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CL Lady Hawks Beat Somerset for First Win, 41-28

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Head Basketball Coach Mary Beth Gallagher

Head Basketball Coach Mary Beth Gallagher

The Lady Hawks were able to get their first win of the season against Somerset on Monday with a 41-28 victory last Monday.

“Well today was a good combination of solid defense and good transition ball,” Head Basketball Coach Mary Beth Gallagher said. “We did a good job of controlling the boards and our height finally came in handy.”

CL finished with 37 rebounds with 13 on the offensive side of the court. Those offensive boards help in making that low shooting percentage will help in getting that turkey to go down better this Thanksgiving.

“We are starting to get back to our gritty defense,” Coach Gallagher admonished. “We do show signs of improvement on our basketball IQ.”


Boy’s Basketball: Hawks Feast on Yellowjackets, 59-40

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Senior Brandon Ward scored 8 points while dishing out 4 assists in Hawks win over Llano

Senior Brandon Ward scored 8 points while dishing out 4 assists in Hawks win over Llano

Canyon Lake got there first win over Llano on Monday as the Hawks stung the Yellowjackets, 59-40.

“We came out early and got into a full-court man,” Head Basketball Coach Lucas Chapman stated. “That led to some turnovers and easy baskets….we really attacked the zone well early on and got some points in the paint.”

Thirteen of the 15 players scored in this game as the points were spread over the whole court much like the press wreaked havoc on Llano as CL held Llano to just 3 points to start the game.

Heath McDonough and Will Gray both finished with 9 points while Brandon Ward and Jacob Ramirez coming in with 8 a piece.


CL Hawk’s Boys Basketball Can’t Finish in Loss to Billies, 67-44

Saturday, November 21st, 2015


Go Hawks

          Go Hawks

Canyon Lake is still in their infancy as Fredericksburg won each quarter in this win, 67-44.

“We did some good stuff,” Head Coach Lucas Chapman stated. “We could not finish shots or our free throws…but I liked our energy and effort and we were much more engaged in this game.”

To accent, Coach Chapman’s comments, the Hawks could not finish on the offensive side shooting 32% from the floor while leaving a possible 17 points at the charity stripe.

You can not expect perfection from the free throw line, but making 60-70% would have brought a whole new dynamic to this game in the second half.

The Billies buried Canyon Lake from they’re free throw stripe making 79% of those shots for 15 points in the second half.


Hawks JV & Varsity Start Season with Loss to Badgers, 52-40

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Canyon Lake’s Varsity started their first home game shooting 22 % in the first half and then collapsed in the 4th quarter losing to the Lampasas Badgers, 52-40.

“It is early and there is a long way to go and we are still missing 3 major pieces,” Head Coach Luke Chapman surmised. “They made just one shot from outside and it was just their post play that killed us.”

Even after starting the game shooting blanks, the Hawks only found themselves down 2 points going into their halftime talk.

The Hawks took their first lead with :50 seconds to go in the third quarter and even increased that lead to 3 points to start the final stanza after a 3pt shot from Charlie McIntosh.


Bracken Missed Train in Loss to Crusaders, 92-61

Sunday, November 15th, 2015
Bracken Warriors Breaking Through before Game with Crusaders

                Bracken Warriors Breaking Through before Game with Crusaders

Bracken Warriors could not stay up with the Coleman Train in their opening round loss to Tyler Street losing, 92-61.

“As young man we grew tremendously,” Head Coach Hosea Stredic said. “We learned a lot in dealing with adversity and how to deal with it when things did not go our way….but we kept pushing and they (the team) had a heart of gold.”

The Warriors could not stop the locomotive Jordaan Coleman on this day, as this young man totaled, 469 yards on his touchdown runs as the Crusaders hopped on their train for the next round of playoff games next week.

Bracken was in the game up until when they could not capitalize on a short drive after a Presley Day interceptions setting the Warriors up on the Crusaders 29 yard line.

The drive stalled on Tyler Street’s 5 yard line and then the Coleman train took off from the station and left Bracken holding the bags after his 75 yard score and 14 point lead in the first quarter.

BCS would scratch and claw back into the game later in the second quarter as they scored to end that stanza to draw within 8 points, 26-34.

The Crusaders did not take long in getting their 2 score lead back with a 45 run on the first play and BCS could not keep up as Tyler Street would score for 7 straight possessions while throwing an interception return for a touchdown.


