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Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point High’s Brooke Rutherford

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ridge Point High senior setter/outside hitter Brooke Rutherford is ready to help the Panthers win their first district championship in volleyball. “It’s been really fun,” Rutherford said. “Our outside hitters and middle blockers are great. We have amazing hitters. It’s a great group of girls.” The Panthers are currently undefeated in […]

Coach and son put Travis High in position to win district title

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By Adrian Martin For The Star The starting quarterback role on varsity comes with its challenges, but Cody Cunningham has a great support system to call on. His chief contact is his head coach and father Randy Cunningham. Father and son have created a successful formula at Travis. Taking care of business inside the lines […]

Austin HS Bulldog Marching Band and Angels Dance win Lone Star Preview!

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Due to the kindness of other marching bands, in particular Travis, Ridge Point,  and The Woodlands  the AHS Bulldog Marching Band and Angels Dance Team was named Grand Champion at the  Lone Star Preview Marching Contest on October 18 in Conroe. Competing against 14 other bands, the AHS band scored first place overall and won […]

Football Notebook: 6A-23 teams ready for “Showdown Saturday”

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The Class 6A-District 23 Football season has shown us that competitive games are going to take place on a weekly basis. With seven of the 6A-23’s nine teams still in contention for playoff spot, this weekend – especially Saturday – will provide some answers for those following the district. At 6 p.m. Saturday, 6A-23, Hightower […]

Football Notebook: Elkins-Ridge Point showdown highlights upcoming slate

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins and Ridge Point high schools are separated by 6.3 miles of Sienna Parkways, and the 5A-23 football rivals are identical in the standings – 6-0 overall, 2-0 in district. The much-awaited meeting between Elkins – the top-ranked team in Texas 5A Football – and Ridge Point – No. 7 in […]

Football Notebook: Travis, Hightower raise the bar in 6A-23

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Losing to Katy 55-0 on Sept. 4 may have been the best thing to happen to the Travis High football team. Since then, the Tigers have won three of four games with their only loss being a 24-21 setback against Hightower on Sept. 26. Last Saturday, Spencer Griffin completed a 36-yard-pass […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point’s Remus Bulmer

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Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com By the time the clock ran out and the Ridge Point High football team had earned a 13-0 victory over Marshall, Panthers senior Remus Bulmer had lost track of how many times he’d carried the ball. “I was thinking I had about 30,” Bulmer said. In fact, the 5-foot-6, 170-pound running back […]

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 […]

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