Tag: Lady Highlanders

Volleyball | Hurricane Harvey – TWHS gaining perspective, patience after strong start

Woodlands head coach Terri Wade yells after a block in the third set of a match during the Adidas John Turner Classic at Pearland High School, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Pearland. The Woodlands defeated Prosper 2-1.

The Woodlands was off to a blazing start at the Leander Volleypalooza tournament on Thursday, picking up three victories on the first day of competition. But those matches accounted for all the success the Lady Highlanders would experience as Hurricane Harvey closed in on the Texas coast. click here for complete story

Girls Basketball: Oak Ridge beats The Woodlands for first time in 12 years

aazaaOver the past seven days, the Oak Ridge Lady War Eagles have been wreaking havoc in District 12-6A by utilizing the full depth of their bench and playing aggressively on both ends of the court for 32 minutes.

The Woodlands caught the full brunt of the Lady War Eagles’ non-stop attack Tuesday night, as they routed the Lady Highlanders 66-36. It marked the first time Oak Ridge has beaten The Woodlands since Jan. 26, 2005. Read more…

Softball: (watch) Lady Highlanders set big goals for their young team

Senior outfielder Leah Starkweather bunts during practice.

A third consecutive trip to the state championships may seem like a lofty goal, but the Lady Highlanders know what it takes to get there. We know what to expect, and we hold ourselves to a higher standard because we know that we can do it.

See what the team’s five varsity returners have to say about their vision for the season.

After nearly six years of having well-seasoned softball athletes, The Woodlands is grooming a group of young players to become state tournament material with the help of five returners. Leah Starkweather, who recently signed to play at Concordia University, said the team’s previous trips to the state championships have taught her the potential that they Lady Highlanders have, despite the undesired outcome. click here for complete story & video

Girls Soccer: The Woodlands rolls past College Park

The Woodlands players celebrate with Katie Krotee (25) after her second period goal during a District 16-6A girls soccer game Saturday.

THE WOODLANDS — The Woodlands spread the offense around as five different players scored in a 5-0 win over rival College Park on Saturday afternoon.

“I think we really saw the strength of our team today,” The Woodlands coach Dina Graves said. “We have some kids that can do some exciting things.”

The Lady Highlanders move to 8-1 in District 16-6A play with 24 points in the league’s table, placing them in a tie for first place with Kingwood. The Lady Mustangs have 24 points and have played one less game than The Woodlands with an 8-0 record. click here for complete story

Softball: The Woodlands struggles on Day 2 of home tournament

The Woodlands’ Bre LeBlanc (27) sprints for home base to score the team’s second run during the high school softball game on Friday at The Woodlands High School.

The Woodlands had a lot go its way Thursday night on Day 1 of its home tournament, but Friday night’s doubleheader played out much differently. First, the Lady Highlanders dropped a close one to Liberty, 3-2, and then Brazoswood shut them out, 9-0.

“Like I said (Thursday night) we are a really young team,” The Woodlands coach Richard Jorgensen said. “So very inconsistent play. We were great last night, and today we weren’t. Against Brazoswood, a really good team, for most of the game we played much better, but the first game we just didn’t play well. We were going half speed and made some young mistakes and gave them the runs. Just things we have to learn from.”

The Woodlands’ (6-4) bats were silent in its 3-2 loss to Liberty (6-0) as the Lady Highlanders only managed four hits. Both of their runs came off an error. click here for complete story

Girls Soccer: The Woodlands bests rival College Park

The Woodlands’ Sarah Piper (28) kicks the ball during the high school girls soccer game against College Park on Tuesday at College Park High School.

You never know what to expect when College Park and The Woodlands cross paths. Tuesday night saw the two schools clash at College Park High School, and though The Woodlands struck first, it was both teams’ defenses that ruled the pitch.

With little offense to be found, the Lady Highlanders snuck away with a 1-0 win over the Lady Cavaliers. click here for complete story

Girls Soccer: The Woodlands splits first two Lady Highlander Invitational matches

The Woodlands’ Mollie Bond looks to dribbles past Seven Lakes’ Melanie Araujo during a game at the Lady Highlander Invitational Thursday.
The Woodlands’ Mollie Bond looks to dribbles past Seven Lakes’ Melanie Araujo during a game at the Lady Highlander Invitational Thursday.

It wasn’t the start The Woodlands coach Dina Graves was hoping for at Bear Branch.

Still, losing the opening match of the Lady Highlander Invitational 1-0 to Seven Lakes Thursday afternoon wasn’t all bad.

“There are things we did well and some things we need to work on,” Graves said. “We played a lot of people and got them rotated in. I’m disappointed but not upset. We got a lot of games ahead of us, so I’m not going to focus on one.”

Seven Lakes, ranked No. 1 in Region III-6A by the Texas Assocation of Soccer Coaches, dominated the first half and spent most of its time in The Woodlands defensive third. click here for complete story