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Baseball: Hawks Just Miss Win in Hondo Game, 5-2

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Catcher Lee Stafford and Pitcher Avery Montgomery lend support for First Baseman CJ Parrish in game with Hondo.                                      (photo by Karen Holmes)

Canyon Lake’s Baseball crew lost a heartbreaking game with Hondo at the Hawk Nest in extra innings, 5-2.


Softball: CL Hawks Beat Bandera, 16-0 & Force Seeded Game with Billies

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

     Adriana Peaslee has hot bat going into battle against Billies.

Canyon Lake won their must win game against Bandera with some degree of authority to force a seeded game with Fredericksburg this coming Monday after disposing of the Bulldogs, 16-0.


Track & Field: Boys Win & Ladies Take 3rd in Area Meet

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

                                                            CANYON LAKE IS THE AREA CHAMPS!!


Canyon Lake Boys team took the Area Meet by storm in winning this  Meet for the first time in Hawk history with a dramatic 4×400 meter relay finish over Fredericksburg and Wimberley, scoring 108 points.


Nothing to see Here….Keep Moving, Hawks Lose, 20-4, Keep Moving

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Adriana Zunker & Maggie Banks were honored on Senior Night. Congrats Young Ladies


Canyon Lake had a rough day at the office after allowing the Fredericksburg Billies 17 batters in the 2nd inning and giving up 10 runs for their first loss in District 28-4A play, 20-4.


CL Lady Hawks Varsity & JV Finish 2nd in District 28-4A Meet

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Alyssa Strickland holds serve in 100 meter hurdles.                  (photo by Karen Holmes)


Canyon Lake qualified 11 ladies for their Area Meet to be held next week at Wimberley as the Hawks finished in 2nd place in their District 28-4A Meet behind Fredericksburg.


Hawks Still Working Magic in Win Over Hondo, 5-4

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Freshman Kenzie Sayles has double in win over Hondo, 5-4.

Canyon Lake continued their magic act, when the Hawks scored 2 runs in their top of the 7th inning to snatch victory from a ‘Hat’ with a win over Hondo, 5-4.

Playing with fire has a chance of being volatile after CL’s defense coughed up 8 errors causing all of those Owl’s runs to be unearned. However, that does not take away your opponent’s scores but can only give you good excuses for a loss or have a collective, ‘Whew!!’, we got away with one, type of reactions.

Maddy Puente was johnny on the spot on this night when she had a double that scored two Hawks and eventual win on this night.

Puente has tied the record for most doubles (10) hit in a season with Brianna Young and Lauren Mentzer and more importantly kept Canyon Lake on a path for a chance of finishing district without a loss.

In those last two games, has had the Hawks needing two runs during their last frame for a win. Their Bandera game, Canyon Lake, needed all the runs they could muster to stay at arms length from being caught by those Dogs.

Cardiac could be another word for this district season with only one game that has had CL with a comfortable victory.

Hondo jumped out for a 3 run lead in their half of that 2nd inning. All of those runs were unearned when The Lake’s 3 errors were mixed with one single for the Owls in that inning. Giving CL another contest where they would need to fight to get back in the contest losing, 3-0.

   Let’s Go Hawks!!

Canyon Lake would not be able to get any thing goring for those first 4 innings of play but the top of the 5th had the Hawks with a 3 run rally to tie the game. Hondo’s defense was not without error after the home team helped when Angie Rodriguez reached first base on an error on an infield play to 3rd base. Two quick outs still had CL with Rodriguez on 2nd base and nothing happening offensively.

That changes when, Kenzie Sayles’ double, would plate Rodriguez for the Hawk’s first tally and then a Bailey Bryan walk had CL still working on more runs with two outs. With that walk, Bryan kept her streak alive in reaching base for each game this season.

This is quite a feat as there were some early games Canyon Lake was playing some larger schools in tournaments that will many times have your line-up not even making two rotations which would give some batters at the most, 2 at bats, in a game.

           Keep Going Hawks!!

Luckily, Canyon Lake would tie this district contest on the Owl’s second error and new life, tying up Hondo, 3-3.

Those wise Owls would take their advantage back immediately in the bottom half of that 5th inning, Starting their half of this inning with two singles and then, on a fielder’s choice the bases would be loaded and still no outs for Canyon Lake.

There would need to be some type of magical act to keep this game with a chance of pulling off a victory for the ‘Good Guys’.

An infield Hawk error would score another Owl for their lead, 4-3 and the first out one batter later on a lazy pop up. This escape, of getting sawed in half, had Hondo leaving 2 on base after scoring one run when they loaded the bases with no outs.

