Josh Reynolds, Jay Class of 2013
Did you know John Jay High School has a rich history of interesting athletes? It is fun to recount some high school achievements and even highlight a few individuals who pursued athletics at higher levels. This is really just a snapshot and may not even include impressive recent Mustangs.
Scott Thomas, class of '82, was a bright, fast, football star for John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas. After excelling as a Jay running back and track star, Scott opted for the Air Force Academy when UT did not come through with a scholarship offer.
Scott Ankrom, class of '84, was the fastest blonde in America. Scott was a Jay superstar quarterback in football who could score from anywhere on the field. Scott was the starting point guard on Jay's district champion and regional finalist basketball team. Scott stayed very busy in the spring as the starting centerfielder in baseball who could run down any fly ball. Most impressively, Scott was a miraculous sprinter in track. Scott was so fast that he set records at many track meets he ran in. He always won the 100m and 200m races and would also win the 4x100m relay as long as he was handed the baton. His 200 meter district record stood for 24 years until it was just broken in April 2007.
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Demetria Sance, class of '95, was the best Texas high school volleyball player ever. She was named All-State and All-American ALL FOUR YEARS in high school and led Jay to the '91 5A Volleyball State Championship! Her mother, Phyllis, was actually a volleyball coach at Jay two of those years.
Chris Ross, class of '03, is now a John Jay and San Antonio legend. After reaching the state championship game twice with superpowers in 1989 and 1991, the unlikely 2001-2002 Jay bball team made a surprising run to get to the state finals against heavily favored Dallas Kimball.
Steve Goff, class of '02, carried Jay to the 2002 Texas High School Basketball State Championship. He led Jay in scoring and rebounding. Steve exploded in the semifinals and finals, averaging 26.5 pts and 11 rebounds while shooting 64.7%. Steve was named the San Antonio Player of the Year. Thanks for bringing San Antonio and Jay H.S. the state championship, Steve!
Graduated in the top 1% of the '87 graduating class. Started on the varsity football and basketball teams for 3 years and specialized in the 400 meters/mile relay on the district champion track team. Led the entire city in touchdown receptions and was named All-City and All-District tight end. Broke the school and city record for most touchdown receptions in a game with four.
Mickey Mahler, class of '70, was the first huge star at John Jay High School. Mickey was a stud left-handed pitcher for the Mustangs and a major league prospect. Jay's first few baseball teams shockingly produced several major league baseball players. Both Mickey and his little brother, Rick Mahler, class of '71, pitched for Jay, piched for Trinity University, and played for the Atlanta Braves.
Danny Padron, graduated as the Class President of the first senior class of John Jay High School, THE CLASS OF '69. Danny was also John Jay's first starting quarterback - #12!