HP Tops Forney to Claim 15-5A Lead

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Highland Park sits atop the standings in District 15-5A after a thrilling win over Forney on Thursday. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

In a battle of District 15-5A co-leaders, Highland Park earned perhaps its most critical victory of the season by holding off Forney 2-1 on Thursday at Scotland Yard.

Scots pitcher Clayton Rejebian out-dueled Forney’s Jonathan Childress, a Texas A&M signee, as HP extended its winning streak to five games overall and seven games in district play.

The Scots (12-11, 8-1) are now in sole possession of the 15-5A lead, a half-game ahead of Wylie East and one game up on the Jackrabbits heading into Saturday’s rematch in Forney. HP will meet Royse City, another playoff contender, in a pair of games next week.


The Identity a Plastic Surgeon Sees

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Dr. Jay Burns.

Attaining a true sense of oneself is something most people struggle with and unfortunately, something that is becoming increasingly problematic

Aaron Kheriaty, an associate professor of psychiatry and the head of Medical Ethics at University of California, Irvine, shines light on the concept of a healthy identity in his article, “Dying of Despair.”

He shares that smartphones have added to our already misguided sense of identity as we have become more self-absorbed, isolated, and are now comparing our lives to the “perfect” lives portrayed on social media.


Scots Carry Momentum Into Homestand

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Highland Park will return home this week looking to extend its winning streak. The Scots host Plano West on Friday. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

The winning streak reached five games for Highland Park following a sweep of two games in the Houston area over the weekend.

The Scots (8-3) earned an impressive 5-4 victory over The Woodlands on Saturday before crushing Kingwood 15-2 on Sunday. They have outscored their last five opponents by a combined margin of 57-19.

Next up, HP will open a three-game homestand on Friday against Plano West at Highlander Stadium. The Scots will host Rockwall on April 17 and rival Jesuit on April 20.


Day at the Races Kick Off

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Co-Chairs Sean March and Lauren Ives. (Photo: George Fiala)

On March 8, The Conservancy kicked off its 10th annual Day at the Races Kentucky Derby event with Board members, sponsors and patrons at Starpower in Uptown. President and CEO of The Conservancy Gay Donnell and staff members Jane Brecunier and Susan Finlay greeted guests upon arrival.


‘Just Drive’ App

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Neha Husein. (Courtesy photo)

SMU junior Neha Husein developed a solution to stop drivers from texting while driving – an app called “Just Drive,” which awards points to drivers who lock their phones while driving. Those points can be redeemed for coupons for free food, drinks and merchandise.

Husein presented her app to industry leaders at Austin’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival.


Preston Center Office Gets Remodel

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Frank Obringer, Keith Yonick, and Linda Callicutt. (Courtesy photo)

Linda Callicutt likes to talk about the Coldwell Banker brand’s global reach.

The real estate network has 3,000 offices in 49 counties and territories, and from a newly remolded office in north Dallas, Callicutt and her agents are focused on international opportunities.


Nominations Open: 20 Under 40

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 Do you know any adults younger than 40 making waves in the Park Cities and/or Preston Hollow neighborhoods? Tell us about them.

We’re looking for a few noteworthy people to feature in a special section that spotlights up-and-coming locals in the arts/entertainment, business (real estate, banking, health, etc.), charity, education, entrepreneurial or religion sectors.


HP Boys, Girls Earn 15-5A Golf Titles

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Highland Park's winning boys team at the District 15-5A tournament included Trip Carter, Turner Hosch, Max Roberts, Scott Roden, and Hudson Weibel.

The Highland Park boys and girls each dominated the team standings at the recent District 15-5A golf tournament at Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club.

The HP boys started their defense of last year’s Class 5A state championship by claiming the top two spots in the district, led by a quintet that included Trip Carter, Turner Hosch, Max Roberts, Scott Roden, and Hudson Weibel.

Carter finished atop the individual standings after rounds of 70-70—140. He was followed by Hosch (71-74—145) and Roden (71-80—151) on the podium. Other regional qualifiers for the Scots include Lucas Briggs, Grant Johnson, Austin Morrow, Jack Watson, David Worthen, Pierce Johnson, and Preston Petty.