• July 24, 2014

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Friday 07/18/2014
It’s not hard to see why games at Hood Stadium weren’t popular
Posted: July 18, 2014

Random musings as we’ll be up to our necks in football coverage before you know it:

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Heights swimmer Meyer discovers a love for triathlons
Posted: July 18, 2014

Last season, Harker Heights head swimming coach Kate Eikrem said Nick Meyer was a talented swimmer looking for a niche in the pool.

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Friday 07/11/2014
Heights basketball standouts display skills on the road
Posted: July 11, 2014

C.J. Bobbitt has been a Killeen Independent School District terror from the moment he stepped on the floor as a varsity player, earning District 8-5A Newcomer of the Year honors as a sophomore and an All 8-5A First Team nod as a junior.

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Players taking advantage of added exposure
Posted: July 11, 2014

Random musings as the NBA enjoys a different kind of labor stoppage.

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Heights swim team working hard during summer break
Posted: July 11, 2014

The shadow of state-qualifier Matt Sluss, who graduated in May, still looms large over the Harker Heights swim team.

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Friday 07/04/2014
Alaniz known for his personality
Posted: July 04, 2014

Whether it was his coaches or his friends, everyone remembers the smile.

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Harker Heights community lost a special one in Joseph Alaniz
Posted: July 04, 2014

Random musings as World Cup ratings nosedive in America:

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Youth golf league tees off strongly
Posted: July 04, 2014

When Harker Heights Parks and Rec partnered with Killeen Parks and Rec and Stonetree Golf Course to form a junior golf league, Harker Heights Recreation Superintendent Lori Briere said she and her staff were hoping to get 30 participants in the league.

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Friday 06/27/2014
Veteran coach Cunningham steps down
Posted: June 27, 2014

In terms of wins, last season was tied for the best baseball season Harker Heights has had in program history.

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Culp to take over for his mentor as Heights baseball coach
Posted: June 27, 2014

Randy Culp said his only year coaching alongside his mentor went faster than he expected.

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Heights baseball program losing model coach in Cunningham
Posted: June 27, 2014

Random musings as every team from the Dallas Mavericks to the Dallas Cowboys makes its pitch to LeBron James.

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Friday 06/20/2014
Chemistry, selflessness lead to wins
Posted: June 20, 2014

Random musings as Robin van Persie single-handedly changed the way I watch soccer:

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Weller embracing role on offense
Posted: June 20, 2014

The Harker Heights offense was facing off against the Shoemaker defense. This was 7-on-7 action Wednesday night at Ellison High School.

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Harker Heights Knights impressing summer coach Henderson
Posted: June 20, 2014

The Harker Heights Knights have an overall record of 8-1 in the 7-on-7 Summer League.

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Friday 06/13/2014
Basketball keeps Heights senior C.J. Bobbitt busy
Posted: June 13, 2014

School’s out, but for Harker Heights senior C.J. Bobbitt, there is no time to rest.

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Harker Heights earns football bragging rights
Posted: June 13, 2014

True bragging rights on the gridiron won’t be earned until this fall, when Killeen Independent School District teams put on the pads and battle under the Friday night lights in games that count in the standings.

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7-on-7 experience is priceless for competitors
Posted: June 13, 2014

Random musings as we near the halfway mark of 2014.

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Friday 06/06/2014
Krempin proud of the Eagles’ season
Posted: June 06, 2014

Salado isn’t competing at state this weekend following a loss to Troy in the Region III-2A final.

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Smith competes with best of the best in Ohio
Posted: June 06, 2014

Harker Heights quarterback Troy Smith got his chance to leave an impression with national scouts when he competed at the Elite 11 regional camp at Ohio State University this past week.

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7-on-7 football league may not be telling
Posted: June 06, 2014

Random musings as I can’t remember ever attending a class once the calendar hit June.

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Salado rewarded for successful season
Posted: June 06, 2014

The Salado baseball team wrapped up its season with a strong showing on the 22-2A All-District team, announced earlier this week.

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Friday 05/30/2014
Heights football team shows enthusiasm
Posted: May 30, 2014

KILLEEN — It isn’t often that a coach will have his first regular-season game before his first spring game, but that was a reality for Harker Heights head coach Jerry Edwards, who was hired to take over the Knights last July.

