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The Shelby County Reporter
Mark Freeman named Shelby County Coach of the YearBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor ALABASTER – Ahead of the 2015 football seaso
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted an hour ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor ALABASTER – Ahead of the 2015 football season, Thompson High School made the decision to hire Mark Freeman as its head football coach moving forward. Freeman took over a team that had gone 0-10 that season, looking... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
2017 All-County football team releasedBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor A profound 2017 football season for Shelby C
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted an hour ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor A profound 2017 football season for Shelby County has come to a sad close. Many accomplishments took shape over the last 117 days from several different teams. The county saw two deep playoff runs from Thompson... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Thompson has 15 named to All-County teamBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor A profound 2017 football season for Shelby C
Alabaster Reporter / Posted an hour ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor A profound 2017 football season for Shelby County has come to a sad close. Many accomplishments took shape over the last 117 days from several different teams. The county saw two deep playoff runs from Thompson... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Mark Freeman named Shelby County Coach of the YearBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor ALABASTER – Ahead of the 2015 football seaso
Alabaster Reporter / Posted an hour ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor ALABASTER – Ahead of the 2015 football season, Thompson High School made the decision to hire Mark Freeman as its head football coach moving forward. Freeman took over a team that had gone 0-10 that season, looking... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Thompson’s Tagovailoa named 2017 Player of the yearBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor ALABASTER – A total of 4,375 miles separates
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 2 hours ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor ALABASTER – A total of 4,375 miles separates Kapolei High School in Hawaii and Thompson High School in Alabaster. It’s a trip Thompson quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa and his family made last offseason to join the... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Thompson’s Tagovailoa named 2017 Player of the yearBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor ALABASTER – A total of 4,375 miles separates
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 2 hours ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor ALABASTER – A total of 4,375 miles separates Kapolei High School in Hawaii and Thompson High School in Alabaster. It’s a trip Thompson quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa and his family made last offseason to join the... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Evangel win streak sends them to 7-3By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor The Evangel Lightning basketball team is off
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted yesterday
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor The Evangel Lightning basketball team is off to a 7-3 start on the 2017-18 basketball season and has won five of its last six games played. Evangel, led by head coach Hagan Joiner, is currently on a three-game... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Evangel win streak sends them to 7-3By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor The Evangel Lightning basketball team is off
Alabaster Reporter / Posted yesterday
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor The Evangel Lightning basketball team is off to a 7-3 start on the 2017-18 basketball season and has won five of its last six games played. Evangel, led by head coach Hagan Joiner, is currently on a three-game... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Oak Mountain beats Pelham at the buzzerBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Despite a slow start defensiv
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted yesterday
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Despite a slow start defensively, the Oak Mountain Eagles turned up the pressure in the second half and forced four consecutive turnovers by Pelham on its last four possessions of the game. The... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Oak Mountain girls improve to 8-3By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – It’s been a strong start for
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted yesterday
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – It’s been a strong start for the Oak Mountain Lady Eagles, but something has seemed to have been missing through their first 10 games of the season—offensive balance. On Tuesday, Dec. 12, in front of... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Gut-wrenching: Briarwood loses heartbreaker in 5A State ChampionshipBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor TUSCALOOSA – On Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, the Br
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor TUSCALOOSA – On Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, the Briarwood Lions and St. Paul’s Saints met at Legion Field for the 5A state championship—a game the Saints won 14-13 to end the Lions’ season in heartbreaking fashion when... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Spain Park edges Helena in thrillerBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor HELENA – With Spain Park leading by three po
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 7 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor HELENA – With Spain Park leading by three points over Helena, Cameron Young of the Jags and Roland Mines of the Huskies went into their 285-pound bout with each other on Wednesday, Dec. 6, looking to lead their... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Thompson sweeps Oxford tri-matchBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OXFORD – The Thompson Warriors’ wrestling te
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 7 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OXFORD – The Thompson Warriors’ wrestling team traveled to Oxford on Tuesday, Dec. 5, to take part in a tri-match with Oxford High School and Bremen High School from Georgia. Back in usual form, the Warriors swept... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Two ranked, three nominated in latest girls rankingsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor We are now five weeks into the 2017-18 baske
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 7 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor We are now five weeks into the 2017-18 basketball season whether you believe that or not and it has not been a disappointing five weeks in the girls ranks. On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the second ASWA girls basketball... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Helena, Vincent both No. 1 in latest rankingsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor As successful as the 2016-17 basketball seas
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 7 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor As successful as the 2016-17 basketball season was in Shelby County with seven teams being ranked at one time, there was never a week where the county had two No. 1 teams in the standings. It’s taken just two polls... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Thompson sweeps Oxford tri-matchBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OXFORD – The Thompson Warriors’ wrestling te
