Cooper Track & Field Sets Two School Records, Baseball Adds Two Conference Wins

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 04/23/2018

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VARSITY BOYS’ BASEBALL

4/18 at Fort Bend Christian Academy • 3-5 LOSS

LP: Braden Sebesta

Hitting highlights:

Tyler Douglas was 2-4 with 1 RBI

Logan Leax was 2-4

Evan Godwin was 2-4

4/20 vs St. Andrew’s Episcopal* • 4-2 WIN

SPC South Zone conference game

WP: Reed Smith

Hitting highlights:

Logan Leax was 3-3 with 2 RBI and 2 doubles

Evan Minarovic was 1-2 with 1 RBI and 1 double

4/21 vs St. Stephen’s Episcopal* • 13-0 WIN

SPC South Zone conference game

WP: Evan Godwin

Hitting highlights:

Ryan Reid was 2-4 with 2 RBI and 1 double

Logan Leax was 1-2 with 1 RBI

Evan Minarovic was 1-2 with 3 RBI

Ben Braun was 2-2 with 1 double

Jonathan Spangler-Sakata was 3-3 with 3 RBI and 1 double and 1 triple

Season: 20-13 overall • SPC South Zone: 4-2

Note: John Cooper is 20-13 overall and 4-2 in SPC South Zone play. Cooper will be the 3 seed at worst and has a chance of being the 2 seed based on the result of the St. John’s-Kinkaid game on Friday the 27th.

Coach Brent Landrum: I am proud of this team. We have been struggling to hit the ball, but this week was a good week at the plate. I expect that to continue. We have two non-conference games this week that will help us get ready for the SPC tournament in Dallas the first weekend in May. Senior night is Friday the 27th and I am looking forward to honoring our three seniors.

Next up for Dragon Boys’ Baseball:

April 26 vs. Rosehill Christian, 6 p.m.

April 27 vs. Houston Power, 6 p.m.

May 4-5 at SPC Championships, Dallas

VARSITY GIRLS’ SOFTBALL

4/16 vs. Cypress Christian • 17-7 WIN

The Dragons came back with a win despite an early four-run inning by Houston Christian. The Dragons totaled 19 hits, thanks to multiple hits by Grayson Sloop, Kaitlyn Harris, Marion Donald, Eryn Sanchez, Jenna Braun, Alex Sims and Sarah Goossens. Eryn Sanchez pitched three innings, allowing three hits and three runs, while striking out four.

4/20 at Kinkaid* • 5-9 LOSS

The Dragons lost the lead in a 9-5 defeat to SPC rival, Kinkaid. Pitcher Eryn Sanchez went six innings, allowing nine runs on nine hits and striking out eight. Grayson Sloop batted in three runs in on a home run, one of two Dragon homers in the game–Sanchez smacked a home run in the second inning. The Dragons collected eight hits–Kaitlyn Harris and Ally Flinn each contributed two hits to lead the Dragons.

Season: 13-8 overall • SPC: 2-2

Coach Nicole Hedden: I am so proud of the Dragons! They played a fantastic game. We had a bad call in the third inning, which shifted the momentum of the game. We talked about when you can't control what's happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what's happening–that's where your power is! The girls kept fighting, which is all we ask as coaches; we just came up short!

Next up for Dragon Girls’ Softball:
April 24 at Second Baptist, 6:30 p.m.
April 27 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal*, 4 p.m.

May 4-5 at SPC Championships, Dallas

VARSITY TRACK & FIELD

4/20-21 at Nick Finnegan Spring Invitational, St. John’s

Boys’ Team • 7th place

Ebube Oguchi 1st Shot Put

Gregory Groppell 2nd Discus & 5th Shot Put

Tega Ewherido 2nd 300m Hurdles *NEW SCHOOL RECORD*

Mitchell Shannon 6th 1600m

Sam Brus 6th Discus

Ben Currin 7th Discus

Thomas Elkhoury 7th 100m

4X100m Relay 7th: Bolurin Ojofeitimi, Jack O’Riodan, Tani Bassir, Jackson Kovin

Travis Birdsall 8th 300m Hurdles

Girls’ Team • 5th place

Uche Oguchi 1st 400m *NEW SCHOOL RECORD*

Ava Minarovic 1st 1600m

Madison Breaux 2nd 100m Hurdles and 3rd 300m Hurdles

4X400m Relay 3rd: Madison Breaux, Emilie Albers, Uche Oguchi, Ella Winter

Amara Oguchi 6th Discus & 6th Shot Put

Ella Winter 6th 300m Hurdles

Katie Drake 6th 800m

Paige Cromley 7th 3200m

Rebecca Juranek 8th 100m Hurdles

Coach Scott Holland: The seven SPC South Zone Schools came together at St. John’s for the Nick Finnegan Spring Invitational. It was a good solid meet to finetune for SPC in two weeks. We had some achieve a qualifying time, others bettered their position for SPC and two school records. Several Personal Records and Season Best efforts were set at this meet. We are taking the largest and deepest team to SPC. Looking forward to a good week of training and then heading off to St. Mark’s in Dallas for SPC Championships May 4-5.

Tega Ewherido, a junior at The John Cooper School, set a school record in the 300m Hurdles at the Nick Finnegan Spring Invitational at St. John’s School.

Next up for Dragon Track & Field:

May 4-5 at SPC Championships at St. Mark’s School, Dallas

VARSITY GOLF

4/17 at Episcopal High School Tournament, Quail Valley Golf Course

Boys’ Team • 3rd Place

Christopher McDonald (77) 4th place

Girls’ Team • 4th place

Andrea Gomez (77) 3rd place

Next up for Dragon Golf:
April 30-May 1 host SPC Championships at Woodforest Golf Club

VARSITY TENNIS

4/20 at Kinkaid*

Boys 3-2 • WIN

Girls 0-5 • LOSS

Coach Jill DelRio: The boys’ team beat Kinkaid winning three out of the five matches. The boys showed grit, determination and good sportsmanship to win the match.

The girls’s team lost to Kinkaid although they put up a good fight!

Next up for Dragon Tennis:

April 24 vs. St. John’s*, 3:30 p.m.
April 25 vs. Episcopal High School*, 4 p.m. SENIOR RECOGNITION at 3 p.m.

April 27 at St. Andrew’s*, 7 p.m.
April 28 at St. Stephen’s*, 9 a.m.
May 3-5 at SPC Championships, Dallas/Fort Worth

UPCOMING VARSITY SPORTS ACTION AT HOME:

Tuesday, April 24

Boys’ & Girls’ Tennis vs. St. John’s*, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 25

Boys’ & Girls’ Tennis vs. Episcopal High School*, 4 p.m. SENIOR RECOGNITION at 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 26

Boys’ Baseball vs. Rosehill Christian, 6 p.m.

Friday, April 27

Boys’ Baseball vs. Houston Power, 6 p.m. SENIOR RECOGNITION (Baseball and Golf)

*SPC conference match up

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