April 24, 2013

  • Lacrosse Super Regionals This Weekend

    Danny Koudelka (1) and the St. Mark's Lions advanced to the super regionals. (Photo: Andrew Buckley)

    Three Preston Hollow teams — Episcopal School of Dallas, Jesuit, and St. Mark’s — qualified for the Texas High School Lacrosse League super regionals this weekend in The Woodlands and Round Rock.

    Jesuit (13-2) has a first-round bye as the No. 2 seed from the North District. The Rangers will take on the winner of the fist-round game between Austin Anderson and an opponent to be determined from the South District at 3 p.m. Sunday in The Woodlands.

    ESD (12-6) is the No. 3 seed from the North and will take on Bowie (13-7) at noon on Saturday in The Woodlands. The winner of that game takes on The Woodlands (18-0) at noon on Sunday at The Woodlands.

    St. Mark’s (14-3), the No. 4 seed from the North, will face an opponent to be determined from the South District at 1 p.m. Saturday in Round Rock. The winner of that game plays Austin Westlake (14-4) at 1 p.m. Sunday in Round Rock.

    Highland Park (13-3) is the other team from the North District. The Scots have a first-round bye and will face the St. John’s-Austin High winner at 11 a.m. Sunday in Round Rock.

    The four second-round winners advance to the state tournament May 4-5 in Plano.

    By Chuck Cox Apr. 24, 2013 | 2:56 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • April 18, 2013

  • Baseball, Burgers, and “Babes”

    The Hillcrest baseball team will honor their “baseball babes” Saturday with a cook out. The game against ESD starts at 1 p.m., and it is one of the last home games of the season. Burgers and hot dogs will be served.

    Your last chance to catch the team on their home field in the regular season is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26 against Woodrow Wilson.

    By Caitlin Adams Apr. 18, 2013 | 12:20 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • April 10, 2013

  • Pressey Declares For NBA Draft

    Phil Pressey (right) is leaving Missouri to play in the NBA. (Staff photo: Chris McGathey)

    Former Episcopal School of Dallas basketball standout Phil Pressey has decided to leave Missouri and declare for the NBA Draft.

    According to the Columbia Tribune, Pressey has signed with Creative Artists Agency Sports and will forego his senior season with the Tigers. Pressey is Mizzou’s all-time assists leader with 580.

    Pressey, whose dad Paul is a former NBA player and current assistant coach with Cleveland, averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 assists per game. Mizzou went 23-11 and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

    By Chuck Cox Apr. 10, 2013 | 11:52 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • March 26, 2013

  • Bluffview Director’s Film Goes to Dallas International Film Festival

    Bluffview resident Clay Luther has written, directed, and produced Cry, which will air as part of the Dallas International Film Festival next week. Not only that, but co-producer Erin Parisi is a graduate of ESD, where many scenes were filmed. Students also served as extras and behind-the-scenes helpers.

    Cry tells the story of a bullied teenager and his widowed neighbor whose lives intertwine during an accident. Catch it at the Angelika at 4:15 p.m. on April 5, or at the Magnolia at 7 p.m. on April 10. Look for more details in the paper April 5.

    By Sarah Bennett Mar. 26, 2013 | 9:51 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • March 18, 2013

  • Pressey, Mizzou Draw Colorado State

    Phil Pressey splits Texas A&M defenders J'Mychal Reese and Jordan Green. (Staff photo: Chris McGathey)

    Former Episcopal School of Dallas standout Phil Pressey and his Missouri Tigers got a No. 9 seed in the NCAA tournament. Mizzou (23-10) will take on Colorado State (25-8) on Thursday in Lexington, Kent.

    The bad news for the Tigers is they will likely take on No. 1-seed Louisville (29-5) in the second round, provided they are able to get past the Rams.

    Pressey, a junior point guard, is averaging 11.6 points, 7.1 assists. and 3.4 rebounds per game.

    By Chuck Cox Mar. 18, 2013 | 12:03 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • March 8, 2013

  • What in The Hollow Are You Doing This Weekend?

