|Girls Sports, General, Football, Club Sports, Boys Sports||31 Jan 2010||
|Big week ahead by Scott Farrell||Comment (0)|
The shortest month in the year is also the busiest for sports coverage. So what better way to start it than with one of the best weeks of the year?
Here are the highlights of an action- and news-packed week in Scotland:
Monday: UIL realignment
The UIL shuffles its district cards every two years, so at 9 a.m. all eyes and ears will be at the Birdville Fine Arts Center for the announcement of which schools HP will be competing against in district play for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. It's an event big event that even Fox Sports Southwest carries a one-hour program on it live.
Tuesday: Girls basketball vs. Royse City
Come to Highlander Fieldhouse at 7:30 p.m. as the Lady Scots try to advance to the playoffs for a second consecutive season. HP (15-11, 7-4) can clinch a playoff bid with a win. Royse City won the first meeting, 54-38.
Wednesday: National Signing Day
There will be an assortment of Signing Day activities at HPHS honoring the Scots' student-athletes who are continuing their athletic careers in college. Among the HP athletes to be signing are Trevor Hubbard in boys soccer (South Carolina), Margaret Gottsacker in girls soccer (Texas Tech), Garrett Childers in football (San Diego) and Joey Landess (Richmond).
Thursday: District swimming and diving championships
You can use this day to catch your breath, or you can keep the adrenaline going by heading out to the new Rockwall ISD Natatorium, which we hear is a swimming and diving palace. The district diving championships open the event on Thursday, with the swimming finals on Friday afternoon. HP is favored to win both boys' and girls' divisions.
Friday: Boys soccer vs. McKinney
HP is 4-4-3 on the season against one of the toughest non-district schedules in the area. They return home for their final non-district match against McKinney, a team they may face again in the playoffs. The high-scoring Scots (18 goals in 11 games) are fun to watch.
Next door the girls' basketball team hosts state-ranked Rockwall in Highlander Fieldhouse.
Saturday: Meet the (fill in the blank) and district wrestling
There are "Meet the Scots" events for the softball, baseball and boys lacrosse teams at the high school. Basically, stay at HPHS from 10 a.m. to about 3 p.m. and you can meet the teams and half the athletic department.
In other news, the HP wrestlers head to Richardson Berkner for the district wrestling championships looking to set the postseason stage for another run at a top-12 finish at state.