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Playback 2013-14: Hawks 24 Eagles 21

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The ReSporter will finish with a Trifecta on the most exciting games tour for this year’s Hawk Sports.

Karl Weidner with the tackle with Ryan Hutcheson ready to clean up

Karl Weidner with the tackle with Ryan Hutcheson ready to clean up

Canyon Lake finished with only four wins but three of those contests were defining games in excitement and also in turning some recent bad games and years into it was all worth it status.

Pleasanton would be CL’s first round playoff after finishing third in District 27-3A ahead of fourth place Wimberley.

The draw would pit your Hawks against a team that had suffered just one loss for the season. Pleasanton finished second in their district with their only loss to La Vernia which was also a common opponent for Canyon Lake.

That loss had La Vernia scoring all of their points in the first half and then holding on for a win after  Pleasanton’s 20 unanswered points.

Now The ReSporter wants to take you back a year earlier when Pleasanton faced a Navarro team in their first round of playoff games and also having just one loss on their resume in the last game of their season to Somerset.

Navarro ran all over this Eagle team, 76-49. The Panthers owned a 42-21 score at half time and for the game amassed 694 yards of offense, 622 of that yardage via the ground game.

Navarro averaged over 10 yards per rushing attempt and while scoring 34 points in that second stanza.

What type of offense does Navarro run? Yes, that is a trick question as any Hawk fan can attest to seeing that same Panther team run roughshod over CL for these past four years of district play.

That was the one item that would give a glimmer of hope for a 3-7 team facing a 9-1 team in a playoff game.

Pleasanton had an off week and had coaches out the wazoo watching the blood bath agains Navarro in the Hawks last game of the season.

Those coaches certainly did not get a good idea by seeing CL as the Hawks were manhandled offensively and defensively in that contest losing 62-0 and possibly losing any sort of momentum gained in the last half of this season.

In this game Canyon Lake struck for two touchdowns in the first quarter and then relied on a defense that kept the Eagles to their lowest point total of the year and holding this team under 300 yards of offense was a good indicator of how this Hawk team performed.

Special teams was also in good form as Connor Ricker uncorked a 45 yard punt on his only attempt and Mike Thorpe kept the Eagles deep on their end of the field.

Both of those parts of this game resulted in giving Pleasanton more real estate to cover and a chance for making mistakes.

Christian Dittman also played a great first half from his Defensive End position while Isaac Mendez came up with a pivotal interception after a Hawk fumble to end the first half and a Hawk lead over a surprised Pleasanton team.

That same Slot-T offense that hounded this Eagle team a year before also played out again, but this time the jersey was Hawk Green and that was what the Peasanton players were looking like as they left the field after a Thorpe field goal to end the game and season for the Eagles.

Josh DeVries taking flight for extra yardage

Josh DeVries taking flight for extra yardage

Canyon Lake has been to the playoffs for three years now and hold a 2-1 record in their first round of games.

This contest helped erase a season of bad memories and give hope for a team that proved a record is not a true indicator as this win would cause a kerfuffle in the Pleasanton camp.

The fourth quarter started after an Eagle touchdown to end the third stanza and CL still with their 7 point lead, 21-14.

The Hawks could not muster enough yardage to answer this score and Pleasanton would score quickly to tie the score at 21 all.

A 5 play 60 yard drive where Pleasanton mixed up their pass/run offense was taking up huge chunks of yardage and Canyon Lake now looking like the tired team.

That Eagle extra point was converted from 37 yards out after an unsportsmanlike penalty on the Pleasanton score.

Drama was dripping as that extra point would have kept CL in the lead by the slimmest of margins.

There was still 9:04 left in the game and Canyon Lake would need to wake from there slumber after a no-show on their last possession.

The Hawks had some long and time consuming drives sprinkled though out this year’s work and this certainly would be a good time to rehash another ‘Drive’.

