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Football

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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Dad on her shoulder

Dad On Her Shoulder

Oxford, AL – Versatile Burns playing for team, school. community and her ailing dad when Oxford play for the state flag football championship Wednesday By Al

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Piedmont on point

Piedmont on Point

Piedmont, AL – Bulldogs headed to Class 3A state finals after routing Sylvania; Hayes sets another state record, gets game ball at midfield By Al Muskewitz

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Volleyball

Fly Eagle fly

Fly Eagle Fly

Jacksonville, AL – Jax’ Clark leaving the nest, affirms commitment to play volleyball at Snead State; will be coached by someone other than mom or dad

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Signing Day in Calhoun County

Calhoun County, AL – Basketball, baseball, volleyball players confirm their college choices today; several county players signing with Division I programs By Al Muskewitz If it

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Saints come marching in

Saints Come Marching In

Oxford, AL – Hope Christian Academy, the newest K-12 Christian school in Calhoun County, exploring its athletics options after receiving blessing of Oxford City Council By

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Donoho wins it

Donoho Wins It

Anniston, AL – Lady Falcons win 13th state volleyball title in school history with 3-1 win over area and county rival Pleasant Valley; Donoho’s Draper MVP

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This week’s schedule

This Week’s Schedule

Calhoun County, AL – Here is this week’s high school sports schedule for teams in and around Calhoun County for the week of Oct. 24-29 Football

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Track/Cross Country

Sectional standouts

Sectional Standouts

Calhoun County, AL – Oxford boys, White Plains boys, Jacksonville girls all win sectional team titles; Conn, Keur win girls races Two of Calhoun County’s top

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This week’s schedule

This Week’s Schedule

Calhoun County, AL – Here is this week’s high school sports schedule for teams in and around Calhoun County for the week of Oct. 24-29 Football

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County X-C

Calhoun County X-C

Calhoun County, AL – Both races in the Calhoun County Cross Country Championships  – for team and individual honors – are expected to be close with the

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Eye on the prize

Eye On the Prize for Oxford

Calhoun County, AL – Oxford’s Keur, George win Bulldog Twilight races at McClellan with course records, Southside sweeps team titles by narrow margins By Al Muskewitz

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Basketball

White Plains coach Chris Randall talks to his team during a timeout in the Wildcats’ victory over Cherokee County on Tuesday. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Big-shot Bussey

White Plains, AL – White Plains senior comes up biggest in fourth quarter as Wildcats down Cherokee County in confidence-building victory TUESDAY’S BOYS GAMES Anniston at

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Warriors find groove

Warriors Find Groove

Calhoun County, AL – Cherokee County picks up defense in second half, pulls away from White Plains to stay unbeaten in area; Wildcats hope to clinch

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Pleasant Valley’s Kolby Battles passes Jesse Gannaway as Cedar Bluffs M.J. Adams (15) and Dylan Kinard defend. (Photo by Krista Larkin)

Pleasant Hosts?

Pleasant Valley, AL – Pleasant Valley’s boys, girls split with Cedar Bluff, eye Munford then much bigger area games with Ranburne on Friday  By Joe Medley

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Oxford players celebrate their program’s fifth Calhoun County boys basketball title in a row and sixth in seven years Friday in Pete Mathews Coliseum. (Photo by Greg Warren)

Oxford’s ‘Manchild’

Jacksonville, AL – Lewis slams his way into the Calhoun County spotlight with MVP performance as No. 2 seed Oxford overcomes top seed Jacksonville for county

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Ohatchee’s Jorda Crook goes up with a host of Anniston defenders around her during their Calhoun County semifinal Thursday in Pete Mathews Coliseum.

