BCHS hosts swim tri-meet with B’Port, Sweeny

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BCHS swimmers line up for Pledge of Allegiance.

   The swim teams hosted a tri-meet with Brazosport and Sweeny.Tuesday, Oct. 27.
   All swimming distances are in yards.
   Girls’ team scores:  Brazosport 86, BC 83, Sweeny 55
   Lucy Frick (09), Megan Moya (09), Glory Vargas (12), & Suhana Khondker (09) started the meet off with a win in the 200 medley relay.  
   The same quartet took the top spot in the 200 freestyle relay.
   Double individual winners for the girls were Vargas (200 free & 100 butterfly), Frick (50 free & 100 free), and Moya (200 individual medley and 500 free).  Khondker added 2nd place finishes in the 200 IM and 500 free.
   Valerie Juarez (11) helped the cause with a 5th place finish in the 200 free and a 6th in the 100 free.
   Boys’ team scores:  BC 108, Sweeny 60, Brazosport 0
   Bay City swept the boys’ relays.
   Daniel Dye (11), Matthew Brooks (11), Chris Peralta (11), & Michael Vargas (10) won the 200 medley relay.


Zombie Run winners awarded

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Above, more than 17 participants braved the chilly morning to race, walk or crawl for a medal in the 2nd Annual Zombie 2Kish Wilderness Run. Katherine Torfin, left, receives her trophy for being the "Best Zombie" from Bay City Parks and Recreation Department Director Shawn Blackburn after the run, Oct. 24, at Riverside Park. Other winners include Overall First Place and Fastest Female Mira Bautista, Fastest Male Arron Lara, and Slowest, Tacie, Kristin, and Kalyn Franklin.


"Jones: Bay City can control playoff future by winning last 2 games" by: Mike Reddell

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Senior Bay City quarterback Avery Smith (12) looks for running room amid a dashes ahead in a pass play.

   Bay City’s chances to make the playoffs this season will come down to its final two District 12-4A-1 games against Needville here this Friday and Stafford the week after.
   “Win and we are in, we control our own destiny and with all the other scenarios it can get confusing so I’m preaching control what we can control and that’s us getting two wins,” said Head Blackcat Coach Robert Jones.
      “Right now, El Campo and Needville are 3-0 and at 1-2 is Bay City, Columbia, and Stafford, so it really boils down to us and Stafford that last game the winner gets a spot because of head to head.”
   The Blackcats lost to El Campo last Friday 42-8, in a contest marked by strong wind gusts that took away Bay City’s passing game. 
   The same didn’t hold true for El Campo, which had 422 rushing yards hardly affected by the wind and nine yards passing on two attempts.
   Bay City had 86 yards rushing and 85 yards passing for a total of 164 yards.


"Van Vleck finds quick recovery in convincing win over Brazos" By John Hoffman Special to the Sentinel

Photo by Anna Hernandez
Leopard quarterback Payton Brown looks downfield for a target.

   Van Vleck – Coming off of a disappointing loss to cross-town rival Tidehaven last week, the Van Vleck Leopards needed a quick recovery and they did just that. 
   Van Vleck scored on their first six offensive series of the night and never looked back in a 40-14 victory over the Brazos Cougars. 
   With the win, Van Vleck clinches at least the third-seed playoff spot in district with one game remaining. 
   It would be the Leopard defense to set the tone on the first drive for Brazos. 
   On third down, Van Vleck defender Matthew O’Neal busted through the line and hit Cougar quarterback Jared Demny, forcing a fumble. 
   Garrett Chambless jumped on the loose football, giving Van Vleck the ball deep in Brazos territory. The offense converted the turnover into points, scoring two plays later on a Sam Bree 1-yard plunge. 
   Hayden Pena’s extra point was good, giving the Leopards a 7-0 early lead. 


"Tidehaven intends to learn from game mistakes, apply them moving forward" by: Mike Reddell

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Five Tidehaven defenders corral an East Bernard running back for a stop in last Friday’s game.

