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Kelli And Ricky From The Class Of ’17 Make Their Teams

Bill Zeeble
Ricky Rijos, Jr. playing on the court.

When we last talked to Ricky Rijos Jr. for KERA’s Class of ’17 project, the freshman at Flower Mound High confidently figured he would make one of two freshman basketball teams, and he has. It’s just not clear which one yet. He’s relatively short for now, but ninth graders have been known to grow. Hebelongs to a traveling team and works hard on his shooting, which he concluded would be at least one plus for the team.

Kelli Bowdy, our freshman at Fort Worth’s O.D. Wyatt, has made the varsity volleyball team. She played basketball in middle school, and will try out at Wyatt when basketball season arrives.

When we know about Jerry Harris, another high school basketball hopeful, we’ll be back. All three students have been featured in our Class of ’17 series, part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative.

Bill Zeeble has been a full-time reporter at KERA since 1992, covering everything from medicine to the Mavericks and education to environmental issues.