Category: Off-Season

2016 Woodlands Bomb-Fest Home Run Derby, hosted by the Highlander Softball Team!

Show off your skills and see how many “bombs” you can hit under the lights at Highlander Field

When: Monday, November 28thhrderby1
Time: Registration begins at 5:30 Contest – 6:00 – 8:00
Cost: $10 or an unwrapped toy
What: Home Run Derby – Show off your skills and see how many “bombs” you can hit under the lights at Highlander Field


Signup for the Woodlands HS softball team home run derby competition called “Bomb Fest”. All of the proceeds go towards buying presents for the CASA Jingle Bell Christmas party that the Highlander softball players volunteer at every year. CASA stands for ‘Court Appointed Special Advocates’. This group helps children who are involved with CPS and foster care in Montgomery County.

Round 1:

  • 12 “swings” per turn. 10 contestants with the most “bombs” in their turn advance.
  • Can purchase unlimited turns until 7:00 (may purchase 1 additional turn after 7:00)

Round 2:

  • 3 contestants with the most “bombs” after 12 swings (1 turn) advance

Round 3:

  • Contestants will have 6 “outs” to hit as many “bombs” as possible.
  • Person with the most “bombs” is the winner

*There will be different distance divisions for men/women

For more information contact: Coach Borths : tborths@conroeisd.net

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Golf: Texas commit Mason Nome, 15, makes ace, albatross in one round

mason-nome-scorecard-1280x982It’s not every day a golfer makes a hole-in-one. It’s even more rare that a golfer makes an ace AND an albatross in the same round. On Friday, that’s exactly what 15-year-old Mason Nome did.

Nome, a Houston resident who is committed to Texas for the Class of 2019, began his round at Black Hawk Country Club in Richmond, Texas, with back-to-back birdies. After a bogey at the par-5 fifth, he grabbed 3-iron at the 218-yard par-3 eighth hole, playing closer to 230 yards, and holed it. click here for complete story

The fighting spirit of College Park’s John Owens

In his office, he sits on a black, leather rolling chair with his feet planted firmly on the ground. He adjusts his navy blue tie and lays it flat against his cornflower blue shirt. As he sits down, he checks the crease of his grey pants with his fingers, resting his hands on his knees.

The regular work day is over for College Park boys soccer coach John Owens, but as any coach knows, the work never truly stops. Less than a week ago, College Park’s season came to an abrupt end after losing to Westfield 3-2 in the bi-district round of the playoffs. click here for complete story

Football: The Woodlands brothers Kyle and Troy Kruchten hit backs, not the beach, in Daytona

Kyle Kruchten, left, and his younger brother Troy competed in the Offense/Defense Senior Bowl last week in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Kyle Kruchten, left, and his younger brother Troy competed in the Offense/Defense Senior Bowl last week in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Woodlands High School brothers Kyle and Troy Kruchten brought a little double trouble to the Offense/Defense Senior Bowl all-star weekend over the holidays in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Both Kruchten brothers are linebackers with the Highlanders’ football program, Kyle a member of the varsity squad that won a District 16-6A championship and finished 10-2 under veteran coach Mark Schmid. click here for complete story

 

Oak Ridge girls track team prepares for season by serving the community

_MG_8305_storyCompetitive sports kick off their seasons after months of strength and conditioning workouts and countless hours of practice. Oak Ridge’s girls track team, however, pushes their athletes together by emphasizing the importance of community service.

Head Coach Kristina Dube said her team participates in service projects throughout the entire year, from taking charge of Thanksgiving Drives to hosting fun runs for kids and Special Olympics. She said it lays the very foundation of what she wants her team to stand for. click here for complete story