Jacksonville’s baseball team was on the short end of two big scores Saturday and lost twice at Alexandria. The Golden Eagles returned to the win column Tuesday with a 4-2 victory at Pleasant Valley. Read the full story
Torry Brown was a point guard in a family of wide receivers when football sat alone as Anniston High’s driver sport. Come Thursday, he also hopes to make his contribution to a family of champions.
Positivity hardly rates as the day’s most prominent contagion, but it has returned to feed the starved as Anniston’s boys prepare to face Booker T. Washington and the girls ready for Rogers in Thursday morning’s Class 4A title games.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound defensive end/tight end held a signing ceremony Tuesday to mark his acceptance of a preferred walk-on offer from Jacksonville State.
JSU seniors Darian Adams and Brandon Huffman made the men's squad. Adams was a first-team pick, while Huffman was on the second team. JSU junior Yamia Johnson made the women's first-team squad.
This week, it's Jacksonville State at Tennessee State, take two. The Gamecocks originally were supposed to play the Tigers at Tennessee State's Hale Stadium on Feb. 21, but it was postponed to Sunday in Nashville.
After sweeping Tennessee Tech on Sunday, Jacksonville State found that the Golden Eagles weren't going to go down easy Monday. The Gamecocks pulled off a 25-17, 25-18, 22-25, 25-21 as seniors Lexie Libs and Kaylie Milton helped set the pace.
The Gamecocks (4-1, 1-0 OVC) were 16th last week. Tennessee Tech (1-1, 1-1), which lost to JSU on Sunday, was 23rd but has fallen out of the poll.
The first meeting between the two teams Jan. 9 in Auburn Arena was the most exciting game Alabama has played all season, a 94-90 Crimson Tide victory that was NCAA tournament caliber from both teams.
TUSCALOOSA -- The Foy-ODK Sportmanship Trophy, presented annually to the winner of the Alabama-Auburn football game, will not be awarded at halftime of Tuesday’s Alabama-Auburn basketball game.
The tournament starts Friday at Choccolocco Park. Semifinals are March 8 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The championship is March 9 at 6 p.m. in Jacksonville State University’s Jim Case Stadium.
Jacksonville State is now 7-0, which is tied for first place in the Ohio Valley Conference, and five of those wins were sweeps. Morehead State beat Tennessee State on Sunday and is also 7-0.
The Gamecocks beat Tennessee Tech by running the ball, stopping the run and being plus in giveaway-takeaway (five to three), which means they hit all three markers in the holy triumvirate of success for 1970s college football coaches.
JSU (4-1) started its final Ohio Valley Conference season with a victory while dropping Tech to 1-1. Tech beat 2019 OVC champion Austin Peay on Feb. 21.
Jacksonville State’s starting pitchers didn’t need much run support, but they got it in spades Saturday during a doubleheader sweep of Valparaiso.
The Gamecocks (17-8), winners in seven of eight games to end the regular season, finished 13-6 in Ohio Valley Conference play. They will carry the No. 4 seed into the league tournament and play either Austin Peay or Murray State on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Ford Center at Evansville, Ind.
Before beating Southern Mississippi in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, the Gamecocks were 0-7. Nicole Rodriguez changed that.