HP to Grapple With Scot Super Six

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If you're a wrestling fan in the Park Cities, you're in luck. The Scots will be at home plenty of times in the coming weeks. (Photo: Tanner Garza)

If you’re a wrestling fan in the Park Cities, you’re in luck. The Scots will be at home plenty of times in the coming weeks. (Photo: Tanner Garza)

As the wrestling season reaches the home stretch, Highland Park will host the annual Scot Super Six duals this weekend.

The Scots will face five teams over two days as part of the event. On Friday, HP will host Arlington Martin and Weatherford. And on Saturday, the Scots will meet Skyline, Wylie, and Frisco Independence.

The schedule will ramp up considerably for the Scots prior to the District 9-5A tournament on Feb. 9. They will host the HP Duals on Jan. 27-28, followed by a dual against Rockwall on Feb. 2 and a quad meet on Feb. 4.


Scots Take Unbeaten Mark to North Forney

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Plenty of folks have stood and admired Highland Park's six-game winning streak in District 15-5A play. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Plenty of folks have stood and admired Highland Park’s six-game winning streak in District 15-5A play. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park is still undefeated in District 15-5A play, after a strong defensive effort led to a 46-37 win over Lovejoy on Tuesday.

Will Enzor scored 17 points to lead the Scots (14-9, 5-0), who won despite their lowest offensive output of the season. Leading the standings, they will conclude the first half of the district slate on Friday at second-place North Forney.

On the girls side, HP continued its unblemished run through 15-5A by surging to a 48-42 win at Lovejoy. The score was almost identical to the 50-42 win by the Lady Scots (17-7, 8-0) in the previous meeting between the teams in December.

SMU signee Morgan Smith paced HP with 17 points, while Emma Hill added 11. The Lady Scots, who have won four of their eight league games by eight points or fewer, will host North Forney on Friday.


Optional Season Starts for HP Gymnasts

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Highland Park is hosting the regional gymnastics meet in April, so they have plenty of time to prepare during their optional meets.

Highland Park is hosting the regional gymnastics meet in April, so they have plenty of time to prepare during their optional meets.

Highland Park will head into the most critical part of its schedule with its first optional meet on Thursday at Irving, which also will be the site of the district meet on April 4.

The optional part of the schedule includes six meets for boys and girls, including the HP Invitational on Feb. 23, along with trips to Rockwall, Euless Trinity, Bryan Rudder, and Rockwall-Heath.

The Scots will host the regional meet on April 12-13, with the state meet slated for April 28-29 in Odessa.


Lady Scots Cruise at Round Rock Tourney

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Highland Park has been running away from its competition so far this season. (File photo: Tanner Garza)

The unbeaten Highland Park girls have been running away from their competition so far this season. (File photo: Tanner Garza)

Five games into the season, and the numbers already are staggering for the offensive juggernaut that is the Highland Park girls soccer team.

The Lady Scots (5-0) have scored 33 goals, including at least five in each game. They’ve already posted four hat tricks. And they’re playing some top-notch competition from throughout Texas.

Over the weekend, HP outscored its three opponents by a combined 18-3 at the Round Rock ISD tournament, boosted by seven goals from freshman Presley Echols.

Echols scored three times during a 5-0 win over College Station, added a goal in a 5-2 victory over Round Rock Cedar Ridge, and tallied three more as part of an 8-1 blasting of New Braunfels Canyon.


Lady Scots Shut Down Wylie East

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After beating Wylie East, Highland Park is undefeated in District 15-5A at the halfway point. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

After beating Wylie East on Friday, the Highland Park girls are undefeated in District 15-5A at the halfway point. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park used a stellar defensive effort to rally past Wylie East 33-29 in a showdown of first-place teams in District 15-5A on Friday.

The Lady Scots (16-7, 7-0) remained unbeaten in district play after limiting the Lady Raiders to 12 points in the second half. HP’s Eve Loewe was the only player in the game to reach double figures with 10 points. Mary Margaret Roberts added nine points, and Morgan Smith contributed eight.

