BASEBALL: This week’s results (complete)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of April 18-May 1 Monday’s games District 28-5AEagle Pass Winn 24, Southside 0 (5 innings) (rescheduled from Friday) Tuesday’s games District 27-6AEast Central 7, Clemens 3South San 10, New Braunfels 4Smithson Valley 9, Steele 5Judson 3, Wagner 1District 27-5ABurbank 10, Sam Houston 0 (6 innings)Kennedy 6, Jefferson 3Edison 8,… Read More BASEBALL: This week’s results (complete)

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Burbank vs. Port Lavaca Calhoun at Floresville Tournament photo gallery, Nov. 20, 2014 (photos by KJ Toso)

Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos or to purchase photos, please visit: http://kjtoso.photoshelter.com                                                                                … Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL: Burbank vs. Port Lavaca Calhoun at Floresville Tournament photo gallery, Nov. 20, 2014 (photos by KJ Toso)

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Southwest vs. Marshall at Floresville Tournament photo gallery, Nov. 20, 2014 (photos by KJ Toso)

Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos or to purchase photos, please visit: http://kjtoso.photoshelter.com                                                                                … Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL: Southwest vs. Marshall at Floresville Tournament photo gallery, Nov. 20, 2014 (photos by KJ Toso)

SOFTBALL: OLLU draws from East Central and Southwest to continue its success

District 28-5A rivals become Saints teammates PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LIK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE:  http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/OLLU-adds-three-top-competitors-to-softball-team-5573864.php   East Central and Southwest have raised the competitive levels of their programs over the last four years. Three players who’ve helped construct those foundations of success have cast their lot with an Our Lady of the Lake University… Read More SOFTBALL: OLLU draws from East Central and Southwest to continue its success

FOOTBALL: Green finds post-deployment home at Central Catholic

New Central Catholic coach was a career Army man PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Coach-Green-returns-to-Central-Catholic-5556792.php   Although some struggle with their transition from the military into the working world, new Central Catholic football coach L.D. Green Sr. has hit the ground running. Just seven years after submitting his resignation to the… Read More FOOTBALL: Green finds post-deployment home at Central Catholic

SOFTBALL: Team 22 takes Southwest to new vistas

New approach to season hits jackpot for Dragons Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos or to purchase photos, please visit: http://kjtoso.photoshelter.com HERE’S THE UIL LINK FOR STATE PHOTOS: http://1stphototexas.photoreflect.com/ PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: Until a Southwest team advances one game further into the postseason, Team 22 will be… Read More SOFTBALL: Team 22 takes Southwest to new vistas

BASEBALL: Sub-5A strikes blow for little guys with win over 5A

Small-school team wins 31st Valley-Hi Optimists game PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: It only took Jongregory Gonzales one at-bat at the 31st Valley-Hi Optimist Club high school baseball all-star game to demonstrate why he was a key member of Brackenridge’s team the last three years. Gonzales walked with one out in… Read More BASEBALL: Sub-5A strikes blow for little guys with win over 5A

SOFTBALL: The Woodlands ends Southwest’s run in state semifinals

Highlanders ride 5-run first to run-rule win Photo taken by KJ Toso. For more photos or to purchase photos, please visit: http://kjtoso.photoshelter.com PLEASE FOLLOW THIS A LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: The Woodlands scored five runs in the first inning and kept rolling on the way to a 12-2 victory in Southwest’s first state… Read More SOFTBALL: The Woodlands ends Southwest’s run in state semifinals

SOFTBALL: Southwest perseveres to lock in first trip to state

Dragons edge San Marcos in 8th inning Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos or to purchase photos, please visit: http://kjtoso.photoshelter.com PLEASE FOLLOW THIS  LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: Southwest began the third game of the Region IV finals as though they were going to win it in a sprint. When it turned… Read More SOFTBALL: Southwest perseveres to lock in first trip to state

SOFTBALL: Southwest rebounds to deal San Marcos first 2014 postseason loss

Dragons keep fighting for state berth PLEASE FOLLOW THIS A LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: Southwest drew on both its inner and its physical reserves Friday at Mary Ann Villarreal Field No. 1 to force a third game in its Class 5A Region IV final series with San Marcos. On the heels of a… Read More SOFTBALL: Southwest rebounds to deal San Marcos first 2014 postseason loss

SOFTBALL: San Marcos outslugs Southwest in Game 1

Dragons’ six-game win streak ends in Region IV finals PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: After winning four of their previous five games by one run, San Marcos apparently was ready to break out offensively. The Rattlers (33-10) turned the tables on Southwest (33-10) Thursday at the Northeast ISD Complex west field,… Read More SOFTBALL: San Marcos outslugs Southwest in Game 1