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Salado warmed up and ready for tonight’s regional final
Posted: May 30, 2014

SALADO — Chad Krempin can still vividly describe the penny that rolled before coming to a stop and resting on a side that meant his team had one game to decide its Region III-2A final against Troy.

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Confidence fuels Salado baseball team in playoffs
Posted: May 30, 2014

Random musings as the UIL sports calendar enters its final week.

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Friday 05/23/2014
Heights’ Ellis honing his skills on both sides of ball
Posted: May 23, 2014

Josh Ellis moved to Harker Heights from Fort Knox, Ky., before his sophomore year of high school and was promptly moved from his natural position at running back to defensive back.

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Heights seniors give it their all in intersquad scrimmage
Posted: May 23, 2014

With eight days until its spring game, Harker Heights suited up for its one and only intersquad scrimmage this spring — well, kind of intersquad.

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Salado baseball team eyes state final
Posted: May 23, 2014

Every team begins its baseball season with hopes of reaching Round Rock or Austin in June for a chance to compete at state.

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Salado teams share similar playoff goals
Posted: May 23, 2014

Random musings as…I mean, seriously, what do I write about now?

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Four athletes honored with scholarships at banquet
Posted: May 23, 2014

Four Harker Heights athletes received the Mark Dudley Knights Court Scholarship at the spring sports banquet Monday in Harker Heights High School cafeteria.

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Friday 05/16/2014
Heights defense starts new motto: No fly zone
Posted: May 16, 2014

Even before spring football began, Harker Heights players raved about head coach Jerry Edwards and his intensity during workouts.

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Heights track teams don’t need gold to justify their accomplishments
Posted: May 16, 2014

Random musings as the list of local sports topics is wearing thin:

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Round Table: Ryan Turck
Posted: May 16, 2014

Ryan Turck is expected to be a leader in every sense of the word next season for the Harker Heights defense. Having seen varsity action as a sophomore, Turck, a rising senior, will be one of the most experienced players on the Knights defense this fall. And at middle linebacker, Turck is also the quarterback of the defense. Turck is already looking forward to this fall, when he and his teammates hope to see a significant improvement on the defensive side of the ball.

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Friday 05/09/2014
Heights’ track teams set for success at state meet
Posted: May 09, 2014

This weekend, the Harker Heights Lady Knights’ 4x100 relay and Knights’ 4x400 relay will run on the biggest stage in the state of Texas.

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Heights’ Mitchell aims for gold in two events at state
Posted: May 09, 2014

Darius Mitchell narrowly missed a trip to state last season as a junior. This year, the UTEP signee is heading to state not only in his primary event, the 200-meter dash, but also in the 4x400-meter relay. Now, after his close call last season, Mitchell is anxious to make good on his first and last shots at state gold this weekend.

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Big weekend for Heights’ relay teams
Posted: May 09, 2014

Random musings as the competitive sports season for District 8-5A teams is in its last 48 hours.

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Lady Knight McIlvenna named to All-District 8-5A first team
Posted: May 09, 2014

For the second consecutive year, Harker Heights senior catcher Regan McIlvenna was named to the All-District 8-5A first team earlier this week.

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Friday 05/02/2014
Heights ready for spring football
Posted: May 02, 2014

For Jerry Edwards, the start of spring football Tuesday was bigger than the start of Year 2 at the helm of the Harker Heights football program.

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Harker Heights faces stiff challenge in Midlothian
Posted: May 02, 2014

The Harker Heights baseball season certainly has had its peaks and valleys this year.

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Friday 04/25/2014
Heights gets hot as playoffs near
Posted: April 25, 2014

Harker Heights already has plenty to be proud of entering its regular-season finale tonight against Copperas Cove.

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Knights baseball team keeps fighting
Posted: April 25, 2014

On the eve of the start of the second half of the District 8-5A season, I wrote that Harker Heights, despite two deflating losses in less than a week, had the pieces to slap together an unexpected run in the final half of the season.

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Track teams know their competition well
Posted: April 25, 2014

Like nearly every sport in UIL competition, many of the top track and field teams in the state call Region I home — as does Harker Heights.

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Friday 04/18/2014
Heights baseball team wants revenge against Temple
Posted: April 18, 2014

Harker Heights began this season with lofty hopes of unseating defending champion Belton and Waco Midway at the top of District 8-5A.

