Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

Legends of Charity celebrates NFL on Fox

Posted by    |    February 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

After a long week of icy roads, freezing temperatures and a slew of canceled Super Bowl events…  The NFL on FOX on-air team was honored tonight at the seventh annual Legends for Charity dinner to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the Hilton Anatole.  The dinner celebrated the broadcasting and professional football careers of the NFL on FOX on-air talent while showcasing the lifesaving research and treatment done at St. Jude.

“The group award this year – which varies from the original concept of selecting an individual who has not only excelled in their field but for their personal commitment to making a difference in the lives of others – was done to celebrate the difference the network – The NFL ON FOX – is making through their creation of the FOX Sports Supports program,” said Mr. Summerall. ” It was a perfect way to celebrate their selection of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

NFL on Fox Team


The Art of Skateboarding

Posted by    |    November 15th, 2010 at 8:23 am

Last week I attended the 3d annual The Art of Skateboarding at South Side on Lamar with my 10 year-old son.

It was an evening of spectacular art, skateboarding, cocktails and fun benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Throughout the evening guests could bid on and purchase their favorite artist’s skateboard and limited edition Vans shoes.

175 skateboards were on display, designed by either a celebrity artist, clothing designer, graphic designer, or a local artist.

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

Football Night in Park Cities: HP wins, Ponies fall

Posted by    |    September 24th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Two wild, exciting games tonight. At Highlander Stadium, the HP Scots held strong against a furious second half comeback by Rockwall to win 37-30. Senior wide receiver Dalton Stogner was brilliant, with three huge touchdown catches. Senior QB Jake Howeth passed and ran for scores, while also making numerous stellar plays in the secondary. The top-ranked Scots improved to 4-0.

Over at Ford Field, the SMU Mustangs hosted TCU, now ranked #4 in the nation. The Ponies gave the Horned Frogs ALL they could handle for three and a half quarters, but TCU pulled away late to win 41-24. The game was highly touted by SMU fans and according to one former SMU player who attended, “was a fantastic fight that reminded you of the old Southwest Conference battles these teams had. Just great football.” The best news? You+Dallas film crews captured incredible footage of both games which will be on the site this week!

HP Scots Muy Bueno vs. Monterey Tec, 56-30

Posted by    |    September 4th, 2010 at 12:52 am

High hopes for the home opener were exceeded in more ways than the score. Let’s start with an awesome new tradition, a “victory march” from the new Big Red Barn (a.k.a., “Multi-Purpose Activity Center”) across Grassmere into the stadium. Led by the HP Band’s bagpipe corps, the team walked arm-in-arm through a gauntlet of cheering fans into Highlander. The players had teenage macho pre-game scowls on their faces, but any parent could see they were loving the adoration. Pure gold (and blue).

Despite a 24-hour bus ride from Monterey, the boys from across the border started strong. They were, after all, the top high school team in all of Mexico for the past three years. But the fiesta ended quickly with Jake Howeth going 12-14 passing while Preston Miller zipped inside and outside for 150 yards. Then, in the second half, Brady Burgin came in and showed us why he’s got his own fan club. Burgin went 12-for-16 and two touchdowns. Receivers Dalton Stogner, Colin Stringer, and William Morris were Venus flytraps, catching everything in sight. Gotta give some love to senior DB Brant Green who snagged two interceptions at key times.

The Belles rocked halftime with the best routine ever, the purple-hoop-wavy-thing. Good spirit, although the Scotsmen were getting tired carrying those 900-pound HPHS flags every 8, count ‘em 8 touchdowns. The price of success! Talked with a wonderful family from Mexico after the game who said our team “played with vigor and with honor.” Es verdad. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Scots Win a Thriller, 27-21

Posted by    |    August 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

In the waning days of a hot Texas summer, Highland Park and Everman served up a scorcher at SMU’s Ford Field tonight. In a rock ‘em, sock ‘em back-and-forth battle, the Scots showed incredible character to prevail over one of the state’s highest ranked teams. It was everything you want in a high school football game. Some observations:

1. Jake Howeth is a mega-stud. He literally did it all: passing, running, tackling, and he even served up an incredible 62-yard punt when it was desperately needed.

2. Our defensive secondary played like hosses. Brant Green, Blake Poston, Holt Pearlman and Nick Mouch kept a very speedy set of Everman receivers in check and applied some bodacious hits.

3. Our coaching staff is the hidden ace in every game. They have our players so prepared. At the end of the game, as the Bulldogs had breakdowns, miscues, and loss of focus, the Scots stayed disciplined.

4. Fan support was off the charts. The Blue & Gold Nation PACKED the west side of the stadium, outnumbering the Everman crowd 50-1, and stayed loud and proud the whole game. What a magnificent start to the season! Look for some great video from the You+Dallas team coming this week.