Alumni of the Benjamin Russell Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host a two-day rodeo to benefit the current BRHS students in the program.
The Alabama Department of Public Health said a memo issued Thursday by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) says spectators will be allowed to attend football games and other athletic events, but attendance likely will be significantly reduced, according to a news release. Un…
A hard worker and top Central Alabama Community College golfer, Alexander City native Dylan Moncus earned the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar Award.
A pandemic, school out for months and a .500 season could spell disaster for summer football workouts — but not for Benjamin Russell coach Kevin Smith.
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Around Alabama, football seems to be the main focus during the summer. Fans are excited to see what their favorite teams are going to bring to the gridiron, and most coaches will say games are really won during the offseason.
Being well known across the state is an accomplishment in and of itself. But throughout this week in history, locals were making names for themselves on national and even international levels.
Central Alabama Community College has become known around the nation for its golf team; the Trojans have won multiple national championships on the links.
With athletics getting ready to once again begin for the first time in more than two months across the state, the AHSAA has released a set of “Best Practices” guidelines for return. Those include everything from sanitation guidelines, a set of pre-screening questions and suggestions for main…
Although Lindsey Smith, Jake Adams and I have remained close in the three-plus years since I left Pennsylvania, it’s still hard to get a sense of what’s going on for them on a day-to-day basis.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, countless people, businesses and organizations have been affected. Lives have changed, likely forever.
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.
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.
Over the last several years, Benjamin Russell’s track and field team has grown exponentially. The Wildcats started small but increased every year — both in numbers and in accomplishments — and a lot of that had to do with the Class of 2020 student-athletes.
In all but one year since coach Lee Wagoner took over the Benjamin Russell girls soccer program, the Wildcats have earned nods to the AHSAA North-South All-Star game. That didn’t change this year as rising senior Abigail Sims was named a member of the South team Friday.
Although Benjamin Russell had only two seniors on its softball team this year, those two were particularly strong assets especially with having so many youngsters around them. Both Bailey Underwood and Haylee Hunter took on a leadership role and helped become mentors to the younger girls, an…
The sports world may look a little different but things seem to be starting to return to as normal as possible. Alabama state superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey announced Thursday schools could reopen beginning June 1, and the AHSAA followed suit.
Alabama High School Athletic Association member schools may reopen June 1, in accordance with Alabama State Department of Education superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey’s directive announced Thursday.
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.
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.