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High School Sports in a Pandemic
Oct 16 • 11 min
In this episode of The Courier News Podcast, sports editor Jon Poorman joins host Jamie Swinnerton to discuss how local sports at the high school level are functioning with new rules and guidelines tied to the coronavirus pandemic. Background reading: UIL…
Shoutout to West County
Oct 13 • 29 min
On this week’s episode of The Courier Sports Corner, we give a shoutout to West County after some strong performances from Magnolia, Magnolia West, Lake Creek and Montgomery (plays from 0:58-17:11). Three stars features football and volleyball…
Covering Elections Locally
Oct 9 • 10 min
In this episode of The Courier News Podcast, Montgomery County editor Alan Fossler joins host Jamie Swinnerton to discuss how The Courier’s staff handles election coverage in Montgomery County, and how that process has changed as print media itself has…
Five Things We Know After Two Weeks of Football
Oct 6 • 29 min
After discussing the triumphant return of The Courier Sports Corner’s fourth member, we discuss five things we know after two weeks of football (plays from 1:11-16:20). Three stars features volleyball and cross country (16:20-20:21), then the week’s…
Lake Conroe Business Boom
Oct 2 • 13 min
In this episode of The Courier News Podcast, reporter Jose Gonzalez discusses his story about increased business around Lake Conroe, even during the pandemic, with host Jamie Swinnerton. Background reading: Lake Conroe: https://bit.ly/3n9cZPI See…
Volleyball Strong Starts + Week 1 Football
Sep 29 • 30 min
The Courier Sports Corner returns to its normal format with talk of volleyball’s strong starts (plays from 1:06-14:38) and a quick recap of football’s first week (14:38-19:38). Cross country, football and tennis get mentions in 3 Stars (19:38-21:35), then…
Remembering Conroe Mayor Toby Powell
Sep 25 • 11 min
In this episode of The Courier News Podcast, managing editor Catherine Dominguez discusses the life of late Conroe Mayor Toby Powell with host Jamie Swinnerton. Powell died September 12 at the age of 79, and during a re-election campaign. Dominguez…
Football Season Preview - Part II
Sep 22 • 51 min
After some Tropical Storm Beta talk, Jon, Rob and Justin dive into Part II of our football season preview, which includes a team-by-team look at the county’s 5A (Div. I) teams (plays from 2:16-20:56) and 6A teams (20:56-41:36). Predictions wrap things up…
Football Season Preview - Part I
Sep 18 • 32 min
In Part I of The Courier Sports Corner’s Football Season Preview, Jon, Rob and Justin break down Montgomery County’s private school and Class 4A and Class 5A (Div. II) teams. The preview begins with a team-by-team look (plays from 0:45-23:51) then moves…
Volleyball Season Preview
Sep 15 • 39 min
The Courier Sports Corner is back with a preview of Montgomery County’s volleyball season. Jon, Rob and Justin discuss the playoff picture as they see it (plays from 2:20-30:50) and make some predictions about the 2020 season as it gets underway…
Coronavirus Update: September 1, 2020
Sep 1 • 9 min
On the latest coronavirus update from The Courier, staff photographer Jason Fochtman discusses how coverage of the pandemic has evolved since the spring – from mask wearing, to emotions, to covering sports. Follow (at) JFoch on Twitter for Jason’s…
Coronavirus Update: August 18, 2020
Aug 18 • 14 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: schools are back in session, mostly online for now, in Montgomery County. Reporter Jamie Swinnerton describes what that looks like, and what’s to come. Links to stories mentioned in this episode: Conroe ISD:…
Coronavirus Update: August 10, 2020
Aug 10 • 5 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier, families and teachers receive back to school help, a local jeweler experiences a boom in business, and amphibians are hopping out of the water. Links to stories mentioned in this episode: Outreach:…
Coronavirus Update: August 4, 2020
Aug 4 • 9 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier, a conversation with The Courier Sports Editor Jon Poorman about the lone school that returned to practice Monday in Montgomery County, Splendora High School. Link to stories mentioned in the episode:…