   Despite a lopsided 44-14 loss to District 14-3A-2 leader East Bernard last week, Tidehaven Coach David Lucio said his Tigers are moving on and are in a good position for the playoffs.
   “You can’t make mistakes against great teams, and we made a ton of mistakes,” Lucio said of East Bernard game. 
   “All we can do is learn from them and move forward,” he added.
   “Our rushing game was impressive at times, but we struggled in the air,” Lucio said.
   “Against the 30 mph wind, our passing game was nonexistent.” 
   Tidehaven’s total offensive output was 203 yards, with only 68 yards passing. 
   East Bernard had 337 total yards, including 49 in the air.
   Tiger quarterback Logan Crow was 5 of 11 passing for 68 yards and a touchdown.
      Kylan Sardinea led all Tiger rushers with 78 yards on nine carries, while Crow followed with 66 yards on 15 carries.


Bay City All Sports Booster Club cleans up highways

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The Bay City All Sports Booster Club picked up 42 bags of trash, tires, wood, and boxes in seven hours Saturday, Oct. 24. The cleanup is part of a two-year commitment with the TxDOT as part of their adoption of 2-mile portions of FM 2668 and FM 457. The booster club supports high school athletes by having fundraisers and running concession stands that help fund scholarships for seniors and supports all sports. The next cleanup will be either January or February next year and interested parties should contact Janice Hopes via text at 979-557-6778 to be notified when the next date is scheduled.


A Van Vleck cheerleader launch

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Van Vleck cheerleaders show off their acrobatic skills during halftime of the Van Vleck and Tidehaven football game Friday, Oct. 16


"Bay City has lots at stake in Friday replay of Texas’ oldest rivalry" by: Mike Reddell

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Senior Bay City wide receiver Amarion Holman (6) follows a wall of Blackcat blockers in a big-gain pass play.

   Bay City lost its first District 12-4A-1 game against run-driven Columbia 63-42 Friday and will face another team that lives by the run this Friday – the El Campo Ricebirds.
   “It was a tough one but I will take the blame for not having the kids ready to stop the run,” Blackcat Head Football Coach Robert Jones said of Bay City’s loss to Columbia.
   “But it is a mentality that I want to build in this program that ‘Tough People Win.’”
   Despite decent passing and rushing attacks that produced an offensive total of 459 yards, Bay City didn’t have an answer for stopping Columbia’s rushing duo of Jamaurion and Jordan Woodard.

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BCHS girls, boys team top Hightower, Sweeny in Bay City meet

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BCHS swimmers at practice Sunday, Oct. 18. Girls and boys teams won Bay City meet with Hightower and Sweeny, Saturday, Oct. 17.

   The swim teams hosted a tri-meet with Hightower and Sweeny on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
   All swimming distances are in yards.
   Girls’ team scores:  BC 116, Hightower 80, Sweeny 40
   Lucy Frick (09), Megan Moya (09), Glory Vargas (12), & Makenzie Austin (10) teamed to take the 200 medley relay.
   Moya, Adonaia Curtis (10), Suhana Khondker (09), & Frick won the 200 freestyle relay.
   Austin, Curtis, Khondker, & Vargas wrapped up the meet by winning the 400 free relay.
   Double individual winners for the girls were Vargas (200 free & 100 butterfly), Frick (50 free & 100 backstroke), and Moya (500 free & 100 breaststroke).  Austin added a victory in the 100 free.
   Valerie Juarez (11) made her debut for the ladies, adding 6th place finishes in the 50 & 100 freestyles.
   Boys’ team scores:  BC 142, Hightower 117, Sweeny 17


"Tidehaven shuts out Van Vleck in key district game" By John Hoffman Special to the Sentinel

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Tidehaven running back Kylan Sardinea extracts himself from would-be tacklers in picking up yardage in last Friday’s game.

   VAN VLECK – The Tidehaven Tigers and Van Vleck Leopards each had bye weeks before their big cross-county showdown last Friday night. 
   It was the Tigers who took advantage of that extra prep time, as Tidehaven had every answer to any Van Vleck threat in a convincing 24-0 shutout.
   With the victory, Tidehaven and Van Vleck move to 2-1 in District play with two games remaining for each team.
   Tidehaven used a methodical, ball-controlling offense to open things up in the first quarter. 
   After a fumble on their first series, the Tigers would find the end zone on their second possession. 
   Tidehaven took the ball over at their own 44-yard line and slowly moved down the field.  
   Quarterback Logan Crow, along with running backs Kylan Sardinea and Jose Martinez, led the ground game. 
   Crow capped off the 13-play, 56-yard drive with a 3-yard run for the touchdown. 


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