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Calhoun County Prep Volleyball

Calhoun County Prep Volleyball

Calhoun County, AL – Alexandria sweeps. Wellborn, Pleasant Valley, Ohatchee, Faith Christian, Weaver, and Saks win. Munford, Jacksonville, Oxford split.   WEST POINT — Undefeated Alexandria

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Track/Cross Country

Prep XC

Calhoun County Track and Field

Calhoun County, AL – Munford’s Frank, Lincoln’s boys victorious in the Waffle House-Yellow Jacket Invitational. Led by top finisher Conn, White Plains tops girls’ field.  

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Vincent Kiprop wins Saturday’s 42nd Woodstock 5K, finishing in 14:37. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Anniston’s Woodstock 5K

Anniston, AL – Vincent Kiprop overall winner, Esther GItahi top female in RRCA’s 5K national championship. White Plains’ Conn third overall female. By Joe Medley Vincent

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Ohatchee moves

Ohatchee Moves

Ohatchee, AL – Tribe turns to two Kyles … Elberta’s Wilson for boys’ basketball, Jemison’s Parrish for baseball. Also, Jackson promoted to coach girls’ basketball By

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Piedmont Says Morrow is back

Piedmont Says Morrow is Back

Piedmont, AL – Coach who won a state championship with Jacksonville’s boys in 2022 to take reins for Piedmont’s girls’ basketball program; Young Miller’s DC in

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Piedmont’s Matt Glover (center) talks during a timeout at the Northeast Regional in February. He has been promoted to head coach. (Photo by Greg Warren)

Piedmont Fits Like Glover

Piedmont, AL – Longtime assistant under Lewis, Odam at Piedmont promoted to take over boys’ basketball program, will continue as assistant in football under Miller By

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Two PV moves

Two Pleasant Valley Moves

Pleasant Valley, AL – Turner goes from interim to permanent head baseball coach; Saks’ Muncher to take over Raiders’ girls’ basketball program, join football staff By

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Former Pleasant Valley girls’ basketball coach Colton Morris consoles players after their loss in the Northeast Regional in February. (Photo by Greg Warren)

‘I’m hurt’

Pleasant Valley, AL – Budget cuts leave Pleasant Valley’s Morris awaiting what’s next after he earned All-Calhoun County coach of the year for 1A-3A girls’

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Ohatchee’s Jorda Crook powers through a foul while driving against Plainview in the Northeast Regional. She is the East Alabama Sports Today Class 1A-3A All-Calhoun County girls’ player of the year. (Photo by Greg Warren)

All-Calhoun County Hoops

Calhoun County, AL – See who made East Alabama Sports Today’s inaugural All-Calhoun County basketball teams, including coaches and players of the year By Joe Medley

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Jacksonville’s John Broom was MVP of the Class 4A boys’ Final Four in Birmingham. (Photo by Greg Warren)

SWA All-State Basketball

Calhoun County, AL – State champions Jacksonville, Spring Garden lead the way in selections from coverage area; eight make first team By Joe Medley State

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As family looks on, Oxford’s La’Mya McGrue speaks Wednesday at a celebration of her signing to play basketball for Snead State Community College. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Circle of Life

Oxford, AL – Oxford’s McGrue follows in Oxford-grad mother’s footsteps, signs to play basketball in college; will play for Snead State Community College By Joe Medley

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Feeling Wellborn

Feeling Wellborn

Welborn, AL – Noel emerges from battles with illness to earn chance to wrestle at Montevallo; Johnson will go from Panthers’ wing-T offense to spread at

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In the day’s only championship final featuring two wrestlers from Calhoun County, White Plains’ Tanner Jarrell took an 8-2 decision from Saks’ Trent Hopkins in the Class 1A-A 113-pound division.

