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Baseball & Softball Looks for Bats and Parka’s as Season Approaches

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Pitcher Tyler Pauly with hopes of starting where he left off after a shortened year.
rr[Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / MJR]

Softball & Baseball will be delayed in their development for their season as players will need to shovel snow before having a chance to get their much needed reps in for the start of the season.



Monday, February 15th, 2021

Katy Taliaferro taking flight in game with Boerne this year.

                 THIS FRIGID WEEK    @      CANYON LAKE

  Tue Feb 16     CL Hawks            @      Boerne            4:30p Boys  Soccer

  Wed Feb 17     Fredericksburg      @      CL Hawks          6:00p Boys  Soccer

  Thu Feb 18     CL Hawks            @      Navarro Tourney   TBA         Softball
                 Hawk JV Relays      @      Canyon Lake JV    TBA         Track

  Fri Feb 19     CL Hawks            @      Navarro Tourney   TBA         Softball
                 CL Hawks Gold       @      Lockhart JV       TBA         Baseball
                 CL Hawks            @      Lockhart          TBA         Baseball
                 CL Hawks            @      Bandera           7:00p Girls Soccer
                 Bandera             @      CL Hawks          7:00p Boys  Soccer

  Sat Feb 20     Hawks Relays        @      Canyon Lake       TBA         Track
                 CL Hawks            @      Navarro Tourney   TBA         Softball
                 Burnet JV           @      CL Hawks Green   10:00a       Baseball
                 Burnet              @      CL Hawks          Noon        Baseball



Hawk’s Varsity Baseball has Two Dominated Unofficial Wins over Cuero/Hondo

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

       Sophomore Griffen Williams looking for a strike as he looks to help CL on the mound and batting.


Canyon Lake Baseball has finished their first two scrimmages and if scoring runs is a good indicator on how good a team might be then the Hawks might have a chance to finish 4th in District 28-4A.



Sunday, February 7th, 2021

                                          Canyon Lake Hawks Line-up for a throw in earlier game with Wimberley.



                What's Happening   @     Hawkville This Week

 Mon. Feb  8    Blanco JV          @     CL Hawks JV              4:30p       Softball
                Bandera JV         @     CL Hawks JV              5:00p Girls Basketball
                Hondo JV           @     CL Hawks Green           5:00p       Baseball 
                Blanco             @     CL Hawks                 5:45p       Softball
                Bandera            @     CL Hawks                 6:15p Girls Basketball
                Hondo              @     CL Hawks                 7:00p       Baseball

Tue. Feb  9.    CL Hawks JV        @     San Marcos JV                        Tennis
                Wimberley JV       @     CL Hawks JV              5:00p Boys  Soccer
                CL Hawks JV        @     Wimberley JV             5:00p Girls Soccer       
                Wimberley Fresh    @     CL Hawks Fresh           5:00p Boys  Basketball
                Wimberley JV       @     CL Hawks JV              5:00p Boys  Basketball
                Wimberley          @     CL Hawks                 6:30p Boys  Basketball
                CL Hawks           @     Wimberley                7:00p Girls Soccer
                Wimberley          @     CL Hawks                 7:00p Boys  Soccer

Thu. Feb 11.    CL Hawks Varsity   @     Navarro                              Tennis

Fri. Feb 12     CL Hawks JV        @     Fredericksburg JV        Noon  Girls Soccer
                CL Hawks           @     Fredericksburg.          2:00p Girls Soccer
                Fredericksburg JV  @     CL Hawks JV              5:00p Boys  Soccer
                CL Hawks Freshman  @     Fredericksburg Freshman  5:00p Boys  Basketball
                CL Hawks JV        @     CL Hawks JV              5:00p Boys  Basketball
                CL Hawks           @     Cornerstone              6:00p       Softball
                CL Hawks           @     Fredericksburg           6:30p Boys  Basketball                        CL Hawks           @     Fredericksburg           7:00p Boys  Soccer

Sat. Feb 13     Seguin JV          @     CL Hawks Gold           10:00a       Baseball
                CL Hawks Green     @     Lampasas JV             10:00a       Baseball
                CL Hawks           @     Lampasas                12:30p       Baseball



All-Time Baseball Stats

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

A shout out to those players who were left without a full season on what was a promising campaign. Thanks for your contribution to Hawk Baseball. (from l-r) Cale Claycomb, Ethan Slater, Caleb Williams, Mason Lee, Brandon Robinson, and Matt Anderson!!). [Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / MJR Photograpy/]

Canyon Lake’s All-Time series continues with baseball that will start playing this Saturday with a slate of 5 exhibition games. This first game is a road test in Cuero and then the first home game on February 8th against Hondo.


THIS WEEK @ CANYON LAKE February 2nd-6th

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Lady Hawks Take Week off as they prepare for District. Picture was after Pleasanton Tourney in early January.

                 THIS WEEK          @      CANYON LAKE          February 2nd-6th

Tue, Feb 2nd     CL Hawks Freshman  @      Bandera Fresh        5:00p Boys  Basketball
                 CL Hawks JV        @      Bandera JV           5:00p Boys  Basketball
                 CL Hawks JV        @      Austin Anderson JV   5:30p       Softball
                 CL Hawks           @      Bandera              6:30p Boys  Basketball
                 CL Hawks           @      Austin Anderson      7:00p       Softball

Fri. Feb 5th     Navarro/Burnet     @      CL Hawks             8:30a       Tennis
                 CL Hawks JV        @      Davenport JV         5:00p Girls Basketball
                 Davenport Freshman @      CL Hawks Fresh       5:00p Boys  Basketball
                 Davenport JV       @      CL Hawks JV          5:00p Boys  Basketball
                 Smithville JV      @      CL Hawks JV          5:00p       Softball
                 CL Hawks           @      Davenport            6:15p Girls Basketball
                 Smithville         @      CL Hawks             6:30p       Softball
                 Davenport          @      CL Hawks             6:30p Boys  Basketball

Sat. Feb 6th     CL Hawks           @      Cuero                Noon        Baskeball



Baseball: Pre-Season Top 20 Rankings Render Hawk’s as Stealth

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

                   Catcher Dalton Stanley is so good he can catch with eyes closed.      rr[Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / MJR

Texas High School Baseball (THSB) has released this year’s Preseason Top 20 with Canyon Lake on the outside looking in.


