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Austin High graduate eager to face the Houston Texans on Sunday

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Austin High graduate Jerry Hughes is looking forward to his Houston Homecoming this weekend. The 26-year-old Hughes was a running back for the Bulldogs, but he now makes his living as a defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, who visit the Houston Texans at noon on Sunday at NRG Stadium. Both […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Dulles High’s Alex Merchant

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Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Dulles High senior linebacker Alex Merchant is a two-sport athlete who knows what it’s like to achieve success on the field. Merchant, 17, was a sophomore on the Vikings’ 2012 team that reached the second round of the UIL Class 5A playoffs and a backup outfielder on the 2013 DHS baseball team […]

Hightower alum helps build young HBU football program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Terrell Brown III had several opportunities to play college football at established programs throughout Texas. But the 2012 Hightower High graduate decided to help build a program just 12.7 miles northwest of his high school alma mater. “I picked Houston Baptist University because it was a new program, and I’d started […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High volleyball’s Erica Anthony

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Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Next fall, Erica Anthony will be playing college volleyball at Concordia University in sunny southern California and enjoying the culture, scenery and beaches. But before she heads west, Anthony has some unfinished business in Texas. The Austin High senior setter hopes to lead the Bulldogs – ranked fifth in UIL Class 6A […]

Anderson powers Kempner High football team

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Nick Anderson has spent several mid-to-late November evenings watching high school playoff football. Now, the Kempner High senior running back is ready to experience it firsthand. “People can’t tell you about it,” Anderson said. “You have to experience it yourself, and it’s something you’ll remember for the rest of your life.” […]

Eagles’ volleyball leader

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Fort Bend Christian sophomore middle blocker Taylor Bannister (No. 7) has received attention from multiple Division I schools and would like to play for Texas or LSU. Bannister, 15, hopes to lead FBCA to its fourth trip to the TAPPS 4A Final Four and its first state volleyball championship. In the offseason, she plays club […]

Athlete Spotlight: Travis’ Steven Sims

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Steven Sims knows a thing or two about playing football after Thanksgiving Day. The Travis High senior wide receiver/kick returner was a sophomore on the Tigers’ team that lost to eventual state runner-up Houston Lamar in the third round of the UIL Football Playoffs in 2012. “The atmosphere and school spirit […]

Elkins grad enjoys being part of LSU program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com LSU junior safety Corey Thompson was glad to be back in the Houston area on Aug. 30 – just 17 miles north of Elkins High. Thompson stopped short of comparing the crowd at Houston’s NRG Stadium to the famed Tiger Stadium, a.k.a. “Death Valley” in Baton Rouge, La. “It felt like […]

Ridge Point’s Turner excels on and off the field

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Tyler Turner hopes to spend his career winning verdicts and delivering justice for his clients. That’s no surprise considering the Ridge Point High senior is ranked 36th in a senior class of 465 and is enrolled in four Advanced Placement classes. “Academics come naturally to me, but I do put a […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Landon Rambo

Austin High senior wide receiver Landon Rambo caught three passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in a 24-14 loss to Klein Forest last Thursday. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com It’s fitting that Landon Rambo would say his favorite type of movie is action. And yes, the Austin High senior wide receiver still gets some good-natured ribbing from people. “They’ll ask, ‘is that really your last name’, and I’ll say ‘what’s the point of me lying about my last name’?” The […]

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