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2012 Place #1
Mr. Lon Hubbard, Member

2012 Place #2
Mr. Kirk Ellender, Secretary

2013 Place #3
Ms. Rebecca Rutledge, Member

2013 Place #4
Mr. Thad Hill, Vice President

2013 Place #5
Mr. Jerry McInnis, Asst. Secretary

2011 Place #6
Mr. Michael C. Johnson, Member

2011 Place #7
Mr. Mark Anderson, President
 

 

 

School Highlights 2014-15

 

Wednesday Kasey Frederick, with her parents Justin and Jennifer and her brothers, signed to play softball for the Nicholls State Colonels in the Southland Conference.  The Bridge City senior third baseman was Offensive MVP of the district last year. 

Alexus Henry was named to the All State Volleyball Team.

Coach Cris Stump has been relieved of his duties as head football coach at Bridge City High School. Supt. Mike King told KOGT the school met with Stump Tuesday morning and told him the school wanted to go in a different direction. King thanked Stump for his work with the program and the kids. As of now Stump will continue to teach PE at the school. King said they will post the job and start looking for someone immediately.  Stump just finished his 8th season with the Cardinals, going 2-8.  King said they would be looking for a football coach. Richard Briggs would remain Athletic Director.
   

 
Alexus Henry, the defending 3A high jump champion from Bridge City announced Friday she would be a member of the University of Texas at Arlington Track team following her senior year.
   
Bridge City's Chase Shugart signed a baseball scholarship with the University of Texas Wednesday. Chase will begin his senior year with the Cardinals as the most decorated player in Southeast Texas. He was named the District MVP along with MVP awards from KOGT, The Orange Leader and the Beaumont Enterprise in his junior season. He went 10-1 with a 1.64 ERA and 127 strikeouts on the mound while hitting .360 at the plate.  He was one of 10 players signed by the Longhorns.
 

District 24-4A All-District Volleyball Team
MVP:   Sarah Woods    LCM Senior
Outstanding Setter:   Jade Piper   LCM    Senior
Outstanding Middle:   Malayzia Winbush     LCM    Senior
Outstanding Outside:  Alexus Henry     BC   Senior
Outstanding defensive player     Kathryne Padgett   HJ    Senior
Newcomer of the Year:  Mallorie Brooks   Silsbee    Sophomore
Coach of the Year:  Vicki Castino  LCM

1st Team
Taylor Aldrich Senior HJ
Tori Hare Senior HJ
Darby Strother Senior LCM
Delani Crowder Senior HF
Brandy Ehrlich  Senior OF
Aaliyah Teel Jr. WOS
Eranishia Carmenar Soph Silsbee
Sarah Acosta Senior BC

2nd Team
Dakota Jeffcoat Senior HJ
Marissa Powell Senior LCM
Abby Alton Senior HF
Ashley Coots Senior HF
Rebecca Newell Junior OF
Sabryn Crain Jr OF
Keleigh Trabing Jr Silsbee
Kaitlin Thayer Jr BC

Bridge City's Graydon Glover and Nick Marcotte advanced to the State Cross Country Meet after their runs at Regionals Saturday.  Full results

The BC volleyball team (5-7) made the playoffs as the fourth place team in 24-4A.

 
During Friday's game, Bridge City recognized the 10th Anniversary of their 2004  3A State Championship Cross Country team. From left Coach Rick Miller, Brad Mason, Brent Higgins, Brad Heath, Garrett English, Randy Becker, and Coach Cody Knight. Team members who didn't attend include Aaron Brannen, Ryan Kelly, and Jacob Peart.  The team finished one thru seven at the district meet.  The team also finished second in state in 2003 and 2005.  Coach Miller has since retired and Coach Knight coaches the Cards, who won district last Wednesday. photo by Jamie Oliphint.

The 24-4A Cross Country Meet was held Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Claiborne Park.  The Bridge City boys won the team title, taking second thru sixth place (Nick Marcotte, Conner Wilbur, Daniel Oliphant, Jordan Fontenot, and Ruben Valencia).   BC girls finished second as a team behind Hamshire-Fannett.  Results
 
Hannah Faulk, escorted by her dad Clay, was crowned the Bridge City Homecoming Queen Friday night.  And the football Cardinals capped off the night with their first win of the season, a 25-14 win over the Liberty Panthers.  See more scores on the KOGT.com Sports Page.  photo by Thanh Ho

 
Bridge City's Homecoming Week festivities are underway, culminating with a football game on Friday against Liberty. 2014 Homecoming Court- Standing: Freshmen, Abby Faulk, Junior, Delaney Voegeli, Senior, Hannah Faulk, Senior, Kelly Zoch, Junior, Bailee Bacon, Sophomore, Hannah Hall. Seated: Freshmen, Halle Huckabay, Senior, Malorie Becker, Senior, Kellyn Cormier, Freshmen, Tori Aras.

