THIS WEEK @ CANYON LAKE January 21st-24th

Marisa Ellis #1 in State High Jump Competition!!


                   THIS WEEK       @      CANYON LAKE        January 21-24

Tue. Jan 21st      CL Hawks        @      La Vernia          500p Girls Soccer
                   CL Hawks Fresh  @      Boerne Freshman    500p Girls Basketball
                   CL Hawks JV     @      Boerne JV          500p Girls Basketball
                   Boerne Freshman @      CL Hawks Freshman  500p Boys  Basketball
                   Boerne JV       @      CL Hawks JV        500p Boys  Basketball
                   CL Hawks        @      Boerne             615p Girls Basketball
                   Boerne          @      CL Hawks           615p Boys  Basketball

Fri. Jan 24th      CL Hawks Fresh  @      Llano Freshman     500p Boys  Basketball
                   CL Hawks JV     @      Llano JV           500p Boys  Basketball
                   Llano Freshman  @      CL Hawks Freshman  500p Girls Basketball
                   Llano JV        @      CL Hawks JV        500p Girls Basketball
                   CL Hawks        @      Llano              615p Boys  Basketball
                   Llano           @      CL Hawks           615p Girls Basketball
                   CL Hawks        @      Gonzales           700p Boys  Soccer


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Marley Carrizales Will Be Fielding Next at Schreiner University!

Marley Carrizales surrounded by Family and Coaches after signing to play Softball at Schreiner University.


Marley Carrizales said yes to Scheiner and will continue her prowess on a Softball Diamond at the College level.

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Lady Hawks Backs are to the Wall after 2 Home Losses

            Chelsea Tschoepe showing good form in as her Senior round-ball career continues.

The Lady Hawks have dug themselves into a hole that will take some doing before another Post-Season can be chronicled for this season.

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Boys Basketball, Game Article | January 18, 2020

Hawks Start District 28-4A with Win over Bandera, 64-37 & Standings

                                                                              Hawks Defense helped in Win over Bandera.


CL Hawks started this year’s edition of District 28-4A play with a win in an always tough Bandera venue, 64-37.

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CLJV Hawks Rebound in Win over Bandera, 50-30

CLJV prepare for a successful inbound pass in win over Bandera.


Canyon Lake’s Junior Varsity Rebounded for their opening win in District 28-4A play with a convincing, 50-30 victory.

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Boys Soccer, Track & Field | January 17, 2020


            Marisa Ellis #1 in State High Jump Competition!!

TOP 10 ALL-DECADE TEAM is down to 1

            Way to Go Hawks!!

The ReSporter had fun going back in time to give the Hawk Nation an idea of what would be those final sports or events these past 10 years.

Before talking bout that last team The ReSporter remembers an event that should be mentioned, not as a team, but as a milestone for a height that has not been matched.

Marisa Ellis would accomplish a feat that stands alone for individual Hawk Athletes these past 10 years.

Winning a State Championship in the High Jump came totally out of the blue. This young lady had qualified for the State Meet in two events and her, bread and butter, event would reside with the Triple Jump Event that had her in the top echelon since her arrival to the hill-country.

Marisa had qualified for State competition with the 7th best height compared to the other 8 athletes that would be entered. So, to think she would be able to place in the top 6 would be a chance….but to make it to No. 1 would have been wishful thinking.

There was another competitor that had reached 6 inches higher than Marisa’s best effort up to that date.

The event started with Marisa being able to clear each rung on the bar on her first try. The athlete that had the best jump coming into this event had decided to pass on those lower beginning height barriers.

With a miss on her first try would put Marisa in the driver’s seat if the two happened to not pass the same height, ending the competition.

                          Go Hawks!!

The person with the least amount of misses would declared the winner.

The ReSporter was not at this event but was being given updates by her Mom and after a few minutes of no communication….the thought on this end was a miss and wondering if Marisa had finished in the top 3.

Well….that delay in communication would be a Mom/Family going crazy before being at a place where the result would be shared with The ReSporter.

