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The Shelby County Reporter
Vincent basketball preview 2017-18By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Not many teams would consider a trip to the
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 11 hours ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Not many teams would consider a trip to the sub-regionals a down year, but that’s exactly what it was for the Vincent Yellow Jackets and John Hadder during the 2016-17 basketball season. Despite losing their... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Montevallo basketball preview 2017-18By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor The ending of the 2016-17 basketball season
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 11 hours ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor The ending of the 2016-17 basketball season still resonates at the front of Montevallo head coach Greg Dickinson’s mind after a 103-56 loss in the Elite 8 to the eventual 3A State Champion Midfield... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Warriors, Lions still ranked; Jags fall out of latest pollBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor For the first time in a while we have a chan
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted yesterday
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor For the first time in a while we have a change in the latest ASWA rankings released on Tuesday, Oct. 17, after consistently seeing Briarwood, Spain Park and Thompson in the standings each of the last. After a top-8... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Huskies win Helena InvitationalBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor HELENA – The Helena boys and girls cross cou
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor HELENA – The Helena boys and girls cross country teams have had solid starts to the 2017 season and now that we are past the midway point, both seem to be clicking at the right time after winning their host event at... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Lee continues dominance along with JagsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor DECATUR – Thompson’s Brandon DeMarcus Lee co
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor DECATUR – Thompson’s Brandon DeMarcus Lee continues to be one of the hottest cross country runners of the 2017 season after his first place finish at the DEW it on the Trails race hosted at Point Mallard in Decatur... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Hogue continues strong start, several teams fare well at DecaturBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor DECATUR – Thompson’s McKenzie Hogue continue
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor DECATUR – Thompson’s McKenzie Hogue continued her dominating cross country season by picking up her second win of the year at the DEW it on the Trails event held at Point Mallard in Decatur on Saturday, Oct.... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Lee continues dominance along with JagsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor DECATUR – Thompson’s Brandon DeMarcus Lee co
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor DECATUR – Thompson’s Brandon DeMarcus Lee continues to be one of the hottest cross country runners of the 2017 season after his first place finish at the DEW it on the Trails race hosted at Point Mallard in Decatur... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Hornets continue improvement, but fall to OpelikaBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor CHELSEA – It’s been a slow season for the Ch
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor CHELSEA – It’s been a slow season for the Chelsea Hornets, specifically on the offensive side of the ball, but in a down year, they have been able to battle when a lot of teams would have given up. While the final... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Oak Mountain comes up short against Tuscaloosa CountyBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – A gassed defense was the diff
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – A gassed defense was the difference maker in Oak Mountain’s loss to Tuscaloosa County on Friday, Oct. 13 at Heardmont Park, as the Wildcats were able to walk into the road environment and pick up a... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Briarwood clinches playoff berth, remains undefeatedBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor BIRMINGHAM – Another solid night from runnin
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor BIRMINGHAM – Another solid night from running back/receiver/quarterback J.R. Tran-Reno and many others led to Briarwood clinching a playoff spot for the 2017 season by picking up a 49-14 win over Woodlawn, which... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
SP boys and girls finish in top 5 at UA XC eventBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor TUSCALOOSA – Both the Spain Park boys and gi
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor TUSCALOOSA – Both the Spain Park boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Tuscaloosa on Thursday, Oct. 12, to take part in the University of Alabama Crimson Classic and both came out of the cross country event... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Pelham defeats Chelsea, finishes perfect in area playBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor PELHAM – Class 6A, Area 8 features three of
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 7 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor PELHAM – Class 6A, Area 8 features three of the best volleyball teams, not just in the 6A classification, but in the state. Something you would think creates for a battle for the regular season area championship,... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Lions, Jags, Warriors remain ranked, look for playoff berthBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor We have just four games left in the regular
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 8 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor We have just four games left in the regular season for most teams and just three region contests, as the postseason picture starts to take shape and teams start earning their ranking. In the latest ASWA polls, a... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Thompson still No. 3 ahead of top 8 battle with JagsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor We have just four games left in the regular
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 8 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor We have just four games left in the regular season for most teams and just three region contests, as the postseason picture starts to take shape and teams start earning their ranking. In the latest ASWA polls, a... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Shelby County football predictions Week 8By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 7 record: 9-0 Overall record: 50-11 W
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 7 record: 9-0 Overall record: 50-11 We’re heading down the final stretch of the 2017 football season as matchups become bigger and bigger each week. Several teams have a chance to clinch a playoff spot this... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Thompson at Spain Park named Game of the WeekBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 7 record: 9-0 Overall record: 50-11 W
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 7 record: 9-0 Overall record: 50-11 We’re heading down the final stretch of the 2017 football season as matchups become bigger and bigger each week. Several teams have a chance to clinch a playoff spot this... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Several standout at Jesse Owens boys raceBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OAKVILLE – One of the largest cross country
