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HP beat Seagoville last week 20-2 and 17-0 to advance to the Area Round of the playoffs.

After sweeping Seagoville in the bi-district round of the playoffs, the Highland Park High School softball team advanced to the Area Round.

The Lady Scots will play District 10-5A champion McKinney North who beat Frisco Lone Star to advance.

HP will play McKinney North in a best-of-three series.

Game 1 will be Thursday, May 2nd at the HPHS softball field at 6pm (the original time was 7p, but first pitch has been moved up).

Game 2 will be Friday, May 3rd at McKinney North High School -- 2550 Wilmeth Rd., McKinney, TX., 75071 -- at 7pm.

Game 3 (if necessary) will be played on Saturday, May 4th at 12 noon at Wyle High School -- 2550 E. FM 544, Wylie, TX. 75098 (and yes, another 2550)


Go Scots!

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The HPHS softball squad finished 2nd in District 11-5A to earn a playoff slot for the first time in 3 years.

Last Friday, the Lady Scots rounded-out the regular season with a 12-4 victory over Woodrow Wilson.  With the win, the Scots finished 11-3 in district play and earned a spot in the UIL's post-season softball tournament. 

In the game against Wilson, Senior captain Katie Reenan continued to dominate on offense, ringing up 3 hits on 4 at bats and logging 5 RBIs.  Teammate Grace Brown had two hits and fellow Lady Scots Ava Sims, Ciara Fortenberry, Katie Arnold, Lilli Reenan and Shelby Pettit all found holes in the Wilson defense for hits. 

The Bi-District series against Seagoville High School starts on Thursday, April 25th.  The Lady Scots play at HOME ON FRIDAY, APRIL 27th. 


Bi-District Series vs. Seagoville HS

Game 1 – Thursday, April 25 @ 7 pm at Texas Rangers Youth Academy (3500 Goldman Street, Dallas, 75212)

Game 2 – Friday, April 26 @ 7 pm at HIGHLAND PARK SOFTBALL FIELD

Game 3 (if needed) – Saturday, April 27 @ 11 am at Seagoville High School

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The HPHS Lady Scot Softball team's fundraiser seeks your support -- all you need to do is test drive a Ford!

The Highland Park High School Lady Scots Varsity softball team started the 2nd half of their district season with a decisive 9-1 victory over Newman Smith last Friday Night at the HP Softball Field.  The batters for HP amassed 10 hits with juniors Monroe Glass and Dawson Dabboussi each logging multiple hits including a two-bagger for Glass and a triple for the Lady Scot catcher Dabboussi.   Perhaps no hit was as exciting as the 2nd inning, grand slam which junior Ava Sims smacked on an 0-1 count.  The base-clearing, inside-the-park job would prove to be all the Lady Scots needed as junior pitcher Claire Walker kept the Lady Trojans in-check all night, not allowing a run to score until the top of the 6th and striking-out four in the process.

With a 7-2 district record, HP visits Dallas Conrad and Bryan Adams High Schools this week.  HP returns home for a non-district game on Saturday (4/6) game against Hockaday (first pitch is at 12n) before resuming district play at Carrollton Creekview on April 12th.

Also this week, on Thursday, April 4th (from 10a-7p), the HPHS Softball Community invites all licensed drivers to help with the team's annual fundraiser.  This year, in conjunction with Park Cities Ford anyone (18 and over) who test-drives a Ford vehicle and completes a short survey will help the HP softball team earn funds.  The team gets $20 per donation from Ford Motor Company (up to a maximum of $6,000) for the first test drive and another $10 for any 2nd test drive.   It's part of the 'Ford Drive 4 UR School' campaign.

Park Cities Ford is located at 3333 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX. 75235

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Junior catcher Dawson Dabboussi snags a throw and applies a quick tag for an out at the plate against Creekview.

So far, in the early goings of District 11-5A play, the Highland Park High School Lady Scots have piled-up 61 runs in posting a 4-1 record. 

Carrollton Creekview handed the Scots their only loss in an exciting, hard-fought 4-2 battle before spring break.  HP's Grace Brown had two hits and two stolen bases in the game.  Her fellow teammates Katie Reenan, Claire Walker and Ava Sims each added a hit.  Carrollton Creekview scored in the final inning to take the lead.  The Lady Scots visit Carrollton Creekview on Friday, April 12 to avenge the loss.

This past Tuesday night, the Lady Scots defeated R.L. Turner 11-0.  Senior captain Katie Reenan was 4-4 at the plate with a single, two doubles and a triple.  Reenan's bat has been hot all season, leading the team in hits and RBIs.  The Lady Scots' Ciara Fortenberry, Shelby Petit, Grace Brown and Ava Sims also snagged triple baggers in the game, with Sims recording two.