That feeling of joy was indescribable for this Senior who had not only been a Trackster but also competing Volleyball and Basketball for Canyon Lake.

Well deserved and certainly a place on the Top 10 List for The Lake.

Here is the Link if you would like to read the write-up Marisa Ellis: Marisa Ellis Highest Jump


                                                                         A Great Win for CL’s All-Time Best Teams!!


BOY’S SOCCER REGIONAL TOURNAMENT will be The ReSporter’s #1 team event this past decade.

Signature Homes says, Go Hawks!

Soccer is not one of The ReSporter’s strong suits but this past season (2019) Canyon Lake was able to make a soccer fan out of this sports writer after an eventual trip that would end with a Final Four berth.

There was at least 4 games that could have easily made the Top 10, so The ReSporter had fun going back to last year’s articles to give the top game to their first round contest with Gonzales when the Hawks scored the winning goal as the clock showed 0:00 on the clock.

Canyon Lake finished 2nd in District play and seemed to finally starting to peak in their last contest during district play in a win over Fredericksburg. This win was totally dominated by The Lake which had the Billies in disarray and with their eyes counting the bugs on the turf as they exited the field.

Head Coach Ryan Tierney remembered the Gonzales game thusly, “Not sure what I should focus on about that

                  Hawk Proud!!

game.  Remember being down 1-0 at halftime and the guys just exhausted, but it was a running theme for that season to be down at halftime.  We talked about how we have been in that situation a number of times and that we had to continue to be a tough second half team.  The greatest memories I have for that game was Jorge De Leon’s break away down the right wing.  He put the ball back into his left and from way out he put it top left corner with his left foot to tie the game.  Momentum had shifted at that point.  Then the miraculous goal with 3 seconds left and time running out to win the game.  Butler had cleared the ball down the right wing and Trenton Lorett pressured the ball enough to force a corner with 15 seconds on the clock.  Our entire team was running forward for a last ditch effort.  I didn’t think Lorett was going to get the corner kick off at first.  I was yelling at the top of my lungs to send it in.  He got it off and Josh Sczech got onto it back post to put the ball in the net for the win.  I wasn’t sure if the goal counted at first because time had expired.  But once the referee pointing to the middle of the field I knew and we all stormed the field.  I would like to say this was the craziest game I had ever been apart of, but we were a part of a couple crazy games that season.”

Coach Tierney mentioned how CL had advanced to being one of the Final Four participants in Georgetown.

Playoff Recap:

First Round: Canyon Lake 3 Lampasas 2
This was a come from behind win for the Hawks.

Second Round: Canyon Lake 3 Bellville 1
This would be the one game where CL led from the beginning. But it did have some anxious moments. As this would be the contest Shawn Bell would be inserted at the goalie after spending his regular season on the Hawks’ Junior Varsity.

Third Round: Canyon Lake 5 Austin Eastside Memorial 3
This was an incredible win for CL, after fighting from behind the whole contest and winning after two Overtimes and then shoot-out for a chance in going to the Valley for the 2nd time in 3 years.

Fourth Round: Canyon Lake 2 Gonzales 1
This is the game you are reading about now.

Fifth Round: Canyon Lake 1 Progreso 0
Very easily could have been put with the AEM/Gonzales games.

A sport that was the last to make the playoffs that ended with the best results in Hawk History in the playoffs as Canyon Lake had their best crowd ever make the trip to Georgetown.

Go to this Link to read about The All-Time Hawk Sporting Event: Hawks Top Decade Game

Now it is time to make memories for the next 10 years!!

Congrats and GO HAWKS!!!!


                                                          2018 Boys Track & Field Top of the Heap!               (photo by Karen Holmes)


TOP 10 ALL-DECADE SPORTING EVENTS for #4, #3, #2 Countdown

              Way to Go Hawks!!

The ReSporter’s 10th thru 5th Best Games are in print now with 4 more to go for your enjoyment.

We will continue to give you a thought process on why each game has been inserted or pigeon holed in their places and would love your feed back if any on that spot on the list.

