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Football

Jacksonville head football coach Clint Smith talks during Wednesday’s National Signing Day ceremony to honor Ky’dric Fisher (left) and Maddie Holt. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Something Bigger in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, AL – Jacksonville’s Fisher looks ahead to opportunities to come at, and because of, Dartmouth. Holt channels sixth-grade self to explain opportunity she never saw

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Former Alexandria standout Ronnie Royal makes a one-handed interception to help Gulf Shores beat Ramsay in the Class 5A state title game at Tuscaloosa. Royal is a finalist for Class 5A back of the year. (Photo by Will Carter/Pure Game/AHSAA photos)

ASWA Football Finalists

Calhoun County, AL – Finalists for 2023 back- and lineman-of-the-year awards by classification, as voted by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Editor’s note: Winners, Super All-State

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Jacksonville quarterback Jim Ogle scrambles against Catholic-Montgomery in their Class 4A semifinal game. The Alabama Sports Writers Association voted him first-team all-state quarterback for Class 4A. (Photo by Greg Warren/For East Alabama Sports Today)

ASWA All-State Team

The Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State high school football teams, honorable mentions and coaches of the year: CLASS 7A FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE Offense QB: Andrew Alford,

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Volleyball

Pleasant Valley’s Allie Bryant on Tuesday celebrates her signing to play volleyball for Gadsden State Community College. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Family Tradition

Pleasant Valley, AL – Fresh off helping Pleasant Valley win a state volleyball title, Bryant becomes the latest in her family to take her game to

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Alexandria’s Kailey Dickerson is the East Alabama Sports Today 2023 Class 4A-6A All-Calhoun County player of the year, and Alexandria’s Whitney Welch is coach of the year after the Valley Cubs won 52 matches and their first-ever North Super Regional title en route to the Class 5A state semifinals. Pleasant Valley’s Maddie Schwabe is the 1A-3A All-County player of the year and Dana Bryant the coach of the year after the Raiders won the Calhoun County, Class 2A North Super Regional and state championships, ending their season with 20 consecutive victories. (Krista Larkin/For East Alabama Sports Today and submitted photos)

All Calhoun County Volleyball

Calhoun County, AL – Pleasant Valley’s Bryant, Schwabe and Alexandria’s Welch, Dickerson take top honors on the 2023 East Alabama Sports Today All-Calhoun County volleyball teams.

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Spring Garden and Faith Christian face off in a Class 1A quarterfinal match on Wednesday at Birmingham CrossPlex. (Photo by Joe Medley)

State Volleyball

Birmingham, AL – Spring Garden sweeps Faith Christian and Addison to reach 1A final, and Cherokee County falls in 4A quarterfinals. Editor’s note: For coverage of

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Track/Cross Country

Jacksonville head football coach Clint Smith talks during Wednesday’s National Signing Day ceremony to honor Ky’dric Fisher (left) and Maddie Holt. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Something Bigger in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, AL – Jacksonville’s Fisher looks ahead to opportunities to come at, and because of, Dartmouth. Holt channels sixth-grade self to explain opportunity she never saw

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White Plains’ Maddyn Conn receives two more state-championship rings Friday, at the Wildcats’ basketball game, then posted second- and third-place finishes at the state indoor track championships Saturday. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Calhoun County Indoor Track

Birmingham, AL – Munford’s Frank, Cherokee County’s Johnson bring home state titles. White Plains’ Conn takes second- and third-place finishes. By East Alabama Sports Today

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Defending Class 4A state champion Maddyn Conn (Bib 436) hopes to repeat while leading White Plains’ girls to a team state title Saturday in Moulton. (Submitted photo)

Calhoun County Cross County

Calhoun County, AL – Munford’s Frank, White Plains’ Conn look to repeat as Class 4A champions. White Plains’ boys, girls projected leaders among area teams contending

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Basketball

Anniston’s Tykeria Smith catches a pass from Serena Hardy during Anniston’s 44-40 victory over New Hope in Monday’s Class 4A Northeast Regional semifinals. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Eddie Factor for Anniston

Jacksonville, AL – Veteran coach simulates New Hope star guard in practice, helps Anniston find the formula to get back to the Northeast Regional final. By

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This week’s schedule

Calhoun County Sports Schedule

Calhoun County, AL – Prep sports events involving area teams for the week of Feb. 19-Feb. 24. Coaches, to have your schedule included, email hayden.medley@gmail.com.  

