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5
Mar

Prep school growth continues in The Woodlands

ddfrePrivate schools in The Woodlands have been continuously growing, adding new buildings and working to keep up with demand as the population continues to rise in the region.

The John Cooper School in The Woodlands has three times as many applications for fall admission, compared with a year ago, said Head of School Mike Maher. The school will send out admission decisions by mid-March. As with the population in The Woodlands – which now tops 109,000 – the John Cooper School has been growing continuously for the last 15 years, increasing enrollment by about 50 to 60 students a year. Current enrollment at the school is 1,140 in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. click here for complete story

5
Mar

Lacrosse: The Woodlands HS Boys DII vs Kinkaid Photo Gallery

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5
Mar

Baseball: Annual Ferrell Classic begins Thursday

The annual Ferrell Classic baseball tournament is slated to begin today pending a mix of wintery and wet weather moving into the area.54f27f0eaeca8.image

The Ferrell Classic, which will be held through Saturday, will be played at four sites – Conroe, College Park, Klein Collins and Klein Forest high schools.

“(The tournament) is salty,” College Park coach Jason Washburn said. “All the teams we have coming in are from the Houston area. They are all really competitive teams. You know you’re going to get some good games with this bunch.”

The tournament is a round robin format – there is no bracket and despite the four home teams, the other 12 teams will travel to each site to play each other over the next three days. click here for complete story

5
Mar

Girls Lacrosse: The Woodlands JHS Black beat St. Johns 8-3

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5
Mar

Siblings rock social media in long-shot attempt to perform at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Most young musical artists dream of performing on stage in front of thousands of people, but few get that opportunity.

This summer, however, a brother and sister from The Woodlands may just get the chance to make that dream a reality — with a little help from their friends and social media.54f73f7516353.image

J. — also known as Lil JSean — and Aesja Essix have the opportunity to take their musical careers to the next level, since they were selected to compete for a spot as an opening act at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee this June.

“When I got the email I freaked out,” Aesja said. “I was in class.”

J. Sean, who graduated from The Woodlands College Park High School in 2012, is a rap artist and Aesja, who is currently a senior at College Park, is a singer. They’ve both written and produced their own EPs that are available on itunes and opened for such notable hip hop names as Wocka Flocka, Riff Raff and T-Mills. click here for complete story

 

5
Mar

Kingwood woman sentenced to 13 years for drunk driving accident that killed UNT student

Alexia Ardeleanu

Alexia Ardeleanu

Alexia Ardeleanu’s legacy lives on through the lives of friends, family and a scholarship that bears her name at the University of North Texas.

Alexia’s life was cut short on June 15, 2014 when Brittney Hempel of Kingwood crashed into three cars, one of them Alexia’s, waiting for the light to turn green at the intersection of FM 1960 and Farrell Road.

Hempel appeared in court March 3, 2015 where she pleaded guilty to felony intoxication manslaughter and was sentenced to 13 years.

Alexia, a 2011 graduate of Kingwood High School, was a senior with honors in the School of Business at UNT and was serving as the president of the Professional Leadership Program at UNT. click here for complete story

5
Mar

Baseball: The Woodlands grad Goldschmidt returns for Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt, a graduate of The Woodlands, heads to first after walking against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt, a graduate of The Woodlands, heads to first after walking against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Paul Goldschmidt walked and struck out in his first major league action since a broken hand cut short his 2014 season, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Wednesday. click here for complete story

4
Mar

Softball: Tyler’s The Woodlands Supports College Park Lady Cavaliers Softball!

Company mission statements are often regarded as feel good words on a piece of paper or a web page. Tyler’s, a Texas-based athletic, outdoor, and lifestyle retailer, has woven the words of their mission statement into the fabric of its store culture and The Woodlands Community. 

On Saturday March 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tyler’s, an athletic apparel store in The Woodlands, is hosting a fundraiser for TheWoodlands College Park Lady Cavaliers Softball program.

CAVALIER-BY-ITSELF2A percentage of all shopping proceeds during the event are donated back to the team’s athletic department.

District Manager Bobby Dodge and the Tyler’s team will be showcasing the girl’s hard work and dedication to their school and community. There will be photo and autograph stations, interactive games, activities, DJ, refreshments from local merchants along with a limited edition Lady Cavaliers Softball shirt.

Tyler’s has hosted similar events for The Woodland High School girls’ basketball and Oak Ridge High School soccer.

The College Park Lady Cavaliers are keeping expectations high in 2015. Graduating five seniors last year, the 2015 team is young and energized. The Lady Cavs were part of the district 16-6A realignment, making it arguably the toughest district in the state. The journey to playoffs will be a battle, but with the support of the community, the Lady Cavs are up to the challenge.

Tyler’s The Woodlands is located at 1555 Lake Woodlands Drive, 77380.Tyler'sLadyCavs

4
Mar

Football: Texas A&M Lands Versatile Summer Creek TE Nicknamed Optimus Prime

584d5cebb72a9eb38dd57ebeea28b540_crop_northFans of the movie Transformers know one thing: Not everyone can carry the nickname Optimus Prime. It’s one of utmost respect.

Zarrian Holcombe, who committed to Texas A&M on Monday, isn’t your average high school athlete—both on off the field. If you know his routine at Houston’s Summer Creek High School, then there’s no contesting the fact that he’s earned the nickname.

