HP Harriers Take Team Titles at Fall Fest

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Highland Park's boys runners earned the team crown in their division at the Lovejoy Fall Festival on Saturday.

The Highland Park boys and girls each won team titles in the 5A-6A division at the Lovejoy Fall Festival cross country meet on Saturday in McKinney.

Behind four personal-record times, the Scots ran to the title with the team of Tyler Mead, Jack Alessio, Charlie Philbin, Reese Hathaway, Matthew Lippman, John Moss, and Aali Furqan.

Besides the lower-division title, the Lady Scots placed sixth among 19 teams in the elite varsity girls division. Sophia Oliai was seventh in the individual standings with a personal-best time of 18 minutes, 30 seconds for the 5-kilometer course. Cameron Fawcett was in 20th place. The seven-runner squad posted six personal-best times.


Scots Pound Lovejoy in 15-5A Opener

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Colby Hopkins and the Highland Park defense shut down Lovejoy on Friday. The Scots forced two turnovers and won 50-7. (Photo: Melissa Macatee)

LUCAS — With the schedule revealing the start of the District 15-5A schedule, Highland Park knew it was time to flip the switch.

The Scots responded in a big way, unleashing their best all-around game of the season in a 50-7 drubbing of Lovejoy on Friday at Leopard Stadium.

John Stephen Jones threw four touchdown passes and ran for another before exiting in the third quarter, while the defense came within a minute of posting its first shutout of the year.


HP Athletics Provides Positive Coaching

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Courtesy HPISD

HPISD Athletics has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance to present a program for ninth-grade athletes. Parents of middle and high school athletes also attended a workshop on Monday for a separate program.

  • The workshop for ninth-grade athletes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in the HPHS gym. The program will give newest high school athletes a game plan to help them become triple-impact competitors.

HP Travels to Lovejoy for 15-5A Opener

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Ryan Coxe and the Highland Park defense will face a struggling Lovejoy offense on Friday in the District 15-5A opener. (Photo: Melissa Macatee)

For Highland Park, the 2017 season has started almost identically to the 2016 season — with two solid wins and one tough loss during nondistrict play.

The Scots are hoping the current season also has an identical ending to the prior one, which culminated in a Class 5A Division I state title.

But first, HP will try to repeat its District 15-5A championship. And that quest begins with a trip to Lovejoy on Friday for its third road game in four weeks.


Lady Scots Roll Into Lovejoy Showdown

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Highland Park will take a five-match winning streak into Friday's first-place showdown against Lovejoy. (File photo: Rob Graham)

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. When Highland Park travels to Lovejoy on Friday, the match likely will carry district title implications.

The Lady Scots and Lady Leopards have again emerged as the teams to beat in District 15-5A, and Friday will be the first of two regular-season meetings. The two squads split their matches a year ago, when Lovejoy edged HP for the league crown before reaching the Class 5A state tournament.

After some inconsistency during nondistrict play, the Lady Scots (18-16, 4-0) have posted four straight wins to start the 15-5A schedule, including a sweep of Wylie East on Sept. 15 and another against West Mesquite on Tuesday.


Lady Scots Run Well in Flower Mound

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Highland Park's posted another strong finish, placing fourth in the elite varsity division on Saturday in Flower Mound.

Highland Park finished fourth against a strong field in the elite varsity girls division on Saturday at Gerault Park in Flower Mound.

The Lady Scots were led by freshman Sophia Oliai, who placed 12th individually in a time of 19 minutes, 18 seconds. Cameron Fawcett and Maddy Stephens — both with personal best times — also finished in the top 20 among the 82 runners in the race.

HP will return to action on Sept. 23 at Myers Park in McKinney, on the same course where the Lady Scots won a meet earlier this month.


HPHS Student Wins AQHYA World Title

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Caroline Fromm showed PR Chrome Rimz at the recent AQHYA world championship show in Oklahoma City. (Photo courtesy AQHA)

Caroline Fromm, a sophomore at Highland Park High School, won a world championship in the aged geldings division at the recent American Quarter Horse Youth Association show in Oklahoma City.

Fromm showed PF Chrome Rimz, a 4-year-old sorrel gelding owned by her parents, Landon and Suzannah Fuhrman of Highland Park.

Fromm, 15, moved to the Park Cities this summer from Preston Hollow. She competes on the field hockey and swimming teams at HPHS.


Cordray, Scots Rally Past Timberview

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HP's Paxton Alexander accounted for 200 all-purpose yards and a touchdown during Thursday's win over Timberview. (Photo: Melissa Macatee)

MANSFIELD — Highland Park wasn’t fazed by a 13-point deficit in the first quarter. After all — nine months removed from winning a state title — this team has plenty of experience under pressure.

The Scots battled back after a slow start, capping their comeback with a Matteo Cordray field goal with 28 seconds left to defeat Mansfield Timberview 34-32 on Thursday at Newsom Stadium.

HP picked up its first road victory of the season in dramatic fashion, providing some momentum entering next week’s District 15-5A opener at Lovejoy.