State Wrestling

Huntsville, AL – Team scores, results for all 1A-4A, 5A, 6A and 7A finals matches at the 68th AHSAA state wrestling championships in Huntsville Championship match

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Bearcats extend lead

Bearcats Extend Lead

Huntsville, AL – Weaver must ‘control what we can control’ to make it back-to-back state wrestling titles; 10 area wrestlers get through to championship finals  

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State wrestling

State Wrestling

Calhoun County, AL – Here is the lineup for Saturday’s championship matches in the AHSAA State Wrestling Tournament in Huntsville AHSAA STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT CLASS 1A/4A

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Saks’ Trent Hopkins gets leverage on Corner’s John Ryan Cruse during Thursday’s action in the state wrestling tournament in Huntsville. (Photo by Phillip Hopkins)

Weaver Leads

Huntsville, AL – Bearcats hold slim lead over Ashville in 1A-4A after first day of state wrestling tournament; includes highlights for all area teams that were

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Sectional success

Sectional Success for Weaver

Birmingham, AL – Weaver, Ranburne currently second in their respective 1A-4A Super Section wrestling championships Defending state champion Weaver will have three wrestlers vying for sectional

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Ohatchee moves

Ohatchee Moves

Ohatchee, AL – Tribe turns to two Kyles … Elberta’s Wilson for boys’ basketball, Jemison’s Parrish for baseball. Also, Jackson promoted to coach girls’ basketball By

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Runner-up Hudson Gilman (left) and champion Carter Johnson hold their trophies after Monday’s inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes high school home run derby on Choccolocco Park’s signature field. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Oxford’s Jacket Jack

Oxford, AL – Oxford’s Johnson edges teammate Gilman in 60-second hitoff to win inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes high school home run derby By Joe Medley

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Oxford’s Hayes Harrison receives the Alabama Mr. Baseball Award during Sunday’s Alabama Sports Writers Association convention at Jacksonville State University. (Submitted photo)

Oxford’s Mr. Baseball

Jacksonville, AL – Alabama’s top award for high school baseball Hayes Harrison’s latest reward for years of year-round focus on lifting his game Editor’s note: Hayes

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Peyton Webb hit a school-record 15 home runs and drove in 51 runs for Donoho in 2023. One the mound, he was 6-1 with 51 strikeouts and a 2.85 ERA. He is the Class 1A-3A All-Calhoun County player of the year. (Photo by B.J. Franklin/

All-Calhoun County Baseball

Calhoun County, AL – With Yellow Jackets’ latest state title in the books, Oxford’s Brooks, Harrison lead the way on East Alabama Sports Today’s Class 4A-6A

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Vipers win

Oxford Vipers Win

Viera, FL – Schorman and Mancha combine for two-hitter, and Heath and Gonzales deliver three hits apiece as Smash It Sports Vipers end seven-game skid

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Vipers pitcher Ashley Rogers lets fly during the team’s 6-5 loss to the Texas Smoke in Friday’s first game of a three-game home series. She struck out eight batters in five innings and departed with a 4-2 lead. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Oxford Has Patient Vipers

Oxford, AL – Oxford’s Vipers suffer extra-inning loss at home, but Rogers’ performance, O’Neal’s power surge and WPF playoff hosting rights keep hopes alive By Joe

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Vipers find power

Oxford Vipers Find Power

Oklahoma City, OK – Wilmes, O’Neal homer, and Fiser pitches another gem as Oxford’s Smash It Sports Vipers win at Oklahoma City Spark   Brooke Wilmes

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Vipers split

Oxford Vipers Split

Austin, TX – Big inning lifts Smash It Sports Vipers over Texas Smoke in Game 1 of Thursday’s doubleheader, but Smoke says Pease out in nightcap

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Extra sweet

Extra Sweet

Calhoun County, AL – A year after coming up short in marathon playoff, Bussey-Montenegro win Sunny King Charity Classic in regulation … by a lip Cover

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Three-way playoff

Three-way Playoff in Calhoun County

Calhoun County, AL – Fite-King, Cole-Wigington, Bussey-Montenegro atop the Sunny King Charity Classic leaderboard headed into final round. Includes updated scores, flights and tee times By

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Jacob Harper (L) and Jacob LeCroy set the Sunny King all-time scoring record with a brilliant 51-under-par in 2019.

The Front Nine

Calhoun County, AL – Nine of the most significant events that have shaped the lore and legacy of the Sunny King Charity Classic By Al

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Ty Cole and Jesus Montenegro (left) and Gary Wigington and Layton Bussey shake hands after Sunday’s completion of the Buddy Moore Charity Golf Tournament at Anniston Municipal Golf Course. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Sunny King Preview?

