Warriors, Skins in a top 10 showdown


Several big games are on tap for our local teams but none bigger than No. 2 Cherokee County visiting No. 6 Oneonta in a showdown for the supremacy of 4A Region 6. Blount County once again has three teams ranked in the top 10 by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA). Oneonta continues as the No. 6 team in 4A. […]

Eagles shock Bulldogs

A late touchdown and extra point gave the Pisgah Eagles a shocking 22-21 victory over the sixth-ranked Susan Moore Bulldogs last Friday night at Pisgah. Pisgah took an early 7-0 lead before the Bulldogs got a 6-yard touchdown pass from Justin Hawkins to John Evatt with just :03 left in the first half. Hawkins added the two-point conversion run to […]

Appalachian conquers Coosa

Coosa Christian came to Eagle Stadium last Friday night to show Appalachian and rest of 1A Region 5 that they were ready to play with the big boys. Not yet. Appalachian clamped down on the vaunted Coosa rushing attack and then lined up and knocked down the Conqueror defense in a punishing 30-6 victory. Coosa had run up huge rushing […]

Redskins too much for Hornets

The Oneonta Redskins took advantage of Locust Fork miscues to pull away from the feisty Hornets and cruise to a 45-13 win at Locust Fork last Friday night. Oneonta jumped out quickly when Zach Whited took the opening kickoff back 87 yards for a touchdown for an early 6-0 lead. The Hornets turned the ball over on their initial possession […]

Bulldogs run over Panthers

The Cleveland Panthers ran up against one of the better rushing attacks last Friday night and it showed. Lamar County pounded out 523 rushing yards and took a 48-30 victory at Cleveland. The Bulldogs sprinted out to a 27-0 halftime lead. The Panthers finally got on the board early in the third quarter with the score coming on a pass […]

Wildcats rally past Patriots

The Hayden Wildcats went on the road last Friday night looking for their first win of the 2009 season. Despite spotting the Brewer Patriots a 14-0 second quarter lead, the Wildcats used a powerful running game and some timely defense to knock off the hosts, 20-14. Brewer’s Tyreik Wilson scored both of the Patriot defense with a 9-yard run in […]

Winfield wears down Pennington

The Winfield Pirates pounded out a 34-0 victory over the J.B. Pennington Tigers at Blountsville last Friday night with a punishing ground game. The Tigers trailed just 7-0 after the first quarter but the Pirates scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 19-0 lead at the half. Winfield rushed for 308 yards on 45 carries […]


ONEONTA GIRLS YOUTH BASKETBALL registration (grades 2 – 8) has begun. Players can register Monday – Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. For more information, call 625-3534. BLOUNT COUNTY GIRLS YOUTH BASKETBALL COACHES will meet Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. All coaches and community representatives are asked to […]


OFFENSE Rushing Attempts Yards Average TD Long Taylor Hughes, LFHS 57 359 6.2 2 67 Dylan Schuman, AHS 24 351 14.6 3 37 Wesley Stephens, JBPHS 56 325 5.8 2 42 Brandon Evatt, OHS 32 304 9.5 2 33 Blake Weaver, SMHS 34 263 7.7 4 30 Justin Hawkins, SMHS 30 205 6.8 0 19 Issac Veitch, HHS 44 195 […]

Many participate in hospital health fair

Community members listen as registered dietitians with St. Vincent’s Blount wellness services counsel them after they receive screening results during the health fair the hospital sponsored Saturday, Aug. 29. In addition, Britny Ballentine (right), a health promotions specialist, conducts one of the vision screenings offered that day. More than 230 individuals participated in the health fair, where free screenings included […]