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Thankful for success

Clements High senior goalkeeper Danny Namani will play Division I soccer next season at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. (Photos by Michael Sudhalter)

Clements goalkeeper doesn’t take anything for granted By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Danny Namani never takes anything for granted and tries to appreciate every moment in life – on and off the soccer field. The Clements High senior goalkeeper’s hard work and dedication on the field have earned him a Division I scholarship to the University […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Deante Ford – Ridge Point

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Ridge Point athlete Deante Ford attacks the game of football and track with the same approach. Speed. He’s excellent at  using it to extend and close gaps for Ridge Point’s 4×200 and 4×400 relays. His team won the boys 23-5A district track meet last week. Now they’re headed to the UIL regional meet for the […]

Love and Baseball: Skeeters player meets fiancee in Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Travis Scott may have played the 2012 season with the York (Pa.) Revolution, but he left his heart 1,500 miles to the southwest, in Sugar Land. Scott, now entering his third season as an infielder/catcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters, was on the visiting team when the Skeeters opened Constellation Field […]

Travis’ Cunningham calls it a career

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Randy Cunningham built the foundation for the Travis High football program when the school opened in the fall of 2006. Now, Cunningham, 58, has decided to retire from coaching after 34 seasons in the profession. “I’d been thinking about retiring for the past couple of years but didn’t want to do […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Ridge Point’s Jacob Griffin

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When it came to playing soccer, Jacob Griffin embraced the pressure. “I like the pressure honestly,” said the Ridge Point High senior goalkeeper. “As a goalkeeper, you can be an offensive weapon and a defensive weapon.” Griffin, 17, helped lead the Panthers to their best season in school history. Ridge Point […]

Sportsmanship in season

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Ridge Point High sophomore Diego Saavedra, left, gives Rosenberg Terry junior captain Jose Medrano, a helping hand after the Panthers defeated the Rangers, 1-0, in the UIL Class 5A Regional Quarterfinals last Wednesday at Mercer Stadium. Ridge Point head coach Ryan Corey said sportsmanship is a quality that RPHS emphasizes with its student-athletes. The Panthers […]

Athlete Spotlight: Clements High’s Amber Wang

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Clements High golfer Amber Wang is one of the best high school golfers dwelling in the United States. She’s run amuck in District 23-6A with two district titles in the last two years. Her solid finish last season put her among the state’s top ten and the nations top […]

Four FBISD soccer teams advance to regional semifinals

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Five Fort Bend ISD soccer teams competed in the regional quarterfinals on Tuesday night, and four advanced to the regional semifinals, which begin on Friday. The Ridge Point boys and girls soccer teams, as well as the Clements and Austin girls soccer teams will compete on Friday. The Ridge Point boys advanced to the regional […]

Kempner grad thrives at Rice

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Rice University junior infielder Connor Tekyl, a 2012 Kempner High graduate, hit his first home run of the season for the Owls in a 7-4 loss to Middle Tennessee State last Saturday at Reckling Park. Tekyl is batting .280 and has started all 34 games for the Owls, who entered the week ranked 12th in […]

Softball in swing

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The Kempner High softball team defeated 6A-23 rival, Austin, 18-9, on March 24 at Austin High’s field. 

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