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Lady Eagles end their season 18 April 2008

Posted by ccolunga in New Caney, Updates.
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The New Caney softball team had an emotional night. It was the last home game, senior night and an extremely crucial win for the Lady Eagles. One they couldn’t pull off. The sad thing was they lost in the first inning on rookie mistakes. They walk away, though, hopeful for next year, because next year they begin fresh. New district, new class. Only time will tell if the Lady Eagles are ready for the big 5A. (more…)

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New Caney survives Crosby 31 March 2008

Posted by ccolunga in New Caney, Updates.
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The Eagles escaped with a vital 3-2 win Tuesday night versus Crosby.

Since New Caney has improved tremendously since the start of the season, I was expecting a crisp game. The Eagles left much to be desired baseball wise, but played with a lot of guts to come up with such an important win. If they are able to put the two together, a legitimate playoff team may be the product.

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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

Kingwood
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

Humble
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.

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not quite super Tuesday 29 January 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Updates.
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I’ve got the Kingwood Park-New Caney hook-up on this Tuesday night leading up to Super Sunday.

In the first game I saw, the Kingwood Park girls basketball team clinched a playoff spot in its first year of varsity play with a 58-32 win over Tarkington that was not quite as easy as the score indicated. The Lady Panthers were impatient in the first half and only led 22-17 at the break. Head coach Angela Gober was very encouraged by the dominant second-half performance, as Kingwood Park scored almost as many points in the third quarter (19) as it did in the first half (22) on its way to outscoring Tarkington 36-15 in the second half.

Larla Brown scored 27 points on the night, but one of the keys for Kingwood Park was a 15-point effort from guard Aly DioGuardi. All eight Lady Panthers, including JV call-up Jessica Hedges, scored. Kingwood Park faces third-place Coldspring on Friday and hosts first-place Cleveland next Tuesday in a huge game.

I moved over to the second half of the boys soccer game between Kingwood Park and New Caney, where the Panthers improved to 3-1 in District 19-4A play with a 4-2 win behind two goals from Juan Castillo (pictured). New Caney had the wind in the first half and took an early lead through sophomore Paul Olascoaga, but Kingwood Park answered back to lead 2-1 at the half.

The Panthers went ahead 3-1 early in the second half with their second goal from a corner kick, as stopper Kyle Trimm got forward to head in a Cody Lofgren cross. New Caney got back to within a goal in the 50th minute when a deflected free kick fell to Franco Olascoaga, who finished into an empty net to make it 3-2. New Caney goalkeeper Luis Ramirez, just a sophomore, made some sparkling second-half saves but failed to control a through ball in the 56th minute, and Castillo tapped into an empty net for his second goal of the game. K-Park held on from there for the win.

Over at Don Ford Stadium, I got some good reporting help that the Kingwood Park girls soccer team (aided by Kristi Murphy and Hannah Clegg after their basketball game ended) beat New Caney 3-1. Brooke Harper led the way by scoring from a free kick and setting up Jamie Luis for the other two goals. Goalkeeper Andrea Ivey and the K-Park defense held firm, although New Caney did grab a late goal from Cassie Nelson.

Back to boys basketball; Kingwood Park wrapped up a 45-32 win over Tarkington to keep the Panthers moving toward third place, with Splendora close behind. Jordan Quillian led the way with 19 points.

The New Caney girls basketball team could not come through against second-place Barbers Hill, falling 64-44 to all but kill the Lady Eagles’ playoff hopes.

SCOREBOARD
Boys Basketball
Humble 62, Channelview 53 – Rogers 28
Atascocita 60, P.A. Memorial 53 – Pleasant 14; huge win for the Cita
Kingwood 52, Bmnt. West Brook 46 (OT) – McGowen 16
Baytown Sterling 62, Baytown Lee 34
Barbers Hill 75, New Caney 47
Smiley 81, Huffman Hargrave 45
C.E. King 62, Crosby 60
Galena Park 66, Forest Brook 53
Kingwood Park 45, Tarkington 32 – Quillian 19
Coldspring 46, Splendora 45 (OT) – Usher 14; crushing loss for Splendora helps K-Park
Cleveland 73, Liberty 56
Westfield 57, Klein 48 – Brooks 21
Klein Collins 54, Klein Forest 47
Tomball 52, Klein Oak 46

