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Transformation Challenge: Busy parents find Orangetheory’s interval training a perfect fit

  Joel Druebert and Becca Smith are like many 40-something adults. They juggle busy careers, multiple kids and marriages. Physical fitness often takes back seat. So when Orangetheory Circle C announced its Transformation Challenge, Druebert…
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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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New year, new beginning for parents, athletes

Back in one-room schoolhouse days, children were given clean slate boards and fresh chalk to start the school year. As we look to another year of school sports, may I suggest we wipe the slates…
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Local horse trainer, rider faces tough battle away from stables

Community Spotlight: Dripping Springs Anyone that knows Nicki Mathen, knows that she loves horses. Ever since she was a child, she cared for them, she trained them, and she rode them in competitions in the…
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Beloved coach dies after battle with cancer

Remembering Coach Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson kept battling until the end. Despite cancer treatments and pain, Jackson kept coaching his LBJ Jaguars this season and even led them to the playoffs. But in early December,…
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Alumnus looks back, relishes record run through playoffs

Reliving McCallum football The McCallum Knights (14–1) finished a historic season with a state semi-final loss to College Station. The Knights secured the best season by an AISD school since the early ’70s. Students and…
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Hill Country Pop Warner: Signature Care Emergency Center Team of the Month

It was hard to pick just one team for the inaugural Signature Care Emergency Center Team of the Month, so we decided to pick an entire league! Hill Country Pop Warner enjoyed a stellar season….
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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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