Canyon Lake has won 7 games in a row and in 5 of those victories the Hawks have had to come back to take the lead. So nothing new, except there are just so many rabbits in a hat and the Hawks next contest will be against Fredericksburg who will want to make things right and even out a two game series after a Hawk, 8-5 win the first time these two schools went to battle.

Back to the game, as your Hawks would now have two innings left in getting back their advantage going into the 6th inning.

Two ground outs and a pop out to the pitcher had Canyon Lake now down to just one more chance to keep their unblemished district record intact.

 Don Chente says Go Lady Hawks!

Hondo would be threatening again and Canyon Lake’s magic act would still be in high gear after the first two Owl hitters reached base via infield errors and now CL’s pitcher, Maggie Banks, needing to see if another rabbit would be in her hat.

After reaching down into that hat, Banks would grab just one ear as that next Owl player grounded out but now the Home Team would have two runners in scoring position with two outs still needed.

McElroy, one of the two Hondo pitchers who had been alternating with Benavides in the circle, was up next. A full count pop-out to Adriana Peaslee at 3rd base to get one out closer to getting out of another magic act inning.

Yes, another rabbit was in that proverbial hat and a one pitch ground out to first baseman Rodriguez would end the threat, and Canyon Lake still needing some runs to get this hard fought win. Good news was having the top of the batting order starting with Marley Carrizales being first up.

           Way to Go Hawks!!

A Carrizales single came at the right time and then the 12th error of this game would put two Hawks on base with Hondo still looking for their first out.

A double steal by Carrizales and Sayles would have CL in good shape in scoring but Bryan would strike out with Maddy Puente coming up next. Puente, in her two year career has been better at the plate during district games vs. regular season contests.

This campaign has Maddy Puente with a healthy .526 average and her 2 year total of a lofty .545 average. Puente is resently on a 10 game hitting streak. This time Puente would just miss a home-run but her double still scored the two runs needed for that final magic act being a disappearing part of the show and Hawk lead, 5-4.

Canyon Lake, not shy in giving a good show for the whole audience, would start this final curtain call giving up 2 singles and the Hawks 8th error for those first 3 Owls that came to the plate.

So, no outs and bases loaded and the crowd would be on their feet to see if this magician (Canyon Lake) would be able to get those runners to disappear with no runs scored.

It started with a Kay Puente to Carrizales throw to 3rd base to catch that Owl with her eyes closed and the first out on the throw and then a strike-out looking that quickly had this magic act being more to the visitors liking for a good ending.

              Go, Go, Go Hawks!!

Banks would get that final out after Hondo’s batter grounded out and Canyon Lake would get in their bus with another Houdini crowd pleasing win for the good guys.

Now, Canyon Lake will return home for their final home game pitted against Fredericksburg where a win would win the District Championship and a loss would delay the celebrating until their final game. If both schools win or lose then a one game playoff would be needed.

If one team wins and the other loses then that team with the final win would be crowned District 28-4A Champion.

The Hawks will need to be on the look-out for some more rabbits as this next act might be a grand finale!!

Go Hawks!!


            1  2  3  4  5  6  7   R  H  E
 CL Hawks   0  0  0  0  3  0  2   5  7  8
 Hondo      0  3  0  0  1  0  0   4  6  5

                     ab  r  h bi 2b bb so  misc
 Marley Carrizales    4  1  2  0  0  0  0  sb cs
 Kenzie Sayles        4  2  1  1  1  0  0  sb 3 roe 2
 Bailey Bryan         3  1  0  0  0  1  1  sb
 Maddy Puente         4  0  2  2  1  0  0  roe
 Maggie Banks         4  0  1  0  0  0  1
 Adriana Peaslee      3  0  1  0  0  0  0  roe
 Kay Puente           3  0  0  0  0  0  0
 Angie Rodriguez      3  1  0  0  0  0  1  roe
 Adriana Zunker       3  0  0  0  0  0  0
 totals              31  5  7  3  2  1  3

 pitching            ip  h  r er bb so   W  L
 Maggie Banks       7.0  6  4  0  0  5  12  6

Pitches-strikes: 100-71

Hawks Knock King off Throne Win District 28-4A Championship

Friday, April 13th, 2018

                                                          Boys Track & Field are District 28-4A Champions.                    (photo by Karen Holmes) 


Caimen McDonough scored 45 points in winning every event he entered as Canyon Lake would un-throne the King (Fredericksburg) with a dramatic 4×400 relay win over the Billies catapulting the Hawks to their first District Championship for Track & Field.

            Way to Go Hawks!!

McDonough has totaled 418 All-Time points during his track career and finds himself 44 points behind Sprinter Jordan Anderson for 1st place. McDonough missed scoring the most points in a District Track Meet by 3 points as Anderson scored 48 points in the 2012 District Meet after winning 4 events and finishing 2nd in the Long Jump that year.

