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Lady CL Basketball: District Awards-Top 10 Stats-Coaches Corner

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Junior Alexa Ramos garnered 2nd Team All-District

The ReSporter wanted to spend some time going back to Round-Ball for the Girls and Boys teams.

Share some All-Time and Season Records and Post-Season District Awards along with a Coaches Corner as next season has started the clock.

The ReSporter would like to thank the Parents for their involvement and explain how and why the Hawk Green is highlighting the names below for the Best Season Stats below.


Boy’s Basketball Awards-Season Top Ten-Coaches Corner

Saturday, March 4th, 2017


Ryner Martin with his patented 3point stroke

The ReSporter wanted to spend some time going back to Round-Ball for the Girls and Boys teams.

Share some All-Time and Season Records and Post-Season District Awards along with a Coaches Corner as next season has started the clock.

The information below has first place in Hawk Green.

All the other Hawk Green is based on players that played this season. So a player might be 7th on the Top Ten List but if he made that cut then he will have his name highlighted.

The ReSporter hopes you enjoy this article and thanks to all the parents of the Seniors and good luck with these young man as they prepare for their next journey.

Many times is not only the players that are missed but the supporters and Parents are also top on that list for The ReSporter and Canyon Lake.


District 28-4A Accolades:

Rory Preiss was voted First Team

Heath McDonough made Second Team
Jacob Ramirez made Second Team

Honorable Mention
Gerrit Wilkins
Tyler Williams
Ryner Martin





                             All-Time Top 10 and Top 3 Season Stats

     Total Season Points            Year               Rebounds                      Year
     Rory Preiss            406     2017               Caleb Krieger         218     2012
     Caleb Krieger          406     2012               Heath McDonough       211     2017
     Christian Pena         356     2010               Sean Nolan            211     2015
     Tanner Jones           348     2010               Rory Preiss           189     2016
     Andrew Riali           328     2014               Eric Nelson           184     2010
     Stuart Lowry           282     2011               Tyler Williams        162     2017
     Matt Magness           278     2012               Rory Preiss           159     2015
     Andrew Riali           267     2013               Andrew Riali          159     2014
     Paul Davis             259     2013               Rory Preiss           151     2017
     Brandon Ward           256     2015               Sean Nolan            145     2014

     Field Goals                                       3 Pointers
     Caleb Kreiger          161     2013               Andrew Riali           62     2013
     Rory Preiss            150     2017               Andrew Riali           60     2014
     Christian Pena         130     2010               Jacob Ramirez          45     2017
     Tanner Jones           124     2010               Garrett Winters        36     2014
     Rory Preiss            103     2016               Garrett Winters        33     2015
     Matt Magness            99     2012               Jacob Ramirez          31     2016
     Andrew Riali            96     2014               Brandon Ward           31     2016
     Paul Davis              95     2013               Paul Davis             31     2013
     Sean Nolan              91     2015               Ryner Martin           31     2017
     Andrew Riali            85     2013               Rory Preiss            27     2017

     Free Throws                                       Assists
     Rory Preiss             79     2017               Doug Hubnik           151     2013
     Andrew Riali            78     2014               Tanner Jones           90     2010
     Caleb Kreiger           72     2013               Gerrit Wilkins         64     2016
     Christian Pena          68     2010               Rory Preiss            60     2017
     Matt Magness            66     2012               Christian Pena         59     2010
     Doug Hubnik             65     2013               Will Gray              55     2016
     Tanner Jones            55     2010               Matt Magness           53     2012
     Tyler Williams          53     2017               Brandon Ward           49     2016
     Brandon Ward            49     2016               Gerrit Wilkins         46     2017
     Matt Noyola             47     2012               Jacob Ramirez          41     2017

     Steals                                            Blocks
     Tanner Jones            76     2010               Caleb Kreiger          59     2013
     Rory Preiss             46     2017               Sean Nolan             57     2015
     Isaac Mendez            46     2014               Tyler Williams         39     2016
     Matt Noyola             44     2012               Tyler Williams         32     2017
     Rory Preiss             43     2016               Neal Whitehead         31     2011
     Christian Pena          42     2010               Eric Nelson            29     2010
     Brandon Ward            41     2016               Tyler Williams         26     2015
     Skyler Tschoepe         41     2014               Sean Nolan             24     2014
     Tyler Clark             41     2014               Heath McDonough        18     2016
     Will Gray               39     2016               Neal Whitehead         16     2010



The ReSporter: Give us your overall thoughts on this past season.

