Junior high tournament concludes Thursday

The junior high girls and boys teams from Blount County’s schools have played some great ball over the past several days during the annual Blount County Schools Junior High Tournament. Last Saturday, seven teams kicked off the girls and boys tournaments. After Monday, only two remain. Junior High Boys J.B. Pennington is hosting the 2021 junior high boys. The Appalachian […]

Susan Moore and Oneonta girls ranked in ASWA poll

In the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association poll, Susan Moore’s Lady Bulldogs are ranked second in Class 3A, while the Oneonta Lady Redskins come in at number eight in 4A. Blount County Schools’ principals, athletic directors, and coaches meet today to set the brackets for the Blount County Basketball Tournament, which starts this Saturday, Jan. 16. Format follows the junior […]

Varsity girls excel during Christmas break

Varsity teams hit the court just a few days after Christmas with many still trying to make up games and others trying to get in games while they can. Locust Fork The Lady Hornets traveled to Bremen on Dec. 28 for a match up with the Cold Springs Eagles. Cold Springs came away with the 62-34 victory. It was a […]

Varsity boys plugging along

The varsity boys got a few games in over the last week. Hayden and Southeastern faced off on Dec. 30 with the Wildcats coming away with a 73-61 win. Hayden currently stands at third in 5A Area 12 with a 1-1 record, 4-3 overall. They face the Mustangs again tomorrow, Jan. 7. Tipoff follows the girls game. Southeastern played again […]

AHSAA guidelines create challenges for Blount County Schools basketball tournament

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc throughout the first couple of months of basketball season. Despite efforts of coaches and administrators throughout the county, game after game has been canceled, postponed, or rescheduled. The annual Blount County Schools basketball tournament has also fallen victim to the scheduling nightmare. The junior high girls and boys champion should have been crowned the first of […]

All Region football teams named

It’s been a few weeks since the Alabama High School Athletic Association crowned its state football champions. Over the past couple of weeks, coaches have been working to finalize the 2020 All Region teams. Blount County’s football teams gave fans many exciting moments throughout the season. There were many stand-out playmakers at all positions. Hayden senior RB Carson Rickels broke […]

Heptinstall plays in North-South All-Star Classic

J.B. Pennington’s Sawyer Heptinstall was chosen to represent the North team in the 62nd North-South All-Star Classic last week. He was one of four wide receivers in North Alabama who participated in the AHSAA All-Star Week activities. Practices for the game began on Tuesday in the South Alabama Jaguars indoor practice facility. The North and South teams were allowed two […]

Covid can’t keep Blount County roundball down

Southeastern arrived at Locust Fork Dec. 8 with a perfect record. The 4-2 Hornets had only one home loss to Hayden. It took overtime, but the Hornets came out on top 72-59. The Mustangs led for much of regulation. They were up 16-12 at the end of the first period, 31-28 at halftime, and 44-41 at the end of three. […]

State health officer addresses high school athletics

Teams across the county (and state for that matter) continue to battle quarantines and COVID-19 (theirs or opposing teams) as coaches scramble to reschedule games and hope their teams can get back on the court sooner rather than later. The postponements, cancellations, rising COVID-19 cases, and very high number of quarantined student-athletes caught the eye of Alabama’s state health officer […]

Appalachian football coach resigns

Last Thursday, Appalachian football coach Jon Cooper accepted the head football coaching position at Corner High School. He leaves Appalachian after two seasons. His resignation is effective at the end of the first semester, which currently leaves the varsity baseball team without a coach. “As in most cases in education, I was unable to release any information about my intentions […]

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