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In what could turn out to be one of the final high school championships in Texas this spring, Alpha Omega Academy secured the first state title in school history. And that wasn’t the final accolade for the Lions.

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A tightly contested first half was not a sign of things to come in Monday’s playoff opener, as the Lions dismantled their opponent with a ruthless third-quarter run.

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CONROE — The Lady Lions moved one step closer to a district title Friday night, in large part due to a suffocating second-half defensive effort.

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CONROE — The Lions avenged an upset loss from early January in convincing fashion Friday night.

Alpha Omega Academy’s Logan Slaughter rises toward the rim for a layup during the Lions’ 54-41 home victory over Calvary on Thursday night.

Alpha Omega Academy’s Cameron Smith goes up for a one-handed shot during the Lions victory over Calvary on Thursday. Smith led the team with 20 points. Alpha Omega was able to pull away in the second half after having a slim one-point lead at halftime.

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Huntsville volleyball coach Debbie Hightower called a quick timeout early in Tuesday’s match against the Bryan Vikings. The Lady Hornets trailed 13-9 and things were looking a little shaky.

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It must seems like so long ago since we saw the Bearkats playing for a national championship for the second straight time, the Hornets and Bulldogs return to the playoffs and the Lions make a long postseason run to the TAPPS six-man semifinals.

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The Alpha Omega Academy Lions did everything necessary in overtime Friday to pull out a win over the Woodlands Preparatory Warriors. The Lions popped a pair of 3-pointers, they played high-pressure defense, then hit free throws down the stretch.

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Alpha Omega Academy’s girls basketball team has been through a lot this season, having to recruit from the tiny campus population after losing five players to season-ending injuries.

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Huntsville freshman Courtney Tibiletti turned a solid golf team into one of the state’s best in 2011. With Tibiletti and seniors Madison Ward and Lindsey Lunceford leading the way, the Lady Hornets won the District 18-4A championship, they were runners-up at the regional tournament and they …

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Whew! Have y’all caught your breath yet? That Bearkat football game on Friday night was something else, huh? That was college football the way it’s supposed to be played.

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Alpha Omega’s boys are still looking for a victory on the young varsity basketball season after falling to the Leon Cougars 69-36 Monday night.

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For the third year in a row, the New Waverly baseball team was among the best in the state.

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The past 12 months have certainly been fun, haven’t they?

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The Lady Lions have been here before and it’s a scene that they should remember well. After all it was only a year ago. After winning the District 7A championship last February, Alpha Omega Academy received a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The Lady Lions then hosted Dallas Tyler St…

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The Alpha Omega Academy girls basketball team was in for quite a surprise. After closing out the regular season with a close win against Conroe Calvary last Friday, the best the Lady Lions thought they could hope for was a second-place finish in TAPPS District 7-A. Later, the Lady Lions re…

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The Lady Lions from Alpha Omega Academy are a mighty tough bunch. Given a chance to crumble, the AOA girls found some extra energy in overtime and pulled off something no other team had in 10 tries. The Lady Lions knocked off Bellville Faith Academy, the first-place team in TAPPS District 7…

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Pushed around for one period Tuesday, the Lions of Alpha Omega Academy decided to push back. In a District 7A basketball game, Lions coach Clint Allen told his players they needed to fight fire with fire. Alpha Omega Academy got physical, turned up the intensity and cruised to a 54-32 victo…

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The Lady Lions of Alpha Omega Academy had an easy night Tuesday. Led by center Annie Knight, the Lady Lions rolled to a 45-10 win over Brenham Christian Academy. Knight poured in 14 points for Alpha Omega, which remained undefeated (3-0) in district and improved to 7-3 on the season. Jessic…

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Along with the Hornets, Bulldogs and Bearkats, the Alpha Omega Academy Lions will strap on their pads and helmets and hit the football field in a couple of months. With head coach Craig Hooper, who was hired recently, the Lions will begin their inaugural six-man football season this fall. A…

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After helping the Alpha Omega Lions and Lady Lions basketball teams reach the area round of the Class A playoffs in February, District 7-A Most Valuable Players Weston Lippe and Jennifer Chang were named to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class A all-state first teams.…

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They were introduced as Alpha Omega Academy’s triple towers: Tom Coselli, Weston Lippe and Joe Coleman. Soon after Friday’s game tipped off, the visiting team from The Oaks Adventist Christian School in Houston found out that those three players spelled triple trouble for the Tigers. Cosell…

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The gym at Huntsville’s Alpha Omega Academy is sure to be rocking this afternoon. Playoff season starts at 4:30 p.m. with the AOA boys hosting The Oaks Adventist from Houston in a first-round game. The Lions finished second in their district with a 12-2 record. Coach Clint Allen says his AO…

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When the going gets tough, the Alpha Omega Academy Lions get things going. Sitting in second place in District 7-A early last week, the Lions boys basketball team ran off three wins in a row, including two victories over the longtime district leaders from Brazos Christian, to claim the leag…

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With one game to go in the regular season, look who’s on top of the District 7A boys basketball standings. It’s the Lions of Alpha Omega Academy, who pulled into a first-place tie Tuesday after a 48-36 victory over Brazos Christian. Weston Lippe poured in 18 points and Mitchell Benson added…

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Both of the varsity basketball teams from Huntsville’s Alpha Omega Academy appear to be headed to the postseason, but the Lions and Lady Lions are striving for more. The AOA boys and girls want to win district championships, and they could do that with a little luck and a successful run dow…

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The feeling hit little Jennifer Chang long before the Lady Lions tipped off their game at Alpha Omega Academy on Tuesday night. “This is my eighth year here and to see the school grow is really amazing,” Chang said. “Seeing God’s work is just awesome.” Alpha Omega Academy opened its brand-…

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Well now you have seen how the staff at the Huntsville Item voted for the top stories of the year. Now it is time to see what the readers in Huntsville felt were the top sports stories of 2005: 1. Led by Alisha Fowler, Chrissy Engle, Jennifer Henrichsen and Cynthia Yarotsky, the Bearkat vol…

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In a few more days, we’ll all be counting down the last seconds on 2005 and turning the page to a new year. For the past week or so, writers, editors and the photographer at The Huntsville Item have been looking back at what was a memorable year in Huntsville and the surrounding area. We’v…

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