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 Bonus: ‘I’ve never missed a Holy Week’ 04/08/2020
Bonus: ‘I’ve never missed a Holy Week’ We hope you have found the series of Coronavirus Chronicle bonus episodes informative and entertaining. Follow the show on Apple Podcasts. Click subscribe — it's free — to receive fresh episodes daily.
info_outline Bonus: Disaster expert Angela Blanchard on making the Covid crisis visible 04/05/2020
Bonus: Disaster expert Angela Blanchard on making the Covid crisis visible Today, we're sharing an episode of our new podcast "Coronavirus Chronicle" with Looped In listeners. Previous episodes are available on Apple Podcasts.
info_outline Bonus: Jobs are gone, but the rent is still due 04/02/2020
Bonus: Jobs are gone, but the rent is still due As March turned into April and the Houston stay-at-home order was extended to the start of May, renters who found themselves suddenly unemployed by the coronavirus outbreak have been left to wonder how they will pay for housing. Landlords have their own concerns. Reporter Sarah Smith, who covers housing, homelessness and poverty for the Houston Chronicle, joins host Ferrill Gibbs to discuss the dilemma facing tenants and property owners alike.
info_outline Bonus: Editor Steve Riley: Crisis coverage and the virtual newsroom 04/01/2020
Bonus: Editor Steve Riley: Crisis coverage and the virtual newsroom As Houston Chronicle executive editor Steve Riley said recently in a letter to readers: Quite suddenly, your lives have changed. Your health, or the health of someone you love, could be at risk. Your job seems shakier than just days ago. Your church isn’t having services, your favorite bar has closed ... at the Houston Chronicle, we feel it, too. Host Ferrill Gibbs talks to Riley about coronavirus in Houston and about the unique challenge that covering it presents to local newsrooms.
info_outline Spring Break Smorgasbord 03/10/2020
Spring Break Smorgasbord After a thorough recap of Justin’s first (and likely only) half marathon, we do some spring cleaning with talk about Lake Creek boys basketball (plays from 4:55-8:08), the teams that have clinched playoff spots in soccer (8:08-14:11) and some hot starts in softball (14:11-23:46). After that, 3 stars (23:46-25:20) and where we’ll be (25:20-31:10) follow. Looking forward (31:10-34:24) and shoutouts (34:24-end) wrap things up.
info_outline Soccer Playoff Picture 03/03/2020
Soccer Playoff Picture After a sports-themed Super Tuesday discussion, we look at the county’s soccer playoff picture (plays from 3:55-23:32). Multiple sports are mentioned in 3 stars (23:32-27:05), then the week’s coverage plan, and Texas high school mascots, are discussed in where we’ll be (27:05-35:16). Looking forward (35:16-37:53) and shoutouts (37:53-end) wrap things up.
info_outline Baseball Season Preview 02/25/2020
Baseball Season Preview After an important update, we preview the baseball season in Montgomery County (plays from 2:15-32:25). Wrestling and basketball are mentioned in 3 stars (32:25-35:53), then the week’s (or really just Tuesday’s) coverage plan is discussed in where we’ll be (35:53-39:33). We’re looking forward to March, among other things (39:33-40:58). The episode wraps up with shoutouts (40:58-end).
info_outline Softball Season Preview 02/18/2020
Softball Season Preview After a recap of our XFL experience, we preview the softball season (plays from 2:00-27:10). Basketball and swimming are the focus of 3 stars (27:10-29:58). The week’s coverage schedule is discussed in where we’ll be (29:58-34:47), then looking forward (34:47-36:41) and shoutouts (36:41-end) wrap things up. We’ll preview the boys basketball postseason later this week.
info_outline Girls Hoops Playoff Preview 02/13/2020
Girls Hoops Playoff Preview As promised, we preview the girls basketball postseason on this week’s episode (plays from 2:35-22:47). Basketball, softball and soccer are mentioned in 3 stars (22:47-27:46), then the rest of the week is mapped out in where we’ll be (27:46-34:02). Looking forward looks at state swimming and region wrestling (34:02-39:50), then shoutouts wrap up the podcast (39:50-end).
info_outline Girls Hoops Playoff Preview...Coming Soon 02/11/2020
Girls Hoops Playoff Preview...Coming Soon The girls hoops playoff picture is still pretty foggy on the last day of the regular season (today), so we're not going to record a full episode previewing the postseason until Thursday. See you then!
