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Rob’s Roll Weekly Sports Updates
Warriors Win “Three-peat” in Rough and Tumble Final ---- 4 All Signs Point to Sweet Sixteen for K-Park Boys ----- 5
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Humble Controls Road Tilt with C.E. King Loses Tough One to Nederland -------------- 7
Managing Editor/Writer Rob L Sprouse
Final Basketball Standings -- 16 Other Sports --------------------- 9 Just in Your Face - Chandler - 10
Road to the Sweet 16 --------- 12 TRACK and FIELD Record Day for Moseley Meet ---------------------------- 13 Baseball/Soccer Huffman ------------------------- 17
COVER STORY On the cover - Tyler Pounds (#11) of Kingwood Park’s Panther vs. La Marque in the Region 3-4A semis in Katy . Photo by Michael Durisseau. NCA Insert featuring after the TAPPS 2A State Championship in Fort Worth. Photo by Melissa Whitehead
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March 10, 2011
Warriors Win “Three-peat” in Rough and Tumble Final
hris Patureau (pat tour row) knows of what he speaks when he says that this year’s Northeast Christian Academy(NCA) Boys’ Basketball squad was more in sync on and off the court. “We had probably more (physical) talent last year whereas this year it appears we are more of a team that recognizes our roles in a much more cohesive way and we’re also much closer off the court, as well,” he says. The All-State candidate-again-is also full of the knowledge of what it takes to win a championship in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools(TAPPS) as he took advantage of another chance again after the black and blue clad Warriors of NCA survived a very physical defensive battle with Vanguard Prep Academy of Waco, taking home in the process a 42-28, 2A title victory. The battle transpired at Nolan Catholic High in Fort Worth last Saturday afternoon and thanks to Patureau’s Warrior game high 15 points, just like DEATH and TAXES, the 35-2 club had won another state crown with inevitable certainty, their third in a row. To get there though, NCA had to survive a State Semi with Texoma Christian ofSherman. Even though the Forest Cove neighborhood based team fell behind by 10 points in the third quarter after leading by eight at the half, they were still able to rally and win, 64-61 in their closest game of the season. Patureau led the team with 26 points while Jake Strother chipped in with 19 points. That was set up after NCA left their marks all over San Antonio Lutheran Academy’s Mustangs, 76-40 in the 2A Region Three Championship game Saturday, February, 26th at Houston Christian Academy.
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Moving Day - Chris Patureau of Northeast Christian maneuvers through traffic against Waco Vanguard in the TAPPS 2011 2A Finals at DFW Nolan Catholic HS. His leadership and All-State play were two of the major reasons that NCA three-peated in 2011.
While happy about that win, Patureau seemed just as interested though in his near triple(stat categories)- double(digits equaling amounts of ten or more in each category) in the ballgame, missing only by one assist. Make no mistake about it though, after he went the first six minutes and ten seconds of the game without scoring thanks to a cold outside jump-shooting performance, he turned things around quickly offensively with driving layups and with clever ball distribution. After finding the open man with a variety of “Larry Birdesque” passes, NCA opened up what had been a close 14-10 end of first quarter lead. They used Patureau’s dishing to hammer home a 10-2 run which contained inside it seven
consecutive NCA points. Warrior Joe Ashworth joined Brian Goll and Jake Strother with a combined trio of three-point righthand corner “bombs” to expand a narrow lead of six points, to one of fourteen , 31-17, all in a span of a minute and a half midway in the second quarter, and for all intents and purposes the game was over. All told, NCA had another productive second quarter in this year’s playoffs, something that was beginning to be a habit. The 26-13 demolition which gave the Warriors a 40-23 halftime lead over the white, maroon and gold clad Mustangs from the Alamo city though was still no match for the 33-3 second frame whipping the team gave outmanned Alvin Living
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All Signs Point to Sweet Sixteen for K-Park Boys
ll Signs Pointed to Sweet Sixteen Season for K-Park Boys
About a month ago, Dominic Amorosa the Head Coach of the Kingwood Park Boys basketball team put up a simple request. “I put it up (a sign) showing that our immediate goal for the season was to reach the Regional Quarterfinals and since we had accomplished that (before the Ozen game), we could then see how we stacked up against the elite teams in our area,” Amorosa says. Even though their Region 3-4A, 5950 Semifinal loss to La Marque’s gold and blue clad Cougars, stopped the basketball season for K-Park, it didn’t dampen the accomplishment of going where no KP basketball squad, male or female , had gone beforethe “Sweet Sixteen”. It was just too much Julien Lewis, the U. Texas bound La Marque star, in the second half, that prevented the Panthers from moving to the round of eight. His 17 second half points- 24 in the game- made up for a lackluster first half. It was lacking in content thanks to a stifling KP defensive effort. Offensively, it was Lewis second half seven point explosion during a four minute late third quarter Cougar run of 12-6 that put the game in La Marque’s control. KP tried to comeback but with the time running down, was forced to foul on defense and throw up low percentage three pointers on offense, and the lead grew again all the way to the final conclusion. For K-Park,the fine 26-13, 18-4A second place finish, was punctuated by a gritty performance in the Region semi. La Marque knew they were in a tough battle and they certainly, if
