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January 25, 2014

Hornets sporting events canceled, postponed due to weather conditions

HUNTSVILLE —

High school sports were shut down in Huntsville on Friday. There was competition scheduled, but to take precaution, the Huntsville Independent School District suspended all athletic activity due to the icy weather conditions. 
 Weather reports say the Walker County area got between 3 and 4 inches of snow. City and county emergency crews worked overnight to sand roads. 
That meant high school sports were the least of priorities with local officials having to respond. 
The Hornet basketball team was supposed to host Magnolia West on Friday night. The varsity game was rescheduled to today at 2 p.m. Sub-varsity boys teams will play at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Paul Bohan Hornet Gym. 
The Hornets are looking to respond after a 66-50 loss to Caney Creek on Tuesday. Huntsville’s last victory came Jan. 14 against Magnolia, 64-58.
Huntsville’s girls soccer competition scheduled for Friday was cancelled completely. The Lady Hornets if the weather permitted would have hosted Tomball Memorial in a non-district bout. 
The Lady Hornets most recently competed in the Lufkin tournament last week and drew a tie with Jasper in a non-district matchup on Jan. 14. 
There will be three more non-district games before the Lady Hornets begin district play Feb. 7 against Montgomery.
Swim coach Becca Chaffin told The Item on Friday that her team would still participate in prelims at the District 20-4A meet in Shenandoah. 
The Hornets are seeking perfection in their technique at this point in the season. For the past week, they’ve been focusing on every motion – paying attention to their strokes, flip turns and starts. Fortunately for Huntsville, the team was able to practice in warmer weather earlier in the week, as opposed to being somewhat limited Thursday.
The district meet is held at the Conroe ISD Natatorium and competition begins at 10 a.m. There will be 24 Hornets competing in as many as four events. 
Huntsville’s girls golf team will compete in Clear Creek at the Southshore Harbour Golf Course. 

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