Friday, July 19, 2013

Letter to Hornet Football Athletes...

Hornet Football Players,

Hope you are having a good summer and preparing yourself for the upcoming season. We will start practice on Monday, August 5th. We will have a team meeting at 6:20 am to pass out equipment and then be on the field from 7 am to 9:30 am. We will be back on the field at 6 pm to 7:30 pm. It is vital that you prepare yourself and be in shape when practice starts. We will work out in shorts, t-shirts and helmets for the first 4 days and then be in pads on Friday and Saturday of the first week of workouts.

We will scrimmage Lexington on Friday, August 16th starting at 9 am at Hornet Field. Our second scrimmage will be against Trinity at Trinity High School on Thursday, August 22nd at 6pm. Our first game will be August 30th against Bellville at Bellville High School.

I encourage you to get up to the school, work out and prepare yourself and our team for success this year. It is our goal to uphold the Pride of Hornet Football Tradition and to compete for the District Championship. The recipe for success is your hard work and dedication and belief in one another. This is the only way to be a champion.

Coach Goforth
Head Football Coach
Caldwell Hornets

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Letter from Coach Goforth: commitment/summer

Caldwell High School
Athletic Department

Dear Parents and/or Guardians:

On behalf of all the coaches at Caldwell High School and Caldwell Middle School, I would like to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with your son and/or daughter. The success our teams and athletic program experience is a reflection of your dedication and your child’s hard work and self-discipline.

Our responsibility, as coaches, is to create a positive and enthusiastic environment that promotes higher standards of excellence and a strong work ethic as well as one that fosters teamwork, school pride, and character development so that your son and/or daughter will develop the skills and traits necessary to be successful later in life. The basis of this letter is to thank you for your support and to ask for your future continued involvement in your child’s academic and athletic participation. 

Additionally, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the special offerings on the Caldwell High School campus this summer.  In an effort to better prepare your child and our athletes for the rigors of athletic competition and to help your son and/or daughter develop certain sport-specific skills, the Caldwell athletic department will be keeping the weight room and one of the gyms open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and Monday-Thursday from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm as well as hosting several camps this summer.

These camps will be offered at a minimal cost and will include a six-week strength and conditioning camp (June 17th-July 26) and a football camp (July 22-26) for all incoming 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Information on the individual camps will be made available to your son/daughter through their respective coaches. All forms can be secured at Middle and High School offices. Any questions or concerns may be directed to me at 567-9053.

Once again, we are excited about the opportunity to coach your son and/or daughter and we look forward to seeing and working with them at our summer camps.

Bobby Jack Goforth
Athletic Director, Caldwell ISD

Hornet Football training camp, grades 7, 8 and 9

The Caldwell football coaching staff  invites all 2013 incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade football athletes to participate in a four-day Hornet Football Training Camp. 

Forms can be obtained at the Middle or High School offices. If you have any questions, call Coach Goforth at 979-567-9053.

Where: Caldwell Hornet Stadium
When: Monday, July 22nd – Thursday, July 25th
Time:  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost:  $20 (Checks payable to Caldwell ISD)

Hornet speed and power camp announced

The Caldwell coaching staff would like to invite all 7th through 12th grade athletes to participate in this summer’s Hornet Speed and Power Camp. The camp is open to both boys and girls who wish to participate in any sports at Caldwell Middle and High School during the 2013– 2014 athletic year.

We strongly encourage participation in the camp for all athletes to improve their speed and strength for the upcoming athletic seasons. It will also provide an opportunity for athletes to maintain and improve their level of fitness for all sports. 

June 17th through July 25th, Monday through Thursday only
Caldwell High School
Cost of $25, payable to Caldwell ISD
Two sessions based on incoming grade level:
  • 8am - 9:30am for 10th - 12th grade
  • 10am - 11:30am for 7th,8th and 9th grade
Forms availble in both middle school and high school offices. If you have any questions call Coach Goforth at 979-567-9053.

Award winners announced at annual banquet

The Caldwell Athletic Banquet was held Tuesday evening, May 14, to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of all CHS athletes. Award winners are listed for their respective sports. Congratulations on a job well done!