Proud Pack - The Kingwood Park Panthers of 2010-11, here on the floor after their Regional Quarter Final win agains Beaumont Ozen at Summer Creek . This pack is the best in school history - enough said! they didn’t before, found a new-found respect for the Panthers in white. The Coogs also learned to pay attention with reverence to Justin Chandler. Off the bench right away, Chandler stayed in for most of the game and turned in a monstrous 24 point, 27 rebound night. His touch around the basket portends of a 2011-12 season potential All-State berth. Outgoing point guard, Adrian Johnson added 18 points for Park, who survived a cold night of outside shooting, to mostly stay tightly bunched with LM in the ballgame. As the season now comes to a close, one thing is for sure, it will never be forgotten, because oh yes, Park stacked up very well in 2010-11. They also stacked up pretty well after their sporadically physical 5554 win over Beaumont Ozen March, 2nd at Summer Creek High. Justin Chandler’s muscle-leaning baseline bank shot layup went in with 22 seconds left in overtime number one and the Panthers in white and
blue were down to their last chance. When the ten footer in the lane by Ozen’s David Green was no good with just over three seconds left, and the resulting rebound was slapped away from the paint, all KP had to do was corral the loose ball and loop it down court away from any Ozen second chance. The Forest Green and Black did just that and the season ended with a whimper for the Beaumont school. K-Park had withstood an early Ozen lead using a total of five quick points by senior guards Adrian Johnson and Chris Smith to wipe out what had been a 17-12 late second period lead. Even with Ozen hitting a three pointer at the halftime buzzer, it still didn’t seem as if they had the momentum back. Why? They never really had it when they were building their earlier seven and eight point leads, because they failed to make the plays they needed to put the
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Basketball Continued from page 4 - Warriors ... Stones in the bi-district game the week before. They also added a 10-2 second stanza defensive shutdown performance in the TAPPS Final this past weekend. When the final dust had settled at the Regional, NCA had coasted to a much more convincing region three win than last year’s single digit affair with Victoria Faith at Tomball’s Concordia Lutheran High. The “John Wooden of TAPPS 2A”, Warrior Head Coach Craig Moore was able to clear his bench this time and introduce a much younger set of players out on the floor in the process as the clock salted away the last five minutes for the champs. Moore was also able to explain a big reason why his team once again made it to the TAPPS Final Four stage. ”It’s defense they were finally playing it like I wanted them to after working on it so hard in practice over the last several months, finally getting the message,” the coach says. And it was also a team that could beat anyone in so many ways. Outside with threes from Ashworth, Goll and Strother or inside with points from Patureau, and Strother, and physical play from Jacob Vandergrifft and Tyler Bratton, either way the opponent picks its poison. There is also the matter of that defense led by the sandpaper defensive personality of the guy who does all the not so little physical things for NCA- Bratton. He along with Vandergrifft also helped to control the boards which got the team moving into their devastating fast-break. Of course, Chris Patureau was also responsible for rebounding and once again this year he turned in a double digit per game average in that department. He also turned in that near triple-double with 25 points, 12 boards, and nine assists, despite leaving the game well before the bitter end for SA Lutheran. Strother led all scorers with 26 markers while Goll finished with 12 points, all of them three pointers from the field. 6
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Wall Builders - Nowhere to go with the ball for the Waco Vanguard Viking. The “D” courtesy of J. Strother #31, Jc. Vandegrifft, and T. Bratton (back).
No Leader Here - NCA’s Tyler Bratton shuts out Vanguard’s leading scorer (season) in the first half on the way to holding the Vikes to 28 pts. (game). It wasn’t the end for NCA however, as they used what back to back winning Coach Moore called “championship saving defense” and salvaged the title a weekend later, on a day in Ft. Worth where two Warriors ended up with injuries. Bowed but not bloodied, they fought on and landed the “three-peat” in Patureau’s last game at NCA. Chris who finished the
season averaging a double-double, scoring a twenty points plus per game average; was joined on the All-Tourney team by fellow Warriors: Tyler Bratton-for his incredible lock down defense- and Jake Strotherfor his offense. It was Strother who had fought foul trouble during the championship game, who summed it up best.