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 8 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor OXFORD – The Thompson Warriors’ wrestling team traveled to Oxford on Tuesday, Dec. 5, to take part in a tri-match with Oxford High School and Bremen High School from Georgia. Back in usual form, the Warriors swept... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Oak Mountain wrestlers beat VestaviaBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Oak Mountain and Vestavia have become two of
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 8 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Oak Mountain and Vestavia have become two of the more powerful wrestling programs in the state that seem to be in the running for a state championship every season. All time, Vestavia has 13 state championships in... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Calera girls pick up dominant area victoryBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor CALERA – The Calera girls basketball team di
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 8 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor CALERA – The Calera girls basketball team didn’t shy away from its opening area game as they dominated the Jemison Panthers by a final score of 53-6 on Tuesday, Dec. 5, on the Eagles’ home floor. The Eagles... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Calera scores 94 to pick up area winBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor CALERA – As it did on several occasions last
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 8 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor CALERA – As it did on several occasions last year, the Calera Eagles’ offense erupted on Tuesday, Dec. 5, as it took to the floor against area opponent Jemison. Behind four players with 13-plus points, the Eagles... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Briarwood state championship previewBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Briarwood has dreamed of this moment since l
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Briarwood has dreamed of this moment since last season ended. They were denied a spot in the state championship in 2016 after losing a heartbreaker to Wenonah in the semifinals. But now in 2017, with that lone goal... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Basketball recap: Helena remains unbeaten, Chelsea now 5-3By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Chelsea and Helena are both off to strong st
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Chelsea and Helena are both off to strong starts in 2017 as the Hornets continue seeing 10-12 players score a night and the Huskies remain unbeaten. The two continued their seasons on Monday, Dec. 4, as each played... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Shelby County girls top MontevalloBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor COLUMBIANA – Both Shelby County and Monteval
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor COLUMBIANA – Both Shelby County and Montevallo are off to two of the strongest starts in girls basketball this year when it comes to the county, and on Monday, Dec. 4, they met on the hardwood for the first time... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Wildcats hold on for win over MontevalloBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor COLUMBIANA – In the first of three consecuti
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor COLUMBIANA – In the first of three consecutive games against county opponents, the Shelby County Wildcats were able to take down the Montevallo Bulldogs at home on Monday, Dec. 4, by a final score of 66-61. Both... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Several local swimmers highlight state swimming, diving meetBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor AUBURN – Several of the county’s and state’s
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor AUBURN – Several of the county’s and state’s best swimmers met in Auburn on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-2, to compete in the 2017 ASHAA Swimming and Diving State Championship Meet. One of the biggest highlights of... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Spain Park girls dominate PelhamBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Hoover – Behind 50 first-half points and thr
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Hoover – Behind 50 first-half points and three double-figure scorers, the No. 3 ranked 7A Spain Park Lady Jags pulled off an 83-14 route of the Pelham Panthers on Friday, Dec. 1. A total of 37 points of the... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Chelsea pinks out Clay-Chalkville in honor of Ingram familyBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor CHELSEA – Pink pom-poms were waved, pink shi
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor CHELSEA – Pink pom-poms were waved, pink shirts were worn and Chelsea poured in plenty of baskets in honor of Kristi Ingram on Thursday, Nov. 30, when the Hornets hosted a pink out against Clay-Chalkville on their... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Reclassification for all other sportsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor One of the big changes in this year’s recent
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor One of the big changes in this year’s recently released reclassification is the effect on private schools. A new rule change implemented takes a closer look at each private school in each individual sport over a... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Impact of reclassification on all Thompson sportsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor One of the big changes in this year’s recent
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor One of the big changes in this year’s recently released reclassification is the effect on private schools. A new rule change implemented takes a closer look at each private school in each individual sport over a... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Recapping the Over the Mountain wrestling dualsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor While football is ending and basketball has
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor While football is ending and basketball has started up, a lot of people forget that wrestling season has kicked off as well, but for Shelby County it tends to be one of the better sports that does not go... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Thompson competes in Over the Mountain DualsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor While football is ending and basketball has
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor While football is ending and basketball has started up, a lot of people forget that wrestling season has kicked off as well, but for Shelby County it tends to be one of the better sports that does not go... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Five found in first ASWA girls basketball rankingsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor The girls basketball season has been under w
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor The girls basketball season has been under way for a couple of weeks and now we have some rankings to pair with that play as the Alabama Sports Writers Association released its first high school basketball rankings... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
County has 4 in first boys basketball rankingsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor While it’s crazy to think that basketball is
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor While it’s crazy to think that basketball is already in full swing with the football season just winding down, that’s the case as all of Shelby County’s basketball teams have gotten under way. If you weren’t aware... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Impact of AHSAA reclassification on ThompsonBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Reclassification for all 11 of Shelby County
