MOUNDVILLE | Aliceville High School running back Jeremy McMullen rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown to lead the way in a 20-14 victory over region rival Hale County on Friday night.
BROOKWOOD | Brookwood High School forced six turnovers but was unable to take full advantage in a 34-6 loss to Bessemer City High School on Friday night.
It took a fourth-down stand, a missed kick and a little luck to help American Christian Academy hold off Sipsey Valley in the final two minutes of the game in a 26-25 thriller Friday night.
AKRON – It was only one game, but it was something Holt High School hasn’t been able to enjoy in two years.
For the first time since 2012, the Holt Ironmen won, picking up a victory by defeating the Akron Rams, 47-20, on Friday night. The victory snapped a 17-game losing streak.
PURCELLVILLE, Va. | Two of the University of Alabama’s top softball players have been keeping busy since finishing as runners-up in the Women’s College World Series earlier this month.
A fall Saturday in Tuscaloosa would not be complete without their efforts made on the field inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
There is no definite answer on when the University of Alabama women’s tennis team realized it could be special this season.
It took the better part of a week to accomplish a majority of things that were expected to take several years to happen.
Quanesha Burks has a long way to go to get to where she would like to be, but she’s well on her way.
There was a time when Paige McCleary was too afraid to compete in her own sport.
Despite finishing with a 14-16 (7-9 Southeastern Conference) record and seeing its season end after its first game of the SEC Tournament two weeks ago, Alabama had one of its best seasons in recent memory under the direction of first-year coach Kristy Curry.
Something had to give.
The University of Alabama baseball team’s stout pitching and defense held the upper hand against No. 20 Kentucky’s top-ranked offense in a 3-0 Southeastern Conference win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium on Friday night.
After receiving a first-round bye, Alabama will play LSU in a rematch of last Sunday’s game in its opening game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament today.
Notebook: University of Alabama women’s basketball ends regular season with most conference wins in over a decade
The University of Alabama women’s basketball team still has at least one game left on its schedule, but it can already be said that this season has been one of its best in recent memory.
Shafontaye Myers could not have asked for a better Senior Day.
Alabama’s lone senior scored 15 points to become the 24th member of the 1,000-point club in University of Alabama women’s basketball history in a 78-60 victory over LSU in her final game at Foster Auditorium on Sunday afternoon.
Myers, a 5-foot-8 senior guard for the University of Alabama women’s basketball team and a Newbern native, will be recognized on Senior Day this afternoon as the Crimson Tide’s lone senior, but her accomplishments stretch far beyond that.
AUBURN – Already coaching with a heavy heart, Kristy Curry and the University of Alabama women’s basketball team gave it their all but ultimately came up just short.
Four days after Curry’s father passed away, Alabama fell 70-65 in a heartbreaking double-overtime loss at Auburn on Thursday night.
More than just a rivalry will be on the line between the Alabama and Auburn women’s basketball teams the second time around this season.
The University of Alabama women’s basketball team defeated No. 25 Vanderbilt 66-62 last Sunday to earn its first-ever victory over the Commodores at Memorial Gym in Nashville. It was also the first win for the Crimson Tide over Vanderbilt since the 2004 season, ending a streak of 11 straight losses.
History does not help show all that the No. 1-ranked University of Alabama men’s golf team has accomplished in its recent outings — but that’s only because there is virtually no history to speak of.
Alabama will look to better that record today at Vanderbilt, which sits in a four-way tie for fourth place. If the Crimson Tide finishes the season as one of the top 10 teams in the standings, it will receive a first-round bye in the SEC Tournament.
Shooting only 37.5 percent from the field, the Crimson Tide pulled out a 72-64 overtime victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday night, one game after shooting 28.6 percent in a 71-46 loss to Texas A&M.
University of Alabama women’s basketball coach Kristy Curry thought she had Ashley Williams all figured out.
Notebook: Shafontaye Myers now sixth all-time in career 3-pointers for University of Alabama women’s basketball
Shafontaye Myers moved into sixth in the University of Alabama women’s basketball record book for career 3-pointers in last Thursday’s loss at Arkansas.
