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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Dulles High School girls basketball coach and alumnus Jay Simon has seen multiple Lady Vikings teams reach great heights, both before and after he graduated in 1999.
By Landan Kuhlmann email@example.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 […]
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 […]