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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.

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 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.

Autauga, Macon East set for championship showdown

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 3, 2018)

Jalon Long and Caleb Watson combined to hold Lowndes Academy to four total hits as the Autauga Academy Generals rolled to a commanding sweep of the Rebels, 12-1 and 10-0, in the semifinals of the Alabama Independent School Association Class AA baseball playoffs Wednesday evening at Autauga Academy.

PREP BASEBALL: MA rallies for win; Tubbs gets milestone win

MA’s Mason Young is congratulated after his game-winning hit against Prattville Christian. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 10, 2018)

Tyler Bell was virtually down to his last pitch. And he knew it.

The Prattville Christian Academy senior struck out Eric Doh with his final pitch – the 121st pitch of the day for Bell – and secured the save in a 5-4 victory over Montgomery Academy on Friday night that served as the tiebreaker for both teams should they finish tied atop the area standings… First-year Autauga Academy baseball coach Scott Tubbs reached a milestone on Friday when his Generals defeated Coosa Valley Academy 10-1 in the first game of a doubleheader, giving the coach his 500th career victory.

PREP BASEBALL: Macon East beats Autauga Academy in possible title showdown preview

Nevin Tucker pitched Macon East to a victory over Autauga Academy on Saturday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 19, 2018)

CECIL - In what could be a preview of the AISA Class AA championship series, Autauga and Macon East met in the semifinals of the Macon East Academy Tournament on Saturday.

With bigger stakes two months away, both coaches opted to pitch down in their rotations and not give away any trade secrets. Macon East, for example, boasts a lineup that has stolen nearly 100 bases this season, but only one player swiped a base.

Long brothers ruled ineligible in AISA after transferring from AHSAA school

Jalon Long, along with his brother Kyrin, were ruled ineligible by the AISA this week after transferring from Marbury to Autauga Academy. The family said they would file an injunction. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 24, 2018)

Just six days after allowing Jalon and Kyrin Long to take the field for the 2018 baseball season, the Alabama Independent School Association has reversed its finding and ruled the pair ineligible for the remainder of the season.

The pair transferred from Park Crossing High to Marbury High in September but were not allowed to play for the Bulldogs this season.

NSD 2018: Autauga Academy linemen sign scholarships

With family members looking on, Autauga Academy linemen Trace Ott and Jonathan Flowers signed their letter of intent on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 7, 2018)

Two of the state’s top Alabama Independent School Association players signed with junior colleges on Wednesday as AISA Lineman of the Year Trace Ott signed with Hutchinson Community College and tackle Jonathan Flowers signed with Independence Community College.

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