The Huntsville Item, Huntsville, TX


  • Stewart aiming to revive Huntsville’s girls youth soccer scene

    For years, Lady Hornets soccer coach Andrew Stewart and the Huntsville Youth Soccer Association have been dealing with a dwindling number of girls playing soccer as well as losing talented players to leagues in surrounding cities.
    Now, they’re trying to do something about it.

    July 13, 2014

  • 7-13-Flanders.jpg Flanders hoping to join the stable of successful undrafted running backs with New Orleans Saints

    All across the country, NFL training camps will be getting underway and heated competition will kick off for players hoping to earn roster spots.
    After completing a record-breaking career at Sam Houston State, former Bearkats running back Timothy Flanders will get his chance to prove himself with his favorite team from childhood, the New Orleans Saints.

    July 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-13-utep-james-davidson.jpg Playing a new position, James Davidson eager for competition at training camp with Bengals

    James Davidson is one step closer to fulfilling a dream of being in the NFL.
    The former Huntsville Hornet is getting ready for his first training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals, hoping to win a regular-season roster spot and take the field in Week 1.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-13-Maxey-camp-1.jpg Former Hornet giving back again

    Former Huntsville High School standout running back Joseph Maxey isn’t going to make a dime off his second annual The Next Generation Football Camp. For Maxey, it’s not about money. It’s about the kids.
    For the second consecutive year, Maxey will host his camp, which will be held Aug. 2, for young, eager football players at Huntsville’s Emancipation Park from 4-8 p.m.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-12-deggs-w-robi.jpg BEARKATS BASEBALL — ‘It’s been a whirlwind’ for new Bearkats baseball coach

    The past few weeks have been anything but slow for new Sam Houston State baseball head coach Matt Deggs. With figuring out his assistant coaching staff to shoring up the roster, Deggs is trying to get everything in line before his Bearkat players return to campus next month.

    July 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • LeBron James returns to Cleveland: ‘I’m coming home’

    July 11, 2014

  • 7-6-dk-throws.jpg BEARKAT FOOTBALL — Kats keeping busy in summer

    New Bearkats head coach K.C. Keeler hasn’t had the time to decorate his office since being hired by Sam Houston State’s in January.

    July 5, 2014 3 Photos

  • Tierney joins Item sports staff

    With the start of the school year on the horizon, as well as several sports teams getting ready to kick off their preseason camps, there’s always plenty of anticipation for a new beginning.
    It’s no different within the sports department at The Huntsville Item, which has a new writer on board.

    July 5, 2014

  • Local teens shine at National Jr. High Rodeo in Iowa

    For a trio of Huntsville-area teenagers, a trip to Iowa late last month was as memorable as could be.
    Huntsville’s Gatlin Peck, New Waverly’s Taylor Lawson and Willis’ Kaycee Cones all competed in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

    July 5, 2014

  • City to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick challenge

    Just in time before football is about to get underway, how about a friendly skills challenge?
    On July 12, Huntsville will play host to an NFL pass, punt and kick competition at Mance Park Middle School. Young professional football fans are encouraged to participate and show off their football skills.

    July 3, 2014


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