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September 19, 2013


Six county teams hit the road in week four


Series history: Elkmont leads 17-10

Last Year: Elkmont won 28-24

News Courier Prediction: Elkmont 35, West Morgan 20

East Limestone at Lawrence County

Red Devils Stadium, Moulton

Preview: East Limestone would never have imagined an 0-3 start back in early August, but games against Cullman, Madison County and Russellville will do that. Despite the losses, senior Jordon Gandy has lived up to the billing, scoring four different ways for the Indians this season. Lawrence County has shown the ability to score points, but is giving up 40 points per game. East Limestone has won four straight in the series.

Series history: Teams are tied 6-6

Last Year: East Limestone won 48-6

News Courier Prediction: East Limestone 41, Lawrence County 20

Tanner at Lexington

McMeans Stadium, Lexington

Preview: Tanner hits the road for the third time in four weeks to take on an undefeated Lexington team averaging 37 points per game. Tanner proved it can score as well in back-to-back region blowouts after suffering a rare defeat in its opening game. The Rattlers look to finally have things rolling and should score plenty against the Golden Bears.

Series history: Tanner leads 19-10

Last Year: Tanner won 49-7

News Courier Prediction: Tanner 41, Lexington 13

West Limestone at East Lawrence

Eagle Stadium, Caddo

Preview: West Limestone looks to get back on track against an East Lawrence team that has suffered three heavy defeats to start the season. In their past two meetings, these teams have combined for 68 points per game. Although neither team has lit up the scoreboard so far, this one could be another shootout.

Series history: West Limestone leads 4-1

Last Year: West Limestone won 36-27

News Courier Prediction: West Limestone 33, East Lawrence 20

Clements at

Lauderdale County

Robert Earl Grisham Stadium, Rogersville

Preview: The Colts can’t catch a break with the way their schedule is set up this season. After rebounding from an opening season loss with a win at West Morgan, Clements hosted the No. 1 team in 3A last week and will travel to a Lauderdale County team that could move into the top ten with a win.

Series history: LCHS leads 15-4

Last Year: LCHS won 48-14

News Courier Prediction: Lauderdale County 34, Clements 13


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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.

    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



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