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Athlete Spotlight: Kempner High’s Isabel Bustos

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Kempner High sophomore forward Isabel Bustos is enjoying her first season on the Cougars’ girls varsity soccer team. “I was nervous at first, but I got to know my teammates and got comfortable,” said Bustos, who has five goals on the season after playing Junior Varsity as a freshman. Busts, 15, […]

Fort Bend grads enjoyed Minute Maid opportunity

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Thousands of young Houston Astros fans attend games at Minute Maid Park with the dream that they’ll get a chance to play a game at the city’s Major League Baseball field. For Baylor sophomore left fielder Darryn Sheppard, a Dulles High graduate, and Texas A&M senior first baseman G.R. Hinsley, a […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Clements High’s Jonathan Drewes

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Clements High senior Jonathan Drewes finished his high school swimming career last month by winning three Silver medals at the UIL Class 6A State Championships in Austin. “I thought I’d just medal in 50 freestyle, but I  ended up medaling in 100 freestyle as well,” Drewes said. “Definitely, I knew I […]

First Colony Patriots registering players

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The First Colony Patriots Youth Football team is now registering boys and girls for the 2015 season. The club invites football fans ages 5-12 years to enroll by April 1 to participate in spring training. To register, players may contact the club’s registrar Lois Brooks at brooks.lois@yahoo.com. Open registration for all levels, including flag, freshmen, […]

Travis High boys advance to regional quarterfinals

Travis High senior Hakeem Butler dunks during a 69-45 second run playoff win over Manvel on Friday. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Thirteen Fort Bend ISD basketball teams qualified for the postseason this month – seven boys teams and six girls squads. But only the Travis High boys basketball team (27-6) advanced to the third round, and the Tigers are the only team in the district that will play a game in March […]

Athlete Spotlight: Elkins High’s Ayesha Wahid

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins High senior Ayesha Wahid played a key role in the Knights’ historic playoff victory on Feb. 17. The Knights edged George Ranch, 44-38, in the first round of the UIL Class 5A playoffs to earn their first postseason victory in four years, and its first playoff win under head coach […]

Travis High grad shines for HBU

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Anthony Odunsi’s basketball career has taken him from the high school powerhouse of Travis High to nearly every corner of the United States. But after a long journey, Odunsi, 22, has become a key player for a local university. The 6-foot-4, 205–pound starting guard for the Houston Baptist University […]

Hightower High School grad’s becoming the new “Air Jordan”

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Tied for third place in the Southland Conference, it’s unlikely that the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball team will compete in the NCAA Tournament, which begins next month. But anything’s possible with Islanders senior guard John Jordan, a Hightower High graduate, and his 50-inch vertical leap leading the way with 15.5 […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Kristina Battle

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Austin High senior point guard Kristina Battle played an important role in leading the Bulldogs to the UIL Class 6A playoffs. Austin, which lost to Clear Springs in the first round on Monday night, had Battle as its floor general over the past two seasons. “I enjoy controlling the pace of […]

HBU Football hires assistant coach from Missouri City

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HBU has named Brandon North as an assistant football coaches, Huskies head coach Vic Shealy announced Wednesday. North, an Elkins High graduate and Missouri City native, will serve as HBU’s secondary coach. He spent the last four seasons at Montana State, which included a pair of conference titles in 2011 and 2012. The Bobcats had […]

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