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This Week @ Canyon Lake **Updated With Softball Schedule

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Senior Maggie Banks let’s her Glove and Bat do the Talking.      (photo by Karen Holmes)

                      THIS WEEK    @    CANYON LAKE

May 3 Thursday        CL Hawks    vs    Sealy          600p  Softball
                                   @    Smithville
                      Wimberley    @    CL Hawks       700p  Baseball

May 4 Friday          Sealy       vs.   CL Hawks       700p  Softball
                                   @    Smithville

May 5 Saturday        CL Hawks    vs.   Sealy          100p  Softball
                                   @    Smithville     (If Necessary)



CL Hawk’s Have Good Ending in Win over Navarro, 10-9

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Maddy Puente bringing it in Hawks Win over Navarro, 10-9.       (photo by Karen Holmes)

Canyon Lake had another first, for this Sport’s Season, as this year’s Softball Team will make reservations for an Area Post-Season game with the Sealy Tigers after holding off the Navarro Panthers, 10-9 to sweep their best-of-three series.


Hawks Win an Intentional Game with Navarro, 8-7

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Jessie Melendez works a solid 1b during earlier contest against the Billies.                         (photo by Karen Holmes)

Canyon Lake pulled it off after trailing the whole game scoring 6 runs in their final two innings for an 8-7 win over Navarro Panthers in their first best of three, Bi-District series at New Braunfels High School.


Seeded Game is Fruitless, in Hawks Loss to Billies, 10-0

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Pitcher Maggie Banks in circle for a Seed Game with Fredericksburg.     (photo by Karen Holmes)

Canyon Lake could not get their win that was needed for playing a lower seeded first round opponent after Monday night’s loss to Fredericksburg, 10-0.


THIS WEEK @ CANYON LAKE April 23-28 **Updated**

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

   Hailey Overstreet passing off the baton to Alysha Perez.                (photo by Karen Holmes)


                            THIS WEEK      @    CANYON LAKE         April 23-28

    Monday   Apr 23     Fredericksburg    vs.   Canyon Lake         700p    Softball
                                           @    Boerne Champion

    Tuesday  Apr 24     CL Hawks           @    Fredericksburg      700p    Baseball

    Thursday Apr 26     Churchill MS       @    Mountain Valley     600p    Softball
                                                CL Campus
                        Navarro           vs.   CL Hawks            630p    Softball
                                                New Braunfels High School

    Friday   Apr 27     Bandera            @    CL Hawks            700p    Baseball
                        CL Hawks           @    Region Meet         All-Day Track & Field
                                                Kingsville A&M

    Saturday Apr 28     CL Hawks           @    Region Meet         All-Day Track & Field
                        Navarro           vs.   CL Hawks            100p    Softball
                                                New Braunfels High School



Softball District 28-4A Standings & Musings

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Kay Puente working on her batting stance. (photo by Karen Holmes)


Canyon Lake Softball will start their 2nd straight year having a one game seed date with Fredericksburg for the right to have a lower seeded contest to start the post-season.


Softball: CL Hawks Beat Bandera, 16-0 & Force Seeded Game with Billies

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

     Adriana Peaslee has hot bat going into battle against Billies.

Canyon Lake won their must win game against Bandera with some degree of authority to force a seeded game with Fredericksburg this coming Monday after disposing of the Bulldogs, 16-0.



Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Landry Moore passing the baton to Conner Rose in relay race at District 28-4A Meet.   (photo by Karen Holmes)

                     THIS WEEK       @   CANYON LAKE     April 17-20

 Tue April 17     Fredericksburg JV  @   CLHawks JV     500p Softball
                  Wimberley JV       @   CL Hawks JV    600p Baseball
                  Fredericksburg     @   CL Hawks       700p Softball

 Wed April 18     Canyon Lake        @   Area Meet     1000a Field Events
                                         Wimberley      500p Running Events

 Fri  Apr 20      CL Hawks JV        @   Bandera JV     500p Softball
                  CL Hawks           @   Bandera        700p Softball
                  Hondo Owls         @   CL Hawks       700p Baseball



Hawks Still Working Magic in Win Over Hondo, 5-4

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Freshman Kenzie Sayles has double in win over Hondo, 5-4.

Canyon Lake continued their magic act, when the Hawks scored 2 runs in their top of the 7th inning to snatch victory from a ‘Hat’ with a win over Hondo, 5-4.

Playing with fire has a chance of being volatile after CL’s defense coughed up 8 errors causing all of those Owl’s runs to be unearned. However, that does not take away your opponent’s scores but can only give you good excuses for a loss or have a collective, ‘Whew!!’, we got away with one, type of reactions.

Maddy Puente was johnny on the spot on this night when she had a double that scored two Hawks and eventual win on this night.

Puente has tied the record for most doubles (10) hit in a season with Brianna Young and Lauren Mentzer and more importantly kept Canyon Lake on a path for a chance of finishing district without a loss.

In those last two games, has had the Hawks needing two runs during their last frame for a win. Their Bandera game, Canyon Lake, needed all the runs they could muster to stay at arms length from being caught by those Dogs.

Cardiac could be another word for this district season with only one game that has had CL with a comfortable victory.

Hondo jumped out for a 3 run lead in their half of that 2nd inning. All of those runs were unearned when The Lake’s 3 errors were mixed with one single for the Owls in that inning. Giving CL another contest where they would need to fight to get back in the contest losing, 3-0.

   Let’s Go Hawks!!

