The Brindlee Mountain boys basketball team took a big step toward contending for the regular season area title by winning two 3A, Area 13 games this past week, setting up a huge area home game Friday against Susan Moore.
After Scottsboro lost to Buckhorn by only two in Area 15 play, the Arab boys basketball team knew the challenge was real last Friday night.
The Arab varsity boys basketball team bounced back from a double-overtime loss to Scottsboro to grab a key 6A, Area 15 win against Fort Payne.
It hasn’t been a pleasant 12 months for any sports team in the country and for some, the challenges have gone beyond the impact and fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Arab Junior High School girls teams returned to action at home on Tuesday, but unfortunately for the boys teams, the season has come to an end due to the coronavirus.
The long-awaited meetings between the boys and girls basketball teams at Douglas and Brindlee Mountain finally came about Monday night at Brindlee Mountain.
Arab wrestling coaches don’t get overly excited about winning region tournaments, but that’s exactly what the Knights did at home Tuesday night.
The Brindlee Mountain boys basketball teams finally got back on the court Tuesday at Fairview. Apparently, the Lady Lions won’t make their return until 2021.
The Arab junior varsity girls basketball team came out of an extended break Monday morning to post a typical come-from-behind 41-29 win against Sardis in the Sure Shot Tournament at Warrenton.
Arab’s somewhat new high-octane look with a lot of man-to-man pressure, often full court, was an early success as the Knights pulled out to a 33-19 halftime lead against Madison Academy in the first round of the Scottsboro Christmas Tournament on Monday.
Arab lost two of three matches at home Monday, but assistant coach Klay Cranford said the day of wrestling was a big success for the Knights.
The Arab Junior High basketball teams might be a little frustrated by the timing of the week-long pause of all athletic activities at Arab schools because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the area.
Last Friday was supposed to be a very good day for Brindlee Mountain girls basketball coach Tony Mabrey.
Following a senior season that saw him rush for 1,439 yards, surpassing 4,000 career yards in the process, rewards and recognition began to roll in this week for Arab running back Mathew Turnage.
Seventh grader Maddie Nunley, Arab High School’s lone qualifer for the AHSAA State Swim Meet, placed seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke and 21st in the 50 freestyle this past weekend in Huntsville.
The Brindlee Mountain varsity boys basketball team took two of three in a Thanksgiving holiday event at Priceville, then had a make-up home game with Douglas on Tuesday postponed due to concerns over the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
When Arab coach Lee Ozmint set a date for his team’s postseason banquet a few weeks ago, he was somewhat dismayed to learn it was the same date – Dec. 3 – as the city’s annual Christmas parade.
Arab roared into last Wednesday’s championship final of the annual Holly Pond Thanksgiving Tournament with convincing wins over Fairview and New Hope only to be silenced by a hot-shooting Cullman Bearcat team with a tenacious defense that shut the Knights down.
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.