Football

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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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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Rookie Tackle league getting rave reviews

When young baseball players begin to play the game, there’s a bit of a growing process. There’s tee-ball, then coach pitch, then little league ball. That natural progression was missing in youth football — until…
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Game of Giving

Visit to battered Port Arthur brings life lessons For weeks, Austin residents saw the effects of Hurricane Harvey along the Texas gulf coast on television. Children asked questions. Parents tried to find answers. For families…
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Saturdays in Austin mean Pop Warner football!

Austin has a robust youth football league and you can catch all the action at a field near you on Saturday mornings. Here’s a glimpse of some of the action today (September 23rd). Featured here…
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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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Operation Enduring Respect: Local Non-Profit Takes Soldiers, Marines, Families to Football Games

Sgt. Ralph Flores spent 16 years in the United States Army. His career included three tours overseas in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. All told, he spent years away from his family and his three teenage…
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