The College Park High School baseball team managed just two hits in its opener of the Wings ‘N More Classic on Thursday at The Diamonds. But one of those was a pinch-hit, walk-off game-winner by Jayden Holden in the Cavaliers’ 3-2 win over Deer Park. The game became a pitcher’s duel after both teams tallied twice in the second inning. It was decided in the bottom of the seventh inning when Holden belted a double, chasing home Ryder Lucas, who reached first base with a walk. click here for complete story & photo gallery
6:00pm Thursday, March 6, 2014
College Park at Oak Ridge photo gallery
The Woodlands 1, A&M Consolidated 0
Freshman Kelcy Leach homered on a 3-2 pitch with one out in the top of the seventh inning to power the No. 5 state-ranked Lady Highlanders on Thursday night in College Station. click here for complete story
Oak Ridge coach Amanda Brimberry knew she was going to need some of her younger players to step up this season. On Thursday night, it was Cheyenne Cavanaugh’s turn. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning against College Park, the freshman second baseman launched a line drive into right field, scoring Gabby Davila from second base to give the Lady War Eagles an exciting 1-0 victory. click here for complete story and photo gallery
The Highlanders lost to Coppell 2-0 before defeating Belton 6-3 in eight innings in the Highland Park tournament on Thursday. Michael Francis took the hard-luck loss against the Cowboys. He allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk with four strikeouts in five innings. The Woodlands mustered four hits, two off of the bat of Mark Doerries and one each by Luke Sherley and Colton Wardle. click here for complete story
Oak Ridge defeated Tomball Memorial 7-2 on Thursday afternoon in the War Eagles’ first game at Aldine’s Wayne White Tournament. After trailing 1-0 at the end of the first inning, Oak Ridge (11-1) scored two runs in the second to take a 2-1 lead and plated three and two runs in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively, to put the game away. click here for complete story
The Woodlands and College Park were ranked No. 5 and No. 10 in the state, respectively, in a Class 5A poll released by the Texas Girls Coaches Association on Monday. The Lady Highlanders (16-2) will take on Lufkin tomorrow at 6 p.m. at home while the Lady Cavaliers (12-2) travel across the highway to Oak Ridge for a 6 p.m. game tonight. College Park will play host to Conroe on Friday. click here for complete story
Jayden Holden hit a game-winning 3-pointer to beat The Woodlands on the basketball court earlier this year. And on Thursday night, the senior tri-sport athlete was back at it again. Holden, who recently joined the baseball team after basketball season finished up, hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Cavaliers a 3-2 victory over Deer Park in the Wings ‘N More Classic. click here for complete story and photo gallery
Owls Return Home To Begin C-USA Play on Friday Night
The Rice baseball team scored runs in five of the nine innings, highlighted by a four-run fifth, to claim an 8-5 road victory over Sam Houston State Wednesday night in Huntsville, Texas. Rice was first on the scoreboard, posting a run in the top of the third. Sophomore shortstop Leon Byrd laced a hard one-out double down the left field line. He advanced to third on a ground out to the right side and scored on a two-out single by Michael Aquino. The Owls doubled the margin to 2-0 in the top of the fourth. Junior catcher John Clay Reeves led off with a solo home run near the left field pole for his first round-tripper of the year. click here for post game video, story & box score
The UIL released its broadcast and telecast schedule for boys state basketball tournament, which begins Thursday and runs through Saturday.
The tournament games will be shown live on television and webcast on FOX Sports Southwest. All semifinal games on Thursday and Friday will be webcast on FoxSportsSouthwest.com.
