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Completed Freshman Class of Ladies Look to Raise The Lake


Freshman Mya Vorhis, Ayren Lighfoot, and Reece Coburn getting final instructions in win over Charlotte, 51-33.

Canyon Lake has had several Freshman grades in the past that have posted some good results when starting their first year in high school. Some of those classes were back in 2012 when those ladies helped Volleyball-Basketball-Softball with Alexis Robinson having the biggest impact replacing one of the best softball players, pitcher Missy Romero.

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Those other two sports would reap great strides as that crew reached their Sophomore and Junior seasons. That group were able to achieve CL’s first district championship in Volleyball after posting a 12-0 league record and finishing with the best record, 33-09.

Their were several players that made their mark during competition, Bailey Drum (Volleyball & Track & Field), Alexis Robinson (Softball & Volleyball), Addison Farley (Volleyball) and Hannah Wunderlich (Volleyball).

Then, in 2016 another freshman class that was loaded with players like, Marley Carrizales (Softball & Basketball), Lainee Moses (Volleyball, Basketball & Track-Field), Chelsea Tschopepe (Basketball), Jessie Melendez (Basketball & Softball).

There many more ladies but you get the idea of how well those two classes raised the bar across the board.

“The freshman class overall was a force to be reckoned with ALL YEAR,” Girls Athletic Director Kim Clemons commented. “From indoor to outdoor sports, this group of freshman female athletes have, by far, been the MOST talented and successful freshman class in the 9 years I’ve been coaching at Canyon Lake High School.”

“The freshman have been major contributors to each sport. The amount of success we have had this year with each team, has had freshman playing vital roles from starters to, first off, the bench in their respective competitions,” AD Clemons continued. “We, as a coaching staff, are excited about their work ethic and want to continue that attitude through our entire athletic program. What is even better, we get them 3 more years!”

      Great Year Freshman Lady Hawks!!

This past school year, this 2021-22 Freshman Class of Ladies were the deepest by far with, in many cases, having instant results in several areas for their field of play.

To put it bluntly, this just finished freshman class had mayo spread all over their bread without any dry spots….period!

A class that has several ladies who excelled in one sport and several that pitched in by participating in two or more sports.

Volleyball was one that the Freshman Ladies did not make an impact for the Varsity but were prevalent in those two Sub-Varsity teams.

“The freshman in volleyball have been a joy to coach,” Head Volleyball Coach Clemons said. “The freshman that made up our JV Green & Gold teams made great strides improving their skills throughout the volleyball season and proved to be super competitive within the program and against their opponents.”

Go Hawks & Congrats Lady Freshman!!

“We had 3 freshmen make the JV Gold team and they were, Marley Christian at setter running the offense, Laynie Coleman as a Defensive Specialist, and Brilee Eaton as the outside hitter,” Coach Clemons continued. “Marley Christian’s leadership on the court was consistently demonstrated by getting to every ball, to keep the game alive and never giving up.”

You will hear those players mentioned more during this synopsis as this class of girls were plentiful while having the most that excelled in 2 to 3 other sports.

Track & Field had several ladies contribute as noted below with how they have already etched their name in the Top-10 lists.


                       TOP TEN CANYON LAKE TRACK & FIELD 

200 meter dash:         Top 10          Time
Ayren Lightfoot           7th          27.59

400 meter dash:
Ayren Lightfoot           2nd         *61.05 (Finished 3rd in Regions)
Hannah Hammer             7th          62.65

800 meter run:
Hannah Hammer             1st        2:27.28
Saige Childers            7th        2:39.63

1600 meter run:
Avery Hime                8th        6:12.82
Reagan Reinarz            9th        6:17.99

3200 meter run:          
Reagan Reinarz            6th       13:51.40
Avery Hime                8th       14:09.02

100 meter hurdles:
Brilee Eaton              9th          16:98

300 meter hurdles:
Brilee Eaton              6th          49:43

4x400 meter relay         1st        4:04.84 (Went to State)
Ayren Lightfoot & Hannah Hammer
(Juniors: Claire Schroeder & Alencia Lentz were the other two)


“Wow!! What a track season,” Head Coach Sami Theurer exclaimed. “Our young team’s success was an incredible feat and definitely one for the record books. The freshman were a huge contributing factor to our team’s success. Hannah Hammer, Ayren Lightfoot and Brilee Eaton are relentless competitors, consistency pushing themselves and their teammates to run faster and jump higher and further.”

