The Maroon

Ultimate Frisbee Aims for State

Senior Marty Carrillo catches a Frisbee mid-practice.

Connor Tate, Copy Editor

September 16, 2019

The Ultimate Frisbee club begins the new season hoping to go to the state tournament. The team is run by AGS math teacher Steven Trenfield, who has been coaching Ultimate for five years. “A student walked into my room and said, ‘Hey, Mr. Trenfield, you should be the Ultimate Frisbee sponsor,’...

Goodwyn Brings 36 Years of Experience to Swim Team

New to the swim team, Ryan Goodwyn shows off his collection of swimming memorabilia.

Juan Montelango, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Joining the staff this year as swim coach and ACS English teacher, Ryan Goodwyn is not used to being the new kid.   Goodwyn recently moved to Austin after living in College Station for 35 years. He is a former A&M swimmer and has been coaching for 23 years and teaching for 21. He began swimm...

Cross Country Competes in First Meet of School Year

Junior Trini Heidi competes in the Chaparral Invitational.

Sofia Freed, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

The cross country team had their first meet of the season on Friday, Aug. 30 at the Westlake Chaparral Invitational. “I felt really good about the meet," JV runner Louise Lee said. "Our team was super supportive and I think we all helped encourage each other to do our very best.”  Varsity r...

Wrestling Team Thrives with the Return to 6A

Photo courtesy of the Sirena Gatica

Zab Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

The wrestling team is making headway in the season so far, with over five competitions won in the season they are thriving in their first year back in 6A. Junior Diego Moreland has a current record of 15 wins to 6 losses and he made it to the Regional Tournament after placing 4th in the District w...

Freshman Runs her Way to State

Freshman Sophie Munoz runs in the state cross country competition.

Sophia Freed, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

Freshman Sophie Munoz proved skill doesn't always come with age when it comes to cross country. Munoz took 4th place in the three-mile UIL district meet with a time of 19:05. She was first out of all her teammates, but Munoz isn't stopping there. “One of my goals is to place in the top five at R...

Varsity Football is Ready to Play in 6A

WR Ben Koch catches a pass and runs it up the field.

Noah Whiteley and Liam Quigley

September 8, 2018

With the football season underway, being back in 6A will affect both the team and what the future will hold for Maroon football.  6A might cause more challenges according to the head football coach, Mike Rosenthal, since our competitors have larger student bodies. “When we decided that we were going to inc...

Grades Bring Down Junior Varsity Team

JV football get set for the handoff snap at the Anderson game. The JV football team lost 21 to 31.

Juan Montelongo, Staff Writer

September 8, 2018

Junior varsity coach Salvador Meza believes end of six weeks tests will be the downfall of the team, these students will have to work harder on their school work if they want to succeed in football. As the end of the first six weeks approaches, it is unclear how many players on the JV team won’t be able ...

Barton Swims to 2 Golds at State UIL

Barton Swims to 2 Golds at State UIL

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

February 23, 2018

“It feels like it's the best way I could have ended out my swimming career in high school, especially when I wasn’t expecting it. I was pretty confident that I could move up in the ranks, because I didn't feel like I used everything I had [in the preliminaries], even though that was my fastest time...

Varsity Soccer Pushes Past Preseason Injuries to Stay Competitive in District

February 15, 2018

Currently ranked second in District, Boys Varsity Soccer is hoping to continue their winning track record. After a tough loss to Lanier, the boys are now 2-1 in District and are hoping to once again grab the title. With seven district games remaining, players are still working on improving as a ...

Varsity Football Tamed Jaguars to Secure Second in District

Running Back Romeo Brown runs the ball in hopes for a first down.

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

October 30, 2017

Final Score: Austin 42 - LBJ 34 Recap: Varsity football vs LBJ started out as an evenly matched game, but the Maroons showed their dominance early on when they recovered a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown. Throughout the game Austin never let LBJ  take the lead away from them. Wide receiver Sawye...

Freshman Steps Up to Play Varsity

Freshman quarterback Charles Wright rushes through the line of scrimmage at the varsity football game against McCallum at House Park on Oct. 5.

Michael Tiemann-Daniel, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

Due to a series of varsity injuries, freshman Charles Wright took the field for the first time as second string quarterback during the game against Anderson on Friday, Sept. 22. “It was pretty humbling just to be on varsity as a freshman. Pre-season I was wanting to make my way towards varsity,...

Varsity Players Take Knee to Support Protests

Varsity football players take a knee during the national anthem during the game against McCallum on Oct. 5.

Eleanor Estrada, Editor in Chief

October 16, 2017

Before varsity football’s first district win against Akins, half a dozen Varsity players took a knee during the presentation of the National Anthem. The peaceful protest comes following a wave of similar protests among professional athletes and NFL teams. The trend began a year ago when former San Fra...

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