Sports

Thu
31
Jan

McKnight takes aim

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Keslie McKnight, 10, takes aim for her free throw at the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest at the Bay City High School gym Saturday morning, Jan. 26. The E. Rudd Elementary fifth-grader was the only youngster to compete.

Thu
31
Jan

Camo Half K attracts 68 people

The City of Bay City Parks & Recreation’s Camo Half K attracted 68 people, most of them walking - as the event was promoted - while a few people and youngsters decided to make it more competitive. The Camo Half K raised $4,985 towards the Dreamscape playground at LeTulle Park.

Thu
24
Jan

"Tidehaven votes unanimously for Lucio pay raise" by: Jessica Shepard

  Tidehaven ISD trustees unanimously approved a salary increase for Athletic Director David Lucio for $88,000 during their Jan. 15 meeting.
   “We wanted to show our commitment to your work on and off the field,” said Stephen Crow, board president.
   “We’re excited to see what happens next season and are aiming to win State next season.”
   “I appreciate your support,” said Lucio.
   “I’m confident in our students and all that we can do. We’re definitely aiming to win it all next year.”
   Despite a slow start last season, Lucio’s Tigers advanced to the quarterfinal round in the 3A-2 UIL 2018 football state championship.
   Crow also presented possible renovations to aging facilities to the board.
   “We’ve got a $4.5 million surplus and healthy fund balance right now,” he said.

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Thu
24
Jan

BCHS, Van Vleck swimmers headed for region

Courtesy photo
BCHS combined boys and girls swim teams after the district tournament in Victoria.

   The Bay City High School boys and girls swim teams finished second and third place, respectively, and the Van Vleck boys swim team came in sixth at last week’s district meeting in Victoria.
   The top eight finishers in each event scored team points, while top six in each event advance to region meet, said BCHS Swim Coach Bob Button.
   “Boys had our best district finish since 2008,” Button said.
   Girls repeated last year’s 3rd place team finish.
   “Great efforts and performances from our kids,” Button said.
   “They handled the pressure well and surprised a lot of folks with some big time drops.”
   Region meet is in Sugar Land Feb. 1 and 2.

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Thu
17
Jan

"O’Brien gets contract extension" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Van Vleck ISD held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new high school, middle school and ag shop renovations, Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15. The board of trustees joined Superintendent John O'Brien as the first to dig in to the symbolic mound of dirt. School board members taking part with O’Brien (center) were, from left: Terry Evans, Bobbie Oncken, Kevin Ward, Terry Blackmon, Kurtis Brown and Donnie O’Connell.

   Van Vleck ISD trustees unanimously approved Superintendent John O’Brien’s contract extension during their regular meeting Monday night. 
   O’Brien’s new contract officially starts in July.
   “I’m super excited that the board felt confident in me and what we’re doing at the district,” said VVISD Superintendent John O’Brien.
   “We’re breaking ground on three new campuses and that’s big deal. Not to mention renovations to several existing buildings. I am honored to be a part of the district’s growth and plans for the future.”
   Trustees also approved going forward with a “District of Innovation” plan and assigned a mix of 17 parents, educators, and staff to an organizing committee.
   “Almost every district in the state has signed up for and created their own plan,” said O’Brien.
   “The committee is in charge of drawing up the plan that provides for a comprehensive educational program for the district.”

Thu
17
Jan

"Library plans ‘Robotics Fair’" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
BCHS students watch a robot go through its paces.

   The Bay City Public Library is hosting a “Robotics Fair” starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Bay City USEO Service Center. 
   The event will include presentations of this years’ FTC game, Rover Ruckus by local area teams. 
   Robotic teams on tap include Bay City High School Robotics, Palacios High School Robotics, Angleton Christian School’s “Revelation” team and Calico ISD’s team.
   Plans include a demonstration area and Rover Ruckus scrimmage field.
   Rover ruckus is geared toward ages 5 and up for participation activities.
   “But all ages can attend to learn more about robotics and see our demonstrations,” said Brittany Miller, BCPL aide and BCHS Robotics representative.
   “I decided to head up this event because after joining Robotics this year, I realized how much people didn’t know about it. I felt that, we as a team should reach out to the community to show them how much fun robotics is.

Thu
10
Jan

Polar Plunge

This trio braved the cold waters of Hilliard Pool last Saturday for the City of Bay City Parks & Recreation “Polar Plunge.” Their reactions testify to the bracing shock they and about a dozen others felt. The event was for a good cause, however, as entry fees went to the city’s Dreamscape Playground for All that will be built at Le Tulle Park.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

Thu
10
Jan

"BCHS swimmers at Tuloso-Midway" By Bob Button BCHS Head Swimming Coach

Photo courtesy Clare Button
Blackcat senior Hannah Sliva relay start.

   We traveled to Tuloso-Midway HS for the Coastal Bend Invitational.
   Diving was Friday morning and swimming preliminaries were that afternoon.  
   Swimming finals were Saturday.
   This was an important meet for our kids, as it pretty much mirrors the way our region meet will be run.
   Divers needed to perform an eleven-dive list and swimmers had to qualify for Saturday's finals.
   Our kids swam season-bests across the board, both individually and on relays.
   We travel to Rosenberg Tuesday for a tri-meet with Lamar & Terry.
   We travel to Manvel Friday (divers) and Saturday (swimmers) for the Alvin ISD Classic.

Thu
10
Jan

"City half-k raises Dreamscape money" From City Parks & Recreation

   Camo For A Cause! Help Bay City Parks and Recreation raise money for the Le Tulle Dreamscape – A Playground for All - Saturday, Jan. 26. 11:30 a.m. ish start.
   Walk, waddle, stagger or crawl down Avenue G starting at the 1905 MOPAC Train Depot to 5th Street and back to the depot in your best, craziest, most original camo gear (remember we are in public). 
   Start your Camo Day off with donuts and hot cocoa to charge you up to waddle down the avenue. 
   At the half way point – re-charge with mini pastries, sweet tea and water to make it back to the 1905 MOPAC Depot to have your picture taken at the finish line. 
   Waiting at the finish line will be more donuts, mini pastries, sweet tea, hot cocoa and water to revive yourself after the long Half K. 
   We will end the day with an “awards” ceremony where everyone that finishes will receive their Half K medal and more photo opportunities. 
Thu
03
Jan

Blackcats impress in Holiday Classic

Bay City High School Boys Basketball team won the Holiday Classic Tournament here last week. For complete details and photos of the Blackcats play, see Sports, Page 6.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

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