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  • 2014 Coaches All-County Baseball Team

    The 2014 Coaches All-County Baseball Team:

    June 30, 2014

  • County MVP, Reed, settling in to pro ball

    It was a good year for Limestone County baseball. Ardmore and Athens Bible advanced to the state championship series, while Athens gave 5A runner-up Cullman all it could handle in the postseason.

    June 29, 2014

  • Paxton Schrimsher.JPG Athens, West players drawing college football offers

    Athens defensive back Paxton Schrimsher and West Limestone lineman Dakota Siniard are among the blue-chip rising seniors from the city and county’s seven high schools.

    June 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Riley.JPG Athens' Ridgeway is News Courier’s Girls Soccer Player of the Year

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dilan 2.jpg Sayer is News Courier’s Boys Soccer Player of the Year

    The East Limestone rising senior is one of the top players in the state, scoring 39 goals for the Indians in 2014. For his near record-breaking season, Sayer is The News Courier’s Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Williams.JPG Williams battled injury to earn Limestone MVP honors

    East Limestone’s softball team may not have reached the playoffs this season, but that doesn’t mean the Indians don’t have talent on their roster. Look no further than sophomore Brittany Williams, who was voted MVP, by Limestone County School softball coaches last month.
    “She is a hitting machine. She’s been a .350 to .380 hitter her entire career,” said East Limestone head coach Brett Nave. “She’s pretty much had a full career already, as a sophomore.”

    June 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Riley copy.JPG 2 Athens players on All-State soccer team

    After three consecutive state championship game appearances, the Athens girls soccer team is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The AHS girls team had two players on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Alabama All-State team.
    Athens’ Riley Ridgeway and Tiffani Dunaway were the only players from a public school selected for the team, that is voted on by Alabama High School girls soccer coaches.

    June 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • COLUMN: Nothing beats the World Cup

    Soccer fan or not, Monday’s dramatic comeback from the United States was about as good as it gets in sports.
    It had everything.
    Clint Dempsey’s early goal set the tone for a tense 90 minutes of soccer that had anyone watching on the edge of his or her seat for the duration of the game.

    June 17, 2014

  • LCSHOF 2014.JPG LCSHOF: 8 members inducted in Class of ‘14

    The eight members of the Class of 2014 featured Hugo Bates, Carrel Daniel, Jimmy Elmore, David Hogan, Larry Keenum, Billy Owens, James Nolan and Paul Parker.

    June 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Reed named to All-American team

    First he was an All-State selection, then he was named the top player in Alabama and now Cody Reed can call himself an All-American. The recent Ardmore graduate was named National Pitcher of the Year on the Louisville Slugger All-America high school baseball team, announced Thursday.

    June 15, 2014

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