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The Dixie Sailing Club celebrated its annual Summer Work Party on Saturday. The day started with an overcast but the temperature gradually worked its way toward the mid-90s with a nice breeze that left some of the crew members wanting to “abandon ship” for some fun on the water.

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For the first time in 20 years, Tallassee and Reeltown are set to renew their rivalry on the football field. The two teams are slated to meet Aug. 20 at J.E. 'Hot' O'Brien Stadium and even though the game is still on as scheduled, there will be some major changes due to the threat of COVID-19.

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The Southeastern Conference has established Sept. 26 as the new kickoff for its 2020 football season to allow its universities to focus on the healthy return of their campus communities and the gradual re-introduction of athletics. The 14 members of the SEC continue to monitor developments r…

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Dadeville newcomer Vicky McDonald is eager to dive into a school year of firsts. Although she’s been a girls coach in the past and a 20-year educator, McDonald will tackle some unknown territory at Dadeville High School.

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Everyone wants to talk about “getting back to normal” until it’s time to actually take the steps necessary to get back to normal. 

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Would you rather try to go for a school record against a team you know you'll beat or try to work on things you need to improve when you have the chance?

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It seems like only six months ago I went to Gainesville to watch Bruce Pearl and Auburn take on Florida at the O’Connell Center. The Tigers got blown out by the Gators, but that’s not important right now. I could have sworn I was also starting to get pretty excited about the upcoming Super B…

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I continue down my rabbit hole of rankings various miscellaneous Alabama-themed tidbits or opinions this week with “surprising facts.”

The Dixie Sailing Club Youth Program has accepted two new donations to its fleet: a Capri 16.5 and a Thistle.

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With the obscurity of a fall football season allowing the same number of fans as in the past due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Benjamin Russell Quarterback Club fundraiser at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Stables is more important than ever.

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Alabama High School Athletics Association Executive Director Steve Savarese was once again behind the podium Thursday afternoon to give an update on the governing body's latest decision to keep high school sports season on schedule with less than a month to go before the first contests.

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I’m reticent to even take the very air I breathe for granted in 2020, but Major League Baseball is scheduled to begin a modified season en masse Friday. The Yankees will take on the Nationals and the Giants will battle the Dodgers to kick things off Thursday evening, while everyone else foll…

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Because college football’s availability for the fall is still in limbo, I am beginning to run low on stories. Usually this time of year, sportswriters are throwing out their top 25 rankings or best quarterback rankings or best tailgating campuses rankings. Therefore, I think I will begin a s…

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Growing up as the oldest sibling is never easy. Usually you are the first to make mistakes in life, so your younger siblings don’t have to go through them and they learn from you, whether it’s punishments or life lessons.

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When Elizabeth Lyon Burns received a call from Alabama High School Athletic Association director Steve Saverese her late father, Samuel ‘Hamp’ Lyon, was being inducted this year into Alabama High School Athletic Association Sports Hall of Fame, she didn’t believe him. 

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I don’t like to work out. I mean, I got into it a little bit in college but it was mostly an obsession with being too skinny rather than the fun of exercise.

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Swimming lessons in Alexander City are in their third and last session for the summer and Alex City Parks and Recreation pool manager Meg Blake said numbers were higher than she was expecting for the season, all things considered.

I am very rarely an over-pessimistic kind of person, but I have unfortunately started to see that side of me come through a little more over the past few weeks as sports leagues across the country developed plans to return to the field or court despite all signs suggesting otherwise.

The 38th Alabama State Games were pushed back due to the coronavirus but they are still on schedule to happen in Dothan at the end of the month. Local soccer coach Ken Sanders is getting a group of girls ready to compete for the second straight year. With several new faces on the team this y…

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It seems like as time goes by, things are becoming less clear concerning the upcoming college football season. I don’t have any answers, but all I know to do is operate on the assumption that football will be played. 

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It’s very rare around here for a college basketball article to be written in early July. Of course, it is also rare our entire country is overwhelmed with a new virus which essentially puts a stop to all sports, so, here we are.

Especially with the coronavirus pandemic and people being stuck indoors and away from their families and friends for so long, mental health has been something that’s more and more talked about over the course of the last several months.

With the NFL season just around the corner, new players and new hope are widespread throughout NFL teams and their fans. Players and fans alike have been expressing their eagerness on social media. Excitement is in the air.

Central Alabama Community College was recently awarded a Facility Recovery Grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) in the amount of $3,500 to assist with the reopening of the Cal Alison Tennis Complex on the Alexander City campus.