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As we begin the 2022-23 school year, I am excited to welcome our students back to school, which also means the return of organized team sports. Each year, our student athletes display their exceptional talents and hard work in a variety of sports. I have had the pleasure of attending many events alongside community members, parents, teachers and friends as we all cheered on our students and celebrated their accomplishments. I am confident our student athletes will continue to
represent the community well with outstanding sportsmanship and teamwork. As superintendent of such a large school district, I know the value of teamwork, resilience and perseverance - all traits that serve our students well now and in their future endeavors. I look forward to supporting our teams throughout another exciting year of competitions! And if you listen closely, you will hear me cheering in the stands! Wishing everyone a great season! Dr. Christie Whitbeck (Proud Supt) Fort Bend ISD Superintendent
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Always in Pursuit
Welcome to another great edition of the Fort Bend ISD VYPE magazine. Through our partnership with VYPE, Fort Bend ISD will be spotlighting sports programs and our student athletes from across our great district. Fort Bend ISD coaches, staff, and student athletes plan, practice, and play to win, but our purpose goes beyond this formula. Our commitment to the student athletes of Fort Bend ISD is about so much more than putting points on the scoreboard or winning competitions. Being part of the athletic programs in our district also means that we are developing character, honor, and strong individuals all while instilling the importance of community and servitude. It is our pursuit to help our student athletes be their best; to be one’s best as a teammate, in the classroom, and in the community. Our purpose is to transform lives through participation in sports. Our coaches equip student athletes with the knowledge and skills to perform their sport, and in addition, provide character and leadership skill development that will carry them far beyond the game. Athletes participating in sports
learn many valuable life lessons. Perseverance through adversity is one of the most important lessons we can learn on the field, in the classroom, and throughout our lives. I too learned this lesson early on as an athlete; with my team and coaches by my side. I also learned how to overcome great challenges when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Learning how to persevere through adversity during my time as a student athlete prepared me to do the same in this situation and with any other challenging situations that may come my way. The Athletic Department is proud to showcase our amazing athletic programs and student athletes of Fort Bend ISD. In the following pages, you will see a range of articles about the fantastic work of student athletes. These stories represent a small part of a larger experience of what it means to be a Fort Bend ISD Profile of a Graduate, team member, leader, and student athlete. I am proud to share with you the accomplishments highlighted within these pages. Always in Pursuit… Dena Scott Fort Bend ISD Athletic Director
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FORT BEND ISD HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
FORT BEND ISD HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
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BRIGHT LIGHTS & BIG EXPECTATIONS
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Welcome to the Fort Bend ISD Winter/ Spring Edition of VYPE Magazine. Gracing the front cover are Ridge Point’s Hunter Wolfinger, Dulles’ Samuel Ang, Travis’ Ariel Kowalewski, Marshall’s Jaland Lowe, Ridge Point’s Kara Canetti, Kempner’s Cody Kuffel and Willowridge’s AuRoyona Seals.
FORT BEND ISD ATHLETICS HAS STAR POWER
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FORT BEND ISD ATHLETICS ARE TALK OF TOWN ACTION! LIGHTS, CAMERA,
BRIGHT LIGHTS AND BIG EXPECTATIONS: Hightower’s Eden Pierce, Bush’s Kai’ree Murray, Austin’s Andrea Sturdivant, Clements’ Chris McMeans, Elkins’ Sydney Freeman and Marshall’s Arveryon Davis and Genesis Griffin have star power.
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School Board Message
The Fort Bend ISD Board looks forward to another year of exciting sporting events in our District. We enjoy supporting our student-athletes as they showcase their talents and school pride. Athletics provides opportunities for students to build relationships and acquire leadership and social skills. They create lasting friendships
Thank you to our coaches, staff, parents, local businesses, and community members for your unwavering support -win, lose or tie. We appreciate everything you do to support, encourage and enrich the lives of our students in their athletic pursuits. Fort Bend ISD, let’s go! Kristen Davison Malone President, Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees
and learn the importance of teamwork to achieve a common goal.
