No. 2 Steele’s showdown with Austin Vandegrift headlines Area Round; BGC Road Trip features New Braunfels, Smithson Valley; Brandeis, Canyon volleyball prepare for UIL State
The second round of the high school football playoffs features battles between San Antonio and Austin-area schools, including a heavyweight matchup between undefeated Steele and Austin Vandegrift.
New Braunfels edges Johnson in epic shootout; East Central wins defensive battle against Reagan; Brandeis, Canyon volleyball heading to UIL State
New Braunfels and East Central made history as part of an incredible first week of playoff action in KSAT 12's Big Game Coverage of the high school football season.
Alamo Heights, Boerne Champion meet with 15-5A-II lead on the line; East Central set for pivotal clash with New Braunfels; Poth going for fifth straight win against Nixon-Smiley
Week 9 of KSAT 12′s Big Game Coverage s jam-packed with some critical district matchups like Alamo Heights vs. Boerne Champion, East Central vs. New Braunfels and much more!
East Central stuns Judson, Rockets dismiss head coach; McCreary powers Johnson to 8-0 record; SW Legacy beats Southwest for third straight year
Caden Bosanko's game-winning touchdown pass to Jack Stewart in East Central's 30-28 victory over Judson was one of many highlights from the wildest week yet of KSAT's Big Game Coverage for the 2021 high school football season.
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Steele knocks off East Central in five-set thriller, Randolph sweeps Marion, La Vernia defeats Cuero
Week 9 of the high school volleyball season features a dramatic, five-set thriller, as Steele tops East Central in a crucial District 27-6A matchup, Randolph sweeps Marion to remain undefeated in 26-3A and La Vernia takes on Cuero in 27-4A.
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Harlan sweeps Stevens in dramatic fashion, East Central rolls past Southwest Legacy
Harlan volleyball comes from behind in the third set to sweep Stevens, East Central dominates Southwest Legacy, Clark defeats Johnson and Churchill claws back to defeat Madison in a five-set thriller.
Brennan wins early-season showdown against Reagan; Alamo Heights earns dramatic victory over Boerne; Robert Bruce, Koy Detmer get first wins as head coaches
Brennan beats Reagan, Alamo Heights stuns Boerne and a pair of new head coach earn their first wins as we recap Week 1 of the 2021 high school football season.
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Stevens, McCollum and Harlandale earn victories in tournament play
At the end of the first full week of the 2021 high school volleyball season, McCollum hosted an eight-team tournament where the Cowboys, Stevens Falcons and Harlandale Indians all earned dramatic three-set victories over Holmes, Marshall and East Central respectively.
UIL State Track & Field Championships Recap: Class 6A, 1A Saturday
Reagan senior Jasmine Montgomery stuns with two individual event wins, and Knippa senior Christian Rattler stuck gold in the 400 meter run, as Class 1A and 6A athletes from the greater San Antonio area competed on Saturday night in the final session of this year’s UIL State Track & Field Championships.
USAA provides $1 million grant to serve at-risk high school students in San Antonio
click to enlarge Twitter / USAAwraparound case management, social service referrals, mental health services and emergency assistance available to at-risk youth at 10 area high schools in the East Central, Judson, San Antonio, Somerset and Southwest ISDs. Tomorrow, CIS Site Coordinators at @swisd Southwest High, Kelsey & Julia, will be taking over our Instagram to share a look into their work in schools. The organization will share an inside look at how the grant will affect Southwest High School students on January 28 via an Instagram story at @cis_sanantonio. Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Financial services company USAA is giving a $1 million grant to a San Antonio nonprofit to help local high school students strive for success and overcome socioeconomic hardships.Alamo City-based USAA and Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA) unveiled the grant Wednesday, which will make resources such aswillsacurrent.com
