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BREAKING NEWS: Billingsley sent packing for home games by Autauga BOE

The Billingsley Bears will move their home games from Mims Field to possibly Marbury or Jemison due to a ruling by the Autauga County Board of Education. (Photo by Tim Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 21, 2017)

BILLINGSLEY -There were just two weeks remaining until the 2017 season opener and the Billingsley Bears found a quarterback, a running game and the pieces of an offensive and defensive line puzzle that could possibly transform the Bears into a playoff team.

Now, the only thing missing is a football stadium.

On Friday, school officials were informed that Mims Field, the site of some of Billingsley High’s greatest triumphs, including a win over Parrish for the 1992 state championship, is unsafe and cannot be used for the 2017 football season.

PREP OPENERS: Lanier starts early, stays late

Sidney Lanier coach Marvin Cunningham led the Poets through two practices on the first day of workouts on Monday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(August 8, 2017)

In what has become a tradition, the Sidney Lanier Poets opened preseason camp at midnight on Monday.

They followed with an early practice in the heat and humidity of the morning.

It wasn’t easy but senior defensive end Alfred Thomas said it was necessary.

AHSAA Board returns revenue to schools, debates ‘private school issue’ behind closed doors

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 26, 2017)

Officials with the Alabama High School Athletic Association, at their Wednesday Central Board of Control meeting, voted to return $2 million to the member schools under the AHSAA’s revenue sharing plan.

One of the major issues that is generating discussion outside of the building, the ongoing debate over what to do with the state’s private schools as a new classification year approaches, was not discussed at the public forum.

ALL-STAR WEEK: North edges South in football

Former Catholic star David Poole draws defenders after a catch in Thursday’s All-Star Game.(Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 21, 2017)

David Poole was just thankful for the opportunity.

The Montgomery Catholic senior was one of 41 replacement players called on to play in the Alabama All-Star Sports Week football game at Cramton Bowl after the original all-stars had scheduling conflicts. Poole, to his credit, was the first player to put his name in the game book after returning the opening kickoff and had three receptions for 25 yards.

ALL-STAR WEEK: North continues dominance in basketball

St. James’ guard Micala Fisanick drives past Homewood’s Hannah Barber in Wednesday’s North-South All-Star game. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 20, 2017)

Micala Fisanick came into Wednesday’s Alabama All-Star Sports Week basketball competition hoping to showcase her shooting ability in the Auburn University Montgomery Physical Education Complex.

The Saint James senior-to-be came off the bench to open the second quarter and nailed the first 3-pointer she took, but didn’t make another basket the remainder of the game. Her next shot, a 15-footer from the left side of the court, was followed by a pair of 3-point misses as shots, in addition to playing time, was in short supply.

ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK: LAMP’s Heo leads local participants in cross country

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 19, 2017)

Hundreds of track stars compete at the high school level every year in anonymity.

Even the best ones, such as LAMP junior Won Heo, can help their athletic program to a state championship, but their own classmates know little about their accomplishments.

Their efforts received a little recognition recently when the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association added boys and girls cross country to the competition in the 21st Alabama All-Star Sports Week.

ALL-STAR WEEK: Robertson earns MVP while North gets sweep

St. James’ T.R. Robertson was named the South MVP after a solid performance in Tuesday’s All-Star game. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 19, 2017)

His night started with a strikeout on three pitches.

And while the next at-bat didn’t come until the seventh inning, T.R. Robertson made the most of his night in the Alabama All-Star Sports Week baseball game, collecting a hit in his final two at-bats while playing error-free ball at four positions in the field to collect most valuable player honors for the South squad on Tuesday night at Riverwalk Stadium.

ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK: South salvages split in softball

ACA’s Lacey Spear participated in Tuesday’s all-star game at Lagoon Park. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

Combined Report
(July 19, 2017)

The North girls pounded 13 hits in game one to beat the South 12-6, and the South bounced back to win the second game of the doubleheader 11-1 Tuesday night at Lagoon Park as the 21st AHSAA Summer Conference and All-Star Sports Week all-star competition got underway.

The South salvaged a split in the series that has been dominated through the years by their North counterparts. The North girls, coached by Mortimer Jordan’s Shawn Maze and Josh Graham of Lawrence County, now hold a 25-10-3 edge after Tuesday’s split. The South was coached by Donna Sunnycalb of Saraland and Matt Hendricks of Auburn.

ALL-STAR WEEK: Robertson ready for anything in North-South baseball

T.R. Robertson of St. James will play in Tuesday’s All-Star game at Riverwalk Stadium. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 18, 2017)

T.R. Robertson should be prepared for whatever happens in the Alabama All-Star Sports Week baseball games that will be held Tuesday evening at Riverwalk Stadium.

Whether he’s asked to play outfield, infield or pitch, he’s done it before. In fact, in 2015, the Saint James junior played every position on the diamond except first base.

All-Star Sports Week has local flavor, new sport

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 16, 2017)

It took 20 years, but another sport finally has been added to Alabama All-Star Sports Week.

The 21st All-Star Sports Week will be held in Montgomery on July 17-22 featuring male and female high school standouts competing in football, boys and girls basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, boys and girls soccer and now boys and girls cross country.

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