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Cardinals top Bishop State in play-in game, advance to ACCC Tournament

Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

With a berth in the Alabama Community College Conference Tournament at stake, the Gadsden State men’s basketball team earned a trip to Bay Minette on Saturday (Feb. 28) with a 68-62 victory over Bishop State in a postseason play-in game at GSCC.

The Cardinals (19-11, 7-4) will face

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC men’s basketball

Alabama week in review

The Crimson Tide’s loss to Georgia last Saturday served as a guide to Anthony Grant’s tenure in Tuscaloosa. Alabama was in position to win and played well enough to win but lost a close game. The Tide is likely NIT bound, and probably have been all season, but the close loss to Georgia erased all

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<p><span class= Alabama week in review

The Crimson Tide’s loss to Georgia last Saturday served as a guide to Anthony Grant’s tenure in Tuscaloosa. Alabama was in position to win and played well enough to win but lost a close game. The Tide is likely NIT bound, and probably have been all season, but the close loss to Georgia erased all

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Alabama week in review

The Crimson Tide’s loss to Georgia last Saturday served as a guide to Anthony Grant’s tenure in Tuscaloosa. Alabama was in position to win and played well enough to win but lost a close game. The Tide is likely NIT bound, and probably have been all season, but the close loss to Georgia erased all

Alabama week in review

The Crimson Tide’s loss to Georgia last Saturday served as a guide to Anthony Grant’s tenure in Tuscaloosa. Alabama was in position to win and played well enough to win but lost a close game. The Tide is likely NIT bound, and probably have been all season, but the close loss to Georgia erased all

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Gadsden State’s Carla Clemmons (left) goes up for a shot as Southern Union’s Asia Edwards defends basket during the Lady Cardinals’ 77-67 victory over Southern Union on Monday (Feb. 23).Gadsden State’s Carla Clemmons (left) goes up for a shot as Southern Union’s Asia Edwards defends basket during the Lady Cardinals’ 77-67 victory over Southern Union on Monday (Feb. 23).

Gadsden State tops Bison in OT on Sophomore Night

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Playing in front of their home crowd for the final time, Gadsden State’s seven-member sophomore class left Beck Field House as winners on Monday (Feb. 23).

The Cardinals (18-11, 7-4) scored the final seven points in overtime to post a 93-88 win over Southern Union in Alabama Community College Conference action.

Gadsden State

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 Gadsden State’s Carla Clemmons (left) goes up for a shot as Southern Union’s Asia Edwards defends basket during the Lady Cardinals’ 77-67 victory over Southern Union on Monday (Feb. 23). Gadsden State’s Carla Clemmons (left) goes up for a shot as Southern Union’s Asia Edwards defends basket during the Lady Cardinals’ 77-67 victory over Southern Union on Monday (Feb. 23).

Lady Cardinals end regular season with win over Southern Union

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Rather than discuss strategy at halftime, Gadsden State women’s basketball coach John Butts issued a challenge to his team in its final regular season game on Monday (Feb. 23).

“It wasn’t about x’s and o’s at that point; we were getting out-rebounded and out-hustled,” he said. “I told them it was unacceptable to go

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Westbrook Christian’s Williams Jones (1) attempts a shot during the Warriors’ 70-48 loss to Piedmont on Thursday (Feb. 19) in the Class 3A Northeast Regional Tournament boys basketball semifinals at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells)Westbrook Christian’s Williams Jones (1) attempts a shot during the Warriors’ 70-48 loss to Piedmont on Thursday (Feb. 19) in the Class 3A Northeast Regional Tournament boys basketball semifinals at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells)

Piedmont drills Westbrook in 3A regional finals

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

Westbrook Christian’s basketball season came
to screeching halt on Thursday (Feb. 19) in the Class 3A Northeast Regional
Tournament finals at Jacksonville State.

Piedmont administered at 70-48 thumping to the Warriors, who
ended the year at 22-8.

“Piedmont dominated from start to

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC basketball

Alabama week in review

The Crimson Tide completed a regular season sweep of Auburn after a comfortable 79-68 win over the Tigers on Tuesday (Feb. 17). It was a much-needed victory for the Tide, especially after they suffered a disappointing home loss to Vanderbilt a few days prior. Alabama currently stands at 16-10 overall, and 6-7 in conference play.

