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Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category

Local high school coach spends family time on the music stage

The band "Whatley and Co." features (from left) sons Kirkland, Kyle, Karson, and father Andy, whose full-time job is coaching football and baseball at Evangel Christian Academy. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(November 28, 2017)

During the day, Andy Whatley juggles teaching and coaching duties at Evangel Christian Academy, teaching a little history while coaching football and baseball at the small private school on Vaughn Road.

On weekend nights, Whatley often spends time with his three oldest children — Kyle, Karson and Kirkland — as the quartet plays private parties with their rock band “Whatley & Co.”

Martin making memories in Wetumpka’s undefeated season

Wetumpka quarterback Jadarious Martin has been a big part of the Indians’ success this season. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(October 6, 2017)

WETUMPKA – The comparisons are obvious. The similarities are eerie.

As Jadarious Martin continues to lead unbeaten Wetumpka down a path toward the 6A state playoffs, he can’t help but hear the comparisons to Jamal Golden, the last great quarterback for the Indians.

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 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.

Annual Southeastern Shootout baseball event begins today at Troy

Contributed
(June 26, 2017)

The second- annual Southeastern Underclassman Shootout (SUS) will take place at Troy University today through Thursday at Riddle-Pace Field.

Former Eastern Dixie Youth championship team celebrates coach

Former Dixie Youth coach Dinky Hughes and his wife Annette were honored by his former players at a recent dinner. (Photo courtesy of Patsy Hughes)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 19, 2017)

Summer league players are practicing and playing on all-star teams this week, getting ready for upcoming Dixie Baseball (and softball) tournaments, advancing through the ranks of the city, district and state tournaments in hopes of making it to the World Series.

Former players, who are old enough to remember the early years of Dixie Baseball, recall the Eastern League group that dominated the city’s baseball landscape in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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.

Bohannon officially announced as Tide baseball coach

Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne (left) officially announced Brad Bohannon as the nead head baseball coach on Monday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

Combined Reports
(June 6, 2017)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Brad Bohannon was formally introduced as head baseball coach at The University of Alabama by Director of Athletics Greg Byrne at a press conference in the Mal M. Moore Athletics Facility Monday morning.

Tide tabs Bohannon as new baseball coach

Contributed
(June 1, 2017)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –Brad Bohannon, the 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America National Assistant Coach of the Year, has been named head baseball coach at The University of Alabama, Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced on Thursday. Bohannon, who becomes the 32nd head coach in Crimson Tide baseball history, will be formally introduced at a press conference on Monday.

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What's Happening
SportsTalk -RIVER REGION SPORTS, 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM, 12-2 p.m. (click to listen)
 
 
Friday
WBB - Alabama St at Miami, Fla., 6 p.m.
WBB - Birmingham Southern at Huntingdon, 6 p.m.
Saturday
CFB - Raycom Camellia Bowl: Arkansas St vs MTSU, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
CFB - New Orleans Bowl: Troy vs North Texas, 12 p.m. (ESPN)
MBB - MTSU at Auburn, 5 p.m. (Birmingham - SEC Network)
MBB - Troy at Arkansas, 7 p.m. (North Little Rock, Ark.)
MBB -Winthrop at Alabama St., 1 p.m.
MBB - Maryville at Huntingdon, 2 p.m.
CBB - Delta St at AUM (w/m), 2 p.m.
CBB - AUM (w/m) at Bethel Unv., 2 p.m.
Sunday
MBB - Berea at Huntingdon, 2 p.m.
WBB - Troy at Samford, 2 p.m.
 
High School
HSBB - AHSAA Boys Weekly Schedule (click)
HSBB - AHSAA Girls Weekly Schedule (click)
 

 

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