Cassie Mohkami, of Conroe, was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Teen Houston pageant competition to be held Dec. 8. She learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviewing in the Houston area. Mohkami submitted an application and took part in an interview session conducted by this year’s pageant coordinator. She’ll be competing in the Miss Teen division.
Peyton Eisinger, of The Woodlands, was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Jr. Teen Houston pageant competition that will take place on Dec. 8. She learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Houston area. She submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Houston Pageant Coordinator.
Ivonne Angel, of Spring, was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Jr. Teen Houston pageant competition that will take place Dec 8. She learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Houston area. She submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Houston Pageant Coordinator.
Caldwell leads the charge for the War Eagles with 17 points
Oak Ridge coach Joe Price made defending home court a priority for the War Eagles this season. On Tuesday night, they did just that.
Oak Ridge defeated Katy Seven Lakes 73-70 in a double-overtime thriller, improving its overall record to 7-1 and moving its current winning streak to six games.
It was a big win for Price and his players, as the Spartans (5-3) came into the contest ranked No. 18 in the state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
James Thomas Vanhook graduated from U.S. Marine Corp. basic training in San Diego, Calif.
James Thomas Vanhook graduated from College Park High School in Woodlands, Texas. He is the son of Pascula and Stephen Vanhook and the grandson of Betty Vanhook of Springfield.
Boys’ basketball coaches from the four Conroe ISD high schools were on hand Wednesday at the Lone Star Convention Center to talk about their respective teams at the 38th Annual 14-5A Roundball Round-Up sponsored by the Conroe Noon Lions Club. click here for complete story
Texas women’s team tabbed second-best in the nation while Longhorn men ranked third.
The University of Texas Track and Field team’s 2013-14 women’s and men’s recruiting classes have been ranked second and third in the nation, respectively, by Track & Field News.
The Longhorn women trailed only Oregon while the men followed Oregon and Florida. It marks the first time since 2003 that both the men and the women earned top-three nods.
The UT women’s team made its eighth appearance in the top five, tied for third most nationally, with a class consisting of 10 freshmen and four transfers. In addition to high school All-America quarter-milers Kendall Baisden (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Country Day) and Nia Dorner (Sacramento, Calif./Cordova), the class includes transfers Ashley Spencer, a two-time NCAA 400-meter champion and IAAF World Championships silver medalist (4x400m relay) and Morolake Akinosun, an All-American and the 2013 USA Junior champion in the 100m.
Texas kicks off its 2014 indoor season on Jan. 17 at the Arkansas-Texas Dual in Fayetteville.
Craig Irvin (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) – distance
Junior Kelsey Vetalice set two school records for the John Cooper School swim team late last month at the Dragons’ first meet of the 2013-14 season, the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Gulf Championships at Conroe ISD Natatorium.
Vetalice took home first and second place in the 200 and 100 freestyle events, respectively. Her marks of 1 minute, 47.85 seconds and 51.10 seconds in those events set school records.
In addition to Vetalice’s effort, senior Ryan Sharkey placed second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4 minutes, 40.27 seconds and took eighth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.31 seconds. click here for complete story
The Woodlands’ state championship team picks up nine selections
Several local volleyball players have been named to the All-District 14-5A teams, led by nine selections from The Woodlands’ state championship squad.
Lady Highlanders coach Leslie Madison was named Coach of the Year after leading her team to a perfect 45-0 record and the first state volleyball title in school history. The Woodlands had a perfect 12-0 mark in league play.
Senior setter Courtney Eckenrode was named the district’s Most Valuable Player and senior libero Kelly Quinn was named Defensive Player of the Year.
College Park senior Andi Platt was named Setter of the Year. The Lady Cavaliers finished their season with a 25-11 overall record, including a 9-3 mark in district play. click here for complete story, photos and awards
The Woodlands volleyball team completed an amzaing season last month when the Lady Highlanders swept San Antonio Churchill in the Class 5A state title match.
The Woodlands went unbeaten in 45 matches, becoming the 18th Texas team to finish without a loss since 1967.
Perhaps then it’s no surprise that The Woodlands dominated the All-District 14-5A team chosen by the league coaches.
