Category archives for: Sports

Elkins’ Romo overcomes odds, signs with UT-Arlington

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Apparently, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex will be able to handle two exceptional athletes with the last name, Romo. Tears of joy fell from the face of Elkins High senior Fabian Romo after he signed a letter of intent to play wheelchair basketball at the University of Texas at Arlington. […]

Kempner High grad to face Dallas Cowboys on Sunday

Green Bay Packers safety Chris Banjo, a Kempner High graduate, will face the Dallas Cowboys at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo courtesy of the Green Bay Packers)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Green Bay Packers safety Chris Banjo, a Kempner High graduate, grew up in Fort Bend County, played college football at SMU and makes his offseason home in Dallas. But at 12:05 p.m. Sunday, the 24-year-old Sugar Land native will look to break hearts across Texas. “Some of my neighbors and former […]

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com One of the most exciting developments for The Star was the implementation of a sports section in August. We did our best to cover local sports through The Star, as well as our Twitter account, ftbendathletics, and our Facebook page, “Fort Bend Star.” With the help of local coaches, we were […]

Athlete Spotlight: Clements High’s Coleman Edwards

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By Adrian Martin For The Star You’d be hard pressed to name the top three guards to ever put on a jersey for an Fort Bend ISD school, but Coleman Edwards is definitely in the conversation. Edwards, a University of New Orleans commit, is one of the streakiest in the city and he continuously provides […]

Local football players set to compete in bowl games

Missouri defensive back John Gibson, left, makes a tackle during a victory over Texas A&M last month. Gibson and the Tigers will face Minnesota in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day.

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The holiday season is a great time to relax, enjoy family and watch a college football bowl game – or 12. Fortunately, local residents have plenty of Fort Bend ISD alumni to follow during bowl season. The 2014-15 season marks the first time that major college football has a playoff system, […]

Athlete Spotlight: Kempner’s Tiara Matthews

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Kempner High junior forward/center Tiara Matthews is one of the top players in Class 6A-23. Matthews, 16, has been a varsity starter since her freshman year when the Cougars lost to state power, Clear Springs, in the first round of the playoffs. “It was a good experience – I was kind […]

Burroughs places second at USTA national tourney

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Missouri City and Quail Valley resident, John Burrmann, was a member of a men’s tennis team from Houston, TX, representing the Texas Section of the USTA, that finished second in the USTA League Adult 55 & Over 9.0 National Championships recently held at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz.from November 7-9. The […]

Bush-Marshall Girls Basketball Game

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The Bush High girls basketball team defeated Marshall, 49-27, on Nov. 21 in the FBISD Girls Basketball Tournament at Wheeler Fieldhouse. Bush, which is expected to lead 5A-23 this season, will host Katy Tompkins in a non-district game at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Ridge Point finishes the season with a 12-1 record, after playoff loss

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Ridge Point High football team had its best season in the school’s four-year varsity history. The Sienna Plantation-based school entered last Saturday’s Class 5A, Division I regional semifinal game against Temple High with a perfect 12-0 record. “12-1 is nothing to hang your head about,” RP head football coach Brett […]

Athlete Spotlight: Travis’ Juwan Williams

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Travis High senior forward Juwan Williams’ leadership is one of the reasons why the Tigers are favored to win the Class 6A-District 23 Championship. Williams, 17, is a third-year starter for the Tigers (0-1), who opened the season with a 76-66 loss at Cypress Lakes on Nov. 18. Williams is the […]

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