It was a very emotional two days for Oak Ridge High School students, participants and spectators, as many students made pledges to each other and to their parents to never drink and drive or never to ride in a car with someone who is drinking and driving, according to ORHS Principal Tommy Johnson.
Shattered Lives is a program devoted to educating teenagers about the consequences of drinking and driving, as well as the consequences of poor decision-making involving driving while texting and using drugs or alcohol. click here for compete story and additional photos
The Woodlands’ Primo Covarrubias and Conroe’s Collin Smidt helped lead their teams to the Region II-5A semifinals. For their efforts, the seniors were bestowed top honors by District 14-5A coaches.
Covarrubias won the league’s Most Valuable Player award while Smidt, the Tigers’ goalkeeper, was named the Defensive MVP.
The Highlanders reached the regional tournament for the eighth time in nine years. Conroe made the trip to Round Rock for the first time since 1997 and finished 21-4-2.
The Woodlands junior Bubacarr Jobe earned the nod for league Offensive MVP and Hans Kleinschmidt was Coach of the Year. Jobe scored 28 goals as the Highlanders finished 21-1-1. click here for complete story
The Woodlands Christian Academy celebrated the college signings of four of its student-athletes on Wednesday with family, friends, teammates and coaches in attendance.
The Warriors’ football program has senior linebacker-quarterback Michael Sacks going to Sam Houston State University and running back-linebacker Tristian Suayan heading to Trinity University in San Antonio. click here for complete story
The Woodlands’ softball team is ranked No. 14 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Rankings, released Tuesday.
The Lady Highlanders (28-2) finished up a 12-0 run through District 14-5A last week and will face off against Klein Collins in the first round of the playoffs later this week. Mission Viejo (Calif.) was the No. 1 team in the rankings with a 15-0 record. Barbers Hill (No. 6), Cypress Fair (No. 7), Cinco Ranch (No. 9), La Grange (No. 11) and Atascocita (No. 15) rounded out the teams from Texas. click here for complete story and playoff schedule
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It was an exciting time of celebration on the Lufkin High School campus, as one of their own has signed his letter of intent to play college baseball. Cort McPherson has decided he will take his talents to Alvin Community College coming this fall. His coaches, family and friends were all gathered together to celebrate McPherson’s signing day. click here for complete story
The Woodlands boys kept rolling last week, following up their district triple crown – the varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams won – with a win at the District 13-5A/14-5A area meet at Klein Memorial Stadium.
The Highlanders, undefeated all season, scored 103 points to surpass second-place College Park by 31 points.
“My dad (former The Woodlands coach Dan Green) told me that night, after I got home, ‘Juris, man, don’t just blow this one off. This is a big deal,”‘ coach Juris Greensaid. “We were district champs within our district, but then to pair up with District 13 and win, that’s huge.
“That’s not a weak district by any means.”
With so many quality competitors in every event, Green said the key to this win was the Highlanders’ determination. They met expectations, then scored points where they didn’t think they would going in. click here for complete story
Oak Ridge failed to capitalize on a chance to clinch a playoff spot on Tuesday night, falling to Lufkin 2-0 on its home field.
The War Eagles dropped to 21-6 overall and 6-5 in District 14-5A play, and now have just a one-game lead over the Panthers with one game left to play. Luken Baker pitched a complete game on Tuesday, allowing nine hits and only two earned runs with nine strikeouts and three walks. click here for complete story
The Woodlands Highlanders rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat arch-rival College Park 5-3 and clinch the District 14-5A baseball title on Tuesday night at College Park High School.
The defending Class 5A state-champion Highlanders rode the pitching of senior southpaw Aaron Milone to the come-from-behind victory. Milone entered the game with the Highlanders trailing 2-1 in the fourth. He allowed only one run, on a wild pitch in the seventh, over the final four innings.
“Aaron hasn’t pitched much for us,’’ said The Woodlands head coach Ron Eastman, who watched his club improve to 24-4 overall and 10-1 in district play. “But when he has, he has been lights out.’’
College Park’s Beau Ridgeway was almost as good. He was victimized by an untimely error that tied the game 2-2 and a wild pitch that allowed The Woodlands to go up 4-2 in the top of the sixth inning. Ridgeway has verbally committed to pitch for Texas. click here for complete story
As a member of last year’s state championship team, The Woodlands’ Luke Sherley became accustomed to playing as the favorite.
But this year was different. After graduating a slew of talented seniors, Sherley and the rest of the returning Highlanders felt like they still had something to prove.They proved plenty on Tuesday night, winning an outright District 14-5A title with a 5-3 victory over crosstown rival College Park on the Cavaliers’ home field. It was the program’s fourth straight league championship.
“This one is a little bit sweeter just because a lot of people didn’t think we could do it,” Sherley said. “But our goals are higher than just a district title.”
The Highlanders (23-5, 10-1) managed just five hits against College Park starter Beau Ridgeway, but a standout performance from The Woodlands’ relief pitcher Aaron Milone also shut down the Cavs’ offensive attack. Milone, a senior, threw four innings without giving up a hit or an earned run. click here for complete story
The junior varsity and varsity Conroe High and Oak Ridge High softball teams wore pink “Strike Out Cancer” shirts during a recent game and raised more than $1,000 for the American Cancer Society.
