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.
Steele hosts Smithson Valley in battle for 27-6A title; No. 1 Brennan takes on Marshall in 29-6A championship; Carrizo Springs faces Hondo with undefeated season on the line
Week 11 of KSAT 12's Big Game Coverage features a pair of high-profile matchups, as Brennan battles Marshall and Smithson Valley takes on Steele.
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Burbank completes undefeated season, Jefferson tops Edison in 27-5A showdown, Stevens battles Holmes
Week 12 sees the end of the 2021 high school volleyball regular season, as Burbank finishes with a 16-0 record in District 27-5A, Jefferson tops Edison in a crucial battle for playoff positioning and Stevens battles Holmes.
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.
Defense lifts Reagan past Madison in 28-6A; Highlands QB Gutierrez throws 6 TDs in win over Burbank; Jourdanton hands Marion first loss
Week 6 of the high school football season featured a defensive battle between Reagan and Madison, an offensive shootout between Highlands and Burbank, and upsets like Edison defeating Lanier.
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Reagan sweeps O’Connor; Harlan, Lanier earn comeback victories
The first Tuesday night of the high school volleyball season featured some thrilling non-district matchups, as Reagan swept O'Connor, Clark knocked off Alamo Heights, Harlan came from behind to defeat Johnson, Lanier held off St. Mary's Hall and Jefferson battled John Jay.
Lanier enters a different zone with wins over Burbank, Sam Houston
Lanier coach Joseph Martinez has taken a look around District 27-5A during the first half of the season and seen the need for change. The Voks (10-7, 6-3) have used a couple of district games — including a 58-38 win over Burbank Jan. 12 at Alamo Convocation Center — to implement some new defensive wrinkles. The win over Burbank (1-14, 1-8) and a follow-up victory over Sam Houston (5-8, 5-3) Jan. 15 lifted the Voks into third place. Against Burbank, Lanier seized control by outscoring the Bulldogs 18-4 in the third quarter. Salazar made a driving layup two minutes into the second half that kept Burbank close, but a Lanier run ensued.mysanantonio.com
Jefferson remains on track to make girls basketball history
Through the first half of the District 27-5A season Jefferson remained laser-focused on the prize. Undefeated Jefferson (14-3, 9-0) has a mission to become the first girls’ basketball playoff team in the school’s 45-year history. Jefferson scored the next seven points, concluding with a three-pointer from Desiree Gonzales (14 points, all in first half). It’s like a family.”A pair of baskets from Kaleah Muñiz (17 points) helped Lanier close to 31-24 at halftime, but Jefferson outscored Lanier 15-4 in the third quarter. We wanted to keep playing the way we’ve been playing.”Jefferson’s Alisay Gonzalez scored 12 points from three-point range.mysanantonio.com
Lanier survives challenge from Brack, heads toward first-place showdown
With a District 27-5A first-place showdown with Jefferson (12-3, 7-0) looming Jan. 5, 20th year Lanier coach Laura Negrete-Fernandez welcomed the closer outcomes. While most of 27-5A suffered a lot of graduation attrition, Lanier and Jefferson retained the bulk of their squads. Mayberry (18 points) scored six points as Lanier took an 8-6 lead, but the Eagles responded with a 13-5 run that stretched into the second quarter. The Eagles were within 52-45 with 1:25 left after Emily Ayala (11 points) scored four unanswered points and Teran sank a one-and-one. With 35.4 seconds on the clock, Guzman (9 points) produced a steal that she turned into a clinching three-point play.mysanantonio.com
Gatian-Hall showdown is championship game for the ages
The mutual admiration society, whose members are Willie Hall and Don Gatian, will continue. Gatian mentioned the possibility of another meeting Dec. 4 at Alamo Stadium, after Lanier (4-1) defeated Brackenridge (4-1) 14-7 for the District 13-5A Division I championship. “I told them I hoped to see them in the third round,” Gatian said. “Both games (this year) have been great battles.”On Dec. 6, Hall said he and Gatian had talked a couple of times since the game. “We talked about a lot of things, including meeting in the third round,” Hall said in a phone interview Sunday night.mysanantonio.com
Maciel's 5 TDs lead Lanier over Highlands
Lanier rolled out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter even before Highlands had a chance to get the ball. Highlands then fumbled the ensuing kickoff, with Lanier’s Ezequail Garcia Ramirez recovering the loose ball at the Highlands 30-yard line. Guerra’s second touchdown catch gave Lanier its largest lead of the game, 28-0, with 1:53 before halftime. Lanier responded to the Highlands’ score by going on a seven-play, 62-yard scoring drive that was capped by Maciel’s game-clinching 21-yard touchdown run at 4:03 in the third quarter, putting the Voks up 35-12. Highlands will play Sam Houston in a District 13-5A Division 1 seeding game, with playoff implications, Saturday at 2 p.m. at Alamo Stadium.mysanantonio.com
Highlands sweeps its way toward another playoff bid
Highlands was closing in on its seventh consecutive playoff appearance with one week left in the season. “I have six or seven girls who were on the freshman team last year,” Highlands coach Desiree Lara said. The Voks were within 14-13, but Highlands pulled away aided by consecutive aces from Leiloni Rodriguez. Amber Cruz made 12 kills and Mekiela Sibley finished with seven digs for the Golden Bears. The Indians defeated Southside (2-14, 1-12) 25-17, 25-10, 25-8 on Nov. 3 and 25-18, 25-11, 25-11 on Nov. 4.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio Got Its Payment From the Trump Campaign Up Front, Unlike Other Cities
click to enlarge Jackson A. Lanier / Wikimedia CommonsDonald Trump Jr. addresses the crowd at a recent rally. What's more, the campaign owes money to at least six other cities including El Paso for rallies held as long ago as 2016, according to a recent CNN investigation Good thing the city of San Antonio demanded money up front for the Trump mini-rally Tuesday at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. "The city of San Antonio requires payment of rent and other related invoices prior to the start of an event," Patricia Muzquiz Cantor, executive director for the city's convention and sports facilities, said in a written statement. "The event organizers for this particular event have made full payment. However, the mayor maintains the campaign still owes money for its expenses.sacurrent.com