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Local News 2

March 19, 2014

Prep notebook: AHS football focused on filling vacancies, fundamentals

lements coach cards hole-in-one; AHS, Tanner hoopsters play senior showcase


Medley moving up

Former Athens High golfing star Andrew Medley placed second in the NGA Classic at Stonebridge on Saturday, shooting 70 in the final round to finish in a tie with Ken Looper and behind tournament champion Dominic Bozzelli.

Medley, 29, came in three shots behind Bozzelli, a tour rookie and fellow Auburn alum, carding a 12-under 276 in the 72-hole tournament in Albany, Ga.

He shot a 66 in the first round and a 70 in each of the final three rounds, winning $7,953 to push his earnings to $9,948. He is in fourth place on this year’s NGA money list.

Senior showcase

Three locals played in the Alabama Basketball Academy’s 4th Senior Showcase at Huntsville High School on March 8.

Athens guard Giddy Potts, a Middle Tennessee State signee, scored 32 points, including eight treys, pacing his White squad to an 87-73 victory against the Blue team in the back-end of the boys’ doubleheader.

Tanner’s Desmond Love, playing for the White team, scored seven points in a 77-65 victory against the first game’s Blue squad.

In the lone girls’ showcase, Tanner’s Sydney Houston contributed six points to the White team, which lost 49-45 to the Blue side.

Eagle eye

Clements High School girls basketball coach Zach Meadows spent March 8 with his younger brother, Jud, puttering around at The Golf Club in Anderson.

Using his driver, Zach managed to double-eagle the par-4 fourth hole, prompting Jud to jokingly claim he was quitting golf after watching his brother pull off the unlikely 314-yard shot.

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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

  • 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

  • Softball team.JPG Athens softball team wins state

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • American Outlaws1.jpg American Outlaws: Locals band together to support U.S. soccer team

    One of the newest official chapters is in North Alabama where U.S. supporters have banded together to form American Outlaws Huntsville.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cody McCain 1.JPG Cantering forward: McCain charged with reviving Colts' program

    Cody McCain, 28, is the youngest head football coach in Limestone County, emerging from a pool of 107 applicants to become Clements' third coach in three years in early April.

    July 2, 2014 2 Photos



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