The Big Ten and Pac-12 won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football's five power conferences out of a crumbling season amid the pandemic.
Jeff Hodges could hardly bring himself to watch. His son, Lee Hodges, was closing in on his first Korn Ferry Tour victory and Jeff was “an absolute wreck.”
Athens High School has suspended its football practices until at least Aug. 20 after two athletes tested positive for COVID-19, school officials said Monday.
Defending Southeastern Conference and national champion LSU will host Missouri and visit Vanderbilt in its expanded Southeastern Conference schedule, while Alabama will visit Mizzou and host Kentucky in league play revised by the coronavirus pandemic.
ONEONTA (AP) — The entire football team and marching band at a small-town Alabama high school are under quarantine following exposure to the new coronavirus.
High school basketball players were among the more fortunate, as they were able to complete their season before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closing of schools and suspension of school sports
Thursday is the first day high school teams in Alabama are allowed to practice in full pads, and it has become a tradition at Athens High School to abide by that rule as quickly as possible with a midnight practice.
Things haven't been what we previously thought of as normal for a long time. That version of normalcy ended in mid-March when schools, businesses and sports were shut down due to COVID-19.
Lee Hodges' march toward a PGA Tour card continued over the weekend with another Top 10 finish in the Korn Ferry Tour's Pinnacle Bank Championship.
Coaches and players in Athens and Limestone County have been working out this summer with fingers crossed that the fall season would begin on time.
Athletes are most often recognized for things they do on the field, but several Calhoun Comunity College athletes were recently honored for great things they accomplished in the classroom.
Volleyball coaches and players have had a preseason unlike any other as they prepare for a fall season they hope will happen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Normally, this time of year is one of excitement and anticipation. The high school football season is a month away, and college football begins at the end of August, with NFL starting up the following week.
With the start of Major League Baseball's shortened season a week away, games in empty stadiums and strange extra-inning rules are on the verge of becoming reality.
Most of the highest-paid college football coaches have avoided the voluntary salary reductions that have swept Power Five programs, according to an ESPN survey.
Calhoun Community College recently announced two additional sports camps that will take place this summer.
BIRMINGHAM — Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame's 52nd annual induction ceremony will be held virtually Saturday, Aug. 1, in lieu of the previously scheduled induction banquet.
MADISON — The Rocket City Trash Pandas were supposed to be enjoying their inaugural season in Madison, but that will have to be put off until 2021 after the Minor League Baseball season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Alabama High School Athletic Association recently announced a continuation of a program that helps students receive a large discount on standardized testing preparation courses.
Lee Hodges has been a model of consistency since the Korn Ferry resumed last month following a three-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Weeks after registration began for the rescheduled Alabama State Games, the decision was made to cancel the games entirely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sports leagues are beginning to start up after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the way those leagues will be covered by the media will be much different.
Clements is the second Limestone County school to suspend workouts in the wake of an athlete testing positive for COVID-19, although Colts football coach Michael Parker said the player is asymptomatic.
The Athens Parks and Recreation Department has decided to cancel evaluations for fall sports, but the sports are not in danger of being canceled — yet.
Lee Hodges’ hot restart to the Korn Ferry Tour continued this past weekend, as the Ardmore native earned his third Top-20 finish in four tournaments since the tour restarted after a three-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tanner has suspended its athletic workouts until July 13 after one of its athletes tested positive for COVID-19, Principal Deborah Kenyon said in a Facebook post.
While high school basketball season doesn’t begin until November, the summer is normally very important to a team’s success.
When it comes to youth or high school sports, nobody has a bigger role than that of the coach. The coach is somebody that not only teaches youngsters how to play the game, but also can teach life lessons and act as a role model for them.
The excitement had been building for years. The Rocket City Trash Pandas were going to bring professional baseball to North Alabama.
MADISON — The biggest party of the summer is headed to Toyota Field.
FLORENCE — Una, the beloved female mascot of the University of North Alabama, died Tuesday morning after a brief illness at the George M. Carroll Lion Habitat on the UNA campus. She was 17.
Lee Hodges has hardly missed a beat after the Korn Ferry Tour resumed following a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the 2020 high school baseball season was canceled in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local players weren’t sure when they would be able to play again.
Alabama Superintendent Eric Mackey said the words so many athletes, coaches and fans have been waiting for since the high school season shut down in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic: There will be high school sports this fall.
TUSCALOOSA (AP) — The University of Alabama football team released an emotional video on Thursday speaking out against racism and ending with the message that “all lives can’t matter until Black lives matter.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic following months of acrimony.
After having its spring season cut short after only a couple of practices and games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cottontown United soccer club of Athens is ready to get back on the field.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players' association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic.
We are in a day and age where political and social issues have become front and center. The sports world is no stranger to that, either. In fact, many athletes and sports leagues are doing what it can to push the conversation forward.
In a normal year, the Athens Swim Team has well over 100 athletes training to compete in swim meets both in Athens and across North Alabama and southern Tennessee.
The Athens High School girls basketball team may have taken a morning off from doing its normal summer workouts Thursday, but it didn't mean they took the morning off. They just did a different kind of work.
Emboldened by the athletes it serves, the NCAA is taking another stand on a social issue.
TUSCALOOSA (AP) — Alabama and Ohio State have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2027 and 2028 seasons.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have caused the cancellation of the Athens Park and Recreation Department's spring youth sports season, but the department is full speed ahead on having a season this fall.
NEW YORK (AP) — After days of angry exchanges over money between Major League Baseball and the players' association, Commissioner Rob Manfred started to doubt whether there would be a 2020 season and said as much on national television.
Wrestling is become a more popular sport at the high school level, but a large group of students aren’t able, or aren’t willing, to participate.
When sports around the world ground to a halt in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people longed for the day when they would once again be able to turn on their television and watch a live sporting event.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there might be no major league games this year after a breakdown in talks between teams and the players' union on how to split up money in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
MADISON — More than two months after the Rocket City Trash Pandas were supposed to begin their inaugural Minor League Baseball season, baseball will finally be played at Toyota Field in Madison. But the Trash Pandas won't be playing.
A 15-week break between tournaments didn't bother Lee Hodges too much. The Ardmore native put together four strong rounds to post a sixth-place finish at the Korn Ferry Tour's Korn Ferry Challenge at TPC Sawgrass Valley Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
West Limestone football coach Shelby Davis never coached Cole Smith, but he knows just how important the former Wildcats standout was to the football program, the school and the community.
This Week's Circulars
Paul Hill, 78, of Athens, Alabama, died Sunday, August 9, 2020, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Johnson officiating. Burial in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Spry Funeral Home. Mr. Hill was born Oct…
Jerry Kenneth McCollum, 80 formerly of Natchez, Mississippi, passed away Friday, August 7th, 2020, at Athens Limestone Hospital. Mr. McCollum was born December 9th, 1939, to Floyd McCollum and Mamie Ruth McCollum. He is survived by his wife, Nancy McCollum; daughter Wendy McCollum; son-in-la…
Charles Elder Caler, 92, passed away August 8, 2020. Given present health concerns, the family will have a private funeral service with Rev. Clint Coffey officiating. Mr. Caler will be interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.
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