The Courier Sports Corner
The Conroe Courier sports crew, sports reporter Justin Maskulinski, sports editor Jon Poorman and assistant sports editor Rob Tate, are the show’s regulars talking Montgomery County (TX) high school sports.
info_outline Baseball Season Preview 02/19/2019
Baseball Season Preview This week, Rob stars in the cold open with Royal Rumble talk. After that, we preview the county’s baseball season (plays from 2:55-32:57). Swimming, wrestling and hoops are mentioned in 3 Stars (32:57-35:52). Where we’ll be this week depends a lot on what happens Tuesday (35:52-40:22). What we’re looking forward to (40:22-42:34) and shoutouts (42:34-end) wrap up the podcast.
info_outline Softball Season Preview/Hoops Update 02/12/2019
Softball Season Preview/Hoops Update After a clunky cold open, this week’s podcast begins with a softball season preview (plays from 1:42-23:46). After ‘3 stars’ (23:46-26:06), Jon previews the state swimming and diving meet (26:06-27:54). ‘What we’re looking forward to’ is full of basketball playoff talk (27:54-34:39). Shoutouts wrap up the podcast (34:39-end).
info_outline Girls Hoops & National Signing Day 02/05/2019
Girls Hoops & National Signing Day After some Super Bowl talk, the girls basketball playoff picture and clinching scenarios discussed (plays from 2:01-13:18). National Signing Day is Wednesday, so we talk about where we’ll be across the county for coverage (13:18-18:45). Swimming and soccer are the focus of ‘3 Stars’ (18:45-22:22), then ‘where we’ll be this week’ looks at the rest of our upcoming coverage (22:22-25:55). What we’re looking forward to (25:55-30:20) and shoutouts (30:20-end) wrap up the podcast.
info_outline Midseason(ish) Boys Hoops Superlatives 01/29/2019
Midseason(ish) Boys Hoops Superlatives This week, we discuss some candidates for boys basketball superlatives (plays from 1:44-20:05). Swimming, soccer and basketball get mentions in ‘3 Stars’ (20:05-23:02), then ‘where we’ll be’ outlines the week’s coverage (23:02-26:40). ‘What we’re looking forward to’ focuses on the Super Bowl (26:40-34:13), then shoutouts wrap up the episode (34:13-end).
info_outline Midseason(ish) Girls Hoops Superlatives 01/22/2019
Midseason(ish) Girls Hoops Superlatives The midway point of the girls basketball season has passed, but we discuss midseason superlatives anyway. We begin with individuals (plays from 1:59-19:47), then move to teams (19:47-24:50). Swimming and basketball are recognized in 3 Stars (24:50-27:26), then the week ahead is outlined in where we’ll be (27:26-30:31). What we’re looking forward to (30:31-36:10) features a lot of Tony Romo talk, then shoutouts (36:10-end) wrap up this week’s episode.
info_outline Fast Food, Basketball and New Segments 01/15/2019
Fast Food, Basketball and New Segments After discussing fast food preferences, the podcast begins with its headlines: basketball playoff races in girls District 15-6A (plays from 2:05-9:05) and boys 20-5A (9:05-15:54), and the Grant Milton Ironman superlative (15:54-22:54). A new segment called ‘3 Stars’ (23:01-27:49) is followed by a revamped ‘Where we’ll be’ (27:49-33:29). What we’re looking forward to (33:29-41:08) and shoutouts (41:08-end) wrap up this week’s episode.
info_outline Soccer Season Preview 01/08/2019
Soccer Season Preview This week, we preview the boys and girls soccer seasons in Montgomery County. We begin with a 2018 recap, including last year’s headlines (plays from 1:16-7:36) and outgoing superlatives (7:36-10:21). Top storylines for 2019 include new coaches (10:21-18:40), new districts (18:40-34:46) and new programs (34:46-39:03). Top individual returners (39:03-44:05) are followed by predictions for longest playoff run, most improved team and player of the year (44:05-53:32). The podcast wraps up with first weekend highlights (53:32-54:29) and shoutouts (54:29-end).
info_outline All-County Football 01/04/2019
All-County Football The first podcast of 2019 discusses the recently-released All-Montgomery County Football Teams. We begin with the superlative winners (plays from 1:26-30:16). A look at the strongest position groups on the all-county team follows (30:16-36:05), then we give our way-too-early player of the year candidates for next year (36:05-38:55). Where we’ll be (39:19-41:42), our New Years’ resolutions (41:42-47:33) and shout outs (47:33-end) wrap up the podcast.
