Dragon's Swim breaks school record at SPC Winter Championships
VARSITY SWIMMING • BOYS 3rd in SPC, GIRLS finished 4th, Set Four Team Records
Boys’ Team-3rd Place
200 Medley Relay -SCHOOL RECORD
1st place (Vidyal Pradeepkumar, William Staebel, Christopher Seymour, Campbell Wolford) (1:38.31)
200 Free Relay
7th place (Jackson Banks, Magnus Harrseth, Robert Harris, Mitchell Shannon) (1:40.37)
400 Free Relay-SCHOOL RECORD
1st place (Campbell Wolford, Vidyal Pradeepkumar, William Staebel, Christopher Seymour) (3:12.40)
Individuals scoring points
William Staebel: 200 Free, 1st place (1:46.92); 100 Breast, 4th place (1:01.28-SCHOOL RECORD)
Campbell Wolford: 50 Free, 3rd place (22.18); 100 Free, 3rd place (48.43)
Mitchell Shannon: 50 Free, 7th place (23.12)
Christopher Seymour: 100 Butterfly, 2nd place (50.60); 500 Free, 1st place (4:42.45)
Vidyal Pradeepkumar: 100 Butterfly, 5th place (52.77); 100 Back, 6th place (55.16-SCHOOL RECORD)
Girls’ Team-4th Place
200 Medley Relay
2nd place (Maddy Sinkovic, Syuen See, Jane Ritch, Lauren Cordes) (1:53.17)
200 Free Relay
2nd place (Lauren Cordes, Syuen See, Jane Ritch, Maddy Sinkovic) (1:42.11)
Individuals scoring points
Jane Ritch: 200 Free, 4th place (2:00.14); 100 Butterfly, 3rd place (1:01.57)
Syuen See: 200 IM, 5th place (2:19.69); 100 Breast, 5th place (1:11.68)
Lauren Cordes: 50 Free, 3rd place (25.40); 100 Free, 4th place (56.51)
Maddy Sinkovic: 50 Free, 6th place (25.68); 100 Back, 2nd place (1:00.52)
Katia Guerrero: 100 Butterfly, 8th place (1:07.71)
Coach Steve Breeding: The swimmers swam very strong. They dropped significant time in almost every event. They should be very proud of their efforts.
The relay team of Christopher Seymour, Vidyal Pradeepkumar, Campbell Wolford and William Staebel took first place and set school records in both the 200 Medley Relay and the 400 Free Relay at the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) championships on Feb. 17 at the Conroe ISD Natatorium.
Maddy Sinkovic, a sophomore at The John Cooper School took second place in the backstroke at the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) championships on Feb. 17 at the Conroe ISD Natatorium.
VARSITY BOYS’ SOCCER • 7th place SPC finish
2/15 opening round vs. Oakridge • 2-1 WIN
Goals by Tega Ewherido and Vinit Reddy
2/16 championship quarterfinals vs. Greenhil • 1-2 LOSS
Goal by Nick Davis
2/17 final game vs. Kinkaid • 1-4 LOSS
Goal by Sebastian Alvarez
From Coach Bryan Sherman: The team played three tough games at the SPC tournament. The opening match against Oakridge was a great win for the team, with senior Vinit Reddy scoring a game-winning goal in the final minutes to secure victory. We weren't able to sustain that level of play the final two matches of the tournament, but I am still very proud of the team. We finished 7th overall in SPC. Congratulations to our seniors for a great season and the team is excited to see how we can improve moving forward.
VARSITY GIRLS’ SOCCER• 8th place SPC finish
2/15 opening round vs. Greenhill • 1-2 LOSS
2/16 consolation semifinals vs. Oakridge • 2-1 WIN
2/17 consolation finals vs. Casady • 2-0 WIN
Coach Amber Clevenger: It was a tough season for us, but it was important for us to dig deep and show grit. I believe we did just that during the SPC tournament. It was nice to see the team play to their full potential! Goals from: Andrea Ordman, two goals for Sabrina Frusco, two goals for Kate Burns.
