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The LSU Tigers are National Champions for the first time in over a decade. With a 42-25 victory over Clemson, LSU capped off a record-setting season with a very impressive win over the defending champions.

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Under first-year head coach Jeremy Phillips, Horseshoe Bend’s football team struggled with some growing pains. But hopefully that’s all behind them as the Generals will be facing an extremely tough schedule in Class 2A Region 4.

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After five straight losses, a victory was just what the doctor ordered for Reeltown’s boys basketball team. And the Rebels delivered as Eric Shaw dropped in 41 points en route to a 71-61 victory over Beulah on Wednesday night.

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With the 2020 National Signing Day rapidly approaching, I have seen several high school athletes make last-ditch efforts on social media to get their clips watched by coaches and recruiters from across the country. I enjoy seeing that passion come out of young student-athletes who do not wan…

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The Horseshoe Bend boys basketball team couldn’t muster up four consistently strong quarters against a strong team in a Tuesday night defeat. The Wadley Bulldogs came to town to take on the Generals and left with a 55-44 victory.

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Until I can properly digest the outcome of the national championship game between LSU and Clemson and this week’s basketball game between Auburn and Alabama, I’m taking a look back to 2019 and remembering some of the legendary sports figures who are no longer with us.

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Opelika’s girls basketball team came with lunch pails in hand Friday night when it came to Benjamin Russell. With a 50-32 victory over the Wildcats, the Bulldogs were riding high thanks to senior Julia Worth who led all scorers with 14. 

Although Reeltown and Tallapoosa County Schools are under scrutiny from the Freedom From Religion Foundation for a baptism that took place at Nix-Webster-O’Neal Stadium, superintendent Joe Windle is defending the event in question.

As you have probably gathered, I love basketball. I advocate for the sport from youth leagues to the NBA and I want to see it grow as much as possible, especially in a state dominated by football.

As Wetumpka and Stanhope were both preparing for their regional wrestling duals, which will be hosted in Wetumpka tonight, they both got a good tune-up with a tri-meet at Benjamin Russell.

Bruce Pearl isn’t just known for his work on the basketball court as Auburn’s men’s coach. He’s also been a constant support of the fight against cancer, and he and his organization have done a lot of work locally over the years to help in this community.

In the first half of the season, the Elmore County girls basketball team averaged 19.7 turnovers while assisting on just 2.5 shots per game. ECHS coach Amy Rachel hopes her team turned a corner in that area as the Panthers assisted on nine of their 10 field goals and turned the ball over jus…

More than two weeks had gone by since the Horseshoe Bend boys basketball team was on the court for a game and it showed Monday night in Eclectic. The Generals did not make a basket until the 1:23 mark of the second quarter and they could not dig out of the hole as Elmore County ran away from…

The rumors surrounding Rush Propst’s return to the state of Alabama were confirmed Thursday morning. Ultimate Student Athlete (USA) Academy, a new prep school to be located in Coosada, held a press conference Thursday morning to introduce Propst as the head coach of the football team which i…

For the fourth year in a row, Benjamin Russell’s Saxon Coker reigned supreme at the Scott Rohrer Invitational in Hoover. Competing at 154 pounds this weekend, Coker picked up six straight victories to earn the gold medal and move his season record to 40-2.

After so much talk about “giving” in the months leading up to Christmas, the weeks after have always been about “returning.” Usually it’s an ugly sweater or defective coffee maker, of course, but this year there was one potential return that kept everyone buzzing: The possible return to Alab…

After a two-week break from the court, Elmore County and Horseshoe Bend returned to action to face off for the second time this season before area play begins. The Panthers again swept the Generals, running away with both games behind stout defense.

Some high school basketball teams like to get in a few extra games during the winter break. Whether by hosting a couple home games like Horseshoe Bend did just before Christmas or playing in a tournament like Reeltown, Benjamin Russell girls and Central Coosa did, getting in some extra playi…

For the second consecutive season, Benjamin Russell traveled to Wetumpka and took the first-place trophy at the Indians Invitational. The Wildcats took a big lead after one day and finished with five individual champions plus five more top-four finishes to earn 255.5 points, defeating the cl…

All season long, Eric Shaw was a standout on both sides of the ball for Reeltown’s football team. So it wasn’t a huge surprise when the South Carolina commit was named a finalist for the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 2A Lineman of the Year.

Benjamin Russell returned to Wetumpka on Friday morning as the defending champions of the Indians Invitational and the Wildcats picked up where they left off last year. Benjamin Russell had five wrestlers finish the first day with perfect records as the team took a 21-point lead over the nea…

With Christmas officially behind us and the new year right around the corner, it’s that time of the season when you start to see people making lofty goals. 

Although Reeltown senior Eric Shaw has been committed to South Carolina for several months now, it became official last week as he signed his National Letter of Intent alongside classmate Cameron Faison, who will continue his football career at Dodge City (Kansas) Community College.

The 2019 season has been a down year for the NFC East Division in the NFL. Historically, the NFC East has some of the greatest players, teams and moments in NFL history, but none as popular as the world famous Dallas Cowboys.

The field is set for the College Football Playoff. Good sportsmanship often involves wishing, “May the best team win!” But the best team does not always win, which illustrates an important element of economics.