TWHS coach Leslie Madison was selected coach of the year and the Lady Highlanders’ Courtney Eckenrode was chosen the district MVP. click here for complete story
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The Woodlands players and coaches knew they had to stop Allen quarterback Kyler Murray. But not even a week full of game planning could slow down the Eagles’ highly-touted signal-caller. Murray completed 16 of 21 passes for 335 yards and five touchdowns without an interception as the No. 2-nationally ranked Eagles ended the Highlanders’ 19th straight playoff appearance with a 56-21 victory in a Class 5A Division I regional game at Baylor University’s Floyd Casey Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
“They are an outstanding offensive football team, and their quarterback is outstanding,” The Woodlands coach Mark Schmid said. “They’re going to be tough to beat.”
The Highlanders concluded their season with a 10-3 record. And even though the loss was tough to swallow, it marked the end of an impressive run that included an outright District 14-5A championship and a 6-0 record in league play. click here for complete story and game day photo gallery
The College Park Speech and Debate team kicked off their season with a strong start. Only having competed in three tournaments, the team has already produced state qualifiers and finalists. At The Woodlands High Tournament, first-year novice freshmen cleared to finals at their very first high school tournament. Freshmen Linzy Woods, Imara Inayatali, Michael Lyon and Nikhi Zimmerman advanced to finals and placed in Poetry, Prose, and Dramatic Interpretation.
Junior Adam Calhoun won Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate. The Langham-Springs Tournament resulted in many successes for the College Park Speech and Debate Team. Junior Adam Calhoun won the Best Speaker Award. Freshman Imara Inayatali placed as a finalist in Novice Prose and Oratory. Senior Jahnavi Muppaneni placed as a finalist in Varsity Extemperaneous Speaking. Last but not least, some of the team competed at a national-level Debate Tournament in Grapevine. Senior Hudson Attar broke to double-octofinals and sophomore Venkatesh Muppaneni broke to quarterfinals. These guys along with Adam Calhoun will be at a national-level Debate Tournament in Louisiana in the next month.
The TWCP debate team took home many awards from last weekend’s tournament at Langham Creek High School. Adam Calhoun won First Place Speaker and was awarded as a quarterfinalist in Lincoln Douglas debate. Adam has also qualified for the Texas Forensic Association state tournament in February. Several other students took home high honors in speech events. Coming in November, the team will compete at the inaugural UIL congressional debate district meet at A&M Consolidated High School wherein students in the top ranks will advance straight to the UIL state competition.
More than 20 teams joined Texas Torque Team 1477 for the second annual FIRST Fall Remix held at TWCP High School. Texas Torque was in second place at the end of the qualification rounds and together with two other teams in their alliance, won in the finals. Recognition goes to Jason Ball, Matt Davies and Lead Mentor Scott Rippetoe for their work.
The event benefited local charities including the Angel Reach Foundation with team donations and the Montgomery County Women’s Center with revenue from T-shirt sales. Texas Torque members are: Anurag Choudhury, Ayesh, Sondapperumaaarachichi, Edward Xie, Fernando Montes, Justin Taylor, Oliver Abdulrahim, Shray Mittal, Alexander Choi, Bryce Kopankiewitz, Caroline Wageman, Connor Smith, Cooper Burner, Gjis Landwehr, Jeffrey Zhang, Matthew Bartell, Patrick McCabe, Vikram Krishnan, Walter Sagehorn, Austin Bae, Bradley Holloway, Chase Noren, Humphrey Obuobi, Jacob Lubecki, Katherine Xie, Kimberly Gordy, Nicholas Morales, Roberto Dailey, Vaishu Kishore, Robert Oakley, Taylor Brown and Colton Coates.
Academy of Science & Technology
The Academy BEST Robotics Team competed against 60 other championship teams from hubs in Texas and New Mexico in Dallas Nov. 8-9. Three teams from the North Houston BEST Hub advanced to the Texas BEST competition.
The Academy team earned Fourth Place in the Game Award. Recognition goes to Sponsor Bill Van Alstyne and the following team members: Austin Bae, Matthew Bartell, David Beckman, Keene Chin, Alex Choi, Travis Dill, Vikram Krishnan, Jacob Lubecki, Brandon Mitchell, Max Myers and Matthew Webb. For more information, visit http://www.utdallas.edu/best/.