Category: Woodlands HS

Girls Basketball | Oak Ridge earns two 12-6A superlatives

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Oak Ridge forward Alecia Whyte (21) reacts after making a three-pointer during the third quarter of a Region II-6A bi-district playoff game at Palestine High School, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Palestine.

After a season that saw it finish as co-District 12-6A champions, Oak Ridge players earned two superlative awards.

Alecia Whyte, who was The Courier’s Montgomery County Player of the Year after her sophomore campaign, earned Defensive MVP honors as a junior in 12-6A. Nikki Petrakovitz, a freshman for the Lady War Eagles, was the Newcomer of the Year.

Locally, College Park junior Sandra Cannady was the only other superlative honoree with her Offensive MVP selection. continue reading…

Basketball | Grimes earns second straight 12-6A MVP award

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College Park guard Quentin Grimes (5) brings the ball up court during the second quarter of a District 12-6A high school basketball game at College Park High School, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in The Woodlands.

College Park senior Quentin Grimes has been named the District 12-6A Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season after yet another standout campaign for the Cavaliers.

Grimes, a Kansas signee, averaged 29.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game this year while shooting 57 percent from the floor and 39 percent from the 3-point line. continue reading…

Cross Country | Highlanders claim 20th state title; Rahmaan wins girls 6A race

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Runners with The Woodlands High School, including second overall finsher Gavin Hoffpauir (right), gather around the team’s new trophy after winning the program’s third straight team title and 20th overall during the UIL State Cross Country Championships at Old Settlers Park, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Round Rock

As he stood on the pavement near the awards tent at the UIL cross country state championships at Old Settlers Park on Saturday, Gavin Hoffpauir broke into a smile when asked about his former teammate Tanner Noble. continue reading

Football | The Woodlands RB Gilford getting better by the week

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The Woodlands running back Bryeton Gilford (25) picks up a first down during the second quarter of a District 12-6A high school football game at Woodforest Bank Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Shenandoah.

The Woodlands sophomore running back Bryeton Gilford is just getting better by the week.

Already pretty consistent throughout on the season in terms of touchdown production, Gilford nearly doubled his season output Friday night at Woodforest Bank Stadium as the Highlanders rolled past Conroe, 42-0.

Gilford came into the night with five rushing touchdowns on the season. Against the Tigers, he rushed for four more touchdowns on a fall evening that featured colder conditions than normal and a brisk headwind when running towards the north end zone. Continue reading

Football | Johnson continuing to improve at QB for Highlanders

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The Woodlands quarterback Quinton Johnson (12) throws a pass during the varsity football game against Oak Ridge on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Woodforest Bank Stadium.

While the weather radar indicated only a light pregame rain shower would hit Woodforest Bank Stadium on Friday evening, The Woodlands quarterback Quinton Johnson and the rest of the Highlanders were ready to take the venue by storm.

They did just that, pulling away from Oak Ridge in the second half for a resounding 49-14 victory. Johnson, who started his third game for The Woodlands this season, was a key contributor as the No. 8 state-ranked Highlanders (4-1, 3-0) moved into sole possession of first place in District 12-6A. continue reading

Football | The Woodlands hands Oak Ridge first loss of season

 

The Woodlands has knocked its opponent from the ranks of the unbeaten for the second consecutive week.

The Highlanders handed Oak Ridge its first loss of the season on Friday night at Woodforest Bank Stadium, using a stout defensive performance and a balanced attack on offense to pull away in the second half for a convincing 49-14 victory. continue reading

Football | Bryeton Gilford and Highlanders hand Oak Ridge first loss of the season

7V7A1875The battle of the district 12-6A unbeaten was underway at Woodforest Bank Stadium Friday night as the Oak Ridge War Eagles played host to The Woodlands Highlanders. continue reading