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Thu
01
Apr

Ladycats shut out N. Forest, to play Vidor for area title

State-ranked Ladycat Soccer shut out the North Forest Bulldogs 11-0 in the Bi-District round of the playoffs here Friday night, March 26.
Next up is Vidor for the area championship in a game played at Alvin Tuesday night, March 30.
At left, Ladycat junior Kaia Nunez (6) takes command of the ball from North Forest defenders.

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

Thu
01
Apr

"Tiger Baseball" By: Eddie Russell Head Coach Tidehaven Baseball

   On Tuesday, the Tigers hosted Industrial and lost by the score of 8-2.
   Taking the loss on the mound was Kyus Saha, starting the game and going 4 innings giving up 5 runs, 4 earned on 3 hits, 4 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Marco Garcia threw 2 shutout innings in relief.
   Getting 1 hit each were: Kyus Saha and Zach Garcia.
   On Saturday, we traveled to Rice and won 3-2 behind a gem on the mound by Jordan Duran, throwing a complete game with only 77 pitches.
   He gave up only 1 earned run striking out 6. 
   Getting one hit each were: Chance Robinson, Logan Crow, Kyus Saha and Zach Garcia.

Thu
01
Apr

'Gettin' Smoked' wins best beans at smoke off

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Getting Smok’d was one of the teams competing and winning at the Parks and Recreation Department Smoke Off at Riverside Park Saturday afternoon, March 27. The cook-off categories and the first-place winners were: Dutch Oven, Los Primos; Beans, Gettin' Smoked; Chicken, D&S Cookers; Younger Kid's Cook, Killer B's - Brandon; Older Kid's Cook, Los Borrachas - Ayden; Pork Ribs, Heavenly Smokers; Beef Ribs, Heavenly Smokes; Brisket, Los Borrachas; Decorated Site, Get Er Done Cookers.

Thu
01
Apr

Boling track meet

Photo/Anna Hernandez
Van Vleck’s Christopher Hernandez clears the hurdles in the 110 hurdles during the Boling Bulldogs Relay in Boling last Thurday, March 25.

Thu
01
Apr

STP Unit 2 scheduled refueling outage begins with COVID-19 protections in place

   STP’s Unit 2 commenced its 21st scheduled refueling and maintenance outage Saturday, March 20, following the completion of a safe 18-month operating cycle. 
   Plant operators, maintenance and support personnel will be supplemented by several hundred industry craftsmen and specialists from across the country to refuel the reactor and to conduct necessary reliability maintenance for the next operating cycle. 
   “We are committed to putting safety first, both with our onsite activities and in the manner by which we staff our outages with the unique challenges that the COVID-19 virus presents to us,” said Jim Connolly, STP’s Chief Nuclear Officer. 
   The station has enacted protective strategies to mitigate the potential for COVID-19 spread into our community and on our STP site. 

Thu
01
Apr

Round 3 UIL Computer application students

Contributed photo
Students in Mrs. Shelley Anderson-Ledwig's classes at Tidehaven High School participated in a virtual UIL Computer Applications Contest called the Best of Texas. This competition has three rounds and results for round three were posted March 25. The competition started in January. This competition is open to the entire state and students compete in their 3A division and their grade levels.

Thu
01
Apr

BCHS sends 14 from district academic meet to region meet

   The Bay City High School Academic Team competed at the District 25-4A meet over the weekend. 
   Bay City sent 14 individuals to the region meet, with six more individuals earning alternate designations.  
   The full list of top-six results is below:
   Speech and Academics (coached by Brittainy Hodges and Magda Mirelez) 
   District champion speech team
   2nd place District Academics
   Lincoln-Douglas Debate
   1st place-Emilee Eidlebach (region qualifier)
   2nd place-Pedro Vargas (region qualifier)
   4th place-Justina Lashlee (alternate to region)
   Prose Interpretation
   1st place-Preciosa Aivles (region qualifier)
   2nd place-Holland Cobb (region qualifier)
   3rd place-Jessica Frasier (region qualifier)
   Poetry interpretation
   6th place-Alexander Howe
   Informative extemporaneous speaking
      2nd place-Justina Lashlee (region qualifier)

Thu
01
Apr

New Blackcat mural

Contributed photo
Local artists Raleigh Conklin and Greg Chitwood have just completed another mural, themed “Blackcat Fight Never Dies! at 1913 7th Street. It’s at All-Star 24/7 Fitness.

Thu
25
Mar

"Trustees OK revising ‘Blackcat Blueprint’ for mask medical exemptions" by: Jessica Shepard

   Bay City school trustees voted in a 3-to-2 split vote to direct Superintendent Dr. Marshall Scott III to allow for a medical exemption to the mask requirement in the Blackcat Blueprint, at the board’s regular meeting, Monday, March 22.
Trustees emerged from more than an hour’s discussion in closed session about revising the mask requirement in the Blackcat Blueprint - the district’s response to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) pandemic guidelines - and other issues.
   Trustees James Scardami, Trent Tinnin, and John DeWitt voted in favor of the directive with board members Bob Klepac and Priscilla Robinson dissenting.
   Trustees Edward Nelson and Mark West were absent from the meeting.
   The board discussed the revision and gave their opinions in open session.
   “I will say that we discussed this at length and we looked at the numbers and the science,” said Board President James Scardami.

Thu
25
Mar

"Over 1,600 doses delivered at drive-through" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Texas National Guard members help people lined up at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds last Thursday, March 18, get a COVID-19 vaccine injection.

   COVID-19 isn’t over for Matagorda County, but vaccine supplies are on the rise along with the number of local places providing the vaccines.
   There are eight to 10 new confirmed cases happening every day here, said Aaron Fox, MRMC’s Chief Business Development Officer and Public Information Officer. 
   “It’s not over,” he said.
   Eight people are hospitalized for COVID-19 at MRMC, Fox added late Monday, March 22.
   There were 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday, he reported.
   There have been 117 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for an average of 3.18 cases per 1,000 residents, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reported Tuesday, March 23.

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