CL Hawks can’t keep up with LV Pirates, 42-10

Friday, November 13th, 2015
Tanner Faris trying to get the Hawks out of the shadow of their goal post

    Tanner Faris trying to get the Hawks out of the shadow of their goal post.

Canyon Lake lost to a better team on Friday night in their Bi-District game, 42-10.

“They (La Vega) are a lot better than they were last year,” Head Coach Charley Drum said. “We had to have some things happen and take advantage of those opportunities and that just did not happen.”

The Hawks had the table turned on them based on last year’s game against this same La Vega team.

CL won last year’s game as the Hawks were a senior laden team while the Pirates were starting a freshman quarterback and La Vega’s mistakes resulted in their downfall.

On this night, LV was the more experienced team and with their speed and talent they just ran away from Canyon Lake culminating in this 32 point loss.


CL Hawks Start Slow in Loss to Lehman, 37-27

Thursday, November 12th, 2015
Go Hawks

                Go Hawks

Canyon Lake started their basketball campaign with a competitive game with Lehman as the Hawks played an even game after a slow start, 37-27.

“We changed our defense after seeing their star player taking advantage of our match-ups,” Head Coach Mary Beth Gallagher said. “We played them much better after the start of the game and I am really pleased considering we lost by 40 points last year to this same team.”

That final score last season with Lehman was an 84-40 score and considering this team being in the 6A Classification then good points can come from a loss.

This year’s volleyball team was helped with the addition of Emma Gray and now this young lady brings a basketball skill set that should help as this season starts to mature as the height can only help.


Freshman Football Look to Repeat District Champs Next Year

Monday, November 9th, 2015


The Canyon Lake freshman lost, 14-12, against Boerne Greyhounds but still won the District 14 4-AAAA Freshman Championship.

The Hawks, with the help of 5 self imposed fumbles in which the Hawks only recovered two lost the battle but won the war. The Hawks lost two fumbles inside the Greyhounds 20 yard line which took points off the board as did the failed -2- two point conversion attempts.

However with all the ailments of this effort, CL still managed to hold the game close for a score of 14-12.

The Hawk Defense was a wrecking ball as they have been all season as they had a dominating game on this night too.

The first half was defensive battle for both teams as Boerne throws the ball everywhere and Canyon Lake as we know runs every chance they get.

The Greyhounds had 22 receptions and 124 yards passing with two interceptions and one touchdown.


Warriors Run out of Time in Loss to Summit, 85-72

Monday, November 9th, 2015
Daniel Forgione helped Bracken with a record rushing day

Daniel Forgione helped Bracken with a record rushing day

Bracken Christian ran out of time in loss to Cedar Park Summit last Friday night, 85-72.

The Warriors could not find an answer to the lethal passing and running of the Eagles as BCS’s only stop for the defense was a fumble that was recovered in the 4th quarter and a victory snap to run out the clock.

“Their (Summit’s) number 11 could run, see the field, and throw the ball,” Head Coach Hosea Stredic said. “We ran the ball very well and we stayed in the tight formation the whole game and scored 72 points….but, all is good because the playoffs is a new season.”

Bracken has shown great improvement as this season has transpired in scoring 72 points in the loss that very well could had been a mercy game if played in the first part of this year’s campaign.


Hawks Ready to Take on La Vega after Loss to Boerne, 35-27

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

The Hawks can’t run faster than the Hounds in loss to Boerne, 35-27.

Senior kicker Mike Thorpe who now holds several of the Hawks kicking records

Senior kicker Mike Thorpe who now holds several of the Hawks kicking records

“We fought and did not give up,” Head Coach Charley Drum said. “We were just walking around after their last score, but then we wanted to leave the football field as a team and went down swinging.”

Canyon Lake started this game a little different as a 37 yard pass play to Austin Brennan opened up an avenue not traveled for CL’s first score.

On when he knew the Hawks would be passing on first down, QB Ben Fulton recalled, “Yesterday during our film session…I think it helps with the pass threat and you can tell that the defense was looking for the run.”

Boerne did answer that score when they had an 8 play drive for 82 yards for their response. This drive was helped by a Hawk offsides on a 4th down play that led to a 21 yard run on the next play by QB Brooks Klutts .