    It’s been a few months since the Rev. Stephen Swann, ESD’s founder and headmaster retired, and Kimberly A. MaGee has been serving as interim head of school since his November departure. Meredyth Moredock Cole will be taking the reins on July 1, and if you’d like to learn more about her and her vision for the school, tonight’s your chance. She’ll be hosting an open session at 5:30 p.m. tonight, so head to ESD if you’d like to get to know her better.

    If you’ve been giving up your Saturday mornings to volunteer with Hockaday and Habitat for Humanity, tomorrow you get to finally see the culmination of your hard work. The dedication ceremony is at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

    Saturday is all about personal improvement and self-help. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Mikki C. Zimmerman will discuss and sign Can I Get a Witness? at the Lincoln Park Barnes & Noble. Also at 2 p.m., David J. Bates will discuss Narrow it Down at the Preston Royal Barnes & Noble.

    Keep reading for more weekend fun! Read More…

    By Michelle Saunders Mar. 8, 2013 | 9:15 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • February 19, 2013

  • Huge Win For Pressey, Mizzou

    Missouri's Phil Pressey dives to make a steal against Texas A&M. (Staff photo: Chris McGathey)

    Missouri point guard Phil Pressey, a former Episcopal School of Dallas standout who helped the Eagles win a pair of Southwest Preparatory Conference championships, helped the Tigers to a huge 63-60 win over No. 5 Florida on Tuesday night in Columbia.

    Pressey helped the Tigers (19-7, 8-5) erase a 13-point deficit and remain undefeated at home this season. The junior had seven points, six rebounds, and 10 assists. Mizzou lost to the Gators by 31 points a month ago in Gainesville.

    Speaking of Pressey, make sure you read my feature story on him in this week’s Preston Hollow People.

    By Chuck Cox Feb. 19, 2013 | 11:17 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • ESD Has a Big Heart … No, Really

    Lower School students made one giant heart last week in honor of Valentine’s Day.

    It all started when a Beginner class read a book on “the most beautiful valentine,” and the children were inspired. They decided to attempt the world’s largest valentine, and donate it to Scottish Rite Hospital. The canvas, covered in pink, red, and purple hearts, is 9×12 feet. The front reads, “Happy Valentine’s Day. Love Your ESD Friends.” It was delivered on Thursday afternoon, and now hangs in a Scottish Rite lobby. About 20 kids and their parents went to present the valentine.

    During the painting sessions, children learned songs about love to sing in chapel.

    “Valentine’s Day makes me happy because I tell all my friends I love them,” one student said.

    Aww. Now, doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Us, too.

    By Sarah Bennett Feb. 19, 2013 | 9:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • February 7, 2013

  • ESD Conducts ‘Mock’ National Signing Day

    I’ve heard of mock NFL Drafts, but yesterday was my first encounter with a mock National Signing Day. As high school seniors across America autographed their letters of intent, ESD football coach Clayton Sanders tweeted pictures of himself with 13 juniors on his team. Each kid was holding up the name of his preferred university, with choices ranging from UCLA on the West Coast to Miami on the East Coast. Sanders billed the whole thing as the “Mock” 2014 National Signing Day. This morning, he tweeted congratulations to the players and added, “You dreamed big. Now you have a year to make it a reality!”

    Update: According to Football Scoop, the event was a surprise for the kids.

    By Dan Koller Feb. 7, 2013 | 8:48 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • February 5, 2013

  • ESD to Host Summer-Camp Info Session

    Texas weather is still in its semi-winter flux, sure, but around here, parents are already eyeballing their kids’ summer schedules — and camp (as our paper’s camps section will underscore later this month) is no small item.

    Need some inspiration? From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, the Episcopal School of Dallas will host a Tips on Trips info fair, where families can learn all about standard sleep-away camps as well as travel, wilderness, language-immersion, and community service programs in the U.S. and abroad. It’s a free event, and one where guests can mingle with program directors, too.

    By Georgia Fisher Feb. 5, 2013 | 6:51 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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