With the dog days of summer well on their way and several restrictions due to the coronavirus still in place, the Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department will not have a youth baseball and softball season this year.
Campers at Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults (ASCCA) Easterseals consider the getaway home away from home and this year will have to embrace those memories virtually as summer camps have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For many years, the Lake Martin Classic brought baseball teams from across the state right here to Alexander City and for several of those, the Benjamin Russell Wildcats made the hometown proud.
The future is looking extremely bright for Benjamin Russell’s boys basketball team — especially if the middle school’s success is any indication. Over the last two seasons, Alexander City Middle School has gone 26-1 on the boys basketball court, including a 13-0 start to this year.
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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.
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Putting up more than 10 runs in all five of its games Saturday was the key to perfection for the Alexander City 8U All-Star softball squad. The girls went 5-0 including a narrow 12-9 win over Millbrook to earn their second straight area championship.
After three straight victories, Alex City’s 10U All-Star softball team suffered a 10-1 loss to Phenix City in its area championship game Saturday afternoon. Despite the loss, Alex City will still advance and have a chance to fight for a state title this weekend in Millbrook.
After sweeping its pool play games, Alexander City’s 6U all-star softball team entered its area tournament play as the No. 1 seed. The all-stars lived up to their expectations, making it all the way to the championship game.
After a grueling pool play schedule, Alexander City’s 8U softball all-star team placed third at its pre-area tournament last weekend. The all-stars will now head to Holtville for their area tournament to see if they can advance once more and make it to the state tournament.
Alexander City’s 10U All-Star softball team competed in its first tournament last weekend and performed at the highest standards. The all-stars went 5-0 on the day, defeating a high-caliber New Site team in the tournament championship to win it all.
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Area children hit the road earlier this month for a special trip to Notasulga to visit and fish with former Auburn football coach Pat Dye at Crooked Oaks.
Summer has finally hit and it’s not always easy for parents to find ways to keep their young children occupied during the summer months. That’s one of many reasons Legacy Builders has teamed up with Fellowship of Christian Athletes to host an all-day free sports camp.
Michael Taylor, a catch-all coach in Dadeville, goes above and beyond his call of duty to provide equal opportunities for all children, no matter their age or ability, to participate in sports and engage in healthy behaviors.