John Cooper Sports: Golf and Track & Field Teams Complete Regular Seasons As Baseball Sweeps The Week

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 04/21/2024

Daniel Justice, a sophomore at The John Cooper School

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Golf and Track & Field Teams Complete Regular Seasons As Baseball Sweeps The Week. Results from the week of April 15.


4/17 vs. Kinkaid*

Boys L • Girls L

Coach Jill DelRio: Both teams worked hard and played well, but just could not overcome a strong Kinkaid team.

4/19 vs. St. John’s*

Boys 4-1 L • Girls 4-1 W

Coach Jill DelRio: The highlight was a stunning performance by Danny Justice, who pulled out a win against a very talented St. John’s player. The girls showed that they will be a real contender at the championships.

Next up for Dragon Tennis:

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


4/19 at St. Stephen’s* • 7-2 W

4/20 at St. Andrew’s* • 5-0 W

Coach Domonique Lewis: The Dragons had a successful weekend in baseball, defeating St. Stephens 7-2 on Friday and St. Andrews 5-0 on Saturday. Senior Jackson Todd made significant contributions with three hits, three RBI's, and three runs, while also showcasing strong defensive skills in the infield. Lucas Triplett and Campbell Starley also had notable performances with key hits and RBI's.
The team also received excellent pitching performances from Rhylin Soltani (3.0 innings, 1 SO, 2ER), Cooper Dupuis (4.0 innings 8 SO), Nick Hagle (6.1 innings, 8 SO), and Luke Horak (0.2 innings), who collectively helped secure the victories over the weekend.

Next up for Dragon Baseball:

April 25 vs. Woodlands Christian, 6 p.m.

April 30 vs. Tomball Kings, 6 p.m. SENIOR NIGHT

May 2-4 at SPC Championships, Dallas


4/19 vs. Episcopal High School* • 9-2 L

Coach Nicole Hedden:
• At the bottom of the first inning, Dragons took the lead after Daniela Villarreal singled and Leah Ruckman singled, each scoring one run.

• Cameron Patterson, our star pitcher, demonstrated her skill by striking out six and walking three

• Ruckman, Patterson, and Villarreal each collected one hit for Cooper.

• Ruckman and Villarreal each drove in one run.

• Cooper Dragons turned one double play in the game.

Every step forward is a testament to the dedication and effort these girls are putting in. Their progress is not just inspiring; it’s a celebration of their commitment to growth and improvement.

Next up for Dragon Softball:

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

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

May 2-4 at SPC Tournament, Dallas


4/19-20 at Nick Finnegan Spring Invitational

Coach Jeremy Eddington: The John Cooper School Track Team competed at the Nick Finnegan Spring Invitational. The sole aim of attending this meet was to get more athletes qualified for SPC and I am happy to say that we added four more qualifiers.

In addition, there is a new school record in the 4x400 relay - 3:25.31:
Andrs Karst, Eric Sipko, Aeden Lanigan, Amir Rizvi.

I am extremely proud of all our athletes as we prepare to compete at the SPC Championships in a couple of weeks.

Next up for Dragon Track & Field:

May 3-4 at SPC Spring Championships at Greenhill School


3/14-15 at St. John’s Invitational at Hyatt Las Pines Resort Golf Course

Girls 2nd place • Boys 3rd place

• Elias Boles third place medalist in three a competition.

• Angela Jiang finished 3rd place medalist and Darcy Wright was 5th place medalist.

Coach Rod Gold: The St. John’s Invitational is one of my favorite events of the year. It is a fantastic facility and an extremely tough and challenging golf course. Our boys had a rocky first day, then came back to play well on day two.

Our girls put together two solid days and finished in a very solid second place. This propels us to have a lot of conference players going into the SPC championships.

I particularly enjoyed the camaraderie and team building as we spent two days together as a team.

Next up for Dragon Golf:

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

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

*conference match up

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