Region play begins for most


Week two of the high school football season signals the start of region play for most of our teams – Hayden actually started the year with a region game last week. All games kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 Appalachian (1-0) at Jacksonville Christian (0-1) Last year – Appalachian 33, Jacksonville Christian 7 All-time series – Appalachian leads […]

Eagle rally overwhelms Spring Garden

The Appalachian Eagles spotted visiting Spring Garden a 14-0 lead and then scored 31-unanswered points to down the Panthers 31-14 to win the seasonopener last Friday night. A pair of early interceptions set up the Panthers for two first-quarter scores and a 14-0 lead after one quarter. However, the Eagle piled up 24 unanswered points in the second quarter to […]

Redskins survive against Knights

Travis Hankins hit Nolen Smith with a 10-yard touchdown pass and Lee Mitchell drilled the extra point with just 3:36 to play to help Oneonta to a 34-33 victory over visiting Arab last Friday night. The game went back and forth throughout the night. Each team showed an offensive spark to start the game but it wasn’t until the second […]

Bulldogs tame Tigers

The Susan Moore Bulldogs used a suffocating defense and a grinding, methodical running game to forge a 29-0 victory over the J.B. Pennington Tigers last Thursday evening. The Susan Moore defense, featuring six new starters, never let the Tiger offense get into any kind of rhythm. The Bulldogs got a touchdown in each quarter. John Evatt scored on a 4-yard […]

Hornets nip Panthers

The Locust Fork Hornets got a fourthquarter touchdown and two-point conversion to take a tight, 15-14 win over Cleveland at Michael E. Dixon Memorial Stadium last Friday night. The visiting Hornets got on the board first when Taylor Hughes capped off a drive with a 2-yard run in the first quarter. The Hornets kept the 7-0 lead into the second […]

Cullman too much for Hayden

The Cullman Bearcats couldn’t run the ball but it didn’t matter. The visitors piled up 329 passing yards and six first-half touchdowns in a 42-19 season-opening win over the Hayden Wildcats last Friday night. The Wildcat defense was ferocious against the run limiting the visitors to just 35 yards on 19 carries for the game. The longest run of the […]

Mountain Pointe softball team at state tournament

The mens softball team of Mountain Pointe Ministries went 8-1 during the Church of God State Tournament in Montgomery earlier this month. Team members picture are: (from left) Brent Devaney, Jerry Elrod, Dennis Coffelt (coach), Nathan Gladden, Derek Watkins, Gage Helms (bat boy), Rodney Price (coach), Matt Helms, Jason Hill, Ryan Glover, Jimbo Butts, Tony Nash, Ware Roberson, Tim Baker, […]

Mighty Casey at the bat

Kevin Casey blasts a long home run for his Moody Miracle League team at the Southeastern Miracle League Tournament in Tallahassee earlier this month. Kevin is the son of Larry and Patricia Casey and brother of Brian Casey and Lori Holmes.


BREAKFAST WITH THE COACH, sponsored by Knights of Columbus and Corpus Christi Church, will feature former University of West Alabama head coach Bobby Johns and his wife Karen on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m. at Twin Oaks. Bobby Johns was an All SEC and All American defensive back for Bear Bryant before embarking on a coaching career that has […]

Sevenyear old shares gifts

Hayden Mann, second-grader at Susan Moore Elementary School, had a unique party for his seventh birthday. He heard on the news one night about a “puppy mill” and all the dogs that had been mistreated. He asked his mother, Jill Smallwood Mann, 7th-grade teacher at SMES, what would happen to the dogs. She explained they would be taken to animal […]