Go Lady (now) Sophomore Hawks and Congrats!!

That word consistency is one attribute in all sports that coaches would covet. For that consistency to be mentioned as freshman speaks volumes.

The Lady Hawks have been loading up in those distance runs as this has been the one deficient event since track first started running around the track.

Cadence Patterson had a classic year as a sophomore and then with the addition of Reagan Reinarz and Avery Hime in the 1600 & 3200 meter runs has been a welcome sight giving CL points in events that had been as wet as the Sahara Desert. Each meet had Reinarz and Hime battling out each week for bragging rights and good team competition.

How bout this past year’s freshman playing on the basketball court and making contributions in every facet. During some stretches of a game you could see 3 or 4 freshman on the court at the same time.

For a season, Reece Coburn finished 18th in assists (39), 14th in steals (70) and broke the 200 point plateau for starters.

Mya Vorhis was a dominant, in the paint, player finishing 2nd in rebounds (208), 12th with 75 steals, totaling 24 blocks for 13th and in assists (34) she placed 19th.

Brynne Beck and Ayren Lightfoot were two more, in the paint, freshman players who combined for 200 rebounds, 118 points, 49 steals and 6 blocked shots.

Two more freshman made their way onto the court with Marley Christian and Brilee Eaton who have been mentioned already for volleyball and track.

Way to Go Sophomore (used to be Freshman) Hawks!!

These two players combined for 177 points, 135 rebounds and 60 steals which added to the depth for this group of teammates.

A team that finished 5 games over .500 (18-13) which was 13 more wins than that previous season. The team 2 years ago averaged 24 points per game and this year’s team finished with a 40 points average per outing season.

This coming year, this should be a fun team to watch with only one player that graduated (Allysia Menchaca) and returning upperclassman: Maddie Pipkin, Shelby Porter, Sofia George and Kylie Rust.

Soccer now has had a two year getting past that Bi-District round and Head Coach Kara Stracener gave her take on this year’s freshman class, “Soccer had 4 freshman on Varsity this year and half of out JV squad consisted of freshman players.”

“Kimberly Bell was our starting goal keeper and played every minute of every game,” Coach Stracener gleamed. “She made huge improvements from the beginning to the end of season and came up with some big saves in big games.”

Canyon Lake lost, 2-1 to a Boerne team in that 3rd round match-up, the Greyhounds made it to the Semifinal round this season showing how CL performed this season.

Way to Go Hawks!!  We’re Proud of You!!

“Sophia Balderas, Laynie Coleman and Saige Childers are pretty raw athletes that were able to compete on the field this year,” Coach Stracener continued. “The speed and physicality of a varsity high school game is quite different from a middle school game, so it was a big learning curve for these 4 freshman but they were able to adapt quickly with hard work and good attitudes and help us to the 3rd round of playoffs for our second year in a row.”

In Softball, Canyon Lake had Rianna Gonzales that played in each game finishing with a .328 batting average batting in 15 Hawks with a .471 on base percentage.

Gonzales was a contributor in the circle with 5 wins and sharing some games so Gabby Barnes could get some needed rest.

Cheyenne Fields had limited at bats but during a district game was able to relieve Emma Lane at the catcher position and came through royally securing a double and single in a Hawk win over Davenport.

                  Hawk Proud!!

Marley Christian and Aubrey Long also had some short time playing and Long also pitched and finished with a, 3-0 record while Christian was used primarily as a courtesy runner scoring 11 times this past season.

This class will be a fun group of athletes to watch and after storming the venues as freshman in significant ways can only give the Hawk Nation a treat in the coming years.

Yes, this group of Ladies will need to make a trip for more mayo to spread on what looks to be several loafs of bread and rumor has it that there is another group coming up that can keep this sojourn in high gear.

Congrats Hawks and look forward to watching more records fall as the Hawk teams continue to Raise The Lake!!