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Harker Heights track teams perform at top level
Posted: April 18, 2014

Any time you have seven individuals and a trio of relay teams qualify for the Region I meet, as the Harker Heights boys and girls track and field teams did Tuesday, that is plenty of reason for excitement.

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Heights coach surprised by celebration of 500th win
Posted: April 18, 2014

Glenn Cunningham began to suspect he’d been duped Tuesday when a photographer was shooting his pregame routine — of tending to the infield on a tractor.

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Heights track teams deliver strong performance at area meet
Posted: April 18, 2014

Immediately after repeating as District 8-5A champions for the first time in school history, the Harker Heights girls track and field team vowed to be better when it returned to Panther Stadium in Hewitt for the area meet two weeks later.

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Friday 04/11/2014
Heights teams on track
Posted: April 11, 2014

HEWITT — As well as the Harker Heights girls and boys track and field teams represented the school at the District 8-5A meet — finishing first and second overall, respectively — as the sun began to go down on an unseasonably cool April day at Panther Stadium, the Knights’ and Lady Knights’ minds were already two weeks ahead.

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Knights try to hang on to playoff spot
Posted: April 11, 2014

With Harker Heights trying to maintain its footing in the District 8-5A playoff race, head coach Glenn Cunningham was happy with his team’s win Tuesday against Killeen.

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Heights girls add to school’s district titles
Posted: April 11, 2014

The Harker Heights girls track and field team added to what has already been quite a year for Heights athletics at the District 8-5A meet.

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Lady Knights in hunt for playoff spot
Posted: April 11, 2014

After its second lopsided win against Shoemaker on Tuesday, Harker Heights earned a season sweep of the Lady Grey Wolves, winning the two meetings by a combined 21 runs.

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Cole makes impact for Heights baseball
Posted: April 11, 2014

Daniel Cole has had an immediate impact for the Knights in his freshman season. On Tuesday, he retired 19 straight batters to help Harker Heights rally for a 5-1 win against Killeen. But playing, and excelling, against older competition is nothing new to Cole. Cole continues to try to make himself and the Knights better.

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Friday 04/04/2014
It’s go time: Heights track teams compete at district meet
Posted: April 04, 2014

The moment the Harker Heights boys track and field team has been waiting for is finally here, and after all the talks, head coach John Dulaney believes his team is right where it needs to be.

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Lady Knights take state bowling title with key strikes
Posted: April 04, 2014

The Harker Heights girls’ bowling team won the state championship Saturday in San Antonio.

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Knights’ baseball team has shot at second-half run
Posted: April 04, 2014

As of right now — that’d be Wednesday night when this column is due — the Harker Heights baseball team sits in the fourth and final playoff spot in District 8-5A. With one game to go in the first half of the district season, the Knights are one game behind Temple, a team that walked right into the Knights’ home confines and beat them soundly by a score of 9-0.

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Otis excels in sophomore season
Posted: April 04, 2014

Harker Heights sophomore Chyna Otis was good in her first varsity season last year but not great. This year, however, Otis is approaching that territory after proving she belongs with the best at the Texas Relays. Otis finished seventh in the shot put and 13th in the discus and has only gotten better as the season has progressed. Now, with a school record to her name, Otis hopes to prove herself at the District 8-5A meet today and Saturday at Midway High School in Hewitt.

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Lady Knights look to repeat as 8-5A champions
Posted: April 04, 2014

The Harker Heights girls track and field team has won a meet, its own Knight Relays, and set multiple school records this season. But the Lady Knights’ focus this entire time has remained the same — defending the District 8-5A title.

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Knights eager to begin second half of league play
Posted: April 04, 2014

The last week of March wasn’t exactly kind to the Harker Heights baseball team.

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Friday 03/28/2014
Moving forward: Knights look to rebound from Temple loss against Waco Midway
Posted: March 28, 2014

After his team fell for just the second time this district season, losing 9-0 to Temple on Tuesday, Harker Heights head coach Glenn Cunningham was eager for his team to put the loss behind it and not just because it visits first-place Waco Midway tonight.

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District 8-5A playoff race takes a turn at Harker Heights
Posted: March 28, 2014

Random musings as the playoffs and district races begin to heat up.

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