John Cooper Sports: Dragon Spring Sports Teams Enter Conference Play

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 03/26/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Results from the week of March 20, 2023

Dragon Spring Sports Teams Enter Conference Play


3/23 host John Cooper Invitational*, Golf Club of Houston

Coach Rod Gold: Darcy Wright shot 85 to finish in sixth place out of 72 players.

Next up for Dragon Golf:

April 10-11 at St. John’s Invitational, Wolfdancer Golf Club

April 24-25 boys at SPC Championships, Ridglea Country Club, Fort Worth

May 1-2 girls at SPC Championships, The Woodlands Country Club-The Trails


Florida Spring Break Trip:

3/14 vs Wellington High School • 5-4 L

3/15 vs Sagemont High School • 7-4 L

3/16 vs Archbishop McCarthy High School • 3-2 L

3/17 vs Gibbons High School• 7-1 L

3/21 at Concordia Lutheran • 14-3 L

3/24 vs St. Stephen’s Episcopal* • 10-0 W

Coach Mike Williams: Win over St. Stephens 10-0. Vaughn McKeever threw his first no-hitter on Varsity. Vaughn dominated on the mound by punching out 11 hitters. Danny O’Brien led the team with three hits.

3/25 vs St. Andrew’s Episcopal* • 6-3 W

Coach Mike Williams: Win over St. Andrews 6-3. Kade Meyer with his first complete game of his career. Kade threw extremely well mixing in all his pitches for strikes. Punched out nine hitters. Kade also helped himself by getting two hits on the day.

Next up for Dragon Baseball:

March 30 vs Episcopal High School*, 6 p.m.

March 31 vs Kinkaid*, 6:30 p.m.

April 1 at Beaumont Kelly, 1 p.m.

April 6 at St. Thomas H.S., 7 p.m.

April 11 vs. Martin Lutheran HS (WI), 7 p.m. Teacher Appreciation Night

April 13 vs. St. Pius X, 7 p.m.

April 14 at St. John’s*, 7 p.m.

April 21 at Houston Christian*, 7 p.m.

April 24 vs Tomball Kings, 6 p.m. Senior Night


3/21 vs Kinkaid* • 20-19 W

Coach Nicole Hedden: We built an 11-run lead in the first inning with a total of 14 hits overall with Grace Minarovic, Madison Rogers, Maggie Flinn and Sydney Kelly each collecting multiple hits. Minarovic had four hits in four at-bats to lead the charge. She doubled in the first twice, then singled in the third and homered in the fourth. Patterson pitched for the win.

3/23 vs Episcopal High School* • 5-1 L

Coach Nicole Hedden: Grace Minarovic and Maggie Flinn each collected one hit. We couldn’t get our bats going this game; the defense did many great things, but we just fell behind early and couldn’t catch up.

Next up for Dragon Softball:

March 27 vs Houston Christian*, 5 p.m.

March 31 vs Concordia Lutheran, 5 p.m.

April 3 at Second Baptist, 5 p.m.

April 5 vs HCYA, 5 p.m.

April 11 vs Cypress Christian, 5 p.m.

April 12 vs Wisconsin team, 4:30 p.m.

April 18 at St. John’s*, 4:30 p.m.

April 21 vs Duchesne*, 5:30 p.m. SENIOR NIGHT

April 24 vs St. John XXIII, 4:30 p.m.


3/24-25 at Victor Lopez Classic, Rice University

Nico Signorelli 4th Pole Vault

Amir Rizvi 8th 400m

3/24 at Concordia Lutheran Crusaders Relays

Boys Team • 7th Place Team

Kaden Schwertner 3rd 400m

Luke Van Leeuwen 5th Discus

Henley Mullins 6th 1600m

Jaxsen Pysell 7th 200m

Jonathan Trenholme 7th Shot Put

Girls Team • 5th Place

Haley Slocum 1st High Jump

Sofi Arteaga 3rd 100m & 200m

Chloe Smith 3rd 1600m

Haley Lien 5th 100m Hurdles

Annabelle Boyd 6th Shot Put & Discus

Mobis Bassir 6th 300m Hurdles & 7th Triple Jump

3/25 at St. Agnes Private School Showcase

Boys Team • No team score available due to scoring errors.

Nico Signorelli 1st Pole Vault

4X400m Relay Team 1st: Nathan Montez, Aedan Lanigan, Saif Rizvi & Jacob Bailey

Santiago Fernandez Villareal 2nd Pole Vault

Dean Calhoun 4th 200m, 5th 100m & 5th Long Jump

Aedan Lanigan 5th 800m

Ryan Taylor 6th 3200m

Connaghan Hou-Jekel 7th 300m Hurdles

Daniel Schlichter 7th Long Jump

Walter Day 8th 3200m

Egan Hanson 8th Shot Put

Girls Team • 11th Place

Sienna Williams 3rd 300m Hurdles

Milla Signorelli 4th Pole Vault

Julianne Hon 6th Pole Vault

Alexis Seymour 5th 800m

Alexandra Schoenherr 8th 300m Hurdles

Coach Scott Holland: Once again we split up the squad among three meets: The 40th Rice Victor Lopez Classic hosted by Rice University, the St. Agnes Private School Showcase and the Concordia Lutheran Crusader Relays. I am so proud of some solid performances including two School Records and additional 27 Personal Records this weekend. Next week we’ll have a great training week and send a small number to the Rosehill Classic on Thursday. We now look forward to putting out our best team for the Cooper Dragon Invitational on April 8, Nick Finnegan Spring Invitational and SPC Championships at the end of April.

Next up for Dragon Track & Field:

March 30 at Rosehill Christian

March 31-April 1 at Texas Relays at University of Texas

April 8 host Dragon Invitational

April 14-15 at Nick Finnegan Spring Invitational, St. John’s


3/21 boys team at Strake Jesuit • 3-1 W

3/24 girls team at Duchesne* • 5-1 W

Next up for Dragon Tennis:

March 28 at Houston Christian*, 4 p.m.

March 31-April 1 Individual SPC Tournament* at St. Stephen’s

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