Eagles head to state as 1A East Central Regional champions

The Appalachian Eagles are headed to state after stealing the lead from Cedar Bluff in the fifth inning going on to beat the Lions 13-9. Appalachian was down by two in the fifth when Stormy Stidham drove in Gracey Gulledge and Zoe Payne drove in Taylor Woodard to tie the game at 9-9. Jordan Henderson then homered on a 3-1 […]

Hayden wins Class 5A North Region championship

The Hayden Wildcats continue their quest to repeat as 5A state champions after a decisive 12-0 win over Ardmore to win the Class 5A North Region championship yesterday. Hayden opened regionals with a 5-2 win over Guntersville before besting West Point 8-3. Miah Simmons was solid in the pitcher’s circle for the Wildcats. Pitching a complete game, she didn’t allow […]

People of Blount County: Mel Wade

Although Mel Wade, today’s People of Blount County, did not grow up in Blount County, he says he is blessed to be in a county where moral values remain important.  Growing up in Chilton County, Mel was familiar with Blount County, as both his paternal and maternal grandparents lived here. His paternal grandfather owned a funeral home and a blacksmith […]