The Brindlee Mountain varsity boys got back on the winning track with a 54-34 win over Vinemont in the Priceville Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday.
Arab head coach Justin Jonus had a little sympathy for Guntersville coach Brett Self leading into their teams’ game Thursday night before a large crowd at Arab’s new gym.
The game-changing moment in Arab’s 57-39 win at DAR on Friday came seconds before the half ended as James Ed Johnson hit a 3-pointer, followed by a quick steal from John Wesson Johnson on the inbound pass who kicked it back out to Ed who hit another 3.
Brindlee Mountain coach Seth Kelly knew going in that Skyline would be a challenge for his basketball team in its rescheduled opener last week.
An unusually heavy workload for Arab Junior High’s basketball teams got a little lighter with Tuesday’s cancellation of a four-game set of home games against Cullman.
As if following a legend whose teams won 11 state championships wasn’t enough, new Arab wrestling coach Kyle Routon also has to deal with a pandemic and a brand new classification breakdown that has nudged the Knights out of the favorite’s role entering the 2020-21 season.
Last season wasn’t disastrous for coach Seth Kelly’s Brindlee Mountain varsity boys basketball team. He knew going in it was going to be a rebuilding year after losing several top players from the year before.
Arab’s boys basketball teams got just about all they could’ve asked for from their incoming football players in Tuesday’s pair of victories over Randolph on opening night of the high school basketball season.
Arab senior running back Mathew Turnage managed to rush for 79 yards against perhaps the most talented defense the Knights have faced in the past two seasons, surpassing the 4,000-yard mark for his illustrious career.
The Arab Junior Knights, with the exception of the red-hot seventh grade boys, got off to a slow start at West Point last week but by Tuesday pulled off a clean sweep over the same team.
At the very least, Arab’s football team finished the regular season on a high note before taking on one of the best Class 6A teams in the state in the first round of the high school playoffs tomorrow night.
Arab High School football records are not exactly comprehensive, especially from the early days dating back to 1922, so allow for some margin of error here.
As excruciating as last Friday night’s 35-34 loss to Springville was for Arab football fans, the hours after the game were almost as bad.
Julie Stapler and Emma Butler finished one-two and teammate Mallory Maze took fourth to lead the Arab junior varsity girls team to a second-place finish in the Marshall County Cross Country Championships held Tuesday afternoon at Connors Island on Lake Guntersville.
For those wondering if the Arab football team can still make the playoffs this season, head coach Lee Ozmint has a message for you, one he’s already relayed to his players.
Brewer High School is honoring all health care workers, first responders and military personnel with a “Light Up Friday Night” campaign tomorrow night at the school’s home football game against Fairview.
The Arab Junior High Knights closed out a football season of uncertainty last Thursday by splitting with Hartselle, but the results left coach Jason Guger proud of both teams.
Brindlee Mountain’s volleyball team won the critical opener in Tuesday’s Class 3A, Area 13 Tournament and thus advanced to the sub-regional round of the state playoffs.
Arab didn’t win, but the No. 1 6A team in the state knew it had been in a fight after Oxford finally subdued the Knights last Thursday night, 42-14.
The 2020 Arab football team has had a game delayed by weather and then postponed one day by weather, and then the very next week had a game moved up a day because of the threat of even worse weather.
Not to put too fine a point on one game, but Arab’s heart-thumping 28-27 win over Southside-Gadsden last Friday night featured several significant developments.
After announcing on Sept. 4 this his entire team and coaching staff would be under quarantine until Sept. 10, Brindlee Mountain coach Keith Garner said if everything went right, his squad would be healthy and ready to play against defending 2A state champion Fyffe tomorrow night.
Arab coach Lee Ozmint was highly disappointed after his team fell 7-3 to 6A, Region 7 Scottsboro at Trammell Stadium last Friday night, but he was guarded in his comments.
A 48-6 home loss may not sound encouraging to some folks, but it actually represented a small step forward for the Brindlee Mountain football team.
The recent on-field death of an assistant college football coach that made national news also had an impact on several Brewer High School coaches.
While high school, college and even pro football teams deal with the uncertainty of playing this season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, youth football locally is full speed ahead.
It’s probably a good time to remind readers the difference between postponed and canceled when it comes to any event, but especially in this section.
As more national and international sporting events fall victim to the COVID-19 crisis, the local sports scene continues to take hits as well.
There’s a real urge to take a light-hearted approach in this space today, it being April Fool’s Day and all. But times are weird enough as it is, especially in sports, without some smart aleck making things worse.
Well, it’s now official. Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday she had given state school Superintendent Eric Mackey the go-ahead to have students finish the school year online.
Another annual event has been impacted by the coronavirus (did you know COV-19 is short for coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19?)
For every coach, the end of one season means it’s time to prepare for the next one and the inevitable changes that go with it.
Imagine being locked inside a bomb shelter for the last three weeks. Imagine walking out this past week to the world we know today, much less the sports world we know today.