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The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

Ben Tillisch

Ben Tillisch, Executive Editor: Staff

Hi! My name is Ben Tillisch and I am a senior. I am a fan of all sports but I especially enjoy soccer, as I have been playing since I was three years old. I also enjoy watching hockey, college and professional football, and college basketball and baseball. Aside from sports I like to spend my free time reading, exercising, and spending time with my friends and family. Additionally, during summer and winter break I love to travel to new places. While traveling I enjoy trying unique and different types of food, visiting spots of nature, and participating in exciting activities like snorkeling, ziplining, horseback riding, etc. In terms of the newspaper, this is my third year as a sports writer and editor for The Dispatch staff. I am extremely excited for this year and cannot wait to start writing!

All content by Ben Tillisch
WORKING HARD: Former Bowie quarterback Evan Mallett works on a strengthening exercise to increase mobility. Mallett has been in occupational therapy since the 2020 crash that left him quadriplegic.

New beginnings: Mallett’s story

Ben Tillisch, Executive Editor: Sports
April 24, 2024
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Ben Tillisch, Executive Editor: Sports
April 20, 2024
KICKING HARD: Freshman Kate Alexander swims the backstroke race. Alexander holds a personal best time of one minute and 46 seconds in the 100 meter backstroke.

Para-athlete swims for ‘Dawgs

Ben Tillisch, Executive Editor: Sports
March 18, 2024
FIGHTING FOR POSITION: Senior Reiser Johnson runs alongside a runner from Deer Park High School.  Deer Park finished with a team score of 342, one placement above the ‘Dawgs.

XC competes at State Champs

Ben Tillisch, Executive Editor: Staff
January 18, 2024
P/K Jacob Pulido (senior) punts the football. Pulidos longest punt during this game was 38 yards

The Dawgs’ face the Westlake Chaparrals

Ben Tillisch, Executive Editor: Staff
October 29, 2023

The Dawgs take down Akins

Ben Tillisch, Executive Editor: Staff
October 22, 2023
TAKING A BREATHER: Rowan Cox breaks the surface of the water to catch his breath during a freestyle race. Cox is currently ranked ninth nationally, and first in the Texas class of 2026 rankings.

Swim star splashes competition

Ben Tillisch, Executive Editor
October 3, 2023
Discipline AND DEFENSE: Junior Eowyn Madden practices sparring with her sensei. Madden is preparing for her senior black belt tests in April.

MMA black belt dominates ring

Ben Tillisch, Sports Editor
January 13, 2023
A competitive swimmer for much of his life, Cox competes for a club swim team and the Bowie team.

Swim prodigee dominates pool

Ben Tillisch, Sports Editor
December 2, 2022
WINNING THE BALL: Rowen Wells makes a tackle on an opposing player during a match. Wells is a forward for the Austin FC Academy U-17 team.

Academy standout reps Bowie

Ben Tillisch, Sports Editor
October 21, 2022
MAKING A CHANGE: Juniors Izzy Detrich and Wes Warmink stand by their donation bin for gently used sports equipment in the girls’ locker room. The pair of athletes distribute the equipment to aspiring female athletes around the city.

Juniors sponsor donation fund

Ben Tillisch, Sports Editor
June 8, 2022
CHATTING AT MEET: Junior Mara Saprautzki sits and talks with her track teammates in between her races. Saprautzki runs as a sprinter in several events at each meet.

Exchange student leaves mark

Ben Tillisch, Sports Editor
May 17, 2022
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Senior Lily Erb reaches out to control the ball in practice. Erb committed to Texas State University to continue her soccer career in college.

Senior captains take on district

Ben Tillisch, Sports Editor
February 25, 2022
SWINGING HIGH: Freshman Michael Vienneau practices his swings. He has been playing golf since early childhood.

[Photo] Golfers drive to success

Sam Vane, Dispatch Reporter
January 11, 2022
GONE WITH THE WIND: Captain Zack Munger preparing to throw the disc at the target he’s aiming at. The team practices on Thursdays after school at the Circle C Park.

On par with the disc golf team

Ben Tillisch, Sports Editor
December 8, 2021
Spanning across the entire day, swimmers in attendance competed in preliminary rounds in the morning, aiming to advance to the finals.

AggieLand Swim & Dive Meet

Ben Tillisch, Dispatch Reporter
November 19, 2021
The 200 million dollar Q2 stadium was designed with a section solely for fans interested in standing, chanting, drumming, and noise making to make a thrilling atmosphere for the rest of the fans and to motivate the 11 black and green jerseys on the pitch.

Austin FC’s disappointing season

Ben Tillisch, Assistant Editor
October 21, 2021
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