At Clay Central, Ranburne’s girls advanced to the championship game of the Tri-County tournament with a 56-45 win over Horseshoe Bend on Thursday. The Bulldogs led 28-20 at the half.
JACKSONVILLE — Purple is not a Weaver color, but the school’s girls basketball team made it look good in Thursday’s Calhoun County tournament quarterfinals.
The Jacksonville State men’s basketball team dropped its first Ohio Valley Conference road game in a 77-60 loss at Belmont on Thursday.
JACKSONVILLE — On the same night the NBA announced starters for its All-Star Game, several Oxford players made bids for the annual slam dunk contest.
TUSCALOOSA — Towering over a packed Naylor Stone Media Room in the Mal Moore Athletics Facility on Thursday, Greg Byrne took to the podium for the first time since being named Alabama’s next athletic director.
JACKSONVILLE — Inclement weather approached Pete Mathews Coliseum on Thursday afternoon, but Torry Brown had his Anniston Bulldogs prepared.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Fresh off an unbeaten Ohio Valley Conference season, the Jacksonville State softball team has been picked to repeat as champions in 2017.
When I was walking out of Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn after Piedmont won the Class 3A state championship, I was sure Taylor Hayes had done enough.
TUSCALOOSA — Even after four years at the helm, Alabama athletic director Bill Battle still had a little trouble jiggling open the door to his conference room in the Mal M. Moore Athletic Building on Thursday.
PIEDMONT — It’s been over a month since Piedmont won the Class 3A state championship, but that feeling still hasn’t completely set in. Thursday it began to finally feel real.
PIEDMONT — Mason Langley stood up amid rows of Piedmont football players in yellow shirts during Thursday’s state championship trophy presentation. Then a speaker asked Langley to stand again, joking that maybe not everybody in the gym saw the massive Class 3A lineman of the year.
TUSCALOOSA — Heavy traffic on Interstate 20 caused much of the 10,347 reported attendance inside Coleman Coliseum to show up late for Wednesday’s game between Alabama and Missouri.
MONTGOMERY — K.J. Britt was a young man between lives at Wednesday’s Alabama Sports Writers Association Mr. Football Awards banquet.
MONTGOMERY — Ohatchee’s Austin Tucker was in the company of some of the top players in Alabama on Wednesday at the Alabama Sports Writers Association Mr. Football Banquet.
MONTGOMERY — There weren’t many seats left at the Class 3A table at the Alabama Sports Writers Association Mr. Football Banquet in Montgomery on Wednesday.
It’s an exciting time for Alabama basketball. Regardless of how animated head coach Avery Johnson might get at any mention of his team reaching the top just yet, things are definitely looking up for Crimson Tide hoops.
JACKSONVILLE — On any given night any of Sacred Heart’s basketball players could have a big night. Tuesday was D.J. Heath’s night.