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October 9, 2013

Tanner sits comfortably at No. 3 in prep poll

— For the fifth consecutive week, Tanner (5-1) finds itself near the top of the 2A poll. THS remains ranked No. 3 behind two 6-0 teams, Washington County and Mobile Christian. Tanner is the highest ranked one-loss team.

In 4A Ardmore received enough votes to be ranked 13th in the state last week before a blowout loss to J.O. Johnson, which is now ranked No. 10 in 4A.

Athens also came close to a top 10 ranking earlier in the season before consecutive losses to Hartselle and Muscle Shoals saw the Golden Eagles lose momentum. A strong finish to the season could see Athens back in the top 10.

East Limestone is the only team locally that will play a top ranked opponent when the Indians travel to 5A No. 3 Muscle Shoals.

There are a number of games across the state, however, that involve ranked teams this week including 4A No. 1 ranked Calera traveling to No. 7 Bibb County. In 5A, No. 1 ranked Spanish Fort is playing No. 9 Vigor and No. 2 Jackson is hosting No. 8 Saraland.

In other games involving ranked teams, Class 6A No. 5 Smiths Station is at No. 3 Opelika, Class 1A No. 7 McKenzie is at No. 3 Brantley, while in the AISA, No. 5 Tuscaloosa Academy is at No. 7 Bessemer Academy and No. 6 Marengo Academy hosts No. 4 Pickens Academy.

 

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    Siniard committed to the Golden Eagles Saturday after visiting the campus in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The 6-foot-4-inch, 290-pound offensive and defensive tackle has started for the varsity since he was a freshman.

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  • tractor*pull!2!.jpg TRACTOR PULL: A new generation takes over in Tanner

    One of the first families of the Tanner pull is the Haneys. Horace Haney, along with brother, Shirley, co-founded the event in 1976 that draws thousands to the county each year. The sons of those pulling pioneers now run the show.

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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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  • North win streak improves to 12

    The South last won 85-76 in in 2002.

    July 24, 2014

  • 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.

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  • Davidson helps North tie

    She was one of only three North players to record a hit in the opener, which ended 3-3.
    Pitching duties were shared by Lexington’s Jessie Butler, Central-Florence’s Ashley Irons and Hartselle’s Jada Hayes along with eventual North MVP Maddie Moore of Winfield.

    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.
    Wednesday, Tedford will be on the court again, coaching in the North-South All-Star basketball game.

    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

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