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High school sports in Montgomery County, TX


Hoops Hot Starts
Dec 10 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
May 14, 2019: State Track, Softball & Baseball
May 14 • 41 min
A loaded podcast begins with a state track and field recap (plays from 0:51-10:37). Then, softball (10:37-16:36) and baseball (16:36-30:57) playoff updates wrap up headlines. Baseball and tennis are mentioned in ‘3 stars’ (30:57-33:42), then the…
Mother Nature Hates The Playoffs
May 7 • 33 min
This week begins with a discussion of Mother Nature, her potential fandom and her hate for the playoffs. After that, the softball (plays from 3:15-11:23) and baseball (11:23-21:43) playoffs are updated and previewed. Softball and track are mentioned…
Softball & Baseball Playoffs
Apr 30 • 37 min
SPOILER ALERT? This week begins with Game of Thrones talk with what Justin thinks might be a spoiler from Jon. Then the episode gets into softball (plays from 2:31-10:55) and baseball (10:55-24:47) playoff talk. Softball, golf and triathlon are…
Softball Playoffs Preview
Apr 24 • 43 min
After discussing chicken parm lasagna, state soccer kicks things off (plays from 2:18-6:18) Softball playoffs (6:18-23:48) and the baseball playoff picture (23:48-29:51) follow. Baseball dominates ‘3 stars’ (29:51-32:11) before ‘where we’ll…
State Soccer & Softball Playoff Picture
Apr 16 • 32 min
After some Masters talk, the podcast gets going with College Park boys soccer (plays from 1:56-11:05). A look at the softball playoff picture follows (11:05-19:14). Baseball and athletic departments are recognized in ‘3 stars’ (19:14-22:33), then…
All-County Boys Hoops & Soccer Playoffs
Apr 9 • 42 min
After a recap of The Courier’s bracket challenge, the All-County boys basketball team is the main topic this week (plays from 2:54-19:53). A soccer playoff update wraps up the headlines (19:53-24:27). Baseball, golf and tennis are mentioned in ‘3…
Mascot Madness
Mar 30 • 48 min
Have you ever wondered which Montgomery County high school mascot would survive and advance through a bracket if it battled the other mascots? After a soccer playoff update (plays from 2:02-15:37), we answer the mascot question with the first-ever…
All-County Girls Hoops & Soccer Playoffs
Mar 26 • 33 min
After our much-awaited World Series picks, we go through the All-County girls basketball superlatives and teams (plays from 2:13-15:36). Baseball and girls soccer are mentioned in ‘3 stars’ (15:36-18:50). This week’s coverage plan is outlined in…
Hot Starts in Baseball
Mar 19 • 24 min
This week we start with final four picks, then we get into some baseball talk (plays from 2:13-14:44). Softball and soccer are highlighted in ‘3 stars’ (14:44-17:03), then the week’s coverage plan is revealed in ‘where we’ll be’…
Hot Starts in Softball
Mar 12 • 33 min
After discussing ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ in the cold open, six softball teams that are off to hot starts are highlighted (plays from 2:24-19:14). Basketball, baseball and soccer make an appearance in ‘3 stars’ (19:14-22:23). ‘Where…
Soccer’s Playoff Picture
Mar 5 • 33 min
As we say goodbye to February, we look forward to March, which will feature some races for playoff spots in soccer. We talk about contenders in District 15-6A (runs from 2:00-7:36), District 19-5A (7:36-13:29) and District 20-5A (13:29-20:40). After…
All Ears!