Varsity MVPs:
Football, Antwan Heath
Volleyball, Emily Engelmann
Boys Cross Country, Christopher Luna
Girls Cross Country, Renae Rodriguez
Boys Basketball, Redmond Ward
Girls Basketball, Emily Engelmann
Boys Powerlifting, Victor Aquilar
Girls Powerlifting, Emily Amazeen
Boys Track, JJ Jackson
Girls Track, Rian Rodriguez
Baseball, Blaine Suehs & Tanner Luna
Softball, Casey Kauder
Girls Golf, Scout Hare & Shelly Horak
Boys Golf, Carson Scitern
Girls Tennis, Ecaroh Jackson
Boys Tennis, Jose (Nacho) Zermeno

Hornet Award Winners:
Football, Austin Grimes
Volleyball, Tori Smith
Boys Cross Country, Redmond Ward
Girls Cross Country, Rian Rodriguez
Boys Basketball, JJ Jackson
Girls Basketball, Mikala Burns
Boys Powerlifting, Willie Ihlenfeldt
Girls Powerlifting, Zella Zaskoda
Boys Track, Willie Ihlenfeldt
Girls Track, Edith Torres
Baseball, Jacob Kovar
Softball, Macey Foster & Gaby Martinez
Girls Golf, Zella Zaskoda
Boys Golf, Matthew Johnson
Girls Tennis, Emma Jackson
Boys Tennis, Tanner Stefka

Additional Football Awards:
Offensive MVP, Juan Nunez
Defensive MVP, Tanner Luna
Outstanding  Line, Ivan Arguello
Outstanding Back, Antwan Heath
Lions Club Lineman, Ivan Arguello
Lions Club Back, Antwan Heath
Carl Esparza Award, Colt Charanza
Charlie Krueger Award, Juan Nunez

Senior Sportsmanship Awards: 
Girl, Emily Engelmann
Boy, Leshaun Cooper

Caldwell Athletic Booster Club Scholarhip Recipients:
Colt Charanza
Edith Torres
Willie Ihlenfeldt
Tori Smith

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Kind words from Coach Goforth...

Boosters and Community Support

The Caldwell Athletic Booster Club and community has been a strong supporter of our athletes and teams. The community support at games and events has given our athletes an edge in competition. The Caldwell community has been supportive of our coaching staff, and they have recognized the value of the jobs that our coaches have done.  A positive rapport between boosters, community members and our coaching staff is set in place.
The Caldwell Athletic Booster Club has been instrumental in planning and preparation for our coaches, athletes and teams. Their commitment to excellence for our athletes has been outstanding. The Booster Club has been a huge plus for us in our daily operations through financial backing and hard work behind the scenes. Much of this credit goes to our Booster Club leadership and Board of Directors. Special thanks goes out to this year’s officers: President, Allen Smith; Vice-President, Wes Kauder; Secretary, Pam Payonk; Treasurer, Tracy Stone; and Reporter, Bobretta Taylor.

Congratulations to the following people who will be the officers for the 2013-14 school year: President, Sundy Fryrear; Vice-President, Wes Kauder; Secretary, Beverly Lilie; Treasurer, Tracy Stone; and Reporter, Cynthia Kauder.
The continued involvement of the Caldwell community and parents will be a vital ingredient for the overall success level of the Caldwell Athletic Program. As athletic director, I look forward to working with the loyal members of the Caldwell Athletic Boosters and community.

Coach Goforth

Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekend baseball and softball updates

An early lead gives Hornet Baseball a victory over Victoria St. Joseph 23-1 and the team wins the Consolation Bracket in Weimar. Fifteen runs in the first three innings allowed the Hornets to put the game away early. Winning pitcher, Dylan Drgac had nine strikeouts and only one earned run on six hits. Jake Payonk and Drgac led all hitters with 4 hits each. Tanner Luna and Jake Payonk earned All Tournament honors.

Lady Hornet Softball fell short in their first district match-up against home team Taylor. It was a pitching and defensive duel, with freshman pitcher Casey Kauder facing off with Taylor's senior pitcher Selena Lopez. Lopez kept the Lady Hornets off balance all night in the batter's box. Kauder recorded 14 strikeouts and helped take the 0-0 game into 2 extra innings in the 9 inning contest. Lady Hornets were defensively sound all night until the bottom of the 9th, when a Taylor hit prompted a Hornet error to enable Taylor to take the 1-0 victory.

You can watch both teams in action Tuesday night in Navasota at 7pm.