Basketball

Finding family and community with i9 Sports

Jerry Merlick estimates that his four children have played more than 25 seasons of i9 Sports. If you break that down, that’s more than 300 games combined. What’s more, Jerry has coached each of his…
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Love and basketball

How one woman beat cancer, held court at the Final Four Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society was looking for local cancer survivors to play in their Hardwood Heroes game in San Antonio. The…
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PAC’s summer camps offer quality programs for all skill levels

Summer in Austin can be a beast! With temperatures in the triple digits, taking things indoors is smart. The Premiere Athletic Complex (PAC) has you covered with several quality camps inside their impressive training facility….
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Austin High School basketball captain lends a hand with “Shoes for Two”

Austin High School senior and basketball captain Lucas Renfroe is not just assisting his teammates on the court this season, he’s lending a helping hand to those in need. Renfroe and his father, Mark, founded…
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“The Way Youth Sports Should Be”

For more than a decade, i9 Sports promotes sports with values A recent study published in USA Today, revealed that 70 percent of kids stop playing sports after age 13. Why? Most kids surveyed say,…
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CenTex Attack: Select program helps young players “Elevate Their Game” on and off court

Carmelo Lee is a globetrotter. Not a “Harlem” Globetrotter, but a globetrotter, nonetheless. When your professional basketball career spans 15 years with stops in Europe, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Israel, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto…
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Summer Camp Guide 2017

There’s still time to get your child signed up for one of the great camps in the Austin area. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list here along with dates and links to make the process a…
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ATX Knights Season Underway

The 2017 Spring/Summer select basketball season is underway and the ATX Knights are poised for a breakout campaign. With more than 14 teams taking the court this season, two of which are in the Dripping…
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ATX Knights score big in Southwest Austin

When the ATX Knights Premier 2022 team took the court recently in the Holiday Classic at the Premier Athletic Complex (PAC) in Leander, something was a little different. Not only was the team “playing up”…
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