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Boys Basketball: Rolling Along, Kingwood gets past The Woodlands, 45-42

The Woodlands had its chances on Friday night against a fundamentally sound Kingwood team. But in the end, it was the Mustangs who prevailed with a 45-42 victory in a critical District 16-6A matchup.54c31fe482fbc.imageThe Highlanders (16-9, 3-3) trailed 43-37 with just 50 seconds to play, but Jack Hammett scored on a layup with 40 ticks on the clock to cut the deficit to four. The Mustangs converted two more free throws to make the score 45-39, but The Woodlands’ Cameron Burkett chopped into the lead once again with a 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining. click here for complete story



Swimming & Diving: The Woodlands boys, Kingwood girls win District 16-6A team titles

The addition of Kingwood, Atascocita and Summer Creek made District 16-6A a newfound challenge for the Conroe ISD schools in most sports.

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But it’s created a monster in swimming, as longtime powers such as The Woodlands and College Park experienced Saturday at the Conroe ISD Natatorium.

The Woodlands captured the boys team championship, followed by Kingwood, Atascocita and College Park.

Kingwood’s girls took the team championship, followed by College Park and The Woodlands. But College Park coach Rachel Banes is looking forward to getting another shot at Kingwood in the Region II-6A championships to be held at the Conroe ISD Natatorium on Feb. 6 and 7.

“We’re definitely looking forward to getting another chance to compete against Kingwood and the other schools,” Banes said. “The regional meet will be a glimpse of the state meet.”

College Park’s Dorothy Halmy turned in an outstanding performance, winning the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. She also helped the Lady Cavaliers qualify in the 400 freestyle relay and the girls medley relay.

The Woodlands was led by Cole Pollina, who swept the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle and was a member of the Highlanders’ winning team in the 200 freestyle relay. click here for complete story


Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office need assistance identifying thieves

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying three individuals from a series of still photos. The individuals are suspects in numerous cigarette thefts that have occurred throughout Montgomery County between the dates of December 24, 2014, through January 6, 2015.

Thief_collageThe motive of operation for the thefts is the actors will enter the targeted store in the early morning hours between 4:00 AM and 6:00 AM. The actors will proceed to the register where the cigarettes are located, fill numerous cartons of tobacco products into boxes, and then exit the stores without making any attempt to make payment. The subjects have been witnessed working with numerous accomplices in the store and outside in the business parking lots.

The individuals pictured in the still photos have been connected to numerous cigarette and cell phone thefts throughout Montgomery County and surrounding counties.

If you have information regarding the thefts or identification of the suspects in the still photos, please contact Detective T. McCoy at 281-297-6503.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment of a felony crime. Call 800-392-STOP (7867). Anonymous tips can also be made through the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers WEB PAGE.


Basketball: Reed powers College Park past Conroe

College Park opened the game in a zone defense and stayed there.

The Conroe Tigers looked for gaps near the basket and put up plenty of 3-point shots, but neither were very effective. Brett Reed, the Cavaliers’ 6-foot-8 senior center, scored a game-high 18 points to lead his squad past Conroe 51-37 on Friday night.

“That might have been the best we’ve played this season, except for at the free-throw line,” Reed said. “McKinley Green stepped up big time.”

Green got the Cavaliers (14-13, 3-3 in District 16-6A) off to a fast start, hitting two early 3-pointers, and the Tigers (14-12, 1-5) struggled to answer. click here for complete story


Basketball: Highlanders comeback falls short against Kingwood

KWTWMBBTitleThe Kingwood Mustangs held off a last second effort by The Woodlands Highlanders to prevail 45-42 in a district 16-6A showdown on Friday night.

Junior forward Cameron Burkett’s 3-pointer with 10.7 seconds left, pulled the Highlanders within three points at 45-42. The Highlanders stole the inbounds pass and then Cameron Burkett’s game-tying attempt from the right-wing didn’t fall to seal a crucial road victory for Kingwood. click here for complete story


The Woodlands HS students transform school hallways into galleries

The students of The Woodlands High School are helping to brighten their hallways by making them an art gallery with work by professional artists from around the state.

Each year for the past four years, The Woodlands Art Trust, comprised of a committee of students, has solicited artwork submissions from professional artists throughout Texas. Of the submissions, the committee selects 15 for the student body to vote on. The trust then purchases as many of the most popular pieces as possible with the $3,000 budget allotted by the student council. click here for complete story


The Woodlands serves abundance of pizza with another pizzeria coming soon

10857904_1007116152651637_6622372540375003411_nWoodlands residents will have yet another choice when it comes to eating pizza when Crisp, the Heights pizza and wine restaurant, opens its second location in the spring, at 2520 Research Forest Drive, the previous site of the Black Walnut Cafe.

