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Dylan StoneDylan Stone

Class 3A, All-Region 6 football team announced

Eleven players from Glencoe High and four from Westbrook were named to the 2014 Class 3A, All-Region Region 6 All-Region football team. 

The Yellow Jackets garnered all of the top honors, including senior quarterback Dylan Stone as Overall MVP, senior running back Thomas Ozmint as Offensive Player of the Year; senior linebacker Mason Brown as Defensive Player of the

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Cassie DavisCassie Davis

All-Etowah County volleyball team announced

Southside High placed four players on the 2014 Etowah All-County Volleyball Team, including MVP and senior Cassie Davis. 

Joining Thompson from the county tournament champion Lady Panthers were seniors Jada Thompson and Claire Graves and sophomore Savanna Yancy.

Representing county runnerup West End were seniors Brittany Self and Kaitlyn Waldrop and junior Hannah Carter.

From Hokes Bluff were senior Hannah

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All-Etowah County cheerleading team announced

Twelve student-athletes recently were selected to the 2014 Etowah All-County cheerleader team. Named to the team were Peyton Williams, Sally Colvin and Ciera Sanders from Southside; Brittany Hallex and Kara Garmany from West End; Hannah Clay and Chastity Dean from Hokes Bluff; Madison Diggs and Destiny Hallmark from Glencoe; Dayleigh Dorsett and MaKenlee Mims from Sardis; and Courtney Alford

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Glencoe High seniors Dylan Stone (left) and Thomas Ozmint took top honors for the 2014 All-Etowah County football team.  Glencoe High seniors Dylan Stone (left) and Thomas Ozmint took top honors for the 2014 All-Etowah County football team.

All-Etowah County football team announced

Class 3A state semifinalist Glencoe is well represented on the 2014 All-Etowah County football team with 12 players selected. 

Glencoe senior quarterback Dylan Stone was named Most Valuable Player after finishing with a combined 3,000 offensive yards and 40 touchdowns. Stone rushed for 1,982 yards and 27 TDs and threw for another 1,134 yards and 10 scores to lead

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC football

Bowl Game Previews & Predictions

Saturday, December 20

R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl 

Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (Pick). The Ragin’ Cajuns are no strangers to the New Orleans Bowl. They’re one of two Sun Belt teams to make a bowl game and have landed in this game so many consecutive years they might rename the bowl after them. Nevada

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC football

SEC Championship Game recap 

Alabama won its 24th SEC championship last Saturday (Dec. 6) with a 42-13 victory over Missouri in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide has now won five conference titles since the league began playing a championship game in 1992, second only to Flo-rida’s seven championships. 

Alabama led Saturday’s contest from start to finish. After an impressive opening

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Westbrook Christian’s Gilbert Rosas drives to the basket as Ohatchee’s Owen Hale defends during the Warriors’ 62-28 win on Tuesday (Dec. 9) in Rainbow City.Westbrook Christian’s Gilbert Rosas drives to the basket as Ohatchee’s Owen Hale defends during the Warriors’ 62-28 win on Tuesday (Dec. 9) in Rainbow City.

Westbrook overruns Indians

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Westbrook Christian stormed out to a 41-20 halftime lead en route to a 62-28 win over Class 3A, Area 11 rival Ohatchee on Tuesday (Dec. 9) in Rainbow City. 

The Warriors (5-3, 2-0) opened the game with a 12-0 run on and led 18-10 after one quarter.

Kyle Edwards’ basket with 1:30 left in the first

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Westbrook Christian’s Mary Grace Mayfield (left) drives past Ohatchee’s Morgan Lee during the Lady Warriors’ a 44-35 Class 3A, Area 11 loss on Tuesday (Dec. 9) in Rainbow City.Westbrook Christian’s Mary Grace Mayfield (left) drives past Ohatchee’s Morgan Lee during the Lady Warriors’ a 44-35 Class 3A, Area 11 loss on Tuesday (Dec. 9) in Rainbow City.

Lady Warriors fall to Ohatchee

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Westbrook Christian kept within striking distance against Ohatchee for much of the game on Tuesday (Dec. 9), but the Lady Warriors faded down the stretch in a 44-35 Class 3A, Area 11 loss in Rainbow City.

“We’ve got a lot of new girls this season, so we’re a work in progress,” said Westbrook head coach Antron

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Southside High senior Tyler Carr and his family gather for a photo after Carr signed a football scholarship with Auburn University on Dec. 4 at SHS. Pictured with Tyler are brother Taylor, mom Ronda and dad Phillip. Southside High senior Tyler Carr and his family gather for a photo after Carr signed a football scholarship with Auburn University on Dec. 4 at SHS. Pictured with Tyler are brother Taylor, mom Ronda and dad Phillip.

Southside’s Tyler Carr signs with Auburn

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

  A large portion of Southside High's football success during the past two seasons has been the play of offensive lineman Tyler Carr.

Now the four-star recruit takes his skills to Auburn University, with which he signed on Dec. 4.

Carr, who is 6-5 and 315 pounds, committed early to

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Cole FrederickCole Frederick

In & around SEC football

Iron Bowl Recap 

Alabama won the highest scoring Iron Bowl in the history of the rivalry, 55-44, over Auburn last Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Auburn led early in the second half, 33-21, but the Crimson Tide scored touchdowns on five consecutive drives to end the game. The Tigers gained 630 yards of offense - the most given up in a

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Daryl FergusonDaryl Ferguson

Gaston grad gives back in a big way

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Daryl Ferguson has left his mark at his alma mater.

Literally. 

The 2008 Gaston High grad recently donated $15,000 for the renovation of the GHS gymnasium floor, allowing the school’s basketball teams some solid footing for years to come.

