The Woodlands improved to 11-0 all-time against Oak Ridge on Friday evening, defeating the War Eagles 33-6 at Woodforest Bank Stadium behind an impressive performance from running back Patrick Carr.
Carr rushed for 143 yards and had touchdown runs of three, 56 and three yards, respectively, to lead the Highlanders (7-1, 4-0) to a crucial District 16-6A victory over the War Eagles (6-3, 3-2).
“It’s a big win for us because it does a lot of things,” The Woodlands coach Mark Schmid said. “It puts us in the playoffs — that win does — and it’s one step closer to being the outright district champion, which is a big goal of our kids. … It was a playoff-type atmosphere, so to come away with a win dealing with all that stuff is good.”
The Woodlands, which boasted the district’s top defense entering the contest, held Oak Ridge’s high-powered offense to just 256 yards. It was the fifth time in eight games that the Highlanders held their opponent to single-digit points.
The Woodlands High School Principal, Gregg Colschen, has concluded his investigation into the matter with which a Catholic Highlanders Club poster was defaced at the school earlier in the week, and a student (Jake Shanley) was falsely accused.
Jake is a member of the Catholic Highlanders Club and he advertises for the club with administration approval. The guilty party took one of Jake’s flyers and at the bottom, added in derogatory comments. Jake’s name was added below the erroneous message, and it was all done on a computer so it was difficult to detect who exactly made the comment.
Colschen has indicated that the TWHS student, Jake Shanley, was wrongly blamed, and that the student who did write the comments has acknowledged doing so. The following is the statment issued by The Woodlands High School Principal, Gregg Colschen: click here for complete story
Conroe Independent School District high school bands participated in the UIL Region 9 Marching Band Competition on Tuesday, October 21 at Woodforest Bank Stadium. For the third year in a row, each of the District’s five high school bands received Superior ratings.
UIL alternates advancement opportunities each year. This year, 6A bands have the opportunity to advance. The Woodlands College Park High School, Conroe High School, Oak Ridge High School and The Woodlands High School each advanced and will perform at the preliminary round of the Area F Marching Contest at the Galena Park ISD Athletic Stadium this Saturday, October 25, 2014. click here for complete story & band performance times
College Park needs a victory to keep its postseason aspirations alive. That’s what it comes down to, and coach Richard Carson is confident his team can get the job done.The Cavaliers will take on Summer Creek on Saturday in the first ever meeting between the two schools.College Park is looking to rebound from last week’s last-minute loss to Oak Ridge. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are coming off of a 27-15 loss to Atascocita. click here for complete story
College Park moved into a tie for third place in District 16-6A after sweeping Kingwood 26-24, 28-26, 25-18 on Friday night.
The Lady Cavaliers and Lady Mustangs had both already secured their advancement into the playoffs. The teams are 7-4 heading into the last night of the regular season.
Senior standout Emily Thorson led College Park in kills with 15 and also contributed nine digs. Junior Hannah Erwin added 15 kills and recorded a team-high 20 assists. Junior Savannah Rutledge was the dig leader with 18. The Lady Cavaliers (26-8) pushed hard for the victory, taking two games with late charges and coming back from an eight-point deficit in the second set. click here for complete story
Conroe High School Theatre will present “The Voice of The Prairie” by John Olive on Oct. 23, 24, 25 and 27 at 7 p.m. in the Conroe High School auditorium.
The play centers on a young blind girl named Frankie and her companion Davey. The play moves back and forth in time between 1895 and 1925. In 1925, Davey, now an adult, meets radio salesman Leon Schwab, who hires Davey to tell stories on the radio. On the air, Davey recalls his childhood days with Frankie and as the radio program becomes more and more popular, Frankie (now Francis) comes back into his life.
The cast includes Tommy Swaim as the grown Davey, with David Tovar as young Davey. Sarah Perry plays Francis, with Isabel Hurtado as young Frankie. Quinn Berry portrays Leon Schwab. click here for complete story
The College Park boys captured their second consecutive district title on Thursday morning at Atascocita High School, trouncing the competition in the District 16-6A Championships.