VARSITY BOYS’ BASKETBALL
2/15 opening round vs. Trinity Valley • 49-67 LOSS
2/16 consolation semifinals vs. Cistercian • 65-55 WIN
2/17 consolation finals vs. St. John’s • 44-55 LOSS
From Coach Rod Gold: The boys finished up a successful season that included a win in the SPC tournament. We played well each day and beat a good Cistercian team. The guys worked hard all year and improved tremendously as the season progressed. The coaching staff is pleased with their efforts. We are going to miss our seniors and we are looking forward to the future. Two seasons ago we won seven games, last season we won 14 games. The goal this year was to make it to the SPC tournament. We accomplished that goal and also won a game at the tournament. We are looking forward to building upon this successful season.
VARSITY GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
2/15 opening round vs. Greenhill • 23-61 LOSS
2/16 consolation semifinals vs. Oakridge • 31-40 LOSS
SPRING SPORTS: A First Win For Baseball; School Record Set In Discus
VARSITY BOYS’ BASEBALL
2/13 vs. Cypress Christian canceled
2/14 vs. Legacy Prep • 13-0 WIN
Next up for Dragon Boys’ Baseball:
February 20 at St. Pius X, 6:30 p.m.
February 22 Cooper Tournament: vs. Northland Christian, 1:30 p.m.
February 23 Cooper Tournament: vs. Trinity Valley, 6:30 p.m.
February 24 Cooper Tournament: vs. St. Thomas High School, 3:45 p.m.
VARSITY GIRLS’ SOFTBALL
Next up for Dragon Girls’ Softball:
February 20 vs. Bay Area Christian, 4:30 p.m. canceled
February 22 at Fort Bend Chrisitan Tournament: vs. El Campo, 11:05 a.m.
February 22 at Fort Bend Chrisitan Tournament: vs. Holy Cross, 3:50 p.m.
February 24 at Tournament: vs. DeKaney, 8:30 a.m.
February 24 at Tournament: vs. Highland Park, 10 a.m.
2/15 at Strake Jesuit (scrimmage)
Boys played Strake Jesuit and lost but played well.
Taylor Threadgill and Samantha Di Gerlando won line A girls doubles at the Chancellors Tournament.
Next up for Dragon Tennis:
February 23 at EHS MET Tournament, 10:30 a.m.
February 26 vs. Frassati Catholic, 4 p.m. (girls’ team) (scrimmage)
February 27 vs. St. John’s, 4 p.m. (girls’ team) (scrimmage)
February 28 vs. Emery Weiner, 4 p.m. (scrimmage)
Next up for Dragon Golf:
March 4-5 St. John’s Invitational, Wolfdancer Golf Club
VARSITY TRACK & FIELD
2/17 at Woodlands Christian Invitational
Boys’ Team 10th • Girls’ Team 10th
Greg Groppell 1st Discus 132’ (NEW SCHOOL RECORD); 5th Shot Put
Eric Grosser 4th 400m
Erik Burns 6th 1600m
Cadan Hanson 8th 1600m
Will McDermott 6th 3200m
Brian Ross 7th 3200m
Obie Amudo 1st Long Jump
Uche Oguchi 1st 800m
Aviriana Lisembee 5th 400m
Katie Drake 5th 3200m
Ava Minarovic 6th 800m
Sofia Gomez 8th 1600m
Greg Groppell, a junior at The John Cooper School, got first place in the discus and set a new school record at The Woodlands Christian Invitational on Feb. 17.-photo by Gina Turner
Obie Amudo, a senior at The John Cooper School placed first in the long jump at at The Woodlands Christian Invitational on Feb. 17.-photo by Gina Turner
Coach Scott Holland: We opened the season with a limited number of athletes. I am very proud of the showing and number of points scored by a small group. We are looking forward to adding those athletes that just finished the winter season. Greg Groppell had a great meet. A personal best in the shot put by over a foot and a 13 foot personal best, school record and 1st place finish.
Next week we will open additional athletes at the TWHS Invitational and most of our other athletes will compete at a Dual Meet vs Lutheran South on The Pate Track.
Next up for Dragon Track & Field:
February 24 at The Woodlands High School Invitational
plus Cooper/Lutheran South dual meet at Cooper, 10 a.m.
UPCOMING VARSITY SPORTS ACTION AT HOME:
Thursday, February 22
Boys’ Baseball vs. Northland Christian, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, February 23
Boys’ Baseball vs. Trinity Valley, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24
Track & Field hosts Cooper/Lutheran South Dual Meet, 10 a.m.
Boys’ Baseball vs. St. Thomas, 3:45 p.m.
*SPC conference match up
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The John Cooper School
One John Cooper Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77381