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Highland Park is known for producing some of the best athletes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area- they are also known for producing some of the best athletes in the country. The Scots have plenty of claim to fame after Clayton Kershaw won the World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Matthew Stafford winning the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams, but most recently they have something more to be proud of in the golf world with alumni Scottie Scheffler winning the Master's!
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Before Scheffler was a professional golf expert, Scheffler was a golf prodigy headed for greatness at Highland Park. Not only was Scottie Scheffler part of the 2012-13 Highland Park Scots golf team that won the UIL Class 4A, but he earned three UIL Class 4A Boys Individual State Championship titles. The titles came as three-peats as Scheffler won the 2011-12 state title with a score of 140, the 2012-13 state title with a score of 135, and the 2013-14 state title with a score of 138. Sc
With such a great high school career, Scheffler graduated in 2014 and headed off to golf for Texas. With the Longhorns, Scheffler continued to show his ability on the course while earning many honors. As a senior, Scheffler posted eight top-25 finishes in 11 events and five-straight top-11 finishes while finishing 22 rounds (out of 34) at or under par and 13 rounds in the 60s.
Scheffler entered the Master's as the world's No. 1 ranked golfer. He earned the No. 1 spot after winning the Phoenix Open on Super Bowl Sunday, posting a comeback win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, and winning Dell Match Play just two weeks ago at his very own college stomping grounds in Austin, Texas.
Scheffler's big win for the famous green jacket came after he started the final round with a three-shot lead and finished 10-under-par to win $2.7 million. The win marks only the second time an athlete has won the Master's after making their debut as No. 1 in the world. The first to do it was Ian Woosnam in 1991. As one of the youngest athletes to win the Master's Scheffler was excited to get home, eat dinner, and watch tv with his wife. "Tonight, I'm looking forward to just chilling... getting dinner and watching The Office," Scheffler said following his win- he and his wife are currently watching through the series.
Highland Park athletic director, Johnny Ringo, spoke a little bit about this great accomplishment for Scheffler. "Don't know where to start!" Ringo wrote on Sunday night. "An awesome young man from an awesome family who represented the Scots in the best way possible, just won the tourney of all tourneys! Congrats Scottie!"
Highland Park athletics Tweeted about the momentous win for the former Scot:
SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER! 2022 @TheMasters Champion!!! We are so incredibly proud of you Scottie!! Congratulations!! ⛳️ 🏆 It might be time to host a Champions Parade, @hpisdschools!World Series - Clayton KershawSuper Bowl - Matthew StaffordThe Masters - Scottie Scheffler https://t.co/bbzaVid5sC— Highland Park Scots (@scotsathletics) April 11, 2022
Two big names in Dallas-Fort Worth girls high school soccer are set to go head-to-head against each other in the Regional Quarterfinals on Friday. Joshua (22-2, 11-1) is taking on Highland Park (20-0-2, 12-0-1) in a match that fans are not going to want to miss. VYPE DFW takes a dive into the two teams and what fans can expect headed into Friday's game!
The Lady Owls have put together what has been a dream of a season. Known for always fighting to be the best and accomplishing the goals that they put before themselves, Joshua finished at the top of their district this season. The Lady Owls posted big regular-season victories over Azle, Denton Braswell, Corsicana, Cleburne, Midlothian, Cleburne, and more while outscoring their opponents by a combined 89 goals.
The Lady Scots are known for hard work, determination, and skill. When it comes down to it, Highland Park is an excellent team. The Lady Scots finished at the top of their district with a 96% win percentage and an undefeated record this season. Posting only two draws- against Cedar Park in preseason play and Royse City in district play- the Lady Scots outscored their opponents by a combined 110 goals this season.
Joshua's main goal for quite a while has not only been making it to the state tournament, but winning it all. With an offense that isn't afraid of a challenge and a defense that can match even their toughest opponents, fans can expect the Lady Owls to come into the game with the mindset to get the job done and move on to the next round.
Highland Park is a fast-paced team that can set the tone early in any game that they play. The offense continues to power over their opponents defenses while maintaining a tempo that opponents have a hard time keeping up with usually. The defense has been able to shut down the majority of striking attempts by other teams' offenses with ease. Fans can expect to see the Lady Scots do everything to take control of the match early.
The game is set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1st in Kennedale.