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.
Ladycat Soccer split 1-1 this week
Bay City softballer Alexa Duminski recently signed to play softball on a full scholarship at Alvin Community College.
Last year Bay City High School had no swim team. This year five Bay City swimmers are heading to the regional meet. The Van Vleck Leopards fared well in the pool at the district matchup in Victoria on Saturday as well.
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.
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.
Bay City High School held a pep rally on Friday, October 23rd to end the school day before that evening's Homecoming festivites and rivalry game with the El Campo Ricebirds. The Blackcats held a mock funeral for their rival Ricebirds, and were presented the "Inside High School Sports Spotlight" by Chevrolet and Don Davis Dealerships. The Bay City cheerleaders also presented the Blackcat football team with a new flag displaying their new logo.
Bay City’s defensive secondary swarm to the football Friday night in Stafford. Defensive back Archeleous Gaskin (21), defensive back Hodari Williams (25) and defensive end Spencer MacLennan (9) combine for a big hit on Spartan running back James Brown (3).
The Bay City Aquacats sent their state qualifiers off Wednesday with their annual state breakfast. The swim team reported to College Station on Thursday. Look for results in a upcoming edition of the Bay City Tribune. Pictured are the state qualifiers: front row, from left, Oliver Spencer, Nicole Ryman, Sergio Rodriguez, Bode Sones, Megan Moya, Emily Reyes, Keegan Spencer; back row, from left, Faith Vargas,Will Mackebon, Tristan Holden, Jordan Wright and Damien Garza.
Blackcat Defensive Line Coach Johnson, left, and Coach Jaques demonstrate technique in a drill for linemen at Tuesday’s football camp. Coach Florez looks on in excitement, happy to finally begin football activities.
The Bay City Babe Ruth 15 year old All-Star team brought home second place this weekend at the East Texas State Babe Ruth Tournament held in Lake Jackson. Bay City dropped their tournament opener and then battled back through the consolation bracket to win three straight games and advance to the championship contest. In that final game, Bay City was edged out bay Brazoswood Blue to finish in second place. This year’s Bay City 15 year old team included, front from left, Matt Reed, Chris Uher, Colton Carrion, Mike Torrez, & Adam Smith not pictured is Austin Evans, Isaiah Castaneda, back; Manager Max Carrion, John Thomas Armatta, Bryce Quinn, Landen Ward, Nico Huerta, Seth Garza, Anthony Dominguez and Coaches Angel Dominguez and Tom Uher.