Fitness & Sports
Dragon Volleyball Gets Fall Season Started
THE WOODLANDS, TX – The John Cooper School’s Dragon volleyball gets the Fall season started, and varsity football prepares for the season ahead with a scrimmage. Track will begin August 25.
- August 8 vs. The Village School • 3-0 W
“The Dragons started off the week strong with a commanding 3-0 home sweep of The Village School!” said Coach Courtney Hunnicutt (formerly Eckenrode). “Many of our Dragons stood out with phenomenal defense from Finley Wheeler and Ava Cockrill, strong attacking from Julianne Hon and Isabella Melin, and a steady offense run by Ana Del Angel Aguilar.”
- August 10 vs. Fort Bend Christian • 3-0 L
“The Dragons lost a tough battle to a talented and consistent Fort Bend Christian Academy Eagles team,” said Coach Hunnicutt. “In an effort to tie the match 1-1, the Dragons and the Eagles fought to the finish in extra points and the Dragons came up just short in a 29-31 second set.”
Next up for Dragon Volleyball:
- August 15 vs. Frassati Catholic, 5:30 p.m.
- August 17 at Woodlands Christian, 6 p.m.
- August 18-19 at CHSM Invitational August 22 vs. Second Baptist, 5:30 p.m.
- August 25-26 at Houston Open
The Dragons prepared for the season ahead with a scrimmage vs. Lutheran South on August 11.
“When you strike at a king, you must kill him.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is going to be a year of strikes at the Dragons as they look to further their two-year championship reign over the SPC 3A division. The John Cooper School football team has had its fair share of triumphs over the last few seasons.
The Dragons graduated their largest senior class ever filled with game breakers and game generals. This year the Dragons will put their youngest team ever on the field looking to reveal those new game-changers and future Dragon stars. Junior RB Dean Calhoun will be a force as he looks to continue to shine after a standout sophomore season last year breaking onto the SPC scene with his dynamic playmaking abilities. The Dragon defense will be anchored by seniors Jackson Todd and Cole Sheppard, who already have college offers to continue their football careers.
“The Dragon football program anchors itself in its philosophy of F.A.M.I.L.Y. (Forget About Me I Love You) and that love equals sacrifice, and it will no doubt be a year that tests those Dragon values,” said Coach Daniel Lewis.
Next up for Dragon Football:
- August 17 scrimmage vs. Fort Bend Christian Academy, 6 p.m.
- August 25 vs. Woodlands Christian, 7 p.m.
- September 1 at Cypress Christian, 7:30 p.m.
VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
The Dragon Cross Country team prepares to get their season started on August 25 at Friday Night Lights followed by the annual Dragon Invitational at Burroughs Park.
Next up for Dragon Cross Country
- August 25 at Friday Night Lights at Bear Branch Park, 4 p.m.
- September 2 hosting Dragon Invitational at Burroughs Park, 8 a.m.
View the complete sports calendar here.
The John Cooper School is a PK-12 independent, college preparatory day school that has been serving The Woodlands and greater Houston area since 1988.
For more information, visit www.johncooper.org.