School Highlights 2013-14
Bridge City's Hunter Uzzle (left) and Chase Shugart were named to the 3A Coaches All-State Baseball Team.  Silsbee's Jordan Gore and Brayden Griffin were also named to the team.
Blaine Huff, an outfielder for the Bridge City Cardinals, will continue playing ball at Galveston JC.
     
Bridge City High School
Valedictorian - Luke Placette
Salutatorian - Sidney Schubarth
Bridge City's Jessica McKinney won state in 3A Literary Criticism.

The BC Cardinals baseball team lost their third round match to Huffman 2 games to 1, losing games two and three 2-0 and 4-0.

2014 21-3A Coaches All-District Baseball Team

2014 Coaches 21-3A All-District Softball Team

   
At the Bridge City Athletic Banquet Monday, Malcolm Busby was named the Male Athlete of the Year and Kelsey Fults the Female AOTY.  See the other award winners here.

Bridge City High School held their “Glitz, Glamour, and Gatsby” Junior-Senior Prom at The Brown Estate, Saturday, May 10.   Seniors John Ellis and Jannet Tran were crowned Prom King and Queen.   Others seniors on the court included Jessica Bean, Brooke Bertles, Karissa Kordish, Sage Elmore, Josh Khoury and Hunter Uzzle. From the Junior class: Malorie Becker, Bailey Guidroz, Ariel Scogin, Kelly Zoch, Florian Fischer, Erik Harvey, Blaine Slaughter and Conner Wilbur.

BC's Alexus Henry is the 3A State Champ in the high jump!  She jumped 5-8 for the gold!  Morgan McKee of Midland Greenwood jumped 5-7 and Amber Walker of Brownsboro 5-6.
 

BC Cards Sweep Tarkington
Winning 17-
4 in 5 innings Friday story
Will face Sweeny in a Best of 3.
Friday, 7:30pm at Baytown Sterling
Gm.2 1pm Sat with Gm.3 to follow

 

At the 4A State Golf Tournament Monday, LCM's Lauren Cox shot an 86-89=175 at the University of Texas Golf Club.  Cheyenne Knight of Aledo won the title with a 144 total.  At the 3A State Tournament being played at the Lost Pines Resort, BC's Skylar Petroski shot 79-88=167.  The winning total was 149 from G.K. Morrison of Andrews HS. Allison Davis of Silsbee shot 164 to finish 15 shots off the lead.   PNG's Braden Bailey shot 149 with the winning total 138. 

Houston Baseball sophomore Jake Lemoine (BC) has been selected and accepted his invitation to compete for the 2014 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team this summer, announced by USA Baseball. Lemoine was selected among the nation’s elite to compete and represent the United States, which will feature several stops on U.S. soil vs. Chinese Taipei and trips to The Netherlands and Cuba. Lemoine will begin his 39-day journey this summer in late June and continue through the month of July. “It is an honor to play for Team USA knowing only a handful of players are selected to play for this prestigious team,” Lemoine said. “I’m excited to be able to represent my country, University of Houston and my hometown. This experience is going to be different having never played international baseball, but I’m looking forward to it. I think I’m going to like it a lot.” Lemoine becomes the first Cougar since Michael Bourn in 2006 to compete for USA Baseball, while becoming just the fifth Cougar to represent Houston on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. Lemoine also becomes the first pitcher selected to the Collegiate National Team from Houston since Brad Sullivan in 2002. The sophomore right-hander owns a 1.70 ERA and is 5-3 on the year in 10 starts. In a total of 68.2 innings pitched, Lemoine has fanned a team-high 58 and ranks tied for second in the conference. In two seasons, Lemoine has compiled an ERA of 2.60 and a record of 12-7 in 28 appearances and 20 starts. He notched career-bests with a complete game vs. Rutgers on April 5, 2014, which also saw a career-high nine strikeouts. Lemoine has also held opponents to a .200 average and plays an integral role as Houston’s Saturday starter on a pitching staff that leads the nation in ERA (1.94) and WHIP (0.97) through the first 40 games this season.

Bridge City sophomore Skylar Petroski qualified for the 3A State Golf Tournament after a 79-84 finish at Raven Nest in Huntsville.  The 3A State Tournament is April 28-29 at Hyatt Lost Pines Golf Resort.

Bridge City ISD Superintendent Mike King has informed KOGT that the district is restructuring its athletic program. High school principal Richard Briggs has been named the new Athletic Director. For the rest of the school year Briggs will handle both duties. "The board and I have been exploring this opportunity and we know that if we were going to do it, we had the right man for the job in Richard Briggs," King said. Briggs, a BC native, has been both an assistant coach and head coach for many years before getting into administration. BC will be the first in the area in Class 3A to dedicate one person to being Athletic Director. "We want all of our programs, from 7th to 12th grade, to excel and we feel this is the best way to do it," King said. "This way Coach Cris Stump can concentrate on coaching our football team, just as the other coaches concentrate on their sports, with the help of Mr. Briggs overseeing the whole program." Without the A.D. tag, Stump will also be back in the classroom working with Physical Education classes. So why do this now? King said, "We did this now so we will be ready for the next school year. Budget time is here and we wanted Mr. Briggs' input. And we will also be hiring a new principal to replace him."

