Golf: Truth Serum or Tease? You Decide

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Did you ever wonder why golf is the biggest participation sport in the United States, if not the world?

That just doesn’t make any sense at all.

Golf is the most frustrating sport of all time, and more people pay huge dollars to play it than any other game.

And it’s not like most other games where the more you play, the better and more consistent you get. In golf, you can pay for lessons and practice the game for years and still wind up making the same mistakes you made on your first round.

Golf is one huge tease of a game.

They should rename the game Kim Johnson. Kim was the biggest tease in junior high. She walked around like she was the second coming of Raquel Welch, and wouldn’t give any guy the time of day. Kim was just too good for us alleged pre-pubescent nobodies.

Every now and then, you’d get a smile out of her and that kept you coming back for more. And just possibly that one chance in a million she’d take you up on your invitation to the cloakroom in back of the stage in the auditorium.

Never happened!

That explanation of life compared to golf is no different than slicing your first drive out of bounds. You tee it up again and hook this one onto the wrong fairway.

Then, you attempt to power the ball over the trees back into the correct fairway, eat too much grass and the ball mostly rolls about 20-yards. You take your putter and putt the ball into the first hole fairway.

You’re still 300-yards out, hitting your sixth shot. With nothing to lose, you take out your 3-wood and hit a picture perfect shot 290-yards straight as an arrow and have 10-yards left for your snowman.

Now you feel like a pro. Your playing partners are patting you on the back assuring you that you really can “play some stick” when you put your mind to it. You continue playing, dreaming that one day, you will hit 72 perfect shots in one round.

Then you wake up!

Face it. Golf is just one huge Kim Johnson…. I mean tease.

How ridiculous is this game?

What other sport can make you insane, yet you still keep coming back for more?

Marriage is not a sport and does not count.

Golf is the single most masochistic sporting activity anyone could ever put themselves through. I guess tennis could come close. However, in tennis, you’re actually running around exerting tons of energy and by the time you miss the easy overhead smash, you’re too tired to throw your racquet.

That’s another thing. What are we getting out of golf by hitting one good shot in 12?

It’s definitely not an activity where no matter how bad you are, you get in shape so some good comes of your frustration. That can’t be it, because nowadays, everybody is riding in golf carts. All you have to do is jump out, hit your shot, scream, kick the tires, jump back in the cart and do a 12 oz. curl. Depending on your game and the shot, maybe several.

Besides the tease philosophy, I can only think of one other reason we go to the golf course. The sodium pentathol philosophy.

Back in the day, SP was used as a truth serum. Golf is like truth serum. If you really want to know what a person is like, go golfing with them and you’ll find out real quick.

Example: I grew up with a guy named Mike Orsini. This is the last person in the world that needs to be playing golf. Too high strung and in dire need of several valiums every day.

Mike tees off and the ball goes in the drink. His next shot goes in the woods beyond the white marker, out of bounds. He drops and hits his next shot behind a tree.

From a distance, we see that Mike has miraculously hit a shot through the oak tree and is now three-feet from the hole. He picks up and declares “in the leather” as the ball was presumably closer to the hole than his putters handle is to the club head.

Now the hole is finished and everyone is reciting their score to the scorekeeper. I got a five. I got a six. I got a four. Mike’s turn, “I got a five.”

Yeah! Right! Sure pal, in Haiti!

Mike’s a great guy. But, if he ever gets in the investment business, and I get two nickles to rub together, he’s the last guy I’m using.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have the cool, calm collected Kevin Hutchins whom I played lacrosse with and against for years.

I’ve played golf with hundreds of people in my life. Kevin has the distinction of being the worst golfer I have ever seen. Including me.

On one very narrow course we were playing in Austin some years back, he hit no less than 12 consecutive balls out of bounds. It was all us three playing partners could do not to break out into hysterics. It was painful to watch.

After around his 12th blunder, he looked ay me and calmly said, “What’s up with this game?”

Anybody else would have broken all his clubs over his knee by now. After a couple more hole like the first, Kevin finally lost it and threw his clubs farther than he’d been hitting the ball.

