AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL: Austin looking for quick start

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The Austin Bulldogs hope to start quick this year and let that momentum carry them to a playoff spot. After starting 1-5 last year, Coach Dan Schreiber will be counting on his seniors for a better start this year. One of Austin’s key players will be Darius […]

ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL: Elkins focused on longer playoff run

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Elkins went 8-3 last season but lost in the first round of the playoffs. This year, the Knights have a defense and offensive line worthy of a district champion, but it will be up to some talented but unproven skill positions to seal the deal. Kenneth Murray, […]

KEMPNER HIGH SCHOOL: Kempner aiming high

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star A more experienced Kempner team will take the field this year looking to compete for a district championship. According to Coach Darrin Andrus, “we will return almost everyone on offense, which ranked third in total offense. Our new defensive coordinator, Ben Duhon, will bring a new scheme […]

DULLES HIGH SCHOOL: Vikings on the verge of playoffs

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Two years ago, the Dulles Vikings were 0-10. Last year they were 5-5. If the trend continues they should be in the playoffs this year. New head coach J.L. Geist, former defensive coordinator at Cedar Park Vista Ridge, a 5A semifinalist last year, inherits quite a few […]

CLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL: Clements striving for playoffs

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Opponents looking past Clements may be in for a surprise this year. Coach Bobby Darnell is back after spending five winning years at Ridge Point, and is focused on changing the culture at Clements. “We have worked hard the past five months preparing our minds and body […]

@FtBendAthletics: A new season begins

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star With school having already started, the Fort Bend Star has started a new column, @FtBendAthletics, which, not surprisingly, will be focused on Fort Bend ISD athletics. The column will be published weekly in the print and digital versions of the Fort Bend Star, and breaking news will […]

Olympic homecoming: Sugar Land to welcome home Olympians

The City of Sugar Land will host a Welcome Home Celebration for Simone Manuel and Steven López on Aug. 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Sugar Land Town Square. The two Olympians recently competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Manuel won gold medals in the 100-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter medley […]

STATE 7 0N 7 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Travis High School’s Grant Griffin (2) catches the ball at the State 7on7 Football Tournament on July 8 at Veteran’s Park in College Station.

Men for Change awards $18,000 in scholarships to FBISD students to support college careers

Men for Change (MFC) recently honored 15 Fort Bend ISD graduating seniors with scholarships totaling $18,000 during the organization’s 2016 Scholarship Awards Banquet, held at Quail Valley City Centre. The FBISD honorees were among more than 20 seniors in Fort Bend County honored with MFC scholarships this year. “We look forward to presenting scholarships each […]

Ridge Point Royals Dance Team helps out

The Ridge Point Royals Dance Team recently led a community-wide donation drive. During the month of April, they collected over 1,000 items from fellow students, staff and neighbors. On April 23, representatives from the dance team delivered and stocked canned goods, toiletries and baby items at the Second Mile Mission Center in Fort Bend County. […]

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