info_outline All-County Volleyball 12/18/2018
All-County Volleyball This week’s podcast (and the final podcast of 2018) discusses the All-Montgomery County volleyball superlative winners (plays from 1:14-23:32). The All-County selection process is also explained (23:32-27:20), then the guys look back on the season and ahead to next year (27:20-36:25). Jon recaps the Stagg Bowl (36:25-41:19), then top performers (41:19-43:01), where we’ll be (43:01-46:35) and shoutouts wrap up the podcast (46:35-end).
info_outline Last Year's Gifts 12/11/2018
Last Year's Gifts On this week’s podcast, we reflect on the many gifts given to us from the schools in Montgomery County. The year in review begins with Class 6A (plays from 1:55-12:57), then goes to Class 5A (12:57-32:17). After Class 4A, independent and private schools (32:17-39:09), the podcast wraps up with shoutouts (39:09-end).
info_outline Wrapping Up Football Season 12/04/2018
Wrapping Up Football Season This week’ podcast begins with a wrap up of the Montgomery County football season (plays from 2:00-20:54). Basketball talk includes district and tournament play (20:54-32:20). After top performers (32:20-34:02) and where we’ll be (34:02-36:04), shoutouts (36:04-end) ends the podcast.
info_outline Round Two Roundup and District Hoops 11/27/2018
Round Two Roundup and District Hoops On this week’s podcast, there is just one Montgomery County football team still alive in the postseason (plays from 1:55-19:12). After football, we dive into basketball, where two girls districts are already starting play (19:12-27:39). Top performers (27:39-29:24), where we’ll be this week (29:24-31:29) and shoutouts (31:29-end) wrap up the podcast.
info_outline Football, Hoops and Being Thankful 11/20/2018
Football, Hoops and Being Thankful This week’s podcast recaps the first round of the football playoffs and looks ahead to round two (plays from 2:09-24:26). The basketball season is young, but we react to what we’ve seen (24:26-32:15). The podcast wraps with top performers (32:15-36:16), where we’ll be this week (36:16-35:57) and what we’re thankful for, AKA shoutouts (35:57-end).
info_outline Boys Hoops Season Preview 11/09/2018
Boys Hoops Season Preview It’s another two podcast week! Jon, Rob and Justin look at the Montgomery County boys basketball season with previews of Class 6A (plays from 1:23-9:29), Class 5A (9:29-27:03), Class 4A (27:03-29:12) and the private and independent schools (29:12-35:36). The podcast wraps up with predictions for MVP, deepest postseason run and dark horse (35:36-46:30). Please subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts and leave a review and five stars!
info_outline Volleyball Regional & Football Playoff Picture 11/07/2018
Volleyball Regional & Football Playoff Picture Jason, Justin and Rob start this week’s podcast with a look at the volleyball playoffs (1:04-9:21). It’s Week 11 of football and there are still playoff sports up for grabs (9:21-25:43). Jason and Rob recap their trip to Round Rock to cover state cross county (25:43-31:46). Top performers (31:46-34:02), where we’ll be (34:02-36:10) and shoutouts (36:10-end) wrap up the podcast.
info_outline Girls Hoops Season Preview 11/01/2018
Girls Hoops Season Preview As the title suggests, this podcast previews the girls basketball season in Montgomery County. Jon, Rob and Justin go through Class 6A (plays from 1:22-6:51), 5A (6:51-19:19), 4A (19:19-21:22) and the private and independent schools (21:22-24:24). The podcast wraps up with some preseason predictions for longest postseason run, dark horse and county MVP (24:24-32:16).
info_outline Is Candy Corn Good and Volleyball Playoffs 10/30/2018
Is Candy Corn Good and Volleyball Playoffs This week’s podcast begins with a brief debate about whether candy corn is good. Then, a look at the volleyball playoffs (plays from 1:09-8:37) is followed by football talk (8:37 -20:36). After top performers (20:36-22:21), we say where we’ll be this week for coverage (22:21-25:33). Shoutouts wrap up the show (25:33-28:38).
info_outline Volleyball Playoff Preview 10/24/2018
Volleyball Playoff Preview This week’s podcast begins with a volleyball postseason preview (plays from 0:48-17:33), which is followed by a look at the local football scene (17:33-33:42). After a regional cross country recap (33:42-38:22), top performers (38:22-41:01) and where we’ll be this week (41:01-42:40) follow. Shoutouts wrap up the show (42:40-end).
info_outline The Playoff Picture 10/16/2018
The Playoff Picture Photojournalist extraordinaire Jason Fochtman moves up the podcast depth chart to replace Jon (plays from 0:00-1:39). Justin, Rob and Jason discuss the county’s football playoff picture (1:39-26:26), then move into volleyball playoff picture talk (26:26-36:43), where Jon returns to the podcast. After some cross country talk (36:43-39:25), top performers (39:25-42:47) and where we’ll be this week (42:47-46:11) follow. Shoutouts (46:11-end) wrap up this week’s show.