Ranger Cleaners says Go Hawks!!

Coach Chapman: “It was obviously the best season in program history, so we were pleased with what we did. We had some really memorable moments and games that will stay with the coaches and players for a long time. I told my wife the other day that I really miss the season and the games, bus rides and practices. She looked at me like I was crazy, but I do really miss being able to coach our players and seniors and get ready to compete against someone else. It was a lot of fun, and we accomplished a lot of good things.” 

The ReSporter: Tell the Hawk Nation bout this Senior Class and what they have accomplished for round-ball.

Coach Chapman: “Up to this point this senior class has been our most accomplished. They led us to two playoff births, our first winning season and a lot of big wins. Like I told them last week, they were the pioneers to take our program to new heights, which is very difficult to do. It is always difficult to be the first ones to knock down a wall and plow through it. They have really opened up our program, and made a path for future teams and players to walk through. Our young guys now expect to be in the playoffs and compete for district championships, and that is because of our seniors. Aside from all of the basketball accolades, they are fine young men with very bright futures. There will undoubtedly go on to accomplish some big things in their lives, and I look forward to seeing those things.”

The ReSporter: What type of activity do the players do now during this time of year?

Coach Chapman planning strategy in Hawk Victory

Coach Chapman: “Right now we are back at it working for next year. We have told our returners that the 2017-18 season has already started. We are in the weight room and in the gym working to get bigger and stronger as well as more fundamentally sound. In May we will compete in our spring league and then probably play in summer league over the summer. We also have a solid group of players getting into the gym before school and working on their game, which is exciting to see. We are only a week into the off-season, but our players have really done a great job of working with energy and excitement.” 

The ReSporter: The Track team just inherited a lot of points from this crew of basketball players. What does that say bout their athletic skills?

Coach Chapman: “We were a very athletic group this year, which carries over well to track. Obviously the McDonoughs will earn a ton of points each week in several events. Gerrit has always done well in the hurdles, and now Charlie has come out to compete in a few jumping events. Bennie is also competing in the distance events, which he is very committed to and good at. It’s exciting to see them doing so well in track in just their first meet.” 

The ReSporter: You will have a lot of holes to fill next year….your JV team won district, what are your thoughts as this group of players start their quest for another round in the playoffs for next season?

The Club at Rebecca Creek says Hit them Straight & Go Hawks

Coach Chapman: “Just looking at who we have coming back and who other teams have coming back we feel we can and will be very successful next year. Like I alluded to earlier, our younger guys just expect to be in the playoffs because of what our seniors have done. They understand that we have to have a great off-season and need to improve, but they just have a confidence and belief in what we can accomplish. We are losing 8 seniors, so a lot of our younger guys look at that as an opportunity to fill a spot. I fully expect us to battle for a district championship this year, and hopefully make some noise in the playoffs.”

The ReSporter: Thanks Coach for your time this year and we look forward to next year’s Basketball Chapter.

Coaches Corner: Girls Soccer Ryan Tierney

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Chloe Cullen is one of many Hawks ready for battle with Boerne this week.  (mjrphoto.com)

The ReSporter: Wow, what a week for your team. When did you have an idea of what this team might accomplish?

Coach Tierney: “I was excited after last season. I knew coming back this year we had great seniors and a strong junior class, so coming into the season I knew they were capable of accomplishing anything. The first game that stands out would be the one against Marble Falls. We tied them and that began to get us thinking that we could accomplish good things. This has been the toughest schedule we have had and we played a lot of really good teams close, but going forward we have been focusing on elevating ourselves by fighting to beat those quality teams.” (more…)

Coaches Corner with Girl’s Track, John Barthels

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Half & Half on returners for the 4×400 Relay this year. Skylar Hurst & Sophia Thorpe are the returners.

The ReSporter: What has been the turnout so far for the Track & Field athletes?

Coach Barthels: “Currently, we have 46 girls that have attended practice in one facet or another as either a runner or thrower. So to answer your question, the turn out is good, but I will be happy when that number is 60.”

The ReSporter: How are you going to craft this team as this year has the potential to pass last year’s team?

