HP’s Harrison Frazar Gettin’ Jazzed in Memphis

Posted by    |    June 11th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Former Highland Park Scot Harrison Frazar is en fuego right now, just three shots out of the lead in the Fedex St. Jude’s Classic in Memphis. The 39-year-old was a three-time all-state player and won two state championships with Highland Park High from 1986-1990. Harrison graduated from University of Texas in 1996 with a degree in Psychology and Business Foundations. He has split time between playing on the PGA Tour and also working in Dallas for a commercial real-estate firm as an analyst for office, retail and industrial acquisitions and development. Frazar has been close but never won a tournament; however, there is some consolation in that he has banked almost $10 million in winnings.  The mild-mannered pro has recently begun designing golf courses in Texas, but his passion is spending time with friends and family. Go Harrison!

UPDATE: Harrison Frazar hung on to win in a playoff over Swede Robert Karlsson, ending his 13-year drought and earning him a spot in next year’s Masters tournament. Frazar also took home a check for $1,070,000!

 

Breaking News: Highland Belles Director Christie Crummel Resigns

Posted by    |    April 1st, 2011 at 9:47 am

It could be an April Fool’s joke but an email that just arrived in my box says this:

Dear Highland Park High School Families,

 Highland Belles Director Christie Crummel will resign at the end of this school year to pursue other career opportunities. We greatly appreciate Ms. Crummel’s seven years of leadership at Highland Park High School. Under her direction, the Belles have continued to achieve at the highest levels and to enjoy a reputation as one of the top dance and drill teams in the nation. Ms. Crummel will always be a part of the Scot family, and we wish her well in the future.

 In the upcoming days, we will begin searching for the next Highland Belles Director. We will work together with the Belles and their families to establish the criteria that will guide us in the hiring process.

 Thank you for your continued support of the Belles and Highland Park High School.

 Respectfully,

 Walter Kelly

Principal

Highland Park High School

Join Jason Kidd for Celebrity Casino Night

Posted by    |    March 15th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Last Friday, Dallas Mavericks guard and 10-time NBA All-Star Jason Kidd announced that the Jason Kidd Foundation will hold its first Celebrity Casino Night on March 21 hosted by local sports broadcaster Chris Arnold and radio personality Kellie Raspberry of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning.

The event will feature a celebrity poker tournament as well as a live auction that includes items such as a trip to New York Fashion Week and a round of golf with Jason Kidd himself.  Additionally, those who are unable to attend the event will still have the opportunity to bid on auction items online from March 9 to March 30.

Jason Kidd with some of the children of Vogel Alcove

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HP Ice Hockey Slaps Marcus, Keeps Winning

Posted by    |    February 3rd, 2011 at 2:47 pm

The Highland Park Hockey team won its 7th consecutive game last Thursday with a 4-2 victory over Marcus.  The Scots controlled the game while improving their season record to 13-3-0. After a scoreless first period, the Scots scored 2 minutes into the second period as junior captain Nolan Baade scored assisted by senior Brooks Kelley and sophomore Aidan Schorsch.  The Scots would score twice more in the second period to take a 3-0 lead. Senior James Emanuelson scored from an assist by senior captain Stephen Callaghan. Baade scored his second goal of the game assisted by Schorsch and freshman Andrew Demmings.  Marcus came back in the third period with two goals and the Scots found themselves with only a 3-2 lead with 8 minutes left in the game. After a strategic time-out after the second Marcus goal, senior captain Crockett Burr scored an unassisted goal one minute later to build the lead to 4-2. The Scots would shut down Marcus the rest of the game for the victory.  Senior goalie Matthew Crow registered 17 saves in the game.

Additionally, senior captains Stephen Callaghan and Crockett Burr and senior goalie Matthew Crow were selected to participate in the annual AT&T High School Varsity All-Star game. The All-Star game was scheduled for the Dr Pepper StarsCenter in Frisco. Congratulations to Stephen, Crockett, and Matthew for being selected to the All-Star team.

Helmet Headache

Posted by    |    January 5th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

We all know that  in the Park Cities football is the sport of kings. Or maybe just little princes.  We also know that football is a rough, high-contact sport and players need to have excellent equipment to protect their bodies from injury. Especially their noggins. Head injuries in sports, particularly football, have been a major topic of discussion these past few months.  The National Federation for High School Association’s Football Rules Committee strengthened guidelines prior to the 2010 season to reduce the risk of players getting serious head injuries by having more stringent testing on players before the season and after a blow to the head.  Concussions are very top of mind (see how I did that?) for coaches, trainers, players and parents – regardless of the sport.  Which is why I, along with many other HP football parents, bought a very expensive Riddell Revolution helmet for my son.  Riddell claims that its helmet reduces concussions by 31%. 

Now Riddell is under investigation by the FTC because, apparently, these claims are completely unsubstantiated.  How does that make me feel?  Angry and scared.  I spent a fortune on a helmet thinking it was going to protect my son’s head in a football game.  Now it sounds like a bunch of hooey.

Anyone care to weigh in on this?