That explains Kevin. He keeps everything bottled up inside and explodes when the bottle is full.

I haven’t seen Kevin in a while. I hope he’s learned to say a few choice words every hole to break up the madness like the rest of us do.

Seeing as I’m taking shots at everyone else, I better let myself have it a little.

My best round ever was an 81 at the old Tennwood short course. It has a different name now. I can average about 90 without cheating. There is absolutely no consistency in my game at all.

I could start a round with three pars and a lucky birdie……start feeling that I could actually break 80, finally. Then, I hit an errant shot and take a snowman.

I play well for the next few holes. Then, totally lose it and end up with a 94 or something.

That is exactly how I am in life. I’m either up, or I am down. My life is great. Or, it’s in shambles.

I guess my golf game is like my life, erratically average.

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Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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Oak Ridge Golf Teams Search for Consistency

Golf is really a frustrating game in that most of us can only manage a few great shots each round, and yet those shots keep us coming back to the golf course time after time, thinking that we can replicate them more often.

The boys and girls golf teams at Oak Ridge High School, have been striving to produce more of those great shots, and though they’ve not had the success this year they may have had in the past, they’re still putting up numbers much lower than the rest of us.

Both teams played this past weekend, the girls in Bryan and the boys in the Kingwood Spring Invitational. The girls team finished 11th our of fourteen schools competing in Bryan, and the boys were 11th (A Team) and 22nd (B Team) in their tournament.

These were the individual results:

Oak Ridge Boys A

Jimmy Anderson 75-79-154
Blaine Ray 77-78-155
Grant Godfrey 78-78-156
Tanner Doyel 85-82-167
Jameson Batchelor 85-90-175

Oak Ridge Boys B

Drake Barlow 85-87-172
Philip Woods 91-83-174
Kyle Cowden 86-89-175
Zach Schwarzer 89-89-178

Oak Ridge Girls

Danielle Word 102-109-211
Rachel Lamphier 116-104-220
Sally Munguia 116-108-224
MeKenzie Cooper 107-118-225
Abigale Nowak 118-107-225

 

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[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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War Eagle Golfers Can’t Close, Finish Fifth, Sixth

The Oak Ridge golf team finished up the Klein ISD Millard Roth Invitational by playing their second round at Augusta Pines on Tuesday. After being in 1st place (A team) and 4th place (B team) after the first round which was played at Gleannloch Pines, the team lost a little momentum at Augusta Pines finishing 5th (B team) and 6th (A team) in the field of 17 teams.

Oak Ridge individual scores and final overall standings below.  Blaine Ray of Oak Ridge led Oak Ridge with a 72-77 for a two day total of 149.

Coach Kevin Edmonson sums up Oak Ridge’s effort, “I’m disappointed we didn’t close the deal and finish like we are capable.  We have been in this position before. It needs to be automatic. We need to win when we are in the lead like we were yesterday.”

“Now, that being said I am extremely proud of how we competed in round 1. We had several players step up and play to their capability. Blaine Ray (72), Tanner Keen (73), Jameson Batchelor (73), Tanner Doyel (75), Jimmy Anderson (75), and Drake Barlow (77) all shot their career low rounds for a high school tournament. Here’s the bottom line….golf is not an easy game. It takes a dedicated person to get better. If you are not willing to tackle the physical and mental side of golf, you will never improve. We let down mentally in round 2. We have to win when we put ourselves in position to do so. I expect it. I don’t ever hope for a win. I expect us to win. We will learn from it and get better. I’m confident we will.”

The Oak Ridge varsity plays next in Magnolia at High Meadow Ranch on January 28 and 29.  Coach Edmonson’s Assistant Coach is Tommie Lynne Sledge and as you will see on the below spring golf schedule,  the coaches and golfers will be very busy in hopes of eventually landing at the state 5A tournament on May 12-13 at Clay.

