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Savio Lady Eagles Beat St. Michael's in Nail Biter Finish

September 26, 2014
By Admin

The Savio Lady Eagles went up against St. Michael's in a tense district match-up on Thursday night.  The Lady Eagles took set number one, 25-22, then lost the next two sets, 22-25 and 19-25 as St. Michael's started gaining momentum.  In set 4, the Lady Eagles came roaring back, winning 25-18 setting the stage for a 5th and deciding set.  In a nail-biter final set, the Lady Eagles finally prevailed, 15-13 in a hard fought match and capturing their first district victory.

* Sarah Greiner dished out 45 assists, put up 3 blocks, 4 kills and 2 aces.  (Her assists for the night are or are very close to a school record). 
* Maddie Miksch put 22 kills to the floor and added 5 blocks and two aces to the effort.
* Caleigh Johnson dominated the middle game with 11 kills and a season high 8 blocks.
* Sierra Martinez and Hannah Parker added 4 kills each, while Jordan Brannam and Natalie Stewart hammered two service aces each.

The Lady Eagles next match is Tuesday as they travel to Waco Reicher.


Savio Music Department Fall Concert Coming Up Soon!

September 26, 2014
By Admin

The Savio Music Department will be presenting their Fall Concert Friday October 17th, 2014 starting at 7:00pm in the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Activity Center at 9500 Neenah Avenue, Austin, TX 78717. 

Come listen to the beautiful vocal ensembles present selections from the Disney collection, complimented by entertaining instrumental ensemble performances of Video Games musical selections.



The concert is free to the public with a food/beverage reception during the intermission. Looking forward to seeing you there and your support of our Savio Music Department!




Eight Members of the Class of 2015 Earn National Merit Commendation

September 25, 2014
By Admin

Eight St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School seniors have earned Commended distinction in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Victor Gonzalez, David Gregorio, Grace Isakson, Vu Mather, Maria McCuskey, Brian McNaughton, Jacob Mink, and Calvin Nazareth have received a commendation certificate from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Every year, 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. They have placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

St. Dominic Savio is proud of these students and their commitment to academic excellence.

Savio Quiz Bowl Wins Second Place at Capital City Kick-off

September 22, 2014
By Admin

Two squads from the Savio Quiz Bowl team competed in the high school division of the Capital City Kick-off on Saturday, September 20th. Eleazar Camez, Daniel Jilek, Minh Mather, and Andrea Poblete made up the Savio Gold team, and Matthew Bianchi, Andrew Kalamarides and Emily Shoemaker were the Savio Blue team.

The Blue team got off to a strong start, beating Harmony North Austin by a score of 290-145. But they struggled the rest of the day, and finished the preliminary rounds as the 6th seed. In first round of the playoffs they fell to a strong team from Brandeis High School by a score of 365-210. Matthew Bianchi was the leading scorer for the Blue with 32.86 points per game (2 powers and 2 NEG5's).

The Gold team also got off to a strong start, defeating LASA "C" team 485-135. But that Brandeis team tripped them up as well in their second match by a score of 360-225. Then the Gold team rattled off a string of victories by an average score of 386-140 to claim the 2nd seed for the playoffs. They trounced St. Thomas Catholic from Houston 490-90 in the first round, and faced off against Brandeis in the semi-finals. This time it went the Eagles' way as they bested Brandeis in a close match by the score of 270-235. This put them into the finals against the top team from LASA.

In a room packed full of friends and family the Eagle Gold battled the mighty LASA team valiantly. In the end the LASA crew had just enough in the tank to snatch victory from the Eagles. Final score LASA "A" team 365, Savio Gold 310. Daniel Jilek led the way for the Eagle Gold, and all players in the high school division, with a staggering 84.44 points per game (32 powers and 14 NEG5's).

Next tournament for the Eagles will be the Varsity Kick-off Classic which, in spite of its name, will have both varsity and JV divisions. This tournament will be held in Katy, TX on October 11th.

Savio Eagles Football Falls to St. Andrews

September 21, 2014
By Admin

After a rousing victory last week the St. Dominic Savio Eagles football team couldn't maintain the momentum this week as they fell to St. Andrews 27-18. 

