SOFTBALL: Quinones powers Edison’s offense, fills vital defensive role

Golden Bears, Harlandale put up big numbers AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, Edison, Harlandale, Sam Houston. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Quinones-powers-Edison-s-offense-6156755.php Four years on Edison’s varsity have made Marisela Quinones appreciate the importance of making sacrifices for the team. Quinones, therefore, made the difficult switch from catcher to shortstop recently. The… Read More SOFTBALL: Quinones powers Edison’s offense, fills vital defensive role

BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru March 28)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of March 22-28 Monday’s games District 27-5A Lockhart 13, Kennedy 3 Seguin 5, Floresville 4 (8 innings) District 28-5A Burbank 8, Highlands 2 Harlandale 13, Lanier 0 McCollum 6, Brackenridge 3 Sam Houston 11, Edison 5 Tuesday’s games District 27-5A Alamo Heights 10, Floresville 0 (5 innings) Boerne Champion 3,San… Read More BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru March 28)

SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru March 28)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of March 22-28 Monday’s games District 28-6A Southwest 7, Corpus Christi King 4 District 27-5A Floresville 9, Alamo Heights 5 San Marcos 3, Boerne Champion 0 Seguin 10, Kennedy 0 (6 innings) District 28-5A Brackenridge 14, Highlands 4 (6 innings) Harlandale 16, Burbank 0 (3 innings) McCollum 11, Edison… Read More SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru March 28)

BASEBALL: Highlands finds youthfulness isn’t a drawback

Owls hold off Hurricanes for key 28-5A win AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Highlands, Sam Houston. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: https://sportsonsouthside.com/2015/03/23/baseball-highlands-finds-youth-isnt-a-drawback/   Inexperience often is cited as a cause for teams that struggle, and it’s usually legitimately responsible. Highlands is showing that it doesn’t have to be a drawback. The Owls (6-2-1,… Read More BASEBALL: Highlands finds youthfulness isn’t a drawback

BASEBALL: East Central stays focused, completes Roosevelt trifecta

Hornets beat rain to take momentum into district play AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: East Central. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/East-Central-shuts-down-struggling-Roosevelt-6153410.php   Coaches loathe playing the same team three times in a season, let alone little more than a week. That’s the challenge East Central (8-3) was presented with March 20 in… Read More BASEBALL: East Central stays focused, completes Roosevelt trifecta

BASEBALL: Holy Cross begins new chapter with win over TMI

Knights avenge one-run losses in 2013 and 2014 AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Holy Cross. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Holy-Crossbegins-new-chapter-6137481.php   Holy Cross lifted a weight off its back in collecting its first district win. Texas Military Institute has been a roadblock to the Knights (7-5, 1-0) in district play. However, March14… Read More BASEBALL: Holy Cross begins new chapter with win over TMI

SOFTBALL WEEKLY REPORT: Lanier emerging from 28-5A pack

Southwest grabs second in San Marcos AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Lanier, Southwest. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Lanier-emerging-from-28-5A-pack-6137540.php Lanier is starting to make some noise under first-year coach Brandon Baldwin. In fact, the Voks (3-5, 3-3) probably raised some eyebrows March 11 with a pair of wins over… Read More SOFTBALL WEEKLY REPORT: Lanier emerging from 28-5A pack

SOFTBALL: Abundis pitches second straight no-hitter for surging McCollum

Cowboys down Brack to take 28-5A lead AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Jefferson, McCollum. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Abundis-pitches-second-straight-no-hitter-for-6137518.php   By their very nature, no-hitters are rare. When they occur in back-to-back outings, it’s like capturing lightning in a bottle. Yet, that’s what McCollum’s Kim Abundis accomplished recently. The senior pitcher… Read More SOFTBALL: Abundis pitches second straight no-hitter for surging McCollum

BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru March 21)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of March 15-21 Monday’s games TAPPS 4-4A Cornerstone Christian at Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (score unavailable) Non-district Central Catholic 8, Stillwater (Okla.) 6 Tuesday’s games District 27-5A Alamo Heights 8, Seguin 6 Boerne Champion 7, Kennedy 1 San Marcos 10, Floresville 2 Lockhart at Kerrville Tivy (score unavailable) District… Read More BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru March 21)

SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru March 21)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of March 15-21 Monday’s games No games scheduled Tuesday’s games District 27-5A San Marcos 17, Kennedy 0 (4 innings) Boerne Champion 7, Lockhart 4 Floresville  24, Memorial 0 (3 innings) Seguin 14, Kerrville Tivy 5 District 28-5A Brackenridge 15, Jefferson 0 (4 innings) Edison 20, Burbank 0 (4 innings) Harlandale… Read More SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru March 21)

