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Archive for the ‘Evangel Christian’ Category

New AISA football schedule includes return of SECIS Classic

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 5, 2018)

What was thought gone is now back.

The third annual SECIS Kickoff Classic will be held at Cramton Bowl on Aug. 10-11 and will include Bessemer Academy and Tuscaloosa Academy.

Local AISA schools name new coaches

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 4, 2018)

It all started with finding a college football program for his son.

It ended with Rusty Mason coming out of his self-appointed retirement and accepting a job as the head football and baseball coach at Edgewood Academy.

AISA TOURNEY: East Memorial gets final say in Class A title game

East Memorial Christian raises the championship trophy after defeating Evangel Christian in the Class A title game on Saturday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 4, 2018)

There was a special place on the East Memorial Christian Academy bus for the gold trophy awarded to state champions of the Alabama Independent School Association’s state tournament.

AISA ELITE EIGHT WRAP UP: Evangel Christian boys advance

Evangel Christian’s Chester Pruitt looks for an opening in the win over Jackson Academy on Tuesday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(January 30, 2018)

Call it an EMCA hangover.

Whatever the cause, Evangel Christian was sluggish in its 73-41 win over Jackson Academy on Tuesday morning, running past the Eagles in a lopsided victory while looking anything but impressive in advancing to the Alabama Independent School Association’s Final Four.

PREP HOOPS: Macon East wins regional; STJ girls win

Macon East’s Ethan Honaker fights through a pick of Lowndes Academy’s Daniel Callaway in Saturday’s Class AA Region 1 final. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(January 29, 2018)

CECIL – The opponents may get tougher for Macon East Academy over the next week, but sophomore guard Mike Murry isn’t concerned.

Macon East (30-2) won its 28th consecutive game with a dominating performance over Lowndes Academy in the AISA Class AA Region 1 tournament in the Macon East gym on Saturday afternoon. The 63-34 win over the Rebels was the third consecutive lopsided victory in the region tournament as the Knights outscored their opponents 223-80.

2018 AISA State Basketball Playoffs schedule and results

Staff Report
(February 1, 2018)

Results and schedule from the 2018 AISA State Basketball tournaments (River Region teams in bold). Elite Eight begins Tuesday at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex.

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.”

PREP CAPSULES: Region titles up for grabs

Staff Report
(October 26, 2017)

Last week’s big games set up this week’s big "uns."

Several teams still have work to do to either improve their seeding in the playoff or to actually make the post season.

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, there is still holes to fill in the playoff brackets.

PREP CAPSULES: Biggest week of the year arrives

Staff Report
(October 19, 2017)

The River Region has enjoyed several special weekends of high school football.

But it’s been a while since there’s been one like this.

WEEK 7 RECAP: St. James hands ACA first loss; Macon East clinches region title

Combined Reports
(October 14, 2017)

St. James tailback Tony Amerson that was the difference in a 49-14 win over ACA … Tucker Neven passed for 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Macon East Academy wrapped up its first region title since 2001

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