 

   
Jacey Walker and Emily Warren represented Bridge City Powerlifting Team on Saturday at the THSWPA State Meet in Corpus Christi. Sophomore Warren placed 12th in her weight class, lifting a total weight of 745 pounds and Walker, a junior, placed 7th in her weight class, lifting a total of 630 pounds. From left to right is Walker and Warren.
2014 All-KOGT Basketball Team
Boys Girls
LaQuarious Paige, WOS Alexus Henry, BC
Ty Thompson, WOS Kelsey Fults, BC
Trumaine Elmore, LCM Eriel Jordan, WOS
Jace Robertson, LCM Cassidy Webster, LCM
Alex Bingham, BC Tori Thompson, LCM
Carmichael Wiley, OF Caylin Choate, BC
Coach-Jason Wilkins, WOS Coach-Jennifer Willis, BC

Coaches 21-3A All District Basketball Team

District MVP- Laquarious Paige, WO-S, SR.
Offensive MVP- Zjori Bosha, HJ, SR.
Defensive MVP
- Patrick Reed, Silsbee, SR.
Newcomer of the Year
- Michael McCain, Silsbee, Fresh.
Co-Coach of the Year
-Jason Wilkins, WO-S, Joe Sigler, Silsbee

First Team All-District
Chris Elam, Silsbee, SR.
Dylan Mays, HJ, JR.
Brandon Joubert, WO-S, SR.
Zayon Jackson, Silsbee, SR.
Alex Bingham, BC, SR.
Carmichael Wiley, OF, SR.
Ty Thompson, WO-S, SR.

Second Team All-District
Deonte Thompson, WO-S, JR.
Kreston Richardson, Buna, JR.
Matthew Kress, OF, JR.
Paul Schneider, HF, JR.
Tyler Edwards, Buna, JR.
Jalen Hardaway, Silsbee, SR.
Michael Saladin, HJ, Soph.

 
Bridge City's Kelsey Fults is surrounded by her coaches and administrators as she announced Thursday that she'll be playing softball for Alvin Community College next season. 
21AAA All-District Basketball Selections
District MVP: Kesha Broussard Sr. Hardin-Jefferson
Offensive Player of the Year: Hannah Hulet Sr. Hamshire-Fannett
Defensive Player of the Year: Deja Briscoe Sr. Buna
Newcomer of the Year:Shayla Bratton Jr. Bridge City
First Team All-District:
Becca DeLord Sr. Hamshire-Fannett
Camry Martin Sr. Silsbee
Alexus Henry Jr. Bridge City
Kelsey Fults Sr. Bridge City
Shay Garsee Jr. Buna
Eriel Jordan So. WO-S
Second Team All-District:
Derreashia Daugherty Sr. WO-S
Morgan Worthy Jr. Orangefield
Savannah Galloway Jr. Buna
Caylin Choate Sr. Bridge City
Eranishia Carmenar Fr. Silsbee
Delani Crowder Jr. Hamshire-Fannett
Bridge City Catcher Hunter Uzzle signed with Panola College Wednesday.  The switch hitting lead off hitter for the Cardinals was an All-District selection and a member of the All-KOGT Team last season.
 
The Bridge City Lady Cardinals won the Nederland Varsity Basketball tournament defeating: Santa Fe 66-37, Vidor 67-15, Hamshire-Fannett 43-27, Lumberton 87-17, and Jasper 63-19. All tournament players included Alexus Henry and Kasey Fredericks. MVP of the tournament was Caylin Choate.
   
The Bridge City school district and Superintendent Mike King presented information on new buildings and changes that are needed in the district. One of the main items on the list is a performing arts center with a theater and rehearsal halls for the band, choir and Strutters drill team. The center would also have space for art students to have exhibitions. King said a performing arts center would cost $15 million to $18 million. A $20 million bond issue would cost the average homeowner about $172 a year more. The Orange County Appraisal District sets the average home value in Bridge City at $130,000.  more

