Model Athlete Leaves Softball Behind


Amanda Reenan, the Lady Scots’ top pitcher and hitter this season, graduates with 26 home runs. (Photo: Rob Graham)

Just like that, Amanda Reenan went from the young phenom on a playoff squad to the veteran mentor on a rebuilding team.

Still, the Highland Park senior looks back fondly on her four-year career in which she became one of the most decorated players in program history.

Byron Nelson Provides Comforts of Home for Merrick


PGA Tour golfer John Merrick moved his family to University Park from his native Long Beach, California, about four years ago. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

On the Monday prior to the AT&T Byron Nelson, John Merrick was able to drop his 6-year-old son off at school before heading to the course for a practice round.

Four days later, as Merrick was coming off the course in southern Dallas after finishing his final hole of the tournament, his wife, Jody, and two kids were there to greet him.

Opinions Vary on New Nelson Location


Golf fans braved the heat to see Jordan Spieth, bottom left, at the new Byron Nelson golf course. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

The 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson, in its new location at Trinity Forest Golf Course in south Dallas, fell victim to the extreme weather changes synonymous with North Texas.

The tournament moved from Las Colinas’ Four Seasons and Sports Club, where its roots extended back to 1983, to the links-style course off of Highway 175 for its 50th season.

Reenan Wrestles for Spot on World Team


Nick Reenan

Park Cities native Nick Reenan, a sophomore wrestler at North Carolina State, will compete this weekend for a spot on the prestigious USA World Team.

Reenan will face Penn State’s David Taylor in a best-of-three championship match in the 86-kilogram weight class of the Final X Series on Saturday in College Station, Pennsylvania. The winner will become part of the American squad that will travel to the World Wrestling Championships in October in Hungary.

Reenan advanced to face Taylor by winning his division at the World Team Trials tournament, which featured some of the top freestyle wrestlers in the country. Reenan defeated the top two seeds, Joe Rau and Rich Perry, during his title run.

Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game Returns


Dirk Nowitzki at last year's baseball game | Photo: Brandon Colston Photography

A limited amount of tickets remain for Dirk Nowitzki’s 2018 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, presented by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco.

The 17th annual game is on June 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. Money raised will benefit the children’s charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.

Scots Appoint New Wrestling Captains


Highland Park's new wrestling captains include, from left, Logan Petty, Colby Hopkins, Aidan Conner, Jeremy Hanes, and Spencer Buchholz.

The Highland Park wrestling program has announced its captains for the 2018-19 season, including four seniors and one junior.

The leadership quintet includes Aidan Conner, Jeremy Hanes, Colby Hopkins, Logan Petty, and Spencer Buchholz.

After a successful campaign that saw Conner win his second consecutive state title, the Scots will begin the upcoming season in November.

Scots Choose New Baseball Captains


Benner Page, Patrick Shearer, and Parker Seale are the 2019 captains for the Highland Park baseball team. (Photo: Melissa Macatee)

After recently wrapping up its 2018 campaign, the Highland Park baseball program already has announced team captains for the 2019 season.

Benner Page, Patrick Shearer, and Parker Seale will be the leaders for the Scots next spring.

All three returnees were contributors on a squad that finished third in District 15-5A this year before falling to Hallsville in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

HP Field Hockey Program Names Captains


Maddie Ewers, Teagan Masson, and Kathryn Walton will be the team captains for HPFH next season.

The Highland Park field hockey program has announced its captains for the upcoming 2018 season.

Maddie Ewers, Teagan Masson, and Kathryn Walton will lead the Lady Scots next year, in the 10th season of the program.

HP is the only public school in the Dallas area with a team. The Lady Scots typically play against area private schools during its season, which runs from August to November.

Scots Earn All-District Recognition


Highland Park's all-district honorees included, from left, Wills MacKay, Jack Kemendo, Parker Seale, Patrick Shearer, Grant Kipp, James Henry, Clayton Rejebian, Alex Durham, and Jack Yates.

After a season in which Highland Park battled through adversity to qualify for postseason play, the Scots were recognized with several honors on the District 15-5A all-district team.

Clayton Rejebian earned newcomer of the year honors for becoming one of HP’s top pitchers this season, while James Henry was named the defensive player of the year.

Grant Kipp and Patrick Shearer each were recognized on the first team, while Benner Page and Alex Durham made the second team, as voted upon by league coaches based on regular-season performance.