Girls Basketball
Humble 49, Channelview 42 – Hines 17
Kingwood 39, Bmnt. West Brook 36 – Price 22
P.A. Memorial 52, Atascocita 40 – Taylor 12
Barbers Hill 64, New Caney 44 – Sarver 12
Forest Brook 68, Galena Park 21
C.E. King 50, Crosby 44
Kingwood Park 58, Tarkington 32 – Brown 27
Coldspring 77, Splendora 45
Cleveland 69, Liberty 34
Westfield 64, Klein 34 – Carter 20
Klein Collins 66, Klein Forest 51
Tomball 54, Klein Oak 38
Boys Soccer
Kingwood Park 4, New Caney 2 – Castillo (KPrk) 2g; Trimm (KPrk) 1g; P.Olascoaga, F.Olascoaga (NC) 1g each
Waller 5, Caney Creek 0
Girls Soccer
Humble 2, Galena Park 1 – Menchaca, Dvorak (Hmbl) 1g each – RECAP
Kingwood Park 3, New Caney 1 – Luis (KPrk) 2g; Harper (KPrk) 1g; Nelson (NC) 1g
Montgomery 8, Navasota 0

cold, wintry Friday night 25 January 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Splendora, Updates.
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The winter weather certainly hasn’t kept our local teams down. At Humble High School tonight, the Humble girls basketball team pulled out a nailbiting 45-44 win over Baytown Sterling to improve to 8-3 in District 21-5A play with three games remaining. Humble remains in a tie for first place with either one or two other teams.

I snuck over to Turner Stadium before the basketball game and at halftime and was lucky enough to see the first goal in the Kingwood Park girls soccer team’s 3-0 win over Huntsville. It was a pretty combination from Brooke Harper to Kacie Black that set the tone, and the Lady Panthers put their second consecutive District 19-4A win away with a pair of second-half goals from Harper.

New Caney lost a couple games tonight … Smiley beat the Eagles in boys basketball, 95-61, and Waller beat New Caney in girls soccer, 3-2.

I just got off the phone with Splendora boys basketball head coach Jason Vela, and was he ever excited after the Wildcats’ 30-23 win over Tarkington. I know, I know, a 30-23 win doesn’t sound that exciting, but this keeps Splendora in the thick of the playoff race, battling with Kingwood Park for the No. 3 spot in District 22-3A. Splendora got a big game from junior Bryan Wade, who made his first varsity start and dropped in a team-high 12 points while holding Ryan Brewer, Tarkington’s leading scorer, to seven points.

SCOREBOARD
Boys Basketball
Humble 73, Baytown Sterling 59
Beaumont West Brook 67, Atascocita 56, OT
Kingwood 60, Baytown Lee 33
Smiley 95, New Caney 61
Kingwood Park 55, Shepherd 47
Splendora 30, Tarkington 23
Klein Forest 74, Spring 71
Tomball 77, Westfield 68
Girls Basketball
Humble 45, Baytown Sterling 44
Atascocita vs. Beaumont West Brook, NO SCORE
Kingwood vs. Baytown Lee, NO SCORE
New Caney 47, Smiley 46
Kingwood Park at Shepherd, NO SCORE
Tarkington 46, Splendora 31
Spring vs. Klein Forest, NO SCORE
Westfield 77, Tomball 59
Boys Soccer
Kingwood 4, Pasadena Dobie 0
Girls Soccer
Kingwood Park 3, Huntsville 0
Waller 3, New Caney 2
Round Rock Westwood 1, Atascocita 0
Kingwood 1, Round Rock McNeil 1

let’s get Tuesday night started 15 January 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Updates.
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There’s going to be plenty of action, both in soccer and basketball, on this Tuesday night, so check back with the blog for updates and scores from as many games as possible.

As an early update, due to the weather, the Kingwood Park boys soccer game against Brenham has been moved to a 6 p.m. kickoff at Turner Stadium.