SOFTBALL WEEKLY REPORT: High-scoring South San area’s last holdout

McCollum’s Abundis fires no-hitter; Holy Cross finally upends VSJ AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, East Central, Holy Cross, McCollum, South San. PLEASE RETURN TO THIS STORY TUESDAY FOR A LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/District-28-6A-softball-teams-looking-tough-6128617.php Softball enthusiasts had to be surprised to discover the identity of the area’s last 2015 undefeated team. It wasn’t 2014… Read More SOFTBALL WEEKLY REPORT: High-scoring South San area’s last holdout

BASEBALL: Pitching lifts Southwest to third in own tourney

Weather holding back area teams AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic, Harlandale, McCollum, Southwest. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Pitching-lifts-Southwest-to-third-in-tourney-6128610.php With the persistent rain this season, area teams haven’t had as much time to address their issues as they typically have by the end of Week 2. That applies to each team… Read More BASEBALL: Pitching lifts Southwest to third in own tourney

BOYS BASKETBALL: Sam Houston runs out of comebacks in Region IV finals

Cedar Park leaves Hurricanes one win from state repeat AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Sam Houston. http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Sam-Houston-runs-out-of-comebacks-in-Region-IV-6128592.php Sam Houston established itself as a second-half team this year. Whether it was the second-half of the District 28-5A season or the post-halftime portion of games, the Hurricanes (16-14) were strongest under presssure – or when applying heat defensively. Sam… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: Sam Houston runs out of comebacks in Region IV finals

SOFTBALL WEEKLY REPORT: South San off to startlingly good start

Offenses dominate first week in 28-5A AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Harlandale, McCollum, South San. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Undefeated-East-Central-aiming-for-long-playoff-6114587.php South San, East Central’s District 28-6A rival, was the only other area team to finish the first two weeks undefeated. After winning their own tournament a week earlier, the Bobcats… Read More SOFTBALL WEEKLY REPORT: South San off to startlingly good start

SOFTBALL: Undefeated East Central aiming for long playoff run

Hungry Hornets pitching shutouts, winning close ones AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: East Central. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Undefeated-East-Central-aiming-for-long-playoff-6114587.php It’s said that the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. That’s unquestionably true, but it’s clear that East Central is off on the right foot. Two weeks and 10 games… Read More SOFTBALL: Undefeated East Central aiming for long playoff run

BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF REPORT: Hurricanes vanquish Vandegrift in area round

Central Catholic reaches state quarterfinals AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic, East Central, Sam Houston. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Brackenridge-ready-for-next-season-6114593.php Sam Houston (14-13) avoided any semblance of a letdown after springing the area’s biggest Class 5A upset Feb. 24. The Hurricanes kept rolling with a 55-49 area-round win over Austin Vandegrift… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF REPORT: Hurricanes vanquish Vandegrift in area round

BOYS BASKETBALL: Brackenridge sets itself up for memorable 2015-16

Scoreless stretch leads to bi-district loss AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Brackenridge-ready-for-next-season-6114593.php   When coaches talk about returning nine players for next season, you can generally bet that their sport is football. Brackenridge coach Joey Isaac had arguably the area’s most surprising boys basketball team in 2014-15.… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: Brackenridge sets itself up for memorable 2015-16

BOYS BASKETBALL: Burbank can’t overcome cold shooting in area round

Cedar Park’s foul shooting holds off Bulldogs AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Burbank-can-t-overcome-cold-shooting-in-area-6114580.php   As Burbank’s players filed slowly out of the Kyle Lehman High School locker room Feb. 27, their coach was doing his best to contain his emotions. “It’s hard to see these guys go,”… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: Burbank can’t overcome cold shooting in area round

BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru March 14)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of March 8-14 Monday’s games District 28-5A Sam Houston vs. McCollum at Tejeda Complex (ppd., no reschedule date) TAPPS 4-4A Corpus Christi John Paul II at San Antonio Christian (score unavailable) Non-district Central Catholic at Southwest (ppd. to Friday) Tuesday’s games District 27-5A Floresville (6-1, 1-1) 5, Kennedy (5-4… Read More BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru March 14)

SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru March 14)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of March 8-14 Monday’s games District 28-5A Burbank vs. Jefferson at Villarreal Field No. 1 (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday) Harlandale vs. Edison at Villarreal Field No. 2 (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday) Sam Houston vs. McCollum at Burbank (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday) Lanier vs. Highlands at Villarreal Field No. 1 (ppd., rescheduled for… Read More SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru March 14)

BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru March 7)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of March 1-7 Monday’s games Non-district Southwest (2-1-1 ???) 3, Churchill (0-2-1 ???) 2 Jourdanton (1-1 ???) 10, Southside (0-3 ???) 4 Tuesday’s games District 27-5A Boerne Champion (3-0, 1-0) 14, Memorial (0-3 ???, 0-1) 0 (5 innings) Alamo Heights (4-2, 1-0) 24, Kennedy (1-2 ???, 0-1) 0 (5 innings) Kerrville Tivy… Read More BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru March 7)