Clear Lake/Bay Area Roundup: Wright secures silver
Clear Lake's Kiara Wright equaled the best mark of the day, but ended up with the silver medal in the Class 5A girls high jump at the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Meet last week in Austin.
Wright, a junior, finished in a three-way tie for first place at 5 feet, 9 inches with Arlington's Orlene Parris and Westfield's Khalyshia Mayo, but Parris took the gold with fewer misses, and Mayo was third due to more attempts along the way.
"Kiara gave a tremendous effort," Clear Lake coach James Menze said. "She worked very hard all season to get to state and have a high finish once there, and she's looking forward to going back in 2012 and taking the gold."
Wright earned the state berth with top finishes in District 24-5A and Region III.
Clear Creek had a pair of seventh places at the state event with seniors Matt Smythe in the 5A boys 300-meter hurdles and C.J. McElroy in the boys long jump.
Creek seniors fall in first round
The Clear Creek all-senior mixed doubles team of Sammy Siegel and Hunter Carrithers fell in the first round of the UIL State Tennis Tournament last week in Austin.
Siegel and Carrithers lost to San Angelo Central's Jared Johnson and Claire Williams 6-3, 6-4 in the state quarterfinals.
"They are my first mixed doubles team to qualify for the state tournament, and they really gave a great effort against an outstanding San Angelo Central team," Clear Creek coach Pat Marrie said. "They came back strong in the second set but came up just short."
Siegel and Carrithers will be honored along with their Clear Creek teammates during the Wildcats tennis Banquet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at Las Brisas on IH-45.
"We want to thank all of our players for what was a great spring season," Marrie said.
Marrie will hold summer camps from June 6-9 and July 25-28 at Clear Creek High School, and for more information, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clear Lake fifth in golf
The Clear Lake girls placed fifth in Class 5A at the UIL State Golf Tournament last week in Austin.
The Lady Falcons had rounds of 313 and 312 for a 625 total that was bettered by state champion Austin Westlake at 591 (294-297), El Paso Eastwood 606 (298-308), Allen 607 (301-306) and The Woodlands 620 (308-312).
Senior Courtney Ferguson (Oklahoma State) placed fourth individually at 144 (75-69) to lead the Lady Falcons, who also had junior Taylor Stockton tie for 12th at 153 (75-78).
Junior Bristol Gunderson, and sophomore Kristen Bush and Cassie Weyland also competed for Clear Lake.
Clear Creek girls basketball camp
Clear Creek girls basketball coach Jana Williams will hold basketball camps for girls in grades K-5 and 6-9, from June 6-9 in Butler Gym at Clear Creek High School.
The enrollment fee is $95. For more information, contact Williams at 281-284-1771.
Clear Brook boys basketball camp
The Clear Brook Wolverines boys basketball camp is se for June 13-17, with players in grades 1-5 going from 9-11 a.m., and grades 6-9 from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is $85, but that increases to $95 at the door.
Contact Clear Brook coach Jason Pillow at 281-705-6715 or Jpillow33@yahoo.com for more information.
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