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Mountain Valley Dominate SV Rangers in Win, 15-1

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

 

Mountain Valley Lady Hawks Softball Win District

                              Mountain Valley Lady Hawks Softball Win District

Mountain Valley took SV Rangers to the cleaners after swamping the home team, 15-1 in completing their undefeated season.

Earlier this year, the Hawks escaped with a 12-11 win over Smithson Valley, which was as close any team would get to Mountain Valley Middle School.

On Saturday, Mountain Valley had a statement game as they had seven outs in the 4 inning affair as the Hawks were capped with 5 runs in three of the four innings played.

Maddy Puente and Kensie Sayles combined for a 4 hitter in this mercy game with a total dominating win over the Rangers.

Last season, Mountain Valley was denied a first place finish by this same club as the Hawks had plenty motivation in wanting to complete this season with this victory.

Mountain Valley started off strong with a lead off walk and 5 singles while only having one out when Chelsea Tschoepe scored stopping the inning.

SV Rangers scratched across one run on two singles with their half of the first inning and that score would be all she wrote for the home team.

Going into the 3rd inning, the Hawks, started strong again when Puente was first up with a triple.

Adrianna Peaslee was up next with a single to drive in Puente. Peaslee finished the day with 3 hits and 3 rbi’s.

After a Hawk out, the next 5 batters would get a hit as this game was quickly getting out of hand with no MV batter being struck out.

Another 5 run inning and a comfortable 10-1 lead going into the bottom of the 3rd inning.

Mountain Valley changed pitchers as Puente took 3rd base while Kensie Sayles

Adrianna Peaslee and Kensie Sayles

Adrianna Peaslee and Kensie Sayles

would finish the next two innings.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Sayles started off allowing two singles. However, that would be the extent of the Rangers damage as two fly-outs and 4 strikeouts would put the Rangers out of their misery in those last two innings.

Only a walk in the bottom of the 4th as Sayles struck out the side against the other SV batters.

“I was going for spotting the ball,” Sayles said like a crafty pitcher that struck out the side to end the game.

Meanwhile, Mountain Valley would all but clinch their title with another 5 run 4th inning.

In what would be the last inning, Peaslee would touch all the bases after a line shot to left field that only had the outfield fence able to stop the screamer hit.

Peaslee was non-stop around the bases as she hit an inside the park homer to the delight of her teammates and the Hawk crowd.

“Amazing feeling,” Peaslee said with excitement. “I felt the hit and getting all the way home was amazing.”

“Last year, we lost to Smithson Valley, which kept us from winning it all,” Peaslee commented. “We wanted to get this win….this game we were ready to dominate and wanted to finish this season strong….we wanted to go all the way and not just halfway.”

The stunned silence from the Smithson Valley side of the stands was the price of admission on a day your Hawks would silence the Ranger team after turning this game to a laugher.

Only two Mountain Valley players were not able to get a base hit, but those two at bats did not go to waste as Landry Brown’s sacrifice flyball scored Madi Row who opened with a single.

Patrice Martinez was not allowed a chance to hit as she was walked and she stole a base and scored later in the inning.

If you want to know what dominance looks like then be sure you have some water close by as you try to digest these numbers:

                      game batting stats

 batting average   on base percentage   slugging percentage
       .720             .750                  .960

Those 4 hits Smithson Valley recorded for the game was less than the number of hits the Hawks accumulated in 3 of their innings.

This game was bound to be over after the 4th inning as there were other forces that would be sure this game went no further as the lightning and rain started soon after the umps called the game due to that 14 run lead.

“I hope I can be the best pitcher next year and strike out more players for outs,” Pitcher Peaslee said unabashedly.

A banner year for a group of ladies that dominated district opponents from Cuero to Middle Schools that feed into 6A schools.

That beacon of light seen by Hawk parent’s going home was the collective smiles of Canyon Lake Coaches who will be welcoming in a wealth of talent for the coming years.

Next school year can not get her soon enough for the sports addicts, but some of you can be excused if you want to take a couple of months off before making your trek to Canyon Lake High School

Congrats on another District Championship and Go Hawks!!

