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Autism Advocates readying for the Big Game!

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On April 26, Constellation Field will be immersed in purple and gold as hundreds of autism advocates gather for the Third Annual Strike Out Autism Family Fun Day.  Leading the way is Presenting Sponsor and Three Time MVP, Rangeland Energy.  Serving as hosts and excitingly cheering on the autism community are Hope For Three, and […]

Former Fort Bend prep stars glad to be playing for Skeeters

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Minor league baseball takes players across the map, from Montana to Florida and everywhere in between, but two well-traveled former Fort Bend County prep baseball standouts are glad to be home. Sugar Land Skeeteers left-handed pitchers Cory VanAllen (Clements) and Daniel Meadows (Katy Cinco Ranch) signed professional baseball contracts after playing […]

Skeeters host free pitch, Hit & Run competition for area youth

Sugar Land pitcher 
Matt Maloney and the 
rest of the Skeeters 
are ready for the 2015 
season to begin.
(Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Comes to Constellation Field for the First Time  The Sugar Land Skeeters are excited to host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for youth in the Houston area at 9 a.m. Saturday at Constellation Field. Participants are encouraged to complete all required registration […]

Love and Baseball: Skeeters player meets fiancee in Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Travis Scott may have played the 2012 season with the York (Pa.) Revolution, but he left his heart 1,500 miles to the southwest, in Sugar Land. Scott, now entering his third season as an infielder/catcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters, was on the visiting team when the Skeeters opened Constellation Field […]

Deacon Jones plays key role with the Skeeters

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Deacon Jones’ official title on the Sugar Land Skeeters website is “Special Assistant.” In reality, the 81-year-old former Chicago White Sox infielder is a very special assistant to the Skeeters. So special that the franchise may not have existed, if not for his helping hand. Sugar Land voters approved a baseball […]

Young returns to skeeters following MVP campaign

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The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti announced the signing of Delwyn Young prior to the first Spring Training game on Tuesday. The infielder led the team in hits, doubles, home runs and RBI en-route to being named the Skeeters 2014 Team MVP along with First-Team Atlantic League honors. The California native finished third […]

Skeeters Baseball is in the air

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There’s nothing like the crack of the bat and the smell of hot dogs and hamburgers in the air to signal another exciting season of Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball. And it’s an exciting time to be a baseball fan in Sugar Land as the Skeeters enter their fourth season. Houston entrepreneurs Bob and Marcie Zlotnik, […]

PET OF THE WEEK 04/22/15

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Meet Ellie Mae. Don’t let her name fool you: this Ellie Mae is no dumb, country-bumpkin. A people-pleaser by nature, Ellie Mae is intelligent and perceptive with her training. She loves other dogs and doesn’t bark much at all. Ellie Mae is a very special gal who would be a perfect fit for most any […]

No more wrong voting locations on Election Day

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Fort Bend’s voting precincts may be replaced by vote centers By Elsa Maxey Many evening functions in Fort Bend are about socials, but this month Elections Administrator John Oldham has been hosting informational meetings throughout the county with the last one about to take place this Thursday, April 23, in Katy.  His message is about […]

PLAY BALL – SEASON PREVIEW

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The Sugar Land Skeeters open the 2015 season against the Lancaster Barnstormers at 7:05 p.m. at Constellation Field. Sugar Land will host the Lancaster Barnstormers in the first game of a four-game series, which will serve as a rematch of last season’s Atlantic League Championship Series. A Skeeters Season Preview section is enclosed in this […]

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