GROWING UP WATCHING CUAUHTÉMOC BLANCO PLAY FOR THE MEXICO NATIONAL TEAM INSPIRED OSVALDO LOPEZ. IT WAS EXCITING TO WATCH HIM. HE WAS HIS SPORTS HERO.
"When I scored when I was little, I would celebrate like him," Lopez said with a smile. "He was my idol growing up." That love of soccer that Blanco helped instill in Lopez flourished at the age of three when he started playing for his father Manuel's team. Lopez continued playing for that team up until last year, along with playing at MacArthur High School, where he enters his senior year.
At the end of January, Aldine ISD's best swimmers took to the pool to try and punch their tickets to the Region IV Championships at the District 15-6A Championships.
When the scores were all compiled MacArthur women's swimming team took second place overall, led by Carmen Pedraza, Gissele Rodriguez, and Georgina Aguinaga. The Nimitz women's team took fourth, guided by Bailey Johnson.
Aldine Davis men took third place overall – led by strong relay teams – while Eisenhower men finished fourth.
In each event, the top four teams or individuals advance. Here are the Regional Qualifiers out of Aldine ISD.