Sports

Thu
05
Feb

Bay City 'Killer Bees' pressure district teams

Sentinel photo/L. Scott Hainline
Bay City seniors Stephon Williams (far left), Treyson Wilson (00) and the rest of the Blackcats will look to keep up the defensive pressure at state-ranked Wharton Friday (7:30 p.m. tipoff on Feb. 6).

   Blackcats. That’s the official mascot of Bay City High School, but when it comes to boys basketball, you can also call them “The Killer Bees.” 
   That’s a description Bay City boys basketball head coach David Shepherd used while talking about recent District 27-4A triumphs against Brookshire Royal (55-27 on Jan. 27) and Sealy (56-19 on Jan. 30). 
   “In both games we came closer to playing our defensive style the way we project it, and that was a major factor in our success,” Shepherd said. 
   “The ‘Killer Bees’ is a small lineup we sometimes have on the floor, and that group is very difficult to score against because they are so quick and play with great effort (Bay City seniors Shamar Robinson,Treyson Wilson and Stephon Williams, plus junior Archelous Gaskin) make it very difficult for the opponent to get good looks at the basket.” 
Thu
05
Feb

Lady Blackcat soccer opens with 3-0 over El Campo

Sentinel photo/L. Scott Hainline
Bay City junior Lejay Longoria had a goal (including the game-winner) and two assists in a 3-0 win at El Campo on Friday, Jan. 30.

   Goalkeepers Valerie Lucio and Elsa Jopling combined for a shutout as the Bay City Lady Blackcats opened District 24-4A soccer with a 3-0 road win at El Campo on Friday (Jan. 30). 
   “Lucio played in goal for about the first 15 minutes, and then we swapped her to defense and put Jopling in goal for the remainder of the game,” Bay City girls soccer coach Melissa Ursery said. 
   “Jopling had two saves in the first half, and another in the second half, and the ball stayed in our attacking half of the field a majority of the match.” 
Thu
05
Feb

Tidehaven boys, girls navigate through tough district

   Tidehaven basketball, girls and boys, has struggled at times this season, but with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs, there’s still hope for postseason journeys. 
   The Lady Tigers and Tigers compete in ultra-competitive District 28-3A races in University Interscholastic League (UIL) basketball against Palacios, Rice Consolidated (Altair), Edna, Hallettsville and Vanderbilt Industrial. 
   The 21-2 Hallettsville girls are state-ranked No. 7 in Class 3A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC), and among the 28-3A boys, Hallettsville is No. 18 and Industrial No. 25 in Texas. 
   “Our district is tough,” new Tidehaven girls basketball coach Dave Beck said. 
Fri
30
Jan

Lep swimmers capturing medals

Van Vleck High School qualified 10 team members for regionals during the District 27-5A Swimming and Diving Meet on Saturday (Jan. 24) in Victoria. Sophomore Mehgan Orsak finished second and captured the 27-
5A silver medal in the girls 50-yard freestyle in 28.11 seconds, and she was fourth in the girls 100 backstroke in 1:15.49
 
Fri
30
Jan

Blackcats impressive in early district outings

Coaches must always decide the difficulty of a pre-district schedule and Bay City Blackcats boys basketball coach David Shepherd is no exception. “We faced some bigger schools before district, and even though we had some tough stretches, it helped us improve as a team week-by-week, and that’s what you hope for,” he said. “We feel like it’s helped us get off to a positive start in district.” 
 
Wed
21
Jan

Shepherd: Try to plan offense sensibly

Bay City senior Zavien Gartica on a layup

By L. Scott Hainline
 
When asked to step back and take an outside look at his own team, Bay City Blackcats boys basketball head coach David Shepherd had an intriguing response. “We run on defense while trying to be sensible offensively,” he said.
 
Wed
21
Jan

Blackcat girls named to volleyball all-district teams

Bay City girls 28-4A volleyball all-academic, all-district team (above left) includes: front row, from left, H. Eidlebach, G. Garza and B. Schmoker; second row from left, T. Roberson, M. Parker and M. Woods; third row from left, B. Cunningham, S. Armatta, T. Janise and M. Franklin.
 

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