While track, baseball and softball are taking center stage, other Spring sports including lacrosse, tennis, golf and water polo will be naming champions in the near future. click here for complete vype-houston story
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
The 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.
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
Often, brothers and sisters will get into nasty heated arguments. Lil’ J Sean and Aesja are siblings who have put the fighting aside and come together through the power of music. click here to view
Photos from the District 15/16 Area Track Championship on April 23, 2015, at Turner Stadium in Humble. Staff photos by Andrew Buckley. click here to view gallery
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
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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.
Eighth-grader Shobha Dasari, who won the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, will travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The Oak Ridge High School Vet Tech Team qualified for state competition, which will be in May at Texas A&M. Congratulations to Macie Heartfield, Bethany Morgan, Sydney Velasquez and Kimberly Wisner.
The 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.
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
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
VYPE Coverboy Luken Baker stated that he wanted this team to make history and win district for the first time and school history. Mission accomplished as the War Eagles knocked off College Park last night to clinch the conference title and preserve the No. 1 ranking. click here for complete story
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
The 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
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
About 6:45pm Sunday as heavy rains and hail moved through the Spring, Woodlands and Tomball area Cindy Schlesener was driving her GMC southbound on Rhodes Road just south of FM 2920 when she encountered a curve. Her vehicle slid off the road and into a six foot bar ditch. She was trapped in her vehicle under water. click here for complete story and video
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.