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Tallassee's Ansley named to Tide football coaching staff

Tallassee native Derrick Ansley was officially named to the Alabama football coaching staff on Wednesday. (Photo contributed)

Contributed
(February 10, 2016)

TUSCALOOSA – University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Derrick Ansley on Wednesday to coach the defensive backs for the Crimson Tide.

Ansley spent the past three seasons at the University of Kentucky as the cornerbacks coach (2013-14), secondary coach (2015) and was recently promoted to co-defensive coordinator for the 2016 season before accepting the position with the Crimson Tide.


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2016 AISA State Basketball Playoffs

Staff Report
(February 9, 2016)

Results and schedule of the 2016 AISA State Basketball tournament (River Region teams in bold) held at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex.


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NSD 2016: Another historic day for Park Crossing

Jeawon Taylor gives the "Gator chomp" in celebration of his decision to attend Florida next fall. He was one of eight students from Park Crossing to sign football scholarships on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(February 3, 2016)

History will record the 2016 signing class at Park Crossing High School as the first ever.

Head coach Smitty Grider will mark it as only the beginning.

Eight seniors fulfilled a dream of playing college football. Another became the first to ink a baseball scholarship from the school while two soccer stars set the stage to sign in a few weeks.


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NSD 2016: Carver's Wilson chooses Tide after long deliberation

Wearing a colorful sports coat, Carver's Lyndell "Mack" Wilson (right) picked Alabama as his college football destination on Wednesday. His teammate, Antonio Nelson (left), chose Florida. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 3, 2016)

Growing up in Montgomery's Tulane Court housing project never prepared Lyndell “Mack” Wilson for five minutes in front of an ESPN camera.

The G.W. Carver High senior linebacker, wearing a bright checkered sports coat and trying to contain his nervousness, told a live national cable television audience and his classmates at Carver he was choosing Alabama over Georgia and Florida on National Signing Day Wednesday.


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NSD 2016: Adams to take football talent to Samford

Trinity Presbyterian wideout Robert Adams signs his football scholarship with Samford as his mom, Shawn, and dad, Jason, look on during a special ceremony on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(February 3, 2016)

Robert Adams didn’t put on football pads until he was in the seventh grade.

At that point, the now-Trinity Presbyterian senior was more interested in baseball than football.

Ironically, it took a while before he warmed up to the sport.


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NSD 2016: Tuskegee signs impressive group

Steven Hodges (front row center) of Park Crossing signed with Tuskegee on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

Contributed
(February 3, 2016)

TUSKEGEE - The Tuskegee University football program welcomed in 30 new Golden Tigers on National Signing Day, with four of those included as early signees (mid-year transfers).

The list includes 23 high school seniors, including 11 from the state of Alabama. The list includes schools such as Spain Park, Hoover, Demopolis, Spanish Fort, Auburn, Huffman, Austin and Park Crossing. It also includes three players who played in state championship games over the last two years.


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NSD 2016: Faulkner signees have local flavor

Staff Report
(February 3, 2016)

Tarrance Scott and LaDarian Fields, a pair of key receivers who helped Park Crossing capture the 6A, Region 2 championship last season, signed scholarships to play at Faulkner University at a ceremony in the school gymnasium Wednesday morning.


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NSD 2016: Reed kicks his way to Duke

Prattville placekicker AJ Reed signed with Duke University on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 3, 2016)

PRATTVILLE – AJ Reed has always loved soccer. But as he sat at a table with his Prattville High football teammates on National Signing Day, the senior placekicker said football, not soccer, earned him an opportunity to continue his athletic career at Duke.


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NSD 2016: Lee's Thomas gets surprise opportunity to play at Auburn

Robert E. Lee cornerback Daniel Thomas got a surprise on Wednesday when he was offered an opportunity to sign with Auburn. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 3, 2016)

When Daniel Thomas was preparing to go to school on Wednesday morning, the Robert E. Lee High cornerback thought he would be signing a national letter of intent with the University of Minnesota.

But, just in case, he had a last bit of advice for a friend.


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Legendary coach Calvin among AFCA honorees

Legendary coaches Tom Calvin (left) and Ben Harris were honored at the annual Alabama Football Coaches Association banquet. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 1, 2016)

He’s been retired from coaching for more than 25 years, so getting an award from the Alabama Football Coaches Association was a little bit of a surprise to Tom Calvin.

The 89-year-old made the most of it, staying long after the conclusion of the annual awards banquet to reminisce with friends and former pupils who remembered with fondness his championship teams at Sylacauga High and Austin High.


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Tuskegee releases 2016 football schedule

Contributed
(January 28, 2016)

TUSKEGEE - The Tuskegee University athletic department released the 2016 football schedule Thursday, a schedule that features three homes games and three neutral site games.

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Saban, Malzahn to appear at annual AFCA convention Thursday

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is expected to appear Thursday at the annual AFCA convention. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(January 27, 2016)

The 11th annual convention of the Alabama Football Coaches Association kicks off Thursday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Montgomery with a new corporate sponsor as the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl has thrown its support behind the popular high school coaches’ clinic.