There will be two more articles with the No. 1 event having the luxury of standing alone while this next group of three starts to get to what, The ReSporter, has below.


Track & Field has a different set of rules than most other sports as these athletes do not compete against just one school during the season.

               Way to Go Hawks!!

Yes, there are a lot of individual competitiveness and each of those events are combined for a team to accumulate to see if that school can out point all the other schools that were invited to that particular meet.

When district meets commence, this will take part during two consecutive days where that first day will consist of athletes qualifying for 8 spots while all of the finals will be finished on that slate before that second outing that will finish with one of the most exciting events in the 1600 meter relay.

Canyon Lake had been playing 2nd fiddle or worse ever since that first Hawk track year to the Fredericksburg Billies. The Billies have such a tradition in this sport that they seem to have everyone in their school competing.

That is the reason for their success with this sport….you do not have to finish 1st or 2nd in each event but if you consistency have students entered for that last day of competition then those lower place events can add up to scoring many points for what had been a monopoly on winning a district championship.

                   Hawk Proud!!!

During the 2018 season CL did not have more athletes than Fredericksburg they just had enough that would off-set all their athletes on a day that came down to that last 1600 meter relay for a Hawk win.

After that first day of competition, Fredericksburg seemed to have everything working in their favor once again as they would enter their 2nd day with a lead after all the Field Events.

This night would come down to that final relay with the Billies having a 2 point lead that would compel CL to finish ahead of Fredericksburg and that would leave this Hawk team with a District Championship in a sport dominated by the team dressed in red.

Read to this Link:      2018BOYS TRACK & FIELD TOP OF THE HEAP




#3 GIRL’S BASKETBALL Win over Wimberley that helped Qualify for first Playoff Spot.

This event will be one of those that will have to be taken on faith as there will not be many people in the Hawk Nation that would recall this game.

                Way to Go Hawks!!

The Tschoepe’s will have to be cornered in the stands as they watch their final edition of Student Athletes that have played for Canyon Lake. As Chelsea (their final entrant) continues her final year playing basketball for the Hawks.

Yes, it was before The ReSporter started and not being able to supply a link to read about how this year was able to put CL on the map.

During this time frame, making the playoffs, would be a tougher gig as the Top 3 would qualify a team for a post-season berth as the top 4 teams qualifying has been entrenched for the past 7 years.

This Hawk team had players you will see on the All-Time Top 10 for Basketball and one of those players was a Senior and had just one year for her 2009-10 school season.

Ashley Pfaff was one, if not the best, all-round player for Ladies Basketball.

If you needed points, then she would get her adding machine and pour in 20 or more points. Pfaff averaged 21 points during district play that season.

For Season Best Records the Hawks had a slew of players to etch their name on this All-Time List.


                             ALL-TIME SEASON STATS 2010 LADY HAWKS BASKETBALL

Season Points                     Rebounds                      Field Goals
Ashley Pfaff          493   2nd   Tiffany Tschoepe   282  2nd   Ashley Pfaff       151  2nd
Jessica McMurray      266   9th   Ashley Pfaff       199 10th   Jessica McMurray   114  6th
Tiffany Arredondo     240  11th

3 Point Goals                     Made Free Throws              Assists
Ashley Pfaff           39   4th   Ashley Pfaff       153  2nd   Tiffany Arredondo   92  2nd
                                  Tiffany Arredondo   79  5th   Ashley Pfaff        89  3rd
                                  Tiffany Tschoepe    67  7th   Jessica McMurray    59  6th
                                                                Megan Browning      49  8th

                                  Ashley Pfaff        96  2nd
                                  Tiffany Arredondo   67 11th

The Texans were not a slouch in this sport as they had dominated in Volleyball and those same dominated players would put their skills on the basketball court as they would be not just a ,one sport phenom, but an accomplished athlete. That had Wimberley winning district even with a loss to the Hawks in this final district game.

         Go Hawks!!