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<p><b><span class= Alabama week in review

The Crimson Tide completed a regular season sweep of Auburn after a comfortable 79-68 win over the Tigers on Tuesday (Feb. 17). It was a much-needed victory for the Tide, especially after they suffered a disappointing home loss to Vanderbilt a few days prior. Alabama currently stands at 16-10 overall, and 6-7 in conference play.

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Alabama week in review

The Crimson Tide completed a regular season sweep of Auburn after a comfortable 79-68 win over the Tigers on Tuesday (Feb. 17). It was a much-needed victory for the Tide, especially after they suffered a disappointing home loss to Vanderbilt a few days prior. Alabama currently stands at 16-10 overall, and 6-7 in conference play.

Alabama week in review

The Crimson Tide completed a regular season sweep of Auburn after a comfortable 79-68 win over the Tigers on Tuesday (Feb. 17). It was a much-needed victory for the Tide, especially after they suffered a disappointing home loss to Vanderbilt a few days prior. Alabama currently stands at 16-10 overall, and 6-7 in conference play.

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Gadsden City’s Chris Dudley (4) scores two of his team-high 16 points during the Titans’ 65-59 loss to Mountain Brook in the Class 7A Northeast Regional Tournament boys basketball finals on Tuesday (Feb. 17) at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells) Gadsden City’s Chris Dudley (4) scores two of his team-high 16 points during the Titans’ 65-59 loss to Mountain Brook in the Class 7A Northeast Regional Tournament boys basketball finals on Tuesday (Feb. 17) at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells)

Gadsden City comes up short in regional championship

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

  Gadsden City once again was one win away from a trip to the Final 48 in Birmingham, and once again the Titans fell a game short of the state tournament. 

Mountain Brook defeated Gadsden City, 65-59, the championship game of the Class 7A Northeast Region Tournament on Tuesday (Feb. 17) at Jacksonville State.

“Hats off

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 Gadsden City’s Brooke Burns (right) defends against Huntsville’s Shaquera Wade during the Lady Titans’ 42-27 loss in the Class 7A Northeast Regional Tournament girls basketball finals on Tuesday (Feb. 17) at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells)  Gadsden City’s Brooke Burns (right) defends against Huntsville’s Shaquera Wade during the Lady Titans’ 42-27 loss in the Class 7A Northeast Regional Tournament girls basketball finals on Tuesday (Feb. 17) at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells)

Lady Titans lose in region final

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

The 2014-2015 season came to a screeching halt for the Gadsden City High girls basketball team on Tuesday (Feb. 17), as the Lady Titans suffered a 42-27 defeat at the hands of the No. 1 Huntsville at Jacksonville State.

“We never got in a rhythm offensively, even in the first half when things were going

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Westbrook Christian’s Emil Smith attempts a jump shot over a pair of Brindlee Mountain defenders during the Warriors’ 76-45 victory in the Class 3A Northeast Regional Tournament boys basketball semifinals on Monday (Feb. 16) at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells) Westbrook Christian’s Emil Smith attempts a jump shot over a pair of Brindlee Mountain defenders during the Warriors’ 76-45 victory in the Class 3A Northeast Regional Tournament boys basketball semifinals on Monday (Feb. 16) at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells)

Westbrook flattens Brindlee Mountain in regional semifinals

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Monday’s Class 3A Northeast Regional Tournament boys basketball game between Westbrook Christian and Brindlee Mountain was essentially over by the time it began.

The Warriors (22-7) scored the first six points en route to a 76-45 victory at Jacksonville State.

“I was really pleased with our start,” Westbrook coach Seth Ford said.

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Glencoe High’s Sally Tinker (14) and Plainview’s Jacey Bell fight for a rebound during the Lady Yellow Jackets’ 58-54 loss victory in the Class 3A Northeast Regional Tournament girls basketball semifinals on Monday (Feb. 16) at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells) Glencoe High’s Sally Tinker (14) and Plainview’s Jacey Bell fight for a rebound during the Lady Yellow Jackets’ 58-54 loss victory in the Class 3A Northeast Regional Tournament girls basketball semifinals on Monday (Feb. 16) at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells)

Lady Jacket rally falls short against Plainview

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Glencoe didn’t appear to run out of steam – but the Yellow
Jackets did run out of time in Monday’s Class 3A Northeast Regional Tournament
girls basketball game at Jacksonville State.

Plainview had a huge first half and took a 58-54 win. At
intermission, the Bears led

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Kade KitchensKade Kitchens

Southside trio wins state wrestling titles

Three Southside High wrestlers won their individual weight classes to help the Panthers finish in second place in the AHSAA Class 6A state tournament last weekend in Huntsville.

