#1 for Countdown: Boy’s Track & Field District Win
CL’s Track & Field Boy’s Team comes in with the #1 Ranking in this years sporting events for Canyon Lake High School. This sport took care of business when they out ran the district schools to the finish line for one of 4 District 28-4A Championships!
Head Coach Troy Moses commented in much the same manner as his comments for the #5 rankings for their Area Track Meet Trophy.
“All I can say about them is Wow!!!,” Coach Moses said when asked to comment on both Area and District Meet Championships for this write-up. “Looking back, they were the same type of meet. At the end of each Meet we had the same scenario…..win the 4×400 and we are Champions!! I’m just so proud of the way our kids stepped up and performed. If I had to say one thing about what the District Meet that won it for us, it was the 800 meter run. Scoring 14 points in that event was not expected.”
HAWK TOP 15 COUNTDOWN 15. Volleyball win over Wimberley in Bi-District 14. Girl’s Basketball beating Boerne Champion 13. Boy’s Basketball win over Wimberley 12. CL’s Football Bi-District win over Gatesville 11. Hawk Ladies Track & Field Season 10. Canyon Lake Football defeating an undefeated Boerne 9. Softball sweeping Navarro in their Bi-District contest 8. Girl’s Basketball Region win over Sealy 7. Softball Road win over Fredericksburg 6. Lady Basketball win over Billies has CL enjoying another 1st place 5. Boy’s Track & Field Area Meet 4. Taylor Football District Win!! 3. Baseball Bandera Series 2. Pleasanton Area Football Victory 1. District Champions Boys Track & Field
For the readers that have followed this count down, do note that The ReSporter, knows that there were some of events that did not make this list that were well deserving.
This list rated the Baseball team high based on how unexpected it was for that team to make the play-offs. Conversely, you have a Volleyball squad that has performed at such a high level for many years with wins of significant and getting a Wow factor is harder to reach.
Hence, going back to Coach Moses first words having, a Wow factor and The ReSporter would reiterate that sentiment without any doubt for this #1 Ranking.
Another time that happened recently was last year’s Boys Soccer win over Salado which was so unexpected.
Fredericksburg had been king of this sport every year that Canyon Lake was on those same cinders. There was a two year hiatus 3 years ago when the Hawk’s sports were not with the Billies. That has not happened in Football. That sport is different, as the UIL, assigns those districts based on size of school.
District Track Meets will go for two days with all the qualifying running events pairing down the top 8 for one race on that second day. The only points scored on that first day will be those long distance runs and field events.
Canyon Lake was in second place after that first day of events and would have to make up some ground to catch the Billies on their home track.
Standings After 1st Day (7 events scored) Fredericksburg 83 Canyon Lake 58 Hondo 35 Bandera 29 Boerne 11
There would need to be some surprises and that came from that 800 meter run that Coach Moses mentioned earlier.
The Hawks were able to qualify Matt Bell (2nd) and Seth Titzman (4th) for the Area Meet with Patrick McAliffe finishing in the 5th place spot. All three of these Hawk runners will be returning next season.
Six District Scorers for 800 Meter Run 1. Christian McKnelly 2:09.19 Bandera Freshman 2. Matt Bell 2:09.90 CL Hawks Junior 3. Eloy Alvarez 2:10.03 Freddie Senior 4. Seth Titzman 2:10.19 CL Hawks Sophomore 5. Patrick McAliffe 2:12.23 CL Hawks Sophomore 6. Aaron Ledesma 2:13.10 Hondo Freshman
Canyon Lake would promote some of the Junior Varsity up to Varsity for more chances of having a chance to score in those events that they were excelling in during their season.
That was the case for both Titzman and McAliffe above as they ran primarily on the JV squad and showing the Coaches they deserved a chance of going up to that next level of competition.
All those calculations would help in pulling this, Unthroning of Fredericksburg, off their Track & Field perch for this season.
In that earlier article accentuating the Area Boy’s Track Team needing to keep in front of two schools, on this night, CL would have Fredericksburg as their only challenger and a chance for finishing first against this Goliath.
Run Down on that 2nd Day, in order of Events and how CL and FHS stood after each race was counted.
CL Hawks 58 (1st Day) FHS 83 Hawk Finishers 4x100 Relay 3rd 12 70 5th 4 87 Rose, Lee, Chacon, Ruiz 800 Meter Run 14 84 6 93 Bell 2nd, Titzman 4th, McAliffe 5th 110 Hurdles 14 98 14 107 McDonough 1st, Rivera 4th 100 Dash 8 106 3 110 Lester Boehm 2nd 4x200 Relay 3rd 12 118 4th 8 118 Rose, Moore, Lee, Boehme 400 Dash 5 123 14 132 Maretlli 4th, Sarmiento 6th 300 Hurdles 19 142 4 136 McDonough 1st, Rivera 2nd. Vincent 6th 200 Dash 6 148 3 139 Lester Boehm 3rd 1600 Meter Run 0 148 10 149 1600 Relay 1st 20 168 2nd 16 165 Moore, Martelli, Sarmiento, McDonough
What a great day for Canyon Lake as each point scored was needed big time for knocking off a school that had enjoyed supremacy over all their competitors for each year CL had been in that same district.
This is what catapulted this sporting event to the top with all those ingredients needed for this type of recognition.
CL District 29-4A Championship
The day coming down to that last event for settling a winner.
Beating a school that had controlled this sport throughout CL’s history.
Exciting year and The ReSporter hopes you enjoyed the Countdown and look forward to covering next season.
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Congrats and Go Hawks!!
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