Mar 2 • 14 min
All Ears! Listening and Language Center is a preschool for hearing-impaired children based in The Woodlands that participated in The Woodlands Marathon’s charity challenge. Sports reporter Justin Maskulinski tells the story of All Ears! in this…
Last Team Standing/Hoops Wrap Up
Feb 26 • 34 min
This week, we take a look at the last basketball team standing in the county (plays from 2:22-5:30) while also wrapping up the season with some team talk (5:30-17:11). After the headlines, ‘3 stars’ features wrestling, basketball and football…
Baseball Season Preview
Feb 19 • 44 min
This week, Rob stars in the cold open with Royal Rumble talk. After that, we preview the county’s baseball season (plays from 2:55-32:57). Swimming, wrestling and hoops are mentioned in 3 Stars (32:57-35:52). Where we’ll be this week depends a lot…
Softball Season Preview/Hoops Update
Feb 12 • 36 min
After a clunky cold open, this week’s podcast begins with a softball season preview (plays from 1:42-23:46). After ‘3 stars’ (23:46-26:06), Jon previews the state swimming and diving meet (26:06-27:54). ‘What we’re looking forward to’ is…
Girls Hoops & National Signing Day
Feb 5 • 33 min
After some Super Bowl talk, the girls basketball playoff picture and clinching scenarios discussed (plays from 2:01-13:18). National Signing Day is Wednesday, so we talk about where we’ll be across the county for coverage (13:18-18:45). Swimming and…
Midseason(ish) Boys Hoops Superlatives
Jan 29 • 36 min
This week, we discuss some candidates for boys basketball superlatives (plays from 1:44-20:05). Swimming, soccer and basketball get mentions in ‘3 Stars’ (20:05-23:02), then ‘where we’ll be’ outlines the week’s coverage (23:02-26:40)….
Midseason(ish) Girls Hoops Superlatives
Jan 22 • 38 min
The midway point of the girls basketball season has passed, but we discuss midseason superlatives anyway. We begin with individuals (plays from 1:59-19:47), then move to teams (19:47-24:50). Swimming and basketball are recognized in 3 Stars…
Fast Food, Basketball and New Segments
Jan 15 • 43 min
After discussing fast food preferences, the podcast begins with its headlines: basketball playoff races in girls District 15-6A (plays from 2:05-9:05) and boys 20-5A (9:05-15:54), and the Grant Milton Ironman superlative (15:54-22:54). A new segment…
Soccer Season Preview
Jan 8 • 55 min
This week, we preview the boys and girls soccer seasons in Montgomery County. We begin with a 2018 recap, including last year’s headlines (plays from 1:16-7:36) and outgoing superlatives (7:36-10:21). Top storylines for 2019 include new coaches…
All-County Football
Jan 3 • 52 min
The first podcast of 2019 discusses the recently-released All-Montgomery County Football Teams. We begin with the superlative winners (plays from 1:26-30:16). A look at the strongest position groups on the all-county team follows (30:16-36:05), then…
All-County Volleyball
Dec 18, 2018 • 49 min
This week’s podcast (and the final podcast of 2018) discusses the All-Montgomery County volleyball superlative winners (plays from 1:14-23:32). The All-County selection process is also explained (23:32-27:20), then the guys look back on the season…
Last Year’s Gifts
Dec 11, 2018 • 42 min
On this week’s podcast, we reflect on the many gifts given to us from the schools in Montgomery County. The year in review begins with Class 6A (plays from 1:55-12:57), then goes to Class 5A (12:57-32:17). After Class 4A, independent and private…
Wrapping Up Football Season
Dec 4, 2018 • 39 min
This week’ podcast begins with a wrap up of the Montgomery County football season (plays from 2:00-20:54). Basketball talk includes district and tournament play (20:54-32:20). After top performers (32:20-34:02) and where we’ll be (34:02-36:04),…
Round Two Roundup and District Hoops
Nov 27, 2018 • 36 min
On this week’s podcast, there is just one Montgomery County football team still alive in the postseason (plays from 1:55-19:12). After football, we dive into basketball, where two girls districts are already starting play (19:12-27:39). Top…
Football, Hoops and Being Thankful
Nov 20, 2018 • 44 min
This week’s podcast recaps the first round of the football playoffs and looks ahead to round two (plays from 2:09-24:26). The basketball season is young, but we react to what we’ve seen (24:26-32:15). The podcast wraps with top performers…
Playoffs?!
Nov 13, 2018 • 44 min
This week’s podcast is heavy on football playoff talk (plays from 1:11-29:54). A wrap on the volleyball season (29:54-36:49) is followed by top performers (36:49-39:09), where we’ll be this week (39:09-40:42) and shoutouts (40:42-end).