 
The SFA Alumni Association bestows its highest honors on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and community, committed themselves to advancing the values and goals of SFA, and ensured a better quality of life for future generations. This year’s recipients include long time local educator and coach, H.N. “Moe” Litton. Moe Litton of Bridge City was an educator and coach for more than 30 years. He was a sports medicine consultant for Lake Charles Memorial in Lake Charles, La. until his retirement in 2008. He is a member of the SFA Letterman’s Association, Texas High School Coaches Association and National Athletic Trainers Associations and was inducted into the Southeast Texas Coaches Hall of Fame in 1999. Litton was introduced by SFA and Orangefield alum Kent Hutchison.
2013 21-3A All District Volleyball Team
MVP: Jolie Basye, HF, Sr. Outstanding Setter: Taylor Aldrich, HJ, Jr
Outstanding Middle: Ferrell Kiker, HF, Sr Outstanding Outside: Alexus Henry, BC, Jr
Outstanding Defense: Kathryne Padgett, HJ, Jr Newcomer: Keleigh Trabing, Silsbee, So
First Team
Taylor Benoit, OF, Sr
Jessi Glover, BC, Sr
Caylin Choate, BC, Sr
Aaliyah Teel, WOS, So
Kelby Sparks, HJ, Sr
Shelby Keefer, Silsbee, Sr
Baylee Burt, Buna, Sr
Abby Alton, HF, Sr
Second Team
Sabryn Crain, OF, So
Priscilla Garza, OF, Sr
Gabby Smith, BC, Jr
Dakota Jeffcoat, HJ, Jr
Chelsea Cripps, Buna, Jr
Delani Crowder, HF, Jr
Jacie Leblanc, HF, Sr
Erin Donaldson, Silsbee, Sr

The BC volleyball team made the playoffs with a fourth place finish.  They were swept by Tarkington in the first round.
1. HF  2. HJ  3. OF  4. BC

 
The Bridge City Cross Country Team continued their winning tradition Friday by taking both the boys and girls gold medal at the 21-3A meet held at Claiborne Park.  The boys took the top seven places. Results  In the 20-4A meet, LCM's James Armstrong (5th) and Jace Bagwell (10th) also qualified for Regionals.

The BC Band received a ONE at the marching contest Oct. 19
 
Angel Sehon was ready for the Bridge City homecoming celebration. She had a new dress, new jewelry and new shoes. But at the last minute, she changed her mind about the shoes. She took her Vans tennis shoes and blinged them up with crystals. 'She said she wanted to be true to who she is,' her mother, Janelle said. Angel now has a crystal crown to go with the shoes. She's the 2013 Homecoming Queen for Bridge City High School. The tennis shoes are a way to show her personality. She's been running a race against cancer for almost two years. Her mother said she’s supposed to check into Texas Children's Hospital again this week for more treatment. Angel is 17 and a senior at Bridge City High. She will turn 18 and graduate in May. Athletics have been her passion. She lettered in cross country racing her freshman year and has played soccer and junior varsity volleyball. ‘She was such a wonderful athlete. The hardest thing on her is that she has not been able to participate,’ Janelle said. With Angel’s schedule of hospital stays and treatments, she is now concentrating on two—running and soccer. ‘We’re training and praying she’s going to get to play those sports’ in the spring semester, her mother said. Angel has been thrilled to be named homecoming queen. She thought it was an honor to be one of the four finalists and wasn’t expecting to hear her name called during the homecoming ceremony. Of course her father was beaming as he escorted her and was there when she was crowned. Angel has two forms of thyroid cancer, papillary and follicular. Janelle said they noticed a lump in her throat at Christmas in 2011. They saw a doctor on Jan. 12, 2012, and Angel was sent to Texas Children’s Hospital and then M.D. Anderson. Both are in Houston. At first, the tumor biopsy showed it wasn’t cancerous. But another biopsy in June 2012 showed malignancy. Angel has had her thyroid removed. ‘She’s missed a lot of school but her grades have kept up,’ Janelle said. When Angel began having stomach pains, testing at Texas Children’s Hospital showed she has a blood trait that causes a low immune system. She had radioactive iodine treatment in the summer and was ready to start her senior year free of cancer. However, tests showed the disease was in three more areas. Angel is still going to school as much as she can. She now has the honor of being homecoming queen and adding a crown to go with her tennis shoes.

The Bridge City Cardinals will host Hamshire-Fannett October 18 for Homecoming.  The
BCHS Homecoming Court has been announced.  (front) Freshman Hannah Hall, Sophomore Delaney Voegeli,  Sophomore Bailee Bacon, Junior Madison McDonald. (back) Freshmen Abby Faulk, Senior Jannet Tran, Senior Brooke Bertles, Senior Angel Sehon, Senior Ashleigh Fukuda, Junior Malorie Becker

 

