Things get serious after Spring Break for our athletes in Track and Field, Tennis and Golf and today’s San Antonio Express News made a list of area athletes to keep an eye on in those sports. Two Clark seniors made the list:
* Austin Wells – long distance runner headed to Texas A&M in the fall. Wells is expected to outpace all area 5A runners in the 3200. The E-N list.
*David Starck – singles tennis, is the defending 27-5A champion and also placed 3rd at the Regional tourney in 2012. The E-N list.
Best of luck to these and all their teammates from Clark!
Two great victories for Clark soccer on Tuesday as the girls and boys teams rebounded from losses late last week.
The girls poured on the goals in a 9-0 win over Jay. Chloe Trevino and Hannah Jacobs had two goals a piece, while Alyssa Jacobs, Frances Moore, Jordan Leonard, Kendall Traa and Kallie Doherty each posted one goal. The Cougars are 8-5-0 in district 27-5A and in sole possession of 4th place with three games remaining. One of those games is today against Marshall. A victory by Marshall would create a tie for the 4th and last playoff position. Clark beat Marshall 2-1 in their first meeting this season. The game starts at 5:00 at Northside field 1.
On the boys side:
The bats were hot for the Clark softball team on Friday as they defeated Jay 14-3. The game was called in the 5th inning based on the 10 run rule. Victoria Centeno was on the mound for the Clark win. The Coogs are now 3-2 in district play with a busy Spring Break week ahead. It’s a great time to take in some softball out at the Northside complex with a game against Marshall at noon on Monday, Holmes Tuesday at 2:00 and Warren on Thursday at 2:00. Good luck Cougars!
Meanwhile baseball had a non-district win over MacArthur on Friday 2-1 at Blossom. You can catch some good baseball next week as the boys spend their Spring Break at the Northside fields. Brandeis is up first – Monday at noon, then Jay at 2:45 on Tuesday and on Thursday they’ll play Marshall at noon. Go Coogs!
The Clark baseball team got a win on Tuesday night, but it couldn’t have been closer. The Cougars Beat Taft 1-0 after six scoreless innings. Clark got its one run in the top of the 7th and held on for the victory. Nick Van Ryan was on the mound for the Cougars and gave up only two hits. It was a much needed win for Clark, now 1-2 in district play. Next up is a non district game against MacArthur at Blossom 6pm Friday.
Unfortunately the Clark softball team lost by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday. Brandeis won this game 6-5, but the Cougars never gave up. Down 2-6 in the 6th inning the Cougars added 3 runs to finish the game. Clark is 2-2 in district with Jay up next on Friday at 7pm at Northside.
Belated congratulations to our Clark Cougars who are headed to various college sports programs! National Signing Day drew signatures from six Clark athletes:
*Presley Miller – Football – Colorado School of Mines
*Liz Rodriguez – Softball – Our Lady of the Lake University
*Frances Moore – Soccer -University of the Incarnate Word
*Alyssa Jacobs – Soccer – Texas Tech University
*Kendall Kotara – Soccer – Trinity University
*Austin Wells – Track – Texas A&M University (Whoop!)
Congratulations – you’ve made the Clark community proud for the last four years. Good luck in the years ahead!
*thanks to Jene’ Miller for the photo
The 19th Annual Clark Cougar Lift-a-thon is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Monday, March 4th in the Boys’ Gym at Clark.
An invitation from our friends with the Clark Texas Football Club:
If you’ve not been before, I encourage you to take it in this year. Part lifting contest, part pep rally and part revival, the Lift-a-thon is a fundraiser for Clark Football Athletics. Each player takes his turn maxing out on the bench press while his teammates, parents, friends and the fanatics in the stands scream their guts out…and the Tops Cats Dance Team will perform at the intermissions.
If you are interested in sponsoring, you can in one of two ways: contact Coach Steve McGhee at the high school if you would like to be a bench sponsor OR you can sponsor an individual player (just say yes, if one of them approaches and asks).
In other football news:
-Spring Ball starts on April 29th. The date for the Silver & Black Spring Game is TBD.
-Save June 15th on your calendar as we will play the 12th Annual Clark, Texas Golf Outing that Saturday.
Clark softball is off to a good start in district bolstered by last week’s 14-11 win over Taft. Pitcher Raynelle Nash was on the mound in the victory and the bats were hot with Cougar runs in five out of seven innings and 18 hits in the game.
Following a tough outing in the Sequin Tournament this weekend Clark gets back to district with a game against Brandeis on Tuesday at 5:00 at Northside.
Let’s go Coogs!
Clark baseball got mixed results in the Northeast School District Tournament over the weekend. Clark started with a 6-1 victory over the always tough South San Bobcats with pitcher Gabe Maldonado getting the win for the Cougars. Junior Henry Dill had a homerun in the game.
District foe Brandeis outscored Clark in the first Friday game 10-7, but the Clark bats were on fire in the afternoon game against Roosevelt with the Cougars posting a 15-3 win with pitcher Thomas Pendleton on the mound. Unfortunately the tourney ended with a 7-1 loss to Austin Bowie.
Clark returns to district play with a game against Taft on Tuesday the 5th at 4:45 at Northside.
The Clark boys and girls soccer teams took care of business against Taft on Friday winning big in both games. The girls won after playing a tight first half which ended with the Cougars ahead 2-1. Clark added three goals in the second half to come away with a whopping 5-1 victory. It’s a significant win with the Raiders just ahead of Clark in the district standings. As usual the Cougars spread the scoring around with goals from Blair Socha, Alyssa Jacobs, Monique Rempel, Chloe Trevino and Lexi Platz. Frances Moore came up with two assists along with one each from Cindi Duke, Socha and Trevino. Clark’s district record is now 7-4-0 and 11-7-2 for the season.
CCS received details of the boy’s 3-0 victory over Taft from Caryn Moir: