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Football Notebook: Seven local teams qualify for the playoffs

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com 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

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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 […]

Football Notebook: Hightower protects its legacy

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Tears streamed down Padriac McGinnis’ cheeks as he realized that his Hightower High football team had just accomplished one of their goals, and were a game away from achieving another one. The Hurricanes (6-3, 6-1) clinched a playoff spot with a 21-19 win over preseason 6A-23 favorite, Alief Taylor, last Saturday. […]

Young receives first team Atlantic League honors

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The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced their 2014 Postseason All-Star Team. Skeeters infielder Delwyn Young received first-team honors, while left-handed pitcher Steven Hammond, outfielder Ryan Langerhans, right-handed pitcher David Pauley and infielder Dominic Ramos were named to second-team All-Star roster. “Each season it seems as if the quality of our All Star team gets […]

Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point High’s Brooke Rutherford

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ridge Point High senior setter/outside hitter Brooke Rutherford is ready to help the Panthers win their first district championship in volleyball. “It’s been really fun,” Rutherford said. “Our outside hitters and middle blockers are great. We have amazing hitters. It’s a great group of girls.” The Panthers are currently undefeated in […]

Coach and son put Travis High in position to win district title

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By Adrian Martin For The Star The starting quarterback role on varsity comes with its challenges, but Cody Cunningham has a great support system to call on. His chief contact is his head coach and father Randy Cunningham. Father and son have created a successful formula at Travis. Taking care of business inside the lines […]

Austin HS Bulldog Marching Band and Angels Dance win Lone Star Preview!

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Due to the kindness of other marching bands, in particular Travis, Ridge Point,  and The Woodlands  the AHS Bulldog Marching Band and Angels Dance Team was named Grand Champion at the  Lone Star Preview Marching Contest on October 18 in Conroe. Competing against 14 other bands, the AHS band scored first place overall and won […]

Football Notebook: 6A-23 teams ready for “Showdown Saturday”

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The Class 6A-District 23 Football season has shown us that competitive games are going to take place on a weekly basis. With seven of the 6A-23’s nine teams still in contention for playoff spot, this weekend – especially Saturday – will provide some answers for those following the district. At 6 p.m. Saturday, 6A-23, Hightower […]

Football Notebook: Elkins-Ridge Point showdown highlights upcoming slate

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins and Ridge Point high schools are separated by 6.3 miles of Sienna Parkways, and the 5A-23 football rivals are identical in the standings – 6-0 overall, 2-0 in district. The much-awaited meeting between Elkins – the top-ranked team in Texas 5A Football – and Ridge Point – No. 7 in […]

Mr. Hughes’ challenge

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Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (No. 55), an Austin High graduate, has 16 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble through four games this season. On Sunday, Hughes and the Bills will host the defending AFC East Champion New England Patriots, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

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