Marion, Little League games on the air Saturday on KWED
May 18th, 2013
(San Antonio) -- Marion baseball and George West TIED at 1-game apiece in their best-of-three regional quarterfinals series after last night's double-header in San Antonio....The Longhorns snapped the Bulldogs' 15-game winning streak in Game 1 by handing Marion a 13-to-4 loss...Marion came from behind to stave off elimination in Game 2 with a 4--2 victory in 8 innings...Austin Soto drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 8th and gave the Bulldogs a 2-run cushion on Jourden Stanley's RBI-single. Marion trailed 2-to-1 after 5-and-a-half innings but Raphael DeHoyos tied the game with an inside-the-park home run in the 6th...DeHoyos tossed a 2-hitter and struck out 14 to pick up the complete game win....The gutty performance came as no surprise to head coach Jason Fox. DeHoyos also had a 2-RBI double in Game 1, but George West took a 7-nothing lead in the top of the first inning en-route to hand the Bulldogs their first loss since March 12....Fox was diappointed with Game 1, but says being forced to play an elimination game last night, and again today, could be good for his team in the long-run. Marion's record is 26-and-5...The third and deciding game in the series at 11 o'clock this morning at the SAISD Sports Complex...Our broadcast coverage begins at 10:50.
(Seguin) -- Tonight, we've got the Seguin Little League Majors Baseball Championship Game here on KWED...The As and Dodgers square off at 7 o'clock for the city championship at Starcke Park.
May 17th, 2013
Marion baseball vs. George West (doubleheader), Games 1 & 2 in best-of-three 2A regional quarterfinal playoff series @ SAISD Sports Complex, San Antonio, 5 p.m. on 1580-AM and www.seguintoday.com
May 17th, 2013
TLU baseball lost to Cal Lutheran 4-3, eliminated from NCAA D-III West Regional @ Concordia's Tornado Field (Austin)
Seguin athletes recognized at Sports Boosters banquet
May 16th, 2013
(Seguin) – The Seguin Sports Boosters held their annual awards banquet at the Seguin Coliseum on Monday, with head coaches of sport at Seguin High School recognizing student athletes for their accomplishments during the 2012-2013 academic year.
The J.J. Ryan Award for male athlete with the highest grade point average went to Travis Pescatello, while the Timmermann Sisters Award for female athlete with the highest GPA went to Christie Robinson. Amelia Krause was honored with the Dora Vickers leadership award.
The Sports Boosters also announced their list of scholarship recipients, with each of the following student athletes receiving $500 toward their college education: Darian Bugai, Ciara Luna, Amelia Krause, Sam Matusek, Ty Miles, Claire Reininger, Meranda Rodriguez, Craig Gutierrez, Chris Martinez Jr., Ashlyn Rios and Zach Schlichting.
Senior P.J. Hall collected the most hardware during the evening. The Sam Houston State bound Hall was named MVP of the football and track-and-field teams, and was named Lifter of the Year for the boys’ powerlifting team. Hall finished second in the state in his weight class in powerlifting, and fourth in the 4A boys’ shot put at the UIL state track and field meet.
Matador head football coach Wayne Walker presented the Defensive MVP award to Jacob Almaguer, and Offensive MVP honors went to Ty Miles. Rivonte Chizer received the Spirit Award, while Joe Salinas and Mason Magana shared Most Improved honors.
The softball MVP award went to senior pitcher Ciara Luna, the program’s Golden Glove Award to senior catcher Meranda Rodriguez, and the Determination Award to senior first baseman Sidney Allen.
Sam Matusek took home baseball MVP honors, while Chris Campos and Joe Villanueva shared the Golden Glove. The baseball program’s Mr. Hustle award went to Gabe Chapa.
For the girls’ track-and-field team, Kacey DePalermo and D’Nauzscha Nichols shared MVP honors, and DePalermo was also named Newcomer of the Year. Brittany Ball-Williams and Jennifer Maurer shared the Most Improved award.
In addition to Hall receiving MVP honors, the Seguin boys’ track-and-field team designated Jeffrey Johnson as Most Improved.
The girls’ cross country MVP award went to Maria Leon, while the boys’ MVP award was shared by Andrew Hall and Sebastian Anaya.