Championship games on Saturday 8 will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest Plus due to overlap programming on FOX Sports Southwest. The Class 1A Division II and 5A championships also will be carried on FOX Sports Southwest in Houston and on FOX Sports Southwest Plus in all other Texas markets. Games televised on FOX Sports Southwest and FOX Sports Southwest Plus will not be webcast. click here for complete story & broadcast schedule
The Woodlands High School lacrosse team traveled to Dallas to play in The Patriot Games held at SMU’s Gerald R. Ford Stadium last weekend. The team is beginning to play better in its quest to earn a spot in the Texas High School Lacrosse League playoffs in late April, the trip turned out to be a humbling and learning experience for the players, coaches and parents but it had nothing to do with the sport of lacrosse. click here for complete story
The Woodlands High School Chamber Choir won first place at the 43rd annual American Classic Madrigal and Chamber Choir festival on Saturday, March 1, in San Antonio. Each choir, of no more than 24 members, was required to sing three songs. Of the 42 choirs from all over the state, TWHS Chamber choir, which is made up of 14 girls and 10 boys, was the highest ranked choir. click here for complete story
Chinese dance teacher Xing Chen enjoys few things more than watching her students perform. ”When she can see children dance on stage, that’s the most rewarding part for her,” says Haichang Gu, Chen’s husband. Chen has been offering Chinese dance lessons in The Woodlands since 2011, when she and Gu opened New Rising Stars Dance Studio at 449 Sawdust, Studio B. Gu focuses on business management, and Chen directs the dance program. click here for complete story and photo gallery
The third annual Fidelity Investments The Woodlands Marathon Weekend this past Friday and Saturday sent just under 6,800 runners from the ages of 2 to 82 – to a common finish line along the famed The Woodlands Waterway despite less than optimal running conditions. Record finishing fields in Saturday’s marathon, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Half Marathon and Fleet Feet Sports 5K were preceded Friday night by approximately 500 youngsters who completed the third annual Pathfinder Pediatric 2K Fun Run. click here for complete story
The Woodlands Highlanders boys and girls water polo teams both had successful kickoffs to their 2014 season. The girls went 2-1 over the weekend capturing third place honors with a thrilling 7-6 win over Memorial. Sophomore Julia Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 50 seconds remaining to clinch the win.
The boys repeated as Spring Branch Tournament Champs beating Angleton, Strake Jesuit and finally Memorial in the championship game. The championship game was a total team effort with a combination of strong team defense from all players and with multiple players contributing multiple goals. These included Daniel Laverve (3), Cole Pollina (4), Brandon Charles (2) and freshman Connor Kozak (3) who was playing in his first high school tournament. click here for complete story
The Woodlands has come up short six times in the last eight years – by the glass-half-empty way of thinking.
The Highlanders see their run of regional tournament appearances quite differently.
“People look at it and say, ‘Hey, you’ve been there seven times and you’ve only won it once,’ so we’re a failure,” 12th-year coach Hans Kleinschmidt said. “But a lot of teams never ever make it to the regional tournament, so we’ve been fortunate.”
They made the regional tournament for the seventh time in eight years last season. They’ve made the regional finals five times in that span but won the regional championship only once, in 2010. click here for complete story
The Woodlands Lady Highlander soccer team looked to keep pace with first-place Oak Ridge on Tuesday as the Lady Highlanders hosted Lufkin at Woodforest Bank Stadium. An early mental error by the Lady Highlanders turned the ball over in their own box and Lufkin capitalized getting a shot to go through the back of the net in the 8th-minute as Lufkin held a 1-0 early lead.
It was a missed shot here, a poorly executed corner kick there. It could have been the time change, playing away from its home field or the cold weather. There’s no question The Woodlands had a multitude of scoring opportunities in the first half against Lufkin on Tuesday. But, for whatever reason, nothing was finding the back of the net. click here for complete story, post game video and photo gallery
It didn’t take long for the Conroe Tigers to take control of their District 14-5A match against College Park on Tuesday night. Six minutes into the affair, playing in unusually chilly conditions at Buddy Moorhead Memorial Stadium, Luis Carmona lofted a corner kick in front of the College Park goal. Roberto Velazquez slammed home the rebound for the Tigers’ first goal, and Conroe cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Cavaliers. click here for complete story
The math was simple. If College Park won and Lufkin lost or tied, the Lady Cavaliers would move into sole possession of the No. 4 spot in District 14-5A. Lufkin did its part on Tuesday night, falling 2-1 to The Woodlands, and so did College Park. The Lady Cavs (4-9-4, 3-4-1 in District 14-5A) scored three first-half goals en route to a 3-0 victory over Conroe (8-7-3, 2-7) at Woodforest Bank Stadium. click here for complete story