Archive for October, 2011
The varsity girls’ team started their season on October 24th at the Hunter’s Moon Tournament at Northern Hills golf course. The girls finished a respectable 5th place out of 15 teams. Players included Grace Diana, Kristen Dunn, Marissa Fallis, Maddie Diana, Megan Johnson and Amanda Schroeder. Disappointed with their performance the girls are putting in extra practice time gearing up for their next outing on November 11th and 12th.
Grip and rip, Coogs!
The Clark Cougars varsity football team showed the Holmes Huskies the district dog house, winning 24-7 in an important victory. In jeopardy of missing the playoffs for the second year in a row, the Cougars are now one win away from post season play with a final game against the O’Connor Panthers.
Josh Kern once again took charge and used both his feet and arm in leading the Cougar offense. Kweku Larbie went over 1000 rushing yds. for the season and had two TDs, Brandon Yates had a great reception and an even better punt return setting up the first score for Clark and Ty Williams added a 30 yd. field goal in the 4th to make it a two possession game for the Huskies.
The defense played strong with big efforts from Colton Magaro, Nate Barrientez, Ryan Rogers, Tri-Rice (note to announcers – that’s “Tri-Reese”) Van Buren, Jeremy Sanchez, Logan Hanna and a spectacular interception from Chris Miller that sealed the puppies fate.
Currently in a three way tie for the 4th playoff position with O’Connor and Stevens, the Cougars can take care of business and control their playoff path with a victory in next week’s game.
GREAT GAME COUGARS!
The Clark Cougar varsity Cross Country competed in the 27-5A district meet. Shantel Swift finished 7th for the girls, and Austin Wells finished 2nd for the boys. They will advance to the Regional meet to be held next Saturday at the National Shooting Complex near Taft High School.
Congratulations to these two Cougars and Coach Anne Ager and the entire Cross Country team on a very successful season!
The various scenarios for rounding out the rest of the 27-5A football playoff picture have been outlined in Thursday’s Express News. With two games left Clark is definitely in with two wins, but may only need one. The challenge starts with Holmes on Friday at Gustafson Stadium and concludes with O’Connor November 4th in the annual Black Out game at Farris.
For Clark volleyball the playoffs begin on November 1st in Floresville with a game against Corpus Christi King.
Get out and support your Cougars!!!
Clark volleyball’s senior outside hitter Marcella Arellano was recognized by the Express News with a “Game Ball” for her outstanding play in the Cougars come from behind victory against Holmes last week. Arellano had 19 kills, 34 digs and three aces in the match which Clark won in 5 games.
Clark has secured a spot in the volleyball playoffs for the 27th consecutive year.
The regular season ends tonight against O’Connor at 7:00 at Paul Taylor. Show up and support your Cougars! Playoffs begin next week.
The Clark tennis program grabbed its 21st consecutive team tennis district title on Saturday. The Cougars defeated O’Connor 10-3 in the championship round of the 27-5A tournament. Clark defeated Warren 11-2 in the semi-finals. Health Careers took the third place spot by defeating Warren 10-1. Read more in the Express News.
The Cougars are led by Coach Scott Byrd, a Clark graduate.
Clark graduate (’11) Glynnis Meade helped the Dallas Baptist Women’s Cross Country team win their 5th straight Heartland Conference Championship in Laredo. Completing the 6k course in 23:30, Glynnis placed 4th overall and earned a spot on the All Conference team. Next up is the NCAA Division II South Central Region meet, taking place on November 5th at Midwestern University in Wichita Falls. Congratulations Glynnis!
The Clark volleyball team is looking forward to the second season after clinching its spot in the playoffs. The Cougars will likely face Corpus Christi Carroll or Corpus Christi King in the first round, possibly on November 1st.
There’s still regular season business to take care of though and Clark could have been looking ahead a bit during Friday’s game against Holmes, escaping the gym with a 3-2 victory. Clark dropped the first two games 16-25 and 19-25 before taking the next two games 25-22 and 25-21 and then winning the tie breaker 15-8. Marcella Arellano led the team with 19 kills, 34 digs and 3 serving aces. Jenn Garrett had 17 kills and Abby Glosup continued to shine with a whopping 62 assists in the five game match up. Nicole Rehm had 34 digs and an ace and Jenn Garrett and Rosalyn Velasquez teamed up for 1.5 blocks each.
The last regular season game is against O’Connor on Tuesday at 7:00 at Paul Taylor.
The boys golf team of Jordan Gregory, Cole Wilder, Lawrence Harper, Sean Butler, and Estefan Garcia tied for 3rd at the Warren Boys Invitational Golf tournament held on October 17th. Placing ahead of Warren, Taft, Brandeis and Marshall, the boys showed that all the Clark boys teams are ready to compete. O’Connor was the only 27-5A team to place ahead of the Cougars.
Jordan Gregory paced the Clark group with an 81, placing him tied for 12th. The field included over 90 competitors from across the area. Way to go Jordan! Also competing, as individual medalists were Andy Lin and Ben Green.
The girls’ season starts on October 24th, with the varsity team of Grace Diana, Kristen Dunn, Marissa Fallis, Maddie Diana, Megan Johnson and Amanda Schroeder participating in the Hunters Moon tournament at Northern Hills. Good luck girls!
Clark boys head soccer coach and assistant football coach Walter Rule has been honored by his Corpus Christi High School with induction into its Hall of Fame. Coach Rule and five other former football players were inducted into the W.B. Ray High School Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the end of September. Coach Rule was a kicker at Ray before going on to kick for Cisco Junior College and Texas A&I University. Read more.