info_outline Midseason Football Superlatives 10/09/2018
Midseason Football Superlatives On this week’s episode, Justin, Jon and Rob discuss superlative nominees at the midway point of the football season (plays from 1:50-25:36). There are some very big volleyball matches on #KeyMatchupTuesday (25:36-31:18). Top performers (31:19-32:44) is followed by where we’ll be this week (32:44-35:07), then the episode ends with shoutouts (35:07-end).
info_outline Diving into Districts 10/02/2018
Diving into Districts This week, the podcast begins with county-wide football talk after Class 5A’s first week in district play (plays from 1:26-17:03). Some volleyball district races are clearer than others (17:03-23:36). After top performers (23:37-25:37), Jon, Rob and Justin say where they’ll be this week for coverage (25:37-30:00). The podcast wraps up with shoutouts (30:00-end).
info_outline Midseason Volleyball Superlatives 09/25/2018
Midseason Volleyball Superlatives This week, a midseason volleyball review with superlative talk is the lead (plays from 0:48-25:48). Week 4 football follows (25:48-32:43), then top performers (32:43-36:04) and where we’ll be this week (36:04-40:20) wrap up the local segments. Justin sneaks hockey into the podcast with a weird and terrifying new mascot (40:20-45:41), then Rob and Jon sneak Big Brother into the podcast (45:41-47:40). The show wraps up with shoutouts (47:40-end).
info_outline Week 3 Football District Volleyball 09/18/2018
Week 3 Football District Volleyball This week, Jon returns from his honeymoon to join Justin and Rob. The podcast kicks off with a recap of Week 3 football (1:09-12:49). District volleyball standings, particularly in Class 6A, are taking shape (12:49-21:05). Top performers (21:05-23:15) follows the headlines of the week, then the guys talk about what games they’ll cover this week (23:15-27:53). National sports talk (27:53-33:42) and shoutouts (33:42-35:58) wrap up this week’s episode. Subscribe, leave five stars and review!
info_outline Week 2 Football and District Volleyball 09/11/2018
Week 2 Football and District Volleyball This week, Justin and Rob co-host while Jon’s on his honeymoon (plays from 0:00-2:40). There’s a recap of Week 2 football, with some help from Jon (2:40-14:45). There were multiple key local volleyball matches last week, too (14:45-20:00). The top performers segment recognizes strong statistical efforts from the last week (20:00-22:03). After saying what games they’ll cover this week (22:03-25:20), Justin and Rob discuss a not-so-great start to the NFL season and another week of college football (25:20-29:18). The podcast wraps up with shoutouts (29:18-31:40). Subscribe, leave five stars and write a review!
info_outline Week 1 Football/District Volleyball 09/04/2018
Week 1 Football/District Volleyball This week’s episode begins with the Tweet of the Week, which quickly turns into our predictions for the NFL season (plays from 0:40-12:52). From there, Justin, Jon and Rob recap Week 1 of the Texas high school football season (12:52-23:04). After all the football talk, the guys take a look at the local volleyball season as it currently stands (23:04-28:20). Top performers (28:20-30:37) is followed by our coverage schedule for the week (30:37-33:00), then the show wraps up with shoutouts (33:00-35:21).
info_outline CSC Football Preview Part II 08/29/2018
CSC Football Preview Part II This week’s premiere episode of CSC — The Courier Sports Corner — begins with an ethics debate about the pumpkin-flavored drinks (plays from 0:59-3:23). Part II of the football season preview follows with District 8-5A, Division I (3:23-23:15), District 9-5A, Division I (23:15-32:50) and District 15-6A (32:50-51:59). Justin, Jon and Rob talk about the Week 1 football games they’re covering (52:33-55:42), then the episode wraps up with shoutouts (52:33-1:00:20). The Courier Sports Corner is a weekly podcast that focuses on Montgomery County (TX) high school sports, but also branches into national sports topics and, sometimes, non-sports topics. Sports reporter Justin Maskulinski, sports editor Jon Poorman and assistant sports editor Rob Tate are the show’s regulars. For more Montgomery County sports coverage, visit yourconroenews.com.
info_outline Trailer: There's a new podcast in town 08/29/2018
Trailer: There's a new podcast in town The Courier Sports Corner is a weekly podcast that features talk on the Montgomery County (TX) high school sports scene. As you’ll hear in the trailer, the topics of discussion often vary. The tweet of the week takes a look at current events, while shoutouts give The Courier’s sports staff – Justin (@Maskulinski), Jon (@JonPoorman) and Rob (@TaterConroe) – a chance to appreciate people and things in their lives. The goal of the podcast is to inform, while also not taking things too seriously. Please subscribe — and send five stars our way.