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East Montgomery Darlings headed to World Series

The East Montgomery Darlings softball team will play in the 2015 World Series. (Photo contributed)

Contributed
(July 24, 2015)

The East Montgomery Darlings softball team went undefeated in the Dixie Softball sub-district, district, and State tournaments to earn a berth in the World Series in West Monroe, La.

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ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK: South boys end drought in basketball

Combined Reports
(July 23, 2015)

The South All-Stars snapped a 12-year losing streak Wednesday night beating the North 72-65 at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome to claim its first North-South boys all-star basketball victory since 2002.

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Tuskegee picked to repeat as division champs

Combined Reports
(July 22, 2015)

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) released their predicted order of finish, as selected by the league's head coaches, on Monday afternoon with the two teams who played in the SIAC championship game last season predicted to do the same in 2015.


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ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK: North wins baseball, splits softball

Combined Reports
(July 22, 2015)

The North All-Stars swept the South 6-2, 6-4 Monday night in the AHSAA North-South All-Star baseball series at Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium.

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Tuskegee Sports Network to carry Golden Tigers football

Combined Report
(July 20, 2015)

TUSKEGEE, Ala. - The Tuskegee University athletic department announced the formation of the Tuskegee Sports Network beginning in the fall of 2015.

The network can seen and heard, on a variety of platforms during the football season including web audio, video and radio. The network was formed with WTLS 106.5/1300 AM, River Region Sports, Tallassee TV and Net AL. The network will allow fans and alumni across the world to keep up with Golden Tigers football this fall.

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Impressive final round lifts Piercy to Barbasol title

Scott Piercy coasted to a victory in the Barbasol Championship on Sunday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 20, 2015)

OPELIKA – Scott Piercy’s recent struggles on the golf course were almost a distant memory as he walked the back nine of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National, armed with a four-stroke lead.

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SIAC Football Media Day set for Monday in Montgomery

Contributed
(July 19, 2015)

In conjunction with their annual luncheon and summer meetings, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) will host its 2015 Football Media Day on Monday, July 20 at the Holiday Inn Montgomery Airport South in Montgomery.

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Piercy, Barnes lead heading into final round of Barbasol Championship

Scott Piercy is the co-leader after three rounds of the Barbasol Championship. (Photo courtesy PGA)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 19, 2015)

OPELIKA – Scott Piercy and Ricky Barnes were paired together in Saturday’s third round of the Barbasol Championship as two of the nine golfers with a two-day total of 135.

After both shot a 6-under-65 on Saturday, the two will be paired again in the last group chasing the championship at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National.

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Top of leaderboard has International flair at Barbasol Championship

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 18, 2015)

OPELIKA – Sam Saunders wasn’t complaining about his second-round play, but suddenly the Barbasol Championship leaderboard has some international flavor.

Saunders shot a one-under-70 to complete the first two days of competition at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National with an 8-under, but South Korean Whee Kim and Australian-born Mark Hensby were a little better on Friday and shared the lead at 9-under.

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AUM receives approval to join NCAA Division II

Contributed
(July 17, 2015)

INDIANAPOLIS - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced that Auburn University at Montgomery has been approved to begin the three-year Division II membership process.

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Tide places six on preseason first team All-SEC

Staff Report
(July 17, 2015)

The Southeastern Conference released its All-SEC teams from this week's SEC Media Days event in Hoover.

Alabama led the way with 12 players selected by the media members in attendance this week.

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Thomas, Johnson named to O'Brien watch list

Former Prattville star Justin Thomas was named to the preseason watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 17, 2015)

Montgomery’s Jeremy Johnson and Prattville’s Justin Thomas are on the 2015 preseason watch list for the Davey O’Brien Award, presented annually to the nation’s top quarterback.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Coaches all business on final day of event

Georgia head football coach Mark Richt was all business Thursday during SEC Media Days. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 16, 2015)

HOOVER -  On the final day of SEC Media Days, smiles on coaches’ faces were hard to come by.

Georgia head coach Mark Richt seemed stone-faced through most of his interviews. LSU coach Les Miles wasn’t his jovial, joking self.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze is battling his own problems with player investigations by the NCAA and another Confederate flag flap, meaning his jaw stayed relatively stern.
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Saunders takes first-round lead in Barbasol Championship

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 16, 2015)

OPELIKA – Sam Saunders likes the way his ball is flying off the club in the Barbasol Championship. By the way, his putting isn’t bad, either.

Saunders shot a 7-under on the first day of competition at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National to take a one-shot lead over second-place Jason Gore.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Bama tabbed as Western champ; Auburn picked as overall champ in SEC

Staff Report
(July 16, 2015)

If there was any question of the wide-open race that is to be the Southeastern Conference championship, look no further than the media selections from this week's SEC Media Days.

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Auburn's Jones among players on Thorpe Award watch list

Combined Reports
(July 16, 2015)

Auburn senior Jonathan Jones is one of three Southeastern Conference players on the preseason watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation’s top defensive back.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Criticism nothing new for Saban, Tide

Alabama coach Nick Saban received criticism after a few of his comments Wednesday at SEC Media Days. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 15, 2015)

HOOVER – What’s more interesting than listening to Alabama head football coach Nick Saban discuss his football team?

How about the comments from the press afterwards?

The vitriol. The scorn. And all the criticism that goes with it.

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Thompson ready for Barbasol Championship

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 15, 2015)

OPELIKA – Michael Thompson has always played a good round of golf in the Auburn-Opelika area.

So with his professional career in need of a boost, he’s thankful for the newest PGA Tour stop at the Grand National on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Spurrier not ready for Swan Song yet

Steve Spurrier spoke to the media on Tuesday. The question - was it the last time?. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 14, 2015)

HOOVER – Steve Spurrier has become a bit of a butt of old-age jokes so why not start his press conference with one of his own?


“A lot of familiar faces out there after a lot of years coming to this event.,” he said “I figured a bunch of you guys would have retired by now.  (Laughter). Just kidding. Good to be here,”

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Shaw states medical observer to be part of player safety in 2015

SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw provides the media the new rules changes for 2015. (Photo courtesy Southeastern Conference)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 14, 2015)

HOOVER – Southeastern Conference officials will begin using a medical observer at games this fall in an effort to improve player safety.

Steve Shaw, Southeastern Conference coordinator of officials, said the observer was used as an experiment in some conference games last fall and the game was never stopped but “if we have one stop and we save a potential concussion issue with a player, it’s all worth it.”


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Local players named to Butkus Award watch list

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 14, 2015)

Park Crossing senior P.J. Blue and Carver’s Mack Wilson join Alabama’s Reggie Ragland and the Auburn trio of Kris Frost, Carl Lawson and Cassanova McKinzy on the preseason watch list for the 31st annual Butkus Award honoring the nation’s best linebackers.


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East Montgomery Darlings headed to World Series
ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK: South boys end drought in basketball
Tuskegee picked to repeat as division champs
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Tuskegee Sports Network to carry Golden Tigers football
Impressive final round lifts Piercy to Barbasol title
SIAC Football Media Day set for Monday in Montgomery
Piercy, Barnes lead heading into final round of Barbasol Championship
Top of leaderboard has International flair at Barbasol Championship
AUM receives approval to join NCAA Division II

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