2011 Millard Roth Invitational: Results RD 1 RD 2 Total
1 Klein Oak A 308 316 624
2 Klein A 312 312 624
3 Brenham 315 310 625
4 St. Thomas 306 320 626
5 Oak Ridge B 309 320 629
6 Oak Ridge A 306 327 633
7 Klein Collins A 312 322 634
8 Friendswood 320 320 640
9 Langham Creek 322 320 642
10 Clear Brook 320 324 644
11 Klein B 313 337 650
12 Tomball 327 326 653
13 FB Elkins 347 349 696
14 Klein Oak B 352 344 696
15 New Caney 336 367 703
16 Spring 391 388 779
17 Klein Forest 385 400 785
Round 1 at Gleannloch Pines Par 71
Round 2 at Augusta Pines Par 72
Blaine Ray 72 77 149
Tanner Keen 73 77 150
Jimmy Anderson 75 78 153
Jameson Batchelor 73 83 156
Tanner Doyel 75 87 162
Grant Godfrey 82 82 164
Austin Moran 88 82 170
Philip Woods 89 81 170
Drake Barlow 77 97 174
Tyler Crane 92 98 190
Kody Richardson NS 79
2011 Oak Ridge Spring Golf Schedule Host Golf Course City Team Start Time
Jan 17-18 Klein ISD Gleannloch Pines & Augusta Pines Spring Varsity Boys 8:00 Tee Times
Jan 19 Caney Creek Oak Hurst GC Porter JV Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Jan 24 Conroe West Fork Conroe JV Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Jan 26 The Woodlands Canongate-Oaks The Woodlands JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Jan 28-29 Magnolia High Meadow Ranch Magnolia Varsity Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 1 New Caney Oak Hurst GC Porter JV Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 7 Magnolia West Pebble Creek College Station JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 7 Klein ISD Gleannloch Pines Spring Varsity Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 8 Magnolia Lake Windcrest Magnolia JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 9 Klein ISD Gleannloch Pines Spring JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 14 Willis The Village GC Willis Varsity Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 15 Magnolia Lake Windcrest Magnolia JV Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 16 Montgomery Woodforest GC Montgomery JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 21 Montgomery April Sound Montgomery JV Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 22 New Caney Oak Hurst GC Porter JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 23 Huntsville Raven Nest Huntsville JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 25-26 Magnolia Lake Windcrest & High Meadow Ranch Magnolia Varsity Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 25-26 Kingwood Kingwood CC-Marsh Humble Varsity Boys 8:00 Tee Times
Mar 4-5 Conroe West Fork Conroe Varsity Boys 8:00 Tee Times
Mar 7 Montgomery Walden on Lake Conroe Montgomery JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Mar 8 North Shore Texaco Houston JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Mar 11-12 Kingwood Oak Hurst GC Porter Varsity Girls 8:00 Tee Times
Mar 11-12 Montgomery April Sound Montgomery Varsity Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Mar 22 College Park River Plantation Conroe JV Girls & JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Mar 25-26 Bryan Briarcrest Bryan Varsity Girls 8:00 Tee Times
Mar 25-26 Kingwood Oak Hurst GC Porter Varsity Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Apr 4-5 14-5A District Tournament Oak Hurst GC Porter Top 13 Girls 8:00 Tee Times
Apr 6-7 14-5A District Tournament Oak Hurst GC Porter Top 13 Boys 8:00 Tee Times
Apr 18-22 5A Reg II Tournament Twin Rivers GC Waco TBA TBA
May 12-13 5A State Tournament Jimmy Clay

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Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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Oak Ridge Golf Teams Dominating the Leaderboard

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is GOLF time again at Oak Ridge high school. Do you know what that means? Well, if you followed the golf team last year you know at one time in the season they were the 3rd ranked team in the state of Texas. It means even more success will be going on at Oak Ridge High School.

After Round 1 at the Millard Roth Invitational tournament hosted by Klein ISD and being played at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club, The Oak Ridge A team is tied for 1st with St Thomas, and the B team is currently in 4th place.

Below are the results for Round 1 and Round 2 tee times. Full results and comprehensive story to be posted upon completion of the tournament.

