(video) Forensic evidence links Hannah Graham suspect to murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington
A forensic clue uncovered in the investigation of a missing University of Virginia student has led investigators to believe they have “a significant break” in the unsolved death of another young woman who had vanished from the campus five years ago, police said Monday, and perhaps an unsolved rape from years before. Continue reading
The Woodlands running back Patrick Carr became the school’s career rushing leader in the Highlanders’ signature victory, a 24-7 win over then-No. 2 Katy. He’s shown no signs of slowing down since.
“It’s been a blessing,” Carr said. “The season has gone pretty smooth so far.”
After a loss to Cy-Fair on opening night, the Highlanders have come back to win four consecutive games, including last week’s 51-3 rout of Conroe in their District 16-6A opener. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound Carr has rushed for 553 yards and seven touchdowns this season, giving him a career total of 4,209 yards on the ground. click here for complete story
Boys: College Park continued its dominance with another sweep Saturday at the Brenham Hillacious Invitational.
The Cavaliers bested second-place The Woodlands 22-61, while the Lady Cavaliers topped Cinco Ranch 39-53. Both teams have won every meet they’ve entered this season. Senior Connor Meaux led the College Park boys by winning the 5,000-meter race in a blistering 15 minutes, 26.33 seconds. Runner-up Blake Bordelon of Strake Jesuit was more than 13 seconds back.
Girls: Senior Camila Cortina (19:12.37) and junior Brittney Prince finished second (19:14.65) and third to lead the Lady Cavs. Cy-Fair’s Tyra Luong won in 19:00.49.
College Park’s Georgia Burner was seventh in 19:21.32, and Sarah Batton (12th, 19:48.65), Andrea Miranda (15th, 19:51.44), Pilar Glaser (16th, 19:54.39), Stacie MacDonald (18th, 20:01.74), Kaila Prochaska (19th, 20:02.99) and Rachel Green (21st, 20:04.37) rounded out the team’s nine harriers. click here for complete story
Volleyball: (video) The Woodlands streaks to district volleyball victory against Oak Ridge in three sets
The much anticipated volleyball matchup between The Woodlands Lady Highlanders and the Oak Ridge Lady War Eagles ended in a surprising quick three sets: 25-16, 25-12, 25-17.
The Woodlands now boasts a 26-2 record, 4-0 in district play, extending their winning streak to 19 games. Oak Ridge has a strong 24-4 record, and drops to 4-1 in district 16-6A play. Leaders for the winning Highlanders were: Courtney Quinn with 12 kills to go along with 10 digs. Kendall Cook was the assist leader for the game with 31 and added 6 digs, and Colby Quinn had 12 digs for the game. click here for complete story
The Woodlands took control early in the match and knocked off Oak Ridge 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 in District 16-6A volleyball action on Friday night. The Lady Highlanders moved into first place by themselves in 16-6A, improving to 26-2 overall and 4-0 in league play. Oak Ridge fell to 25-4 and 4-1 respectively.
College Park sweeps Summer Creek: Emily Thorson had 10 kills and 10 digs, leading College Park past Summer Creek 25-5, 25-9, 25-13. Kennedi Smith had eight kills for the Lady Cavaliers, while Hannah Irwin had 24 assists and six kills. click here for complete story
SHHHHH! Everyone keep quiet because I’m about to let you in on The Woodlands high school volleyball team’s best keep secret. I know, I know….you’ve watched or at least have read about every Highlander victory starting last year when they won the Texas 5A state championship to the present team’s awesome 26-2, 4-0 record. What else is there to know?
Grey Kennedy is what else there is to know. This team is loaded with talent top to bottom and depending on the day, you’re reading a profile on any one of the players on this outstanding team. However, this team is as valuable as every player on it and would not be as successful without the talented Junior Setter. click here for complete story
Steve Dixen is an 8th grade pre-algebra teacher at Knox Junior High in CISD. Dixen has been teaching for a total of nine years, and has been at Knox for the past three years.
Originally from Minnesota, Dixen didn’t always know he wanted to teach. In fact, he attended Luther College in Iowa to obtain his bachelor’s degree in business management and economics.
“I didn’t decide to teach until over a decade after I’d gotten my BA in business,” said Dixen. “I was a lousy and disinterested businessman. Therefore I job-hopped, thinking I could find something that fit.”
It wasn’t until his wife, Heather, suggested that he become a teacher that Dixen found his true calling. He went back to school to obtain his masters degree in teaching from Bellarmine University and has been teaching ever since. When teaching his students, Dixen notes that it’s the small things that make his job so worthwhile. click here for complete story
The Woodlands High School football team is off to a great start in 2014. One of the reasons why? The running of senior Patrick Carr.