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MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT THROUGH EDUCATION \\ Trey Samuel
the district. Better still, those who complete the Education and Training pathway are offered a Letter of Intent as teachers, contingent upon their college graduation and state teaching certification, guaranteeing their employment in FBISD after college. More benefits of joining this program: • Observation and practical opportunities at the district’s Early Childhood Enterprise Lab and campuses • Heavy district buy-in and support to produce our next generation of excellent educators • Students that are FBISD homegrown have a more significant stake in seeing quality instruction continued in FBISD We strive to influence the education industry and hope our efforts as a district encourage students to enter this rewarding and impactful industry. Athletic coaches, academic counselors, principals, college professors, etc. all entered their career paths as teachers ready to
preparation Education and Training students will be able to observe and interact with the district’s best and most talented instructors and administrators across both elementary and secondary levels. At the Reese Center, students gain real-world experience by shadowing and observing the Early Education Lab, which. consists of 30 pre-K students taught using the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) curriculum. Students will also shadow secondary teachers as well as athletic coaches and fine arts teachers. They will connect with certified teachers and get a “behind the scenes” look at the ins and outs of the teaching, coaching, and training profession. FBISD offers this dynamic program in partnership with its Grow Your Own program, which provides career planning, scholarships, and employment opportunities for students, even after they graduate. Students can complete the program after just two years and may qualify to serve as an aide in
Students enrolled in this program will attend the James Reese Career and Technical Center, the district’s state-of-the-art campus dedicated to career
FORT BEND ISD’S CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) DEPARTMENT ARE EXCITED TO REINTRODUCE ITS EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM IS A THREE-YEAR PATHWAY, THAT STUDENTS BEGIN IN THEIR SOPHOMORE YEAR, FOCUSING ON PLANNING, MANAGING, AND PROVIDING EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICES. COURSES ARE DESIGNED TO PREPARE INTERESTED STUDENTS FOR CAREERS IN EDUCATION AND CORPORATE TRAINING, FOR ROLES SUCH AS K-12 TEACHERS, ATHLETIC COACHES, COLLEGE PROFESSORS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, AND MORE.
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skills. In both cases, motivating and encouraging students and athletes to reach their goals is a major component. Both components require a great deal of patience and understanding as well as a passion for helping people reach their goals. “ We hope students are as excited about this new opportunity as CTE is to offer it! The next step for students interested in this opportunity will be to contact your campus counselor to get more information about applying to the Reese Center. For additional information and questions, please contact Education and Training Program Manager, Adam Frenzel at adam.frenzel@ fortbendisd.com or CTE Counselor Dr. Denisa Valenzuela at denisa.valenzuela@ fortbendisd.com. Students and families can view the Education and Training program course sequence by visiting www. fortbendisd.com/cte.
maximize their impact on future generations. They wanted to make a difference and are cause-driven individuals; their foundation of teaching has created many realms for them to further train in various ways. No matter what you are teaching, education is driven by the goal of using your skills and expertise in any area to make a difference for students. Michael O’Connor, CTE Special Education teacher, basketball coach, and past Teacher of the Year is but one example of how to transform a foundation in teaching into a passion for a multi-faceted role in the classroom and on the basketball court. He states, “Being a teacher and a coach, both involve providing instruction and guidance to individuals to help them reach their full potential. As a teacher, I feel I am helping
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ON THE MARCH
OUR FBISD BAND PROGRAMS HAD AN OUTSTANDING MARCHING SEASON, GARNERING MANY AWARDS AND ACCOLADES THIS PAST FALL.
THE AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL BULLDOG BAND AND ANGELS DANCE TEAM ATTENDED THE BANDS OF AMERICA HOUSTON REGIONAL AND PLACED 6TH OVERALL AND WON THE 3A CHAMPIONSHIP, 3A OUTSTANDING MUSIC PERFORMANCE, 3A OUTSTANDING VISUAL PERFORMANCE, AND 3A OUTSTANDING GENERAL EFFECT CAPTIONS. THEY ALSO EARNED A FIRST DIVISION AT THE UIL REGION 13 MARCHING CONTEST, PLACED 4TH AT THE UIL 6A AREA E MARCHING CONTEST AND ADVANCED TO THE UIL 6A STATE MARCHING BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS.
THE DULLES HIGH SCHOOL VIKING BAND AND DOLLS DANCE TEAM WON 1ST PLACE IN CLASS IV AND 5TH OVERALL AT THE CYPRESS SHOWCASE. THE BAND EARNED A FIRST DIVISION AT THE UIL REGION 13 MARCHING CONTEST AND ADVANCED TO THE UIL 6A AREA E MARCHING CONTEST.
THE BUSH HIGH SCHOOL BRONCO BAND EARNED A FIRST DIVISION AT THE UIL REGION 13 MARCHING CONTEST. THEY WON GRAND CHAMPION AT THE EDNA MARCHING BAND INVITATION OUT OF 33 BANDS COMPETING.