Senior Kade Kitchens won his second straight 170-pound title with a pin of Pinson Valley’s Deon Gregory at 2:07 of the first period.

Junior Noah Bradford defeated Arab’s Javon

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Hokes Bluff’s Tylynn Register (25) drives to the basket as Locust Fork’s Kim Horton defends during the Lady Eagles’ 60-43 loss in the Northeast Regional Tournament Class 4A semifinals on Saturday (Feb. 14) at Jacksonville State. Hokes Bluff’s Tylynn Register (25) drives to the basket as Locust Fork’s Kim Horton defends during the Lady Eagles’ 60-43 loss in the Northeast Regional Tournament Class 4A semifinals on Saturday (Feb. 14) at Jacksonville State.

Hokes Bluff girls come up short in regional semifinals

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Due to Hannah’s Evans’ foul trouble, Hokes Bluff High played approximately a quarter and a half against Locust Fork on Saturday (Feb. 14) without the services of their senior point guard and leading scorer.

The Lady Eagles could not overcome those Evans-less minutes, falling to Locust Fork, 60-43, in the Class 4A semifinals of

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC men’s basketball

Auburn week in review

After a rough start to the conference schedule, the Tigers finally picked up a big road win last week at LSU. KT Harrell and Antoine Mason both played exceptionally well for Auburn, and it was the first true road win of the year for Bruce Pearl’s team. The Tigers followed up that win with losses

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Gaston High's Kentara BlackwellGaston High's Kentara Blackwell

Lady Bulldogs’ season ends in regional semifinals

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Getting to the Northeast Regional Tournament is always a goal of every high school basketball team around - including Gaston's girls.

For the first time since 2012, the Bulldogs achieved that goal - but a 49-35 loss to Fyffe Thursday (Feb. 12) in the Class 2A semifinals cut short any further goals.

"It was good

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Gadsden City’s Denzel Mooney (12) goes up for a shot as Vestavia Hills’ William Snell defends during the Titans’ 71-53 victory in the Northeast Regional Basketball Tournament Class 7A semifinals on Thursday (Feb. 12) at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells) Gadsden City’s Denzel Mooney (12) goes up for a shot as Vestavia Hills’ William Snell defends during the Titans’ 71-53 victory in the Northeast Regional Basketball Tournament Class 7A semifinals on Thursday (Feb. 12) at Jacksonville State. (Photo by Gary Wells)

Gadsden City back in regional finals

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

The divorce proceedings are officially over between Reginald Huff and the Northeast Regional Tournament fnals.

"It's been about three years since we've been here," the Gadsden City High boys basketball coach said after a 71-53 semifinal win over Vestavia Hills on Thursday (Feb. 12) at Jacksonville State. "I thought we were getting a divorce. [It]

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Sanderson steps in as Gadsden State softball coach

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Refurbish it, and they will come.

For both his team and his facilities, such is the wish of Gadsden State first-year softball coach Shane Sanderson. 

With one sophomore and 14 freshmen on the roster, Sanderson is well aware that his inaugural Cardinal squad will experience some growing pains this season. Gadsden State is 1-4 so far

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Westbrook Christian’s Jordan Kilgo (15) attempts a shot during the Warriors’ 67-62 victory over Weaver in the Class 3A subregional basketball playoffs on Tuesday (Feb. 10) in Rainbow City. (Photo by Gary Wells)Westbrook Christian’s Jordan Kilgo (15) attempts a shot during the Warriors’ 67-62 victory over Weaver in the Class 3A subregional basketball playoffs on Tuesday (Feb. 10) in Rainbow City. (Photo by Gary Wells)

Westbrook gains third straight trip to regionals

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

The Westbrook Christian's boys basketball team scored the final five points of the game to take a 67-62 victory over Weaver in Class 3A sub-regional action Tuesday (Feb. 10) in Rainbow City.

The Warriors (21-7) advanced to the Northeast Regional Tournament at Jacksonville State, where Westbrook will face Brindlee Mountain in a semifinal game on

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Eagles, Conquerors lose in subregionals

Hokes Bluff lost to White Plains, 47-44, in the Class 4A subregional playoffs on Tuesday (Feb. 10) at WPHS. Kaden Moore scored 14 points for the Eagles (21-9). 

Coosa Christian fell to Skyline, 71-41, in the Class 1A subregional playoffs on Tuesday (Feb. 10) at SHS. The Conquerors finished the season at 16-7. 

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