Round 1 Results for Oak Ridge A & B Teams

Millard Roth Invitational Hosted by Klein ISD
Gleannloch Pines GC (par 71) 18 Teams in the field

Team Score

Oak Ridge A 306 (Currently Tied for 1st with St. Thomas)

Oak Ridge B 309 (Currently in 4th place)

Individual Scores For Oak Ridge

A Team (306)

Blaine Ray 72
Tanner Doyel 75
Drake Barlow 77
Grant Godfrey 82
Philip Woods 89

B Team (309)

Tanner Keen 73
Jameson Batchelor 73
Jimmy Anderson 75
Austin Moran 88
Tyler Crane 92

Round 2 at Augusta Pines GC

8:50 Philip Woods, Tyler Crane
9:00 Grant Godfrey, Austin Moran
9:10 Drake Barlow, Jimmy Anderson
9:20 Tanner Doyel, Jameson Batchelor
9:30 Blaine Ray, Tanner Keen

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Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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Gallant Effort Leave Boys Just Short of Regional

In witnessing his War Eagle A and B golf teams just stay in contention after Day One in the District 14-5A championships being played at Raven’s Nest Golf Club in Huntsville, Coach Kevin Edmonson knew what his team needed to do. He has watched these competitors improve throughout the school year and had enough confidence in them to believe they could move into one of the two top spots on Day Two to earn a team regional berth. A tall order when you consider two of the three teams (Lufkin and The Woodlands) are ranked in the state ahead of Oak Ridge and the third being a resurgent College Park team that was shooting lights out. 
 
Besides his obvious confidence in his team, Edmonson had other reasons to believe his team could come back. Not the least of which was his #1 player, Grant Godfrey who ended Day One with an 83, was due for a low number on Day Two. B team player Drake Barlow shot the round of his life on Day One finding his name on the leader board with a 77. If that doesn’t get a team fired up, nothing will.
 
Even though the A team shot the second best score on Day Two, it just wasn’t meant to be and a regional berth will have to wait.
 
Coach Edmonson, “Well, to say that we are disappointed in today’s results is an understatement. We felt like we were one of the better teams in our district, and when you believe it as strongly as we did, it hurts to lose. Our kids fought hard
today, and I’m proud of them for that. Our A Team was making a move on the
front nine. We knew exactly where we stood with nine holes to play. We knew we
had to play the last nine holes very well, but we just fell short in the end.”
 
While walking the course, this 30 handicap noticed how tough the conditions were. The holes play east to west and the wind was blowing hard from the north. On top of that, the pin placements were ridiculously tough. No, I’m not golf educated enough to know that, but that was the term two of the coaches used when I inquired about pin placements. One alleged golf educated parent from an opposing school indicated the holes were set up in transition areas, making it all the more tough to sink a putt…..your guess is as good as mine.
 
“Edmonson describes it better, “It was a much tougher day today with the wind coming out of the north. The golf course plays much tougher with a north wind. Our A Team actually shot the second lowest team score today behind Lufkin’s 315, but we needed to put up a much lower number to clip College Park. With the exception of Tanner Keen, whoshot 78, our B Team struggled with the conditions. They played an outstanding first round by shooting 315, and they were within striking distance of a
regional berth as well. Every player on the B Team will be back next year, so
hopefully we can build on this experience, and be ready next year if we are
faced with the same circumstances.”
 
Grant Godfrey did put up a good number in these conditions finishing with a 77. With Grant recovering from a fracture in his left foot, you’d have to call that a gutsy effort. Godfrey is not the kind of athlete to make excuses, but with better conditions and better health, he’s in the 60’s on day 2. He played that good. “He is a tough kid and a competitor”, Edmonson added.
 
The three seniors, Daniel Woods, Kendall Richardson and TJ Holm who were top 5 fixtures all year, will be missed next season. Coach Edmonson, “I feel bad for them because I know how much they wanted to make it to Waco and compete in the Regional Championship.”
 
What is refreshing about being around “Coach Ed” is he never offers excuses and always believes his team can win. Combine that with sportsmanship and you have a man that every parent would want their kid playing for as evidenced by his complimenting of Lufkin. “Lufkin’s display was real impressive. What’s even more impressive is that they are all underclassmen. We get to battle these same kids again next season.”

