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Panthers have high expectations in 2014

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendnews.com At some point in the not-so-distant future, the Ridge Point High football team will probably be a UIL Class 6A program. “They’re still building houses like crazy in our area,” Panthers head coach Brett Sniffin said. But Ridge Point the newest high school in Fort Bend ISD will enjoy its position […]

Coach: Harfield’s an elite QB for the Rangers

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com  Clements High football coach Keith Knowles expects big things from senior quarterback Kolt Harfield this season. In fact, Knowles said Harfield is comparable to the last great Rangers quarterback Derek Carr, who was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of last spring’s NFL Draft. Carr guided Clements to […]

Young Hurricanes plan to surprise doubters

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Hightower High football team has played in a UIL State Championship game twice in the past six years. “Our players understand what ‘protecting the legacy’ means  they know what’s expected of them,” said Hurricanes third-year head coach Padriac McGinnis, who was an assistant at Hightower for six seasons prior to […]

Austin program continues to succeed

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Dan Schreiber arrived at Austin High four years ago, inheriting a squad that hadn’t won a game the previous year. “We convinced the kids what we’re doing was the right thing and good things would happen,” Schreiber said. As the school enters its 20th year, Schreiber has brought the Bulldogs to […]

Giles & Co. prepared for tough schedule

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins High senior quarterback Johnathan Giles is one of the top prep football players in the Houston area. But the Texas Tech commit hasn’t let his success – or the 48 touchdowns and nearly 4,000 yards last season ‚Äì change him. “He’s just the same old Johnathan,” Elkins head football coach […]

New coach determined to energize Dulles

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Oschlor Flemming didn’t move 300 miles south of his hometown to settle for mediocrity. The Dulles High first-year head football coach was part of two state championship teams (2012 and 2013) at Denton Guyer and another one that finished second (2010). “I saw the tradition that Dulles had, and I wanted […]

Linemen are key to Bush’s 5A-23 success

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com There are seasons where coaches have an idea of where they’re team will finish. This isn’t one of them for Bush head football coach Allen Aldridge. “We could win the district, miss the playoffs or finish anywhere in between,” Aldridge said. “Our district is stacked. We have a definite chance if […]

Travis looks to get back on track this fall

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Travis High head football coach Randy Cunningham has coached high school football for nearly 30 years, but he’s only coached his son, senior quarterback Cody Cunnigham, for one. Together, the Cunninghams will look to put the Tigers back in the postseason. “Coaching my son been a pleasure,” Coach Cunningham said. “Watching […]

Fort Bend Brewing Company continues to grow

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com With the craft beer phenomenon growing everyday, Bigger. Bolder. Texas Brewed. – is the spirited anthem Fort Bend Brewing Co. has embodied to take their stance in the beer marvel. Fort Bend Brewery is the first craft brewery in Fort Bend County, located at 13370 South Gessner Road in Missouri City […]

Residents to move into new Sienna Plantation development by late 2015

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Sienna Plantation will double in the next five years, with new residents expected to move into a new area of the development late next year. Sienna Plantation currently has 6,800 homes, but Sienna South, which is currently under construction, is expected to add 6,500. The first phase, which is expected […]

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