Archive for January, 2012
At the District 27-5A meet, Clark Cougar varsity swimmers garnered several honors. On the girls side, 2nd in the 200 yd. freestyle relay and 3rd place in the 200 medley relay went to the team of Coral Crouch, Lauren Cartee, Marielle Rominger, and Alexandra Green. Alexandra Green placed 4th in the 100 yd. freestyle and 5th in the 50 yd. Freestyle. Lauren Cartee took bronze in the 100 yd breaststroke. In the 400 yd. freestyle relay, the Cougars placed third with the team of Ashlyn Lewis, Rachel Deschner, Bailey Ratner, and Coral Crouch.
The boys won the 200 yd. freestyle relay (Joseph Jaime, Daniel Lee, Michael Macha, and Darren Sanchez) and placed 2nd in the 200 medley relay (Joseph Jaime, Daniel Lee, Michael Macha, and Mitch Jacobs). Michael Macha took 1st in the 100 yd. butterfly with Jesse Renteria placing 5th, Joseph Jaime placed 1st in the 100 yd. freestyle and 4th in the 200 yd. freestyle, and Daniel Lee took 3rd in the Men’s 200 yd. IM while Mitch Jacobs took 4th. Jacobs also placed 6th in the 500 yd. freestyle. (continue reading…)
Fighting a tough wind and a pesky Brandeis team, the Clark Cougar varsity boys soccer squad won 2-0 in the district match. Jair Rodriguez scored with 4 minutes gone in the 2nd half and Manuel Garcia with 16 minutes left in the game to seal the victory.
In the first half, the Cougars pounded the Bronco goal but could never quite hit the net. At least 6 corner kicks resulted in no goals along with 3 other shots on goal. In the 2nd half, however, with a strong wind at their backs, the Cougars dominated the Broncos with speed and skill.
The Cougars are ranked #2 by the Express News and are on the ESPN High school rankings.
Earlier, the girls varsity team lost to Brandeis 3-1. Mallory Meyer scored for the Cougars.
Clark girls basketball rolled to an important win over Warren on Wednesday that leaves them tied with Brandeis for 4th place in district with three games remaining. The 49-44 win over Warren was led by Donna Matthews who had 15 points and Kristen Lye with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Trei Torain had 8 points and Ashley Salinas added 6. The Cougars have an 18-11 season record and are 8-5 in district. Next up is Stevens on Friday at 7:30 in the gym at O’Connor.
The Clark boys lost a heartbreaker to Warren on Tuesday 65-62 in overtime. Adam Perez had 17 points, Cal Harr 13 and Travis Matthews had 12 in the effort. The boys are now in 3rd place with 5 games remaining in a tight 27-5A race. They take on Stevens at 6:00 on Friday at o’c.
GO GET ‘EM COOGS!!!
Clark boys soccer notched another district win on Tuesday, beating Marshall 4-0. Goals came from the feet of Jair Rodriguez, Vinnie Guerrero and Yamil Alvarado who had two – Carlos Sepulveda had two assists. This follows a weekend of tournament play in Boerne’s Hill Country Shoot Out where they beat Lee and Boerne Champion and tied last year’s State Semifinalist Brownsville Porter in a 3-3 scorefest and Austin’s St Stephens 1-1.
The Clark boys are now 7-0-2, ranked second in the San Antonio area and now recognized nationally with a fresh appearance in the ESPN Fab 50 High School rankings at #50 – the only San Antonio school in the rankings.
The Clark girls continue to play tough, battling Marshall to a 2-2 tie on Tuesday. Cougar goals came from Alyssa Jacobs and Briana Saldana with an assist from Blair Socha. District play continues at noon on Saturday with a Farris stadium showdown against Brandeis – the boys game follows at 2:00.
GO COOGS!!! BEAT BRANDEIS!!!
As the district season winds down Clark’s boys and girls basketball teams continue fighting through a tough 27-5A. Kudos to the girls for a huge victory over Jay late last week 65-63. Kristen Lye and Donna Matthews each had 13 points and Kirsten Kramer had 12, but it was a full team effort with 11 players scoring including: Sam Beimer, Sarah Flournoy and Trei Torain, Alejandra Esparza, Katy Baum, Ashley Salinas, Hannah Garcia and Lindsay Lyda. The Cougars remain just a game out of playoff positioning with four games remaining. They face Warren on Wednesday at 5:00 at Paul Taylor.
The boys take on Warren today at 5:00 also at Paul Taylor. Warren is just a half game behind the Cougars, who are in second place.
Clark girls and boys soccer got district play underway early with a match up against Taft. The boys came out strong with a 4-0 thrashing of the Raiders – three of the four goals came in the first half. Scoring for the Coogs were Jair Rodriguez, Vinnie Guerrero, Carlos Sepulveda and Manual Garcia. Guerrero had three assists in the Clark scoring barrage.
The girls lost a close one to the Raiders 1-2. Lexi Platz had the goal off a Chloe Trevino assist.
Tournament play continues through this weekend for both teams.
After a tough loss to Brandeis on Tuesday night Clark got back on track with a 51-42 win over Jay on Friday. Adam Perez led the Coogs with 18 points while Travis Matthews and John Chapman each had 9. Clark is in 2nd place in a tight district race, just a game back from the broncos and just a half game ahead of Warren. A showdown with Warren is next for the Cougars on Tuesday at 5:00 at Paul Taylor.
UIL District 27-5A Swim Championships take place on Saturday, January 28th at the Block Natatorium, 410 and Culebra. Thirty-four Cougars qualified for Prelims, which begin at 9:00 am. The top 8 places in prelims advance to Saturday evening finals, and a large number of Cougars will be represented in the finals competition.
Finals begin at 6 pm, but spectators should arrive well before that time to secure parking and get a seat. Look for the swim parents in black shirts and we’ll clear a place so you can help us cheer!
On Friday evening, Jan. 27th at 6:30 pm, this same facility will host the Diving Championships. Diver Alex Peacock represents Clark High School on Friday evening.
The Clark boys soccer team cranked up the scoring to finish the New Braunfels tournament with a 3-0 record. After defeating Boerne Champion 1-0 on Friday the Cougars beat Pflugerville Connally 4-0 in the first game on Saturday and Smithson Valley 4-0 in the second. Goals came from Jair Rodriguez, Vinnie Guerrero, Carlos Sepulveda and John Cintron in the first game. Sepulveda had two in the second game and Rodriguez had one along with Yamil Alvarado.
After winning their first game on Friday, the Clark girls lost a close game to Judson on Saturday in the Northside tournament 2-1. Blair Socha scored for the Cougars. The second game was a 0-2 loss to Boerne Champion.
Both girls and boys teams open district on Tuesday against Taft at Farris with the boys starting at 5:00 and girls at 7:00.
The Clark boys basketball team defeated Marshall 57-45 on Friday to remain tied for first place in district. Senior Travis Matthews led the Cougars with 17 points, followed by Adam Perez with 15 and Justin Brickman with 9. Clark is 19-5 on the season and tied with Brandeis at the top of 27-5A. The two teams face off on Tuesday at 6:30 at Paul Taylor.
The Clark girls also defeated Marshall on Saturday 55-54. The Cougars pulled ahead with a strong 4th quarter led by Donna Matthews and Kristen Lye, who each had 12 points. Kirsten Kramer and Sarah Flournoy each added 7 points. The girls are tied with Brandeis for the 4th and final playoff spot. They play on Wednesday at 6:30 also at Paul Taylor.
GO COOGS!!! BEAT BRANDEIS!!!