The Woodlands Area Student Center News

Energy Boost DrinkabiliTea Cafe

The Energy Boost ($6) is made with carrots, celery, green apples and oranges.

Offering a variety of bubble and loose-leaf teas, fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies and coffee, DrinkabiliTea Cafe’s array of healthy drinks includes the Energy Boost, which is made with natural and fresh ingredients.

Owner Mark Pan said the $6 fresh squeezed juice drink is made with carrots, celery, green apples and oranges blended together. Tapioca can also be added for an additional 50 cents. click here for complete story

Fitness: Cryotherapy

WDL-2016-02-53-1-460x494 (1)In the past year The Woodlands has seen an increasing number of cryotherapy facilities opening in the area.

Whether being promoted for athletes or as a spa, these facilities offer a therapeutic technique in which customers expose their body to cold temperatures to experience a variety of benefits. click here for complete story

Girls Soccer: Coomes, Rossi look to lead College Park back to the playoffs

College Park captains Maria Rossi (left) and Emma Coomes (right) are aiming to lead the Lady Cavaliers back to the playoffs in 2016.

District 16-6A kicked off league play this past week, and College Park coach Meredith Cook hopes that her two senior captains will be able to lead her team back to the playoffs.

Whenever the Lady Cavaliers find the back of the net, there is a good chance Maria Rossi and Emma Coomes touched the ball at some point during the possession. click here for complete story

Lufkin man dies, LHS assistant coach injured in Raguet Street wreck

A 69-year-old Lufkin man died and an assistant Lufkin High School football coach was injured in a two-car wreck Monday night on Raguet Street.

Jesus Acosta died at CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial in Lufkin after the crash that happened at the intersection of Raguet Street and Old Mill Road around 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Lufkin Police Department. click here for complete story

Soccer: Signing Day Q&A: Oak Ridge’s Logan Aucoin

Oak Ridge’s Logan Aucoin signed to play soccer with Mary Hardin-Baylor during a signing day ceremony Wednesday.

Oak Ridge’s Logan Aucoin has been on an absolute tear this season. He has five goals and five assists in just 10 matches. He has scored all five goals over the last six games and has scored once in each of the last four games.

On Wednesday, Aucoin, along with six other War Eagles, signed a letter of intent to continue his athletic career at the collegiate level. click here for complete story

Girls Soccer: The Woodlands bests rival College Park

The Woodlands’ Sarah Piper (28) kicks the ball during the high school girls soccer game against College Park on Tuesday at College Park High School.

You never know what to expect when College Park and The Woodlands cross paths. Tuesday night saw the two schools clash at College Park High School, and though The Woodlands struck first, it was both teams’ defenses that ruled the pitch.

With little offense to be found, the Lady Highlanders snuck away with a 1-0 win over the Lady Cavaliers. click here for complete story

Swimming & Diving: Cavaliers sending six to state

DSC05797.JPGCollege Park is sending six athletes to the UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet next week in Austin. The 6A competition runs Feb. 19-20 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center.

Leading the way is sophomore Monica Gumina, who secured regional gold in the 100- and 200-yard freestyles and also qualified in the 200 medley relay, which was called up after placing fourth. click here for complete story

Girls Soccer: Graves getting assists from former players

The Woodlands girls soccer coaches (from left to right) Karen Lucas, Dina Graves, and Paige Jeanes pose for a portrait.

After 21 years of coaching soccer at The Woodlands, Dina Graves has done her fair share of teaching the game to young athletes.

