West Limestone baseball came into Friday’s game on a seven game winning streak, the most recent was a 3-1 victory Monday against the Lauderdale County Tigers. This time around, however, the Wildcats fell 8-5.

Elkmont’s Alyssa Harwell dominated on the pitcher’s mound from the first batter on, throwing a no-hitter Thursday in their 16-0 victory over the Clements Colts at Clements High School. Not only did Harwell throw a no-hitter, the Red Devils put on a clinic offensively to back her up, scoring …

Dominant pitching and solid defense by both teams Thursday didn’t allow for much offense in the matchup between the Lexington Golden Bears and the East Limestone Indians, but heads up base-running and an RBI groundout in the fifth led to a 1-0 victory for East.

Another stellar pitching performance by Athens Golden Eagles pitcher Katie Simon led to a 9-0 shut out victory over the Danville Hawks Monday afternoon at Athens High School. The Golden Eagles now hold a record of 29-6.

A three-run inning in the top of half of the seventh gave the West Limestone Wildcats a 7-5 comeback victory against the Lindsay Lane Christian Lions Saturday at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy. This was a rematch from a game played March 19 which West won by a final score of 1-0.

An extra time goal by Mars Hill Panthers forward Hunter Kilpatrick put away the Tanner Rattlers 1-0 Friday night at Mars Hill Bible School. It was a rematch between the two teams, who faced off back on March 12 at Tanner High School. In the first game, the Panthers defeated the Rattlers in e…

Another stellar pitching performance by Athens Golden Eagle Emily Simon led the change in the Thursday night matchup against the Buckhorn Bucks at Athens High School, winning by a final score of 7-1.

A walk off wild pitch to West’s Devin Carter by Brooks Lions starting pitcher Kyler Murks gave the Wildcats an 8-7 victory against the Brooks Lions, completing a two-game sweep Thursday at West Limestone High School. This came after defeating the Lions at Brooks High School 4-0 Tuesday due i…

It was all about the offense for the Ardmore Tigers softball team after they tallied 12 runs in the bottom of the second inning to come away with a 14-1 victory Thursday against the East Limestone Indians.

Tiffany Bain, Calhoun’s Physical Therapist Assistant Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Allied Health Department Chair, was announced as the new men’s and women’s cross-country coach at Calhoun Community College by Calhoun’s Athletics Division.

Coming off a tough 7-6 loss to the Athens Bible Trojans Monday, the Lindsay Lane Christian Academy Lions bounced back Tuesday, sweeping the Trojans in a doubleheader with 10-3 and 10-0 victories at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy.

The Alabama High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday during its Principals’ and Athletic Directors’ Conference that girls flag football will become an official sanctioned sport beginning next fall. The deal comes in partnership with the Atlanta Falcons and NFL FLAG.

Reaching double digits in scoring in each of two games was a recipe for success for Athens Bible softball. They defeated the Decatur Heritage Christian Academy Eagles 11-6 and then scored a 10-0 victory against the Woodville Panthers Tuesday at the Trojans' current home softball field at Ath…

A four-run sixth inning by the Athens Bible Trojans was just enough to squeak by the Lindsay Lane Lions Monday by a final score of 7-6, despite a three-run seventh inning by Lions.

Early scoring by both teams highlighted by a two-run second inning double from East’s Rylie Grisham was all it took to get the 3-2 win Monday against the Elkmont Red Devils on senior day at East Limestone High School.

An early lead by the East Limestone Indians wasn’t enough to curtail the high powered offense of the West Limestone Wildcats who earned a 12-3 victory Saturday at East Limestone High School. This game followed another blowout win Friday by West against the Elkmont Red Devils by a final score…

A five run sixth inning by the Falkville Blue Devils breaking a 5-5 tie ultimately led to the Athens Golden Eagles losing only their second of nine games by a final score of 10-7 Friday at Athens High School.

A three-run sixth inning for the Lindsay Lane Christian Lions and a solid starting pitching performance by Seth Mitchell proved to be too much for the Fairview Aggies, as the Lions came away with their 13th victory of the season Monday winning by a final score of 6-2.

The Athens Golden Eagles had a run differential of 42-2 in three games Friday. The team put on an offensive showcase in the first two games against the Columbia Eagles, winning 23-0 in three innings and 16-0 in four innings.