H.W. "Chief" Wilson, who lead the Bridge City Cardinals to the 1966 State Championship in football, died Monday morning at age 86 in College Station. Wilson coached at Bridge City from 1962-73.  With Steve Worster in the backfield, the Cardinals reached the State Championship game in 1965, losing to Brownwood 14-0.  They returned with a vengeance in '66 as they rolled over opponents to the 3A title game, beating McKinney 30-6.  Wilson gave longtime BC Coach Troy Woodall, his first coaching job in 1964.  "What I remember going into that game, was that McKinney had only given up 16 points all season, and we scored 30 on them in one game," he said.  "Of course we were led by Steve but we had some great athletes during that run.  I believe we had five others that played at the University of Houston."  A young Woodall also recalled another interesting moment about the championship game.  "We're about to start the game and I look on the track behind our bench and Darrell Royal, Gene Stallings, and Bum Phillips were standing there."  Woodall said Chief Wilson was a great coach and mentor. "He was so determined to succeed.  He was a great disciplinarian and the kids responded to him.  And he was smart enough to change his offense to suit the players we had.  Of course we ran out of the I-formation with Steve.  Then we switched to the veer that they were running at Houston.  And then he went to Austin to learn the wishbone when we had a good fullback."  The Cardinals didn't make the playoffs after the state title but Woodall said that didn't mean Wilson's teams weren't successful.  "You have to remember we only took one team to the playoffs back then.  I figured it out one time.  If we had three teams make the postseason like today, we would've gone to the playoffs ten years while Chief was coaching."  When Wilson left BC in 1973, he did not coach at another school.  Services will be Wednesday in College Station.

 

Going into the 2012 football season the Bridge City Cardinals set as their goal to make the playoffs for a school record fourth consecutive season. Coach Cris Stump admits the Cardinals had their up and downs through last season finishing the year with 5 wins and 6 losses, but they did reach their goal of making the playoffs again.  Making the playoffs has not been the problem for Bridge City the last four seasons. The problem is the Coldspring Trojans have been the opponent in those playoffs, and that has spelled early elimination for the Cardinals each year. Coach Stump says his team has a new goal for this season. "The guys set a goal back in February to get past the first round go two, three, four rounds deep," Stump admitted. Coming into this season the Bridge City faithful were counting on big things from outstanding running back Ashton Hunter who ran for 1355 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2012. A freak accident during a workout caused a knee injury that will cost the Cardinals the use of Ashton for the season. Coach Stump is proud of the work Hunter is still putting in to rehab the knee, but meanwhile Stump is looking for a replacement. Among the possible candidates to replace Hunter are senior Jonah Lemoine who saw some playing time last season, Jett Simmons is a junior, and sophomore Colt Poole will get a chance to start. Stump speculated some freshmen may even carry the ball some this season. more

Baylor catcher Matt Menard has been named to the inaugural Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, which honors conference competitors who are new, incoming freshman at their respective league institution. Texas led all teams with 65 honorees, while Baylor (46), West Virginia (45), Oklahoma State (44) and TCU (40) had 40 or more members.  Menard received a medical redshirt after missing most of the season after he was accidentally hit in the eye with a baseball.  The BC grad is playing summer ball in Eau Claire, WI with the Express in the Northwoods League.
   

 

School Highlights 2012-13

Bridge City HS held its “Celebrate BC” Assembly, Thursday, May 23.  Seniors Zach Cole and Alexis Morris were chosen by their teachers as Mr. and Miss BCHS.  Math teacher Jamie Aarons Gauthier, a 1995 BC Graduate as well as ironically Miss BCHS 1995, was chosen by  BCHS’s TAFE as Educator of the Year.   Congratulations on these prestigious honors.

21-3A All-District Softball Team
MVP – Cierra Roby- Silsbee- Sr.- Pitcher
OFFENSIVE MVP
Haleigh Turley- OF-Sr.- 3rd
Annelise Borg- BC- DP/2nd- Sr.
DEFENSIVE MVP
Kellyn Cormier- BC- So.- Pitcher
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Hannah Carpenter- BC- Fr. -SS
Team
   

BC Baseball season came to an end in a 5-4 one game loss to Huffman

Preston Pittman was dogpiled Saturday after throwing a no hitter as the Bridge City Cardinals completed the sweep of Sweeny 11-0 in 6 innings in LaPorte.  The senior finished with 12 strikeouts.  Ryan Sampere was great at the plate with three hits and 3 RBI's.  Hunter Uzzle reached base all four times and scored all four times.  BC will play Huffman next week.
 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 F
BC 1 0 1 0 5 4 11
Swe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Here are the Bridge City Strutters Officers for the 2013-14 school year. Left to Right: Lt. Rachel Hecker, 1st Lt. Madison Lyons, Captain Ciara Cooper, Lt. Aubrey Hale, Lt. Kristen Young.
 
Bridge City senior Tanner Cervenka made it official Friday and will play football at Southwestern University in Georgetown.  SU is bringing football back for the first time since 1951.
 

