Canadian High School sent three cross-country runners to the regional 1-3A meet at Lubbock on Monday, and one runner advanced to the state competition, which will be held in Round Rock’s Old Settler’s Park on Monday, Nov. 23.
All three sub-varsity Wildcat teams won their final games last week—and all three earned district championship honors, following in the well-traveled path of the varsity Wildcats, who also capped their regular-season schedule last week with a district trophy, and are off to the races in the bi-district playoffs.
A savage battle between two evenly-matched, hungry-for-thewin teams—one with a state title under their belt—thrilled fans as the Canadian Lady Cats edged the 2A, No. 1-ranked, defending state champs Groom Lady Tigers 50-47 at home Tuesday.
Canadian’s offense is on a complete tear, showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The No. 1-ranked Wildcats clicked on all cylinders Friday night, scoring on every first-half possession on the way to a dominating 70-0 shutout of Tulia at Wildcats Stadium.
Four-year players are a rarity at the high school football level. There has to be some special intangible a head coach sees to trust putting a 14- or 15-year-old in a game to compete on the field with experienced juniors and seniors.
Gracen Walker, member of Texas Tech University’s ranch horse team, and her equine partner, RC Shiner Doc, won third place in the Non-Pro World All-Around at the Stock Horse of Texas (SHTX) world show in Abilene last weekend.
Three members of the Canadian High School crosscountry teams finished in the top-10 at the twice-delayed District 1-3A meet held at Canyon High School on Friday, and qualified for the regional meet, which will be held Nov. 9 in Lubbock.
The eighth-grade and JV Wildcats headed south last Thursday, escaping the polar icecap of the northeastern Panhandle in search of unfrozen football turf. With the seventh-graders sidelined by COVID, the eighth-graders took the field first.
Canadian’s football future looks bright with the 5th- and 6th-grade Cats defeating Merritt 12-0 for the tourney trophy Sunday at Sayre Athletic Field in Sayre, Oklahoma. Receiver Charlene Cervantes earned Most Valuable Player honors for her efforts in the twoday tournament.