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Ridge Point Softball headed to state semifinals

The Ridge Point High softball team celebrated during a victory over Willis in the regional semifinals last week. On Saturday, the Panthers defeated Santa Fe to advance to the UIL Class 5A State Semifinals. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

If you don’t succeed at first, try again. That’s what happened with the Ridge Point High softball team did, and now the Panthers are headed to the UIL Class 5A State Semifinals in Austin. Ridge Point defeated Santa Fe, 2 games to 1, to earn the school’s first trip to the state semifinals in any […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Ridge Point High’s Makinzy Herzog

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Mackenzie Herzog is ready to win a state championship. The Ridge Point High freshman pitcher moved the Panthers one step closer to their ultimate goal with a stellar performance in the UIL Class 5A Regional Semifinals last Friday at the University of Houston. Ridge Point trailed 6-1 in the fourth inning, […]

Rosenberg fifth-grader wins national contest for being “good natured”

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Rosenberg resident Carolyn Riedel has noticed that her 11-year-son, Ashton, does an extraordinary job of being kind to his friends, family and classmates. Riedel came across a national Good Natured Kids Contest, sponsored by a health food company. The company was looking to recognize kids who show concern for others. Riedel […]

Ridge Point baseball/softball, Elkins baseball advance in state playoffs

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com It’s a good time to be a sports fan in the Missouri City/Sienna Plantation area. The Ridge Point High softball has advanced to the UIL Class 5A regional semifinals for the second time in three years, while the Elkins and Ridge Point baseball teams will represent their respective schools in the […]

Marshall boys win State 5A Track Title

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Few teams have the chance to redeem themselves the way the Marshall High boys track & field team did on Saturday in Austin. Last year, the Buffaloes from Missouri City fell just short (two points to be exact) of a state champion crown at the UIL Class 5A State […]

Skeeters sign former Houston Astros star, two-time NL champ Willy Taveras

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The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti announced the signing of Willy Taveras prior to last weekend’s series. Through his first three games with the Skeeters, Taveras is 3-for-9 with a run scored and a stolen base. The outfielder helped the Houston Astros to a World Series appearance in 2005 and brings seven years […]

Elkins High baseball team named Rick Carpenter Field

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On May 18, the Fort Bend Independent Board of Trustees voted to approve the naming of the baseball field located on the campus of Elkins High School “Rick Carpenter Field”. Rick Carpenter was hired as the first head baseball coach at Elkins High School upon the opening of the campus for the 1992-1993 school year […]

Southland Baseball Tournament begins tomorrow at Constellation Field

Houston Baptist University senior pitcher Matthew Hernandez, a Clements High graduate, and the Huskies will compete in the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament this week at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. (Photo courtesy of HBU Athletics)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com For the second time in three years, the Southland Conference will hold its postseason baseball tournament at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. The winner of the double-elimination tournament, which will be held Wednesday through Saturday, will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament which culminates with the […]

Ridge Point baseball/softball, Elkins baseball advance in state playoffs

The Ridge Point High baseball team will face Crosby in a best-of-three series, Thursday through Saturday, in La Porte. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com It’s a good time to be a sports fan in the Missouri City/Sienna Plantation area. The Ridge Point High softball has advanced to the UIL Class 5A regional semifinals for the second time in three years, while the Elkins and Ridge Point baseball teams will represent their respective schools in the […]

Scanlan Oaks, Lexington Creek students participate in Texans triathlon

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A team of 206 students from Scanlan Oaks Elementary School took part in the fourth annual Houston Texans Kids Triathlon, presented by Texas Children’s Hospital. The event welcomed more than 1,978 participants, ages 6 to 15, and 64 registered teams that participated in swimming, biking and running courses formed at the University of Houston. The […]

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