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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.

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  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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In a normal year, Clements High School’s annual Hit-A-Thon baseball fundraiser would be a drop in the bucket relative to the rest of its efforts.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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The Stafford boys basketball team has been hungry for both another district championship and a return to the state tournament.

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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.

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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.

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It was a banner year for several of the area’s high school football teams that made deep playoff runs, and many players for those teams were recently named to all-district squads for their contributions.

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By Landan Kuhlmann lkuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The boys basketball teams from Hightower, Ridge Point and Travis high schools rolled over the competition last week to remain undefeated in their respective districts heading into this week’s games. Hightower (9-2, 8-0 District 24-5A), ranked third in Class 5A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, had a pair of […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Two area high school football teams vying for spots in the state semifinals fell short last Saturday afternoon. The Marshall Buffalos were denied a third straight trip to the Class 5A Division II state semifinals, losing 37-28 in a seesaw battle with the Crosby Cougars. The Ridge Point Panthers, meanwhile, were […]

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The Ridge Point Panthers are in the midst of one of the best football seasons in the program’s brief history, which dates to 2011. Over the weekend, they added another notch to their 2020 belt by taking down a state-ranked giant to keep their season alive. The Panthers continued their Class 6A Division I playoff […]

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Even though it comes amidst a pandemic, Wednesday was still the celebration of the beginning of a new chapter for a number of the area’s high school athletes who will continue their athletic careers at the college level. Ahead of area-round playoff games this weekend, the Ridge Point Panthers had four football players sign. The […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The year 2020 finally winding to a close is likely a relief for many in the area and Houston region. Some of the area’s basketball squads, however, may want to keep the vibe of the year going as they hit the home stretch of the 2020 portion of their schedules. Leading […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Though much of the focus remains on the offensive firepower, the Marshall football team also boasted the stingiest defense in District 11-5A, surrendering a total of 20 points in nine regular-season games this year. Last Thursday night, the Buffalos needed all of it to reach the area round of the playoffs […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The Hightower football team did not have its head coach, who was quarantining at home as the result of COVID-19 contact tracing. The Hurricanes also did not have a chance, at least in the eyes of some outside the program. Now, however, they have a long-awaited playoff win and a date in […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Though the Travis Tigers are used to the football postseason, they’ll play it this year with an added weight, carrying memories of a late coach in their heads and hearts. As has been the case for much of the season, the Tigers (4-4) will be down a coach in Derwyn Lauderdale […]

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The race for the District 11-5A championship has long seemed like a mere formality. Marshall ended any remaining suspense last week by solidifying its spot at the top. The Buffalos wrapped up their second district title in thelast three seasons with a 69- 14 victory over Sterling last Friday night at Hall Stadium. It was […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The 2019-20 campaign was a strong one for Fort Bend County basketball teams, with two boys squads – Hightower in Class 5A and Stafford in Class 4A – reaching the UIL state tournament before it was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But they aren’t the only teams with notable […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Entering last week’s football game against the Willowridge Eagles, there may have been some questions as to whether someone could challenge the Marshall Buffalos’ recent supremacy in District 11-5A. The Buffalos silenced those questions with a resounding no. Marshall raced out to an early 21-point lead and never looked back in […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Things may have seemed bleak when Stafford began the high school football season with four straight losses and five defeats in its first six games. However, the Spartans and head coach Ken Savannah have proved that the beginning can be out of sight and out of mind with a strong finish. […]