Sports

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19
Mar

"BCISD trustees mull qualifications for AD, head Coach" by: Jessica Shepard

   Bay City ISD trustees discussed qualities they want to see in the new athletic director (AD) and head football coach (HFC) candidates and heard updates form district staff concerning coronavirus’ impact, at an emergency meeting Tuesday night, March 17.
   Trustees agreed that the new AD/HFC needs to:

  •     Be a winner with a proven track record rebuilding a program with progressive growth.
  •     Have experience as an AD/HFC is preferred along with knowing several sports.
  •     Invest time, energy and presence in the community.

   “Overall, we need somebody who is community oriented and involved,” said trustee James Scardami.
   “We need somebody that’s going to foster our programs at a lower level – not just junior high students. That person needs to rebuild the whole program.”

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Thu
19
Mar

"County schools to stay closed" by: Jessica Shepard

   With Matagorda County Judge Nat McDonald declaring a state of disaster amid coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and concerns, local school districts are still closed.
   Bay City, Van Vleck, Tidehaven, Palacios and Matagorda ISD are all closed until further notice as of press time Tuesday.
   Those closures include all University Interscholastic League (UIL) sports and other extracurricular events.

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Thu
19
Mar

Fishing 101

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Bay City Park & Recreation Department recently sponsored Fishing 101 at Riverside Park March 11. Under the instruction of Terry Smith, a Texas Parks & Wildlife volunteer, these youngsters learned casting techniques, equipment, knots (as shown in the lesson above), proper fish handling, fish identification and habitat, fishing safety, ethics and regulations, and stewardship of aquatic resources.

Thu
12
Mar

"Karly Brown claims 4th grand champion at MCFLA auction" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Karly Brown shows her grand champion steer “Salty” at the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association's auction Saturday, March 7. Brown, with the Van Vleck Community 4-H, has shown the top show steer at the auction four different times.

   Karly Brown took her now-accustomed place showing her grand champion steer at the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Show auction Saturday, March 6. 
   This is, after all, the fourth straight year the Van Vleck Community 4-H member has shown either the grand champion or reserve grand champion at the show. 
   She has shown the top show animal in the 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020 MCFLA auctions. 
   Karly’s sister Kenzie won the title in 2017 and Van Vleck’s Jenna Schultz showed the 2016 grand champion. 
   This year, Karly’s grand champion steer fetched a $10,000 purchase price at the auction - the same price buyers paid for her 2019 grand champion steer.  
   Shelby Sliva, with Tidehaven FFA, showed the reserve grand champion this year. Her steer sold for $8,500. 
   Saturday’s 186 lots sold for $473,250, for an average price of $2,544, compared to the 2019 auction total of $497,600 for 220 animals, for an average price of $2,261. 

Thu
12
Mar

"BCISD looks for AD, head football coach" by: Jessica Shepard

   Bay City ISD has two new job openings to fill before next year; head football coach and Athletic Director as of Feb. 28.
   Former head Blackcat football coach and athletic director (AD) Patrick Matthews bid farewell to the district Feb. 27.
   Citing an amicable spit from the district, Matthews has returned to Houston.
   “We currently have 23 applicants for head football coach and 11 for athletic director,” said BCISD Superintendent Dr. Marshall Scott, III.
   The district has appointed Bryan Hood as the interim athletic director until a permanent one is hired.  
   Hood coaches track and defense players in football and teaches physics, chemistry and robotics.
   “The positions were posted separately to give additional hiring and contractual options,” said Scott.

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Thu
12
Mar

"Rickaway enjoys MCFLA reunion at bucket calf show" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
University of Texas senior Jordan Rickaway interviews a youngster at the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Association bucket calf competition last Friday. A former bucket calf participant, Rickaway brought considerable fair and stock show experience to last week’s event.

   Jordan Rickaway was on familiar ground last week – the Matagorda County Fairgrounds arena. 
   The former Tidehaven High School standout interviewed the youngsters in the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Association (MCFLA) Bucket Calf competition Friday, March 6. 
   Rickaway once was among the Bucket Calf participants in an event that guides kids through their first glimpse of showing cattle – in their case calves. 
   “I grew up showing steers here at MCFLA with a bucket calf just as many of these young people have,” Rickaway said in her speech to those attending the event. 
   Tidehaven’s valedictorian, student council president, Tidehaven FFA president and the 2016 Fair Queen, Rickaway is a senior Public Health major at the University of Texas in Austin and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in May.  

Thu
12
Mar

Tidehaven girls bound for state

Contributed photo
These three Tidehaven High School athletes are state-bound after qualifying at the Girls Powerlifting Region Championship at Bay City High School March 7. The trio includes, from left: Desiree Vega, Jehan Johnson and Carla Moreno

Thu
12
Mar

Mirelez wins Region Championship

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Bay City High School’s Madison Mirelez, above, won the Girls Powerlifting Region Championship in her weight class and is head for state competition. Mirelez was: 1st in 259, 390 Squat, 190 Bench, 300 Dl, 880 Total

Thu
12
Mar

BCISD taps Hood to be Interim AD

   Bay City High School’s Bryan Hood has been tapped to serve as the Bay City ISD Interim Athletic Director after the resignation of AD/Head Football Coach Patrick Matthews Feb. 27.
    Hood is a BCHS defensive football coach, track and field coach, and teaches physics, chemistry and robotics.
   “It’s an honor for me to serve as the interim athletic director for Bay City ISD.  I am looking forward to serving our wonderful school district and community until a permanent athletic director is put into place. 
   “In the meantime, I will work with our coaches, administrators, staff and community to help Bay City athletics continue to roar proudly,” said Hood.
   BCISD’s search for a new Athletic Director as well as a new Head Football Coach has begun, and the district will review applications as they are received. 
   The district anticipates moving quickly and efficiently to bring on board new leadership to move the athletics program forward.

Thu
12
Mar

"Tiger Baseball" By Eddie Russell Tiger Baseball Head Coach

   The Tigers hosted Bay City on Tuesday and lost 12-4.  
   Taking the loss on the mound was David Perez.  
   Getting 2 hits each were: Joey Kacer, Logan Johnson and Kyus Saha.
      On Friday, the Tigers opened the East Bernard tournament with a 7-6 win over Stafford. 
   Getting the win on the mound was Kyus Saha. Getting 1 hit each were : Kacer, Saha , Johnson , 
   Nick Rodriguez and Taylor Rickaway. 
   Later in the day we were defeated by the Columbia Roughnecks 11-5, taking the loss on the mound was Jackson Sones. 
   Getting 2 hits was Perez. 
   On Saturday we were defeated by East Bernard 12-5. 
   Taking the loss was Perez. 
   Leading hitter with 2 hits was Logan Johnson. 

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