I grew up in north Alabama in the late 1960s and early ’70s. My favorite teams were the Atlanta Braves and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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.
Coach Chad Hudson is a sports guy and for sure a baseball guy. Son Drew is at UNA and Will, now a senior, will join his brother on the Lions baseball team this fall.
Here are some interesting Major League Baseball scheduling situations, considering all the chatter revolving around the Astros’ sign-stealing controversy.
In reporting on Arab’s most recent state wrestling championship – its eighth or 11th, depending on who you ask – I cut right to the chase about what I considered to be the most important angles involving the Knights.
Arab already has been reclassified as a Class 6A school for the next two academic years, beginning later this year.
The Arab basketball team’s hopes of making it to the Class 5A Elite 8 ended Saturday, when the Knights fell to Center Point 57-43 in a game where a glaring statistic tells a good bit of the story.
Arab’s Austin Silva gained his sweet revenge against Lincoln’s Austin Creamer in a highly anticipated 120-pound consolation-bracket rematch Friday night at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.
Arab boys coach Justin Jonus was thrilled after his team defeated Scottsboro in a nail-biter in the 5A, Area 15 Tournament at Guntersville last week (Feb. 4). He knew the win, regardless of what happened in the area tournament final three days later, gave his team the opportunity to accompli…
After clearing one hurdle – simply getting to the Von Braun Center on Thursday – the Arab wrestling team cleared a few more obstacles on the first day of the AHSAA Class 1A-5A tournament en route – the Knights hope – to another state championship.
For the third consecutive year, the Arab boys varsity basketball team is in the Northeast Regional at Jacksonville State after a solid 69-50 win over Crossville in the subregional Tuesday night.
Devin Gronewold soared a school-record 6 ft., 6 inches to take first place in the high jump and lead the Arab boys to a seventh-place finish in the Class 4A-5A State Indoor Meet at the Birmingham CrossPlex this past weekend.
Arab’s wrestling team didn’t quite reach perfection in winning the Class 1A-5A North Super Sectional at the Birmingham CrossPlex this past weekend, but it came pretty close and in the process, left itself in prime position to win another traditional state tournament this week at Huntsville.
By the time you read this, whether or not Arab would be headed back to the Northeast Regional Tournament at Jacksonville State will have been determined.
Arab’s wrestling team is competing this weekend (yesterday and today) in the Class 1A-5A North Super Sectional at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Seven Arab Park and Recreation teams participated in their respective Marshall County Tournaments last weekend, and two of them came away with county championships.
In the late 1980s commercials for Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers, Spike Lee, as Mars Blackmon, kept asking Michael Jordan what made him so great on the basketball court.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a week of news and sports that rivaled what has happened in the last seven days (actually the last five days if you want to get technical.
The first two times the Brindlee Mountain girls basketball team played 3A, Area 13 rival Holly Pond this season, the Lady Lions lost by 35 and 16 points.
What proved to be a long and frustrating season came to an end Monday night for the Arab Lady Knights in a 50-36 loss to Scottsboro in the Class 5A, Area Tournament semifinals.
We’ve all seen stories such as the one Arab basketball fans witnessed Tuesday night. A kid who’s been in the background, who normally doesn’t play, gets a chance to participate in a real game in the sport he clearly loves so much, or else he wouldn’t be hanging around the local team with suc…
“Senior Night” was a special evening for Arabian Knights basketball on Tuesday. There were numerous storylines as the Knights had a clean sweep of the DAR Patriots.
Arab wrestling coach Michael Pruitt meant no disrepect to any team when he said this past Tuesday night that he felt like the Class 1A-5A Duals State Tournament had been decided the week before, when Arab rallied to win at Jasper with a last-match pin to advance to the North semifinals.
The Brindlee Mountain girls saw first-hand Monday night why Ider is ranked ninth in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 2A poll.
Albertville basketball teams dominated the varsity division of the Marshall County Tournament, but Arab teams dominated the undercard.
With fans and teammates cheering on the “Karate Kid,” Arab’s Michael Myslinski pinned his opponent in the 154-pound weight class Friday night to clinch the 1A-5A State Duals championship for the Knights.
Joshua Roe won the most exciting and perhaps most important match for the Arab wrestling team in its win at home Tuesday night against Alexandria.
Arab will have no less than two teams in the Marshall County Championship finals today as the ninth grade boys will face DAR at 1 p.m. and the JV boys will play Friday’s Guntersville-Asbury winner at 4 p.m.
Three Arab teams advanced to Saturday’s finals of the Marshall County Tournament for junior high and middle school basketball teams, but all three had to settle for runner-up trophies.
The Brindlee Mountain High School soccer teams will play Douglas on March 3, with all gate revenue being donated to the primary school relief effort. The girls game will begin at 5 p.m., with the boys to follow at 7 p.m.
The Arab varsity wrestling team finished in third place out of 26 teams at the very tough St. Clair County “Jeremy Ragsdale” tournament held this past Friday and Saturday.
When the dust settled Monday evening, after eight games Saturday at Arab and four Monday at Snead State in Boaz, four Knights basketball teams remained alive in the Marshall County Tournament.
In Marshall County Tournaments, seedings can be a tricky thing. The seeds are based on overall records, regardless of the competition, so it should be taken with a grain of salt that Arab Junior High’s seventh grade boys and eighth grade girls teams beat No. 1 seeds Thursday evening at DAR t…
Two Arab Junior High basketball teams punched their tickets Thursday night for today’s finals of the Marshall County Tournament while another Knights squad had a chance to do the same Friday night.
With the Knights already in a bit of a slump, things didn’t look so good going into Thursday night’s home game against Cullman. Already without the services of Darian Lusk, who is scheduled to have meniscus knee surgery next week, Blake Kelley broke his hand in practice Wednesday and didn’t …