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by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon May 23, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

Once these minor glitches are worked out, we'll get one final snapshot of the national field before heading out to Atlanta!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon May 23, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Hopefully with a final set of national rankings coming soon, we'll all be ready to head toward Atlanta!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu May 19, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Great idea!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri May 06, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

As we head into NAQT and then PACE, I think we find ourselves in a good place; our end-of-year goals are still very much in play.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri May 06, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 35446

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

I bad situation that needs a quick and economical solution!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri May 06, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

As the final results from around the USA come in, I continue to see the Texas teams as a group doing well, very well, indeed.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri May 06, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21638

Re: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)

When students can come away from the ICT D2 with a lot of positive feedback and learn how to improve their game, I think it's a good day, a very good day, indeed.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

Unless I'm mistaken, I don't believe the ICT is comparable enough to any other set that has been played to have a significant impact on these rankings. Is this true, which is to say, will the Texas Invitational stats not be considered in future rankings? If not, I understand the argument as to why ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

May I heartily second the views of Stephen Fontenot? Apart from his lauding the LARGE contingent from the Lone Star Republic to NAQT nationals, he rightly states our hopes and intentions for NAQT. And, finally, may I also express my agreement with his observation to set aside "the rankings fuss...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

As an English literature teacher, perhaps 'irony' is not the best term to summarize the situation. After all, rankings are a matter of facts, are they not? Aren't rankings a function of number-crunching and stats, if memory serves me correctly? Stating a team's limitations and experiences in a given...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

Cistercian, win? NO! We had a great time playing on some difficult question sets against some of the best teams in the US. LASA, Seven Lakes, and Dorman were all great competition and were clearly better than we were, but we nonetheless feel very encouraged about the meaning of those results as we l...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Thanks, Chris, for all the hard work you've put in over the past several days! Cistercian got a LOT out of Friday's competition from some of the top-ranked teams in the US; so, we feel as though it has confirmed our own estimation of how things may well unfold at NAQT/Nationals.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21638

Re: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)

STATS have an interesting way of telling a story. We'll await the stats.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

Once the stats are posted for that part of the Texas Invitational held on Friday, I think a number of folk will find there some fascinating indicators about how NAQT Nationals might unfold. While prognistication is never exact (far from it!), it should be helpful.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Hopefully, we'll get the STATS from the Texas Invitational at YES soon. It looked like quite a good collection of nationally ranked teams slugging it out -- and a good warm-up for NAQT nationals.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

With all due respect, Father, these rankings mean basically nothing. They're fun to look at, and they're useful for getting a vague idea of who's good this year. Other than that, they're really not especially meaningful, and totally not worth getting worked up over. Fred has limited time and 100 tea...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

James, I think the biggest problem that Fred (and the people who vote in the polls) have had in ranking Cistercian is that you guys have only very rarely played with your full team this year. We in Texas know that Cistercian is a good team, but it's difficult to pin down where you are in relation t...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

Cutting to the chase, Cistercian played with its full team from last year's HSNCT for the first time this year. This same team will be playing at both PACE NSC and HSNCT. In our full truly full strength tournament, we soundly beat the 25th ranked team (St. Marks) soundly, thrice. Additionally, we o...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

While reading the post concerning the results of the Texas State NAQT Tournament given above and elsewhere, I think it should be brought to the attention of the readership that Cistercian 'A' was erroneously excluded from its place in the competition's Championship rounds. While the mistake was acci...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Cistercian Prep is looking forward to a clash of Titans on Feb. 5th at St. Mark's - Dallas. With 16 teams, it will be small enough, yet with LASA, Seven Lakes, St. Mark's, etc PLUS CISTERCIAN, well, it will be FUN!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 35446

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

Dallas to Chicago 802 miles

Dallas to Atlanta 732 miles

In my book, that is a wash.

We loved Chicago -- a lot;
but Atlanta will be a fantastic place to explore as well.

