This year’s varsity baseball team took the term “Wylie ties” to a whole new level.
A whopping 17 of the team’s parents either work for Wylie or graduated from Wylie.
Five of those work for the district AND graduated from the district.
Talk about keeping things in the Wylie family.
Of course, that’s not the only thing special about this group of Bulldogs. The team included nine seniors, and an astounding eight of those nine are continuing their baseball careers at the collegiate level. They are Balin Valentine, Dash Albus, Cooper Cothran, Riley Hood, Reed Hughes, Jaxson Hansen, Cooper Hrbacek and Walker Piland.
Also, this group of Wylie Bulldogs were part of a Little League team that advanced to the World Series in 2017. Included on that team were Balin, Reed, Riley, Dash, Trey Dutton, Cooper, Dante Cano, Walker and Garrett Graham.
That’s a pretty special group!
Sara teaches kindergarten at Wylie Early Childhood. Landon, a senior, plays right field and pitches.
Amber is assistant principal at Wylie West Junior High. Grayson, a junior, is a utility player.
Amanda teaches PE & Language Arts at Wylie West Junior High. Brooks, a junior, pitches.
Tracy is in the special ed department at Wylie West Intermediate. Trey, a junior, plays outfield & pitches.
Stephanie teaches biology at Wylie High School. Riley, a senior, plays 1st base.
Shana teaches 7th & 8th Grade Science at Wylie West Junior High. Cooper, a senior, plays left field & pitches.
Alexis teaches art at Wylie High School. Reed, a senior, plays center field.
Julie teaches 3rd grade at Wylie West Intermediate. Jaxon, a senior, plays 3rd base & pitches.
By Candy Reagan