Dragon Tennis Defends TTC Private School Crown With Sweep

Results from the week of February 27
2/28 at St. Johns*
Boys Team • 3-2 L
Girls Team • 5-0 L
3/3-4 at TTC Private School Championships
John Cooper defended their TTC (Texas Tennis Coaches Assn.) Private School crown by defeating four teams in College Station.
vs Grapevine Faith • 7-0 W
vs All Saints • 9-0 W
vs Strake/St. Agnes • 9-1 W
vs Kinkaid • 7-5 W
Coach Jill DelRio: The boys and girls teams joined forces to defeat Texas private schools to win the championship for the second consecutive year. The clutch play from Theo Nemeth and Luke Smith solidified the win. Erika Olson though was four points away from winning an epic match against a formidable opponent. Together the boys and girls teams were unstoppable!
Next up for Dragon Tennis:
March 22 girls scrimmage at St. Agnes, 4 p.m.
March 24 girls at Duchesne*, 4 p.m.
March 28 at Houston Christian*, 4 p.m.
March 31-April 1 Individual SPC Tournament* at St. Stephen’s
2/28 vs Legacy Prep • 7-6 L
3/2-4 at St. Thomas High School Tournament
3/2 at Waltrip High School • 5-2 L
3/2 at St. Pius X • 9-3 W
3/3 at Beaumont Kelly • 10-8 W
3/4 at Lutheran South • 12-11 W
Coach Mike Williams: Our boys came out swinging the bat this weekend. We had three wins this weekend over top-ranked teams. I couldn’t be prouder of our boys on how they played this weekend. 
Freshman Cooper Dupuis hit his first HR
Senior Vaughn McKeever hit a grand slam 
Sophomore Danny O’Brien pitched a complete game 
Next up for Dragon Baseball:
March 7 vs Be Elite, 7 p.m.
Florida Trip:
March 14 vs Wellington High School
March 15 vs Sagemont High School
March 16 vs McCarthy High School
March 17 vs Gibbons High School
March 21 at Concordia Lutheran, 7 p.m.
2/27 at St. John XXIII • 15-0 W
3/2-4 at St. John’s Round Robin
vs St. Pius X • 14-4 L
vs Southwest Christian School • 6-5 L
Coach Nicole Hedden:
Cooper lost even though we out-hit Southwest Christian, six to three. We totaled six hits, with Ella Howard and Madison Rogers each collecting two.
vs Fort Worth Country Day • 8-7 W
vs Incarnate Word • 12-1 W
Coach Nicole Hedden:
Addy Tague, Grace Minarovic, Leah Ruckman and Bethany Harman powered the first inning with RBIs. Right-hander Cameron Patterson pitched the win, allowing three hits and one run over five innings, striking out five and walking zero. The Dragons collected nine hits with Patterson and Ella Howard leading with two hits each.
We learned a lot this weekend and will continue working on our weaknesses while striving to improve our strengths.
Next up for Dragon Softball:
March 7 vs International Leadership of Texas, 6 p.m.
March 9 vs Lutheran South, 5:30 p.m.
March 21 vs Kinkaid*, 5 p.m.
March 24 vs Episcopal High School*, 4:30 p.m.
2/28-3/1 at Kinkaid Invitational*
Darcy Wright shot 81, 3rd place overall.
Next up for Dragon Golf:
March 7 at Episcopal Invitational, Quail Valley Golf Course
March 23 host John Cooper Invitational, Golf Club of Houston
3/3-4 at St. John’s Maverick Relays
results to come.
Next up for Dragon Track & Field:
March 8 at Episcopal High School, 4 p.m.
March 9 at Dog Pound Invitational at Magnolia High School, 12:30 p.m.
March 24-25 Victor Lopez Classic at Rice University
March 31-April 1 at Texas Relays at the University of Texas

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