What sports will look like (for now)
Jul 22 • 33 min
The Courier’s sports staff breaks down announcements from the UIL, TAPPS and SPC about high school fall sports – from who’s playing, when they’re playing, and what games and procedures might look like during the pandemic. Shoutouts wrap up the episode.…
Coronavirus Update: July 21, 2020
Jul 21 • 10 min
On the latest coronavirus update from The Courier, reporter Jose Gonzalez shares his reporting on Montgomery County and the statewide mask order – from local leaders’ reaction, a business owner’s thoughts and legal experts’ opinions on the impact of…
Conroe ISD’s Reopening Plan
Jul 14 • 12 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier, reporter Jamie Swinnerton discusses the TEA’s guidelines for reopening and Conroe ISD’s initial plan. Links to related stories: https://bit.ly/2ZqvlBS and https://bit.ly/38SXcxO See omnystudio.com/listener…
Coronavirus Update: July 7, 2020
Jul 7 • 7 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a mask order, which Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough did not like. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says it won’t take action regarding the order. See…
Coronavirus Update: June 30, 2020
Jun 30 • 11 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Conroe ISD superintendent Curtis Null expresses concern about the upcoming school year, and reporter Meagan Ellsworth joins host Justin Maskulinski to discuss restaurants, Margaritaville and an Independence…
All-Senior Baseball
Jun 30 • 25 min
After discussing a new podcast record, we dive into the All-Senior Baseball team (plays from 1:42-15:27). Looking forward (15:27-20:42) features UF-Sea and unplugging, and shoutouts (20:42-end) include a new football coach in the county. See…
All-Senior Softball
Jun 23 • 24 min
After some Wi-Fi and coffee talk, we dive into our All-Senior Softball teams (plays from 1:50-17:22). Looking forward (17:22-21:18) and shoutouts (21:18 -end) wrap things up. Link to All-Senior Softball: https://bit.ly/3dppWPf See omnystudio.com/listener…
Coronavirus Update: June 23, 2020
Jun 23 • 8 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier, managing editor Catherine Dominguez joins host Justin Maskulinski to discuss where Montgomery County stands with COVID-19. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Coronavirus Update: June 16, 2020
Jun 16 • 8 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: A local restaurant serves teachers for free, south county prepares for Independence Day, and a local organization is born. Reporter Jamie Swinnerton joins host Justin Maskulinski. Links to stories mentioned…
Coronavirus Update: June 9, 2020
Jun 9 • 8 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Graduations were celebrated across the county last week, a local district judge candidate is charged with criminal mischief, and campuses reopen for summer camps. Sports editor Jon Poorman joins host Justin…
All-County Boys Soccer
Jun 9 • 25 min
After some sloppy joe talk, we dive into the all-county boys soccer superlatives (plays from 3:13-19:53). Looking forward (19:53-23:32) and shoutouts (23:32-end) wrap things up. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Peaceful Protests in Montgomery County
Jun 5 • 10 min
Following the death of George Floyd, peaceful protesters in Montgomery County voiced their concern regarding police brutality and racial injustice this week in Conroe, The Woodlands and Willis. Reporters Jamie Swinnerton and Meagan Ellsworth and…
All-County Girls Soccer
Jun 2 • 29 min
The Courier Sports Corner returns with a discussion of the All-County Girls Soccer superlatives. We’re looking forward to the return of sports, and we give shoutouts to the peaceful protesters around the country and the journalists in the field. See…
Coronavirus Update: June 2, 2020
Jun 2 • 10 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Conroe joins peaceful protests, stimulus money may soon be coming to county residents, and reporter Jose Gonzalez discusses the partial reopening of the county courthouse. Links to stories mentioned in this…
Coronavirus Update: May 29, 2020
