Sports year in review

Hayden Varsity softball Just as they did all season, Hayden overpowered their opponents going 4-0 on their way to winning the 2019 5A state championship. The Lady Wildcats outscored their opponents (Satsuma, Ardmore, John Carroll, and Rehobeth) 36-15 to bring home the school’s first softball state title since 2013. Lindsey Smith was named Class 5A State Tournament MVP. Joining Smith […]

Lady Hornets soldier on

Friday, Dec. 13at FultondaleLocust Fork 45, Fultondale 37 The visiting Lady Hornets jumped to an early 21-15 lead over the Fultondale Wildcats at the end of the first half. The second half showed much of the same. The Lady Hornets maintained their lead throughout periods three and four, grabbing a 45- 37 win over Fultondale. The Lady Hornets saw a […]

Scores and Games

Junior high county champs

Smith signs with Arkansas State

Noah Smith, senior offensive lineman at Locust Fork High school, officially signed on Dec. 19 to play football at Arkansas State for the Red Wolves. Smith ultimately decided on Arkansas State after considering offers from other teams, including the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Central College Dutch (IA). Smith says, “It just felt like a family [at Arkansas State]. That’s […]

Five players named All-State football

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its 2019 All-State football teams over the weekend. The teams are voted on by the ASWA’s prep committee after receiving nominations from coaches across the state. Congratulations to five players from Blount County and Oneonta City schools who were recognized for their accomplishments on the field this season. Susan Moore’s Anthony Cervantes was named […]

Cleveland graduate to compete in new season of Biggest Loser

Micah Collum, 23, is among 12 contestants scheduled to compete on the newest season of Biggest Loser. Collum, a 2014 graduate of Cleveland High School, was always on the heavier side despite being a dual-sport athlete in high school (football and basketball). However, his weight did not begin to balloon until after graduation; he gained almost 100 pounds. Collum will […]

Scores and Games

Cleveland junior football team goes undefeated in Atlanta

The Cleveland Panthers Junior Rec League football team participated in the Redzone Games invitational event at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. The premise of these games is that teams get two minutes on offense to score as many points as they possibly can. The Panthers played a total of four games against Fyffe (AL), Cahaba Valley (AL), and Horseshoe […]


It is an exciting time for football fans across the county. The AHSAA released new regions for the 2020-2021 football season. With this has come a few changes for some of the teams in Blount County. Most notably, the Locust Fork Hornets drop to 2A to compete with other county teams such as the Cleveland Panthers and Southeastern Mustangs. The […]

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