Well, CL would run 14 plays starting on their 24 yard line and when Thorpe’s kicked ball crossed over the bar that clock was down to 1:45 and little time for a score from their opposition.

Canyon Lake started ‘The Drive’ with a Josh DeVries 3 yard run and then a fumbled snap and one yard gain for Skyler Tschoepe had the Hawks staring at 6 yards needed for a chance to keep this drive going.

The Hawks would throw their first and only pass to surprise the Eagles but a good defensive player was there to tip the ball and as luck would have it, Shane Relkin was johnny on the spot with the reception.

That play was good for 19 yards and made up for a Pleasanton play in the first half that had the same result when CL tipped a ball on a third down conversion for the Eagles.

DeVries had the only explosive run for 19 yards on this drive while all the rest of the totes would be of the 4-5-6 yard variety.

 Player          Rushes    Yardage
 Josh DeVries      4         31
 Hayden Dubois     3         14
 McGuire Johnson   4         14

Canyon Lake would rush all three backs the rest of the way until a motion penalty took a third down and 2 yards needed for a score…to a third down and 7 yards needed to break the tie.

DeVries got the 5 yards back assessed by that penalty but was still left needing 2 yards to reclaim the lead.

Enter Sophomore Mike Thorpe who had one attempt for a field goal blocked for the season in a varsity game against Boerne two games earlier.

Jen Crownover lives here and supports Canyon Lake

Jen Crownover lives here and supports Canyon Lake

Thorpe had proven his worth in his first game of the season when he came on in the fourth quarter to kick a 37 yard field goal to beat Blanco for the Junior Varsity.

In fact, that was his first field goal try ever as Thorpe had been playing Soccer growing up.

So a 19 yarder would be a piece of cake. And Thorpe would go ahead and make enough cake for the whole team after sailing the ball through the upright and giving Canyon Lake what would the final score, 24-21.

The Hawk defense would keep this game in hand by holding Pleasanton with two completions out of 7 tries with their last play sacking their quarterback.

Every facet of this game was vintage and Canyon Lake would raise some eye brows with their fourth win being over a team that had counted up 9 victories for their season.

Pleasanton has a hard time with the slot-t and this would be the second year in a row where they were derailed showing only one loss on their ledger sheet.


                 1  2  3  4   Final
 Pleasanton      0  6  8  7   21
 Canyon Lake    14  0  7  3   24

 Scoring Summary:
 Hawks-McGuire Johnson 8 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 4:42, 1st
 Hawks-Hayden Dubois 27 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 1:50, 1st
 Eagle-Jacob Arevalo 2 yard run (pass failed), 4:31, 2nd
 Hawks-McGuire Johnson 3 yard run ( Mike Thorpe kick), 4:51, 3rd
 Eagle-Grant Jackson 11 yard pass from Arevalo (Oliver from Arevalo), 0:40, 3rd
 Eagle-Jackson 37 yard pass from Arevalo (Jason Mills kick), 9:04, 4th
 Hawks-Mike Thorpe 19 yard field goal, 1:45, 4th
 Game Stats         Eagles      Hawks
 Total Yards        294         323
 First Downs        14          14
 Rushes/Yards       36/130      46/304
 Comp/Att/Int       16/24/1     1/1/0
 Passing Yards      164         19
 Punts/Average      2/29.5      1/45.0
 Fumbles/Lost       1/1         4/2
 Penalties-Yards    6-45        4-15
 TOP                22:54       25:06
Passing             Comp  Att   Pct   Yards  TD  Int
 Skyler Tschoepe    1     1   1.000   19     0   0
Rushing             Att   Yards  Ave   Lg   TD
 Hayden DuBois      17    118    6.9   38   1
 Josh DeVries       11    110   10.0   43   0
 McGuire Johnson    16     76    4.8   18   2
 Skyler Tschoepe     2      0    0.0    1   0
Receiving           No    Yards  Ave   Lg   TD
 Shane Relkin        1    19    19.0   19   0

BCS has Surprising Spring and All-Time Top 5

Monday, May 12th, 2014
BCS Warriors working on drills during Spring Practice

BCS Warriors working on drills during Spring Practice

Bracken Christian finished their Spring practice last week and it turned out to be a surprise party as several players jumped out of their box and seemed in step for what could be a decent season.

