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Coach Wright and Rams are optomistic for new season

By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com “He was an inspirational leader, coach, and positive role model for kids,” Houston ISD director of athletics Marmion Dambrino said. “Coach Dailey wanted his kids to compete in the classroom as well as they did on the field. He worked hard every day developing teamwork and had a true passion for […]

St. Thomas grad’s ready for the Division I grind

By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com Someday, Peter Foreman, a 2011 St. Thomas High graduate, hopes to cover and analyze all types of sports. “When I read the newspaper, I normally read the sports section first,” said Foreman, a New Mexico State journalism student and aspiring sports writer. “I like reading Michael Wilbon’s articles. He writes a […]

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Top athletic alums from each Leader area high school

Top Athletes from each Leader area school

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Lutheran North alum reflects on remarkable basketball career

Kedra Holland-Corn didn’t make the 1996 U.S. Women’s National Basketball Team for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and it turned out to be the best thing for the 1993 Lutheran High North graduate.

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Carrizales set to become Scarborough’s soccer leader

By Peter Scamardo For The Leader The 2013-14 season did not end the way the Scarborough High boys soccer team would have liked. In their first round UIL Class 4A playoff game against Lamar Consolidated, Scarborough Spartans held a 4-1 lead before losing 5-4. It was a heartbreaking loss for first year head coach Jeff […]

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Oak Forest native enjoys the sport of the future

By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com One hundred and twenty three years ago, Dr. James Naismith created a new game, so young people at a YMCA in Massachusetts would have another activity. Few thought it would morph into one of the world’s most popular sports. Quidditch, one of the world’s newest sports evolved from Harry Potter, a […]

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Could a UIL-TAPPS merger be a possibility?

By Peter Scamardo For The Leader What would it be like to have St. Thomas play Waltrip for the rights to play in a state football championship? Or, for St. Pius X to play Reagan for the district basketball title? This is part of a scenario that Texas State Senator Dan Patrick would like to […]

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St. Pius X uses State 7-on-7 tourney to gain experience for the season

By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com St. Pius X football players, coaches and fans got a chance to see Clay Roberts in his first competitive situation as a Panther. And SPX first-year head coach Stephen Hill was thoroughly impressed with the Manvel transfer at the Division II State 7-on-7 Tournament last week in College Station. “He turned […]

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Waltrip hits the weight room for upcoming season

Waltrip High football coach Todd Wright is preparing his time – and the rest of the school’s athletes – for the upcoming athletic season.

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Players become teammates with their former coach

In less than a month’s time, 2014 St. Pius X graduates Chase Fontana and Jerry Murillo went from calling Adam Massiatte their coach, to sharing a roster spot with him.

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