In Other News: ORHS Sports Carnival Edition

We posted a lot of articles this past week in Oak Ridge Now, but there were a lot more out there to tell. Here is a recap of the things we missed, but thankfully other publications did not:

This past Friday night saw three Oak Ridge High school teams in action simultaneously on their home fields. The baseball team was facing Channelview in its War Eagle Classic tournament, the softball was hosting Tomball, and the boys soccer team went up against College Park. Our soccer players were overmatched by the Cavaliers 5-0, and both the baseball and softball teams ended up dropping their games 5-4. The baseball team won their first game of the tournament, beating Deer Park 18-7, before dropping the next three games including a 9-6 loss to New Caney and a 13-11 loss Saturday to St. Thomas.

In other War Eagle sports news, The Villager had a nice article about this week’s basketball playoff loss to Klein Forest.  We have it here with more pictures. The Villager also covered two Oak Ridge wrestlers, Roshelle Zapiain and Rachel Bates, who both lost in the UIL State Wrestling tournament on Friday.

Two Oak Ridge High School swim team members set school records. Laura Ramirez set a new school record in the 100-meter butterfly in the recent Region 4 meet with a time of 57.45, beating the old record of 59.63, set in 2009. Lindsay Manning set a school record in the 500-meter freestyle of 4:53.18, beating the previous record of 4:59.42, set in 2002. The good news? B0th of the girls are only sophomores, and they’ll be competing for Oak Ridge for two more years.

Also, last Saturday at the Oak Ridge Invitational track meet, the varsity girls team took 5th place overall out of 13 teams. The JV girls track team won their meet at Northshore, with the boys JV team placing second.

Approximately 30 children received free dental services thanks to Dr. Todd Brady and Dr. Julie Martinez, who volunteered their time and talents during the Interfaith Community Clinic’s Annual Doctors with a Heart Day Feb. 16.

Finally, the Montgomery County Health department had a very busy week, inspecting restaurants and keeping the rest of us safe. Area estaurants and other facilities that passed their inspections with flying colors included: Sunrise Grill, Crescent Moon Wine Bar, Woodlands Bowl, Pit Masters BBQ, My Fit Foods, Pappas BBQ, Catering Delights, and an old favorite of mine, Greek Tony’s.

Not everyone received a gold star, however. Red Robin received three demerits for an unapproved sewage/wastewater disposal system (does anyone besides me wonder what this was?) and Rico’s Grill on Sawdust rolled up a whopping 16 demerits (4 demerits for improper labeling, 3 demerits for inadequate handwashing area, 3 demerits for unapproved sewage/wastewater system, 3 demerits for thermometer not provided and 3 demerits for improper food contact surfaces). Think twice, my friends. Think twice.

That wraps up this week’s news that wasn’t covered previously in Oak Ridge Now. Think twice, my friends. Think twice.


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Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now

[avatar user="cbriese" size="thumbnail" align="left"] Chuck Briese has been a resident of South Montgomery County since 1988. He and his lovely and patient wife, Leslie, have six sons, with only one left to finish high school. Chuck has been a Cub Scout leader, a Little League baseball coach, a church youth leader, and a general troublemaker over the course of the past 25 years. He is obsessed with his lawn, and likes restaurants that serve food that fills up the plate. He has a tendency to tilt at windmills, which may explain why he started Oak Ridge Now.

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