Monday's local high school sports roundup:
JACKSONVILLE --- Jacob Maples’ buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the corner completed New Hope’s comeback to beat Glencoe 64-62 in Monday’s final Northeast Regional Class 3A semifinal.
OXFORD — Oxford opened its baseball season with back-to-back-to-back victories to start the new season. Thanks to the Presidents Day holiday, Oxford could host Russell County, Pelham and Russellville all in one day.
JACKSONVILLE — Wellborn made breakthroughs in girls basketball this season, but the Panthers also defined the next breakthrough … playing on the big stage.
JACKSONVILLE — Piedmont and Plainview knew each other all too well going into Monday’s Class 3A Northeast Regional semifinal game.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — After sweeping four games at the Southern Mississippi Black & Gold Classic over the weekend, the Jacksonville State softball team swept the Ohio Valley Conference's weekly awards Monday.
JACKSONVILLE — Of the Saks contingent available to reporters following the Wildcats’ victory in the Northeast Regional on Monday, only Jonathan Miller watched Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.
JACKSONVILLE --- Katherine Thompson scored a game-high 21 points to lead three Plainview players in double figures, and the Bears eliminated Glencoe 57-50 in Monday’s Northeast Regional Class 3A girls’ semifinals.
Alabama announced publicly the hiring of two assistant football coaches Monday: Joe Pannunzio as the Crimson Tide’s special teams coordinator and tight ends coach, and Brian Daboll as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
AUBURN — Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl looked at his roster when preseason practice began in October with at least one certainty — his young team would get better.
As Oxford’s wrestling team mugged for pictures following securing a state championship Saturday, the school’s hall of fame athletics director Larry Davidson couldn’t help make a point.
JACKSONVILLE — Following Madison Academy’s thrilling 86-83 overtime win over Handley, Andy Blackston, like many coaches, summed the game perfectly: “Basketball is a game of runs,” he said.
JACKSONVILLE — Hokes Bluff did everything it could to survive it’s Northeast Regional girls’ Class 4A semifinal Monday, but Madison Academy is moving, 59-49.
MIAMI — Jacksonville State posted eight runs over the final four innings to claim the season-opening weekend series over Florida International with a 12-6 Sunday win at the FIU Baseball Stadium.
JACKSONVILLE — The joyful emotions surrounding festivities to honor seniors Greg Tucker and Erik Durham weren’t the only ones filling Pete Mathews Coliseum on Saturday evening.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Anna Chisolm had a big day as Jacksonville State swept Southern Mississippi 2-0 and Mississippi Valley State 10-1 on Saturday.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Mustapha Heron scored a game-high 20 points and Ronnie Johnson 12 points on four 3-pointers as Auburn lost at Texas A&M 81-62 in Reed Arena on Saturday.