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As the spring sports schedule started winding down, I have to admit I got a little bit excited knowing I was going to have some nights to myself without work for a while. Between baseball, softball and soccer, there was very little time for rest.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (MRD) reminds private vessel anglers Alabama state waters and federal waters will open for red snapper fishing Saturday, June 1. The season will consist of weekends friday through Sunday from June 1 to Ju…

You know how in the old Scooby-Doo cartoons when the gang was chasing the ghost/monster, it almost always ended up in a hallway with a bunch of doors, running in and out of them like crazy and never coming out of the same door they went in? That’s what it looks like in my mind all the time. …

There were no more first-team players on the field during the final play of Saturday’s spring football game between Benjamin Russell and Cullman but there was still some tension in the air until the final buzzer. The Bearcats had one final chance but saw a pass attempt fall incomplete in the…

After suffering through approximately an hour and a half of the horribly disappointing finale of “Game of Thrones” series, I spent some time wondering how on God’s green Westeros would I be able to tie this show in with some type of sports article.

A first spring football under a new head coach can be challenging for any team. But especially for a team like Horseshoe Bend, which has struggled lately, it could be that much more difficult. 

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I’ve been in Alexander City for more than two years and spent two great summers here, but there’s still so much I haven’t done. The life of a sports editor is a busy one; I’m constantly running from one event to another, trying to cover all our area sports as best as possible and attempting …

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All the bells and whistles were out for Reeltown’s Blue-White intersquad scrimmage Friday night. The stands were packed full; the marching band was playing; and the cheerleaders were hollering. But more than anything, it was clear the Rebels are already hungry for another football season.

Hunters in Alabama can now hunt white-tailed deer (when in season) and feral pigs with the aid of bait on privately owned or leased lands if they have purchased and are in possession of an annual bait privilege license issued by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (A…


The Renew Outreach Development (ROD) Center hosted its second annual Spring Fling Classic on Saturday with 30 travel basketball teams around the state traveling to Wetumpka for the youth basketball tournament. Since founding the organization in 2017, event director and Wetumpka native Ira Wa…

Whenever a team wins a championship, the expectations placed upon it grow higher when the next season rolls around. At the same time, some teams experience championship hangover, where the start of said next season sees the defending champion playing rather sluggishly, seemingly still coming…

For the 21st consecutive season, Alabama softball will play in the NCAA Tournament. The Crimson Tide earned a No. 8 national seed in this year’s field of 64 and will host Arizona State, Lipscomb and Alabama State this upcoming weekend in Tuscaloosa.


After finishing the first round of the Class 6A state tournament in second place, the Benjamin Russell golf team improved its overall score by one shot in the second round. However, it was not enough to hold on to the runner-up trophy. Homewood and Gulf Shores both jumped the Wildcats as the…

If you haven’t realized it by now, I exhausted my allotment of creativity about three years ago. If it weren’t for blatantly obvious current events and the constant rehashing of old ideas, my column would conspicuously resemble blank paper.

There’s something especially tough about the losers’ bracket championship of the regional softball tournament for the team just dropping to the consolation bracket.

Despite battling back and being within spitting distance of a chance to play for a state playoff berth, Reeltown’s softball team fell just short in the Class 2A East Central Regional Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Vegas put out its incredibly early over-under win totals for most of college football for 2019 recently.

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Despite a tough ending to Day 1 of the Class 2A East Central Regional Tournament on Friday, Reeltown’s softball team will be back for more today. The Rebels were defeated by Leroy, 17-7, in six innings in the regional semifinals, but they had already gutted out a tough 6-3 victory over Highl…

Three Central Alabama Community College women’s tennis players signed with four-year programs last week. Kristina LaBoone signed with Huntingdon College while Morgan Bishop and Olivia Hayes signed with the University of West Alabama.


Benjamin Russell golf coach Wes Tate knew if the Wildcats played to their abilities, they could accomplish great things. They proved him correct Tuesday when they won the Class 6A North Sub-State tournament with a score of 309.

Despite going into the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association state championships on Lake Jordan last weekend ranked just 21st in the standings, Benjamin Russell exceeded expectations and placed 15th overall. The Wildcats had a top-10 finish in the Jordan Classic, scoring 803 points…

The good thing about the Class 2A East Central Regional Tournament starting Friday in Oxford is there’s no clear winner heading in. There’s not one team that seems unbeatable or even a team that’s almost definitely going to get one of the top two spots to advance to state.

If the Major League Baseball season were to end today, the best record in all of baseball would belong not to any of the teams experts believed would have held this honor, but instead would go to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Usually when teams enter the postseason after taking on their area opponents, they’re facing somewhat of an unknown. They might be taking on a team they’ve vaguely heard about or even playing someone they’ve never met before.

I highly doubt any casual fan of SEC sports even knew Auburn University had a softball program prior to 2014. Tina Deese deserves a lot of credit for nurturing the program from infancy in 1997 until 2013, but the Tigers simply weren’t very good for the majority of those 17 years.

The Central Alabama Community College softball team entered the 2019 ACCC tournament as the No. 3 seed in the north division and came away with three victories before being eliminated by the eventual champions Sunday. The Trojans got big performances from Madison Huston at the plate and Ambe…


Benjamin Russell’s football team has a tradition of sending players to the AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game, and Kobi Crabb is keeping that tradition going. For the third year in a row, the Wildcats will be represented on one of the biggest stages for Alabama football.

The pomp and circumstance surrounding the Kentucky Derby has always been unmatched. The pageantry, the mint julips, the history, the fascinators — it’s all a rich tapestry of wealth and tradition.

One turkey hunter was extremely grateful the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Law Enforcement Section has a K9 unit, although there is little public awareness of this enforcement asset.


Central Alabama Community College golf coach Dave Jennings has been a Hall of Famer for nearly a decade. In 2010, he was inducted into the NJCAA Golf Hall of Fame and in 2013, he earned a spot in the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame.

We’ve all heard the warnings about social media postings before. Whatever is posted on the internet stays there forever. You can never truly delete something. Those posts can follow you forever.

Entering Friday night’s Class 6A quarterfinal at Pelham, the Benjamin Russell boys soccer team knew it had already accomplished one of the best seasons in program’s history. However, that did not make it any easier to swallow the 7-2 defeat after the Panthers scored five second half goals to…