Sports

Southeastern hires girls basketball coach


Blount County welcomes new teacher and coach Alice “Alex” Cole to Southeastern school. Cole began her education at Wallace State Community College with a basketball scholarship that allowed her to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Huntingdon College in Montgomery. She is in the process of earning a master’s degree from the University of West Alabama online. Cole accepted positions as […]

Pennington soccer receives Power to Play grant


The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded J.B. Pennington High School one of 35 Power to Play grants in the amount of $2,500. The grants, which are designed to support arts and athletic programs at high schools and middle schools across Alabama, help increase students’ extracurricular participation. Alabama Power Foundation president Myla Calhoun said, “This program is unique because it reaches […]

Smith, Woodard named to Super All-State


The Alabama Sports Writers Association has named their high school all-state teams for the 2019 season. Each team represents the best players in each of eight classes. ASWA selects a player of the year and hitter of the year in each class, as well as the super 10 players, regardless of class. Hayden’s Lindsey Smith and Savannah Woodard were both […]

Sports Briefs

ONEONTA YOUTH AND CO-ED FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION for ages 5 through sixth grade continues through Friday, June 14. Come by the Oneonta Rec Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Bring a copy of birth certificate and registration fee ($120 full contact; $85 flag). For more information phone 205-625-3534. FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION for boys and girls ages […]

Bailey signs football scholarship


Will Bailey, a recent graduate of DAR High School, signed a football scholarship with Bluefield College in Bluefield, Va. Bailey is the son of Bill Bailey of Susan Moore and Chellee Bailey of Grant. Also pictured are brother Luke and grandparents Mary Edmonds of Grant and Marlain and Danny Bailey of Susan Moore. During his high school career, Bailey threw […]

Sports Briefs

OHS YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP Oneonta High School football coaching staff will conduct a two-day football skills camp for grades 3 through 6 on Monday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 9, from 9 a.m. until noon. Cost is $75 per camper and includes an Oneonta Football t-shirt. Need 30 campers pre-registered by Friday, June 28, to hold the camp. Phone Coach […]

Lady Wildcats State Champs

Just as they’ve done 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. Up 3-0 going into the seventh inning against Rehobeth, Lindsey Smith launched a two-run […]

Sports Brief

ONEONTA YOUTH AND CO-ED FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION for ages 5 through sixth grade is going on now through Friday, June 14. Come by the Oneonta Rec Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Bring a copy of birth certificate and registration fee ($120 full contact; $85 flag). For more information phone 205-625-3534.

Historical run ends at state

What a year for the Appalachian softball team as they made school history becoming the first team to make it to the AHSAA state tournament in Montgomery. They fought hard, against their opponents and the elements, as they made their run towards a state championship eventually falling to defending state champion Brantley. The Lady Eagles don’t have a senior on […]

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 […]


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