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HP Junior Leaps Into State Meet

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Falyn Reaugh qualified for the Class 6A state track and field meet in the high jump with a third-place finish at regionals.

HP junior Falyn Reaugh qualified for the Class 6A state track and field meet in the high jump with a third-place finish at the Region II meet.

Highland Park’s Falyn Reaugh has cleared the bar in her quest for a spot at the UIL state track and field meet.

Reaugh, a junior, will compete in the high jump at the Class 6A meet on May 13 in Austin after finishing third at the Region II meet on Saturday in Waco.

The top two finishers from each region automatically qualify for the state meet. Reaugh earned the wild-card spot as the top third-place jumper among the four regions, with a height of 5 feet, 6 inches. She will compete at state for the first time as HP’s only qualifier.

At the regional meet, Reaugh lost a tiebreaker for the runner-up spot with Jordan Otto of Richardson Pearce. Ellyana Long of The Woodlands took the regional title with a jump of 5-10.


Lady Scots Finish Sweep of W.T. White

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Highland Park used powerful hitting and strong pitching to complete a playoff sweep of W.T. White on Saturday. (Photo: Rob Graham)

Highland Park used powerful hitting and strong pitching to complete a playoff sweep of W.T. White on Saturday. (Photo: Rob Graham)

By Michael Finnegan / Special Contributor

Behind solid pitching and a surge of power at the plate, host Highland Park shut out W.T. White 10-0 to complete a sweep of its Class 6A Region II bi-district playoff series on Saturday.

Katie Bell pitched another gem, striking out five and allowing no runs for the second consecutive game, while Sunny Bowden hit two doubles and drove in two runs.

“We’re pretty deep, but not at pitcher,” said HP head coach Meredith Townsend. “Katie is our ace, and just like Thursday, she threw another great game.”

Bell pitched a one-hitter in Thursday’s 5-0 victory, and allowed just three hits on Saturday for her second shutout in three days.


HP Hosts Eagles to Finish Regular Season

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Highland Park has a 20-game winning streak entering tonight's regular-season finale against Richardson. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park has a 20-game winning streak entering tonight’s regular-season finale against Richardson. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

With its District 10-6A title already clinched and its playoff seed already secure, Highland Park still has a small piece of business to take care of tonight against Richardson.

When the Scots host the Eagles in their regular-season finale, they will try to extend their 20-game winning streak and complete a perfect run through the league schedule in their final year at the 6A level.

Thus far, the Scots (24-5, 13-0) have outscored their district foes by a combined margin of 74-12, and haven’t allowed more than two runs in a game during that stretch behind the pitching of William Adair, Sawyer Lake, and Grant Howell.

Looking ahead to postseason play, HP is likely to meet Irving MacArthur in the Region II bi-district round next week.


Lady Scots Blank WTW in Playoff Opener

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HP’s Katie Bell pitched a shutout against W.T. White on Thursday.

Highland Park lived up to its billing as the favorite in its playoff opener on Thursday.

The Lady Scots struggled early at the plate but still rolled to a road 5-0 win over W.T. White in the first game of a best-of-three series in the Class 6A Region II bi-district round.

Katie Bell pitched a one-hit shutout for HP to back an offense that broke open a close game with four runs in the sixth inning. Emily Singh and Lauren Jackson had two hits apiece, while Amanda Reenan drove in two runs.

On Saturday, the series shifts to HP, where the Lady Scots will host Game 2 beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a third game, if necessary. The winner of the series will meet either Rockwall or Copperas Cove in the area round next week. Rockwall swept HP last season.


Lady Scots Rolling Into Playoff Opener

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Highland Park will open the Class 6A Region II playoffs today against W.T. White. (File photo)

Highland Park will open the playoffs today against W.T. White. (File photo)

Highland Park already cleared a major hurdle this season by winning a District 10-6A title — the first district crown in program history.

That comes on the heels of the first playoff appearance, and first postseason victory, for the Lady Scots a year ago.

But that doesn’t mean HP is finished making history. The Lady Scots hope to begin a deep playoff run today when they start a Class 6A Region II bi-district series against W.T. White.

The first game in the best-of-three series will be at 4:30 p.m. today in Dallas, with Game 2 slated for 1 p.m. Saturday at HP. A third game would follow, if necessary.


HP Seeks State Berths at Regional Meet

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Highland Park will have several runners competing at the Class 6A Region II meet this weekend in Waco. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park will have several runners competing at the Class 6A Region II meet this weekend in Waco. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Sophie Schott and Falyn Reaugh will each represent Highland Park in two individual events at the Class 6A Region II track and field meet this weekend in Waco.

Schott won both the 1,600 and the 3,200 at the area meet on April 22 in Dallas. Reaugh took first place in the high jump and third in the triple jump.

Other regional qualifiers for the Lady Scots include Hannah Booe (200), Maddy Stephens (800), Jordyn Kaplan (800), Hope McLaughlin (1,600), and Olivia Scott (3,200). HP also will send three pole vaulters — Edie Terrell, Sarah Walker, and Ella Brown — and a 4×400 relay quartet.

On the boys side, Bobby Hrncir won the area meet in the discus and Carson Yeager was third in the shot put, meaning both throwers will compete at regionals.


Scots Take Ninth at State Golf Tourney

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Highland Park placed ninth at the Class 6A state golf tournament.

Highland Park placed ninth at the Class 6A state golf tournament.

Highland Park finished ninth among 12 teams at the Class 6A state boys golf tournament on Tuesday in Georgetown.

The Scots were 30 shots behind champion Plano West, but they were only two shots out of sixth place with a two-day score of 310-300—610 at Legacy Hills Golf Course.

Individually, Ty Burke (76-75—151) and Cash Carter (77-74—151) tied for 27th place to pace HP. The state contingent also included Turner Hosch, Blake Pettle, and James Thompson.


HPHS Seniors Named Tom Landry Scholars

Four Highland Park High School students are among the 18 new Tom Landry Classic scholarship recipients. (Courtesy photo) 0
Four Highland Park High School students are among the 18 new Tom Landry Classic scholarship recipients. (Courtesy photo)

Five Highland Park High School seniors are among the latest Tom Landry Classic scholarship recipients: Football players Matthew Barge, Tyler Vincent, and Kemp Sauer, cheerleader Camille McSherry, and Highland Belle Kate Thompson. The students received their awards on April 18.

The annual Classic was held the weekend of August 29, during which the Scots held off a rally by Frisco Centennial for a 28-26 win.

To be eligible for the Landry scholarship, a student must be a 12th-grade participant in the Classic. Recipients are chosen based on academics, community service, and leadership, according to Kris Cumnock, the Executive Director of the Classic.

Recipients were accompanied by an educator of their choosing who’s had a positive influence on their high school career. According to Cumnock, the HP students chose Roseanne Leediker, John Hinton, Lisa Seaman, and Darcy Young.

Editor’s Note: Kate Thompson was left out of the original post due to an oversite error made by the Classic.


Scots Carry Winning Streak Into Playoffs

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Highland Park will enter the playoffs with a 12-game winning streak. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park will enter the Texas High School Lacrosse League playoffs with a 12-game winning streak. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park will head into the Texas High School Lacrosse League playoffs with a perfect record against teams from the Lone Star State.

The Scots (15-1) stretched their winning streak to 12 games with a 12-9 victory over St. Mark’s on Friday in the regular-season finale.

HP, which won a state title last year, will try to defend its crown beginning May 8 against an opponent to be determined in Round Rock.

As the top team from the North region, the Scots have a bye to the state semifinals. The state tournament will be May 14-15 in Allen.