East had two goals within the first 10 minutes of Friday night’s game against the Ardmore Lady Tigers, leading to an eventual 10-0 shutout.

A quick 2-0 lead in the first half by the East Limestone Indians would have made it easy for Tanner’s soccer team “to quit,” according to Tanner Rattlers head coach Matt Smith. But three unanswered goals by the Rattlers the rest of the game, including the game winning goal by Randy Cortes wi…

A stellar pitching performance by West Limestone Wildcat Colin Patterson combined with an offense that tallied 11 hits and seven runs, led the Wildcats to victory 7-1 against the West Morgan Rebels in their first area game on Wednesday at West Limestone High School.

Two doubles, two triples, three home runs and 14 total hits for the Athens Golden Eagles led to a quick game Tuesday in their 17-2 rout of the Columbia Lady Eagles.

Originally supposed to start last year before the coronavirus pandemic, Creekside Elementary in Harvest came up with the idea of using NCAA Tournament brackets as a way to get kids involved, have fun and be more engaged with the lessons.

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A two-run home run with one out in the first inning by West Limestone’s Lily Bethune got the Wildcat offense going right out of the gate and they showed no signs of slowing down throughout the game as they defeated the Clements Colts 9-0 on Monday.

Now in the state record books for most consecutive hat-tricks in a season, Tanner’s Randy Cortes tallied four goals in the Rattlers 12-2 victory over the Clements Colts on Saturday.

Coming off a tough loss to the Mars Hill Bible Panthers back on March 12, the Tanner Rattlers have gotten back to their winning ways this week in continuing to lead the state in goals scored with back to back road wins over the Colombia Eagles by a final score of 8-2 and a win over the Athen…

Missed opportunities outmatched early scoring Tuesday as the Elkmont girls took on Lauderdale County High.
Elkmont's Abbie Broadway was on the mound while Emma Russell was on the hill for the Tigers. After some early scoring by both teams, the Tigers held a 3-2 lead over the Red Devils going…

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The Athens Golden Eagles, East Limestone Lady Indians and Elkmont Red Devils will be three of 24 teams participating in the River City Shootout soccer tournament hosted by the West Morgan Lady Rebels at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex beginning Friday. 

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So far, in his third season as head coach of the West Limestone Wildcats baseball team, Ryan Griffin has his team motivated and ready to play. They have won their first three games of the season with scores of 13-1, 12-1 and 11-6. 

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The Ardmore Lady Tigers traveled to Athens High School Thursday where they faced off against the Athens Golden Eagles. Ardmore came into the game with a 4-1 overall record, while the Golden Eagles had a 1-0 record with a win over the Lawrence County Red Devils 11-0. Fortunately for Athens, t…

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Broadcasting has always been in the Caray family, so it seemed only fitting that Josh Caray would continue the same path as his grandfather, father and brother, even if it — according to Josh Caray — took a little longer to figure out. 

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The East Limestone girls basketball team rounded out their season Tuesday with a 5-point loss to the Jemison Jaguars, 56-51, in the 2021 AHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament. 

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The West Limestone varsity girls claimed the Class 4A, Area 15 championship Thursday with a 52-48 road win over Brooks.

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The popularity of youth travel ball has increased tremendously over the past decade, and the City of Athens has decided to take a step in order to try and cash in on this growth.

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Saturday marked the end of a Limestone County basketball tournament completely reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Though there weren't nearly as many people cheering from the bleachers, it did not change the accomplishment earned by the West Limestone varsity boys and Tanner varsity girls, w…

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No matter what the final tally of wins and losses may have been for high school football teams in Limestone County this season, the fact that the schools made it through the entire 2020 campaign without any major disruptions from COVID-19 is a victory in itself.

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The Athens Lady Golden Eagles defeated Madison Academy 58-47 Tuesday. Athens hit 11 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter to preserve the victory.

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Players were nominated by their head coach. The News Courier looked at stats and level of competition to determine their selection to the first team and second team. Congratulations to everyone who made the teams.

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West Limestone's River Helms wasn't able to do recruiting the normal way due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He couldn't take any campus visits or meet with coaches face-to-face.

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East Limestone right-handed pitcher Rylie Grisham has always dreamed of playing softball in college. Earlier this month, she made that dream come true when she signed to accept a softball scholarship to play at Mississippi University for Women, in Columbus, Mississippi.

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