Bill McCaughey

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@FtBendAthletics: Travis comes back in OT to beat Hightower, 52-44

(Photo by Bill McCaughey)
Travis Coach Tanisha Ellison gives instruction to her players.

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star With the clock counting down, her team behind by three points, and the carefully designed play from her coach unraveling, Travis’ Miranda Ramsey drifted from her wing position to the top of the key, called for the ball, and smoothly drained a three-pointer at the buzzer to […]


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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is sacked by Houston Texans defenders during the AFC Divisional Playoff game Saturday. Although the top-ranked defense kept the Texans close for most of the game, the Patriots pulled away in the fourth quarter 34-16 to advance to the AFC Championship game next weekend.

Texans shut down Raiders 27-14 in Wild Card game


By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Houston’s top ranked defense played to expectations and quarterback Brock Osweiler exceeded expectations as the Texans beat the Oakland Raiders 27-14, and advanced to the second round of the NFL playoffs. All-Pro Jadeveon Clowney sent the Raiders an early message by intercepting a screen pass at the […]



STAFFORD BASKETBALL Stafford High senior Zaquan Brooks scored two of his team-high 15 points on this second half dunk as the Spartans defeated La Marque 48-39 on Friday night. The Spartans used a 15-0 third quarter to break a 24-24 halftime tie.             STAFFORD SOCCER The Stafford High boys soccer […]

@FtBendAthletics: Bush comes back to beat Travis

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By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The Austin (1-0), Bush (2-0) and Hightower (2-0) boys basketball teams lead District 20-6A as district play gets started. Bush 66, Travis 63 Friday night, in the first of two showdowns this season, Bush overcame a 35-25 halftime deficit to beat the Tigers 66-63. The Broncos cut […]

Super Bowl Opening Night at Minute Maid Park


The NFL will kick off Super Bowl LI festivities in Houston by hosting the participating teams and fans in primetime at Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday, Jan. 30, at Minute Maid Park. Fans may purchase tickets at Super Bowl Opening Night, which debuted at Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay Area, […]

Texas Sports Hall of Fame announces its 2017 inductees


The Texas Sports Hall of Fame announced the induction of eight new members into its 2017 Hall of Fame class. Presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, the inductees include former Houston Cougars NCAA women’s volleyball player Rita Buck-Crockett, former Texas A&M and Los Angeles Rams defensive back Dave Elmendorf, Texas A&M University track and field […]

Kansas State bowls over Texas A&M 33-28


By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Before 68,412 fans, the fourth largest crowd in Texas Bowl history, the Kansas State Wildcats (9-4) held off a fourth quarter rally to beat the Texas A&M Aggies, 33-28. The Aggies had a chance to win the game after getting the ball back on a Wildcat punt […]

Stafford girls basketball sets playoff goal


By Stafford SMD COMMUNICATIONS Speed and athleticism should make the Stafford High girls basketball team competitive this season, said Lady Spartans second-year head coach Miyoshi Oliver. Stafford returns two starters from last season’s team – junior point guard Corri Butler and sophomore forward Chaunta Thomas, who played varsity as a freshman last season. Oliver, who led […]

Branding the Bull: Texans mascot TORO more than a fuzzy cheerleader


By Joe Southern Andrew Johnson wants to brand a bull. Specifically, he wants to brand TORO, the Houston Texans mascot. He doesn’t want to use a hot, metal stick to engrave an image of ownership on TORO’s rump. He wants to brand him as a marketing promotion. That’s what the 25-year-old Kansas City native […]

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