May 29 • 8 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Renters facing eviction in Montgomery County could receive relief, and reporter Jamie Swinnerton discusses stories about lower numbers of 911 calls and food distribution. Links to stories mentioned in this…
Coronavirus Update: May 26, 2020
May 26 • 10 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: The Woodlands has openings and cancellations, and why local leaders are cautiously optimistic about where the county stands with the coronavirus. Managing editor Catherine Dominguez joins host Justin…
What Could’ve Been
May 22 • 11 min
Seven Montgomery County high school senior athletes reflect on the past two months, the sudden loss of their final seasons, and what can be learned from it all. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Coronavirus Update: May 19, 2020
May 19 • 10 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: the state enters Phase II of opening. Assistant sports editor Rob Tate joins host Justin Maskulinski to discuss the sports side of it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Coronavirus Update: May 15, 2020
May 15 • 12 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Two Conroe PD officers are quarantining, more graduation details are emerging for Conroe ISD, and staff photographer Gustavo Huerta joins host Justin Maskulinski to discuss his view of the past two months.…
Quarantine Time Passers
May 13 • 29 min
On this week’s podcast, we hold a draft the best quarantine time passers (plays from beginning to 25:16). Looking Forward (25:16-28:05) and Shoutouts (28:05-end) wrap things up. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Happy Tuesday (on a Saturday)
May 9 • 20 min
On this week’s (delayed) podcast, we discuss local headlines (plays from 1:46-13:30) then wrap up with looking forward (13:30-17:41) and shoutouts (17:41-end). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Coronavirus Update: May 8, 2020
May 8 • 7 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: The county saw its first decrease in active cases, barbershops and salon re-open, and the story of a local principal who battled and beat COVID-19. Reporter Meagan Ellsworth joins host Justin Maskulinski.…
Coronavirus Update: May 5, 2020
May 5 • 8 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: A second mobile testing site is coming to Montgomery County, The Woodlands is working to safely re-open parks and amenities, and church is back to in-person services, for some. Reporter Jamie Swinnerton…
Coronavirus Update: May 1, 2020
May 1 • 9 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Montgomery County’s non-essential businesses will remain closed after some confusion, a mental health clinic in The Woodlands is adapting to the pandemic, and staff photographer Jason Fochtman joins host…
Coronavirus Update: April 28, 2020
Apr 28 • 8 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order opening business once deemed non-essential beginning May 1 and managing editor Catherine Dominguez joins host Justin Maskulinski to discuss her role in covering the…
NFL Draft Recap
Apr 27 • 26 min
After the calendar confuses us and we branch into marketing, the local angles from the NFL Draft are discussed (plays from 1:51-12:45). After that, we remember and pay tribute to New Caney girls basketball coach Tricia Mize (12:45-20:35). Looking Forward…
Coronavirus Update: April 24, 2020
Apr 24 • 9 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Two local nursing homes have COVID-19 outbreaks, a local restaurant owner gives back, and the role of positive stories in a pandemic. Host Justin Maskulinski is joined by reporter Meagan Ellsworth. Links to…
All County Boys Hoops
Apr 22 • 32 min
This week on The Courier Sports Corner, we react to the official cancellation of spring sports before breaking down the All-Montgomery County boys basketball superlatives and teams (plays from 1:38-25:13). An NFL-draft themed Looking Forward (25:13-30:30)…
Coronavirus Update: April 21, 2020
Apr 21 • 9 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Montgomery County’s ‘Stay at Home, Stop the Spread’ order is lifted to allow statewide decisions to go into effect, the county food bank receives a large donation, and spring high school sports are…