The Conroe Tigerettes hosted the Oak Ridge Lady War Eagles on April 8 and both schools participated in the Cancer Awareness Night. The teams wore pink “Strike out Cancer” shirts to school while parents and teachers wore the shirt to work and to the game. More than 125 shirts were sold, with profits from the shirts, the concession stand and silent auction baskets being donated. Additionally, the girls wore different colored ribbons in their hair to pay tribute to someone they know who has or is currently battling cancer. click here for complete story
The 13-5A and 14-5A area track tournament was held at Klein High School, 4-16-2014. The Woodlands girls and boys teams won the area championships. Quan Shorts of Atascocita crosses the finish line first in the boys 1400 meter race.
Atascocita’s boys track team is young this year, but Quan Shorts is making sure they stay on the map. The junior track and field newcomer posted a time of 10.99 seconds to win the 100-meter dash last week at the District 13-5A/14-5A area meet at Klein Memorial Stadium.
“It’s his first year ever to run,” coach Todd Symons said. He came from baseball, and he’s really focusing on football. He’s one of the top receivers in the area, so we’re getting him faster for football, really. But he’s a great kid, he works hard, and he’s just now learning how to run.”
Shorts, who’s in the top 10 in the region, won the Rice meet, finished top three at TSU and took second at the 13-5A meet, finishing behind Klein Oak’s Larenzo Stewart. At area, The Woodlands Patrick Carr, another football star, was two-hundredths of a second behind Shorts at 11.01, making for a thrilling finish. click here for complete story
It’s time to keep score in a brand new way. The Oak Ridge War Eagles will host the Lufkin Panthers with a new scoreboard that was funded with generous donations from local supporters. The War Eagles will present the new electronic scoreboard to fans on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00pm. Supporters who made scoreboard possible – Raising Cane’s, Gullo Auto Group, Dugout Sports & Woodforest Bank!
Several plays-that-could-have-been turned the Bryan softball program’s long playoff streak into used-to-be.
The Woodlands College Park took advantage of Bryan fielding mistakes to score four runs and the Lady Vikings wasted a couple of good scoring opportunities as the Lady Cavaliers claimed a 6-4 victory in a District 14-5A play-in game Monday night. College Park (17-7) earned the league’s fourth and final spot in the UIL state playoffs, where the Lady Cavs will face 13-5A champion Humble Atascocita.Bryan finished the season 17-16, missing out on the state playoffs for the first time in 15 seasons. click here for complete story
They did it the hard way, but the College Park High School softball team secured the fourth and final playoff berth from District 14-5A.
It took a 6-4 win on Monday over Bryan in a tie-breaker on a neutral site to do it. Nikki Giles pounded out three hits, all extra bases, while Julie Charbonneau belted a two-run homer as the Lady Cavaliers (17-7) piled up eight hits en route to the playoff-clinching victory at Montgomery High School. Peyton Hutchens went the distance in the circle, striking out five while scattering five hits. She yielded only single markers in the second, third, fifth and seventh innings. click here for complete story
College Park clinched the final playoff spot in District 14-5A on Monday night with a 6-4 victory over Bryan in a play-in game at Montgomery High School.
With the win, the Lady Cavaliers (17-7) avenged a 1-0 loss to the Lady Vikings from last Thursday, which forced the win-or-go-home contest. College Park, under first-year coach Danna Rice, will now play No. 4 state-ranked Atascocita in the bi-district round of the postseason. click here for complete story and additional photos
The Woodlands Christian girls track and field team won the TAPPS District 4-3A championship for the third straight year on Tuesday at Rosehill Christian School in Tomball.
The Lady Warriors defeated runner-up Cypress Christian 183-131. Bay Area Christian finished third with 70 points. The Woodlands Christian will have 23 individual and relay team entries competing in 13 different events at the South Regional meet on Friday .
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Montgomery County players dominated the All-District 14-5A girls soccer team, including winning four of five superlative awards.
Senior Carmen Webster helped The Woodlands to its second straight league championship and was voted the district’s Most Valuable Player. Oak Ridge senior Dariane Edens won the Defensive MVP honor and the Lady War Eagles’ Jim Collins was named Coach of the Year. Oak Ridge came within a whisper of the school’s first Class 5A district championship. The Lady War Eagles finished 10-2 in 14-5A play after losing to the Lady Highlanders 1-0 on the final night of the regular season. The Woodlands was 11-1. A&M Consolidated’s Mycah Miller was the Offensive MVP. click here for complete story
Oak Ridge collected 15 hits on its way to a crucial 11-6 victory over A&M Consolidated in a District 14-5A matchup on Thursday night.
The War Eagles improved to 21-5 overall and 6-4 in league play. Durbin Feltman finished 3 for 3 with a double and three RBI, Luken Baker went 2 for 3 with two doubles and three RBI, and Bryce Foley finished 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. click here for complete story