THE RIDGE POINT HIGH SCHOOL PANTHER MARCHING BAND FINISHED 2ND PLACE IN THEIR CLASS AT THE US BANDS—HOUSTON REGIONAL, PLACED 3RD IN THEIR CLASS AT THE BATTLE AT THE BERRY MARCHING CONTEST, AND EARNED A FIRST DIVISION AT THE UIL REGION 13 MARCHING CONTEST AND ADVANCED TO THE UIL AREA E MARCHING CONTEST. FINALLY, THE BAND PLACED 4TH IN THEIR CLASS AND WAS THE VISUAL CAPTION WINNER AT THE US BANDS HOUSTON FINALE.
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THE TRAVIS HIGH SCHOOL TIGER BAND EARNED AN “OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE” AWARD AND COMPETED IN FINALS COMPETITION AT BOTH THE KATY MARCHING CONTEST AND THE GULF COAST CLASSIC MARCHING CONTEST. THEY EARNED A SUPERIOR RATING AT THE UIL REGION 13 MARCHING CONTEST AND WERE A FINALIST IN THE UIL 6A AREA E MARCHING CONTEST.
THE WILLOWRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES EARNED A SUPERIOR RATING AT THE US BANDS SHOW-UP AND SHOW-OUT ON THE HILL MARCHING CONTEST AND WON BEST AUXILIARY, BEST PERCUSSION, AND BEST DRUM MAJORS. THE BAND EARNED A SUPERIOR RATING AT THE UIL REGION 13 MARCHING CONTEST AND ADVANCED TO THE UIL 5A AREA E MARCHING CONTEST, THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2008.
THE CLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL RANGER MARCHING BAND COMPETED IN FINALS COMPETITION AT THE KATY MARCHING CONTEST AND THE GULF COAST CLASSIC MARCHING CONTEST. THEY EARNED A SUPERIOR RATING AT THE UIL REGION 13 MARCHING CONTEST AND WERE A FINALIST IN THE UIL 6A AREA E MARCHING CONTEST.
THE ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING KNIGHTS COMPETED IN THE US BANDS AND GULF COAST CLASSIC MARCHING CONTESTS THIS FALL. THE BAND EARNED A FIRST DIVISION AT THE UIL REGION 13 MARCHING CONTEST AND ADVANCED TO THE UIL 6A AREA E MARCHING CONTEST.
THE KEMPNER HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING COUGAR BAND WON FIRST PLACE AT THE CYPRESS SHOWCASE MARCHING FESTIVAL. THE BAND EARNED A FIRST DIVISION AT THE UIL REGION 13 MARCHING CONTEST. THEY PLACED THIRD AND ADVANCED TO THE UIL 5A AREA E MARCHING CONTEST. THIS IS ONLY THE THIRD TIME IN THE SCHOOL’S HISTORY THE BAND ADVANCED TO AREA FINALS.
THE MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL BUFFALO BAND EARNED EXCELLENT RATING AT THE UIL REGION 13 MARCHING CONTEST, A SUPERIOR RATING AT THE US BANDS MARCHING CONTEST, A SUPERIOR RATING AT THE SUPREME REGIONAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS AND WILL BE THE INVITED WIND ENSEMBLE TO HBCU DIRECTORS’ CONSORTIUM IN ATLANTA, GA THIS SPRING.
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Andrea Sturdivant, FB Austin Basketball
THE DOG HOUSE
Swim - Water Polo
AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL IS HAVING A TREMENDOUS SEMESTER LED BY GIRLS BASKETBALL AND SWIM. LADY BULLDOG ANDREA STURDIVANT IS DOMINATING THE HARDWOOD, WHILE THE BOYS SWIM TEAM SET SEVERAL SCHOOL RECORDS THIS WINTER. SOCCER, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL AND TRACK ARE ON DECK. T H E RENAISSANCE
Austin Girls Basketball
Austin’s Boy Soccer
Austin Girls Soccer
T H E STABLE
Amariya Hardeman, FB Bush Track
Bush Track and Field
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Bush Girls Track and Field
BACKING THE BRONCOS
THE BUSH BRONCOS HAVE A FORMER STUDENT CURRENTLY IN THE NBA (KELLY OUBRE), MLB (ANTHONY RENDON) AND THE NFL (JOSH JONES, EMMANUEL OGBAH AND OLA ADENIYI). NOT MANY SCHOOLS CAN BOAST THAT. CHECK OUT THE CURRENT STARS WEARING THE ORANGE AND BLUE THIS WINTER AND SPRING, MAKING THEIR SCHOOL PROUD. CARRYING THE BATON IN EARLY 2023 WILL BE THE BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM AND THE GIRLS TRACK TEAM, WHICH WON THE CLASS 6A 4X100-METER RELAY A YEAR AGO.
