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  1. Houston's Wheatley thrives under pressure

    Jeff Miller

    Wheatley (Houston) boys' basketball has enjoyed success -- and the passionate fan support that comes with it. But can new coach Willie Patrick live up to the expectations? The Wildcats seem to be thriving, says Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2009
  2. Twins Matt Joeckel (QB) and Luke Joeckel (OL) eye deep playoff ru...

    Jeff Miller

    Matt Joeckel is entering his senior season as Arlington (Texas) High's quarterback and is looking to go deep into the playoffs. Watching his back is his brother, Luke, a senior lineman, writes Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2009
  3. Lavocheya Cooper does everything for Texas Class 2A Arp. As a saf...

    Jeff Miller

    Lavocheya Cooper does everything for Texas Class 2A Arp. As a safety, running back and kick returner, Cooper is carrying the banner for Texas' small-school players, writes Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2009
  4. When Corey Borner was paralyzed in spring practice, his commitmen...

    Jeff Miller

    When Corey Borner was paralyzed in spring practice, his commitment to walk again one day and his devotion to the DeSoto Eagles never wavered.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2009
  5. Athletes at the Texas School for the Deaf (Austin, Texas) are pro...

    Jeff Miller

    Athletes at the Texas School for the Deaf (Austin, Texas) are proving their abilities on the field, writes Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2009
  6. Justin Snell was 12 years old when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin'...

    Jeff Miller

    Justin Snell was 12 years old when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma; that didn't stop him from playing the sports he loves, writes Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2009
  7. Brandon Bates spent the past four years at the Carolina Children'...

    Jeff Miller

    Brandon Bates spent the past four years at the Carolina Children's Home, never really knowing his family. When an eligibility issue took away his senior season, his coaches stepped in to help him earn a much-deserved -- and appreciated -- scholarship.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2009
  8. Spread traces its roots to Depression-era prep football

    Jeff Miller

    The spread has made headlines in recent years because it aims to level the playing field while resulting in eye-popping passing stats. But the offense is no recent fad; it traces its roots to Depression-era Texas high school football, writes Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2009
  9. Bidding for Jordan Clarkson's services heats up in summer session...

    Jeff Miller

    Wagner's (San Antonio) Jordan Clarkson was named after Michael Jordan. As Clarkson focuses on modeling his game after No. 23, college coaches are beginning to take notice, writes Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2009
  10. The popularity of 7-on-7 competitions in Texas has helped develop...

    Jeff Miller

    The popularity of 7-on-7 competitions in Texas has helped develop some top quarterbacks and led an offensive revolution in the state, writes Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2009
  11. Hope Christian (Albuquerque) had a motto of "Pay the Price" going...

    Jeff Miller

    Hope Christian (Albuquerque, N.M.) had a motto of "Pay the Price" going into the season. After a grueling schedule, the Huskies took home their sixth title since 1999.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  12. The Punahou (Honolulu) School Class of 2009 has a lot to celebrat...

    Jeff Miller

    The Punahou (Honolulu) School Class of 2009 has a lot to celebrate. Buff 'n Blue athletes won 61 state titles in four years in sports from football to air riflery, writes Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  13. Twenty years after leaving Permian (Odessa, Texas), Gary Gaines, ...

    Jeff Miller

    Twenty years after leaving Permian (Odessa, Texas), Gary Gaines, the coach made famous by "Friday Night Lights," returns to coach the Panthers.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2009
  14. International Middle School Basketball Combine attracts eighth-gr...

    Jeff Miller

    John Lucas' International Middle School Basketball Combine attracts some of the best young players -- specifically, eighth-graders -- in the country, writes Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2009
  15. Barnsdall (Okla.) coach Joe Gilbert's dedication, passion inspire...

    Jeff Miller

    Joe Gilbert has spent six decades at Barnsdall (Okla) High School. Along the way, he's coached five different sports, served as athletic director, racked up more than 3,000 wins and touched countless lives, writes Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2009
  16. States grappling with ways to save sports

    Jeff Miller

    The recession has caused states to make drastic cuts to their budgets, which means athletic departments are trying to find creative ways to save high school sports, writes Jeff Miller.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2009