Lady Scots Hit District 15-5A Play


Highland Park will try to reverse its early-season fortunes when it starts the District 15-5A schedule this week. (File photo: Rob Graham)

While the bats are in midseason form, the pitching and defense have question marks as Highland Park prepares to start District 15-5A play.

The Lady Scots (1-5-1) have dropped three consecutive games overall, including a 13-10 heartbreaker on Friday against Keller Central. HP rallied from a 10-2 deficit to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth — scoring six runs with two outs — but couldn’t hold the lead.

HP will play its first four district games in a six-day span. The Lady Scots will travel to Lovejoy on Tuesday before returning home to host North Forney on March 9 and West Mesquite on March 10. Then they take on Mesquite Poteet on the road on March 12.

HP Wraps Optional Season With Title


The Highland Park girls will carry some momentum into their district meet after a team championship in Bryan.

Highland Park wrapped up the regular season with a girls team championship at the Rudder Invite on Saturday in Bryan, with the Lady Scots posting their best optional team score in the process.

Tatum Meeks led HP with an individual title on uneven bars. She was second in the all-around standings, second on balance beam, and third on vault.

Lily Overton was right behind Meeks in the all-around standings by placing third. She also came in second on floor exercise and third on beam.

House of the Month: 4201 Windsor Parkway


(Courtesy Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty)

This stately traditional-style home was custom-built in 2006 and is beautifully sited on a prominent corner lot in University Park. It offers stellar quality and boasts a grand kitchen open to a large living area complete with fireplace for gathering family and friends.

Crime Reports Feb. 26 – March 4


Nearly $100,000 of jewelry was stolen between 12:45 and 4 p.m. March 4 from a home in the 4500 block of Lorraine Avenue while the homeowner was out. The jewelry was stolen from a dresser downstairs and an upstairs dressing room and included pieces such as a $20,000 platinum engagement ring with several diamonds; an $18,000 platinum cocktail watch with several diamonds; and a $10,000 gold pin with an opal setting with a center diamond. There were no signs of forced entry.

Lady Scots Run Well in Coppell


Olivia Conner and Highland Park posted several competitive finishes at their most recent meet in Coppell.

The Highland Park girls were seventh as a team while facing tough competition on Saturday at the Coppell Relays.

Ella Patterson and Maddy Stephens were the top two finishers in the 400, while both also competed on HP’s runner-up 4x400 relay team.

On the boys side, HP placed fourth in the team standings at the Corsicana Relays. Sam Sloan won the 800, while Etienne Black was second in the pole vault.

Jewish Center, ‘Fiddler’ Make a Match


FROM LEFT: Liam Gilligan as Perchik, Elliot McEachern as Hodel, Megan Ledderman as Golde, and Dalton Glenn as Tevye. (Photo: JohnErich de la Torre)

Since 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has left audiences singing such memorable songs as “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

Two casts of performers, ages 6 to 18, will present Fiddler on the Roof JR. March 8-25 at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas (The J), 7900 Northaven Road.

Spring Cleaning The Green Way


Over the years, I’ve made adjustments to household cleaning supplies and materials to cut down on toxic substances.

Here are the things which have stuck for years. Try out a couple (or all of them) if you, too, would rather not spray toxins to clean and are interested in cutting down your waste footprint.

Circle of the Ruth Sharp Altshuler

Marianne and Roger Staubach with Jennifer Sampson. (Courtesy photo)

Members of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas gathered at the home of Lisa and Clay Cooley on Jan. 23 for a celebratory event and to reminisce on memories of Ruth Sharp Altshuler. The attendees, members of the Aikman/Staubach Circle of the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society and the Caroline Rose Hunt Legacy Society, annually contribute $25,000 or more to United Way and were treated to Champagne and catering by Cassandra Fine Catering.

Child Anxiety More Complex Than Disruptive Behaviors


Many people experience anxiety symptoms on a daily basis without even knowing. It presents as a protective mechanism to keep us safe and alert us to potential danger.

However, an overactive brain (more specifically, the amygdala) can leave one crippled by the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety is extremely common amongst children and teenagers, affecting approximately 1 in 3.