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Young Hurricanes plan to surprise doubters

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Hightower High football team has played in a UIL State Championship game twice in the past six years. “Our players understand what ‘protecting the legacy’ means  they know what’s expected of them,” said Hurricanes third-year head coach Padriac McGinnis, who was an assistant at Hightower for six seasons prior to […]

Austin program continues to succeed

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Dan Schreiber arrived at Austin High four years ago, inheriting a squad that hadn’t won a game the previous year. “We convinced the kids what we’re doing was the right thing and good things would happen,” Schreiber said. As the school enters its 20th year, Schreiber has brought the Bulldogs to […]

Giles & Co. prepared for tough schedule

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins High senior quarterback Johnathan Giles is one of the top prep football players in the Houston area. But the Texas Tech commit hasn’t let his success – or the 48 touchdowns and nearly 4,000 yards last season ‚Äì change him. “He’s just the same old Johnathan,” Elkins head football coach […]

Linemen are key to Bush’s 5A-23 success

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com There are seasons where coaches have an idea of where they’re team will finish. This isn’t one of them for Bush head football coach Allen Aldridge. “We could win the district, miss the playoffs or finish anywhere in between,” Aldridge said. “Our district is stacked. We have a definite chance if […]

Travis looks to get back on track this fall

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Travis High head football coach Randy Cunningham has coached high school football for nearly 30 years, but he’s only coached his son, senior quarterback Cody Cunnigham, for one. Together, the Cunninghams will look to put the Tigers back in the postseason. “Coaching my son been a pleasure,” Coach Cunningham said. “Watching […]

Elkins senior loves football, but puts academics first

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Leroy Godfrey is looking forward to being a part of the University of Houston’s football program next fall, but the Elkins High senior linebacker still has some unfinished business in the high school ranks. “We want to build on the success we had last season and to take it up a […]

Non-profit director writes book about baseball

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Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com For some Houstonians, the Astros’ lone World Series appearance nine years ago seems like ancient history. But Fort Bend County native and author Mike Vance,  a Dulles High alum who now lives in Houston, decided to dig way deeper into the city’s baseball heritage. Vance, 55, wrote “Houston Baseball: The Early Years, […]

Stubbs prepares to lead Fort Bend Christian by example

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ty Stubbs may be 5-foot-11 and 305 pounds, but he’s surprisingly fast off the ball. “He’s a big guy, but he has great feet,” Fort Bend Christian Academy head football coach Dave Roberts said. “In baseball, he’s a pitcher and first baseman. He’s played the last two years with a torn […]

Clements volleyball sees possibilities for upcoming season

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com The Clements High volleyball team opens their season last week with a non-conference match against Stratford. The Rangers lost to Stratford last fall in a neutral non-district match, 3-1 and will host Memorial at 5 p.m. Thursday. The Rangers are in their second year with head coach Jenny Adcock and the […]

Six things every athlete should know

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Six things every student athlete should know before taking the field With the fall sports season gearing up, physicians with Memorial Hermann want to help keep young athletes healthy and safe both on and off the field.  Young athletes (and parents too) should consider these tips – provided by Alfred Mansour, M.D., pediatric orthopedic and […]

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