Tag: Kendall Cook

Football: Luke Hudson of The Woodlands Christian Academy

Leading up to the this years 2015 VYPE Magazine of Houston’s Football Issue Vype correspondent Kendall Cook interviewed some of the top prep athletes in Texas.IMG_9795
Luke Hudson of The Woodlands Christian Academy will look to make major noise in TAPPS Division III this season.

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Volleyball: Meet two time volleyball state champion, Kendall Cook

Kendall_CookThe big question mark for the 2014 Lady Highlander volleyball program was how do you replace an All World setter like Courtney Eckenrode. An argument can be made for the setter position as being THE most important position on the floor because every point that is won is almost all the time initiated by the setter.

So, now that the 2014 Lady Highlanders have achieved their improbable second state championship in a row, one must assume the position was filled by a more than capable athlete. click here for complete story

Volleyball: The Woodlands Lady Highlander volleyball team

The Woodlands Lady Highlander volleyball team

The Woodlands High School volleyball team won back-to-back state titles, in 2013 and this school year winning the 2014 University Interscholastic League, or UIL, class 6A state championship.     The team’s record for 2014 was 40-3, and the Lady Highlanders defeated Clear Falls in the state title game.

Head coach Leslie Madison said the Lady Highlanders’ second consecutive state title was attributable in large part to the team’s five returning seniors who instilled a champion sense in the new varsity players.  click here for complete story and credits

Softball: The Woodlands softball with E. Langkamp, Bortsmeyer, & Leach

Emily Langkamp, Kelcy Leach, and Rebecca Bortsmeyer of The Woodlands softball were featured at this years All-Houston photo shoot presented by VYPE Magazine. VYPE correspondent Kendall Cook spoke with the trio about the upcoming 2015 softball season.

Volleyball: The Texas Sports Writers Association chooses The Woodlands’ Madison as Coach of the Year

The Woodlands volleyball team conquered one obstacle after another on its way to the Class 6A state championship last month.

The Lady Highlanders lost seven players from the 45-0 team that won the 5A state championship in 2013. They shrugged off a District 16-6A loss to a talented Oak Ridge squad in October. And they survived a match point in the state semifinals against San Antonio Churchill.

The Woodlands had three players selected to the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 6A All-State team and the Lady Highlanders’ coach, Leslie Madison, was chosen as the TSWA Coach of the Year. click here for complete story

Volleyball: Parade honors The Woodlands’ state championship volleyball team

The Woodlands volleyball player Julia Pasch waves to fans during a parade in celebration of the program's second straight state volleyball title at Market Street Thursday.
The Woodlands volleyball player Julia Pasch waves to fans during a parade in celebration of the program’s second straight state volleyball title at Market Street Thursday.

The Woodlands volleyball team was sent out with one final hooray as players, coaches, fans, students and the Highlander band gathered to celebrate the team’s Class 6A state championship.

The Lady Highlanders’ stellar season was celebrated on Market Street at a ceremony put on by The Woodlands Township in conjunction with Market Street on Thursday.

“It’s overwhelming the amount of support we get from the community,” The Woodlands coach Leslie Madison said. “It’s awesome to see familiar faces out here and people that we don’t know that support us and the people that we work with – other coaches and teachers who are here. … It means a lot.”

The Woodlands won its second consecutive state title with a four-set win over Clear Falls in Garland. The Lady Highlanders finished with a 41-3 record on the year. click here for complete story

Volleyball: Montgomery County Player of the Year: Magnolia’s Morgan Miller

To say it was a successful year for volleyball in Montgomery County would be a vast understatement. With nine schools qualifying for the postseason, the area was overloaded with outstanding players, coaches and teams. But when all was said and done, The Woodlands reigned supreme as state champions for the second consecutive season. Because of that, it comes as no surprise that three of The Courier’s annual superlative awards went to the Lady Highlanders, who won the Class 6A title with a 40-3 record.

Magnolia, however, had one player who stood above the rest. click here for complete story