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Tigers, Tide get national seeds in NCAA softball


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Local prep softball teams come up short in state tourney

LAMP finished second in Class 4A, losing to Curry in the final. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 20, 2016)

Three area teams came agonizingly close to capturing a state championship at the annual Alabama High School Athletic Association state softball tournament, led by appearances in the state finals by LAMP and Billingsley.

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AUM earns trip to NAIA World Series

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(May 20, 2016)

Brandon Pooler plated pinch runner Scotty Smith on a fielder's choice with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the top-seeded Auburn Montgomery baseball team to an 8-7 victory over No. 2 seed Keiser and the Opening Round Championship of the Montgomery Bracket Thursday at the AUM Baseball Complex.


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LAMP overcomes first-day jitters to advance in 4A softball tourney

LAMP head softball coach Anthony Norris speaks to his team in between games Wednesday during the AHSAA Class 4A state tournament at Lagoon Park. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 18, 2016)

The first day of the 2015 state softball tournament was an eye-opening experience for LAMP’s softball players, one they had not quite prepared for.


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Tuskegee football among leaders in football attendance

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(May 18, 2016)

For the second consecutive year, and the sixth time in school history, the Tuskegee University football program finished second in attendance in NCAA Division II according to the numbers released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).


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Tigers, Tide get national seeds in NCAA softball

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(May 16, 2016)

For the fourth consecutive year, the Southeastern Conference will be sending a league-record 11 teams to the tournament as the NCAA Division I Softball Committee announced its NCAA Championship bracket Sunday.

The SEC earned eight national seeds, as SEC regular season champion Florida (53-5) earned the national No. 1 seed and SEC Champion Auburn (49-9) earned the No. 4 seed. Alabama (46-12) is the No. 6 national seed, while Kentucky (43-12) is the No. 9 seed. LSU (45-15) is the No. 10 seed, and Tennessee (41-14) earned the No. 13 seed. Missouri (39-14) earned the No. 15 seed, while Georgia (40-17) rounds out the list as the No. 16 seed.


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ASU gets top-ranked Florida in first-ever NCAA softball bid

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(May 16, 2016)

Sunday's NCAA Selection Show revealed that the Alabama State softball team will be headed to the NCAA Regional Tournament in a four-team grouping in Gainesville starting Friday with a match up against the nation’s two-time defending champions and overall No. 1 seed Florida Gators at 2:30 ET/1:30 CT.


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Edgewood headlines new Kickoff Classic

The first-ever SECIS Kickoff will include Coach Bobby Carr and the Edgewood Wildcats, who will put their 71-game winning streak on the line. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 13, 2016)

Eight high school football programs representing Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina will converge on Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl to play in the first SECIS Kickoff Classic on Aug. 12-13, 2016.


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ACA soccer reaches new heights with trip to state semis

ACA senior J.J. Williams (white) has led the Eagles to their first-ever berth in the state semis. But Williams will have to watch on the sidelines on Thursday. (Photo by Lori Sullivan)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(May 12, 2016)

Alabama Christian Academy senior Drew Schlemmer had few expectations when he decided to join the school’s soccer team this season. It was a first for one of ACA’s top football players.

He’d spent the last few years doing what he could to help the Eagles football team improve but to little avail. Soccer wasn’t in his vocabulary.


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Former AUM coach leading Hornets softball to new heights

Former Auburn University Montgomery coach Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson is now heading up the ASU softball program. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 11, 2016)

Everywhere she’s been, Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson has had to change the mindset of her softball players.

She’s been a pioneer, a builder, a championship-caliber coach that won’t accept anything less, which makes the 2016 edition of Alabama State University softball a journey that didn’t end with the Southwestern Athletic Conference East Division title.


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Edgewood continues dominance in baseball; Abbeville sweeps Class A

The Edgewood Academy Wildcats celebrate their eighth-straight state title in baseball. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 11, 2016)

Edgewood Academy won its eighth consecutive Alabama Independent School Association state championship in baseball, but it didn’t come without some anxious moments on Tuesday evening at Paterson Field.


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Macon East wins fifth straight softball title

Macon East celebrates its fifth consecutive state softball title. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 8, 2016)

Macon East won its fifth consecutive Alabama Independent School Association state softball championship on Saturday afternoon but it took every pitch from Paxton Searle to accomplish the feat as the Knights earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Pickens Academy.

Macon East (59-10) won the Class AA tournament with a pair of one-run victories over Pickens to highlight the annual event at Montgomery’s Lagoon Park Softball Complex.


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Two local gymnasts qualify for Junior Olympics

Prattville YMCA gymnast Sydney Bassett is one of three state qualifiers for the Junior Olympic championships. (Photo conributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 6, 2016)

Prattville YMCA gymnasts Carina Jordan and Sydney Bassett qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championships and will be competing this weekend at the Fort Worth (Texas) Convention Center.

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Camellia Bowl gets favorable TV time slot again for 2016

Appalchian State coach Scott Satterfield hoisted the trophy after last year's Camellia Bowl victory. The game will keep its ESPN timeslot in 2016. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 4, 2016)

Viewership and visibility for the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl both made dramatic increases in its second year of existence, good signs for the long-term stability of the bowl game as it begins preparation for its third game in December.


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