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Former swimming coach Don Gambril to speak at local YMCA

Staff Report
(September 13, 2017)

The YMCA of Great Montgomery has announced a special program with former University of Alabama swim coach Don Gambril on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Hanger at the Alley in downtown Montgomery.

Jacksonville State handles Chattanooga in FCS Kickoff

Roc Thomas had 190 total yards in Jacksonville State’s win over Chattanooga on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Jacksonville St Media Relations)

(August 26, 2017)

Fifth-ranked Jacksonville State used a heavy dose of Roc Thomas and swarming defense to post a 27-13 win over No. 12 Chattanooga in the 2017 Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff in front of 12,952 fans at the historic Cramton Bowl in the season-opener for both teams.

PREP OPENERS: Success Unlimited Academy looking to field team in 2018

Athletic director Bill Granger has plans for Success Unlimited Academy to field a football team in 2018. The jerseys are ready but the program needs financial help to get started. (Photo by Tim Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 21, 2017)

While other athletic directors and football coaches are scrambling in August to get their team on the field for its first game, Bill Granger is quietly and efficiently working behind the scenes with a deadline of his own.

The Success Unlimited Academy athletic director doesn’t have his own football team, but he has plans for one. And if he can field a team in time for the 2018 football season, Granger should have several options on how the Mustangs will compete before they ever take the field.

Camellia Bowl alum dots various watch lists

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 4, 2017)

Almost 20 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl alumni are among the nation’s best collegiate players on the 17 preseason watch lists honoring players at their respective positions.

The watch lists, released over a two-week period, include a number of players from Camellia Bowl participants South Alabama, Bowling Green, Appalachian State, Ohio University and Toledo.

AHSAA Board returns revenue to schools, debates ‘private school issue’ behind closed doors

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 26, 2017)

Officials with the Alabama High School Athletic Association, at their Wednesday Central Board of Control meeting, voted to return $2 million to the member schools under the AHSAA’s revenue sharing plan.

One of the major issues that is generating discussion outside of the building, the ongoing debate over what to do with the state’s private schools as a new classification year approaches, was not discussed at the public forum.

ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK: LAMP’s Heo leads local participants in cross country

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 19, 2017)

Hundreds of track stars compete at the high school level every year in anonymity.

Even the best ones, such as LAMP junior Won Heo, can help their athletic program to a state championship, but their own classmates know little about their accomplishments.

Their efforts received a little recognition recently when the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association added boys and girls cross country to the competition in the 21st Alabama All-Star Sports Week.

AUM moves closer to NCAA D-II status

(July 17, 2017)

Auburn University at Montgomery moved one step closer to full NCAA Division II membership Friday, when it was approved to advance to year two of the three-year membership process.

Former Vol Gunter shares his success with city’s youth

Ladarius Gunter chats with former Jeff Davis coach, Charles Lee, during Saturday’s football camp at Cramton Bowl. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 16, 2017)

Every day, it seems, Ladarius Gunter has to prove himself.

Moving from neighborhood to neighborhood as he grew up in Montgomery, he had to prove himself over and over again in youth sports.

Monson sees more success in future of LAMP athletics

Construction continues for the new LAMP school building. At the same time, new principal Matthew Monson is looking to improve the school’s athletic program. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 7, 2017)

After overseeing what is arguably the most successful season in the history of LAMP athletics, principal Matthew Monson is aiming for higher goals in 2017-18.

The Class 4A program likely will never field a football program and doesn’t have a golf team, but qualified or made an impact in eight of the 15 sports that have championship play, reaching the semifinals in baseball and winning the school’s first-ever sports title in boys’ cross country in 2016-17.

Turk teaches during annual Camellia Bowl clinic

Huntingdon head football coach Mike Turk speaks to the young players at the recent Camellia Bowl Youth Clinic at Cramton Bowl. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 7, 2017)

More than 200 participants showed up for the fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl youth clinic presented by Alabama Power despite the inclement weather that threatened Cramton Bowl recently.

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What's Happening
SportsTalk -RIVER REGION SPORTS, 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM, 12-2 p.m. (click to listen)
HSFB - Lanier vs Park Crossing, 7 p.m. (Cramton Bowl)
HSFB - Leeds at Tallassee, 7 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM - click to watch)
HSFB - Statewide schedule (click)
CVOL - Southern/ Grambling at Alabama St., 3/5:30 p.m.
CVOL - Middle Ga at Faulkner, 6 p.m.
WSOC - Jackson St at Alabama St., 7 p.m.
HSFB - Central-Phenix City at Lee, 11:30 a.m. (Cramton Bowl)
CFB - Tennessee at Alabama, 2:30 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM/ CBS)
CFB - Auburn at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
CFB - Troy at Georgia St, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
CVOL- Brewton-Parker at Faulkner, 2 p.m.
WSOC - Piedmont at Huntingdon, 2 p.m.
CSOC - Middle Ga St at Faulkner (w/m), 1 p.m.
CVOL - Texas Southern at Alabama St., 10 a.m.
WSOC - Southern at Alabama St, 1 p.m.
HSVB - AHSAA Weekly Volleyball schedule (click)


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