Football is season is right around the corner, and that means we’re gearing up for a full slate of both digital and print content. Our latest project, Inside the Lines Podcast, has been taking off as sportswriter Caleb Turrentine and I have been diving into topics from softball pitch count and instant replay to youth sports and specialization.
It’s no secret the Central Coosa football team has struggled in recent seasons but the Cougars are hoping to break from that during the 2019 season. The Cougars have lost 21 consecutive games, which is the second longest losing streak in the program’s history.
Last month, the Alabama High School Athletic Association announced the 99 schools that qualified as a Sportsmanship School for the 2018-19 school year. Central Coosa and Dadeville were both recognized after going the entire year without receiving a sportsmanship fine or having a player or co…
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It might have been a walk and a half since Central Coosa’s boys basketball team won the Class 2A state championship, but the celebration isn’t over yet.
Just because you win a state championship does not mean you’ll be recognized individually across the state. But that wasn’t the case for three Central Coosa players and their coach when the Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State team was released this weekend.
Scoring at least two runs in all four of its offensive innings was more than enough for Horseshoe Bend to overcome LaFayette in its first area baseball game Wednesday afternoon.
Every year at the AHSAA basketball championships there are a litany of unbelievable stories. In the AHSAA Radio Network’s 12 years calling games, we have had the privilege of broadcasting contests featuring last second heroics, legendary coaches and eventual NBA superstars.
If there’s one thing Central Coosa boys basketball coach Jeremy Freeman most vividly remembers about the AHSAA Class 2A Championship on Friday, it’s how eternal those final 1.8 seconds felt. After Quin Brooks hit the go-ahead putback for the Cougars, Sacred Heart had one final chance to answer.
There were several times in Friday’s AHSAA Class 2A Boys Basketball Championship where Central Coosa looked like it might be done for. The Cougars, who are used to holding a lead, had to fight from behind and give every ounce of sweat and energy to stay in the game.
Rebounding in general hasn’t necessarily been a focus for Central Coosa’s boys basketball team this season. The Cougars are by no means tall and they’re usually facing a height disadvantage against opposing teams.
Despite still struggling with four errors, Benjamin Russell’s softball team got its bats going and secured a 4-3 win over Smiths Station on Wednesday afternoon after scoring the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth.
With just over 30 seconds left in a tie ballgame, Central Coosa’s boys basketball team worked the clock. It moved the ball well and clearly was hoping for the last shot. When only about five seconds were remaining, Jovon Richardson made his move to the basket.
After a back-and-forth offensive showdown with Clay Central, Horseshoe Bend’s softball team came out a victory as Harleigh Moss smacked a walk-off double to center field. That gave Lily Combs time to score the go-ahead run in a 10-9 win against the Volunteers on Tuesday.
Although the two most famous people to come out of Central Coosa were football players, the one thing they had in common was basketball. While they both struggled on the gridiron during their high school days, Adalius Thomas and Justin Tuck both won state championships while wearing the blue…
Holding a double-digit lead for the majority of Monday’s boys basketball game may have indicated Central Coosa had a walk in the park in the AHSAA Class 2A state semifinals against Tanner. But in fact it was anything but for the Cougars.
Only one team stands in the way of Central Coosa’s boys basketball team and a chance at the AHSAA Class 2A championship. After their dreams were thwarted a year ago, the Cougars have had their eye on this very stage since the beginning of the season, and now they’ll head to Birmingham on Mon…
Central Coosa struggled on both the softball and baseball diamonds last year, but with a pretty decent set of returning starters, both teams are hoping for a turnaround this year.
Once again, Central Coosa’s boys basketball squad looked like a team on a mission. The Cougars still clearly have a bad taste in their mouths after falling short of Birmingham a year ago. But they weren’t about to let that happen again.
After the show Central Coosa put on Friday night in the Class 2A Southeast Regional semifinal, it’d be hard to imagine a team that could beat the Cougars. Central Coosa was dominant both offensively and defensively; the Cougars had the crowd on their side; and they made a serious statement.
In a matter of just three minutes and 17 seconds, Central Coosa’s boys basketball turned a two-point edge over Houston County into a huge 24-point advantage during Friday night’s Class 2A Southeast Regional semifinal. The Cougars rode that momentum to an 85-64 victory to advance to the regio…
This time last year, Central Coosa’s boys basketball team met its match as it fell short of its ultimate goal of advancing to Birmingham for the Class 3A Final Four. But this time, the Cougars aren’t about to let their chances slip away.