Jerry Sutterfield Named Coach of the Year

Posted by    |    December 16th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

There’s lots of reasons why Highland Park is consistently named one of America’s Top 20 high schools. One of those reasons is Jerry Sutterfield. A big, friendly country boy with a passion for straw hats and teaching kids, girls cross country coach and Athletic Director for Women’s Sports Jerry Sutterfield was recently named the 2010-11 4A-5A Coach of the Year by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

Over the past 25 years, Sutterfield has built HP’s girls cross country into more than a sports dynasty (although it is certainly that); it is a place where teenage girls find solace, support, and strength. It is impossible to measure, or put into words, the impact that Sutterfield has had on the hundreds of girls who’ve run through his program, but the girls themselves eloquently made their case at last week’s HPCC Banquet where the praise came in wave after wave. Sutterfield, who coached this year’s cross country team to a 4A team state championship in November, is a tough fellow who is also prone to cry. This heartfelt emotion has endeared him to kids and parents (like me) who are lucky enough to have a daughter under Sutterfield’s encouraging mentorship. Congratulations to a fantastic guy who epitomizes what great coaching is all about.

Highland Park Hockey Beats Garland, 4-2

Posted by    |    December 7th, 2010 at 8:47 am

The Highland Park Hockey team defeated Garland for the second time in the past three weeks by a score of 4-2 last Thursday (senior Brooks Kelley pictured at left).  Unlike the last two games, the Scots played a solid first period on defense and were tied 0-0.  Two minutes into the second period the Scots capitalized on a Garland penalty as senior captain Stephen Callaghan scored a power play goal assisted by junior captain Nolan Baade and freshman Connor Crow. After a Garland goal, senior captain Crockett Burr skated into the offensive zone and scored assisted by Crow to make it 2-1 after the second period. The Scots would score again early in the third period as sophomore Aidan Schorsch scored off of Crow’s third assist of the game. Callaghan completed the scoring for the Scots with just over a minute to play with an assist by senior James Emanuelson making the final score 4-2.  Senior goalie Matthew Crow recorded his league-tying seventh victory on the season while registering 27 saves for a 93% save percentage.  With the victory, the Scots are now 7-3-0 on the season and one game back of Marcus in the East Division.

The Scots next game is Thursday, December 9 against Lovejoy at the Dr Pepper StarsCenter in McKinney. More photos below.

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Scots Amazing Season Ends, 45-21

Posted by    |    December 1st, 2010 at 7:52 am

Before the 2010 Highland Park Football campaign began, know-it-all media types were forecasting that this team would be lucky to go 7-3. The Scots had too little experience and too many good teams to play, not the least of which was the area’s #1 ranked team, Everman. From that first game until tonight, the gutsy gang whose motto was “Whatever It Takes” piled up thrilling win after thrilling win. At least three of the games — Everman, Sherman, and Wiley — will go down among the most exciting Scots games ever. This team kept alive our incredible 63-game home winning streak. It gave us a joyous Homecoming victory. It earned Highland Park an extra playoff game at Highlander which delighted local fans. This team earned a District 10-4A Championship, then a Bi-District Championship, then an Area crown. It celebrated the extraordinary success of its coach, Randy Allen, with his record-setting 135th win as HP’s leader. And lastly, tonight, it gave our team and our band, cheerleaders, Belles, and fans a truly singular experience of playing in Cowboy Stadium.

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Highland Park Ice Hockey Wins in OT

Posted by    |    November 22nd, 2010 at 2:20 pm

The Highland Park Ice Hockey team defeated McKinney in overtime 5-4 last Thursday evening for their fifth victory in a row.  It was the Scots first overtime game of the year and improved their record to 6-2-0.  It did not start out well for the Scots as McKinney jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first period. Early in the second period the Scots capitalized on a powerplay opportunity when senior Stephen Callaghan scored from the point from an assist by freshman Connor Crow. Later in the period, junior Trevor Sullivan scored from in front of the net after a nice pass from behind the net by senior Josh Coughennower.  McKinney scored again with under a minute to go in the third period to take a 4-2 lead into the final period. Two minutes into the third period, the Scots scored from in front of the net by Callaghan assisted by sophomore Aidan Schorsch. Three minutes later Schorsch scored the tying goal on a powerplay with an assist by junior Nolan Baade (pictured above).  The Scots had numerous chances to take the lead in the third period including two powerplay opportunities but could not capitalize and the game ended in regulation tied at 4-4.  Three minutes into the overtime period freshman Andrew Demmings scored the winning goal for the Scots from an assist by Baade.  Senior goalie Matthew Crow recorded 21 saves and shut down McKinney after the first period.

The Scots next game is next Tuesday, November 23 against Richardson at the Dr Pepper StarsCenter in Plano.

HP Hockey Dominates Lovejoy, 8-2

Posted by    |    November 8th, 2010 at 11:58 am

The Highland Park Ice Hockey team defeated Lovejoy 8-2 on Thursday, Nov. 4 to improve their season record to 4-2-0. The Scots got on the board a little over a minute into the game with an unassisted goal by Andrew Demmings (9) and never looked back. The Scots would score 3 more times in the first period to take a 4-0 lead into the second period. Also scoring goals for the Scots in the first period were James Emanuelson (12), Crockett Burr (12) and Aidan Schorsch (10).  Andrew Demmings scored again in the second period with a short-handed goal before the first Lovejoy goal and the Scots had a 5-1 lead after the second period. The Scots would score three more times in the third period before Lovejoy scored with a minute left in the game. Scoring goals in the third period were Craig Johnson (10), Nick Early (9), and Nolan Baade (11).  The Scots out shot Lovejoy 35-21 on the night. Goalie Matthew Crow (12) earned his fourth victory of the season with 19 saves.

The next game for the Scots is Thursday, November 11 against Garland at the StarsCenter in Plano.    — Kathy Crow

PHOTOS: (top) Goalie Matthew Crow defending in net (bottom) Captain Stephen Callaghan controls the puck