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

Ladycat Softball Update

It took a little less than 55 minutes for the Hallsville Ladycats to dispatch of the Pine Tree Lady Pirates and sew up the fourth and final playoff berth in District 16-5A. The Ladycats collected five runs in the first and erupted for 10 more in the third to coast to a 15-0 shutout here at Spring Hill's Lady Panther Park.

Hallsville (16-13-1) advances to the Class 5A bi-district round of the playoffs and draws Forney (28-2) in a one-game winner-take-all at 7 p.m. Thursday in Lindale. In a bit of irony, first-year Ladycat coach Kayla Whatley meets up with her mentor and former Hallsville coach Pat Eitel, who left last year after a very successful run with the Ladycats. 

"It'll be a little weird," Whatley confessed. "I've always been on his side for about 10 years, considering I played for him and then I coached with him. It'll definitely be weird." 

Eitel, who was in attendance Monday evening to scout his former school, didn't find the pending reunion all that unusual.   "When we first saw who our district plays against and it was Hallsville's district, I figured no matter how we were going to end up, one way or another fate was going to happen," said Eitel, who compiled 315 wins with the Ladycats over an 11-year period.

"To be honest, I hate to play them in the first round. But that's the way it goes. It'll be a fun game. I knew Kayla was going to do a good job. She was a good player and good coach. They're in good hands."

More Athletes Signing April 25th

Current signees signed on April 25th at 9:00am in the practice gym.

Matt Mowery - Basketball - LeTourneau  University

Chase Cushenberry - Football - Oklahoma Baptist University

Blair Fernandez - Football - Louisiana College

Chris Kuler - Football - Louisiana College

Emily Morin - Softball - Baton Rouge Community College

Shaun Breaux - Girls Soccer - Nicholls State

Grayson Lawrence - Track - Hardin Simmons University

Audrey Slaten - Volleyball - Panola College

2017 Track & Field Banquet is rescheduled for May 4th @ 6PM in the HHS Cafeteria.

Bobcat Baseball Update

Marshall third baseman Kolton Roberson's triple over the head of Hallsville's Tye Smith in the top half of the eighth inning cleared the bases and propelled the Mavericks to a 12-5 win over the Bobcats on Friday night before a packed park.

The Mavericks wound up scoring seven times in the eighth and batted around. The Bobcats committed an uncharacteristic five fielding errors in the contest and three of them came in the decisive eighth frame.

Hunter Neal, who came on in relief of Marshall starter Ty Kirkland in the sixth, got the win to improve his mark to 2-2 on the season.

With the victory, Marshall improves to 18-9 overall and 8-3 in District 16-5A. The Mavericks, winners of six straight and on their way to the postseason, sit all alone in third place and one game behind the second place Bobcats and two in back of loop leading Sulphur Springs.

Hallsville, ranked 14th in the state and playoff-bound, drops to 22-4 overall and 9-2 in the league.

After a scoreless first inning, the Bobcats stacked up four runs on three base hits in their half of the second. A lead single from left fielder Mason Oxsheer got things started after a nine-pitch at bat. He came in to score the game's first run when catcher Dylan Bailey dropped a single in shallow center.

Colton Oney, who was hit by a pitch twice in the game, along with pinch-runner Cade Molidor found their way home after a 2-RBI double from Blaine Parker.

Ty Meissner, who was also plunked twice by Marshall pitchers, managed to tag and score from third after Logan Durrett lifted a sac fly to center.

The 4-0 lead was short-lived, however, as Marshall sent 10 to bat in the third and scratched for four runs on just two base hits. Jake McMullen, who singled three times and reached in five of six at bats, punched an opposite field single to left with one out.

Kirkland lofted a fly down the first base line that dropped harmlessly enough and allowed McMullen to score the first of his two runs.

Bobcat starter Cooper Rawls ran into some trouble after the Kirkland single and issued consecutive walks to Roberson, Sam Jones and Cade Bickerdike. The latter two were able to pick up an RBI apiece.

The excitement was far from over as Hallsville took the lead in the bottom half of the fifth after Durrett slide in just a Cam Haller tag as the Bobcats pulled off a double steal.

Marshall coach Derek Dunaway, who notched his 100th career coaching victory, came out to dispute the bang-bang play that gave Hallsville a 5-4 lead. After a few minutes of intense exchange with the home plate umpire, Dunaway got the heave-ho and was sent to the bus.

The Mavericks rallied back to forge a 5-5 tie in the top half of the sixth as nine-hole hitter Michael Crutcher beat out an infield hit up the middle. McMullen worked a walk before Haller flew out to left and Clark reached via an error at shortstop.

This closed the book on Rawls, who finished with 112 pitches, surrendering five hits and striking out five. The Bobcats eventually cycled through four more arms before the close of business.

Kirkland's drive to deep right field was flagged by Carson Chapman, but Crutcher was able to tag up from third and tie the game.

Tennis Update

Varsity Regional Tennis Tournament
Dawson Barker/Holden Cathey defeat Casillas/Vizcarra (Dallas Jefferson) 6-4,6-2
Dawson Barker/Holden Cathey lost in the regional quarterfinals against Frisco Liberty.

Area Track & Field Update

Bronwyn Buchanan advances to Regionals with a 3rd place finish in the 1600m. Her 5:38.15 is a Personal Best and lands her 3rd All-Time in school history!

