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WILLIS — The Huntsville boys and girls had several solid running performances during the District 18-5A cross-country meet at Camp Misty Meadows on Wednesday morning.

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

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Now we know how New Waverly finished in the Lone Star Cup standings in the school year that ended a little more than a month ago. Tied for third in Class 2A, that’s pretty impressive.

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For about two minutes Tuesday, the Hornets looked like a team playing its season opener. The rest of the night, Huntsville looked a lot like the teams that have won three consecutive district championships and made thrilling runs in the Class 4A state basketball playoffs. The Hornets did i…

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Years ago, young Jeremy LaDay found out that he could run long distances, and do it better than most boys his age. As a third-grader at Huntsville’s Stewart Elementary, LaDay dominated the running events during the school’s fun field day. “I got a bunch of first places,” LaDay said Tuesday.…

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Huntsville’s Jeremy LaDay can’t put his running shoes on the shelf yet. He’s got one more race to run before he can start playing basketball full-time. On Saturday in Humble, the senior ran a personal-best time of 16:33 at the Class 4A Region III cross country meet and finished seventh in t…

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After a few years of running track for Brown, Huntsville’s James Williams is hanging up his track spikes to pursue bigger and better things. “It wasn’t an easy decision by any means,” Williams said. “After a couple of weeks of not going to practice, I thought about going back. I talked with…

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It could be a long night in Brenham on Friday. No, not for that reason. The Hornets should be able to compete with the defending district champion Cubs, a team that lost a ton of talent to graduation. It may be a long night because it’s homecoming, which means the halftime show will drag on…

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The Hornets earned an “A” in overcoming adversity class Friday night in Livingston. Playing for pride mostly, but also to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, Huntsville fought through numerous costly penalties to notch their first district win of the season. Officials hit the Hornets with…

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He was one of the most dominating hurdlers in Sam Houston State history and capped off his career helping guide the men’s track and field team to its first Southland Conference championship in school history in 2005. Oh, and he also posted one of the fastest times in the nation in the 110…

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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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