The Woodlands Area Student Center News

Baseball: Feltman, Oak Ridge overcome early deficit, beat The Woodlands 7-3

Overcoming obstacles has become routine for Oak Ridge in its district winning season of 2015.

A two-run deficit after the first inning was nothing the War Eagles couldn’t overcome against The Woodlands Friday as the War Eagles won 7-3 on the back of starting pitcher Durbin Feltman and timely hitting.

Feltman struggled to find his command early, hitting the first batter he faced. Soon after, he watched as Dillon Kotsios launched a two-run home run over the right field wall to give the Highlanders a 2-0 lead. click here for complete story

Baseball: McKnight, Feltman key War Eagles win over Highlanders

CR-OR_BaseballThe Oak Ridge War Eagles defeated The Woodlands Highlanders 7-3 Friday night, continuing to impress spectators with their 11-0 record in district and consideration as arguably one of the top baseball teams in the state of Texas.

Click here to watch The Woodlands vs. Oak Ridge Game Highlights

Oak Ridge (20-1, 11-0) head coach Mike Pirtle is excited to see what his boys have in store for the upcoming games, but advises them to not get too ahead of themselves. click here for complete story


Track & Field: The Woodlands sweeps area track and field meet

The Woodlands and the rest of District 16-6A track and field ran into some top-flight sprinters in the area championships on Thursday night at Turner Stadium.

In the end, though, the Highlanders ruled the night.

While District 15-6A flexed its collective muscle in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, The Woodlands’ depth and reliability in the relays proved to be the difference. The Woodlands boys collected 104 points to hold off runners-up Kingwood and Summer Creek by 23 points, while the Lady Highlanders finished with 87 points, followed by Summer Creek (74), Dekaney (68) and Oak Ridge (58).

“You better have teeth, in this district, and in this area meet,” TWHS boys coach Juris Green said, “or you won’t have anything left.”

The Woodlands girls finished the night with a second-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay. Ellyana Long, Ashley Koett, Alyssa Gillespie and Kendall Curzan combined for a time of three minutes, 48.85 seconds. Summer Creek won the race in 3:47.39. click here for complete story & results

CISD ACT and SAT College Preparation Courses

standardized-testingThere is still time to register for the upcoming CISD ACT and SAT college preparation courses.   SAT and ACT college preparation class schedules are available on our College Readiness website. or

Registrations for all college prep classes are currently available. College preparation registration will close one week prior to the first day of class. If you have any questions, please contact the College Readiness office

Girls Lacrosse Playoffs: The Woodlands Defeat Kingwood 13-8

On Wednesday, the Woodlands Girls Lacrosse Team defeated Kingwood in the semi-finals 13-8. Scoring early and often, Kingwood could not keep pace with the Lady Highlanders.

With the win, The Woodlands will travel to Scotty Caven Field on Saturday, to face the 2014 defending State Champion St. Johns Mavericks in the City Finals. The game is schedule for 1pm.    

Oak Ridge Cosmetology Knowledge Bowl Team Win State Championship

5310ad372ea33.preview-300The ORHS Cosmetology SkillsUSA Competition District 7 Qualifying students traveled to Corpus Christi to defend their titles and compete on the state level.

The Cosmetology Knowledge Bowl Team (Seniors Susanna Thomas, Fionna Markey, Kristi Shaw, Criss White and Aspen Howard) won first place in the Knowledge Quiz Bowl and was named state champion. Senior Brittany Duncan placed third for Technical Haircutting and was awarded the bronze medal.

Track & Field: Highlanders’ McClellan wins 3,200 at area meet

The Woodlands’ Ellie Ramos finished second in the pole vault in area competition on Wednesday.
The Woodlands’ Ellie Ramos finished second in the pole vault in area competition on Wednesday.

The Woodlands boys got off to an exceptional start in Day One of the area track and field meet pitting Districts 15-6A and 16-6A at Turner Stadium in Humble.

The Woodlands’ Matthew McClellan won the 3,200-meter run in nine minutes, 26.74 seconds, and teammate Eric Kroon was second with a time of 9:34.57. College Park’s Connor Meaux, the District 16-6A champion, finished fourth (9:51.53). Kingwood’s Charles Mills was third. click here for complete story

Baseball: Defensive collapse dooms Conroe in 14-0 loss

55371bd081e32.imageBolstered by Monday night’s 13-0 rout of Summer Creek, Conroe returned to the ballpark on Tuesday with a spring in its collective step.

After two errors on routine plays in the top of the first inning, however, the Tigers trailed Kingwood 3-0 and found themselves in a serious funk.

Conroe never recovered, falling to the Mustangs 14-0 at Ferrell Park at Elmore Field. The Tigers committed six errors while Kingwood played flawless infield defense. click here for complete story

water Polo: Highlanders squads heading to state tournament

The Woodlands has another regional champion.

The Highlanders’ boys water polo team beat Jersey Village 10-6 for the East Region III tournament title Saturday at Cy-Fair ISD’s FLEET Aquatic Center.

“It was a great matchup,” coach Kent Kirchner said.

“It started off a little tight and we got a pretty good lead, and then some players … got sent to the penalty box, and we were playing a man down, and they scored a couple times there and made it close again.

“Then, without 3 minutes to go, we pretty much had it well in control.”

Teams had to battle adverse weather conditions at the outdoor pool, where Friday’s game were pushed to Saturday morning. click here for complete story

Baseball: War Eagles had solid win over Cavaliers on Tuesday night

553719b80250c.imageThe Oak Ridge War Eagles varsity baseball team defeated the College Park Cavaliers 4-1 at College Park’s home field on Tuesday night, leaving the War Eagles with a secured first place ranking in district 16-6A and a perfect 10-0 district season record. College Park follows in second with a 6-3 record, and continues to hold high hopes for the upcoming games.

War Eagle head coach Mike Pirtle believes his team’s unity is the propelling force for their success. click here for complete story

Baseball: Baker, Oak Ridge defeat College Park, claim 16-6A title

With an outright district title on the line, Oak Ridge needed starting pitcher Luken Baker to be at his best against rival College Park. The big man delivered.

On the back of Baker’s complete game, and some timely hitting from the War Eagles’ offense, Oak Ridge won the title with a 4-1 win over the Cavaliers Tuesday night.

“I’m real proud for them,” said Oak Ridge coach Mike Pirtle. “These guys, College Park, are really good. That just tells me we’re a good ball team too, by beating them.

“It was a good ballgame. We just got a couple of hits and they didn’t. That’s the only difference.”

The War Eagles claim the title with a 20-1 overall record, and 10-0 in District 16-6A, while the Cavaliers fall back to 18-4, 6-3 in district, but still in second place overall. click here for complete story

Pappasito’s Cantina is coming to Shenandoah

Pappasito’s Cantina will open on the east side of Interstate 45, near the Sam Moon Center, said Shenandoah Mayor Garry Watts. The foundation for the new restaurant will be poured by July, Watts said. Pappasito’s menu includes a variety of tacos, fajitas and enchiladas. In addition, the restaurant offers filet mignon, ribeye, salmon and crab cakes.


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