John Cooper Sports: Dragon Teams Continue Spring Play

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 04/11/2021

Marielle Sauber, a junior at The John Cooper School
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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Dragon Teams Continue Spring Play.

Results from the week of April 5, 2021.

Dragon Teams Continue Spring Play

VARSITY GIRLS SOFTBALL
4/6 at Episcopal High School* • 17-2 L
4/7 vs St. Pius X • canceled
4/9 vs Bay Area Christian • 13-9 L

Grace Minarovic drove in four runners. Minarovic drove in runs on a home run in the sixth and a home run in the seventh. Ally Flinn tripled.

Dragons scored five runs in the seventh inning. Amera Finnie and Minarovic sent runners across the plate with RBIs. There were three home runs–Minarovic had a long ball in the sixth and seventh innings and Finnie homered in the seventh inning.

Cooper saw the ball well today, racking up 11 hits in the game. Finnie, Jenna Braun and Minarovic all managed multiple hits for the Dragons. Braun and Finnie collected three.

Next up for Dragon Girls Softball:
April 13 vs Kinkaid*, 5 p.m.

VARSITY BOYS BASEBALL

4/5 vs Legacy School of Sports • 16-3 W

Coach Mike Williams: Vaughn McKeever had four RBIs and Freshman Neil Malik was 3-4.

4/8 vs Houston Power • 10-0 W
The Dragons scored ten unanswered runs on their way to a shutout win.

Next up for Dragon Boys Baseball:
April 13 at Episcopal High School*, 3:30 p.m.
April 15 at Fort Bend Christian Academy, 7:30 p.m.

VARSITY TENNIS
4/6 vs Duchesne*
Girls 5-1 W

Next up for Dragon Tennis:
April 13 vs. Houston Christian*, 4 p.m.
April 16 vs. St. John’s*, 3:30 p.m.

VARSITY TRACK & FIELD

4/9-10 hosted Cooper Dragon Invitational
Girls 3rd place • Boys 2nd place

Girls’ Team • 3rd Place results

Onese Ewherido: 2nd 200m

Amarachukwu Oguchi: 2nd Shot Put NEW SCHOOL RECORD

Haley Lien: 3rd 100m Hurdles & 5th Long Jump

4x400m Relay 3rd: Onese Ewherido, Bailey Leavitt, Katie Drake, Abby Mendenhall

Katie Drake: 4th 1600m & 7th 800m

Megan Day: 4th 3200m

Bailey Leavitt: 5th

Mobis Bassir: 5th Triple Jump

Abby Mendenhall: 6th 800m & 8th 1600m

Chloe Smith: 7th 1600m & 8th 800m

Brooke Taylor: 8th 100m & 8th High Jump

6 Personal Records including a NEW SCHOOL RECORD

Boys • Runner Up results

Amir Rizvi: Champion 300m Hurdles & 2nd 110m Hurdles

Ben Currin: Champion Discus

Will McDermott: 2nd 3200m & 2nd 1600m

Connor Dove: 2nd Shot Put & 2nd Discus

4X100m Relay 2nd: Ryan Cockrill, Gavin Schmidt, Mehdi Rizvi, Owen Baadsgaard

Will Young: 2nd Pole Vault

Jackson Kovin: 2nd 200m

Matthew Rock: 3rd Long Jump & 3rd Triple Jump

Owen Woodside: 3rd Shot Put & 4th Discus

Travis Birdsall: 3rd 110m Hurdles & 5th 300m Hurdles

4X400m Relay 3rd: Tanure Ewherido, Carson Hanson, Amir Rizvi, Jackson Kovin

Tanure Ewherido: 4th 400m

Michael Stupek: 5th 110m Hurdles & 6th 300m Hurdles

Vishnu Swaminathan: 5th 3200m & 5th 1600m

Gavin Schmidt: 5th 100m

Ryan Cockrill: 6th 100m & 6th 200m

Carson Hanson: 7th 800m

Andrew Wilkerson: 7th 1600m & 8th 800m

Mehdi Rizvi: 7th 200m

Jean-Paul Labbe: 8th High Jump

36 Personal Records

Coach Scott Holland: What a great meet. Strong performances all over the track and in the field events. We had a great time honoring our seniors. We have only two meets left, and we are excited to see where our training takes us as a team and as individuals. This is a great group, and the best is still to come.

Next up for Dragon Track & Field:
April 16-17 at Nick Finnegan Spring Invitational

VARSITY GOLF

4/6 at Episcopal Invitational, Quail Valley Golf Course

Senior Grant Carter came 4th Medalist overall shooting a 74. Freshman Daniel Zou shot 78 to come in 8th overall. Junior Tillie Claggett was 4th place Medalist with a 77.

Coach Rod Gold: It seems like the players will peak at just the right time. It will be fun and exciting to see them compete at the SPC South Zone Championship.

Next up for Dragon Golf:
April 20 hosting Cooper Invitational at Woodforest Golf Club, 9 a.m.


*conference matchup

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