Baseball: Canyon Lake Hawk’s Sales Pitch!

Monday, January 11th, 2021

                                             Hunter Anderson bringing the heat.     rr[Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / MJR]


The Hawks baseball program has had several bleak years since that second season Area Finalist team during the 2010 season. That club had some good pitchers and a decent line-up able to score runs that helped lead this club past Devine in Bi-District and then taking Hidalgo to a best of three loss with a chance to win in that last inning of play.

That would be the high mark for the next 8 years until the 2018 team was able to reach a playoff spot as the 4th seed and quick one game exit against Wimberley. This crew reached the 12 win plateau that had a team .215 batting average to go with a 5.41 era from the pitching side.

Senior Avery Montgomery reached 80 innings and had a respectable 3.31 era with 6 wins that year. Sophomore Matt Anderson was next pitching 31 innings but still had some control problems keeping him tied with JT Greene with 2 wins. That would be the second most for that year.

CL had some Freshman during the 2017 year that would grow up into a decent 2020 group that could beat any team not named Covid, finishing with a 12-2 record that was left without a chance to see how far that season might have gone.

In 2017, Freshman Matt Anderson, had one official at bat that was recorded and a base on ball plate appearance that season. Anderson did not pitch that year. Freshman Brandon Robinson and Mason Lee did not make the varsity as they were both being relegated to Junior Varsity play only.

One Freshman with an impact was Caleb Williams who was promoted primarily based on how well he played defense in the outfield. Williams finished his first year of varsity with a .169 batting average which happened to be the 5th best average for that team.

Cale Claycomb was another freshman that turned some heads on the pitching mound with a team best 4.00 era a win and two saves. If that does not sound impressive then take into account that this team finished with 3 wins. That will show you that Claycomb was instrumental in all three victories.

Recap Freshman on the 2017 Varsity Roster:

Ethan Slater used as a pinch runner with one run scored. Anderson with one official plate appearance and reaching base with a walk.

Claycomb reached the batter’s box 6 times with no hits and one rbi while scoring 2 runs and the numbers mentioned earlier for Williams.


        BATTING          ab   r   h  bi  2b  3b  hr  bb  so   ave  obp .slg
        2017 Freshman    66   7  10   3   2   0   0   5  18  .152 .233 .197
        2020 Seniors    224  57  66  47   8   2   4  42  59  .295 .451 .402


        PITCHING         ip   h   r  er  bb  so   era   W  L  S
        2017 Freshman  28.1  35  24  16  14  24  3.98   1  0  2
        2020 Seniors   42.0  29  22   9  30  49  1.49   3  1  0

Canyon Lake allowed a total of 24 runs in 14 games and in 2020 with no opponent able to record 4 runs in those 14 outings.

Now that is a sales pitch for what might be in store for this coming season that has peaked some interest locally for what could be a break-out year on the diamond.

The Hawks will still have a lot of young talent ready for action with the two main pitchers still having availability with Senior Tyler Pauly and Junior Tanner Schultz.

These two players had a combined .026 earned run average (era) and 8 of the 12 wins last year.

Add a bevy of Sophomore’s with more players prepared for an Arms Race that should help in replacing last year’s Seniors (Claycomb & Anderson).

Pitching can carry a team at any level but for a high school schedule having abundant Arms will help when district starts when there are just two games a week allowing pitchers to rest their arms for the next battle.

Needing help in games that a team might pose a problem, The Lake, has enough pitching to stop a rally and during those middle innings allowing CL’s offense time to stage a comeback and a possible win.

One last thought for this ‘Arms Race’ comes from a limited number of games played by the Hawks Junior Varsity.

Canyon Lake’s JV was able to play two district opponents that has been perennial tough outs in district play in past seasons. Beating Boerne and Fredericksburg with two game sweeps gave a good indication that the barn is full for this year and future years coming up.

An Arms Race is imperative and will certainly not guarantee a win but after a year that had Canyon Lake’s defense having their best performance ever with a .960 fielding percentage and having an offense that was also tops in all time averages will help during those outing that pitching might not be in a groove.


                        TOP 3 BATTING & FIELDING HAWK TEAMS

                   Batting Average               Fielding Average
                1) 2020      .286             1) 2020       .964
                2) 2009      .283             2) 2019       .928
                3) 2019      .269             3) 2018       .904

At this writing, there are 26 days left before Canyon Lake will battle Cuero in their first exhibition game starting at Noon on February 6th.

Let the Count Down begin and Go Hawks!!

First in a Series for a 2021 Spring Sports Preview

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

James LaLonde scoring a run in Medina Valley win last season.    (photo by mjr photography  Mark Robinson)


A look into the Spring sports season with playoff implications that would also involve each Hawk Basketball team.


CL Boy’s All-Time Dual Sport Athletes

Monday, July 6th, 2020

                                               Jacob Foster showing off his signing papers in choosing his next stop in The Air Force!!


Passing the time, has The ReSporter, taking a look at who might be the top dual boys athletes in these early stages of Canyon Lake Hawk history.