Blue Devils run over Wildcats

The Hayden Wildcats traveled to Kimberly with the 5A Region 6 title on the line. It wasn’t meant to be as the Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils came away with a 60-36 win. The first half was almost all offense with eight of the 10 possessions ending in touchdowns. Hayden opened the scoring on a 22- yard run by Leonard Johnson. […]

Cleveland clobbers Cold Springs

The Cleveland Panthers rebounded from three straight losses with a dominant 28-0 win over visiting Cold Springs. With the victory, the Panthers locked up the No. 2 spot in 2A Region 7 and a home playoff game in two weeks. Cleveland scored late in the first quarter on a Caleb Collum 5-yard run. Collum added a 24-yard touchdown run early […]

1964 – Jim Martin vs. Lister Hill


The year was 1962. John Kennedy was President. Camelot was in full bloom. Congress was controlled by Democrats, only because the South was solidly Democratic. The Southern bloc of senators and congressmen were all Democrats. Because of their enormous seniority, they controlled both houses of Congress, especially the Senate. The issue of civil rights was a tempest set to blow […]

Regular season ends – but playoffs loom for some


This is it, the regular season comes to an end this week. For three Blount County teams – Oneonta, Southeastern and Susan Moore – that means the end of the road for 2016. Appalachian’s season ended this past week with a loss to Ragland. For the other four teams in the county – Cleveland, Hayden, Locust Fork and J.B. Pennington […]


Tigers too much for Bulldogs

The J.B. Pennington Tigers rolled to a 30-0 halftime lead and were never challenged in a 37-6 win over Susan Moore last Friday in Blountsville. The Tigers used a balanced offense and a dominant defense that surrendered just 152 total yards to the Bulldogs. Travis Cleveland fired touchdown passes of 29 yards to Bailey Dempsey and 15 yards to Even […]

Ragland blasts Appalachian

The Ragland Purple Devils wrapped up the No. 2 spot in 1A Region 4 with a 49-28 win at Appalachian last Friday. The Eagle defense never slowed down the Purple Devils’ offense early in the game and the visitors raced to a big lead. The Eagles played much better in the second half but it was too little, too late […]

Anniston drops Oneonta

The Oneonta Redskins got off to a good start but couldn’t keep it going in a 27-17 loss at Anniston last Friday. The Redskins used the running game early as Colton Walker pounded out 50 yards on the opening possession that ended with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Ferris Phillips to Jaden Kent. Unfortunately for the visiting Redskins, the Bulldog […]

Sports Brief

ONEONTA REC BASKETBALL will have registration Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. until noon for girls in grades 2-6, in the Oneonta High School lobby. The registration fee is $25 and if you have registered with the rec center, there is no need to register again.

Five from county make regional tournament


Five Blount County volleyball teams made it through area tournaments to advance to last week’s North Super Regional Tournament at Huntsville. Unfortunately, none of the five were able to advance out of the regional to this week’s state tournament. In 1A, Appalachian fell to Shoals Christian 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-11) in the first round and was eliminated. Southeastern took down […]