Sports

Thu
24
Mar

Game wardens will now carry radiation detectors on coast

   Up and down the Texas Gulf Coast, the state’s game wardens are on the water, looking for people fishing or hunting illegally.  
   But as we’ve reported, they sometimes come across things like illegal chemical dumpsites and more says Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Tom Harvey.
   “Game wardens encounter all kinds of things on their patrols, including a lot of illegal fishing, and this is a new threat we’re gearing up to be able to address,“ Harvey told News 88.7.
   That new threat is terrorism. 
   One fear is that terrorists could try to smuggle radioactive material into the country by boat. The Port of Houston has for years had radiation detectors to scan cargo.
   So now, besides guns and handcuffs, game wardens will have one more tool.
   “We’ve acquired about a hundred devices that allow game wardens to detect radiological or nuclear emissions. These are little devices that can be worn on someone’s belt,” Harvey said.

Thu
17
Mar

Longoria & Smith signings

Bay City High School seniors LeJay Longoria and Lawrence Smith were honored with ceremonial cakes March 9 during receptions celebrating their committment to play their respective sports for college teams next season. Longoria has agreed to play soccer at Central Christian College in Kansas, and Lawrence Smith will play football for Howard Payne University in Brownwood. The two signed their committment paperwork in the school cafeteria amid family, coaches and other supporters.
Bay City Sentinel/Don Cudd

Thu
17
Mar

BC boys, girls pack 1-2 punch in relays

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Blackcats Devon Fowler, Darryl Florez, Malcolm Cunningham and Prinard Payne were among top boys finishers in the Gobbler Relays in Cuero Saturday, March 12.

   The Bay City High School track teams threw a good one-two punch at the Gobbler Relays meet at Cuero on Saturday.  
   The boys were the team champions at the meet, tallying 96 points and just outlasting Yoakum’s 95. And the girls finished second in the team standings with 98 points, falling short of Goliad’s 122. 
   Individual top finishers for the boys team were Tyler Roberson, 3rd in 100 M Dash; Lawrence Smith, 4th in 100 M Dash; Joseph Colesio, 2nd in 1600 M Run and 2nd in the 3200 M Run; Gabriel Vargas, 4th in the 3200 M Run; Alejandro Murillo, 5th in 3200 M Run; Chris Janise, 5th in 110 M Hurdles; Devon Fowler, 34d in 800 M Run and 5th in 300 M Hurdles; Dylan Davison, 2nd in the Triple Jump; Darryl Flores, 2nd in the Pole Vault and Carlos Zavala, 5th in the Pole Vault.  

Thu
17
Mar

Ma’Kayla Woods to play in Texas Round-Up game

Ma’Kayla Woods takes a shot against Columbus in this file photo.

   Bay City senior Ma’Kayla Woods will play at the prestigious Texas Round-Up All-Star Basketball game in Maypearl Saturday. 
   The event bills itself as “The Texas Capital for Small School Basketball” and will feature 24 seniors from UIL Class 1A-4A schools across the state. 
   The players will be divided into two teams that will square off in a single game to be played at 2:30 p.m. in the Maypearl High School Gym.
   This year’s event is the 17th edition of the yearly game and it will feature a three-point shooting contest starting at 1 p.m.
   “The Texas Roundup is the finest basketball event in this state,” says the game’s website. 
   “It was designed to give recognition and reward to high school seniors for their athletic accomplishments. 
   At the same time it allows athletes from smaller schools to showcase their talent to a large number of university coaches and scouts.”

Thu
17
Mar

6 Blackcats earn post-season kudos

Bay City Sentinel file photo
Senior Keiko Gaskin (21) earned first-team, all-district honors.

   Bay City freshman Anthony Perry was named a Newcomer of the Year for his overall performance in the District 27-4A basketball season.
   And joining him in post-season honors were five other Blackcats: senior Keiko Gaskin was picked for the all district first team; and sophomore Taveon Robertson was named to the second team. 
   Senior Thurman Williams and juniors Darryl Florez and Prinard Payne were given all-district honorable mention.
   In addition, Williams, Gaskin, Florez and Payne were named to the district’s All-Academic team, which honors players who maintain an A average in their classes throughout the season.
   The honorees were chosen during a post-season poll of the district’s coaches.
   Along with Perry, the coaches chose Wharton sophomore Reggie Ephran and Sealy sophomore Tyreke McNeese as the top youngsters in the district for 2016.

Thu
17
Mar

Ladycats eye 5th straight to close out regular season

Bay City Sentinel/Don Cudd
Bay City Ladycat Alyson Montoya (24) works the ball downfield against Sweeny Monday. Teammate Whitney Muskiet (27) tries to get into position to help.

   A Sweeny goal with 4:45 remaining in Monday’s game ended what would have been a four-game shutout streak for the Bay City Ladycat Soccer team.  
   The Bay City squad won the game 2-1 and now looks to close out its regular season with its fifth win in a row during at home game Friday against Brazosport. The game starts at 7 p.m. 
   The boys team also wraps up its regular season Friday against Brazosport. That game will start at 5 p.m.  
   Both teams have clinched playoff spots no matter Friday’s games outcome. 

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Thu
17
Mar

Baseball, softball enter district play

   Bi-district playoff games will to begin statewide next Thursday, and Bay City’s first-round opponents will be announced by the UIL after Monday.  
   District season is here for area high school softball and baseball teams, and Friday’s schedule is full of league match-ups. 
   The Bay City Ladycats will bring their 9-4 season record to their district home opener against Royal High School at noon Friday.  
   That game’s start time was moved up to noon since it is Spring Break for both schools. 
   Tidehaven hosted Industrial for its first district game after press time Tuesday, and will travel to Edna for district game No. 2 at 7 p.m.  Friday.  
   The Tigerettes were 8-6 going into Tuesday’s game. 
   Van Vleck’s softball team has not played since it opened district play with a home win over Brazos on March 8.  
   The Lady Leopard’s next game is a district contest at home against Danbury at 7 p.m. Friday.  

Thu
10
Mar

Freshman Garay fans 17 in 11-0 shutout

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
A Ladycat base runner beats a Terry throw to third here Monday night under the watchful eyes of Coach Amanda Slater.

   Bay City freshman Madison Garay struck out 17 Rosenberg Terry Rangers in a complete-game 11-0 shutout at home on Monday.
   The win put the Ladycats at 9-4 on the season as they prepare for their final early-season tournament in San Marcos this weekend. 
   District play begins March 18, at home against Royal. 
   That game will come during Spring Break for both school and it will start at noon.

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Thu
10
Mar

Ladycat soccer: 3 straight shutouts

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Ladycat Ashley Nelson prepares to deliver a shot at goal Monday night against Needville. Nelson scores two goals in the game.

   The Bay City Ladycat Soccer team recorded its third-straight shutout Monday night with a 3-0 home win over Needville.
   The result keeps Bay City in the hunt for the District 24-4A championship – three points behind first-place Columbia – with two games remaining in the regular season.

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Thu
10
Mar

3-Way Battle for the ball

There’s several feet involved in this play in the Bay City-Needville matchup Monday night at Memorial Stadium. Jorge Cuevas, Martin Mendoza and Jorge Ruiz teamed up for four goals as the Bay City Boys Soccer team outlasted Needville 4-3 to stay in the hunt for a District 27-4A playoff spot with two regular season games remaining. The fourth place Blackcats travel to Sweeny on Monday and then host Brazosport in the regular season finale March 18.
Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell

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