A strong night on the mound by Rocket City starting pitcher Jhonathan Diaz, combined with solid defense behind him, allowed the Trash Pandas to pull out a 6-3 win Thursday night over the Tennessee Smokies at Toyota Field.

Timely hitting by the Rocket City Trash Pandas led to a 10-5 win Tuesday night at Toyota Field against the Tennessee Smokies.

After a pair of postponements due to inclement weather over the weekend, the Rocket City Trash Pandas found themselves splitting a pair of one-run games Sunday against the Birmingham Barons at Regions Field. The Trash Pandas rebounded from a 3-2 opening game loss to a 8-7 victory in extra in…

Signups for the Athens Parks and Recreation flag football league will continue through July 20. The cost is $50. Evaluations will take place on the turf fields Saturday, July 31. Evaluations for ages 5-6 will be at 9 a.m. Evaluations for ages 7-8 are slotted for 11 a.m., and 9-11-year-olds w…

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Even with an offense backed by a go-ahead run grand slam, the Rocket City Trash Pandas bullpen struggled in their 11-5 loss Wednesday night to the Birmingham Barons at Regions Field.

A seven-run third inning along with a solid outing from the bullpen propelled the Rocket City Trash Pandas to an 8-5 win Tuesday night over the Birmingham Barons in the series opener at Regions Field.

With 34 years of coaching experience and 17 years as the head coach of the Wallace State Community College softball team, Limestone County native Jayne Clem came back to host a youth softball clinic Tuesday at the Athens Sportsplex. The camp will continue through Thursday.

A pair of timely home runs with an efficient outing from the Rocket City Trash Pandas bullpen led to a 6-5 victory Friday night over the Montgomery Biscuits at Toyota Field.

Rocket City's Luis Aviles Jr. launched his fifth home run in three games in the bottom of the ninth to power the Trash Pandas to a 7-4 walk-off win Thursday over the Montgomery Biscuits.

Athens High School will host a youth volleyball camp from 9–11 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, through Thursday, July 15. It will be held in the Athens High Auxiliary Gym for kids from second to sixth grades. The cost will be $75.

A member of the Athens Swim Team participates in the 13- to 14-year-old 200-yard Medley Relay in Tuesday night’s ARPA District 1 Championship held at the Athens City Pool against the Florence Swim Team-SE. A total of 86 events took place throughout the evening including freestyle, breaststro…

After coming from behind late in the game to take the lead, the Rocket City Trash Pandas couldn't maintain it, giving up five runs in the ninth to lose 8-6 Tuesday to Montgomery Biscuits at Toyota Field. It was the first home game for the Trash Pandas in more than two weeks.

The Rocket City Trash Pandas announced that starting pitcher Reid Detmers has been selected to the American League roster for the 2021 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. The game will take place Sunday, July 11, at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado as part of the MLB All-Star festivities.

The Rocket City Trash Pandas first baseman David MacKinnon has been named Double-A South Player of the Month for June and the MAG Aerospace Trash Pandas Player of the Month.

Caroline Bachus, a senior at Athens High School, committed to the Auburn University Wednesday to continue her academic and athletic career on the basketball court beginning in the fall of 2022.

The Rocket City Trash Pandas couldn't maintain a five-run lead in a 7-6 loss to the Tennessee Smokies in the finale of their six-game series Sunday night.

According to Danny Anderson, his life can be defined in one sentence: “A ball, a boy and an opportunity.” The latest opportunity came on May 11 when he was hired as the Athens Golden Eagles varsity boys basketball coach.

Capriee Tucker was sitting at her grandmother’s house this past Easter Sunday when her grandma told her to “just go for it,” and Tucker did exactly that. She sent in her resume that night around 11 p.m. for the open position at Athens High School to be the Athens Golden Eagles varsity girls …

After getting out to good start, the Rocket City Trash Pandas couldn’t maintain the lead with struggles on offense of late, losing 4-2 to the Tennessee Smokies in the series opener Tuesday night at Smokies Stadium.

The Athens Baseball Camp began Monday at the High School baseball field, the first leg of a three-day camp based on instruction in the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and pitching.

After tallying a season-high 19 hits in a loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts Friday, the Rocket City Trash Pandas came back with 17 hits, including five home runs, to power them to a 8-6 victory and a split of their six-game series Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park.

Seven early runs for the Rocket City Trash Pandas led to an 8-3 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts Thursday night at AT&T Field. This was the third of six games in the series.

The Athens Anglers have hooked a seat to fish in nationals. The Athens Anglers boat of Mason Hill and Ben Shinkunas placed second out of more than 200 boats in the Alabama Student Angler Fishing Association State Tournament on Lake Jordan, which won them a seat to nationals.

An eighth inning rally by the Rocket City Trash Pandas led to a 5-2 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts Tuesday night at AT&T Field. This was the first contest in a six-game series against the Lookouts.

Parker Track Club will be heading to Knoxville, Tennessee, Thursday to compete in regionals. The club had 45 athletes qualify Saturday at the AAU Southeastern District Qualifier Meet at Center Point High School in Center Point. The Parker Track Club came away with 22 medals from competing in…

Athens High School hosted a youth basketball camp Monday that will continue through Wednesday. This was the first opportunity for new Athens boys head basketball coach Danny Anderson and girls head basketball coach Capriee Tucker to coach basketball since being hired back in May.

Growing up in an athletic family with his parents being former collegiate athletes and an older brother who played basketball, sports were always a passion for recent Ardmore graduate Cole Cheatham.

Early scoring by the Biloxi Shuckers led to a 9-1 blowout victory over the Rocket City Trash Pandas Thursday night at Toyota Field.

The Athens Golden Eagles football team and head coach Cody Gross have been on the lookout for a new defensive coordinator ever since former DC Jonathan Snider accepted the head football coaching job at Ardmore back in May. That search officially came to end Tuesday, as Ervin Jackson joined t…

With most of the runs coming in the early innings, a timely hit by the Rocket City Trash Pandas late in the game gave them an 8-6 win over the Biloxi Shuckers in the series opener Tuesday night at Toyota Field.

Fourteen members of the Calhoun Community College Warhawks baseball team will be moving on to new programs to continue their academic and athletic careers beginning this fall.

The Rocket City Trash Pandas launched a couple home runs to give them a 6-4 come-from-behind victory over the Tennessee Smokies Thursday night at Smokies Stadium.

The Elite 50 Alabama National Invitational Showcase, featuring 60 teams, will be taking place today through Sunday at the Athens Sportsplex, weather permitting. There will also be tournaments taking place in Decatur.

In what was a back-and-forth game throughout Tuesday evening between the Rocket City Trash Pandas and the Tennessee Smokies, the Trash Pandas held on for an 8-7 victory in their series opener at Smokies Stadium.

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