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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 […]

Athlete Spotlight: Travis’ Steven Sims

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Steven Sims knows a thing or two about playing football after Thanksgiving Day. The Travis High senior wide receiver/kick returner was a sophomore on the Tigers’ team that lost to eventual state runner-up Houston Lamar in the third round of the UIL Football Playoffs in 2012. “The atmosphere and school spirit […]

Elkins grad enjoys being part of LSU program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com LSU junior safety Corey Thompson was glad to be back in the Houston area on Aug. 30 – just 17 miles north of Elkins High. Thompson stopped short of comparing the crowd at Houston’s NRG Stadium to the famed Tiger Stadium, a.k.a. “Death Valley” in Baton Rouge, La. “It felt like […]

Ridge Point’s Turner excels on and off the field

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Tyler Turner hopes to spend his career winning verdicts and delivering justice for his clients. That’s no surprise considering the Ridge Point High senior is ranked 36th in a senior class of 465 and is enrolled in four Advanced Placement classes. “Academics come naturally to me, but I do put a […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Landon Rambo

Austin High senior wide receiver Landon Rambo caught three passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in a 24-14 loss to Klein Forest last Thursday. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com It’s fitting that Landon Rambo would say his favorite type of movie is action. And yes, the Austin High senior wide receiver still gets some good-natured ribbing from people. “They’ll ask, ‘is that really your last name’, and I’ll say ‘what’s the point of me lying about my last name’?” The […]

OPENING WEEKEND SCHEDULE

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Thursday’s games Katy Seven Lakes at Travis  (Mercer), 6 p.m. Brazosport at Willowridge (Hall), 7 p.m. Austin at Klein Forest, 7 p.m. Friday’s games Dulles at North Forest, 7 p.m. East Bernard at Stafford, 7 p.m. Marshall at Houston Madison, 7 p.m. Bellaire at Elkins (Mercer), 7 p.m. Ridge Point at Clear Creek, 7 p.m. […]

Thirteen local schools to begin season this weekend

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com You’d be hard-pressed to find an area with better football programs – from top to bottom – than Fort Bend County. Need proof of that? The seven Fort Bend ISD schools that reached the playoffs last season won their opener. And Stafford High did, too. The Star’s football preview is just […]

Marshall’s Sheffield is among nation’s best

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com If you attend a Marshall High football game this fall, don’t be surprised to dozens of college coaches in the stands. Every college in America seems to be interested in signing senior cornerback Kendall Sheffield, who ESPN has ranked the ninth best prep football player in the country. Opponents shy away […]

FBCA sets sights on postseason

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Winning 70 percent of your football game and missing the postseason isn’t easy for any player or coach. But the Fort Bend Christian football team plans on using last season’s 7-3 season (and playoff near-miss) into motivation for the 2014 campaign. “It’s frustrating when you’re that close, but it made the […]

Willowridge builds for 2014 season

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Richard Lazarou is trying to bring a playoff atmosphere back to Willowridge High. That’s why he scheduled non-district road games to El Campo and Stafford (both playoff teams in 2013), respectively this season. The Eagles kick off the season at 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Brazosport at Hall Stadium. “We want to […]

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