The new restaurant will be able to seat approximately 120 people in the 4,600-square foot restaurant, and an additional 50 diners outside on a 1,500-square foot patio. The restaurant features over 100 wines, and will have 24 craft beers on tap; The Woodland’s location will include a selection of liquor. click here for complete story


Baseball: Eagles check in at No. 3 in THSBCA 2015 pre-season poll

53939dd4d58bb.imageWith baseball season just a few weeks away from starting, the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association released its 2015 pre-season poll on Thursday.

In 6A baseball, Atascocita checked in at No. 3 in the state following a 31-9-1 season in 2014, where the Eagles made it all the way to the State Semifinals at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas before falling to Reagan 5-4. click here for complete story



Good Kill – Official Trailer


American Sniper – Official Trailer

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. In theaters December 25th.


College Park Theater is ready to raise their curtains for their latest play “Cinderella the Musical”

College Park High School Theater | 3701 College Park Drive, The Woodlands Texas

Starring Katja Yanko in the title role, and ready to sweep Cinderella off her feet, Collin Bryant in role of Prince Topher.

The cast also features Mary Robbins as Cinderella’s wicked stepmother, Jenny Gee as The Fairy Godmother, Sid Parker & Meredith Fisler as the mean Stepsisters, Alan Boudreaux as the Steward, Paul O’Neal as The King and Sydney Bell as The Queen.

Live Music!! Accompanying the performers will be the 30 member College Park Pit Orchestra.

Student Center brings you production photos!

  • Thursday Jan. 22 7pm Opening Night
  • Friday Jan. 23 7pm
  • Sat. Jan. 24 12:30pm Magical Tea Party
  • Sat. Jan. 24 2pm Matinee
  • Sat. Jan 24 7pm Closing Night

With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella combines the story’s classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn’t let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too.

For tickets or more information, please contact Valerie Labonski at: 936-709-3135 or 

(The Tea Party will be held in the College Park  Commons at 3701 College Park)


Girls Basketball: Kingwood downs College Park, 52-42

Photo: Andrew Buckley

Photo: Andrew Buckley

Kingwood hit the road on Tuesday looking to keep pace with Atascocita in District 16-6A play, trailing two games behind the Lady Eagles in the standings at second place.

The Lady Mustangs (20-7, 5-2) took care of business downing College Park 52-42, giving them three wins in their last five outings.

“For us tonight it was about everybody playing and it was a really good team effort,” Kingwood head coach Tonia Thomas said. “Just about every single person on the team scored in some way, whether it was free throws or just baskets. Pretty much everybody was able to get on the floor and contribute.”

Kingwood came out grabbing the early lead as Madison Brabham and Charlotte Hodges caught fire. click here for complete story


Rugby: Woodlands kick off the season with a friendly scrimmage against Plano Rugby Club


Woodlands Rugby JV/Varsity scrimmage Plano this weekend. JV-Noon Varsity 1:30 at Alden Bridge Sports Park on 242.

And we’re off to the pitch!! Please join us as we kick off the season with a friendly scrimmage against Plano Rugby Club. JV and Varsity will be playing. Please check back for kick-off time. Match will be played at Alden Bridge Sports Park on SH 242. – See more at:


The College Park High School Theater Department Presents: “Cinderella the Musical”

IMG_3754College Park Academy of Science & Technology Student Collin Bryant as Prince Christopher (CP Varsity Golfer & Baylor Pre-Med class of 2019)

The College Park High School Theater Department Presents: “Cinderella the Musical”. The performance will be held at the College Park High School Theater and will be accompanied by a live 30 person pit orchestra!!!

  • Performances are Jan. 22, 23 and 24th at 7pm
  • Performances on Sat. at 2pm Matinee  & 7pm
  • Cinderella Magical Tea Party Sat. Jan 24 at 12:30pm (College Park Commons at 3701 College Park Dr.)

Performance tickets can be purchased at the door for $12 or in advance at the College Park high school front office.

For tickets or more information, please contact Valerie Labonski at
936-709-3135 or

Girls Basketball: Atascocita rolls Conroe, 68-29

From the get-go it was Atascocita in control, opening on a 12-3 run against Conroe on the way to a 25-5 lead at the end of the first quarter on Tuesday night.

Atascocita's Shae Moore brings the ball down court against Klein in a District 13-5A game at Atascocita High School last Friday.

Atascocita’s Shae Moore brings the ball down court against Klein in a District 13-5A game at Atascocita High School last Friday.

