Pair of HP cheerleaders to compete in all-star competition


HP varsity cheerleaders, junior Beth Copeland and sophomore Haley Abio, will experience a dream come true when they travel to Orlando to compete in the US All Star Federation’s Cheerleading Worlds Competition April 24. They will compete as part of EC Athletics’ Level 6 team Surge against U.S. university teams, and teams from across the globe.
ESPN and ESPN2 will air coverage of the competition at a later date.

Boys and girls gymnastics teams qualify for state competition

The Lady Scots gymnastics team finished strong on the second day of the Regional Championships on April 6 to earn a second-place finish. The team qualified to compete at theState Championships hosted by Chisholm Trail High School April 29-30.
Freshman Tatum Meeks was the Regional All-Around Champion, and placed first on Vault and Bars. Freshman Lily Overton placed third All-Around, second on Floor and third on Bars. Click here for more results.

Over the two-day regional meet, the Scots gymnasts turned in season-high scores and placed third in the region to qualify the team for the state meet.

Freshman Adam Elahmdi placed on every event, including third All-Around, third on Horizontal Bar and second on Parallel Bars.

Senior captain Keegan Black placed on five events including third on Vault. This will be his third trip to state. Click here for more results.

HP Field Hockey club schedules spring tryouts

The HP girls field hockey club team will hold tryouts from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays from April 18-May 9 on the HPMS field. No experience or equipment is needed for tryouts. To register, contactHPFieldHockey@gmail.com.

The fall season begins with a summer morning camp, held two weeks before school starts, with games through mid-November against DFW-area private school teams. Players have an option to earn fall ninth-period off-campus PE credit.

HP D1 lacrosse club team beats rival Jesuit 9-6


The highly anticipated game between No. 1 ranked Highland Park against No. 2 ranked Dallas Jesuit was a slug fest from start to finish. HP retained control for most of the game and won 9-6 in front of a packed home crowd at Highlander Stadium. For the Scots, senior attackmen Jackson Durham and Hoyt Matisse combined for 11 points, with Durham notching 2 goals and 4 assists and Matisse registering 4 goals and 1 assist. Also adding individual goals for Highland Park were Parker Alexander, Owen Seebold and Chris Buell. 

The Scots travel to Houston tonight to face the Woodlands for a rematch of the 2015 state championship game. The defending state champion Scots square off against Kingwood on Saturday. For more information, visit www.highlandparklacrosse.org.

Scots celebrate successful swimming season


The HP swim and dive team celebrated its award-winning season at the annual team banquet April 7. Captains’ awards and senior farewell speeches highlighted a fantastic year.

Sophomore Felix Van Cauwelaert, who was named District Swimmer of the Year and qualified to swim at the state championship meet, and senior Helena Burns, who was also named District Swimmer of the Year, earned 2015-16 MVP honors.

The swimmers are already looking forward to making a splash next season.

Flying Scots Men’s Track News

The Men’s Flying Scots Track Team traveled to Central Texas and competed in the Waco Midway Relays on Friday. 11 personal records were set with the Varsity finishing 5th and the JV finished as meet runner-ups.

Jr. dorbaMedalists are:
Bobby Hrncir-2nd discus Varsity
Carson Yeager-3rd shot put Varsity
Brayden Faulk-1st Pole Vault Varsity
Etienne Black- 3rd Pole Vault Varsity
Andrew Kliewer-1st 3200 & 3rd 1600 Varsity
Cameron Hoglund-3rd 800 Varsity
Carson Bryant-1st High Jump & 2nd 400 JV
Giff Giffen-3rd shot put JV
Sam Sloan-1st 800 & 3rd 400 JV
4×2-2nd team members(Urbanczyk, Fain, French, Green) JV
4×4-1st team members(Sloan, Bryant, Gadbois, Rupple) JV

Names left to right:
Junior Dorbah, Walker French, and Matthew Barge

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Lady Scots Soccer Continues Playoff Run

Lady Scots Soccer AdvanceHP has advanced to the area round and faces Sachse at 6 p.m. Friday, April 1 at Richardson ISD’s Wildcat-Ram Stadium.

Tickets will be available at the gate: $5 for adults and $3 for students. HP is the home team.

The Lady Scots soccer team posted a playoff win with a 10-0 bi-district round victory against Irving Nimitz March 24. Sarah O’Neal led the Scots with four goals and an assist, and Frances Ann Matise and captain Savanna Jones followed with two goals. Grace Bass provided a rare assist from the defensive line, and contributed to the shutout defense which has allowed only one regulation goal in the last 10 matches.

Field Hockey and Lacrosse News

HP Field Hockey club schedules spring tryouts

The HP girls field hockey club team will hold tryouts from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays from April 18-May 9 on the HPMS field. No experience or equipment is needed for tryouts. To register, contactHPFieldHockey@gmail.com.

The fall season begins with a summer morning camp, held two weeks before school starts, with games through mid-November against DFW-area private school teams. Players have an option to earn fall ninth-period off-campus PE credit.

Join HP Lacrosse for March 26 Patriot Cup
The HP Varsity DI and DII club teams will once again play in the Patriot Cup March 26 at SMU’s Ford Stadium. This year will also feature defending national champion University of Denver, ranked No. 1 nationally, against Penn State. 
The schedule for the 2016 Patriot Cup is:
  • Noon: Denver (2015 D1 NCAA Champs) vs Penn State
  • 2 p.m.: HPD1 vs Westlake
  • 4 p.m.: HPD2 vs McKinney

Click here for an event flier. The full schedule is available at http://www.patriotcup.com.

Lady Scots Lacrosse to host Allen March 29


Join the HP Girls Lacrosse club teams as they take on Allen March 29 at Highlander Stadium. The JV contest begins at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity at 7:30.