‘Counted out’

Jacksonville, AL – Perennial county power Anniston overcomes Crook’s 32 points to get by Ohatchee, reach county final for the seventh year in a row By

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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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On the cover, Caden Johnson throws down one of the Golden Eagles’ numerous dunks. (Photos by Greg Warren)

Jacksonville Playing Like a 1

Jacksonville, AL – Between the dunks and 3-pointers, top-seeded Jacksonville puts on a show in its County Tournament debut By Al Muskewitz Jacksonville came into the

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Cover photo: Anniston’s A’Kayla Perry (4) drives the basket against Pleasant Valley’s Macey Roper. (Photo by Krista Larkin)

Anniston’s Perry Buries 3s

Anniston, AL – Daughter of Anniston hoops royalty finds aggression, shoots Lady Dawgs past Pleasant Valley and into Calhoun County tournament semifinals By Joe Medley Eddie

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Oxford’s Justice Woods (right) tries to score as White Plains’ Cassidy Arnold defends Tuesday in Pete Mathews Coliseum. (Photo by Greg Warren)

Confident Oxford

Oxford, AL – Yellow Jackets get out to blazing start, look the part of top seed, defending champion in quarterfinal victory over White Plains CALHOUN COUNTY

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Wrestling

Weaver’s Lena Johannson in action at the state girls wrestling tournament by Jimmy Smith.

Lena Wins It for Weaver

Birmingham, AL – Weaver’s Johannson wins third straight state girls title; Lady Bearcats finish third as team, collect state hardware for first time; Ranburne comes up

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the three Weaver finalists (from left): Mariah Johannson, Ali Anderson and Lena Johannson by Jimmy Smith

Weaver’s Girls State

Birmingham, AL – Weaver places 3 wrestlers into championship matches at the State Girls Wrestling Championships Three Weaver wrestlers are into the finals and the Lady

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Back to back

Back to Back for Weaver

Weaver, AL – Weaver wins at Ranburne for second win in as many weeks; Bob Jones wins at Alexandria Top-ranked Weaver claimed six weight classes, five

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Baseball

Who’s who on first

Who’s on First

Calhoun County, AL – Inseparable Alexandria Johnson twins have confounded baseball coaches for years, now it’s Shorter’s dilemma By Al Muskewitz Longtime Alexandria baseball coach

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Signing Day in Calhoun County

Calhoun County, AL – Basketball, baseball, volleyball players confirm their college choices today; several county players signing with Division I programs By Al Muskewitz If it

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Bolton on the ball

Bolton on the Ball

Oxford, AL – Former Oxford athlete joins Yellow Jackets’ baseball program as the county’s first female assistant coach in the sport By Al Muskewitz OXFORD – Wes

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Softball

Oxford going pro

Oxford Going Pro

Oxford, AL – Oxford could get its first professional team if City Council OKs bringing softball’s Vipers to Choccolocco Park By Al Muskewitz Rick Schiffhauer made

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Saints come marching in

Saints Come Marching In

Oxford, AL – Hope Christian Academy, the newest K-12 Christian school in Calhoun County, exploring its athletics options after receiving blessing of Oxford City Council By

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Gattis tops All-State

Gattis Tops All-State

Alexandria, AL – Alexandria’s Rylee Gattis, who worked on her art during the COVID shutdown, became a prolific crocheter and ultimately a nearly unhittable pitcher, was

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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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Golf

2022-23 Wrestling

2022-23 Wrestling

Calhoun County, AL – Here is the 2022-23 master wrestling schedule for teams in and around Calhoun County; will be updated as schedules become available; to

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Rolling Red Tour

Rolling Red Tour in Oxford

Oxford, AL – Here are Wednesday’s first-round scores from the Rolling Red Tour’s Alabama Classic at Cider Ridge J.T. Griffin of Marietta, Ga., birdied the 18th

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Match Play pairings

Match Play Pairings

Calhoun County, AL – Here are the matches for the Calhoun County Match Play Championship this weekend at Anniston Municipal GC CALHOUN COUNTY MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

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Cream rises in SKCC

Cream Rises in Oxford’s SKCC

Oxford, AL – Cole-Wigington, Montenegro-Bussey emerge from a crowded leaderboard to hold top two spots heading into Championship Sunday SKCC LEADERBOARD Ty Cole-Gary Wigington -32 Jesus

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SKCC Notebook

SKCC Notebook

Anniston, AL – Early ACC team enjoys the opening round in colorful Hawaiian shirts, tournament leader plays two drivers in round, and more By Al Muskewitz

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In the chips

In the Chips

Oxford, AL – Past Sunny King Charity Classic winners will receive a commemorative poker chip to recognize their victory, momento will be awarded through 2029  Gary

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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

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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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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