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December 27, 2014

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Golf notebook: Cane Creek grill ready for golfers to enjoy

The weather may be a little cold, but the Cane Creek Golf Association keeps rolling along and keeps us up to date with all the happenings out at Cane Creek.

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Friday 12/26/2014
Auburn notes: Week opens with team dinner
Posted: December 26, 2014

TAMPA — What better way to kick off a game week than a dinner featuring over 5,000 pounds of food?

Auburn football: Williams, McKinzy ‘running late’ to Outback Bowl
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 8:25 pm

TAMPA — Auburn arrived in Tampa for the start of bowl week without two of its top players.

Oxford wrestlers sixth out of 55 teams in South Carolina tourney
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 7:43 pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Oxford’s wrestling team finished fifth in the Coastal Clash tournament this past week, as six of its athletes finished in the top eight in their divisions.

Alabama football: Five items the Tide needs to check off before gameday
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 5:37 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Top-ranked Alabama is scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon and will begin putting the final touches on its game plan for its Sugar Bowl matchup with Ohio State.

All-Area football: The Anniston Star's all-area squad
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 7:22 pm

The Anniston Star's All-Area football team.

All-Area football: Young's direction put Ranburne into state semifinals
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 7:23 pm

RANBURNE — Ranburne’s football team had two goals in 2014:

All-Area football: Wiggins' big year yields area honor
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 7:24 pm

RANBURNE — Dylan Wiggins wasn’t the only Ranburne player who played a big role in the Bulldogs’ journey to the Class 2A semifinals, but there’s no telling how the season would have gone without the him.

Joe Medley: Thanks for the advice, Nick Saban
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 2:55 pm

I've listened to Nick Saban rants for eight years. The more I tune out the feeling of being lectured, the more I agree.

Wayne Hester: College football semifinals: Four teams, four key players
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 8:39 pm

On Jan. 1, four teams will meet to slice the college football semifinals down to two.

Thursday 12/25/2014
Alabama football: Tide’s Sims has come a long way in 8 months
Posted: December 25, 2014

TUSCALOOSA — Things were perceived as being so bad coming off of Alabama’s spring game that Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban recalled having a young fan come up to him with a question about the Tide’s quarterback situation.

Joe Medley: Calhoun County's top 10 sports stories for 2014
Updated: December 25, 2014 - 7:00 am

Conan O’Brien gave us Triumph the Insulting Comic Dog, but triumph is nothing for us to poop on. There were lots of sports triumphs involving Calhoun County people and teams in 2014. What follows is our top 10:

Brandon Miller: No, there aren’t too many bowl games
Updated: December 25, 2014 - 5:37 pm

There’s no telling where the initial statement came from, but the first person that said there are too many bowls games must have been a troll.

Dick Coffee's little red book carries on
Updated: December 25, 2014 - 6:03 am

Dick Coffee III is carrying on the tradition of his father by publishing “Dick Coffee's Football Guide.”

Wednesday 12/24/2014
Brandon Miller's prep notebook: No surprise in Piedmont’s hot start
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 4:45 pm

From a 26-7 season two years ago to missing the cut for sub-regionals last year, it would be easy for a casual observer to forget about the Piedmont girls basketball squad.

One on one with ... Piedmont's Bre Green
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Piedmont High’s Bre Green will be the first to tell you about her competitiveness.

James Crepea: Ten things Auburn fans should be thankful for
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 3:41 pm

AUBURN — The season isn’t ending how Auburn fans hoped but there’s still plenty to be thankful for if you wear orange and blue.

Auburn football: Jones a key component to rebuilding defense
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 2:26 pm

AUBURN — One of the critical returning pieces Will Muschamp inherits in his quest to revamp Auburn’s defense is Jonathan Jones, one of the better cover cornerbacks in the SEC.

Marq Burnett: Ten things Alabama fans should be thankful for
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 4:46 pm

It’s the holiday season, and the Alabama faithful has a lot to be thankful for.

Calhoun County 1A-3A football: Piedmont QB Lusk takes top player honors
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 5:09 pm

PIEDMONT — It was about seven years ago that Piedmont head coach Steve Smith told Tyler Lusk that he would one day play quarterback for the Bulldogs.

Calhoun County 1A-3A football: Defense helps Felder take top coach honors
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 5:08 pm

It’s not a secret that for Donoho this year, everything started with its defense.

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