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Retired NFL Star hosts 5k to Celebrate Life of Twin Brother & Raise Sickle Cell Awareness

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Fifth Annual Darling Dash to take place Sunday, Feb. 22 As One Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by retired NFL star and Austin High graduate Devard Darling in memory of the sickle cell-related death of his identical twin brother, Devaughn, will host its 5th Annual Darling Dash 5k on Feb. 23 at Constellation Field in […]

Clements Boys Soccer hopes to repeat

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Nearly a full calendar year ago, the Clements boys soccer team hoisted the Texas 5A state championship. Unfortunately, all good things under the celebratory sun come to an end at some point. With the road signs ahead indicating a long path this season, head coach Todd Ericson-entering his 26th […]

Athlete Spotlight: Elkins’ Nathaniel Cephas

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How many years have you been on the varsity team? “Three seasons.” What is special about this time, aside from its 19-2 record? “We want to win, and we’re sacrificing egos.” How did the team do last season? “We defeated Clear Creek in the first round and lost to eventual state champion North Shore in […]

High school wrestling unlikely to start in FBISD

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By Adrian Martin For The Star High school wrestling may lack widespread popularity in Texas, but the Houston area is home to many high school wrestling programs. Fort Bend ISD has 11 high schools, but none of them have a wrestling program nor are there are plans to add wrestling, according to FBISD Athletics Director […]

Bright futures

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Former Fort Bend ISD standouts, Sheroid Evans (Dulles) and Bralon Addison (Hightower) are expected to lead their respective teams next season. Both players were recovering from ACL Surgery this season. Evans, a cornerback, returned to Houston to watch the Longhorns in a loss to Arkansas in the Texas Bowl. Addison, a wide receiver, watched his […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Bryan Njokwu

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Austin High senior forward Bryan Njoku has a major goal in mind before he graduates in the spring. Njoku, 18, wants to lead the Bulldogs’ boys basketball team to its first playoff appearance since 1999. “The team talks about it a lot,” Njoku said. “That’s my only goal – to make […]

Bush High grad competes for second Super Bowl ring

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Russell Okung accepted a football scholarship to Oklahoma State nine years ago, he didn’t expect that he’d be playing in the NFL. “I just wanted to go to college and a get a good education,” said the Bush High graduate. “I consider it one of my greatest accomplishments.” Okung was […]

Elkins’ Romo overcomes odds, signs with UT-Arlington

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Apparently, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex will be able to handle two exceptional athletes with the last name, Romo. Tears of joy fell from the face of Elkins High senior Fabian Romo after he signed a letter of intent to play wheelchair basketball at the University of Texas at Arlington. […]

Kempner High grad to face Dallas Cowboys on Sunday

Green Bay Packers safety Chris Banjo, a Kempner High graduate, will face the Dallas Cowboys at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo courtesy of the Green Bay Packers)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Green Bay Packers safety Chris Banjo, a Kempner High graduate, grew up in Fort Bend County, played college football at SMU and makes his offseason home in Dallas. But at 12:05 p.m. Sunday, the 24-year-old Sugar Land native will look to break hearts across Texas. “Some of my neighbors and former […]

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com One of the most exciting developments for The Star was the implementation of a sports section in August. We did our best to cover local sports through The Star, as well as our Twitter account, ftbendathletics, and our Facebook page, “Fort Bend Star.” With the help of local coaches, we were […]

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