The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News 2

September 5, 2013


— Six Limestone County teams hit the road the including a big test for Tanner at Red Bay. Ardmore's game against Butler has been moved to tonight at Milton Frank Stadium. Find out who is picked to win in this week's Fearless Predictions.


Friday, September 6

Tanner at Red Bay

7 p.m., Tiger Stadium

Why it’s important: This is new ground for Tanner. The Rattlers saw their state record 35-game regular season unbeaten streak end in Madison last week in the worst way possible. Could Tanner’s record state-best 28 games region game winning streak be in jeopardy a week later?

Preview: This is not the same Red Bay team Tanner walked over 34-0 last season. The Tigers went on to win 7 of their last 8 games last year, making a second-round playoff run. Red Bay could be Tanner’s toughest remaining regular season opponent. Tanner has won four straight in the series. Will they make it five?

Series history: Tanner leads 10-7 with one tie

Last year: Tanner won 34-0

News Courier prediction: Tanner 27, Red Bay 21

West Point at Athens

7 p.m., Golden Eagle Stadium

Preview: Athens gets a chance to extend its shutout streak to four games against a West Point team they have beaten by an average of 32 points in three meetings dating back to 2006. West Point won its opening game against Brewer 25-18. Athens is seeking its first 2-0 since 2006 when the Golden Eagles won the 5A State Championship game.

Series history: Athens leads 3-0

Last year: Athens won 41-9

News Courier prediction: Athens 34, West Point 6

Clements at West Morgan

7 p.m., Rebels Stadium

Preview: West Morgan won one game last year, a 54-0 victory on Clements home field. The Rebels went on to lose the other nine games by an average of 22 points per game. Clements is seeking its first win since Sept. 9, 2011. West Morgan has won nine straight in the series

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    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

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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.
    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

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    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.

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  • State softball tournament begins in Athens today

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