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Thursday, December 10th, 2015

UIL gears up for new statewide robotics competition

High school students creating robotic arms and small electronic vehicles will compete for a new championship title as the University Interscholastic League is launching a pilot robotics program for Texas schools.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

San Marcos CISD to restart random drug tests for student athletes, others

Three years ago, San Marcos CISD trustees ended the district's random drug testing for student athletes and other extracurricular participants, saying it didn't seem necessary after only five students tested positive for illegal drug use in five...

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

New San Marcos AD: Academics trumps athletics

An enthusiastic San Marcos CISD school board voted unanimously Monday evening to hire Mark Soto as the new district athletic director and high school head football coach.

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

SMHS remains in 5A UIL conference

San Marcos High School will remain in the 5A University Interscholastic League football and basketball conference.

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Rattlers still winless, citizens differ on coach

Residents and parents registered differences of opinion to the San Marcos CISD trustees last week as to whether Steve Van Nest should be retained as the head football coach at San Marcos High School. The Rattlers, 5-22...

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Rattlers, Rebels renew football rivalry

The stakes aren't as high as in the old days, but perhaps the renewal of the San Marcos vs. Hays high school football rivalry can be a catalyst for one of these teams. They will play Friday...

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

San Marcos CISD trustees adopt ‘abstinence plus’

By a 5-2 vote Monday night, San Marcos CISD trustees decided to overturn the school district's "abstinence only" sex education policy in favor of "abstinence plus," which teaches about contraception along with abstinence.

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Morse takes another first place and makes school history

Senior Irene Morse won more than first place in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) state speech and debate competition last weekend. Morse will leave San Marcos High School with a few very tough records to break.

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Soccer team honored by City

San Marcos city officials recently honored the San Marcos High School boys soccer team for its winning season and a berth at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) playoffs.

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

San Marcos and Hays to renew football rivalry

A one-time staple of the Hays County athletic scene is coming back for a two-year engagement. The football teams from San Marcos and Hays High Schools will play each other this fall and during the fall of...

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