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Kingwood girls win again 4 April 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood, Updates.
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The Kingwood girls soccer team took a 1-0 win today over Katy Taylor , making it the second straight year Taylor has fallen to the Lady Mustangs in regional semifinals.

Carmen made it out to the game and will be on here a bit later to tell you amore about the game so check back later this evening.

The girls advance to take on Clear Lake tomorrow at 11:30 at Abshier Stadium in what should be an outstanding match-up. Against Atascocita in the area round, Clear Lake showed some pretty incredible speed and athleticism on their way to a 4-0 victory. In addition, the Lady Falcons took a 2-0 win today over defending Region champs Deer Park today.

We’ll see if Kingwood’s D will have the answer.

In other news in prep sports, the Atascocita vs. Humble softball game was postponed due to rain until tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. The Kingwood baseball team on the other hand, will go ahead with their game against Baytown Lee as scheduled at 6:30.


Tuesday night soccer playoff update 25 March 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, Updates.
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Tonight, I headed down to Galena Park ISD Stadium to catch the Humble boys in action against District 22-5A champs North Shore.

If it had not been for three North Shore goals in the first 15 minutes, this one might have been much different.

Humble appeared to be a bit gun shy early on, and an experienced and athletic North Shore squad made them pay for some early mistakes. In addition, the absence of senior goal keeper Jose Orozco, who was injured in a club game two weeks ago, clearly hurt the team.

In the second half, Humble made a couple of adjustments and managed to pull the game to within two when Alberto Padilla scored five minutes in off of a strange rebound. The play developed when Michael Rus-Vid penetrated the defense and fired a close range shot in the box that was blocked directly in front of the goal. It appeared that North Shore’s keeper had fallen on and safely secured the ball, but instead the ball squirted out allowing a Padilla to make the heads up play.

North Shore would add another goal to make the final tally 4-1, but the young Wildcats still managed to make some impressive plays. Not too bad for a team with seven freshman on the field, lacking their all district keeper.

For those of you don’t already know, we had a special guest reporter make an appearance at the Atascocita boys game tonight. as our previous fearless sports leader Jonathan Yardley returned to his Observer roots handle some game coverage for us.

You can also check out full coverage from Jonathan, and Carmen’s coverage of the girls game (here).

Here are all the local scores from this week’s playoff action so far:


BOYS – Atascocita 6, Deer Park 1
GIRLS – Atascocita 4, La Porte 0


BOYS – North Shore 4, Humble 1
Kingwood Park

GIRLS – Henderson 3, Kingwood Park 0


GIRLS – Kingwood 8, Pasadena Memorial 0, March 24
BOYS – Kingwood 2, Pasadena Memorial 1

Waller pulls out win in second half 11 March 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Atascocita, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, Updates.
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A beautiful blast from K-Park forward Juan Castillo in the 28th minute knotted things 1-1 against Waller, but the Bulldogs took control in the second half to take a 3-1 win.  Check out the full recap from new Observer staffer Carmen Colunga (here).

In other soccer action tonight, Atascocita took care of Sterling 3-0, while Kingwood dominated Channelview in the four o’clock game, 9-0.

The Humble boys dropped an important match to Baytown Lee 6-1, while the girls lost a close one to the Lady Ganders at Charles Street 2-1.

The Kingwood girls trampled Channelview 11-0 on the road. Amanda Essay turned in an impressive performance, notching a hat trick on the night, while three others scored two goals a piece.

A Nicole DiSevo goal sealed the win for the K-Park girls against Waller on the road, 1-0.

Humble ISD takes two out of four 20 February 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Atascocita, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, Updates.
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Tried something a little different tonight…with the recent update to the Observer’s five websites, I posted an area boys basketball playoff roundup to each site. Check it out for your community: Humble, Atascocita and Kingwood.

Also, don’t forget to check back for updates on Atascocita and Kingwood’s playoff.

We also have a recap of the Kingwood vs. Atascocita boys soccer game online as well.