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Humble Controls Road Tilt with C.E. King Loses Tough One to Nederland
he first year of 4A sports for Humble has been a refreshing wake-up call. Just like Head Football coach/ Campus Athletic Coordinator Walt Beasley, Head Boys Basketball Coach David Martinez has seen a program go from a year in and year out borderline 5A playoff contender, to one of their new c l a s s i f i c a t i o n ’s dominant athletic powerhouses. Once again, reawakening the echoes of the “olden days” of a Crowded at the Top- A deep Humble team took their hoop dreams to an 18-4A title. Southschool that once worth, Hill, Wilson, Boyette, etc. celebrated BIG wins. Hoop dreams indeed! held 3800-plus students and saw its share of deep Basketball runs under current be found in places like the defunct Humble earlier used its deep skillKingwood Park Building Principal Golden triangle area school Port set to turn back the hosting C.E. King Larry Cooper and then later under Arthur Lincoln-supreme basketball Panthers, 75-65 in the Area Round former Head man Phil Eaton, dominance practically every year! February 25th. Thanks to an 18-4 Humble found itself with another second quarter declawing of the longer voyage into the UIL playoffs. Unfortunately, it was a “Triangle” home blues, the Purple Gang was However, the bigger story may just team that put an end to a sensational able to glide home in the second be that this could easily become an season for Humble with a 51-49 half, even withstanding a furious every year occurrence. thrilling but disappointing-for Panther comeback late in the game, the Wildcats-ending on March and take the win. Tilton Johnson First, the talent in coaching and 2nd. Humble finished 26-10 while led the Wildcats with 19 points, players is there. With an enrollment Nederland’s Bulldogs went to 32- while Desmond Smith with eleven that should hover around 1800 to 4. That club squared off against and Andrew Turner with 10 markers 2000 each season, the athletic pool of Galveston Ball in the Region 3-4A helped Humble to move on to the a very large 4A school is there. Throw semis at Katy and was soundly next round. The Panthers, the 19-4A in Martinez who picked up invaluable beaten. Meanwhile, for Humble runnerup ended their year at 16-17. coaching experience last decade at Kyndhal Hill who fouled out late in 5A roundball power De Soto High the contest led all ‘cat scorers along in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, along with Chevas Wilson, as they tossed in with capable assistants and you’ve 15 points apiece. got the makings of what used to HighPointsMagazine.com
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Section Title Basketball Continued from page 5 - All Signs ... game away, and they failed to do so even though K-Park was struggling. An 18-3 KP run from the two minute mark of what remained in the half, and sheer rebounding dominance in the first five minutes of the third quarter, allowed the Humble ISD Panthers to blitz Ozen-scoring the first thirteen points of the third quarter- and build a 32-20 lead . But, Ozen stormed back as KP began to miss rushed shots off of the club’s stalling, clock eating offense. When KP couldn’t build the lead any higher than seven points, 48-41, Ozen’s David Green and Joe Richards began to hit vital three’s including one that tied the game with just over two minutes left in regulation. They even took the lead on Green’s eight foot pull-up jumper from the left side, outside the lane with just under fifty seconds remaining in the fourth, but just 25 seconds later Kingwood Park rolled back with a Johnson reverse baseline layup, and soon after a Green miss, the game headed to OT. That’s where Ozen decided to stall-and the O-Panthers may have taken their own momentum away-something that Coach Amorosa was expecting according to Chandler. “Coach told us they were going to do that and we were ready for it,” the vastly improving post player said. In the end, Ozen was only left with what could have been and a 22-10 record. While Ozen is the same team that Park dispatched of in last year’s bidistrict playoff game and lost to in the same round two years ago, Crosby was a new playoff sparring partner. Although, the game held in Atascocita High’s gym on February 25th wasn’t that physical, the Panthers still completely controlled the boards and the inside paint. Crosby’s Keynan Willis who came into the game averaging over 18 points a game, got his share of points, leading the way for the red and white
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Cougars with 14 units, but like his teammates could not control the seasonbest play of Chandler who muscled his way for 20 points with a deft touch around the basket for the black and forest green. “He is back in Basketball shape after playing Football,” Amorosa says. The three-point shooting of seniors Will Wakefield who had 12 points and Tyler Pounds who chipped in with 10 markers also allowed KP not to let Crosby the 19-4A Champ, go on any long pointscoring runs. Instead, it was Park that wiped out an early lead by the Cougars. KP went on a 17-5 tear to obliterate a six to nothing early first quarter deficit. That lead kept the Panthers with most of the momentum for the rest of the game, Speed Killed - The very quick and sure handed even though Crosby was Adrian Johnson (here against La Marque in the able to grab the lead regional semis) was a major force, cutting or infrequently throughout slashing to the hoop for K-Park. His backcourt the rest of the contest. buddy Chris Smith also hurt the Cougars. However, they could never build a large lead as every time Park answered with a game tying basket or a hoop to take on the senior’s outstanding body control and an occasional offensive the lead or keep the score close. screen, to get their points, Park used It wasn’t until KP fired off a 12-6 run their motion offense and high-low thanks to slashing baskets by senior post play to control the clock and the guards Chris Smith, and Adrian game. Johnson, and outstanding inside putback baskets by Chandler midway through the final period, that the lead began to grow for KP. By that time Crosby ran out of time and fouls to give as Park moved into the Bonus free-throw situation. From that 47-41 Panther lead, Crosby made a valiant comeback, but their 10-4 run was too little too late. The win was a triumph of team offensive execution over a one-man improvising turn by Willis of Crosby. While the Cougars did rely
Crosby ended the year at 24-13. All in all, for K- Park it’s a new experience, going farther than any Panther basketball team has gone before, male or female, and the win against Crosby had set the stage for the matchup with Ozen and that subsequent victory which landed the Forest Green a trip to the Region 3-4A semis and the regional tournament at Katy ISD’s Merrell Center for the
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Other Sports Continued from page 8 - All Signs ... Continued from page 6 - Warriors ... always competitive,-three straight playoff appearances- ascending Park program. A program that before the La Marque loss, had risen up and moved into the “Sweet Sixteen”. Compared to the loss in Katy, one might call that kind of season- a better “sign” of the times.