Carr has 553 yards and 7 touchdowns on the season. But more than just stats, Carr has become the heart and soul of the Highlanders as they hope to play for a state championship. click here for video & complete story
During Saturday’s Ohio State-Cincinnati game, one Buckeyes fan rushed the field. Ohio State assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel was having none of it.click here for complete story and video
The Oak Ridge War Eagles came up with their biggest stop of the season to preserve a hard-fought 30-26 victory over the Kingwood Mustangs in a District 16-6A football game Friday night at Turner Stadium.
The four-point win moved Oak Ridge to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in District 16-6A, while Kingwood fell to 1-4 overall and 0-1 in the league.
“This was a big win for us,” Oak Ridge head coach Dereck Rush said after the game. “We started this year with a goal to win a district championship. We needed this win to keep that dream alive.”
Kingwood marched to the Oak Ridge 17 with less than a minute left in the game before the War Eagles stopped Mustang quarterback Dawson Trudell four yards short of a first down on fourth-and-seven. Trudell was making his first start of the season. click here for complete story
The College Park Cavaliers (1-4, 0-1) opened district play on homecoming night with a whimper against the Atascocita Eagles (5-0, 1-0), falling 46-21 at Woodforest Bank Stadium Friday night. The end result, while not desirable, didn’t sully the night for College Park Head Coach Richard Carson.
“We started with a tough one,” said Carson. “I was proud of our kids, we fought back. They were hard to catch up on.”
The Eagles were led by running back Patrick Taylor Jr, who ran for 108 yards on 22 carries, and had two touchdowns. Quarterback Niyl Campbell threw for 167 yards and a score, and ran for additional 83 yards and a score. Wide receiver Quan Shorts caught a 72-yard touchdown, finishing the night as the leading receiver with 75 yards and that score. The Eagles racked up 385 yards of total offense, and didn’t have to punt the ball until 47 seconds left in the third quarter. click here for complete story
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held a regular Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, at 6 p.m. The entire meeting can be watched on video at The Woodlands Township website (www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov) The following actions were taken. click here for complete story
At Fielding’s Wood Grill in The Woodlands they make their own bacon.
“We use all natural Midwest pork belly. We hang it here. Cure it with sea salt, herb de provence, black pepper and paprika. Smoke it every day,” said restaurant founder and co-owner Cary Attar. Fielding’s also has its own butcher shop. The beef comes from a premium Texas ranch. Click here for complete story and video
The popular Texas chain restaurant, Black Walnut Café, plans to move its Woodlands store from the current location to a larger one down the street at the corner of Research Forest Drive and New Trails Drive in early November.
As the oldest and busiest of the 12 locations, The Woodlands Black Walnut Café has outgrown its spot at 2520 Research Forest Drive, according to the store’s General Manager Ronnie Baker. click here for complete story
The Woodlands took control early in the match and knocked off Oak Ridge 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 in District 16-6A volleyball action on Friday night.
The Lady Highlanders moved into first place by themselves in 16-6A, improving to 26-2 overall and 4-0 in league play. Oak Ridge fell to 25-4 and 4-1 respectively.
College Park sweeps Summer Creek: Emily Thorson had 10 kills and 10 digs, leading College Park past Summer Creek 25-5, 25-9, 25-13. click here for complete story
College Park battled hard and stayed in the fight on Friday night, but Atascocita eventually delivered the knockout punch.
The Eagles improved to 5-0 this season with a 46-21 victory over the Cavaliers, who dropped to 1-4, at Woodforest Bank Stadium in the District 16-6A opener for both teams.
After trailing by as many as 24 points, College Park rallied and cut the Eagles’ lead down to 10 with just under 10 minutes remaining in the game. Atascocita was able to fend off the Cavs’ rally, however, and found the end zone twice more as the clock continued to melt away.
“We’re 1-0, and the last time Atascocita was in this district, I think things maybe didn’t go so well,” Atascocita coach Craig Stump said. “We’re not the same old place anymore. We’re a really young team, and it feels good to be 1-0.”
College Park, meanwhile, will have a bye week to regroup before getting back in the ring against crosstown rival The Woodlands (4-1, 1-0) on Oct. 10. click here for complete story
Oak Ridge coach Dereck Rush needed one last stop.Luckily for him, the War Eagles got it. Oak Ridge forced a turnover on downs as Kingwood was driving to try to take the lead on its final drive to preserve a 30-26 win over the Mustangs at Turner Stadium to begin District 16-6A play.
“This was a big win for us,” Rush said. “We started this year with a goal to win a district championship. We needed this win to keep that dream alive.”
UPDATE: Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the Hannah Graham case, is now back in Charlottesville, Va. He was captured in Galveston, Texas earlier this week. click here for complete story