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  • 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

  • PREP NOTEBOOK: West hires girls coach, Ardmore golf honored

    After hiring a football coach last week, West Limestone High School has announced  Jordan Paul will replace Ben Campbell as the new varsity girls basketball coach.
    Paul is familiar with the program.

    June 15, 2014

  • DavidHogan.jpg Hogan honored for outstanding football career

    David Hogan’s playing and coaching football accolades speak for themselves. A 25-year veteran as a player and coach, Hogan set NAIA records at Florence State University and won two state championships coaching Hazlewood in the 1980s.

    June 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • JimElmore.jpg LIMESTONE COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Elmore joins brother and father in HOF

    June 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carrel Daniels.jpg LIMESTONE COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Athens’ Daniel was ‘fast and quick’

    Ask anyone who knew Carrel Daniel what kind of player he was and the first few words will probably include “fast” and “quick.”

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Elmore joins father and brother in HOF

    Jimmy Elmore only played one football season at Athens High School, but the standout quarterback from a famous football family made it a good one. Elmore did it all his senior season at AHS, lettering in three sports while making the All-Tennessee Valley Conference team in football and basketball.
    The eldest son of 2005 HOF inductee Ferman Elmore, Jimmy will join his dad and brother, Jerry, in the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame Saturday.

    June 13, 2014

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