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The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series went back to the basics with a return to the roots of cliff diving on the Azores archipelago. The 5th stop of the tour featured a natural rock platform atop a massive monolith in the Atlantic Ocean, where divers put on an incredible show for the local Portuguese crowd.
Brennan Poole from The Woodlands, Texas will make his 2014 ARCASeries debut on Friday at Pocono Raceway driving the No. 66 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports. Poole is a proven winner in the series as he has five victories in 28 starts for VMS between 2011 and 2013.
The 2014 high school football season brings major change and local teams from Kingwood, Atascocita and Summer Creek will feel it.
In addition to the regular bi-annual realignment, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) added a 6A division to the mix. That’s where the three local high school football teams will compete. All will join the newly-formed 16-6A with Conroe ISD schools The Woodlands, Conroe, Oak Ridge and College Park, to form the seven-team district. It should be an interesting one. Five of the seven teams made the playoffs last season; two were district champions and another, a district runner-up.
Atascocita is coming off a 10-2 season under second-year head coach Craig Stump. The Eagles were District 13-5A runners-up last season and made it to the area round of the Division II-5A playoffs. click HERE for complete story
The ORWALL National Big League team wrapped up its season Monday in the Big League World Series, defeating Central 9-2 in its final game of the tournament in Easley, South Carolina.
The efforts of several local players helped ORWALL National salvage a victory in its fourth and final game of the tournament.
BRIO Tuscan Grille l National Lasagna Day, July 29, 2014
BRIO Tuscan Grille will celebrate National Lasagna Day, July 29, 2014, with full-sized portions of lasagna at lunch or dinner at half price. Normally priced at $18.15 for lunch and dinner, the full-sized portion only will be available all day on July 29 for $9.08.
USS Pennsylvania is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine which has been in commission since 1989. The Ohio class is a class of nuclear powered submarines used by the United States Navy. The Navy has 18 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and guided missile submarines.
A 2014 Atascocita High School graduate and varsity baseball player is a national finalist for the Game Changer Award presented by New Balance.
Hunter Stephenson is one of four U.S. high school baseball players competing for online votes in the contest, which ” recognizes student athletes who bring a unique level of excellence to their game and their community.” The grand prize is a $10,000 college scholarship as well as $2,500 in New Balance products for a charity or organization of the winner’s choice. Click HERE for compete story
The Woodlands running back Patrick Carr has been named to the Touchdown Club of Houston’s Preseason All-Greater Houston Football Team.
Carr, an incoming senior and 2013 Montgomery County Offensive Most Valuable Player, joined Katy’s Rodney Anderson, North Shore’s Tristan Houston and Lamar’s Ronnie Wesley as the team’s running backs. The organization will honor the team at its annual preseason banquet, set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the JW Marriott hotel in Houston. It will also honor the Touchdowner of the Year, former referee Red Cashion. click HERE for complete story
Former The Woodlands standout running back Daniel Lasco, now with the University of California, was named as a preseason candidate for the 2014 Doak Walker Award earlier this month.
Lasco is one of 53 players nationally on the list for the award that is presented annually to the nation’s top running back. Lasco is expected to begin training camp sharing the team’s top spot at running back with Khalfani Muhammad after impressive spring practice sessions and promising campaigns each of the past two seasons.
Lasco, who is The Woodlands all-time leading rusher with 3,901 yards, has played in more games (20) than any other running back on the Cal roster. Lasco rushed 67 times for 317 yards and two touchdowns last season. click HERE for complete story
The Woodlands Swim Team captured six top-five finishes last week at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah as it played host to the Speedo Champions Series.
Jennifer Reese and Gray Umbach each recorded a second- and third-place finish, helping TWST to a 14th-place finish in the combined standings. The Woodlands’ men took 12th place out of 37 teams, while the women placed 14th out of 38 teams.
Alamo Area Aquatics captured the overall title with a score of 629, beating out Longhorn Aquatics (571) and the Dallas Mustangs (438). Alamo won the men’s division with a score of 513, while Longhorn Aquatics took the women’s title with a total of 359. click HERE for complete story
Three violent robbers were arrested after they held up a man at a gym in The Woodlands and led authorities on a high-speed chase along I-45 Friday morning. Deputies said the victim, Douglas Donnerfield, was sitting in his car outside of the 24 Hour Fitness gym on Six Pines and Lake Woodlands.