As a sign of appreciation, a section of the new floor bears an oversized version of Ferguson’s

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Hokes Bluff’s Maddy Jenkins (11) goes in for a layup as Gaston’s Taylor Bush looks on during the Lady Eagles’ 49-30 victory in girls basketball on Tuesday (Dec. 2) at GHS.Hokes Bluff’s Maddy Jenkins (11) goes in for a layup as Gaston’s Taylor Bush looks on during the Lady Eagles’ 49-30 victory in girls basketball on Tuesday (Dec. 2) at GHS.

Lady Eagles fly past Gaston

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Hannah Evans scored 15 of her game-high 18 points in the second half as Hokes Bluff posted a 49-30 victory over Gaston in girls basketball on Tuesday (Dec. 2) at GHS.

With the Lady Eagles trailing 23-22 midway through the third quarter, Evans’ 3-point basket sparked a 14-2 run that gave the visitors a double-digit advantage

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Dylan StoneDylan Stone

Glencoe players recognized

A pair of Glencoe High football players were nominated for both the Alabama Sports Writers Association and Alabama High School Athletic Association Prep Spotlight Offensive/Defensive Player of the Week awards following the Yellow Jackets’ 31-28 Class 3A state semifinal loss to Madison Academy on Nov. 28.

Senior quarterback Dylan rushed 16 times for 101 yards and two and

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Glencoe High’s Pace Ozmint (10) gives a stiff arm to Madison Academy’s Andrew McCaul during the Yellow Jackets’ 31-28 loss in the Class 3A state football semifinals on Nov. 28 at GHS. (Photo by Gary Wells)Glencoe High’s Pace Ozmint (10) gives a stiff arm to Madison Academy’s Andrew McCaul during the Yellow Jackets’ 31-28 loss in the Class 3A state football semifinals on Nov. 28 at GHS. (Photo by Gary Wells)

Yellow Jackets come up short in 3A semifinals

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Glencoe High went toe to toe with the two-time defending state champions on Nov. 28 at Wilson-Darnell Field, but ultimately Madison Academy put the brakes on the Yellow Jackets’ undefeated season.

Nathan Geis’ 32-yard field goal with 9.7 seconds left gave the top-ranked Mustangs a 31-28 victory in the Class 3A semifinals and

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC football

Alabama Week 13 Review

The Crimson Tide defeated Western Carolina, 48-14, in a tune-up game for this week’s Iron Bowl. Alabama started off a little sluggish but quickly regrouped and dominated the game. Blake Sims threw for 222 yards and two scores, while receiver Chris Black caught six passes for 101 yards. The Tide improved to 10-1 overall. Under Nick

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Mikhail CazenaveMikhail Cazenave

Former Westbrook ace signs baseball scholarship with Samford

Courtesy of accc.org

Snead State Community College sophomore and 2013 Westbrook Christian graduate Mikhail Cazenave recently signed a baseball scholarship to Samford University in Birmingham.

The right-handed pitcher from Rainbow City is currently the only junior college signee in this year’s recruiting class at Samford. 

He is the No. 1 starter at Snead State, pitching in the 88-92 range.

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David Fincher teaches Chinese Kenpo School of Self-Defense classes three times a week at Gold’s Gym in Rainbow City.David Fincher teaches Chinese Kenpo School of Self-Defense classes three times a week at Gold’s Gym in Rainbow City.

Self-defense classes offered at Gold’s Gym

Chief instructor David Fincher teaches Chinese Kenpo School of Self-Defense classes three times a week at Gold’s Gym in Rainbow City. 

Smaller class settings allow Fincher to spend more time with each student, giving him the opportunity to fine-tune his students’ movements. Classes are open to the community for ages 18 and up.

Fincher allows prospective students to attend

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Chance DuncanChance Duncan

Glencoe trio recognized

Three Glencoe High football players were nominated for both the Alabama Sports Writers Association and Alabama High School Athletic Association Prep Spotlight Offensive/Defensive Player of the Week awards for the week of Nov. 21.

Senior halfback Thomas Ozmint gained 203 yards and scored four touchdowns on 23 attempts, senior quarterback Dylan Stone rushed 16 times for 194 yards and

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Glencoe High’s Pace Ozmint tackles Colbert County’s Justice Aycock during the Yellow Jackets’ 48-19 win over Colbert County in the Class 3A state football quarterfinals on Friday (Nov. 21) in Leighton. (Photo by Gary Wells)Glencoe High’s Pace Ozmint tackles Colbert County’s Justice Aycock during the Yellow Jackets’ 48-19 win over Colbert County in the Class 3A state football quarterfinals on Friday (Nov. 21) in Leighton. (Photo by Gary Wells)

Glencoe ditches Colbert County, advances to 3A semifinals

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Glencoe High did everything necessary to win a big football game on Friday (Nov. 21) in Leighton. In the process, the Yellow Jackets dismantled Colbert County, 48-19, in the third round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

Glencoe hosts top-ranked Madison Academy in the semifinal round. The Mustangs (12-1) are two-time defending state

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Gadsden City’s Gabe Ford finds an opening in the Hoover defense during the Titans’ 42-7 loss in the Class 7A high school football state semifinals on Friday (Nov. 21) at Hoover. Gadsden City’s Gabe Ford finds an opening in the Hoover defense during the Titans’ 42-7 loss in the Class 7A high school football state semifinals on Friday (Nov. 21) at Hoover.

Hoover ends Titans’ season in state semifinals

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Gadsden City High’s quest for the program’s first-ever Super
Six appearance ended on
Friday (Nov. 21) at Region’s Park.

After the Titans (10-3) played top-ranked Hoover (11-2) to a
virtual draw over the first 12 minutes, the bottom fell out when the Bucs
erupted for four touchdowns

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