Woodlands Historic Season Ends at the Hands of Number One Despite six three pointers by their leading scorer, Nolan Cass, and his own lead-taking threebie with just under three minutes remaining in regulation, The Woodlands High could not keep their school record victory- the most ever- and loss- the least ever- season going. It was 5A State Ranked Number One Garland Lakeview Centennial who used a winning three-pointer by Trelle Lewis with just over two minutes to go to grab an eventual 67-64 Region 2-5A Semifinal victory over the game Highlanders’ Boys’ basketballers. The game at Waco Midway High’s Gym was the last in 2011 for the 14-5A undefeated champs. TWHS finished 32-4 and 12-0 in the district. Lakeview’s Patriots rose to the State tourney one game later with a win over De Soto. The Garland ISD team goes to Austin with a 36 -1 record.
Wrestling the Hard Way Gets Fourth for KP’s Shewmake After losing his second round no classification UIL State Wrestling winner’s bracket match, Kingwood Park’s Cody Shewmake knew he was in for the grapple of his life. He also
“I came here this year from New Caney High because these guys were expected to win and I wanted to be a part of that (mix),” he says. Northeast ran their record to 35-2 with the win, a victory that was their 34th in a row. They were right in sync this season to make it a “three-peat” and six in ten years. Of course they were, after all, the “chemists” knew for sure.
knew that the highest he could finish was third place in the entire state, not just 4A, for there is no Class 4A or 5A or any A in Wrestling. Everyone is thrown into the same pot and everyone must fend for themselves at the Austin ISD’s Delco Center. It was something that was definitely done on February 25th and 26th by Shewmake as the 130,down to 126, pound-group athlete won all the way through three matches total against a pair of early winner’s bracket losers and one of the late winner’s round defeated competitors. Unfortunately, after stymying the latter performer, Josh Mendoza of the Panhandle town of Hereford, 12-6 in points, Shewmake lost a close encounter for the bronze medal, 5-3 with Arlington Martin’s Keith Sutton. Cody was able to get that far after he won a first round winners side match with San Antonio Reagan’s Justin Sanford, 6-3, before dropping a 12-3 match score to Greg Barrera of the Fort Worth area school, Northwest High of the Justin ISD. Relegated then to the consolation side, he rallied to pin Alex Scheer of Garland’s Lakeview Centennial High, in the second round of that bracket, and then knocked off Thaddeus Brown of New Braunfels in a close 5-4 match to set up the battle with Mendoza. The youngster finished the season with a record of 32 wins and only 4 losses, included in that was a 4-2 win-loss mark at State. In other State Wrestling, Conroe’s Alex Powell in the 128-120 pound group finished fourth on the female
side. The other girls were: Roshelle Zapiain of Oak Ridge- 111-119 pound category (1-2 with the win in the winners bracket), and Rachel Bates of ORHS in the 139-148 pound group (0-2). Joining the ladies were Humble’s man-mountain Markese Christian who went 0-2 in the heaviest 216-285 category and K-Park’s Will Lorenz who joined his brother Brandon Lorenz who went in 2010. Will finished a fine year 0-2 at State. And his grapplin’ Panther teammate Cody Shewmake finished as the fourth best wrestler in the State in his weight group. By coming through with three straight wins in the consolation bracket and just falling short of a medal, it’s pretty obvious that for the youngster, it could have been better with the final outcome, but not in the satisfaction he took in doing it the difficult way and almost landing a medal, and that’s hardly cause for total disappointment.
Sports with Brevity Congrats to Humble High’s FootballBasketball’sPaul “PBJ-Peanut Butter and Jelly” Boyette Jr. who is headed after next year’s Senior seasons to the University of Texas on a Football Scholarship. He is also HighPoints Versatile Athlete of the Fall-Winter Season-see next issue of HighPoints(Fall-Winter Wrap)in late March. The John Cooper School in The Woodlands has hired its first Head Football Coach, he’s Scott Holland who has been at the school coaching various sports since 1999. His associate Head Coach is current Varsity Head Baseball Coach Brent Landrum. The school will play a subvarsity schedule up until the 2013-14 season when they then will become a full-fledged varsity.
