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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA waited nearly a year to issue a warning that there are still rules to follow now that college athletes can earn money off their fame, sparking speculation that a crackdown could be coming for schools and boosters that break them.

Elkmont’s Morgan Morris and Martha Mendez are moving on to the next level after Morris signed with Calhoun Community College women’s basketball and Mendez signed with Faulkner’s women’s soccer program.

The East Limestone head coach for girls soccer revealed Chick-Fil-A as his secret recipe for success and Lindsay Lane baseball was fueled by bad memories of Donoho, as both teams won their semifinal matchups and will now participate in their respective state title games.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Steve Stricker shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez and Wes Short Jr. after the opening round of the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors.

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Day 2 of the North Regionals saw Ardmore and East Limestone join the fold as the 5A bracket began on May 11, along with the continuation of Athens High in the 6A bracket and Elkmont in the 3A bracket.

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East Limestone saw eight of its band members sign to the UNA band program on Wednesday, May 11, a feat that band directors for both East Limestone and UNA said is rare and special.

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Athens High and Elkmont were the first of five Limestone schools to begin play in the North Regional of the state softball tournament on Day 1 of competition from the Florence SportsPlex.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ray Scott, a consummate promoter who helped launch professional bass angling and became a fishing buddy to presidents while popularizing the conservation practice of catching and releasing fish, has died, a longtime aide said Monday.

Fishermen Gary Thacker and Carter Woodall caught 17.32 pounds of bass to win $2,000 and custom-made rods at Saturday’s City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament held at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur.

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic put up numbers never seen before in NBA history. Not from Wilt. Not from Kareem. Not from “Air Jordan.” Not from LeBron.

The Lindsay Lane track and field team brought home the state title this past weekend, after dominating the competition in 1A, posting an overall score of 97, almost 20 points higher than the second place Winterboro, who posted a score of 78.5.

Five teams – Athens, Athens Bible, Elkmont, East Limestone and Ardmore – have made it to the Northern Regional round of the state tournament, taking place at Florence this week.

The East Limestone girls soccer team continues to make school history after becoming the first team in 18 years to make the Final Four for girls soccer in the state playoffs.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The commissioners of the Southeastern Conference and Pac-12 are scheduled to meet with lawmakers in Washington on Thursday to lobby for federal legislation to regulate name, image and likeness compensation to athletes.

The Limestone Child Advocacy Center recently teamed up with Harley-Davidson in Madison and the Athens chapter of Iron Legacy MC for the inaugural charity motorcycle ride to round out Child Abuse Awareness Month and directly benefit their efforts towards helping those in need throughout the county.

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Athens TOC and P4 Physical Therapy hosted the latest edition of Physicals Day for student athletes in the Athens-Limestone area from the Athens Recreational Center on April 29.

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Head coach of the upstart women’s basketball program at Calhoun Community College, Candace Byrd-Vinson, is dedicated to forming a formidable team for the Lady Warhawks.

Five Athens High School athletes decided to live by the “One Athens” motto by helping out the local SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary with their new play area, performing physical labor by spreading mulch for the school.

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) — The honeymoon is over for Romain Grosjean, and if Barber Motorsports Park had hosted a boxing match, then Graham Rahal would have at least bloodied IndyCar’s darling.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the United States will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, two U.S. officials said Tuesday.

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The Lindsay Lane Lions and Elkmont Red Devils are continuing their playoff pushes after both winning their series this past weekend, with Lindsay Lane defeating Ragland in 1A and Elkmont defeating Hokes Bluff in 3A.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama cornerback Eli Ricks was arrested in Mississippi on charges of speeding, not having insurance and a first offense possession of marijuana.

The NFL continued an odd tradition on Thursday during the first round of the NFL draft, when the Jacksonville Jaguars made Georgia’s Travon Walker the No. 1 pick, a player who was originally projected in the 20s just as early as a few weeks ago, highlighting the love affair some teams have w…

Calhoun Community College formed its very first varsity Esports program less than two years ago, and that team is now qualified to compete this week for a shot at winning two national championships.

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Athens High School’s turf management class took a visit to Toyota Field, home of the Rocket City Trash Pandas, to work with head groundskeeper Charlie Weaver in preparing the baseball diamond for the Pandas’ home game on Wednesday, April 27.

The Limestone Child Advocacy Center is hosting its inaugural motorcycle charity ride that will directly benefit their efforts toward helping those in need throughout the county, as Child Abuse Prevention Month reaches its conclusion.

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MADISON, Alabama — One of the best baseball parks in the country will welcome a new home team for one weekend this fall as the University of North Alabama will play host to in-state and ASUN Conference rival Jacksonville State at Toyota Field on October 15 at 6 p.m.

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There is a perceived animosity between Athens City Schools athletics and Limestone County Schools athletics that is more imagined than it is reality.

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Barrett Brown of East Limestone baseball is moving on to the next level after signing his scholarship with Birmingham Southern on Thursday, April 21, from the East Limestone gymnasium lobby.

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