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OAKVILLE – One of the largest cross country events in the country took part at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park on Saturday, Oct. 7, as 226 schools from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi took to... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Local girls teams fare well at Jesse Owens XC raceBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OAKVILLE – One of the largest cross country
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OAKVILLE – One of the largest cross country events in the country took part at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park on Saturday, Oct. 7, as 226 schools from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi took to... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Lee continues dominating season at Jesse OwensBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OAKVILLE – One of the largest cross country
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OAKVILLE – One of the largest cross country events in the country took part at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park on Saturday, Oct. 7, as 226 schools from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi took to... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Hogue finishes 6th at OakvilleBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OAKVILLE – One of the largest cross country
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OAKVILLE – One of the largest cross country events in the country took part at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park on Saturday, Oct. 7, as 226 schools from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi took to... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
What needs to happen for your team to make the playoffs?By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor With the midway point of the 2017 already in
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor With the midway point of the 2017 already in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look ahead to the postseason and what each team’s chances of getting there are. Several teams can clinch this Friday night with wins or... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Thompson has chance to clinch first playoff berth since 2006 Friday nightBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor With the midway point of the 2017 already in
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor With the midway point of the 2017 already in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look ahead to the postseason and what each team’s chances of getting there are. Several teams can clinch this Friday night with wins or... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Cornerstone picks up 60-20 win, close to playoff berthBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor COLUMBIANA – The Cornerstone Christian Charg
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 12 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor COLUMBIANA – The Cornerstone Christian Chargers were able to bounce back quickly from their heartbreaking 14-7 loss in a battle with Evangel Christian School in Alabaster last week by picking up a dominating 60-20... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Injury bug hurts Oak Mountain in loss to HooverBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor HOOVER – The Oak Mountain Eagles had to take
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 12 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor HOOVER – The Oak Mountain Eagles had to take to the field without two of their most productive offensive players as Ethan Duncan and Luke Percer, who were the top two rushers coming into the season, were both held... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Coosa Valley beats Kingwood on last-second Hail MaryBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor HARPERSVILLE – Trailing 32-28 with just a fe
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor HARPERSVILLE – Trailing 32-28 with just a few seconds on the clock, Coosa Valley sat on the Kingwood 45-yard line in a big region and county showdown. Rebels’ quarterback Caleb Allen took the snap and heaved the... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Oak Mountain sweeps PelhamBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – A battle of two of the best v
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – A battle of two of the best volleyball teams in their respective classification took place at Oak Mountain High School on Thursday, Oct. 5, when the 6A No. 5 Pelham Panthers traveled to square off... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Montevallo, Vincent battle cancerBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor MONTEVALLO – It was a special night at Monte
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor MONTEVALLO – It was a special night at Montevallo High School on Thursday, Oct. 5, not solely because of the volleyball match taking place between the Bulldogs and the Vincent Yellow Jackets, but the cause that each... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
What’s in store for AISA/ACSC teams this week?By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Last week was one of the more exciting weeks
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Last week was one of the more exciting weeks this county will ever see when it comes to the AISA and ACSC as two county matchups took place with big storylines. Every team has a new coach this year and four of the... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Birmingham Bulls season is nearBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor PELHAM – After an absence of 17 years, the B
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor PELHAM – After an absence of 17 years, the Birmingham Bulls are ready to take to the ice again as the team is less than three weeks away from beginning its 2017-18 campaign on Oct. 21 at the Mississippi RiverKings... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Shelby County football predictions Week 7By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 6 record: 8-0 Overall record: 41-11 T
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 6 record: 8-0 Overall record: 41-11 The midway point of the 2017 high school football season has already come and gone, hard to believe, isn’t it? This past week we got a break from region play and had some... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Thompson looking to improve to 6-0 Friday nightBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 6 record: 8-0 Overall record: 41-11 T
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 6 record: 8-0 Overall record: 41-11 The midway point of the 2017 high school football season has already come and gone, hard to believe, isn’t it? This past week we got a break from region play and had some... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Little change in Week 6 rankingsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Little change was spotted in the most recent
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Little change was spotted in the most recent Alabama Sports Writers Association high school football rankings as the same three county teams remain ranked in their respective top 10 that have been there all... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Thompson still No. 3 with big matchups aheadBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Little change was spotted in the most recent
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Little change was spotted in the most recent Alabama Sports Writers Association high school football rankings as the same three county teams remain ranked in their respective top 10 that have been there all... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Several girls teams fare well at OM XC eventBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Oak Mountain, Westminster at
