The Woodlands dominated the area track and field meet on Wednsday at Klein High School, winning both the boys and girls divisions in impressive fashion.
The Highlanders boys team accumulated 136 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Klein (80) and third-place Oak Ridge (55). The Woodlands girls finished with 103 points, followed by runner-up College Park (72), Klein Oak (68), Kingwood (64) and Oak Ridge (60). click here for complete story
Former NFL great, education, community and business leader announces the Gerald D. Irons, Sr. Football and Leadership Development Camp, June 13 & 14, 2014 at The Woodlands College Park High School.
“As a former NFL player, father and someone with a passion for education, I have seen too many football camps focusing only on skill drills. We will focus on what it takes to become a great player and developing a young man for life, such as good grades, leadership, character and life skills. What I plan for this Camp are the same disciplines I hold for myself and I instilled in my three sons. All three attended Division I Colleges, served as team captains, leaders and graduated with college degrees. I have a great family, career and have achieved many accomplishments, but creating this Camp has been a life long dream of how I can give back.”
The football field will be my classroom and the game is my vehicle to teach lifelong lessons by creating memorable experiences and having fun. Camp Participants will learn to be the best student-athletes, with the power to take control of their own destiny. It is the mission of our Camp to build character, develop a work ethic, leadership skills, self-discipline, teamwork and a commitment to excellence. Our purpose is for Camp Participants to pursue excellence and become great leaders. We will always prepare, practice and play to win on the field, in the classroom and in the game of life. We will learn to never lose. We will always either win or learn. click here for complete story
Local foods, family fun, dancing and music celebrate Hispanic heritage
Celebrating the rich musical, arts and food traditions of Hispanic cultures in our community, the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will again host the Fiesta Universal celebration. The day long slate of fun family activities will take place Saturday May 3, at Town Green Park on Lake Robbins next to the Pavilion in The Woodlands.
Several live music performances will carry on rain or shine throughout the afternoon from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Admission is free and includes music, dancing and plenty of kids’ attractions, including: face painting, games from the Children’s Museum of The Woodlands, balloon artists, sports activities by the YMCA and a bounce house with fun slide. click here for complete story
After one day of competition at the District 13/14 Area Track and Field Meet, The Woodlands girls are at the top of the team standings.
The Lady Highlanders, who won the team district title last week, currently have a 14-point lead over second place Oak Ridge. The Woodlands accumulated 57 points on Tuesday, led by first-place finishes from Madi McLellan, Ellyana Long and Ellie Ramos. McLellan captured gold in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 36.56 seconds, beating out Kingwood’s Abby Guidry by about 16 seconds. click here for complete story
Two new principals for Peet Junior High and Hauke High School were named at the Conroe ISD board of trustees meeting Tuesday night.
Tasha Smith was named principal of Peet Junior High School and Paula Nicolini was named principal of Hauke Academic Alternative High School. The CISD board of trustees unanimously approved the recommendations of Superintendent Dr. Don Stockton. Click here for complete story
The Conroe ISD Board of Trustees gave special recognition to Mitchell Fountain, the 2014 Division I Boys’ 220 Weight Class Powerlifting State Champion. The Woodlands High School powerlifter was named State Champion on Saturday, March 22, at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, TX. At the state meet Mitchell squat 700lbs, bench pressed 430 lbs, and broke a state record for dead lift with 735 lbs. This is the heaviest dead lift for any athlete, in all weight classes and divisions, in state meet history. click here for complete story
The first inning was just a bump in the road for Luken Baker, who cruised to a complete-game victory Tuesday as the Oak Ridge High School baseball team snapped a three-game skid with an 8-3 win over Conroe.
The visiting Tigers (4-22, 0-10) pushed across two runs in the first inning to take the early lead. But Baker settled in and took command, striking out eight while tossing a four-hitter. At the plate, Baker collected a pair of hits and the War Eagles (20-5, 5-4) didn’t waste any time in answer to Conroe’s first-inning output. Oak Ridge tallied three times in its half of the opening frame and never looked back. click here for complete story
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Sophomore Landon Miner pitched a five-hitter and struck out eight, leading Bryan to a playoff-clinching 3-1 win over Lufkin in District 14-5A baseball action Tuesday at the Bryan Athletic Complex.
