Kealing Track Spring 2017

posted Mar 8, 2017, 3:15 PM by Justin Gardner

All 7th and 8th Grade students are welcome to join the Kealing Track team. We will resume practice on Monday March 20th. A completed AISD physical packet is required, as well as a t-shirt, shorts, and running shoes for practices.
Please see the attached schedule and frequently asked questions for more information.

Kealing Track 2017

Justin Gardner- 8th Boys- 414-2706

Ken Rydolph- 7th Boys- 841-1154

Tania Tasneem- 7th Girls

Zoe Jones- 8th Girls

Kealing Track FAQ’s

When is Track Season?

We will begin practice on Tuesday March 7th. Our final Track meet is Thursday April 27th. The season is about 6 and ½ weeks.

When do we practice?

We practice Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after school ( 3- 4:40 pm) on weeks that we have meets on Thursday. The practice schedule may be adjusted the weeks we run on Saturday. Your coach will let you know.

What do I do if I am going to miss practice or a meet?

Communication is important. Please call or email your coach as soon as you can to let them know when and why you will be missing practice or a meet.

What equipment do I need?

You MUST have an athletic physical completed on the AISD form before you can practice with us. If you turned in a Physical packet to participate in Athletics, or another Kealing sport team, that physical will cover you for track. You will need a t-shirt, shorts, and shoes that you can run in for practice. The school will provide uniforms for the meets. Track spikes are recommended for athletes participating in running events.

Do my grades matter for track?

Yes. All track athletes are under UIL No pass No play rules. The 4th 6 weeks report card will be used as the basis for eligibility. If you have any questions, see one of the track coaches.

Is track just running?

No. Track meets consist of running, jumping, and throwing events. Each athlete is allowed to participate in 5 total events.


What events are there in track?

400 M Relay                                        Shot Put                               300 M Hurdles

800 M Relay                                        Discus                                   200 M Dash

100 M Hurdles (Girls)                      High Jump                           1600 M Run

110 M Hurdle (Boys)                       Triple Jump                         1600 M Relay

100 M Dash                                         Long Jump                                         

800 M Relay

400 M Dash


Can I help the team if I am not the fastest person in my race or 1st place in my field event?

Yes. The team gets points for individuals placing from 1st to 6th place. Each grade level boys and girls really need multiple people to participate in each event to accumulate enough points to win the meet. Scoring is as follows

                                                Relay                     Individual

1st Place                                20                           10                          

2nd Place                               16                           8

3rd                                           12                           6

4th                                           8                              4

5th                                           4                              2

6th                                           2                              1


Do I get to pick the events I participate in?

Yes and No. You will have an opportunity to run the events you want to run. We only get 3 or 4 spots per event so we take the 3 or 4 athletes that have the best performance in those events (times in the running events, distances in the jumps and throws) You may be asked to participate in an event that isn’t your top choice based on team need.


Kealing Boys Basketball Schedule 2017

posted Dec 13, 2016, 12:37 PM by Justin Gardner

DATE DAY Zone TEAMS 7th Gr. SITE 7th "B" 7th "A" 8th Gr.SITE 8th "B" 8th "A"
01/12/17 Thurs   Kealing vs Lamar Kealing 7:00P 6:00P Lamar 7:00P 6:00P
01/19/17 Thurs   Garcia vs Kealing  Garcia 7:00P 6:00P Kealing 7:00P 6:00P
01/26/17 Thurs * Fulmore vs Kealing Fulmore 7:00P 6:00P Kealing 7:00P 6:00P
02/01/17 Wed   Kealing vs Garcia 7th & 8th B Only Garcia 6:00P ~~~ Garcia 7:00P ~~
02/02/17 Thurs * Kealing vs Martin Martion ~~~ 6:00P Martin ~~~ 7:00P
02/09/17 Thurs * Covington vs Kealing Covington 7:00P 6:00P Kealing 7:00P 6:00P
02/16/17 Thurs * Kealing vs Mendez Kealing 7:00P 6:00P Mendez 7:00P 6:00P
02/22/17 Wed   Kealing vs Covington 7th & 8th B Only  Covington 6:00P ~~~ Covington 7:00P ~~~

Boys Basketball Info

posted Dec 13, 2016, 12:35 PM by Justin Gardner

We will have a meeting with 7th and 8th grade boys on Wednesday December 14th from 3-3:30 in the small gym to discuss information about playing basketball at Kealing. If your child did not make the meeting, they are allowed to tryout. The following list contains some of the information to be shared at the meeting:

