Freddy earned a "coaches selection" captain badge at the state tournament after four years with the team, three as a varsity starter. He was selected as a first team all conference defender despite only being able to play the second half of the season due to an injury he was rehabbing. He was hurt again during the state championship game and despite being in pain, gritted it out and played fantastic. He was the inspirational leader that led us to the title and represents why we were able to win it all this year!
AJ Hernandez had a phenomenal sophomore season, setting a two-minute PR in the 5,000 meter course. He was bumped up from JV to varsity halfway through the season, and became a key scorer for the team.
Ryder has had two great weeks of productivity both offensively and defensively. He was also selected to the all state game. Best of luck to Ryder!!
CLAW for the week of 10/15 for swim is Stephen Wright! Stephen took 1st in the 100 free at districts and 2nd in the 50 free. He will swim at State the 2nd/3rd at the West Y. Good luck Stephen! Thanks to
@TracyKasper for donating DutchBros cards for the CLAW recipients!
Steph found her self diving for digs and hitting outside during our Varsity district game against Vallivue. She added a huge spark to our team and helped to push our game into extra points.
Tarah stays positive an works hard. She came into a new program with veteran kids and through her positivity and persistence, she has worked her way into a starting lineup.
Kaydence has been our starting goalie all year. Through the last week of the season and into districts, she made many crucial saves. She had a very strong game against league leading BK and kept us in every postseason game this season. She is a leader in the back and her team really enjoys her.
Cameron had a good year on the freshman team, now he is playing with the varsity. Cameron has done a great job learning the varsity defense and being able to contribute on Friday night. Cameron is also a leader in his class and in our school. His attitude, effort and smile are very contagious.
After suffering a bad concussion and needing stitches to his eye in our game against Ridgevue, Adrian missed five games but came back last week stronger than ever. He worked hard and scored two of the three goals against Nampa to send the Cougars to State and played well in the District Championship Game. Our team feeds off his energy and he is peaking at the perfect time as we head to the State Tournament.
Isabella “Izzy” Reyes has shown that she is a key part of our starting lineup. She has started every game as a freshman and rarely subs out. Izzy’s toughness and willingness to keep an attack going is really fun to watch. This past week she has been very, very impactful in our games. Her teammates feed off of her work ethic. She is beyond coachable and always brings a smile and good attitude.
She came thru defensively this week with multiple diving touches and even a few touches on blocks. She also had 10+ aces on the week! She showed true senior leadership on the court.
Hector is the only four year starter on the Cougars varsity squad and has worked hard and played every position but goalie over his high school career. He is part of the defense that has been the best in our conference for three straight years but has also been an all-conference winner as a forward in the past. Last week he played Defense and had three shutouts but also moved up top and scored two goals as well.
Jade Martinez started the race aggressively, and challenged the front runners for the first two miles. She placed 9th overall, and was the only girl on the team to win a medal.
Hector is undersized and out gunned most nights. He shows up and gives everything he has for his team. He doesn't complain or make excuses. Hector has tremendous value in the CHS Football Program
Cyress Wilson had his best, most tactical race of the season on a hard course. He placed 9th overall, and was the only guy on the team to win a medal.
He has worked hard the last week and is open to playing several different positions to help our team win games. He scored our only goal against Nampa and another goal against Ridgevue. He has played every position but goalie this year and is a major part of our teams success.
Leslie is a captain for us this year and has been solid in every game. She is quiet but is always a huge contributor in everything she does whether it’s at practice or games. Last week she played every minute in both of our games. She controlled the midfield and created many chances for us in transition.
Ezra has started every game at middle linebacker as a sophomore. He has shown tremendous growth in his reads, assignments, toughness as well as the mental side of the game. He is becoming our leader on the defensive side of the ball. With all of that said, Ezra is very coach-able and does everything he can to better CHS and his athletic programs.
She has moved from Outside to middle and middle to outside. She has worked at improving her skill and it shows on the court. She has become a consistent scorer and is a strong asset for our team.
Boys Soccer CLAW for the week of September 17th is Alex Cuevas! Alex is a positive leader with great work ethic. A talented player who'd like to score goals, but he is selfless and plays defense because that is the need. No one has scored from that side of the field this year!
Caldwell Girls Soccer CLAW for the week of the 17th is Evelyn Araiza! Evelyn is always willing to do what is asked. She scored both goals in our 2-0 win over Nampa from a position she doesn't play normally. Her attitude and willingness to succeed does not go unnoticed.
Jocelyn Bautista is the CLAW for Cross Country for the week of September 17th. She ran a 2:35 second personal record on Saturday at Bob Firman, and set the second fastest time for the girls' team this season as a freshman.
Cougar Football CLAW for the week of September 17th is JJ Martin! JJ has shown tremendous leadership and has developed nicely this season. JJ is the definition of what we are looking for in the football program...hard worker, coachable, dependable and a good citizen/student.
CLAW winner for the week of the 17th for Cougar Volleyball is Joclynn Howell! She had 6 blocks last week against Columbia after returning from an ankle injury. As a 1st year Varsity player, Joclynn has become a contributor to our offense and in the case of last week, our defense!
Carlos Lechuga stayed after practice for two hours and helped paint our soccer field before the first girls game. He is a captain of the team this year and one of the top players in our conference.
Titus has been asked to play on the offensive line at 160 pounds. He did so because it was the best thing for the team. He has become one of our more reliable players at that position. His effort and attitude are what we are looking for in our football program
Hilda has a motor that does not stop no matter the situation in a game. This is evident each time we train. She’s stepped into a leadership role. This past week she has pushed teammates at practices and games. She is always willing to ask questions and demands more of her teammates.
Hannah showed incredible poise and perseverance in the face of personal adversity.
I nominate Sergio Garneca. He spent two years as my water boy and finally worked his way up to be a full member of the Varsity team and scored a goal against Columbia in our season opener.
Even though he is only a sophomore, Cruz is already being recognized for his leadership qualities and was voted Captain by his teammates. He shaved four minutes off of his 5k time from last year, and currently ranks number two on the team.
Andres showed up from Mexico knowing the entire playbook and has been a great addition to the cougar family. All of his teammates respect him and the work he puts into the program.
Lizzie came out swinging hard and playing outstanding defense.