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Football

Next level stuff

Next Level Stuff

Five Saks seniors make their choices on where to play their college football Five senior Saks football players got together Monday to celebrate their choices

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Playing for more than himself

Playing For More Than Himself

Donoho’s Billings remembers his late teammate during the ceremony to formalize his commitment to Samford; Piedmont trio celebrate signings By Al Muskewitz The day belonged

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Hitting the Jackpot Cover Photo

Oxford Hitting the Jackpot

By Al Muskewitz   Oxford’s Mitchell, Merriweather bet on themselves, come up big winners with their future Oxford defensive back Miguel Mitchell addresses his classmates

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Volleyball

Falcons tab Taylor

Falcons Tab Taylor

Donoho finds new volleyball coach teaching biology classes; decorated Jacksonville, JUCO player and coach inherits program that has won two of last three state titles

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Clendenin leaving Donoho

Clendenin Leaving Donoho

Architect of Lady Falcons’ return to volleyball prominence tells school he plans not to return next season for personal reasons By Al Muskewitz Jamie Clendenin,

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Donoho Did It

October 29, 2021  By Al Muskewitz   East Alabama Sports Today   Lady Falcons get the last word, smack down Bayshore Christian in straight sets to

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On to Finals – Again

October 28, 2021  By Al Muskewitz  East Alabama Sports Today   CLASS 1A ELITE EIGHTFirst RoundBayshore Christian 3, Marion County 1 (23-25, 25-15, 25-17, 25-12)Woodland 3, Ragland 1 (25-21, 25-20, 13-25, 25-15)Donoho 3, Kinston 0 (25-8, 25-11,

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Donoho Wins Opener

October 27, 2021  By Al Muskewitz  East Alabama Sports Today   BIRMINGHAM — When Lily Grace Draper gets going early, it usually means it’s gong

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8 for the Eight

October 27, 2021  By Al Muskewitz  East Alabama Sports Today   AHSAA STATE TOURNAMENTCLASS 1AWednesday, 9 a.m.Marion County (23-14) vs. Bayshore Christian (22-24)Woodland(23-11) vs. Ragland

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Track

This weeks Schedule

Calhoun County Sports

Here is the high school sports schedule for teams in and around Calhoun County for the week of April 25-30 Baseball SECOND ROUND AHSAA PLAYOFFS

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Oxford tops county

Oxford Tops County

Yellow Jackets sweep EA Sports Today’s County All-Sports standings as boys, girls teams post best overall cumulative finish during county tournament series Oxford’s sweep of

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Basketball

Best foot forward

Best Foot Forward

Calhoun County, AL – Upgrades to basketball floor, stadium entrance are part of ‘big things happening at Wellborn people should see,’ just in time for school

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Ethan picks Panthers

Ethan Picks Panthers

Faith Christian’s Richerzhagen signs to play basketball at LaGrange, fulfilling a destiny he’d known of since third grade By Al Muskewitz Faith Christian basketball coach

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Jacksonville’s John Broom is among the leaders in multiple categories.

Calhoun County Boys 3/10/2022

Here are the year-end Calhoun County boys basketball statistics leaders; will be updated as reports are received, coaches should reply to al.muskewitz@gmail.com Scoring PLAYER GP

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Ohatchee’s Jorda Crook led the county in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocked shots.

Calhoun County Girls 3/10/22

Here are the year-end Calhoun County girls basketball statistics leaders; will be updated as reports are received, coaches should reply to al.muskewitz@gmail.com Scoring PLAYER GP

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Jacksonville golden

Jacksonville Golden

Golden Eagles meet high expectations, rout Escambia County in Class 4A title game to win first ever boys basketball state championship By Al Muskewitz BIRMINGHAM

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Chasing the map

Chasing the Map

Oxford’s girls earn spot in Class 6A finals, start out hot from the field, then hold on at the end By Al Muskewitz BIRMINGHAM – So

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Calhoun County boys

Calhoun County Boys

Here are the year-end Calhoun County boys basketball statistics leaders; will be updated as reports are received, coaches should reply to al.muskewitz@gmail.com Scoring PLAYER GP

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Calhoun County Women

Calhoun County Girls

Here are the year-end Calhoun County girls basketball statistics leaders; will be updated as reports are received, coaches should reply to al.muskewitz@gmail.com Scoring PLAYER GP

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Wrestling

Not to be denied

Not to be Denied in Alexandria

By Al Muskewitz   Championship notebook: Alexandria’s New overcomes two injury stoppages to become Valley Cubs’ first five-time state champion HUNTSVILLE – Nothing was going

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Weaver on top

Weaver on Top

By Al Muskewitz   Bearcats rally on second day to win first state wrestling championship since 2004, Anderson MVP; Alexandria’s New a 5-time champ HUNTSVILLE

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Baseball

New coaches

New Coaches

Calhoun County, AL – Three assistants in line for top county head coaching jobs at Alexandria, White Plains By Al Muskewitz Three new but familiar faces

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Comeback thwarted

Comeback Thwarted

Piedmont, AL – Piedmont rally comes up short, Trinity Presbyterian sweeps Tuesday doubleheader to win the Class 3A state title By Al Muskewitz Matt Deerman

