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  • pitching 5.JPG Pro polish: Ardmore’s Reed drafted by D-Backs

    In a span of nine days, the 6-foot-3-inch, 245-pound lefty received his high school diploma, celebrated his 18th birthday and watched his name flash across the screen during the Major League Baseball draft.

    June 7, 2014 3 Photos

  • JeffSprague.tif North Alabama hosting 3 major fishing tournaments

    June 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jordan Cantrell A.JPG Great expectations: Cantrell wants ‘Cats eyeing deep playoff run

    West opens its season against defending Class 2A state champion Tanner at home on Aug. 22. The 4A Wildcats will play at East Limestone Aug. 28, and at home against Deshler on Sept. 5 in the Region 8 opener.

    June 5, 2014 2 Photos

  • Former Athens standout, Rivers, transfers to Vanderbilt

    A quarterback named Rivers could be suiting up in Nashville this fall. It won’t be San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, returning to play the Titans, but rather his younger brother, Stephen.

    June 4, 2014

  • Ardmore AD, Bates, wins state award

    Ardmore’s athletic programs enjoyed one of their best years in school history in 2013-14.

    June 3, 2014

  • Biking for a cure

    The fifth annual Bike MS returns to Athens Saturday and, with it, a local ultra endurance world champion.
    Athens native and current East Limestone resident David Kyle has won competitions all over the world. He has competed in more than 50 multi-sport events, including triathlons, duathlons and XTERRA off-road triathlons. In 2013 alone, Kyle placed first in triathlon or duathlon events in California, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and Canada.

    June 2, 2014

  • COLUMN: A year to remember

    May 31, 2014

  • Cantrell named West Limestone head football coach

    West Limestone has a new head football coach, and he will be familiar to Wildcat fans and players. Jordan Cantrell, who served as an assistant coach for the past seven years, was named West’s new head football coach Thursday at a Limestone County Schools Board meeting.

    May 30, 2014

  • SPRING FOOTBALL: Indians get tough this spring

    East Limestone’s football team under head coach Jeff Pugh can be summed up in one word: Tough.
    Win or lose, Pugh wants opposing teams to remember that about his squad. The ninth-year head coach believes his team lacked that toughness in 2013.

    May 29, 2014

  • Reed named Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year

    The awards are beginning to roll in for Ardmore senior pitcher Cody Reed. Already one of the favorites for the state’s Mr. Baseball, Reed was named the Gatorade Alabama Baseball Player of the Year on Tuesday.

    May 28, 2014

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