Alabama Sports

Glenwood Forces Winner-Take-All Game Three for State Title

GATORS AND PIKE SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER, GAME THREE WINNER WILL WIN AISA-AAA STATE TITLE

The Glenwood Gators hopes of repeating as the AISA-AAA State Champions is still alive. After dropping game one of a doubleheader, 6-3, to Pike Liberal Arts on Wednesday morning the Gators came back in the second game to win it 2-1 and force a decisive game three. The games are being played at Paterson Field in Montgomery, Alabama. The Gators…

NCAA Report Shows Strong Academic Progress

RECORD SCORES POSTED FOR 12TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

College athletes posted record scores in the classroom for the 12th consecutive year while historically black colleges and universities continue to bear the brunt of the harshest academic penalties, according to NCAA figures released Wednesday. The NCAA’s most recent Academic Progress Report shows the four-year average in Division I was 981, two points higher than last year. Scores are calculated…

Gators Look to Add to Legacy, Win Another Baseball Title

GLENWOOD PLAYS FOR 22ND STATE TITLE THIS WEDESNDAY

It’s Championship week for Glenwood as the Gators look to repeat as AISA-AAA Champions. The Gators have won 21 state championships and can make it 22 with a win over Pike Liberal Arts in the state title series. It’s been a dominating season for the Gators, recording 10 shutout wins. The postseason has been a challenge as each of their…

Opelika & Beauregard Win Track & Field State Titles

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS TOOK PLACE SATURDAY, MAY 6TH

1/2Opelika boys state title Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Beauregard Girls Title Show Caption Hide Caption The Opelika boys and Beauregard girls outdoor track teams are State Champions. Opelika won the 6A State Championship with 84 points. It was a three-peat for the Bulldogs who also won the state title back in 2015 and 2016. The Opelika girls grabbed the runners-up…

Glenwood Softball Team Wins Another State Title

GATORS TAKE AISA-AAA CROWN WITH WIN ON SATURDAY

The Glenwood softball team has made it a 3-peat. The Lady Gators beat Northside Methodist 9-1 in the AISA-AAA State Championship game to take home the title for the third straight season. Pitcher McKenna Gillespie was named the Tournament MVP after recording 14 strikeouts in the championship game. She also added a home run at the plate. The Lady Gators…

Area Players Named to AHSAA All-Star Team Rosters

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ROSTERS ANNOUNCED

The 2017 North-South All-Star rosters were announced by the AHSAA with a few area players making the list for baseball and softball. A total of 72 outstanding juniors–18 on each team–were chosen from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at the 21st annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 17-21st….

Playoff Baseball Recap: Friday, May 5th

ALABAMA AND GEORGIA TEAMS IN ACTION ON FRIDAY, MAY 5TH

Playoffs continued for area teams on Friday, May 5th as baseball games took place all over. In the GHSA 4A bracket, Columbus was eliminated from the playoffs by Blessed Trinity after a 6-1 loss in game three of their series. Also in the 4A bracket, Hardaway beat Troup County in game one 4-1 while Troup County picked up the 4-2…

Scholar Athlete: Central Pitcher, Gracie Deaton

DEATON HAS MORE THAN 100 STRIKEOUTS ON THE SEASON AND HOLDS A 4.0 GPA

Central pitcher Gracie Deaton can easily remember her favorite moment thus far. “We just played Rehobeth two weekends ago in Hoover and it was probably the best game I’ve pitched all year,” she said. “We’ve never beaten Rehobeth and I was hitting my spot, I was so focused, and I was really proud of that.” Deaton has more than 100…