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Chandler DOMINATES La Marque
Photo by Mich
he first year of 4A sports for Humble has been a refreshing wake-up call. Just like Head Football coach/Campus Athletic Coordinator Walt Beasley, Head Boys Basketball Coach David Martinez has seen a program go from a year in and year out borderline 5A playoff contender, to one of their new classification’s dominant athletic powerhouses.
last Friday night. Thanks to an 18-4 second quarter declawing of the home blues, the Purple Gang were able to glide home in the second half, even withstanding a furious Panther comeback late in the game, and take the win. Tilton Johnson led the Wildcats with 19 points, while Desmond Smith with eleven and Andrew Turner with 10 markers helped Humble to move on to the next round. The Panthers, the 19-4A runnerup ended their year at 16-17.
Face Once again, reawakening the echoes of the “olden days” of a school that once held 3800-plus students and saw its share of deep Basketball runs under current Kingwood Park Building Principal Larry Cooper and then later under former Head man Phil Eaton, Humble found itself with another longer voyage into the UIL playoffs. However, the bigger story may just be that this could easily become an every year occurrence.
Humble earlier used its deep skillset to turn back the hosting C.E. King Panthers, 75-65 in the Area Round
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It was something that was definitely done on February 25th and 26th by Shewmake as the 130,down to 126, pound-group athlete won all the way through three matches total against a pair of early winner’s bracket losers and one of the late winner’s round defeated competitors. Unfortunately, after stymying the latter performer, Josh Mendoza of the Panhandle town of Hereford, 12-6 in points, Shewmake lost a close encounter for the bronze medal, 5-3 with Arlington Martin’s Keith Sutton. Cody was able to get that far after he won a first round winners side match with San Antonio Reagan’s Justin Sanford, 6-3, before dropping a 12-3 match score to Greg Barrera of the Fort Worth area school, Northwest High of the Justin ISD. Relegated then to the consolation side, he rallied to pin Alex Scheer of Garland’s Lakeview Centennial High, in the second round of that bracket, and then knocked off Thaddeus Brown of New Braunfels in a close 5-4 match to set up the battle with Mendoza.
First, the talent in coaching and players is there. With an enrollment that should hover around 1800 to 2000 each season, the athletic pool of a very large 4A school is there. Throw in Martinez who picked up invaluable coaching experience last decade at 5A roundball power De Soto High in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, along with capable assistants and you’ve got the makings of what used to be found in places like the defunct Golden triangle area school Port Arthur Lincoln-supreme basketball dominance practically every year! Unfortunately, it was a “Triangle” team that put an end to a sensational season for Humble with a 51-49 thrilling but disappointing-for the Wildcats-ending. Humble finishes 26-10 while Nederland’s Bulldogs are now 32-4. That club will square off against Galveston Ball in the Region 3-4A semis at Katy. Kyndhal Hill who fouled out late in the contest led all ‘cat scorers along with Chevas Wilson, as they tossed in 15 points apiece.
knew that the highest he could finish was third place in the entire state, not just 4A, for there is no Class 4A or 5A or any A in Wrestling. Everyone is thrown into the same pot and everyone must fend for themselves at the Austin ISD’s Delco Center.
The youngster finished the season with a record of 32 wins and only 4 losses, included in that was a 4-2 win-loss mark at State.
Wrestling the Hard Way Gets Fourth for KP’s Shewmake After losing his second round no classification UIL State Wrestling winner’s bracket match, Kingwood Park’s Cody Shewmake knew he was in for the grapple of his life. He also
In other State Wrestling, Conroe’s Alex Powell in the 128-120 pound group finished fourth on the female side. The other girls were: Roshelle Zapiain of Oak Ridge- 111-119 pound category (1-2 with the win in the winners bracket), and Rachel Bates of ORHS in the 139-148 pound group (0-2). Joining the ladies were Humble’s man-mountain Markese Christian who went 0-2 in the heaviest 216285 category and K-Park’s Will Lorenz HighPointsMagazine.com
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Track and Field
Record Day for Mosley Meet
he Humble ISD’s Sam Mosley Track and Field Meet may never see a day like the one experienced las Saturday at Turner Stadium. Just looking at the stats doesn’t tell the whole story. Not only did Kingwood senior Greg Lupton rise over the pole vaulting bar with a Mosley record 16 feet measurement, he also won the Boys event with a mark of 16 feet six inches. That mark enabled last year’s 5A UIL fourth place finisher to win the competition in Humble. Second placer Reece Watson of Spring also jumped 16-6, but he lost the tie-breaker to Lupton. Both Watson, and Lupton set the Turner Stadium record, as well. The day of overcast, cold, and damp, rainy weather also saw KPark’s Shawn Barber break the Mosley standard with a 16 feet vault. He finished third. However, the record setting numbers Saturday weren’t the only first-time occurrences found at the Mosley. The very first Steeplechase races--featuring a water obstacle, and several wall-like hurdle impediments---were held at an Humble ISD meet. It was also the first time in front of the public that the stadium track’s fairly unique feature of a sliding door unveiling a water holding area--what is jumped over--that actually automatically fills with the fluid, was on display.
