Annual Midnight Madness
The 2017 midnight madness displayed the progress the team has made. The players ran through various defense, tackling and offensive drills and scrimmaged against each other.
New Staff at Nazareth ISD
COACH STEVEN MOORE
Please tell us a little about yourself, your family, and where you are from.
I grew up on a farm near Sunray Texas. I have been married to my wife Ana for about one and a half years. This is my first time teaching and coaching.
What class/classes will you be teaching?
I will teach sixth grade history, seventh grade health and careers, eighth grade math, and dual credit history. I will also be the assistant football coach, assistant basketball coach, and the head baseball coach.
How do you feel about coming to NISD?
I am nervous, but also excited. Starting at a new place is always worrisome, but the students I have met have been really nice and welcoming.
What are you most excited about?
I am excited about the sports here and competition. I’ve heard many good things about the teams here. I am eager to learn more about playing six man football and helping the students grow.
What are your degrees and from what college?
I have a major in health and minor in Social Studies from Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
What are your goals that you have set for yourself this coming year?
I need to learn six man football better to be able to help the students and coaches. I would also like to be the district baseball champions and advance to the playoffs, but that’s a while away.
Besides the Swifts and Swiftettes, what other teams are your favorite?
I am sort of a bandwagon fan. When the Texas Tech Raiders are doing well, then we cheer for them. Otherwise, we usually support the Dallas Cowboys.
Coach Steven Moore
Shower to Benefit Foster Children
A shower benefiting foster children of John and Vanessa Welps will be held on Saturday, August 19th, after the 5:30 mass at the Senior Citizens Center. The baby is 0-3 months, size 1 diapers. Kin is in 3T clothes. donations of new or gently used items will also be accepted for other needy foster children ages 0-18 to be taken to the Moses Mission in Amarillo.
Meet the Swifts
This year, Meet the Swifts will be held on Monday, August 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The following is the schedule for the evening.
My School Bucks/Nutrition Table 5:00-6:00 Cafeteria
Meet the Teachers/Open House 5:00-6:30 Individual Classrooms
Parent/Principal Meeting 6:30-7:15 Cafeteria
Hamburger Supper (Peoples Bank) 7:15-8:00 Community Hall
Meet the Swifts & Swiftettes 8:00 Swift Field
Community History: The Ballpark
The Nazareth Ballpark is currently located east of the school along Highway 86, although it has not always been. Originally, the only baseball field in Nazareth was behind the school, and so, that’s where the Swifts played their games. Then, in 1957, Elmer Schulte and Paul Venhaus decided to talk to George Schacher about buying some of his land for a new ballpark separate from the school. The cost of the land is not known, but it was not near as expensive as land is today. After that, the new field was built at its current location. Many of the citizens in Nazareth helped do all of the tasks needed in order to complete the ballpark, such as putting in the lights and putting up the fences. A few years later, the concession stand was built, but until then, drinks and food were just sold out of a pickup.
At the beginning, the Ball Club took care of all the maintenance for the park, but around 1975, the community took over by having a designated ballpark committee. The key move that really increased the quality of the ballpark was when the advertisement signs across the outfield fence were put up. They really helped to keep the whole ballpark going. Now, Suds and Sounds is a benefactor that brings in money for the park. The ballpark is still currently used for baseball, t-ball and softball games and tournaments. The most recent addition to the ballpark is a t-ball field that was completed this summer. The land for this field was donated by the Leroy Pohlmeier family.