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    SPORTS COLUMN: College Football Playoff drama building after week 9

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    Big 10 Equals Big Matchups. To kick Saturday off No. 6 Michigan faced No. 6 Michigan State in what would produce a classic. Although Michigan struggled to turn the redzone opportunities into touchdowns for much of the first half yet found themselves up 30-14 with 6:47 left...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Basketball teams sweep Volunteer State in season opener; Hope Harrell is individual low medalist as women’s golf wins Jeff State Invite

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s basketball teams opened the 2021-2022 season with a convincing sweep against Volunteer State at home on Tuesday night. The Lady Lions opened the campaign with a 72-39 win and the Wallace State men followed with an 81-61 triumph at Traditions Bank Arena...

    WSCC Volleyball wins 2nd consecutive ACCC Tournament championship and 12th in last 13 seasons

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s 13th-ranked volleyball team rolled through the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Tournament over the weekend as it did during the conference regular season. The Lions swept three opponents in as many days at Traditions Bank Arena inside Tom Drake Coliseum, capping the...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Wallace State’s cross country teams win 4th consecutive ACCC championships

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    OXFORD, Ala. – Wallace State’s cross country teams are Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) champions for the fourth consecutive season. Wallace State’s fourth-ranked women had the top five finishers and six of the top eight in the 5K, and the Wallace State men represented five of the...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: As postseason looms for No. 13 Wallace State, program has won 114 consecutive home conference matches

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State’s volleyball program has achieved a laundry list of accomplishments during the past 15 seasons. The Lions have won 14 consecutive regular-season Alabama Community College Conference championships and 11 of the past 12 ACCC Tournaments. Wallace State has advanced to the National...

    SPORTS COLUMN: A calm week 8 of college football turns chaotic

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    A Calm Week Turns Chaotic. In a week that gave us no ranked vs ranked matchups it seemed this would would be a cake walk, but if this season as taught us anything no one is safe, ever. Starting the week off Appalachian State upset...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: No. 17 volleyball wins 14th straight ACCC regular-season championship; men’s golf finishes Calhoun Invitational runner-up

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State’s 17th-ranked volleyball team clinched the program’s 14th consecutive Alabama Community College Conference regular-season championship on Wednesday night with a road sweep at Southern Union (25-16, 25-21, 25-5). Wallace State, which has also won 11 of the last 12 ACCC Tournament titles, has...

    UAB accepts invitation to join the American Athletic Conference

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Alabama at Birmingham will join the American Athletic Conference, as momentum and success continue to build across UAB and in the Department of Athletics. On Thursday, Oct. 21, American Athletic Conference officials announced that Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice and...

    SPORTS COLUMN: College Football Playoff talk heating up after week 7

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    Back in Business: Alabama blows out Bulldogs. Despite a slow start offensively Alabama was able to turn a 21-6 halftime lead into a 49-9 blowout. Quarterback Bryce Young’s Heisman campaign continued with a 20 for 28 night for 348 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions....

    SPORTS COLUMN: recapping an eventful week 6 of college football

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    Perfect Storm Dethrones Alabama. First the first time in 25 tries, a coach from the Nick Saban coaching tree has finally taken him down. Jimbo Fisher led Texas A&M to a 41-38 win at home over the no. 1 team in the land, but here...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Women’s golf wins Snead State Invitational; cross country competes at UAH; volleyball notches two conference wins

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s Hope Harrell was the low medalist, Hannah Sanders and Brileigh Roberts each made the All-Tournament team, and the Lady Lions’ golf team won the Snead State Fall Invitational championship this week at Lake Guntersville State Park’s Eagle’s Next Golf Course. Harrell shined...

    SPORTS COLUMN: Looking back at week 5 of the college football season

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    -Get Your Popcorn Ready. It would be easy to look at the Alabama v. Ole Miss game and think no. 1 Alabama just dominated, and for much of the game it did. However, there is one simple place to look that was a key...

    WSCC Athletics: Volleyball remains perfect in ACCC action, Maddie Nelson wins low medalist title, Cross Country & Men’s Golf updates

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s volleyball team swept Coastal Alabama-East and Snead State in conference matches on Sunday at Traditions Bank Arena inside Tom Drake Coliseum, capping four Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) victories in five days. The Lions, who have won six straight matches, are 19-6...

