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Oneonta playoff run ends


The Oneonta Redskins’ playoff run ended Friday night at the hands of the visiting Gordo Green Wave. The Redskins were within a touchdown at halftime, but Gordo outscored them in the second half to win 39-21. Gordo put the first points on the board on their opening drive. They traveled 65 yards in seven plays and scored on a 26-yard […]

Tigers avoid shutout


A win over Geraldine in the first round of the playoffs moved the J.B. Pennington Tigers on to the second round for a matchup with the Saks Wildcats. Despite Pennington’s higher seed, the Tigers were the visiting team Friday night. Just as they have all season, the Tigers played hard from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. On Friday, […]

Blount County Youth Football

Playoffs Round 2 Scores SophomoresSpringville 6 – Southeastern 33Cleveland 6 – Ashville 33 JuniorsSoutheastern 12 – Springville 13Moody 0 – Oneonta 36 SeniorsOneonta 6 – Southeastern 0Ashville 14 – Locust Fork 19 You must be an online subscriber to view this story – Please login below or purchase a subscription. The full version of this story will be available to […]

Panthers stung by Yellow Jackets


The Cleveland Panthers hosted the Aliceville Yellow Jackets in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. The Panthers came up short in an exciting 48-42 offensive explosion. Aliceville got on the board first on a 63-yard run by Jermaine Brewer. The try for two failed, but the Jackets had an early 6-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Cleveland […]

Five schools compete at XC state championships


More than 2,000 runners participated in the 65th annual cross country AHSAA state championships held at Oakville Indian Mounds and Museum State Park last Saturday. Among those thousands were 51 student athletes from Cleveland, Locust Fork, J.B. Pennington, Susan Moore, and Oneonta. Both the boys and girls from Locust Fork and Pennington qualified for state, while the boys from Oneonta […]

Pennington cross country teams excel at state


The J.B. Pennington Cross Country program, in only its sixth year of existence, has established itself as a force to be reckoned with. After thousands of miles of training over the past year, the team narrowly missed achieving the final step in their run to the top. J.B. Pennington’s boys cross country team finished this season as the AHSAA 3A […]

Wildcats win cat fight

Basketball begins

Hayden and J.B. Pennington varsity boys opened the 2020 basketball season last Thursday at Hayden with the Wildcats topping the Tigers 79-37. Carson Rickels helped Hayden jump out to an early 14-7 lead after the first period with 8 points. By the half, the Wildcats were up 46-17. Rickels led the first half scoring with 20 while Silas Miller added […]

COUNTY STATS

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Three teams qualify for state championship meet


Blount County’s cross country teams had some phenomenal finishes at last Thursday’s sectionals, which serve as qualifiers for the state championship meet. Teams qualifying to participate in the AHSAA State Championship meet this Saturday are J.B. Pennington boys and girls; Locust Fork boys and girls; and Oneonta boys (pictured above). Currently ranked No. 4 in the state, the Pennington boys […]

Southeastern falls to North Sand Mountain


After COVID-19 shut down Southeastern School on Oct. 22, it abruptly ended the regular season for the Mustangs. Until Friday night, the Mustangs (6-4) hadn’t played a game since a 31-28 win over West End on Oct. 16. In the eight games they played, the offense averaged 27.88 points per game, while the defense allowed an average of only 18.25 […]


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