Winning all of his events entered was a huge part of CL’s total team effort in pulling off this upset win over a perennial track team that is not used to finishing 2nd in this sport.

Canyon Lake versus Fredericksburg has always seen the Hawks looking up to the Billies during this time of the year in Track. Below are the points and finishes every year these two schools have been in the same district. There were just 2 years FHS did not share the same district for Track & Field.


            2009      2010       2011      2012      2013       2014      2017      2018
 Freddie    180  1st  231  1st   201  1st  168  1st   180  1st  144  1st  188  1st  165  2nd
 CL Hawks     9  7th   90  4th   150  2nd  127  2nd    37  6th   81  5th  130  3rd  168  1st

The Track Throne has a new King sitting on that chair with this group of athletes in taking over, for this year, a place that had been reserved for the Billies every season since these two schools have shared the same district.

Canyon Lake moved two JV Boys up to Varsity for this Meet and those two, moved up students, scored in the 800 meter run and 300 meter hurdle events.

Logan Cruz is having fun with a grimace going over a hurdle. (photo Karen Holmes)

Seth Titzman ran the 800 race and finished 4th qualifying him for an Area Meet. Titzman had accumulated, 89 points for his Junior Varsity team this season and would see his 4 points being enough to help with a District 28-4A Championship.

How about Bryce Vincent, who was running in an event that had McDonough and Nik Rivera competing. So, Vincent would know that at least 2 of those top 6 finishing athletes would be CL teammates and leaving just 4 other spots to garner points for The Lake.

No problem, as Vincent finished with a 6th place finish scoring 1 point with a 42.20 time that was more than a second better than any race this season.

Senior Jacob Foster teamed up with Joseph Crisp in the Discus with a 1st & 2nd place scoring 18 points. Foster’s throw was over 12 feet further than his throw at his first meet of the season.

So many contributors for this win, when the 4×400 meter relay team, would take the stage next needing 2 points to catch the Billies for first. It was easy to see what would be needed in this final event for a District Title.

“I knew we could run a good time,” Head Coach Troy Moses quipped. “We had run a 3:27 earlier this year and I knew we could get them (Fredericksburg).”

            Finishing the job!!

Coach Moses continued, “We had pulled Landry (Moore) out of the 200 because we wanted to be sure he would be fresh for the mile relay….anytime you can run your first leg of this relay in a, .51 second split, then you will have a good race.”

On what he was thinking during that last leg when McDonough was trying to hold off the Billies during that final stretch, “We have been coaching Caimen for 4 years and I knew as soon as he got that baton in his hands that he was not going to let it go.”

So, the final event had added Moore to the foursome after taking Lester Boehm out to run another event to maximize points. A lot going on behind the scenes for what would be one of the most exciting nights for Canyon Lake as they now have 3 District Championships this year something not even being remotely thought about in previous years for the Hawk Sports.

“It was a good run and I was really nervous,” Jesse Sarmiento said as he was the 3rd leg of the relay. “We had been working hard all season.”

Seeing each Hawk get the baton was nerve racking for the Hawk Nation too as this race was between just the two schools that were fighting for a first place finish.

              Proud of the Hawks!!

“I was thinking my team has got to do it,” Chance Martelli said as he had finished the 2nd leg of The Race. “There is a new king in town and we do not want to stop here.”

It took everything Canyon Lake had to take this Championship which gives credit for a school that has produced for countless years in the Track world in Fredericksburg.

Go Hawks!!



                                 TEAM STANDINGS
            Varsity                              Junior Varsity
            CL Hawks          168                Fredericksburg    272
            Fredericksburg    165                CL Hawks          148
            Bandera           117                Bandera            94
            Boerne             93                Boerne             51
            Hondo              70                Hondo              38

            Varsity High           Point Hawks   Junior Varsity
            Caimen McDonough   45                Nash Young         26
            Jacob Foster       18                Arthur Cardosa     20
            Lester Boehm       17                Caleb Almond       14
            Nik Rivera         12                Paul Martinez      13
            Landry Moore       11                Ryan Rivali        11
            Chance Martelli     9                Josh Almond        10
            Matt Bell           8                Peter Schultz      10
            Joseph Crisp        8                Shawn Pendleton     8
            Jesse Sarmiento     6                Jesse Horner        8
            Conner Rose         6                Colton Eilers       8
            Greyson Lee         6                Andrew Kullberg     5
            Ross Snowden        6                Logan Cruz          4
            Will Hillenbrand    6                Trey Lucero         4
            Seth Titzman        4                Daniel O’Dell       2
            Joseph Ruiz         3                Jacob Christiansen  1
            Tristan Chacon      3                Caden McLaughlin    1
            Patrick McAliffe    2                Derek Wiatrek       1
            Bryce Vincent       1