Bush Girls Soccer
Bryan Phan & Sheldon Bazuaye
Bush Swim and Diving
Bronco Girls Basketball
Divine Ugochukwu, FB Clements Basketball
R A N G E R PRIDE
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JEZEK, CLEMENTS ON THE PATH FOR MORE HARDWARE
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THE CLEMENTS RANGERS GOLF TEAM HAS BEEN PICKING UP STEAM THROUGHOUT THEIR IMPRESSIVE SEASON BY CONSISTENTLY PLACING HIGH, IF NOT WINNING, THE MAJORITY OF THEIR TOURNAMENTS. At the beginning of their Spring season, the girls’ team ended up performing exceptionally well in the CHS Invitational at the Quail Valley Golf Course. Despite cold and rainy conditions, the Rangers finished in the No. 1 spot, which is an indication of what to expect from the team going forward. Jason Jezek enters his 19th year as the head golf coach for Clements and is anticipating another special year for his talented group. Considering all the time he has spent molding the individuals that pass through the Clements’ golf program, it should go without saying that he has a special connection with the players. “It’s an honor to gain the trust of the team,” said Jezek. “People that don’t know golf kids don’t know how much time they put in. I know at Clements we’ve had a lot of success, but all these kids in all these programs have worked their tails off. They’re great representatives of their school. It’s cool, you know — it’s an honor. But, it’s more of a testament to these kids and how much passion they put into the game.” The Rangers consistently advance to the Regional Round of the UIL postseason, with occasional individuals
incredibly talented.” This year, the UIL-6A State Tournament will be held at Legacy Hills Golf Club in mid May. Don’t be surprised if you see Clements shooting for birdies and a title.
We’ve had some really strong teams, but timing is key. Teams get hot at the right time when only three teams advance to the State Tournament out of the entire Region. We’ve had some really good opportunities, and we’re young but
and teams going to the State Tournament. This year should be no different. “We’ve been to State a few times,” Jezek said. “I’ve had a boys’ individual champion [Blake Redmond-2007], a girls’ individual champion [Portland Rosen-2009].
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Clements Swim and Diving
Clements Track and Field
R A N G E R
THE CLEMENTS RANGERS BOYS AND GIRLS SWIM TEAMS DOMINATED IN THE POOL, TAKING FIRST AND SECOND IN REGIONALS, RESPECTIVELY. THE RANGER BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM REACHED THE POSTSEASON AND WATCH OUT FOR BIRDIES FLYING EVERYWHERE AS GOLF SEASON RAMPS UP.
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Clements Girls Hoops
Clements Girls Soccer
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HIGH SCHOOL #12 COMING SOON AUGUST 2023
Kyle Sutton, FB Dulles Track and Field
Dulles Swim and Diving
T H E SURGE
THE DULLES VIKINGS ARE “BURNING THE BOATS” AND NOT LOOKING BACK AS THEY TRY AND CONQUER THEIR OPPONENTS THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. LOOK OUT FOR THE SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAMS TO LEAD THE WAY FOR DULLES.
Dulles Girls Soccer
Dulles Girls Basketball
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Dulles Track and Field
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Mia Wong, FB Elkins Softball
THE GALLANT KNIGHTS
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Elkins Track and Field
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T H E
A N D BLUE
Knights Girls Soccer
THE ELKINS KNIGHTS ARE ONE TO WATCH THIS SEMESTER AS THE GIRLS SOFTBALL AND SOCCER TEAMS LOOK TO BUILD ON THEIR 2022 SEASONS, WHEN THEY REACHED THE POSTSEASON. THE KNIGHTS ARE RICH IN ATHLETIC TRADITION IN BASEBALL AND TRACK AND FIELD, PRODUCING SOME OF THE STATE’S MOST DYNAMIC PLAYMAKERS FOR DECADES.