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Head over heels

Piedmont is Head Over Heels

Piedmont, AL – Piedmont’s Pike takes Bulldogs’ popular post-season backflips to a new level BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 1A: Lindsay Lane (28-6) vs. Bayshore Christian (27-5) 2A:

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Saving the tournament

Saving the Tournament

Calhoun County, AL – AHSAA’s plan for region play in spring sports could threaten the Calhoun County Tournament; local admin: ‘It would be a shame if

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Donoho denied

Donoho Denied

Anniston, AL – Falcons bid to return to state championship series ends in semifinal sweep by Lindsay Lane; Piedmont learns finals foe ATHENS – A

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On to the finals

Piedmont On to the Finals

Piedmont, AL – Piedmont stages another comeback, beats Phil Campbell in Game 3 to reach Class 3A championship series By Al Muskewitz PHIL CAMPBELL – The

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Softball

New coaches

New Coaches

Calhoun County, AL – Three assistants in line for top county head coaching jobs at Alexandria, White Plains By Al Muskewitz Three new but familiar faces

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Serious softball

Serious Softball

Piedmont, AL – Piedmont eliminated from Class 3A after two games, Prattville Christiaan stuns Bulldogs with three in top of the seventh From AHSAA reports The

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Lady Cubs lei it on ’em

Lady Cubs Lei It On ’Em

Alexandria, AL – Alexandria uses big bats, three more Gattis gems to gain a spot in the 5A state championship game CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday’s

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Piedmont area champs

Piedmont Area Champs

Lady Bulldogs hold off Ohatchee to win Class 3A Area 11 crown, Smith named MVP AREA TOURNAMENTS CLASS 3A Area 11 at Piedmont Wednesday’s games

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Area tournaments

Area Tournaments

Here are a list of scores from area softball tournaments involving teams in and around Calhoun County played Tuesday AREA TOURNAMENTS CLASS 3A Area 11

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Golf

RTJ Trail blazing

RTJ Trail Blazing

SILVER LAKES — Jacob LeCroy (65), Alex Harper (66) hold first-round lead in RTJ Championship at Silver Lakes By Al Muskewitz Sometimes you play good and

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Anniston’s Lone ranger

Anniston’s Lone Ranger

Anniston, AL – Anniston’s Okins goes it alone as only individual in national championship tournament, shoots 76-74-76 in first three rounds By Al Muskewitz They

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Early contenders

Early Contenders

Alexandra’s Sechrest, Weaver’s Ledbetter both third in respective races in state golf championships; White Plains girls second among 4A-5A teams By Al Muskewitz OWENS CROSS

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The road back

The Road Back

Pell City pro Willy Wilcox on the comeback trail after opening up about his battle with addiction By Al Muskewitz SILVER LAKES – Ask Willy Wilcox

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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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Coming of age

Coming of Age

Sawyer Edwards, 15, becomes the youngest player to win on the Calhoun County Golf Tour, only player under par in Oxford City Championship By Al

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Soccer

Falcons Golden

Burgess scores golden goal in second OT, gives Donoho first playoff win since 2009; girls blank Collinsville in their playoff game LOCAL PLAYOFF RESULTS Girls

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This weeks Schedule

Calhoun County Sports

Here is the high school sports schedule for teams in and around Calhoun County for the week of April 25-30 Baseball SECOND ROUND AHSAA PLAYOFFS

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Donoho double

Donoho Double

Both of the school’s soccer teams complete historic double unbeaten regular seasons after respective victories over Faith Christian Donoho soccer pulled off the rare double

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Lions getting close

Lions Getting Close

Faith boys move closer to their first soccer playoff berth since finals appearance in 2015 after blanking Weaver Tuesday’s results Boys games Faith Christian 6,

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Other Sports

State bound

State Bound

White Plains girls in, boys out, Alexandria girls in; WP’s Webb girls co-medalist, Sawyer advances individually By Al Muskewitz SILVER LAKES — Baylie Webb was so

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Donoho Wins

Lady Falcons Come Close

Donoho finishes second in state 1A-3A girls tennis for second year in a row, Harris and Hillman-Draper doubles team win individual titles By Al Muskewitz

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Donoho Wins

Donoho Leads State

Monday roundup: Lady Falcons advance all 9 spots to second day of state tennis tournament, Pahman extends Faith baseball tradition and more MONTGOMERY – The

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Soaring to State

Soaring to State

Donoho’s girls dominates sectional, wins by a wide margin to earn spot in state tennis tournament at Lagoon Park JACKSONVILLE – The players on the

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Working Another Angle

October 20, 2021 By Al Muskewitz East Alabama Sports Today   Walker Whitworth usually goes to the lake with a couple plans in the tackle

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College Sports

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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A C-130 to Fly Over JSU Game

November 6, 2021Lee Evancho Per Jacksonville State University’s Director of Strategic Communications, Buffy Lockette, a C-130 aircraft from Montgomery’s 908th Airwing will fly over JSU

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Back in the game

Former JSU assistant Steve Gillispie returning to the dugout as first field manager of Choccolocco MonstersBy Al MuskewitzEast Alabama Sports TodayOXFORD — When you’ve been

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