Celebrate with the State Champion Heath Hawks

Celebrate with the State Champion Heath Hawks

RISD School Board Recognition ~ Team Celebration at Dodie’s Cajun Diner ~ Heath City Council Recognition ~ Meet the Hawks at Palio’s Pizza ~ FreedomFest ~ Fourth of July parade ~ Baseball Camp

Head Coach Greg Harvey of the 2012 Texas State Champion Heath Hawks poses with servers at Dodie's Cajun Diner at The Harbor. Dodie's hosted the Team Celebration for baseball players, families and fans on June 18, after the players were honored at the Rockwall ISD school board meeting. Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

(Heath) June 19, 2012 – The Heath Hawks Baseball Team is hardly slowing down after their 2012 Class 4-A State Championship win.

The State Champs enjoy a well deserved dinner break at Dodie's Cajun Diner with family and friends.

They will be recognized by the Heath City Council at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, June 19.

A “Meet the Hawks” event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25 at Palio’s Pizza in Rockwall.  The community is encouraged to stop in and visit with the team and meet the restaurant’s new owner, Kal.

Rockwall ISD honored the State Champs during the RISD School Board meeting on Monday, June 18.

Players and coaches signed baseballs that will be handed out to lucky fans during the FreedomFest Fourth of July celebration at The Harbor. Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

Following the recognition by the school board, Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor hosted the official Team Celebration. Family, fans, and community members filled the restaurant in a show of support for the players and coaches, and to offer congratulations.

State Championship T-shirts, designed by Rockwall Sports, were available for $10 each during the party at Dodie’s. The T-shirts will also be offered during the upcoming Heath Hawk Baseball Camp and future events.

Photo by Blue Ribbon News.
Baseballs and ball caps were donated by Rockwall KIA for the State Champs to sign. Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

Rockwall KIA donated baseballs and ball caps which the players signed during the dinner party at Dodie’s. The autographed balls will be handed out to lucky fans during The Harbor FreedomFest on Sunday, July 1. The team will be honored during FreedomFest, with fireworks immediately following.

The State Champs have also been invited to lead Heath’s Fourth of July Parade beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at the Hawks Nest – with a city-wide ceremony following the parade.



It’s also time for the 2012 Hawk Baseball Camp, under the direction of the Heath Hawks varsity coaching staff.

Future Hawks will receive instruction designed to develop the skills of hitting, fielding and throwing. A game will be played each day of camp, to allow campers to display these skills in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

The camp will be held at the Rockwall-Heath High School baseball fields. Sessions are 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 18 – 20 for incoming kindergarten through sixth graders; and noon to 3:30 p.m. June 18-20 for incoming seventh through ninth graders. Registration is $85 per player and includes a Hawk camp T-shirt. Campers need to bring a glove, hat, bat and helmet if possible. Please also send water and have the camper’s name on everything.

Walk-ups are also welcome at the camp.

Thank you to Randy Hudson, President of the Hawk Baseball Booster Club, for keeping us updated on the Heath Hawks activities.  

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Photo submitted by Elaine Eubanks

The 2012 Heath Hawk State Champions are led by Head Coach Greg Harvey, Assistant Coach Steve Arias, Assistant Coach Vance Barton, Assistant Coach Zach Randle, and Assistant Coach Drew Lancaster.