Archive for February, 2012
The beautiful game was just that for the Clark boys soccer team on Wednesday. The Cougars built a 4-0 halftime lead on their way to a 6-1 victory over the Broncos. Two Clark players found the back of the net not once, but twice – Chris Pantaleon and Manuel Garcia. Also scoring were Jair Rodriguez and Carlos Sepulveda. Yamil Alvarado and Romero Villalvazo had two assists each along with one each from Alex Martinez and John Cintron.
The Cougars district record is 9-1-1 with a big game against 27-5A leader Jay on Saturday at 2:00 at Farris. The Mustangs handed Clark its only loss of the season in the last 23 seconds of their game on January 31st.
Come out and support your Cougars on Saturday vs Jay – seven of the district’s top ten goal scorers will be on the field and four of them are Cougars!
The Clark baseball team pushed their district record to 2-0 on Tuesday, but it took 12 innings to get there. The Cougars built an 11-4 lead through three innings against Marshall, but a 7 run 6th inning by the Rams left the teams tied at 11. Each team got one run in the 7th leading to a 12-12 tie and extra innings. It wasn’t until Clark got the winning run in the 12th inning that the marathon finally ended. Chad Dullnig was on the mound to get the win for the Cougars.
The district game followed a weekend of up and down tournament action bringing the Cougars season record to 3-3-1. Up next is the Northeast ISD tourney starting Thursday and running through Saturday at Blossom.
Clark softball played for the championship of the East Central-Judson Tournament last weekend, eventually losing to Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway to take second place. On Tuesday they faced off against Brandeis in their 3rd district game of the young season and came up a run short, losing 6-7. This brings the Cougars district record to 2-1 and their season record to 6-3. They play again Friday at 5:00 against Jay at Northside.
GO GET ‘EM COOGS!
The Clark Cougar varsity basketball team, looking to make it 2 out of 3 against the District 27-5A champions, did just that in the regional quarterfinals. Clark sent the Brandeis Broncos to the glue factory, 45-39. They now play Laredo Alexander at the regional semifinals Friday at UTSA at 8pm and with a win will play again on Saturday at noon.
Clark started off with a 9-0 lead after the 1st quarter. Travis Matthews had 4 pts. and the Clark defense and an enthusiastic Clark student section kept “my little ponies” scoreless with an 0 for 8 and three turnover opening period. The Broncos fought back in the 2nd quarter. With Adam Perez on the bench with early foul troubles, the Cougars committed 7 turnovers in the 2nd quarter and the teams went to the locker rooms tied 14-14.
The 2nd half was a back and forth affair, with the nags taking a 26-21 lead after three quarters. The Cougars rallied in the fourth behind blocks by Carter Josephs, a key block by Troy Ogletree, solid free throw shooting by Perez and inside shooting by Travis Matthews. Justin Brickman also had a key steal and bucket that kept the Cougars ahead late in the game along with a key assist to Matthews.
Editor’s Note: Special recognition goes out to the LOUD, ROWDY and well behaved Clark student section. Nice showing but don’t slack up now. You were great! And this website has taken its last shot at the Brandeis Broncos. No more “brandees”, “my little ponies”, “bronc-no’s”, “nags”, “rented mules”, “geldings”, etc. Your success earns you the right to be called by your proper name as our NISD little sisters. (OK, last one, I promise…)
Clark boys basketball takes on Brandeis tonight at 7:00 for a spot in the Regional Tournament this weekend. The Cougars beat the Broncos 62-38 back in December and Brandeis won in January 49-42. A loud and proud Clark, Texas crowd is needed to fill the stands!
For out of town fans, tune in to TSRN sports radio online for the broadcast.
The Clark boys soccer team exploded for 5 goals against Marshall on Friday while holding the Rams scoreless. The 5-0 victory included 2 goals by Carlos Sepulveda, and one each from Yamil Alvarado, Romero Villalvazo and Mario Perez. Villalvazo also had two assists in the game along with assists from Jair Rodriguez and John Cintron. The Marshall goalkeeper made 10 saves against a busy Clark attack. This brings the team’s district record to 8-1-1, they are 14-1-3 on the season. Next week they face a tough Brandeis team on Wednesday and then get a chance to avenge their only loss of the season against Jay on Saturday, March 3rd at Farris. Should be two great games!
The Clark girls came up short against Marshall losing 0-1. The girls are still in the playoff hunt, just a game out of 4th place with six games remaining in the the season.
It’s already been a good year for Clark softball coach D’Layne Kelly and the season is just getting started. She recorded her 200th win as a head coach in the first game of the season and earlier was named Teacher of the Year at Clark. The Express News’ Pat Turner talked with Coach Kelly about softball and life – Read more.
The Clark Cougars varsity basketball team advanced to the 3rd round of the 5A playoffs with a 56-51 over the #7 Wagner Thunderbirds. A loud crowd saw the Cougars once again clamp down on defense and make baskets when needed to get the win.
A tight game opened up to an eight point lead at halftime by Clark. Adam Perez’ 3-point basket at the buzzer sent the Cougars to the locker room with a 29-21 lead. Wagner flew back in the third with three point shooting to make it a 39-38 game after three periods of play. The game wasn’t a certain win until Carter Josephs made a steal with :08 seconds left in the game.
NOW PAY ATTENTION: This means the Cougars will take on BRANDEIS on Tuesday at Paul Taylor next. These Coogs need a LOUD CROWD to help them on their way. The “my little ponies” fans will be there with support. Show up, tweet, facebook your friends, and get ready to get rowdy!
Great game Coogs!
The Clark baseball team opened their 2012 season with an 8-1 victory over Taft on Tuesday. Senior pitcher Robert Martin gets the win for the Cougars, holding the Raiders to one 6th inning run for the game. Clark scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning to take the lead, adding two more in the 5th and one in the 6th. The win gives Clark a 1-0 district record to start the season.
Up next is the Northside tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday before meeting Marshall for the next district game on Tuesday of next week.
The Clark softball team also beat Taft on Tuesday by a score of 12-2. The Cougars had 8 runs in the second inning and added 4 more in the 4th. Taft finally got two runs in the 5th inning, but it was not enough to continue and the game was called early. Senior pitcher Henessey Soto got the win. Clark is now 3-0 on the season including a win over Madison.
Up next is the Judson tournament on Friday and Saturday. Their next district game will be against Brandeis on Tuesday at 7:00.
The Clark boys and girls soccer teams added another notch to their respective win columns on Tuesday with victories over Taft. The girls won 3-2 with goals from Frances Moore, Monique Rempel and Chloe Trevino. Blair Socha helped it happen with 2 assists and goalkeeper Hollis Scheffler had six saves. Their district record is now 5-3-1.
In the boys game the Cougars won 5-3 with a goal and an assist each from Vinnie Guerrero, Yamil Alvarado and Manuel Garcia and goals from Alex Martinez and Tristan Cavazos. Romero Villalvazo and Carlos Sepulveda also had assists. The win brings their district record to 7-1-1.
Both teams play Marshall on Friday at Farris, the girls at 5:00 and boys following at 7:00.
For the 2nd year in a row - against the same team, in the same place – the Clark Cougar boys varsity team advanced to the second round of playoffs with a win. Corpus Christi Carroll fell to the Cougars 65-53.
The Clark defense took their job seriously as the Cougars jumped to a 17-7 lead early. The Tigers never adjusted and Adam Perez’ fourth quarter heroics sealed the victory. John Chapman added 12 and Carter Josephs had 7 points in the win.
The Cougars next face Wagner Thursday at 8:00pm at UTSA. Way to go Coogs!