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.


HP Girls Denied Again in 6A Title Game

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Flower Mound rallied to beat Highland Park in a shootout in the Class 6A state championship game on Saturday in Georgetown. (Photo: Thao Nguyen)

Flower Mound rallied to beat Highland Park in a shootout in the Class 6A state championship game on Saturday in Georgetown. (Photo: Thao Nguyen)

By Michael Finnegan / Special Contributor

GEORGETOWN — Highland Park was one controversial call, a couple of bad bounces, and a few seconds away from winning a state title on Saturday. Instead, the Lady Scots are the Class 6A runners-up for the second straight year.

In a game featuring many momentum changes and a couple of game-changing calls, Flower Mound rallied to beat Highland Park 2-1 in a shootout in the state title game.

The Lady Scots (24-3-2), playing in 11th state tournament and seeking their first title since 2012, jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a Rachel Wasserman blast from 15 yards out, off an assist from Savanna Jones, at the 14:37 mark of the first half.


Lady Scots Rally to Reach 6A Title Game

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Highland Park had plenty to celebrate on Friday, when the Lady Scots scored three late goals to beat San Antonio MacArthur in a Class 6A state semifinal in Georgetown. (Photo: Thao Nguyen)

Highland Park had plenty to celebrate on Friday, when the Lady Scots scored three late goals to beat San Antonio MacArthur in a Class 6A state semifinal. (Photo: Thao Nguyen)

For the second consecutive year, Highland Park was on the brink of elimination in the Class 6A state semifinals before coming through in the clutch.

On Friday, the Lady Scots rallied for a 3-1 overtime win over San Antonio MacArthur in Georgetown. On Saturday, HP will face Flower Mound, aiming to win its first state crown since 2012 after its narrow miss last season.

The Lady Scots (24-2-2) surrendered the opening goal for the third time during their current postseason run, but again battled back with a late flurry. Sarah O’Neal tied the game 1-1 off a feed from Riley Malone in the 60th minute.

HP dominated after that, finally breaking through with two goals about three minutes apart in the second extra session. Savanna Jones tallied the game-winner with less than five minutes remaining, and Natalie Dargene added an insurance goal shortly afterward.