Boys Basketball (bidistrict)

Atascocita 63, La Porte 54
North Shore 56, Humble 51
Kingwood 44, Dobie 33
Deer Park 62, Bmnt. West Brook 55
FB Dulles 64, Clear Brook 52 (advances to play Kingwood)
Silsbee 65, Kingwood Park 55
TW College Park 78, Spring 57
Klein Forest 83, The Woodlands 60
Klein Collins 71, Klein Oak 45
Girls Basketball (regional quarterfinals)
Westfield 57, Georgetown
Boys Soccer
Kingwood 2, Atascocita 0
Baytown Lee 3, Channelview 2
Klein Oak 4, Westfield 2
Klein Collins 2, Tomball 1
Klein 5, Spring 0
Girls Soccer
Kingwood 5, Atascocita 2
Baytown Sterling 10, P.A. Memorial 0
Tomball 2, Klein Collins 1
Klein 4, Spring 0
Klein Oak 3, Westfield 0
Kingwood 10, Klein Collins 2 (Feb. 18)
Spring 8, Atascocita 5 (Feb. 18)
Splendora 8, C.E. King 3
Clear Brook 9, Atascocita 1
Westfield 6, Houston Reagan 2
Dobie 4, Spring 1
Splendora 3, Willis 0
Pasadena Memorial 11, Kingwood Park 0
New Caney 8, Oak Ridge 3

It’s playoff time 17 February 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood, Updates.
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Spoke to Kingwood boys head coach Royce Huseman this morning and he was able to give me not only Kingwood’s playoff game info, but Humble’s as well. Thanks coach!

Humble and Kingwood are set up for a playoff double-header extravaganza of sorts Tuesday night at Crosby High School.

Humble will get things going at 6 p.m. against 22-5A, 3-seed North Shore, while Kingwood will take on the fourth-seeded Pasadena Dobie Longhorns at 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, Atascocita will taking on District 22-5A champs LaPorte at North Shore High School at 7 p.m.

Should be one heck of a night.

Huge night for Humble ISD basketball teams 12 February 2008

Posted by Joe Musarra in Analysis, Atascocita, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, Updates.
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Humble pulled off a dramatic 63-62 overtime win (full recap here) at home over the Bruins tonight, while Kingwood slipped out of Atascocita with a 57-52 win in the final seconds (full recap here). This means we have a tie for first place in District 21-5A between the two schools. Looks like the district has decided to determine the No. 1 seed by way of coin flip.

With the loss to Kingwood, it looked like Atascocita was going to miss the playoffs, but P.A. Memorial did them a favor tonight by losing to Baytown Sterling, leaving a three-way tie for fourth place. This madness will be decided by a three-way playoff Friday and Saturday, with a coin flip to decide seeding.

Things did not go as well for the Kingwood girls, as the Lady Mustangs ended up losing a heart breaker to Pasadena Dobie 40-37 in OT.

Boys Basketball

Kingwood 57, Atascocita 52
Humble 63, Bmnt. West Brook 62
Baytown Sterling 68, P.A. Memorial 55
Crosby 92, New Caney 62
Splendora 51, Kingwood Park 44,  Feb. 11
Tomball 77, Spring 70
Klein Forest 76, Klein 49
Klein Collins 56, Klein Oak 39
Westfield, bye
Girls Basketball (Playoffs)
Pasadena Dobie 40, Kingwood 37, OT
Deer Park 52, P.A. Memorial 48
North Shore 53, Baytown Sterling 42
Kingwood Park vs. Silsbee, late
Westfield 51, Oak Ridge 29
Boys Soccer
Atascocita 3, Channelview 0
Kingwood vs. Humble, late
Girls Soccer
Kingwood 10, Humble 0
Atascocita vs. Channelview, late

Humble girls eliminated 11 February 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Humble, Updates.
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The Humble girls basketball team saw its season come to a heartbreaking end Monday night, losing 46-43 to La Porte in a bi-district playoff game at Crosby High School.

The Lady Wildcats twice rallied from double-digit deficits and had the ball with a 44-43 deficit in the game’s final minute but could not hit the decisive shot.

The loss ended a terrific season that saw Humble, despite the loss of seven players from last year’s district champion, defend its title with an 11-3 mark.

We’ll have a full recap at humbleobserver.com shortly. And here it is – a recap of tonight’s game.