Tuesday scores
Boys Soccer

Brenham 2, Kingwood Park 1 – K-Park played a terrific game for a first-year program and, playing a 4-5-1, carried play in the first half. Brenham scored on a counterattack in the 27th minute, however, and added a goal just after halftime. Kingwood Park rallied with a goal from Lance Draper in the 54th minute but never seriously threatened to tie it. Brenham, one of the state’s top-ranked 4A squads, escaped with the 2-1 win, but Kingwood Park can now expect to be a force in District 19-4A.
Huntsville 3, New Caney 2 – Disappointing start for the Eagle boys despite goals by Matt Davis and Daniel Torres and two assists from Paul Olascoaga.
Katy Taylor 7, Humble 1
Westfield 2, Jersey Village 0
Girls Soccer
Brenham 5, Kingwood Park 0
New Caney 3, Huntsville 2 – Junior Tannia Bonilla had two goals and an assist, Maria Luna scored once, and defenders Danielle Burke and Lauren Eagan helped make it stand up as the Lady Eagles began District 19-4A play with a win. With a 3-1 lead, New Caney’s Shanita Johnson saved a penalty kick, but Huntsville scored on the rebound to get to within one goal.
Boys Basketball
Humble 43, Baytown Lee 34 – Terry Hines scoredd 11 points and Dwayne Rogers had 10 in Humble’s win, as the Wildcats avoided a letdown following its big win over Kingwood. John Walker had a solid fourth quarter and finished with 7 points.
Atascocita 69, Baytown Sterling 52 – Toran, Nickell (Atsc) 18.
Kingwood 59, Channelview 43 – Jordan McGowen (Kwd) 24.
Bmnt. West Brook 62, P.A. Memorial 47.
Forest Brook 70, New Caney 55
Crosby 66, Huffman Hargrave 46
C.E. King 52, Barbers Hill 46
Smiley 93, Galena Park 68
Kingwood Park 59, Liberty 39 – Nichols, Quillian (KPrk) 16.
Coldspring 47, Tarkington 37
Cleveland 79, Shepherd 33
Klein Collins 70, Westfield 52
Spring 67, Klein Oak 46
Klein Forest 75, Tomball 64
Girls Basketball
Humble 68, Baytown Lee 46
Atascocita 42, Baytown Sterling 38 – Richardson, Taylor (Atsc) 12.
Channelview 47, Kingwood 44 – Price (Kwd) 25.
P.A. Memorial 51, Bmnt. West Brook 45
New Caney 53, Forest Brook 45 – Sarver (NC) 17.
Crosby 45, Huffman Hargrave 36
Smiley 48, Galena Park 42
C.E. King 50, Barbers Hill 31
Kingwood Park 63, Liberty 18 – Larla Brown (KPrk) 16.
Cleveland 56, Shepherd 38
Coldspring vs. Tarkington
Westfield 54, Klein Collins 52
Spring vs. Klein Oak
Tomball 57, Klein Forest 36

Saturday soccer 12 January 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Updates.
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We’ve got some Saturday soccer updates for you:

Humble ISD Cup – Girls
T.W. College Park 4, Cy Woods 0
Atascocita 9, Humble 0
Kingwood 5, Burleson 0
Cy-Fair 3, Houston Westside 1

4 p.m. third place – Cy-Fair 2, Cy Woods 1
6 p.m. Final – T.W. College Park 2, Kingwood 1
(Kwd – Taylor Padia 23′; TWCP – Danielle Munoz 27′; Leslie Schmulson 32′)

New Caney Invitational – Girls (minigames)
New Caney 1, Waller 1
4:10 p.m. Final Henderson 5, New Caney 0

Panther Challenge
Girls Lumberton 4, Kingwood Park 1
Boys Houston Sharpstown 8, Nederland 0
Boys Kingwood Park 3, Santa Fe 0

Cy-Fair ISD Tournament (boys)
Katy Cinco Ranch 2, Atascocita 0

Kilt Cup (boys)
Kingwood 3, Tyler Lee 2
Final Kingwood at The Woodlands

TGIF 12 January 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Atascocita, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Spring, Updates.
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What a day. Countless scores to tell you about, and still plenty more action to come tomorrow.

