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Lady Mustangs end their playoff run 5 April 2008

Posted by ccolunga in Kingwood, Updates.
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The Kingwood girls met their match Saturday afternoon. The times I’ve seen the Lady Mustangs play, they dominate thier oppenent, leaving little room to allow any team to shine like they do. Therefore, I often wondered what it would look like for Kingwood to get a taste of thier own medicine. Clear Lake had the same athleticism and aggression the Lady Mustangs have shown all year. It got the best of Kingwood as they fell to the Lady Falcons in the Region III Championship 2-1. (more…)

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Kingwood boys, girls fall in region finals 5 April 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Kingwood, Updates.
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It was a tough day for both the boys and girls Kingwood soccer teams as the girls fell 2-1 to Clear Lake earlier in the day while the boys lost to Cinco Ranch 3-2 in the afternoon.

In the boys game, Cinco Ranch jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first half, but the Mustangs showed some incredible effort by battling back even after a late overtime win the night before when Pat McLean scored right out of the gate in the second half to close the game to one.

Cinco answered back quickly to extend their lead to 3-1, but once again Kingwood battled back when McLean scored his second of the day with under three minutes to play to make the score 3-2. The Mustangs mustered one final chance to score, but forward Cale Haas’ shot missed just inches high of the Cinco Ranch goal with under a minute to go.

Another great season for both teams, and hats off to the boys team for playing such a hard fought game only hours after a long and physical battle the night before.

Carmen will be on later to give us some more info on the girls game.

Kingwood pulls out thriller over Strake 5 April 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Game recaps, Kingwood, Updates.
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The Kingwood boys pulled out an outstanding 3-2 overtime win tonight against a strong and aggressive Strake Jesuit team who threw everything they had at the Mustangs.

Blake Shannon scored the game winnner on a phenomenal cross from forward Luis Castillo in the fifth minute of the first overtime period, but it was far from the game’s only fireworks.

What made the win even more impressive for the Mustangs was the fact they got the win despite playing a man down for not only overtime, but a decent chunk of the second half as well

Cale Haas got things started for the Mustangs early, hitting an outstanding shot that slipped past the Strake keeper Jorge Ibarra on a roller just to the inside of the right post in the 22nd minute.

Strake answered back quickly, tying the game in the 28th minute, to take back some the momentum Kingwood grabbed after the early dagger.

The Mustangs managed four more shots on goal in the remainder of the first half, but were unable to connect.

In the second half, the game turned from aggressive to physical and down right ugly at times, as practically no penalties were called in the first 60 minutes.

Haas connected with his second goal of the night in the 58th minute, but once again, Strake found their way back into it in the 65th after a loose ball hung in front of the Kingwood goal just a second too long.

Minutes after the goal, a Kingwood player was sent to the sidelines with a red card after stepping on a Strake defender after a small scuffle.

Kingwood made a seamless transition into playing with a man down, and played phenomenal defense for the remainder of the game to prevent any further Strake scoring.

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:

Atascocita

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

Humble

BOYS – North Shore 4, Humble 1
Kingwood Park

GIRLS – Henderson 3, Kingwood Park 0

Kingwood

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.

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.

SCOREBOARD
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
Baseball
Kingwood 10, Klein Collins 2 (Feb. 18)
Spring 8, Atascocita 5 (Feb. 18)
Splendora 8, C.E. King 3
Softball
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.

SCOREBOARD
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