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Archive for the ‘AISA’ Category

AISA NEWS: SECIS teams set; Lowndes’ Self retires

Parklane Academy’s Kyrin Bickham looks for running room in 2017 Kickoff Classic game against Frederica Academy. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 19, 2018)

The Southeastern Commission of Independent Schools will hold its third Kickoff Classic on Aug. 10-11 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl, electing to remain in Alabama and reduce the field to eight teams after expanding to 12 in 2017.

New AISA football schedule includes return of SECIS Classic

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 5, 2018)

What was thought gone is now back.

The third annual SECIS Kickoff Classic will be held at Cramton Bowl on Aug. 10-11 and will include Bessemer Academy and Tuscaloosa Academy.

Local AISA schools name new coaches

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 4, 2018)

It all started with finding a college football program for his son.

It ended with Rusty Mason coming out of his self-appointed retirement and accepting a job as the head football and baseball coach at Edgewood Academy.

Success Unlimited nears first football season

Bill Granger puts players through their first spring workouts at Success Unlimited. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 30, 2018)

Coordinating workouts and practices at off-campus sites. Putting players in the right positions. Teaching perspective players how to line up and perform a play adequately.

It’s not easy starting a football program from scratch, but Success Unlimited Academy athletic director and head football coach Bill Granger has few complaints.

AISA FINALS: Macon East sweeps Autauga; Eastwood claims first title

The Macon East Knights celebrate their championship with the fans at Paterson Field on Tuesday. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 9, 2018)

In a title match involving two teams that hit the baseball, steal bases and score runs, it was pitching that took center stage in the Alabama Independent School Association Class AA state baseball tournament at Paterson Field on Tuesday afternoon.

The best-of-three series was settled in two games because of the efforts of Drew Baker and Tucker Neven, a pair of Macon East Academy hurlers that helped the Knights sweep Autauga 8-3 and 4-3 for their second consecutive state championship.

AISA BASEBALL: Baker leads Macon East to finals against Autauga

Macon East star Drew Baker is having an MVP season for the Knights, who go for a second-straight title this week at Paterson Field. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 7, 2018)

CECIL – He’s played catcher for three years at Macon East Academy, but this year there were different plans for senior Drew Baker.

Baker signed with Chipola College in the fall and is projected as a pitcher at the collegiate (or professional) level, so Macon East coach Bob Pickett wanted Baker to see more duty on the mound this season.

AISA UPSET: Edgewood knocks off defending champs to win AAA title

Edgewood Academy receives the AISA Class AAA championship trophy from Michael McLendon after defeating Glenwood in the finals. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 7, 2018)

After blowing a four-run lead in the top of the seventh, Edgewood Academy coach Mark Segrest knew his team would have to find a way to beat Glenwood School in extra innings.

There was always a second game to be played if the Gators won the first game in the AISA Class AAA state finals, but Segrest didn’t want to take that chance.

AISA AA CHAMPS: Macon East battles back for title

Macon East celebrates another state softball title on Saturday at Lagoon Park. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 7, 2018)

The Macon East Lady Knights had blown the lead in the seventh, battled back to tie the game in the eighth, only to lose in the ninth inning to Pickens Academy in the AISA Class AA softball finals. 

Now, the Knights would have to find a way to regain the momentum in a second championship matchup with the Pirates if they wanted to win a state championship.

AISA TOURNEY RECAP: Macon East wins two to reach semis

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 5, 2018)

Shelby Lowe was everything Macon East Academy expected, but once again the Knights had an answer for the Pickens Academy ace.

Macon East (55-11) scored the game’s first two runs with the help of errors, added two more in the fifth, then withstood a Pirate rally over the last three at-bats to win 4-3 and advance to the winner’s bracket finals in the AISA Class AA state softball tournament at Lagoon Park on Friday evening.

AISA STATE TOURNEY: Seithalil’s big bat gives Hooper title hopes

Junior catcher Chloe Seithalil has been a powerful part of the Hooper offense this season. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 4, 2018)

HOPE HULL – She may be one of the state’s best-kept softball secrets. 

Of course, word-of-mouth stories from opposing coaches have a way of getting around, so opposing pitchers have heard all about Hooper Academy junior Chloe Seithalil.

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HSFB - All-Star Week North-South, 7 p.m. (Cramton Bowl)
HSVB - All-Star Week North-South, 4 p.m. (AUM)
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