Youth QB Minicamp Returning to Jesuit


Bill Reagan has been coaching young quarterbacks for decades. His youth minicamp comes to Jesuit this month.

Longtime college football coach Bill Reagan will again bring his series of elite youth quarterback camps to Jesuit’s Postell Stadium from May 30 through June 1.

Reagan, a former assistant coach at Notre Dame and head coach at the NCAA Division II level, started Top Gun Quarterback Training in 2003 and has mentored and trained more than 150 quarterbacks since.

Reagan’s minicamp at Jesuit will include two sessions each day — grades 5-8 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., and grades 9-12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Space is limited to the first 12 quarterbacks for the younger camp, and eight QBs for the older group. Cost ranges from $215 to $230, which includes a T-shirt.

Allen, Scots Confident After Spring Drills


Chandler Morris will take over as Highland Park's starting quarterback for 2018 after serving as the backup a year ago. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Since Highland Park can’t technically improve upon its Class 5A state championship finish last season, the Scots will focus on trying to maintain their unprecedented run of success.

The HP coaching staff didn’t change much about the spring routine, which included nine practices and three scrimmages for the Scots over a three-week span, concluding with Thursday's annual Blue-Gold spring game at Highlander Stadium.

Longtime head coach Randy Allen, who announced his retirement in late March only to reconsider a couple of weeks later, said he’s pleased with the progress.

“Our players have had a great attitude and we’ve gotten some good leadership,” Allen said. “We’ve got a pretty good idea of the depth chart.”

Scots DII Squad Reaches State Tourney


Highland Park's Division II team is back in the state tournament for the first time since winning the crown in 2015.

Highland Park will send two teams to the Texas High School Lacrosse League state tournament this weekend, with the Division II squad joining their Division I counterparts in Round Rock.

In the DII bracket, the Scots will face Klein in the semifinals on Saturday, with the winner meeting either Prosper or Austin Westlake in Sunday’s championship game.

HP has won three DII state titles in program history, most recently in 2015, which is also the most recent year the Scots advanced to the DII state tournament.

Lady Scots to Make Debut at State


After a stellar regular season, Highland Park has advanced to the TGHSLL state tournament for the first time in program history. (Photo: Rob Graham)

Highland Park will make its first appearance in the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League state tournament this weekend in Round Rock.

The Lady Scots are seeded fourth and will meet Austin St. Michael’s in the quarterfinals on Saturday. If they win, they could meet top seed Houston Kinkaid in the semifinals later that day. The championship game is slated for Sunday.

HP’s Zoe Durham and Josie Gooch were named all-state selections, while four other players received all-district honors — K.K. Callaghan, Ginny Hoy, Emily Baird, and Sloane Kipp.

Daugbjerg, Holder Named Volleyball Captains


Britton Daugbjerg and Anna Holder are your HP volleyball captains for 2018.

The Highland Park volleyball program has announced its team captains for the upcoming 2018 season.

Britton Daugbjerg and Anna Holder, who were each key contributors on HP’s playoff team a year ago, will be co-captains next season.

The Lady Scots will begin practice on Aug. 1 and will open the regular season on Aug. 7.

Longtime SMU Tennis Coach Steps Down


Carl Neufeld

SMU men's tennis coach Carl Neufeld is resigning after leading the Mustangs for the past 25 years.

Neufeld has 601 career victories, including 420 since arriving at SMU in 1993. That total ranks him second in all-time wins at SMU behind former women’s basketball coach Rhonda Rompola.

He led SMU to 13 NCAA Tournament appearances, one Final Four (in 2001) and three conference championships, and earned three conference coach of the year awards. He coached 16 singles players and 10 doubles pairings to ITA national end-of-season rankings.

Wasserman Named MVP in 15-5A


Highland Park senior Rachel Wasserman was named the MVP in District 15-5A for the second consecutive year. (File photo: Rob Graham)

The season might have ended with a heartbreaking loss to eventual state champion Frisco Wakeland, but Highland Park’s run to the Class 5A Region II final yielded plenty of individual accolades for the Lady Scots.

Rachel Wasserman, who has signed with Penn State, was named the District 15-5A most valuable player in all-district balloting prior to the playoffs. HP finished unbeaten in league play for the second consecutive season.

Three of her teammates also were honored with superlatives — Presley Echols as offensive player of the year, Sarah O’Neal as offensive midfielder of the year, and Halley Ray as defensive midfielder of the year.

HP to Meet Familiar Foes at State


Drew Scott and Highland Park will face The Woodlands in the state semifinals on Saturday in Round Rock. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park will take a 12-game winning streak all the way to the Texas High School Lacrosse League state tournament.

The Scots (15-3) earn a hard-fought regional championship over the weekend to advance to the state semifinals, where they will meet The Woodlands on Saturday in Round Rock.

HP won a road game against the Highlanders 5-4 on April 7.  The winner of Saturday’s rematch will face either St. Mark’s or ESD — two other foes plenty familiar to the Scots — in the championship game on May 13.

Hallsville Knocks Scots Out of Playoffs


Highland Park was eliminated by Hallsville in the bi-district round of the Class 5A Region II playoffs. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

A lack of depth and experience might have caught up to Highland Park in the first round of the Class 5A Region II playoffs.

The Scots were eliminated in three games by Hallsville, including a lopsided 12-2 defeat in five innings on Saturday at Rockwall-Heath. It marks the first time in seven years that HP didn’t advance past the bi-district round.

The teams split the first two games of the best-of-three, with each team winning on its home field. Hallsville pitcher Cooper Rawls was the star of the series opener, allowing just one hit during a 5-0 shutout.