Sports

Opelika Hires New Head Football Coach

CALEB ROSS TAKES OVER FOR BRIAN BLACKMON

1/2Caleb Ross Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Caleb Ross1 Show Caption Hide Caption Exactly one month to the day after long-time Opelika football coach Brian Blackmon resigned, Opelika has found his replacement. Caleb Ross has been named the new head football coach at Opelika High School. Ross has been Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at McGill-Toolen High School in…

Scholar Athlete: Northside Soccer Player, Julia Aguirre

AGUIRRE MAINTAINS A 4.3 GPA, 2016 ALL-STAR FOR GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

1/4Julia Aguirre Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Julia Aguirre Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Julia Aguirre Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Julia Aguirre Show Caption Hide Caption It’s pretty sweet playing soccer for a consistent postseason-bound team. It’s even sweeter when you can do it alongside your sister. “She (my sister) plays right behind me, center-mid,” said Julia Aguirre. “So it’s kind of…

UGA to Implement SEC Clear Bag Policy in 2017

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1/1ClearBagPolicyInfo Show Caption Hide Caption In the interest of public safety and to expedite entry into its venues, the UGA Athletic Association will begin to implement the Southeastern Conference Clear Bag Policy in 2017. This policy will be in effect at the annual G-Day intrasquad football game on April 22nd. It will go into effect permanently for the 2017-18 competition…

Alabama High School Basketball Player of the Year Finalists Announced

SEVERAL AREA PLAYERS ARE UP FOR AWARDS

1/6Kaitlin Hill Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6Garrett-Hammett Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6LaDajia Jones Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6Trip Day Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6Lanett’s Pollard Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6Garrison Brooks Show Caption Hide Caption The annual ASWA Player of the Year Finalists have been announced and several area basketball players are up for awards. Three players from each AHSAA…

Auburn’s T.J. Lang Announces Decision to Transfer

AUBURN GUARD AVERAGED JUST FOUR POINTS A GAME THIS SEASON

1/2Lang Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Lang’s Twitter Message Show Caption Hide Caption The Auburn men’s basketball team is losing one of their players. On Wednesday afternoon, guard T.J. Lang took to Twitter to announce his decision to transfer from the program. Lang had been with the Tigers program for three seasons. He had a standout sophomore season where he averaged…

Lions “Know They Can Compete” After Jacksonville Loss

LIONS LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK WITH GAME AT CORPUS CHRISTI

Before Friday’s season opener, the Columbus Lions hadn’t lost since June of 2015. Now at 0-1 on the season, the Lions will look to bounce back after their 56-41 loss to the Jacksonville Sharks, one of the top arena football teams in the country. “We shot ourselves in the foot a lot,” said wide receiver Mike Reeve. “But we can…

CSU’s Incredible Season Comes to an End in the Elite Eight

LADY COUGARS FALL TO VIRGINIA UNION IN NCAA DII TOURNAMENT

1/5Keyrra Gillespie Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Anita Howard Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Alexis Carter Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Britteny Tatum Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Elite Eight Court Show Caption Hide Caption The Columbus State women’s basketball season has come to an end. On Tuesday afternoon, the Lady Cougars played Virginia Union in the NCAA DII Elite Eight and fell, 78-73….

Richard Carter Inducted Into Alabama H.S Sports Hall of Fame

WON SECOND STATE TITLE EARLIER THIS MONTH

Lanett boys head basketball coach Richard Carter was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame Monday night. Carter’s career has spanned 45 years and includes 15 state semifinal appearances.  His Panther teams have won back-to-back state championships with the most recent coming earlier this month. Before coming to Lanett in 2012 Carter spent time coaching in Georgia. …