Future Rebel

Travis senior defensive back Cameron Oliver commits to play football at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

Travis senior defensive back Cameron Oliver has been no stranger to pressure with the Tigers.

Oliver has been a key contributor on both the football field and basketball court over the past for years.

The senior added another layer of pressure earlier this month by committing to the University of Nevada - Las Vegas for football.

“Most importantly I thank my wonderful parents and family members for guiding and supporting me in every phase of my life and athletic journey,” Oliver said in his social media post about committing to UNLV. “I would like to also thank my coaches, staff, teammates and friends for supporting me throughout my high school career.

“Finally, I want to thank all the coaches and schools who took the time to recruit me.”

Oliver picked the Rebels over Air Force, Fordham, Houston Baptist, Illinois State, Lamar, Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Sam Houston and Texas Southern.

The Tiger safety was Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine’s per-season selection for District 20-6A defensive MVP.

Oliver has 15 interceptions over the first three seasons at Travis including two returned for a touchdown last year.

UNLV head coach Marcus Arroyo is in his first year in charge of the Rebels.

The Rebels are a member of the Mountain West Conference.

Top of the class

The George Ranch High School volleyball team prides itself on its work on and off the court.

In that vein, the Longhorns were honored for their work in the classroom by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

George Ranch was selected for the 2019-20 AVCA Team Academic Award list.

The Longhorns received the honor by ranking in the top 70 teams in the nation for cumulative team GPA.

George Ranch had 17 members of the team selected to the District 23-6A academic all-district team last year, including Kyndall Cole, Paris Donavan, Elyssa Giries, Caitlin Kurtz, Logan Lednicky, Jordyn Parnell, Taylor Reeves, Mackenzie Rock, Rachel Scott, Alexandra Sczech, Avery Shimaitis, Briana Steubing, Riley Steubing, Mikayla Sutton, Alexandra Tennon, Jahi Walker and Helen Watson.

Ready to run

George Ranch sophomore Madison Haldiman enters the 2020 cross country season with a top 20 time among the class of 2023 runners.

Haldiman ranks 16th overall in the two-mile time with a mark of 12 minutes and 8.96 seconds.

Haldiman finished second in the District 23-6A championship with a time of 18:51.70 at 5,000 meters last year. She battled through an injury at regionals and finished with a time of 22:01.20 for 75th place at the Region III-6A meet.

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