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!
The bats were hot for the Clark softball team on Friday as they defeated Jay 14-3. The game was called in the 5th inning based on the 10 run rule. Victoria Centeno was on the mound for the Clark win. The Coogs are now 3-2 in district play with a busy Spring Break week ahead. It’s a great time to take in some softball out at the Northside complex with a game against Marshall at noon on Monday, Holmes Tuesday at 2:00 and Warren on Thursday at 2:00. Good luck Cougars!
Meanwhile baseball had a non-district win over MacArthur on Friday 2-1 at Blossom. You can catch some good baseball next week as the boys spend their Spring Break at the Northside fields. Brandeis is up first – Monday at noon, then Jay at 2:45 on Tuesday and on Thursday they’ll play Marshall at noon. Go Coogs!
The Clark baseball team got a win on Tuesday night, but it couldn’t have been closer. The Cougars Beat Taft 1-0 after six scoreless innings. Clark got its one run in the top of the 7th and held on for the victory. Nick Van Ryan was on the mound for the Cougars and gave up only two hits. It was a much needed win for Clark, now 1-2 in district play. Next up is a non district game against MacArthur at Blossom 6pm Friday.
Unfortunately the Clark softball team lost by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday. Brandeis won this game 6-5, but the Cougars never gave up. Down 2-6 in the 6th inning the Cougars added 3 runs to finish the game. Clark is 2-2 in district with Jay up next on Friday at 7pm at Northside.
Belated congratulations to our Clark Cougars who are headed to various college sports programs! National Signing Day drew signatures from six Clark athletes:
*Presley Miller – Football – Colorado School of Mines
*Liz Rodriguez – Softball – Our Lady of the Lake University
*Frances Moore – Soccer -University of the Incarnate Word
*Alyssa Jacobs – Soccer – Texas Tech University
*Kendall Kotara – Soccer – Trinity University
*Austin Wells – Track – Texas A&M University (Whoop!)
Congratulations – you’ve made the Clark community proud for the last four years. Good luck in the years ahead!
*thanks to Jene’ Miller for the photo
Clark softball is off to a good start in district bolstered by last week’s 14-11 win over Taft. Pitcher Raynelle Nash was on the mound in the victory and the bats were hot with Cougar runs in five out of seven innings and 18 hits in the game.
Following a tough outing in the Sequin Tournament this weekend Clark gets back to district with a game against Brandeis on Tuesday at 5:00 at Northside.
Let’s go Coogs!
Clark baseball got mixed results in the Northeast School District Tournament over the weekend. Clark started with a 6-1 victory over the always tough South San Bobcats with pitcher Gabe Maldonado getting the win for the Cougars. Junior Henry Dill had a homerun in the game.
District foe Brandeis outscored Clark in the first Friday game 10-7, but the Clark bats were on fire in the afternoon game against Roosevelt with the Cougars posting a 15-3 win with pitcher Thomas Pendleton on the mound. Unfortunately the tourney ended with a 7-1 loss to Austin Bowie.
Clark returns to district play with a game against Taft on Tuesday the 5th at 4:45 at Northside.
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!
In what well may be at least a state record and possibly a national one, the Clark varsity tennis team defeated O’Connor 10-6 to win their 22nd consecutive district crown. Coach Scott Byrd leads this year’s champions and their next challenge is regional competition next weekend in Corpus Christi. A great season and tradition continues.
UNBELIEVABLE! WAY TO GO COUGARS!
The Clark Cougar varsity football squad goes for its first win of the season tonight under the bright lights of TV. Clark will be on KMYS-TV CW35 in San Antonio and can also be viewed online. The Cougars take on Alamo Heights, who lost to O’Connor last week. The Cougars are favorites to win tonight. ClarkCougarSports.com will be providing live updates on Twitter.
The action starts at 7:00pm at Farris Stadium. Also today, Clark Tennis plays Holmes in a district meet at the NISD Complex beginning at 4:30pm.
Eat ‘em up, Coogs!
The Clark Cougar golf team, under first year head coach Chris Weil, is holding tryouts this week. Twelve ladies played nine holes yesterday at Olmos and will play again Thursday at Brackenridge. The guys will hit the course today and then join the ladies at Brackenridge tomorrow. The teams start play shortly after tryouts in the next few days. Enjoy these pictures from Ciara Clark of yesterday’s tryouts.