The 19th Annual Clark Cougar Lift-a-thon is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Monday, March 4th in the Boys’ Gym at Clark.
An invitation from our friends with the Clark Texas Football Club:
If you’ve not been before, I encourage you to take it in this year. Part lifting contest, part pep rally and part revival, the Lift-a-thon is a fundraiser for Clark Football Athletics. Each player takes his turn maxing out on the bench press while his teammates, parents, friends and the fanatics in the stands scream their guts out…and the Tops Cats Dance Team will perform at the intermissions.
If you are interested in sponsoring, you can in one of two ways: contact Coach Steve McGhee at the high school if you would like to be a bench sponsor OR you can sponsor an individual player (just say yes, if one of them approaches and asks).
In other football news:
-Spring Ball starts on April 29th. The date for the Silver & Black Spring Game is TBD.
-Save June 15th on your calendar as we will play the 12th Annual Clark, Texas Golf Outing that Saturday.
The Clark Texas Football Club (CTFC) held it’s annual Re-Landscaping Charity Outing, also known as a golf tournament, supporting college scholarships for current football players. Rusty Belden, Bryce Belden, Geoff Bezuidenhout and Kenny Hogan took 1st for the second year in a row while Jason Belden, Omar Medina, Travis Ratliff and Michael Damolin grasped 2nd place. Jesse Garcia earned a Closest-to-the-Pin award and Gary Turner had the longest drive with a 745 yd. missile (unconfirmed…). Kevin Miles, the first CTFC scholarship winner and this year’s winners, Kweku Larbie and Roger Lamar, attended along with Coach Lloyd Alexander and many others.
CTFC is a nonprofit organization that promotes camaraderie among former players, coaches and fans of the Clark Cougar football program. This coming year, activities are planned, including a tailgate, in order to support the cause. You can find out more here or on Facebook.
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!
The honors just keep coming for former Clark pitcher Carl O’Neal, now at St Mary’s University. Carl is 8-0 on the season and has received both National and Conference Player of the Week recognition. Read more here.