Scots, Lady Scots Take Down Royse City

Highland Park rolled past Royse City 4-1 on Friday to continue its hot start in District 15-5A play. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

The Highland Park boys rolled past Royse City 4-1 on Friday to continue their hot start in District 15-5A play. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park scored three first-half goals to continue its offensive resurgence during a 4-1 win over Royse City on Friday at Highlander Stadium.

Bosco Maldonado, Drew Wilkinson, William Peacock, and Jack Chapman each scored goals for the Scots (8-3-1, 4-2), who haven’t lost in regulation in the past five games. They will travel to Wylie East on Tuesday.

On the girls side, HP continued not only to win, but to shut out its opponents in impressive fashion. After a 5-0 win at Royse City on Friday, the Lady Scots (12-0, 6-0) have outscored their six opponents in District 15-5A play by a combined 31-0.

The goals were spread out in the latest victory for HP, with one apiece for Natalie Dargene, Frances Ann Matise, Presley Echols, Sierra Jones, and Riley Malone. The Lady Scots will host Wylie East on Tuesday.

Meeks, Lady Scots Shine at Latest Meet

Highland Park was impressive again while facing a prestigious field at the Mark Williams Invitational. The Lady Scots placed second as a team.

Highland Park was impressive again while facing a prestigious field at the Mark Williams Invitational. The Lady Scots placed second as a team.

The Highland Park girls posted a runner-up finish in the team standings at the Mark Williams Invitational on Thursday in Euless.

HP sophomore Tatum Meeks was second in the all-around competition while also winning on balance beam and floor exercise. Lily Overton was third in the all-around, and second on beam and uneven bars.

The Scots placed sixth in the boys team standings at the same meet. Next up, HP will host its only meet of the season with the HP Invitational on Feb. 21.

Wings of Freedom Comes to Love Field


_DSC6606_editThe Wings of Freedom Tour comes to Dallas Love Field Airport March 22- 26. The flying tribute to military pilots, ground crews, maintenance personnel, builders, and their families will include a B-17 Flying Fortress, a “Nine O Nine,” B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo” Bombers, a P-51 Mustang fighter, and a Vietnam era Huey helicopter,

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the planes. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children. Those wishing do ride in the B-17 or B-24 can do as well. Fees vary from aircraft to aircraft.

For reservations and more information, call 800-568-8924.

Stage Set for Solid Gold at Hyer


Solig GoldHyer Elementary’s “Solid Gold Night” will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Feb. 24 at the Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum. The evening will include silent and live auctions, dinner and dessert, a mystery keepsake, mementos, and a raffle drawing. The Jordan Kahn Orchestra will be prove live music to help attendees “Get Down Tonight.”

Auction chairs Tiffany Mooney and Amy Vaughn said they are eager to celebrate Hyer.

Love Yourself


As we celebrate the month of romantic love, it’s also the perfect time to celebrate and love ourselves: take time to do what makes us happiest and brings us joy. do what takes away the pressures of our work lives, our social lives, our family, and other obligations that keep us from giving back to ourselves fully; and do what gives us balance.

I’m a firm believer that balance is so important and should be a priority for our mental and physical well-being. Many years ago I gave the key note speech at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon, which this year will take place Feb. 3. During that speech I talked about how we, as women, give all of ourselves to our loved ones but if we don’t stop and take the time to take care of ourselves, we can’t take care of others. I was speaking about heart health, but it also rings true for “whole self” preservation.

Veg Out in Trinity Groves


Finally, Dallas, FINALLY! We got one. Our very own casual, yet finer-dining, plant-based restaurant. I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy similarly innovative veg spots and have been awaiting the day one would pop up in my home base.

Ta-da! Executive Chef Troy Gardner gives us V-Eats Modern Vegan, which opened in Trinity Groves last fall. Troy has dipped his culinary skills into the veg pool at his other spots, such as Samson’s Gourmet, but this is his first fully plantbased restaurant. What does that mean? It means no animal products whatsoever — no dairy, meat, animal stocks, fish, or derivatives of any of those things. Instead, the kitchen makes in-house plant proteins, creams, and cheeses that are top of class.

You can find Salisbury steak, smoked artichoke and sausage pizza, beautiful and delicious nutrient-dense salads, chicken fried steak, mac and cheese, a brisket sandwich, gelato, and cheese cake on the menu.

Cut the Cord


February. A cold, short little month with the Super Bowl, Valentine’s, and finally, the all-important Oscars. We coccoon around the TV and huddle up. I’ve scaled back on the Tube, since I want a clear line of demarcation between politics, news, and entertainment. Now it’s all just infotainment. How irksome when the talking heads become the news rather than report or spin it. Do I really need to know about Megyn Kelly and her 15 million dollars per annum for changing channels?

So I’ve switched off TV and gone to the movies. A lot “with buzz” come out right before the Oscars, although Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water still gets my vote. I do enjoy the Academy Awards’ spectacle and joining in the national sport of betting on who’s going to win what while critiquing all those designer clothes and cutting-edge hairdos. It’s just fun and fantasy right? Scifi, romances, shoot-em-ups, even musicals are back. And billions tune in. Billions. So very much more than any other spectacle, except maybe the Olympics and the Super Bowl.

We project all kinds of feelings about those folks who resonate with us on the big screen. And it’s big, big bucks. I’m getting old, I guess, since there is a sameness about so many films with prequels and sequels, and I abjure the heavy-handedness of the gospel according to whatever agenda for political correctness Hollyweird is cramming down our unpolitically correct brains until we “get it.”

Lazzaro, Sours Lift HP Past Prosper in OT

Robert Sours posted a goal and three assists during Highland Park's overtime win against Prosper on Thursday. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Robert Sours posted a goal and three assists during Highland Park’s overtime win against Prosper on Thursday. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Nick Lazzaro scored an overtime goal as Highland Park snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over Prosper on Thursday in the AT&T Metroplex High School Hockey League.

The Scots (2-14) matched their season-high in goals while beating Prosper for the second time this season. Lazzaro had two goals, giving him 17 for the season, while Robert Sours added a goal and three assists.

Jon Moyer and Richard Means also scored for HP. Walker Green tallied two assists. Samuel Haynes was the winning goaltender. The Scots led 4-2 in the closing minutes of regulation before the Eagles rallied with two late goals to force overtime.

HP has two games remaining in its season, on Feb. 23 against Plano East and on March 2 against Flower Mound Marcus.

Baseball Scrimmages Continue for Scots

Attention, baseball fans! Scrimmages have started, and the regular season is only two weeks away. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Attention, Highland Park baseball fans! Scrimmages have started, and the regular season is only two weeks away. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

With the start of the baseball season quickly approaching, Highland Park has scrimmages scheduled against several top teams from the Dallas area during the next couple of weeks.

The Scots will host Plano West on Friday, followed by Coppell on Feb. 14 and McKinney North on Feb. 18. Their final scrimmage will be Feb. 20 at Plano.

HP will open the regular season on Feb. 23 against Corpus Christi Carroll at the Spring Branch ISD tournament in suburban Houston. The home opener will be March 9 against Denton Guyer, while the District 15-5A opener is slated for March 14 against Lovejoy.

Last season, the Scots finished 30-8 and lost in the Class 6A Region II quarterfinals in a thrilling three-game series against eventual state champion Jesuit.