If you need more proof, then have a conversation with Coach Kim Clemons who was one of those players that had helped her school win consistently in both sports when she played for Wimberley before these games were played.

In this game with Wimberley, the Hawks, needed a win that would give them a chance to buy those play-off T-shirts.

The Lake had come into this final district affair with an undefeated home record. This team was nick-named the Maalox Hawks after having a bevy of games coming down to the wire for a win or loss.

“We knew the players that would shoot the three,” Head Coach Steve Dement said. “We decided to bring in our tall girls to front Watson (Lea Watson finished 2nd in scoring behind CL’s Ashley Pfaff in district play) and have our back player slide over and guard her from the back.”

Watson got in foul trouble with 6 minutes remaining in that final period with the Texans up, 37-33. When she returned, the game was tied at 41 all with 2:11 left on the clock.

With Wimberley up, 43-42, the Texan’s would miss both free throws with the Hawks getting the rebound with :45 seconds left on the clock.

Enter Junior Megan Browning with a three pointer and a 45-43 Hawk lead with :15 seconds remaining.

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But the Texans would tie the score with one second on the clock putting this game into overtime.

Jessica McMurray’s short jumper with 1:31 left in overtime was the first points in the extra period for both teams and a, 47-45 Hawk Lead.

The Texan’s scored the next four points on a 3-pointer and from the foul line to lead, 49-47 with :38 seconds left.

Enter Tiffany Arredondo with a bank shot 3-pointer from the corner with 4.8 seconds left on the clock and a Hawk, 50-49 lead and win.

Notes this Season for the Lady Hawks.
√   Canyon Lake averaged win at home was 11 points per game.
√   Tiffany Arredondo averaged 14.5 points during her last 5 games.
√   Canyon Lake was 3-0 in Overtime games during this season.
√   Tiffany Tschoepe averaged 9 rebounds in her last 5 games.
√   Canyon Lake finished the Regular Season Home Record Undefeated: 11-0.
√   Jessica McMurray for the season had 13 games scoring double digits.
√   Canyon Lake had won 18 more games than they had their last season (1-20).
√   Megan Browning averaged 8 points per game in District wins.
√   Canyon Lake had won 4 of their last 5 games.
√   Ashley Pfaff made 43 free throws during her last 5 games.


Game Stats   1  2  3  4  OT   Final
Wimberley   11  5 18 11  4    49
CL Hawks    10 10 11 14  5    50

                            3pt           tot rebounds
                  fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta pts or-dr tot a  s  b  to
Tiffany Arredondo   3-7     2-7     3-3   15   1-1   2  4  1  0  4
Jessica McMurray    4-13    0-0     0-0    8   1-5   6  0  1  0  5
Tiffany Tschoepe    1-4     0-0     2-3    4   4-5   9  0  1  0  3
Megan Browning      1-2     2-2     0-1    8   1-4   5  1  3  3  5
Ashley Pfaff        3-7     0-0     9-12  15   2-5   7  1  2  1  1
Johnna Lasater      0-0     0-0     0-0    0   0-3   3  0  0  1  0
Amber West          0-0     0-0     0-0    0   0-1   1  1  0  0  1
Sara Wozniak        0-0     0-0     0-0    0   0-1   1  0  0  0  0
Totals             12-33    4-9    14-19  50   9-25 34  7  8  5 19
Percentages         36%     44%     74%





                    Go Hawks!!

For pure excitement this had to be one of Canyon Lake’s most entertaining games.

It had a back and forth atmosphere and a great comeback…great comeback…and great comeback.

Did The ReSporte rmention that the Hawks came back in this win?

There has been a lot of great wins in the short history of Hawk Football but this win was great based on how early the the Genesis lf Canyon Lake sports but being the cowbell sport this game has to rank high.

The link below will let you go back in time and read about a game where clutch plays were piled on one after another for what The ReSporter has as #2 on the list.

Hope you enjoy the recount of the game for best in the Decade Count Down!!

Go Hawks!!

