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Football: Coaches Corner with Charley Drum

Thursday, October 20th, 2016


Defense played a key factor in last week's Boerne game

Defense played a key factor in last week’s Boerne game.            (mjrphotog.com)


The ReSporter: Do you feel that with so many passing offenses these days that a running offense like the Hawks have installed help when facing defenses that are always preparing for passing teams rather than a rushing offense?

Head Coach Charlie Drum

     Head Coach Charlie Drum

Coach Drum: “Definitely, our offense is very physical and it is hard to simulate in practice while preparing for it.”

The ReSporter: What are your concerns this week as you prepare for Fredericksburg?

Coach Drum:  “Facing a team that is coming off a bye week, while we are playing our 9th game in a row is somewhat worrisome.  We expect a very intense and emotional game and need to bring the same mindset we had last week against Boerne.”


Coaches Corner with Football’s Charley Drum

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

The ReSporter: How is the team health wise as you enter the Boerne game?

Canyon Lake's Head Coach Charlie Drum

Canyon Lake’s Coach Charley Drum

Coach Drum: “We are in good shape, just the usual bumps and bruises that come after 7 straight games.”

The ReSporter: Luck might not be a good word for this, but you have 3 games left and now have an off week between some games, knowing that most teams off date is in the middle of the schedule. Do you think this year’s bye week might help in how this team can finish better in district play?

Coach Drum: “We will learn a lot after this weeks game with Boerne, I expect a very intense and physical game. As we do the next week at Fredricksburg, so an off week before we finish up with Taylor may be ideal.” (more…)

Coaches Corner with Volleyball’s Kim Paisley

Monday, October 10th, 2016
Head Volleyball Coach Kim Paisley

Head Volleyball Coach Kim Paisley

The Hawk Volleyball Team will have this Tuesday off, so The ReSporter caught up with Head Coach Kim Paisley for a Coaches Corner to help fill the void of not having a game.

The ReSporter: How and where do you assess this Hawk team as you prepare for the next two weeks?

Coach Paisley: “We have taken care of business with 2 road matches in Boerne and Bandera, took care of the Owls at home, and fell short to the Billies in a grueling, exciting 5 set match at home. We are hungry and  focused on continuing our ride down the road to 1st in district (even if that means co-district champs). We need to keep the intensity and carry momentum from the first round into this second round starting Friday with Boerne.”

Coach Paisley continued, “We are sitting in 2nd to close out the the 1st round, and the pressure will be on the Billies when we go to their gym. We will be ready for them.”

The ReSporter: What happened in the Fredericksburg game? (more…)

Coaches Corner with Canyon Lake’s Charlie Drum

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

The ReSporter: What is the overall attitude for the team as they prepare for a 6A school this Thursday?

Head Coach Charlie Drum

       Head Coach Charlie Drum

Coach Drum: “Practices after a win always help with the enthusiasm in practice. The boys are excited about playing a 6A team, and hopefully play with great energy.”

The ReSporter: What were some good things you took away from last week’s win over Lampasas?

Coach Drum: “Two things. Our special teams were definitely a plus, we were perfect on extra points and recovered an onside kick while cleanly recovering two of their onside kicks. Secondly, the way our offense took over the second half, controlling the clock and scoring points.”

The ReSporter: It seems that Akins running game is a little more advanced than their passing game, how do you see there offense? (more…)

Coaches Corner with Volleyball’s Kim Paisley

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Head Volleyball Coach Kimberley Paisley

Head Volleyball Coach Kim Paisley

The ReSporter: You traveled 948 miles in-between your two home dates this season….how do you feel those road games might help as you get into district play?

Coach Paisley: “We have experience for the road games, and we will put that to good use for those district matches on our opponents home court.”

The ReSporter: There was a lot to replace from last year’s group, what are your thoughts going into next week’s game with Boerne?

Coach Paisley: “Boerne is known for their “crowd/student section heckling”. Maybe one of the best in the hill country as far as heckling during a volleyball match. They have been this way since I played in high school. We just have to block them out and focus on our match and our goals for district play. Boerne is going to battle it out and play some good volleyball. We must be ready to play and play our game!”

The ReSporter: What will you be working on this week and into the Boerne game?

Coach Paisley: “Passing and defense is the main skill to work on. We must always be perfecting this skill because we cannot do the rest without a pass.”

Hancock Mini-Mart Says Go Hawks

Hancock Mini-Mart Says Go Hawks

The ReSporter: Fredericksburg had a pretty tough schedule and is coming into district play on an upswing, how do you see your competition and what attribute will need to be emphasized in winning district?

