Sports – Alabama Sports

Glenwood among first baseball teams to begin practice

It didn’t just feel like Spring on Wednesday, it sounded like it. Baseballs against bats could be heard in Alabama as several high school teams officially hit the field. This week marks the first time teams like the Glenwood Gators can begin throwing and practicing. 2016 was a great season for Alabama high school teams. Nine teams made playoff appearances…

Alabama falls to Clemson in National Championship game

What a night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida where it was a national championship game for the ages. In the end though, the Alabama Crimson Tide come up that short against a DeShaun Watson led Clemson team that simply wouldn’t be denied. An unfamiliar scene for Alabama. Walking off the field in disappointment as opposing teams confetti rained…

Glenwood duo sign baseball scholarships

College dreams were made Monday morning for two area baseball players. Glenwood’s Brandon Moseley and Amaury Telemaco Jr. signed the dotted line and secured their spot at the next level. Moseley is a former WLTZ Scholar Athlete and a shortstop with the Gators. He’s headed to Chattahoochee Valley Community College to play for a team who consistently makes it to…

Alabama looks to make history with win in National Championship game

A year later and all that’s changed for Alabama and Clemson is the venue. For Alabama head coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, no less than history on the line Monday night, but the ride here has been anything but smooth. Alabama rides a 26 game win streak into Monday’s national title game against Clemson. They’re built on the…

Fans flock to Tampa for National Championship

After a weekend of bitterly cold and even some snow across portions of Northern Alabama, fans came to Tampa, Florida expecting white sandy beaches and even that nice gulf breeze. Here’s what they got. “Ahhh, very cold. Very cold! Cold. It’s cold!” From Tuscaloosa to Clemson, Birmingham to Columbia, Mobile to Charleston. Fans traveled to Tampa expecting two things… a…

Greg Brown named secondary coach at Auburn

Auburn, Ala.—Greg Brown, who has coached three players that have won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s best defensive back, has been named Auburn’s secondary coach announced Gus Malzahn Saturday. A 36-year coaching veteran, Brown comes to Auburn from Missouri where he spent the last year coaching cornerbacks, where the Tigers tied for the SEC lead in interceptions in…

Bobby Howard elected to NHSBCA Hall of Fame

Longtime area baseball coach Bobby Howard is once again receiving national honors. According to the National High School Baseball Coaches Association website, Howard has been selected as one of two 2017 inductees to their Hall of Fame. Howard began coaching at Columbus High School back in 1984 where he stayed in that role for more than thirty years, winning 12…

Scholar Athlete: Glenwood center, Audrey Crowe

Audrey Crowe’s height is hard to ignore. So when it came to the sport of basketball, she knew she would be a center. “In middle school I was 5’11” so it was kind of a given,” she said. Crowe is now a senior on the Glenwood girls basketball team and has been with the program for three years since transferring…

Ticket prices for Alabama-Clemson championship game hit a record

(CNN) – College football fans face record ticket prices ahead of Monday’s National Championship game. The average resale price of a ticket to the Alabama-Clemson game is close to $3,000. That’s a record for the college title game according to TicketIq, which tracks sales. Only about 3,000 resale tickets were available Wednesday afternoon. The cheapest costing a little over $1,000….

Sean White’s season comes to early end in Sugar Bowl

Expectations were pretty high this week after Auburn fans learned the good news that quarterback Sean White was good to go for the Sugar Bowl. A promising start though took a bad turn… one play that would eventually change the tone of the game. One hit, that’s all it took. “Obviously I felt it, but I just thought it was…