“If we can make stops then I think we will have a better season than last year,” Head Coach Lloyd Fields said.

BCS would have been in a much better position when they reached the playoffs last year if the defense could of been a little more stout.

“We could not make stops on defense last year,” Coach Fields continued. “We gave up too many fourth down plays in our game with Austin Hill Country and other games….those contests had a chance of changing the outcome with those stops.”

The defense will have Noah Boriack more often this season. Boriack primarily played offense. He still finished with 3 interceptions with very limited snaps.

Another interceptor will be Coy Zunker who suffered a season ending injury last year but still ended fourth in tackles last year with 60 and 3 interceptions.

“I will not let the injury I had last year hold me back for my senior year,” Zunker said with a stethoscope around his neck. “I am going to play the best that I can,”


Playback for this past CL Sport’s Year: CL 28-Texans 13

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Canyon Lake has Scoreboard on Wimberley

Canyon Lake has Scoreboard on Wimberley

The ReSporter would like to go back through this past school year and share some sport events that were off the charts exciting or had significance for that team.

To start this series off, The ReSporter will go to last Fall during their Football campaign.

The season started with a lot of trepidation as wins would be hard to come by and when district started with another loss to Fredericksburg, it did not instill much confidence for a team looking for something to hang their hat on.

In fact, CL was on a 9 game losing streak after that loss to the Billies and a win over Bandera was nice but that elephant in the room with a Texan name tag was looming.


Mountain Valley Hawks Softball Beat SVMS, 14-1

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Mountain Valley took care of business in their win over Smithson Valley Middle School, 14-1 last Thursday at the Hawk Diamond.

Lauren Mentzer and Bailey Bryan all smiles after win over Smithson Valley Middle School

Lauren Mentzer and Bailey Bryan all smiles after win over Smithson Valley Middle School

The Hawks finished their first round of district games with just one loss to Canyon earlier this season, 10-5.

“We are a smaller school,” Head Coach Jacquelyn Scott stated. “We played scared our first time we faced Canyon and had way too many errors, but we were still within one or two runs before they stretched the lead.”

“We are working from now until next Thursday to get ready for Canyon during the next round,” Coach Scott continued. “We are playing good enough to beat them (Canyon).”

Mountain Valley took the winds out of SV after scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning and a dominating pitching performance from Lauren Mentzer.


CL Hawks Baseball Team Beat Navarro 8-1

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Canyon Lake lived to see another day as Cody Powell pitched a complete game one hitter in dominating the

Southpaw Cody Powell pulls out a must win game pitching CL into a 3 team playoff

Southpaw Cody Powell pulls out a must win game pitching CL into a 3 team playoff

Panthers for the second time this season with the win.

Nick Cahill also had a decent day going 4 for 4 from the plate with 3 rbi helping to raise his batting average from .339 to .383.

Canyon Lake will be playing again tomorrow against Fredericksburg as the three way tie will be played out in order to see who finishes 3rd and 4th. With one of the three teams leaving without their uniform and out of the dance.

This game also broke a losing streak just in time to help with that all important confidence builder type of contest.


Hawks Lose to Navarro, 8-4

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Hawks could not pull out a win over Navarro losing in extra innings, 8-4 losing their fifth game in a

Dan Krueger running for County Commissioner Pct. 4, Supports Hawks Baseball

Dan Krueger running for County Commissioner Pct. 4, Supports Hawks Baseball

row and 7 out of their last 8 games.

This loss will put Friday’s in game in desperation mode as Canyon Lake will be trying to salvage a playoff spot.

Now CL will need to win in Navarro on Friday or face the possibility of not making the playoffs.

