Archive for May, 2012
Congratulations to Clark baseball alum and current St. Mary’s University pitcher Carl O’Neal who was recently named the NCAA Division II Pitcher of the Year and a member of the All America First Team . O’Neal celebrated by pitching 8 innings in a 13-2 round two victory over Indianapolis in the NCAA Div II World Series underway in North Carolina. Next game is Wednesday at 5:30. O’Neal is 14-0 on the season.
NCAA Baseball Bracket
The 11th annual Clark Texas Football Club Golf Outing will be held on June 23rd at The Quarry. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate with all proceeds benefitting the CTFC Scholarship fund. The group is looking for both participants and sponsors.
See the attached forms for information on supporting this great organization and our Clark football program and have a great day playing some golf too!
In the immortal words of Super Dave, “it’s a great day to be a Clark Cougar”. Recently, before the assemblage of graduating seniors and the 2012 Cougar Football team, the CTFC handed out the 10th Lloyd Alexander Scholarship to Kweku Larbie and the 1st ever David Dalkowitz Scholarship to Roger Lamar. It is the first year we have been able to award two scholarship (mostly due to the generosity of George Gaiser Jr ’83, who you know will get at least one Shameless Plug of the Week this season for his company, BUILDEM Construction).
Larbie will attend Alabama State this fall and Lamar has signed up at Incarnate Word. This makes our 10th and 11th scholarships awarded as we set to turn a decade old this year and turn our sights on growing the CTFC and its scholarships over the coming years.
Congratulations to Kweku and Roger! Remember, Tradition Never Graduates!
Two former Clark baseball players have been recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association with Regional awards for their outstanding seasons. Cameron Dullnig, of Texas A&M University – Kingsville, has been named South Central Region Player of the Year following a record breaking season with the Javelinas and Carl O’Neal of St Mary’s University has been recognized as the South Central Region Pitcher of the Year. Both players have also been recognized in their respective conferences: The Lone Star Conference where Dullnig is Co-Player of the Year and The Heartland Conference where O’Neal is Pitcher of the Year. Get details on these honors and the exciting playoffs ahead.
Clark senior pitcher Chad Dullnig is headed to Louisiana to play baseball for the Bossier Parish Junior College Cavaliers. Chad was a unanimous 1st team all district pitcher this year in 27-5A and finished his season as the leading hitter in district and in the top 5 in RBI’s in the city. He was joined at his signing by his teammates, Coach Aldo Velazquez and his parents – Cheri and Darrell Dullnig.
Chad continues a family tradition of playing college ball. His older brother Cameron, who also played baseball for the Cougars, is a pitcher for the Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas and his sister, Cori, a former All District soccer player for Clark, spent her college career at Centenary College in Shreveport, not far from Bossier Parish where Chad will play.
Already named an NCCAA All American in her first collegiate year, 2011 Clark Alumni Glynnis Meade added another achievement to her list on Friday May 4th. In her second 10k (25 laps!) for the outdoor track season, she placed 3rd overall in 39:00.29 on a windy day in Joliet, Illinois. Glynnis runs for the Dallas Baptist University Patriots and also qualified for the national meet in the 5k. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Manny Menezes, Nate Barrientez and Tri-Rice Van Buren who all signed with Texas colleges to continue their football careers.
Manny will be attending Trinity University. Excited to be playing for a quality program, Manny also was looking forward to a top education. “I’m very excited about it and very excited to play four more years of football. The team won their conference last year and got rings and that’s pretty cool and the academics there is great, too. To come out of there with a degree would be a great thing to have and I’m looking forward to that, too.” Currently undecided on his major, Manny is leaning toward pre-med studies. Manny is the son of Sharon and Lewis Menezes.
Nate Barrientez is jumping up to Sherman, Texas to play for the Austin College Kangaroos. Expected to play outside linebacker, Nate was impressed by the football program. “I visited a couple of times and really enjoyed the campus, the coaches there, and the teaching philosophy of how the coaches coach and the players and everything. It was really nice. It was small…but I like small towns.” Nate plans to study pre-engineering and then transfer to Texas A&M to complete a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He is the son of Norma Rae and Matt Barrientez.
Playing at former head coach Lloyd Alexander’s alma mater, Tri-Rice Van Buren will be playing for former Clark offensive coordinator Danny Padron at Texas Lutheran College. “I wanted to go and play football somewhere and not not end my football career in high school. So I’m really happy about that. I really like the environment and the coach was here and a Cougar once so I know we have that connection.” Tri-Rice will study Sports Medicine at TLC. He is the son of Martin and Jaekel Van Buren.
Congratulations to these Cougars and GOOD LUCK!
Clark Cougars from the 2011-2012 season in pictures and sound:
The Clark Athletic Booster Club held its annual All-Sports Banquet and several honors were given to Clark athletes and supporters. SASports.com’s Jay Tope was the Master of Ceremonies. Seventeen $1000 scholarships were awarded to senior student athletes, team and individual accolades were announced and “Super” Dave Dalkowitz was presented a special honor for his contribution to Clark sports.
Special guests included former head coaches Mike Robbins and Lloyd Alexander, who along with current AD/HC Steve McGhee, presented “Super” Dave with a plaque.
- Softball’s history making playoff run
- Clark tennis’ 21st consecutive district title, #19 state ranking of all tennis teams
- Boys basketball regional final appearance
- Austin Wells’ and Shantal Swift’s state track qualifications
- Boys track district title (first Clark title in 20 years)
- Baseball’s 6th consecutive year of playoffs
- Boys soccer 2nd round playoff
- Volleyball’s playoff appearance
Thanks for a great year, Seniors, and best of luck. Remember what “Super” Dave says, “It’s a great day to be a Clark Cougar”!
Congratulations once again to Clark Softball, who are advancing to the 3rd round of playoffs against district rival O’Connor for a chance at the regional title. The Panthers won both district games against the Cougars, although both games were very competitive. O’Connnor won the first game after 12 innings of play and game 2 was a 1-0 outcome in favor of the Panthers.
Clark is expected to be motivated to avoid a sweep which has already been predicted by O’Connor center fielder Hannah Fields in the Express News (link below). You can see the girls in action this Friday at 7pm at Northside. Time to show up and be loud, Cougar fans!
TEAR ‘EM UP COOGS!
Express News article