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MV Hawks 8A Team Quiets Boerne, 39-6

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Team photo of MV 8A Team after win over Boerne

Team photo of MV 8A Team after win over Boerne

Mountain Valley Hawks 8th A team averaged over 11 yards per play as they ran away from the Greyhounds, 39-6 on Thursday night at Hawk Stadium.

Of the 34 plays from scrimmage, 16 plays went over 10 yards of real estate as the Greyhounds found out that a Hawk can run like a Roadrunner.

Last year, MV 8A team lost one game and it was against this Boerne club. If the casual fan did not notice, Mountain Valley was still stinging from that game and wanted to make amends.

(Amen)ds were indeed made as the Hawks finished their prayer over Boerne by also saying Amen.

“We needed to win this game tonight,” Jacob Ruff said smoothly.

Ruff was just as ruthless whether he was playing linebacker or running back.

“I like to hit, but I like both sides of the ball equally,” Ruff said like a politician. “But anytime I see a chance to make a hit, then I am going to take my shot.”

Another Hawk that plays like the Tazmanian Devil on both sides of the ball is Trenton Lorett, “This is district and we were going to give it our all.”

But don’t forget that ‘D’, because Mountain Valley only allowed one fluke pass play to go the distance as a tipped ball that could have been intercepted bounced off a Hawk’s hands into a Greyhound that finished the run and scored Boerne’s only touchdown on this night.


MV 8B Hawks Go Hollywood in Win over Boerne, 28-8

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Mountain Valley 8B squad regained their dominance over Boerne when they started their day keeping these Greyhounds in their muzzle without a trace of a bark in their, 28-8 win.

Hollywood Taliaferro and Cade Dunavant taking in a victory over Boerne

Hollywood Taliaferro and Cade Dunavant taking in a victory over Boerne

Defense was the name of this game as Boerne had center snap problems that would just exasperate their offensive rhythm and Mountain Valley would certainly take advantage by clamping down on all the Greyhound’s offense advances.

Scoring with no time no the halftime clock when Quarterback found receiver Zack (Hollywood) Taliaferro behind Boerne’s defensive backs for a game clinching touchdown from 37 yards out.

“I did a fade route and Cade (Dunavant) had a good pass but it was on the wrong side but I just looked to the corner of the end zone,” Hollywood Taliaferro said as if he was rehearsing for the lead roll.

“That play helped us to keep our momentum,” Dunavant said. “This was our last home game and we wanted this win.”


CL Hawks Beat La Vernia & Finish 2nd in District 26-4A

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Bailey Drum, Lillie Sander, Mariah Ellis, Grace Allen, and Hannah Wunderlich next goal will be 'Imposing'

Bailey Drum, Lillie Sander, Mariah Ellis, Grace Allen, and Hannah Wunderlich next goal will be ‘Imposing’

Canyon Lake will be officially in the Playoffs next week as they will have the honor of playing by finishing in second place in District 26-4A after beating La Vernia on Tuesday night, 25-17, 25-20, 25-21.

This win was a sweet victory after answering La Vernia’s five game set in that last contest with the Bears.

A win that showed improvement from a previous game is a sign that Canyon Lake might be ready for their next goal.

Goals are something that has been reached on several venues with this year’s team.

“We were more crisp in our game tonight,” Head Coach Kim Paisley said. “It feels wonderful.”


CL Hawks Cross Country Boy’s Finish 3rd in District & Qualify for Region

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Hawks Boys Cross Country team makes history with their first time to qualify for Regions when they finished in third place in last week’s District 26-4A Meet in Navarro.

Senior Nash Opperman is all smiles as the Boys Team made History in Qualifying for Regions

Senior Nash Opperman is all smiles as the Boys Team made History in Qualifying for Regions

Canyon Lake’s Girls team also had a fifth place finish at the meet.

“I know that it has been very exciting for us to see such a great pay off for the hard work they have put in this season,” Head Cross Country Coach Mary Beth Gallahger said excitedly. “We have great young runners who will hopefully get a taste of what a regional is like and be hungry to return next season.”

Senior Christy Fowler finished 15th for the girls Varsity while the Hawks had three JV girls medal.

Sydney Young, Kaylie Yuill, and Amira Allen helped in giving the JV Hawk Girls a 3rd place finish in District 26-4A, last Wednesday meet.

For the Varsity Boy’s, Senior Nash Opperman was the man as he finished 10th in the meet which would of qualified as an individual.

Canyon Lake has not had much success in this sport and now the curtain has been pulled open by this crew and a chance of competing in a whole different realm.


Bracken Warriors Blow Out Concordia, 69-0

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

BCS had a much needed blow out win over Pflugerville Concordia last Friday night, 69-0.

This win now set outs the last two games of Bracken’s regular season and how they finish will help in what type of team to play in that first round of playoff games.

Concordia is competing in their first year and the Bracken faithful can empathize with how a season that you think will never end.

The Warriors finished with one win that year, but had a little more on their plate as they played many team on their schedule very close in that campaign.