College Park seems to be peaking at the right time and came in behind Lufkin to grab the other regional berth.. They put up an impressive first round and did what they had to do on Day 2 to hold on. Even more impressive is how they held off both of the Woodlands teams for second. Edmonson knows that’s special, “That’s hard to do. The Woodlands had been to the State Tournament 10 years in a row, so getting out of district for them had not been an issue. Needless to say, our district is pretty deep this
year with talent.”
 
Coach Edmonson’s crew as well as the whole Oak Ridge golf community can hold their heads high knowing these athletes gave their all and did not back down. I saw these players today as well as their parents throughout the course. Not once did I see a player lose composure. Not once did I see a parent make a negative gesture when their kid made a less than perfect shot. In observing Coach Edmonson throughout the day, as competitive he is with the high expectations he has for his golfers, not once did he advertise disappointment.
 
Combine those three discriptions and you have a “team” which is pretty tough to pull off considering how golf is more of an individual game.
 
You know, Oak Ridge is getting good at everything. Although Coach Stewart’s basketball team advanced to the third round of the state playoffs and brought us all closer together, when all is said and done and the school has won multiple state championships in every sport, I’ll look back and remember how basketball AND golf showed us all how to win first. 
 
I’ll be honest, when I started hearing how golf was #17 in the state, # 3 in the state, winning in Bastrop and more, I couldn’t believe it. Oak Ridge golf putting us on the map? Get out of here! It’s amazing how far they’ve come because I remember watching a War Eagle football game with Coach Edmonson four years ago. He had recently started coaching Oak Ridge having been a golf pro. I had asked him how he sees his Oak Ridge golf program. “Well, we have a lot of hard work in front of us. I’m not saying we are destitute here in Oak Ridge but our kids aren’t members of country clubs. Most haven’t played much golf at all and some are starting from scratch. I guess you could say we come in with a disadvantage but it’s nothing we can’t eventually overcome. Sometimes, coaching isn’t about the right swing, it’s about teaching the basics to beginners who have never played before like golf etiquette-not walking in someone elses lie and so forth.”
 
Here we are four years later and his players are no longer starting from scratch,
they are almost playing scratch golf.
 
For seniors Woods, Richardson and Holm, who led the team to its best finish in Oak Ridge 5-A history, you can look back on this season forever knowing you led the team to new heights. You were stars and your teammates followed your lead enabling them to be as good as they could be. For that, in a few years when you are 21 and we are playing a round of golf together, when we get to the clubhouse after the round the Ladouls are on me. So you have that going for you.
 
Oak Ridge golf leading us to the promised land….Who’d a thunk it?

14-5A Boys District Golf Results
April 7-8, 2010
Raven Nest Golf Club, Huntsville (Par 71)

  Team Results Day 1 Day 2 Total
1 Lufkin “A” 288 315 603
2 College Park “A” 305 324 629
3 The Woodlands “A” 310 328 638
3 The Woodlands “B” 314 324 638
5 Oak Ridge “A” 322 321 643
6 Oak Ridge “B” 315 339 654
7 College Park “B” 332 340 672
8 Conroe “A” 339 347 686
9 Lufkin “B” 344 360 704
10 New Caney “A” 342 368 710
11 New Caney “B” 415 412 827
12 Conroe “B” 421 NTS NTS

 

Oak Ridge A team     Day 1 Day 2 Total
Grant Godfrey     83 77 160
Kendall Richardson     80 85 165
T.J. Holm     81 79 160
Daniel Woods     81 81 162
Jimmy Anderson     80 84 164
Team Total     322 321 643
         
Oak Ridge B team     Day 1 Day 2 Total
Tanner Keen     83 78 161
Blaine Ray     79 85 164
Jameson Batchelor     81 87 168
Austin Moran     78 89 167
Drake Barlow     77 90 167
Team Total     315 339 654
         
Medalists     Day 1 Day 2 Total
Conner Darland     106 83 189
Philip Woods     89 97 186
Kody Richardson     85 83 168

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Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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War Eagle Boys #12 in State Rankings

The Oak Ridge War Eagle boys golf team is #12 in the state in the Golfstat Texas rankings. The War Eagles are competing in the District 14-5A tournament today and tomorrow at Ravens Nest in Huntsville. Stay tuned for more details over the next two days.