                                  AREA QUALFIERS

            Lester Boehm     100 meter   200 meter   4x200 relay
            Chance Martelli  400 meter   4x400 relay
            Matt Bell        800 meter
            Seth Titzman     800 meter
            Nik Rivera       110 m hurd  300 meter hurdle
            Caimen McDonough 110m hurd   300m hurd   4x400 relay  high jump  triple jump
            Jacob Foster     shot put    discus
            Ross Snowden     shot put
            Will Hillenbrand pole vault
            Joseph Crisp     discus
            Jesse Sarmiento  4x400 relay
            Landry Moore     4x200 relay 4x400 relay
            Conner Rose      4x100 relay 4x200 relay
            Joseph Ruiz      4x100 relay
            Greyson Lee      4x100 relay 4x200 relay
            Tristan Chacon   4x100 relay


                                DISTRICT 28-4A TRACK RESULTS

                                       100 meter
 Lester Boehm       11.23   2nd                    Arthur Cardosa         11.58   1st
                                                   Caleb Almond           11.84   4th

                                       200 meter
 Lester Boehm       22.61   3rd                    Arthur Cardosa         23.49   1st
                                                   Ryan Rivali            24.53   5th

                                       400 meter
 Chance Martelli    52.70   4th                    Jesse Horner           56.90   4th
 Jesse Sarmiento    53.21   6th

                                       800 meter
 Matt Bell        2:09.90   2nd                    Jacob Christiansen   2:17.82   6th
 Seth Titzman     2:10.19   4th
 Patrick McAliffe 2:12.23   5th

                                      1600 meter
                                                   Peter Schultz        5:13.31   3rd

                                      3200 meter
                                                   Peter Schultz       11:44.70   4th
                                                   Caden McLaughlin    12:22.01   6th

                                 110 meter hurdles
 Caimen McDonough   15.47   1st                    Nash Young             16.67   1st
 Nik Rivera         16.52   4th                    Logan Cruz             17.55   4th

                                 300 meter hurdles
 Caimen McDonough   39.52   1st                    Nash Young             42.63   1st
 Nik Rivera         41.24   2nd                    Derek Wiatrek          47.35   6th
 Bryce Vincent      42.20   6th

 4x100 meter relay  44.45   3rd                    4x100 meter relay      46.23   1st
 Conner Rose      Greyson Lee                      Paul Martinez       Ryan Rivali
 Tristan Chacon   Joseph Ruiz                      Andrew Kullberg     Caleb Almond

 4x200 meter relay 1:30.91  3rd                    4x200 meter relay    1:37.48   2nd
 Landry Moore     Greyson Lee                      Paul Martinez       Ryan Rivali
 Conner Rose      Lester Boehm                     Colton Eilers       Caleb Almond

 4x400 meter relay 3:26.50  1st                    4x400 meter relay    3:49.12   2nd
 Landry Moore     Chance Martelli                  Paul Martinez       Jesse Horner
 Jesse Sarmiento  Caimen McDonough                 Trey Lucero         Colton Eilers

                                     shot put
 Jacob Foster    44-07.25   2nd                    Josh Almond         40-00.25   1st
 Ross Snowden    42-06.75   3rd
 Jacob Foster      144-08   1st                    Shawn Pendleton       109-09   2nd
 Joseph Crisp      136-04   2nd                    Daniel O’Dell         101-10   5th

                                    high jump
 Caimen McDonough    6-04   1st                    Nash Young              5-04   3rd

                                   pole vault
 Will Hillenbrand   12-06   3rd

                                   triple jump
 Caimen McDonough 42-08.00  1st                    Caleb Almond        36-08.75   6th

Single Helps get a Grand Slam Hawk Win over Boerne, 13-12

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

                      CL Hawks look drained after their comeback win over Boerne.

CL Hawks get a walk off single from Kaitlyn Cox in a firework’s show and win over Boerne, 13-12.


Hawks Need just One Run for Win over Bandera, 1-0

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

        Tanner Sellers and Kyle Doerfler take in a satisfying win over Bandera, 1-0.

Canyon Lake had a dramatic win and put a firm grip on making the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 season, after a pitching dual that had CL beating Bandera, 1-0.


A Hawk Walk Off, Walk Wins Game over Bandera, 3-2

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

                   Hawks Post-Game Talk after their Walk-Off Walk Over Bandera

Canyon Lake had a walk off-walk off win over the Bandera Bulldogs when Matt Anderson finished off the game with a bases loaded walk that scored Mason Lee for the win, 3-2.