The No. 2 state-ranked Cavaliers finished 1-2-3, led by last year’s runner-up, senior Connor Meaux, who snagged the individual title with a time of 15 minutes, 34.97 seconds. College Park took five of the top 10 spots on its way to 23 points. The Woodlands (41) was second and Kingwood (84) rounded out the regional qualifying teams. click here for complete story
Oak Ridge has never beaten The Woodlands on the football field, but the War Eagles are anxious to write a new chapter on Friday when they take on the Highlanders in a clash of District 16-6A heavyweights.
The Woodlands has won six straight games and is coming off of an open week. Oak Ridge, meanwhile, defeated College Park 20-13 on Friday. The Highlanders lead the all-time series 10-0, including last season’s 46-21 triumph.
It’s an enticing matchup that features the district’s No. 1 defense (The Woodlands) and No. 1 offense (Oak Ridge) and two of the league’s top three rushers in the War Eagles’ Kwame Etwi and the Highlanders’ Patrick Carr. click here for complete story
Abby Guidry took first place overall to lead Kingwood to the District 16-6A girls cross country title on Thursday at Atascocita High School.
Guidry won by more than 20 seconds with a time of 17 minutes, 52.68 seconds in the five-kilometer race to top second place The Woodlands’ Lourdes Vivas for the individual title. Kingwood advances to the Region II-6A cross country championships at Vandergriff Park in Arlington on Nov. 1. Guidry was one of four Lady Mustangs to finish in the top 10. Teammate Erin Gallagher took the bronze with a third place finish at 18:37.05. click here for complete story
Victoria Harris has accomplished a lot of things in four years of playing volleyball at Oak Ridge High School. But she and the rest of the Lady War Eagles had never beaten The Woodlands until Tuesday night.
“We had never even won a game off of them,’’ said the ecstatic Harris after leading the Lady War Eagles to a stunning 25-21, 25-14, 21-25, 25-20 victory over the Lady Highlanders at Oak Ridge High School.
“They had smashed us every time we played,’’ added the 5-foot-10 Harris, who has signed with the University of Cincinnati. “We definitely had something to prove.’’
From the very first point, the Lady War Eagles outhit, out blocked, out-served and outhustled the Lady Highlanders in front of their boisterous home crowd. click here for complete story
The Woodlands Lady Highlanders (31-3, 9-1) had been on a roll,
winning 24 straight games and winning 66 of their last 67 games. Tonight they went up against a fired up Oak Ridge Lady War Eagle volleyball squad (29-5, 9-2) at Oak Ridge Gymnasium and dropped three games in four tries, falling by a score of 25-21, 25-14, 21-25, 25-20. This was Oak Ridge’s first victory in the last 19 games versus The Woodlands, and the win brings Oak Ridge within one game of The Woodlands for the district crown as the season concludes next week.
“I feel amazing,” said Oak Ridge Head Coach Tommie Sledge. “This being our senior night, how much passion, how much they have worked for this. They deserved it, they played like such a team tonight.”
Having a strong game for the Lady War Eagles was Brooke Clark, who was phenomenal with 28 kills and 15 digs. Victoria Harris had 18 kills and 18 digs, and Carly Graham had 16 kills and 20 digs. Jackie Ward had 34 assists and 11 digs, and Raigen Cianciulli tallied 35 digs for the contest. click here for complete story
It was a victory nine long years in the making.
“It means a lot,” Oak Ridge senior outside hitter Victoria Harris said. “I feel like our whole team just came out for the seniors tonight, and I feel like The Woodlands wasn’t expecting us to come out tough because we got crushed at their house. I feel like we just won the state championship, honestly.”
Brooke Clarke, Harris and Carly Graham led the attack for the Lady War Eagles, collecting 28, 18 and 16 kills, respectively. Graham also recorded 22 assists and 20 digs, and Raigen Cianciulli led the team with 34 digs. Senior setter Jackie Ward paced the offense with 34 assists. click here for complete story
Following a 24-14 loss to The Woodlands High School on Saturday, Oct. 4, which was their first loss of the season, the Atascocita Eagles looked to bounce back at home. And so far, their mission has been a successful one.
With a 49-27 win over Oak Ridge on Friday, Oct. 10, and a 27-15 win over the Summer Creek Bulldogs last Friday night, the Eagles improved to 3-1 in District 16-6A play and 7-1 overall, which keeps them in prime position for a 6A playoff berth. This past Friday’s game with the Bulldogs was a tight game all the way through. The Bulldogs, still hopeful of a playoff berth, led 15-14 after three quarters, but Atascocita seized control of the game late. click here for complete story