Sports

Coe and Dodson are state team roping champs


Blount County’s Connor Coe and Colby Dodson earned the title of Alabama Little Britches team roping champions in May and are headed to Guthrie, Okla. in July for the Little Britches National Championships. Despite stiff competition from all over the southeast, the teens held the top position in the state all year. They are also tied with another team for […]

Lady Eagles win Regionals


Appalachian (pictured at right) won the 1A West Central Regional after easily defeating three opponents. The victories advanced the Lady Eagles to the state playoffs in Montgomery. They shut out Phillips 15-0 in game one. Ashley Maddox threw a complete game. She surrendered zero runs on one hit and struck out nine over four innings. Appalachian collected 12 total hits. […]

Season ends for Hornets, Panthers, Tigers


After many tough battles at regionals, softball season has ended for Locust Fork, Cleveland, and J.B. Pennington. Glencoe shut out Locust Fork 0-6 in the Lady Hornets first 3A West Central Regional Tournament matchup. Locust Fork was unable to find a rhythm and took one final loss to Piedmont 1-6. They finished their season with a 15-10 record. Cleveland was […]

Mustangs are county champs

Dodd named to C-USA all-freshman team

Corrina Dodd, a freshman at Middle Tennessee State, was named to Conference USA’s All-Freshman team last week. Dodd, a 2018 graduate of Locust Fork High School, is the daughter of Alan and Julie Dodd, and is majoring in mechatronics engineering. During her tenure at Locust Fork, Dodd was named the 2017 and 2018 3A Pitcher of the Year and First […]

Sports Briefs

ONEONTA REC LEAGUE CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION continues through Saturday, May 18. Register at the Rec Center Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. daily. Fee of $25 due at registration. Uniform fittings will be May 20 through May 24. Cheer balance is due at fitting. For more information, email oneontarec@otelco.net. ONEONTA YOUTH AND CO-ED FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION for ages […]

Hayden heads to state


Hayden kicked off 5A West Central Regional play with an 8-4 victory over Moody. The Wildcats got on the board in the first inning on a double by Gracie Benton that scored one run. They pulled away with three runs in the third. Mia Simmons was the winning pitcher allowing five hits and three runs over five innings. Hannah Cox […]

Boys and Girls State


Thanks to the efforts of the American Legion posts in Oneonta, Snead, and Blountsville, along with some private donors, at least one rising high school senior from each of the eight high schools in the county will have their tuition and travel expenses paid to attend Girls State or Boys State. Typically, the students are selected by their high school […]

Five softball area champs


There are five softball teams still competing this season. Appalachian, Cleveland, J.B. Pennington, Locust Fork, and Hayden will all be traveling to Bowers Park in Tuscaloosa this week for Regionals. APPALACHIAN won their area tournament after shutting out their opponents in all three games. They first defeated Jacksonville Christian 18-0. Appalachian scored 17 runs in the first inning and added […]

Randolph ‘leaves a legacy’


Tara Randolph of Cleveland High School was recently recognized as the Bryant-Jordan Overall Achievement Winner. Since then, she has set the state record for the 100-meter hurdles in track. With a 15.51 time, she surpassed her last year’s state record. Rebecca Maniscalco, Library Media Specialist at Cleveland High School, said, “I am so proud of her, her accomplishments and her […]


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