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FBISD grads selected in NBA Draft

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By Adrian Martin For The Star A culmination of dreams and tireless work came to fruition last Thursday for the Harrison Twins. Who would have thought the two young, amazingly athletic sophomores that enrolled at Travis High would win a UIL state championship, compete in two NCAA Final Fours, and be prospects in the 2015 […]

Sugar Land resident named national US Youth Soccer Player of the Month

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Liam Amado, a Sugar Land youth soccer player and member of the Albion Hurricanes Futbol Club, has been named the June US Youth Soccer Player of the Month presented by Olive Garden. Each month, US Youth Soccer recognizes one male and one female player whose accomplishments on and off the field stand out among the […]

Banks named Coach of the Year

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Marshall High boys track & field coach Lloyd Banks, pictured right, was named Texas High School Track and Field Coach of the Year by the Texas Track and Field Coaches Association. Banks guided the Buffaloes to the UIL Class 5A State Championship in May. Marshall scored 90 points, which is a state record for track […]

Sugar Land teen achieves highest scouting rank

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Ben Powell, member of Boy Scout Troop 1294 in Sugar Land, recently earned the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.  Less than ten percent of all Boy Scouts attained this honor last year. Requirements for receiving the Eagle Scout advancement include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating ideals of service […]

Local umpire selected for national junior world series

Fort Bend resident Roy Riggs will umpire the Junior Little League World Series in August. (Submitted photo)

By Keon Broadnax For The Star Every baseball game has players, fans and great rule enforcers. For umpires, just like baseball players, going to a World Series, not matter what level, is the ultimate dream. The road to get to the World Series is extremely long and hard even for umpires. Yet through hard work […]

12U BLUE GRAY DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

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The First Colony 12U Majors Blue Gray team had an awesome season and brought home the championship for their division. 12U Blue Gray Division Championship Winners from First Colony Little League. Pictured are Coach Matt Kuntz, Coach Tyndall Yaap, Morgan Yaap, Alex Benavides, Michael Henderson, Head Coach AJ Orsak, Chase Orsak, Coach John Garza & […]

Sugar Land native leads TCU to College World Series

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Last week was an exciting one for Sugar Land native Mitchell Traver. The TCU pitcher led the Horned Frogs to the College World Series (CWS), earning the victory on the mound in a 5-4, 16 inning victory over Texas A&M. Two days later, he was drafted in the 28th round by […]

Stafford MSD increases teacher pay

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The starting pay for Stafford MSD teachers has increased to $49,500 – a $1,310 upgrade, after the SMSD board of trustees unanimously approved the raise on Monday night. The rest of the Pay Increase column is calculated by taking the difference between years of experience or steps from one year to the next. For example, […]

Lacrosse continues to grow in Fort Bend

By Adrian Martin For The Star Lacrosse’s history spans across centuries, but the plan to elevate the game’s status in Fort Bend County has emerged. Recently, there’s been a push to increase the popularity of lacrosse in Fort Bend County and beyond. The Richmond Grizzly Lacrosse club will host a camp in conjunction with Houston […]

Sugar Land Skeeters reschedule Pink in the Park fundraiser for June 24

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The Sugar Land Skeeters will host Pink in the Park, sponsored by Memorial Hermann, on Wednesday, June 24 at Constellation Field. The previously scheduled Pink in the Park was postponed due to rain earlier this season. The night will include a jersey off their back auction, postgame fireworks and breast cancer survivor parade among other […]

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