Wimberley forces four turnovers in another blowout victory
SAN ANTONIO — The Wimberley Texans continued their hot start in playoffs with the biggest playoff victory in Wimberley history in a 66-0 win over the Ingleside Mustangs inside Gustafson Stadium.The Te[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: McCollum fends off Medina Valley, Brackenridge tops Kennedy, O’Connor sweeps Brennan
The intensity of district play ramped up in Week 6 of the high school volleyball season, as McCollum withstands a furious rally to defeat Medina Valley on the road, Brackenridge knocks off Kennedy at Edgewood Gym and O'Connor sweeps Brennan.
Somerset stuns Southside in Battle of 1604; Steele’s defense shuts down Reagan; Holmes, McCollum, Kennedy still undefeated
The Somerset Bulldogs are just one of several area teams piecing together impressive starts to the 2021 high school football season, alongside the likes of Steele, Holmes and Kennedy.
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.
Two brothers were wrongfully convicted of murder and rape. Decades later, a jury has awarded them $75 million.
A North Carolina jury awarded $75 million to two Black half-brothers with intellectual disabilities for their wrongful conviction and imprisonment for a rape and murder they didn't commit.washingtonpost.com
2 men wrongfully sent to death row awarded $75M in damages
A jury in a North Carolina federal civil rights case has awarded $75 million to two Black, intellectually disabled half brothers who spent decades behind bars after being wrongfully convicted in the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl. The eight-person jury on Friday decided Henry McCollum and Leon Brown should received $31 million each in compensatory damages, $1 million for every year spent in prison, The News & Observer reported. The jury also awarded them $13 million in punitive damages.news.yahoo.com
McCollum overcomes adversity to beat Southwest
The month of January has been a test in resiliency and overcoming hardship for the McCollum Cowboys girls’ basketball team. “This is an emotional game for us,” McCollum coach Ernest Lopez said. We’re just continuing to work hard to get even better than we were before.”Along with Alexis Martinez, McCollum got key baskets and contributions from several players in the pivotal fourth quarter in which McCollum outscored Southwest 22-9. Southwest, keyed by a three-pointer from Emily Sanchez, went on a 7-0 run to whittle the McCollum lead to 45-38 with 1:54 remaining in the game. Lopez said McCollum is focused on making the playoffs, which it last did in 2018.mysanantonio.com
McCollum rebounds to defeat Southside in overtime
McCollum’s Jan. 2 game at Southside seemed to be an early glimpse of the top two teams in District 27-5A. The Cowboys (10-2, 2-1) recovered to share second place with Southwest (6-8, 2-1) by virtue of a 78-75 overtime win against Southside (2-8, 1-1). Torres (23 points) scored on an inbounds lob at the buzzer to send it to overtime. “It was a battle of two teams that want to win district,” Southside coach Shawn Dalbert said. It may have been a blessing in disguise.”The McCollum game was the first for Southside’s football contingent — Senobio Ortiz (26 points), Nikolai Hernandez and Torres.mysanantonio.com
Harlandale wins ninth straight Frontier Bowl
Rodriguez’s performance helped Harlandale win its ninth consecutive Frontier Bowl game against McCollum. Harlandale now leads the annual Frontier Bowl series at 32-23-2. The Frontier Bowl has been played between the two Harlandale ISD schools since 1964. “We stayed together through a tough season,” Harlandale coach Albert Torres said. Torres said by retaining the Frontier Bowl title for a ninth straight season, it will provide a boost for both Rodriguez, a junior, and his Harlandale teammates returning next year.mysanantonio.com
Kyle Lehman too much for McCollum
The Kyle Lehman Lobos used their speed and explosiveness to get into the end zone as they cruised by the McCollum Cowboys 33-0 on Nov. 20 at Harlandale Memorial Stadium. Lehman rushed for 340 yards while amassing 450 yards of total offense in dominating McCollum. McCollum struggled offensively in the contest as they were limited to 155 total yards by Lehman. But McCollum could not stop the Lehman scoring onslaught as Payton scored on a 61-yard run on a sweep in the third quarter. McCollum plays Veterans Memorial at 7:30 p.m. Friday at D.W. Rutledge Stadium.mysanantonio.com
McCollum makes up for lost time with 4-0 start
