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It’s not just sports games and events that’ve been put on hold by the AHSAA due to the coronavirus outbreak; it’s also practices that’ve been disallowed.
After Governor Kay Ivey announced shutdown of schools beginning March 19, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) quickly responded by announcing a suspension of all athletic events at the end of the day Tuesday, March 17.
Fifteen hits were more than enough for Benjamin Russell to take down Russell County on Tuesday night and kick off softball action in Class 6A Area 6 in the right way. The Wildcats scored at least two runs in all but one inning and it resulted in a 13-1 victory in just five innings.
It was a great start for Dadeville’s fishing team Saturday as the Tigers kicked off the Alabama Student Anglers Bass Fishing Association tournament trail with a third-place finish on Lake Martin.
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A fast and efficient start by the Horseshoe Bend girls basketball team left Wadley playing catchup all night Tuesday. The Generals (12-7) managed to end the night with a 48-30 victory over the Bulldogs (0-10).
The Horseshoe Bend boys basketball team couldn’t muster up four consistently strong quarters against a strong team in a Tuesday night defeat. The Wadley Bulldogs came to town to take on the Generals and left with a 55-44 victory.
In the first half of the season, the Elmore County girls basketball team averaged 19.7 turnovers while assisting on just 2.5 shots per game. ECHS coach Amy Rachel hopes her team turned a corner in that area as the Panthers assisted on nine of their 10 field goals and turned the ball over jus…
More than two weeks had gone by since the Horseshoe Bend boys basketball team was on the court for a game and it showed Monday night in Eclectic. The Generals did not make a basket until the 1:23 mark of the second quarter and they could not dig out of the hole as Elmore County ran away from…
After a two-week break from the court, Elmore County and Horseshoe Bend returned to action to face off for the second time this season before area play begins. The Panthers again swept the Generals, running away with both games behind stout defense.
Being a good shooting team isn’t all a girls basketball team needs to be successful. It’s also especially important to have an inside presence and Jahia Jennings has started to emerge as one of two big threats for Horseshoe Bend.
Playing a holiday tournament gives basketball teams a good opportunity to get a look a myriad of competition and that’s exactly what it provided for Central Coosa’s boys basketball team in the Childersburg Christmas Tournament last week. In addition, the Cougars also showed some fight as the…
With a new reclassification schedule for the AHSAA, the local volleyball teams also got a bit of shakeup in their area alignments and it seems like there could be some new rivalries brewing.
After narrowly losing to Woodland in Class 2A Area 9 girls basketball action earlier this season, Thursday’s game meant that much more for Horseshoe Bend. The Generals are in good shape this season and are hunting down the No. 1 seed in the area.
The problem for Horseshoe Bend’s boys basketball team isn’t moving the ball. The Generals pass the ball well and they rebound decently in spots, but without anybody to finish and score buckets, it’s hard to translate that into victories.
This week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association high school basketball rankings. The next rankings will be released Jan. 8. Teams are submitted for consideration by their area’s sports writers.
Another victory for Benjamin Russell’s fishing team at the final fall tournament on Lake Martin last weekend more than secured first place in the Three River Throwdown for the season.
A dominating first half is what allowed Benjamin Russell to squeeze out a narrow 60-56 victory over Smiths Station on Tuesday night in boys basketball action. The win snapped a five-game losing skid for the Wildcats.
After five straight losses to start the season, Central Coosa’s girls basketball team was in dire straits heading into Class 2A Area 8 play on Thursday night. But the Cougars proved they were up to the challenge, taking down Fayetteville, 46-29, in their first area showdown.
Despite holding a two-point lead at halftime, Benjamin Russell’s boys basketball team couldn’t keep up its momentum Tuesday night and it ended in a 64-52 loss against Sylacauga.
For the third season in a row, Julie Turner took up her spot at the top of the bench of Horseshoe Bend’s volleyball team. She’s had virtually the same team throughout those three seasons but this time, she carried them to new heights.
The accolades just kept coming for Horseshoe Bend’s youngsters last week as they took on their final weekend of youth football and cheerleading competition.
The Horseshoe Bend boys and girls basketball teams took the court for the first time this season welcoming the Elmore County Panthers. Both games ended in close losses with the boys in particular coming down to the final 11/2 seconds.
Neither Horseshoe Bend’s girls or boys basketball teams had exactly the season they were hoping for a year ago, but with virtually all their starters returning, the bars should be set even higher this season.