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Hawk Varsity and JV Lose and Win in games with Llano

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Canyon Lake got going two quarters too late in their loss to Llano on Tuesday night at the Hawk gym as Llano jumped out to a 35-20 halftime lead and CL could not close the gap to get back into this game against the Yellowjackets.

Senior Nic Adams Scores 24 in game with Llano

Senior Nic Adams Scores 24 in game with Llano

“We gave them too much space,” Head Coach Luke Chapman said. “Llano did a good job of speeding up the game with their press and we have to do a better job of getting a better defense against them.”

Nic Adams and Sean Nolan both ended with double figure point totals but CL’s 33% shooting accuracy was not a good indication of good things for the Hawks in this contest.

Adams finished with 24 points and putting that number into perspective. Adams had 26 points last season for the entire year.

“We need to work on getting stops on defense,” Adams said. “Their ball movement got them the lead, but we need to contest more shots.”

“This wasn’t a bad game as we had improved on what we were working on against the press,” Adams continued.”

Nolan was his usual self by controlling the inside and being perfect from the floor with his three shots.

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Lady Hawks Win 2nd in a Row, over Luling, 52-26

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Canyon Lake Lady Hawks improved their record to 3-6 with a win in Luling on Tuesday, 52-26.

The win was CL’s second in a row as they go into the Thanksgiving break with some momentum.

Reagan Heun led all scorers with 19 points while Mia Riali also chipped in 11 points as both players shot at a much better rate while getting help from the rest of the team.

Alexis Fullen would fill that bill as this player seems to have a knack for blocked shots as she led the team with two against the Eagles. Fullen led the team with nine rebounds

Canyon Lake’s 26 point victory was the best for this season as they scored in double figures for each quarter which was also a first for this year.

Alexa Ramos, another Freshman, was in her second game and reached three assists and no turnovers which is that one stat that will need to be better as other teams will put more pressure on this young team.

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CL Hawks Freshman Team Sting the Llano Yellowjackets, 50-46

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Canyon Lake’s Freshman team held off the Llano Yellowjackets after running out to a six point lead in the first half and won with defense and clutch free throw shooting, 50-46, last Tuesday night before the Thanksgiving break.

Hank Jordan and Joseph Boyd are all smiles after scoring a combined 28 points in win over Llano

Hank Jordan and Joseph Boyd are all smiles after scoring a combined 28 points in win over Llano

“They are all new to me,” Head Freshman Coach Javier Almanza said. “I am trying to get used to them and them with me…they are learning to speed of the game.”

“They started pretty well and handling the press,” Coach Almanza continued. “But then we settled down and we had to get back to what we were doing (earlier in the game).”

Llano got their first lead, 35-33 at the two minute mark of the third period as these Yellowjackets were stinging mad coming out of their halftime break.

The lead got as much as six points, 40-34 as Canyon Lake was stuck on that 26 point level until Joseph Boyd was able to sink two free throws to finally get the second half going.

“This was our first home game and Coach said that we were rushing and taking bad shots,” Boyd said astutely.

On how this team was doing compared to last season at Mountain Valley, “Not much has changed,” Boyd said. “We still staying about the same as last year, but communication is sometimes a problem and today we did pretty good.”

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CL Lady Hawks Beat Somerset, 37-31

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
                1   2   3   4   Final
 Somerset      10   4   7  10   31
 CL Hawks       9   4   8  16   37

Canyon Lake hit their stride in the fourth quarter as they used that six point advantage to win their second game of this season, 37-31 over Somerset Bulldogs.

“I thought Reagan (Heun) played well, she handled the pressure well and she made some key three pointers and just overall, showed poise,” Head Coach Mary-Beth Gallagher said. “We had a lift by getting the other freshman, Alexa Ramos back for a little bit and she too played well.”

The Hawks were led by Freshman Reagan Heun who scored 26 points to lead CL to this victory.

A pretty good line score as with those 26 points, she added 2 assists, 3 steals, and a block to top off this game.

“I felt we attacked the boards better than we had been and did a better job of limiting Somerset to one shot possessions,” Coach Gallagher continued.

Heun was just one rebound away for a double/double agains this Bulldog team.

Alexis Fullen has now topped more than 10 blocks as she continued that strength of her game with 2 in this game.

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CL Girls Basketball gears up for District Play in December

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Canyon Lake Basketball is a very youthful group of girls which when translated means for a long season in the win and loss ledger.

Lexy Jackson will be an integral part for the Hawks this season.

Lexy Jackson will be an integral part for the Hawks this season.

The Hawks have just one win in their first eight games and the District 26-4A will be calling on December 19th when CL will face Yoakum at home.

You will also notice that Senior Kyndall Drum is not on any of the stat lines below as she will be expected back in December after recovering from her injury.

The Hawks will welcome her Senior leadership and added depth.

Also, Canyon Lake has been given another shot of a Freshman in Reagan Heun who leads the team in 77 points. That is 70% of points scored this season as she would be dominating at the Freshman team, but due to lack of depth with the older girls, this young lady will be called upon for this whole season.

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Bracken Falls Short in their Quest for State

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Bracken Christian finished their season battling all the way in their loss to Veritas, 62-13.

“I hate going out this way for the Seniors,” Head Coach Lloyd Fields said. “The team stepped up and played very well…we never quit and did we did not quit in August when we knew we would be outmanned and outnumbered…but this team fought all the way.”

