HP Senior Is a Doubles King

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Highland Park senior Phillip Quinn has become a fixture in the mixed doubles bracket at the Class 5A state tennis tournament. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Phillip Quinn has become one of the most decorated male tennis players in the history of the Highland Park program through a combination of serving, volleying, and psychology.

That last trait has been essential to Quinn’s unprecedented success in mixed doubles, in which he’s made four appearances at the Class 5A state tournament — each time with a different partner.


Stanzel Wins Title at All-Star Games

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E.C. Stanzel, front row left, represented Highland Park in the TAVC All-Star Games over the weekend.

Highland Park’s E.C. Stanzel was among 48 seniors from throughout Texas who competed in the Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches 5A/6A All-Star Games on Saturday in Pearland.

Stanzel was on the South team, which defeated two other all-star squads to win the championship in the four-team tournament.

She was dressed in the same jersey that she wore when the Lady Scots won at a tournament in Pearland in 2015. Stanzel will play in college for UT-Dallas next season.


Gribble Shows Progress at Trinity Forest

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Ex-Highland Park golfer Cody Gribble played well over the weekend at the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Playing on a new course, Cody Gribble achieved a welcome new result at the AT&T Byron Nelson over the weekend.

The former Highland Park standout made the cut for the first time in three tries at his hometown tournament, finishing in a tie for 32nd place during the PGA Tour debut of Trinity Forest Golf Club.

Gribble, 27, has gained momentum since struggling earlier this season. He’s made three consecutive cuts entering this week’s Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial. Prior to that streak, he hadn’t played the full weekend in his last seven events dating to Feb. 4.


Lady Scots Announce New Captains

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The Highland Park girls soccer captains for next season include Presley Echols, Kathryn Franks, Megan O’Neal, and Halley Ray.

The Highland Park girls soccer program has announced a new quartet of captains for next season.

Presley Echols, Kathryn Franks, Megan O’Neal, and Halley Ray will lead the Lady Scots during the 2019 campaign, which gets underway next January.

Each of the incoming captains were key contributors on a team that advanced to the Class 5A Region II final in April before falling to eventual state champion Frisco Wakeland.


Quinn, Petty Cap Stellar Year With Title

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Class 5A state champions Phillip Quinn and Katherine Petty won every mixed-doubles match they played this season.

By Joshua Koch / Special Contributor

COLLEGE STATION — Phillip Quinn will graduate from Highland Park as one of the most decorated tennis players in program history.

At a school that, as a whole, is more decorated than any other in the state, that’s saying something.

Quinn and partner Katherine Petty capped an undefeated season with a straight-sets victory in the championship match of the mixed-doubles bracket at the Class 5A state tournament on Friday.


Scots Look to Hold Court Again

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Annika Juergens and Nell Covington (girls doubles) will be among seven Highland Park tennis players competing at this week's 5A state tournament.

After winning the Class 5A team tennis state title in the fall, Highland Park will have a chance to add to its medal haul this week.

The Scots are represented in four of the five brackets at the state tournament to cap the spring season beginning Thursday in College Station.


Carter Leads HP Boys to State Title

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Congratulations to the Highland Park boys golf team for winning its second consecutive 5A state title on Tuesday in Georgetown.

In winning the 20th state title in program history, and second in a row, Highland Park made it look easy.

The Scots crushed the field with a 31-stroke victory in the team standings at the Class 5A state tournament, which concluded on Tuesday at White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown.


Scots Bring Home DII State Title

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Highland Park powered past Prosper on Sunday to claim the Division II crown at the THSLL state tournament in Round Rock. (Photo: Thao Nguyen)

Highland Park might have been ousted in the semifinals of the Division I bracket at the Texas High School Lacrosse League state tournament, but the Scots’ Division II squad wouldn’t be denied.

HP surged past Prosper 10-7 on Sunday to claim the program’s first crown in either division since 2015, when it swept both divisions.

The Scots took control with five goals in the fourth quarter. HP’s Harrison Key tallied four goals and an assist, most of which came after halftime, to help seal the victory. He was named the championship game MVP.


HP’s Stephens Wins Silver in 800

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Congratulations to Highland Park's Maddy Stephens, right, who took second place in the 800 at the Class 5A state meet in Austin.

Highland Park junior Maddy Stephens won a silver medal in the girls 800 meters at the Class 5A state track and field meet on Friday in Austin.

Stephens finished in a time of 2 minutes, 13 seconds, which was about three seconds behind Marble Falls freshman Bailey Goggans, and almost a full second ahead of Bridgeland’s Eliana Lake in third place.

Also at state, HP freshman Ella Patterson placed sixth in the 400 with a time of 56.78 seconds. Bailey Lear of Frisco Heritage, who also defeated Patterson at the Region II meet, won the event.