When Alabama was able to score on Sunday, it did so in quick spurts. When Alabama struggled to score, it did so for long stretches. As can be expected, the latter outweighed the former.
For one game every season, the University of Alabama women’s basketball team does not play with its school colors of crimson and white.
The team still plays for the good of the school it represents, but it does so while also playing for the benefit of another cause. It does this by wearing pink.
Ten games into its Southeastern Conference schedule, the University of Alabama women’s basketball team has played nearly every top scorer in the league so far this season at least once.
One of the few that Alabama hasn’t seen will face off against the Crimson Tide tonight in Arkansas.
The Crimson Tide held Missouri to a new season-low in field goal percentage (32.3) and second-lowest in 3-point field goal percentage (16.1) in Sunday’s 59-56 win in Columbia, Mo.
University of Alabama women’s basketball coach Kristy Curry has been coaching long enough to know that preparation is the same for all opponents, despite their record.
That’s why even after playing against then-No. 10 Tennessee last Sunday, Alabama’s mindset didn’t waver in the week leading up to this afternoon’s game against a Missouri team currently tied for second-to-last in the Southeastern Conference.
Notebook: Alabama women’s basketball gets aggressive on defense, sets record attendance against Tennessee
The Crimson Tide held Tennessee to a new low in points scored in any half this season, limiting the Lady Volunteers to just 18 first-half points. It was also Tennessee’s second-lowest total scoring output of the season, which scored just 64 points after coming into the game ranked second in the Southeastern Conference in scoring at 81.2 points per game.
The University of Alabama women’s basketball team led for 28 straight minutes and by as many as 15 points but ultimately came up short, dropping its 40th consecutive game to No. 10 Tennessee, 64-54, on Sunday. The Crimson Tide’s last win against the Lady Volunteers came on March 3, 1984.
The 5-foot-8 University of Alabama women’s basketball senior guard is having a career year from 3-point range this season, shooting a personal-best 41.5 percent that ranks her 36th in the nation. In her first three years at Alabama, Myers never shot better than 27.9 percent for the season.
After back-to-back Southeastern Conference victories over then-No. 9 Kentucky and Georgia, the Alabama women’s basketball team will look to extend its conference winning streak to three games for the first time in three years tonight at Florida.
When the University of Alabama women’s basketball team travels to Florida on Thursday, it will be looking to do something it hasn’t done since the 2010-11 season: win three consecutive Southeastern Conference games.
Camden Foster wasn’t expecting the ball to end up in his hands on the final play, but he made it count when it did.
Tuskegee University forward Marie McAbee recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds to help lead the Tigerettes to a 63-59 victory over the Stillman Lady Tigers on Monday night.
Alabama took the lead and held off Georgia 69-66 in the final two minutes, lifting the Crimson Tide to its first win over the Bulldogs in 23 games and its first back-to-back wins in Southeastern Conference play since the end of the 2010-11 season when the team won three straight.
The Alabama fan base this season is one of the biggest indications that a program with just one winning season in the past 10 years (18-15 in 2010-11) is on the upswing.
This season, the University of Alabama women’s basketball team has faced three top-15 teams on the road: No. 15 Nebraska, No. 2 Duke and No. 8 South Carolina.
Add a fourth team to that list tonight when Alabama tips off against No. 9 Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.
With a team-high 16 points against the Gamecocks, freshman forward Ashley Williams reached double figures in scoring for the 12th time this season, including eight out of the last nine games.
After hosting three of four games to open conference play, the University of Alabama women’s basketball team will be on the road for much of its foreseeable future.
Alabama will be on the road for five of its next seven Southeastern Conference games, starting this afternoon against No. 8 South Carolina.
In a game where little went the University of Alabama women’s basketball team’s way, the final score was the stat that said it all.
One game after scoring its highest point total against a Southeastern Conference opponent in 15 years, the Crimson Tide was held to a new season-low in a 61-39 loss to the Auburn Tigers on Thursday night at Foster Auditorium.
Kristy Curry has coached 474 games at three schools across three conferences over the past 15 seasons. She has faced 137 schools in that span from 28 different conferences, more than a third of all Division I basketball teams.
