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Softball in swing

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The Kempner High softball team defeated 6A-23 rival, Austin, 18-9, on March 24 at Austin High’s field. 

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Kempner High’s Connor Berry

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Kempner High  baseball pitcher Connor Berry is highly respected throughout 23-6A. He’s earned that respect with his dominating command, and variety of pitches. After a solid sophomore year, Berry committed to the University of Oklahoma, where he’ll continue his career on the mound. Berry is closing the show with a great senior year, in which […]

Ridge Point football assistant accepts Lamar Consolidated head coaching job

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Lamar CISD’s Board of Trustees has approved Rick LaFavers as the Head Football Coach and Campus Coordinator for Lamar Consolidated High School. LaFavers has 18 years of coaching experience, including time in the SEC, Big 12, C-USA and Mountain West conferences, along with FCS (NCAA Football Championship Subdivision) and Texas high schools. LaFavers coached and […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Ridge Point’s TJ Alexander

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Ridge Point’s TJ Alexander wears many hats around campus. Alexander’s fall job is quarterbacking the panthers football team, which went undefeated until a third round loss to Temple in the UIL playoffs last fall. Then in the spring months, after a brief “offseason”,  he roams the outfield on the […]

College hoops

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Missouri City natives Nick Shepherd, left, a Texas Southern senior, attempts a one-handed shot over Prairie View senior Reggis Onwukamuche. TSU won the game last Friday and the SWAC champions will face Pac-12 Champion Arizona in the NCAA Tounament at 1:10 p.m. Thursday in Portland, Ore.

Athlete Spotlight: Kempner High’s Isabel Bustos

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Kempner High sophomore forward Isabel Bustos is enjoying her first season on the Cougars’ girls varsity soccer team. “I was nervous at first, but I got to know my teammates and got comfortable,” said Bustos, who has five goals on the season after playing Junior Varsity as a freshman. Busts, 15, […]

Fort Bend grads enjoyed Minute Maid opportunity

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Thousands of young Houston Astros fans attend games at Minute Maid Park with the dream that they’ll get a chance to play a game at the city’s Major League Baseball field. For Baylor sophomore left fielder Darryn Sheppard, a Dulles High graduate, and Texas A&M senior first baseman G.R. Hinsley, a […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Clements High’s Jonathan Drewes

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Clements High senior Jonathan Drewes finished his high school swimming career last month by winning three Silver medals at the UIL Class 6A State Championships in Austin. “I thought I’d just medal in 50 freestyle, but I  ended up medaling in 100 freestyle as well,” Drewes said. “Definitely, I knew I […]

First Colony Patriots registering players

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The First Colony Patriots Youth Football team is now registering boys and girls for the 2015 season. The club invites football fans ages 5-12 years to enroll by April 1 to participate in spring training. To register, players may contact the club’s registrar Lois Brooks at brooks.lois@yahoo.com. Open registration for all levels, including flag, freshmen, […]

Travis High boys advance to regional quarterfinals

Travis High senior Hakeem Butler dunks during a 69-45 second run playoff win over Manvel on Friday. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Thirteen Fort Bend ISD basketball teams qualified for the postseason this month – seven boys teams and six girls squads. But only the Travis High boys basketball team (27-6) advanced to the third round, and the Tigers are the only team in the district that will play a game in March […]

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