Coronavirus Update: April 17, 2020
Apr 17 • 10 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs an executive order aimed at beginning the re-opening of Texas, while also closing Texas schools for the remainder of the school year; and the Montgomery County Jail handles…
Coronavirus Update: April 14, 2020
Apr 14 • 7 min
On today’s coronavirus update from The Courier: Conroe ISD superintendent Curtis Null assures the Class of 2020 with an announcement that graduation ceremonies have not been canceled, and Montgomery County officials sound concern over 11 deaths by suicide…
All-County Girls Hoops
Apr 14 • 31 min
This week, The Courier Sports Corner tries to return to normalcy with a discussion of our All-County Girls Basketball superlatives and teams (plays from 1:14-24:45). We wrap up with looking forward (24:45-27:52) and shoutouts (27:52-end). See…
Coronavirus Update: April 10, 2020
Apr 10 • 9 min
On the first episode of The Courier’s coronavirus update: Montgomery County’s disaster declaration is extended to May 11, the Montgomery County Food Bank sees a surge in traffic and the Class of 2020 reflects on a year bookended by bad luck. Host Justin…
Montgomery County Madness
Apr 7 • 39 min
The Courier Sports Corner returns after a bit of a hiatus to discuss our bracket of Montgomery County’s greatest athletes. The four regions are discussed before the sports staff makes semifinal and championship picks (plays from beginning to 33:41). The…
Jobs are gone, but the rent is still due
Apr 2 • 14 min
As March turned into April and the Houston stay-at-home order was extended to the start of May, renters who found themselves suddenly unemployed by the coronavirus outbreak have been left to wonder how they will pay for housing. Landlords have their…
Editor Steve Riley: Crisis coverage and the virtual newsroom
Apr 1 • 13 min
As Houston Chronicle executive editor Steve Riley said recently in a letter to readers: Quite suddenly, your lives have changed. Your health, or the health of someone you love, could be at risk. Your job seems shakier than just days ago. Your church…
EDITORIAL: #StayHome
Mar 19 • 7 min
Listen to the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board’s impassioned plea to Houstonians coping with the coronavirus — “Stay home!” — as expressed by editorial board member Monica Rohr.
Spring Break Smorgasbord
Mar 10 • 36 min
After a thorough recap of Justin’s first (and likely only) half marathon, we do some spring cleaning with talk about Lake Creek boys basketball (plays from 4:55-8:08), the teams that have clinched playoff spots in soccer (8:08-14:11) and some hot…
Soccer Playoff Picture
Mar 3 • 41 min
After a sports-themed Super Tuesday discussion, we look at the county’s soccer playoff picture (plays from 3:55-23:32). Multiple sports are mentioned in 3 stars (23:32-27:05), then the week’s coverage plan, and Texas high school mascots, are…
Baseball Season Preview
Feb 25 • 41 min
After an important update, we preview the baseball season in Montgomery County (plays from 2:15-32:25). Wrestling and basketball are mentioned in 3 stars (32:25-35:53), then the week’s (or really just Tuesday’s) coverage plan is discussed in where…
Boys Hoops Playoff Preview
Feb 21 • 26 min
It’s a two-podcast week and we’re previewing the UIL boys basketball playoffs. We also update the TAPPS playoffs. That’s all for this episode.
Softball Season Preview
Feb 18 • 38 min
After a recap of our XFL experience, we preview the softball season (plays from 2:00-27:10). Basketball and swimming are the focus of 3 stars (27:10-29:58). The week’s coverage schedule is discussed in where we’ll be (29:58-34:47), then looking…
Girls Hoops Playoff Preview
Feb 13 • 41 min
As promised, we preview the girls basketball postseason on this week’s episode (plays from 2:35-22:47). Basketball, softball and soccer are mentioned in 3 stars (22:47-27:46), then the rest of the week is mapped out in where we’ll be…
Girls Hoops Playoff Preview…Coming Soon
Feb 11 • 0 min
The girls hoops playoff picture is still pretty foggy on the last day of the regular season (today), so we’re not going to record a full episode previewing the postseason until Thursday. See you then!
