Sunday, June 26, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound

VideoLost: Yellow Maine Coon named Felix, missing since May 22 from F.M. 536, Floresville. Call if found, 210-365-6305.
Found: Husky on Hwy. 181 in Floresville near Whataburger. Call 210-997-6010.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Highway Construction Company has opening for laborers to work on project in San Antonio area. Call 210-633-9268 or 830-216-7420. EOE.
Landscape foreman needed, must have experience in masonry, irrigation, planting, etc.; pay $12-$16 per hour. Call 210-494-6469, Hill Horticulture, Inc.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Sports


Garrett Pollok, St. Mary’s University




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Wilson County News
November 16, 2011 | 1,238 views | Post a comment

FLORESVILLE -- Tiger infielder Garrett Pollok loves to play baseball. He loves the game so much, that he has constantly made sacrifices to stay on the field. On Nov. 9, the sacrifices he and his family have made over the years paid off, as he inked a deal to attend school and play baseball for the St. Mary’s University Rattlers.

For Garrett, the decision to attend St. Mary’s came easily. While other schools had expressed interest in his talents, he jumped at the opportunity to play for the Rattlers.

“I’m very excited,” he said. “It’s a good school and a good program. I’m pretty happy.”

While playing baseball has him the most excited, he is a bright student and is also looking forward to his time in the classroom. His favorite subject is math, and he plans to major in business.

When asked what he would miss most about leaving home for St. Mary’s, the senior smiled and thought for a while. He eventually verbalized that he would in fact miss his family, and even his little brother, Matthew, but he reminded them that he would probably still see them “every weekend.”

When he isn’t playing baseball, Garrett also likes to hunt and fish, and he is hoping those opportunities remain after he makes the move to San Antonio.

Garrett’s parents were excited about the opportunity, and quite pleased with his decision to attend a school so close to home.

“I’m excited, but sad to see he’s leaving,” Garrett‘s mom, Helen, said. “We love baseball, though, and we will enjoy watching him play at St. Mary’s. I’m glad he stayed close.”

“It’s a dream come true,” Helen said. “Our family has had to sacrifice a lot to get here, but it’s worth it.”

Looking ahead, Garrett believes he needs to get better at everything, and to keep working hard to perfect his game.

Garrett is a three-year varsity letterman who earned all-district honors in 2010 and 2011. He has a career batting average of .389, having hit 41 singles, 22 doubles, 2 triples, and a home run. He has scored 47 runs, and driven in another 30.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Sports Archives


WCN Football Report
WCN Sports Report SPTS
WCN Volleyball Report
WCN Sports Notice sports
Heavenly Touch homeTriple R DC ExpertsAllstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.