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Carley Dubois Signs Letter of Intent to Play Softball at UofH-Victoria

Monday, April 24th, 2017

                              Carley Dubois at her signing for UofH Victoria earlier this year

Canyon Lake had another Athlete sign for a chance of furthering their sports career, when Carley Dubois signed her letter of intent earlier this year with the University of Houston-Victoria.

The Jaguars have a good team and adding a player like Dubois will certainly be a benefit as you can’t teach speed and that is an asset UH-V will be getting with this signing.


Heath McDonough Clears High Jump Bar, signing with Texas Lutheran

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017


                      Heath McDonough next stop will be Texas Lutheran in Track & Field

Heath McDonough signed this past week on his intentions to enroll at Texas Lutheran for Trackj & Field Team.

McDonough will go down as one of the best athletes for the Hawks as this young man was busy in several sports as Texas Lutheran saw in this student that can be classified as an athlete.

In recruiting, there are many players that are labeled as ‘Athlete’ because that young man can do several positions and a school will not want to cement someone into one position, who could play more than one endeavor.


Alexis Robinson Signs Two Letters for Playing at Sul Ross this Fall

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
Alexis 'Smiley' Robinson signs two letters of intent for playing at Sul Ross

       Alexis ‘Smiley’ Robinson signs two letters of intent for playing at Sul Ross

Alexis Robinson signed her letter of intent to attend Sul Ross earlier this year and will play two sports that she excelled in at Canyon Lake these past four years.

Robinson was the replacement for Missy Romero in the circle four years ago and she grew into her roll with grace and stamina, leaving with a bus load of records.

A good parting gift for Robinson could be a turn-table or a Juke Box to have a chance to replay her records while at school.

Robinson will be going from the Hill Country to the Davis Mountain Country as that will also be her job in raising her talent level in order to compete on a college stage. Just like climbing a hill versus climbing a mountain, it will be steeper and much higher.


Angelo State University Gets a Gem with Bailey Drum’s Signing

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Bailey Drum signing for a chance to play at Angelo State University

            Bailey Drum signing for a chance to play at Angelo State University

Bailey Drum signed her letter of intent to attend Angelo State University with a Volleyball scholarship earlier this year.

Drum will be going to Ram country this next Fall to continue her dream sport of Volleyball.

Angelo State had a 33-6 record last season after going 3 rounds in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Rams will be graduating just 3 seniors on last year’s team as Drum will be thrown into the fire quickly for her first year of competition.

Drum finished her career at Canyon Lake with some impressive numbers.

                             all-time top 3
            kills                           aces
            Bailey Drum       1199          Hannah Wunderlich      110
            Addison Farley     808          Bailey Drum            100
            Amber Ramsey       629          Hayley Melone           90

            blocks                          digs
            Bailey Drum         82          Hayley Melone         1031
            Alexis Robinson     77          Bailey Drum            837
            Emma Gray           67          Regan Mickey           674

                              top 3 2015 season
            kills                           aces
            Bailey Drum        449          Bailey Drum             51
            Addison Farley     371          Hannah Wunderlich       47
            Emma Gray          119          Alexis Robinson         44

            blocks                          digs
            Emma Gray           67          Sam York               397
            Bailey Drum         50          Bailey Drum            292
            Alexis Robinson     49          Regan Mickey           244


Robert Woods Signs with Mary Hardin Baylor

Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Robert Woods with an army of Coaches having his back

                         Robert Woods with an army of Coaches having his back

This time of year will always have some touching moments as many 18 year old students embark on making their mark in life and say good-bye their high school days.

On Thursday of this past week, Robert Woods, was using his time wisely as he chose a College he could get a higher degree while playing a sport he had grown to love, football.

Mary Hardin Baylor will be the recipient school to enjoy an athlete that will give them his all.

Woods was part of a small Senior class, but these students made up for it as each player had a significant skill set that they translated into making their team get all they could out of the leadership shown by example.

Whether Woods was playing football, basketball, or scoring points in Track & Field, this young man did not leave school thinking he could have done more.


Missing Piece of Puzzle Found this Year for Lady Hawks

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Emma Gray #5 after Hawk Timeout in Volleyball

                              Emma Gray #5 after Hawk Timeout in Volleyball

Last Summer a new student started practicing with the Varsity Volleyball girls as this young lady had played that sport at her old school.

What would be going through your mind if put in that situation when you are all of a sudden hanging out with future teammates and knowing that your sport would commence in 6-8 weeks.

Being separated from those friendships and your old stomping grounds would certainly take a special type of person to persevere their last year of high school in a new atmosphere.

Emma Gray had that situation at Canyon Lake this season as she started during those middle of summer months playing volleyball and without much rest, a segue into basketball, before finishing her one year of school in the hill country running track.


A Conversation with Rodriguez, Ruff, and Chacon

Friday, July 10th, 2015


Jacob Ruff, Austin Rodriguez, and Tristan Chacon ready to go to FBU

Jacob Ruff, Austin Rodriguez, and Tristan Chacon ready to go to FBU

The ReSporter had a press release earlier this week for three former Mountain Valley football players that will be in their debut season playing for Canyon Lake High School.

In that back drop The ReSporter wanted to have a chance for a more in depth interview with these three players.

Hope you enjoy reading more about these three future Hawks.

The ReSporter: How many students were at the camp you had that gave you a chance to compete in Ohio?

Jacob Ruff: “There was about 300 at each of their camps.”

The ReSporter: How many camps does DBU have during that time around the country?

Jacob Ruff: “Look on the back of my shirt….(Ruff said this as he was sporting a t-shirt with all the cities the camps were held).”


Austin Kahil and Josh DeVries Sign to Play in College

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Dave and Kristi Kahill, Austin Kahil, Josh DeVries, and Head Coach Charley Drum

Dave and Kristi Kahill, Austin Kahil, Josh DeVries, and Head Coach Charley Drum

Austin Kahil and Josh DeVries signed on the dotted line to play more football last Wednesday at the Hawk Gym.

DeVries will be attending Texas Lutheran and Kahil will be driving up to East Texas Baptist to continue his education.

Josh DeVries showing off his new school

Josh DeVries showing off his new school

Both players were integral parts of this past football season where the Hawks made the second round for the second year in a row.

First with some stats for DeVries.

DeVries averaged 9.9 yards per run in the playoffs and finished just behind Zach Henshaw in every other rushing stat. He also finished with 8 games rushing over 100 yards during his career.

DeVries also topped 2000 yards rushing in his last game and finished with 2071 yards for his Hawk career. He averaged a Hawk best of 7.1 yards per carry.


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


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.”