Highland Park's pitchers, Claire Walker and Lilli Reenan, have done their part, combining to pitch three shutouts in allowing only 8 runs over these games while striking out 26 batters. 

The Lady Scots travel to Thomas Jefferson on Friday, March 22.  They will be back at the HPHS Softball Field on March 26 and March 29. 

Come out and support the team and watch some exciting softball!


HP vs Woodrow Wilson – Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm (Varsity)/5:00 pm (JV)

HP vs Newman Smith – Friday, March 29 at 6:00 pm (Varsity)

HP vs Hockaday – Saturday, April 6 at 12:00 noon (Varsity)

HP vs RL Turner – Saturday, April 13 at 12:00 noon (JV)/2:00 pm (Varsity)

HP vs Thomas Jefferson – Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm (Varsity)/ 5:00 pm (JV)





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The HPHS Varsity softball team poses with teachers honored in a pre-game ceremony last week.

Last Friday, March 1, the Lady Scots celebrated Teacher Appreciation Night with a big 20-0 run-rule win over Dallas Conrad.  Before the game, teachers were honored for the knowledge, encouragement and support they offer to HPHS students every day. 

Join the Lady Scots in recognizing the following great teachers:


Jackie Moryan, Leigh Vickery, Kelli Davenport, Temple Truax, Caitlyn McGinn, Michael Pullen, Angela Paschall, Jay Ingram, Savannah Vardell, Wenzen Chuang, Brandi Childress and Jaclyn Oteo.


The Lady Scots are starting strong this season, going 3-0 in district play after an 11-0 win against Bryan Adams this past Tuesday.  Freshman infielder Ava White had a breakout game going 2-4, driving in 4 runs and making four plays for outs at second base.  Claire Walker, Dawson Dabboussi, Katie Reenan and Ciara Fortenberry also had multiple hits for the Lady Scots.  

This Friday’s game against Carrollton Creekview will showcase two unbeaten district teams and could have early playoff implications.  Come cheer on the team at these upcoming home games;


HP vs Carrollton Creekview – Friday, March 8 at 5:00 pm (JV)/7:00 pm (Varsity)

HP vs Woodrow Wilson – Tuesday, March 26 at 8:00 pm (JV)/7:00 pm (Varsity)

HP vs Newman Smith – Friday, March 29 at 7:00 pm (Varsity)

HP vs RL Turner – Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 am12 noon (Varsity)

HP vs Thomas Jefferson – Tuesday, April 16 at 8:00 pm (JV)/7:00 pm (Varsity)



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HP junior Ava Sims goes yard against JJP last Saturday.

The 2019 Lady Scots Varsity Softball team has played two solid weeks of softball! 

After a tough loss against Frisco Reedy, the Lady Scots have won five of their last six games -- scoring 44 total runs, including a 15-0 shutout of W.T. White. 

Players with multiple hits each game included Katie Reenan, Grace Brown, Dawson Dabboussi, Lilli Reenan, Ava Sims and Ava White.  Ava Sims also had her first home run of the season sending a solo shot over the fence in left field.  Pitchers Claire Walker and Lilli Reenan have had strong pitching performances in the circle.  Team speed has resulted in 22 stolen bases over the last six games from Grace Brown, Dawson Dabboussi, Ava Sims, Claire Walker, Oliva Melley, Shelby Pettit, Lilli Reenan and Ava White.

District play kicked-off this past Tuesday, February 26 with a 17-4 over Newman Smith.  In that game, junior short-stop Ava Sims racked up five hits (3 singles and 2 doubles) while junior hurler Claire Walker pitched a complete game and recorded 8 strike outs.  Eight different players logged stolen bases in the game.  

Fastpitch softball action continues at home on Friday, March 1 when the Lady Scots honor their HPHS teachers on Teacher Appreciation Night at the HPHS Lady Scot Softball Field. 

The recognition ceremony will begin at 5:45 pm with first-pitch against Dallas Conrad at 6:00 pm.


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Lady Scot senior catcher Rennie Orr drives a solo home run in the 4th inning during HP's 10-0 playoff win over W.T. White. The dinger was Orr's 5th on the year.

For the second consecutive season, the Highland Park varsity softball team swept a best-of-three series in the bi-district round of the UIL playoffs, and, for the second consecutive year, HP will face Rockwall in the area round of post-season play.

The Lady Scots advanced by virtue of two shut-out wins over W.T. White High School.  The first, a 5-0, one-hit blanking last Thursday at Lady Longhorn Field, then, this past Saturday at the HP Softball Field,  a 10-0 win in a run rule shortened 5 inning game.

In both games, HP’s senior pitcher Katie Bell was sharp;  she followed-up her one-hit, 9 strike-out win on Thursday with a 3 hit, 4 strike-out game -- only throwing 50 pitches, about half her normal pitch count. 