info_outline Realignment 02/04/2020
Realignment After Jon explains his Super Bowl pick and celebrates the Chiefs win, we talk realignment for football, volleyball and basketball (plays from 3:33-21:09). Basketball and swimming are recognized in 3 stars (21:09-23:39) before our busy week is outlined in where we’ll be (23:39-28:20). Looking forward (28:20-29:48) and shoutouts (29:48-end) wrap up the episode.
info_outline Boys Hoops Playoff Picture 01/28/2020
Boys Hoops Playoff Picture After Rob’s Royal Rumble Recap, we discuss the boys basketball playoff race in Montgomery County (plays from 2:49-19:35). Basketball, soccer and swimming are mentioned in 3 stars (19:35-22:20), then the week’s coverage plan is discussed in where we’ll be (22:20-28:04). We’re all looking forward to the Super Bowl and hoping this year’s party host doesn’t have to chase down an escaped prisoner (28:04-34:02). Shoutouts include a story about a local coach battling cancer and memories of Kobe Bryant (34:02-end).
info_outline Girls Hoops Playoff Picture 01/21/2020
Girls Hoops Playoff Picture After a recap of Rob’s half marathon, we look at the girls hoops playoff race (plays from 1:49-13:31). Soccer and swimming show up in 3 stars (13:31-16:38), then the week’s coverage plan is discussed in where we’ll be (16:38-20:29). Looking forward (20:29-23:37) and shoutouts (23:37-end) wrap up the podcast. The latter includes Super Bowl talk from the podcast’s Chiefs fan, Jon.
info_outline All-County Football 01/14/2020
All-County Football After some Texans and Astros talk, All-County Football is the focus of this week’s episode. That includes discussion of the superlatives (plays from 3:24-22:24) and teams (22:24-28:08), as well as way-too-early picks for 2020 Player of the Year (28:08-34:37). The rest of the podcast features 3 stars (34:37-41:13), where we’ll be (41:13-45:45) and shoutouts (45:45-end).
info_outline Hoops Headlines 01/07/2020
Hoops Headlines After discussing the podcast’s ‘next man up’ mentality, we begin the podcast with some headlines from girls basketball (plays from 2:23-14:36) and boys basketball (14:36-21:06). Soccer is the focus of 3 stars (21:06-24:15), then the week’s coverage plan is outlined in where we’ll be (24:15-30:00). Looking Forward has some NFL talk (30:00-33:27), then Shoutouts wrap up the podcast (33:27-end).
info_outline 2019 Year in Review 12/31/2019
2019 Year in Review In the final episode of the year, we pick and discuss some of the top Montgomery County teams of 2019 (plays from 1:32-23:06), then discuss the best and worst moments of the sports world from the year (23:06-31:00). In Looking Forward, we have our sights set on 2020 (31:00-33:49), then Shoutouts wrap up the episode, the year and the decade (33:49-end). Happy New Year!
info_outline All-County Volleyball 12/15/2019
All-County Volleyball On this week’s podcast, The Courier’s sports staff discusses their superlative choices for the All-Montgomery County volleyball teams (plays from 2:18-29:16). Way-too-early 2020 Player of the Year predictions wrap up the discussion (29:16-32:32). ‘Looking Forward’ (32:32-35:12) and ‘Shoutouts’ (35:12-end) wrap up the episode.
info_outline Hoops Hot Starts 12/10/2019
Hoops Hot Starts This week, we highlight seven hot starts to the basketball season in the county (plays from 1:17-18:11). Wrestling, volleyball and football are mentioned in ‘3 stars’ (18:11-20:45), then the week’s coverage plan is outlined in ‘where we’ll be’ (20:45-23:15). ‘Looking forward’ (23:15-25:01) and ‘shoutouts’ (25:01-end) wrap up the episode.
info_outline Fall Sports Wrap Up 12/03/2019
Fall Sports Wrap Up This week, we wrap up fall sports with some thoughts on volleyball (plays from 1:16-8:32) and football (8:32-19:06). Football and basketball are mentioned in ‘3 stars’ (19:06-22:46), then the week’s coverage plan is discussed in ‘where we’ll be’ (22:46-26:20). ‘Looking Forward’ features some Christmas party talk (26:20-30:01), then ‘shoutouts’ wrap up the episode (30:01-end).