The victory puts the Lady Scots in sole possession of the 15-5A lead at the halfway point. HP will travel to Lovejoy on Tuesday.

On the boys side, a sizzling start by a balanced offensive attack kept HP perfect in District 15-5A, as the Scots cruised to a 75-44 win over Wylie East.


Solid Start for Scots in Soccer

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Highland Park has one more game remaining before the start of District 15-5A play. (File photo: Tanner Garza)

After a strong tournament showing, Highland Park has one more game remaining before the start of District 15-5A play. (File photo: Tanner Garza)

Highland Park continued its solid start to the season by winning two of three games at the Governors Cup tournament over the weekend in Georgetown.

The Scots (3-1-1) opened tournament play with a 1-0 win over Leander Rouse behind a goal from Mason Porter. Then HP fell to Georgetown 2-1 despite a goal by Duncan James.

In the finale, the Scots blanked Thomas Jefferson 2-0 thanks to goals by Cole Stevens and Bosco Maldonado. And goalkeeper Matteo Cordray recorded his third shutout of the season.

HP will host Lancaster on Wednesday in its final tuneup before the start of District 15-5A play on Jan. 24 against Lovejoy.


Blue Wave Shines in District Tuneup

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Malak Hmimy was one of several events winners for Highland Park during a recent dual meet against Hockaday.

Malak Hmimy was one of several individual event winners for Highland Park during a recent dual meet against Hockaday.

The Highland Park boys and girls each won their final regular-season dual meet on Jan. 10, with the boys defeating St. Mark’s and the girls topping Hockaday.

Felix Van Cauwelaert and Robby King led the HP boys, with Van Cauwelaert winning the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, and King claiming gold in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Other individual winners for the Blue Wave were Henry Wang (500 freestyle) and Peter Paulus (100 backstroke).

On the girls side, Malak Hmimy earned titles in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke. Other individual event winners for HP included Christina Bambach (200 individual medley), Morgan Rehme (50 freestyle), and Phoebe Nguyen (100 backstroke).

The meet provided the final tuneup for the Blue Wave prior to the District 9-5A meet on Friday at The Colony.


Lady Scots Prep for 15-5A Showdown

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SMU signee Morgan Smith is the leading scorer this season for Highland Park, which will travel to Wylie East on Friday. (Photo: Rob Graham)

SMU signee Morgan Smith is the leading scorer this season for Highland Park, which will travel to Wylie East on Friday. (Photo: Rob Graham)

With a first-place showdown looming on Friday, Highland Park is still unbeaten in District 15-5A following a 64-49 victory over Royse City on Tuesday.

Morgan Smith paced the Lady Scots (15-7, 6-0) with 19 points, while Eve Loewe added 17 points and Mary Margaret Roberts had 10.

On Saturday, HP rolled to a 70-29 win over Forney in a game the Lady Scots led 36-10 at halftime. Eleven players scored for HP, led by Smith and Loewe in double figures.

On Friday, the Lady Scots will wrap up the first half of the district schedule at Wylie East, with the winner taking over sole possession of the 15-5A lead. The Lady Raiders also are unbeaten in league play.


Scots Continue Hot Start in District 15-5A

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Highland Park will try to remain unbeaten in district play when it hosts Royse City and Lovejoy in consecutive games beginning Friday. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park will try to remain unbeaten in 15-5A when it hosts Wylie East and Lovejoy in consecutive games beginning Friday. (Photo: Radonna Vollmer)

Highland Park continued its perfect start to District 15-5A play with an easy 84-42 win at Royse City on Tuesday.

Will Enzor led the Scots (12-9, 4-0) with 20 points, followed by Ethan Nussbaum with 13. Ryan Waters and Cade Wagner contributed 10 points apiece as HP pulled away after halftime.

It was the second consecutive lopsided win for the Scots, who blasted Forney 80-50 over the weekend. HP, which is the only undefeated team remaining in district play, will host Wylie East on Friday and Lovejoy on Tuesday.