The biggest news came in Kingwood tonight, where Humble knocked off the Mustangs 35-32 despite playing the game without senior guard Dwayne Rogers. In his absence, backcourt mate Vincent Cavalier stepped up as the unquestioned star of the game. Cavalier scored 12 points, spent most of the game dribbling away the clock, hit the go-ahead free throw with 15.2 seconds remaining, and knocked away a steal that clinched the game soon after. He did all this despite missing two crucial minutes of the fourth quarter due to cramps. Quite a performance.

Humble opened up a 14-2 lead in the first quarter thanks to terrific defense, including two steals and two blocks from big man Terry Hines, who also hit a 3-pointer. Denying Kingwood entry passes to Jordan McGowen (14 points) was key for Humble all night. After the first quarter, Humble spent most of its energy killing the clock and trying to make Kingwood chase the ball. Darius Tubbs had a big game, joining McGowen and Cavalier as the only players to score in each quarter.

In the final quarter, Kingwood made its charge with Cavalier out of the game and tied the game after a clutch 3-pointer from Derek McLea and a pair of Tevin Svihovec free throws with 26.2 seconds left. But Svihovec fouled Cavalier before the ball was even inbounded, and Cavalier’s late heroics followed to lift Humble to a 5-0 district record. Quite a win, witnessed by a loud, involved crowd that packed the gym 20 minutes before tip-off.

Other basketball scores
Boys
Atascocita 66, Channelview 59 – Toran (Atsc) 20
Bmnt. West Brook 66, Baytown Sterling 49
P.A. Memorial 53, Baytown Lee 43
Galena Park 83, New Caney 72 – Fernandez (NC) 26
Barbers Hill 63, Huffman Hargrave 37
Smiley 82, C.E. King 76
Crosby 63, Forest Brook 43
Cleveland 53, Kingwood Park 49 – Quillian (KPrk) 17
Splendora 43, Liberty 40 – Usher (Splndr) 18
Coldspring 70, Shepherd 45
Westfield 67, Spring 63 – Brown, Brooks (West) 20; Phillips (Sprng) 17
Tomball 51, Klein 42
Klein Forest 74, Klein Oak 44

Girls
Humble 67, Kingwood 49 – Hines (Hmbl) 21; Price (Kwd) 23 – wow. I can’t wait to hear about this one.
Channelview 50, Atascocita 48 – Jackson (Atsc) 13
Baytown Sterling 44, Bmnt. West Brook 34
P.A. Memorial 51, Baytown Lee 33
New Caney 58, Galena Park 41 – Thomas (NC) 20
Crosby 42, Forest Brook 32
C.E. King 68, Smiley 29
Barbers Hill vs. Huffman Hargrave, no score
Cleveland 49, Kingwood Park 45 – Brown (KPrk) 16
Splendora at Liberty, no score
Coldspring vs. Shepherd, no score
Westfield 67, Spring 37 – Carter (West) 22; Smith (Sprng) 11
Tomball 43, Klein 42
Klein Oak 49, Klein Forest 38

Soccer scores
Boys
Panther Challenge
Nederland 4, Santa Fe 0
Sharpstown 5, Kingwood Park 0
Kilt Cup
Kingwood 6, Westfield 0
Cy Ridge 4, New Caney 0
Cy-Fair ISD Tournament
Tomball 2, Atascocita 0

Girls
Humble ISD Cup
Kingwood 8, Houston Westside 0 – hat tricks for Taylor Padia and Amanda Essay
Cy-Fair 3, Burleson 1
Cy Woods 9, Humble 0
T.W. College Park 4, Atascocita 0
Panther Challenge
Lumberton 8, Houston Reagan 0
Santa Fe 4, Kingwood Park 1 – game was 1-1 until last 10 minutes; Madison Harvey with K-Park goal
New Caney Invitational
New Caney 3, Livingston 1 (mini-game)
New Caney 5, Galena Park 0 (mini-game) – Genesis Cepeda hat trick
Spring 1, Aldine Nimitz 1 (mini-game) – Candace Garceau goal
Henderson 1, Spring 0 (mini-game)

Tournament madness 27 December 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Atascocita, Dekaney, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Updates, Westfield.
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If it’s the last weekend in December, it must be tournament time for Texas high school basketball teams, and almost all of our 16 area teams are playing this weekend. If you know any scores, please post them here, and we’ll add them to the list.

