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SURPRISE! Kentucky picked to win SEC basketball

(October 17, 2018)

BIRMINGHAM – Kentucky was predicted to win the 2019 Southeastern Conference men’s basketball championship in voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members.

The Wildcats are the overall preseason favorite for the 14th time since the 1998-99 season.

Auburn was selected third and Alabama seventh in the poll.

Tide men, women tip off basketball season

Coach Avery Johnson talks with Dazon Ingram (12), Tevin Mack (34) and Kira Lewis during Alabama’s Tide Tipoff Monday. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Media Relations)

Combined Reports
(October 16, 2018)

TUSCALOOSA - Both Alabama men’s and women’s basketball teams officially welcomed in the 2018-19 campaign with a bang on Monday night when they hosted the fourth annual Tide Tipoff.

Longtime Trinity basketball coach Schweers passes away

Jack Schweers coached at Trinity Presbyterian for 25 years and retired this past February due to complications from a severe illness. He passed away on Monday at the age of 74. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(August 28, 2018)

Longtime high school and college basketball coach Jack Schweers past away on Monday at the age of 74.

Known as "Captain Jack" by his players and friends, his passing was announced by his son, Christian.

AUM names Page new women’s basketball coach

(August 13, 2018)
Auburn University at Montgomery Director of Athletics Jessie Rosa has named Sean Page the new women’s basketball head coach of the Warhawks, announced Monday. Page, who has spent the past 10 seasons as head coach at Newberry College in Newberry, S.C., becomes the fifth head [...]

RRS NOTES: AHSAA adjusts kickoff rules for non-varsity games; Bama hoops schedule set; Dilfer to speak at local event

Combined Reports
(July 27, 2018)

The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control has approved allowing modification of the kicking game rules for non-varsity football competition beginning this fall and approved regional sites for softball and bowling for the coming school year…The Alabama men’s basketball team finalized its 2018-19 non-conference schedule, head coach Avery Johnson announced on Thursday… Former Super Bowl champion quarterback Trent Dilfer will be the featured speaker at Landmark Church’s 13th annual Gridiron Kickoff event, scheduled for Monday night, Aug. 6.

Former Brantley coach Stallworth finishes great career

After seven years at the AHSAA, Tony Stallworth is retiring this week. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 28, 2018)

Tony Stallworth has worked at every level of administration, from coaching to high school principal to county school system administrator to associate executive director at the Alabama High School Athletic Association. 

While he has excelled at every step, most of the people still refer to him as “Coach,” a reflection of his success on the court at Brantley High, a court that was renamed in his honor.

McGaughey named boys hoops coach at Pike Road

Robb McGaughey (background) is the new coach at Pike Road High School. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 14, 2018)

Robb McGaughey admits he will be in uncharted waters tonight when he meets the players and parents of the Pike Road High basketball team.

Former Alabama Christian College legend remembers C.M. Newton

C.M. Newton led Alabama to its first NCAA Tournament bid in 1976. He passed away on June 4 at the age of 88. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(June 12, 2018)

Charles “Boonie” Russell played an integral part in the career of C.M. Newton.

He was directly involved in the dawn of many of Alabama’s greatest basketball victories in the 1970s, which included three straight SEC championship seasons and the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Russell was also a part of history when Newton fielded the first all-black starting lineup in the conference in 1973,

Arrighi ready to lead Trinity basketball

New Trinity boys basketball coach Matt Arrighi speaks to the team as former coach Jack Schweers looks in during the 2018 season. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 30, 2018)

Matt Arrighi never considered himself the most qualified of the applicants hoping to become Trinity’s next boys’ basketball coach. But that might have just worked in his favor.

Chapman retires after leading Macon East to championships

After leading Macon East to two state championships, Larry Chapman has decided to retire from coaching. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 25, 2018)

Larry Chapman decided two state championships were enough.

The former AUM men’s basketball coach, who has spent the last three years volunteering his time in the same capacity at Macon East Academy, told headmaster Glynn Lott last week he would not be returning to the school.

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