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Dragon Athletes Compete At Invitationals

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The John Cooper School’s Dragon athletes finish strong at Invitational competitions.

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Grace Minarovic, a senior at The John Cooper School. Photo courtesy of The John Cooper School.


  • 2/25 at The Dick Phillips Invitational at Episcopal High School

Boys 7th • Girls 6th

“This weekend the Cooper Track & Field teams took their talents to Houston, competing in the Episcopal Dick Phillips Invitational,” said Coach Matt Bohan. “The boys team finished in 7th place scoring an impressive 96 points amongst 25 teams. The Cooper girls also competed well finishing in 6th place with 62 points.”

“We had an impressive day across the board,” said distance coach George Dohner. “Our team atmosphere is thriving, and the kids are performing at a high level that is fun to watch.” The Cooper athletes recorded 28 personal records (PR) along with 15 season records (SR). Sprints coach Paul Herman said, “I am really proud of the kids and the work they have put in thus far. We have a good balance of experienced and young runners who are both working hard and improving each day.”

Congrats go out to sophomore pole vaulter, Milla Signorelli who tied the school record at 10’6”. Nico Signorelli beat his own school record in an earlier meet this week with a vaulting height of 15’.




Scoring Points for Cooper (Top-8 Finish in perspective event)

Episcopal Dick Phillips Invitational:

  • Nathan Montes: 2nd place – 800m
  • Alexis Seymour: 3rd place – 800m
  • Amir Rizvi: 2nd place – 110m H, 3rd place 300m H
  • Sienna Williams: 1st place 300m H, 3rd place 100m H
  • Walter Day: 7th place – 1600m
  • Megan Day: 2nd place – 3200m
  • Milla Signorelli: 2nd place – Pole Vault
  • Zach Sheirr : 7th place – Discus
  • Girls 4x100m Relay: (5th) Lien, Signorelli, Williams, Ewherido
  • Girls 4X400m Relay: (2nd) Ewherido, Ferber, Signorelli, Williams
  • 4x400m relay: (5th) Taylor, Grzelewski, Montes, Rizvi
  • 4X100m relay: (5th) Calhoun, Rhoden, Schlichter, Grzelewski
  • DMR Relay: (3rd) Bailey, Barrenechea, Karst, Trenholme

Next up for Dragon Track & Field:

  • 3/3-4 at St. John’s Maverick Relays
  • 3/9 at Dog Pound Invitational at Magnolia High School, 10 p.m.
  • 3/9 at Raevyn Rogers Invitational at Kinkaid, 3 p.m.


  • 2/21 at Tomball Kings • 4-3 W
  • 2/25 vs Woodlands Christian • 8-3 L
  • 2/25 vs Saint Mary’s Hall • canceled

Next up for Dragon Baseball:

  • 2/28 vs. Legacy Prep, 5 p.m.
    • 3/2-4 at St. Thomas High School Tournament
    • 3/2 at Waltrip High School, 11 a.m.
    • 3/2 at St. Pius X, 4 p.m.
    • 3/3 at Beaumont Kelly, 11 a.m.
    • 3/4 at Lutheran South, 4 p.m.
  • 3/7 vs Be Elite, 7 p.m.





  • 2/24 at Fort Bend Academy Invitational
    • vs St. Pius X • 13-12 L
    • vs Fort Bend Christian Academy • 9-4 W
  • 2/25 at Fort Bend Academy Invitational
    • vs Incarnate Word • 9-0 W
    • vs Heights Central High School • 15-1 L

“We had a great weekend at the Fort Bend Christian Academy Invitational,” said Coach Nicole Hedden. “Our base-running was on fire! Madison Roger had a three-run home run against Fort Bend Christian Academy. Grace Minarovic had a two-run home run against Incarnate Word Academy. Our bats were hot this weekend. We made some great plays defensively but need to work on trusting each other and communicating on defense. These young ladies are getting better each game. Our last game was a tough loss, but we now know what to work on to improve.”

“I am looking forward to a big week ahead–we have a game vs. St. John XXIII on Monday and getting back to work on Tuesday and Wednesday at practice before our next Round Robin that St. Johns is hosting on Thursday and Friday.”

Next up for Dragon Softball:

  • 2/27 at St. John XXIII, 4 p.m.
  • 3/2 at St. John’s Round Robin
    • vs St. Pius X, 12 p.m.
    • vs Southwest Christian, 1:30 p.m.
  • 3/4 at St. John’s Round Robin
    • vs Fort Worth Country Day, 11 a.m.
    • vs Incarnate Word, 2:30 p.m.
  • 3/7 vs International Leadership of Texas, 6 p.m.
  • 3/9 vs Lutheran South, 5:30 p.m.





  • 2/17 at Chancellors Tournament

Boys Team

  • Mahi Khurana • finalist boys A singles
  • Nick von Bodungen | Danny Justice • winners B doubles
  • Parker Gregory | Danny Capsimalis • doubles third place
  • Andrew Burchfiel | Dhilan Jolly • doubles C won

Girls Team

  • Erika Olson • girls third A singles
  • Maya Berthiaux | Presley Sansbury • A doubles fourth
  • Silvana Pescador | Maddie Burchfiel• C doubles won

Next up for Dragon Tennis:

  • 2/28 vs. St. Johns*, 4 p.m.
  • 3/3-4 at TTC Private School Championships


Next up for Dragon Golf:

  • 2/28 Boys Golf at Kinkaid Invitational, Blackhorse Country Club, 8 a.m.
  • 3/1 Girls Golf at Kinkaid Invitational, Blackhorse Country Club, 8 a.m.
  • 3/7 at Episcopal Invitational, Quail Valley Golf Course
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