This past weekend, the second-seeded Clark Aquatics girls’ and boys’ teams played hard to win the title in the Alamo Cup
Water Polo Championships. The boys finished 2nd to Brandeis and the girls placed 4th. Clark had four seniors named to the All-District Water Polo Team: Coral Crouch, Tyler Covington, Joel Acs, and Daniel Lee.
Congratulations, Clark Water Polo players and Coach Anthony Plummer, on a great water polo season.
Submitted by Sheryl Harley
Continuing a longtime Clark tradition the Cougar boys water polo team is in Austin this weekend for the TISCA Water Polo State Tournament. Clark placed third in the West Region and will face Baytown Sterling Friday morning at 10:45 at the UT Swim Center. Also competing from the West is Alamo Heights and Brandeis.
GO GET ‘EM COOGS!!
The traditionally strong Clark water polo teams started the 2012 season last weekend. The NISD Tournament #1 (there will be 3 more) included all NISD schools and Alamo Heights. The Clark boys went 3-0 in the tourney with wins over Brennan, Jay and O’Connor. The girls are off to a slower start with a 1-2 record beating Brennan, but losing to Jay and O’Connor.
The water polo teams will hold a regional tournament on April 20-21 and the top four teams will advance to state on May 4-5 at U.T. Austin.
Clark Cougar Swim Team tryouts for the 2011- 2012 squad are August 8 – 12:
Monday - Friday at Colonies House Pool
3511 Colony Drive, 78230
7:30 am start for approximately 1 hour to 90 min each day.
A test set and a 100 sprint will be evaluated each day.
Each day will test a different race:
free, back, breaststroke, butterfly and IM.
Physicals need to be done and turned in to the trainer’s office at Clark before a swimmer can try-out.
The state water polo tournament (TISCA) in The Woodlands didn’t go Clark’s way last weekend, but both the boys and girls teams placed players on the All State roster. Clark’s boys had one loss and one win during the tournament – that win, over Plano West, would be the only victory for any of the South Texas teams at the tournament (Clark, Brandeis, Alamo Heights, Marshall). The Clark girls had one loss and one tie against Flower Mound. State Champions were Ross Sterling HS in Houston for the boys and for the girls it was Tomball HS.
Named All State Honorable Mention for the girls was Jessica Rourke and for the boys Derek Poirer and Jeremy Kustoff.
Congratulations on a great season!
On Saturday, April 9th, both the boys and girls polo teams took to the pool in the Regional Championships. Men and women played excellent games (each squad playing 3 grueling matches in less than 24 hours) as they fought strong competition. In the end, the Clark Lady Cougars would fall to Alamo Heights 8-3 and the Clark men would narrowly miss overtime opportunity against Brandeis in a 6-5 Championship game.
As the second place team in the Region, Clark advances to Houston on April 15th and 16th for TISCA State Championships.
Congratulations to Women’s All Region 1st team:
Melanie Macha, Jessica Rourke and Coral Crouch, and to 2nd team: Marina Gonzalez.
For the men, Derek Poirier and Jeremy Kustoff have been named to 1st team, Joseph Jaime to 2nd team and Andrew Ulcak to All Region 3rd team. Great job, Clark Cougars!
Clark swimmers and parents extend hearty congratulations to Coach Tony Plummer, All Region Co-Coach of the Year!
Three Clark Cougar varsity sports are in this week’s Express News rankings.
Since the first soccer ranking came out in preseason, the Clark boys soccer team has been ranked #1 in the San Antonio area. Tonight they play Warren. A win in that game would be a big step towards a district championship. The Cougars are currently undefeated in district play.
The Clark softball team moved up to #6 in the rankings from #10 last week. After a tough 1-0 loss to Taft as the very first game of the season (whose idea was that?), the Cougars have gelled and come storming through the district and are on a 8 game win streak.
A good showing in the NEISD tournament helped propel Clark baseball into the top 10 this week for the first time this season. Clark is the only ranked NISD team.
And even though they don’t rank them, the golf team has shown some great growth since the beginning of the season and the water polo teams, always a perennial state tournament team, start play this week.
IT’S A GOOD DAY TO BE A CLARK COUGAR!
Congratulations to Swim and Water Polo coach Tony Plummer. He received Coach of the Year Honors for the Region 2 Boys teams for water polo from the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association. Plummer led both the girls and boys teams to another state tournament appearance this past season. Congratulations.
On a night when the baseball team clinched a playoff spot and the softball team won their game giving them a playoff spot and the best ever season in Clark history, the Clark athletic community celebrated a year of great accomplishments. The annual Clark Athletic Booster Club Sports Banquet was a phenomenal success with accolades for players and coaches alike.
Highlights included a moment to recognize Coach Lloyd Alexander and his role in shaping a culture of winning in competition and in life, a parade of athletes and coaches that also included each player and teams successes and the awarding of $15,000 in scholarships to Clark seniors. The $15,000 was a new record for scholarships awarded by the Booster Club and was made possible by parents and their membership fees, cap/tshirt and etc. sales, ad sponsorships by advertisers and volunteers at concession duties and the ATT golf tournament.
The Booster Club has also given over $30,000 this year directly to the athletic department for their needs.
SASports.com’s Jay Tope emceed the event and as usual did an outstanding job.
Both the girls and boys water polo teams advanced to the TISCA Region-II Water Polo Tournament following this weekend’s final “regular season” tournament. The top eight teams from the area move on and the Clark girls are ranked #3 and the boys are ranked #2.
This weekend, the girls defeated Marshall (13-3) but lost a close one to O’Connor (6-7). The boys sunk Brandeis (7-4), Stevens (10-4) and Marshall (16-4).
Way to go COOGS!