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AISA TOURNEY RECAP: Macon East wins two to reach semis

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 5, 2018)

Shelby Lowe was everything Macon East Academy expected, but once again the Knights had an answer for the Pickens Academy ace.

Macon East (55-11) scored the game’s first two runs with the help of errors, added two more in the fifth, then withstood a Pirate rally over the last three at-bats to win 4-3 and advance to the winner’s bracket finals in the AISA Class AA state softball tournament at Lagoon Park on Friday evening.

AISA STATE TOURNEY: Seithalil’s big bat gives Hooper title hopes

Junior catcher Chloe Seithalil has been a powerful part of the Hooper offense this season. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 4, 2018)

HOPE HULL – She may be one of the state’s best-kept softball secrets. 

Of course, word-of-mouth stories from opposing coaches have a way of getting around, so opposing pitchers have heard all about Hooper Academy junior Chloe Seithalil.

COACHING CHANGES: Blackwell takes over Catholic baseball; Moore leaves Hooper

Aubrey Blackwell will take over as Montgomery Catholic baseball head coach. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 20, 2018)

When Aubrey Blackwell was asked to consider adding head baseball coach to his duties at Catholic High, the offer intrigued him. 

Blackwell was named the 4A Coach of the Year by the Alabama Football Coaches Association, but one of his greatest passions – and his experience as a college player and coach – is baseball. The opportunity to rejuvenate the Knights’ baseball program, as well as the landscape of high school baseball in the city, was impossible to pass up.

AISA PLAYOFF RECAP: Tuscaloosa Academy holds off Hooper

Hooper Academy’s Jared Kelly works against Ethan Brindley in the Colts’ loss on Thursday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 2, 2018)

Max Westjohn’s putback with 45.7 seconds left gave Tuscaloosa Academy the lead and Hadrian McNeil added a pair of free throws for insurance as the Knights edged Hooper Academy 52-49 in overtime in the Alabama Independent School Association Class AAA state tournament at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl on Thursday afternoon.

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: Playoff hopes coming down to cases

Staff Report
(October 11, 2017)

It’s not quite gut check time… at least for most of the teams in the River Region.

But a few have key regional contests while others are heading into the two biggest weeks of the season.

THURS PREPS: Dothan no match for Foster, Sidney Lanier; Macon East wins

Staff Report
(October 6, 2017)

The Sidney Lanier Poets continued their perfect season on Thursday with a 42-0 win over Dothan in Class 6A, Region 2 play at Cramton Bowl.

PREP CAPSULES: Region play returns for second half of season

Staff Report
(October 5, 2017)

The backside of the regular season officially opens this weekend and several teams have a chance to increase their chances for the post season.

PREP CAPSULES: Surprising week sets up key games

Staff Report
(September 21, 2017)

Another week in the books and we continue to learn about the teams in the River Region.

Last week produced a few surprises, particularly in Class 4A where Alabama Christian defeated Dale County and Elmore County won its first game of the season.

WEEK 3 RECAP (UPDATED): Montgomery Academy, ACA get big region wins; Carver gets first win

Combined Reports
(September 15, 2017)

Alabama Christian jumped out to a surprising 28-0 lead, then held off a furious rally by Dale County to win 34-27 and take over first place in the region standings.

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