Final Score by Chuck Licata
While there was a lot of âpressâ about the LHHS girlsâ basketball and softball team reaching the state semifinals, as well as the LHHS boysâ hoopsters making the regional final, there was one other student-athlete who made a name for herself at the 2012 state tennis tournament.
That would be one Chesney Goza, who qualified for the Class 3A state tournament this past spring. Goza, who will be a senior this coming fall, lost to Delaney Schroeder of Abilene Wylie in the first round at the Pennick Center on the University of Texas campus back on April 30.
Schroder, by the way, went on to win the Class 3A title.
Goza will be joined by her mother, Marcie, in hosting this weekâs 2012 Panthers Tennis Camp. The Goza âladiesâ will have some help hosting the camp.
âBeginning players will learn the fundamentals of the basic tennis strokes including forehand, backhand, serve and volley as well as scoring and rules,â Goza explained to me earlier this year. âIntermediate players will concentrate on consistent stroke production, court agility and strategy. Players will need a racquet.â
Interested parties can call Goza at 512.289.0696 or e-mail her at email@example.com for questions and suggested guidelines.
As for camp times, kindergarten-through-third grade campers will be hosted from 8:30-to-9:30 a.m.; fourth-through-sixth grades, 9:30-to-11:30 a.m.; and, seventh-grades and up, 12:15 p.m. through 2:30 p.m.
By the way, the camp runs this week and next week so even if you read this Wednesday in the Leader you have time to participate â or get your kids- in next weekâs camp.
Mother Nature certainly seems to be cooperating. Last yearâs camp was held during the hottest dates on record in Austin.
From June 5-through-19 last year, record temperatures for June days were registered nine times â and all five days after the 15th were 103 degrees or hotter.
This year, the temps will be summer-like but, for now, it appears six-digit temperatures arenât in the immediate forecast.
Donât worry though â the Gozas and their camp staff will be sure to keep all participants hydrated and safe during camp time.
And campers of all ages will get the chance to talk to Chesney â who, by my estimation, will make it to the state tournament again next spring.
And sheâll have even more incentive to win.