We'll be there - 2 teams strong from the Lone Star Republic!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21638

Re: Texas Invitational (April 1-3, 2011)

I think the Golden Horde at Cistercian Prep School would be up for some high school competitions.
It would certainly be a good time of the year to clear the cobwebs before graduation and Atlanta.
We'll seriously look at this tourney as the date draws nigh!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

You guys are a really good team, probably top 25, but we really were just clarifying what happened.[/quote] I appreciate the observations and the compliments. They are warmly recieved. As far as I am concerned, the matter is closed. I will be removing my previous comments in the interests of commity.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

My comments are removed -- commity has been restored. User was banned for 1 week for violating the rule "Do not under any circumstances edit your post to change its meaning or the meaning of a subsequent post that responds to it," continuing to disregard forum rules after a warning was iss...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

Well, the Dec. 4th Houston Hoedown at St. John's is now in the record books -- and Cistercian Prep had some nice results. Our JV "A" team took the # 1 spot at the end of the day in that division. For a group of 4 freshmen who've never played together as an ensemble, I was very impressed wi...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

I see that Cistercian Prep has become something of an "objet du scandale" on these venerable pages in the course of only a few days. Being both old and Catholic, I have good reason not to enter into the fray of arguments and counter-arguments about the justice found in certain rankings. Th...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

sacagawea wrote:Hot damn, Vimal. You should not be allowed to play on IS-A sets. Congrats on the numbers though.

Was bedeutet "Hot damn"?
Ich kann das nicht verstehen!
Sacagawea - Du bist ein Teufel! ! !
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

I see that Jonah is trying "to make a funny" --- NOT!
Snap? Oh, please!
Not even close - and I'm talking hand grenades and horseshoes!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Unfortunately, it is I who must be the bringer of 'corrective' news. Brother Nigel is a member of a religious congregation, the Marianists, I believe. As such, he is not a monk. The overwhelming majority of Catholic religious educators, of which there are 1000's, aren't either. In the USA, monks who...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

BTW, I haven't seen any postings by Sacagawea lately. Has he retired?
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

We motored on down to Houston/Katy/Seven Lakes this past week-end and enjoyed the competition. Managed to win the Spartan Showdown against some long-standing rivals - St. John's, Bellaire, Kinkaid, etc. Vimal had some pretty devastatingly awesome stats, but I don't do floors, windows, or math, so I'...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103154

Re: On-going season rankings

While that Demiurge of the Boards from Delaware continues to fret over the spiritual welfare of all things Texan (Cistercian, Sacagawea, the Mason-Dixon line, PACE, etc.) I think he needs to relax with a good opera. Last night's opening in Dallas -- Don Giovanni -- was superb. Tomorrow afternoon I'm...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

While I respect the Southern dictum, "If you own it, you tell'em how to use it", I also think that an occasional B-ball comment is not a slacker's response for 'I have nothing to say.' Actually, most of my students find my comments on B-ball to be quite hilarious since I don't even know wh...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

HELLO, YANKEE LAND!
TEXAS RANGERS WIN!
ON FRIDAY, YANKEES vs TEXAS RANGERS!
Holy Cow -- and I don't even LIKE Baseball!!!!
Say, goodbye, Yanks!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Monks pray. I've been busy - p r a y i n g! Yes, the Dante papers are graded, but end of quarter means "report cards"! Goethe? Lord, what a dreary little man - writing 'Werther' really was NOT worth the wait. The pathetic protagonist couldn't even kill himself properly. Sturm und Drang? Ka...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

WOW! I had NO idea that Yankees were going to be reading these postings. I mean, I would have used better English -- at the very least. I'm not exactly sure what the inside joke is between Messrs. Carangoides ciliarius and Ed Powers. I guess I'll just have to wait in unhope on that one. A Gemini? Yi...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

As Cassian has rightly observed, when I spoke of "Cistercian" teams, those names didn't appear. Having Chris Romero's solemn oath in blood, wine, and branch water, i know that he'll correct those "alternate" spellings. I, too, in private correspondence, expressed my thanks to TQB...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

I understand the Texas QB Alliance had its Kickoff tourney at Seven Lakes/Katy (Houston). Cistercian was able to field two teams, which performed admirably. In spite of member absences due to Cross Country, Homecoming Prep, football, and general exhaustion, we managed a 3rd place finish and a tie fo...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 38692

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

The Lewis Cup played itself out on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater on Saturday, September 25th. While the overall field was small, some impressive individual stats were posted. Top three point-scorers were all students at Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving, TX. The overall...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu May 27, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!
Replies: 45
Views: 18038

Re: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!

While congratulations should be extended to any and all schools who receive rankings and kudos, perhaps the imperfection of polls should also be recalled. How can anyone forget these howlers: "Dewey beats Truman" or better, "Gore take Florida;beats Bush". However, taking "th...