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Three-sport athlete and top-tier student Mary Claire Besh is the winner of the Athena League’s Lynn Gilbert Trent-Beverly Berry Crutcher Scholarship for her community service and involvement within Athens High School and the City of Athens.

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Jack Bradford’s junior year saw him run by the competition time and time again on his way to setting state records, school records and personal records, and has been named The News Courier’s boys runner of the year for Athens-Limestone.

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Riley Carwile of East Limestone is the Athens-Limestone 2021-2022 volleyball player of the year for The News Courier after a dominant season which saw the Lady Indians make it all the way to the state title game after going on a historic run. 

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Two-time State champion Will Anderson of Athens High School is The News Courier’s 2021-2022 wrestler of the year for Athens-Limestone after winning big and often all season, much to the impression of his head coach, Andrew Campbell.

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Claire Martin is the 2021-2022 girls swimmer of the year for The News Courier after a successful career at both Athens High School and for the Athens Gators Swim Team, and is now headed to Auburn University to further her education as she aspires to be a veterinarian.

Grant King, a large factor in starting the Lindsay Lane swim program, is The News Courier’s 2021-2022 Athens-Limestone boys swimmer of the year after a successful senior campaign that saw him land at Samford University in Birmingham to continue the pursuit of his dreams in academics.

The growth of High School women’s sports across the county, state and nation is something that is providing opportunities for young women everywhere that may not have existed 30, 20 or even 10 years ago.

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The athletics programs for Athens High School received an upgrade to their pursuit of excellence after the completion of their new and improved weight room.

MADISON, Alabama – On Saturday, the Los Angeles Angels announced that former Rocket City Trash Pandas infielder David MacKinnon has been promoted to the Angels and will make his MLB debut at first base, batting sixth in the second game of their doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners at T-…

East Limestone and Elkmont high schools have named new head coaches for their football teams, with Clint Woodfin taking over for the former and Chris Bunio taking over for the latter.

After hitting a hole-in-one at the Martha Jo Leonard Memorial Golf Tournament, part of the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame events, a new truck was awarded by Jimmy Smith GMC Buick to golfer Jansen Burgess.

Dedicating much of his life to basketball and to being a leader of Christ for his students, Zak Meredith is accepting a new challenge of taking on the head basketball job at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy, where he will also be a leader of discipleship for the school as well.

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When reviewing the 2022 Lindsay Lane Lions baseball season, it will be remembered for the players moving on to college, the bond they have amongst themselves and the records they set along the way.

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Lily Hosmer, the leading scorer for East Limestone in their historic girls soccer season, is a member of the North All-Stars soccer team, and is excited for the bright future in front of her.

The 2022 induction banquet for the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame took place on Saturday, June 11, from the event hall of the Alabama Veterans Museum in Athens, with 10 new members inducted into Limestone’s prestigious sports group.

Here are the 15 athletes winning player of the year for their respective sports, in the second and final installment of The News Courier's Athens-Limestone County players of the year.

Rashad Harris is a 2022 inductee of the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame, which gets inducted today into the premier sports group of the Athens-Limestone Area. 

Mary Fletcher is a 2022 inductee into the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame, being inducted alongside nine other members from the Athens-Limestone area.

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Mike Davis is a 2022 inductee into the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame after an illustrious sports career in the area, most-known for his time at Ardmore High School.

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This is the first part of a two-part list for players of the year in the Athens-Limestone County area for the 2021-2022 sports season.

Walter Hill is a 2022 inductee of the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame after making a name for himself on the gridiron at multiple levels of the game.

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Venard Hendrix is a 2022 inductee of the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame, after a successful sports career in the Athens-Limestone area, impacting multiple sports programs.

ACS Superintendent Beth Patton and two other board members held an informal meeting with concerned parents of the Athens High School volleyball program on Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m., in order to open a dialogue.

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Adolph Cosby, a sports legend of Athens, is a 2022 inductee of the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame, one of 10 members to be added to the prestigious class this upcoming weekend.

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Danny Anderson, known for his basketball skills and coaching abilities in Limestone County, is one of the 10 inductees of the 2022 class for the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame.

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John Johnson is a 2022 inductee to the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame, voted on earlier in March of this year.

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University of Alabama pitcher Jacob McNairy, a native of Athens, continues to be a major factor for the Crimson Tide, who would win the first two games of the SEC tournament in large parts to McNairy’s efforts.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Oraj Anu and Adam Fogel hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning and 12th-seeded Kentucky surprised fifth-seeded Auburn 3-1 in the SEC Tournament opening round on Wednesday.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Dylan Ray struck out the only batter he faced to close out 11th-seeded Alabama’s 4-3 win over third-seeded Arkansas on Wednesday in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

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