Mia Wong and Aby Alemendarez
Elkins Swim and Diving
Knights Girls Basketball
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Cameron Thompson, FB Hightower Basketball
W A R N I N G HURRICANE
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Hightower Girls Hoops
Hightower Girls Track and Field
THE ONE AND ONLY
THE HIGHTOWER HURRICANES ARE ONE OF THE BIG BRANDS OF FORT BEND ISD. THE GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS HAVE BEEN STATE POWERS FOR DECADES AND THE ‘CANES TRACK AND FIELD TEAMS HAVE ALSO BEEN ONES TO RECKON WITH ON THE OVAL. WHAT WILL THEY DO IN 2023? STAY TUNED.
Hightower Track and Field
Andres & Alex Agwunobi
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Hightower Girls Soccer
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Katalina & Kassandra Lagunas
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Chinedu Achuama, FB Kempner Basketball
C O U G A R
Kempner Swim and Diving
S U G A R STORM
KEMPNER HIGH SCHOOL IS NAMED FOR THE FOUNDER OF IMPERIAL SUGAR – ISAAC KEMPNER – WHO DEVELOPED MOST OF SUGAR LAND. THE FOURTH FBISD HIGH SCHOOL TO OPEN HAS HAD SO MANY TALENTED STUDENTS WALK THE HALLS IN THE LAND OF THE COUGARS FROM NFL STARS CHRIS BANJO AND GEORGE ILOKA TO THE FIRST FAMILY OF INTERNATIONAL TAEKWONDO – THE LOPEZ FAMILY. WHO ARE THE NEXT KEMPNER LEGENDS?
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Kempner Girls Hoops
Cougar Track and Field
Kempner Girls Soccer
Kameron Williams, FB Marshall Track
M - BLOCK
MARSHALL’S LOWE HAS HOOPS IN HIS GENES
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experience.” Marshall has gone 32-0 the last two seasons in district play due to the extraordinary play of Lowe, who averages nearly 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists a game. As his career wraps up as one of the greatest players in the history of the program, Lowe will take his lethal jump shot to the University of Pittsburgh. “The coaching staff, the opportunities and the playing style really helped me choose Pitt,” he said. “Head coach Jeff Capel and assistant Milan Brown stayed in constant communication with me, which created a great relationship between us. They told me how I would fit into Pitt’s program and how my game translates to the winning culture that they have built there. Coach Capel trusts his guards to really run his team and told me he thinks I’d be able to help run it next year.” So, with the keys to a DI program in his pocket, what are his ultimate goals? “In five or 10 years, I see myself playing on an NBA team trying to win a Championship and hopefully be considered one of the best players in the NBA,” said Lowe. “I also see myself as being a player that a lot of people can look up to.” For Fort Bend Marshall fans, Lowe will not soon be forgotten as he helped reverse the direction of the program for years to come.
players helped guide the way for me. He knows what it takes to get to the next level and has trained and coached me in the right direction to help me get there.” The Fort Bend Marshall product
Basketball. With that being said, Jaland has always been around the game. “My Dad has influenced me a lot,” Lowe said. “Being able to watch him coach so many different pros and college
JALAND LOWE’S BASKETBALL ROOTS DATE BACK TO WHEN HE COULD FIRST BOUNCE A BALL. His father Marland Lowe is a powerbroker on the AAU circuit as the Southwest Director of Grassroots
has had the green light
to shoot from anywhere on the court for coach Ronnie Courtney since arriving as a sophomore from Kinkaid. “I would describe my style of play on the court as smooth, tough and strategic,” said Lowe. “My experience at Marshall has helped me and my game a lot. Coach [Ronnie] Courtney trusts me to run his team. His system has helped to enhance my game and has given me a lot of confidence. The opportunity to play public school basketball at Marshall under Coach Courtney has been a great
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Marco Lemus & Robert Green
Marshall Track and Field
B U F F A L 0
FB MARSHALL IS A MAGICAL PLACE. WHERE IRON SHARPENS IRON, WHETHER IT BE ON THE BASKETBALL COURT, FOOTBALL FIELD OR THE TRACK. THE BUFFALOS COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER, SO THEY ARE READY FOR THEIR OPPONENTS. THAT’S WHAT MAKES THEM ELITE. THE TRACK AND FIELD TEAMS WILL CARRY THE BANNER FOR MARSHALL THIS SPRING AS THEY TRY AND WIN ANOTHER STATE TITLE.