Among the teams she hasn’t faced? Alabama’s next opponent, the Auburn Tigers.
Tonight, that changes as Curry, the first-year women’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama, takes on her new school’s biggest rival for the very first time.
Alabama’s 93 points against the Rebels were the highest total against an SEC opponent inside Foster Auditorium, where the team moved its home games in the 2010-11 season. The previous high of 83 points came in a 95-83 loss to No. 13 Georgia last January.
They say the first win is always the toughest, but for at least one afternoon, the University of Alabama women’s basketball team put that theory to rest.
Behind 28 points from senior guard Shafontaye Myers, Alabama picked up its first Southeastern Conference win of the season Sunday afternoon with a 93-79 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels.
The Crimson Tide’s 1994 Final Four team will be honored at halftime of today’s 2 p.m. game against Ole Miss at Foster Auditorium. This year marks the 20th anniversary of that team’s NCAA tournament run — the only Final Four appearance in UA history.
Current Alabama players react to the hiring of Lane Kiffin as Alabama’s offensive coordinator:
BERRY – The Berry Wildcats advanced to the quarterfinals for the second year in a row after defeating the R.A. Hubbard Chiefs 36-8 Friday night in the second round of the AHSAA Class 1A playoffs.
PINSON – The Clay-Chalkville Cougars survived a second-half comeback from the Hillcrest Patriots to hold on for a 56-35 victory Friday night in the first round of the AHSAA Class 6A playoffs.
NORTHPORT – Pell City quarterback Jackson Williamson only had three words for his kicker, Ryan Curran, before he lined up for his potential game-winning field goal.
“Nice and smooth,” Williamson said. “I’ve been telling him that before every kick, ‘nice and smooth.’”
Curran converted the field goal from 28 yards out to give the Panthers the lead late in the fourth quarter, en route to a 38-28 victory over the Tuscaloosa County Wildcats Friday night.
NORTHPORT | Dailyn Patton didn’t know it at the time, but he needed to make a play.
Leading 13-6 late in the fourth quarter in the season opener against Mountain Brook, the Tuscaloosa County Wildcats needed a stop in any way possible to hang on for the win. That opportunity presented itself when Patton recovered a loose football after a teammate’s sack deep in Spartans territory.
BUHL – Sipsey Valley High School used a quick-strike offense to defeat the visiting Holt Ironmen, 56-22, on senior night Friday. The Bears scored all six of their offensive touchdowns on drives of five plays or less.
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NORTHPORT – Tuscaloosa County running back Derrick Burns rushed for 226 yards and three touchdowns to help lead the Wildcats to a 42-28 victory over the Minor Tigers Friday night.
Burns scored his third touchdown of the game on a 37-yard run touchdown run with 47.5 seconds remaining to seal the Wildcats’ win.
With the ball in his hands and his team leading 6-0 late in the fourth quarter in a pivotal region game, Wenonah quarterback Aubrey Robinson talked to his coach Ronald Cheatham to figure out the next play, as the Dragons began to run the clock out.
TUSCALOOSA | Restoration Academy ended Tuscaloosa Academy’s 17-game winning streak Friday night, defeating the AISA defending Class AAA state champion Knights 34-7 on their home field.
The Holy Spirit Titans struggled to move the ball against Keith High School on Friday night, falling 50-0 at home.
COTTONDALE | Brookwood junior quarterback DeVonta Jenkins had only one thought on his mind with the Panthers trailing late in the fourth quarter.
“Get it in there, get it in there,” Jenkins said. “All I wanted to do was just get it in there.”
SAMANTHA | Northside junior running back A.J. Travis ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns in a 46-0 shutout win over the Holt Ironmen on Friday night. It was the first region game of the year for both schools.
The Holy Spirit Titans kicked off the 2013 season on a high note, shutting out the Waterloo Cougars 13-0 in their home opener Friday night.
Titans quarterback Chase Lake threw a 92-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Blake Meyer early in the fourth quarter that proved to put the game out of reach for the visiting Cougars.