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Local football players set to compete in bowl games

Missouri defensive back John Gibson, left, makes a tackle during a victory over Texas A&M last month. Gibson and the Tigers will face Minnesota in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day.

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The holiday season is a great time to relax, enjoy family and watch a college football bowl game – or 12. Fortunately, local residents have plenty of Fort Bend ISD alumni to follow during bowl season. The 2014-15 season marks the first time that major college football has a playoff system, […]

Athlete Spotlight: Kempner’s Tiara Matthews

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Kempner High junior forward/center Tiara Matthews is one of the top players in Class 6A-23. Matthews, 16, has been a varsity starter since her freshman year when the Cougars lost to state power, Clear Springs, in the first round of the playoffs. “It was a good experience – I was kind […]

Burroughs places second at USTA national tourney

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Missouri City and Quail Valley resident, John Burrmann, was a member of a men’s tennis team from Houston, TX, representing the Texas Section of the USTA, that finished second in the USTA League Adult 55 & Over 9.0 National Championships recently held at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz.from November 7-9. The […]

Bush-Marshall Girls Basketball Game

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The Bush High girls basketball team defeated Marshall, 49-27, on Nov. 21 in the FBISD Girls Basketball Tournament at Wheeler Fieldhouse. Bush, which is expected to lead 5A-23 this season, will host Katy Tompkins in a non-district game at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Ridge Point finishes the season with a 12-1 record, after playoff loss

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Ridge Point High football team had its best season in the school’s four-year varsity history. The Sienna Plantation-based school entered last Saturday’s Class 5A, Division I regional semifinal game against Temple High with a perfect 12-0 record. “12-1 is nothing to hang your head about,” RP head football coach Brett […]

Athlete Spotlight: Travis’ Juwan Williams

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Travis High senior forward Juwan Williams’ leadership is one of the reasons why the Tigers are favored to win the Class 6A-District 23 Championship. Williams, 17, is a third-year starter for the Tigers (0-1), who opened the season with a 76-66 loss at Cypress Lakes on Nov. 18. Williams is the […]

Dulles girls basketball determined to make playoff run

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Dulles High girls basketball team is balanced between five experienced seniors and a strong group of underclassmen – two juniors, two sophomores and a freshman. “I think as we get going, the players will learn what we’re doing and we’ll be able to compete for a playoff spot,” said Vikings […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Elkins graduate Nick Harwell

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com After graduating from Elkins High in 2009, Nick Harwell’s football career took the scenic route. But the 6-foot-1, 193-pound Missouri City native has found a home in a major football conference as the top receiver for the University of Kansas. Harwell, a senior who will graduate in December, has caught 41 […]

Kempner High grad looks forward to facing Texans

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Kempner High graduate George Iloka made a decision just before his senior season that propelled him to an NFL career. Iloka, 24, had been a wide receiver for the Cougars during his first three years. Then-head coach James Brown and teammate Chris Banjo, now a safety with the Green Bay Packers, […]

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Stafford, Logos Prep advance

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ROSENBERG – Stafford High head football coach Ron Counter figured the Spartans had a good chance to reach the second round for the second straight year. But he couldn’t have predicted Friday’s 33-3 first round victory over Sealy High (5-6) in the UIL Class 4A, Division I playoffs. Brian Imarenezor rushed for three touchdowns, and […]

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