John Cooper School Sports: Dragon Softball Opens Conference Play With Win

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 03/31/2024

Leah Ruckman, a junior at The John Cooper School

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Dragon Softball Opens Conference Play With Win


Next up for Dragon Golf:

April 8 at FBCA Invitational, Pecan Grove Golf Club

April 14-15 at St. John’s Invitational, Wolfdancer Golf Club

April 23-24 girls at SPC Championships, Golf Club of Houston

April 30-May 1 boys at SPC Championships, Golf Club of Houston


3/25 vs. Episcopal High School* • 8-0 L

3/27 at Tomball Kings • 6-2 L

3/28 at Kinkaid* • 6-2 L

Next up for Dragon Baseball:

April 4 vs. Tomball Kings, 6 p.m.

4/10 vs. St. John’s School*, 6 p.m.

4/19 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal*, 6 p.m.

4/20 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal*, 11 a.m.

4/25 vs. Woodlands Christian, 6 p.m.

4/30 vs. Tomball Kings, 6 p.m. SENIOR NIGHT

5/2-4 at SPC Championships, Dallas


3/26 vs. Duchesne* • 12-1 W

Coach Nicole Hedden: Cameron Patterson struck out 10 batters, with no walks. Daniela Villarreal and Leah Ruckman each singled, and scored one run; Bailey Jackson doubled, scoring two runs. After Patterson’s triple, the Dragons added three runs in the second inning. In the bottom of the third, Cooper scored five runs on three hits. Villarreal singled, scoring two runs; Ruckman doubled; scoring two runs; and Jackson singled scoring one run. The Dragons accumulated 11 hits in the game, with Jackson and Ruckman each collecting three hits. Jackson and Villarreal each drove in three runs. Zuri Bryson paced Cooper with two walks of the team’s total six for the game. Villarreal stole two bases.

Next up for Dragon Softball:

April 3 vs. St. John’s*, 6 p.m.

April 4 at Concordia Lutheran, 5:30 p.m.

April 9 at Kinkaid*, 5 p.m.

April 19 vs. Episcopal High School*, 4:30 p.m.

April 23 vs. Houston Christian*, 5 p.m.

April 26 vs Bay Area Christian, 6 p.m.

May 2-4 at SPC Tournament, Dallas


Next up for Dragon Tennis:

April 3 girls vs. Duchesne*, 4 p.m.

April 5 vs. Houston Christian*, 4:15 p.m.

April 9 at Episcopal High School•, 4 p.m.

April 17 vs. Kinkaid*, 3:30 p.m.

April 19 vs. St. John’s School*, 3 p.m.
April 23 vs. Awty*, 4 p.m. SENIOR NIGHT

April 26 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal*

April 27 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal*

May 2-4 at SPC Championships*, Dallas


3/28 at Marsha Martin Relays, Cypress Christian

Boys Team Runner – Up

Boys 4x200m Relay – 1st Place (1:31.73) New School Record

Colten Rhoden, Eric Sipko, Daniel Schlichter, Amir Rizvi

Boys 4x400 Relay – 1st Place (3:30.10)

Eric Sipko, Andrs Karst, Aeden Lanigan, Amir Rizvi

Aeden Lanigan – 1st Place 800m

Andrs Karst – 2nd Place 800m

Michael Stupek – 2nd Place 110m Hurdles/3rd Place 300m Hurdles

Gus Feinberg – 1st Place High Jump (Tied School Record)

Daniel Schlichter – 1st Place Long Jump

Alexandra Schoenherr – 4th Place 100m Hurdles

Elisa Ferber – 6th Place 100m Hurdles

Texas Relays

Nico Signorelli – 4th Place Pole Vault (16’6 ¾) SCHOOL RECORD

Next up for Dragon Track & Field:

April 4 at SPC/TAPPS JV Championship Meet, Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

April 6 hosting Cooper Dragon Invitational & Senior Celebration, 9 a.m.

April 19-20 at Nick Finnegan Spring Invitational, 4 p.m.

May 3-4 at SPC Spring Championships at Greenhill School

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