Scots Name Boys Hoops Captains


Highland Park's boys basketball captains for 2018-19 are, from left, Reilly Seebold, Jack Feld, Dillon Powell, and Finn Corwin.

Basketball season is more than six months away, but the Highland Park boys already have chosen their leaders.

Team captains for the Scots in 2018-19 will be Finn Corwin, Jack Feld, Dillon Powell, and Reilly Seebold.

All four players were contributors last season for HP, which advanced to the second round of the playoffs before falling to Little Elm.

Scots Clinch Another Playoff Berth


Highland Park will conclude District 15-5A play this week with two games against Wylie East. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 victory over Royse City on Friday at Scotland Yard.

The Scots (13-13, 9-3) are tied with Wylie East for second place in the District 15-5A standings, and will face the Raiders this week to wrap up the league schedule, playing at home on Tuesday before hitting the road on April 27.

HP managed just one hit in Friday’s win but benefited from solid pitching by Clayton Rejebian and Alex Durham. The win snapped a brief two-game skid that included a 6-5 defeat against the Bulldogs in eight innings on April 17.

Hosch Comes Up Aces On and Off the Course


Turner Hosch shot a 67 at the District 15-5A golf tournament. (Courtesy photo)

Turner Hosch credits his parents for encouraging him to always see the big picture.

Ever since he first picked up a club at age 2, the Highland Park junior has practically been a golf prodigy.

1998 Champs Honored at Scotland Yard


Players and coaches from Highland Park's 1998 state championship baseball team returned to the Scotland Yard diamond for a reunion.

Twenty years later, Highland Park’s victory in the 1998 Class 4A baseball championship remains a thrilling memory for players and fans alike.

Several members of the title team — along with the trophy — were recognized during a reunion prior to HP’s game against Royse City on April 20.

Among those honored were former head coach Lew Kennedy and former Major League Baseball pitcher Chris Young. Others in attendance included Sanders Avrea, Greg Bratton, Brian Brooks James Brown, Kevin Conlon, Zane Carlson, William Cervin, Josh Flores, Barrett Kingsriter, John Klein, Warren Lee, Michael Matthews, Kirk Meyer, and Austin Moore.

Lady Scots Headed to Playoffs


The playoff-bound Highland Park girls lacrosse team is having the best season in program history. (File photo: Rob Graham)

After winning its first-ever district title, the Highland Park girls lacrosse team will continue its historic season with a home playoff game on Thursday.

The Lady Scots (8-1) won the North district after wrapping up the regular season last week in the Texas High School Girls Lacrosse League. HP earned the top seed after tying with Hockaday for first place in the standings. The Lady Scots took the head-to-head meeting on April 4 as part of a six-game winning streak.

The postseason game will be against a team to be determined at Highlander Stadium. The district tournament will determine which teams advance to the THSGLL state tournament on May 12-13 in Austin.

HP Tops Jesuit; Win Streak at 8


Jake Pool and Highland Park kept their winning streak alive with a victory over rival Jesuit. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

The winning streak reached eight for Highland Park with an impressive 8-5 victory over rival Jesuit on Friday at Highlander Stadium.

The Scots (11-3) haven’t lost in more than a month. They will travel to St. Mark’s on Thursday for the regular-season finale in a matchup of first-place East district teams.

HP likely will host a first-round playoff game next week. The state tournament is set for May 12-13 in Round Rock.

Lady Scots Win Area Track Meet


Highland Park's 4x400 relay quartet advanced to the Class 5A Region II meet with a runner-up finish at the area meet.

In a reversal of the result from the District 15-5A meet, Highland Park edged Lovejoy for the girls team title at the area track and field meet on April 19 in Longview.

The Lady Scots won just two gold medals, but showed their depth with nine individual qualifiers for the Region II meet on Saturday in Arlington. HP also advanced a 4x400 relay.

A pair of freshman — Cameron Fawcett (3,200) and Ella Patterson (400) — won area championships for the Lady Scots. Other regional qualifiers include Morgan Thompson (discus), Abbey Govett (long jump), Phoebe Spackman (pole vault), Olivia Briggs (triple jump), Sophia Oliai (3,200), Maddy Stephens (400), and Grace O’Keefe (1,600).

HP Gymnasts Qualify for State Meet


Highland Park placed third in the team standings at the regional gymnastics meet this week in Rockwall.

The Highland Park girls are headed to the Texas State High School Gymnastics Championships after a third-place finish in the team standings at regionals.

The strong performance by the Lady Scots at the regional meet this week means HP will take its entire team to the state meet on April 27-28 at Rockwall-Heath.

Tatum Meeks led the Lady Scots with a regional title on balance beam in addition to runner-up finishes on vault and uneven bars. That also placed her second in the all-around competition.

Six Captains to Lead Scots Next Season


Highland Park's 2018 football captains include, from left, Finn Corwin, Ryan Khetan, Hudson Clark, Regan Riddle, Ryan Butz, and James Lightbourn. (Photo: Melissa Macatee)

You’ll notice a couple of extra captains on the football field for Highland Park this fall. Instead of the traditional four, there will be six seniors leading the 2018 squad.

The captains include Ryan Butz, Hudson Clark, Finn Corwin, Ryan Khetan, James Lightbourn, and Regan Riddle. Each of them played significant roles during the Scots’ run to the Class 5A state title last year.

The HP coaching staff also recently announced the 13-member player committee (listed after the jump). The Scots will open spring practice next week and will start the regular season on Aug. 31 against Rockwall.