21-3A Track  Results    Area Track Results

The Bridge City Boys tennis team won the 21-3A District Title Saturday, Apr. 6. From left to right: Christian Mires/Sarah Kidder (mixed doubles 4th), Ciera Mires (Girls Singles Champion), Haydin Oceguera (Boys Singles Champion), Nga Tran/Aimee Nguyen (Girls Doubles 3rd), Josh Dunigan (Boys Singles 2nd). Ciera, Haydin, and Josh will play at Regional April 15-16
   

The BC Cardinals finished second in the 21-3A golf tournament and will advance to Regionals at The Village Golf Club, Willis, TX on April 17 & 18.  From left: Coach Rob Caraway, Aaron Meyers - Jr, Justin Smith - Fr, Skylar Petroski - Fr, Conner Guillotte - Fr, David Hearn - Soph. Petroski also finished second individually.  H-J won the tournament.  RESULTS

 

The BC Lady Cardinals won the Lumberton Track Meet Friday, Feb. 22.  Lead by Alexus Henry, who broke a Lady Cardinal record in the triple jump with a jump of 36’1”.  It was previously held by Christina Jaques who set the record in 2007.  Not only did she break a school record, but, she also took home a gold medal in all five events (triple jump, high jump, 4 X 100 meter relay, 4 X 200 meter relay and the 200 meter dash) in which she participated.

   
Dallas Covenant captured its first State Championship in Six-Man Football this past weekend in a 70-40 win over Boerne Geneva. Former Bridge City Cardinal Tyler Briggs, with his wife Lindsay, is an assistant coach on the team that made its fourth consecutive appearance in the TAPPS state final game. The Covenant Knights finished the season at 13-1.
   

The Coaches 21-3A All-District Football Team here.

Bridge City pitcher Hayden Guidry will join former teammate Matt Hicks on the Raging Cajun pitching staff at University Louisiana-Lafayette.
   
Madison Woodruff receives her crown after being chosen the 2012 Bridge City Homecoming Queen Friday night.

The Cardinals shutout Hardin-Jefferson 13-0.  It was their second shutout in a row after beating Hamshire-Fannett last week 30-0. photo by Christina Tallant.

2012 BCHS Homecoming Court: (standing) Jannet Tran, Bailey Moore, Morgan Ellison, Sydney Shepherd, Madison Woodruff, Trinity King. (seated) Bailee Bacon, Delaney Voegeli, Madison McDonald, Malorie Becker.
 

BC Band received a ONE at the Marching Contest Oct. 20.

As part of Bridge City High School's "Traditions Project", an ongoing initiative to celebrate the achievements of BCHS students throughout its history, current senior Jordan Smith, 3 time State Champion In Literary Criticism, poses next to the newest addition to the project. This granite display recognizes UIL Academic State Champions across multiple events. This display joins a bronze plaque honoring those "Cardinal Veterans" who have gone on to serve in our nation's military and a beautiful granite display recognizing the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from each graduating class. The "Traditions Project" is an ongoing effort and looks forward to completing additional displays in its mission to celebrate the success that has defined BCHS for over 50 years. The staff and students of BCHS are thankful to the Bridge City Alumni Association for their support in this endeavor.
   

School Highlights 2011-12

Bridge City graduated 168 on Friday, May 25 at Larry Ward Stadium. The 2012 Valedictorian is Bryson James Banks. He will be attending the University of Texas majoring in electrical engineering and business management. The Salutatorian is Nicole Grace Encalade, who will be attending Texas A&M majoring in nutrition with plans to advance to medical school and pursue a specialization in dermatology.
Bridge City High School hosted its annual Awards Day Ceremonies, May 18, where Mr. and Miss BCHS 2012 were named. Matt Menard and Brooklyn Hogden were chosen by the teachers of Bridge City High School for this honor. Mrs. Arron Conner, English teacher, was honored as Educator of the Year. (Pictured are Brooklyn Hogden, Mr. Richard Briggs, Principal, Mrs. Arron Conner, and Matt Menard)
 
The officers for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year were announced at the Stutter’s Spring Revue, held at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. Newly chosen officers are Captain Sydney Shepherd, First Lieutenant Madison Woodruff, and Lieutenants Ciara Cooper, Katie Nation and Aubrey Hale.
Ashleigh Wilbur, a three sport star at Bridge City, has decided to continue playing softball.  She will play with Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina. 
Norman Gaspard, Assistant Principal at Bridge City Elementary was named District 5 TESPAN of the Year for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). Mr. Gaspard is currently serving as TEPSA District 5 President. He will be recognized at the TEPSA Awards Banquet Wednesday, June 13, at the Austin Renaissance Hotel.
   
BC's Candyce Kettler brought home gold in the 400 at the 21-3A meet, won by the BC Lady Cardinals. more photos in our photo gallery  Boys Results  Girls Results

1 Bridge City 153.83
2 Hamshire Fannett  133.83
3 Silsbee  96
4 West Orange-Stark 83
5 Orangefield  77.33
6 Hardin Jefferson 74

   
Bridge City boys tennis team won the 21-3A district meet. Front - Jared Buffington. Back L-R -Cody Nguyen, Luke Placette, Ciera Mires, Hieu Vu, Kevin Nguyen, Haydin Oceguera, Kinsey Arnaud, Josh Dunigan, Nga Tran. Other BC winners: Ciera Mires - 1st Girls Singles, Josh Dunigan - 1st Boys Singles, Kinsey Arnaud / Haydin Oceguera - 1st Mixed Doubles, Luke Placette - 2nd Boys Singles, Jared Buffington / Hieu Vu - 3rd Boys Doubles, Cody Nguyen / Keving Nguyen 4th Boys Doubles. Regionals will be at Bryan HS, April 16-17.
   
