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Splendora sinks Shepherd 12-0 2 April 2008

Posted by ccolunga in Splendora, Updates.
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Some things never change. Even though I haven’t been covering this area’s sports for that long, it’s long enough to learn about Splendora softball. They dominate, and things didn’t change tonight. I really appreciate how they carry themselves, always striving for more, always looking to improve. Most likely, they’ll keep it up, and then we’ll see what they’re made of as they try for a state championship. (more…)


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.


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 fromĀ 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.

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

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
Cleveland 69, Spring Dekaney (JV) 57
Nederland 59, Splendora 48 – Usher, Cherry (Splndr) 11.
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.
Kingwood Park 61, S.A. Christian 52 – Powell (KPrk) 25.
Second Baptist 50, Kingwood Park 33
Bellaire Episcopal 60, Kingwood Park 53 – 3rd place game

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

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

Conroe Tournament (boys)
Atascocita 71, Aldine MacArthur 45
Atascocita 77, Klein Oak 57
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
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.
St. Agnes 48, Kingwood Park 40
Willis 65, New Caney 50
Coldspring 64, Splendora 41

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

All-Star Invitational (girls)bracket
Houston Madison 53, Kingwood 50
Westfield 69, Corpus Christi Calallen 35
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

a few Friday scores 22 December 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Splendora, Updates.
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I’m on a quick vacation at my home in New Jersey, but I’m making time to get in a few quick score updates, mostly from district action for our 3A and 4A teams.

Kingwood Park 68, Shepherd 37 – Quillian (KPrk) 20; Croy (KPrk) 14 – winning start in first district game for K-Park.
Tarkington 42, Splendora 29 – Usher (Splndr) 11 – disappointing start for Splendora.
Smiley 85, New Caney 57 – Boyd (NC) 24; Fernandez (NC) 12 – tough opponent, but I know New Caney expected to keep it closer.

Kingwood Park 49, Shepherd 29 – Brown (KPrk) 21 – that’s 3-0 for the Lady Panthers, but the toughest games lie ahead.
Tarkington 48, Splendora 45 – Jones (Splndr) 11; McClure (Splndr) 10 – tough one drops Ladycats to 1-2.
New Caney 72, Smiley 28 – Strother (NC) 20; Thomas (NC) 15 – Yikes. Almost makes up for the boys game.
Kingwood 54, Kountze 50 – Towers (Kwd) 15; Raught (Kwd) 13 – Tidy non-district win for the Lady Mustangs.

Friday night hoops 14 December 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Splendora, Updates, Westfield.
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Remarkably, as I begin my second basketball season with the Observer, I had yet to see the Kingwood boys play until tonight. I probably wouldn’t have gone tonight, either, with an average district game on tap, but with most of our other teams out of town, I headed down Kingwood Drive to check them out, and I’m glad I did.

I saw a terrific performance from senior Jordan McGowen save a serious upset bid by Baytown Sterling, which led 35-34 after three quarters. Hunter Martin and Adam Brown each had 8 points, Nick James and Tevin Svihovec scored five apiece, and Rob Singletary had two points. Fore more details, you can read the online recap.

Friday night scoreboard

Kingwood 55, Baytown Sterling 46 – McGowen (Kwd) 27.
Humble 55, P.A. Memorial 48 – I’m pumped about this one.
Atascocita 59, Baytown Lee 33 – Great start for Humble ISD schools.
Huffman Hargrave 54, Kingwood Park 45.
Big Sandy 70, Splendora 59.
Westfield 63, Conroe Oak Ridge 53.

New Caney 55, Crosby 46.
The Woodlands 66, Kingwood Park 47.
Magnolia 51, Splendora 22.

Tuesday night scoreboard 11 December 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Updates, Westfield.
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Sorry we’ve been a bit slow with the blog lately – a number of things have kept us otherwise occupied.