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Reclassification for all 11 of Shelby County’s AHSAA teams has been set for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 high school sports seasons. When it comes to football and basketball, we have two huge leaps from two county... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Reclassification set for all 11 AHSAA schools (Football and Basketball)By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Reclassification for all 11 of Shelby County
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Reclassification for all 11 of Shelby County’s AHSAA teams has been set for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 high school sports seasons. When it comes to football and basketball, we have two huge leaps from two county... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Pelham falls to Mortimer JordanBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor KIMBERLY – For the third time in as many gam
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor KIMBERLY – For the third time in as many games the Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils were taking on a Shelby County team on their home court as they hosted the Pelham Panthers on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Mortimer Jordan had... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Montevallo boys and girls beat West BloctonBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor MONTEVALLO – Montevallo’s boys and girls pla
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor MONTEVALLO – Montevallo’s boys and girls played host to West Blocton on Tuesday, Nov. 28, and each picked up a big win in differing exciting styles. The Lady Bulldogs, as they did last year against West Blocton,... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Briarwood boys handle Knights, improve to 3-1By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Briarwood and Westminster at
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Briarwood and Westminster at Oak Mountain are separated by approximately 1.5 miles of Alabama 119, which creates for a fun atmosphere when the two square off in sports. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the two... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Briarwood girls pick up big win over WestminsterBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Briarwood and Westminster met
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – Briarwood and Westminster met in a girls basketball matchup on Tuesday, Nov. 28, for the battle of Alabama 119 as the two schools are separated by less than two miles down the road, which creates for... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Briarwood semifinal predictionBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Round 3: 1-1 Playoff record: 9-1 Overall r
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor Round 3: 1-1 Playoff record: 9-1 Overall record: 91-18 It’s finally here. The moment the Briarwood Christian School Lions have been waiting for since the last seconds ticked off the clock in a 14-8 loss on... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Oak Mountain beats Chelsea, wins 5th straightBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – A 280 basketball rivalry and
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – A 280 basketball rivalry and the battle of Double Oak Mountain was renewed on Tuesday, Nov. 28, as Chelsea traveled down 280 to take on the Oak Mountain Eagles in a county matchup. While the Hornets... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Lady Eagles improve to 6-2By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – The Chelsea and Oak Mountain
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor NORTH SHELBY – The Chelsea and Oak Mountain girls basketball teams have started the season in complete opposite directions. Chelsea had dropped six straight coming into the game, while Oak Mountain sat at 5-2 with... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Thanksgiving basketball recap By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor It was an action packed week of high schoo
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 17 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor It was an action packed week of high school basketball as teams from all over the county participated in Thanksgiving basketball tournaments. Here is a boys and girls recap from... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Vincent wins Ashville tourneyBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor ASHVILLE – It’s been yet another impressive
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 17 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor ASHVILLE – It’s been yet another impressive start for head coach John Hadder and the Vincent Yellow Jackets’ 2017-18 basketball team as they strung together two straight wins to take home the 2017 Ashville... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Pelham goes 2-1 in Battle at the BeachBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor GULF SHORES – The Pelham Panthers improved t
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor GULF SHORES – The Pelham Panthers improved to 3-2 after winning two games and losing one at the 2017 Battle at the Beach Thanksgiving tournament held at Gulf Shores High School. The Panthers closed out the... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Chelsea finishes 2-1 in own tourneyBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor CHELSEA – Chelsea concluded the North-Shelby
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor CHELSEA – Chelsea concluded the North-Shelby Tip-Off Classic on Wednesday, Nov. 22, with a 65-33 win over county foe Shelby County to finish the tournament with a 2-1 record. The Hornets, now 3-2 on the season, got... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Jags repeat as Bryant Bank ChampsBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – For the second time in as many
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – For the second time in as many years, the Spain Park Lady Jags’ basketball team won the Bryant Bank Thanksgiving Classic at Hewitt-Trussville High School after beating the host Huskies for the second... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Oak Mountain wins Mortimer Jordan tourneyBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor KIMBERLY – After falling to Pelham on the ro
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor KIMBERLY – After falling to Pelham on the road to start their 2017 campaign, the Oak Mountain Eagles traveled to Mortimer Jordan High School during the week of Thanksgiving for the Jeff Dennis Jewelers Invitational,... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Briarwood ends tourney with 2 straightBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor KIMBERLY – Despite missing several varsity s
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 23 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor KIMBERLY – Despite missing several varsity starters due to the football team still being in the playoffs, including leading returners Carson Donelly and Michael Hiers, Briarwood competed well at the Mortimer Jordan... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Lauryn Lilly reaches 2,000 points at MontevalloBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor MONTEVALLO – The Montevallo Bulldogs girls’
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 23 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor MONTEVALLO – The Montevallo Bulldogs girls’ basketball team did more than just open its season on Monday, Nov. 20, with a dominating 68-29 win over Isabella on the first day of their Thanksgiving tournament. It... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Calera falls to Vestavia at Sneaky Pete’s ClassicBy ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor VESTAVIA – After starting the season 1-0 wit
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 23 days ago
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor VESTAVIA – After starting the season 1-0 with a solid win over the Leeds Greenwave on Thursday, Nov. 16, the Calera Eagles were back in action on Monday, Nov. 20, at the Sneaky Pete’s Rebel Classic where they took... Read more
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