The 4x400m relay advances to Regionals! (Trinity Irby, Grayson Lawrence, Alex Laylee & Colby Mason)

Grayson Lawrence finishes 3rd to advance to Regionals in the 300m hurdles!

Colby Mason advances in the 400m with a 3rd place finish and a time of 49.21 to land him 2nd All-Time in school history!

Kiara Silmon advances to Regionals in the 100m with a time of 12.22 placing her 3rd All-Time in school history!

Boys 4x100m advances to Regionals with a 42.99!

Matthew Mowery & Colby Mason advance in the High Jump! Colby Mason is your AREA CHAMP!!!

Bre Sneed advances to Regionals in the Shot Put!

Madison Pietrzykowski earns a spot to Regionals in Pole Vault!! 

Girls Soccer 16-5A All District

The Hallsville Ladycats won the school's first district soccer championship and ran away with four superlatives in District 16-5A.

All accolades were voted on by district member coaches.

Junior Megan Watts earned a shared of MVP along with Greenville junior Kaylee Bobbit. Sophomore Evan Hampton garnered Offensive MVP and junior Peyton Montgomery was Midfielder of the Year. 

Ladycat coach Aaron Erickson was voted top taskmaster. 

Rounding out the superlatives were Greenville's Stephanie Espinoza (Defensive MVP) Texas High's Sarah Rogers (Sophomore of the Year), Sulphur Springs' duo of Sophie Young (Newcomer) and Abbi Hale (Co-Goalie) along with Marshall's Cheyenne Mann (Co-Goalie). 

FIRST TEAM

Pine Tree: Lexi Tate, Raquel Gibson and Callie Ball; Hallsville: Shaun Breaux, Maddie Floyd, Alexis Simmons and Kayleigh Guevara; Mount Pleasant: Citalia Gonzalez, Dulce Memije and Karissa Woods; Sulphur Springs: Gracie Bower, Ciarra Rico and Kamryn Wimberly; Texas High: Rachael Shewmaker, Anna Morgan and Emma Wolf; Greenville: Kaylee Deleon and Kianna Ellison.

SECOND TEAM

Pine Tree: Ariana Alba, Eden Antonisse and Gracie Roberts; Hallsville: Mariah Martinez, Lauren Battles; Mount Pleasant: Virginia Fuentes and Tonita Graniel; Sulphur Springs: Makenna Kager, Faith Singleton and Jo McMillian; Texas High: Mya Bowers, Grace McGuire and Summer Stussy; Greenville: Litzi Chavez and Avery Folks.

HONORABLE MENTION 

Pine Tree: Elizabeth Higgins, Kelsi Curtis and Sophie Fisher; Hallsville: Makenzie Meitzen, Kylee Cubine and Brittany Blakely; Marshall: Amy Navarro, Jenny Dominguez and Jahnisi Calderon; Mount Pleasant: Jacqueline Suarez, Ailyn Moreno and Estephane Chavez; Sulphur Springs: Payton Pierce, Taylor Robinson and Lauren Helm; Texas High: Sarah Jane Paddock, Eleanor Schroeder and Ariel Heiker; Greenville: Irais Fuentes, Lauren Davidson and Sarah Malmros.

Boys Soccer 16-5A All District

Marshall's Elvis Hernandez reeled in Most Valuable Player honors with the release of the District 16-5A Soccer Team.

Hernandez was joined by fellow Maverick Christian Gomez, who earned Defensive MVP, while Coach of the Year went to Marshall's Brian Speers.

Pine Tree's Fermin Osorio landed Sophomore of the Year and Pirate teammate Michael Molina shared Newcomer of the Year with Hallsville's Morgan Wolverton.

Rounding out the superlatives was Goalkeeper of the Year that went to Hallsville's Caden Zulliger and Mount Pleasant's Natahaniel Villavicencio took Offensive MVP and Jalen Mayfield was top midfielder.

Voting was conducted by the district's coaches.

FIRST TEAM

Pine Tree: Juan (Tito) Gimenez, Luke Yoder and Emmanuel Salas; Hallsville: Alan Acuna and Nino Harris; Marshall: Michael Galvin, Roberto Navarro and Mario Galvin; Mount Pleasant: Tony Freer, Kevin Perez and Gabriel Moyao; Sulphur Springs: Angel Tavera, Ignacio Orozco and Raefel Lopez; Greenville: Ian Miller, Payton Franklin and Carson Mudie. 

SECOND TEAM 

Pine Tree: Jose Vasquez and Colton Lybarger; Marshall: Jaci Cabrea, Hector Tello and Eric Montes; Mount Pleasant: Esteban Gonzalez, Alex Guzman and Gabriel Villasenior; Sulphur Springs: Gerardo Arelleno, Job Esobar and Brian Roque. 

HONORABLE MENTION 

Pine Tree: Oscar Diaz, Jose Flores, Luis Herta, Christian Arevalo, Emaniel Rios, Jonathan Lopez and Luis Ledezma; Hallsville: Jaime Martinez, Dylan Holly, Alan Diday and Kaleb Wagner; Marshall: Eber Jaimes, Jacob Alberto, Alberto Jaimes and Alfredo Hernandez; Sulphur Springs: Daniel Sosa, DJ Abron and David Guitierrez; Texas High: John Debenport, Alejandro Hernandez and Isdiro Hernandez; Greenville: Kevin Zavala, Bryan Ocanos and Nic Hazlet.