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After spending the last several seasons among the ranks of the elite in Class 5A, the Hightower Hurricanes faced a step up in competition after realignment pushed them into one of the Houston area’s most competitive districts.

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For almost two decades, football players arrived and graduated without the Clements Rangers making the UIL playoffs. Now, the current group can say they have accomplished something not seen for much of the program’s recent history.

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The Fulshear Chargers have never won a district championship in their brief five-season program. But the program has designs on doing so this season, and are in a strong position following a big win last week.

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It has been an uneven season for the Travis Tigers, but prevailing in a back-and-forth affair last weekend might be the one to kick-start a late season playoff push.

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District 20-6A is one of the region’s most competitive districts each season, which on the surface might be daunting to the Hightower Hurricanes in their return to the state’s largest classification.

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One of the best parts about following minor league baseball is learning about athletes’ journey on the road to playing in the major leagues. No two players’ paths are the same.

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After a stagnant few weeks, Marshall’s offense looks to have found its mojo once again. The Buffalos have begun flashing what fans have become accustomed to seeing in recent seasons during a recent two-game winning streak, including last week’s 35-14 win over Port Neches Groves in their Dist…

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It’s always best to take raw minor league results with a grain of salt. Because as much as I love numbers and use them all the time, there are certain instances where they can lie or be twisted to suit a narrative. We need human eyes, too, and the ideal scouting report includes both numbers …

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It has not been an auspicious start to the season for the Clement Rangers, on the heels of the program’s first postseason berth in 15 years last season.

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On the heels of a trip to the program’s first regional final in a decade last season, expectations were high for the Hightower Hurricanes despite the loss of last season’s starting quarterback and a move to the highly-competitive District 20-6A following realignment.

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If there’s been a common theme during the Houston Astros’ current run of sustained success, it has been their ability to find an endless supply of pitching. In spite of losing stars like George Springer and Carlos Correa, and even Gerrit Cole, they’ve remained a fixture at the top of MLB and…

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Fort Bend ISD has finished an $11 million renovation project at Mercer Stadium in time for the school year, according to the district.

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I’m a huge numbers guy. Anyone who knows me can vouch for that. So I’ve seen my fair share of numbers and stats.

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At least every few weeks, when I sit down to write these profiles, it seems like I’m writing about an outfielder.

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Sometimes the aura of a professional baseball player, whether in the majors or minors, can be one of mythic proportions for baseball fans. They seem set apart or in a different universe, as if created in a lab somewhere.

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The Astros have specialized in finding diamonds in the rough, and a recent Sugar Land Space Cowboys promotee has all the makings of being another one if everything breaks right.

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The MLB draft is an exciting time of year for every MLB hopeful and their loved ones. It was a little extra special this past week for several local Fort Bend high school baseball products who heard their name called by major league organizations.

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Sometimes a player comes along who is so easy to root for no matter their performance. Of course performance on the field is necessary to advance past the minor leagues, but there is a certain beauty in my mind to seeing someone soak up every moment.

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When the Astros’ No. 2 overall prospect, Korey Lee, received his major league call-up last week, there was a good bit of fanfare for what feels like the franchise’s first legitimate potential franchise catcher in nearly a decade.

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The subject of this week’s player spotlight likely needs little introduction to Astros fans, but we’ll give it anyway.

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Nick Hernandez is a Fort Bend and Houston-area baseball man through and through. He graduated from Dulles High School in Sugar Land, and still calls Missouri City home to this day. His first MLB game was at Houston’s Astrodome in the 1990s watching future Astros’ Hall of Famers Jeff Bagwell …

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This week’s player scouting report is a pitcher I’ve had my eye on for a couple of years now. And even though he was ranked among the Astros’ top 10 prospects to begin the season, it feels as though what he’s accomplished during his time in the organization always seems to get overshadowed b…

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In this week’s player profile, we’re going to take a look at a seemingly diminutive infield prospect who has done nothing but hit – and then hit some more – over the last two seasons, and could force his way onto the Astros within a season or two.

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It was a historic season in many ways for the Ridge Point Panthers’ baseball team, but ultimately the team fell short of its goal of a state title in Round Rock last week.

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More than a dozen recently-graduated senior football players from the area took the field at an annual All-Star Game designed to showcase the best players from the Greater Houston area.

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It’s always cool as a fan to see someone from the area on the cusp of the big leagues. And I imagine it’s even better for the players getting to live out their dream.

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As battery mate JJ Kennett put the sign down for a two-out, full-count offering in the seventh inning of last Friday night’s regional final against Strake Jesuit, Hunter Nichols said he was ready for the moment.

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The last couple of weeks, we’ve spotlighted some of the more prominent prospects in the Houston Astros’ organization. But what has made this organization so great since the start of its contention window in 2015 is finding diamonds in the rough to help its cause. Key contributors such as Jos…