Splash Down - Amanda Walker takes the Bronze medal for Kingwood High in the historic first steeplechase event held at Turner Stadium in Humble. The historic winners are Girls diHere she is soaking her feet after splashing down when she jumped over vsion: Claire Hodges of Kingwood, one the race’s obstacles (white wall/hurdle in background). Turner is a rarity among high school stadiums because of its water pit feature. The Continue to page 14 - Record Day .. “chase” features splashy obstacle that challenges runners. HighPointsMagazine.com
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Track and Field Continued from page 13-Record... and Boys bracketer: Logan Terry of Kingwood. Overall, led by its deep pool of talent, Kingwood took both the Team titles, Girls and Boys. Second place in the Boys group belonged to Conroe TW College Park who saw their outstanding miler Brian Gohlke take that event. KW’s Justin Brinkley won first place Thursday at the Kingwood Park meet. Brinkley also had a good day at the Mosley, winning the two mile, 3200m run. In the Girls group, TWCP also took second. Rounding out the local Girls side: fourth place- Kingwood Park; fifth- Atascocita; seventhSummer Creek(first year as full varsity); and tenth- Humble (out of 13 teams scoring at least a point). Boys roundup: Humble and Atascocita in a tie for third; KP in sixth; and Summer Creek(first full varsity Mosley) ninth (out of 12 teams scoring pts.) Turner will now brace for a college/ high school meet, coming in April. Nothing though, should ever match the living history set at the Stadium on March 5, 2011. As for the Steeplechase- the people version, not the horse kind- well... Right now, the UIL doesn’t have a steeplechase event featured in its post-regular season competitions. The “chase” has been a part of the Olympic games for decades. Youth runners race 2000 meters(five laps around the track) while running and jumping through those occasional obstacles. At the Mosley it turned into a “chase” into history!
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Final Basketball Standings
14-5A bask. Schedule-Results- (Girls)
D-The Woodlands P-Kingwood P-Oak Ridge P-Atascocita* TW-College Park** Lufkin Conroe 14-5A (Girls) CD-Atascocita CD-The Woodlands
12 8 7 6 6 3 0
0 4 5 6 6 9 12
32 21 19 16 24 15 6
4 13 12 17 12 17 26
P-TW College Park P-Lufkin Kingwood Oak Ridge Conroe 18-4A Boys D-Humble P-Kingwood Park-T P-Huntsville-T P-Willis New Caney Summer Creek Porter Caney Creek 18-4A (Girls) D-Huntsville P-Humble P-Kingwood Park P-Willis New Caney Summer Creek Porter Caney Creek
8 6 3 2 1 D-Won 13 12 11 8 6 5 1 1
4 6 9 10 11 D-Lost 1 3 4 6 8 9 13 13
18 16 7 12 8 S-Won 26 26 25 13 16 5 5 4
12 15 20 18 24 S-Lost 10 13 13 14 18 27 20 21
14 11 10 9 5 5 2 0
0 3 4 5 9 9 12 14
30 21 16 16 16 8 3 5
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Atascocita Loss 60-55 in Regional Quarterfinals 2-22-11 vs. Georgetown at Bryan ; 2-14-11, Bi-district at Atascocita 65-26 Win vs. Klein; 2-17-11 Area Round 47-34 Win vs. Round Rock at A&M Consolidated, College Station ; season completed/ 2-14-11 Bi-dist. TW College Park 65-64 Loss vs. Klein Forest at Oak Ridge, season complete /2-22-11 The Woodlands Lose 6247 Region.Quarts. vs Pflugerville at A&M Cons., Coll. Station ; 2-15-11, Bi-dist. 60-47 Win vs. Klein Collins at Klein Oak; 2-18-11 Area Round 56-29 Win vs. Round Rock Mc Neil at A&M Consolidated, College Station; season complete/ 2-15-11 Bi-dist. Lufkin 5446 Loss vs. Dekaney at Madisonville, season complete// (Boys): 2-15-11 at TW Coll. Pk. 57-50 Win vs. Lufkin, season complete no playoffs** swept in head to head tiebreak by Atasco.; and season complete for Lufkin / 2-15-11 at Conroe 76-58 Loss vs. The Wdlds., Conroe season complete/ The Woodlands 3-4-11 Regional Semis(reg. tourney) Loss 67-64 vs. Garland Lakeview Centennial at Midway High( host Baylor U.) in Waco; 3-2-11 in regional Quarts. Win 68-59 vs. Pflugerville at Hearne; 2-25-11, 61-58 Win in Area Rnd. vs. Round Rock Mc Neil at A&M Consolidated in College Station; 2-22-11 Bi-dist. Win 64-49 vs. Spring at Dekaney; season completed/ 2-15-11 at Kingwood 61-42 Win vs. Oak Ridge; KW 2-22-11 Bi-dist. Loss 56-42 vs. Klein at Spring High/ 2-22-11 for Oak Ridge Bi-dist. Loss 66-52 vs. Klein Forest at Tomball; season completed/ Atascocita (off on 2-15-11); 2-21-11 Bi-dist. Loss 79-55 vs. Dekaney at Summer Creek High; *won head to head sweep tiebreak vs. TWCP.// Key: CD- Co Distr. Champs,#tie broken by coin flip although Atasco. had better point differential in the teams’ two meetings, P- non dist. champ Playoff Scheds.-Results(Girls) Huntsville – 2-26-11 Loss in Regional Finals vs. Beaumont Ozen 58-57 at Campbell Center(Aldine ISD) and 2-25-11 Win in Regional tourn. Semis 63-55 vs. Manvel at Campbell Center (Aldine ISD- Houston); Reg.
