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Coaches Hot Box with Softball’s John Gallagher

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Softball’s Coach John Gallagher

The ReSporter: What can you tell us about the team as the time nears?

Coach Gallagher: “Since starting last week everyone has worked very hard and continues to get better and learn. We have some girls working to get noticed and their efforts have been admirable. Our returners are looking good and are getting into a groove both on offense and defense.

The ReSporter: Will you have enough for two teams this year?

Coach Gallagher: “Our numbers right now are good but not everyone is out because of basketball and swimming. We are hoping to get even more out this week.”

The ReSporter: The defense was your achilles heal last season, what can you tell us about that part of your team?

Coach Gallagher: “Defensively I see a stronger and deeper team. We have some options to work with at several positions which is always nice. The outfielders have some strong and accurate arms and I am very happy with their play so far. The infielders are very competitive and showing some very athletic skills.” (more…)

Swim Team Dives into District Meet this Saturday

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Hawks in District Meet this Saturday. Go Hawks!

Canyon Lake will go to the Pool this Saturday for their last Team Meet as many Hawk swimmers look to move on in qualifying for Regionals.

The ReSporter: What does the Swim Team have in returning swimmers and how will that help finish this season?

Coach Kim Moses: “The CLHS Swim Team is returning 14 swimmers from last year’s team – we have grown considerably this year and have doubled our numbers (28 total swimmers). We have a very strong freshmen group that have helped to fill spots in individual events as well as relays. We’ve also had a number of former swimmers decide to compete at the HS level and some “newbies” to the sport that have done an awesome job! We have incorporated daily/weekly weight training, strength and conditioning, and even some stretching and yoga – it’s amazing how these minor changes have added up to major results.”

The ReSporter: How well has this group performed up to this time period? (more…)

Coaches Corner with Lucas Chapman

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Basketball Coach Lucas Chapman

The ReSporter: How do you find that magic potion in getting consistency from your players?

Coach Chapman: “We just have to continue to talk about it and emphasize it. It’s about trying to do all the little things each and everyday. Those little things make the big things happen. If you don’t do a good job of taking care of the little things, then the wins and successes don’t come. We just have to stay with the process.”

The ReSporter: This group of Seniors will have a chance of being the first to have a chance to make the playoffs, what has separated this group from the past teams?


Coaches Corner with Girls Soccer Ryan Tierney

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

The ReSporter: What excites you about this year’s group of ladies?

Coach Tierney: “I am excited about the amount of experience we have coming back this season. The attitude these girls are bringing back this year should be exciting to watch.”

The ReSporter: Girl’s Soccer has been in a playoff several times now, what is the next step you would like to make with this group?

Coach Tierney: “The next step is playing with and even beating teams that are at that state championship level. We have to be able to play with quality teams to make a run in the playoffs.”

The ReSporter: Give us your strengths on offense for this year. (more…)

Boys Soccer Coaches Corner with Warren Graham

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

The ReSporter: These last couple of years the Soccer team has been improving, how do you feel as this season approaches?

Coach Graham: “I feel like we should be able to keep up the pattern of improving on the previous year. We only lost 2 seniors last year and we had another boy move. One of those spots will be filled by Jordan Sczech, who we lost to an ACL tear early last year, so we really only have 2 spots in the starting lineup that we have to replace.”

The ReSporter: How do you feel your pre-district schedule will prepare the team for the district games?

Coach Graham: “I tried again to schedule as many possible playoff opponents as I could in our non-district schedule. Like last year, we will be traveling a bit but I think that will be good for us. We have a scrimmage against Seguin at home and our first game will be against McAllum High School at House Field in Austin. We also have a tournament game and an away game against Floresville. All 3 schools are 5A schools and I’m hoping we will gain good experience from playing them.” (more…)

Coaches Corner with Girl’s Basketball Zach Burleson

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Girl’s Basketball Coach Zach Burleson

The ReSporter: What is one of the biggest improvements you have seen since the first tip-off for this year?

Coach Burleson: “Probably our confidence. We have had a couple close calls that haven’t gone our way. And hopefully we are getting to where we can get over that and just move on to the next contest. I hope winning in Wimberley and Navarro would be deposits in the bank for when we need them down the road.”

The ReSporter: How has the Basketball IQ improved?

Coach Burleson: “We are trying to get better at what we do every day. I think we are starting to realize what it’s going to take for us to be successful down the road. Now we have to execute that.”

The ReSporter: The games during your tournaments were rough, what do you hope to achieve from those contests?


Coaches Corner with Basketball’s Luke Chapman

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Head Basketball Coach               Lucas Chapman

The ReSporter: How low does your turnovers need to be in order to be in games and a chance for wins? You are averaging right at 20 per game after 12 games.

Coach Chapman: “Our goal is to have 15 or less turnovers a game or a 20% turnover rate. Right now we are at a 28% turnover rate, which is way too high. We just have to be more disciplined with the ball and make more crisp passes. That has been our emphasis for a while now, so we will continue to work on it.”

The ReSporter: The team blocks seem to be coming from anyone on the court is that just the athleticism of the team or do you look for match-ups that can give you that type of advantage?

Coach Chapman: “Well we have a lot of size, which always helps. Really we don’t ever talk about blocks. We are more focused on not fouling and taking a charge when we get dribble penetrations, but obviously in certain situations it is nice to have some length and size and get some blocks.” (more…)

Coaches Corner with Girls Basketball’s Zach Burleson

Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Head Girl's Basketball Coach Zach Burleson

Head Girl’s Basketball Coach Zach Burleson

The ReSporter: Well, you had your first week of games….what is your overall feeling bout this years group of girls?

Coach Burleson: “Well we have seen some positive things. We are getting more comfortable with each other and with what we want to do.”

The ReSporter: You have been short handed to start this year’s games, when do you expect to be with a full squad?

Coach Burleson: “It’s always a fluid situation. Lineups will change, not necessarily because someone isn’t playing well, but more due to us just needing to see how a particular group plays together. Injuries will also happen, so we need to be prepared to play with multiple lineups.”


Volleyball: Coaches Corner with Kimberley Paisley

Friday, October 28th, 2016
Head Volleyball Coach Kim Paisley

Head Volleyball Coach Kim Paisley

The ReSporter: In comparison to the last 2 playoff teams, what is it about this team that gives you an idea of how they will approach the tournament?

Coach Paisley: “The Varsity teams from the last 2 years, were made of some astounding athletes with raw talent! They worked hard and were fighters! This year’s team is made of determined and relentless athletes, therefore I know they will fight until the end. I’m excited to see where this team takes us in the postseason!”

The ReSporter: How important was it to have a convincing win against Bandera?

Coach Paisley: “After the loss to Fredericksburg, we had a discussion about “Doing Your Job” and “What is your job?” This conversation combined with a great practice lead us to a win over Bandera and set the tone. This momentum from the match and ending district in 2nd place will launch us positively into the playoffs.”


Football: Coaches Corner with Charley Drum

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Head Coach Charley Drum

Head Coach Charley Drum

The ReSporter: You have mentioned in past talks on how this younger group of players on how their winning ways might change on the mindset for this team. How has that mentality played through this group of players?

Coach Drum: “Starting with our off season last year, this group has been very competitive. Whether is is football, academics, or video games, they enjoy competing and winning.”

The ReSporter: How would you grade your defense up to this point of the season? (more…)