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Lady Cats beat Cleburne Co. in first game at new field

By Editor | March 6, 2024 | Comments Off on Lady Cats beat Cleburne Co. in first game at new field

Woodland christened its newly minted softball field with a 10-1 pasting of Cleburne County Thursday. The Lady Bobcats watched as former long-time softball coach Gilda Stewart threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the new field, then played at a level befitting their nice, new home field. Woodland stroked eight hits and benefitted from five…

Wadley Council approves rezoning

By Mike McCormick | March 6, 2024 | Comments Off on Wadley Council approves rezoning

After two public hearings and a recommendation from the zoning board, Wadley Council approved rezoning property at 1064 Highland Avenue from low density residential to medium density residential. This gives clearance for the landowner to build some duplex apartments. In other business, the council: – Approved Mayor Donna McKay as voting delegate for the Alabama…

How ‘Sweet’ it is: RCHS, Handley girls advance to state Sweet 16 with subregional wins Friday

By Tim Altork | February 9, 2024 |

For one team that won Friday night, going to the Sweet 16 is an every-year occurrence. And for the other team that won Friday night, making it to one of the state’s biggest stages was like a fairytale come to life. Handley beat Asheville in the Class 4A sub-regionals Friday to advance to the regional…

RCHS girls win first-ever area title

By Tim Altork | February 8, 2024 |

If you had said before the season began that just one of the eight county basketball teams would win its area championship, it would probably have taken at least a couple of guesses before you predicted the right one. For the first time in school history the RCHS girls basketball team has won its area…

Saban career leaves lasting legacy in Randolph County

By Editor | January 17, 2024 | Comments Off on Saban career leaves lasting legacy in Randolph County

Three Handley grads spent time in legendary coach’s Alabama program One of the inherent elements of college football is the debates that that sport tends to ignite. Who should be in the playoff? Who should win the Heisman? Who had the best team of all time? Drop one of those questions into a room full…

Wadley’s Brown scores 1,000th point

By Tim Altork | January 3, 2024 | Comments Off on Wadley’s Brown scores 1,000th point

The Wadley girls’ lost their first two games of the Heflin Hoops Classic by narrow margins before salvaging the week with a win over Weaver. That win was made even sweeter as Wadley star A’Mya Brown scored the 1,000th point of her career just eight games into her junior year. Brown was an all-state honorable…

Five of six local schools represented among ASWA honorees

By Tim Altork | December 27, 2023 | Comments Off on Five of six local schools represented among ASWA honorees

A total of 13 players from five differ-ent local football teams were respresent-ed when the Alabama Sportswriters Association (ASWA) announced its all-state teams for the 2023 season last week. Clay Central led the way with four players named to the 5A team. RCHS had three players named to the 3A team, while Handley, Ranburne and…

High School Football Summary

By Editor | November 21, 2023 | Comments Off on High School Football Summary

Last week Results (Nov. 17th) BTW 22, Handley 9 St. James 41, RCHS 6 Wadley 81, S. Lamar 27 Standout performances Mo Winston, RCHS: 17 car., 74 yards, TD Jaquez Wilkes, Wadley: 16 car., 187 yards, 3 TD Cortavion Lynch, Wadley: 12 car., 190 yards, 3 TD Frisco Robertson, Wadley: Int. ret. TD, punt ret.…

Football Friday Night: Wadley sets school record in second round win; Handley, RCHS eliminated

By Tim Altork | November 18, 2023 |

A week after setting the school record for points in a game, Handley’s offense found much more potent resistance in the defense of Booker T. Washington Friday in Tuskegee, and the result was a 22-9 defeat that gave Handley its earliest playoff exit since a second-round loss in 2019. Big plays in the passing game…

Football Friday Night: An upset in Lineville, a rally in Wedowee and a romp in Roanoke

By Tim Altork | November 10, 2023 | Comments Off on Football Friday Night: An upset in Lineville, a rally in Wedowee and a romp in Roanoke

In the battle of the two winningest coaches in the history of Alabama high school football, No. 1 stunned No. 2 as Terry Curtis’s fourth-seeded UMS-Wright team came to Lineville and knocked off Danny Horn’s top-seeded Clay Central 7-0 in Friday’s Class 5A first-round playoff game. The two coaches drummed up a dueling defensive masterpiece…