Van Vleck ready for state title run
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The Van Vleck High School softball coaches held a four-day softball clinic on June 11-14. Over 20 young girls participated in the clinic where they learned the fundamentals of softball, headed by Lady Leopards head softball coach, Rebecca Clements. (Photo by Chad Washington)
The renovations to Burl McKinney Stadium will begin next month after the Van Vleck ISD board of trustees approved the second phase of renovations to the football stadium.
The Van Vleck track team is not feeling a lot of jitters as they prepare for the 3A state track meet on Friday. In fact, the Leopards are very confident going into the meet.
KATY – Bay City head softball coach Josh Ervin said that he thought his team lost its focus early on, but then was dominant in winning its one-game 4A bi-district round playoff game.
PALACIOS – After going winless in district play last season, the Palacios baseball team hung together and got better this season, and now, the Sharks have battled their way into the playoffs.
EL CAMPO – After going through a handful of coaches in the last few years and transitioning ont a new field, the Bay City softball team wasn’t planning on having a big season.
The Van Vleck boy’s track team had another big showing at the area meet on Wednesday at Goliad High School, as the Leopards will send five athletes to the regional meet.
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.
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.
CUERO – Despite the lack of a superstar player, the Van Vleck boy’s basketball team played strong all year and looked the part of a team ready to make a run for a state title.
Two Van Vleck student-athletes signed their letters of intent to play college on Wednesday, signs that the Leopards are still putting out quality talent, as well as quality students.
Last week, the Van Vleck and Palacios boy’s basketball teams played a tough, emotional game that had a playoff feel to it. The Leopards and Sharks played a tough game that both teams hope got them prepared for the 3A playoffs, which begin on Tuesday.
Friday’s game had a feel of a playoff game between two teams that are going in opposite directions. The Palacios boy’s basketball team used the rowdy home crowd to its advantage, while Van Vleck let its emotions get to them in another tight road game.
It took about a month after the season started, but it looks like the Van Vleck boy’s basketball team has evolved from a struggling team searching for an identity to a dangerous basketball team with a lot of weapons.
Bay City offensive coordinator Brent Bennett has been tabbed to become the new head coach and athletic coordinator at Ganado ISD, pending a vote by the school board, according to a report.
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.
The Van Vleck Junior High boy’s basketball team had two teams win championships of the Panther Classic tournament on Saturday at Bay City High School.
The Van Vleck football team had a young team in 2017, but with a lot of talent that led to a strong playoff run. And the other coaches in District 14-3A, Division I noticed it too.