Most of Ranburne will be at Jacksonville State’s Pete Mathews Coliseum this evening at 6 p.m. when the Ranburne girls take on Section in the semifinal round of the Northeast Regional basketball tournament. It will be the second consecutive Northeast Regional appearance for Ranburne (17-8).           

Ranburne advanced to the championship game of the Class 2A, Area 10 boys basketball tournament in Vincent with a convincing 71-47 win over archrival Woodland on Tuesday. The Bulldogs return to Vincent today at 6 p.m. to challenge the Yellow Jackets for the Area 10 title. The Area 10 champion will host the runner-up from Area 8 – either LaFayette or Lanett – while the Area 10 runner-up will travel to play the Area 8 champion on Feb. 14 in the sub-regional round. Those winners advance to the Northeast Regional tournament at Jacksonville State.

The weather-delayed ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ wrestling tournament turned out to be a huge success for the Cleburne County wrestling team. The Tigers scored 210 points and finished first, edging out Weaver. The Bearcats had 200.5 points. Leeds was third with 177 points and Wellborn with 165 points rounded out the top four.

Ranburne’s girls made two trips into Clay County last week for the annual Tri-County basketball tournament and returned home smiling both times.

Cleburne County will host its annual ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ wrestling tournament Saturday. Head wrestling coach Rusty Mayfield said Wednesday afternoon this year’s tournament field includes intra-county rival Ranburne; Alexandria, Ohatchee, Oxford, Piedmont, Saks, Weaver and Wellborn from Ca…

The 2016 fall season has been especially fruitful for the Alabama State Parks System. Starting with the overwhelming approval of Amendment 2 on the ballot in November to encouraging visitor numbers, enthusiasm abounds at State Parks.

Ranburne wrestled at home Tuesday evening for the first time this season, hosting Cedartown (Ga.) and Saks. The Bulldogs won both matches and wrestling coach Shane Bivin liked the way they did it. 

November 18 was a day Amber Parker and Kiara Akles will remember for the rest of their lives. Teammates on the Cleburne County High School softball team, the seniors held a joint scholarship signing ceremony at the school library that morning.

Basketball season opens for the Cleburne County girls Saturday around 4:30 p.m. when this year’s Tigers play White Plains in the opening round of the Champions Sports Academy Thanksgiving Classic. The tournament, played at the Champions’ facility in Alexandria, continues Monday and concludes Tuesday. All eight teams are guaranteed three games. Cleburne County will play either Ohatchee or Westbrook Christian Monday, depending on who wins and who loses Saturday. If the Tigers down White Plains, they will play Monday at 6 p.m.      

Alex Lee had the kind of game for the Danville Braves Tuesday night that most baseball players never experience. The former Cleburne County High, Central Alabama and Samford standout was 4-for-4 with a walk in Danville’s 10-8 win over the Pulaski Yankees. Playing in Danville’s spacious Legion Field, Lee hit two home runs, drove in five runs and scored three times.