SOFTBALL: Cowboys push bi-district series to three games

Victoria East records back-to-back wins over McCollum To win a playoff softball series, more than raw ability is required. Teams generally also have to keep a competitive edge for the two or three games it takes to accomplish the task. District 29-4A runner-up McCollum (17-8) picked up valuable experience last weekend in three Class 4A… Read More SOFTBALL: Cowboys push bi-district series to three games

SOFTBALL: Holy Cross holds on to surpass area round

  Knights set up rematch Monday with Victoria St. Joseph Holy Cross’ area-round win at Houston Lutheran South wasn’t a thing of beauty, but it accomplished the mission. The Knights (15-11) advanced to the state quarterfinals for the second-consecutive season with a victory over the Pioneers Saturday. Holy Cross scored four runs in the first… Read More SOFTBALL: Holy Cross holds on to surpass area round

BASEBALL: South San makes most of second qualifying chance

Bobcats win tie-breaker, make third-straight playoff trip South San picked the perfect time to end its swoon. The Bobcats (14-13, 3-7) lost their last six District 28-5A games, landing them in a fourth-place tie with Steele (13-15, 3-7). However, South San reversed the skid with a decisive 13-7 victory over the Knights in the tie-breaker… Read More BASEBALL: South San makes most of second qualifying chance

SOFTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Southwest hammers Brandeis in series sweep

Edison battles Lockhart to end in Game 2   PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Softball-roundup-5436400.php TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison, Jefferson, Southwest. Southwest (27-8) hit five home runs in the two-game sweep of Brandeis (13-15). Interestingly, The Dragons also swept the Broncos last year in the Class 5A bi-district round. Southwest’s Kayla Arguello,… Read More SOFTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Southwest hammers Brandeis in series sweep

BASEBALL: Bulldogs’ offense awakens during crunch time

Burbank defeats Lanier in do-or-die game, earns fifth-straight playoff trip   PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Burbank-makes-it-to-playoffs-fifth-year-in-a-row-5436502.php   Count flexibility among Burbank coach Romeo Barrera’s traits. Burbank’s athletic coordinator conveyed to the veteran coach that a parent had told him Barrera was being too conservative. Barrera took the constructive criticism, talked… Read More BASEBALL: Bulldogs’ offense awakens during crunch time

SOFTBALL: East Central finds hitting groove in Game 2 vs. Taft

  Hornets complete sweep, return to area round   PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Hornets-sting-Taft-with-clutch-hits-5436398.php  From the third-base coaches’ box last Friday, throughout Game 2 if East Central’s best-of-three series with Taft, Hornets coach Megan McCutcheon could be heard urging her players to hit the ball hard. Her pleas did not… Read More SOFTBALL: East Central finds hitting groove in Game 2 vs. Taft

BASEBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (complete)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of April 27-May 3 Monday’s game TAPPS CLASS 5A Bi-district round Houston St. Pius X (18-14) 9, Central Catholic (16-13) 1 (Houston St. Pius X advances)   Wednesday’s game CLASS 4A BI-district round Clemens (18-9) 6, Brackenridge (14-9) 2 (best-of-3 series, Clemens leads 1-0)   Thursday’s games CLASS 5A BI-district round Brandeis… Read More BASEBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (complete)

BASEBALL: St. Michael’s defeats Buttons in battle of location

  Eight-run inning carries Crusaders past Central Catholic It doesn’t hold true with the pros but, in high school baseball, low strikes are greater than high strikes. The demonstration of the principle took place Wednesday at Kahlig Park. Austin St. Michael’s pitcher Brendan McGuigan worked his pitches inside and out, but mostly kept them low… Read More BASEBALL: St. Michael’s defeats Buttons in battle of location

BASEBALL: Area playoff pairings (complete)

  NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of April 27-May 3 Monday’s game TAPPS CLASS 5A State quarterfinals Houston St. Pius X (18-14) 9, Central Catholic (16-13) 1   CLASS 5A BI-district round Southwest (12-10-1) vs. Brandeis (14-11): best-of-3 series: Game 1: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at Southwest; Game 2: 7:30 p.m., Friday, at Northside ISD Field No. 2; Game 3 (if necessary): 2 p.m., Saturday, at SAISD Field No.… Read More BASEBALL: Area playoff pairings (complete)

SOFTBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (thru May 3)

  NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of April 27-May 3   Thursday’s games CLASS 5A BI-district round San Marcos (27-9) 5, East Central (25-7) 4 (best-of-3 series, San Marcos leads 1-0) Judson (28-6) 8, Southwest (27-9) 4 (best-of-3 series, Judson leads 1-0)   Friday’s games CLASS 5A BI-district round San Marcos (28-9) 4, East Central (25-8) 3 (best-of-3 series, San Marcos wins 2-0)… Read More SOFTBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (thru May 3)