“I probably threw 80 to 85 percent fastballs,” Miner said. “I felt that was my best pitch tonight. The curveball was definitely there when I needed it. It helped me out.”
So did his teammates, who added two valuable runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 3-0 lead. click here for complete story
Abby Langkamp goes 4-for-4 with three doubles, 2 RBI’s
After watching The Woodlands come away with a thrilling 3-1 victory in the first round of District 14-5A play, most softball fans were expecting another donnybrook when the two teams met for the second time on Tuesday night at College Park High School. Instead, the Lady Highlanders showed exactly why they have won the district championship, compiled a perfect 11-0 district mark and earned one of the state’s highest rankings as they pounded the Lady Cavaliers 16-0 in five innings. click here for complete story
College Park mustered only three hits on Tuesday night, but a complete game on the mound from Beau Ridgeway, timely defense and some costly mistakes by A&M Consolidated allowed the Cavaliers to slide by with a 2-1 win.
College Park took advantage of the Tigers’ two errors, scoring on both of them, and Ridgeway went the distance, allowing only five hits and one earned run with four strikeouts and three walks. But the most critical play of the game may have come in the sixth inning, when center fielder Austin Stokes gunned down A&M Consolidated base runner Tyler Landers at the plate to prevent the tying run. click here for complete story
The College Park Cavaliers baseball team came into Tuesday night’s game against A&M Consolidated just one-game back of first place in the district. Could the Cavaliers keep pace with The Woodlands just one-week away from the rematch?
The Cavaliers (19-8, 7-2) get on the board when Austin Stokes comes in to score on a two-base error and pass ball by Consol as the Cavaliers take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. The story of the game was pitching and defense as Cavalier starting pitcher Beau Ridgway shows that Beau knows pitching. Ridgeway surrendered only two-hits in his first three innings and only a total of five for the game, while striking out four. click here for complete story and video
College Park Cavaliers hosted A&M Consolidated Tigers in a district 14-5A baseball game on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
The Woodlands girls soccer team will have to contend with Kingwood the next two years, with the UIL’s biannual realignment putting the two powerhouse programs into the same district again.
But for now, the Highlanders can enjoy another district championship season. After seeing their long streak of titles snapped during their last stint in the same field with Kingwood, they made it back-to-back district championships this season, going 11-1 in District 14-5A.
“Winning it outright this year was very nice because we tied last year and went (to the playoffs) as a second-place team,” coach Dina Graves said.
“For this group, it was tremendous, mainly because we lost a lot of kids from last year – and not just to graduation, but otherwise – so this group did a great job of playing together and making things happen.”
The Highlanders ended the year 16-5-2 – and much earlier than expected. click here for complete story
Cole Pollina was only 4-years-old when he discovered his first love. “I was a soccer player,’’ said Polina, now a 17-year-old junior at The Woodlands High School. “That is all I wanted to do.’’ But, after his older brother introduced him to water pole, Pollina quickly started throwing the ball in the pool instead of kicking it on the soccer field.
“My brother was always bugging me to try it,’’ Cole said. “I did, and within a few weeks, that is all I wanted to do.’’ And his persistence has paid off. Pollina recently became the first Woodlands High School athlete to be named to the water polo and swimming All-American teams. click here for complete story
The Woodlands Rugby Club will play host to London’s Old Pauline’s Rugby Club on Tuesday, April 22, at Alden Bridge Sports Park. Admission is free to the public, and the game will begin at 7 p.m. Old Pauline’s Rugby Club was founded in 1871, and has sent a team to the United States to take a tour through Texas. click here for complete story
Competitive Cheer is a fast growing sport nationally as athletes are drawn to the challenges of what the sport brings. Dillon Eckerfield, Kristy Kendall, Issac Curnel and Ally Wemberly represent the style and success of Woodlands Elite as they have competed around the world