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Athlete Spotlight: Travis’ Juwan Williams


By Michael Sudhalter 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 […]

Dulles girls basketball determined to make playoff run


By Michael Sudhalter The Dulles High girls basketball team is balanced between five experienced seniors and a strong group of underclassmen – two juniors, two sophomores and a freshman. “I think as we get going, the players will learn what we’re doing and we’ll be able to compete for a playoff spot,” said Vikings […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Elkins graduate Nick Harwell


By Michael Sudhalter After graduating from Elkins High in 2009, Nick Harwell’s football career took the scenic route. But the 6-foot-1, 193-pound Missouri City native has found a home in a major football conference as the top receiver for the University of Kansas. Harwell, a senior who will graduate in December, has caught 41 […]

Kempner High grad looks forward to facing Texans


By Michael Sudhalter Kempner High graduate George Iloka made a decision just before his senior season that propelled him to an NFL career. Iloka, 24, had been a wide receiver for the Cougars during his first three years. Then-head coach James Brown and teammate Chris Banjo, now a safety with the Green Bay Packers, […]

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Stafford, Logos Prep advance


ROSENBERG – Stafford High head football coach Ron Counter figured the Spartans had a good chance to reach the second round for the second straight year. But he couldn’t have predicted Friday’s 33-3 first round victory over Sealy High (5-6) in the UIL Class 4A, Division I playoffs. Brian Imarenezor rushed for three touchdowns, and […]

Eight questions for the Fort Bend football playoffs


(1) Will Ridge Point make a run? The Ridge Point High football team made history with a perfect 10-0 regular season. Only one of those victories (30-21 over 5A-23 runner-up Elkins) was decided by single digits. The Panthers have three Division I commits in Jordan Tolbert (Baylor), Jameel Cook (Maryland) and Cameron Townsend (Maryland) and […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Fort Bend Christian’s Kat Mantel


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend Christian junior Kat Mantel is looking forward to competing in the TAPPS Class 4A Volleyball semifinals on Friday in Corsicana. Mantel, a 17-year-old middle blocker who’s been on the varsity team since her freshman year, helped lead FBCA to playoff victories over Austin Regents and San Antonio Holy Cross, […]

Austin senior commits to Fresno State


By Michael Sudhalter Austin High running backs have carried the ball, north-to-south in recent seasons, but when it comes to picking colleges they head west. Bulldogs senior Bryson Oglesby has verbally committed to Fresno State in Fresno, Calif. – one year after Vic Enwere chose the University of California-Berkeley. “He’s someone I look up […]

Football Notebook: Seven local teams qualify for the playoffs


By Michael Sudhalter The upcoming weekend will feature the final regular season games of the 2014 football season. Coaches often remind their players not to overlook any games, but nobody’s said anything about fans doing the same. Entering last weekend, only three teams – Hightower, Ridge Point and Elkins– had clinched playoff spots. Over […]

Defenses have trouble keeping up with Stafford’s Jones


By Adrian Martin For The Star Hezekiah Jones has legitimate world class speed with great hands, footwork and agility. In other words, he’s a defensive coordinator’s nightmare. The 6-foot-tall sophomore is a true multi-sport gem for Stafford High (5-3, 1-2), which hosts Needville 93-5, 1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Spartans Stadium. Hard work has […]

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