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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Ridge Point’s TJ Alexander


By Adrian Martin For The Star Ridge Point’s TJ Alexander wears many hats around campus. Alexander’s fall job is quarterbacking the panthers football team, which went undefeated until a third round loss to Temple in the UIL playoffs last fall. Then in the spring months, after a brief “offseason”,  he roams the outfield on the […]

Skeeters individual tickets on sale now

(Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Tickets for the upcoming 2015 Sugar Land Skeeters season will go on sale Monday, March 23 at Constellation Field and online at The Skeeters begin the 2015 Atlantic League season at home on Thursday, April 23. “We can’t wait to get fans back into the ballpark for Skeeters baseball,” said Chris Jones, General Manager […]

COMMENTARY: Too many playoff teams waters down the field

Adrian Martin
For The Star

By Adrian Martin For The Star The University Interscholastic League grants the four best teams per district to compete in the state playoffs. While there have been many exciting games in each respective sports playoffs, every team isn’t exactly worthy of a spot. Some have questioned the number of teams from each district that should […]

College hoops


Missouri City natives Nick Shepherd, left, a Texas Southern senior, attempts a one-handed shot over Prairie View senior Reggis Onwukamuche. TSU won the game last Friday and the SWAC champions will face Pac-12 Champion Arizona in the NCAA Tounament at 1:10 p.m. Thursday in Portland, Ore.

Athlete Spotlight: Kempner High’s Isabel Bustos


By Michael Sudhalter 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


By Michael Sudhalter 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


By Michael Sudhalter 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


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 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 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


By Michael Sudhalter 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 […]

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