Sports

Thu
12
Feb

Crowd of 300 cheers Paul Hill signing

When Van Vleck all-state offensive lineman signed a litter of intent to play with the Stephen F. Austin University Lumberjacks, there were about 300 people present to celebrate the occasion Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, VVHS gym. At right, Paul Hill, second from right, is joined at the signing by, from left: his sister, Jennifer; his mother, Nancy; and his father, Paul Hill Sr. It was almost a standing room only crowd, below, for the signing. Hill, below right, a colorful poster signed by friends and family.
Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell

Thu
12
Feb

Lady Cats soccer wins over Columbia, Wharton

   Led by Lejay Longoria’s two goals and assist, the Bay City Lady Blackcats soccer team recorded a 5-3 District 24-4A home win against Columbia on Feb. 3.
   Longoria tallied goals off assists by Mercedes Maldonado and Esmeralda Chavez, and Maldonado added a goal of her own on an assist by Longoria later in the match.
   Whitney Muskiet (assisted by Adriana Zepeda) and Araceli Caballero (assisted by Esmeralda Chavez) also scored goals for the Lady Blackacats against Columbia.
Thu
12
Feb

Van Vleck basketball teams are in playoffs

Both Van Vleck basketball teams have qualified for the UIL Class 3A Region 4 playoffs with the Lady Leopards opening postseason play early next week and the Leopards starting extra games on Feb. 23 or 24.
   Coach Joe Evans’ Van Vleck girls will be one of the top three seeds coming out of District 24-3A and have a bi-district playoff encounter on Monday or Tuesday (Feb. 16-17) with the opponent to be determined by Tuesday’s late-game results (Feb. 10).
Thu
12
Feb

Blackcat tennis gets underway

BCISD photo
Bay City Blackcat tennis team includes, front from left: Coach Nick Kalisek, Hannah Koenig, Brittany Condry, Payton Plant and Nick Talasek. Back row, from left: William Teague, Camryn Brown, Elizabeth Arnold, Sarah Smith and Zechariah Payne. Not pictured are Neel Shah, Connor Jenewein, Rahul Atodaria and Kaden Holden.

   The Bay City Blackcat tennis season began its spring tournament season with their first two tournaments in Victoria and a home competition.  
   Bay City made a strong showing taking a first place in boys doubles varsity and JV, consolation boys doubles in both varsity and JV, first place in JV girls doubles, third place Varsity girls doubles, third place Varsity girls singles and consolation varsity girls singles.   
   The Blackcats were back in action on Feb. 10 for the Sweeny JV Invitational and Feb. 19 for the Sweeny Varsity Invitational.
Thu
12
Feb

Bay City powerlifting team: Strong meet performance

   The Bay City Powerlifting team put on a strong performance Feb. 7 at the Bay City Invitational Powerlifting Meet. 
   The Bay City Boys won first Overall as a team, with the BCHS girls winning second, finishing just behind Brazosport.
   The Boys have 14 lifters currently ranked in the top 10 in the region. The girls have six lifters ranked in the top 10 in the region.
Thu
05
Feb

Lady Cats rolling again

Sentinel file photo
Bay City senior Sha’Niya Mitchell (21) scored 29 points against Columbus in Bay City Tuesday, Feb. 3.

   The Bay City Lady Blackcats improved to 4-4 in District 27-4A basketball and grabbed sole possession of fourth place and the final playoff spot with a 68-30 blowout of Columbus on Tuesday (Feb. 3) in Bay City. 
   The Lady Blackcats, now 17-15 overall, were led by Sha’Niya Mitchell’s 29 points, and Bay City also had Heaven Dandridge finish with 18 points, Sha’Dasia Wilcox 17, and Zahria Battle four. 
   Bay City led 16-5 after one quarter and 41-12 at halftime before winning by 38. 
   “I’m very happy with the victory, and very proud and impressed with our defense against Columbia,” Bay City girls basketball coach Liz Griffin said.  
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
 

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