SOFTBALL: Southwest rides perfect storm of success to regional finals

Commentary Six years ago I moved to San Antonio from the Chicago area. I’m glad I didn’t move here five years ago. I would have hated to miss a year of growth in Southwest’s program. My arrival coincided with Southwest alumnae Sandy Hernandez taking the helm at her alma mater. Although the Dragons won a… Read More SOFTBALL: Southwest rides perfect storm of success to regional finals

SOFTBALL: Road to the Region IV finals (Southwest vs. San Marcos)

Road to the Class 5A Region IV finals Scores for each 2014 Southwest playoff game Bi-district round (Southwest won series 2-0) Southwest 15, Brandeis 2 (5 innings) Southwest 12, Brandeis 6 Area round (Southwest won series 2-1) Judson 8, Southwest 4 Southwest 14, Judson 4 (6 innings) Southwest 14, Judson 7 Region IV quarterfinals (Southwest… Read More SOFTBALL: Road to the Region IV finals (Southwest vs. San Marcos)

SOFTBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (thru May 24)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of May 18-24 Thursday’s game CLASS 5A Region IV championship San Marcos (33-9) 17, Southwest (33-10) 7 (5 innings) (best-of-three series, San Marcos leads 1-0) Friday’s game CLASS 5A Region IV championship Southwest (34-10) 7, San Marcos (33-10) 3(best-of-three series, series tied 1-1) Saturday’s game CLASS 5A Region IV championship… Read More SOFTBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (thru May 24)

SOFTBALL: Southwest makes history with San Benito sweep

Dragons earn first Elite Eight berth Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos or to purchase photos, please visit: http://kjtoso.photoshelter.com PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Southwest-sets-its-mind-to-winning-5490259.php The deeper a team goes into the postseason, the more important the mental aspect of the game becomes. Southwest (33-9) has mastered the process… Read More SOFTBALL: Southwest makes history with San Benito sweep

SOFTBALL: Dragons stomp San Benito in series opener

  Southwest one win from first Region IV final Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos or to purchase photos, please visit: http://kjtoso.photoshelter.com   PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Southwest-sets-its-mind-to-winning-5490259.php   In its fifth try, Southwest discovered the right mix of ingredients to defeat perennial Rio Grande Valley power San Benito… Read More SOFTBALL: Dragons stomp San Benito in series opener

SOFTBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (complete)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of May 11-17 Friday’s game CLASS 5A Region IV semifinals Southwest (32-9) 7, San Benito (27-5) 2 (best-of-3 series, Southwest leads 1-0)   Saturday’s games CLASS 5A Region IV semifinals Southwest (33-9) 9, San Benito (27-6) 6 (best-of-3 series, Southwest wins 2-0; advances to play San Marcos in Region IV… Read More SOFTBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (complete)

SOFTBALL: St. Joseph maintains its hold on Holy Cross

Knights reach TAPPS state quarters for second year   PLEASE RETURN TO THIS STORY TUESDAY FOR A LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Victoria-St-Joseph-stymies-Holy-Cross-5471862.php   Victoria St. Joseph remains Holy Cross’ nemesis, for another year. The Flyers (24-11) claimed a 10-5 win over the Knights in the TAPPS Class 4A state semifinals Monday at Texas… Read More SOFTBALL: St. Joseph maintains its hold on Holy Cross

SOFTBALL: Dragons sweep Steele, make second trip to regional semis

  Southwest’s PONY champs reach semis for for first time since 2011 PLEASE RETURN TO THIS STORY TUESDAY FOR A LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Dragons-slay-Knights-5471863.php   A delay of nearly two hours, fallout from afternoon storms Friday, gave Southwest plenty of time to overthink its good fortune — and endanger its status. Fortunately… Read More SOFTBALL: Dragons sweep Steele, make second trip to regional semis

SOFTBALL: Fernandez steps forward to salvage Game 1 for Southwest

  Junior drives in three during decisive seventh-inning rally PLEASE RETURN TO THIS STORY TUESDAY FOR A LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Dragons-slay-Knights-5471863.php This year’s Southwest team may not be as dominant as some of its predecessors, but it may have an intangible on its side that’s capable of propelling the Dragons as far.… Read More SOFTBALL: Fernandez steps forward to salvage Game 1 for Southwest

SOFTBALL: Dragons hitters solve Rockets’ pitching

Judson can’t contain Southwest’s offense in area round     PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Southwest-bests-Judson-in-area-round-series-5454469.php   Like an iceberg, there’s much more to Southwest’s potent hitting attack than the part you see at the surface. The impetus behind the Dragons’ run-scoring machine is a combination of hard work and determination.… Read More SOFTBALL: Dragons hitters solve Rockets’ pitching