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 16 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Oak Mountain, Westminster at Oak Mountain, Helena and Pelham all finished inside the top seven at the 2017 Oak Mountain Invitational hosted by Oak Mountain at Heardmont Park on Saturday, Sept.... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Eagles finished 2nd at host eventBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Both Oak Mountain’s boys and
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 16 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Both Oak Mountain’s boys and girls cross country teams finished second behind Hoover at their own event, the Oak Mountain Invitational, which was held at Heardmont Park on Saturday, Sept. 30. The... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Westminster hires new soccer coachesBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – The Westminster School at Oak
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 17 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – The Westminster School at Oak Mountain has announced the hiring of two new soccer coaches to take over after the departure of former head coach Patrick Fitzgerald, who coached both the boys and girls... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Chelsea still searching for first winBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor GARDENDALE – After a hard-fought 41-28 loss
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 19 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor GARDENDALE – After a hard-fought 41-28 loss at Gardendale on Friday, Sept. 29, the Chelsea Hornets are off to their first 0-6 start since the 2001 season when the Hornets finished 0-10. Each of the last two weeks,... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Montevallo falls 42-21 after leading 13-0By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor MONTEVALLO – After jumping up 13-0 over Bibb
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 19 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor MONTEVALLO – After jumping up 13-0 over Bibb County on the road, Montevallo was outscored 42-7 the remainder of the game to loss 42-21 to the Choctaws on Friday night, Sept. 29. It was a game where the jump up a... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Calera falls despite 400 yards off offenseBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor BIRMINGHAM – For the second consecutive year
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 19 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor BIRMINGHAM – For the second consecutive year, the Calera Eagles have made it through the Demopolis/Jackson-Olin stretch 0-2 after falling to Jackson Olin 33-13 on Friday night, Sept. 29. The loss to the Mustangs... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Briarwood starts 5-0 for first time since 2007By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Despite one of the most inter
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 19 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Despite one of the most interesting special teams games you’ll ever see, the Briarwood Lions were able to play from in front and hold on for their fifth straight win to start the 2017 season 5-0 with... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Vincent beats Sumiton Christian for 2nd straight winBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor VINCENT – The Vincent Yellow Jackets have wo
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 19 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor VINCENT – The Vincent Yellow Jackets have won back-to-back games and are 3-2 to start the season for the first time since 2014 after they took down Sumiton Christian 41-20 on Friday, Sept. 29, in front of a home... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Chelsea lending hand to Kristi Ingram’s battle with Stage IV breast cancerBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, was the day David I
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 20 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, was the day David Ingram and his wife Kristi Ingram became man and wife, one of the greatest bonds in this world. The two newlyweds were head over hills in love and excited to embark on a... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Cornerstone volleyball wins area championshipBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor The Cornerstone Christian School varsity vol
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 20 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor The Cornerstone Christian School varsity volleyball team has won the 1A area championship for the second year in a row after the Chargers swept their area competition with a 6-0 record both years. Cornerstone was... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
County matchups loom Friday in AISA and ACSCBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor We have an impressive slate of matchups in t
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor We have an impressive slate of matchups in the AISA and ACSC this Friday night as two games will not only be crossover games between the two county but county matchups as well. There are highlights in each game as... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Thompson gets 2nd straight Game of the WeekBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 5 record: 7-2 Overall record: 33-11 T
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 5 record: 7-2 Overall record: 33-11 There were some buzzworthy storylines from Week 5 of the high school football season as Thompson made waves around the state with its dominating 49-14 win over Oak... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Volleyball roundup: Sept. 26By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Oak Mountain 3 Tuscaloosa County 0 The Eagl
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Oak Mountain 3 Tuscaloosa County 0 The Eagles are the current No. 2 team in Class 7A and are playing like the best team in the state at the moment. After a strong showing at Spain Park’s Dig in the Park over the... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Shelby County football Week 6 predictionsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 5 record: 7-2 Overall record: 33-11 T
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Week 5 record: 7-2 Overall record: 33-11 There were some buzzworthy storylines from Week 5 of the high school football season as Thompson made waves around the state with its dominating 49-14 win over Oak... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Three teams ranked at midway pointBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor As we approach the midpoint of the 2017 high
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor As we approach the midpoint of the 2017 high school football season in Shelby County, we still have three teams ranked in their respective top 10, each of which has been inside the top 10 for the entire first half... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Thompson No. 3 midway through seasonBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor As we approach the midpoint of the 2017 high
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor As we approach the midpoint of the 2017 high school football season in Shelby County, we still have three teams ranked in their respective top 10, each of which has been inside the top 10 for the entire first half... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Thompson comes back, tops Vestavia in 5-set area winBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor VESTAVIA – On a night of comebacks that saw
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor VESTAVIA – On a night of comebacks that saw the Pelham Panthers win three straight sets to beat 7A No. 7 Hoover, Thompson also joined in on the fun winning three consecutive sets against the Vestavia Hills Rebels to... Read more
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