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 hisdathletics.com. 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 hallvilleathletics.com. 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 http://hhs2016cats.itemorder.com
 With your order please list the athletes name and order size. For any additional information visit our website at hisdathletics.com and join our Facebook page
Hallsville Bobcats Athletics. Thank you
David Plunk
Athletic Director/Head Football Coach
Hallsville ISD
(903) 668‐5990 ext. 4129

Tennis Update

Hallsville defeats Whitehouse 12-7. Hallsville moves to 2-1 on the season.
Sophomore Kylee Mixon went 2-0 on the day.
Junior Miles Booth went 2-0 on the day.
Senior Luke Rodgers went 2-0 on the day.
Senior Noah Wedgeworth won his singles and doubles match
Sophomore Ethan Wedgeworth won both singles and doubles.

Bobcats vs Whitehouse Ticket Information

General Admission Tickets for the Whitehouse game Friday can be purchased at the Hallsville Athletic Office Tuesday thru Thursday and at Posh Affair Tuesday thru Thursday.

Prices:
Pregame $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students

ALL tickets will be $7.00 at the gate.

Gates will open 1-1/2 hrs prior to game time.

Visitor parking is the East Parking Lot. Enter parking lot from Hwy 346 onto Wildcat Dr.

NO ONE will be allowed to enter the field until officials have exited the field.

Volleyball Update

Hallsville sweeps Tyler Lee
By George Whitley - Longview News Journal

HALLSVILLE — Senior outside hitter Audrey Slaten was nearly unstoppable most of the night for Hallsville. 

Slaten thundered down a game-high 21 kills, collected a pair of aces and totaled seven service winners as Hallsville swept Tyler Lee in straight sets, 25-19, 26-24, 25-15 here Tuesday at the coliseum.

The Lady Raiders, after dropping the first game, appeared primed to avoid the sweep, building a 19-15 lead after three straight points at the line from freshman Aliyah Shirley.   There were no less than eight ties and three lead changes in the second game. Lee actually reached game-point at 24-21 when Slaten dinked over a service break.  It was at that point the senior Slaten stepped to the line and reeled off four unanswered serves and Hallsville rallied for a two-point verdict.

"Audrey is just an all-around smart player that knows the game extremely well. She knows when to swing and knows when to make shots and where to put them," Ladycat coach Cara Collum said.

After Hallsville managed to escape in game two, it was a rout in the third and decisive game.

Sophomore Maile Nelson took the Ladycats home from 20-15 with five straight points. Slaten accounted for three kills and sophomore Addison McDermott closed with a game-ending block.  "One thing we've been trying to improve on is staying disciplined and aggressive. A lot of times when you get into those high-emotion moments, you can tend to get wild and out of position," Collum said.  Neither team could get going from the service line in the opening game as there were seven rotations without a service winner.

 Senior middle hitter Laura Rose Gray hammered down a kill shot off a feed from junior Alia Horaney to give Hallsville a 9-8 advantage. A run of three points from senior Baylee McAdams rallied the Lady Cats from what had been a 17-13 hole.

 A Horaney spike broke the Lee serve and sophomore Gracie Floyd responded with three straight points to give Hallsville a 21-18 advantage.  The Ladcats put the finishing touches on a competitive opening game as junior Alexis Simmons ended with a flurry of winners.  It was quite a different story in game two as Lee recovered from an early deficit to push to the brink of winning.

 Hallsville was in need of some service magic and Slaten obliged.  "If we were lacking in the serve receive, you have to be able to pick it up for your team when you go back to the line," said the soft-spoken Slaten.  Senior Melody Weaver passed out 19 assists and Floyd added 18. McAdams was tops in digs with 12 for Hallsville (9-6).

Directions to Whitehouse Football Stadium

DIRECTIONS TO STADIUM   187 Bain Place, Whitehouse, TX 75791 (Home Parking)

108 Wildcat Dr., Whitehouse, TX 75791 (Visitor Parking)

Take 110 South to Whitehouse. In Whitehouse, when 110 intersects with FM 346 (third stoplight in Whitehouse), take a right. Wildcat Stadium is on the right. Visitor parking is at the Jr. High. At second stoplight on Hwy. 110, take a right on Wildcat Dr.