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.
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.
Anniston (25-3) advanced to Thursday’s 9 a.m. 4A title game against Rogers, the team that beat Anniston in the final two years ago. Rogers beat Geneva 55-45 earlier Friday in Birmingham CrossPlex's Bill Harris Arena.
The Auburn City Schools Board of Education made Keith Etheredge’s hiring official during a specially called meeting Friday, and Oxford must replace a five-time state champion who led the Yellow Jackets back to the top in 2019.
The Panthers finished their first 2A season 32-3 and ranked No. 1 in the final Alabama Sports Writers Association poll, released a regular-season’s end.
Decatur Heritage (20-7) advanced to the Final Four, while JCA finished 19-8 after turning last year’s first Northeast Regional appearance in back-to-back appearances.
Noah Reedy drove in four runs to lead Piedmont’s baseball team at the plate, and the Bulldogs downed Jacksonville 6-3 on Tuesday. Reedy went 3-for-4 with a double and scored a run.
Kylee Barnes pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing five hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts, to lead Ohatchee’s softball team to a 5-0 victory over Wellborn on Tuesday in Ohatchee’s season-opener.
Derrick went 3-for-4 with a home run, double, three runs and two RBIs as the Yellow Jackets down 9-2 on Monday. She also stole two bases.
Alexandria’s strong run since the Calhoun County tournament ended in mid-January ended at eight wins in 10 games, including a dramatic sub-regional victory over Parker on D’Anthony Walton’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer.
The Valley Cubs finished 15-9.
Photo gallery: The Anniston Bulldogs beat area rival White Plains Monday, winning 48-37 in the 4A boys Northeast Regional final in Jacksonville State University’s Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Photo gallery: The defending Class 4A state champions defeated Handley 52-37 in the Northeast Regional final Monday morning at Jacksonville State's Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Anniston's defending Class 4A state champions defeated Handley 52-37 in the Class 4A Northeast Regional final Monday morning at Jacksonville State's Pete Mathews Coliseum.