Bay City Little League Registration
Coach Amanda Slater gets excited about diamonds, especially when they’ve been freshly mowed and the chalk lines are bright. The Bay City Ladycat softball team kicked off the 2016 campaign on Fri., Jan. 22 when 35 girls tried out for a spot on the team at Bay City High School. The following week rosters for the school’s junior varsity and varsity teams were announced.
The Wharton Lady Tigers rolled in to town riding a 28-game win streak. Bay City’s Ladycats were looking to spoil the visitor’s perfect season, but ran out of gas in the closing seconds of the contest Friday night at Bay City High School. In a contest that saw as many ties and lead changes as offensive possessions, the Ladycats fell 51-49.
The Bay City Ladycat soccer squad put on a show Monday night at Memorial Stadium, defeating the Palacios Sharkettes 12-0. After a slow start in the first half, the Ladycats came out of halftime turbocharged and scored ten goals after the break.
The University Interscholastic League announced 2016-2017 and tentative 2017-2018 realignments on Monday morning, Feb. 1. The new alignments, established by enrollment figures submitted to the UIL by its member schools in October, will serve as the football and basketball districts for the next two school years.
Van Vleck High School’s Dylan Wakefield signed his letter of intent to play football for Texas A&T (Houston) on Wed., Feb. 3, in the gym at Van Vleck High School. Dylan plans to play slot receiver and punt for the Drillers.Seated, from left to right are father Mike Wakefield, Dylan Wakefield, and mother Vicki Wakefield.Standing, from left to right, are Van Vleck Athletic Director Robert Blackmon, grandmother Dot Wakefield, brother Cody Wakefield, grandmother Sally Bennight, and grandfather Richard Bennight.
Six Bay City Blackcat senior football players were selected to the THSCA and Army National Guard Coaches Association Academic All-State football team. From left to right are: Andrew Smith (Senior, WR/DE, 97), Murray Baugh (Senior, RB, 95.75), Jacob Ramsey (Senior, WR/DB, 93), Lawrence Smith (Senior, RB/DB, 96.25), Spencer MacLennan (Senior, DE, 97.25) and Cole Cashion (Senior, OL, 94.3). TO qualify athletes’ must maintain an average of 92 or above, their class rank and SAT/ACT scores are then factored in.
Bay City Hot Shots Soccer team came home champions from the district soccer tournament held in Beaumont Dec. 5-6. They blew all three teams they faced out of the water, scoring a combined 24 goals and allowing only one goal to be scored on them during the three-game series. They are the district champions for the U14 Girls Division 3.
Jacob Galvan has been a big part of the Tigers success on both sides of the ball in 2015.
Former Blackcat Simon Fletcher will honor BCHS with a Golden Football Friday at Memorial Stadium part of the NFL’s Super Bowl Honor Roll. Fletcher played in three Super Bowls for the Denver Broncos.
Blackcat running back Murray Baugh (5) breaks through the Columbia defense for a big gain Friday night at Griggs Field in West Columbia.
Blackmon has the Leopards ready to take final post season spot in 13-3A.