Canyon Lake would not be able to get any thing goring for those first 4 innings of play but the top of the 5th had the Hawks with a 3 run rally to tie the game. Hondo’s defense was not without error after the home team helped when Angie Rodriguez reached first base on an error on an infield play to 3rd base. Two quick outs still had CL with Rodriguez on 2nd base and nothing happening offensively.

That changes when, Kenzie Sayles’ double, would plate Rodriguez for the Hawk’s first tally and then a Bailey Bryan walk had CL still working on more runs with two outs. With that walk, Bryan kept her streak alive in reaching base for each game this season.

This is quite a feat as there were some early games Canyon Lake was playing some larger schools in tournaments that will many times have your line-up not even making two rotations which would give some batters at the most, 2 at bats, in a game.

           Keep Going Hawks!!

Luckily, Canyon Lake would tie this district contest on the Owl’s second error and new life, tying up Hondo, 3-3.

Those wise Owls would take their advantage back immediately in the bottom half of that 5th inning, Starting their half of this inning with two singles and then, on a fielder’s choice the bases would be loaded and still no outs for Canyon Lake.

There would need to be some type of magical act to keep this game with a chance of pulling off a victory for the ‘Good Guys’.

An infield Hawk error would score another Owl for their lead, 4-3 and the first out one batter later on a lazy pop up. This escape, of getting sawed in half, had Hondo leaving 2 on base after scoring one run when they loaded the bases with no outs.

Canyon Lake has won 7 games in a row and in 5 of those victories the Hawks have had to come back to take the lead. So nothing new, except there are just so many rabbits in a hat and the Hawks next contest will be against Fredericksburg who will want to make things right and even out a two game series after a Hawk, 8-5 win the first time these two schools went to battle.

Back to the game, as your Hawks would now have two innings left in getting back their advantage going into the 6th inning.

Two ground outs and a pop out to the pitcher had Canyon Lake now down to just one more chance to keep their unblemished district record intact.

 Don Chente says Go Lady Hawks!

Hondo would be threatening again and Canyon Lake’s magic act would still be in high gear after the first two Owl hitters reached base via infield errors and now CL’s pitcher, Maggie Banks, needing to see if another rabbit would be in her hat.

After reaching down into that hat, Banks would grab just one ear as that next Owl player grounded out but now the Home Team would have two runners in scoring position with two outs still needed.

McElroy, one of the two Hondo pitchers who had been alternating with Benavides in the circle, was up next. A full count pop-out to Adriana Peaslee at 3rd base to get one out closer to getting out of another magic act inning.

Yes, another rabbit was in that proverbial hat and a one pitch ground out to first baseman Rodriguez would end the threat, and Canyon Lake still needing some runs to get this hard fought win. Good news was having the top of the batting order starting with Marley Carrizales being first up.

           Way to Go Hawks!!

A Carrizales single came at the right time and then the 12th error of this game would put two Hawks on base with Hondo still looking for their first out.

A double steal by Carrizales and Sayles would have CL in good shape in scoring but Bryan would strike out with Maddy Puente coming up next. Puente, in her two year career has been better at the plate during district games vs. regular season contests.

This campaign has Maddy Puente with a healthy .526 average and her 2 year total of a lofty .545 average. Puente is resently on a 10 game hitting streak. This time Puente would just miss a home-run but her double still scored the two runs needed for that final magic act being a disappearing part of the show and Hawk lead, 5-4.

Canyon Lake, not shy in giving a good show for the whole audience, would start this final curtain call giving up 2 singles and the Hawks 8th error for those first 3 Owls that came to the plate.

So, no outs and bases loaded and the crowd would be on their feet to see if this magician (Canyon Lake) would be able to get those runners to disappear with no runs scored.

It started with a Kay Puente to Carrizales throw to 3rd base to catch that Owl with her eyes closed and the first out on the throw and then a strike-out looking that quickly had this magic act being more to the visitors liking for a good ending.

              Go, Go, Go Hawks!!

Banks would get that final out after Hondo’s batter grounded out and Canyon Lake would get in their bus with another Houdini crowd pleasing win for the good guys.

Now, Canyon Lake will return home for their final home game pitted against Fredericksburg where a win would win the District Championship and a loss would delay the celebrating until their final game. If both schools win or lose then a one game playoff would be needed.

If one team wins and the other loses then that team with the final win would be crowned District 28-4A Champion.

The Hawks will need to be on the look-out for some more rabbits as this next act might be a grand finale!!

Go Hawks!!


            1  2  3  4  5  6  7   R  H  E
 CL Hawks   0  0  0  0  3  0  2   5  7  8
 Hondo      0  3  0  0  1  0  0   4  6  5

                     ab  r  h bi 2b bb so  misc
 Marley Carrizales    4  1  2  0  0  0  0  sb cs
 Kenzie Sayles        4  2  1  1  1  0  0  sb 3 roe 2
 Bailey Bryan         3  1  0  0  0  1  1  sb
 Maddy Puente         4  0  2  2  1  0  0  roe
 Maggie Banks         4  0  1  0  0  0  1
 Adriana Peaslee      3  0  1  0  0  0  0  roe
 Kay Puente           3  0  0  0  0  0  0
 Angie Rodriguez      3  1  0  0  0  0  1  roe
 Adriana Zunker       3  0  0  0  0  0  0
 totals              31  5  7  3  2  1  3

 pitching            ip  h  r er bb so   W  L
 Maggie Banks       7.0  6  4  0  0  5  12  6

Pitches-strikes: 100-71

Single Helps get a Grand Slam Hawk Win over Boerne, 13-12

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

                      CL Hawks look drained after their comeback win over Boerne.

CL Hawks get a walk off single from Kaitlyn Cox in a firework’s show and win over Boerne, 13-12.