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Thursday 12/11/2014
Lady Knights’ Nelson: Teamwork key to season
Posted: December 11, 2014

There will be no warmup for Harker Heights when it comes to beginning District 12-6A play.

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Knights using balance to rise again in polls
Posted: December 11, 2014

Harker Heights began this season ranked significantly lower than where it ended last season in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches rankings — nine spots to be exact, coming in at No. 20 in the preseason poll.

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Friday 12/05/2014
12-6A hoops are as fickle as football
Posted: December 05, 2014

Random musings as Waco may be the site of a historic college football debacle come Sunday:

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Heights well represented on 12-6A All-District teams
Posted: December 05, 2014

The fall sports season came and went without any Harker Heights teams reaching the postseason, but this past week, the Knights and Lady Knights were still honored for what they accomplished this fall.

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Heights aims to continue hot start in Garland
Posted: December 05, 2014

Before his team packed its bags for Garland, where Harker Heights will continue play in the Curtis Culwell Invitational today, Knights head coach Celneque Bobbitt wasn’t as concerned with what his team was going to do this weekend as he was with ensuring his camera was ready to go.

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Friday 11/28/2014
Talented Knights off to strong start
Posted: November 28, 2014

Random musings as the next high school football season is nearly upon us:

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Led by C.J. Bobbitt, Heights has put together an undefeated beginning to the season
Posted: November 28, 2014

On the first day of practice for the 2014 season, Harker Heights head coach Celneque Bobbitt acknowledged that perhaps the most noticeable difference between this edition of the Knights and the district champions from last year was going to be on the defensive end, even joking that the 50-point rule the Knights liked to impose might be history.

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Friday 11/21/2014
Hats off to Belton for turnaround
Posted: November 21, 2014

Random musings as the college football playoff is becoming everything we despised about the BCS:

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Friday 11/21/2014
Dukes signs with UTSA, glad Knights have ‘come together’
Posted: November 21, 2014

Shirretha Nelson didn’t even explain the move to her four-year varsity player at point guard.

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Heights faces Pflugerville tonight
Posted: November 21, 2014

After a 64-51 victory against Dallas God’s Academy on Tuesday, Harker Heights head coach Celneque Bobbitt said he was happy the Knights were able to open the season with a win.

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Friday 11/14/2014
Familiar foes get reacquainted on the hardwood
Posted: November 14, 2014

Many high school teams do everything they can to avoid playing, let alone scrimmaging, district foes before district season arrives.

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Lady Knights still finding their rhythm
Posted: November 14, 2014

For a team like Harker Heights — which is breaking in a largely new rotation and must find a way to replace the production of Angela DeLaney, now at Sam Houston State — an adjustment period is to be expected early this season.

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Playoffs showcase changes in district foes
Posted: November 14, 2014

Random musings as temperatures drop and postseason play heats up:

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Friday 11/07/2014
Playoff berth at stake tonight for Heights
Posted: November 07, 2014

Random musings as it seems like the sun went away with the month of October.

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Heights expecting Dukes to carry the load this year
Posted: November 07, 2014

Shirretha Nelson said she knew this day was coming.

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It’s all on the line tonight for Heights
Posted: November 07, 2014

Harker Heights finds itself in a familiar position as it heads to Belton tonight to take on the Tigers for its regular-season finale at 7 p.m.

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Friday 10/31/2014
Heights confident going into playoff tiebreaker tonight
Posted: October 31, 2014

After her Lady Knights were swept for the second straight match against Waco Midway on Tuesday, Harker Heights head coach Shelly Harris was calm and confident as she expounded on the state of her team post- match.

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‘It’s all or nothing right now’
Posted: October 31, 2014

Harker Heights head coach Jerry Edwards cut right to the point — for he and his Knights, tonight’s matchup with Killeen is an elimination game.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Lady Knights embrace tough season finish
Posted: October 24, 2014

Immediately after her team lost to Ellison for the second time this season, Harker Heights head coach Shelly Harris didn’t have many words to say regarding the way her team played in the Lady Eagles’ sweep.

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Heights controls its own destiny
Posted: October 24, 2014

Random musings as the sports year begins to take off:

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Knights ‘ready for the challenge’ vs. Cove
Posted: October 24, 2014

Harker Heights head coach Jerry Edwards told his team it was playoff time once its bye week was over two weeks ago.

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Friday 10/17/2014
Bye week gives Heights chance to regroup
Posted: October 17, 2014

A short week has the potential to throw a team for a loop with one less day to prepare.

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Heights volleyball looks to gain ground against Shoemaker
Posted: October 17, 2014

Heading into its match against Killeen on Tuesday, it seemed Harker Heights had turned a corner following an impressive four-set victory against Belton a week earlier.

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Plot thickens with this week’s 12-6A matchups
Posted: October 17, 2014

Random musings as the District 12-6A pecking order will be significantly clearer after today:

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Friday 10/10/2014
Lady Knights have sights set on securing playoff spot
Posted: October 10, 2014

Random musings as playoff races heat up in District 12-6A:

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Heights volleyball coming together at right time
Posted: October 10, 2014

In a match that brought out the fiery side of both head coaches, Harker Heights head coach Shelly Harris had to catch her breath after the Lady Knights’ victory against Belton on Tuesday to explain what the win meant for her team.

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Former Heights star DeAndre Jones still feels he has a lot to prove
Posted: October 10, 2014

After three years of playing college football, most NCAA Division I players may be comfortable in their roles, but not DeAndre Jones.