Realignment
Feb 4 • 31 min
After Jon explains his Super Bowl pick and celebrates the Chiefs win, we talk realignment for football, volleyball and basketball (plays from 3:33-21:09). Basketball and swimming are recognized in 3 stars (21:09-23:39) before our busy week is outlined…
Boys Hoops Playoff Picture
Jan 28 • 39 min
After Rob’s Royal Rumble Recap, we discuss the boys basketball playoff race in Montgomery County (plays from 2:49-19:35). Basketball, soccer and swimming are mentioned in 3 stars (19:35-22:20), then the week’s coverage plan is discussed in where…
Girls Hoops Playoff Picture
Jan 21 • 28 min
After a recap of Rob’s half marathon, we look at the girls hoops playoff race (plays from 1:49-13:31). Soccer and swimming show up in 3 stars (13:31-16:38), then the week’s coverage plan is discussed in where we’ll be (16:38-20:29). Looking…
All-County Football
Jan 14 • 48 min
After some Texans and Astros talk, All-County Football is the focus of this week’s episode. That includes discussion of the superlatives (plays from 3:24-22:24) and teams (22:24-28:08), as well as way-too-early picks for 2020 Player of the Year…
Hoops Headlines
Jan 7 • 35 min
After discussing the podcast’s ‘next man up’ mentality, we begin the podcast with some headlines from girls basketball (plays from 2:23-14:36) and boys basketball (14:36-21:06). Soccer is the focus of 3 stars (21:06-24:15), then the week’s…
2019 Year in Review
Dec 31, 2019 • 36 min
In the final episode of the year, we pick and discuss some of the top Montgomery County teams of 2019 (plays from 1:32-23:06), then discuss the best and worst moments of the sports world from the year (23:06-31:00). In Looking Forward, we have our…
All-County Volleyball
Dec 15, 2019 • 38 min
On this week’s podcast, The Courier’s sports staff discusses their superlative choices for the All-Montgomery County volleyball teams (plays from 2:18-29:16). Way-too-early 2020 Player of the Year predictions wrap up the discussion (29:16-32:32)….
Hoops Hot Starts
Dec 10, 2019 • 29 min
This week, we highlight seven hot starts to the basketball season in the county (plays from 1:17-18:11). Wrestling, volleyball and football are mentioned in ‘3 stars’ (18:11-20:45), then the week’s coverage plan is outlined in ‘where we’ll…
Fall Sports Wrap Up
Dec 3, 2019 • 33 min
This week, we wrap up fall sports with some thoughts on volleyball (plays from 1:16-8:32) and football (8:32-19:06). Football and basketball are mentioned in ‘3 stars’ (19:06-22:46), then the week’s coverage plan is discussed in ‘where we’ll…
Football & Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2019 • 36 min
After discussing what we’re most thankful for when it comes to work, we update the football playoffs (plays from 3:07-22:56). ‘3 stars’ (22:56-24:57) precedes a draft of our favorite parts of Thanksgiving (24:57-34:11). ‘Shoutouts’ wrap up…
Boys Basketball Preview
Nov 19, 2019 • 44 min
After we say farewell to Jon’s beard, we preview the county’s boys basketball season (plays from 2:01-22:29), wrapping up with predictions for deepest postseason run and player of the year (22:29-29:39). Football and volleyball take up the ‘3…
Football Playoffs Preview
Nov 12, 2019 • 41 min
After an update on Jon’s beard, we preview the football playoffs for Montgomery County’s eight teams that qualified (plays from 1:53-21:32) and discuss some of the teams that narrowly missed the playoffs (21:32-28:11). Volleyball, cross country…
Girls Basketball Preview
Nov 5, 2019 • 40 min
After some election day talk, we get into our girls basketball season preview (plays from 2:18-23:53). Football and volleyball are mentioned in ‘3 stars’ (23:53-26:49) and ‘Where we’ll be’ (26:49-33:48). ‘Looking Forward’ (33:48-35:20)…
Football Playoff Picture
Oct 29, 2019 • 35 min
After Jon recaps the musical ‘Cats,’ we take a look at the county’s football playoff picture (plays from 3:10-21:28). Volleyball and cross country are the focus of ‘3 stars’ (21:28-25:46), then the week’s coverage plan is outlines in…
Volleyball Playoff Picture
Oct 22, 2019 • 39 min
