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SEC Media Days ‘18 has change of scenery

Combined Report
(July 15, 2018)

SEC Media Days has a new home for 2018.

Coaches and players from all 14 teams will make the trek to Atlanta and the Omni Hotel and the College Football Hall of Fame beginning Monday.

Auburn uses long ball, defense to beat Alabama in Cap City Classic

Alabama’s Chandler Taylor looks for a pitch to drive in Tuesday’s Capital City Classic at Riverwalk Stadium. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 28, 2018)

Chandler Taylor blasted a 3-1 pitch from Jack Owen toward the deepest part of Riverwalk Stadium. Jay Estes, the former second baseman-turned-center fielder made a leaping grab as he crashed into the padded wall. The Southeastern Conference’s top power hitter from Alabama, rounding second, slowed to a disbelieving jog as Auburn’s newest outfielder stole the momentum of the 10th annual Capital City Classic.

In that moment, a microcosm of the rivals’ season was on display. Auburn, who has built on its 15-0 start, won its 21st game this season with a 5-2 win over the Crimson Tide on Tuesdaynight.

COLUMN: Perfect night with perfect rivalry creates record-breaking combination

A record crowd looks on at Riverwalk Stadium as Alabama and Auburn meet in the annual Capital City Classic on Tuesday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(March 28, 2018)

It’s always the case when a combination works to near-perfection.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers… Batman and Robin… Peanut butter and Jelly.  It all works but no one seems to know exactly why.

The annual Capital City Classic has the same merit and, for the most part, can be explained.

Tuesday’s final score, 5-2 in favor of Auburn, may be the most significant numbers to most.  But “7,719” makes that hollow in comparison.

Former ACA star Taylor adjusting to more change at Alabama

Former Alabama Christian Academy star Chandler Taylor and Alabama are looking for their first win in the Capital City Classic since 2014. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletics)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 27, 2018)

Chandler Taylor has seen struggles on the diamond before and he’s ready to help lead the Alabama Crimson Tide back to its former place of prominence.

After watching the team storm out to nine consecutive wins on the way to a 16-3 start, Taylor and his teammates have suffered six consecutive heartbreaking losses heading into tonight’sCapital City Classic matchup with Auburn at Riverwalk Stadium.

NOTEBOOK: Grider leaves Park Crossing; Purifoy retains eligibility

Combined Reports
(March 21, 2018)

Smitty Grider has been named the new head football coach at Hazel Green High School… Auburn’s Daniel Purifoy received news of eligibilty for next season but will have to sit out 30 percent of the Tigers’ basketball games, according to the NCAA.

Arizona State, Illinois win Blue-Gray tennis titles

The Illinois women’s tennis team celebrates the championship win in the Blue-Gray Tennis Classic at Lagoon Park. (Photo by George Wakefield)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 27, 2018)

The 70th annual Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic lived up to its billing as two ranked teams battled for the women’s title and two Cinderella squads clashed for the men’s championship.

UPDATED 2018 AHSAA Boys Area Basketball tournament results

Staff Report
(February 11, 2018)

Here are the results for the 2018 AHSAA Boys Basketball Area Playoffs (River Region teams in bold). Winners and runners-up advance to the Sub-Regional round (7A goes directly to Regional tournaments)

PRESS PICKS: Dunn wins first title

Staff Report
(January 3, 2018)

ick Hendrick won this year’s bowl picks.

But Graham Dunn is the season champion.

For the first time in the Press Picks history, the editor and publisher of River Region Sports has won the championship, besting Stephen Gunter, who finished second.

PRESS PICKS: Champion will be decided with bowl picks

Staff Report

(December 15, 2017)

Bowl season has arrived and with it, a new leader.

Although only eight games were picked last week, Graham Dunn was able to move ahead of Stephen Gunter by three games heading into the final round of picks for the 2017 season.

Bowl season arrives with Crimson Tide back in playoff; Auburn headed back to Atlanta

Jarrett Stidham and the Auburn Tigers fell in the SEC Championship game on Saturday. They will travel back to Atlanta on New Year’s Day for the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl to face Central Florida. (Photo by Todd Van Emst/Auburn Unv. Athletics)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 4, 2017)

Alabama and Auburn found out their destinations on Sunday as the Crimson Tide earned its fourth College Football Playoff appearance in as many years and Auburn will return to Mercedes Benz Stadium to face Central Florida in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

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