Travis Tigers bring speed to the game

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Coach Trey Sissom, in his third season at Travis and coming off a second-place finish (5-2) in District 20-6A, is upbeat about the program and the upcoming season. “The sophomores we started when we got here, are now seniors and have been in our program for three […]

Elkins is ready to run

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Elkins’ Coach Dennis Brantley knows exactly what the Knights need to do to have a successful season. “We need to run the ball effectively,” Brantley said. And his message has been received. “We need to get our momentum going at the start of a game through the […]

Austin’s strength will be its defense

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The Austin Bulldogs will look to an experienced defense and an improved offense to improve on last year’s 3-7 record. “The back end of our defense will be good. Our secondary and linebackers are experienced. By the end of last season, they were a good unit,” Austin […]

Clements offensive line holds key to season

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star If the Rangers show improvement this year, it will be due in large part to the offensive line. “Everything we do starts with the offensive line. When the line plays well, the team plays well,” Clements Coach Robert Darnell said. “When our line plays well, we can […]

Hightower expects defense to take them far

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star For the first time in his coaching career, Hightower Coach Padriac McGinnis will run a 3-4 defense (3 defensive linemen and 4 linebackers). “We went and talked to several schools like Katy and Texas Southern that run a 3-4 to learn more about it. Before, we had […]

Kempner feeling optimistic this season

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star It would be easy to count Kempner out this season. Gone, due to graduation, are Billy Reagins Jr., last year’s district offensive most valuable player, Dalton Perez, all-district offensive lineman, and Jake Landry, all-district wide receiver. Add in last year’s starting quarterback, Alec Carr, who is not […]

Celebrity basketball game to benefit Willowridge High School

Former NBA players T.J. Ford and Tracy McGrady will host a celebrity basketball game on Saturday, Aug. 26, to benefit Willowridge High School staff members. Players from the T.J. Ford Basketball Program will compete against McGrady’s sponsored team, GR Sports. The event will take place at FBISD’s Wheeler Field House (16403 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land), from […]

@FtBendAthletics: Travis has the talent for a playoff run

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Travis volleyball coach Nicole Hitt believes her team has the talent to advance further in the playoffs this year. “I expect Audrey Phillips to be a force for us this year. She was named to the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association Fabulous 50 team this year. Audrey […]

@FtBendAthletics: Ridge Point would like to repeat last year’s success

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Last year, the Ridge Point Panthers finished second in District 20-6A with an 11-3 record, and cruised to the Region 3 semi-finals before being eliminated by George Ranch and finishing with a 29-19 overall record. “I am very proud of what we accomplished last year being as […]

@FtBendAthletics: Bush volleyball stresses sisterhood

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Bush volleyball coach and English department head Veronica Owens has communicated to her team, in very clear and precise terms, what they need to do to make the playoffs this year. “We have to play together as a team. We can’t rely on our opponent to make […]

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