Non-district matches exist so that teams can work out the rough spots before the wins and losses become more consequential. “We didn’t have a preseason,” McCollum coach Valerie Vieyra said. McCollum tightened up its defense in the third game and held off a Floresville challenge after the teams battled point for point until late in the game. Three kills from Sanchez gave the Cowboys a 24-17 lead late in the game. South San 3, East Central 1The Bobcats (1-2, 1-2) earned their first 2020 win on Saturday by defeating District 27-6A rival East Central (0-0, 0-0) 18-25, 26-24, 25-22, 26-24 at South San.mysanantonio.com
HIGHLIGHTS: McCollum volleyball rallies past Floresville to win five-set thriller
SAN ANTONIO – In a critical District 28-5A matchup, the McCollum Cowboys rally from an 0-2 set deficit to knock off the Floresville Jaguars in an epic five-set thriller and remain undefeated on the season at 3-0. MORE VOLLEYBALL COVERAGEMORE HIGHLIGHTS: Madison earns first win over Churchill in 20 years
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
District championships for Class 5A softball left undecided
District championships for Class 5A softball left undecidedArea Class 5A softball teams were in the drivers seat in all three districts when the 2020 season was halted because of the coronovirus pandemic. It was definitely shaping up to be a great year for teams that were building their programs, Edison coach Jennifer Bocanegra said. Like I told the girls, theres a lot of what-ifs and could-have-beens, first-year McCollum coach Alessia Gallegos said. We had high hopes for them in the playoffs, third-year Jefferson coach Shannon Nail said. I think (the postseason) was going to be great, Southwest coach Sandy Hernandez said.mysanantonio.com
McCollum coach brings hoop dreams to YouTube
McCollum coach brings hoop dreams to YouTubeMcCollum boys basketball coach Marcus Alvarado, shown in the schools gym in 2014, last month launched the Coaching Connections video series on YouTube. McCollum boys basketball coach Marcus Alvarado, shown in the schools gym in 2014, last month launched the Coaching Connections video series on YouTube. Photo: Staff File Photo Photo: Staff File Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close McCollum coach brings hoop dreams to YouTube 1 / 1 Back to GalleryYouTube isnt just for music videos and clips from TV shows. The enterprising McCollum boys basketball coach last month launched a series of interviews with his peers talking about their craft. Marcus has a good heart and hes a good coach, said Jefferson coach Art Vela, who was on the second episode with Alamo Heights coach Andrew Brewer.mysanantonio.com
McCollum undefeated in 26-5A under new leadership
McCollum undefeated in 26-5A under new leadershipWhen a new coach is brought into a program, their typically is a period of adjustment. Were trying to keep the McCollum culture alive in softball, first-year Cowboys coach Alessia Gallegos said. Key contributors included Rosalyn Rodriguez (3-for-4, home run, 3 RBI), Alexis Martinez (2-for-5, RBI), Alexis Arredondo (2-for-3, RBI) and Yasmine Rebolloso (1-for-1, 2 RBI). Against Boerne Champion, McCollum overcame a 5-3 deficit with three runs in the fourth and five in the fifth. I feel this is that team at McCollum, Gallegos said.mysanantonio.com
McCollum wins Harlandale softball tournament title
McCollum wins Harlandale softball tournament titleThe McCollum Cowboys rolled over their opponents in taking the title at the Harlandale ISD Softball Tournament, capped off by a 15-4 win over the Pleasanton Lady Eagles in the tournament championship game Saturday at Tejeda Sports Complex. During the three-day tournament, McCollum scored a staggering 64 runs against the five opponents they played, while allowing only 11 runs as they went undefeated in tournament play. I feel super proud of the girls, especially since this is our own tournament as a district, said McCollum coach Alessia Gallegos. Quintero, the tournament MVP, said energy and team chemistry have helped McCollum get off to a good start. Stelzig ended the Alamo Heights threat by getting Janes to strike out swinging on a fastball for the third out.mysanantonio.com
HS Volleyball Highlights: October 22nd
A matchup between the top two teams in District 30-4A highlights Tuesday night's volleyball action, as the La Vernia Bears stay unbeaten with a sweep of Navarro. In District 26-5A, McCollum rallies past Seguin on the road in a five-set thriller and in District 26-3A, Universal City Randolph fends off Marion with a 3-2 victory.
HS Volleyball Highlights: October 22nd
A matchup between the top two teams in District 30-4A highlights Tuesday night's volleyball action, as the La Vernia Bears stay unbeaten with a sweep of Navarro. In District 26-5A, McCollum rallies past Seguin on the road in a five-set thriller and in District 26-3A, Universal City Randolph fends off Marion with a 3-2 victory. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.