Bill McCaughey

Photographer and Journalist

Pounds credits faith, hard work for success with Skeeters

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star A day in the life of Sugar Land Skeeters infielder Bryan Pounds revolves around practice, games, meals, sleep and travel. Game days are routine for Pounds as he wakes up no later than 11 a.m. and starts his day with a prayer and a high protein breakfast […]


George Springer slides safely into home Friday night as the Houston Astros poured out 10 runs to five for the visiting Minnesota Twins. The Astros took two of three games from the Twins over the weekend at Minute Maid Park.   Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski pitches during the game Friday night against the […]

@SkeeterBytes: Season already a success for Skeeters’ Lucas

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star No matter where the Skeeters finish this season, Jay Lucas, the Skeeters’ vice president of marketing and public relations, considers the season an enormous success. Lucas suffered a heart attack on May 1, and due to some timely efforts by first responders and doctors, he walked out […]


Carlos Correa gives thanks after scoring a two-run home run in a recent game for the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Astros (60-29) are the fifth Major League team to win 60 games before the all-star break. The Dodgers became the fourth just before the Astros and lead the Majors with 61 wins […]

@SkeeterBytes: Hale, Ahrens, Giansanti and Nix selected for Atlantic League All-Star game

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Jake Hale, Kevin Ahrens, Anthony Giansanti and Michael Nix have been selected to represent the Sugar Land Skeeters in the Atlantic League All-Star game to be played tonight, July 12, at Bridgewater, N.J. Skeeters’ manager Gary Gaetti will be the manager for the Freedom Division, and will […]


Houston Astros players Carlos Correa, left, and Josh Reddick celebrate Tuesday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park after Correa’s home run brought them home and gave the Astros a 2-1 lead over the A’s. The Astros won 6-1 and pushed their Major League Baseball leading record to 54-26. Correa earned his first […]

@SkeeterBytes: Former Rice Owl David Aardsma still going strong

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star After the Long Island Ducks finished batting practice last Thursday in Constellation Field, they retreated to the air-conditioned comfort of their clubhouse to cool off before the game started. All except for a solitary figure in right field who was running conditioning drills on his own. David […]

@SkeeterBytes: Skeeters grounds crew wins award for excellence

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star As a kid, one of the thrills of going to a professional baseball game was to walk onto the concourse and see for the first time, the greenest and lushest grass you had ever seen. Today, Constellation Field ranks at the top for groundskeeping, and they have […]

@SkeeterBytes: Ahrens solidifies Skeeters

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star On May 15, the Skeeters acquired Kevin Ahrens in a trade with Lancaster. Ahrens quickly took over the shortstop job and from the clean-up slot is leading the team in runs-batted-in. It has been an up-and-down journey since he left Memorial High School (Houston) ten years ago. […]

Stafford 7-on-7 goes to state

For the third time in four years, Stafford qualified for the state 7-on-7 tournament, June 29-July 1 in College Station. The Spartans won the La Marque Qualifying Tournament, defeating Silsbee, 27-22, in the championship game.

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