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Benjamin Russell’s boys golf team wrapped up its regular season of match play Tuesday with a match against Phenix City. The Wildcats pulled out a 149-154 victory to end their season 11-0.

With their backs against the wall after a series loss to Fayetteville in Class 2A Area 7 action, the Reeltown Rebels knew it was time to put the pedal to the metal Friday night in a baseball doubleheader with Central Coosa.

Despite trailing by a run after the first inning, Reeltown’s baseball team easily came back, scoring at least three runs in four of the five innings to take down Central Coosa, 13-2, on Tuesday night. The Rebels racked up eight hits in the victory but were also helped along by seven Cougar errors.

After allowing Opelika to tie it up with four runs in the bottom of the fourth, Benjamin Russell’s baseball team stormed back to score to take a lead in the fifth and never surrender it from there. The Wildcats walked away a 7-4 victor to put themselves in a good position to kick off a week …

Benjamin Russell’s Taylor McVey drove in seven runs in the Wildcat softball team’s 15-0 drubbing of Carter on Tuesday in the Gulf Coast Classic.

Fifteen strikeouts were more than enough for Benjamin Russell’s Taylor Harris, who helped the Wildcats’ softball team to a 7-2 victory over Opelika on Tuesday night.

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.

When I said I had never covered a state championship team in last week’s column, that wasn’t entirely accurate.

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.

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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…

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.

A Class 2A top-10 matchup in Central Coosa on Tuesday night lived up to all the hype, as Barbour County went toe-to-toe with the Cougars during a Southeast Sub-Regional boys basketball battle. The teams went back and forth with countless ties and lead changes throughout the game.

Looking at the score from the last time Central Coosa and Thorsby met on the boys basketball court, it might seem like the Rebels were nipping at the heels of the Cougars.

A nip-and-tuck first half let the packed gymnasium at Benjamin Russell think it was going to be another version of the first rivalry game. But Central Coosa’s boys basketball had something to say about that Friday night.

It was an all-local showdown Monday night, as Central Coosa played host to Reeltown in its final home game of the season. But the Rebels played spoilers for the Cougar girls basketball team, as they escaped with a narrow 47-40 victory to finish out Class 2A Area 8 action.

Only one local school’s fate is hanging in the balance as Dadeville’s basketball teams will have their Class 3A Area 7 meeting today to determine the schedule of their area tournaments. Both Tiger teams will host their tournaments, though.

Central Coosa’s boys basketball team avenged one of its only losses of the season Friday night when it defeated LaFayette, 78-69, in non-area action.

With its biggest win of the season Thursday night, Central Coosa’s boys basketball team wrapped up the Class 2A Area 8 regular-season title, regardless of what happens in its final area game. The Cougars defeated Fayetteville, 78-33, Thursday and are now 5-0 in area play.