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ALL-STAR WEEK: North wins football in abbreviated game

Combined Report
(July 22, 2016)

The North All-Stars posted two first-quarter touchdowns Thursday night to build a 14-0 lead in the 57th AHSAA North-South All-Star football game at Cramton Bowl.


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ALL-STAR WEEK: South girls hoops ends long drought

Combined Report
(July 21, 2016)

South All-Star Unique Thompson of Faith Academy scored 17 points and cleared 15 rebounds to lead her team to a 57-53 win over the North Wednesday night at Dunn-Oliver Arena on the campus of Alabama State University.

The victory ended an eight-year drought for the South, which last won in 2007. The North holds a 17-3 advantage in the 20-year series after Wednesday’s setback.


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ALL-STAR WEEK: North sweeps Tuesday's events

Combined Report
(July 20, 2016)

Four North pitchers combined to hurl a one-hitter in a Game 1 2-0 win followed by 14 hits in the second game as part of a 13-2 victory to sweep the 20th annual AHSAA All-Star series at Riverwalk Stadium Tuesday night.


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All-Star Sports Week opens Monday

Staff Report
(July 18, 2016)

AHSAA member school coaches and administrators will gather this week (July 18-22) at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center beginning Tuesday for the 20th annual Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Summer Conference and All-Star Sports competition.


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Bama sophomores named to Doak Walker watch list

Staff Report
(July 18, 2016)

Can’t figure out which Alabama sophomore is going to take over the starting reins from 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry?

Neither can the selection committee of the Doak Walker Award, which listed both Damien Harris and Bo Scarborough on their preseason watch list.


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Paterson Field gets facelift but more work to come

While the upgrade to Paterson Field is all but complete, there are still plans to improve other parts including the press box at a later date. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 17, 2016)

Workers have neared the end of their work on Paterson Field, waiting on city leaders to supply the revenue needed for the final renovation stage of the 67-year-old facility.

The work started more than a year ago with the replacement of the chain-link fence surrounding the top and sides of the grandstand and has progressed toward replacing a similar-style fence on the main concourse over the last two months.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Ridley, Fournette, Kelly lead all-conference teams

Alabama's Calvin Ridley was among the top vote getters in the All-SEC selections announced by the SEC on Friday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

Combined Report
(July 15, 2016)

HOOVER – LSU running back Leonard Fournette, Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly and Alabama wide reciver Calvin Ridley were the top vote getters on the 2016 All-SEC team, selected by members of the media who attended this weeks event at the Hoover Wynfrey.


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Lee/Enterprise among Raycom Thursday night high school telecasts

Contributed
(July 14, 2016)

Raycom Media announced Thursday the slate of high school football games lined up for the 2016 Raycom/AHSAA Thursday Night Game of the Week series.

Raycom, the AHSAA’s TV Partner for the Super 7 football championships and State Basketball Tournament, will show 11 football games beginning with three Champions Challenge games Aug. 18-20, four regular season games and one playoff game over each of the first four rounds of the 2016 state playoffs.


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Tide, Vols picked to meet in SEC Championship

Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide were picked to win the SEC by the media this week in Hoover. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

Staff Report
(July 14, 2016)

HOOVER – The 2016 edition of SEC Football Media Days concluded with media in attendance predicting Alabama to win the 2016 SEC Championship.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Football takes back seat to social topics for Saban

Alabama coach Nick Saban fields questions during SEC Media Days on Wednesday. (Photo by Gary Buchanan)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 14, 2016)

HOOVER – Forgive Nick Saban for feeling a little frustrated at Southeastern Conference Media Days on Wednesday.

The Alabama football coach was certain he would address questions about his starting quarterback, depth in the backfield and replacing some talented defensive linemen.

Instead, he was asked for his thoughts on gun control, domestic violence and early entry into the NFL draft. So much for football.


