The difference of just a few pounds and a few inches resulted in a pair of Bay City Brothers following distinctly different paths to playing the same sport at a high level.
Bay City’s Shi’Niya Mitchell finished second in the Class 4A High Jump at the 2015 UIL State Track Meet. Mitchell cleared a height of 5-05. The Bay City Ladycat Relay team of Shi’Niya Mitchell, Bren’Yae Mitchell, Alicia Jones and Taylor Roberson were scheduled to run the 400-m and 800-m sprint relays during Saturday’s evening track session. The session started at 6:30 p.m. and results from the races were unavailable at press time. Watch for a full story in Wednesday’s Bay City Tribune and on the Tribune’s Website at baycitytribune.com and the Tribune’s Facebook Page.
Bay City Athletic Director Guadalupe Florez continues to drive home the point that success is built on character as much as athletic ability.
The Victoria Texans visit to Bay City’s Memorial Stadium on May 2 was special for a number of the players with local roots.
A strong performance at this year’s Region 4-4A track meet has a pair of Bay City Ladycat relays ready to run at this year’s UIL State Track Meet.
The Bay City Pride 10-under All-Star softball team went undefeated and took first place in the their District Tournament in Alvin on May 9-10. Team members are, front from left, Jayden Ailstock, Kayleigh Waggoner, Michelle Torrez, Lilah Suarez, Adriana Alvarado, Kaitlyn Folmar, Lily Villa, Cortlyn Snow, Journey Ailstock, back, Alyssa Gonzales and Taylor Deleon. The teams coaches are Tomas Gonzales Sr., Tomas Gonzales Jr., Tim Snow
Bringing the stop to the offense, Bay City residents form the core of the Victoria Texan defense. Combining on this tackle for the Texans is defensive end Dre Brown and linebacker Terrance Flagg. While Flagg played at the college level, An undersized Brown gave up football as a high school freshman. But a tour of duty with the Marine Corps built Brown up to the point he resumed football while in the military and continues to play now for the Texans.
Among this year’s award winners as selected by the BCHS coaches and recognized during Thursday Night’s Bay City All-Sports Booster Banquet were front from left, Ladycat MVPs Daysha Estrada, runner of the year cross country; Esmeralda Chavez-Baltazar, offensive and overall soccer MVP, Shannon Brown, defensive soccer MVP, back, Samantha Thomas, softball MVP, Bailey Schmocker, volleyball MVP, Gabby Garza, powerlifting co-MVP and Hannah Koenig, spring tennis co-MVP.
Among the Blackcats recognized as being among the best BCHS Athletics has too offer at Thursday night’s Booster Banquet were, front from left, Neel Shah, Roger Gay and Connor Jenewein, team tennis co-MVPs, middle, Richy Ortiz, powerlifting co-MVP, Damion Ochoa, football Coaches’ Award, Jacob Ramsey, baseball Fighting Heart Award, Samuel Fisher, powerlifting co-MVP and Andrew Smith Jr. Blackcat Fight Award, Jose Garcia, soccer MVP, J’Qualyn Thomas, basketball MVP, Zavien Gartica, football Offensive MVP and JaQuan Jones, track MVP.
The Bay City Ladycat sprint relay team of, from left, Sha’Niya Mitchell, Taylor Roberson, Bren’Yae Mitchell and Alicia Jones qualified for the 2015 UIL Track Meet this weekend in Austiin. The team will be running in both the 400-m and 800-m relays with Sha’Niya also competing in the high jump. Hurdler Corrie Lopez finished third at this year’s regional meet and just missed out on a wild card invitation to state.
Going up for the grab, Victoria Texan receiver Brandon Brinkley’s run after catch produced a TD in the team’s 35-0 win over the Woodland Warriors at Bay City’s Memorial Stadium.
Jonathan Young strolls to first base under the buddy power of Page Parker.
The Victoria Texans made their presence felt both on the turf and in the stands of Bay City’s Memorial Stadium Saturday night. The Bay City Lil’ Cats Peewee team, the 2014 league champions, were on hand to watch their coach Brandon Brinkley as well as the rest of their new heroes. At halftime, the Lil’ Cat players were awarded medals recognizing their championship season.