Link to Football Game: CL HAWKS VS. SEALY

Boys Soccer, Football, Volleyball | January 9, 2020

ALL-DECADE Games Continued with Countdown, No. 7th, 6th, and 5th Place

Canyon Lake High School Running Back Jacob Ruff (#32) rushes for a touchdown against the Pleasanton High School Eagles.  [Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/MJR Photography/ www.mjrphotog.com]


               Let’s Go Hawks!!

The Reporter would like to encourage the readers to go to that earlier entry for the 10th-9th and 8th place write-ups if you are reading this piece for the first time.

These games/events were hard to pick just 10 and then put them in order presented even more contemplation. What the ReSporter thinks are would be according to one person and certainly there would be a different group of 9 out of 10 people with other opinions. Hope you enjoy and use the Links to go back in history to recall these events.

Now the next 3 sports will be presented and a reasons why these games were slotted in this group and what the significance that propelled them to these lofty goals.

We will have a Link to the articles so a reader can go back and have a better rendition of these particular events.


Number 7 Canyon Lakes Boy’s Soccer Win over Gonzales for a berth into the Sweet 16

Now the next Hawk Event comes for the Boys Soccer team that won their 2nd playoff game during the 2017 season against Gonzales.

Signature Homes says, Go Hawks!

That year, The Lake, drew a bye for that first round playoff contest and then pulled off one of the biggest upset in Canyon Lake’s history after a last second kick off the foot of Nash Young in beating a one loss Salado team.

Canyon Lake would then have a date against a Gonzales team at a neutral site that was anything but neutral. The Apaches had a 26 mile jaunt to Yoakum while the Hawks traveled right at 2.5 hours from home for this match-up.

When the stadium was found a huge contingent of Gonzales fans would fill the stands as it was apparent that Soccer was THE sport for this school.

CL was new in this sport with this being the 2nd year of qualifying for a playoff and in that previous season it would be a one and done scenario. In fact, Boys Soccer was the last Hawk Team sport that was able to have a season where a playoff was earned.

There were some years that scoring a goal would be considered a victory in the greater scheme of things.

Now the new kid on the block would have a major hurdle to clear for a chance to qualify for the Regions being held in the Valley. This Hawk Soccer team ended the year with 16 wins which was one win less than CL had added up during their first 6 years of competition.

Go to this Link for to recount this game: CL Hawks Soccer Beat Gonzales for Sweet 16 Berth



CL’s Football team would have their first 10 win season and this game would be the first that had the Hawks playoff march make it to the 3rd round. There had been 3 previous chances that had all failed in getting to that next rung on the ladder.


2010 Hawks beat Burnet      (27-20) and lost to Somerset  (24-25)
2013 Hawks beat Pleasanton  (24-21) and lost to La Grange (8-50)
2014 Hawks beat Waco LaVega (49-26) and lost to Rockport  (21-27) in overtime.

               Let’s Go Hawks!!

So with CL had two chances that would just come up short in those previous tries, but this time Pleasanton would not be able to hold this loaded Hawk team that had a convincing (28-10) win and a date with Waco La Vega in that next round.

This win would give your Hawks their longest winning streak to date at 8 games and finished their year with a 35 point scoring average while giving up just 18 which is still the best defense for a Canyon Lake team.

Canyon Lake went into their halftime down 3 points but would outscore the Eagles, 21-0 in the 2nd Half for this victory.

A Hawk team that would win a District Crown which would give CL a first round date with Gatesville and then Pleasanton giving The Lake their best season to date.

Go to this Link: CL Hawks Make History Against Pleasanton


NUMBER 5: Volleyball’s 2015 season after beating 2nd Place Navarro that clinched a District 26-4A Championship.

This would also be the year that CL would finally not only win a game but a set within a game against the perennial heavyweight of the Hill-Country in Wimberley.

Yes, you read that right, The Lake had not even won a set in all those years of battles as each year the Texans would show two wins coming by, 3-0 sweeps for each district contest year in and year out.

              Way to Go Hawks!!