After finding out what makes a Texas Edition truck a Texas Edition truck, we look at the county’s volleyball playoff picture (plays from 2:37-14:56). The ‘3 stars’ segment highlights cross country and football (14:56-18:29), then ‘where…
The County’s Top Football Units
Oct 15, 2019 • 34 min
This week, we highlight some of the county’s best football units (plays from 2:38-21:28). Cross country and volleyball are the focus of ‘3 stars’ (21:28-24:51), then the week’s coverage plan is discussed in ‘where we’ll be’…
Football Midseason Review
Oct 8, 2019 • 48 min
This week’s episode focuses on the football playoff picture (plays from 1:46-30:38) and mentions some names that may be in contention for postseason superlatives (30:38-37:54). Three different sports appear in ‘3 stars’ (37:54-40:50), then the…
Volleyball Midseason Review
Oct 1, 2019 • 51 min
After Rob praises Jon’s Kansas City Chiefs, we review the county’s volleyball season at (or near) its midway point (plays from 3:33-25:28). Midseason superlatives wrap up the volleyball talk (25:28-33:27), then we move into ‘3 stars’…
5A District Play On The Way
Sep 24, 2019 • 43 min
After some Imelda talk, we discuss Class 5A football as county teams enter district play this week (plays from 3:00-25:23). Adam Coleman of the Houston Chronicle makes his podcast debut in ‘Greater Houston Highlights’ (25:23-29:53) before ‘3…
District 20-5A Volleyball
Sep 17, 2019 • 39 min
After some Tropical Storm Imelda talk, we dive into District 20-5A volleyball (plays from 1:50-23:11). Football is the focus of ‘3 stars’ (23:11-27:55), then the week’s coverage schedule is outlined in ‘where we’ll be’ (27:55-32:54)….
District 15-6A Football
Sep 10, 2019 • 41 min
After wishing Jon a happy 30th birthday, we dive into District 15-6A football (plays from 2:07-26:24). Volleyball is the focus of ‘3 stars’ (26:24-29:35), then the week’s coverage schedule is outlined in ‘Where we’ll be’ (29:35-34:30)….
Surprises and Questions in Football and Volleyball
Sep 3, 2019 • 40 min
This week, we return to our normal format with surprises and questions from football (plays from 1:32-16:24) and volleyball (16:24-26:27). Football is the focus of ‘3 Stars’ (26:27-29:34), then the week’s coverage plan is outlined in ‘Where…
Football Season Preview (Part II)
Aug 27, 2019 • 55 min
After some football preview section talk, Part II of the football season preview begins with a rapid recap of 2018 (plays from 2:58-3:37) and the Houston Chronicle’s Houston-area poll (3:37-7:06). Montgomery County team-by-team previews and…
John Cooper Football Coach Erik DeHaven
Aug 23, 2019 • 10 min
The Courier sports editor Jon Poorman sat down with Erik DeHaven, the new head football coach of The John Cooper School. The discussion included DeHaven’s reasons for coming to John Cooper, the differences between competing in the SPC and TAPPS and…
Football Season Preview (Part I)
Aug 20, 2019 • 45 min
In Part I of our football season preview, we talk about the Montgomery County schools in Class 5A Div. II (plays from 2:23-11:14) and Class 4A (11:14-17:09), as well as the private schools (17:09-32:32) and the county’s lone independent school…
Pigskin Preview
Aug 13, 2019 • 37 min
The Conroe Noon Lions Club held its 44th Annual Buddy Moorhead Pigskin Preview on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. This episode of The Courier Sports Corner has excerpts from the speeches of the nine county football coaches who were there representing their…
Volleyball Season Preview
Aug 6, 2019 • 34 min
This week, we preview Montgomery County’s volleyball season. After a rapid recap of 2018, the 2019 season is discussed (plays from 1:59-19:39). There are numerous all-county players coming back, led by setters (19:39-23:44). Predictions for the…
Bonus: The Quesadilla Question
Jul 30, 2019 • 4 min
The Courier Sports Corner just wrapped up its Coach of the Year Interview Series. In the series, each coach was asked whether a quesadilla was a side, entree or appetizer. Sports editor Jon Poorman thinks it’s a side, so we decided to hold an informal…
Splendora Softball Coach Deana Eubanks
Jul 30, 2019 • 50 min