              1  2  3  4   R  H  E
 MV Hawks     5  0  5  5  15 18  1
 SV Rangers   1  0  0  0   1  4  3

 name                ab  r  h bi 2b 3b hr bb so   misc
 Marley Carrizales    2  1  2  1  0  0  0  2  0
 Kensie Sayles        4  1  2  2  1  0  0  0  0
 Maddy Puente         3  2  3  1  0  1  0  0  0
 Adrianna Peaslee     3  3  3  3  0  0  1  0  0
 Chelsea Tschoepe     2  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0
  ph Madi Row         1  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0   sb
 Jessie Melendez      2  1  2  3  0  0  0  0  0
  ph Landry Brown     0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   sf
 KT Cox               3  1  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   sb
 Emma Mentzer         2  1  1  1  0  0  0  0  0
  ph Patrice Martinez 0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0   sb
 Maddi Morris         2  1  1  1  0  0  0  0  0
  ph Rachel Tucker    1  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0   sb
 totals              25 15 18 14  1  1  1  3  0

 pitching            ip  h  r er bb so  W  L
 Maddy Puente         2  2  1  1  1  2  1  0
 Kensie Sayles        2  2  0  0  1  4  0  0
 totals               4  4  1  1  2  6  1  0

CL Hawks Finish with Good Taste in Mouth, Win 6-1

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Senior Dylan Hodges leaves game with a smile

Senior Dylan Hodges leaves game with a smile

Canyon Lake finished their year with a win and on a night of celebrating Senior Night, you can note that the word Senior is not plural.

Dylan Hodges finished his career for CL by turning a double play and knocking in the final run of a 4 run third inning that iced the game.

Finishing with a .545 on base percentage, the Hawks, were clicking on all cylinders as the game only had one hiccup by giving up one run in that first inning.

Gonzales was first ball hitting in that first frame and a first pitch strike was stroked for a triple and the Hawks found themselves like so many other games this year, fighting from behind.

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CL Hawks Have 11 Going to Region Meet

Sunday, April 24th, 2016
Canyon Lake's Austin Camacho running to Kingsville after qualifying in the 800 meter run

Canyon Lake’s Austin Camacho running to Kingsville after qualifying in the 800 meter run

Area Meet had some surprises as Canyon Lake will take 11 athletes to Kingsville this week for Region Meet after qualifying in Liberty Hill.

CL’s 4×400 meter relay team set the best mark in Hawk history when they crossed the finish line in 3:25.75 finishing in 3rd place.

A record that had stood strong for 4 years was eclipsed with this year’s foursome.

Back in 2012, Canyon Lake had gone two years with the same group of boys in all three relay events and they have had the best time since that year.

Zach Henshaw, Daniel Camarillo, Eduardo Covarrubias, and Doug Hubnik were the foursome that will now relinquish their first place hold on the 4×400 relay time.

Austin Camacho, Lester Boehm, Heath McDonough, and Brandon Courtney are now proud owners and being on top of the heap.

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Hawks End Season on 2 Game Win Streak beat La Vernia, 5-4

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Go Hawks!

  Go Hawks!

Canyon Lake Softball got another win over a 1st place team, at La Vernia, on Tuesday, 5-4.

This was the second time in as many games that had a Hawk opponent residing at the top of the heap to find out that this ‘Last’ place club was not really that bad of a team.

That secret formula that had alluded the Hawks was unleashed as the CL scored the first 5 runs in this game to hold on for the win by one run.

This Bear team only had 4 hits going into their half of the 5th inning as Alexis Robinson was given the ball for her last start as a Hawk. This win for Robinson was her 40th in the circle at Canyon Lake finishing just one win away from Missy Romero’s final of 41 right at 4 years ago.

Robinson also controlled her walks while striking out 9 Bears in the contest.

But the game did get scary as momentum was with the Home Team in those last 3 innings.

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MVMS Tracksters Score Well in District Meet

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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Mountain Valley Middle School was busy in Wimberley last Friday as their District Track Meet had all hands on deck for this event.

“We are really proud of how all of our kids competed at the district meet,” Athletic Coordinator Brandon Pawelek said. “They worked hard all season and we had quite a few personal records throughout our boys and girls teams……We had school records set by Nic Rivera in both 110 and 300 meter hurdles, as well as, Devon Cordell in the discus as well as both 7th and 8th grade girls 4×100 meter relay teams.”

MV Hawk Proud

                MV Hawk Proud

The Hawks had several athletes that excelled on Friday with Rivera topping all MVMS students scoring 28 points after combining all events Rivera was entered.

Those boys hurdles will be busy next year for Canyon Lake as that is presently the best part of the Hawks high school team headlined by Brandon Courtney.

Well, Rivera served notice that he is ready to make his mark after setting MVMS bests in those events with two 1st place finishes.

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Hawk Softball: FINALLY, 4-1

Saturday, April 16th, 2016
Seniors Alexis Robinson, Kirsten Jones, and Tiare Kacir

                          Seniors Alexis Robinson, Kirsten Jones, and Tiare Kacir

Canyon Lake Softball got their first district win over the first place, Wimberley Texans, 4-1 on Senior Night at the Hawk Nest.