2006 First Year Close Games:
Game                Scores   Comment
SA Lutheran         48-44    Only win for season, was third game.
Temple Central      42-44    A win here would have evened their season.
Marble Falls Faith  28-37    Good game after being blown out in two previous battles.
CC Annapolis        54-58    Loss by four and most points scored as season finished.

Bracken Christian had just 17 offensive plays and six of those plays were called on the first drive on this night.

Four of those plays were was accomplished by passing the ball as Bracken would had Jeff Camp with the most receiving yardage in Bracken’s history by finishing with 138 for the game.

Senior Coy Zunker hitting machine.

Senior Coy Zunker hitting machine.


Mountain Valley’s 8B Team Hang Loss on the Billies, 14-6

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Mountain Valley’s 8B team rushed out to a 14 point lead and held on for a win over Fredericksburg’s Middle School, 14-6.

Brandon Cassard is all in on getting two more wins this year against Boerne

Wyatt Meckel is all in on getting two more wins this year against Boerne

That first MV drive was all it would take to get this win as the Hawks drove 67 yards and the eventual win when Nic Robinson scored from four yards out and put a cherry on this TD with a run for the two point conversion.

The next Mountain Valley drive was cut short after reaching the Billies’ 19 yard line and fumbling that chance away.

Fredericksburg’s first three drives would end with punts as the Hawks would score their two touchdowns for a 14-0 lead going into halftime.

Christian Rhoades had a great set of downs on that scoring drive with a nifty 46 yard run and then a nine yard run two plays later for that score.


Fredericksburg can’t Keep Lead in Loss to the Hawks, 49-31

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Fredericksburg could not keep a lead in loss to Canyon Lake, 49-31.

The Hawks upped their series record to 5-2 over the Billies and this game was not your ordinary, by the book, game as CL administered two kick-off run backs which finally broke Fredericksburg into a free fall and a loss.

“They are good,” Head Coach Charley Drum started. “We talked about last year’s team and how similar we areā€¦but we will need to finish it.”

On Fredericksburg first drive of the game, the Billies moved from their 40 yard line to CL’s 26 in just three plays when a movement penalty on a first down, had Fredericksburg needing 15 yards for a first.

That little mistake changed up their play calling and after three passes and two incompletions, Jacob Eckhardt was good with a 41 yard field goal with 10:24 left in that first quarter.

Using 13 seconds, Josh DeVries took the Billie kick-off on the press box sideline and with some Houdini like dance moves, DeVries was crossing the goal line and CL would surprise the shocked home crowd, leading 7-3.


Mountain Valley 8th A Team Runs Over Freddie, 46-0

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Another running clock and another game being played by Mountain Valley’s 8th A squad when they put a hurt on Fredericksburg winning, 46-0.

Mountain Valley's 8A Victory Run after Win over Fredericksburg

Mountain Valley’s 8A Victory Run after Win over Fredericksburg

This game would have some more runners with a chance of showing off some of their skills as Connor Rose and Landry Moore both averaged over 12 yards per carry and accounted for four touchdowns.

“We had not played much and this was the first game we could show that we were tough enough,” Rose said.

“I wanted to show that I was true asset,” Moore said with the same resolve as Rose earlier.

Mountain Valley scored on seven of their eight times with the ball.

That one time a score was not a result? The Hawks had just two plays as they were running out the first half clock.


Hawks Gobbled Up the Gobblers in Volleyball Action, Freshman-JV-Varsity All Win

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Sophomore Regan Mickey with her patented tip shot

Sophomore Regan Mickey with her patented tip shot

Canyon Lake gobbled up the Gobblers from Cuero in Volleyball action, taking this contest in three sets, 25-17, 25-15, and 28-26.

“We started with more energy in this game,” Head Coach Kim Paisley said. “We did not do a pre game last week and we were not mentally ready, but tonight we did a good job and I don’t want them to get comfortable.”

The Hawks have accomplished many milestones this year but the major barrier now is solving the slump that hit this club after the Wimberley loss a couple of weeks ago.

This game with Cuero will help in seeing if CL can get on a run before the ‘Second’ season gets started.

Canyon Lake started the first set with Hannah Wunderlich being the main attraction with two kills to start the action.


Cross Country Shows Improvement for District Meet

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014


Canyon Lake’s Cross Country team is preparing for their final run to the tape as District 26-4A will commence this Wednesday at Navarro (Starke Park).

Head Cross Country Coach MaryBeth Gallagher

Head Cross Country Coach MaryBeth Gallag

The Hawks have had a lot of improvement this year as in other sports, there are several young athletes ready to take over.

“Well I am excited for our team as they have been working very hard this season to continue improving their times,” Head Cross Country Coach Mary Beth Gallagher started. “We know it is going to be tough at district and we know that for us to have a shot at any medals we will have to run our best meet.”

Canyon Lake has some accomplished runners but it might be the future that holds the keys for this team.

“We have seen a lot of our younger runners improve and they have been a great addition to the team,” Coach Gallagher said breathlessly.