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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 […]

Willowridge Hall of Fame

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The Willowridge Wall of Honor, Inc. and T.J. Ford, former NBA player and Willowridge High School alum, will host the eighth Wall of Honor Banquet, Saturday, September 6, 2014, at The Power Center, 12401 South Post Oak Road, Houston, Texas at 7:00 pm.  Eight outstanding former alumni and teachers will be inducted into the Willowridge […]

Majewski dominates as Sugar Land’s closer

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Just call him Mr. Skeeter. Sugar Land Skeeters closing pitcher Gary Majewski is one of two players who were on the opening day roster on April 26, 2012 at Constellation Field. The other one is starting pitcher Matt Wright. And with the exception of playing one week for a team in […]

Kempner kicks off football practice

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Kempner High football team wasted no team preparing for fall practice on Monday. Public schools in Texas are allowed to begin practicing on Aug. 3, and the Cougars got started at 7 a.m. “We wanted to get the players up here and have a regular practice and a walk-thru with […]

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