There was one year that CL was able to get within 2 points but the result was still the same….all the time….

Now the Hawks were able to have a former player from this behemoth school that had been hired as CL’s Coach, in Kim Paisley (now Clemons), and in her 3rd year at the helm she had a team that would finally be able to climb that mountain but would have enough energy to climb an even higher realm in securing The Lake’s first district championship of any kind for all Hawk sports.

It was Navarro, that had the 2nd best record that would pose the bigger threat in seeing if Canyon Lake could finish a magical season by not only winning the crown but finish undefeated.

Read this Article and see all about all the goals this team had achieved: CL Hawks Become First Hawk Team to Win a District Crown


Way to Go Hawks!!

Boys Basketball, Football, Softball | January 4, 2020

Top 10 All-Decade Canyon Lake Hawk Teams, #10-9-8

Maddie Puente was one of many talented Sophomores that helped in moving the needle during a District Title and Area Finalist season.                  (photo by Karen Holmes)


The ReSporter thought it would be fun to review the last 10 years of Hawk Sports with the Top 10 events based on the staff from the this entity.

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Game Article, Girls Basketball | January 16, 2020

Lady Hawk’s Green Team Lose Heartbreaker to Wimberley JV, 37-32

                                         Lady Texan’s doubling up on Allysia Menchaca in the paint, to no avail.


The Lady Green Hawks started slow and ended slow after losing a close contest against Wimberley JV’s squad, 37-32 last Tuesday night.

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Boys Basketball, Game Article | January 14, 2020

Hawks Find a Way to Win over John Paul II, 37-36

Nic Rivera waiting for an assist from Tyler Pauly for Hawk 3-pointer.                               (photo by Karen Holmes)


The Hawks Varsity (12-11) won by a Free Throw after a game that neither team had more than a 7 point lead against over John Paul II (15-4), 37-36.

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Canyon Lake’s Sub-Varsity Was Unstoppable in Win over John Paul, 55-36

                                  Shawn Pendleton and Matt Taliaferro control the paint is win over John Paul.


Canyon Lake JV-Freshman slow start went into to hyper speed in taking care of John
Paul Guardians, 55-36.

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                                     Hawk Freshman look to continue winning ways after disposing of Lampasas last week.

                    THIS WEEK           @     CANYON LAKE         January 13th-17th

Monday Jan.  13th   John Paul Cath JV   @     CL Hawks JV         500p Boys  Basketball
                    John Paul Catholic  @     CL Hawks            630p Boys  Basketball

Tuesday Jan. 14th   Wimberley Freshman  @     CL Hawks Fresh.     500p Girls Basketball
                    Wimberley JV        @     CL Hawks JV         500p Girls Basketball
                    Wimberley           @     CL Hawks            615p Girls Basketball
                    CL Hawks            @     Austin McCallum     700p Boys  Soccer
                                              Nelson Field

Thursday Jan 16th   Burnet              @     CL Hawks           1150a Boys  Soccer
                    Manor New Tech      @     CL Hawks            450p Boys  Soccer
                                              Canyon Lake Classic

Friday Jan. 17th    San Antonio Cole    @     CL Hawks            920a Boys  Soccer
                    Fox Tech            @     CL Hawks            450p Boys  Soccer
                                              Canyon Lake Classic
                    CL Hawks JV         @     Burnet JV           500p Girls Soccer
                    Bandera Freshman    @     CL Hawks Freshman   500p Girls Basketball
                    CL Hawks Freshman   @     Bandera Freshman    500p Boys  Basketball
                    Bandera JV          @     CL Hawks JV         500p Girls Basketball
                    CL Hawks JV         @     Bandera             500p Boys  Basketball
                    Bandera             @     CL Hawks            615p Girls Basketball
                    CL Hawks            @     Bandera             615p Boys  Basketball
                    CL Hawks            @     Burnet              700p Girls Soccer

Saturday Jan. 18th  TBA                 @     CL Hawk Classic     TBA  Boys  Soccer


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