With the dog days of summer well on their way and several restrictions due to the coronavirus still in place, the Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department will not have a youth baseball and softball season this year.
Before 2010 BCS championship game gave Alabama its 13th (or eighth or 24th or whatever you want to call it) national championship, the last Crimson Tide team to be crowned was done so Jan. 1, 1993. It was the Nokia Sugar Bowl that year and ’Bama defeated a celebrated and unbelievably arrogan…
After a fine career with Benjamin Russell’s boys basketball team, Mike Goggans continued his success at the next level. After playing at then-Alexander City Junior College, Goggans transferred to Birmingham Southern where he played for two seasons.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open online registration for the state’s regulated alligator hunts at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m. July 8.
One big benefit for football teams when trying to follow the AHSAA’s guidelines for returning to athletic activities Monday is, for the most part, they can do a lot outside.
Four years ago, Reeltown was just resurging its track and field program. But from the very first season, the Rebels proved they were ready to make waves.
Last season the NFL experimented with a new rule that allowed coaches or referees the opportunity to review offensive or defensive pass interference.
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Since his freshman year, Ryan Slaten has been lighting it up for Benjamin Russell’s baseball team. The now-rising senior has been a regular starter in the pitching rotation and has proven he’s willing to step up in big occasions regardless of his age.
As the return of sports inches closer to reality, there are hurdles to be cleared outside of the coronavirus before we see the professionals back on the field. Major League Baseball was in headlines for the wrong reasons again last week for a disagreement about money between the owners and players.
When Jordan McGuire took over the Dadeville softball program in 2019, she knew she was in for an adventure. The Tigers struggled her first season but with a solid group of seniors set to return, McGuire had high expectations for 2020.
The end of a season is good for two reasons. The first is teams are typically vying for state — or in some cases national — championships, and the other is those who have put in a ton of hard work start to be recognized.
For my next trip down Memory Lane, which intersects with Best Alabama Games I Have Attended Avenue, I am going to harken all the way back to 2012’s SEC Championship Game.
Back in 2015, Benjamin Russell girls soccer coach Lee Wagoner already knew what he had coming. He was coaching both the varsity and JV squads and saw the camaraderie the seventh-grade girls were showing at that time.
The AHSAA North-South all-stars are always full of great competition for fans and even better opportunities for players, who are hoping at an extra chance at recruitment.
It’s easy for players to keep coming back to a team if they’re winning. But when they’re not so successful, it takes a lot more passion and dedication.
Every football coach treats summer a little differently. Some want to focus solely on their squads while others like to get out there and test the waters with 7-on-7s and OTAs.
Every year, Central Coosa’s baseball team plans a ceremony to honors its baseball seniors as well as the Diamond Dolls, which are a group of senior girls who help the team throughout the season.
While there have been so many questions surrounding how football will get played this season and when practice and workouts can begin, teams on the gridiron aren’t the only ones facing the unknowns.
It’s hard enough to be talented at one sport or even two sports, but being a star on three — or even four — sports takes a whole different level of dedication.
The entire AHSAA staff has been hard at work coming up with contingency plans for what high school sports will look like in Alabama moving forward in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. While there is still a bit of waiting game, officials are getting closer to making some set plans.
Demond Washington is less than a decade removed from winning a national championship during his final year at Auburn. He’s spent most of that time making a name for himself in the Canadian Football League but now he’s ready to return home and give back to the community that helped jumpstart …
Finding a way to win is something a team always strives for. Whether it’s up by 10 or down by 10, a team never wants to lose that competitive edge.
I always see social media posts when people want to single out a family member or friend to celebrate birthdays or holidays but I never participated in those myself. I never have a problem with those posts and it certainly doesn’t mean I don’t care when it’s my friends’ birthdays or anything…
In a conversation with a friend over the weekend, I was asked to write a column about what went wrong with Tommy Tuberville at Auburn and how it seemingly happened so fast.
Just two short years ago, Benjamin Russell football coach Kevin Smith was getting his first look at his new team in an intrasquad scrimmage back in 2018. Since then, Smith has become a staple at the helm of the Wildcats, and he isn’t the only first-year head coach who got a taste of success …
I’m going off the grid a little this week with one of my greatest games. Every matchup until this point has involved the Auburn Tigers and every one after this week will do same.
Heading into the 2005 Florida game, I think most ’Bama fans were pretty confident. However, that is nothing new. ’Bama fans always think we should beat anybody and everybody every time no matter unrealistic the circumstances.
With the close of another turkey season, Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association announced Jake Hornsby, 14, of Reeltown, was the winner of the Big Gobbler Photo Contest for 2020.