By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC baseball

Florida won the SEC Baseball Tournament for the seventh time in school history after the Gators defeated Vanderbilt, 7-3, in last week’s championship game last Sunday (May 24) in Hoover.

Florida’s path to the championship included wins over LSU, Arkansas and Auburn. The Gators lost their opening game to the Razorbacks, 7-6, but responded with four straight wins. 


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Pictured is the 1995 Gadsden High School boys soccer team celebrating its Class 1A-5A state championship.  Pictured is the 1995 Gadsden High School boys soccer team celebrating its Class 1A-5A state championship.

Gadsden High soccer players, coaches share thoughts on ‘90s state title teams

By Stan Veitch/Sports Correspondent

In 1991, the Alabama High School Athletic Association recognized soccer as a championship sport, for the first time.

At first, the AHSAA should have dubbed it the “Gadsden High Invitational,” as the Tigers won the first three state championships, finished second in ‘94, and won the title again in ‘95.

As for the runner-up team,

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Ford leaves Westbrook boys basketball, Pruitt takes over

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

After seven years at Westbrook Christian, Seth Ford is taking his talents from Rainbow City to Ashville.

Ford resigned as Westbrook boys basketball coach on May 18 to take the same position at Ashville High while teaching Driver Ed.

“When the opportunity became available, I definitely did a lot of thinking and praying

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Foreign exchange student attends Southside

By Sarrah Peters

News Editor

For years, Netherlands native Sofie Van Den Brand wanted to travel. Specifically she wanted to visit the United States, as the large size of the country intrigued her. Her mother thought it was a pipe dream, but supported her dreams. 

Lo and behold, Sofie worked hard to make her dream a reality, and became a foreign

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Laureate Eta holds March, April meetings

The Laureate Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi has had a busy couple of months.  The first meeting in March was held at the home of Jennifer Graves, who provided a wonderful meal and presented the program on Redwood trees. She stated that the Redwood tree grows mostly in California. She also stated that they could grow as tall

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