Coyotes battle Wildcats in non-district game
Pete Luna|Leader-NewsSecond baseman Malachi Velasquez takes Somerset base runner Bryan Isbell out at second base. On the play, Isbell was caught stealing as the throw by catcher Chris Mata (not pictured) to Velasquez was on target. The defensive play took place last Tuesday night during the first inning of the Uvalde-Somerset ball game. The Uvaldeuvaldeleadernews.com
No. 3 Johnson opens playoff run against No. 8 New Braunfels; BGC Roadtrip features Somerset vs. Fredericksburg; Three games to watch in Bi-District round
KSAT 12's Big Game coverage kicks off the 2021 playoffs with some great matchups in the Bi-District round, including No. 3 Johnson vs. No. 8 New Braunfels.
Fire and Armor Bowl between 3-0 Dragons, 2-0 Titans headlines Week 8 matchups; Somerset begins district play against La Vernia; Steele faces Clemens in 27-6A
Week 8 of KSAT 12′s Big Game Coverages features some crucial neighborhood rivalries, including the fourth installment of the Fire and Armor Bowl and a classic battle at Lehnhoff Stadium between Steele and Clemens.
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.
San Marcos warms up in scrimmage against Laredo United South
SOMERSET — John Walsh is used to having a whole play sheet as he is known for always having one of the top offenses over his career.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Thompson recalls 'bird's-eye view' of insurrection
As the Jan. 6 congressional probe is set to begin, Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House committee investigating the insurrection at the Capitol, recalled his experience on that day in an interview with the Associated Press. (July 26)news.yahoo.com
The last supermoon of 2021 -- aka the Strawberry Moon -- is happening this week
If you’ve missed any of the celestial events that have happened this year already -- the Pink Moon in April or the recent solar eclipse, to name a couple -- you’ve got one more chance to witness a rare supermoon this year, and it’s happening this week.
HIGHLIGHTS: Williams’ grand slam powers Judson softball into Regional Final
Junior Keely Williams' grand slam capped an impressive 8-run explosion in the top of the 5th, as the Judson softball team rolled past O'Connor in the decisive game of their best-of-three UIL Regional Semifinal playoff series at Somerset High School on Saturday evening.
World's largest iceberg, equal to size of Somerset, breaks off Antarctica
The world’s largest iceberg, equal in size to Somerset and bigger than the Spanish island of Majorca, has splintered from the frozen edge `of Antarctica and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea. The new sheet of ice, designated A-76, measures approximately 4,320 square km (2,685m) and is significantly larger than the previous title-holder, A-23A, which stretched 3,380 square km (1,305m). The British Antarctic Survey initially spotted the floating berg after it broke off the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf. Its movement was then confirmed by the European Space Agency’s using images from the Copernicus satellite. Thousands of penguins were threatened in November last year by what was then considered the largest iceberg as it came close to colliding with a remote South Atlantic island supporting sea life.news.yahoo.com
Coldplay, Jorja Smith to play virtual Glastonbury gig in May
FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2019 file photo, a general view of a sign on the third day of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset, England. This year, 2021, the Glastonbury Festival is going online. Organizers say they will stage a one-day livestreamed concert at Worthy Farm in southwest England, home to the annual music extravaganza. Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis said the Live at Worthy Farm event would be like the festival but without people. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)LONDON – This year the Glastonbury Festival is going online.
HIGHLIGHTS: Styles’ buzzer-beater sends Boerne boys to State
SAN ANTONIO – Devin Styles scored the game-winning layup at the final buzzer, and the Boerne boys basketball team defeated Somerset 61-59 in the Class 4A Regional Final to clinch the program’s first trip to the UIL State Tournament since 2008.
Driver who tried to run Somerset police officer off the road had 17 bags of heroin in his truck, affidavit states
The officer contacted the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and followed Rosas’ truck as it turned on Somerset Road and drove in circles in the city. Rosas eventually stopped the truck along a street, exited the truck and began shouting at the officer, the affidavit said. AdThe suspect said “**** you and **** this” before getting back into the truck and driving off toward the intersection of Loop 1604 and Somerset Road, the affidavit states. In Rosas’ vehicle, officers found 17 bags of heroin, totaling 22.36 grams, inside a Jack Links beef jerky container. They also found a glass pipe and a dash camera inside Rosas’ truck.
Country Hall of Famer, actor Kris Kristofferson has retired
FILE - Singer Kris Kristofferson performs at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, on June 23, 2017. Kristofferson has retired after five decades. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer and Grammy winner retired in 2020. The Texas-born Oxford scholar brought introspective and poetic lyrics to country music with songs like Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down and Me and Bobby McGee. He has starred in 70 films and earned a Golden Globe for his performance in “A Star is Born.”He was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame and was awarded the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame.
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
First full moon of 2021 will arrive next week
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A so-called wolf moon rises over Glastonbury Tor on January 11, 2017 in Somerset, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)This year’s first full moon is arriving next week, and astronomers are calling it the “Wolf Moon.”According to NASA, you’ll be able to see the Wolf Moon at its fullest on Jan. 28, around 1:16 p.m., appearing opposite of the Sun. The moon is also called the “Ice Moon,” as it’s known as the first full moon of winter. February’s full “Snow Moon” will reach its peak in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 27, according to the Almanac. To learn more about the Snow Moon, click here.
