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December 28, 2014


Ware tallies 17 points against Clay Central

Evening their Class 4A, Area 11 record at 1-1 and putting a quick end to a brief two-game losing streak will be the goals for the Cleburne County girls when they travel to White Plains Friday. The Tigers play at Oneonta Saturday before taking a week-long break from games for Christmas.Cleburne County picked up its third win of the season at home on Dec. 11, defeating an improving Clay Central team 53-35. The Tigers led 24-14 at halftime. Eryka Ware, Kiara Akles and Alex Casey each had five points by the break and Montana Mattox came off the bench to scored three points in the first quarter.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
Lady Bulldogs defeat White Plains
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 10:52 am

Trailing after three quarters, Ranburne rallied to defeat White Plains 55-48 on the road Tuesday. The comeback opened the season for coach Tim Smith’s girls.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Bulldogs travel to Fyffe for semi-finals
Posted: November 26, 2014

A swarming defense helped Ranburne limit archrival Woodland to a field goal and the Bulldogs advanced to the AHSAA Class 2A semifinals with a 15-3 win at home Friday.

CCHS to hold a softball pitching clinic
Posted: November 26, 2014

It’s not often that a two-time NCAA Division I All-America softball pitcher makes an appearance at a high school pitching clinic much less serves as the clinic’s instructor. That’s just what will be happening in Heflin Friday.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Bulldogs to meet familiar foe
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Ranburne will face a very familiar foe in Friday’s quarterfinal round of the AHSAA Class 2A football playoffs. Longtime rival and Region 5 opponent Woodland stands between the Bulldogs and a semifinal date the day after Thanksgiving against the winner of the quarterfinal game between Fyffe and Tanner. As Region 5 champions, Ranburne (11-0) will play at home against the Bobcats (9-3). Woodland finished fourth in Region 5.

In the regular-season game, played at Woodland on October 24,

Tigers lose a heartbreaker
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:02 pm

With a 13-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, Cleburne County fans were already wondering who their Tigers would be playing in the AHSAA Class 4A quarterfinals. Then the unthinkable happened. Cordova’s offense, dormant in the third quarter and half of the fourth, erupted for two touchdowns in a span of less than five minutes and the Blue Devils defeated Cleburne County 35-34.    

Thursday 11/13/2014
Tigers headed to Cordova
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 3:24 pm

When you can score 24 points in the first quarter without your starting quarterback and starting center and keep your opponent scoreless during that time with a starting linebacker on the sideline, you’ve got a deep football team. That’s what the Cleburne County Tigers did last Friday night in their 54-28 win over visiting Westminster Christian of Huntsville in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.

Unheaten Ranburne hosts Gaston
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 3:17 pm

If you’re planning to be at Ranburne’s second-round game in the Class 2A playoffs Friday night, plan to come early. Ranburne fans packed the home stands for last week’s 63-22 win over Phil Campbell. Gaston, this week’s opponent, is from nearby Etowah County and should bring a much larger crowd to the visitors’ side of the field than the Bobcats brought last week.

Thursday 11/06/2014
Ranburne ready for first round
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 11:24 am

There are some advantages to being a region champion when the Alabama High School Athletic Association begins its football playoffs. For one, you don’t have to drive from one side of the state to the other for a first-round game. Just ask Phil Campbell coach Ryan Swinney. His Bobcats (4-6) will leave Franklin County on the Alabama-Mississippi border some time Friday and drive almost to Georgia to take on Ranburne’s Region 5 champion Bulldogs (9-0) at 7 p.m. The Bobcats finished fourth in Region 8 behind traditionally strong Red Bay, Sulligent and Hatton. 

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