Eagles return to third round

Three weeks into the high school football playoffs and we are down to one team representing Blount County. Ernie Willingham’s Appalachian Eagles blasted Cedar Bluff 35-7 last Friday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. Just up the road at Susan Moore, the Bulldogs ran into a tough opponent and dropped a 28-7 decision to visiting Piedmont. A […]

Player of the Week


The senior running back rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in the Eagles’ 35-7 victory over Cedar Bluff last week.

Eagles fly into quarterfinals

The Appalachian Eagles booked a return trip to the third round of the high school football playoffs with a dominant 35-7 victory over visiting Cedar Bluff last Friday night. The win puts the Eagles into the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year and for just the second time in school history. Like a pair of heavyweight fighters, the two teams […]

Piedmont ends Susan Moore’s season

The Susan Moore Bulldogs hung tough but in the end visiting Piedmont was too strong. The visitors broke open a tight game with a 99-yard drive just before the half to take a 14-7 lead and then pulled away in the second half for a 28-7 victory last Friday night. Piedmont grabbed an early 7-0 lead when Christian Cantrell scored […]

Local gymnastics team takes first place

Gymnastics team members smile and sign their firstplace status as they take first place Oct. 25 at the CheerNation Bama Cheer and Dance Classic held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center. Team ShowTime’s Senior Coed Level 3 took the first-place win, and Team ShowTime Youth Level 2 took sixth-place. Shown above with coach Kevin Yates are (front, from left) Jaclyn Latta […]


ALABAMA AVENGERS, A SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL TEAM RELOCATING TO BLOUNT COUNTY, will hold an interest meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at The Gym on Ala 75 across from Oneonta City School. For more information, contact coach Dusty Thomason at 205-353-2636.

Remlap teen wins BFL tournament

Michael D’Angelo Jr. of Remlap won a new boat, a 2010 Ranger 198 VX 200 hp Yamaha motor, when he competed in a regional tournament Oct. 15 to Oct. 17 at Clark’s Hill Lake in Georgia. He fishes in the Choo Choo Division of the BFL (Bass Fishing League) and qualified for the regional tourney by placing among the top […]


Offense Rushing Attempts Yards Avg. TD Long Dylan Schuman, AHS 146 1162 8.0 15 89 Wesley Stephens, JBPHS 165 1135 6.9 8 67 Taylor Hughes, LFHS 188 897 4.7 7 67 Justin Hawkins, SMHS 120 914 7.6 6 66 Vernarr Hughes, OHS 118 828 7.0 9 60 Dusty Cornelius, CHS 160 785 4.9 6 34 Isaac Veitch, HHS 175 780 […]

50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Milo Hamm (Boots Reid) of Blountsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22, the same day as their marriage in 1959. The celebration will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountain Grove Baptist Church near Blountsville. Hosting the gathering are the Hamms’ children Denise (Red) Clark, David (Dawn Putman) Hamm, and Dale […]

Blountsvillle Garden Club helps ‘Blountsville blossom’

A display at the Blount County Memorial Museum features work done by Blountsville Garden Club and John and Janice Graves to help Blountsville “blossom.” The Blountsville club worked with children at Blountsville Elementary School in garden therapy and spent the summer landscaping Blountsville Historical Park. Members also regularly plant flowers at historical markers. Pictures of their work are among photographs […]