“We just hung around long enough to get a few breaks and we had some kids that came through and that’s what it’s all about,” said War Eagles Head Coach Mike Pirtle.
Oak Ridge (11-1, 4-0) finally saw its offense erupt in the bottom of the seventh when Matt Mihalov led off the inning with a single, followed by Luken Baker reaching on a Cavalier infield error. The War Eagles finally got a hit with a runner in scoring position when Riley McKnight’s infield single, scored Mihalov to make it a 4-2 College Park lead. click here for complete story
A teacher’s aide at a Conroe Independent School District middle school has been fired amid allegations of inappropriate behavior, according to the district.
Moorhead Junior High School’s principal sent a letter to parents Wednesday notifying them that a teacher’s aide is no longer employed there. click here for complete story
Former junior college head coach and long-time Southeast Texas native Jessica Callahan joined the Lamar volleyball program as assistant coach announced head coach Alan Edwards on Thursday.
“We could not have made a better hire than what we did with Jessica,” said Edwards. “We’re talking about a Texas kid who played club ball in Houston, played at the University of Houston and someone who coached in the Houston area. She runs the same system we run. She will be outstanding for us.”
Callahan has spent the last 13 years in Southeast Texas working as a high school coach, camp coordinator, club coach and junior college coach. She will take over responsibilities as the middle blockers and liberos coach. She spent six seasons as the head coach at Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas, where she built a 71-59 overall record and 33-14 mark in district play. She led her teams to the playoffs every year as head coach, including a deep run in 2009.
Chris Andritsos and the persistent Woodlands Highlander baseball team manufactured a huge win over a mostly all returning 2014 5A Final Four participant, Atascocita (10-9, 0-3) 4-3 Wednesday night in an extra inning thriller at Scotland Yard.
Andritsos led off the bottom of the 10th inning and proceeded to drill the third pitch he saw through the trees sending the 634 fans in attendance into a frenzy. The Woodlands (8-6, 2-1) senior most assuredly pulled his weight in hitting two bombs while going nine innings on the bump striking out 15 giving way to Steven Beard with the score knotted up at three. click here for complete story
In a game of two evenly matched opponents, the Westfield Mustangs valiantly battled the Oak Ridge War Eagles, and came out on top of the bi-district playoff game with a 1-0 victory Thursday night at Woodforest Bank Stadium.
The game was so even, that neither team could take control of their opponent, and defenses reigned supreme until the 90th minute of action.
After an Oak Ridge defender was called for a handball just outside the box, Mustang Christopher Lieja passed the resulting free kick to nearby Cesar Nataren. The junior was able to find his target, Craig Curry with a cross that the senior tipped with the back of his head into the corner of the War Eagles goal as time expired at the first half of extra time. click here for complete story
Baseball: Chris Andritsos leads The Woodlands Highlanders to 4-3 victory thanks to 15 strikeouts & 2 Home Runs
An ace performance by Chris Andritsos led The Woodlands Highlanders to a 4-3 win in 10 innings over the Atascocita Eagles on Wednesday at Scotland Yard.
Due to rain last Friday, this rescheduled matchup forced both teams to rebound from tough District 16-6A losses the night before.
With MLB scouts in the stands, The Oklahoma Commit Andritsos handled Atascocita’s lineup, racking up 15 strikeouts. Andritsos allowed 2 earned runs on 7 hits and no walks over 9 innings.
Offensively, Andritsos blasted 2 home runs for The Highlanders. Andritsos went 2-4 in the game with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Andritsos homered in the 4th and 10th innings. A walk-off solo home run by Andritsos gave The Highlanders their only lead in the game and a dramatic walk-off win. Read more
It was an effort few could match, but The Woodlands’ Chris Andritsos is a baseball player few can emulate, and it showed during Wednesday’s home game against Atascocita.
The Oklahoma signee was in rare form, pitching nine innings and striking out 15 Eagles batters for the Highlanders, and hitting two home runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the 10th as The Woodlands downed the Eagles 4-3 in District 16-6A play.
“This team showed a lot being down early, and battling back,” Andritsos said. “It was a big win for us, to pull that one out.”
After being down three separate times, including falling behind 3-2 in the eighth, The Woodlands (7-6-1, 2-1) battled back to tie the game before Andritsos led the bottom of the 10th inning off. The senior teed off on a pitch from the Eagles’ Ralph Biondi, sending a fast ball over the left field wall and the Highlander fans home happy. click here for complete story
College Park head coach Jason Washburn would take advantage of a District bye last Friday and call on his ace Beau Ridgeway for back to back District starts.
Beau Ridgeway’s 10 strikeouts were enough to push the Cavaliers past the Woodlands 4-2. The University of Texas commit Ridgeway, allowed 1 earned run, 4 hits and 4 walks for his first complete game District win.
The top of the 2nd saw The Woodlands take an early lead, 2-0. College Park went up for good in the bottom of the 2nd, scoring 3 runs on a 2-run home run by Fisbeck and an RBI single by Austin Stokes.