Yes, it was a long time in coming as the Hawks proved that they were not as bad as their record indicated.

“We played so well,” Head Coach John Gallagher said relieved. “We talked about what we needed to do in pre-game and they came out focused and came out and did well.”

This win had all three of the basics working on this night as the fielding, pitching and hitting combined for this long in coming victory.

Kirsten Jones went out in style in raising her batting average to .493 and a Hawk record (so far) .598 on base percentage.

Not to mention 2 more stolen bases giving her 27 for the season which would rank only behind the batter Jones bats behind, Carley Dubois.

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JV Baseball Win Tied Game with Blanco, 9-9

Friday, April 15th, 2016
Nathan De Leon and Drew Tyra after game with Blanco

Nathan De Leon and Drew Tyra after game with Blanco

Canyon Lake JV Baseball won their tied game against Blanco on Thursday at the Hawk Nest, 9-9.

Earlier this season, Canyon Lake played Blanco and let’s just say that The ReSporter decided not to have an article on the massacre.

It was not a pretty game and in situations like that, it is better to leave the written word in the can.

Over a month later, another game was scheduled and The ReSporter wanted to see if there had been any improvement during this season.

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Base/Soft Ball get Gobbled up in Cuero

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
Catcher Lee Stafford ready for the pitch.

Catcher Lee Stafford ready for the pitch.                  (picture by Tysha Dunavant)

Baseball and Softball get Gobbled up by the Cuero Gobblers as both games failed to reach the 7th inning.

This is a tough year for bats and balls as Baseball has won 2 games and this year’s Softball team is presently on a 10 game losing streak.

For the Hawk Baseball team you have youth out the wazoo as CL lost several Seniors last season and just were not loaded enough to keep that train on it’s track.

“We played ok, just could not get anything going offensively,” Head Baseball Coach Trent Dunavant stated. “We put the ball in play, just could not square anything up…so give them credit for getting the job done offensively.”

Canyon Lake’s Baseball has gone two games without a run as finding the right combination for batting is a hit and miss. (pardon the pun)

Gavin Dietrich took the loss as Cuero continues fighting for one of those precious play-off spots.

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Hawks Can’t Dig Out of Hole in Loss to Navarro, 17-13

Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Carly Dubois shows off the ball that left the yard

Carly Dubois shows off the ball that left the yard

Canyon Lake’s Softball team showed signs of life but the Hawks still could not dig out of their hole in loss to Navarro, 17-13.

“We put ourselves in a hole,” Head Coach John Gallagher stated. “We fought back and this team never gives up and I am really proud of what the team did….we started tagging the ball pretty well.”

That last comment from Coach Gallagher will give you an indication of the slump this team has been in since district play started over a month ago.

The 13 runs was more than adding up the previous 8 games and getting into double digit hits has not been seen since their last win in Johnson City against Copperas Cove.

But, when you put the team to the test with the Big 3 that needs to be humming (pitching/hitting/fielding), then you can see by the 17 runs given up that pitching was not on as well as still committing way to many errors.

That hole that was dug had the Panthers with a 12-1 lead going into the bottom of the 3rd inning.

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Hawks Finish District 26-4A with One Championship

Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Hawk 4x400 relay breaks CL Record with 4:07.85 time Bailey Drum, Skylar Hurst, Emma Gray, Sophia Thorpe

Hawk 4×400 relay breaks CL Record with 4:07.85 time Bailey Drum, Skylar Hurst, Emma Gray, Sophia Thorpe

Canyon Lake’s next stop will be Liberty Hill in two weeks for the Area Meet to qualify for Region Meet in Kingsville.

The top 4 in each event got their ticket punched for this chance and the Hawks had several athletes who had personal best finishes which might be an indication that the record breaking might not be finished.

CL’s Boys and Girls both finished in 4th place in their district meet held in Cuero this past Wednesday and Thursday.

Hurdles was the strength of both Boys and Girls as Bailey Drum and Brandon Courtney both lowered their best times in this meet.

Drum had a 36 point meet scoring in all 5 events she entered. that included 3 first place finishes while qualifying for the Area Meet in 4 of those 5 events.

Canyon Lake had points every time Drum walked out to compete, as this future Angelo State Volleyball player proved she can handle track & field too.

With Drum’s 36 points, she passed 200 points for the year and now resides with 213 tallies and more meets ahead for this tireless athlete.

“After all of this, I don’t have a lot of energy left,” Drum noted after her final event. “I honestly did not think I was running that fast and I just attacked every hurdle.”

That last comment was in response to lowering her best 300 meter hurdle race by over 2 seconds.

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