Bell had more run support on Saturday after Head Varsity Softball Coach Meredith Townsend challenged the Lady Scots before the 2nd game to hit to their potential after a slow start at the plate in game one.  The team responded, scoring eight runs in the first two innings of Saturday’s game.

HP’s lead-off batter, shortstop Amanda Reenan, got things started for the Lady Scots right from the get-go in the bottom of the first when she singled to left.  After senior Emily Singh sacrificed Reenan to 3rd on a sneaky bunt on which Singh was nearly safe, Reenan would easily score when the next batter, Sunny Bowden, hit a line drive double in the left-center gap. 

With one out, HP was up quickly 1-0.  Highland Park’s four-hole batter, Rennie Orr next took an 0-1 pitch and pulled it off the W.T. White 3rd baseman’s glove.  The softball caromed into foul territory allowing Sunny Bowden to score and Orr to safely take second.  After Katie Bell drew a walk on four straight pitches (one which allowed Orr’s courtesy runner, freshman Katie Reenan, to advance to 3rd, another, allowing her to score), HP’s hot-hitting Olivia Davis poked a single into left which scored the Lady Scots’ 4th run of the inning.

In the bottom half of the 2nd, then, with one out, Amanda Reenan again came to the plate, took one ball, and then blasted her 7th dinger of the year off the high left-center field fence at the HP Softball Field.  Highland Park would add to their run total when Emily Singh smashed yet another softball off the Lady Longhorn third-baseman.  Singh would score when Sunny Bowden (who was 2-for-4 on the day, with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored) hit her 2nd double of the afternoon -- this time an opposite field shot to right field.  Rennie Orr then hit a sac. fly to left, which scored Bowden, and when Katie Bell drew her second base-on-balls, her courtesy runner, Sarah Hall, stole 2nd, then 3rd -- she too would score after Olivia Davis’ 2nd base hit.  Through only two innings, HP led 8-0.

Both teams would be held in-check in the third inning, but Highland Park would tack-on a run in the 4th when Rennie Orr led off the inning by tapping the W.T. White pitch for her second long ball given-up on the day -- this one a solo homer to left field.  The Lady Scots tried to add more runs in the inning after Katie Bell’s single to left, but a fly-out, ground-out and pop-out left Bell stranded on-base.  For the day, HP left 5 runners on base, which was an improvement from their Thursday game when they left 7 on base.

Highland Park’s 10th run of the game came after Amanda Reenan walked.  When Emily Singh sacrificed Reenan to 2nd and a fielder’s choice pushed the Scottie shortstop to 3rd, Reenan would slide home for the game winning run (10 runs after 5 complete innings) and HP had swept the first round of the playoffs yet again.

For the game, HP scored 10 runs on 9 hits and committed only one error.  The Lady Longhorns scored no runs on 3 hits and had 3 errors.

With the win, Highland Park advances on to the area round and will face Rockwall High School this Friday, May 6th in a one game playoff at 7pm at Wylie High School.

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HP's Katie Bell delivers against W.T White. Bell Kd 9 Lady Longhorns in the Lady Scots playoff opener bringing her season total to 169 strikeouts -- ranking her 5th in the Dallas area.

Maybe it was their six day layoff, or perhaps the early afternoon start.  Whatever the reason, it took the Lady Scots an uncharacteristic five innings before they plated a single run against W.T. White High School in opening the bi-district round of the UIL playoffs Thursday at Lady Longhorn Field.  HP would beat W.T. White 5-0 to take a 1-0 lead in this best-of-three game series.

Highland Park had not played since the previous Friday when they hosted Richardson High School in the final district game of the season.  HP hammered the Lady Eagles then, blasting 12 hits and scoring 8, 7 and 3 runs in the first three innings; ending the game early, 18-0, on a run ruled game.  The win solidified the Lady Scots as the 2016 District 10-6A Champion with a 13-1 district record, earning them the match-up against the #4 seed from District 9-6A, W.T. White.

In Thursday's game, the top of the first started encouragingly enough for HP, when, with one out, senior captain Emily Singh rapped a line drive into center field. The next batters in the HP lineup couldn't follow-up with any more hits to push her along however, stranding Singh on first.  This same scenario would play out in the 2nd inning when seniors Katie Bell and Lauren Jackson each singled, and again in the 3rd and 4th innings when junior Olivia Davis laced a line-drive lead-off double, or when Singh hit another single to left -- in each case, the Lady Scots could not string hits together to score any runs.  All told, HP would leave 7 runners on-base.