Kyle Flowers lasted 1 2/3 innings, walked none, struck out 1, and allowed 3 runs. Sophomore Devin Fontenot would be called on as the long reliever and did his best to change the outcome. Fontenot challenged College Park’s lineup, racking up 4 strikeouts. Fontenot allowed 1 earned run, 4 hits and 1 walk over 4 1/3 innings.
Ben Perry and The Woodlands High School lacrosse team traveled to Katy and conquered South District foe Seven Lakes Spartans (8-3, 4-3), 17-4 in what turned out to be the Highlanders best effort of the young season.
Perry, a senior found twine three times and dished out an assist as the young, rebuilding 2015 version of the Highlanders is starting to learn how to play as a team.
As has been The Woodlands (7-0, 5-0) modus operandi thus far in the season, they struggled early having to play man down constantly due to careless penalties. Leading just 4-2 after the first quarter, The Woodlands were able to pull it together in the second stanza distancing themselves from the Spartans taking a 9-3 lead by halftime. click here for complete story
Nate Fisbeck then stepped up to the plate and smacked a two-run home run over the fence in the left-center to give College Park a 3-2 lead. click here for video
Prosecutors said Lawrence Robertson, 36, was one of three men who entered Thomas Markle Jewelers, located at 9595 Six Pines Drive in The Woodlands’ Market Street shopping complex, and threatened the store owner with a shotgun. click here for complete story
The season hasn’t always gone as smoothly as planned, but The Woodlands is back in the playoffs, and eying another deep run.
The Highlanders open the Class 6A girls soccer players Friday against Montgomery.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished this year,” coach Dina Graves said. “The girls have done a great job.
“And with the scheduling, and the way things worked out this year, we had to deal with some different issues, in terms of our spring break not matching up with the other teams in the district. It made our March much different than what we’re accustomed to, in terms of how many games we played.”
The Woodlands enters the postseason at 15-2-4. It went 11-1 in district, tying Kingwood for the 16-6A title. click here for complete story
Conroe coach Jeff Raymer spent about 15 minutes with his team after Tuesday night’s 5-2 loss to Summer Creek.The Tigers fell to 3-10 overall and 0-3 in District 16-6A, while Summer Creek improved to 8-9 and 2-0 respectively. Conroe couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead, as Summer Creek struck for three runs in the top of the fifth inning and two more in the sixth.
“We have to learn how to win,” Raymer said.
Conroe right-hander John Waling gave up a leadoff double to Summer Creek’s Blake Spindle in the fifth. The Bulldogs’ Chase Seabranch was hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out, but Waling struck out leadoff man Payton Harden on a 2-2 fastball. click here for complete story
Here at Woodlands Online sports, we like to profile as many young student athletes as possible from the many schools in the large area we cover. We like to spread it around and involve as many schools as possible. However, it is no coincidence that the Woodlands High School volleyball team has seen their share of profiles. Why? Well, because over the last two years you could count on two hands how many matches the whole program has lost and that includes the feeder program at McCullough Junior High. click here for complete story
Beau Ridgeway was going to finish the game.
With two outs in seventh inning and the bases loaded, Ridgeway was gunning for a complete game and Cavalier coach Jason Washburn wasn’t going to stop him.
“If I went out there, I was going to have to wrestle the ball away from him,” Washburn said. “He was going to finish the game.”
College Park (13-1, 2-0) used a clutch home run from shortstop Nate Fisbeck and the steady pitching of Ridgeway to get the win.
Ridgeway got Zach Gartner to strikeout leave the bases stranded in the seventh inning and clinch a 4-2 District 16-6A win over rival The Woodlands in the process. click here for complete story
The College Park Cavaliers got a stellar pitching performance from Beau Ridgeway and three RBI’s from Nate Fisbeck en route to a 4-2 home district win over The Woodlands Highlanders on Tuesday night.
“You start on the mound, Beau Ridgeway was really good, I’m proud of our offensive approach as Nate (Fisbeck) has been hot, but other guys are stepping up. This is a good win over The Woodlands, but it’s a district win and this group understands that every win, every run is important,” said Cavaliers Head Coach Jason Washburn.
College Park (13-1, 2-0) fell behind 2-0 to the Highlanders in the top of the second inning when Nick White and Casey Stokes scored off a Cavaliers error, giving the Highlanders an early lead. click here for complete story
The Woodlands girls basketball team enjoys a strong tradition and has reached the UIL state playoffs in each of the last 10 seasons.
But when Nicole Iademarco left for Arizona State University after the 2013-14 season, the Lady Highlanders had to re-establish their identity with some younger players. It wasn’t always easy.
Yet The Woodlands got back to the playoffs, finishing in a second-place tie with Kingwood in District 16-6A, before beating Klein Collins 50-38 in the bi-district playoffs. click here for complete story
Got Crawfish? Save the date for the 2015 Woodlands CrawPHish Festival at Town Green Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Lone Star Chapter of The Pulmonary Hypertension Association and The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals are teaming up for this year’s family friendly event with a mission to raise funds and awareness to help find a cure for Pulmonary Hypertension. click here for complete story
The most recent UIL Lone Star Cup Standings were released during spring break with The Woodlands High School currently standing in second place.
Those standings might need to be updated as The Woodlands Highlanders boys soccer team and Lady Highlanders soccer team, each just won district titles. click here for complete story