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Regional pairings

Regional Pairings

Calhoun County, AL – Northeast and Central Regional pairings for East Alabama Sports Today coverage-area teams. (Updated with times, championship game days/times) Girls CLASS 1A

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On to The Pete

On to The Pete in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, AL – Anniston’s boys and girls, Piedmont’s boys, Faith Christian’s boys and B.B. Comer’s boys advance to regional play. (Includes links to regional pairings and

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Updated Subregional results

Updated Subregional Results

Calhoun County, AL – Results from AHSAA subregional games involving East Alabama Sports Today coverage-area teams. Most girls teams played Friday, and most boys teams

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Subregional pairings

Updated Subregional Pairings

Calhoun County, AL – Regional pairings for East Alabama Sports Today coverage-area teams plus potential regional-final opponents. (Will be updated after Saturday’s subregional games.) Girls CLASS

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Oxford Photo Gallery

Oxford Photo Gallery

Oxford, AL – Oxford’s boys play host to Huffman in a Class 6A, Northeast subregional game. Winner advances to the Northeast Regional. Photos by Joe Medley

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Oxford’s Jordyn McRae (left) and JaMea Gaston bring pressure during the Yellow Jackets’ 79-52 victory over Gardendale in Friday’s Class 6A Northeast subregional at Oxford. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Oxford Regional Trim

Oxford, AL – After season of developing new talent, Oxford’s girls show dominant look in 79-52 victory in subregional to secure fourth consecutive Northeast Regional

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Pleasant Valley, the 2024 Class 2A, Area 9 champion. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Pleasant Valley Strong

Pleasant Valley, AL – In another promising turn for Pleasant Valley boys’ sports, the Raiders become back-to-back area basketball champions … this time at home.

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Subregional pairings

Subregional Pairings

Calhoun County, AL – Pairings for AHSAA subregional games involving area teams. Unless otherwise noted, girls play Friday at 6 p.m., and boys play Saturday at

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B.B. Comer coach Marcus Herbert leads the Tigers during the 2022 Larry & Connie Davidson Classic at Oxford. (File photo)

Comer Coming

Sylacauga, AL – With Weaver grad Herbert at the helm, B.B. Comer takes down Central Coosa for area title, advances to subregional play.   Marcus Herbert

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Wrestling

State wrestling

State Wrestling

Huntsville, AL – Weaver leads after day one, gets five wrestlers through to championship semifinals. (Includes rundown of wrestlers still active for area teams)   Top-ranked

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Updated Sectional wrestling

Updated Sectional Wrestling

Birmingham, AL – Weaver adds North Super Sectional title to its season resume, qualifies wrestlers in all weight classes for state. Alexandria, Southside and Cleburne County

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Weaver receives its trophy after winning the program’s first state duals championship Friday at Birmingham CrossPlex. (Submitted photo)

Weaver Duals Champs

Birmingham, AL – Weaver’s glorious wrestling program achieves a first, defeating St. John Paul II then St. James to win Class 1A-4A state duals title. Weaver’s

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Baseball

Spring roundup

Spring Roundup

Calhoun County, AL – Burns swings the hottest bat as Oxford scores 20 runs en route to area victory at Gadsden City. Munford baseball tops

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This week’s schedule

Calhoun County Sports Schedule

Calhoun County, AL – Prep sports events involving area teams for the week of Feb. 19-Feb. 24. Coaches, to have your schedule included, email hayden.medley@gmail.com.  

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Oxford seniors (from left) Forrest Heacock, Carter Johnson and R.J. Brooks sport the caps of their college choices during Friday’s signing ceremony in the school’s media center. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Oxford Has a Hive Mentality

Oxford, AL – Oxford’s state-championship baseball team produces three more signees, bringing the total to eight with three more Yellow Jackets committed. By Joe Medley The

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Softball

This week’s schedule

Calhoun County Sports Schedule

Calhoun County, AL – Prep sports events involving area teams for the week of Feb. 19-Feb. 24. Coaches, to have your schedule included, email hayden.medley@gmail.com.  

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Ohatchee’s Ellie Carden (right) celebrates signing Thursday to play softball for Gadsden State Community College with friends (from left) Brylie Myer, Kiana Garber and Breanna Martin, all wearing T-shirts that spell out Carden’s nickname. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Ohatchee Apt Slapper

Ohatchee, AL – Ohatchee slap-hit master Carden makes good with chance to play softball beyond high school, signs with Gadsden State Community College. By Joe Medley

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Golf

County Match Play

Calhoun County Match Play

Calhoun County, AL – McGatha, defending champions Wigington, Rollins and Brooks sweep through to semifinals as top four seeds advance to Sunday.   Chalk was the

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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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Soccer

Spring roundup

Spring Roundup

Calhoun County, AL – Burns swings the hottest bat as Oxford scores 20 runs en route to area victory at Gadsden City. Munford baseball tops

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This week’s schedule

Calhoun County Sports Schedule

Calhoun County, AL – Prep sports events involving area teams for the week of Feb. 19-Feb. 24. Coaches, to have your schedule included, email hayden.medley@gmail.com.  

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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

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

JSU football slate

JSU Football Slate

Gamecocks’ 2024 football schedule. Home games in all capital letters. Times and television to be determined. Season tickets can be purchased at this link. Sat.,

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