Atascocita rallies for 3-2 boys soccer win 8 February 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Game recaps, Humble, Updates.
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In what is quickly becoming one of the area’s can’t-miss rivalries, the Atascocita boys soccer team rallied for a 3-2 win over rival Humble with three goals in the final 16 minutes, including the game-winner with 56 seconds remaining.

Pablo DiRocco scored the final two goals for Atascocita after Nic Pulis had pulled the Eagles back on the scoreboard. Humble senior Juan Murillo scored the game’s first two goals, and Wildcats goalkeeper Jose Orozco had a huge game by making 16 saves.

In earlier girls action, Atascocita used two goals each from Division I signees Julie Lackey and Kayla King en route to an easy 9-0 win over Humble.

Boys Basketball

Baytown Sterling 56, Atascocita 55, OT
Kingwood 53, Channelview 29
Humble 55, Baytown Lee 48
Bmnt. West Brook 42, P.A. Memorial 38
New Caney 67, Forest Brook 65, 2 OT
Barbers Hill 71, C.E. King 53
Crosby 51, Huffman Hargrave 45
Smiley 113, Galena Park 67
Kingwood Park 44, Liberty 41 – clinches a playoff spot
Cleveland 92, Shepherd 31
Coldspring 42, Tarkington 28
Klein Collins 60, Westfield 38
Spring 59, Klein Oak 43
Klein Forest 77, Tomball 59
Girls Basketball
District 16-5A fourth place playoff: Klein 30, Klein Oak 23
Boys Soccer
Atascocita 3, Humble 2 – ONLINE RECAP
Kingwood 3, P.A. Memorial 2
Baytown Sterling 5, Channelview 1
Bmnt. West Brook 5, Baytown Lee 1
Kingwood Park 1, Waller 0
New Caney 1, Caney Creek 0, OT
Brenham 3, Huntsville 2, OT
Willis 4, Navasota 0
Spring 2, Westfield 2
Klein 3, Tomball 0
Klein Oak 1, Klein Forest 0
Girls Soccer
Atascocita 9, Humble 0
Baytown Sterling 5, Channelview 0
Kingwood 11, P.A. Memorial 0
Kingwood Park 5, Waller 1
New Caney 1, Caney Creek 0
Brenham 6, Huntsville 2
Willis 3, Navasota 1
Klein Oak 3, Klein Forest 0
Klein 6, Tomball 2
Westfield 3, Spring 1

girls playoff basketball schedule 8 February 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, Updates.
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The girls basketball playoffs start next week. We’re still getting schedules for some of our teams, and District 21-5A is one of the few districts on the ball enough to submit its certification to the UIL. But here’s the 5A bracket, which will presumably be updated soonish, and the 3A bracket for Kingwood Park.

5A Bi-District
Monday, Humble vs. La Porte, 6 p.m., Crosby
Tuesday, Kingwood Park vs. Silsbee, 6 p.m., Barbers Hill
Tuesday, Kingwood vs. Pasadena Dobie, 7 p.m., San Jac North

National Signing Day 6 February 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Humble, Kingwood, Updates.
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Happy National Signing Day, everybody!

I was at Kingwood this morning to see Austin Ebow and Beau Beathard make their commitments for college football. Hulking offensive lineman Ebow will play at Texas Southern, while bruising middle linebacker Beathard will play at Division II Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. (the RiverHawks, by the way).

Speaking of Kingwood, here are the girls soccer signings, per the team website: Hope Ward – Rice; Rachel Turpin – North Texas; Shannon MacNaughton – Evansville; Taylor Padia – UTSA; Kirsten Dorsey – Adams State (there’s already a bio page up for Kirsten.)

At Humble this morning, a crowd of about 50 fellow students and family members watched as five Humble football players announced their intentions for college football: Malcolm Hendrix – Henderson State (D-II); Jarret Malone – Kilgore J.C.; Jonah Lavatai – Tyler J.C.; Jesse HernandezNorthwestern State (D-I-AA); Robert Parker – SMU (D-I). Great to see. Another commitment was Thaxton Francis, who will also attend Kilgore J.C.

More to come from area schools throughout the day.