The Kingwood girls cross country team won the Andy Wells Invitational on Saturday. The Lady Mustangs took home the team trophy with a score of 35 points. Katy finished a distant second with 73 points.

Sophomore Rachel James (18:48) led a trio of Kingwood runners past the finish line, placing 2-4 in order with junior Jessica Hergott (18:49) and sophomore Daniella Wisniewski (18:57) rounding out the top three for the hosting Lady Mustangs. Kingwood senior Megan Eichler (19:50) finished 10th to help her team to the title.
Atascocita’s Avery Clover won individual honors, finishing ahead of the pack in 18 minutes, 45 seconds.
In the previous week, Kingwood also captured the Oak Ridge Invitational with a score of 42 points. Houston Memorial was second with 48 points. James and Wisniewski ran fifth and sixth in order while Eichler placed seventh in 19:30. 

The Kingwood and Summer Creek boys cross country teams pose for a photo after the Andy Wells Invitational Saturday.

Football season kicks off
The Mustangs opened the 2017 football season on Friday at Friendswood’s Henry Winston Stadium. The hosts jumped out to a 17-0 first-quarter lead and held off Kingwood, 31-16.
The Mustangs returned to practice on Sept. 5, working out at Turner Stadium and also using facilities at Humble High School.
Kingwood is at Stratford for a 7 p.m. Friday non-district game before opening District 21-6A play at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, with Atascocita at Turner Stadium.
Team tennis, volleyball rolls on
The Kingwood team tennis squad won its first three district matches, taking the measure of Goose Creek Memorial, Atascocita and Channelview. The Mustangs, who entered the season ranked No. 25 in the state, are now 4-1 overall.
The Lady Mustangs volleyball team also opened the district schedule with three consecutive victories. Kingwood continues district play this week, traveling to North Shore for a Tuesday encounter before hosting Atascocita on Friday in a 6:30 p.m. match at Summer Creek High School.



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