Splendora softball coach Deana Eubanks wraps up the Coach of the Year Interview Series. In the interview segment (plays from 1:42-31:13), Eubanks talks about facing tough competition, the team she has coming back, her playing days and softball’s…
Magnolia West Baseball Coach Justin Faltysek
Jul 23, 2019 • 42 min
Magnolia West baseball coach Justin Faltysek continues the Coach of the Year Interview Series. In the interview segment (plays from 1:26-23:14), Faltysek talks about his team’s run to the region final, coaching against the high school he played for,…
College Park Boys Soccer Coach John Owens
Jul 19, 2019 • 60 min
College Park boys soccer coach John Owens continues the Coach of the Year Interview Series. In the interview segment (plays from 1:06-35:16), Owens talks about his team’s run to the state tournament, how psychology impacts his approach to coaching,…
Montgomery Girls Soccer Coach Brandi Wilkinson
Jul 16, 2019 • 47 min
Montgomery girls soccer coach Brandi Wilkinson continues the Coach of the Year Interview Series. In the interview segment (plays from 1:21-30:09), Wilkinson talks about her senior-heavy team winning a playoff game, soccer’s varying field surfaces…
Lake Creek Boys Basketball Coach Shannon Spencer
Jul 12, 2019 • 39 min
Lake Creek boys basketball coach Shannon Spencer continues the Coach of the Year Interview Series. In the interview segment (plays from 2:13-21:45), Spender talks about opening a senior-less program, coaching at the same school as his former coach and…
All-County Baseball
Jul 9, 2019 • 29 min
The Courier sports staff shakes off some summer rust before discussing the All-County baseball superlatives (plays from 1:59-21:46), ending with way-too-early predictions for 2020 Player of the Year (21:46-24:20). We’re looking forward to football,…
Conroe Girls Basketball Coach Tamisha Houston
Jul 2, 2019 • 46 min
Conroe girls basketball coach Tamisha Houston continues the Coach of the Year Interview Series. In the interview segment (plays from 1:51-30:47), Houston talks about her young team that made it to the second round of the postseason, her experience…
All-County Softball
Jun 25, 2019 • 33 min
All-County softball superlatives are the focus of this week’s episode (plays from 1:44-22:29), then we mention some way-too-early names that could be in the player of the year conversation for 2020 (22:29-27:10) Looking forward (27:10-31:08) and…
Splendora Football Coach Marcus Schulz
Jun 21, 2019 • 46 min
Splendora football coach Marcus Schulz continues the Coach of the Year Interview Series. In the interview segment (plays from 1:08-26:43), Schulz talks about last season, the Splendora community, postgame talks with his wife Luci, and much more. In…
Oak Ridge Volleyball Coach Rachel Croley
Jun 18, 2019 • 49 min
Oak Ridge volleyball coach Rachel Croley kicks off The Courier Sports Corner’s Coach of the Year Interview Series. In the interview segment (plays from 1:29-22:54), Croley talks about going from The Woodlands assistant to Oak Ridge head coach,…
All-County Boys Soccer
Jun 11, 2019 • 33 min
This week, All-County boys soccer is the focus (plays from 1:32-27:09). Looking forward (27:09-30:25) and shoutouts (30:25-end) wrap up the episode. Keep an eye out for The Courier Sports Corner’s Coach of the Year Interview Series, which kicks off…
The Return of the Dog Days Draft
Jun 4, 2019 • 38 min
This week, we wrap up Magnolia West’s baseball season (plays from 1:55-7:02). Dog days drafts return with our favorite teams to cover from the past year (7:02-32:04). ‘Looking forward’ includes summer plans (32:04-36:13) and shoutouts wrap up…
All-County Girls Soccer
May 28, 2019 • 36 min
After some summer talk, this week’s podcast begins with the All-County girls soccer superlatives and a lookahead to the 2020 season (plays from 1:55-16:45). The Woodlands baseball season ended, but Magnolia West moves on (16:45-25:20). We say…
May 22, 2019: Two Teams Remain
May 22, 2019 • 33 min
After a debate about quesadilla categorization, we wrap up the seasons of Splendora softball, TWCA softball and Porter baseball (plays from 2:15-10:41). Then we look ahead to baseball’s fourth round, where Magnolia West and The Woodlands play this…