Coach Barthels: “Great question, we have 4 girls that are returning that have had experience running on a varsity team.” (more…)

Coaches Corner: Boy’s Track Troy Moses

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Hawk Relay, 4×400, with Chance Martelli (alt), Heath McDonough, Tanner Faris, Austin Camacho, Brandon Courtney (not pictured Lester Boehm (all but 1 returning)

The ReSporter: What has been the turnout so far for the Track & Field athletes?

Coach Moses: “Just like every year the beginning to track season is kind of slow when you talk about numbers. With Basketball, Swimming, Soccer still going on, a lot of kids are finishing up those sports and then we get a better understanding of the turnout we will get. But with that said we have a good core of kids that we are working with right now.”


Coaches Hot Box with Softball’s John Gallagher

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Softball’s Coach John Gallagher

The ReSporter: What can you tell us about the team as the time nears?

Coach Gallagher: “Since starting last week everyone has worked very hard and continues to get better and learn. We have some girls working to get noticed and their efforts have been admirable. Our returners are looking good and are getting into a groove both on offense and defense.

The ReSporter: Will you have enough for two teams this year?

Coach Gallagher: “Our numbers right now are good but not everyone is out because of basketball and swimming. We are hoping to get even more out this week.”

The ReSporter: The defense was your achilles heal last season, what can you tell us about that part of your team?

Coach Gallagher: “Defensively I see a stronger and deeper team. We have some options to work with at several positions which is always nice. The outfielders have some strong and accurate arms and I am very happy with their play so far. The infielders are very competitive and showing some very athletic skills.” (more…)

Swim Team Dives into District Meet this Saturday

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Hawks in District Meet this Saturday. Go Hawks!

Canyon Lake will go to the Pool this Saturday for their last Team Meet as many Hawk swimmers look to move on in qualifying for Regionals.

The ReSporter: What does the Swim Team have in returning swimmers and how will that help finish this season?

Coach Kim Moses: “The CLHS Swim Team is returning 14 swimmers from last year’s team – we have grown considerably this year and have doubled our numbers (28 total swimmers). We have a very strong freshmen group that have helped to fill spots in individual events as well as relays. We’ve also had a number of former swimmers decide to compete at the HS level and some “newbies” to the sport that have done an awesome job! We have incorporated daily/weekly weight training, strength and conditioning, and even some stretching and yoga – it’s amazing how these minor changes have added up to major results.”

The ReSporter: How well has this group performed up to this time period? (more…)

Coaches Corner with Lucas Chapman

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Basketball Coach Lucas Chapman

The ReSporter: How do you find that magic potion in getting consistency from your players?

Coach Chapman: “We just have to continue to talk about it and emphasize it. It’s about trying to do all the little things each and everyday. Those little things make the big things happen. If you don’t do a good job of taking care of the little things, then the wins and successes don’t come. We just have to stay with the process.”

The ReSporter: This group of Seniors will have a chance of being the first to have a chance to make the playoffs, what has separated this group from the past teams?


Coaches Corner with Girls Soccer Ryan Tierney

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

The ReSporter: What excites you about this year’s group of ladies?

Coach Tierney: “I am excited about the amount of experience we have coming back this season. The attitude these girls are bringing back this year should be exciting to watch.”

The ReSporter: Girl’s Soccer has been in a playoff several times now, what is the next step you would like to make with this group?

Coach Tierney: “The next step is playing with and even beating teams that are at that state championship level. We have to be able to play with quality teams to make a run in the playoffs.”

The ReSporter: Give us your strengths on offense for this year. (more…)

Boys Soccer Coaches Corner with Warren Graham

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

The ReSporter: These last couple of years the Soccer team has been improving, how do you feel as this season approaches?

Coach Graham: “I feel like we should be able to keep up the pattern of improving on the previous year. We only lost 2 seniors last year and we had another boy move. One of those spots will be filled by Jordan Sczech, who we lost to an ACL tear early last year, so we really only have 2 spots in the starting lineup that we have to replace.”

The ReSporter: How do you feel your pre-district schedule will prepare the team for the district games?

Coach Graham: “I tried again to schedule as many possible playoff opponents as I could in our non-district schedule. Like last year, we will be traveling a bit but I think that will be good for us. We have a scrimmage against Seguin at home and our first game will be against McAllum High School at House Field in Austin. We also have a tournament game and an away game against Floresville. All 3 schools are 5A schools and I’m hoping we will gain good experience from playing them.” (more…)