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Marshall Girls Soccer
Marshall Swim and Diving
Marshall Girls Basketball
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T H E STANDARD
Carter Groen, FB Ridge Point Baseball
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Ridge Point Swim and Diving
Ridge Point Girls Soccer
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Ridge Point Baseball
P U R P L E REIGN
RIDGE POINT HIGH SCHOOL HAS BEEN A FORCE IN FORT BEND COUNTRY SINCE OPENING IN 2010. THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH SUCCESS INSIDE THE PANTHER ATHLETIC HALLWAY FROM FOOTBALL AND VOLLEYBALL IN THE FALL, TO BASEBALL, SOCCER AND BASKETBALL IN THE SECOND SEMESTER. HOW FAR CAN THEY GO IN THE POSTSEASON? STAY TUNED.
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Kaila Correa and Ali Rezac
Ridge Point Girls Golf
Ridge Point Girls Hoops
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Ridge Point Track and Field
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Devin Cummings, FB Travis Baseball
BEHIND THE PLATE
KOWALEWSKI AIMS TO LEAVE A LEGACY AT TRAVIS
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amazing experience and I hope the school helps me to realize my future. I hope to be an engineer, with two dogs and a family of my own one day.” Anticipate another stellar season from Ariel Kowalewski and the Travis Tigers. She certainly will.
November and will anchor the Gators’ battery for years to come. “I loved the coaches at Florida… I loved the feel of the campus… I loved everything about it,” Kowalewski said. “The school just felt like home. Playing softball there should be an
been a hard worker and it was my dream to play in college. I just put my mind to it.” Kowalewski’s dream has come true, considering she will be continuing her softball career at the collegiate level. She signed with the University of Florida in
TRAVIS SOFTBALL RETURNS TO THE DIAMOND THIS SPRING ON A MISSION TO EARN THEIR THIRD CONSECUTIVE DISTRICT 20-6A TITLE, WHILE ALSO MAKING A PUSH FOR SOME HARDWARE IN THE POSTSEASON. Fortunately for the Tigers, they’ll have an All-American headlining the team yet again. Senior catcher/RHP Ariel Kowalewski enters her final year at THS as the back-to back Unanimous 20-6A MVP, and it wouldn’t be a shock if she ends her high school career with a third. Despite Travis’ defeat to Cinco Ranch in the Bi-District round of last year’s UIL postseason, she has high expectations for this season and hopes to lead her team to greatness. “We want to win district again and go deeper in the playoffs than we did last year,” said Kowaleski. “We’re going to do the best we can. Furthermore, I want to leave this school knowing that I was a good leader on and off the field, and always helped my teammates do their best.” Kowalewski, the youngest of the three children in her family, began her softball journey at a young age when she was compelled to join in. “Both of my sisters [Ashley and Amber] played softball for a very long time,” she said. “They didn’t end up continuing through college, but they played through high school. I was inspired by my sisters and I wanted to be like them, so I just got into the game. I’ve just always
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Travis Girls Soccer
Travis Girls Basketball
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T H E
A N D SCARLET
TRAVIS HIGH WAS THE 10TH SCHOOL OPENED IN FBISD. IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR THE TIGERS TO MAKE THEIR PRESENCE FELT, WINNING A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN BASKETBALL IN 2013 WITH THE FAMOUS HARRISON TWINS (ANDREW AND AARON), WHO WENT ON TO STAR AT KENTUCKY. LOOK FOR THE SOFTBALL TEAM TO DOMINATE THE HEADLINES AT TRAVIS THIS SEMESTER.
Tiger Swim and Diving
Travis Track and Field
SAVE THE DATE May 17, 2023 The FAB Awards will be held at RIVER POINTE CHURCH 21000 Southwest Freeway Richmond, Texas 77469
6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Doors will open at 5:15 P.M.
Attire will be dressy/black tie
Natalie Green, FB Willowridge Basketball
T H E ORIGINAL
Willowridge Track and Field
FLY WITH EAGLES
WILLOWRIDGE HIGH IS RICH IN TRADITION. THE ‘RIDGE WAS HOME TO AN NFL HALL OF FAMER (THURMAN THOMAS), ONE OF THE MOST DOMINANT HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS IN HOUSTON HISTORY (1999-2001) ALONG WITH THE VOICE OF THE CITY – SCARFACE. THE EAGLES HAVE SOARED TO AMAZING HEIGHTS OVER THE DECADES. WHO WILL BE NEXT?
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Eagle Swim and Diving
Willowridge Girls Basketball
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WE ARE HIRING!
FORT BEND ISD HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
BRIGHT LIGHTS & BIG EXPECTATIONS
FORT BEND ISD ATHLETICS HAS STAR POWER
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