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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


K-Park does it again 17 March 2008

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Once again, Kingwood Park has landed both its girls and boys teams in the playoffs, this time in soccer.

While the girls had already clinched a playoff spot, they locked up second place in District 22-3A thanks to Jamie Luis goal in the 51′ on an assist from Nicole DiSevo to put the Lady Panthers over Willis 1-0.

The girls will see either Port Neches-Groves or Nederland in the first round. The game is tentatively scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at Deer Park’s Abshier Stadium, a real nice venue.

The boys needed a win to help lock up the third and final playoff spot, sealing the deal with a 6-0 thrashing of Willis. Juan Castillo led the way with three goals, while John Drew, Lance Draper and Casen Hunger each added goals of their own.

The boys will match-up with Nederland, tentatively scheduled for Friday at 8 p.m. at Crosby High School. I’ll be posting soccer playoff updates all week, so stay tuned.

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.

K-Park takes care of business 8 March 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Game recaps, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, Updates.
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Got a chance to see the Kingwood Park girls soccer team take on Willis tonight in what was one of the most physical soccer matches I have seen in a while.

Willis tried their best to out-muscle the Panthers, but K-Park held strong and stuck to their game, pulling out a 3-0 lead at the half.

The second half was all K-Park. Brooke Harper scored on a penalty kick in the 55th minute to put the game out of reach, but Willis managed to prevent the shutout by scoring on a freekick in the 71st.

K-Park’s defense was impressive to say the least as Willis rarely possessed the ball in Panther territory. Most of Willis’ attempts to get the ball past midfield were shut down by Nausheen Merchant and the rest of the Panther defense.

With the win K-Park moves into a tie for second place in District 19-4A with Huntsville. If the Panthers can win out in their final three games against Waller, Montgomery and Caney Creek, they will lock up the second place spot behind Brenham. Pretty darn good for a team made up of freshman and sophomores.

New Observer staffer Carmen Colunga made it out to K-Park as well, but to catch the Kingwood softball game that had been moved. You can check out her recap of the Lady Mustangs extra innings win (here).

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

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

Region VI-5A swim results 10 February 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Game recaps, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, Updates.
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As you may have heard by now, the Kingwood swim teams swept the Region VI-5A championships Saturday in Katy and had a ton of swimmers advance to the state meet in Austin Feb. 22-23.

In 4A action, Kingwood Park finished sixth on the boys side and seventh on the girls side in the Region V-4A meet.

The Region VI-5A results can be found here. The Region V-4A results are here.

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

football schedules 1 February 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Updates.
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Here’s what we’ve pieced together for non-district football schedules. More to come as the day progresses.

New Caney
Week 0 – Spring Woods
Week 1 – Magnolia
Week 2 – Willis
Week 3 – Houston Chavez
Week 5 – Baytown Sterling

Week 0 – The Woodlands College Park
Week 1 – Clear Creek
Week 2 – Klein
Week 3 – The Woodlands

Kingwood Park
Week 0 – Montgomery
Week 1 – Magnolia West

Week 0 – Cy Ridge
Week 1 – Spring
Week 2 – Jersey Village
Week 3 – Klein

Atascocita (tentative)
Week 0 – Alief Hastings
Week 1 – Channelview
Week 2 – Conroe Oak Ridge
Week 3 – South Houston

UIL announces new alignment 1 February 2008

Posted by Joe Musarra in Analysis, Atascocita, Dekaney, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Updates, Westfield.
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The UIL just announced its 2008-10 reclassification and realignment information, and there were some pretty decent surprises. Check them out for yourselves here.

There were some big news for our Humble-area schools and New Caney, but for the rest of our coverage-area schools, things looked more or less the same.

Jonathan spent the morning side-by-side with our local coaches and managed to land most of our schools’ pre-district football schedules – see the post above for those.