EL MATON – A swarming Tidehaven defense held Palacios to negative 16 yards Friday night in a 43-0 rout between the cross-county rivals.
The rivalry game set to take place this week in El Maton is one that carries a ton of bragging rights on the west side of Matagorda County.
Right around the 70 mark is where Tidehaven and Palacios sit numbers wise as week one of football practices concluded.
Bay City’s Aquacats turned in a solid effort that included a top 4 finish and a record setting performance by Oliver Spencer at this year’s Coastal Cities Aquatics Association Championship Meet.
Proving they have the chops to land the big ones, this year’s Matagorda Mermaid Tournament contestants turned in a number of prize winning fish during this year’s tournament. The 29th Mermaid Offshore Tourney was held out of Matagorda Harbor on July 9-11. The tournament is unique among the local angling contests allowing for women entries only.
Matagorda County’s high school football teams received mixed reviews from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine on how they’ll finish at the conclusion of the 2015 season.
Both Tidehaven and Palacios are on the brink of big things this season. Numbers are up in their programs and expectations are higher than they have been in years. Look for these rivals to leave it all between the lines this season.
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.
Gary Haack, Kinsley Simons and Lori Ham look on as tournament officials weigh this 30.06-pound king fish caught by Kinsley Simons, Kinsley was named the Junior. Angler of the Tournament of the 2015 Matagorda Mermaid Tournament held July 10-11.
Team Boogey Man members Ginger Kacal Jill Harsh John Thomas Dusek and Clint Kacal finished in third place and caught the Largest Ling of the 2015 Matagorda Mermaid Tournament at 69.90-pounds.
Back for another year, Tidehaven’s Brad Litzau has the most varsity quarterback experience of all of the county’s signal callers heading into the 2015 season.
Bay City 10-year old All-Star Ashton Wallace tries to dive under the tag of Palacios’ Jachen Duran on a play at the plate. Wallace was called out, but the Bay City team went on to collect a 24-4 win.
The Van Vleck 10-year old All-Star team breaks the huddle and heads for their positions on the field during an early morning practice on Monday. The team was looking to get in extra work before the rains arrived to prepare for this year’s all-star tournament. The District 18 10-year old tournament is set to begin on Friday, June 19 with Van Vleck, Bay City and Palacios playing in the Area 2 Bracket in Wharton while Tidehaven will play in the Area 4 Bracket in Brazoria.
Two swimmers from the Palacios All American Swim Team fire off the blocks for the start of a pair of races.