SANDIES

The Calhoun Sandies varsity soccer team hosted the Sweeny Bulldogs Jan.9 in a non-district matchup and fell 2-1.

Calhoun fell behind early in the match after a quick score by Sweeny. Sweeny then doubled up its score off a corner kick to make the score 2-0.

The Sandies got on the board with a goal from Salma Anaya.

The Sandies junior varsity team lost to Sweeny 5-1.

Hannah Davis scored the lone goal for the Sandies.

The Sandies went into tournament play in the Highway 36 Classic at Needville/Columbia.

Calhoun opened up the tournament with a 7-0 loss to the West Columbia powerhouse.

In the second game on the tournament, the Sandies fell behind early to Humble 2-0 and it looked like the Sandies were going to suffer their second straight loss in the tournament.

The Sandies then mounted a comeback.

Yahaira Martinez scored the first Calhoun goal then Present May followed with a goal. Set up by Evina Moreno, Verenice Vargas gave the Sandies the go-ahead goal to win 3-2.

Calhoun continued to roll following the 3-2 win over Humble, with a 1-0 victory over Stafford.

Remi Parker chipped in the goal for the Sandies to take the win.

Following the win over Stafford the Sandies faced off against Sealy in the semifinals consolation bracket.

Behind Sage Hisquieredo’s three goals, the Sandies over powered Sealy on to a 5-1 win to move on to the consolation championship game against Needville.

Calhoun missed several players in the game due to injury, illness and prior obligations.

“A change in formation and personnel made put the Sandies in defensive mode. The girls intentionally slowed the game down and waited patiently for their chance to strike,” head coach Shane McGrory said.

Despite the obstacles, the Sandies came away with a dramatic win.

With the clock winding down under 30 seconds, Verenice Vargas took a shot from 20 yards out and scored to give the Sandies a 1-0 win.

“CHS now has a plaque from 2018 to put in the trophy case,” McGrory said.

SANDCRABS

The Calhoun Sandcrabs varsity soccer team continues to stay unbeaten after taking down La Grange 3-1 in the championship game against La Grange in a Palacios tournament over the weekend.

Jose Ledezma led the way with two goals, while Saul Rodas scored one.

“There were lots of fans supporting our boys in the stands who at the end of the game celebrated very enthusiastically with families and friends after having obtained the 2018 Palacios High School Soccer Tournament,” head coach Esequiel Quiralte said.

The varsity squad is 6-0 on the season.