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Former Hawks catcher gets MLB invite

Contributed
(January 26, 2016)

Former Huntingdon catcher Joseph Odom is one of 27 non-roster invitees to the Atlanta Braves’ major league spring training.


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AHSAA releases new classifications for 2016-17 and 2017-18

Combined Reports
(January 20, 2016)

The Alabama High School Athletic Association has released the new classifications for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 athletic calendars.

The AHSAA Central Board of Control approved the re-classification for the upcoming 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years at its Winter Central Board meeting on Wednesday.


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PRESS PICKS: Shearer hangs on for title

Staff Report
(January 20, 2016)

Three panelists tied for the top spot in the bowl picks but nobody did well enough to catch the eventual champion.


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AHSAA Champions Challenge set for 2016

Contributed
(January 19, 2016)

Six teams have been selected for the 11th annual AHSAA Champions Challenge Football Classic set for Aug. 18-20 at Cramton Bowl.


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Latest Updates
Adams Drugs
 
Tallassee's Ansley named to Tide football coaching staff
NSD 2016: Faulkner signees have local flavor
NSD 2016: Tuskegee signs impressive group
NSD 2016: Another historic day for Park Crossing
NSD 2016: Reed kicks his way to Duke
NSD 2016: Adams to take football talent to Samford
NSD 2016: Carver's Wilson chooses Tide after long deliberation
NSD 2016: Lee's Thomas gets surprise opportunity to play at Auburn
2016 AISA State Basketball Playoffs
Legendary coach Calvin among AFCA honorees

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GirlsBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
BoysBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
W/MBB - Ga Southern at Troy, 5:15 p.m.
W/MBB - Ft Valley St at Tuskegee, 5:30 p.m.
WBB - Alabama at Missouri, 7 p.m.
WBB - Auburn at Ole Miss, 6 p.m.
CBASE - AUM at Embry-Riddle, 6 p.m.
Friday
GirlsBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
BoysBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
HSWRES - AHSAA Super Sectionals, Cramton Bowl Multiplex (click for schedule)
W/MBB - Maryville at Huntingdon, 5:30 p.m.
CBASE - Lindenwood /Davenport at Faulkner, 12/5:30 p.m.
CBASE - AUM at Keiser (DH), 3 p.m.
CBASE - Huntingdon vs Ozarks Coll, 4:30 p.m. (Jackson, Miss)
CSOFT - Alabama vs Fordham/ UCF, 1/5:30 p.m. (Orlando, Fla.)
CSOFT - Appalachian St at Auburn, 6 p.m.
CSOFT - Eastern Mich at Troy, 5 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama St vs Evansville, 2 p.m. (Troy)
CSOFT - AUM in Falcon Frenzy Tourney, Montevallo
Saturday
GirlsBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
BoysBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
HSWRES - AHSAA Super Sectionals, Cramton Bowl Multiplex (click for schedule)
MBB - Alabama at Florida, 4:30 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM/SEC Network)
MBB - Vanderbilt at Auburn, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
W/MBB - Ga State at Troy, 2 p.m.
W/MBB - Albany St at Tuskegee, 1 p.m.
W/MBB - Alabama St at Alabama A&M, 4 p.m.
W/MBB - Faulkner at AUM, 2 p.m.
W/MBB - Covenant at Huntingdon, 4 p.m.
CBASE - AUM at St Thomas (DH), 3 p.m.
CBASE - Davenport/ Lindenwood at Faulkner, 12/5:30 p.m.
CBASE - Huntingdon at Millsaps, 4 p.m. (Jackson, Miss)
CBASE - Tuskegee at UAH (DH), 12 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama vs Rutgers/J. Madison, 11 a.m./3:30 p.m. (Orlando, Fla.)
CSOFT - Butler/Furman at Auburn, 12:30/3 p.m.
CSOFT - Evansville/ Eastern Mich at Troy, 2/5 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama St vs E Mich/Evansville, 12/9:30 p.m. (Troy)
CSOFT - Tuskegee vs Lincoln Mem/ Ga College, 12/2 p.m. (Columbus, Ga.)
CSOFT - AUM in Falcon Frenzy Tourney, Montevallo
CSOFT - Ga Gwinett at Faulkner, 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Huntingdon in 3N2 Elite Event, Atlanta
Sunday
WBB - Florida at Auburn, 1 p.m. (SEC Network)
CBASE - Huntingdon vs Ozarks Coll, 12 p.m. (Jackson, Miss)
CBASE - Tuskegee at UAH, 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama vs Liberty, 9 a.m. (Orlando, Fla.)
CSOFT - Appalachian St at Auburn, 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama St vs Marshall, 12 p.m. (Troy)
CSOFT - Marshall/Alabama St at Troy, 2:30/5 p.m.
CSOFT - Huntingdon in 3N2 Elite Event, Atlanta
 
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