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!
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!
At the 27-5A distirct tournament for tennis, several Cougars enjoyed success on the courts. In Boys Singles it was an All Clark final as David Starck bested Clark’s Rudy Bonilla 6-4, 6-1. In the boys doubles Finals, Matt Jones & Ricky Keh beat the team from Warren 7-6, 6-4.
On the girls side, an all Clark girls doubles final of Valia Andry & Erin Edwards overcame Molly Von Berg & Maddie Neuberger
5-7, 6-3, 6-2.
Clark’s Johnny Reichman & Liz Quintanilla lost 6-0, 6-3 to O’Connor in the mixed doubles final.
All 1st and 2nd place winners qualify for the regional tournament next week at McFarlin Tennis Center. Clark players were very successful and took 6 out of the 10 district spots available including sweeping Boys singles and Girls doubles. Go Clark!
The Clark tennis program grabbed its 21st consecutive team tennis district title on Saturday. The Cougars defeated O’Connor 10-3 in the championship round of the 27-5A tournament. Clark defeated Warren 11-2 in the semi-finals. Health Careers took the third place spot by defeating Warren 10-1. Read more in the Express News.
The Cougars are led by Coach Scott Byrd, a Clark graduate.
Clark tennis player David Starck is leading the Cougars toward a 21st consecutive district championship this fall. Read more here about the Clark junior from the Express News Pat Turner.
Tryouts for the 2011-12 Clark Tennis team will be held August 2-4. To be included and prepared for those try outs all interested students are required to attend a meeting on July 28th at 10:00 am at the Clark tennis courts. More info is posted on the school website.
The Clark tennis program, led by Coach (and Clark alum) Scott Byrd, will be aiming for its 20th consecutive district championship this fall.
In addition to the 17 Clark baseball and softball players on the All District teams this year four spring athletes landed on the Express News All Area lists.
Braden Mattson was named to the E-N Super Team for baseball. The TCU bound catcher was also on the All-Area list for the second consecutive season. Also named All-Area for baseball is infielder Hunter McFall who will continue his baseball career at Texas Tech. Clark’s exciting 4-3 win over O’Connor was listed among the best games of the season.
Henessey Soto was named to the softball All-Area team. Soto, a junior pitcher, was also the District 27-5A Most Valuable Player for 2011.
In tennis, Clark’s Justin Randell was named to the All-Area team in Boy’s Singles. Randell is a senior.
Congratulations to all these Cougars and their teammates for representing Clark, Texas so well!
Several Clark tennis players advanced to play in the Regional tournament. Boys Singles stand outs Justin Randell and David Starck qualified, as did the Boys Doubles team of Jacob Frisbee and Gavan Grival. Also moving on is the Mixed Doubles team of Sarah Howard and Richie DeJesus and, as reporter Pat Turner explains in this Express-News feature, these two friends go way back.
The Regional tournament will be held at the McFarlin Tennis Center April 19-20. GOOD LUCK TENNIS!
Congratulations to the Clark Varsity Tennis team on their 20th consecutive district championship. The win came over O’Connor. According to reporter Pat Turner in the San Antonio Express News: boys’ singles players Justin Randell, Richie DeJesus, David Starck, Matt Jones, Jacob Frisbie and Rudy Bonilla swept the Panthers to seal the deal.
The Regional Tournament is in Corpus Christi beginning Thursday.
CONGRATS AND GO COOGS!!