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Redskins snag win on senior night


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Tom Bell Memorial Classic


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Scores and games

This week in high school sports

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Twice as nice

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Wildcats reign over Hornets


This year’s Blount County Softball Tournament brought cooler temperatures and ended with a drencher. However, that did not stop the Hayden Wildcats (above) from prevailing. Tori Knighten led the Wildcats offensively, going 6-of-10 from the plate. Savannah Painter was also phenomenal, pitching 11 1/3 innings without giving up an earned run. Coach Simmons attributes their 15-0 win to their “defensive […]

Southeastern announces new football coach


Southeastern named Kevin Byrd their high school head football coach last week. Byrd comes from Clark County (11-3) where he served as defensive coordinator, linebacker and running back coach. Before Clark County, Coach Byrd assisted Sweet Water High School in winning three state championships. After Southeastern’s 2-8 season, Byrd “wants to be different.” He believes defense wins games. Byrd plans […]

Lady Hornets Dominate First Home Game


With construction happening on the softball field, Locust Fork has played each game on opposing turf since February. Thanks to the teamwork of the Locust Fork Athletic Booster Club and Blount County Board of Education, the Lady Hornets now play on a reconstructed infield with a new surface. They have also added a retaining wall around the backstop and new […]

‘I don’t let it bother me’


Hayden High School softball team has a secret weapon, although she really is not much of a secret any longer. Alyssa Jinright, an eighth grader, has been playing ball since the age of four. She started on an all-boys tee-ball team. She stood out at that level and continues to do so. Jinright has advanced to a higher level of […]

Can’t we all take a beach trip?

High School Baseball and Softball

Spring break trips have always been a big deal for students and over the last several years it’s also turned into quite a big deal for the softball and baseball complexes in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Not to mention a little extra tourism money for the hotels and restaurants of the area – marketing is a wonderful thing. Gulf […]

Oneonta Legends

The Oneonta Legends capped off a perfect regular season – 11-0 and tournament champions – by winning the district tournament and finishing third in the state tournament. They were recognized for their accomplishments recently by the Oneonta City Council. Pictured (left to right): Coach Joe Prusha, players Joe Prusha, Santana Lofton, Nicholas Horn, Caleb Glover, Mason Chambers, Lawson Abernathy, Evan […]


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