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Friday, January 17th, 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!!!!


Sunday, January 12th, 2020

                                                          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.

Canyon City Grill says Go Hawks!!

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

Chance Martelli Signed his Letter of Intent for Track at West Texas A&M

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

                                         Chance Martelli surrounded by family, friends & Coaches.


Chance Martelli will be running to West Texas A&M when school starts after Summer after signing his letter of intent to run like a Buffalo.


Region IV Best Marks to Compare with CL’s Best Athletes

Thursday, April 25th, 2019


                                                                        Go Hawks and Bring Back some Green & Gold

The Hawk Track Regional Qualifiers are off to Kingsville for the next two days and The ReSporter has how Region IV best in each event for a comparison to CL Athletes.



Monday, April 22nd, 2019

                        Stadium Scoreboard in McAllen showing CL’s Goal against Gonzales.              (photo by Lynne Carpenter)

                  THIS WEEK       @    CANYON LAKE        April 22-27th

Tue. Apr. 23rd    Fredericksburg  @    CL Hawks           700p     Baseball

Fri. Apr. 26th    CL Hawks        @    Kingsville         All-Day  Track & Field
                                       Regional IV Meet
                  CL Hawks        @    Bandera            600p     Baseball

Sat. Apr. 27th    CL Hawks        @    Kingsville         All-Day  Track & Field
                                       Regional IV Meet


Canyon Lake had a memorable week after this year’s Boy’s Soccer competed in the first State Tournament in grand fashion.

Trent Butler in Semi-Final contest at State! (photo by Karen Holmes)

Yes, the result was not what we wanted but the excitement and hoopla was something that is not a common occurrence around these parts. The Hawks scored first but could not hold that lead in losing, 2-1 to Midlothian Heritage.

What a year for these athletes and one that will be remembered as there is now a blazed trail for other CL sports in having goals of achieving.

All of those Soccer Battles were to the wire and was action filled and The ReSporter as well as the Hawk Nation would like to say Congratulations and thanks for the ride.

Softball finished their season last Tuesday in a loss to Bandera and will see if they can re-group for next year as this group of ladies lost just one Senior and should have plenty of weapons when next year starts coming.

Baseball is still in the heat of battle as they are in ‘heated’ battle with Fredericksburg as these two will have a big game this Tuesday with the winner enjoying an inside track for that final play-off spot in the standings.

Come out and watch the last sporting event on CL’s Nest for a game that will start with the first pitch at 7:00pm.

                      Let’s Go Hawks!!

Track & Field will be in action on Friday and Saturday when the Region Qualifiers will see if they can qualify for the State Meet in May.

The ReSporter will share an article this week on how other athletes from around South Texas did in similar events that your Hawks will be running or throwing or jumping.

Go Hawks!!

Hawk’s Track& Field Prepare for Region Meet after Finishing 7th in Area Meet

Friday, April 19th, 2019

                                               Will Hillenbrand reaching for new Goals after qualifying for Region Meet.

The Hawks Area Meet has just finished on Monday and will now will have 14 Hawk Athletes ready to take their qualifying event(s) to Region IV Meet in Kingsville on April 26-27th.


This Week @ Canyon Lake & Georgetown April 15-19th

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

           Defense!! Andrew Pipkin, Matt Bell and Shawn Bell keeping the Red Ants Scoreless!          (photo by Lynne Carpenter)

                  THIS WEEK       @    CANYON LAKE           April 15-21

Mon. Apr 15th     CL Hawks        @    Area Meet              1000a   Track & Field

Tue. Apr 16th     CL Hawks JV     @    Bandera JV              500p   Softball
                  CL Hawks        @    Bandera                 700p   Softball
                  CL Hawks        @    Wimberley               700p   Baseball

Wed. Apr 17th     CL Hawks        vs.  Midlothian Heritage     630p   Soccer
                                  @    Georgetown Semi-Finals

Thu. Apr 18th     Llano           @    CL Hawks                700p   Baseball

Fri. Apr 19th     4A Boys Finals  @    Georgetown              230p   Soccer




Monday, April 8th, 2019

                                                                            Hawks with their Victory Dance.                             (photo by Lynne Carpenter)

                 THIS WEEK          @     CANYON LAKE         April 8-13th

Apr.  8 Mon.     Canyon Lake JV     @     Bandera JV        500p       Baseball

Apr.  9 Tue.     Llano              @     Canyon Lake       600p       Softball
                 Bandera            @     Canyon Lake       700p       Baseball

Apr. 12 Fri.     CANYON LAKE        vs.   Gonzales          400p  Boys Soccer
                                    @     McAllen
                 Fredericksburg JV  @     Canyon Lake JV    500p       Softball
                 Fredericksburg     @     Canyon Lake       700p       Softball
                 Boerne             @     Canyon Lake       700p       Baseball

Apr. 13 Sat.    *CANYON LAKE        vs.   Taylor/Progresso 1200p  Boys Soccer
                  (with a Hawk win)         Winner



Hawk Boy’s Surprise with a 3rd Place Finish in District 28-4A Track Meet

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

The 4×100 Relay finished 2nd as Ryan Rivali, Greyson Lee, Caleb Almond, and Chance Martelli show off their awards!

Canyon Lake finished the District 28-4A Track & Field Meet with several surprises and Persona Records (PR’s) after their two day event hosted by the Hawks.


CLB will be, ‘On the Air’, Tonight for District 28-4A Track, 5:30p

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

              Canyon Lake Broadcasting will be On the Air tonight for the 28-4A Track starting at 5:30pm


Canyon Lake Broadcasting will be in attendance for the District 28-4A Track & Field starting at 5:30pm with all those final races.

This will be CLB’s first go at broadcasting a Track event and this should be a fun event to hear if you cannot be at the Hawk Nest for the final day of competition.

Go to this link for all the excitement as the Hawks look to qualify for the Regional Meet next week and Go Hawks!! District 28-4A Track Finals