Boys Hoops Season Preview
Nov 9, 2018 • 47 min
It’s another two podcast week! Jon, Rob and Justin look at the Montgomery County boys basketball season with previews of Class 6A (plays from 1:23-9:29), Class 5A (9:29-27:03), Class 4A (27:03-29:12) and the private and independent schools…
Volleyball Regional & Football Playoff Picture
Nov 7, 2018 • 38 min
Jason, Justin and Rob start this week’s podcast with a look at the volleyball playoffs (1:04-9:21). It’s Week 11 of football and there are still playoff sports up for grabs (9:21-25:43). Jason and Rob recap their trip to Round Rock to cover state…
Girls Hoops Season Preview
Nov 1, 2018 • 32 min
As the title suggests, this podcast previews the girls basketball season in Montgomery County. Jon, Rob and Justin go through Class 6A (plays from 1:22-6:51), 5A (6:51-19:19), 4A (19:19-21:22) and the private and independent schools (21:22-24:24). The…
Is Candy Corn Good and Volleyball Playoffs
Oct 30, 2018 • 29 min
This week’s podcast begins with a brief debate about whether candy corn is good. Then, a look at the volleyball playoffs (plays from 1:09-8:37) is followed by football talk (8:37 -20:36). After top performers (20:36-22:21), we say where we’ll be…
Volleyball Playoff Preview
Oct 23, 2018 • 45 min
This week’s podcast begins with a volleyball postseason preview (plays from 0:48-17:33), which is followed by a look at the local football scene (17:33-33:42). After a regional cross country recap (33:42-38:22), top performers (38:22-41:01) and…
The Playoff Picture
Oct 16, 2018 • 49 min
Photojournalist extraordinaire Jason Fochtman moves up the podcast depth chart to replace Jon (plays from 0:00-1:39). Justin, Rob and Jason discuss the county’s football playoff picture (1:39-26:26), then move into volleyball playoff picture talk…
Midseason Football Superlatives
Oct 9, 2018 • 39 min
On this week’s episode, Justin, Jon and Rob discuss superlative nominees at the midway point of the football season (plays from 1:50-25:36). There are some very big volleyball matches on #KeyMatchupTuesday (25:36-31:18). Top performers (31:19-32:44)…
Diving into Districts
Oct 2, 2018 • 34 min
This week, the podcast begins with county-wide football talk after Class 5A’s first week in district play (plays from 1:26-17:03). Some volleyball district races are clearer than others (17:03-23:36). After top performers (23:37-25:37), Jon, Rob and…
Midseason Volleyball Superlatives
Sep 25, 2018 • 49 min
This week, a midseason volleyball review with superlative talk is the lead (plays from 0:48-25:48). Week 4 football follows (25:48-32:43), then top performers (32:43-36:04) and where we’ll be this week (36:04-40:20) wrap up the local segments….
Week 3 Football District Volleyball
Sep 18, 2018 • 36 min
This week, Jon returns from his honeymoon to join Justin and Rob. The podcast kicks off with a recap of Week 3 football (1:09-12:49). District volleyball standings, particularly in Class 6A, are taking shape (12:49-21:05). Top performers (21:05-23:15)…
Week 2 Football and District Volleyball
Sep 11, 2018 • 31 min
This week, Justin and Rob co-host while Jon’s on his honeymoon (plays from 0:00-2:40). There’s a recap of Week 2 football, with some help from Jon (2:40-14:45). There were multiple key local volleyball matches last week, too (14:45-20:00). The top…
Week 1 Football/District Volleyball
Sep 4, 2018 • 35 min
This week’s episode begins with the Tweet of the Week, which quickly turns into our predictions for the NFL season (plays from 0:40-12:52). From there, Justin, Jon and Rob recap Week 1 of the Texas high school football season (12:52-23:04). After…
CSC Football Preview Part II
Aug 28, 2018 • 61 min
This week’s premiere episode of CSC — The Courier Sports Corner — begins with an ethics debate about the pumpkin-flavored drinks (plays from 0:59-3:23). Part II of the football season preview follows with District 8-5A, Division I (3:23-23:15),…
Trailer: There’s a new podcast in town
Aug 28, 2018 • 2 min
The Courier Sports Corner is a weekly podcast that features talk on the Montgomery County (TX) high school sports scene. As you’ll hear in the trailer, the topics of discussion often vary. The tweet of the week takes a look at current events, while…