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Good-Bye 2015 & Hello 2016

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Hawks Celebrate in one of their 33 Victories this season.

                             Hawks Celebrate in one of their 33 Victories this season.

The Fall Season of 2015 had an historic moment as the CL Volleyball team pulled off a District Championship which was the first for the Hawk Nation.

If you were looking at teams for Canyon Lake and projecting the first team to get to that feat, then Volleyball would have been near the bottom as the Hawk District has been controlled by Wimberley and seeing a team upend their streak of District Championships would have been a hard sell.

Yes, Wimberley did not have a vintage year but CL’s Volleyball team would also reach the highest State Ranking for any sport when they topped out at No. 7 during this season.


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


Boys and Girls All-Time Track Team based on Competing in a Meet

Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Jordan Anderson beating the field in Wimberley during his Sophomore season

Jordan Anderson beating the field in Wimberley during his Sophomore season

All-Hawk Track Team

This will be fun as each athlete can only be entered in 5 events just like Coach Troy Moses and Coach John Barthels would need to do in entering his players before a meet.

There are also just three entrants for each event. On the girls side, The ReSporter, needed to take certain girls off an event since some of their runs would put them over that 5 event limit.

Mariah Ellis comes to mind as she is in the top three, counting Relays, six times and so there are some events The Resporter went to the next best time. Caitlyn Collins was another athlete that was in the top three multiple times.


This Week @ Canyon Lake (with a little MVMS thrown in)

Sunday, April 26th, 2015
Hawk Crawfish Boil will be having their event this coming Saturday!!

Hawk Crawfish Boil will be having their event this coming Saturday!!

This Week @ Canyon Lake

 Mon Apr 27    Gonzales   @   CL Hawks JV                Baseball   5 & 7pm

 Tue Apr 28    Gonzales   @   CL Hawks Varsity           Baseball   7:00 pm

 Fri May 1     CLHS       @   Kingsville Region Meet     Track      All-Day

 Sat May 2     MVMS       @   CHMS                       Baseball   11:00am
               MVMS       @   CHMS  vs. Church Hill      Baseball   1:00 pm
               MVMS       @   CHS   vs. Spring Branch    Softball   9:00 am
               MVMS       @   CHS   vs. Church Hill      Softball   Noon


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.


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.”


Coaches Corner with Boy’s Head Track Coach Troy Moses

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

The ReSporter: What are your overall impressions for this group of athletes?

Track and Field Coach Troy Moses

Track and Field Coach Troy Moses

Coach Moses: “Right now they are enthusiastic and working hard to improve. That has made it fun to coach.”

The ReSporter: You have to feel emboldened when you look at how young your team is and how stacked of an incoming group of young man enter into next year’s season.
Coach Moses: “We have a very good young group of athletes. There are good jumpers and runners and hurdlers, and that has the potential to be a very good track team in the upcoming years. But, at this point it’s only POTENTIAL!!!

The ReSporter: What does it take for a student to be able to realize their goal and get to a Region Meet? (more…)

Coaches Corner with Girl’s Track Coach John Barthels

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Hawk Crawfish Boil Support Canyon Lake Track & Field

Hawk Crawfish Boil Support Canyon Lake Track & Field

The ReSporter: Tell me how you see the future for this Girls team….I see a lot of good things coming from this group of ladies.
Coach Barthels: “We are a young team, we are only graduating a couple of seniors. 2 of the 3 relay teams consisted of 3 freshmen and a sophomore with pretty good JV times in those same events. We had a group of girls that worked hard in practice and competed on meet days with almost everyone improving on their times at each meet. At district we finished 2nd as a JV team with only 11 girls. Varsity girls set records in the 4X100, and the Long Jump. I see the future looking bright with a few girls already asking if they can run track this year. Obviously the more girls we can have come to track the better we can be.

The ReSporter: What did you take from the District Meet? (more…)

MVMS 7th Grade Have Great Showing in District 26-4A Meet

Monday, April 20th, 2015

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Mountain Valley 7th Grade District 26-4A Track Meet

Mountain Valley 7th Grade Boys had several students get high marks at their recent district track meet a couple of weeks ago.

The Hawks had two athletes tied with 16 points as Devin Cordell finished first in the Discus and a third place finish with the Shot Put.

Nicholas Rivera got his 16 points scoring in 5 different events. Rivera did finish first in the 110 Meter Hurdles as MV and CL will be stock piling Hurdle trophies for several years.

Cody Daily also scored in three events with his best showing in the 300 Meter Hurdles finishing in second place.


This Week @ Canyon Lake

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Canyon Lake will be hosting Area Track & Field Meet his coming Saturday

Austin Camacho and Canyon Lake will be hosting Area Track & Field Meet his coming Thursday

 This Week @ Canyon Lake

 Mon April 20       CL Hawks JV     @   Yoakum           Baseball   5 & 7 pm

 Tue April 21       La Vernia       @   CL Hawks JV      Softball   4:30pm
                    La Vernia       @   CL Hawks         Softball   6pm
                    La Vernia       @   CL Hawks         Baseball   7pm

 Thu April 23       CL Hawks JV     @   Navarro          Baseball   TBD
                    JV District 26-4A Tournament
                    Area Track Meet @   CL Hawks         Track      10am start
 Sat April 25       CL Hawks JV     @   La Vernia        Baseball   TBD
                    JV District 26-4A Tournament