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Friday 10/03/2014
Knights on a mission against Midway
Posted: October 03, 2014

Harker Heights wants desperately to be crowned district champion at the end of this season — the same way Waco Midway has been the last two seasons.

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Lady Knights take away positives in Cove loss
Posted: October 03, 2014

It wasn’t that Shelly Harris was happy with her team following Harker Heights’ sweep by visiting Copperas Cove on Tuesday.

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12-6A teams keep things interesting
Posted: October 03, 2014

Random musings as one playoff race begins and one begins to take shape:

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Friday 09/26/2014
Lady Knights looking to maintain momentum
Posted: September 26, 2014

By Jordan Mason

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Parity marks District 12-6A football teams
Posted: September 26, 2014

Leave it to District 12-6A to throw one last plot twist in the football season before district play begins this week — from one of its two undefeated teams losing by 45 points to a loss being overturned because of an ineligible player.

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Heights hoping to bounce back tonight
Posted: September 26, 2014

From the opening kick against Temple, all the momentum that Harker Heights had accrued in getting off to a 3-0 start vanished into the Wildcat Stadium air when Davion Curtis returned the opening kickoff for a Wildcat touchdown.

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Friday 09/19/2014
Knights emphasize defense vs. Temple
Posted: September 19, 2014

Second-year Harker Heights head coach Jerry Edwards said he knew when he scheduled former district-mate Temple for this season that the Wildcats — who beat Heights 42-21 last season — would be just as formidable again this year.

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Harker Heights faces big test tonight against Temple Wildcats
Posted: September 19, 2014

Random musings as district football looms:

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Friday 09/12/2014
Heights volleyball team improves as district play begins
Posted: September 12, 2014

Since the first two weeks of the season — when the Harker Heights volleyball team got off to a 3-5 start — head coach Shelly Harris has pointed to the start of league play in District 12-6A as the time by which she hoped see her team turn a corner in its first year under her leadership.

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Strong start energizes Heights
Posted: September 12, 2014

Two weeks into its season, the Harker Heights players weren’t shy about how they felt about an undefeated start.

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Defining play provides boost for Heights football team
Posted: September 12, 2014

Random musings as season storylines begin to take shape on gridirons across the state.

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Friday 09/05/2014
Knights have solid showing in opener
Posted: September 05, 2014

After the Derrick Johnson Heart of Texas Kickoff Classic trophy had been doled out, and the postgame interviews concluded, second-year Harker Heights head coach Jerry Edwards said he and his players both knew that there was still work to be done following a 37-20 win against Waco on Saturday.

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Heights volleyball team building trust as it wins
Posted: September 05, 2014

In its first season under new head coach Shelly Harris, the learning curve for Harker Heights has been steep at times.

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Offenses rolling to start season
Posted: September 05, 2014

Random musings as offenses explode across District 12-6A:

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Friday 08/29/2014
Don’t judge Heights by its scrimmage performance
Posted: August 29, 2014

Random musings as he games count in the standings:

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Heights has a lofty goal in sight to start the season
Posted: August 29, 2014

Harker Heights was more than happy with the way its scrimmage against New Braunfels Canyon went last Friday at Leo Buckley Stadium.

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Salado fired up by wins against bigger schools
Posted: August 29, 2014

If Salado competed in District 12-6A it already would boast a nice record in league play.

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Friday 08/22/2014
Each 12-6A football team starting year with optimism
Posted: August 22, 2014

Random musings as Friday Night Lights begins in seven days:

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Heights eager to see how it measures up
Posted: August 22, 2014

Harker Heights already has had one scrimmage this season, as the Knights conducted an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday after returning to practice in full pads a week ago.

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Salado encouraged by defensive progress
Posted: August 22, 2014

By Jordan Mason

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Friday 08/15/2014
Heights focused on finishing strong
Posted: August 15, 2014

Harker Heights has been excited about the prospect of having an entire offseason under second-year head coach Jerry Edwards since his inaugural season ended last November.

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Optimism abounds as football season gets set to start
Posted: August 15, 2014

Random musings as football appetites across the state have been whetted for the time being:

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Friday 08/08/2014
Look for lots of local musings coming to a column near you
Posted: August 08, 2014

Random musings as volleyball, not football, practice kicks off the 2014 athletic school year:

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Edwards: ‘Let’s get to work’
Posted: August 08, 2014

For many in the state of Texas, the start of football practice is ceremonious in a way.

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Harker Heights volleyball team enthused as practice begins
Posted: August 08, 2014

The 2014 high school volleyball season opened Monday with the start of practice, but it won’t be long before the real deal is here.

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Friday 08/01/2014
The life and (exciting) times of Troy Smith
Posted: August 01, 2014

Harker Heights quarterback Troy Smith had not yet finished up his junior year of high school when he took a big step to playing at the college level.

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Harris move adds intrigue to volleyball season
Posted: August 01, 2014

Random musings as football is creeping back into the headlines:

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Harker Heights’ Torres tuning up his game this summer
Posted: August 01, 2014

Not many baseball players have two years of varsity experience entering their junior season like Tyler Torres will next spring.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Junior golfers show improvement
Posted: July 25, 2014

KILLEEN — When the Tee Off Junior Golf League began its tournament Monday, Stonetree Golf Course Superintendent Sean Gilliland said it was taking teams an average of 30 minutes to finish a hole.

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Heights football has made gains over last year
Posted: July 25, 2014

Random musings as we’ve reached that awkward period where football season is here, but doesn’t actually start for an entire month:

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TSWA gives Frazier third-team all-state honors
Posted: July 25, 2014

Salado High School 2014 graduate Casey Frazier was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Third-Team on Monday.

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