Bill McCaughey

Photographer and Journalist

@FtBendAthletics: Rickett leads Travis over Katy and into regional semi-finals

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Trailing 2-1 to Katy and with six outs remaining in the season for Travis High School, senior Ryan Rickett stepped up to the plate and blasted a double off the left-centerfield wall, waking up a silent dugout and the slumbering Travis bats. “He threw me a curve […]

Fort Bend ISD honors athletes earning scholarships  

By Bill McCaughey  For The Fort Bend Star Fort Bend ISD honored 130 students who have earned athletic scholarships this year. The ceremony, held at Wheeler Fieldhouse last Friday, was hosted by Fort Bend Athletic Director Rodney Chant and the athletic directors of the 11 Fort Bend ISD high schools. “These 130 students plus the […]

State champions

The Lady Eagles of Fort Bend Christian Academy beat the Dallas Christian School Chargers 6-2 in last week’s TAPPS Division II Softball Championship game. The FBCA Eagles have earned six state championship titles in the past 10 years – 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2017.Pictured from the left are (back row) Coach Kelly Carroll, […]

Real muscle power

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt watches as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger addresses the crowd Saturday night at Minute Maid Park for the fifth annual J.J. Watt Charity Classic. Schwarzenegger was in Houston to give the commencement address at the University of Houston. Watt, who held his first three games at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, led […]

Oladipo wins state discus

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Hightower’s Gabe Oladipo continued his unbeaten streak this spring by winning the 6A state discus throw with a toss of 204 feet, 5 inches. Oladipo will compete in several international events this summer before enrolling at Texas A&M University this fall. “The entire coaching staff is proud […]

Astro-nomical start!

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve attempts a bunt May 10 against the Atlanta Braves. The Astros won the game 4-2 and as of Sunday night held the best record in the Majors with a 26-12 record. The next closest opponent to the Astros in the American League is the New York Yankees and the […]

Ridge Point eliminated by Katy, 3-0

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Two wild pitches in the fifth inning were the difference between advancing and going home as the Katy Tigers beat the Ridge Point Panthers 3-0 in a region quarterfinal game last Thursday. Katy’s Amy Hitt led off the fifth inning with a solid single to centerfield. Hitt […]

Skeeters take a beating, keep on leading

By Joe Southern The contenders came calling and the Skeeters took a beating but at the end of a long home stand, Sugar Land remained atop the Freedom Division standings of the Atlantic League. The Skeeters just completed a 10-game home stand where they went 7-3, including a 5-1 run against the New Britain […]

Astros are first AL team to reach 20 wins, Keuchel Pitcher of Month

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Last week the Houston Astros became the first team in the American League to reach the 20-win level as they finished the week 21-11 for the season. The Astros will host the Braves in a two-game series before leaving for New York and a four-game series with […]

Skeeters scramble back into first place

By Joe Southern The up and down Sugar Land Skeeters are back up again, having gone from ceiling to cellar to ceiling again in the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. As of Sunday, the Skeeters were 10-7 and riding a five-game win streak. They are a game ahead of the […]

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