Alabama Sports

BREAKING: Bobby Howard Steps Down as Central Head Coach

HOWARD SPENT TWO SEASONS AS RED DEVILS HEAD MAN

Bobby Howard has stepped down as head baseball coach at Central High School after a two years. The decision was made Wednesday afternoon, just over three weeks after the Red Devils season came to an end against Theodore in the AHSAA 7A state playoffs. Howard told WLTZ he simply felt it was “time for a new and different voice.” Central…

NFL Pro Bowl Returning to Orlando in 2018

LEAGUE HAS TWO YEAR DEAL WITH OPTION FOR THIRD

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Pro Bowl will return to Orlando in 2018 for the second straight year. Orlando will host the Pro Bowl on Jan. 28, 2018, at 3 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN and ABC, the NFL announced Wednesday. Last season, the NFL played its all-star game in Orlando for the first time at Camping…

Alabama’s Braxton Key to Return for Sophomore Season

PREVIOUSLY DECLARED FOR DRAFT BUT DID NOT HIRE AGENT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama forward Braxton Key is returning for his sophomore season. Key announced the decision on Twitter Tuesday after considering turning pro. He had declared for the NBA Draft but didn’t hire an agent. Key wasn’t among the 67 players invited to the NBA draft scouting combine. He led the team in scoring as a freshman, averaging 12.0…

Auburn High Baseball Falls in Title Series for 2nd Straight Year

TIGERS FELL TO HOOVER IN 7A GAMES TWO AND THREE

For the second straight year, the Auburn Tigers baseball team had to watch another team celebrate. After winning game one Friday night, the Tigers needed just one more win to bring home the trophy. In game two on Saturday, Hoover started out strong and came out with a 4-0 win forcing a game three. In the third game, the Auburn…

Dick Vitale Signs Contract Extension with ESPN

NEW DEAL KEEPS VITALE IN BRISTOL THROUGH 2020

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale has signed a contract extension with the network through the 2019-20 season. In adding a year to his previous deal, Vitale will be the main analyst on many network games, including during the regular season and for conference championship tournaments. A basketball Hall of Famer, Vitale also does work for ESPN.com…

SEC Baseball Tournament Bracket Announced

TOURNAMENT BEGINS MAY 23RD

The SEC baseball bracket is set following the regular season. First round is a single elimination format and will begin Tuesday, May 23rd.   (11) South Carolina vs. (6) Vanderbilt at 10:30am ET (10) Missouri vs. (7) Texas A&M at 2pm ET (9) Ole Miss vs. (8) Auburn  at 5pm ET (12) UGA vs. (5) Mississippi State at 9pm ET…

Auburn High Wins Game One of Championship Series

TIGERS ARE ONE WIN AWAY FROM 7A STATE TITLE

The Auburn High Tigers are close to winning another AHSAA 7A State Championship. On Friday night, the Tigers beat Hoover 9-6 in game one of the championship series. The game was played at Paterson Field in Montgomery, Alabama. Auburn jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the first inning and got out of a bases loaded jam in the in…

Glenwood’s Tim Fanning Elected to 2017 AISA Hall of Fame

FANNING WILL BE INDUCTED LATER THIS YEAR

After years of community service, coaching baseball and helping his players become better all-around student athletes, Glenwood’s Tim Fanning is being recognized. Fanning has been named to the AISA Hall of Fame and will be inducted later this year. Fanning has been with the Gators since 1999 and is in his 14th season as head coach of the varsity baseball…

Springwood’s Tazsa Garrett-Hammett Signs Basketball Scholarship

GARRETT-HAMMETT IS HEADED TO WEST ALABAMA

Springwood basketball player Tazsa Garrett-Hammett’s hard work has paid off. On Thursday, Garrett-Hammett signed a scholarship with the University of West Alabama. Garrett-Hammett was a two-time AISA Player of the Year and helped lead the Springwood Wilcats to a state title back in 2016. She says she’s excited for the next stage of her life as she’s reunited with her…

Glenwood’s Carson Allison Signs Baseball Scholarship

ALLISON IS HEADED TO WEST FLORIDA

Glenwood outfielder Carson Allison is headed to the next level. On Thursday morning, Allison signed a baseball scholarship with the University of West Florida. Allison has a .443 batting average this season that included 54 hits and 26 RBI. He’s not the first one in his family to play college ball, following in the footsteps of his older siblings. “I’ve…