Texas A&M-Kingsville senior Jaden Dillon of Bridge City was named the Diamond Lone Star Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday. Dillon played a part in wins over #7 St. Mary's and #4 Angelo State last week. He was the first of seven pitchers used in a 10-1 win over the Rattlers and then shut down the Rams in the LSC series opener on Friday. He went 7.0 innings allowing one unearned run, three hits and three walks while striking out six in a 4-1 victory. He has not allowed an earned run in his last 28.2 innings. He held the opposition to a .138 batting average last week. Dillon is having an unbelievable season for the Javelinas. He is 4-0 with a 0.84 earned run average and 40 strikeouts in 32.1 innings. He has held the opposition to a .120 batting average with nearly a 4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
   
Bridge City three sport star Brooklyn Hogden has selected volleyball to play at the next level.  Hogden, standing with her parents, will play at Houston Baptist University.  Hogden was named to the Texas Coaches All-State and All-Academic Volleyball Team and Ashleigh Wilbur was also named to the All-Academic team.

 

Willie Ray Smith Finalist
Winners announced Feb. 15th

OFFENSE
Matt Menard, QB, Bridge City
Jokobi Jones, RB,  Ozen
     Glen Roberts, RB, East Chambers
     Terrence Singleton, QB, PA Memorial  

DEFENSE
Montana Quirante, LB, Vidor
Corbin Carr, DE, Nederland
      Josua Pickett, LB, PA Memorial 
   Brandtley Wilson, LB, Kelly

 

Two Bridge City Track and Cross Country seniors signed scholarships Monday.  Bree Fontenot (left) signed with La-Lafayette.  She finished fifth at State in XC and is the two time defending district champ in the 400.  Meagan Shockley will be attending Houston.  She set the school record in the 800 last year and was also a  Regional Qualifier in the 800 & 1600.

Bridge City baseball coach Chad Landry was selected by the Coaches Association to coach the 1A-3A South All-Star Game held in Round Rock in June.

Bridge City infielder Zach Smith made it official Tuesday, Jan. 17 signing with Angelina College.  That's the fourth Cardinal baseball player to sign before the season begins. 
 

21-3A Football Team

All-KOGT Football Team

All-Academic Football Team

Kicker Matt Bryant may not have made the All-Pro Team but that doesn't mean he didn't have an incredible season.  He set an Atlanta Falcon record when he connected on his 27th-consecutive field goal attempt. He drove the record up to 30-straight before he missed, which he only did twice this season. His 93.1 percent (27 for 29) success rate led the NFL.  
Big Day for Big Three!

Bridge City had 3 baseball players ink scholarships Wednesday.  Matt Menard will play at Baylor, Jake Lemoine at Houston, and Cameron Dishon at Ole Miss.

21-3A volleyball All-District Team.  Hogden and Inagaki were named to the All-KOGT Volleyball Team.

Bridge City finished third in district after a playoff with OF.  They lost their bi-district match to Huffman in straight sets.

21-3A Volleyball
(1)Silsbee 8-2 (2)Orangefield 6-4
(3)Bridge City 6-4 H-Fannett 3-7
WOS 6-4 H-Jefferson 1-9

Tuesday, Oct. 25:  BC boys Cross Country won their 11th district title in the past 12 years with Luke Hebert leading the way.  Bree Fontenot won the girls individual 21-3A title but the Lady Cards had their 11 year district champ. streak stopped by Hamshire-Fannett.  Results

The Bridge City Homecoming Queen for the 2011-12 school year is senior Brooklyn Hogden.

She received her crown from last year's Queen Marissa Underwood.

The Cardinals also won the game, beating Hardin-Jefferson 41-7.  See more scores on the KOGT Sports page. photo Christina Tallant.

   
Zach Smith, Bridge City's First Team All-District Shortstop, has committed to play baseball after his senior season at Angelina JC according to Coach Chad Landry.

2010-2011 School Year Highlights

The Bridge City High School Cheerleaders attended NCA Cheer Camp in Galveston this summer. While at camp they learned cheers, chants, dances, stunts and leadership skills.  Each night they had evaluations and were awarded superior ribbons and a spirit stick. The entire Varsity squad was nominated for All-American. Out of the 13 team members nominated, Brooklyn Hogden, Lari Navarro and Hope Carr were selected as All American Cheerleaders for NCA. As a team they were awarded the Herkie Team Award.  This award is given by the NCA staff to the team that shows genuine team unity & spirit throughout the entire camp. They also received the Motion Technique Award and a Bid to NCA’s National Championship in December.  In addition to the teams overall success, Brooklyn Hogden, co-head cheerleader, was awarded the Individual Leadership Award, for showing the best leadership skills as head cheerleader throughout the camp and was asked to return and be on the NCA Staff next summer. She also received two “Pass it on Leadership Pins” while at camp. Brooklyn is the first Cheerleader from BCHS to receive all three top honors (All American Award, Individual Leadership Award and to be chosen as a NCA Staff member).

