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Travis High boys advance to regional quarterfinals

Travis High senior Hakeem Butler dunks during a 69-45 second run playoff win over Manvel on Friday. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Thirteen Fort Bend ISD basketball teams qualified for the postseason this month – seven boys teams and six girls squads. But only the Travis High boys basketball team (27-6) advanced to the third round, and the Tigers are the only team in the district that will play a game in March […]

Athlete Spotlight: Elkins High’s Ayesha Wahid

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins High senior Ayesha Wahid played a key role in the Knights’ historic playoff victory on Feb. 17. The Knights edged George Ranch, 44-38, in the first round of the UIL Class 5A playoffs to earn their first postseason victory in four years, and its first playoff win under head coach […]

Travis High grad shines for HBU

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Anthony Odunsi’s basketball career has taken him from the high school powerhouse of Travis High to nearly every corner of the United States. But after a long journey, Odunsi, 22, has become a key player for a local university. The 6-foot-4, 205–pound starting guard for the Houston Baptist University […]

Hightower High School grad’s becoming the new “Air Jordan”

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Tied for third place in the Southland Conference, it’s unlikely that the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball team will compete in the NCAA Tournament, which begins next month. But anything’s possible with Islanders senior guard John Jordan, a Hightower High graduate, and his 50-inch vertical leap leading the way with 15.5 […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Kristina Battle

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Austin High senior point guard Kristina Battle played an important role in leading the Bulldogs to the UIL Class 6A playoffs. Austin, which lost to Clear Springs in the first round on Monday night, had Battle as its floor general over the past two seasons. “I enjoy controlling the pace of […]

HBU Football hires assistant coach from Missouri City

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HBU has named Brandon North as an assistant football coaches, Huskies head coach Vic Shealy announced Wednesday. North, an Elkins High graduate and Missouri City native, will serve as HBU’s secondary coach. He spent the last four seasons at Montana State, which included a pair of conference titles in 2011 and 2012. The Bobcats had […]

Athlete Spotlight: Clements’ Meredith Miller

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Clements High senior pitcher Meredith Miller has had a long, battle testing journey throughout her three-year career. Now she’s embarking on her final season having seen the peaks of mountains and bottoms of valleys. The Rangers softball team won district titles in two of the last four years. They’ve […]

Fort Bend ISD qualifies a slew of swimmers for State Meet

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Congratulations to the Fort Bend ISD boys and girls swimmers who qualified for the 2015 UIL 5A & 6A State swimming & diving Championships. Some students qualified because they were the Regional Champion and others qualified as a result of their time compared to others in the state. Good luck to all FBISD qualifiers as […]

Willowridge High graduate Inducted posthumously into Brown University’s Athletics Hall of Fame

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The Willowridge High School community is celebrating a recent honor presented to the family of Willowridge High School alumnus Gregory Parker. Brown University honored the legacy of Parker by inducting him posthumously into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The university honored 11 individuals and one team at its 40th Induction Dinner. Gregory’s mother, Missouri […]

5A-23 SHOWDOWN

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The Ridge Point High boys basketball team edged Marshall, 70-68, in overtime last Friday. Both 5A-23 teams are expected to reach the postseason, which begins at the end of February. 

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