East Central forged in crucible of 27-6A
East Central absorbed a tough 49-46 loss at New Braunfels (16-3, 4-2) Jan. 15, but came home Jan. 15 to vanquish Smithson Valley (8-6, 2-3) 81-62. From the starting unit, Nathaniel (17 points, 7 rebounds) and Bryant-Kelley (17 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals) were leaders. But Godley (16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists) and Stewart (16 points, 7 rebounds) put up similar numbers. Memorial defeated Kennedy (2-8, 2-4) 66-44 Jan. 12, Edison (5-8, 3-5) 61-57 Jan. 15 and Highlands (4-11, 2-5) in overtime Jan. 16 at the Owls’ gym. Manuel Rabago-Castro and Saxon Langenberg led five Harlandale double-figure scorers with 15 points apiece against Legacy.mysanantonio.com
Edison hits its stride in three-game week
But the time was right for the Golden Bears (5-5, 3-2) in Week 4. “We had to scale back a lot of things,” Cardenas said. “We had to make it more basic and focus on the fundamentals.”Toby Cristan and Gilbert Alvarado are the Golden Bears’ only seniors, and each is a first-time varsity player. Toby Cristan has gone through a lot and he doesn’t take things for granted.”Cristan led Edison with 16 points against Burbank. East Central 73, Wagner 72The second-place Hornets (6-8, 2-1) escaped with a District 27-6A win at Wagner (3-9, 1-3) Jan. 8.mysanantonio.com
East Central's late schedule addition proves to be blessing
What was supposed to have been a day off for East Central ended up as the perfect opportunity to get ready for District 27-6A. East Central (1-2) overcame a 14-point deficit against the Antlers (0-4) to notch its first victory in 2020. “It’s a good group,” East Central coach Joe Hubbard said of his team. This is a quality win for us.”Jones called East Central after Tivy’s scheduled game on Thursday against Seguin was postponed. A Hornets fumble recovery enabled East Central to pull within 14-10 at halftime on a 40-yard field goal from Noah Chavez.mysanantonio.com
These are the San Antonio school districts that will close for Election Day
Multiple San Antonio school districts are making Election Day a holiday for students due to the anticipated influx of people on campus to vote. The districts include North East ISD, Northside ISD, East Central, Judson ISD and Harlandale ISD. North East ISD said it made the change in an effort to lower campus traffic and to keep students safe. This year, Northside ISD is hosting 67 polling sites and East Central ISD has 3. He said their Board of Trustees approved to switch Columbus Day to a school day in order to have Election Day as a holiday.mysanantonio.com
Depth gives East Central volleyball team the edge in Roosevelt sweep
Depth gives East Central volleyball team the edge in Roosevelt sweepIn the season-opening match for both volleyball teams, East Central survived a late gut-check to begin the season on a winning note. East Central won 25-18, 25-22, 26-24. “Just that experience, to drive ourselves to play solid defense and have solid serving, is valuable,” East Central coach Kelly McDaniel said. “We did a pretty good job for not having as many practices as we usually do before our first match,” Hornets senior outside hitter Cheyenne Dantonio said. Especially for a new team.”Medina Valley (4-1) defeated the Hornets in five games 25-20, 21-25, 17-25, 25-23, 15-6 Sept. 19 at East Central.mysanantonio.com
KSAT Kids photos: First day of class for many San Antonio-area students
SAN ANTONIO Hello parents, teachers and students! Alamo Heights, East Central, Edgewood, Floresville, North East, St. Marys Hall, San Antonio and Southside Independent School District all begin this week, following the lead of Boerne, South San Antonio and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal-City ISD, which began last week. KSAT Kids wants to see them! We are looking to our community for ideas to improve KSAT Kids and to get the word out. Do you know someone who would benefit from KSAT Kids?
