LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Joseph and Walter Clayton Jr. made key free throws in the final seconds to lift Iona over No. 10 Alabama 72-68 in an opening-round game at the ESPN Events Invitational on Thursday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band will be making its first appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
The best college football rivalries can change over time depending on the state of the programs involved.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Cecil Hurt, a longtime sports columnist at The Tuscaloosa News, died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. He was 62.
Scores from Limestone County from Tuesday, Nov. 23:
Bryce Young, Alabama’s Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback, hasn’t ever started against Auburn.
This Alabama team is still winning football games but that aura of seemingly invincibility that normally looms over the Crimson Tide is long gone.
The Iron Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers is rich with tradition, upsets and memorable matchups.
Basketball was in full effect throughout Limestone County over the weekend, with multiple teams taking on rivals and new opponents alike.
Former Alabama quarterback Blake Sims will be in Athens next Friday, Nov. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. for an autograph signing.
The support system in Sam Hogue’s life is a major reason for where he is today, signing to play baseball at the next level for Wallace State in Hanceville.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's not his ultimate goal at South Carolina, but first-year coach Shane Beamer couldn't hold back the tears after his Gamecocks became bowl eligible with a 21-17 win over Auburn on Saturday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young passed for more yards than any Alabama quarterback ever had in a game.
Limestone basketball was back in action on Thursday night, with multiple teams in action.
The Conference-USA West Division title is at stake, but there is added significance for UTSA. The Roadrunners have a national ranking and undefeated season on the line. UTSA’s 10-year program will also be enhanced if they can upend the three-time defending C-USA West champions. UAB could com…
Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees the typical uber-talented Alabama team with formidable linemen, a star quarterback and plenty of other standout players.
Auburn’s chances for a Southeastern Conference title fell apart the last two games. The Tigers will look to bounce back at South Carolina with a new quarterback after Bo Nix’s injury.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Keon Ellis scored 18 points, Jahvon Quinerly made a go-ahead layup with under three minutes to go and No. 14 Alabama got past South Alabama 73-68 Tuesday night.
The East Limestone Indians boys and girls basketball teams defeated the Elkmont Red Devils on Monday, Nov. 15.
The Tuesday basketball competition between Athens High School and Mortimer Jordan has been called off due to Mortimer Jordan having multiple players out due to illness.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn placekicker Anders Carlson is out for the season with an ACL injury while quarterback Bo Nix had season-ending ankle surgery.
Basketball was in full swing throughout Limestone County over the weekend, with multiple teams in action for both boys and girls.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University’s football stadium will get an upgrade to its wireless network estimated to cost $10 million.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn quarterback Bo Nix will miss the final two games of the regular season with an ankle injury.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen celebrated his team’s 70-52 victory against lower-division Samford like nothing was wrong.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Will Rogers threw for 415 yards and six touchdowns, and Mississippi State beat No. 16 Auburn 43-34 on Saturday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — For 44 seconds, No. 3 Alabama actually was trailing New Mexico State.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jabari Smith scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds and No. 22 Auburn overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Louisiana-Monroe 93-65 Friday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jahvon Quinerly scored 26 points and Jaden Shackelford had 23 to lead No. 14 Alabama to a 104-88 victory over South Dakota State on Friday night.
Tanner kept it close in the first half, always within punching distance, before Mars Hill pulled away with 22 seconds left in the first half and then extended their lead in the second half.
The Alabama state cross country championship took place last week, with multiple runners in the Limestone Area placing in the top 15 of individual races,.
The East Limestone Indians faced off against the Madison Academy Mustangs on Thursday, with the girls and boys both finding themselves in closely-contested games.
The Athens girls basketball team competed in a hard-fought game versus Decatur High on Thursday night, with the final score going Decatur’s way, 58-56.
Barry Goff, former East Limestone basketball standout, unfortunately lost his battle with COVID-19 over the summer, but his memory is being kept alive.
On Wednesday, Nov. 10, ten athletes for Athens High School committed to playing their respective sport at the next level, with an 11th unable to make the event.
The Big South Conference game between North Alabama and Monmouth ended with a Monmouth victory by a score of 45-33.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Wendell Green Jr. scored 19 points and fellow transfer K.D. Johnson added 12 points off the bench as No. 22 Auburn led Morehead State wire to wire in a 77-54 win in Tuesday night’s season opener.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Keon Ellis scored 18 points and Jaden Shackelford added 17, leading No. 14 Alabama to a 93-64 season-opening rout of Louisiana Tech on Tuesday night.
Athens High School is hosting their Fall scholarship signing day today, Nov. 10, at 11:30 a.m. from the sports arena in the back of the school, near parking lot C.
The West Limestone Wildcats varsity girls basketball team won their first game of the season with their new head coach, defeating Decatur Heritage.
The Bob Jones versus Hewitt-Trussville game in the first round of the state playoffs was supposed to kick off at 7 p.m. from Madison City Stadium.
Cincinnati held on to the No. 2 ranking by just four points over No. 3 Alabama in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, and Oregon slipped past Ohio State to move up to No. 5.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama was living dangerously, with a missed extra point, a nonexistent running game and a lead repeatedly in jeopardy.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Micheal Clemons scored the game's only touchdown on a 24-yard fumble return early in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Texas A&M beat No. 12 Auburn 20-3 on Saturday.
The East Limestone Indians, taking on Center Point in the first round of the state playoffs, scored 29 straight points in the second half to battle back into the game, but ultimately fell to the Eagles 66-36 in a high-scoring affair.
The Tanner Rattlers are advancing to the next round of the state playoffs following their 35-27 victory over Lamar County.
A high-speed game that saw James Clemens mount a comeback from 21 points down ended with the Jets falling short on a last-second field goal by Oak Mountain, with a final score of 38-35.
After a 14-year run of ranked-vs.-ranked matchups, the Alabama-LSU rivalry has now been relegated to an afterthought for two straight seasons.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — No. 12 Auburn has made four visits to 13th-ranked Texas A&M and each time the Tigers have left Kyle Field with a victory.
Much has changed since the last time LSU visited Alabama — for the Tigers, at least.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was driving at 156 mph with a blood-alcohol content twice Nevada's legal limit before his sports car slammed into the rear of a vehicle that burned, killing a 23-year-old woman, prosecutors said Wednesday.
This Week's Circulars
Age 91 of Athens passed away on Tuesday November 23rd. Visitation will be Saturday November 27th at McConnell Funeral Home from 12-1pm, with a 1pm chapel service. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Reda Lee Hasting, 85 of Athens, Alabama, died Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Hasting was born March 9, 1936 in Limestone County, she was a member of Cambridge United Methodist Church and she was a homemaker. Services will be noon Saturday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel i…
Paul Franklin Whitt, 87, Elkmont, died Monday, November 22, 2021, at his residence. There will be a 2PM Graveside Service Friday at Sandlin Cemetery, Mark Whitt officiating. Visitation is noon-1:30pm at Spry Funeral Home in Athens.
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- LCS board approves new district lines
- Athens man killed by drunk driver in weekend crash
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- Blake Sims to sign autographs in Athens on Friday
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- Lindsay Lane standout signs with Wallace State