I saw a girls / boys doubleheader at Kingwood Park tonight, while Joey saw the Kingwood-Atascocita girls games. Here are the scores we’ve heard:

Kingwood 58, Atascocita 47 (recap) – Price (Kwd) 23; Taylor (Atsc) 21.
Kingwood Park 58, Splendora 22 – Brown (KPrk) 18; Ruderman (Splndr) 6
Beaumont West Brook 49, Humble 45
Forest Brook 53, New Caney 47
Klein Oak 52, Spring 48
Westfield 54, Klein Collins 37
Alvin Manvel 45, Kingwood Park 42 – Powell (KPrk) 14.
Atascocita 68, Crosby 50
New Caney 54, Caney Creek 50

Atascocita boys roll to 67-37 blowout 27 November 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Game recaps, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, Splendora, Updates.
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The Atascocita boys basketball team breezed to a 67-37 win over Pasadena Dobie tonight in a game that wasn’t even as close as the score indicated. Here’s the online recap. (And theĀ online recap from the Kingwood game.)

The Eagles put on a little dunking exhibition before the game, although they tried enough fancy stuff to knock their percentage below 50 percent. They played just as loose once the game started, dominating a team that had a height advantage inside.

I’ll write more on this later, but freshmen Jamal Branch and Everett Pleasant are the real deal. Most of you already knew that, but I’m a little slow on the uptake sometimes. Branch had 13 and Pleasant had 9 in this game. Shawn Toran, who had 30 points the other day, also scored 9 . Mick Hoffman had 10, Austin Nickell 8, and junior guard Matt Evans contributed with 8 points, all in the third quarter.

I also got to speak with Atascocita teacher and counselor Cynthia Colbert, the wife of head football coach and athletic coordinator Dean Colbert, and that was a blast. She filled me in on a few upcoming college commitments from Atascocita athletes, and it’s quite a first senior class of athletes that the school has produced.

She promises Atascocita will make the playoffs in boys basketball, so here’s hoping she’s right on the money again.

Tuesday boys basketball boxscores

Atascocita 67, Pasadena Dobie 37 (recap)

Pasadena Dobie 7 8 12 10 37
Atascocita 16 18 15 18 67

Atsc – Jamal Branch 13; Mick Hoffman 10; Everett Pleasant 9; Shawn Toran 9.

Splendora 72, Anahuac 69

Splendora 19 16 13 24 72
Anahuac 20 21 16 12 69

Splndr – Kris Usher 23; Trey Gill 20; Dennis Allen 20.

Kingwood Park 52, Caney Creek 32

Kingwood Park
13 17 15 7 52
Caney Creek 4 1 10 17 32

KPrk – Jake Powell 18.

Aldine Eisenhower 59, Kingwood 52 (recap)

Eisenhower 14 11 15 19 59
Kingwood 15 12 11 14 52

KW – Tevin Svihovec, Rob Singletary, Hunter Martin 10.

Bi-district playoff blog – Part II 17 November 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Splendora, Updates.
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I’ll be posting updates from Splendora-Jasper this afternoon, starting with the 1 p.m. kickoff. For all football action around the area, don’t forget to check out HCNFootball.com.

Here’s the FINAL scoreboard and the online recap:

Jasper 6 29 14 0 49
Splendora 0 7 0 7 14

7:48 Jspr – Dominique Bailey 3 run (kick blocked)

11:53 Jspr – Kwame Spikes 34 pass from Dominique Bailey (David Beck kick)
7:50 Jspr – Malcolm Bronson 39 pass from Dominique Bailey (David Beck kick)
5:31 Jspr – William Brooks 45 pass from Dominique Bailey (A.J. Bronson run)
3:05 Jspr – Malcolm Bronson 52 pass from Dominique Bailey (David Beck kick)
0:13 Splndr – Josh Ables 3 run (Drew Purdy kick)

9:05 Jspr – Dominique Bailey 3 run (David Beck kick)
6:45 Jspr – Dominique Bailey 73 run (David Beck kick)

2:39 Splndr – Josh Ables 1 run (Drew Purdy kick)

With running commentary continued below …


Friday night update 16 November 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Splendora, Updates, Westfield.
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The updates are coming in on this Friday night full of playoff football and basketball. Here are the finals:

Humble 16, Deer Park 7 (recap)
Westfield 55, The Woodlands 28 (recap)
North Shore 21, Kingwood 7

Girls Basketball
Humble 51, Conroe Oak Ridge 40 (Rekeita Thomas with 14 pts, Jakeita Baxter with 10)

Boys Basketball
Splendora 49, Caney Creek 45, OT (Kris Usher 33 points)