Tigers win scrimmage, lose home field in season opener
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Tidehaven saw a few hundred Japanese beetles take away its home-field advantage, but the Tigers are a team that believes it can handle adversity.
Tidehaven quarterback Blake Garcia (right) goes back to pass during the Tigers’ practice on Monday. Garcia is one of the new starters hoping to break out for the Tigers this season. (Photo by Chad Washington)
Tidehaven quarterback Blake Garcia rolls out to look for an open receiver in a 7-on-7 game against El Campo on June 2. The Tigers will look to qualify for the state tournament at a tournament in Houston on Sunday. (Photo by Chad Washington)
The Tidehaven baseball team dropped the first game of its 3A area round playoff series on Thursday, as Blanco beat the Tigers 9-5 at La Grange High School.
The Tidehaven baseball team took the first game of its 3A bi-district round playoff series, a 6-3 win over Nixon-Smiley on Thursday at Flatonia High School.
Bryce Galvan held Industrial to only two hits and struck out nine Cobras on Tuesday to help Tidehaven to get an 8-3 win to clinch the District 28-3A title.
Van Vleck softball coach Rebecca Clements had an emotional whirlwind on Friday. After a thrilling come-from-behind win that put the Lady Leopards in the playoffs, Rodriguez celebrated with her team, then got a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Curtis Hanson during the celebration huddle.
Bryce Galvan has been a three-sport star for Tidehaven the last two years. But his improvement in his pitching was the one that will get him a scholarship to play at one of the top college baseball programs in NCAA Division II.
Monday’s softball game between Tidehaven and Van Vleck stretched different emotions for both teams. The Tigerettes finally were brimming with confidence, while the Lady Leopards played with their hearts on their sleeves.
The Tidehaven baseball team continues to play at a high level to start the season, but head coach Eddie Russell wants the Tigers to work on the little things as district play starts up.
At first, Tidehaven softball coach Sam Rodriguez was livid at his team for letting a golden opportunity get away by not getting any runs in the first inning after loading the bases.
The Bay City baseball team had a rough weekend at the El Campo tournament, losing all three games last weekend. The Blackcats struggled at the plate and were shut out in two of the games.
Both Van Vleck and Palacios had strong seasons and wins in the 3A playoffs, and both the Leopards and Sharks had plenty of players honored on the All-District 28-3A teams.
EAST BERNARD – While Bay City’s baseball field is almost finished, the Blackcats are doing their own finishing touches on trying to become a strong team as district season approaches.
Five Palacios players, including sophomore Savannah Williams as newcomer of the year, were named to the All-District 28-3A girl’s basketball team, announced on Monday.
All season long, Tidehaven head coach Sam Murphy has wanted his boys’ basketball team to not wait until late in the game to make a big run. And on Tuesday, he watched his team rally late but ran out of time.
EL MATON – The Van Vleck boy’s basketball team, ranked No. 15 in Class 3A, found a way to get a close 54-51 win over Tidehaven in a District 28-3A thriller on Thursday night at the TigerDome.
After an undefeated regular season and a deep playoff run, 11 Tidehaven football players were recognized as first-team all-district, and another was named the District 14-3A, Division II most valuable player.
The Tidehaven boy’s basketball team is suffering through the tough and uneasy transition from football season to basketball season. The process has had its ups and downs, but the Tigers are slowly getting there.