The Lady Scots fortunes would finally change in the top of fifth, though, after senior Grayson Rutherford led-off the inning with a single to right.  HP's sophomore shortstop Amanda Reenan then came to the plate, took two balls -- which allowed the speedy Rutherford to steal to 2nd and 3rd base -- then proceeded to lift a 2-0 fastball to deep centerfield, scoring the tagging Rutherford.

That one run seemed to generate some momentum for Highland Park.  In the Lady Scot half of the fifth, both Katie Bell and Olivia Davis safely reached base after two separate errors from the left side of the Lady Longhorn infield. After HP's Head Varsity Coach, Meredith Townsend, substituted Bell for base-running specialist Sarah Hall (who promptly stole third), HP third baseman Lauren Jackson logged her second base hit of the day by singling to centerfield, scoring both Hall and Davis.  Jackson herself would score on the third infield error of the inning after a sharp grounder hit by Rutherford was too much for W.T. White’s 3rd baseman to handle.  Rutherford accounted for the fourth Scottie run of the inning when Amanda Reenan scorched a 1-0 pitch into the left-center gap.  Going into the bottom of the 5th, HP had a 5-0 lead.

From there, HP's 2015 Pitcher of the Year, Katie Bell, would continue to baffle the W.T. White batters as she had been doing all afternoon.  In 7 innings of shut-out work, Bell threw only 67 pitches, striking-out 9 and walking only one.  In fact, were it not for a soft flare that was hit just beyond the pitcher's circle, Bell would have had her fourth no-hitter on the season.   As it was, her one-hit shut-out was exquisite and had to leave the Lady Longhorns wondering what they can do to generate offense prior to game 2 Saturday afternoon at 1pm at the HP Softball Field.

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The Lady Scots varsity softball team with future Lady Scots from the Bradfield Bluesocks at last week's 'Y-Night' at the HP Softball Field.

The 2016 Highland Park Lady Scots clinched the District 10-6A title last Tuesday after defeating Richardson Berkner 3-1 at the HP Softball Field.  This is the first district championship in softball for HP in school history.

The win was HP’s 13th over the past 14 games, and the second time the Lady Scots have beaten Berkner; the 10-6A runner-up this year.  Of course HP had beaten the Lady Rams back on March 24th, 6-1.  In both games, the top spot in District 10-6A had been at stake.

Similar to that March game, Berkner scored in the first inning, but HP would tie the game 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth after senior captain Rennie Orr hit a two-out single through the left side of the infield.  She would then score on an Olivia Davis clutch base hit to left field.

The score remained tied until the Lady Scot half of the 6th when fellow senior captain Sunny Bowden led-off the inning by beating-out a bouncer to the left side of the infield.  With one on and no one out, Orr came through again, lifting a 1-0 pitch off the right field fence scoring Bowden -- with the throw at the plate arriving too late, Orr took third and HP had a 2-1 lead with a runner on third and no one out. 

The Lady Scots would add one more run that inning when senior Katie Bell lined a 1-1 fastball back up the middle scoring Orr. Through 6, HP was up 3-1.  That would be all the Lady Scot defense and pitcher Katie Bell would need.

In the full seven inning game, HP scored 3 runs on 5 hits while Berkner was held to 4 hits and one run. Bell , who brought her best stuff, struck-out 7 and gave-up no earned runs.  She threw 114 pitches in facing 25 total batters.  Bell's strike-out total for the season is 153, ranking her among the top 10 in the Dallas area in strikeouts.

The 10-6A District Champs’ next game is tonight, April 22nd, against Richardson High School.  Due to field conditions at Richardson’s home field, the game has been moved to the HP Softball Field.  The JV will play at 5p, the Varsity at 7p. 

Then, for the second consecutive year, the Lady Scots will begin their UIL playoff run.  This season, HP will likely face WT White High School in the bi-district round. 

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The Lady Scot varsity softball team will hold their annual 'Y-Night' this Friday at the HP Softball Field. Any young lady wearing their softball team's jersey will get FREE admission to the game.

This Friday, at the Highland Park High School Softball Field, the Lady Scots softball team will host Mesquite High School and will also celebrate ‘Raegan Davis Y Night’ in honor of the Lady Scots’ 2008-‘09 season team manager, Raegan Davis. 

Y-Night is an event for young ladies who are interested in the game of fastpitch softball.  Wearing your softball team jersey (either your YMCA jersey or club team jersey) will get you free admission to the game and entry into a raffle to win a Lady Scot batgirl t-shirt and a chance to throw out the varsity game's first pitch!

There will also be face painting and other prizes.  The fun starts at 7pm. Come on out and root for the Lady Scots!     

This past Tuesday, HP lost its first district game by falling to Lake Highlands 4-0.  Though the loss ended the Lady Scots’ winning streak at 11 games, Highland Park is 10-1 in district and is in first place with three district games remaining.