Archive for September, 2011
The Clark volleyball team beat Taft 3-0 on Wednesday in a game that was never close, winning 25-10, 25-9, 25-13. The power came from Jenn Garrett with 9 kills and 3 blocked shots and Hunter Cole and Marcella Arellano with 8 kills each. Setter Abby Glosup had 24 assists while Arellano added 15 digs and Nicole Rehm had 17 digs. The win brings the Cougars season record to 20-13 and 6-3 in district.
Clark is in 4th place in district standings with a big game against 5th place Marshall on Friday in the gym at O’Connor.
In a game that looked eerily like last year, the Clark Cougars varsity football team lost to the brandees broncos, 34-20. The Cougars started the 1st half strong, capitalizing on brandees mistakes for points but created their own mistakes in the 2nd half to go home without a “W”. Again, the Cougars looked improved from the game before, looking stronger as they get into the heart of district playoff positioning.
The Cougars started the game with a three and out possession but a brandees fumble on the punt gave Clark an opportunity in the red zone on the 20 yd. line. On 2nd down and 23, Josh Kern found Brandon Yates for 22 yds. On the next play, Kweku Larbie punched it in for the score. Cougars 7 – brandees 0. Following the kickoff, the broncos could have been renamed the butterfingers as they fumbled the first three snaps burying them deep in their own territory. The last was caused by Chris Miller and recovered by ? setting up the Cougars on the 15 yd. line. Ty Williams hit a 26 yd. field goal to give the Cougars a 10-0 lead with 5:24 left in the 1st half. The “my little ponies” finally put points on the board to end the first half Clark 10, brandees 7.
Some punk stole the sign that says, “It’s a great day to be a Clark Cougar” that was recently hung on the fence by the air conditioners. If you know who did it, please have them return it to Coach McGhee’s office or the main office of the school or better yet, hang it back up.
Grab some pride, Clark and let’s make it right!
And a small reward is offered if you have info on who took it. Feel free to email this site.
The Clark Cougar varsity volleyball team swept the Holmes Huskies in district play, 25-21, 26-24 and 25-17. Jennifer Garrett and Hunter Cole each registered 13 kills, Abby Glosup posted a staggering 39 assists and Nicole Rehm and Marcella Arellano had 11 and 19 digs, respectively.
The Cougars have won their last 9 sets in three games. The win boosts the Cougars’ record to 5-2 in district and 19-12 overall. They are currently in a tie for 3rd in the District 27-5A standings.
Way to go, ladies!
The fifth meeting between the Clark Cougars varsity football team and the ones who shall not be named will be brodcast this week on TSRN radio on KTKR 760-AM beginning at Friday at 7:00pm.
The Clark Cougar varsity boys golf team started the season with a solid performance, tying for 4th place at the O’Connor Icebreaker Tournament. Over 18 teams were represented in this first tournament of the season and only 4 shots separated the top 6 teams.
Clark represented District 27-5A well, placing ahead of Warren, Taft, Brandeis, Marshall and Brennan. The team they will chase all season looks to be O’Connor who also placed 4th. Clark’s own, Trevor Colen, was one of the top 10 overall best scores, with a score of 80. Great job Trevor!!
Way to start out the season JT Caldarola, Jeremy Gordon, Trevor Colen, Tyler Bercher, Chase Kellam, and Clay Traeger!
That’s right! Clark has a bowling team, including varsity boys and girls teams as well as JV. They play for a district tile, have 14 matches, and even have uniforms (hopefully those cool shirts…). And this year is just down the alley with tryouts coming up. Tryouts are Oct. 1-2 and 8-10. If you’re interested, contact the Cougar Bowling Club at 663-9477 or 523-1716 and ask for, that’s right, Joe.
The Clark Cougars varsity football team had a great night against the Marshall Rams, winning 33-14 in District 27-5A action. The game didn’t start that way, however, as Clark was surprised with either a bad kickoff or an onside kick. Instead of starting their first offensive drive, the Cougar defense took the field and what would be an omen for the Rams the rest of the evening, gave the ball back to the Clark offense.
A rolling punt gave the Cougars a start on their own 1 yard line. Josh Kern ran for 5 yds. and then on 2nd down, Kern found Brandon Yates for a 26 yd. reception. Two plays later, Kern ran 55 yds. around the right side of the line, setting Clark up at the Marshall 10. And three plays later Kern powered his way in for the first score of the night giving Clark a 6-0 lead. At the 5:05 mark, Mekeba Henderson delivered a bone-jarring sack, resulting in a 3-and-out situation for the Rams. A Kweku Larbie run, a Manny Menezes reception and another Larbie rush quickly put the Cougars at the 26 yd. line. On 4th and 8 from the 24, Kern this time found Larbie as a receiver, and the Cougars led 13-0 with a minute left in the 1st quarter.
The Clark Cougars slew the Steele Knights in three sets at Clark’s home gym 25-12, 25-21, 25-14. In the first game, Clark dominated, leading by as much as 14 at the 21-7 mark.
Game two, however, defined the evening for the Cougars, as they fell behind early and were down by at least 7 points for much of the contest. Down 18-15, the Cougars clawed their way back, tying the game when Rosalyn Velasquez soft tapped a shot over the net making it 18-18. From that point on, Abby Glosup set up Hunter Cole for a relentless series of kills that stunned Steele and turned the momentum over to the Cougars.
The game was a non-district contest but that action heats up again Wednesday against an improved Holmes team. The Cougars are 4-2 in district and 18-12 on the season.
Great win, ladies!
The Varsity Boys Golf team will play in their first tournament on Monday, Sept 19th. The O’Connor Icebreaker will be held at Sonterra South and Clark has fielded an amazing team that is ready to get the season started.
The team representing Clark consists of JT Caldarola, Jeremy Gordon, Trevor Colen, Tyler Bercher & Chase Kellam. Clay Traeger will also be playing as an individual medalist.
Good luck Cougars!