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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.

AISA FINALS: Macon East sweeps Autauga; Eastwood claims first title

The Macon East Knights celebrate their championship with the fans at Paterson Field on Tuesday. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 9, 2018)

In a title match involving two teams that hit the baseball, steal bases and score runs, it was pitching that took center stage in the Alabama Independent School Association Class AA state baseball tournament at Paterson Field on Tuesday afternoon.

The best-of-three series was settled in two games because of the efforts of Drew Baker and Tucker Neven, a pair of Macon East Academy hurlers that helped the Knights sweep Autauga 8-3 and 4-3 for their second consecutive state championship.

AISA BASEBALL: Baker leads Macon East to finals against Autauga

Macon East star Drew Baker is having an MVP season for the Knights, who go for a second-straight title this week at Paterson Field. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 7, 2018)

CECIL – He’s played catcher for three years at Macon East Academy, but this year there were different plans for senior Drew Baker.

Baker signed with Chipola College in the fall and is projected as a pitcher at the collegiate (or professional) level, so Macon East coach Bob Pickett wanted Baker to see more duty on the mound this season.

AISA AA CHAMPS: Macon East battles back for title

Macon East celebrates another state softball title on Saturday at Lagoon Park. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 7, 2018)

The Macon East Lady Knights had blown the lead in the seventh, battled back to tie the game in the eighth, only to lose in the ninth inning to Pickens Academy in the AISA Class AA softball finals. 

Now, the Knights would have to find a way to regain the momentum in a second championship matchup with the Pirates if they wanted to win a state championship.

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.

Autauga, Macon East set for championship showdown

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 3, 2018)

Jalon Long and Caleb Watson combined to hold Lowndes Academy to four total hits as the Autauga Academy Generals rolled to a commanding sweep of the Rebels, 12-1 and 10-0, in the semifinals of the Alabama Independent School Association Class AA baseball playoffs Wednesday evening at Autauga Academy.

Chapman retires after leading Macon East to championships

After leading Macon East to two state championships, Larry Chapman has decided to retire from coaching. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 25, 2018)

Larry Chapman decided two state championships were enough.

The former AUM men’s basketball coach, who has spent the last three years volunteering his time in the same capacity at Macon East Academy, told headmaster Glynn Lott last week he would not be returning to the school.

New schools part of AISA re-classification

Glynn Lott and Macon East will be Class AAA in the newest re-classification of the AISA. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 26, 2018)

Three new schools have joined the Alabama Independent School Association as part of the 2018-2020 classification period, juggling the private school organization’s lineup as two schools move up to Class AAA and three schools that were formerly in the largest division moved down to AA for the next two seasons.

PREP BASEBALL: Macon East beats Autauga Academy in possible title showdown preview

Nevin Tucker pitched Macon East to a victory over Autauga Academy on Saturday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 19, 2018)

CECIL - In what could be a preview of the AISA Class AA championship series, Autauga and Macon East met in the semifinals of the Macon East Academy Tournament on Saturday.

With bigger stakes two months away, both coaches opted to pitch down in their rotations and not give away any trade secrets. Macon East, for example, boasts a lineup that has stolen nearly 100 bases this season, but only one player swiped a base.


Kyle Edwards drives past Fred Flavors in Macon East’s championship win over Escambia Academy on Monday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 6, 2018)

Perhaps it was a foregone conclusion after returning two starters and a key sixth man from last year’s 33-0 team, but senior Logan Goree said the 2018 basketball season was a lot tougher for Macon East Academy.

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