From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 6, 1974

Board requests school evaluation for accreditation “This is what we’re all about – educating these children,” Superintendent Donald Standridge told Blount County Board of Education after it passed a resolution requesting that elementary-school administrators and teachers undertake self-study and evaluation necessary to earn accreditation by Alabama State Department of Education. “Buildings are important. We want our children to have good […]

Eagles win county


“To win the big games you must get to the free throw line, and then you must make them.” Famous college basketball coach Rick Majerus’ words rang true in the Blount County varsity boys Appalachian vs. Southeastern championship game. The electric gym was full and everyone was holding their breath as Appalachian senior Noah Driggers was at the free throw […]

Lady Hornets win again


For the sixth year in a row, the Locust Fork varsity girls brought home the Blount County championship trophy. It began with a win against Southeastern. The Lady Hornets took a quick lead and went into halftime 50-13. They continued to dominate and won 70-39. Carissa Horton scored 34 percent of Locust Fork’s points with 24. Horton also had four […]

Scores and games

Warren named 4A Offensive Player of the Year


FOX6 Sideline held its annual FOX6 Sideline Allstar Banquet to recognize their chosen best offensive and defensive players in each class. This season, Oneonta Redskin Jaden Warren was named 4A Offensive Player of the Year. Warren finished his senior season with 54 receptions for 709 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. He also contributed in the return game and accumulated 963 […]

Sports Briefs

BLOUNTSVILLE T-BALL, BASEBALL, AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION is going on now through Friday, Feb. 8, at Blountsville Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Cost is $100; payment plan available upon request. Applications are also being accepted for volunteer head and assistant coaches. Background check and HEADS UP Concussion training required. Phone Susan Blythe at 429-2406 with questions. […]

2019 Blount County Basketball Tournament

Varsity Champions

2019 Blount County Basketball Tournament

JV Champions

Hornets conquer county


The second place trophy from last year was motivation for Locust Fork’s county tournament win. Coach Brad Deaver commended all of the players and the extra work they put in since last season to accomplish the championship victory. Locust Fork went into the tournament first seed and played Southeastern in their premier game. The Hornets defeated the Mustangs 43-34. The […]

Lady Bulldogs dominate


Susan Moore’s JV girls went into the county tournament as the number one seed and proved their rank each step of the way. The Lady Bulldogs’ first opponent was J.B. Pennington. Susan Moore defeated the Tigers 50-16. The win advanced them to the championship game to go head to head with Hayden. Susan Moore continued their supremacy with a huge […]