Glencoe High incoming freshman Katie Smith (on right) will be part of the GHS girls varsity soccer team next spring. Glencoe High incoming freshman Katie Smith (on right) will be part of the GHS girls varsity soccer team next spring.

Glencoe High to field girls soccer team

By Chris McCarthy/ Publisher/Editor

Another form of high school football soon will hit Yellow Jacket country.

Glencoe will field a girls varsity soccer team next spring, fulfilling the wish of a number of GHS and Glencoe Middle student-athletes who wanted to represent their school on the pitch.

According to GHS principal Charlton Giles, the program is officially declared as a varsity sport with

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC football

SEC coach rankings

1. Nick Saban, Alabama. As the only active coach with four national championships, Saban easily has been the most dominant college football coach of the 21st century. He is 72-9 in the last six seasons at Alabama, with three national titles and two SEC championships. Since becoming the head coach at UA, Saban has put together the nation’s

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Etowah High School graduate Lamar Thomas signed a track scholarship on July 11 with Kansas City (Kans.) Community College. Etowah High School graduate Lamar Thomas signed a track scholarship on July 11 with Kansas City (Kans.) Community College.

Etowah’s Thomas signs track scholarship

By Chris McCarthy/ Publisher/Editor

Three state medals were not the only prizes that Lamar Thomas earned this past track and field season.

On July 11, the Etowah High senior signed a scholarship with Kansas City (Kans.) Community College.

Thomas capped his only year on the EHS track team with three medals at the Class 5A state track and field meet in May. He

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

SEC 2013-14 Year in Review

 The Southeastern Conference enjoyed another successful year athletically, once again winning several national championships in a multitude of sports. In all, the league captured six national titles, including championships in baseball, softball, women’s outdoor track and field, women’s gymnastics, women’s swimming and diving and the doubles championship in men’s tennis.

Vanderbilt won its first national title in baseball by defeating Virginia

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MVP Cleveland highlights All-Messenger softball team

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

The sight of Morgan Cleveland excelling on the West End High School softball field’s varsity pitcher’s mound and batter’s box has been a familiar one over the past seven years for the folks in Walnut Grove and Altoona. 

The Lady Patriot senior has accumulated a fair amount of recognition during her seven varsity seasons, including being

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