  • You need a completed AISD physical packet dated after April 15, 2016
  • You will need to be at tryouts on Wednesday January 4th, and Thursday January 5th from 3-5 pm
  • You will need to bring basketball shoes, shorts, and a t-shirt for tryouts
  • You may bring your own water bottle.
  • You need to be available to practice Monday- Wednesday, play games on Thursdays. Friday practices are a possibility based on coach’s decision.
  • We usually keep 25 boys for the A and B teams per grade level (25 -8th graders, and 25- 7th graders)
  • You need to be passing all classes on the 3rd 6 weeks report card.
  • You need to be in good standing with teachers and administrators
Questions about boys basketball should be directed to Coach Rydolph (7th grade A and B) and Coach Johnson (8th grade A) or Coach Gardner (8th grade B)

Updated Football Schedule

posted Sep 20, 2016, 8:40 AM by Justin Gardner

All games scheduled for Yellow Jacket Stadium have been moved to Noack Field. Here is the updated schedule.

7th and 8th Football Schedule 2016

Week: Date




7th Grade

8th Grade

Week 1: 9/14/16



Nelson Field



Week 2: 9/20/16



Nelson Field



Week 3: 9/27/16



Noack #2




Week 4: 10/04/16



Noack #2




Week 5: 10/11/16



Noack #2




Week 6: 10/18/16



Noack #2



Week 7: 10/24/16



Burger Annex



Week 8: 11/1/16 or 11/2/16

Tue or Wed








7th Grade- Coach Rydolph (512) 841-1154,


8th Grade- Coach Gardner (512) 414- 2706,


Volleyball Info and Schedule

posted Aug 9, 2016, 10:14 AM by Justin Gardner


7th grade 
Jaime Brynie (414-2718)

8th grade:
Zoe Jones  
Kelly Morledge 

After school information meeting: 8/23 from 3:00-3:30 (Small Gym)

Tryouts: 8/24, 8/25, 8/26 from 3:00-5:00  (must attend all 3 days)  
Come in athletic attire, knee pads encouraged

First Practice: 8/29 from 3:00-5:00   

First Game:  9/1  -  7th home, 8th away.  A teams play at 6:00, B teams play 
at 7:00 or completion of A team game.

Student Needs: Completed AISD physical packet before they can participate in tryouts
School provides uniform, transportation to and from games and water 

**Parents must be available to pick up student promptly after practice. 

Football Schedule and Information

posted Aug 2, 2016, 11:08 AM by Justin Gardner   [ updated Sep 20, 2016, 8:29 AM ]

We are looking forward to another great season of Kealing Hornet Football! You can find the Football game schedule attached to this post. Here is some important information about our Football season:
  • We will hold an information meeting with all 7th and 8th graders interested in playing football after school on August 22 (The first day of school) After this meeting we will begin practice with all players who are ready to begin practice.
  • We will practice from 3-4:45 Monday - Friday, except for game days.
  • Players are ready to begin practice when they turn in a completed AISD Athletic Physical Packet. Each player will need to bring a t-shirt, athletics shorts, and a pair of football cleats or shoes they can run in.
  • All players must complete 4 non contact conditioning practices before they are cleared for full contact practices.
  • All players must complete 7 practices in pads before they are cleared to participate in games. (A total of 11 practices must be completed before game participation)
  • The school will provide a helmet, mouth piece, shoulder pads, and football pants/pads and jerseys for practices and games.
  • If your child wears braces, they will to get a mouth piece that is approved by their orthodontist. 
  • We will have a parent meeting the 2nd week of school. (We will announce the date and time when school starts) Coaches will share expectations for student athletes and parents. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about opportunities to support the Kealing Football Program.
If you have any questions about Kealing Football, please contact Coach Gardner at (512) 414-2706, or


posted Jul 21, 2016, 2:06 PM by Justin Gardner   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 10:19 AM ]


posted Jun 3, 2016, 1:20 PM by Justin Gardner   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 10:15 AM ]

The following sports are part of  Kealing Athletics 


  • Volleyball     (First week of school- mid October)
  • Football        (First day of school- 1st week of November)
  • Girls Basketball    (mid October- mid December)
  • Boys Soccer    (November- mid December)
  • Girls Soccer    (January- February)
  • Boys Basketball (January- February)
  • Track    (March- April)
  • Tennis    (March-April

A completed Athletics Physical is required to participate in any tryouts, practice, or competition. A completed physical packet is also required to participate in our Athletics Periods.

 The AISD Physical Packet can be picked up from the Kealing Program Office or found electronically at :Physical Packet

 If you have questions about Kealing Sports teams, or Athletics Periods, contact Coach Gardner at (512) 414-2706, or


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