“Optimus Prime makes things happen,” Holcombe said. “He’s a big guy, and he’s a leader. Even when he’s down or hurt, he still leads the pack. click here for complete story

4
Mar

Softball: Oak Ridge does damage early, beats Conroe

Had the first inning not counted against Conroe during Tuesday’s District 16-6A softball game against Oak Ridge, the game’s outcome may have been very different.

54f68ac66a2c6.imageSadly for the Tigerettes, it did count. In less than a full frame of work, the Lady War Eagles (9-2, 1-1) jumped out to an eight-run lead and never looked back, defeating Conroe 10-0 in five innings.

“We have a young team, and they just got a little nervous, but (Oak Ridge) is a really good hitting team,” said Conroe coach Jackie Dixon. “We just got behind and couldn’t overcome it.”

Oak Ridge’s offense came alive early after sophomore Cheyenne Cavanaugh opened the bottom of the first with a double, then scored two batters later off a single from Claudie Anzaldua. Later in the same inning, Cavanaugh hit a home run, and she finished the night 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. click here for complete story and additional photos

4
Mar

Baseball: Sports Profile: Chris Andritsos

IMG_1673Living in an area that can be safely referred to as an athletic bastion rich in sports talent, we get to read a lot of headlines about individual and team achievements. However, often times we know nothing beyond those talents. Who are these young people blessed with such athletic ability?

Well, I’m making a dent today and educating you about not only a great athlete but an even better person in The Woodlands High School senior, multi-sport athlete, Chris Andritsos. click here for complete story

4
Mar

Soccer: Burgos, Conroe score 1-0 victory over Kingwood

54f68cde61d39.imageConroe kept Kingwood goalkeeper Tanner Roberts busy on Tuesday night at Buddy Moorhead Memorial Stadium.

The Tigers could manage just one goal against Roberts, but they made it stand in a 1-0 victory over the Mustangs.

“We had a lot of opportunities, and they dropped into a defensive shell,” Conroe coach Jack Richburg said. “They forced us to take a lot of shots early. Their goalie played a superb game.”

Kingwood (4-10-3, 3-3-3 in District 16-6A) played Conroe to a 1-1 draw earlier this season, so it was a big victory for the Tigers, who improved to 15-3-4 overall and 6-2-2 in 16-6A play. click here for complete story

4
Mar

Track & Field: Nasta time best in nation

Cooper senior sets early standard in 3,200-meter run.vfg

The John Cooper School senior Pedro Nasta recorded the nation’s fastest time in the 3,200-meter run last week at The Woodlands High School Invitational. click here for complete story

 

4
Mar

Softball: Cavs work out the kinks in early going

With mix of veterans, newcomers, College Park planning on another playoff berth

Last week’s tournament was exactly what College Park needed.

The Cavaliers went 2-3 at Clear Creek ISD’s tourney, but they were close in two of the losses and, more importantly, the players began settling into their roles and strengthening their chemistry. They were 5-7 overall going into this week. click here for complete story

 

4
Mar

Softball: No. 6 Atascocita upsets No. 1 The Woodlands

54f67ecd66267.imageNo. 6 state-ranked Atascocita was able to overcome a shaky start to hang on and upset No. 1 The Woodlands on Tuesday in District 16-6A play.

The Lady Eagles (10-0, 2-0) used timely hitting and steady pitching as they handed the Lady Highlanders only their second district loss in the last five seasons. click here for complete story

3
Mar

NYC’s Last Classical Sheet Music Store to Close

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Frank Music Company has supplied classical sheet music to generations of instrumentalists, singers and composers. On Friday, the retail store will close its doors for good, succumbing to dwindling sales. Frank Music has been struggling for years, as music became readily available online, said Heidi Rogers, the shop’s owner. click here for complete story

3
Mar

2015 Texas DECA – State Awards Ceremony Photo Gallery

 

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College Park and The Woodlands High School traveled to Dallas to compete at the 2015 State DECA Conference.

Over 2,000 Students gathered in the Sheraton Grand Ballroom for the final day awards ceremony. State DECA Conference Winners advanced to the International Conference held in Orlando, Florida click here to view entire gallery 

3
Mar

2 Charged with felony possession of a controlled substance

cop_carOn Feb. 17, Senior Sergeant Durbin observed a blue pickup truck run a red light at the intersection of State Highway 249 and FM 149. The Sergeant conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the occupants of the vehicle. A check on the 23-year-old male who was driving showed he had two warrants and he was detained. The 25-year-old male passenger was removed from the truck and an inventory of the vehicle was conducted. During the inventory, 2.7 grams of methamphetamine was found along with two glass pipes used for smoking it. Both males were taken into custody and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

 

3
Mar

Today is National Pancake Day, and once again IHOP is giving away free pancakes

541644_630x354Do you like pancakes? Today, you can get a free short stack of them just by going to IHOP. Today is National Pancake Day, and once again IHOP is giving away free pancakes to celebrate as part of its “Decade of Giving.”

From 7am until 10pm at participating restaurants, each dine-in customer can get one free short stack of pancakes. click here for complete story

3
Mar

No. 1 The Woodlands to face No. 6 Atascocita

54f51781a0b67.imageLess than a month into the softball season, the top teams of District 16-6A have begun to separate themselves, and leading the charge are two undefeated teams set to play against one another in Atascocita and The Woodlands.

While the Lady Highlanders (10-0) wrapped up an undefeated Varsity Tournament run at home this weekend, including a win over the state’s number seven team Brazoswood, the Lady Eagles of Atascocita carry a 9-0 season record into The Woodlands. click here for complete story

 

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