Coach Paisley: “Fredericksburg is going to be tough just like Boerne! They will have big girls at the net. We’ve got to be ready defensively by making sure our blocks are in the right spot and closing so our defense in the back row can do their job. Offensively, we must move the ball around and run quick stuff in order to score.”

The ReSporter: What does or has Regan Mickey meant for your program as she enters her last district competition?

Coach Paisley: “She has been an outstanding member of the team and program. She understands this is her last district season as a Senior in High School. Like all of the seniors, we talked about what will be the legacy they leave behind. “What will be their final days as a High School Volleyball player be?” We regrouped after Tuesday nights match against La Vernia and discussed our goals we set at the beginning of season. We are ready and we believe and will achieve.

The ReSporter: Thanks Coach and enjoy this time off before district season next week.

Coaches Corner with Bracken’s Hosea Stredic

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Head Coach Hosea Stredic

Head Coach Hosea Stredic

The ReSporter would like to apologize with not having a game article after Bracken’s win over Medina last week. The replay The ReSporter sees for witnessing the game was messed up which caused the game being delayed to the first of this week. So, not enough time to develop a story based on other businesses The ReSporter has to help pay mortgage.

The ReSporter: What is your overall thoughts as the team has finished 1/3 of their season, are they where you thought they would be?

Coach Stredic: “Nah, really I am real happy with where we are. The guys are really grasping to the offense, but the defense has to improve. I am ok with where we are but we have a ways to go.”

The ReSporter: I noticed you started the game in spread and then got back to tight, is changing up the offense a lot like having a good running game opening up the passing lanes?

Coach Stredic: “As far as coming out in the spread, I thought about running spread all night, but I figured we would stay with what we are good at…..so we went back to the tight offense.” (more…)

Coaches Corner with Charlie Drum

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Canyon Lake's Head Coach Charley Drum

Hawk’s Head Coach Charley Drum

The ReSporter caught up with Coach Charlie Drum on this important week when the Hawks will try to rebound after their loss to Giddings and takes on Wimberley for this Battle of the Devil’s Backbone!

The ReSporter: Do you see a different intensity from the players when you prepare for playing Wimberley?

Coach Drum: “Yes, it is a natural geographic rivalry and a lot of these kids grew up together playing youth sports.”

The ReSporter: What did you take away from last week’s game that might help as you continue the season? (more…)

Coaches Corner with Volleyball’s Kim Paisley

Monday, September 5th, 2016
Faith Hasness is about to have a kill down the line

Faith Hasness is about to have a kill down the line.                             (picture by Phil Melone)

The ReSporter: What are your thoughts as you start a regiment of games with some good competition and what you want to see from this year’s team?

Coach Paisley: “I’m excited to get these tough preseason matches started as we approach our district schedule in the next 3 weeks. It will be more great preparation for the record that counts!”

The ReSporter: How is your rotation and how much do you see changing before district schedule starts?

Coach Paisley: “We have a solid 4-5 consistent players/positions, but I’d like to know who WANTS the 2 outside rotations. I will comtinue rotating players in and out until someone claims the spot with stats and consistency.” (more…)

Coaches Corner with Volleyball’s Kim Paisley

Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Head Volleyball Coach Kimberley Paisley

Head Volleyball Coach Kim Paisley

The ReSporter: What is your take after the first week of games for this group of ladies?

Coach Paisley: “I saw some really great things as far as the growth and the development of team chemistry. We did really well at the team level and I was able to get everyone in and run different combinations of rotations.”

The ReSporter: What are some items you will concentrate on as you start the second week?

Coach Paisley: “Well, after passing all week in practice, that really made a difference in our play at TexFest. We still need to work on fine tuning our serve receive. I feel offensively, on Friday, we got comfortable and were able to expand our options and offensive plays at the net.” (more…)

Coaches Corner with CL’s Charley Drum

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

The ReSporter: Coach Drum, give us an idea on how your off season has progressed.

Canyon Lake's Head Coach Charley Drum

Canyon Lake’s Head Coach Charley Drum

Coach Drum: “It has gone real good…we have more than ever involved as we have 4 teams and we are excited about the numbers in hopefully getting some depth for next year.”

The ReSporter: Does this might mean having enough players to specify either on offense or defense?

Coach Drum: “Luckily that will be the case, we have the numbers with the lower grades but you might have enough for the lineman but not the skill positions, so it is still a wait and see game.”

The ReSporter: I know in the past, Mountain Valley would send students over to Canyon Lake this time of year and have an opportunity to show them the ropes, is that still something that is done?

Coach Drum: “We go over there during their athletic period and we will have several of our coaches with those students.” (more…)