When first-year Hightower head coach Cornelius Anthony arrived in April, he figured his team might be in for a rebuilding year, having just graduated 39 seniors - including at least eight starters - from a team that reached the regional semifinals in 2020.
A regional power and a familiar face await the two area football teams remaining in the playoffs as they seek to keep their postseason dreams alive.
Hightower and Ridge Point won second-round games Friday night to advance to the regional semifinals in the UIL high school football playoffs.
Three local high school football teams remain in the UIL football playoffs heading into the second round, with a couple of traditional powers leading the way despite a surprising upset loss by the Marshall Buffalos to Barbers Hill last weekend.
The Ridge Point Panthers' volleyball team has become so used to postseason glory in each of the last four seasons that parents might as well purchase a ticket to the Garland state tournament to begin each year.
The way things have gone for them over the last four seasons, the Ridge Point Panthers’ volleyball team may as well reserve a ticket to Garland for the state tournament at the beginning of every season.
Dozens of local high school athletes took the next step of their athletic careers Wednesday morning, signing letters of intent to play at the college level.
After three months of play, the playoff picture is set for the area’s high school football teams, who are preparing to kick off what they hope are deep playoff runs.
The Dulles Lady Vikings’ basketball team had no time to sulk after a season-opening loss on Nov. 5, and bounced right back with a win over a state-ranked opponent the next day to salvage the opening week.
One of Fort Bend’s premier volleyball programs has once again made it through the first wave of the UIL playoffs in what has become something of an annual tradition.The Ridge Point Lady Panthers defeated the Memorial Lady Mustangs 3-1 (26-24, 18-25, 25-14, 25-20) on Thursday to advance to th…
After nearly three months of play, the District 20-6A title still has yet to be decided – but it will be done one way or another this weekend, as the district’s top two squads face off to see who gets its bragging rights.
Fort Bend County high school football teams are coming down the home stretch of the regular season, and there is still plenty left to decide around the area with regards to playoff spots and seeding.
I’ve written in this space multiple times this season about how cool it has been to see the Houston Astros’ stars of tomorrow right in our own backyard at Constellation Field in Sugar Land.
The Clements Rangers may have lost their starting quarterback for the season, but it does not appear to have deterred them in their quest to make a long-awaited return to the postseason.
Hightower has not won a District 10-5A football crown since moving into the district in 2018, and has not won a district title of any kind since 2015. But they’ll have a chance to take a major step toward breaking those streaks in a state-ranked showdown this week.
The Elkins Knights football team has been searching for a spark all season, and may have found it in last week’s game, which ended with their first win of the 2021 season while keeping them very much in contention for the fourth and final District 20-6A playoff spot.
If there was ever a time for the Willowridge Eagles to make a statement, this week presents a prime opportunity as they welcome in fellow District 11-5A unbeaten Marshall in what looks to be the premiere high school football matchup in Week 8.
To play on an old adage, you can’t win district in October – but teams can certainly put themselves either in front or behind the eight-ball with their starts. A couple of area teams did the former this week, putting on clinics in their respective games to put themselves in prime position en…
On one side of this week’s highlighted high school football matchup, the Bush Broncos have had a habit of starting strong in district play before fading down the stretch in recent seasons. Across the sideline, the Travis Tigers have finished no lower than second place for three straight seasons.
A professional baseball team’s lifeblood is often in its player development prowess. Ultimately, a minor league club is meant to be a pipeline to the parent club.
There are only two teams in District 11-5A still undefeated at the midway point of the district schedule – both of them residing in Fort Bend County.
The Hightower Hurricanes are riding high following a win over state-ranked Manvel last week, and are looking to keep the momentum going as another strong opponent comes into town.
If first-year Hightower head football coach Cornelius Anthony was looking for a signature victory in his inaugural season, it’s safe to say they don’t get much bigger than last Thursday.
If Micah and Marcus Darnell ever need a breather from the action on the football field, or a reminder of the support they have off it, all they have to do is look to the sideline.
There really is no way to sugarcoat it – the Astros’ catching prospects over the years have largely turned out to be pretty dismal. And none have ever really showed signs of anything that would indicate a potential for reliability at the major league level.
The Ridge Point Panthers’ football team has been the top dog in District 20-6A recently, taking the district crown in five of the last six seasons. On the other side, the Clements Rangers have spent much of their time near the bottom of the standings since moving into the district in 2016.
The Clements Rangers are off to their best start in more than a decade, while the Dulles Vikings are looking to start 3-1 for the second time in four years.
As the area’s non-district slate wraps up this week, local high school football teams such as the Dulles Vikings, Clements Rangers, Ridge Point Panthers, and Marshall Buffalos are looking to take some momentum into district play.
It would have been easy for Astros prospect Shawn Dubin to wallow when his four-year college of choice folded its baseball program following the 2017 season.
While the Marshall Buffalos’ offense was in sync to begin the season, the defense left much to be desired in the team’s season-opening victory.
For the last five or so years, the Marshall Buffalos have been the team to beat when coming to Missouri City. Most every challenger has been struck down with authority.
With the regular season coming down the home stretch, this week’s Skeeters Spotlight focuses on the player that many have tabbed to take over at shortstop should Correa depart the Bayou City this offseason – Jeremy Pena.
As high school football kicked off under the lights last week for the first time in 2021, Fort Bend squads hit the ground running in nearly every facet.
Each of the 16 times Brett Conine has marched out to the mound for the Sugar Land Skeeters this season, he’s stood no less than 782 miles away from his California hometown, Orange.
If it seems like we’ve been profiling a lot of pitchers – well, you’d be right. Because finding young pitchers and molding them into contributors has been an Astros specialty over the last decade or so.
One of the area’s best high school boys’ basketball players is forgoing both his senior year of high school and a college career to sign with a brand-new professional basketball league – a move that comes with both the chance of wealth and elite coaching, but also significant risk.
A positive coronavirus test has ended the title hopes of a Fort Bend County Little League baseball team and ignited a controversy that has U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls weighing in.
When examining any minor league system for an MLB team, anyone can write about the prized prospects, the ones with a pedigree, major league bloodlines or eye-popping numbers. And they have earned their ranking for one reason or another.