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September 5, 2013



Series history: West Morgan leads 15-6

Last year: West Morgan won 54-0

News Courier prediction: West Morgan 35, Clements 22

East Limestone at Cullman

7 p.m., Woodard Stadium

Preview: East Limestone travels to Cullman, fresh off making national news from a postgame brawl at Walker. Lost in all the hoopla was the fact that Cullman came back to win the game 13-10. East lost on a last second field goal against Madison County. The Indians made some big plays, but gave a lot yards through the air. That could be the story again against a Bearcat team that likes to pass.                           

Series history: Cullman 1-0

Last year: Cullman won 30-21

News Courier prediction: East Limestone 24, Cullman 21

Elkmont at Colbert County

7 p.m., Golden Eagle Stadium

Preview: These teams have traded shutouts for the past three seasons with the visiting teams leaving with big wins in those games. If Elkmont is going to leave Leighton with a win, the Red Devils will need more of the big plays they scored on against Ardmore last week.

Series history: Colbert County 15-6

Last year: Colbert County won 32-0

News Courier prediction: Colbert County 27, Elkmont 6

West Limestone at Brooks

7 p.m., E.D. Redding Stadium

Preview: West will have plenty of confidence after dismantling rival Clements in its opening game. The Wildcats will find out what they are made of against a Brooks team that made it to the 4th round of the 4A playoffs last season. This has been a high-scoring game the past three seasons. The teams have combined for an average of 68 points in those games.

Series history: Brooks leads 12-1

Last year: Brooks won 54-7

News Courier prediction: Brooks 35, West Limestone 27

Thursday, Sept. 5

Ardmore at Butler

7 p.m., Milton Frank Stadium

Preview: Ardmore is trying to get to 2-0 for the second consecutive season when the Tigers travel to Huntsville for the region opener for both teams Friday. Butler dropped their home opener to Section 27-12 while Ardmore won comfortably over Elkmont.

Series history: Ardmore leads 1-0

Last year: Ardmore won 45-21

News Courier prediction: Ardmore 28, Butler 12


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    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.

    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.

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