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Edwards, Haas are All-Messenger boys co-MVPs

 By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Literally and figuratively, two players stood head and shoulders above the competition in local boys high school basketball this past season. 

Westbrook Christian’s Colin Edwards and Hokes Bluff’s Isaac Haas shot, scored, dunked, rebounded and blocked their way to being named co-Players of the Year of the 2013-14 All-Messenger team. 

A 6’5” senior

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<p>By Joshua Price/Sports Editor<br /><br />It is always good to see our area student athletes find success, and that usually starts with a scholarship. <br /><br />For Gadsden City High School football star Laynce Sanders, that was just the case. <br /><br />Sanders, a 6’1, 215 pound linebacker and defensive end, recently signed a football scholarship with Division II Shorter University in Rome, Georgia. <br /><br />“I will</p>

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

It is always good to see our area student athletes find success, and that usually starts with a scholarship.

For Gadsden City High School football star Laynce Sanders, that was just the case.

Sanders, a 6’1, 215 pound linebacker and defensive end, recently signed a football scholarship with Division II Shorter University in Rome, Georgia.

“I will

Titan grid star Sanders inks scholarship

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

It is always good to see our area student athletes find success, and that usually starts with a scholarship.

For Gadsden City High School football star Laynce Sanders, that was just the case.

Sanders, a 6’1, 215 pound linebacker and defensive end, recently signed a football scholarship with Division II Shorter University in Rome,

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Southside High School lineman Tyler Carr. Photo by 247sports.com.Southside High School lineman Tyler Carr. Photo by 247sports.com.

Southside's Big Man makes Big Name for himself on grid

By Rusty Mansell/247sports.com

It is funny how the little things can sometimes change your world. For Southside High School’s Tyler Carr, it was a 10-hour bus trip to South Bend, Indiana.

Carr, a 6’5”, 285-pound college football prospect went to camp at the University of Notre Dame with a bus load of his teammates. A few hours later he was no longer

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Former Auburn University quarterback Pat Sullivan won the Heisman Trophy in 1971.Former Auburn University quarterback Pat Sullivan won the Heisman Trophy in 1971.

Auburn's Sullivan given national honors

Pat Sullivan, Auburn University’s first Heisman Trophy winner, recently  was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame.

Sullivan is just the second athlete from Alabama to be inducted into the NFHS Hall and ninth inductee overall.  

Currently the head football coach at Samford University, Sullivan was a three-sport standout at John Carroll Catholic from 1966-69. He was a

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Northward view of the construction of Altoona’s new football stadium from the Brown Street entrance earlier this week. The grassy area in the center is the site of the field. The stadium will be the home of West End’s youth football teams. Photo by Joshua Price/Messenger.Northward view of the construction of Altoona’s new football stadium from the Brown Street entrance earlier this week. The grassy area in the center is the site of the field. The stadium will be the home of West End’s youth football teams. Photo by Joshua Price/Messenger.

Altoona secures funds for football stadium

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Football is expanding and upgrading in the western end of Etowah County.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs recently awarded the City of Altoona $250,000 to assist in constructing a new football stadium. 

The city selected an 11-acre field between Highway 132 and Brown Street, near County Highway 41 as the site of the new stadium. The

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