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Pius grad preps to become a pro kicker

Pius grad preps to become a pro kicker

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Anthony Fera, a 2009 St. Pius X graduate, is patiently awaiting the NFL Draft on May 8 and 10.
If he’s not selected during the draft, the 22-year-old placekicker won’t be discouraged.

Sports Notebook: Waltrip Baseball inches closer to playoff bid
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Last season, the Waltrip High baseball team finished second in Class 4A-District 21 with a senior-led squad.

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Reagan Softball looks to repeat as district champs
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The Reagan High softball team will look to win its second straight Class 4A-District 21 Championship.

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Athlete Spotlight: Reagan’s Chris Sanchez
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By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com The Reagan High baseball team has enjoyed success in Class 4A-District 21 thanks to a strong pitching staff. Bulldogs sophomore left-handed pitcher Chris Sanchez has a perfect earned run average through four starts for Reagan, which trails only district leader Milby in 4A-21. Teammate Jesse Lawrence, a freshman, has a 0.80 [...]

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Athlete Spotlight: St. Pius’ Rachel Hardy
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By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com St. Pius X sophomore Rachel Hardy is one of the top prep girls golfers in the Greater Houston area. Hardy, 17, has won four straight tournaments – the Magnolia Invitational (with a score of 82), the St. Pius X Invitational (83), the April Sound Tournament (79) and the Cy-Fair ISD Tournament [...]

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Hill ready for the climb at St. Pius X
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By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com Stephen Hill is looking forward to bringing St. Pius X its first TAPPS football championship in seven years. “I think the potential is there,” said Hill, who was hired as the Panthers’ head football coach on March 12. “There’s a good foundation in place. Coach (Blake) Ware did a good job. [...]

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Scarborough teams, Reagan boys bow out of soccer playoffs
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Scarborough High first-year boys soccer coach Jeff Keese knew that his players were disappointed after a first round playoff loss on Tuesday night at Delmar-Tusa Stadium.

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Waltrip grad returns to national hoops tournament
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By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com Sean Edwards spent most of his freshman season on the University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team’s bench. But it didn’t bother him at all. The 2012 Waltrip High graduate learned as much as he could from then-senior guard Travis Lampley, a 2009 Reagan High alum and one of the top [...]

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Local duo sparks Rice baseball team
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Last season, a Waltrip High graduate and a St. Thomas High alum led the Rice University baseball team to the brink of reaching the College World Series.

Now, junior pitcher Zech Lemond and sophomore catcher Hunter Kopycinski are back to finish the job.

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Sanders plans on building character, success with Scarborough Football
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Ajani Sanders remembers some of the advice he gained while playing for legendary football coach Lou Holtz at the University of Notre Dame.

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