Archive for November, 2011
After starting the season not ranked in the Express News city rankings, the Clark Cougars varsity basketball team, ranked early on by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, makes the Express News list at #4, following wins over Highlands, Reagan and Johnson. The Cougars also moved up to #8 in the state.
Senior PG Adam Perez was also given a “game ball” by the Express News as a result of his play of late.
The Cougars next compete in this weekend’s Lone Star Invitational, a top-rated national tournament, here in San Antonio.
Keep it up, gentlemen and good job.
The Clark Cougars varsity basketball teams won one but lost one to the Johnson Jaguars. The girls played first and what looked to be a runaway win to the 12-1 Jags quickly became a contest in the 2nd half. Down 21-32 at the half, the Coogs cut the Jags lead to 4 after three quarters. In the 4th, with :50 seconds left in the game, the Cougars tied it at 46 but lost on a last second layup by Johnson. The final score: Clark 46-Johnson 48.
The boys lead the entire game, including an exciting 4-8 lead after one quarter of play. Johnson, who played possession ball and shot only 5 times in the 8:00 minute first quarter, fell behind 10-21 at the half. In the 2nd half, the Jags showed signs of life, cutting the Cougars lead to 5 at one point but Clark turned up the pace on both offense and defense with the result being a 54-37 win.
The Clark Cougar varsity basketball team easily defeated the Reagan Rattlers, 68-49. Reagan, ranked #4 in the city by the Express News and ranked #17 in the state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, won the NISD tournament last weekend. Clark, unranked by the Express News and ranked #12 in the state, played in the prestigious McDonald’s Texas Invitational tournament last weekend, defeated Richardson Berkner, the #3 ranked team in the state and played tight games with #2 and #5.
Against Reagan, the Cougars displayed an improved defense and had good play from several players, including Adam Perez, Niko Maxwell and John Chapman put up 10 points (despite the Express News stats). The Cougars never were behind during the game and steals by Perez and Justin Brickman and inside defense from Travis Matthews kept Reagan from gaining momentum.
The Cougars are now 6-2 and take on Johnson (2-5) next Monday.
Clark boys basketball started the new season with a decisive 62-42 win over Roosevelt on Monday night. The Cougars were led by senior Niko Maxwell with 12 points and Antonian transfer Justin Brickman, younger brother of Clark alums Jordan and Jason, who also had 12. Adam Perez put up 9 points followed by Shawn Gulley with 8 and Travis Matthews with 6. Other Cougars scoring were John Chapman, Carter Josephs, Mkhael Swaidan, Jake Lindsey and Cal Harr.
The Cougars head to the prestigious Texas Invitational Tournament in Pasadena on Thursday where they will compete against some of the best teams in the state.
The Harlandale basketball tournament was the scene of two blowout victories for the Clark girls team. They started with a lopsided 82-7 victory over Providence and ended with a 51-16 shellacking of McCollum. In between the Cougars lost to Roosevelt 49-37. The team continues to share the ball and the basket with scoring coming from a broad spectrum of players led by junior Kristen Lye who is averaging 11 points per game. Clark is 3-1 on the season so far. Next up is a rematch with Roosevelt at Littleton gym on Tuesday at 6:30.
Clark boys basketball tips off the new season tonight at Littleton also against Roosevelt at 6:30.
The Clark girls basketball team tipped off the 2011-12 season with a 63-60 victory over Boerne Champion on Tuesday. Down 25-32 at the half, the Cougars outscored Champion in the 3rd and 4th quarters to take the win. Kristen Lye led Clark with 15 points, followed by Donna Matthews with 9 and Trei Torain with 8. A host of other Cougars got in on the scoring including: Ashley Salinas with 6 and Sam Beimer, Katy Baum, Alejandra Esparza and Kirsten Kramer all with 5 points each.
Clark made an impression on observers in Boerne.
The Cougars head to the Harlandale Tournament this weekend.
Congratulations to Cross Country junior runner Austin Wells. Representing Clark at the Region IV meet, he placed 3rd. As a result, he will advance to the state meet to be held next week in Round Rock.
Way to go AUSTIN!
In the last thirty years of Clark football, since 1981, the Cougars have only missed the playoffs for two consecutive years once – 1999 and 2000. Unfortunately, history may repeat itself as Clark lost to the O’Connor Panthers 31-8 in a season-ending shocker. The Cougars must now hope for a Taft victory over Stevens to claim the final playoff position.
To the players and especially the seniors, thanks for your hard work and dedication to Clark. You’ve given us some great memories and you’ll certainly be missed. We’re very proud of you. Although it may not feel like it now, don’t ever forget; “…it’s a good day to be a Clark Cougar…”
Here’s a look at those responsible for the 2011 Clark Cougar varsity football players. You can also see the cheer and dance moms and dads and friends performing (links below). This event was held at the 2011 Black Out pep rally held each year before the cat fight with O’Connor.
Cheer Parents’ Video
Dance Moms’ Video
The JV girls team of Emily Stewart, Emilia Jansse, Madi Claus, Emily Johnson , and Kaylee Johnson competed in their very first tournament of the season on October 31st. This tournament was a novice 9 hole tournament with the first two hours of the day devoted to instruction by PGA certified golf pro’s. The girls were able to work on all aspects of their game, from drives to putting, and then take advantage of their practice on the course. Our girls, many of whom are first year golfers, were able to take what they learned and place 4th. Way to go team. We are very proud of your amazing start!
Additionally, the varsity boys are psyched and ready for this weekend! The team of JT Caldarola, Trevor Colen, Tyler Bercher, Jeremy Gordon, and Jordan Gregory will be participating in the NEISD Texas Shootout. This two-day tournament at Pecan Valley starts Friday morning at 9:44 a.m. with Clark teeing off at the first hole. The boys play 18 holes on Friday and then are back on the course Saturday morning for another 18 holes. If you are in the Pecan Valley area, stop by and cheer the boys on!!