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Warriors open with a big win


The Lighthouse Warriors opened up their 2021 season with a big win over the North River Chargers. The offense was firing on all cylinders in the Warriors’ 49-22 victory. Lighthouse racked up 383 yards on 61 plays while the defense held North River to 239 yards on 38 plays. In the opening quarter, QB Preston Graham found Jonathan Beason for […]

Wildcats kick off season with jamboree


After weeks of drills and scrimmages, Hayden head coach Keith Register and his staff were eager to see these young Wildcats in action. Hayden kicked off their 2021 season with a jamboree match up against Mortimer Jordan last Friday. While the final score was 14-21, Mortimer Jordan’s final seven came in the second half after the junior varsity teams replaced […]

Scores & Games

APPALACHIANJr. High Football8/20 @ J.B. Pennington 6 p.m. (Jamboree)Varsity Football8/20 @ J.B. Pennington 7 p.m. (Jamboree)Jr. High Volleyball8/19 v Locust Fork, 2 p.m.; v Susan Moore, 4 p.m.8/23 @ Southeastern, 4:30 p.m.JV Volleyball8/19 v Locust Fork, 3 p.m.Varsity Volleyball8/19 v Locust Fork, 5 p.m.; v Susan Moore, 7 p.m.8/23 @ Southeastern, 3:30 p.m. CLEVELANDVarsity Football8/20 @ Oneonta, 7 p.m.Jr. High […]

Perkins plays in North South All-Star game


Susan Moore’s Claire Perkins left her mark on the state’s premier all-star soccer competition last week just as she’d done throughout her junior season. Late in the second half of the AHSAA North versus South match up, Oak Mountain’s Haley Wells got the ball to Perkins who put a shot in the back of the net for the final score […]

Four recognized as AHSAA Sportsmanship Schools


Four schools in Blount County were recently recognized by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) as Sportsmanship Schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Appalachian, J.B. Pennington, Hayden, and Oneonta were recognized last week during a special luncheon presented by AHSAA. A total of 131 AHSAA high schools received this honor for being ejection free and receiving no more than […]

All-County softball


Monday morning, Blount County Schools released its 2021 All-County Varsity Softball team. It was a stellar year for Blount County softball. Three of the county’s seven teams won their area tournament while two finished as runner up. Those five teams, Appalachian, Hayden, Locust Fork, Cleveland, and J.B. Pennington, moved on to regionals where Appalachian and Hayden went undefeated to move […]

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BPA World Series champs


After a season of rec ball in Hayden, 11 baseball players from the 10U teams were selected to represent West Blount Park and the community in the annual BPA Rec League Tournament. This group of All Stars started post season play with an invitational tournament at their home field where they went undefeated. During BPA Rec League regionals Hayden went […]

Byrd signs with Snead State


On Sunday afternoon surrounded by family, coaches, and teammates, Oneonta’s Aailyah Byrd signed a softball scholarship to Snead State Community College. A 2021 graduate of OHS, Byrd has been an integral part of the Lady Redskins during her tenure on the team. As lead-off batter, Byrd closed out her high school career with a .452 batting average with 38 hits […]

2021 Blount County Sports Hall of Fame


This year six individuals and two teams were inducted into the Blount County Sports Hall of Fame. The 1970-1971 Susan Moore football team coached by Larry Patterson was honored as the first from Susan Moore to win the playoffs. The 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Oneonta girls basketball teams were honored as the first from Oneonta to win back-to-back state championships. The […]


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