With so much emphasis on the lead-up to high school football in recent weeks, the opening of the volleyball season has been overshadowed a bit.
Jorgenson “Jay” Joseph thought about going out for cheerleader at some point during his sophomore year at Brindlee Mountain High School. He was friends with several of the girls who were cheerleading, and they encouraged him to try out.
Folks, ready or not, football season is upon us. NFL teams are already two weeks into preseason games. The first pro game is a dandy, Green Bay at Chicago. It starts at 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, on NBC.
I grew up in Arab, played youth baseball then later men’s softball in Arab and I covered sports for The Arab Tribune for many months beginning in 1976 before leaving town for good in 1983.
Two softball sisters from Arab competed in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) All American Games (AAG) in Florida last week.
Until Tuesday (Aug. 6), Arab football fans who purchased reserved season tickets at the new stadium last year will have the chance to renew those tickets and keep their seats, according to Arab Football Booster Club president Jamie Bradshaw.
Garrett Bowman was so caught up with change last year that he sort of lost sight of a prize coming his way soon.
Every time I speak with Brindlee Mountain coach Keith Garner, I’m amazed at his optimism. It’s admirable.
It was a moment that symbolizes why so many folks involved with Arab’s football program are excited about new head coach Lee Ozmint and the 2019 season.
Arab head coach Lee Ozmint saw what he wanted to see at Thursday’s organized team activity (OTA) at Arab that included teams from Southside-Gadsden and Locust Fork (now coached by former Arab player Matt Plunkett).
The Arab Riptide finished fifth overall in the District II swim meet last weekend at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center and broke five team records in the process.
Arab’s resurgent swim program showed just how far it’s come since last year by finishing fifth overall in the District II meet at Cullman last weeend.
The folks who cover Syracuse athletics are making a big deal about the Orange playing defending national champions in both their football and basketball home openers this coming season.
Two Auburn golfers and one future Alabama golfer have qualified for next month’s U.S. Women’s Amateur at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss.
Arab has two teams participating in the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) State Softball Tournament this weekend at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.
Earlier this holiday week, the New York Yankees announced that, after three decades of calling every Yankees game on radio, John Sterling’s consecutive streak would end on the Fourth of July, which was his 81st birthday, ironically enough.
Powerful Boaz won the Marshall County meet as expected on Saturday, but Arab’s squad finished a strong second, broke another Riptide record and qualified several more swimmers for the state meet July 26-27 at Opelika.
You’ll find plenty of rec league baseball in today’s sports section, including several all-star team photos (there will be more next week).
The Arab Riptide completed the regular season in remarkable fashion Tuesday with “landslide” wins over Fort Payne and Jacksonville, as head coach Richard Moser called them, and enter the postseason today on a tidal wave of momentum.
The formal summer work is complete for Arab’s boys basketball players. Now it’s open gym time and possibly enjoying some outdoor activities until school starts back in August and practice resumes in the fall.
There was a surprising shakeup on the Arab wrestling coaching staff this week. Eight-year assistant Britt Shaw announced on social media Tuesday that he was leaving Arab for a teaching position at Gulf Shores High School.
Arab Park and Recreation has announced the eight youth baseball all-star teams that will compete in Alabama Dizzy Dean tournaments beginning July 13.
Auburn’s baseball team left no doubt on Monday, scoring 13 runs in the first inning to beat North Carolina 14-7 in the final of the Chapel Hill Super Regional and advance to the eight-team College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
Not only did the Arab Riptide sweep Scottsboro and Decatur in its home-opening tri-meet last Thursday evening, the 15-18 boys 200-yard freestyle relay team broke the program record with a time of 1:43.22.
Thursday was the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Memorial Day, the federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces, was a little less than two weeks ago.
New Arab Riptide coach Richard Moser saw something more than a blowout defeat in his team’s loss to powerful Boaz in its opening meet Tuesday.
The Arab Lady Knights soccer team on Monday had two players selected to the Alabama High School Soccer Coaches’ Super All-State team.
Paul Cooley Jr. was born on Aug. 7, 1925, in Arab to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cooley Sr. His parents did not give him a middle name, but people in Pisgah and Scottsboro would say that if he had one, it ought to be, “Mr. Basketball!”