He was waiting for a talk show to end before going inside to work out. The men in the red car pulled a gun on him, put the barrel in his face. They punched him in the neck and the stole his cell phone and wallet. Click here for complete story and video
Texas Rush Director of Operations Simon Boddison continues our Woodlands Online Sports summer fundamental series with soccer fundamental #2, and teaches the proper way to pass the soccer ball, as well as proper heading techniques.
Texas Rush Soccer Club Director of Operations Simon Boddison continues our summer fundamental series in teaching the proper way to dribble the soccer ball.
Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District is excited to announce the addition of Motorsportz at Grand Texas.
A local company in The Woodlands, Palmetto Racing, is teaming up with Miller Performance USA located in Toole, Utah to create the multi-purpose venue at Grand Texas.
“These are the type of competitive racing activities that the entire family will enjoy participating in, and will visit again and again” says Tim Crawford owner of Palmetto Racing.
Crawford took notice of a high level of demand for this variety of motorsports in the Houston market and the result is Motorsportz at Grand Texas.
Motorsportz at Grand Texas entails almost two miles of track for a combination of super karts that reach speeds of up to 90 miles per hour; test-track operations for sports cars; high performance driving schools; as well as more traditional karting and other motorsports activities. click here for complete story
More details have been revealed about Grand Texas, a theme park and sports and entertainment district under development in New Caney, a community in far northeast Houston.
Last November, developer Monty Gallandand the Grand Texas team unveiled the Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District master plan. At the time, plans called for:
- The theme park, which will be up to 150 acres
- A water park, called Big Rivers Water Park, that will sit on 40 acres of land
- Ballpark of Montgomery County, which will host professional- and independent-league baseball games
- DownTown Texas, a 450,000-square-foot shopping and restaurant district
- Montgomery County Event Center, which will have close to 200,000-square-feet of space and will host a professional hockey team
- Grand Texas Sportsplex, which will have 90 acres of baseball and softball fields
- At least two hotels and an RV resort in an area called Hospitality Village
The entire project is being developed on more than 600 acres along Interstate 69 and State Highway 242. The land purchase won the Houston Business Journal’s Deal of the Year award in the Hospitality category last year. click here for video & complete story
While Grand Texas, which is under development northeast of Houston, will include the usual zooming loop-de-loops, it will also focus on slower-paced attractions.
“Although it will still have some thrill-oriented rides, Grand Texas will focus on entertainment for the whole family,” said developer Monty Galland. “It’s not going to be another Six Flags.”
Plans call for 300,000 square feet of dining and entertainment space that will include a bowling alley, movie theater and a family-entertainment complex, similar in style to Dave & Buster’s. The park will also include a 30-acre ranch to educate families and school groups about farming and Texas history, with hands-on experiences as well as play areas and a petting zoo. There will also be several miles of trails for horseback riding, stagecoach rides and an indoor horse arena for demonstrations and shows. Click HERE for Video and complete story
The ORWALL National All-Stars dropped another tough game on Friday in the Big League World Series, falling 1-0 to the East representative from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
The East squad scored the game’s only run in the fifth inning to claim the victory in Easley, South Carolina. ORWALL National fell to 0-3 in the tournament and will play one last game on Monday against a squad from Grand Rapids, Michigan. click here for complete story
As a parent concerned about their children’s safety, or a student fed up with getting
bullied by others,Karate Inc.’s two summer programs are a great way to stay secure. Two free seminars taking place in August will help children and parents alike learn how to prevent kidnappings and ward off bullies.
The first class, the Stranger Danger Seminar, takes place on August 1st at 6:30 PM. This session will go over school safety, street smarts, house rules, internet danger, emergency escape, and drug defense. click HERE for complete story
Baseball: The rosters are set for the Perfect Game All-American Classic, set for Aug. 10 at Petco Park
Perfect Game has announced the rosters for the 12th annual All-American Classic in San Diego’s Petco Park. The game will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live on MLB Network.
Last year’s game featured 15 prep players who went in the first round last month. The game pits the East against the West roster. Here is the West roster with a description of every player.
Local Players that will represent the west:
Ryan Johnson – College Station
Chris Andritsos – The Woodlands
Luken Baker – Oak Ridge
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