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Athlete Spotlight: Clements High’s Coleman Edwards


By Adrian Martin For The Star You’d be hard pressed to name the top three guards to ever put on a jersey for an Fort Bend ISD school, but Coleman Edwards is definitely in the conversation. Edwards, a University of New Orleans commit, is one of the streakiest in the city and he continuously provides […]

Local football players set to compete in bowl games

Missouri defensive back John Gibson, left, makes a tackle during a victory over Texas A&M last month. Gibson and the Tigers will face Minnesota in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day.

By Michael Sudhalter The holiday season is a great time to relax, enjoy family and watch a college football bowl game – or 12. Fortunately, local residents have plenty of Fort Bend ISD alumni to follow during bowl season. The 2014-15 season marks the first time that major college football has a playoff system, […]

Athlete Spotlight: Kempner’s Tiara Matthews


By Michael Sudhalter Kempner High junior forward/center Tiara Matthews is one of the top players in Class 6A-23. Matthews, 16, has been a varsity starter since her freshman year when the Cougars lost to state power, Clear Springs, in the first round of the playoffs. “It was a good experience – I was kind […]

Burroughs places second at USTA national tourney

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Missouri City and Quail Valley resident, John Burrmann, was a member of a men’s tennis team from Houston, TX, representing the Texas Section of the USTA, that finished second in the USTA League Adult 55 & Over 9.0 National Championships recently held at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz.from November 7-9. The […]

Bush-Marshall Girls Basketball Game


The Bush High girls basketball team defeated Marshall, 49-27, on Nov. 21 in the FBISD Girls Basketball Tournament at Wheeler Fieldhouse. Bush, which is expected to lead 5A-23 this season, will host Katy Tompkins in a non-district game at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Ridge Point finishes the season with a 12-1 record, after playoff loss


By Michael Sudhalter The Ridge Point High football team had its best season in the school’s four-year varsity history. The Sienna Plantation-based school entered last Saturday’s Class 5A, Division I regional semifinal game against Temple High with a perfect 12-0 record. “12-1 is nothing to hang your head about,” RP head football coach Brett […]

Athlete Spotlight: Travis’ Juwan Williams


By Michael Sudhalter Travis High senior forward Juwan Williams’ leadership is one of the reasons why the Tigers are favored to win the Class 6A-District 23 Championship. Williams, 17, is a third-year starter for the Tigers (0-1), who opened the season with a 76-66 loss at Cypress Lakes on Nov. 18. Williams is the […]

Dulles girls basketball determined to make playoff run


By Michael Sudhalter The Dulles High girls basketball team is balanced between five experienced seniors and a strong group of underclassmen – two juniors, two sophomores and a freshman. “I think as we get going, the players will learn what we’re doing and we’ll be able to compete for a playoff spot,” said Vikings […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Elkins graduate Nick Harwell


By Michael Sudhalter After graduating from Elkins High in 2009, Nick Harwell’s football career took the scenic route. But the 6-foot-1, 193-pound Missouri City native has found a home in a major football conference as the top receiver for the University of Kansas. Harwell, a senior who will graduate in December, has caught 41 […]

Kempner High grad looks forward to facing Texans


By Michael Sudhalter Kempner High graduate George Iloka made a decision just before his senior season that propelled him to an NFL career. Iloka, 24, had been a wide receiver for the Cougars during his first three years. Then-head coach James Brown and teammate Chris Banjo, now a safety with the Green Bay Packers, […]

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