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MVMS Beats Canyon MS with Two Come-Backs, 9-8

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Brian Robinson and Derek Peters were both instrumental in 2 comebacks over CMS

Brandon Robinson and Derek Peters were both instrumental in 2 comebacks over CMS

Mountain Valley Baseball team had a different ending to their game on Thursday against Canyon than the previous week in their loss to Smithson Valley Middle School.

First, the Hawks won, but more than that was how these two games played out.

Last week, MVMS had an incredible comeback in their last inning, only to lose the game in the first extra inning after the comeback by two runs.

This game, the Hawks not only forged back like their previous week, but on this night took things further and had a two for one in regards to coming back.

“One of those games that gives our team some experience as they want to win and they never quit,” Head Coach Raymond Amaro said. “In our very first game with Canyon we came back and we had to focus in practice and when we had bad things happen we needed to be positive.”

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MV Hawks Get Help from Hinze in ‘Ketchup’, 10-4

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Marley Carrizales, Grace Hinze, and Maddy Puente pose after 10-4 Win over Canyon

Marley Carrizales, Grace Hinze, and Maddy Puente pose after 10-4 Win over Canyon

Canyon came without the Lake this week in their loss to the Mountain Valley Hawks, 10-4.

The Hawks started shaky as Canyon scored 3 runs in the first giving MV a wake-up call after winning their first game to start the season over this same team.

Grace Hinze was in the circle and Canyon started with the first four out of five batters reaching base. Giving up only 3 runs was a good omen as the start could easily been worse.

“My Coach always tells me to relax,” Hinze started. “Honestly in the first inning I was jittery and nervous because this was a big team and we were going for district.”

Hinze was all business like for the rest of this game as the Cougars only scored one more run in the last inning when this game was well in control.

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MVMS Hawks Run out of Innings in Loss, 10-8

Friday, May 8th, 2015
Pitcher Cody Daily keeps game close for a 6 run 2-out rally

Pitcher Cody Daily keeps game close for a 6 run 2-out rally

Mountain Valley Baseball team made things interesting as their rally just fell short in extra innings losing to Smithson Valley Middle School, 10-8.

This comeback would not have been possible if reliever Cody Daily had not made an appearance in the fourth inning to stop the bleeding.

“Throw strikes and just try to bring my team up and win,” Daily said while answering what his thinking was as he took the mound for those middle innings. “We just are going to get a winning attitude.”

SVMS had forged into a, 7-2 lead as the Rangers had scored in all but one inning as they could start coasting going into those middle innings.

The Hawks decided they had better start a comeback and that was what happened as MVMS had two outs when the improbable started.

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MV Hawks Softball Lose First Game of Season, 12-5

Friday, May 8th, 2015

 

Bailey Bryan and Kyra Gonzales pose after game with SVMS

Bailey Bryan and Kyra Gonzales pose after game with SVMS

The Mountain Valley Hawks lost their first game this year when Smithson Valley MS took a 3 run first inning lead and never looked back, Thursday night at the Hawk Field, 12-5.

MV did rally to get within one run when Bailey Bryan and Grace Hinze both reached base in the third inning and came around to score to pull within striking range, 3-2.

“We were not as focused,” Bryan said. “We just need to keep everything in front of us and keep in the game. If we play smarter and know what we have to do on the bases then we can be more aggressive.”

Bryan is one of the few Hawks that is playing as an 8th Grader and will soon be playing on the field as a high school player this time next year.

“I am excited for high school and I played with some of those players last year,” Bryan closed.

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Hawks Strike-Out Apaches in Win, 5-1

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Senior Nick Cahill finished his Hawk career trailing only Michael Brady with a sparkling .354 batting average

Senior Nick Cahill finished his Hawk career trailing only Michael Brady with a sparkling .354 batting average

Canyon Lake pulled off a season ending victory over Gonzales last Friday night as Cody Powell struck out 14 Apaches in the win, 5-1.

In a 7 inning game you need to record 21 outs as a visiting team to record a victory and when your southpaw pitcher is on, then 14 strikeouts will also be a pitchers best defense in the victory.

Those strikeouts equates to 2 out of 3 outs per inning and the Hawks rode that train for their second win over Gonzales this season.

Nick Kissell led the Hawks with 2 hits and also had a walk for a decent on base percentage.

Colton Avey doubled for the only extra base hit as their were several Hawks playing in their last game for Canyon Lake.

