31 AUGUST 2015: Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) during a regular season Major League Baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. *****For Editorial Use Only*****
18 APRIL 2015: Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Kyle Drabek (51) is set to deliver a pitch during a regular season game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers played at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI.
On Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks signed former first-round pick and right-handed pitcher Kyle Drabek to a minor league contract. That news didn’t stop any presses, nor did it shake up the baseball world–nor should it have. But it was pretty cool nonetheless.
The move potentially reunited two high school teammates who played on a state championship team and many publications also crowned them the 2006 national high school champions. click here for complete story
Six San Jacinto College baseball players have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and baseball careers at four-year institutions.
The sophomore students include Devin Smeltzer (Voorhees, New Jersey / Bishop Eustace Preparatory School), Cody Nesbit (La Porte / La Porte High School), Montana Parsons (Conroe / College Park High School), Tucker Cascadden (Houston / Lamar High School), Colton Schmidt (La Porte / La Porte High School), and Brandon Montgomery (Collierville, Tennessee / Collierville High School).
Smeltzer, a pitcher, plans to attend Texas Tech University. Nesbit, a pitcher, plans to attend the University of Houston. Parsons, a pitcher, and Cascadden, an infielder, signed to attend Baylor University. Schmidt, a pitcher, plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafyette. Montgomery, an infielder, will attend the University of Miami.
“At San Jacinto College, we prepare our student-athletes for lifelong success,” commented San Jacinto College Head Baseball Coach Tom Arrington. “I consider it a significant achievement for these young men to continue their education at such highly respected universities.”
San Jac’s 2016 baseball season will get under way in late January. For more information, please visitsanjacsports.com.
Season that would fill most squads with envy providing motivation for 2016 campaign
The Woodlands volleyball players didn’t three-peat as state champions – but they’re still a championship squad.
The Highlanders won a District 16-6A crown and two tournament titles this year. They nearly made a third consecutive trip to state, too, advancing to the regional finals before falling to Oak Ridge. click here for complete story
For a team that fell after coming so close to a state championship, Oak Ridge is pretty happy with life overall.
The War Eagles volleyball team fell in three sets to Fort Bend Austin in the Class 6A semifinals Friday in Garland. But they accomplished more than most people expected with only two seniors on the roster.
The Eagles went 2-3 against The Woodlands, which they beat in the regional finals to advance to state for the first time in 16 years, and won 35 matches, including five in the Region II playoffs. click here for complete story
After four years playing softball for The Woodlands High School, Aubrey Leach will attend the University of Tennessee next fall. As far as softball programs go, Tennessee is in the upper tier. The Lady Vols have appeared in the Women’s College World Series seven of the past 10 years.
The Villager’s Demetrio Teniente caught up with Aubrey to talk about her time at the Woodlands and here move to Tennessee. click here for complete story