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Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point’s Remus Bulmer

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Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com By the time the clock ran out and the Ridge Point High football team had earned a 13-0 victory over Marshall, Panthers senior Remus Bulmer had lost track of how many times he’d carried the ball. “I was thinking I had about 30,” Bulmer said. In fact, the 5-foot-6, 170-pound running back […]

Sugar Land Skeeters trail 2-0 in Atlantic League Championship Series

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The Sugar Land Skeeters were shut out by the Lancaster Barnstormers in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series on Wednesday night. With the 5-0 loss, the Skeeters must win the next three games in Lancaster in order to claim the Championship title. Steve Hammond was the starting pitcher for Sugar Land and tossed […]

Skeeters advance to Atlantic League Championship Series

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The Sugar Land Skeeters came back from a three-run deficit to beat the York Revolution 5-3 on Sunday in York, Pa. and advance to the Atlantic League Championship Series for the first time in franchise history. The Skeeters played the Lancaster Barnstormers for the title in the best-of-five series, beginning on Tuesday. Results from Game […]

Skeeters drop opening game of Atlantic League Championship Series

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The Sugar Land Skeeters rallied in the ninth but fell short by a score of 10-6 to the Lancaster Barnstormers on Tuesday night. With a Game 1 loss, Sugar Land trails Lancaster 1-0 in the best-of-five series. Matt Wright started on the hill for the Skeeters and pitched 4.2 innings. The right-hander allowed nine runs […]

Football Notebook: Fort Bend Christian improves to 5-0

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Fort Bend Christian won its first five games of the season, and now the Eagles have a bye week before opening district competition by hosting Cypress Christian on Oct. 10. The Eagles finished non-district with a 52-6 win over The John Cooper School last Friday in The Woodlands. Steven Jackson rushed for 240 yards and […]

Austin High graduate eager to face the Houston Texans on Sunday

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Austin High graduate Jerry Hughes is looking forward to his Houston Homecoming this weekend. The 26-year-old Hughes was a running back for the Bulldogs, but he now makes his living as a defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, who visit the Houston Texans at noon on Sunday at NRG Stadium. Both […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Dulles High’s Alex Merchant

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Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Dulles High senior linebacker Alex Merchant is a two-sport athlete who knows what it’s like to achieve success on the field. Merchant, 17, was a sophomore on the Vikings’ 2012 team that reached the second round of the UIL Class 5A playoffs and a backup outfielder on the 2013 DHS baseball team […]

Sugar Land Skeeters win first playoff game in franchise history

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The Sugar Land Skeeters hit a season-best five home runs to earn the franchise’s first-ever postseason victory on Wednesday night. “I don’t think we’ve ever hit five in a game, but we’ll take it,” Skeeters manager Gary Gaetti said of the 9-2 victory over the York Revolution. The Freedom Division Championship Series returns to York, […]

Hightower alum helps build young HBU football program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Terrell Brown III had several opportunities to play college football at established programs throughout Texas. But the 2012 Hightower High graduate decided to help build a program just 12.7 miles northwest of his high school alma mater. “I picked Houston Baptist University because it was a new program, and I’d started […]

Five Fort Bend ISD football teams to begin district competition this weekend

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Class 5A-District 23 is considered one of the top districts in the Houston area. Two of its teams – Ridge Point (3-0) and Elkins (3-0) – enter district competition with an undefeated record. Ridge Point will host Marshall (2-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hall, and Elkins will leave the friendly confines of Fort Bend […]

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