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September 24, 2012

Fast takes

— Recapping Friday night’s football action in Limestone County …

Tanner 49

Lexington 7

Tanner’s defense never let Lexington in the game at Rip Swanner Field. The Rattlers held Lexington to 130 total yards and one touchdown. Tanner’s ground game produced 245 yards and quarterback Jonathan Fletcher was 6-of-8 for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Lauderdale County 48

Clements 14

No. 6 Lauderdale County scored six rushing touchdowns before halftime and cruised to an easy region victory at Clements. The Colts snapped a two-game scoreless drought when Marcus McNaughton connected with Demarcus Johnson for a 55-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

West Limestone 36

East Lawrence 27

West Limestone rushed for nearly 300 yards for the second time this season and picked up its first region win of the season. The Wildcats’ defense stopped East Lawrence on back-to-back fourth downs in the fourth quarter to pull away with the win.

Elkmont 28

West Morgan 14

Elkmont averaged more than seven yards per carry behind a big night from the Red Devil’s offensive line. With the score tied at halftime, the Red Devils scored two second- half touchdowns to earn their first victory of the season.

Muscle Shoals 38

Athens 3

Athens did something no other opponent has done this season by scoring on Muscle Shoals, but it was not enough in a lopsided loss to Class 5A’s No. 2 team. The field goal was set up by a long fumble return, an Athens strong point this season.

Ardmore 33

Randolph 7

Ardmore improved its playoff chances and stayed undefeated at home with a region win over Randolph at Cooper Field. The Tigers outgained the visitors 362 to 94 in total yards, including 362 on the ground.

East Limestone 48

Lawrence County 6

More than a dozen players carried the ball for East Limestone in their blowout region win over Lawrence County. Mathew Franks threw for two touchdowns and Torren Haley ran for two more.

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  • Clay! Haney!.jpg Clay Haney follows in father’s footsteps

    After watching his dad pull for the past 20 years, Clay finally got his chance. Although he has pulled multiple times over the years, this will be the first year to compete for points in the Mid-South Pullers Association.

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  • Local athletes lead North to soccer sweep

    East Limestone’s Dilan Sayer scored the opening goal and was named MVP of the boys game in a 3-0 win while Jordan Runion scored her team’s opening goal in a 3-1 for the girls.

    July 23, 2014

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    July 23, 2014

  • Tedford, Potts take on the South in All-Star hoops game

    Stace Tedford has had a busy year at Athens. After leading the basketball team to a school-record 24 consecutive wins and regional finals appearance, he jumped straight into soccer season, where he took the varsity girls soccer team to another 5A state championship game.
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    July 23, 2014

  • Strong local presence at state All-Star Week

    Some of the top rising seniors from the Athens-Limestone area will play in six of the games, beginning with softball and soccer games Tuesday.

    July 19, 2014

  • Chris Seibert -1996.jpg Before politics, Seibert played for the Tide

    A standout on West Limestone’s football team, Seibert’s road to Tuscaloosa wasn’t an easy one. Determined to play at the highest level, he attempted to join the Tide as a walk-on in fall 1993.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • State softball tournament begins in Athens today

    The three-day, double-elimination event begins at 6 tonight at the Athens Sportsplex.

    July 11, 2014

  • Run with goats Saturday

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