Category Archives: Vandegrift

National Signing Day at Vandegrift

Eleven athletes signed at Vandegrift on Wednesday morning: Dru Dawson (football, UAB), Trey Mongauzy (football, Drake), Ty Mongauzy (football, Drake), Thomas Fletcher (soccer UT Dallas), Danielle Lelinski (swimming, NYU), Patrick Baca (baseball, Sewanee), Patrick O’Connor (baseball, Case Western Reserve), Ryan Arnold (football, Trinity), Jax McCauley (football, West Virginia), Harry Witt (football, Rice) and Travis Rider (golf, Lubbock Christian).

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VHS cheer wins bronze at UIL Spirit State Championship


In its second year competing as a co-ed squad, Vandegrift’s competition cheer team, under the direction of head coach Brianna Roughton and coach Rachel Hoyle, won the bronze medal at the 2020 UIL Spirit State Championship held Jan. 16 in Fort Worth. The team placed first in the Crowd Leading category, second in Fight Song and fifth in Band Dance.

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Lacrosse leads to wedding of two Vandegrift head coaches

The New Year’s Eve wedding of Luke Cometti and Alyssa Murray, both Vandegrift head lacrosse coaches, in Syracuse.

By EMILIE FENNELL, Contributor

The love of lacrosse led to the New Year’s Eve wedding of two Vandegrift head coaches. Luke Cometti and Alyssa Murray met as lacrosse standouts in college, they became head coaches in the Vandegrift lacrosse program, and then on December 31, the two celebrated their wedding in Syracuse. 

Introduced to lacrosse as small children, both grew up with the sport in their hometowns, Luke in Syracuse and Alyssa on Long Island.

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Viper Nation Academic Booster shares with Class of 2032

Viper Nation Academic Booster handed out kindergarten t-shirts to members of the Class of 2032 from River Place Elementary in September. It is Viper Nation’s annual tradition to pass out the shirts at the five local elementary schools in the Vandegrift High School feeder pattern to help show support and encouragement to the youngest LISD students.  

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