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Hawks Run Out of Steam in Loss to Yoakum, 9-2

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Hayden Lee worked a pinch hit and stolen base in limited action in Tuesday's game

Haden Lee worked a pinch hit and stolen base in limited action in Tuesday’s game

Canyon Lake finished their last home game with a loss to Yoakum last Friday night as errors kept the game out of reach for the home squad, 9-2.

The score might not look close, but up until that final inning, Canyon Lake was still within striking range of pulling off a win, with a 4-2 deficit.

Baseball can be tough sport as Yoakum capitalized with timely hits, while the Hawks could score only one run after having 3 consecutive singles to start the 5th inning with just one run being scored.

The Hawks ran out of steam in that last inning giving up 5 runs and too many runs to get back into the game.

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CLJV Split with Gonzales to finish Year

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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Hawks JV split their games with Gonzales, Monday night after a razor thin loss in the night cap, 3-2.

Runs galore in the first game (CLJV 14 Gonz 7) turned to finding runs anyway you could in the night cap and Gonzales finding one more run in the win.

Canyon Lake did use four pitchers in the night game as Coach Brandon Durst was quick with the trigger once a Hawk Pitcher found it rough going.

Avery Montgomery was, johnny on the spot, as his stint on the mound helped keep the game close when he entered with the bases loaded and no outs in the 3rd inning.

“I was hoping I could throw strikes and I got my confidence up and then started throwing as hard as I could,” Montgomery said with precision. “When I start a game I find it harder to fall into a rhythm than when I close a game.”

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CL Hawks Have 2 that Qualify for Region Meet

Friday, April 24th, 2015
Hawks dominate in the Hurdles

Hawks dominate in the Hurdles

Canyon Lake now has two athletes continuing into the Region Meet in Kingsville as Bailey Drum and Brandon Courtney punched their ticket in the hurdle events.

Drum placed with a 4th place finish in the 100 Meter Hurdles, while Courtney qualified with his personal best 300 Meter Hurdle run finishing with 39.68 time and a second place finish.

Region Meet will be run May 1-2 at Kingsville A&M on Friday and Saturday.

The other Hawk Athletes performed admirable as they finish out this track season.

In both 4×400 Meter Relay races, the Hawk’s Boys and Girls improved their time and the Girls had a Hawk Record when they passed by the finish line, 4:09.66 beating the 2013 Hawk Mile Relay team by almost a full second.

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Hawks Say Good-Bye to Seniors in Loss to La Vernia, 9-5

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Senior's Kelsey Ahrens and Lizzy Henderson taking in their last time as Hawk Softball players

Senior’s Kelsey Ahrens and Lizzy Henderson taking in their last time as Hawk Softball players

Canyon Lake finished another year with a winning record but just short in district play as front runner La Vernia rushed out to a lead and held on, 9-5 on Senior night at the Hawk Diamond.

For Senior Night, both Lizzy Henderson and Kelsey Ahrens were honored as they finished their career in sports for Canyon Lake.

Ahrens took that honor one step further as she deposited a home run over the left field fence that also gave her the all time rbi stat finishing with 76 rbi’s on this night.

The Hawks had as many errors as hits, and those errors will give a team like La Vernia all they need to keep a lead and winning.

CL did have 5 unanswered runs during the 4th and 5th innings, to claw back to within 2 runs of the Bears before the Hawks ran out of innings and games on this beautiful night under the stars.

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CL Hawks JV Win District Meet while CL Varsity finishes 4th Overall

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

 

Hawks dominate in the Hurdles

Micah St. John and the Hawks dominate in the Hurdles

Canyon Lake Boy’s Track Team will have six students taking their craft to the Area Meet on April 23rd at home.

The Boy’s Varsity finished 4th overall as the future will certainly be on the upswing as the Junior Varsity finished on top in this year’s District 26-4A Track Meet.

Brandon Courtney will represent CL in three events as he continues to shine in both hurdle runs while also helping the 4×400 Meter Relay team to a 3rd place finish with a time that has only been topped one time for the Hawks back during the 2012 team.

Henshaw, Camarillo, Hubnik and Covarrubias has the record when they finished with a 3:26.55 that season.

Courtney’s 300 Meter Hurdle run was the first ever to break the 40 second barrier and with a little more adrenaline, this Hawk could have a chance of doing well at Regions.

Austin Camacho won the 800 Meter Run and in so doing broke his previous Hawk record and will now concentrate on breaking that elusive two minute barrier which could also have a high finish in the Area Meet this Saturday.

Freshman and Sophomores make up this year’s Mile Relay squad and breaking the 3:30 mark will hopefully have good results as this relay team hopes to continue their climb to lower time barriers.

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