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Cross Country: The Woodlands boys, girls sweep Friday Night Lights

xc arrowThe Woodlands girls and boys cross country teams swept the Friday Night Lights cross country meet held at Bear Branch Park in The Woodlands on Friday.

Both the Highlanders and Lady Highlanders won team titles despite not having runners finish in the top five.

The Lady Highlanders had all of its top five point scorers finish in the top 20 of the girls Varsity A race to hold off Katy Cinco Ranch for the team title. click here for complete story

Football: Morton Ranch turns back Oak RIdge comeback bid 21-14

Oak Ridge wide receiver Thai Adams reacts after the War Eagles' comeback falls shorts in the fourth quarter of a high school football game Saturday.
Oak Ridge wide receiver Thai Adams reacts after the War Eagles’ comeback falls shorts in the fourth quarter of a high school football game Saturday.

Oak Ridge’s football team has been to the playoffs in each of the last two seasons, and the War Eagles may have Montgomery County’s most versatile threat in senior quarterback Braden Letney.

But Letney needed a little help from his friends on Saturday night, as Morton Ranch played host to the War Eagles in the season opener for both teams at Rhodes Stadium. click here for complete story

 

Football: Conroe Tigers open 2015 season with big win over Nimitz 45-2

IMG_3450_storyColby Kizzie came out early and showed the public that 2105 could be a breakout year for the talented junior, as evidenced in Conroe’s big win over Nimitz 45-2.

On the first play of the game Kizzie sent a play-action missile to junior wide receiver Kobe Jackson. The early score set the pace for the Tigers as Kizzie would have another touchdown pass and sophomore running back Donaven Lloyd would run for 2 scores. click here for complete story

Starbucks set to serve beer, wine at some stores in The Woodlands

Starbucks is introducing Starbucks Evenings, where it will serve craft beer and wine. Three Woodlands locations will be among the stores launching the new service this fall, including the store at Grogan's Mill Road at Sawdust Road.
Starbucks is introducing Starbucks Evenings, where it will serve craft beer and wine. Three Woodlands locations will be among the stores launching the new service this fall, including the store at Grogan’s Mill Road at Sawdust Road.

This fall, the popular spot for getting that morning caffeine fix may also become the place to go after work to wind down with a beer or glass of wine.

With its latest business initiative, Starbucks Coffee Co. is introducing Starbucks Evenings – where it will serve craft beer, wine and small plates – and three Woodlands area locations will be among the stores launching the new service this fall. click here for complete story

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

Shannon J. Miles, 30, is walked out of the Harris County Sheriff's Department in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Prosecutors on Saturday charged Miles with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Shannon J. Miles, 30, is walked out of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Prosecutors on Saturday charged Miles with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff’s deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing. click here for complete story

Here’s how to untag yourself in unflattering Instagram photos

With its latest update, photo-sharing app Instagram keeps getting easier to use, but there’s one feature that’s still a little tricky to figure out: removing unwanted photo tags.

If you’re not familiar with how Instagram tags work, every photo you are tagged in on Instagram is visible in a “tagged” section of your profile. This means that if they look hard enough, anybody perusing your recent Valencia-filtered snapshots can also see that unflattering #ThrowbackThursday photo your college roommate tagged you in. click here for complete story

Football: Oak Ridge War Eagles fall 21-14 to Morton Ranch Mavericks

IMG_4069_storyThe Oak Ridge High School football team started their season with a tough loss to Morton Ranch who went 4-6 overall and 3-4 district last year.

The War Eagles immediately started off strong and were quick to put the first points on the board, but Morton Ranch came back the next play and tied the game. The Mavericks made two more touchdowns during the first half, bringing the halftime score to 21-7. click here for complete story

HCN photo by Andrew BuckleyCollege Park’s Kennedi Smith, here competing against Kingwood in 2014, had 25 kills in the Lady Cavaliers’ five-set victory over Klein Oak on Friday night.

Andrés_Orozco-Estrada__Credit_Werner_KmetitschThe Houston Symphony heats up the stage at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with Music of the Americas September 10 at 8 p.m. This classical concert features Latin-inspired pieces from “West Side Story” and famed composers Leonard Bernstein, James Moody, Silvestre Revueltas, Astor Piazzolla and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Tickets are $20 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of The Wortham Foundation. Tickets are not required for free seating. Gates open at 7 p.m. Click here for complete story

Volleyball: College Park comeback topples Klein Oak

HCN photo by Andrew BuckleyCollege Park’s Kennedi Smith, here competing against Kingwood in 2014, had 25 kills in the Lady Cavaliers’ five-set victory over Klein Oak on Friday night.
HCN photo by Andrew BuckleyCollege Park’s Kennedi Smith, here competing against Kingwood in 2014, had 25 kills in the Lady Cavaliers’ five-set victory over Klein Oak on Friday night.

College Park dropped its first two sets against Klein Oak on Friday night, but the Lady Cavaliers came back with a vengeance.

College Park rallied to defeat the Lady Panthers 17-25, 23-25, 25-13, 25-15, 15-8.

Veteran College Park coach Candice Collins was thrilled with the victory. The Lady Cavs’ Kennedi Smith led the way with a team-high 25 kills, along with 21 digs.

Clear Creek edges Lady Highlanders

Clear Creek won the last two sets to outlast The Woodlands 18-25, 25-10, 23-25, 25-15, 15-6.

The Woodlands fell to 18-3 on the season and will have an open date on Tuesday.

Click here for complete story

Football: For TWHS Highlanders, it was sweet revenge against Cy-Fair

IMG_3709_storyJunior, Eric Schmid, and The Woodlands Highlander football teamexacted revenge on Cy-Fair for last year’s shutout loss with 28-7 thrashing to start off the 2015 campaign on a positive note.

Watch the entire game On-Demand, presented by Wiesner Auto Group.

The elusive Schmid gained 45 yards on the ground despite having a nifty 27 yard scamper get called back on a holding call that occurred on the other side of the field. Through the air, Schmid threw for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Schmid split time with senior, Craig Heiser, who threw for 80 yards to include a TD connection to Connor Patrick. click here for complete story

Volleyball: CP Lady Cavs rally to beat Klein Oak taking last three of five sets

Allicia Bauersfeld executing one of nine kills for the Lady Cavs.
Allicia Bauersfeld executing one of nine kills for the Lady Cavs.

The Woodlands College Park High School volleyball team took on a formidable foe when hosting the Klein Oak Panthers, Friday, August 28.

Klein Oak, ranked 118 nationally, overshadowed College Park in size and the depth of their bench, and it appeared that they would claw their way to victory after taking the first two sets 25-17, 25-23. College Park rallied to win the three final sets 25-13, 25-15, 15-8; a testimony to the team’s tenacity and training. click here for complete story

 

Suspect Arrested in Deadly Ambush on Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy

A suspect has been arrested for the deadly ambush of a Harris County sheriff’s deputy, fatally gunned down without warning Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a northwest Harris County gas station.

Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, has just left an accident scene hen he stopped by a gas station on Telge and West Road. As he was pumping gas, a man approached him from behind, said nothing and fired multiple shots. Once the deputy fell to the ground, the suspect fired more shots. Deputy Goforth was pronounced dead on the scene. click here for complete story

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