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RRS will be on vacation June 27-July 7

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(June 26, 2017)

Beginning Tuesday (June 27), the staff of River Region Sports will be taking a few days off for vacation. We will return on July 8 and begin preparation and coverage of SEC Media Days which is slated for July 10-13.

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.

Annual Camellia Bowl camp set for June 29

Young football players have a chance to participate in the annual Camellia Bowl Clinic on Saturday, June 29, at Cramton Bowl. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 19, 2017)

Huntingdon College football coach Mike Turk and his staff will direct the fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Youth Clinic on June 29 at Cramton Bowl.

TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH: Former Alabama star Siran Stacy shares his message

Siran Stacy overcame many obstacles to become one of the most potent running backs in Alabama football history. He has had many more obstacles in his personal life including the tragic loss of his wife and four of his children in a car wreck in 2007. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 16, 2017)

Paul “Bear” Bryant retired from coaching before Siran Stacy ever suited up for Geneva High School but the shifty runner with great vision and blazing speed never lost sight of his dream to play college football at the University of Alabama.

The obstacles he overcame to emerge as a star for the Crimson Tide are just one part of a life of professional setbacks and a horrific personal tragedy that set him on a path toward the creation of Siran Stacy Ministries.

On Monday, he will serve as the guest host for the 20th Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill. For Stacy, Turner’s battle with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) which led to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and his death in March, 2016, hits home for a teammate who had to battle depression following the loss of his wife and four of his five children in an automobile accident in 2007.

Lagoon Park softball in line for major renovations

The stands have been full at recent events at the Lagoon Park Softball complex. The city has made plans for upgrades. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 29, 2017)

When the Alabama High School Athletic Association state softball tournament’s final game was washed out on a Saturday evening after a full afternoon and evening of thunderstorms, the game was rescheduled two days later in the new Choccolocco Park in Oxford.

Certainly, the reason given had to do with the location of the park with regard to the two teams in the Class 5A finals, Scottsboro and Springville. But even casual observers could recognize the advantages of playing in the sparkling new sports complex in Calhoun County as opposed to traveling back to Montgomery and playing in a 40-year-old facility.

Raycom Camellia Bowl gets primetime slot for 2017

Contributed
(May 10, 2017)

The fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. The game will feature a team from the Mid-American Conference against a team from the Sun Belt Conference and will be televised at 7 p.m. CST (8 p.m. ET) on ESPN and aired on ESPN Radio.

NOTES: AHSAA announces Bryant-Jordan winners; Tide hoops to open season in Vet Classic

Contributed
(April 11, 2017)

Opelika High School’s RaKavius Chambers and Elkmont High School’s Leah Seibert were named the overall winners at the 32st annual Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Awards Banquet Monday night at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel… The Alabama men’s basketball team will participate in the 2017 Veterans Classic, the U.S. Naval Academy announced on Monday.

Team USA softball to play twice in state

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 3, 2017)

Team USA will make just four stops for exhibition softball games in 2017, but two of them are in the state of Alabama.

Paterson Field not ready for ‘prime time’ despite Mayor’s claims

Paterson Field has received renovation in two phases but a third is needed to bring it up to par for top conference tournaments. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 6, 2017)

Starting the project seems to have generated more feedback than doing nothing at all.

City workers completed the first two phases of a renovation project involving Paterson Field but have stalled on the biggest portion of the renovation while awaiting funding. That has led to some grumbling among local fans who see cosmetic changes but no significant modernization of the 68-year-old facility.

AUM tabs Rosa as athletic director

Contributed
(February 22, 2017)

Auburn University at Montgomery Chancellor Carl A. Stockton has named Jessie Rosa as Director of Athletics, effective March 1, 2017.

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RRS will be on vacation June 27-July 7
Moore takes over as AD at Hooper Academy
Annual Southeastern Shootout baseball event begins today at Troy
McWhorter takes over football at Hooper Academy
ACA turns to Sanford as new head football coach
Another AISA school closes
Former Eastern Dixie Youth championship team celebrates coach
Annual Camellia Bowl camp set for June 29
TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH: Former Alabama star Siran Stacy shares his message
FCS Kickoff game gets promotion with golf outing

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