The Eagle offense could not find a rhythm all night against the Crusader defense, and the Eagle defense did not have an answer to the big play offense of St. Andrews.  Once again the Eagles found themselves behind early in the game. 

With St. Andrews ahead 14-0 Savio managed to put together a drive early in the second quarter ending with a 36 yard field goal from freshman kicker Victor Sanchez.  After forcing a St. Andrews punt the Eagles mounted another scoring drive as senior fullback Spencer Supnet punched it in from a yard out to make the score 14-10 at half. 

In the third quarter St. Andrews struck quickly to go up 21-10.  But the Eagles answered immediately with another touchdown, and made the two point conversion to close the gap to 21-18.  With the Eagles trying hard to notch the winning score the Crusaders intercepted an Eagle pass late in the game, and eventually scored late to cement the game. 

The Eagles will take a much needed week off next week, and will return to action for a Thursday night game on October 2nd at Texas School for the Deaf starting at 7 pm.

Savio Eagles Beat Austin Lanier for First Win of the Season

September 13, 2014
By Admin

The St. Dominic Savio Eagles football team has been close in it's last two games, but Friday night's stormy opening against Austin Lanier provided the electricity the Eagles needed to beat the Vikings 41-31 to claim their first win of the 2014 season.  

After three weather delays before the start of the game, the Eagles and Vikings immediately started the offensive fireworks. It appeared early it would be more of the same for the Eagles as Lanier jumped out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter. However, the Eagles weren't to be denied as they answered in the second quarter with two scores of their own to tie the score 21-21 at half.  

The Vikings opened the second half with a touchdown to take the lead 28-21, but the high-powered Eagle offense came storming back with two touchdowns to go up 34-28.  The Eagle defense forced the Vikings to kick a field goal in the fourth quarter to make the score 34-31.  But once again, St. Dominic Savio's ground-oriented attack produced another touchdown late in the game to make it 41-31 and ice the game for the Eagles.  The Savio offense was led by senior Sam Alvarado's eye-popping 235 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns.  

Next Friday the Eagles travel to St. Andrews.  


Lady Eagles Volleyball Beats Holland High School

September 08, 2014
By Admin

Saturday the Lady Eagles Volleyball team played Holland High School on the road, emerging victorious in 3 straight sets:  25-13, 25-13, 25-15.  The Freshmen team lost in 2 close sets, and the Junior Varsity prevailed in a 3 set thriller.

Junior Setter Sarah Greiner had 21 assists, 7 kills, 3 blocks and an ace.  Sophomore Maddie Miksch collected 9 kills and served up 3 aces.  Sophomore Middle Hitter Caleigh Johnson hammered 5 kills to the floor and put the roof down with 4 blocks.  Freshmen Libero Olivia Ramirez dug up 10 balls and scored 3 ace serves for the Lady Eagles.

The team's next outing is Sept. 12th & 13th at the Brentwood Christian tournament.



Eagle Football Falls to Reicher Late in the Game

September 06, 2014
By Admin

The St. Dominic Savio Eagle football team may not yet have the successful football tradition that Waco Reicher has, but the Eagles showed their Catholic rivals from up north last night that they are ready to start one of their own.

The Eagles went toe-to-toe with the Cougars for four quarters, and gave themselves plenty of opportunities to score. However, despite a valiant defensive effort, Savio couldn't muster enough firepower on offense late in the game and dropped a thriller to Reicher 13-6.  

Reicher owns 8 state championships, but this new edition of Savio football wasn't impressed. The Eagles led 3-0 for most of the game, and managed to keep it close despite injuries to key players.

Two field goals by freshman kicker Victor Martinez kept Reicher at bay until an interception by Reicher late in the game led to a Cougar touchdown.  Undaunted, the Eagle offense came up with some big plays with under a minute left, moved the ball to midfield, but just didn't have enough gas left in the tank as the Cougars escaped the upset.  

Next Friday Savio travels to Nelson Field in Austin to take on the Lanier Vikings.  Game time is 7:30. Come out and support our Eagles!


Middle School Appreciation Night This Friday

September 02, 2014
By Admin

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