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Piedmont Invitational

Piedmont Invitational

Piedmont, AL – On a day when everybody went 2-2, Arnold led White Plains to the championship on a tiebreaker of fewest runs allowed; Piedmont rebounded

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spring sports

Calhoun County Spring Sports

Calhoun County, AL –  Oxford and Ohatchee win, and Piedmont, Donoho and Saks sweep in baseball; Oxford, Alexandria, Piedmont, JCA and Lincoln victorious in softball  

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Saks coach Jonathan Miller works the sideline at Saks. Piedmont hired him to do the same Monday. (File photo by B.J. Franklin/gunghophotos.com)

Sports Commentary

Piedmont, AL – Piedmont’s coach finders showed quite an eye the last time, and Miller has filled their eyes with reasons to believe he can do

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New Piedmont head coach Jonathan Miller poses with wife Lauren, oldest son Knox and youngest son Wynn. (Submitted photo)

Miller Time for Piedmont

Piedmont, AL – One state’s most successful high school football programs turns to proven head coach with Ginn pedigree to replace legendary Smith By Joe Medley

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Jacksonville’s John Broom (left) and Piedmont’s Alex Odam celebrate after helping the Alabama All-Stars beat Mississippi 91-72 on Saturday. (Submitted photo)

Saturday Preps

Mobile, AL – Jacksonville’s Broom, Piedmont’s Odam help Alabama All-Stars down Mississippi 91-72; Donoho takes two from Collinsville in 2A, Area 13 baseball series   Jacksonville’s

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Piedmont players pose with the champion’s trophy from the White Plains Lady Wildcat Classic on Saturday at Oxford Lake. (Photo by Joe Medley)

A Day of Softball

Piedmont, AL – Piedmont gains momentum, wins Lady Wildcat Classic; Alexandria, Oxford, Wellborn and White Plains among teams getting early-season work in a abbreviated tourney Lady

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Oxford’s Hayes Harrison rips a singe against White Plains during Monday’s Calhoun County quarterfinals at Choccolocco Park. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Calhoun County Baseball

Oxford, AL – Quarterfinals: Donoho returns to semifinals; Jacksonville walks it off; Alexandria fights off Pleasant Valley; Oxford continues its hot ways By Joe Medley Drama

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9 Spring sports roundup

Spring Sports Roundup

Calhoun County, AL – Williams era as White Plains’ softball coach starts with a victory at Piedmont; Oxford, Alexandria and Ohatchee come away with victories  

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Spring sports roundup

Spring Sports Roundup

Calhoun County, AL – Just getting into the swing of baseball season, Saks gets two-hit shutout from Rucker and downs Anniston; Piedmont slams five home runs

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Piedmont’s Cayla Brothers shoots during Monday’s Northeast subregional game against Glencoe at Piedmont. (Photo by Greg Warren)

Jackets Back

Piedmont, AL – Sizemore drives Glencoe girls to subregional victory at Piedmont, back to Northeast Regional for the first time since 2019 CLASS 3A NORTHEAST SUBREGIONALS

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Piedmont’s Alex Odam (1) exits the action to applause after scoring a school-record 59 points in his final home game, Piedmont’s victory over Hokes Bluff in Tuesday’s Class 3A subregional. (Submitted photo)

Another Odam Record

Piedmont, AL – Piedmont senior breaks school single-game scoring record as Bulldogs down Hokes Bluff; Faith Christian, Glencoe also advance to Northeast Regional   How primed

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Piedmont’s Max Hanson (left) and Jack Hayes celebrate their signings to play baseball with Snead State Community College on Thursday at Piedmont High School. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Trust Factor in Piedmont

Piedmont, AL – Piedmont’s Hanson sticks with first offer, will get to play baseball with lifelong teammate Hayes at Snead State Community College By Joe Medley

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Saks’ Anthony Bothwell shoots during the Wildcats’ victory over Weaver in Tuesday’s Class 3A, Area 11 tournament action at Piedmont.

Saks Comes Back

Piedmont, AL – WIldcats rally after ‘timid’ first half, eliminate Weaver in area tourney game marked by Bothwell’s big second half, controversial ending CLASS 3A AREA

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Taking charge

Alexandria Taking Charge

Alexandria, AL – Hunt lines up former teammate for big foul in big moment, helps Alexandria take down Jacksonville to avenge recent loss at home; Ohatchee’s

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Jacksonville’s senior players and manager line up for senior-night activities before the Golden Eagles’ victory over Alexandria on Thursday. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Golden Class

Jacksonville, AL – State-champion Jacksonville seniors celebrate senior night with victory over rival Alexandria, eye bigger games to come; Piedmont rallies past rival Cherokee County for

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True 1-on-1

Jacksonville, AL – Fort Payne sophomore Luke Stephens outscores Piedmont’s Alex Odam 37-22 in matchup of dynamic players, Wildcats win by 11 By Al Muskewitz The

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Receiver Thomas Propst celebrates signing to play at West Georgia with his Piedmont coaches. On the cover, Propst’s parents took part in the festivites.

Propst Picks Wolves

Piedmont, AL – After a flurry of late arriving offers, Piedmont receiver raised around signing-day glories sees his own day arrive, signs with West Georgia By

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Mr. 3,000

Piedmont’s Mr. 3,000

Piedmont, AL – Piedmont’s Odam becomes 14th player in state to surpass 3000-point plateau in Bulldogs’ OT win over White Plains By Al Muskewitz Piedmont’s Alex

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Handling business

Handling Business

Calhoun County, AL – Girls roundup: Ranburne avoids the tiebreakers by beating Pleasant Valley to earn top seed in Class 2A Area 9; Oxford earns share

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Long-time Piedmont defensive coordinator James Blanchard, former Alabama secretary of state John Merrill and former Piedmont head football coach Steve Smith pose for a picture during one of the school’s five state-championship celebrations. (Submitted photo)

‘If it ain’t broke … ‘

Piedmont, AL – Blanchard, Smith’s defensive coordinator for 17 years, elevated to interim head coach, ‘definitely’ interested in becoming full-time replacement By Joe Medley Congratulatory

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Piedmont’s Ishmael Bethel shoots as Anniston’s Hezekiah Harris (24) and Malik Bailey defend Wednesday in Pete Mathews Coliseum. (Photo by Greg Warren)

Battle of Bulldogs 2.0

Jacksonville, AL – Piedmont gets fast start, leads wire to wire in rematch with Anniston to reach Calhoun County semifinals; Jacksonville up next By Joe Medley

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Jacksonville’s Cam Johnson dunks during Saks in Tuesday’s Calhoun County quarterfinals in Pete Mathews Coliseum. (Photo by Greg Warren)

ASWA Basketball Poll

Calhoun County, AL – Here’s this week’s high school basketball poll. Alabama Sports Writers Association members around the state nominate teams for consideration, and ASWA leadership

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End of an era for Piedmont

End of an Era for Piedmont

Piedmont, AL – Legendary Piedmont football coach Steve Smith retiring from public sector, will become new head coach/athletics director at Westbrook Christian By Al Muskewitz Steve

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An award winner

Piedmont Award Winner

Montgomery, AL – Piedmont’s Hayes wins Class 3A Back of the Year again, nosed out for Mr. Football by Saraland sophomore receiver; Anniston’s McElderry 4A Lineman

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