The freshmen and the JV Cheerleaders brought home Spirit Stick, Bid to Nationals, Superior ribbons, the entire team was nominated for NCA All American Cheerleader and Kristina Threatt was chosen as an All American Cheerleader. Kaitlyn Louveir received a “Pass it on” leadership pin.  Michelle Huff is the sponsor for the Freshmen, JV and Varsity Cheer Coach.

BCHS Cheerleaders; Lari Navarro, Whitney Leblanc, Sydnee Granger and Bailey Moore were chosen to attend Cheer Hawaii USA with 90 other girls from across the United States this summer. While attending this prestigious cheer camp, they learned cheers, chants, dances, collegiate stunts, and most of all leadership skills. As they worked hard to prepare their teams for showcase day Sydnee and Bailey were selected as team leaders of their groups. Whitney Leblanc came in 2ND in the jump contest. On showcase day Bailey Moore was selected out of all attendees as Cheer Hawaii’s “Best All Around” cheerleader of the camp. This camp is designed to prepare cheerleaders to cheer at the collegiate level and learn to build team unity within 10days. These young ladies also had the opportunity to tour Pearl Harbor, The Polynesian Center, The University of Hawaii, and visit many famous beaches such as Waikiki, North Shore and Kailua. Pictured left to right: Lari Navarro, Coach Michelle Huff, Whitney Leblanc, Bailey Moore, Sydnee Granger, and Pearl Harbor Survivor.

       
Bridge City ISD cut the ribbon on their new elementary school Thursday.  As you can see they went out of their way to create a fun experience for their students. more

Bridge City quarterback Matt Menard hits the practice field Monday for his senior season so he wrapped up his college future Friday by announcing he was going to play baseball at Baylor University. With National Signing Day not until November Menard is taking the decision off his shoulders now to allow him to concentrate on what should be an exciting season of Cardinal football. "I fell in love with the campus when I got there," he said. "The facilities are great, I'll be living just four blocks from the field, and I'm just excited about competing in the Big 12." The University of Houston was the other Texas university recruiting Menard but he liked the action of playing against teams like Texas and Texas A&M. So what if the two-sport star has another great year on the football field and someone offers him a scholarship? "I love football, but as far as longevity and playing time, I think baseball is my sport," Menard said.

Texas A&M-Kingsville head baseball coach Jason Gonzales added a big piece to the puzzle for the 2012 season when former McNeese State right-handed pitcher Jaden Dillon agreed to play for the Javelinas for his senior season. "We are extremely excited about Jaden Dillon becoming a Javelina,” said Gonzales. “This is as talented a pitcher as we have signed here in a very long time. This is a young man who has been extremely successful at the Division I level and brings a wealth of talent and experience. We could not be more pleased that he has become part of Javelina Nation." Dillon is currently pitching in the Texas Collegiate League this summer for the East Texas Pump Jacks. He leads the league with seven wins. He is 7-1 with a 2.52 ERA on the season. He leads the league with two complete games and is fifth in the league with 53.2 innings pitched. He pitched in the TCL All-Star game.

On Thursday Bridge City's Kirby Shepherd, Mary Nguyen, and Armando Chavez signed to run Cross Country at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.
The Bridge City school board has named a lone finalist for superintendent of the BC school district. Mike King is currently the Director of Federal and Special Programs of the Longview ISD.  King does have superintendent experience, serving as superintendent of the West Rusk CCISD in New London, Tx. from 2007-09.  He was the Hillsboro ISD District Consultant and K-2 Principal from the spring of 2010 to July of 2010, when he began working in Longview.  Before getting into administration, he was once the head basketball coach and asst. football coach at Kirbyville HS from 1991-95.

Highlights 2010-11

School / Graduation

Deweyville
May 20 at DHS

Valedictorian-Michael Williams
Salutatorian-Autumn Hardin

Community Christian
May 26 at the school

Valedictorian-Ethan Berwick
Salutatorian- Reginald Holley

Orangefield
May 27, 7:30p at OHS

Valedictorian- Bryan Kelley
Salutatorian-Ashlyn Lopez

Bridge City
May 27, 8pm at BCHS

Valedictorian-Bria Thibodeaux
Salutatorian-Jake Dionne

West Orange-Stark
May 27, 6:30 at WOSHS

Valedictorian-Luke Domas
Salutatorian-Kayleigh Thompson

Little Cypress-Mauriceville
May 28, 2pm, Montagne Center

Valedictorian-Jordan King
Salutatorian-Katelyn Peasley

Vidor
May 28, Beaumont Civic Center

Valedictorian-Kaitlyn Hinch
Salutatorian-Millie Taylor

 

 
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