John Cooper Dragons Are Invitational Tournament Champs

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 08/18/2019


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The John Cooper Dragons Are Invitational Tournament Champs


8/ 13 at Rosehill Christian • 3-2 WIN

AJ Harrell and Rivers Kolesar led the team with 11 kills each. Lauren Wolford tallied 28 assists while Laura Weatherford had 19 digs.

8/16-17 at CHSM Invitational Tournament Dragons Are Tournament Champions

Coach Ray Hedden: This weekend was a successful few days for our Cooper Dragons. We participated in the CHSM invitational tournament that ran Friday through Saturday.

Pool Play: We started pool play versus CSHA and won in straight sets (25-17, 25-11). Next up was a much improved Frassati. We started off down in both sets but came back with strong defensive pushes and won 25-18 and 25-20. To finish off pool play we played The Village and won, 25-17, 25-18, moving us to the Gold Bracket.

Gold Bracket Play: Round 1 had us against a scrappy Alpha Omega team but we prevailed, winning 25-10 and 25-18. The semifinal pitted us against a bigger PT Warriors team. Thanks to great serving and defense, we won 25-18 and 25-12, moving us to the championship game versus Frassati.

Championship Play: Frassati came back Saturday playing well and worked their way up the other side of the bracket all the way to the championship for a rematch against our Dragons. We played great offensively, defensively and most importantly we displayed great effort and teamwork. We won the championship 25-16, 25-15.

Serving leaders this weekend
Lauren Wolford – 13 aces
AC Adam – 10 aces

Passing leaders
Laura Weatherford
AC Adam

Defensive leaders
Laura Weatherford – 92 digs – Incredible
AC Adam – 22 Digs
AJ Harrell – 7 Blocks

Offensive Leaders and Key Contributors
AJ Harrell – 47 Kills
AC Adam – 31
Rivers Kolesar – 22
Hailey Huettel – 13 – Near perfect day 2!

Next up for Dragon Volleyball:

Aug. 20 vs. Concordia Lutheran, 5:30 p.m. • First home game!
Aug. 23-24 at Bay Area Christian Tournament
Aug. 27 vs. Bay Area Christian, 6 p.m.


Next up for Dragon Cross Country:
Aug. 23 Friday Night Lights at Bear Branch Sports Park, 5 p.m.
Aug. 31 hosting the Cooper Dragon Invitational at Burroughs Park, 8 a.m.


8/16 (scrimmage) at Fort Bend Christian Academy

Next up for Dragon Football:
Aug. 23 vs. Second Baptist, 6 p.m.• first at-home scrimmage!
Aug. 30 vs. Frassati Catholic, 7 p.m.
Sept. 6 vs. Legacy Prep, 7 p.m. HOMECOMING


Tuesday, August 20

5:30 p.m. Varsity Volleyball vs. Concordia Lutheran

Friday, August 23

5 p.m. Varsity Cross Country at Friday Night Lights (nearby)

6 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Second Baptist (scrimmage)

Tuesday, August 27

6 p.m. Varsity Volleyball vs. Bay Area Christian

Friday, August 30

7 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Frassati Catholic

Saturday, August 31

8 a.m. Varsity Cross Country hosts Cooper Dragon Invitational at Burroughs Park

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