Preview: Vista Ridge at Vandegrift at Monroe Stadium Friday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.

By SCOTT W. COLEMAN, Four Points News 

In every victory this season, there has been one constant for Vandegrift: a solid ground game.

Vandegrift head coach Drew Sanders said after last week’s win over Leander that establishing the run game is crucial for his team. This Friday, things will be no different as the Vipers host a Vista Ridge team that can put up points in a hurry.

Vandegrift Vipers junior wide receiver Reese Watson (81) bats a pass intended for Leander Lions junior wide receiver Ismael Sanchez (17) away in the end zone during a high school football game between the Leander Lions and the Vandegrift Vipers at Bible Stadium in Leander, Texas, on October 13, 2017. Photo by Scott W. Coleman 

Leander Lions senior wide receiver Dalton Flowers (6) leaps high to bring in a pass over Vandegrift Vipers sophomore defensive back Tyler Mongauzy (33) during a high school football game between the Leander Lions and the Vandegrift Vipers at Bible Stadium in Leander, Texas, on October 13, 2017. Photo by Scott W. Coleman 

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Brown looks to shine in second season at Vandegrift

Vandegrift sophomore Greg Brown, #5 last season, averaged more than 17 points a game last season and college
recoruiters are noticing. Photo by Scott W. Coleman

By CARSON FIELD, Four Points News

Photo by Scott W. Coleman

Vandegrift forward Greg Brown III had a stellar freshman season for the Vipers last year, and as a result, he was the fifth-ranked player in the Class of 2020 in ESPN’s first class rankings in early August.

“I’m going to work hard to help prove that I deserve a higher ranking,” Brown said.

Brown, standing 6’7”, averaged 17.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game in his freshman season. His freshman season was impressive enough to earn him a spot at the 2017 USA Men’s U16 National Team training camp. Continue reading

Viper entrepreneurs create Thursty Pool Care

By ALAINA MALONE, Four Points News

Cory Thurston and Austin Stelling — two young entrepreneurs who graduated from Vandegrift — started a pool maintenance company called Thrusty Pool Care.

The team are currently both attending Texas State University and successfully balance their business and school, working primarily out of the Four Points area and also include Westlake and Lakeway. They provide routine maintenance for customer’s pools, as well as taking care of the repairs on equipment.

“After brainstorming many ideas, we decided the pool industry was the right fit for us,” Thurston said.   Continue reading

Pumpkin Patch raises money for Dell Children’s

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Ellie Seitzler, Lynette Haaland
By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

Many families enjoyed the 8th Annual Steiner Ranch Pumpkin Patch on Sunday at John Simpson Park.

Hundreds of pumpkins served as the backdrop for many photo shoots. Also pumpkins of all sizes were sold with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

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Hand to Hold’s impact on one local family

Jocelyn and Bradley Brandt with their daughter Jessica, born in July, and their son Jason,
who was less than two pounds when he was born and spent the first 111 days of his life in
the hospital as a premature infant.

4th annual Hand to Hold fundraising baby shower Fri.

By LYNETTE HAALAND
Four Points News

Jocelyn and Bradley Brandt are helping organize the Hand to Hold’s 4th annual Baby Shower event on Friday because it is the organization that helped them in their family’s time of need.

The Brandt’s son Jason was born on March 15, 2015, at 26 weeks and 1 day, weighing just 1 lb 10 oz. The Brandts visited the neonatal intensive care unit  twice a day for 111 days at St. David’s HealthCare while their baby was hooded up to ventilators and more for the breathing challenges he faced. When baby Jason got to go to his home in Steiner Ranch, he continued to struggle with feeding issues; feeding therapy was needed to strengthen his oral muscles. Continue reading