Lions Sports Update 01/12/18

Basketball
The varsity basketball team returned to action after the holiday break on January 5. Athens High School was 17-1 and came out firing on all cylinders en route to a 30-point first quarter effort. The Lions made up some ground in the second quarter, but still trailed by four heading into the break. However, the second half belonged to the Marksmen. Propelled by strong performances across the board (senior Sam Sussman had a near double-double with 11 points and 9 rebounds, freshman Harrison Ingram tallied 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists, and sophomore Andrew Laczkowski totaled 33 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists), St. Mark's outlasted Athens for a final score of 81 to 74. This coming week, the Lions will play three games: on January 9 they will travel to Fort Worth Country Day for a 7:30 game; on January 12, they'll host ESD at 7:30; and on January 13, they'll host CHANT at 12:30. Friday night's game is Fan Blizzard Night, so be sure to come cheer on the Lions in what should be an electric atmosphere.
 
Soccer
The first match back after a week of holiday training was a sobering one as the varsity soccer team fell to Parish 2-6. Junior newcomer Emmett Berger was immediately pressed into duty in goal for the Lions. He gave a strong account of himself with several notable saves. Second half goals from freshman Knobel Hunt and sophomore William Holtby helped St. Mark’s finish the match on a positive note as they prepare for their first north zone counter match this Tuesday at Ft. Worth Country Day. Then on Friday, the Lions host ESD at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Fan Blizzard Spirit Night. 
 
Wrestling
Before Christmas break, the varsity wrestling team victoriously wrestled its Senior Night Dual against Kimball High School, and lost a scrimmage to TAPPS power house, McKinney Christian Academy. Over the break, Ribman brothers (Tucker ’18 and Cooper ’21), wrestled at the nationally-known Prep Slam in Atlanta, Georgia. Cooper Ribman finished in the top eight at the 132lb weight class, and Tucker Ribman placed fourth overall at the 138lb weight class.  Both efforts exceeded expectation and bring great credit to St. Mark’s School of Texas. On 6 January, the team started the new year at the McKinney Christian Academy Quint Meet. The Lions started the evening with a loss to McKinney Christian Academy, and bounced back with back to back dual match wins against Bishop Dunne Catholic School and Oakridge Academy. The final dual was a loss to SPC rival St. John’s School, but the team wrestled a hard fought battle. The wrestling team will compete at the Rumble at the Ridge at Fossil Ridge High School in Keller, Texas, on Saturday, January 13, at 8:00 a.m. 
 
Swimming
The swimming team trained hard and bonded as a team over the break. They returned to action as they hosted Bishop Lynch earlier this week. 
 
ALUMNI SPORTS NEWS
Parker Dixon ’16, the starting Outside Hitter for the Princeton Men’s Volleyball team, helped the Tigers upset #8 Stanford on Friday.  It was the first time the Tigers have upset a top 10 ranked team in 4 years.  Parker contributed 13 kills, 5 digs, 2 aces, and 1 block in the upset.  Read more about it HERE.
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St. Mark's School of Texas

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Dallas, Texas 75230

214-346-8000

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St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.