Within the borders of the Lone Star State, the sport of football rules the realm of extracurricular activities with an iron fist.
Since Brooke Kanas left Canyon High School and headed north to Lubbock, she’s been opening more than a few eyes with her stellar play for the Red Raiders.
Coming off its winningest season in more than a decade and loaded with talent due back in 2020, the Canyon baseball program entered the offseason looking like a powder keg of potential.
AUSTIN — Two former Canyon teammates were among the 19 Longhorn track and field athletes to be named All-Americans following the 2019 outdoor championships in Austin.
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Express-News announced Saturday what Canyon softball fans have already known for months: Aliyah Pritchett is the 2018-19 area female athlete of the year.
A pair of senior sluggers and a freshman outfielder recently learned they had made the cut for the 2019 Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 6A all-state team.
BUDA — If anyone was unsure of just how good the 2019 Cougarettes are prior to Friday night’s Region IV-6A final, those doubts have been laid to rest.
The curtain may have already been drawn on the 2019 soccer season, but local athletes are still reaping the rewards for their skill and dedication throughout the past year on the pitch.
For local teams New Braunfels, Canyon and Smithson Valley, the 2019 boys soccer season yielded a combined 29 district victories, one league championship and three playoff appearances.
Not only did all three local District 26-6A girls soccer teams qualify for the playoffs this past season, but they also nearly secured a clean sweep of the league’s on-field superlatives.
The Canyon softball team will face Harlingen South this Friday and Saturday in a best-of-three regional semifinal series set to be played in Corpus Christi.
AUSTIN — Smithson Valley junior pole vaulter Avianna Trinidad entered the state track and field meet in Austin as the Class 6A wild card competitor after a third-place finish at regionals.
WIMBERLEY — With their season on the line, the Cougarettes nearly went wire to wire while recording a surprisingly matter-of-fact 6-2 victory over Hays Saturday afternoon in a winner-take-all playoff contest at Wimberley High School.
WIMBERLEY — Hays staved off elimination Friday afternoon in Wimberley by upending Canyon 7-2 in Game 2 of a best-of-three regional quarterfinal playoff series.
WIMBERLEY — The Cougarettes’ winning formula Thursday night in their regional quarterfinal series opener against Hays revolved around applying constant pressure to the opposition and waiting for the cracks to appear.
Canyon and Hays will meet in a showdown of top-10 teams beginning Thursday with Game 1 of a best-of-three regional quarterfinal series at Wimberley High School.
AUSTIN — Smithson Valley, New Braunfels and Canyon will all be sending athletes to the upcoming UIL Class 6A state track and field meet this Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
DRIPPING SPRINGS — Canyon kept its season alive by winning a wild contest Saturday against Hays in extra innings, but the Cougars were eliminated from the postseason following an 8-5 loss in Game 3 at Dripping Springs High School.
Canyon broke out the brooms Thursday night at home against San Antonio MacArthur and eliminated the Lady Brahmas from the Class 6A postseason by way of a lopsided 9-1 triumph.
SAN ANTONIO — It’s already been well established that the Cougarettes can turn any game into a fireworks display with their abundance of power at the plate.
As the humidity soars and the pressure mounts, area baseball and softball teams prepare for the most meaningful moments of the season.
SAN ANTONIO — The final few steps in the journey to Austin’s Mike A. Myers Stadium for the state track and field meet are set to take place today and Saturday at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio.
After 49 days of patiently waiting, Canyon exacted its revenge against crosstown rival New Braunfels Tuesday during senior night at Cougar Field.
A postseason bid may have eluded the three local Class 6A boys basketball teams during the 2018-19 season, but a bevy of honors from District 26-6A did not.
SAN ANTONIO — Canyon cemented its third straight district championship Tuesday night in enemy territory by taking down East Central 7-2.
The Cougars kept plugging away and placing runners on base Tuesday night at home against Steele, but their comeback bid never materialized.
A myriad of athletes punched their ticket to the area meet this week after finishing in the top four of their respective events at the District 26-6A track and field meet held at Canyon High School.
SAN MARCOS — New Braunfels nabbed its fifth consecutive District 26-6A win Tuesday night on the road after roughing up the Rattlers 12-1 in San Marcos.
Canyon and San Antonio Reagan entered Tuesday night’s area playoff contest at Cougar Stadium riding respective win streaks of 12 and six matches, respectively.
AUSTIN — A change in scenery and a boost in the overall intensity level did little to curtail the Canyon girls soccer team’s momentum Friday night during a bi-district playoff match.
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