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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Ridge Point’s Jacob Griffin

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When it came to playing soccer, Jacob Griffin embraced the pressure. “I like the pressure honestly,” said the Ridge Point High senior goalkeeper. “As a goalkeeper, you can be an offensive weapon and a defensive weapon.” Griffin, 17, helped lead the Panthers to their best season in school history. Ridge Point […]

Sportsmanship in season

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Ridge Point High sophomore Diego Saavedra, left, gives Rosenberg Terry junior captain Jose Medrano, a helping hand after the Panthers defeated the Rangers, 1-0, in the UIL Class 5A Regional Quarterfinals last Wednesday at Mercer Stadium. Ridge Point head coach Ryan Corey said sportsmanship is a quality that RPHS emphasizes with its student-athletes. The Panthers […]

11U Champions

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The Spikes Baseball Club went to Lake Charles for a little fun and baseball and came back with the 11U Open division title. The boys went a perfect 4-0 beating the Gladiators out of Beaumont, Champion Baseball out of Lake Charles twice and The Lake Charles Reign in the final game. 

Athlete Spotlight: Clements High’s Amber Wang

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Clements High golfer Amber Wang is one of the best high school golfers dwelling in the United States. She’s run amuck in District 23-6A with two district titles in the last two years. Her solid finish last season put her among the state’s top ten and the nations top […]

Four FBISD soccer teams advance to regional semifinals

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Five Fort Bend ISD soccer teams competed in the regional quarterfinals on Tuesday night, and four advanced to the regional semifinals, which begin on Friday. The Ridge Point boys and girls soccer teams, as well as the Clements and Austin girls soccer teams will compete on Friday. The Ridge Point boys advanced to the regional […]

Kempner grad thrives at Rice

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Rice University junior infielder Connor Tekyl, a 2012 Kempner High graduate, hit his first home run of the season for the Owls in a 7-4 loss to Middle Tennessee State last Saturday at Reckling Park. Tekyl is batting .280 and has started all 34 games for the Owls, who entered the week ranked 12th in […]

Softball in swing

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The Kempner High softball team defeated 6A-23 rival, Austin, 18-9, on March 24 at Austin High’s field. 

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Kempner High’s Connor Berry

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Kempner High  baseball pitcher Connor Berry is highly respected throughout 23-6A. He’s earned that respect with his dominating command, and variety of pitches. After a solid sophomore year, Berry committed to the University of Oklahoma, where he’ll continue his career on the mound. Berry is closing the show with a great senior year, in which […]

Ridge Point football assistant accepts Lamar Consolidated head coaching job

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Lamar CISD’s Board of Trustees has approved Rick LaFavers as the Head Football Coach and Campus Coordinator for Lamar Consolidated High School. LaFavers has 18 years of coaching experience, including time in the SEC, Big 12, C-USA and Mountain West conferences, along with FCS (NCAA Football Championship Subdivision) and Texas high schools. LaFavers coached and […]

Sugar Land Skeeters add new players

Sugar Land Skeeters pitcher Matt Wright led the franchise to its first-ever postseason victory last week against the York Revolution. The Skeeters edged York, 3-2, in the division championship series to qualify for the Atlantic League Championship Series, which began Tuesday in Sugar Land. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti are excited to announce the addition of six new players to the 2015 squad, including three players with Major League Baseball experience. Right-handed pitchers Shane Loux, Sean Gallagher and Andrew Carpenter add to the array of arms the Skeeters can call on while Patrick Palmeiro, Kevin Russo […]

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