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Tide's Howard making most of newfound success

O.J. Howard of Alabama got his time at the mic during SEC Media Days on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 13, 2016)

HOOVER – O.J. Howard didn’t know what to expect when he arrived Wednesday at the Wynfrey Hotel and SEC Media Days.

He already knew about the Alabama fans and how dedicated they were.

But the filled lobby with colorful personalities spoke more volume.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS NOTES: Mullen grilled on Simmons enrollment

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 13, 2016)

HOOVER – Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is always willing to crack a joke or two, especially when it comes to footwear, or most recently the video of his surfing prowess.

But much of the questioning on Tuesday had to do with the university’s handling of incoming freshman Jeffery Simmons, who was allowed to enroll at Mississippi State this summer and was handed a one-game suspension after a video went viral showing Simmons striking a woman several times while she was on the ground.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Smart welcomes challenge but not necessarily Saban comparisons

New Georgia coach Kirby Smart addresses the media for the first time at SEC Media Days on Tuesday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 12, 2016)

HOOVER – With three coaches currently leading a team in the Southeastern Conference coming from the Nick Saban coaching tree, the comparisions between new Georgia coach Kirby Smart and his former boss seems stronger than those regarding his other protégés – Jim McElwain and Will Muschamp.

But listen closely, maybe with closed eyes, and the voice inflection and observations do sound awfully familiar.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Malzahn confident about upcoming season

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn was confident about his team during Monday's SEC Media Days in Hoover. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 12, 2016)

HOOVER -- They’ll be plenty of talk over the next month or so about Auburn’s quarterback battle or which tailback will be the featured back in the Tigers’ offense, but head coach Gus Malzahn sounded confident in his team’s ability at Monday’s Southeastern Conference Media Days.

“It’s a line-of-scrimmage league,” Malzahn explained. “Any time you can be very good up front, that helps your chances.”


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SEC MEDIA DAYS PT. 1: Commissioner Sankey opens on somber note

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 11, 2016)

HOOVER – Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey opened his annual address at SEC Media Days with a reminder of appropriateness.  At one point he quoted the 1960s ballad from The Byrds – “To everything there is a season…”

The hope is the two months between now and the opening of college football can get here soon even if to soothe the wounds of the past events across the country.

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RRS NOTES: ASU assistant garners top finish at Olympic trials

Staff Report

(July 11, 2016)

EUGENE, Ore. — Alabama State University assistant track and field coach Jacquelyn Coward finished among the nation’s top eight 100 meter hurdles runners at the 2016 Olympic Trials on Friday evening.


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SEC announces players scheduled to appear at Media Days

Staff Report
(July 7, 2016)

BIRMINGHAM – The Southeastern Conference announced the student-athletes that will participate in the annual Football Media Days beginning next Monday.


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Former Autauga Academy star Howard named to Maxwell list

Former Autauga Academy star O.J. Howard was one of eight in-state players named to the Maxwell Award List on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

Staff Report
(July 6, 2016)

O.J. Howard was among eight in-state players named to the first preseason watch lists released on Tuesday by the Maxwell Football Club.


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Edgewood pulls out of AISA Kickoff Classic

Staff Report
(June 30, 2016)

The Southeastern Commission of Independent Schools has adjusted the lineup to its inaugural Kickoff Classic as Alabama’s Edgewood Academy and Mississippi’s Jackson Prep have elected to withdraw from the contest.


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ALL-STAR WEEK: North wins football in abbreviated game
ALL-STAR WEEK: South girls hoops ends long drought
ALL-STAR WEEK: North sweeps Tuesday's events
Bama sophomores named to Doak Walker watch list
All-Star Sports Week opens Monday
Paterson Field gets facelift but more work to come
SEC MEDIA DAYS: Ridley, Fournette, Kelly lead all-conference teams
Tide, Vols picked to meet in SEC Championship
Lee/Enterprise among Raycom Thursday night high school telecasts
SEC MEDIA DAYS: Football takes back seat to social topics for Saban

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