It’s Spring…Time For Dragon Sports!

Results from the week of February 13
2/18 at The Woodlands High School Invitational
Scoring Points for Cooper (Top-8 Finishes)
The Woodlands HS Invitational:
Amir Rizvi: 1st place – 200m
Kaden Schwertner: 8th place - 200m
Nico Signorelli: 2nd place – Pole Vault
Milla Signorelli: 7th place – Pole Vault
2/18 at The Woodlands Christian Invitational
Scoring Points for Cooper (Top-8 finishes)
Woodlands Christian Invitational:
Eli Grzelewski: 6th place – 100m
Santiago Fernandez-Villarreal: 8th place – 100m
Aedan Lanigan: 4th place – 800m
Ryan Taylor: 8th place – 1600m
Woodlands Christian Invitational:
Eli Grzelewski: 6th place – 100m
Santiago Fernandez-Villarreal: 8th place – 100m
Aedan Lanigan: 4th place – 800m
Ryan Taylor: 8th place – 1600m
Alexis Seymour: 3rd place – 1600m
Megan Day: 4th place – 1600m
Onese Ewherido: 5th place -High Jump
Alyssa Kuang: 5th place – High Jump

Coach Matt Bohan: The Cooper Track & Field teams opened their season by splitting forces between The Woodlands High School and The Woodlands Christian Academy. While only a handful of athletes competed at The Woodlands HS, they made their presence known, scoring points amongst some of the Top 5A and 6A public schools.  Junior Amir Rizvi finished first in the 200m Dash with a time of 22.28, just .03 seconds off his school record.  Junior pole vaulter, Nico Signorelli finished in second place clearing a height of 13’6”.  

The remainder of the team competed well at the Woodlands Christian Invitational with several athletes scoring points for Cooper.  Acting Head Coach Jeremy Eddington was impressed with the team’s opening day: “We were excited with today’s performances. Our kids were eager to compete and came out and performed well. We have a lot of work to do, but we now have something to build on as we saw some promising outcomes today.” 

Next up, Cooper will compete at Episcopal High School Saturday, February 25.
Next up for Dragon Track & Field:
February 25 at Dick Phillips Relays, Episcopal HS, 9 a.m.
March 3-4 at St. John’s Maverick Relays
2/14 at Lutheran South • 11-1 L
2/16 vs Woodlands Christian • 3-1 W
2/17 vs Northland Christian • 13-4 L
2/18 vs Houston Christian • 3-1 L

Next up for Dragon Baseball:
February 21 at Tomball Kings at Premier Baseball of Texas, 3:30 p.m.
February 25 vs. Woodlands Christian, 10 a.m.
February 25 vs. Saint Mary’s Hall, 12:30 p.m.
2/13 at The Woodlands Christian Academy scrimmage
Coach Nicole Hedden: All my student-athletes are finally back to play ball! Why not start our first full practice with a scrimmage against TWCA? We did some great things to get back in the swing of things and I’m looking forward to a great season.
2/14 vs First Baptist Christian Academy • 16-1 W
Coach Nicole Hedden: Great win! Eight hits and one error.
2/16 vs Incarnate Word • 18-3 W
Coach Nicole Hedden: Cameron Patterson was on the mound, for four innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out two and walking one.
Cooper hit one home run on the day. Grace Minarovic went for the long ball in the first inning.
The team gathered 12 hits thanks to multiple hits by Maggie Flinn, Madison Rogers, Grace Minarovic, and Ella Howard.
We started the season with a bang! I am so excited about this season.

Next up for Dragon Softball:
February 24 at Fort Bend Christian Academy Invitational
vs St. Pius X, 10 a.m.
vs Fort Bend Christian Academy, 2 p.m.
February 25 at Fort Bend Christian Academy Invitational
vs Incarnate Word, 9 a.m.
vs Heights High School, 11 a.m.
February 27 at St. John XXIII, 4 p.m.
2/17 at Episcopal Tournament, Metropolitan Racquet Club

Boys Team
Mahi Khurana - first place boys A singles
Luke Smith finalist boys B singles
Theo Nemeth and Parker Gregory finally boys A doubles

Girls Team
Maria Villarreal finalist girls B singles
Silvana Pescador consolation winner B singles
Ava Adam and Maddie Burchfiel consolation winner B doubles
Next up for Dragon Tennis:
February 24 at Chancellors Tournament, Chancellors Racquet Club, 8 a.m.
February 28 vs. St. Johns*, 4 p.m.
March 3 at TTC Private School Championships, 8 a.m.
Next up for Dragon Golf:
February 28 at Kinkaid Invitational, Blackhorse Country Club
March 7 at Episcopal Invitational, Quail Valley Golf Course

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