Boys' Swimming & Diving: SPC Champs; Boys’ Soccer: Runner-Up

SPC Winter Championship Results, plus All SPC

Feb. 16 SPC Championships in Dallas/Fort Worth

Boys – SPC Champions  •  Girls – 4th Place

SPC Champions:
Adelaide Herman – 1 meter diving with a new school record of 388.15 points
Campbell Wolford – 50 freestyle with a new school record of 21.81
Chris Seymour – 100 fly with a new school record of 50.34
Boys 200 Free Relay – Vidyal Pradeepkumar, Mitchell Shannon, Henry Shea, Campbell Wolford
Boys 400 Free Relay – Henry Shea, William Staebel, Campbell Wolford, Chris Seymour

All of the SPC Champions above
Chris Seymour – 2nd place 200 Freestyle
William Staebel – 2nd place 200 IM with a new school record of 1:59.20
Caitlin Lanigan – 2nd place 100 Fly
Tillie Claggett – 2nd place 100 Breast with a new school record of 1:04.82
Boys 200 Medley Relay – Pradeepkumar, Staebel, Seymour, Shannon – 2nd place with a new school record of 1:37.14
Campbell Wolford – 3rd place 100 Free
William Staebel – 3rd place 100 Breast with a new school record of 59.15
Girls 200 Medley Relay – Syuen See, Claggett, Jane Ritch, Lauren Cordes – 3rd place
Girls 200 Free Relay – Lanigan, Claggett, Katia Guerrero, See – 3rd place

Coach Sara Bany: I can almost let the results speak for themselves: We have three individual SPC Champions, two SPC Champion relays, 13 All-SPC Athletes, seven new school records, 36 personal best times, and a boys’ SPC Championship Trophy. But these results don’t tell half of the story. This team came together this year and embraced change. For the first time, they were required to come to morning practices at 6:00 am as a team, in an outdoor pool. Some mornings it was 75 and humid or raining, other mornings it was 33 degrees with a “feels like” temperature of 28. They still came and they still swam. For the first time they came to morning weights as a team and lifted and did pull-ups until their hands were ripping only to have to go to school and then afternoon swim practice. For the first time we travelled to meets all over Houston and as far as Corpus Christi. We spent countless hours on buses, in the water and in the weight room, as a team.

Even though this championship went to the boys– they swam fast, they swam for each other and they earned it. This was a full boys’ and girls’ effort. We needed every bit of encouragement, hard work, and cheering that we got from each individual on The John Cooper Swim Team. Our little team of 18 with one coach outswam and out cheered teams three times as big with four times the coaches. I cannot express how proud I am of these athletes for their accomplishments this season. It has been an honor to be their coach.

A big Thank You to Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Coach Aranda, Coach Holland, Mr. Hoye, Ms. Crane and all of the parents for coming out to support us!

SPC Roster:
Tillie Claggett, Lauren Cordes, Victoria Davila, Katia Guerrero, Nicholas Harris, Noelle Harris, Adelaide Herman, Caitlin Lanigan, Vidyal Pradeepkumar, Jane Ritch, Syuen See, Chris Seymour, Mitchell Shannon, Henry Shea, William Staebel, Ellie Wang, Drew Wilkerson, Campbell Wolford


Feb. 14-16 at SPC Championships in Dallas/Fort Worth

Dragons are 2019 SPC Runner-Up

Opening Round vs. Cistercian • 1-0 WIN
Goal: James Araya

Championship Quarterfinals vs. St. Marks • 2-1 WIN
Goals: Ali Zidan, Evan Burchfiel

Championship Semifinals vs. Kinkaid • 2-1 WIN
Goals: John Ordman, Evan Burchfiel

Championship Game vs. Episcopal • 2-1 LOSS in overtime
Goal: Evan Burchfiel

Coach Bryan Sherman: I am so proud of the team. They played their hearts out for four games and came so close to winning SPC, but fell just short in the final minutes of the championship against one of the top teams in the nation. Their effort and commitment to one another weas amazing and I am truly in awe of how they performed. The loss hurts but we know that over time we will be able to look back on this season with pride. For me as a coach, this is a group I will never forget.


Feb. 14-16 at SPC Championships in Dallas/Fort Worth

Opening Round vs. Trinity Valley • 38-27 LOSS
Consolation Semifinals vs. Hockaday • 46-43 WIN
Consolation Finals vs. Casady • 49-27 LOSS


2/16 at The Woodlands Christian Academy Invitational

Dragon Boys • 5th out of 28 Teams
Dragon Girls • 7th out of 29 Teams

Boys' Results
Gregory Groppell 1st Shot Put & 2nd Discus
Will McDermott 4th 1600m
Erik Burns 5th 1600m
Jack O'Riordan 5th High Jump
Travis Birdsall 6th Pole Vault
Vishnu Swaminathan 6th 800m
Ben Currin 7th Shot Put
4X400m Relay 6th: Jackson Kovin, Tani Vassir, Erik Burns, Travis Birdsall

Girls' Results
Madison Breaux 1st 300m Hurdles & 3rd 100m Hurdles
Uche Oguchi 1st 400m
Rebecca Melin 2nd 3200m
Amara Oguchi 2nd Discus
Brooke DeMarco 7th 1600m
Caroline Courtney 8th 1600m
Paige Cromley 8th 3200m
Bailey Leavitt 8th 400m

Coach Scott Holland: Great opener to score so well with a small group competing. Outstanding marks to open the season. I am looking forward to seeing how we improve as we work toward SPC. We add our Winter Sport athletes to the team this week.
This weekend a small group will travel to the TWHS Invitational and the remainder of the team will open on the Pate Track in a Dual Meet with Concordia Lutheran.

Next up for Dragon Track & Field:

2/23 host Cooper Concordia Lutheran Dual Meet
2/23 at The Woodlands High School Invitational
3/1-2 at St. John’s Maverick Relays
3/7 Dan Green Invitational, The Woodlands High School


2/12 at Lutheran South • 10-7 LOSS

2/14 vs. Second Baptist • 7-4 LOSS

Next up for Dragon Boys’ Baseball:
2/19 vs. St. Pius X, 6:30 p.m.
2/21 Round Robin vs. St. Thomas H.S., 4 p.m.
2/22 Round Robin vs. Cypress Christian 4 p.m.
2/23 Round Robin vs. Northland Christian, 5 p.m.
2/26 at St. Thomas H.S., 6:30 p.m.

Next up for Dragon Girls’ Softball:
2/19 vs. Incarnate Word, 4:30 p.m.
2/22 vs. Frassati, 4:30 p.m.
2/28-3/2 hosting The John Cooper Softball Round Robin


Next up for Dragon Golf:
2/25 Kinkaid at Blackhorse Golf Club
3/3-4 St. John’s Tournament at Wolfdancer Golf Club


2/15 at Chancellors Racquet Club no results

Next up for Dragon Tennis:
2/19 vs. Woodlands Christian, 4 p.m.
2/22 at Episcopal Tournament, 12 p.m.

February 19
Varsity Tennis vs. Woodlands Christian, 4 p.m.
Girls’ Varsity Softball vs. Incarnate Word, 4:30 p.m.
Boys’ Baseball vs. St. Pius X, 6:30 p.m.
February 21
Boys’ Baseball vs. St. Thomas H.S., 4 p.m.
February 22
Boys’ Baseball vs. Cypress Christian, 4 p.m.
Girls’ Softball vs. Frassati, 4:30 p.m.
February 23
Track & Field vs. Concordia Lutheran,
Boys’ Baseball vs. Northland Christian, 5 p.m.

*conference matchup