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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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


Hawk’s Girls Track Place 6 for Area Meet, While JV Finish 2nd in District 26-4A

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Senior Mariah Ellis and five other Hawks are heading to Area Meet this week.

Senior Mariah Ellis and five other Hawks are heading to Area Meet this week.

Canyon Lake will be a fun place to hang out these next few years on the cinders as the Girls and Boys Junior Varsity finished 2nd and 1st respectfully in this year’s District 26-4A Track Meet.

Rain has been a constant during this track season and the district was no different as schedules were changed throughout this meet in order to finish before weather took control.

There was an hour delay but all the events were completed as the Hawks finished with 381 combined points counting both JV and Varsity teams.

Sophomore Kaylie Duke turned in a glowing day of work finishing with 28 points and scoring in four events for the Lady Hawk JV team.

Duke won the 100 Meter Dash and then ran legs in the 4×100 and 4×200 first place relay teams. She also added a second place finish for the long jump.

Felicity Neistemski was responsible for 21 Hawk points as she won the 800 Meter Run and finished second in the 400 Meter Dash. That 400 Meter finish was three seconds better than previous meets for Neistemski while that 800 run was four seconds lower than previous competitions this season.


Hawks Softball Win Nail-Biter, 8-7 over Texans

Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Hawks were presented a rainbow during their game and  in Wimberley

Hawks were presented a rainbow during their game and in Wimberley

Canyon Lake’s Softball Team stays alive for the weekend as the Cuero game was postponed until this coming Monday due to weather.

Meanwhile in Wimberley, the Hawks, held on with a one run game as the contest was almost lost in that final inning with the winning run at the plate when Center Fielder Carly Dubois caught that final out, 8-7.

CL had an 8-1 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning as the Texans responded with 6 unanswered runs as Hawk fans were working on getting appointments with their local Nail Salon.

“We fought through some adversary with the weather and were focused up until that fifth inning,” Head Coach John Gallagher said while biting his nails. “We had been working on laying off the high pitches but we had some trouble swinging at those pitches.”


Hawk Softball JV Beat Gobblers, 7-6

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Addison Ray and Chandra Wise team up for win over Cuero Gobbler's

Addison Ray and Chandra Wise team up for win over Cuero Gobbler’s

Canyon Lake’s JV Softball team is still, relatively speaking, a new entity as the Hawks have not had enough players in the past to field such a club.

Last season’s JV team had three players starting on the Varsity squad as freshman and even for this season, CL has a pitcher playing a prominent role on this year’s Hawk team as a freshman.

Suffice to say, winning had not been something that came easily for this team.

On Tuesday night, the Hawks rushed out to a five run first inning and rode that Gobbler to the finish line, winning, 7-6.

Twelve players saw action with many of the key plays coming in those later innings when some of the players who started the game on the bench came through defensively in preserving the lead and win.

CLJV started the game scoring 5 runs with the first inning being halted with only one out being recorded by Cuero.


Hawks Against the Wall after Loss to Cuero, 11-4

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Texas RV supports Canyon Lake Softball

Texas RV supports Canyon Lake Softball

Canyon Lake’s backs are against the wall after losing to Cuero at home Tuesday night, 11-4.

The Hawks could have been in good shape if they had beaten the Gobblers, with a sweep, CL would have had a chance to advance on their own terms.

Now, Canyon Lake will need to rely on other teams to win or lose to open a playoff door for this season.

Two more games on the schedule and then when the dust settles, Canyon Lake will have to be sure their are no hanging chads in order to proceed.

Cuero took the lead in Tuesday’s game with a run in the first inning without recording a hit.

Kelsey Ahrens would then tie the score with a hit that sailed over the fence in right center field and the game was even.

In the third inning, Canyon Lake would lose the lead and game for good after a towering 3- run homer off the bat of the Gobblers catcher that would spell doom for the Hawks.