Alabama Sports

Auburn Alum Crowned Winner of 2017 Bassmaster Classic

LEE GRABBED A TOURNAMENT BEST 56-10

1/1Jordan Lee Show Caption Hide Caption Jordan Lee, a 25-year-old from Gunterville Alabama, is at the top of the professional bass fishing world. During Sunday’s final round of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic, Lee caught five bass from Lake Conroe that weighed 27 pounds, 4 ounces, pushing his three-day total to a tournament-best 56-10. The win earned Lee $300,000 and the…

Central Basketball Players Sign Scholarships

JOHNSON, FANIEL HEADED TO NEXT LEVEL

1/2Lashunte Faniel Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Tiyah Johnson Show Caption Hide Caption Two Central High basketball players are headed to the next level. On Wednesday morning, Tiyah Johnson and Lashunte Faniel signed scholarships in front of family and friends. Johnson is headed to Shelton State Community College.  She was named the AHSAA’s Central Region MVP last month ahead of their…

Auburn Hoops Assistant Takes Job at USF

CHAD DOLLAR SPENT ONE SEASON WITH TIGERS

Auburn basketball assistant coach Chad Dollar is leaving after just one season on Bruce Pearl’s staff, accepting a position at South Florida under head coach Brian Gregory. Before coming to Auburn in 2016 Dollar spent five seasons on Gregory’s staff at Georgia Tech.  Dollar also played his college ball at USF. In addition to Auburn and Georgia Tech Dollar has…

Central Wide Receiver Gets Invite to Opening Finals

JUSTYN ROSS IS THE TOP PROSPECT IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA

A highly recruited prospect and area football star is headed to Oregon later this summer. Central wide receiver Justyn Ross received an invitation to the Opening Finals on Sunday while competing in the Opening Regionals in Atlanta. The Opening Finals will be held in Beaverton, Oregon in late June and early July. Ross is the top prospect in the 2018…

Auburn High’s Damon Traylor Signs Football Scholarship

PIC COURTESY OF AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

1/1IMG_0375 Show Caption Hide Caption An Auburn High football player signed scholarship papers on Friday morning. Damon Traylor signed to play football for Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. Pictured in the image are: Hakeem Pitts, Lakeisha Payne, Damon Traylor, Lashaela Malone, Vicshavious Brooks, Coach Adam Winegarden, James Howard,  Blanche Howard, Shannon Williams, and Athletic Director Clay McCall.

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…

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…

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. …