Calhoun County, AL – Cole-Wigington, Bussey-Montenegro revive memories of 2022 Sunny King as Cole-Wigington wins one-hole playoff to prevail in Buddy Moore Charity Golf Tournament By

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Going for four

Going for Four

Calhoun County, AL – Three weeks after McGatha won his fourth County Championship, he and Rogers seek fourth Buddy Moore victory on The Hill By Joe

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Donoho’s Drew Williamson works against Oxford during the Isaac Crook Invitational final on Lamar Field. The senior scored 22 goals and had 11 assists this season and is East Alabama Sports Today’s choice as All-Calhoun County player of the year in boys’ soccer. (Photo by B.J. Franklin/

All Calhoun County Soccer

Calhoun County, AL – Donoho’s Williamson, White Plains coach Cotton take top honors on East Alabama Sports Today’s All-Calhoun County boys’ team 2023 Boys’ All-Calhoun County

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Weaver soccer standout Ximena Chavez signed Wednesday to play for Southern Union Community College. (Submitted photo)

Opportunity in Weaver

Weaver, AL – With Southern Union adding women’s soccer, senior Chavez takes advantage, signs and breaks through for Weaver High program    A new women’s soccer

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Piedmont girls’ coach Horace Bramblett poses with his team after they won their AHSAA sectional on Monday at Twin Bridges.

Monday Calhoun County Preps

Calhoun County, AL – Piedmont girls shoot way to sectional golf title, sub-state berth; White Plains boys advance in soccer playoffs with shutout over Cherokee County

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Prep soccer

Calhoun County Prep Soccer

Calhoun County, AL – White Plains’ girls a new playoff player from Calhoun County, joining the Wildcats’ boys in the field. See playoff pairings for teams

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Monday preps

Calhoun County Monday Preps

Calhoun County, AL – Smith pitches complete game, homers as Piedmont softball downs Sand Rock in eight innings; Jacksonville and Munford get wins   Savannah Smith

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Other Sports

Faith Christian’s Eli Mitchell holds the championship plaque while posing with teammates after the Lions won their Class 1A-3A sectional in April. Mitchell won the No. 1 singles court at the Red Wilder Invitational. He also teamed with Joshua Goode to win No. 1 doubles at sectional and reach the Class 1A-3A No. 1 doubles final at the state tournament. Mitchell is East Alabama Sports Today’s boys’ All-Calhoun County player o the year. (Submitted photo)

All Calhoun County Tennis

Calhoun County, AL – Faith Christian’s Mitchell, Goode take top honors on East Alabama Sports Today’s 2023 boys’ All-Calhoun County tennis team 2023 Boys’ All-Calhoun County

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Donoho’s girls’ tennis team hoists another AHSAA ‘red map’ trophy after taking runner up in the Class 4A-5A division in the state tournament in Mobile. (Submitted photo)

Talons (Still) Out for Donoho

Anniston, AL – Donoho girls bring home another AHSAA ‘red map’ after dramatic jump in classification because of competitive-balance rule   Donoho’s girls’ tennis team withstood

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Kyle Busch celebrates after his car runs out of gas following Sunday’s GEIGO 500 at Talladega Super Speedway. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Talladega Commentary

Talladega, AL – Another Talladega race, a very Talladega finish, and yet another show to remind fans that drivers run out of gas, but ‘Dega drama

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GEICO 500 in Talladega

Talladega, AL – The GEICO 500 starts at 2 p.m. at Talladega Super Speedway, with Denny Hamlin on the pole and Aric Almirola on the outside;

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Faith Christian’s boys’ tennis team holds the prize for winning the Class 1A-3A Section 3 tournament Monday in Huntsville. (Submitted photo)

Tuesday Calhoun County Preps

Calhoun County, AL – Faith Christian boys win sectional tennis title; Jacksonville, Oxford, Piedmont, White Plain win in softball; Donoho, Ohatchee and Ragland win in baseball

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Still a thrill

Still a Thrill

Oxford, AL – Oxford flag football reaches Elite 8 after beating Lee, Sparkman for second straight region title By Jason Pahman For a coach who already

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College Sports

Back on top

Back On Top

Alexandria, AL – Alexandria’s four-time state champion Christian Knop earns his first college wrestling title after four tough years at N.C. State By Al Muskewitz Christian

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On the big stage

On the Big Stage

Southern Union golfer from White Plains has chance to salvage a tough year playing in JUCO nationals By Al Muskewitz Kenny Okins’ first experience with

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