Bobcat Football Summer Info

From the Desk of Coach David Plunk
I hope you are having a great summer, at the same time I also hope you have been preparing for the
upcoming season. Start of the 2016 football season is quickly approaching and expectations for this
season are extremely high. It’s time for everyone to buy in As One. There are several details you need
to be prepared to cover in the next few weeks. Below is a list of important dates, events and
information. Important Dates:  July 25th – 10:00‐12:00 equipment pickup for all incoming Jr and Sr’s. o Prior to equipment pick up go to our website at Click on the link
Athletic Physical Forms and download the forms. o Bring all required paper work signed when you pick up your equipment. o Paper work must be signed and turned into the athletic office before equipment will be
issued.  July 26th – 10:00 – 12:00 equipment pickup for all incoming Freshmen and sophomores
o Prior to equipment pick up go to our website at Click on the link
Athletic Physical Forms and download the forms. o Bring all required paper work signed when you pick up your equipment. o Paper work must be signed and turned into the athletic office before equipment will be
issued.  July 25‐26‐27 ‐ Football camp for all 7th‐8th‐9th grade football players
o Registration 8:00‐8:30
o Cost $20.00
o Camp time 8:30‐11:00
 July 25‐26 ‐ Football camp for 6th grade and under athletes
o Camp will focus entirely on football fundaments. o Registration 6:00–6:30
o Cost $20.00
o Camp time 6:30‐8:30
 July 29th – Physicals for any incoming 7th‐9th‐11th grade athletes ** o UIL rules require all incoming 7th‐9th‐11th grade athletes to have a physical on file
prior to participation. o Location – High School field house
o Time ‐ 9:00 – 12:30
o Cost $10.00
o Physicals can be obtained by your personal doctor or the doctor of your choice. This is
just an option we provide for the student athletes.
 August 1st ‐ 7:30 all high school football players report 9th‐12 grade
o Practice 1 – 8:00‐10:00
o Break 10:00‐10:30
o Practice 2 – 10:30‐12:30
o All other practice times and dates are listed on the attached calendar.  August 4th – Bobcat Night of Champions – all JV and Varsity Football Players
o Location : High School Cafeteria
o Time : 5:30 – 8:00
 August 12th – Scrimmage vs Henderson
o Location – 9th/JV and Varsity will play at Hallsville Bobcat Stadium
o Time ‐ 9th/JV 5:30 ‐ Varsity 7:00
 August 11th ‐ Media Day and Family Picture Day. (Varsity Players only)  August 18th – Community Pep Rally
o Location : Bobcat High School Practice Field and Student Parking Lot
o Time 6:00 PM
 August 19th – Scrimmage vs Kilgore
o Location – 9th/JV and Varsity will play at RE St John Stadium in Kilgore
o Time ‐ 9th/JV 5:30 ‐ Varsity 7:00
 August 22nd – First Day of School  August 25th – 9th/JV vs Carthage
o Location ‐ Hallsville
o Time : 9th 5:30 / JV 7:00
 August 28 ‐ Varsity @ Whitehouse 7:30
Informational Items:
Items provided by the athletic program: all high school football players will be provided the following
items:  Lock and a locker  Practice Shorts and T‐Shirt  Shoulder Pads, helmet, thigh and hip pads, knee pads, mouth piece, and practice jersey  Adidas game cleats (varsity players only) ‐ Sub varsity players will be given cleats if needed. They will not be new cleats.  Game jersey and game pant for game competition. The Hallsville Athletic Program has signed an agreement to be an Adidas Program. As part of this
program we get a 35% discount on all footwear (cleats) and a 40% discount on all clothing and apparel. This is a great opportunity for you to save money. If you wish to purchase additional items for your son, below is a list of items I will order. (Note: the prices are at our cost)
 Go to website
 With your order please list the athletes name and order size. For any additional information visit our website at and join our Facebook page
Hallsville Bobcats Athletics. Thank you
David Plunk
Athletic Director/Head Football Coach
Hallsville ISD
(903) 668‐5990 ext. 4129

Volleyball Update

Audrey Slaten filled the stat sheet with 12 kills, 11 digs, three blocks and two aces, and the Hallsville Ladycats maintained their lead in the District 16-5A race with a 25-16, 25-21, 25-18 sweep of Pine Tree. 

Gracie Floyd added 20 assists for Hallsville. Kelsey Offutt chipped in with four kills and 10 digs, Addi McDermott seven kills, Melody Weaver 12 assists, Alexis Simmons three aces and eight digs and Laura Rose Gray six blocks.

