Golf Tournament Recap: “I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.”
Despite the looming clouds, the golf gods smiled once again upon us for the Annual Clark, Texas Golf Outing last Saturday. As we made our way around the track, the play matched the course: sloppy. But it didn’t stop anyone from having a great time, even a golf ball to Pat Farrell’s noggin neither dented his head nor the merriment. The Jeff Sandera 4some took top honors though it went to the 5th tiebreaker hole to edge out the Andy Padron Family 4. Luke Healy drove the ball the furthest and Kelly Read landed it closest to the pin. Jeff Schorr, Kyle Cracknell, Steve Lorenz & Richard Eatherly brought up the bottom rung. It was Schorr’s 3rd trip in a row to Last Place (I may need to get better playing partners).
I do want to thank all of the participants, especially the Class of ’81 who always show up in force, and to the sponsors who make the Scholarship Program a reality, particularly guys like George Gaiser, Mitch Finnie, Dave Green, Mark Cecconi and Milton Barrett who always tip the till a little heavier each year.
Believe or not Football is right around the corner: So I encourage you to come out and support your local Cougars this fall. I will remind you come August.
Things get serious after Spring Break for our athletes in Track and Field, Tennis and Golf and today’s San Antonio Express News made a list of area athletes to keep an eye on in those sports. Two Clark seniors made the list:
* Austin Wells – long distance runner headed to Texas A&M in the fall. Wells is expected to outpace all area 5A runners in the 3200. The E-N list.
*David Starck – singles tennis, is the defending 27-5A champion and also placed 3rd at the Regional tourney in 2012. The E-N list.
Best of luck to these and all their teammates from Clark!
Two great victories for Clark soccer on Tuesday as the girls and boys teams rebounded from losses late last week.
The girls poured on the goals in a 9-0 win over Jay. Chloe Trevino and Hannah Jacobs had two goals a piece, while Alyssa Jacobs, Frances Moore, Jordan Leonard, Kendall Traa and Kallie Doherty each posted one goal. The Cougars are 8-5-0 in district 27-5A and in sole possession of 4th place with three games remaining. One of those games is today against Marshall. A victory by Marshall would create a tie for the 4th and last playoff position. Clark beat Marshall 2-1 in their first meeting this season. The game starts at 5:00 at Northside field 1.
On the boys side:
Clark baseball had a good showing in the Northside Tournament over the weekend, beating Johnson (8-5), Clemens(6-1) and Steele (11-5) and dropping games to New Braunfels and Churchill. Clark pitcher Nick Van Ryan picked up two of those victories and Jared Sauceda the other.
The second district game of the season is Tuesday at 7:30 at Northside against Stevens.
Clark softball picked up five wins and a tie through two preseason tournaments and is already 1-1-0 in district play with a win over Stevens and a loss to O’Connor. Clark sophomore pitcher Mimi Felices has five wins for the season so far. The girls play Taft onTuesday at 5:00 at Northside.
Go get ‘em COOGS!
A second half goal by Manuel Garcia lifted the Clark boys to a 1-0 victory over O’Connor on Friday as the second half of the district soccer season got underway. The Cougars and Panthers battled to a 1-1 tie earlier in the season. The victory brings Clark’s district record to 4-1-4 and 9-2-5 overall. The Cougars remain at #5 in the Express News Area Rankings.
Unfortunately the girls lost to OC 2-0, but remain in 4th place in the district standings with a 5-4-0 record. They are 9-7-2 for the season.
Up next is Stevens on Tuesday at Gustafson Stadium – boys at 5:00 and girls at 7:00.
It was a good night for Cougar soccer on Tuesday with the boys and girls teams both posting wins. The Clark girls got off to a strong start in their 3-1 victory scoring all three goals in the opening half. Scoring for the Cougars were Alyssa Jacobs, Chloe Trevino and Lexi Platz. Platz also had a assist along with Erica Rempel and Bridgett Sumner. The win brings their district record to 5-3-0 and 9-6-2 for the season. They’re in 4th place in district, with the second half of district play about to begin.
Next up is 3rd place O’Connor on Friday at 5:00pm at Northside #1.
In the boys game:
The Clark men’s team (ranked #5 by the SA Express News) played a tight game against Marshall resulting in a 0-0 game. Both teams concentrated on defensive play. Clark’s keeper, Preston Campbell, made numerous good saves while the defensive line continually cleared the ball. While the score doesn’t reflect it, the game intensified in the last few minutes while each team attempted to score before time ran out. Marshall’s starting line up was comprised primarily of seniors; Clark’s, mostly comprised of juniors and sophomores, making the end result an achievement all by itself.
Congratulations to the Clark Cougars girls varsity basketball team for winning their first round playoff game vs. Corpus Christi Carroll. The Cougars, using the same high paced offense that put them in the playoffs, won 81-47. Mercedes Orozco hung 18 on Carroll while Kirsten Kramer added another 15 points. D’onna Matthews and Kristen Lye added 10 each.
A 24-8 1st qtr. set the pace for the game and the Coogs never looked back.
WAY TO GO COOGS!
Despite a strong performance on the field, Clark lost 2-1 against Boerne Champion in non- district play. Boerne scored 2 goals in the first half, one being a penalty kick. Clark held them in the second half and put one in the net off of a corner. This goal was a team effort as the ball was put in play and then passed several times before #18, Chris Pantaleon put it in the net. After this, Clark picked up the pace and had several close shots on goal but the Boerne Champion keeper managed to snag every ball. Better luck next time, Cougars!
Steve Lorenz Taft pictures
Steve Lorenz Stevens pictures