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RRS will be on vacation June 27-July 7

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(June 26, 2017)

Beginning Tuesday (June 27), the staff of River Region Sports will be taking a few days off for vacation. We will return on July 8 and begin preparation and coverage of SEC Media Days which is slated for July 10-13.


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Moore takes over as AD at Hooper Academy

Formerly the head coach at Alabama Christian, Bill Moore is now the new athletic director at Hooper Academy. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 26, 2017)

Former Alabama Christian Academy coach Bill Moore will take on a different challenge after being named the athletic director at Hooper Academy earlier this week.
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Annual Southeastern Shootout baseball event begins today at Troy

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(June 26, 2017)

The second- annual Southeastern Underclassman Shootout (SUS) will take place at Troy University today through Thursday at Riddle-Pace Field.


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McWhorter takes over football at Hooper Academy

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 22, 2017)

After getting bounced from a job at Montgomery Catholic in 2014 and leaving an unpleasant job in Selma the following year, Duane McWhorter was content to have simple teaching and coaching duties at Hooper Academy in 2016.

When coach Chad Michael left the Colts in late May after two seasons, McWhorter unexpectedly found himself with one more challenge as the school’s new head football coach.


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ACA turns to Sanford as new head football coach

Nate Sanford has been tabbed as the new head football coach at Alabama Christian Academy. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 21, 2017)

Alabama Christian Academy wasted no time in announcing offensive coordinator Nate Sanford will take over as the Eagles’ new football coach.

Sanford was formally introduced by athletic director Scott Galloway on Wednesday morning.


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Another AISA school closes

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 21, 2017)

Sumter Academy became the second longtime Alabama Independent School Association school to close its doors as headmaster Glen Sanders announced the school’s intentions on Tuesday.


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Former Eastern Dixie Youth championship team celebrates coach

Former Dixie Youth coach Dinky Hughes and his wife Annette were honored by his former players at a recent dinner. (Photo courtesy of Patsy Hughes)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 19, 2017)

Summer league players are practicing and playing on all-star teams this week, getting ready for upcoming Dixie Baseball (and softball) tournaments, advancing through the ranks of the city, district and state tournaments in hopes of making it to the World Series.

Former players, who are old enough to remember the early years of Dixie Baseball, recall the Eastern League group that dominated the city’s baseball landscape in the late 1960s and early 1970s.


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Annual Camellia Bowl camp set for June 29

Young football players have a chance to participate in the annual Camellia Bowl Clinic on Saturday, June 29, at Cramton Bowl. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 19, 2017)

Huntingdon College football coach Mike Turk and his staff will direct the fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Youth Clinic on June 29 at Cramton Bowl.


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TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH: Former Alabama star Siran Stacy shares his message

Siran Stacy overcame many obstacles to become one of the most potent running backs in Alabama football history. He has had many more obstacles in his personal life including the tragic loss of his wife and four of his children in a car wreck in 2007. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 16, 2017)

Paul “Bear” Bryant retired from coaching before Siran Stacy ever suited up for Geneva High School but the shifty runner with great vision and blazing speed never lost sight of his dream to play college football at the University of Alabama.

The obstacles he overcame to emerge as a star for the Crimson Tide are just one part of a life of professional setbacks and a horrific personal tragedy that set him on a path toward the creation of Siran Stacy Ministries.

On Monday, he will serve as the guest host for the 20th Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill. For Stacy, Turner’s battle with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) which led to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and his death in March, 2016, hits home for a teammate who had to battle depression following the loss of his wife and four of his five children in an automobile accident in 2007.

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FCS Kickoff game gets promotion with golf outing

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 14, 2017)

PRATTVILLE -- Tuesday was an opportunity for participants and sponsors of the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff to come together at RTJ Capitol Hill for a friendly round of golf after lunch. And even though it’s June, the collection of coaches and game officials in the Deep South meant the conversation turned rather quickly toward football.


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Taylor picked by Twins; selected for College Home Run Derby

Chandler Taylor was selected by Minnesota in the 27th round of the MLB First-year draft on Wednesday. He was also selected as a participant in the annual Coillege Home Run Derby on July 1. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(June 14, 2017)

Former Alabama Christian Academy star and current Alabama outfielder Chandler Taylor was the first pick of the 27th round (796 overall) in the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft, going to the Minnesota Twins.

Taylor was the second player taken in this year’s draft from the 2016-17 Crimson Tide roster, joining Garrett Suchey, who was taken earlier in the day.



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