Fredericksburg won their game over Bandera and share the same district record as the Hawks and a CL win over Navarro would result in a 3-way tie for two playoff spots.

A coin flip would determine which teams that would need to play an elimination game for that 4th spot.


Track & Field Hawks will be off for Region Meet this Week

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Canyon Lake will have 7 athletes taking a van to Kingsville next week after competition in their Area Meet last week in Hawkville.

Sophomore Bailey Drum will represent the ladies after a personal best triple jump of 36-02 and winning this event.

Bailey Drum keeps that great Triple Jump tradition going for the Hawks

Bailey Drum keeps that great Triple Jump tradition going for the Hawks

From Head Girls Coach John Barthels, “Bailey was tied for 4th place going into the Area Meet with a jump of 34-07. The young lady she was tied with jumped 35-00 on her first attempt putting pressure on Bailey early. Then Bailey jumped her season and career best of 34-09.00 before being re-arranged for the finals.

She had one jump that I told her would have been 36-00 if she had not scratched by half a foot. She was still in 5th place going into her final jump, where she needed to have a 35+ attempt. Then she perfectly hit the board and exploded to a 36-02.00 jump, giving her 1st place over everyone.”


District 27-3A Standings & What Needs to Happen

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

District 27-3A Baseball Standings

 team              W    L    Pct.
 Boerne           12    1   .923
 Wimberley        10    3   .769
 CL Hawks          5    8   .385
 Navarro           5    8   .385
 Fredericksburg    4    9   .308
 Bandera           3   10   .231

 Upcoming Games
 Tuesday April 22nd
 Navarro           @     CL Hawks
 Boerne            @     Wimberley
 Fredericksburg    @     Bandera

 Friday April 25th
 CL Hawks          @     Navarro
 Wimberley         @     Boerne
 Bandera           @     Fredericksburg

 Last Week's Results
 Boerne           4      CL Hawks        3
 Wimberley        7      Fredericksburg  4
 Navarro          6      Bandera         3

 Boerne          11      CL Hawks        3
 Navarro         11      Bandera         3
 Wimberley       10      Fredericksburg  3


CL Hawks Finish Season but Hope Springs Eternal & Top Five

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Canyon Lake went to battle again in their last game of this season with a loss to a tough Navarro squad, 14-6.

Seniors Brianna Young and Emma Broussard pose after final Hawk Game

Seniors Brianna Young and Emma Broussard pose after final Hawk Game

It was Senior Night on this wet night for two Hawks giving fans a chance to say good-bye, yet looking at this lineup you also have a ton of youngsters.

Brianna Young and Emma Broussard both helped plug some key holes, but being a freshman or sophomore against older clubs just did not translate to victories in District 27-3A.

“Considering the conditions with rain, we did not give up,” Head Coach John Gallagher said. “We hit this pitcher a lot better this time and our players played their heart out for the seniors and everybody else.”

Navarro started with three runs to start this affair, giving CL a glimpse of what they would have to do to win this game.

Canyon Lake had scored more runs this season than any other Hawk team and this would be a game where scoring would be needed in mass.


Hawks Sending 15 Athletes to Area Meet Next Week in Track & Field

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Christian Dittman will be attempting a chance for Region Meet in the Pole Vault

Christian Dittman will be attempting a chance for Region Meet in the Pole Vault

The CL Hawk Track and Field Teams finished their District Meet bunched in the middle as they hope to break from the pack with several younger athletes that showed off their skills against older students.

Bradford Door Works can fix your Door faster than Brandon Courtney can jump a hurdle

Bradford Door Works can fix your Door faster than Brandon Courtney can jump a hurdle

In other words, don’t get caught up in this year’s point totals because the future is where this finish line will be.

Several Hawks had breakout seasons and next year will hopefully be able to fly to their finish line.

Case and point, a Freshman Hurdler that took this year by storm, by the name of Brandon Courtney who broke all of the Hawk records in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.