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Missing Piece of Puzzle Found this Year for Lady Hawks

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Emma Gray #5 after Hawk Timeout in Volleyball

                              Emma Gray #5 after Hawk Timeout in Volleyball

Last Summer a new student started practicing with the Varsity Volleyball girls as this young lady had played that sport at her old school.

What would be going through your mind if put in that situation when you are all of a sudden hanging out with future teammates and knowing that your sport would commence in 6-8 weeks.

Being separated from those friendships and your old stomping grounds would certainly take a special type of person to persevere their last year of high school in a new atmosphere.

Emma Gray had that situation at Canyon Lake this season as she started during those middle of summer months playing volleyball and without much rest, a segue into basketball, before finishing her one year of school in the hill country running track.

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A Conversation with Rodriguez, Ruff, and Chacon

Friday, July 10th, 2015

 

Jacob Ruff, Austin Rodriguez, and Tristan Chacon ready to go to FBU

Jacob Ruff, Austin Rodriguez, and Tristan Chacon ready to go to FBU

The ReSporter had a press release earlier this week for three former Mountain Valley football players that will be in their debut season playing for Canyon Lake High School.

In that back drop The ReSporter wanted to have a chance for a more in depth interview with these three players.

Hope you enjoy reading more about these three future Hawks.

The ReSporter: How many students were at the camp you had that gave you a chance to compete in Ohio?

Jacob Ruff: “There was about 300 at each of their camps.”

The ReSporter: How many camps does DBU have during that time around the country?

Jacob Ruff: “Look on the back of my shirt….(Ruff said this as he was sporting a t-shirt with all the cities the camps were held).”

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Austin Kahil and Josh DeVries Sign to Play in College

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Dave and Kristi Kahill, Austin Kahil, Josh DeVries, and Head Coach Charley Drum

Dave and Kristi Kahill, Austin Kahil, Josh DeVries, and Head Coach Charley Drum

Austin Kahil and Josh DeVries signed on the dotted line to play more football last Wednesday at the Hawk Gym.

DeVries will be attending Texas Lutheran and Kahil will be driving up to East Texas Baptist to continue his education.

Josh DeVries showing off his new school

Josh DeVries showing off his new school

Both players were integral parts of this past football season where the Hawks made the second round for the second year in a row.

First with some stats for DeVries.

DeVries averaged 9.9 yards per run in the playoffs and finished just behind Zach Henshaw in every other rushing stat. He also finished with 8 games rushing over 100 yards during his career.

DeVries also topped 2000 yards rushing in his last game and finished with 2071 yards for his Hawk career. He averaged a Hawk best of 7.1 yards per carry.

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Then There was One: Brandon Courtney

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Brandon Courtney taking a break during workouts

Brandon Courtney taking a break during workouts

Then there was 1 athlete still working hard on his skill set as Brandon Courtney qualified for the State 4A Track Meet in Austin this weekend.

Courtney had a PR (Personal Best) finishing second in the Region Track Meet last weekend as this Sophomore continues to whittle down his CL best time for the 300 Meter Hurdles.

Courtney’s time of 39.56 is now right at 3 seconds better than Karl Tucker’s 42.23 that he ran Region Meet back in 2010.

 Top 10 300 Meter Hurdles
     name                    time             when
  1. Brandon Courtney        39.56            2015 Region Meet
  2. Karl Tucker             42.23            2010 Region Meet
  3. Joe Marple              42.26            2015 JV District Meet
  4. Dakota Repa             42.32            2011
  5. Luke Steward            42.44            2011
  6. Chandler Faulkner       42.50            2012
  7. Gerrit Wilkins          43.81            2015 JV District Meet
  8. Devin Coco              45.38            2014
  9. Alex Martinez           45.66            2013
 10. Todd Pippin             45.72            2010

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Catching Up with Some Track & Field Students

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Track Season is in their phase of Playoffs, as the Hawk Boy’s and Girl’s Team will take the stage in the Area Track Meet featuring District 25-4A and 26-4A schools on Thursday.

The Hilltop ReSporter had an opportunity to talk to several of the students that will be competing and will share their thoughts going into this meet that will give them a chance to showcase their skills in Kingsville for the Region Meet.

Austin Camacho will be running 800 Meters for a chance to reach Regions

Austin Camacho will be running 800 Meters for a chance to reach Regions

The ReSporter caught up with Austin Camacho first.

The ReSporter: Hey Austin, what are you trying to hit time wise on your first lap?

