High school notebook: Local golf teams finish fall strong
The Kingwood boys golf team went into the Christmas break on a positive note.
The Mustangs were in Division II at the third annual Dick Harmon Memorial after struggling at a regional preview in Waco, but they made the most of it, winning with a 27-hole total of 477 at Redstone Golf Club.
"We did great," Kingwood coach Jeff Bellnap said. "It's kind of like the schedule. You've got to beat who you're playing against and that's who we were playing against. We beat all the teams in that division, and Seven Lakes is a good team, too."
The Spartans were three strokes back. Magnolia was third with a 494.
Cinco Ranch won Division I with a 476, beating second-place Clear Lake, which won a playoff with Clear Springs, by nine strokes.
Houston athletes in Junior Rank Showcase
Greater Houston is sending four football players to the Junior Rank Elite High School Underclassmen Showcase.
Cy-Fair junior Jovan Galagaza, Stratford sophomore Travis Hanes, Montgomery freshman Halen Magee and Travis sophomore Cody Moncure accepted invitations for the Dec. 29 event in Tempe, Ariz.
The Showcase brings together top high school athletes from across the nation. The full-day event will feature agility, strength and speed tests for 300 invited players.
Under Armour rosters set
The rosters for the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game, set for 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., include four Greater Houston-area players.
Angleton's Quandre Diggs and Westfield's Desmond Jackson will play for the red team, and Brookshire Royal's Brandon Williams and Klein Oak's Nathan Hughes will play for the white team.
Diggs (5-10, 190 pounds, CB) and Jackson (6-1, 273, DT) are committed to Texas, and Williams (6-0, 190, RB) and Hughes (6-6, 265, DE) are pledged to Oklahoma.
Pruitt up for award
The Woodlands kicker Ben Pruitt is one of four nominees for the 2011 Glenn Davis Award, which will be announced at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Dinner on Jan. 7 in San Antonio.
The other three nominees are Cibolo Steele running back Malcolm Brown, Destrehan (La.) offensive lineman Ethan Hutson and Portland Central Catholic (Ore.) defensive lineman Brennan Scarlett.
C.J. Moseley from Theodore, Ala., was the 2010 Glenn Davis Award winner.
Cy-Fair tourney in January
The Cy-Fair ISD wrestling tournament, the largest of its kind in Texas, is set for Jan. 7-8 at the Berry Center.
The event is expected to draw 72 boys and 55 girls teams.
Tickets are $5 at the gate for adults and $3 for students. Action begins at 3 p.m. on Jan. 7, and 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 8. The finals are expected to begin between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday.
For information, log on to www.berrycenter.net.
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