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Football: The Woodlands QB Schmid is The Courier’s Player of the Year

aaaEric Schmid turned back toward the field, helmet in hand. He had just finished standing with his teammates as The Woodlands’ marching band played the school song in celebration of the Highlanders’ playoff victory over Garland Sachse – a gritty win that came down to waning minutes.

Earlier in the game, Schmid had absorbed a tough hit from one of the Mustangs’ defenders as he was diving toward the left corner of the end zone. Read more…

Girls Basketball: Magnolia, The Woodlands to meet in Hoop Fest finals

aaaMagnolia and The Woodlands have been on a collision course over the past two days in the Lady Bulldogs’ inaugural Holiday Hoop Fest tournament. And as both teams went 2-0 again Thursday, the matchup for the championship game was set, pitting the Montgomery County foes against each other for the first time since 2008. Read more…

Team Tennis: The Woodlands rolls past Kingwood 12-6 in season opener

DSC00684The Woodlands Highlander’s tennis team opened up the season with a hard fought 12-6 non-district win over Kingwood HS Wednesday afternoon at the The Woodlands Tennis Courts.  The highlanders will go to Klein on Friday. click here for photos

Track & Field: Persistence pays off for Highlanders

920x920 (14)The Woodlands entered the track and field season as reigning cross country state champ for the first time in five years, but coach Juris Green said they were far from confident that success would carry over. “We graduated a lot of track guys last year,” Green said. click here for complete story

Boys Soccer: Aggressive play helps The Woodlands to region final

The Woodlands’ Nicholas Pekel (26) heads a ball during the UIL Region II-6A semifinal game Friday in Austin.

The Woodlands will play for the UIL Region II-6A championship Saturday and the Highlanders can thank their aggressive nature Friday because of it. During the region semifinal against Naaman Forest at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Austin, The Woodlands scored goals on a free kick and a pair of penalty kicks for a 3-1 victory. click here for complete story


Girls Soccer: Potent Pipers: Sisters Grace and Sarah control the midfield for The Woodlands

The Woodlands’ Sarah Piper (28) celebrates with Grace Piper (29) after scoring a goal earlier this season.

Twenty-eight. Twenty-nine. One follows the other. The inverse is the case for the two players who don those jersey numbers for The Woodlands girls soccer team: sisters Grace and Sarah Piper.

Grace (No. 29) is a senior, destined to continue her playing career at Texas A&M next school year. Sarah (No. 28), a freshman, is a member of the U.S. Under-16 Girls National Team and will be traveling to compete in Italy next month.

It’s safe to say the joy of soccer runs rampant through every fiber of their bodies whenever they take the field. It’s also a sport that has been instrumental in forging their bond as siblings. click here for complete story