A great article on how the Clark Cougar Varsity boys soccer team is reaching new heights on a national level on the pitch.
A great game by the Varsity Softball team, but the Cougars came up short considering a solid offensive performance with 13 hits by Clark on the night, Isabel Pisano leading the team with 3 hits, Raynelle Nash and Jasmine Perez with 2 a piece. A tight game throughout, the Broncos pulled away in the last innings to claim the victory in the first meeting of the district foes for the season. This team is young, but coming together and has high expectations as we continue to battle through a tough district race.
Whoop Whoop! On another beautiful south Texas night, the Clark men dominated the soccer pitch, beating Taft 6-1. Clark junior Tristan Cavazos got the party started at the 21st minute, 1-0. After five minutes of constant pressure on Taft’s keeper, the Taft defense made a tactical error and gave away a penalty kick. Clark’s sophomore Jake Peterson put it in the net, 2-0. Three minutes before the half, senior Chris Pantaleon passed the ball to senior John Cintron, who then scored and put Clark at 3-0 in time for the half.
Taking the field after halftime, Clark continued to rule the field. At the 56th minute, Chris Pantaleon made a beautiful run down the field and ended it with a clean shot, 4-0. Eleven minutes later, junior Diego Sepulveda skinned by Taft to put Clark’s fifth goal into the net. Shortly after, junior Colin Segura passed the ball to freshman Javi Martinez, who scored again for Clark, 6-0. Taft rallied to put the ball in the net, putting the final score at 6-1.
This game ended Clark’s shut out streak (6 games straight) but their record is still strong at 10-1 in district play. Tuesday’s game is a bye, so the Coogs get the night off. They’ll next take the field against Brandeis, Friday 3/7 at 7 pm, Gus Stadium.
By Caryn Moir
Jason Brickman, a senior point guard for the Long Island University Blackbirds, has been nominated for the Cousy Award. Click on this link to vote for this 2010 Clark graduate.
In his senior season he led Clark to a District 28-5A championship behind the strength of a 29–7 record. He was named the district’s most valuable player, earned first team all-district honors and also earned Class 5A All-State honors from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
Clark men triumphed over third place O’Connor this evening in a fierce competition at Farris Stadium. Both teams passed well and played aggressively but Clark took the lead in the first half and finished strong. Tonight’s game was the second match between the two schools this season, Clark having beaten O’Connor 2-1 in January. This win puts Clark at six shut outs for the season; congratulations to tonight’s keepers, senior Paolo Nardi and sophomore Colby Lorenz for successfully defending Clark’s net.
Clark’s first goal was a successful penalty kick taken by junior Tristan Cavazos; it was his 7th goal this season and put Clark ahead, 1-0. Despite intense pressure from O’Connor, Clark rebuffed every goal attempt while trying to widen the lead. In the final minute of the game, senior John Cintron scored off of a beautiful shot past the keeper, bringing the score to 2-0. This was Cintron’s 6th goal of the season. O’Connor received two yellow cards, one for an attack on Clark’s keeper and one for poor sportsmanship; Clark received none. Clark men are now 11-2-0 (8-1 in the district).
Way to play, Coogs! Next game is Tuesday, 5 pm, against Stevens, on Northside Field #2.
By Caryn Moir
On Valentine’s Day, Clark’s Chronicle ran a story on the men’s soccer team, titling it “A Shot at Glory” and describing their potential for going to state. Tonight, the Clark men took another step in the right direction, using a strong passing game to win against Warren, 3-0.
Clark scored their first goal when senior Chris Pantaleon handed off the ball to freshman Luis Carlos Garcia in the 13th minute, putting Clark in the lead 1-0. A few minutes before halftime, junior Tristan Cavazos deftly passed the ball to senior Andre Garcia, 2-0.
Clark took the field in the second half looking to widen their lead, which they did at the first corner. Junior Matt Jacobs passed to senior Gus Moir, both defenders at Warren’s net for the corner, and Moir then shot the ball past their keeper, 3-0. As always, Coach prompted the team with heartfelt encouragement, taking the time to call players to the sidelines for customized direction.
Great team effort, Cougars!
Clark men play next on Friday at Farris Stadium against O’Connor, 7 pm.