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Basketball Qtrs. 2-22-11 Win 95-76 vs. Beaumont Central at Summer Crk.; 2-18-11 Area Round 79-46 Win vs. Dayton at Kingwd. Park after 85-56 Bi-dist. Win over (Houston) Spr.Brch. Stratford on 2-15-11; season completed/ Willis season complete after Bi-dist. 56-47 Loss to Magnolia on 2-15-11/ Humble season complete after Bi-dist. loss 61-56 to Brenham in overtime on 2-15-11/ Kingwood Park season complete after Bi-dist. Loss 51-48 to Montgomery at Oak Ridge on 2-1511/season complete for rest of the district’s teams// (Boys) Humble in Reg. Quarts. 3-2-11 Loss 61-59 vs. Nederland at Deer Park; 2-25-11 Area Rnd. Win 65-55 at C.E. King; Bidist. 2-22-11 Win 75-33 vs. Magnolia West at Humble; season complete/ Kingwood Park- 3-4-11 Loss 59-50 vs. La Marque at Katy ISD’s Merrell Center in the Regional Semis(regional tourney); 3-2-11 in Reg. Quarts. Win 55-54(OT) vs Beaumont Ozen at Summer Creek; 2-25-11 Area Rnd. Win 55-51 vs. Crosby at Atascocita; Bidist. 2-22-11 Win 31-28 vs. Magnolia at TW Coll. Prk.; 2-18-11 (T- secondthird place tiebreak game- Kingwd. Park 42-40 Win vs. Huntsvil. At Willis); season completed, advanced farther than any KP Bask. team in school history/ 2-22-11 Bi-dist. Loss 81-46 Willis vs. SB Stratford at Klein Collins, season compete/ 2-25-11 Area Rnd Loss 57-54 Huntsvil. vs. Nederland at Summer Crk. ; 2-22-11 Bi-dist. Win 61-52 vs. Brenham/ all other teams season completed. Key-T- K-Park wins Tiebreak game for second/third place; season completed 22-3A (Boys) (dist. excl. all other schools there) Huffman-Hargrave 18-13 on season, 8-4 in dist. third place; sched. 2-2211 Loss 80-46 Bi-dist. vs HardinJefferson at Lee College in Baytown ; season completed 22-3A (Girls) (dist. excl. all but Hargrv.) Huff.-Hargrv. 11-17 on the season, 7-5 in dist. in third place; lost to Orangefield in Bi-dist on 2-15-11, 7535 at Lumberton, season completed Private Schools
(Boys)TAPPS 7-2A( excl. all schools but Northeast Chr. And Conroe Covenant) Northeast Christian Academy 35-2 on the season, (CLOSE WITH 34 GAME WINNING STREAK), finishing 8-0 in dist. first place; sched.results- 3-5-11 TAPPS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WIN 42-28 vs. Vanguard Prep(Waco)at Fort Worth Nolan Catholic; TAPPS 2A State Semifinals 3-4-11 Win 64-61 vs. Texoma Christian(Sherman) at Fort Worth Nolan Catholic High; 2-26-11 Win 76-40 vs. San Antonio Lutheran in Region Rnd. Championship game at Houston Christian ; 2-1911 Area Rnd. Win 74-45 vs. (Austin) Hill Country Christian at Northeast Christian Academy; 2-17-11 BiDistrict Win 98-49 vs. Alvin Living Stones at NCA; NOTE- SEASON COMPLETED AS TAPPS 2A BOYS STATE CHAMPIONS FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!, Number One Rated BOYS SMALL PRIVATE SCHOOL TEAM IN TEXAS(TABC)!!!!!! Covenant Christian Academy 18-12 on the season, 4-4 in dist. in third place; 2-17-11 Bi-dist. 67-64 Loss at Chinquapin, season completed… (Girls) TAPPS 7-2A (excl. all but NCA and Cov. Acad.) Covenant Chr. Acad. 25-5-season, 7-1 in dist. first place, Won Bi-dist over Brazosport Christian of Lake Jackson, 47-18, Lost Area round 55-40 at Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills; season completed… Northeast Chr. Acad. 12-7-season, 6-2 in dist. second place; sched.results- 2-19-11 Area Rnd. Lost 63-36 at Marble Falls Faith Academy; 57-34 Bi-dist. Win 2-17-11 vs. Sugarland Logos Prep at NCA; season completed… (Boys)TAPPS 7-3A (excl. all but TWCA) The Woodlands Christian Academy 24-16 on the season, 8-0 won dist. first place; sched. /results- 3-5-11 Win 7249 vs. (Waco) Texas Christian TAPPS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME at Mansfield Legacy High; 3-4-11 in TAPPS 3A State Semifinals Win 49-40 vs. Irving The Highlands at Mansfield