The Lady Eagles (20-6, 7-0 in District 16-6A play) continued their impressive start into the second quarter rattling off a 9-2 run to eventually lead 42-10 at the half en route to the 68-29 victory.

“Starting the second round we set our goals on trying to finish up 12-0,” Atascocita head coach Valery Jackson said. “We’re taking one game at a time, we’re trying to stay healthy and stay focused. It’s easy when you go 6-0 in the first round and come out and not play as hard second round.”

In the second quarter, Shae Moore found her groove, scoring seven of her first half 12 points in the span of a few minutes, leading to a 16-point performance for the senior.


iFly Indoor Skydiving prepares to open in Oak Ridge North

Half a dozen people in red and blue jumpsuits line up and listen attentively as their flight instructor explains the hand signals. Two fingers up means separate your legs. A thumb and pinky means to take a deep breath and relax.

“The most important thing is to smile the whole time and have fun,” says flight instructor Nick Riedel.

These fliers are about to experience the sensation of near weightlessness and air moving past them at 120 miles per hour — and without jumping out of a plane. For over 15 years, iFly Indoor Skydiving has given tentative adrenaline junkies of all ages the opportunity to experience the feeling of skydiving — with less risk and cost. click here for complete story


Golf: The Woodlands teams win 2015 Vern Edwards Invitational

The Woodlands girls golf team captured first place at the Vern Edwards Memorial Invitational at The Woodlands Country Club’s Panther Trail Course on Tuesday, beating the rest of the field by 14 strokes.

Highlanders take first place at Player Course

The Woodlands boys had similar success at the Vern Edwards Invitational on Tuesday, capturing first place with a two-day score of 622.

click here for complete story


Costco’s bulk merchandise helps block burglary in The Woodlands

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for at least one person who, on Tuesday morning, drove a stolen day care van into the new Costco Wholesale store in The Woodlands.

Customers and employees of Costco walk by a roll up door that was hit by a van during an attempted break-in on Tuesday morning. MCSO detectives are searching for those responsible for the more than $5,000 in damage to the building.

Customers and employees of Costco walk by a roll up door that was hit by a van during an attempted break-in on Tuesday morning. MCSO detectives are searching for those responsible for the more than $5,000 in damage to the building.

The store, located at the intersection of Interstate 45 and Texas 242, has been open for only two months and now has roughly $5,000 in damages to its two steel rolling doors. Fortunately for Costco, there was merchandise stacked near the doors rammed into by the driver of the stolen day care van.

“They had piles of merchandise behind the doors, which actually ended up blocking the doors from caving in,” MCSO Lt. Brady Fitzgerald said

The van, which showed to be owned by Foxwood Prep School child care facility in Humble, was found with the engine still running when deputies arrived at the scene about 3:30 a.m. click here for complete story


Girls Basketball: Lady Cavs’ furious rally falls short

Freshman Jala Buster drives the lane for a lay-up in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's district game vs. Kingwood.

Freshman Jala Buster drives the lane for a lay-up in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s district game vs. Kingwood.

College Park Lady Cavaliers furious fourth quarter rally fell just short in the waiting seconds of the game as Kingwood held off the Lady Cavs for a 52-42 district win at College Park Tuesday night.

“I’m very pleased with the way we fought back, we’re coming together, learning our roles, and playing together as a team,” said Lady Cavs Head Coach Michelle Richardson.

College Park (1-20, 0-6) trailed 45-25 with just under 7:00 left in the game, when the Lady Cavs went on a furious 17-4 run over the next few minutes to pull within 49-42 with just under a minute left. click here for complete story


Boys Basketball: Kingwood downs College Park, 51-46

Kingwood's Matt Mulloy (33) dunks during their consolation matchup against Houston Madison in The Insperity Holiday Classic on Dec. 30, 2014, at Kingwood High School.

Kingwood’s Matt Mulloy (33) dunks during their consolation matchup against Houston Madison in The Insperity Holiday Classic on Dec. 30, 2014, at Kingwood High School.

Following its first loss in District 16-6A play on Friday to No. 2 Atascocita, Kingwood head coach Royce Huseman wanted to see how his team would respond following that loss.

The Mustangs responded in a big way. Kingwood (13-13, 4-1 in District 16-6A play) came out on Tuesday at home taking a 22-8 lead against College Park before letting that lead slip away and needing some late heroics to clinic the 51-46 victory.

“It was a big win for us,” Huseman said. “Kind of kept us where we needed to be right there in second place. I think after things shake down tonight we’ll be in second place by ourselves tonight.”

The Mustangs came out on fire getting up early, 24-14 with just 3:31 left in the first half, but let the Cavaliers climb back into it, trailing 31-23 at the half. click here for complete story


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