Cashlyne Blake. Keely LaGrone was named second team All District and Naomi Graham earned Honorable Mention All District. Myka also earned Academic All District.

What does the future of Milano volleyball look like? With only one senior on the team and an undefeated group of eighth graders moving up to high school next year, Coach Wendy King and the Lady Eagles’ future looks bright.

Great job ladies, you left us “#MilanoProud!”.

Congratulations to Coach Craig Jentsch and the Eagle football team on their bi-district win over Runge. On Friday, we will travel to San Antonio to Mata Memorial Stadium to face the Bruni Badgers in the area round of the playoffs. This should be a good game between two evenly matched teams. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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