Category archives for: Fort Bend ISD

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 […]

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 […]

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