Bracken finishes last game of season against Austin Veritas

Bracken finishes last game of season against Austin Veritas

The Warriors still had problems in recovering that dastardly on-side kick helping speed up this loss.

Veritas controlled the line of scrimmage especially with their defensive line and the Warriors just did not have enough bodies to put up enough resistance against that line’s onslaught onto whoever the Bracken player with the ball would be.

Noah Boriack could only throw his passes away for many of the plays as he struggled to get open to find a receiver or get open to run.

“We started off slow and up until about 36 points it finally hit that this would be our last game,” Boriack said. “We gave it our all and showed heart when the game was finished.”

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CL Hawks Lose, 27-21 but ‘We will be Back’!

Friday, November 21st, 2014
Great Game

Great Game

Canyon Lake has been down this road before….it was four years ago when the Hawks lost in the second round on a field goal try that missed crossing the bar by inches.

This time the heartbreak was in the form of an overtime game, a first for Canyon Lake and Rockport-Fulton pulled out a squeaker, 27-21.

Senior Linebacker Austin Acosta making the stop

Senior Linebacker Austin Acosta making the stop

“My hat goes off for them,” Head Coach Charley Drum said. “They made the stop and we didn’t.”

Coach Drum was speaking about the two possessions during that overtime period.

“This is one of the toughest losses,” Drum said with finality. “Especially when you are looking at the Seniors after the game….I’m proud of our Seniors.”

CL started this game with a lot of energy as the defense held the Pirates to two punts on their first two possession while Canyon Lake sandwiched those defensive stops with a Josh DeVries 60 yard bolt down the left sideline and a quick Hawk lead, 7-0.

That drive encompassed just two plays for 63 yards and a huge momentum shot.

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Bracken Uses Gravitas in Win over Covenant, 39-8

Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Spread Back Noah Boriack passing in a game with Veritas earlier this year

Spread Back Noah Boriack passing in a game with Veritas earlier this year

Bracken Christian won their playoff game against a tough and frustrated Conroe Covenant team, 39-8.

“This was the first time we dressed out all of our team,” Head Coach Lloyd Fields said. “There is always safety in numbers.”

Another game with a box of band-aids needed at it’s conclusion.

“The game was pretty physical,” Coach Fields said while fixing an owlee. “We had some bumps and bruises but everyone gets those by this time of year.”

The Warriors stepped out to a quick 19 point lead as Noah Boriack found a target that will be on top of all the receiving marks when this season comes to a close in Jeff Camp for a 24 yard touchdown pass.

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LaVega Pirates Walk their Own Plank in Loss to CL Hawks, 49-26

Sunday, November 16th, 2014
CL Hawks after win over Waco LaVega

CL Hawks after win over Waco LaVega

Canyon Lake won their Bi-District game for the third time in a row as the Hawks walked all over the Plank(ton) Pirates of Waco LaVega, 49-26 last Friday night.

“This was our first complete game for this whole season,” Head Coach Charley Drum beat. “We dominated the whole game and it just shows you how a team with seniors versus a team that was lacking with seniors can help with that experience.”

The Hawks have made the playoffs for the fourth time and this was their third time of punching their ticket for the next round.

 Year      Game            Score       Record
 2010      Burnet          27-20       6-5
 2013      Pleasanton      24-21       4-7
 2014      Waco LaVega     49-26       5-6

It will be the next game that will make history for Canyon Lake, with a win, they will be realizing a goal of seeing just how high this playoff ladder will take this upstart group of players.

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Lady Hawks Start Basketball with Tough Loss to Lehman, 84-40

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The Girl’s Hawk Basketball team started their year off with a tough home loss to Lehman on Tuesday night at the Hawk Gym, 84-40.

Young would be a good way of describing how this season will go and for their first game it was not good playing a Senior loaded team in the Lobos.

Freshman Reagan Heun was the leading scorer with 13 points for the Hawks and Sophomore Mia Riali finished with 9 in a game that was over after the first quarter.

There were some glimpses of good play when Senior Kelsey Ahrens finished with 4 assists on some beautiful passes inside the paint.

The Hawks did finish with 17 points in the fourth quarter which was two more points scored in their first half.

A lot more games to go and see how the maturation of this team jells as the year gets older and some of those injured players come back and give CL some depth.

name            fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta  or-dr tot a  s  b  to pts
Kelsey Ahrens     2-4     0-0     0-0     1-1   2  4  1  0  2   4
Bailey Marley     0-0     0-0     0-0     0-0   0  0  0  0  2   0
Alexis Fullen     1-2     0-0     0-0     1-3   4  0  0  0  0   2
Destini Riccio    0-3     0-2     0-0     2-2   4  0  0  0  1   2
Reagan Heun       4-16    0-6     5-5     2-5   7  0  2  0 10  13
Lexy Jackson      2-4     0-0     2-4     0-2   2  1  2  0  7   6
Kirsten Jones     0-4     0-0     1-2     1-2   3  2  0  0  5   1
Mia Riali         3-6     1-3     2-6     1-1   2  0  0  0  1   9
Gabby Sanchez     1-1     0-0     3-5     1-2   3  0  0  0  8   5
Sarah Schneider   0-2     0-0     0-0     1-0   1  0  1  2  0   0
Team Totals      13-43    1-11   13-22    8-16 24  7  6  2 35  40