East Central led area 6A baseball teams
East Central led area 6A baseball teamsSpeculating about which area Class 6A and TAPPS teams that might have won 2020 district championships is dicey. Nonetheless, East Central (9-5-1) appeared to be a strong contender to defend its 2019 District 26-6A championship. 7 in the Texas High School Baseball.com Class 6A rankings, 4-0 March 12 in their next-to-last game. 2 in the Texas High School Baseball Class 6A rankings, and Johnson (9-4) as the top two playoff contenders. 9 in the Express-News area rankings, probably was destined to win the district title.mysanantonio.com
McCollum made early push for 26-5A playoff contention
McCollum made early push for 26-5A playoff contentionMcCollum had a head start on a playoff appearance when the baseball season ground to a halt during the weekend of March 13. District 26-5A favorite Kerrville Tivy (14-3-2, 4-0), No 5 in the Texas High School Baseball.com Class 5A rankings, handed McCollum its only district loss, 6-0, on March 3. I feel like we were really hitting our stride when we got shut down, McCollum coach Geoff Curtin said. They fought back hard..Brackenridge (5-8, 1-0), Edison (7-5-1, 0-1), Burbank (4-8, 0-1) and Highlands (5-6, 1-0) also looked like potential playoff teams. It seemed to mesh really well.Southwest Legacy (11-5, 1-2) showed signs of being a first-time playoff qualifier, losing only to Uvalde and Medina Valley.mysanantonio.com
Area Class 6A, TAPPS softball teams were building banner seasons
Area Class 6A, TAPPS softball teams were building banner seasonsArea softball teams seemed to be on the verge of potentially one of the best seasons in years. In Class 6A, East Central (17-3-1, 2-0) and South San (12-3, 3-0) led 26-6A and 27-6A, respectfully. TAPPS District 3-II hadnt begun its schedule, but Holy Cross (11-2-1) and Providence (6-7) clearly established themselves as front runners. Providence had closed the gap on perennial district champions Holy Cross for the past few seasons. At South San, we always feel we have to prove ourselves, seventh-year South San coach Ray Castillo said.mysanantonio.com
East Central all-state lefty ready to take next step
East Central all-state lefty ready to take next stepMatthew Luna delivers a pitch in the first inning for the Hornets as Canyon hosts East Central in boys baseball last March. Matthew Luna delivers a pitch in the first inning for the Hornets as Canyon hosts East Central in boys baseball last March. Photo: Tom Reel /Staff Photographer Photo: Tom Reel /Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close East Central all-state lefty ready to take next step 1 / 1 Back to GalleryWhen you scroll through East Central senior pitcher Matthew Lunas Twitter account, you notice that he celebrates others college signings as enthusiastically as his own. Luna himself signed a national letter of intent to attend Texas Tech University on Nov. 13. First-year East Central coach Eric Vasquez anticipates that Luna could be a Texas Tech starter in 2021.mysanantonio.com
Bee sting didnt stop East Centrals pitcher no-hitter
Bee sting didnt stop East Centrals pitcher no-hitterBees could not deter the Hornets. (Assistant trainer) Nicole Curtis looked at it and removed the stinger, East Central coach Shelly Hayes said. East Central stormed to a 13-2 win, which completed an undefeated tournament run for the second-straight year. East Central played in the NFCA Texas Leadoff Classic in Bryan/College Station a week earlier. For East Central, Garcia, Gonzales and Vidal supported Ayalas no-hitter with home runs.mysanantonio.com
HS Basketball Highlights: February 11th
SAN ANTONIO – History was made around the San Antonio area basketball community on Tuesday night, as East Central standout Stan Bonewitz Jr. was honored pre-game for his induction into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, O’Connor sophomore Carleigh Wenzel broke the 1,000 point barrier in the Panthers’ win over Stevens, and Karnes City girls basketball head coach Burke Braun coached the final home game of his illustrious 32-year career.
Week 8 KSAT Elite 12 BGC Supercut Part 1: Plays from Judson, Madison, Harlandale
SAN ANTONIO - Check out some highlights from Week 8 of the high school football season featuring some of our 2019-20 KSAT Elite 12 recruits. This week we have plays from:Judson's Mike Chandler, Darius Hughes, Antony SheltonMadison's Darien Gill and Michael GarzaHarlandale's Nicholas Veliz and Ruben GonzalezBrackenridge's Julian CameronEast Central's Walter JohnsonBurbank's Toby KorrodiNew Braunfels' Peyton DriggersWimberley's Cooper McCollumHere's the full list of senior players who made this year's KSAT Elite 12. Go here for the latest high school football coverage with our Big Game Coverage section. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Big Game Coverage Road Trip: Week Two Preview
SAN ANTONIO – It's time to run around South Texas for the Big Game Coverage Road Trip. Game 1: San Marcos Rattlers (1-0) at New Braunfels Cougars (0-1). After playing the last six seasons on red turf, the Cougars are back to a more traditional green field. Game 2: New Braunfels Unicorns (1-0) at Seguin Matadors (1-0). Navarro played a thriller in week one, edging Giddings 29-28 after overcoming a 21-9 fourth quarter deficit.