Austin Camacho: “You’ve got to think smart when running and I will have three coaches giving me times while I am running, but I would like to finishing the first lap with a 60 or 61 seconds, but the coaches are giving me times at the 100 and 200 marks and I like having a pace and time at those places.”

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Evan Schuller Will Triple Jump Across the Stage

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Senior Evan Schuller finishes strong with Canyon Lake Sports

Senior Evan Schuller finishes strong with Canyon Lake Sports

Canyon Lake seems to have a disease that goes around about this time of the year that affects many students.

Senior(itis) seems to be more of a problem at CL than other schools.

A look at schools like Fredericksburg and Yoakum, you will see track teams that have a lot of athletes that are finishing the race as they finish out their high school career.

Evan Schuller is bucking that (itis) trend as he is very involved as he finishes his playing days being involved with 5 track events.

“I did not do any track but Coach wanted me to get involved in my Junior year for football,” Schuller said.

Now Schuller is liking track and is all in for his final year of school, since he does not have another year of football, therefore nothing to be held accountable by coaches.

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Hawk Baseball Pre/Season & District Capsule

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Canyon Lake Baseball, hopes to avoid injuries and other hurdles with the new season approaching next week as the Hawks opened their season with a scrimmage against Llano last Tuesday.

Senior Nick Cahill will hope for a repeat of last years offense numbers

Senior Nick Cahill will hope for a repeat of last years offense numbers

“We played at times looking like it was our first scrimmage,” Head Baseball Coach Trent Dunavant assessed that game.

With this new year of play it will also usher in a district that certainly will be an upgrade from last year’s district.

Granted that statement is based on last year so there will always be teams that might not reach their potential and some teams that will gel and knock your socks off.

Canyon Lake was a team last year that did not reach their potential.

The Hawks entered their campaign last season with more returning starters than they have had since their second year of play when CL was in their second year of competition.

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Bracken’s All-Time Football Team

Monday, December 1st, 2014
Eli Achillies after game with Emery-Weiner

Eli Achillies after game with Emery-Weiner

When Head Coach Lloyd Fields was contemplating moving on after this football season, he wanted to meet with other former Coaches as well as The ReSporter to see what the consensus would be for naming an All-Bracken team.

The following were the results of that discussion with a note that the first two years was not represented by people who had actually seen those players in person.

There were a few holdovers from that first club in 2006 but the majority of players on the 2006 team might have a different group that might not have been recognized.

So, with out any delay The ReSporter will name the top 6 players voted on and then expand that list by putting a player for each position on the field which would spread more mayonnaise on your sandwich.

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Fresh(man) Start!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

There are two Hawk players that have been playing for Canyon Lake during the last part of the season when Will Joyner joined the team for a game with Smithville and then invited again near the end of this season.

Freshman Will Joyner and Jacob Foster relaxing at a Hawk Basketball game

Freshman Will Joyner and Jacob Foster relaxing at a Hawk Basketball game

You would see Joyner on kick-off teams and also playing on the defensive side of the ball these past few games.

Meanwhile Senior Ian May went down over two weeks ago and CL had Jacob Foster filling that void on the offensive line.

Both of these players had carved a nice niche with that Freshman Class as that team has been heralded as the calvary to help stave off an indian attack on the local village.

Yes, that village might have been able to hold their own, but having the Calvary joining this fight will make those losses in war to be reduced.

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Austin Rodriguez was Presented Jersey for EastBay All-Star Football Game

Monday, November 17th, 2014
Austin Rodruguez being presented his Jersey for All-Star Game with EastBay Scout  Anthony Williams and MV Coach Brandon Pawelek in attendance.

Austin Rodruguez being presented his Jersey for All-Star Game with EastBay Scout Anthony Williams and MV Coach Brandon Pawelek in attendance.

Austin Rodriguez was honored on Monday at Mountain Valley Middle School when he was awarded a chance to play in an All-Star game this December 20th, in Naples, Florida.

EastBay Scout and Former San Francisco 49er Anthony Williams talking to 8th Grade assembly at MVMS

EastBay Scout and Former San Francisco 49er Anthony Williams talking to 8th Grade assembly at MVMS

Rodriguez, an 8th Grader, was selected to play in The Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl and will suit up to represent the West Squad.

Rodriguez played on the Mountain Valley District Champions on the offensive line which helped in the Hawk team to dominate this season in every facet of the game.

“He separated himself by not only by his playing skills….but also how he is good in the classroom because having a well rounded students is first in making our decisions,” EastBay Scout Anthony Williams said. “To be able to play in this game you have to bring the full package in being a good teammate and being a good student.”

The award was presented during the noon time when the whole 8th Grade class was present in the MV cafeteria.

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