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RRS NOTES: Team USA Softball to hold one-day clinic; LAMP charity golf tourney set

Combined Reports
(October 5, 2018)
Area softball players can be part of a rare treat as three members of Team USA Softball will conduct a one-day clinic at Lagoon Park Softball Clinic on Saturday.
USA Softball of Alabama and the city of Montgomery are sponsoring the event, which features [...]

Quarterback Club announces 2018 schedule

Staff Report
(August 15, 2018)

The Montgomery Quarterback Club has announced the speakers for the 2018 schedule.

The Quarterback Club will meet on Tuesday nights at the Capital City Club in downtown Montgomery.

The Quarterback Club, established in 1941, supports high school football in the River Region throughout the year. Each week, the Club awards a public school and a private school player of the week and has player of the year honors once the season has concluded.

PREP PRE-SEASON ‘18: SECIS Classic is back for third year

Terrell Academy running back Cole Marshall carries for a first down in last year’s SECIS Classic. The event is back this weekend. (File Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 10, 2018)

The 2018 football season officially kicks off Friday as teams from four states converge on Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl to play in the Southeastern Commission of Independent Schools’ third-annual Kickoff Classic.

Local 10-under team wins USA national softball tourney

The Knockout Divas receive their national championship trophy from Billy Taylor at the USA 10-under national tournament at Lagoon Park. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 29, 2018)

After a monumental seventh-inning collapse in the first game, the Knockout Divas picked themselves up and rebounded with a victory to clinch the USA 10-under Nationals at Lagoon Park Softball Complex on Saturday afternoon. 

In doing so, they became the first local team in five girls’ fast pitch nationals held at Lagoon Park to capture the tournament championship.

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.

BATTING CAGES UPDATE: City rethinks closing, decides to relocate cages

The site of the new home for Lagoon Park batting cages after a groundswell of support forced city officials to rethink closing the popular venue. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 13 , 2018)

A groundswell of support was all Robert Dees needed to force city leaders to take a second look at the future of the Lagoon Park Batting Range.

And once they studied the issue, they decided to keep the batting range by moving it across the parking lot and closer to Lagoon Park Drive.

Days are numbered for popular Lagoon Park batting cages

Robert Dees has run the Lagoon Park Batting Cages for 14 years but could be out of a job at the end of September. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 10 , 2018)

After 14 years of working every day to help kids learn how to hit, Robert Dees learned he was being forced out of business by a message left on his answering machine.

Dees, who has paid the city a rental fee for the Lagoon Park Batting Range since 2004, will have his contract with the city terminated on Sept. 30 as the city seeks to expand its softball complex for the first time in more than 20 years.

INDEPENDENCE DAY - We choose Liberty!

Staff Report
(July 3, 2018)

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself. Thomas Paine

COLUMN: Wednesday’s private school-Central Board meeting may be short-term remedy

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 21, 2018)

Are we nearing the end of the Alabama High School Athletic Association format that allows public and private schools to play together?

As speculation grows concerning the outcome of “St. Paul’s Episcopal School v. the Alabama High School Athletic Association and Steven P. Savarese,” there are those in the private school ranks that have concerns that the time is drawing closer in being excluded from the AHSAA’s general population regardless of how U.S. District Judge William H. Steele rules on the civil suit …

Langham relives good and bad of the past as part of Kevin Turner Memorial Tourney

After becoming a legend in Alabama football lore, Antonio Langham is attempting to do the same at the high school level as a coach. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 18, 2018)

Antonio Langham is a name familiar to college football fans from the 1990s.

He has been immortalized by the Southeastern Conference’s “Storied” series after his MVP performance in the inaugural SEC Championship Game included an interception of Florida quarterback Shane Matthews for the game-winning touchdown in the final minutes of the nation’s first conference championship game in 1992.

But older college football fans or today’s football documentaries aren’t the teachers of this generation of high school defensive backs. 

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SportsTalk -RIVER REGION SPORTS, 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM, 12-2 p.m. (click to listen)
CFB - Troy at South Alabama, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
MSFB - City Middle School Championship, 7 p.m.
HSVB - AHSAA Volleyball schedule (Oct. 15-20) click


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