Koy Detmer, son of late great Sonny Detmer, hired as Somerset’s head football coach
SOMERSET – The Detmer legacy continues at Somerset High School. On Monday evening, the Somerset School District Board of Trustees met to name Koy Detmer as the new head football coach. Koy is the son of longtime high school football coaching legend Sonny Detmer, who passed away last September. Koy played quarterback for his father at Mission High School and served as head coach of the Eagles for the past five seasons. He played eight seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and had a brief stint with the Minnesota Vikings.
Police officer pays for shoplifting suspects' holiday dinner
This undated photo provided by the Somerset Police Department shows Officer Matt Lima in Somerset, Mass. He is being praised for using his own money to purchase $250 gift cards for two women accused of trying to steal groceries last month. – A Massachusetts police officer declined to charge two women accused of trying to steal groceries for the children — and instead bought them Christmas dinner. Somerset Officer Matt Lima responded to a report of shoplifting Dec. 20 at Stop & Shop, where two women with two young children were accused of putting groceries into bags at a self-checkout kiosk without scanning them. The women said they had fallen on hard times and were trying to provide a Christmas dinner for the children.
6 San Antonio school districts receive donations totaling $500,000 from Toyota
SAN ANTONIO – Six San Antonio-area school districts facing a digital divide were given donations totaling $500,000 to help students with e-learning. Somerset ISD received the largest chunk of the donation — $300,000 — and the rest was dispersed to Southside, East Central, Harlandale, South San and Southwest ISDs. The districts surround the Toyota manufacturing plant south of San Antonio. San Antonio’s digital divide was thrust into the spotlight this year as parents had to choose between educating their kids at home or sending them back to class during the pandemic. KSAT explains: Digital divide in San Antonio amid the pandemic
Surprises comfort a community during lockdown
By Alejandra GonzalezPulse Staff Reporter Being in a small town like Somerset has its perks, until the city goes under lockdown. Since the coronavirus outbreak, some businesses have closed until further notice, students are learning from home, and employees are working from home or taking precautions at work. Small communities are struggling to have ends…pacpulse.com
BCSO: Man shot and killed by female partner in Somerset
BCSO: Man shot and killed by female partner in SomersetA Somerset man was shot and killed by his partner Friday morning, according to the Bexar County Sheriffs Office. A Somerset man was shot and killed by his partner Friday morning, according to the Bexar County Sheriffs Office. Photo: Mark Dunphy Photo: Mark Dunphy Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close BCSO: Man shot and killed by female partner in Somerset 1 / 5 Back to GalleryA Somerset man was shot and killed by his partner Friday morning, according to the Bexar County Sheriffs Office. A man in his mid 30s was shot several times in his upper torso and head by a woman in her mid 50s, according to Sheriff Javier Salazar. Somerset police asked BCSO for assistance and Bexar County deputies took over the case.mysanantonio.com
James Volz|Leader-NewsShelby Colvin attempts a shot on goal during second half District 28-5A soccer action between the Uvalde Lobos and the Somerset Lady Bulldogs. Colvins shot was saved by the Somerset goalkeeper (not pictured), but the Lobos connected on over a half dozen of their shots in the match last Saturday afternoon as they recorded a 7-0 victory.uvaldeleadernews.com
Uvaldeans battle Somerset in district soccer competition
Uvalde and Somerset will vie in District 28-5A high school soccer competition Tuesday night. At the Uvalde High School soccer field, the Uvalde Coyotes will host the Somerset Bulldogs, while the Uvalde Lobos will travel to Somerset to take on the Lady Bulldogs. Last Tuesday night, the Coyotes suffered a 7-0 beating at the hands of the San Antonio Harlan Hawks. Following action Tuesday, the Coyotes will be back on the road for district competition against the Floresville Tigers on Friday night. Coach Keith Pendletons Lobos, 2-2 in district play and 4-8-1 for the season overall, will come into the match against Somerset Tuesday following a Friday night home match against the Eagle Pass Winn Lady Mavericks.uvaldeleadernews.com
Coyotes play Somerset Tuesday
The Uvalde Coyotes will play their first home basketball game of 2020 on Tuesday when they host the Somerset Bulldogs. Action in the varsity game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Kinchlow Gym. Prior to that game, the Uvalde and Somerset junior varsity teams will play at 5 p.m., while in Oscar Cruz Gym, the freshman teams will do battle at 5 p.m.Coach Bryan Pennas Bulldogs, 2-1 in district play and 9-4 for the season overall, will enter play against the Coyotes on Tuesday coming off Friday night action against the Southside Cardinals. The Bulldogs went into the game riding a two-game district winning streak. Down by a score of 50-45 at the end of the third period, the Bulldogs went on a 25-point scoring spree in the fourth period to win the ball game.uvaldeleadernews.com
Driver killed after slamming into electrical pole on Southwest Side
SAN ANTONIO - A driver was killed after slamming into an electrical pole on the Southwest Side early Saturday morning, police said. The medical examiner's office identified as 66-year-old David Flores. The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. near Somerset and Palo Alto. Police said the driver was speeding, lost control and missed a sharp curve. Witnesses reported seeing the driver swerving before the crash.