Summit High; after Bi-dist bye; in Area Rnd. defeated Round Rock Christian 85-65; 2-25-11 Regional Rnd. Championship game Win 7546 vs. Beaumont Legacy Christian at Houston Christian; SEASON COMPLETED AS TAPPS BOYS 3A STATE CHAMPIONS-third in four years, FIRST ONE UNDER REID GETTYS who went 15-0 as mid-season replacement HEAD COACH!!!!!! His son Stew Gettys led the way with 17 points for TWCA. (Girls) TAPPS 7-3A (excl. all but TWCA) TWCA no playoffs season complete Freelance Christian Life Center Academy(Humble) – TX. Freelance (Independent ) 21-4 on the year sched.-results- 84-80 win over Houston Christian Youth Academy(HCYA) Humble Christian School- (Boys) TCALeague dist. 1A/2A Region four, season complete, Girls season completed… TAPPS 1A- 7 Boys and Girls teams(excludes Spring Providence Classical and the rest)-Conroe Lifestyle Boys loses in Bi-dist. playoffs 72-48 at Orange Community Christian, season complete; Calvary Baptist, and Oak Ridge Christian no playoffs, season complete; Woodlands Prep Boys Area Rnd. Loss vs. San Antonio Rainbow Hills, season complete; 42-38 Bi-dist. Win vs. Texas (Houston) Christian 2-17-11; Conroe Lifestyle Girls with Bi-dist. bye, in Area round Loss 47-38 vs. San Antonio Castle Hills, season complete ; Woodlands Prep Girls in Area Rnd. Loss 44-21 at San Antonio River City Believers; 44-11 Win vs. Houston Family Christian 2-5-11 in Bi-dist., season completed… Southwest Prep Conf. South div. (Boys) John Cooper School lost twice in SPC league tourney, season complete SPC South (Girls) John Cooper Sch. lost in quarterfinals of SPC tourney, season complete. Living Way Pentecoastal High(Conroe) no Girls team, BoysTexas Freelance(Independent) 29-2, season completed..
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(team leaders in 5A includes all Humble ISD teams, and the top four of all squads in the district in 5A; in 4A only district first place and all Humble ISD schools) 14-5A-Boys1-The Woodlands College Park, 2-The Woodlands, 3-Kingwood, 4- Conroe , 6-Atascocita (out of seven teams) Girls 1-Kingwood, 2-The Woodlands, 3-Atasco., 4-Oak Ridge (out of seven) 42-4A- Girls 1-Spring Branch Stratford, 2-Kingwood Park, 5-Summer Creek, 6-Humble (out of six teams) Boys 1-K-Park, 4- Humble, 5Summer Creek (out of six)
money from ticket sales to the games is helping Hargrave’s baseballers to raise enough money to complete the roofing and siding of their newly named Keith Foulke Batting Cages which are due to be finished in a few weeks. They are located adjacent to the baseball field. The next drawings will be held during the next home game against Shepherd on March 22, a Tuesday night affair. By the way Huffman-Harg.’s fine hitter Cole DeBerry will be heading off after the season to Lufkin’s Angelina Jr. College, to further his baseball career. Good Luck!
Can you hit this target? If you can, you could win money or a car (see below). It is just part of the clever ways that Hargrave is raising money for their baseball program.
at Hargrave’s Al Spangler Field)- Summer Creek Loss 14-0(5 inns.-run rule) vs. HuffHargrave (6 wins- 3 losses) on Monday…..Note: Special fund raising drawings were held and will be held during each of the remaining Falcon home games this season. Winners THAT THROW A STRIKE-or own the winning ticket and use a proxy fan pitcher- can receive a new Toyota automobile courtesy of-according to Falcon Head coach Tom DeBerryTejas Toyota in the Humble Kingwood area. There was and will be five pitch-a strike-for-the-car drawings for the right to throw to a wooden catcher cutout complete with a circular, slitted hole. If the winning participant fires the ball through, he or she will get the option to take the car or the money that the car lists on its retail price. The car is valued at or around $ 25,000 dollars while its list price is 17,000 dollars. Also, there was and will be three separate drawings each of the remaining home games to allow solo participants to throw a strike for cash and win five thousand dollars. The
The “Keith Foulke” batting cages, currently under construction. (Above)
Tyler Smith of Summer Creek, one of the few bulldogs who had success on the mound in the game against Huffman Hargarve, Monday.
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