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Camellia Bowl opponents MTSU, Arkansas St familiar foes

Contributed
(December 3, 2017)

Arkansas State and Middle Tennessee have been selected to meet in the fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl at historic Cramton Bowl, it was announced Sunday afternoon by ESPN Events.

The 2017 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl will be played on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN. The Raycom Media Camellia Bowl is one of five bowl games to air on ESPN networks on the opening day of the college football bowl season.

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.”

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)

Contributed
(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

Contributed
(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.

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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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