SPRINGVILLE – In front of a jammed-packed, standing-room only crowd, the Springville Tigers almost made the comeback of a lifetime Tuesday against the Arab Knights in the Class 5A sub-regional basketball action.

PELL CITY -- Three Pell City High School student-athletes signed letters-of-intent to play football, and one signed to compete in football and track during a ceremony Wednesday coinciding with National Signing Day.

Talladega High School’s boys basketball team defeated Lincoln 85-60 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 5A, Area 10 tournament at Central Clay County High School in Lineville.

After spending the last two years as defensive coordinator at Ragland High School, Derrick Sewell is now the Purple Devils’ new head football coach. The move came after former head football coach Brian Alred decided to go back home to Glencoe.

Only three ninth-grade boys’ teams competed in the county tournament – Moody, Springville and St. Clair. After the Tigers defeated the Saints Friday, the championship game was set Saturday as Springville took on top-seeded Moody. The Tigers won the championship 59-27.

The 2018 St. Clair County Jr. High Basketball Tournament was held recently at the Moody Jr. High School gym. Springville won the seventh-grade championship, defeating Odenville 41-40 in overtime. The Ashville girls beat Ragland 30-25 while the Ashville boys defeated Springville 52-48 to win …

MOODY – After being held scoreless in the first quarter, the Ashville Lady Bulldogs scored 30 points during the next three quarters to earn a hard-fought 30-25 victory over the Ragland Lady Purple Devils in the championship game of the St. Clair County Jr. High Basketball Tournament.