info_outline Football & Thanksgiving 11/26/2019
Football & Thanksgiving After discussing what we’re most thankful for when it comes to work, we update the football playoffs (plays from 3:07-22:56). ‘3 stars’ (22:56-24:57) precedes a draft of our favorite parts of Thanksgiving (24:57-34:11). ‘Shoutouts’ wrap up the episode (34:11-end).
info_outline Boys Basketball Preview 11/19/2019
Boys Basketball Preview After we say farewell to Jon’s beard, we preview the county’s boys basketball season (plays from 2:01-22:29), wrapping up with predictions for deepest postseason run and player of the year (22:29-29:39). Football and volleyball take up the ‘3 stars’ segment (29:39-36:07), then the week’s coverage plan is outlined in ‘where we’ll be’ (36:07-40:30). ‘Looking Forward’ (40:30-43:04) and ‘Shoutouts’ (43:04-end) wrap up the episode.
info_outline Football Playoffs Preview 11/12/2019
Football Playoffs Preview After an update on Jon’s beard, we preview the football playoffs for Montgomery County’s eight teams that qualified (plays from 1:53-21:32) and discuss some of the teams that narrowly missed the playoffs (21:32-28:11). Volleyball, cross country and football are mentioned in ‘3 stars’ (28:11-33:01), then the week’s coverage plan is discussed in ‘where we’ll be’ (33:01-37:37). ‘Looking Forward’ (37:37-39:26) and ‘shoutouts’ (39:26-end) wrap up the episode.
info_outline Girls Basketball Preview 11/05/2019
Girls Basketball Preview After some election day talk, we get into our girls basketball season preview (plays from 2:18-23:53). Football and volleyball are mentioned in ‘3 stars’ (23:53-26:49) and ‘Where we’ll be’ (26:49-33:48). ‘Looking Forward’ (33:48-35:20) and ‘Shoutouts’ (35:20-end) wrap up the episode.
info_outline Football Playoff Picture 10/29/2019
Football Playoff Picture After Jon recaps the musical ‘Cats,’ we take a look at the county’s football playoff picture (plays from 3:10-21:28). Volleyball and cross country are the focus of ‘3 stars’ (21:28-25:46), then the week’s coverage plan is outlines in ‘where we’ll be’ (25:46-29:06). ‘Looking Forward’ (29:06-32:35) and ‘Shoutouts’ wrap up the episode (32:25-end).
info_outline Volleyball Playoff Picture 10/22/2019
Volleyball Playoff Picture After finding out what makes a Texas Edition truck a Texas Edition truck, we look at the county’s volleyball playoff picture (plays from 2:37-14:56). The ‘3 stars’ segment highlights cross country and football (14:56-18:29), then ‘where we’ll be’ lays out the week’s coverage plan (18:29-24:12). ‘Looking Forward’ includes World Series and NBA predictions (24:12-36:48), then shoutouts wrap up the podcast (36:48-end).
info_outline The County's Top Football Units 10/15/2019
The County's Top Football Units This week, we highlight some of the county’s best football units (plays from 2:38-21:28). Cross country and volleyball are the focus of ‘3 stars’ (21:28-24:51), then the week’s coverage plan is discussed in ‘where we’ll be’ (24:51-29:38). ‘Looking forward’ (29:38-31:59) and ‘Shoutouts’ (31:59-end) wrap up the episode.
info_outline Football Midseason Review 10/08/2019
Football Midseason Review This week’s episode focuses on the football playoff picture (plays from 1:46-30:38) and mentions some names that may be in contention for postseason superlatives (30:38-37:54). Three different sports appear in ‘3 stars’ (37:54-40:50), then the week’s coverage plan is discussed in ‘where we’ll be’ (40:50-45:31). ‘Looking Forward’ reveals that The Courier’s sports staff will attempt to be athletic this weekend (45:31-47:12), then shoutouts wrap up the episode (47:12-end).
info_outline Volleyball Midseason Review 10/01/2019
Volleyball Midseason Review After Rob praises Jon’s Kansas City Chiefs, we review the county’s volleyball season at (or near) its midway point (plays from 3:33-25:28). Midseason superlatives wrap up the volleyball talk (25:28-33:27), then we move into ‘3 stars’ (33:27-38:54) and ‘Where we’ll be’ (38:54-44:48). NHL predictions take up ‘Looking Forward’ (44:48-50:08), then shoutouts wrap up the episode (50:08-end)