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 maintaining social distancing during athletic activities, which can resume Monday.
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.
Four years ago, Reeltown was just resurging its track and field program. But from the very first season, the Rebels proved they were ready to make waves.
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Sometimes Reeltown’s girls basketball team won by 30 points. Other times, it had to eke out a narrow victory in hard-fought endings. And still other times, the Rebels had to claw back from huge deficits to earn comeback wins.
Just like when a player gets selected for a big all-star game, if a coach is asked to be part of the coaching staff, it provides an ample amount of opportunity.
Caleb is once again joined by co-host Lizi to discuss the possible long-term effects on high school sports as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
As the official end of the spring season came Thursday afternoon when schools were closed for the remainder of the school year, there were also a lot of questions that still needed answered.
Benjamin Russell coach Richy Brooks has been in this business a long time. He’s been the head of the Wildcat baseball program for longer than his current players have been alive.
How the postponement of spring sports has affected spring sport athletes due to the coronavirus has been a major focus, and rightfully so.
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.
Central Coosa’s Noel Jones was the only local named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association boys basketball all-state teams, which were released this weekend.
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.
For the past few years, Class 5A teams and wrestlers have dominated the state wrestling championships in the 1A-5A division.
One of the biggest goals of the AHSAA has always been to grow high school sports throughout the state. And with every seemingly tough decision usually comes a silver lining.
Amongst some much bigger schools, Reeltown’s Eric Shaw continued to make his presence known. He claimed first place in both events he competed in at Saturday’s Auburn Early Bird meet.
A long bus ride to Mobile Christian was more than worth it for Reeltown’s baseball team, which escaped Friday’s game with a 6-3 victory over the Leopards for its first win of the young season.
Unsurprisingly, it was Benjamin Russell’s distance runners who did the most damage at the Opelika Invitational on Saturday to kick off the track and field season.
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.