Lance McCullers Jr. trotted out to the Constellation Field mound, and the Sugar Land Skeeters crowd greeted him with a throaty roar as they got the rare chance to see a member of the Houston Astros’ 2017 World Series team take the field along with the organization’s stars of tomorrow.
Fresh off a strong opening homestand, the Sugar Land Skeeters hit a rough patch last week. But that doesn’t mean there was a shortage of standout performances for Sugar Land, which possessed Triple-A West’s best record at 19-9 after splitting a doubleheader with the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
The Sugar Land Skeeters have been a force to be reckoned with during the early stages of the Triple-A West season thanks to a dominant pitching staff and balanced offense.
The Skeeters earned a 7-3 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas in their home opener as a Triple-A team. But the scoreboard was hardly the only indicator of a successful night for the franchise, which brought in new and old fans alike from all over Fort Bend County to see Dominican phenom Jose Siri and others clad in Astros jerseys chattering about seeing Houston pitchers Framber Valdez and Jake Odorizzi on rehab assignments with the minor league team.
Cause for celebration was twofold as 16-year-old sophomores Yvette Karera and Ariane Karera punctuated the Stafford tennis program’s first trip to the state tournament with its first tennis state title last Friday at the Northside Tennis Center in San Antonio. The pair swept through the Class 4A girls doubles bracket without losing a set, beating Canyon’s Kelsey Braudt and Aubrey Thomas 6-4, 6-1 in the final.
The end of the season has come for local high school softball teams. The last remaining area team in the UIL playoffs, Ridge Point, was eliminated last week.
The Sugar Land Skeeters’ new venture with the Houston Astros as their top minor league affiliate was a surprise to some in the Houston area, but those close to the ownership circles of both franchises knew they were a match made in baseball heaven.
While the Sugar Land Skeeters will look different in many ways during the 2021 season, one thing remains fundamentally the same under the umbrella of the Houston Astros: the team wants to remain an affordable source of family entertainment.
Ciao tied for eighth place in the Class 6A girls state tournament that was held May 10-11 at the Legacy Hills Golf Club in Georgetown.
Ridge Point High School’s mixed doubles tennis team of Mario Dominguez and Jada Hill come from different athletic backgrounds and have taken different journeys to their senior seasons. They also are in their first year playing together on the court.
The Travis Tigers have already tied their mark for the most wins since 2017, but they have their eye on a greater prize – a state championship – after a stellar regular season.
The Marshall Lady Buffalos are on top of the Class 5A track and field world once again, as they headlined finishers at the UIL state track meet in Austin last weekend.
Clements track and field coach Jason Haddock said not even wet, rainy weather or late start times could derail the community’s support for the Rangers’ lone regional meet participant, senior hurdler Felipe Medrado.
The Travis Lady Tigers and Ridge Point Lady Panthers overcame series-opening losses to move on to the second round of the playoffs this weekend.
Rashawn Slater, a standout offensive tackle for the Rangers during that 2016 season, was taken as the 13th overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers.
Walker Holzhausen pitched a no-hitter for Travis High School in its 4-0 win against Ridge Point on April 19, helping the Tigers overtake the Panthers for first place in District 20-6A.
No matter how daunting the obstacle, Fabian Romo has never backed away from a chance to shoot his shot. The 24-year-old is giving his latest challenge his all as he remains on the watch list for the U.S. men’s national wheelchair basketball team as it prepares for the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Though neither brought home a team title, both the Marshall and Hightower High School track and field teams had no shortage of state qualifiers when they competed at the Region III meet on April 23-24.
On Tuesday, Sugar Land’s city council officially approved the Houston Astros’ acquisition of the Sugar Land Skeeters, the former independent baseball team that will serve as the Astros’ Triple-A affiliate beginning this season.
Four Austin High School baseball players drove in multiple runs in a 12-5 win over District 20-6A foe George Ranch on April 16, helping the Bulldogs stay in contention for a playoff berth.
Whether it came in a winning or losing effort, many local high school softball teams put on displays of offensive firepower during the last week. From long home runs to walk-off hits, standout individual performances filled up box scores.
The Ridge Point High School softball team has been heating up as the season moves along, and the Lady Panthers put their power on display last week as they continued their quest for a fourth consecutive District 20-6A crown.
Evelyn Torres has spent a decade molding the Ridge Point High School girls soccer team into a perennial playoff contender in the Houston region, earning a playoff berth every season she’s been at the helm.
The Travis Lady Tigers have had a strong start to the district softball season, and one of their lynchpins was on fire last week to make sure they continued their winning streak.
Following standout years on the basketball court, several of the area’s top high school players have earned a spot on one of the state’s most prestigious lists.
The Ridge Point High School soccer teams nearly went undefeated in the regular season and now hope to stay perfect throughout the UIL playoffs, which kick off this weekend.
Many local high school baseball teams began district play last week, and there were a number of standout performances to help get some teams off to a good start.
Fort Bend County residents with special needs and a love for baseball may get the opportunity to play for a local team as part of a league that caters to their abilities.
Following another standout year on the court, one of Fort Bend County’s brightest basketball stars is in the running for the Houston region’s top boys hoops honor.
It was a tough Tuesday night for the area’s high school basketball teams as the three boys squads that were remaining in the UIL playoffs saw their seasons come to an end in the regional semifinals.
After having the 2020 season cut short due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the area’s high school baseball and softball teams have sprung into action with hot starts this year.
On the heels of the winningest season in school history, the Ridge Point Panthers’ boys basketball team is authoring another historic season.
It was a clean sweep for District 20-6A in the boys basketball playoffs last weekend, when two of the area’s teams took the first step in potentially returning to their respective classifications’ state tournaments.
Those in attendance at Houston ISD’s Delmar Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon could see how much the Dulles Lady Vikings’ most recent playoff win meant to those taking part in it.
The Sugar Land Skeeters have signed a Player Development License (PDL) with the Houston Astros, the local minor league team announced in a Friday news release. According to the Skeeters, the contract runs through the end of the 2030 season.
The Ridge Point High School soccer squads have been forces to be reckoned with in recent seasons, with both sporting at least two consecutive District 20-6A titles and playoff appearances. And this year looks to be no different, with both teams sporting undefeated records and making the area…
A historic basketball season for the Dulles Lady Vikings is intact for at least one more game, while the Ridge Point Lady Panthers shook off the rust to keep their season alive.
A historic basketball season for the Dulles Lady Vikings isn’t done yet, but last weekend they accomplished their first goal in the road to potentially winning a state championship.
After a Jan. 8 loss knocked the Elkins High School boys basketball team off its perch in District 20-6A, the Knights wasted little time propping themselves back up. Following a 2-0 week, the Knights are back atop the district standings.