Here’s all the action, with links to tournament bracketes and websites, where applicable:

Gulf Coast Classic (boys)website
First Round
Barbers Hill 63, Splendora 34 – Gill (Splndr) 10.
Spring Dekaney (JV) 60, West Orange-Stark 47
Friday
Cleveland 69, Spring Dekaney (JV) 57
Nederland 59, Splendora 48 – Usher, Cherry (Splndr) 11.
Saturday
Huffman Hargrave 49, Splendora 47
Coldspring 61, Spring Dekaney 54

Eagle Holiday Classic (boys)
First Round
Kingwood Park 69, St. Joseph 67, OT – Powell (KPrk) 29.
Quarterfinals
Kingwood Park 61, S.A. Christian 52 – Powell (KPrk) 25.
Semifinals
Second Baptist 50, Kingwood Park 33
Saturday
Bellaire Episcopal 60, Kingwood Park 53 – 3rd place game

Houston vs. The Nation (boys)website
Thursday
7:30 p.m. Kingwood 41, DeLaSalle (Minn.) 30 – Svihovec (Kwd) 13.
Friday
St. Thomas 81, Westfield 78, 2 OT
Kingwood 47, Katy Seven Lakes 35 – McGowen (Kwd) 20.
Saturday
Kingwood 60, Smiley 55
Kingwood 47, Alief Hastings 38 – Texas Division Championship

Alvin Lions Club Holiday Classic (boys)website
Thursday
Humble 62, Pasadena Memorial 57 – Cavalier, Hines (Hmbl) 16.
Humble 49, Garland Lakeview Centennial 45 – Rogers (Hmbl) 11.
Friday
8:30 p.m. La Porte 51, Humble 49
Sunday
12:30 p.m. Deer Park 64, Humble 55

Conroe Tournament (boys)
Friday
Atascocita 71, Aldine MacArthur 45
Atascocita 77, Klein Oak 57
Saturday
Atascocita 77, Aldine Nimitz 56
Huntsville 68, Atascocita 61

Willis Holiday Classic (girls)website
First Round
Atascocita 73, Coldspring 38
Bmnt. Central 64, N.E. Christian 42
New Caney def. Goodrich, score not reported
Kingwood Park def. Texas City
Splendora vs. Klein
Second Round
T.W. College Park 84, Atascocita 38
N.E. Christian vs. Montgomery – 3 p.m. Thursday
St. Agnes 49, New Caney 34
Kingwood Park def. Willis
Friday
9 a.m. Atascocita def. Cleveland
Katy 56, New Caney 30
Katy Taylor 84, Kingwood Park 48
New Caney 57, Cleveland 56 – Sarver (NC) 28.
3 p.m. Katy def. Atascocita
Kingwood Park vs. TBD
Clear Lake 74, Splendora 37
Splendora 61, Aldine 56 – McClure, Ruderman (Splndr) 23.
Saturday
St. Agnes 48, Kingwood Park 40
Willis 65, New Caney 50
Coldspring 64, Splendora 41

Gulf Coast Classic (girls)website
Thursday
Humble 48, Vidor 15 – Jackson (Hmbl) 10.
LaMarque 56, Spring 37 – Williams (Sprng) 18.
Friday
LaMarque 39, Humble 37
Spring 33, Vidor 13
Crosby 40, Spring 33
Port Arthur Memorial 40, Humble 37
Saturday
consolation Katy Mayde Creek 42, Spring 40

All-Star Invitational (girls)bracket
Thursday
Houston Madison 53, Kingwood 50
Westfield 69, Corpus Christi Calallen 35
Friday
Bryan 54, Kingwood 43 – Price (Kwd) 13.
A&M Consolidated 77, Westfield 65 – Hopes (West) 19; Carter (West) 18.
Kingwood vs. Cleveland
Aldine Nimitz 55, Westfield 40