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CHS’ Mayock is Miami-bound

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Huge hands, incredible leaping ability and impressive footwork are just three of Luke Mayock’s exceptional attributes. And apparently, a university approximately 1,100 miles from Sugar Land Texas was keeping tabs on the top receiver in Clements High history. The 6-foot-5, 200 pound Rangers senior will join dozens of other […]

Ex-Broncos meet in Austin

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Former Bush High teammates Kelly Oubre, right, and Cameron Ridley, met on the court last Saturday in Austin. Oubre, a freshman finished with eight points and six rebounds in No. 11 Kansas’ 75-62 win over No. 17 Texas at the Erwin Center. Ridley, a junior, finished with eight points, four rebounds and two blocks in […]

Hightower girls basketball looks to win district

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By Adrian Martin For The Star It was just a another practice on soggy, chilly Thursday evening inside a gym hidden near the rear of Hightower. All 14 players of the Hightower girls basketball team were present with an emphasis on improving and dominating Class 6A-District 23. Pre-practice, fresh off a 67-46 victory over Travis, […]

Retired NFL Star hosts 5k to Celebrate Life of Twin Brother & Raise Sickle Cell Awareness

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Fifth Annual Darling Dash to take place Sunday, Feb. 22 As One Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by retired NFL star and Austin High graduate Devard Darling in memory of the sickle cell-related death of his identical twin brother, Devaughn, will host its 5th Annual Darling Dash 5k on Feb. 23 at Constellation Field in […]

Clements Boys Soccer hopes to repeat

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Nearly a full calendar year ago, the Clements boys soccer team hoisted the Texas 5A state championship. Unfortunately, all good things under the celebratory sun come to an end at some point. With the road signs ahead indicating a long path this season, head coach Todd Ericson-entering his 26th […]

Athlete Spotlight: Elkins’ Nathaniel Cephas

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How many years have you been on the varsity team? “Three seasons.” What is special about this time, aside from its 19-2 record? “We want to win, and we’re sacrificing egos.” How did the team do last season? “We defeated Clear Creek in the first round and lost to eventual state champion North Shore in […]

High school wrestling unlikely to start in FBISD

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By Adrian Martin For The Star High school wrestling may lack widespread popularity in Texas, but the Houston area is home to many high school wrestling programs. Fort Bend ISD has 11 high schools, but none of them have a wrestling program nor are there are plans to add wrestling, according to FBISD Athletics Director […]

Bright futures

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Former Fort Bend ISD standouts, Sheroid Evans (Dulles) and Bralon Addison (Hightower) are expected to lead their respective teams next season. Both players were recovering from ACL Surgery this season. Evans, a cornerback, returned to Houston to watch the Longhorns in a loss to Arkansas in the Texas Bowl. Addison, a wide receiver, watched his […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Bryan Njokwu

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Austin High senior forward Bryan Njoku has a major goal in mind before he graduates in the spring. Njoku, 18, wants to lead the Bulldogs’ boys basketball team to its first playoff appearance since 1999. “The team talks about it a lot,” Njoku said. “That’s my only goal – to make […]

Bush High grad competes for second Super Bowl ring

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Russell Okung accepted a football scholarship to Oklahoma State nine years ago, he didn’t expect that he’d be playing in the NFL. “I just wanted to go to college and a get a good education,” said the Bush High graduate. “I consider it one of my greatest accomplishments.” Okung was […]

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