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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.

Moore takes over as AD at Hooper Academy

Formerly the head coach at Alabama Christian, Bill Moore is now the new athletic director at Hooper Academy. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 26, 2017)

Former Alabama Christian Academy coach Bill Moore will take on a different challenge after being named the athletic director at Hooper Academy earlier this week.

ACA turns to Sanford as new head football coach

Nate Sanford has been tabbed as the new head football coach at Alabama Christian Academy. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 21, 2017)

Alabama Christian Academy wasted no time in announcing offensive coordinator Nate Sanford will take over as the Eagles’ new football coach.

Sanford was formally introduced by athletic director Scott Galloway on Wednesday morning.

Taylor picked by Twins; selected for College Home Run Derby

Chandler Taylor was selected by Minnesota in the 27th round of the MLB First-year draft on Wednesday. He was also selected as a participant in the annual Coillege Home Run Derby on July 1. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(June 14, 2017)

Former Alabama Christian Academy star and current Alabama outfielder Chandler Taylor was the first pick of the 27th round (796 overall) in the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft, going to the Minnesota Twins.

Taylor was the second player taken in this year’s draft from the 2016-17 Crimson Tide roster, joining Garrett Suchey, who was taken earlier in the day.

ACA searching for new coach after Moore’s resignation

Bill Moore recently announced his resignation from Alabama Christian Academy, leaving the school searching for a new football coach. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 13, 2017)

Alabama Christian Academy will be seeking its seventh head football coach in the last 17 years after school officials asked for the resignation of Bill Moore on June 2.

No reason was given for Moore’s resignation, but it may force the school to promote from within the staff because of its bad timing. Alabama schools will be spending the next few weeks at seven-on-seven camps – including one at the end of the month that ACA will be hosting – and will open fall practice in eight weeks on Aug. 7.

ACA softball hopes to build on 2017 finish

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 22, 2017)

It wasn’t what they set out to do, but Alabama Christian’s third-place finish in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 4A state softball tournament was an accomplishment for the five senior Lady Eagles.

ACA in survival mode on second day of AHSAA tourney

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 20, 2017)

After an unexpected loss to Northside in the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 4A state softball tournament, senior Laura Nickolson and her Alabama Christian teammates had a heart-to-heart talk.

ACA softball returns to state tourney

Alabama Christian pitcher Lacy Spear was solid in her start in last week’s South Regional. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 14, 2017)

Alabama Christian breezed through the South Regional unbeaten and advanced to the Alabama High School Athletic Association state softball tournament at Lagoon Park Softball Complex this week.

ACA (55-5) will face Wilson on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament, which features the top two seeds from each of the four regionals.

Former ACA star Taylor named SEC Player of the Week

Chandler Taylor led Alabama to a sweep of Auburn last weekend. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept)

Staff Report
(May 8, 2017)

Former Alabama Christian Academy star Chandler Taylor was named the SEC Player of the Week after leading the Alabama Crimson Tide to a sweep of Auburn in this past weekend’s series.

ACA, LAMP advance to softball regionals

ACA’s Kristen Boswell slides into third as LAMP’s Kayla Simpkins takes the throw in the Eagles’ win on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 4, 2017)

Chris Goodman had already made hotel reservations for the Alabama High School Athletic Association South Regional softball tournament next week in Gulf Shores. The Alabama Christian Academy coach and his players make an annual pilgrimage to the softball postseason.

After making an incredible run through the 4A Area 4 tournament bracket to reach the finals, LAMP coach Anthony Norris needed some assistance from Goodman.

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