But what has truly been special about her time as a coach is the propensity of her former players to return to the program and help coach the new wave of Lady Highlanders. click here for complete story

Police investigating after Conroe officer shoots suspected shoplifter


A Conroe police officer shot a suspected shoplifter outside the Wal-Mart near Montgomery around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

The officer fired three shots at 36-year-old Christopher Fillmore, one of which struck him in the shoulder. Police reportedly believed the suspect pulled a handgun on Wal-Mart employees at the store located at the corner of Texas 105 West and Walden Road. click here for complete story


Mardi Gras in Historic Downtown Conroe on Fat Tuesday Feb 9

Mardi_GrasThere’s no need to drive ninety miles to celebrate Mardi Gras, or even more, 350 miles, if trekking to New Orleans instead of Galveston. The Rotary Club of Conroe will be having a Mardi Gras fish fry, hosted at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, on Fat Tuesday, February 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are available from Conroe Rotarians for $20.00 for those six and older. Kids under six years old are free. Each ticket entitles a person to a fried or blackened fish entree, hush puppies, cole slaw, potato salad, tea, prepared by award-winning Chef Scott Golemon and his cook team of volunteers. Beer and wine are available at a nominal additional cost from a local Brewer and Bernhardt Winery. click here for complete story

NFL: After Broncos’ win, all eyes on Houston for Super Bowl LI (Video)

The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee will kick off its Super Bowl preparations with dual ceremonies

With the Denver Broncos’ win over the Carolina Panthers in California during Super Bowl 50, the city of Houston is officially on the clock as the host for next year’s Super Bowl LI.

The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee was given the “Super Bowl handoff” on Feb. 8 from the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl Host Committee. Houston will celebrate being “on the clock” with a clock unveiling on Feb. 19 at NRG Stadium, home to the Super Bowl in 2017. click here for complete story

Swimming: Montgomery County athletes earn state meet call-ups

The Woodlands’ Emily Reese earned state meet call-ups in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard butterfly.

By the time the Region IV-6A Swimming and Diving Championships came to a close on Saturday evening at Conroe ISD Natatorium, several local student-athletes had officially punched their tickets to the UIL State Meet by capturing regional titles.

Several more earned their way to Austin on Monday when the UIL released the official state call-ups for each of the 24 swimming events. The state championships will be held Feb. 19-20 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas. click here for complete story


The Woodlands’ swimmers are a state favorite after second-place finish at regionals

920x920 (4)A second-place finish at regionals doesn’t necessarily translate into finishing second at state for The Woodlands swimmers. The Highlanders have higher aspirations, and may have the numbers in their favor this time.

Especially with sophomore Lucie Nordmann in the pool. Nordmann was named Swimmer of the Meet after winning the 50-yard freestyle (23.03) and 100-yard backstroke (53.58) and swimming in two relay wins at last week’s regional meet. click here for complete story

Swimming & Diving: The Woodlands boys, girls take second at regionals

The Woodlands might not have come away with any team titles on Saturday evening, but the Highlanders and Lady Highlanders still had a multitude of reasons to be excited. Both teams captured second-place finishes at the Region IV-6A Swimming and Diving Championships at Conroe ISD Natatorium, each finishing behind Austin Westlake in the final standings. click here for complete story


Academics:Brains beat brawn: College Station High School’s team one finished fourth in Science Bowl


The Super Bowl may be the main event this weekend, but more than 150 high school students from across Texas traded footballs for buzzers Saturday at Texas A&M for a different type of game — the Science Bowl.

Thirty-one teams from 25 high schools — including four teams representing A&M Consolidated High School and College Station High School — participated in the regional level of the 26th annual Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl in the Blocker Building at A&M. click here for complete story

Boys Basketball: No.1 Atascocita clinches third-straight District Championship

56744bc7ba705.imageWith an emphatic 105-63 blowout victory against Summer Creek on Friday night, No. 1 Atascocita continued its dominance over District 16-6A clinching the program’s third-straight district championship.

“Great accomplishment,” Atascocita coach David Martinez said. “Not many programs can say that. Very proud of our kids and the pride hey have in Atascocita High School. It’s not easy and we work really hard to be competitive. While district championships are great our kids want to play for something bigger.” click here for complete story


Swimming & Diving: The Woodlands looks to carry momentum into regional meet

It’s time for athletes and teams to make the final push toward the UIL Swimming and Diving State Meet. After sweeping both the boys and girls District 16-6A meets, The Woodlands is looking to carry that momentum into the Region IV-6A meet. It begins with prelims today and culminates with the finals on Saturday at Conroe ISD Natatorium. click here for complete story



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