JustFly! Flight Training is relocating its program to the Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe after 11 years at David Wayne Hooks Airport in Spring.
The relocation gives JustFly! a new facility that will include larger classrooms, a light maintenance facility, hangar space for small to mid-size aircraft for lease and an FAA testing center, according to JustFly!.
“We are looking for a better chance for growth and expansion along with the airport and we also wanted to include an FAA testing center so that student pilots can test for any kind of [pilot] testing that they require,” marketing director Mary Cunningham said.
The flight training school offers private pilot, instrument pilot, ground school training and commercial pilot license training, and also offers discovery flight opportunities for prospective students. click HERE for complete story
The Woodlands’ Chris Andritsos and Oak Ridge’s Luken Baker were selected to participate in the 12th annual Perfect Game All-American Classic on Sunday during an online broadcast.
The game is set for 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Andritsos and Baker will play for the West team and were two of 54 players from across the United States selected for the contest. click HERE for complete story
Representing the United States on the athletic field or court is a thrill that most people don’t get to experience. But one local football player might get that opportunity as he competes at USA Football’s National Team Development Games this week.
Stuart Dobbie, a 16-year-old incoming sophomore who lives in The Woodlands and attends St. Pius X High School in Houston, is currently at Townson University in Maryland, participating in a week of practices and scrimages with more than 180 other freshman and sophomore ballplayers from around the nation. click HERE for complete story and Hudl video
Conroe’s Luken Baker was in Minneapolis last week to take part in the National High School Home Run Derby that was held during All Star Weekend. click HERE for complete story and video
A week after landing the UIL boys and girls state basketball tournaments, San Antonio could be in line to host another championship event.
Peter Contreras, an assistant athletic director at the University Interscholastic League, said Monday that San Antonio and Georgetown are being considered as the location for the state soccer tournament. Contreras, who oversees soccer, said during a lecture at the Texas High School Coaches Association Convention that the UIL hopes to make a decision within three weeks. The tournament is in April.
“We’ll ultimately make the decision that’s best for the soccer tournament,” he said.
Georgetown has hosted the state tournament for 13 seasons (1998-2004, 2009-present), but with the UIL adding a third classification for next year, two venues in close proximity would likely be required.
After Monday’s first day of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, Brady Price isn’t among the leaders. But that’s OK with him.
Price, who will be a senior at The Woodlands High School, shares 40th place with eight others in the tournament after shooting a 1-over-par 73 in the opening round. The low 64 finishers after Tuesday’s second and final round of stroke play advance to match play Wednesday. click HERE for complete story
Dethroned as district champions last season by neighboring rivals Atascocita, the Kingwood High School boys’ cross country team faces an even greater challenge beginning with the upcoming 2014 season.
Realignment placed Kingwood (and Atascocita) in the newly-formed 6A division and into District 16-6A with perennial powers The Woodlands as well as with a rising College Park program that finished second in the state in 2013.
Along with Conroe, Oak Ridge, and Summer Creek, the new district could arguably be the toughest in the state. click HERE for complete story
Shadowbend Park in Cochran’s Crossing of The Woodlands Texas is one of the cornerstones of the park system in south Montgomery County. It has two major components – the park itself with normal Woodlands amenities and the Marsh Experience, across the street from the village amenity park. This is a major park of The Woodlands, characterized as a village park. You will notice the sign above on Lake Woodlands Dr that leads one to the parking areas. If you wish to use the tennis courts, parking would be closest where the sign points. Otherwise, there is considerably more parking spaces in the next parking lot which is general parking for the swimmin area and recreational areas of the park. click HERE for complete story
Commercial trotlines will catch you a few whisker fish, but diehard longliners are largely do-it-yourselfers. They know how to modify their rigs to make them more efficient, easier to deploy, and less of a pain to store. These four pieces of gear are key to their success and can easily be worked into your trotlines.
Tying the anchor directly to the trotline can make deployment and storage problematic, with a big weight always hanging and banging around. Instead, tie a large brass dog-lead clip to the tag end of your main line. Now you can run the line out weight-free, snap the anchor on when you’re ready, and bombs away. click HERE for complete story
The Kingwood Mustangs aren’t predicted to win district this season according to Texas Football, but they are predicted to make it to the playoffs. Coach Barry Campbell and his football team are going to have higher expectations this season than last season. Coach Campbell gave us his thoughts, expectations, and goals of what’s to come this season at Kingwood High School.
The Mustangs began a summer fitness program on July 7th that will last up until August 7th, which is the Thursday before the Mustangs begin regular practice. The turnout has been almost perfect for the players in terms of varsity members: “The first week they were worn out,” Coach Campbell said of the players. click HERE for complete story
The most popular sports in America are the top ones played in high school. The opportunity for girls to play in high school is much smaller than that for boys. In 2004, Coach Joshua Dill was a senior at Kingwood High School with a vision: he wanted his high school to have a rugby team, and since he was a senior, it was his last chance to see it become a reality. It was then he decided and started a rugby program on his own. Today, he volunteers his expertise in the game and coaches the girl’s rugby squad at Kingwood High School. click HERE for complete story
South Montgomery County YMCA is calling on all young athletes in the area to swim, bike and run their way to glory at the 18th annual Kiwanis Kids Triathlon Series at the Branch Crossing YMCA July 26.
Pre-registration costs $25 with two races open for children born from 2002 to 2007, according to the event’s website. Race day registration costs $30, and awards will be handed out to the top three finishers for boys and girls in each age group. Proceeds from the event benefit the YMCA Partners Campaign.
The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Branch Crossing YMCA, located at 8100 Ashlane Way, and the triathlon course will remain the same as previous years, race director Levitia Simmons said. Children born between 2002 and 2004 will compete in a 100 meter swim, a two-mile cycling course and a half-mile running course. Those born between 2005 and 2007 will have a smaller course, with a 50 meter swim, a one-mile cycling course and a quarter-mile running course, Simmons said. click HERE for complete story
An 8-year-old boy was flown to the hospital Sunday afternoon after falling off a dock into Lake Conroe.
According to authorities, the incident happened around 2:15 p.m. at the Piney Shores Resort at the end of League Line Road.
The boy was immediately pulled out by witnesses, but he was not responsive.
James Brill Jr. has lived on the same 12-acre plot of land on Gosling Road since he was born in 1958. His family has owned the land since the mid-1800s. But to many living in the surrounding subdivisions or driving past each day, his home is just another one of the trailer parks dotting Gosling they wouldn’t mind seeing replaced by the tide of development crowding the two-lane stretch of road. click HERE for complete story
Saturday night was especially meaningful for the Garzas. Rene, the family patriarch, was there to enjoy it with them.
The 39-year-old coach, who suffered a heart attack during a game five weeks ago, and his son, Mario, were recognized with the rest of the ORWALL National Big League team that is headed to the World Series in Easley, South Carolina, for the second straight year.
Rene had complained of heartburn in the dugout during a June 15 game here at the ORWALL fields. The last thing he remembers is Mario, the team’s center fielder, asking, “What’s wrong, coach?” Rene collapsed to the ground, “and the next thing I woke up in the ambulance,” he said. In the meantime, a few quick-thinking ORWALL coaches and an off-duty Conroe Police officer administered CPR and used an AED until paramedics arrived.
This will be Rene’s last year coaching his son, who recently graduated from Oak Ridge High School and is headed to Tyler Junior College in the fall. He will pitch and play outfield for the Apaches. Click here for complete story