For Pine Tree in the loss, Alexis Wiley had eight kills, Mary Mcquaid and Na'keyia Fisher five apiece and Marissa Gary, Harper Finley and Jordan Fuller four each. Mcquaid added three blocks, with Finley, Fuller and Wiley adding two apiece. Chelsea Chadwick picked up 20 digs. Gary had eight, Haley Morgan seven, Wiley four and Finley and Fuller three apiece, and Gary finished with 13 assists while Moore dished out seven.

Hallsville, now 8-1 in district play, will visit Mount Pleasant on Tuesday. 

Can't make it to the game?  Coach Brad Blalock will be broadcasting Ladycat volleyball action LIVE on Bobcat Radio 104.9FM.

Primetime Players - Week 8

Payton McGarvey, Chris Kuler, Blair Fernandez, Ty Meisner and James Nelson, Hallsville: McGarvey completed 15 of 26 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns, and Kuler caught seven passes for 98 yards and two scores in the Bobcats' loss to Pine Tree. Fernandez had 14 tackles, Meisner 11 and Nelson 11.

Bobcat Football in Action!

They return to play on:
10/21 Marshall at Marshall
10/28 Texas High at Home
11/4 Sulphur Springs at Sulphur Springs

Tennis Update 10/18/16

Hallsville defeats Spring Hill 15-4. Hallsville moves to 9-2 on the season.
Senior Jeep Shoesmith went 2-0 on the day.
Sophomore Ethan Wedgeworth went 2-0 on the day.
Sophomore Molly Mauldin won both her singles and doubles match.
Sophomore Kylee Mixon went 2-0 on the day.
Freshman Lexie Barthelemess won her singles match

Bobcat Golf

Congratulations to the Hallsville Varsity "B" golf team competing in the Hallsville Boys Golf Fall Classic on Monday bringing home the win with a team score of 315.
Hayden Garland 74 - 1st place individual medalist
Jacob Thorn 76 - 4th place individual medalist
Aaron Leathers 79
Zach Lummus 86
Seth Calhoun 87
The Hallsville JV boys also competed with a team score of 353.
Chase Pondant 84
Jonathan Horaney 86
Adrian Lujan 90
Paxton McGarvey 93
Preston Miller 98

Cross Country Update

Our Hallsville Bobcat and Ladycat Cross Country teams made a good showing at the District meet on Wednesday, October 19th!  Both Varsity and JV Ladycats came away with 2nd place trophies and Varsity girls qualified for Regionals.  All of the athletes that have been competing this year have shown tremendous dedication to this tough sport.


Varsity Ladycats cinched their second place team finish led by Bronwyn Buchanan who placed 5th overall with a 20:05 time on the 5k course.  Abbey Ziegler finished 10th overall also with a sub 21 time.  Gracie Floyd took 12th followed by Ezrie Gates in 14th, Sadie Atkins in 17th, Alandra Sales in 26th and freshman Bethany Rogers placed 30th.  These ladies will compete with some of the top runners in the state at the Regional meet in Grand Prairie on October 31st.


Varsity Bobcats placed 4th as a team and were led by Shadd Berg who placed 2nd with a time of 16:22. Conner Vrana finished 16th, Colby Mason in 18th, Alex Pennington was 25th, Brandon Wadlington in 26th, Alex Laylle in 28th and Mackenzie Kidd placed 33rd in a tough race.


JV Ladycats were led by Maddie Floyd who ran her personal best time on the 2 mile course of 13:48.  Other Ladycat medalists included Madison Lummus in 10th, Elizabeth Logan in 11th, Fatima Hernandez in 12th and Jenna Morris in 14th place.  Dinah Humphrey, Alexis Monsivais, Lauren Smith, Joyce Gonzales, Joanna Magellanos, Emily Murphrey, Devin Loving, Chatoria Miles, Erin Mowery & Shelby Hagans rounded out the JV team that brought home the second place trophy.


JV Bobcats also finished 4th overall as a team.  Ethan  Stubblefield placed 10th for the medal and was followed by Casey Hart, Anthony Walker, Tristin Lamay, Chris Larry, Adam Hightower, Brent Morris, Taylor Krchnak, Payton Holman, Gabe Lanas, Caleb Kranz, Matthew York, Chandler Kidd, Marjason Jacob, Elliot Norwood, Lane Smith, Trase Hendrix, Andrew Hickey, Seth Duncan, Cooper Johnson & Rodrigo Rojas.