Texas Boys High School Golf Scoreboard (Golfstat)
Top 25 5A Boys Golf Rankings (March 31, 2010)

  • 1 Austin Westlake
    2 El Pason Hanks
    3 Mansfield
    4 San Antonio Reagan
    5 Lufkin
    6 Conroe The Woodlands
    7 Klein Oak
    8 El Pason Coronado
    9 Southlake Carroll
    10 McKinney Boyd
    11 Cedar Park Vista Ridge
    12 Conroe Oak Ridge
    13 Amarillo
    14 Kingwood
    15 Klein
    16 Atascocita
    17 A&M Consolidated
    18 Keller Central
    19 Plano
    20 Allen
    21 San Angelo Central
    22 Northwest
    23 Flower Mound
    24 Ft. Worth Paschal
    25 Odessa Permian
  • Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

    Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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    Lady War Eagles Improve to Fifth in District

    Led by senior Morgan Haynes and junior Danielle Word, Coach Kevin Edmonson’s Lady War Eagle golf team continues to improve as the A team finished in 5th place and the B in 8th at the District 14-5A tournament at Ravens Nest Golf Club in Huntsville.

    14-5A Girls District Golf Results
    Raven Nest GC, Huntsville
    Par 71

    Final Team Standings

    1 The Woodlands “A” 317 304 621 *Regional Qualifier
    2 College Park “A” 326 332 658 *Regional Qualifier
    3 The Woodlands “B” 337 336 673
    4 Lufkin 350 346 696
    5 Oak Ridge “A” 386 395 781
    6 College Park “B” 404 391 795
    7 Oak Ridge “B” 510 503 1013
    8 Conroe NTS NTS NTS
    9 New Caney NTS NTS NTS

    Oak Ridge A Results

    Sr Morgan Haynes 87 99 186
    Jr Danielle Word 98 89 187
    Sr Kristen Armstrong 98 102 200
    Sr Meredith Robison 103 105 208
    So Rachel Lamphier 119 108 227

    Oak Ridge B Results

    Jr Reanna Palmer 119 122 241
    Fr Abby Nowak 117 126 243
    Fr Katie Beisert 132 135 267
    Fr Randa Nickerson 146 126 272
    Fr Karlea Armstrong 142 131 273

    Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

    Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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    Godfrey, War Eagle Golf Team Ready for District

    The Oak Ridge War Eagle boys golf team traveled to Montgomery’s April Sound Par 72 golf course to play in the Montgomery Invitational March 12 and 13 and had yet another excellent outing.
     
    In finishing 5th in a field of 23, the War Eagles are assured of moving up the state rankings and are more than ready for upcoming District 14-5A action. The Woodlands HS finished 15th. College Park HS finished 8th.
     
    Grant Godfrey led a balanced Oak Ridge attack finishing with a two day total of 161 (82-79). Although none of the War Eagles finished in the top ten of individual scoring, all of the War Eagles played consistent enough to finish in the top 5 as a team.
      
    The War Eagles will be in action during spring break so look for the results at www.oakridgenow.com.
     
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  • OAK RIDGE RESULTS  Team  Rd 1  Rd 2  Total
    Grant Godfrey  Oak Ridge A 82  79  161
    Kendall Richardson  Oak Ridge A  83  79  162
    Daniel Woods  Oak Ridge A  85  78  163
    Jimmy Anderson  Oak Ridge A  80  83  163
    Austin Moran  Oak Ridge Med  82  83  165
    TJ Holm  Oak Ridge A  81  88  169
    Blaine Ray  Oak Ridge B  82  91  173
    Tanner Keen  Oak Ridge B  86  89  175
    Jameson Batchelor  Oak Ridge B  90  86  176
    Drake Barlow  Oak Ridge B  93  84  177
    Tyler Crane  Oak Ridge B  91  87  178
    Philip Woods  Oak Ridge Med  97  91  188
  • Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

    Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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