The volleyball MVP was senior setter Darian Bugai. Outside hitter Erin Moore, who has already completed a semester at TLU and will play for the Bulldogs this fall, was named Offensive Player of the Year, and Corley Ann Parker took home Defensive Player of the Year honors. The Spirit Award went to Carly Donsbach.
Skyler Brooks received overall MVP honors in boys’ basketball. The team’s Offensive MVP was Terrell Brown, and Defensive MVP honors went to Jordan Eppright. Auden Liscano was named Most Improved.
First-year head coach Mollie Brawner honored Shawna Cole as the girls’ basketball team’s overall MVP. Krista Garza was named Offensive MVP, and Brittany Ball-Williams took Defensive MVP honors.
The boys’ soccer team, coming off its second straight playoff appearance, gave MVP honors to Sergio Hernandez. Flabio Villamil received the Hustling Matador award, while Brandon Salamanca took home the Sportsmanship Award. Most Improved honors went to Emiliano Rodriguez.
Lyndsey Ortiz was the girls’ soccer MVP, and Best All-Around honors went to Karina Tello. Casey Cowey was named Most Improved, and the Hustling Matador award went to Hailey Arreola.
After winning the Class-4A state championship, Sidney Allen was named Lady Matador Lifter of the Year on the girls’ powerlifting team. Hall, the 4A boys’ runner-up was Lifter of the Year for the boys, and Almaguer and Andie Hernandez received special recognition from head coach Ervin Chandler.
The Seguin boys’ tennis award winners include Peter Kuo as Best Teammate, Mark Behrendt as Most Improved, and Kevin Clack as MVP. The girls’ Best Teammate award went to Anissa Arreola, the Most Improved award was shared by Vannessa Castro and Janae Leal, and MVP honors went to Raquel Ramos.
The boys’ golf MVP was Ryder Wuest, the Lefty Stackhouse Award went to Sawyer Richardson, and the award for lowest scoring average was claimed by Garrett McRae. On the girls’ side, Kristen Laird was the team MVP, Addie Morales the Lefty Stackhouse Award winner, and Claire Reininger the owner of the lowest scoring average.
Seguin girls’ athletic coordinator Kristi Stanley recognized Sydney Riordan as the only member of the Matador swim team, as Riordan finished second in the district meet this past winter.
The Athletic Trainer of the Year award was shared by Linda Gordon and Ashley Georg, and All-Academic trainers were Brooke Terry and Mary Thomas.
May 16th, 2013
NCAA D-III West Regional @ Concordia's Tornado Field (Austin)
TLU baseball lost to Linfield (Ore.) 2-0
TLU’s Anderson, 4x100 relay improve times at UIW Last Chance Invitational
May 15th, 2013
(San Antonio) – Texas Lutheran sprinter Monique Anderson and the Bulldogs' 4x100 meter relay team each improved times and their NCAA Division III qualifying positions during Sunday's University of the Incarnate Word Last Chance Invitational.
Anderson recorded a time of 24.63 seconds in the 200 and moved into ninth in the national rankings. Anderson was the top NCAA runner in the field. She placed fourth in the 200, but the top three sprinters were all unattached.
Anderson also ran the 100 and posted a time of 12.12. She finished second among NCAA runners at the meet. Anderson sits fifth nationally in the 100 with a time of 12.01.
The 4x100 team of Brittany Steubing, Vanecia Spencer, Sarah Randall and Anderson crossed the line in 47.83 at UIW. The time moved the Bulldogs into 12th in the nation and onto the "bubble" for qualification into the national meet.
"The 4x100 relay dropped some time, and we will have to wait to see if their time is good enough to squeak in," said Darlene Holland, TLU's head coach for women's track and field. "Vanecia Spencer made a valiant effort to improve her 400 time. Her injury from the indoor season has kept her from training, and she fell short."
Allie Beach competed in the discus and registered a mark of 141 feet, 4.5 inches. Beach ranks 12th in the nation in the discus with a school-record toss of 143-5, set last Wednesday at Abilene Christian.
The NCAA DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set for May 23-25 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Selections for the national meet will be announced May 19.