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  • McCain to be Clements next football coach

    Clements has its next head football coach.

    March 25, 2014

  • g2580000000000000004ac620085f5d764f517f330e8dc37bf7df41bbf5.jpg 3 All-State players headline All-County girls team

    Tanner senior guard Sydney Houston and West Limestone junior forward Kayla Carter were both among the five best players in their respective classes in the state. Both made the Limestone County All-County first team, as voted on by the county’s coaches. As good as they were, neither has scored as many points as Brennan Crabtree. The East Limestone senior guard was named County MVP after leading her team to the Indians’ first regional appearance in 16 years.

    March 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jordon, Ty & JonJon.JPG East, Tanner, West dominate boys team

    East Limestone, Tanner or West Limestone have all played for a county championship in the past four years. East and Tanner have each won two over that period and West has reached at least the semifinals during that span. The three schools have two players apiece on the first-team All-County, while East has the MVP in Jordon Gandy.

    March 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Giddy Potts.JPG Giddy Potts a finalist for Mr. Basketball

    The awards for Athens senior Nathanial “Giddy” Potts just keep rolling in. After being selected to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game and 5A All-State first team, Potts has been named a finalist for Class 5A Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball.

    March 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitt, Davis selected as All-County coaches

    One of them is approaching 500 career wins. The other just finished his first season as a varsity head coach. No matter the amount of games they’ve coached, both Chris Whitt and Josh Davis had successful seasons at their respective schools this season.

    March 22, 2014

  • High school teams stay busy during spring break

    At least six baseball teams will play in tournaments or area games next week. Athens will be in action Monday, March 24 in the Mountain Brook Sports Corporation Spring Break Tournament.

    March 21, 2014

  • 3 local teams ranked in latest softball poll

    Athens, Athens Bible School and Ardmore remained ranked in the latest ASWA softball poll, released Thursday. ABS (12-4) was the highest ranked team at No. 6 in 1A.

    March 20, 2014

  • Reed.JPG Ardmore’s Reed better than ever

    In the Ardmore’s 16 games this season, senior Cody Reed has pitched 27 innings, striking out 60 batters and giving up nine hits with a 0.78 ERA.

    March 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep notebook: AHS football focused on filling vacancies, fundamentals

    The Golden Eagles’ spring drills will begin May 12 and end May 23, which is six days before commencement at Athens Stadium.

    March 19, 2014

  • Brayden Clem & Mike clem.JPG Field of dreams: ‘Cats to dedicate new ballpark Saturday

    The West Limestone baseball program will host a dedication ceremony for its new baseball complex prior to Saturday's doubleheader against Ardmore and Elkmont. The games begin at noon. To view more photos, go to

    March 18, 2014 2 Photos


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