The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News 2

September 26, 2012

Week 4: Player of the Week

Five county teams won in Week 4 Friday night with lots of yards on the ground. Find out who is the week's Player of the Week along with other local standouts.

The News Courier Player of the Week is ….

Hayden Stephens, Tanner: Stephens had a career night in the team’s 49-7 win over Lexington Friday night. The junior running back ran for 113 yards, averaging more than 11 yards per carry and scored three touchdowns on the ground. Stephens electrified the home crowd when he returned the second half kickoff 85 yards for another score.

Other local standouts

Ardmore: Tyler McCarley – McCarley helped Ardmore improve to 3-0 at home this season with a 33-7 win over Randolph. The senior running back ran for 109 yards on 15 carries and added a pair of first-half touchdowns.


Ricky Lowery — Lowery averaged 11 yards per carry spelling McCarley in the Tigers’ win. Lowery ran for 77 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries.

West Limestone

Tucker McCormick —McCormick carried the ball 17 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns. McCormick’s touchdowns came in the second half to put the game away against East Lawrence.

West Limestone

Dillon Miller — Miller scored on his first carry of the game on a 50-yard end around and finished with 107 yards and two touchdowns in West Limestone’s 36-27 win over East Lawrence.


Dustin Ward — Ward led an Elkmont rushing attack that racked up 253 yards on the ground in a 28-14 win against Elkmont. Ward carried the ball 14 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns.

East Limestone

Mathew Franks — The East Limestone quarterback led a balanced attack in the team’s 48-6 win over Lawrence County. Franks completed 5-of-10 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns.

Text Only
Local News 2
  • 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.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 23, 2014

  • 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

  • Run with goats Saturday

    Belle Chevre Creamery will hosts the first annual ‘Running with the Goats’ Saturday in downtown Elkmont. The event will feature a 10K, 5K and fun run on the certified Rails to Trails course.

    July 10, 2014



Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

None of the above
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee