So many people have talked about specialization in the past couple years. A lot of research has been done about the positive and negatives effects of specialization, and while there is evidence saying injuries are more likely for kids who decide to specialize, there’s also the other side of the coin that shows the benefits especially in recruiting.
Auburn linebacker K.J. Britt couldn’t help but put himself in the much smaller shoes of the first- through eighth-graders who were learning the basics of football at Saturday’s annual Bridge Builders camp at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex.
For the second consecutive summer, the Reeltown football team partnered with the Star Seeds organization to put on a youth camp for kids from across central Alabama. Reeltown coach Matt Johnson and Star Seeds director LD Bell got together to host 92 kids at Nix-Webster-O’Neal Stadium on Satu…
The Dadeville Dixie Youth Majors All-Star team put its motto “Fearless” to use in the state tournament to secure the championship and advance the team of 12 to the Dixie Youth World Series in North Carolina later this month.
Facing an extremely tough bracket at the state tournament last weekend in Millbrook, Alexander City’s 8U All-Star softball team put up a good fight but had to settle for fourth in the state.
It was an up and down tournament for the Alexander City 10U All-Star softball team, which had to settle for third best after losses to eventual champion New Site and Phenix City in the semifinals.
Just a year ago, New Site’s 10U all-star softball team had to settle for third in the state championships after winning it all as an 8U team the year prior. But now, the girls are back on top after they won four games in a row, including a 6-4 defeat of Phenix City, to win the state title.
Two years ago, New Site’s 8U All-Star softball team won its state championship, and now the girls are 10-year-olds and fighting for another state title. This year’s New Site 10U team just picked up the area championship in Anniston last weekend, absolutely demolishing its competition on the way.
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Central Alabama Community College had a slew of student-athletes named to the Alabama Community College Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for their performance in the classroom during the fall semester.
With a victory over the Jaguars earlier this week in the Super Bowl, the Alexander City 10U Cowboys capped off a perfect season. The Cowboys finished the season 8-0, including a 13-0 victory over the Jaguars in the championship game.
Benjamin Russell’s Lance Cunigan and Ashley Walker are looking to finish out their high school cross country careers on a high note, as they both qualified for the state championships. Cunigan took seventh overall at the Class 6A Section 3 meet last week, clocking in at 17:05.77.
While Horseshoe Bend’s high school team didn’t have the best season to date, the future is bright for the Generals. Horseshoe Bend’s 5-6-7-year-old team is heading to the playoffs today after building up a 5-2 record to this point.
Dressed as video game character Yoshi, Radney Elementary School Assistant Principal Dr. Brittany Duncan sounded a drum in front of Radney early Saturday morning, marking the beginning of the fifth annual Radney Wildcat Dash 5K and 1-mile fun run.
Going into a state tournament as the No. 1 seed doesn’t guarantee anything. In fact, it can make the journey to a title that much harder with a target on your back.
Thirty all-star softball teams will converge on Alexander City this weekend, as the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex plays host to the National Softball Association Alabama state tournament on Saturday.
New Site’s 10U All-Star softball team continued its dominance with a victory at the South Area tournament in Holtville on Saturday. The All-Stars went 4-0 on the day.
When kids sign up for a football camp with Auburn players, they’re excited to hit the field and get to work. They want to soak up as much information as possible about the game and learn from talented players they watch on Saturday afternoons.
It didn’t matter what the pitcher threw, I was going to rip the cover off the ball. It was inevitable, it was unpreventable and it was the best feeling a Little Leaguer could feel stepping into the batter’s box on a Monday or Wednesday night.
Youngsters around the area will be getting a chance to learn from some of the best — and potentially some of their biggest role models — as the annual Bridge Builders youth football camp will be hosted at the Sportplex on Saturday.