By Caryn Moir
Clark played Marshall Wednesday, shutting them out 1-0 thanks to a very early goal by freshman Luis “Javi” Martinez. With several players battling colds, Clark was down but not out and managed to hold Marshall for the rest of the game.
Friday night against Holmes found the Coogs back in good form and the Cougars shut out Holmes, 2-0. Going into the game, Holmes was in 3rd place in District play while Clark was in 2nd. Friday night’s game could have reversed District rankings but Clark dominated the field and maintained their position.
Clark’s first goal again came in the first few minutes, with senior Gus Moir assisting junior Tristan Cavazos on a corner, 1-0. Before half time senior Fernando Maya neatly put the ball in the net from a free kick at midfield. While Clark didn’t score in the second half, they kept the pressure on Holmes and maintained their lead. Clark received numerous free kicks and Holmes received a yellow card.
Next game is against Warren at Gus Stadium, 5 pm on Tuesday 2/18.
by Caryn Moir
Girls 200 Med – 7th (Anastasiya Byelousova, Lauren Cartee, Reagan Nentwich, Marielle Rominger)
Boys 200 Med – 4th (Josh Kaler, Michael Macha, Aidan Plummer, Connor Harris)
Girls 200 Free - 6th (Marielle Rominger, Rachel Deschner, Bailey Ratner, Katy Crouch)
Boys 200 Free – 10th (Connor Harris, Connelly Dallahan, Aidan Plummer, Dylan Vincesilio)
Girls 400 Free – 5th (Reagan Nentwich, Marielle Rominger, Bailey Ratner, Anastasiya Byelousova)
Boys 400 Free – 7th (Connor Harris, Aidan Plummer, Josh Kaler, Dylan Vincesilio)
Reagan Nentwich – 5th 200 Freestyle; GOLD in 100 Fly
Josh Kaler – 13th 200 Freestyle
Bailey Ratner – 14th 50 Freestyle
Michael Macha – 4th in 100 Fly; SILVER in 100 Breast
Marielle Rominger – 10th in 100 Freestyle
Bailey Benson – 9th in 200 Freestyle; 7th in 500 Freestyle
Josh Kaler – 7th in 100 Back
Lauren Cartee – 9th in 100 Breast
Rachel Deschner – 13th in 100 Breast
STATE QUALIFIERS: Reagan Nentwich ( 100 Fly) Michael Macha (100 Breast)
Can you say brisk? It was another cold night in San Antonio but a great crowd turned out to watch the Clark Cougars shut out the competition at Farris Stadium. Play was fierce but Clark junior Matt Jacobs managed to put one in the net after a corner kick gave him an opening. (That makes 2 for defensive back Jacobs and 4 total for the defensive line this season.) Jay held the Coogs at 1-0 until the half. When Clark retook the field, they kept their focus and put two balls in the goal in rapid succession with senior Chris Pantaleone scoring Clark’s second goal of the game, 2-0. Shortly after Jay’s kickoff, senior John Cintron got the ball back for Clark and ran it up the field for an unbelievable goal, 3-0. Jay’s lone defensive back and keeper seemed stunned at Clark’s successful challenge. Both teams continued to play hard with several yellow cards being pulled and several players from both sides exiting the field after mild injuries.
Final score 3-0 for Clark, putting them at 7-2-0 for the season (4-1-0 in district play).
Next game is Tuesday, February 7th against Marshall, 5 pm on Northside Field #2.
By Caryn Moir
Clark men took to the pitch at Northside this evening in a match against district rival. Brandeis, with the sun at their backs, scored two goals in quick succession, 0-2. Clark held them for most of the half until Brandeis put another one in the net and the teams left the field 0-3 at halftime. When they returned to the pitch, Clark focused on getting past the Brandeis defense and Diego Sepulveda put one in the net, 1-3. Brandeis rallied and scored one more time, ending the game 1-4. The lopsided score doesn’t reflect the fierce play from both teams with Clark taking repeated shots against Brandeis and Brandeis tumbling several Clark players, earning Brandeis a yellow card.
Next up, the Clark men take the field Friday night, 7 pm against Jay at Farris stadium.
By Caryn Moir