    Stamps, Ellis named ACCC Runners of Week; WSCC cross country travels to Huntingdon Saturday

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s cross country teams compete at Huntingdon College on Saturday after each finished 7th respectively in the 16th annual Foothills Invitational hosted by Jacksonville State on Sept. 3. Wallace State was the lone community college competing in the annual event. Raleigh Stamps is the Alabama Community...

    Wallace State’s cross-country teams, both 3-time defending ACCC champs, begin season tonight

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s cross-country teams open the season today in the 16th annual Foothills Cross Country Invitational, hosted by Jacksonville State University Oxford’s Choccolocco Park Sports Complex. Wallace State’s women compete in the 4K at 6 p.m. and the men follow with the 5K at 6:45. It...

    No. 18 Wallace State volleyball notches ACCC road win, hosts Diggin’ in the Den event beginning Friday

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s 18th-ranked volleyball team registered its second conference victory on the young season Wednesday night, sweeping Bevill State (25-9, 25-16, 25-10) on the road. The Lions (5-1), coached by Randy Daniel, have defeated the Bears and Bishop State in early Alabama Community College...

    John E. Hunt Memorial Scholarship awarded to Cullman’s Cort Chandler

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A little more than a year after the passing of longtime Cullman Parks & Recreation Director John Hunt, the first ever John E. Hunt Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to a local student at Auburn University. Cort Chandler, a Cullman High...

    WSCC women’s basketball players Payton Golden & Tatyanna Davis, assistant coach Hannah Nichols selected to participate at NJCAA All-Star Weekend

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College’s rising women’s basketball’s sophomores Payton Golden and Tatyanna Davis and Lady Lions’ assistant coach Hannah Nichols have each been selected to participate in the 2021 National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Weekend,...

    North Boys’ and Girls’ All-Star Teams sweep AHSAA All-Star Tennis Competition

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The North boys and the North girls each posted 7-2 victories Tuesday at Montgomery’s Lagoon Park Tennis Complex to win the 2021 AHSAA All-Star Week North-South matches. Due to heavy rains, the matches didn’t conclude until 9:30 p.m., Tuesday. However, the teams...

    54 WSCC student-athletes named to ACCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College had 54 student-athletes, including 25 from the softball team, earn a spot on the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Spring 2021 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll released on Monday.   All recognized on the list achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher. Wallace...

    Wallace State’s Blackwood, Chambers lead at Bassmaster College Series event on Saginaw Bay

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    BANGOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Despite a three-hour run and a slow start to the day, the Wallace State Community College team of Clent Blackwood and Bryar Chambers sacked up 21 pounds, 15 ounces of smallmouth bass on Saginaw Bay to take the lead...

    Wallace State softball has three players named NJCAA Division I All-Americans: Folds named to 2nd team; Bonds & Benton to 3rd team

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Three Wallace State softball players were recently selected as National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I All-Americans. Haylee Folds was named a 2nd-team All-American, and Brantly Bonds and Gracie Benton were each 3rd-team selections. It’s the first time since 2013 the program has had...

    Wallace State BASS Club anglers Bryar Chambers, Clent Blackwood compete this week in Michigan

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s BASS Club anglers Bryar Chambers and Clent Blackwood continue their quest through the 2021 Carhartt Bassmaster Collegiate Series this week, competing Wednesday and Thursday at Saginaw Bay in Bangor Charter Township, Mich. Chambers and Blackwood have fished in three previous...

    WSCC SOFTBALL: Season ends in NJCAA Division I National Championship quarterfinals after late Yavapai rally; Lions finish 55-6

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    View pictures from Thursday’s game | https://www.flickr.com/photos/wallacestate/albums/72157719337756505 YUMA, ARIZ. – Wallace State softball’s season ended Thursday night at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I National Championship quarterfinals in Yuma, Ariz., losing 9-7 to Yavapai College.  Yavapai (Ariz.) rallied for six runs in bottom of sixth,...

    No. 5 Wallace State rebounds late Wednesday at nationals after extra-inning loss

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    View pictures from Wednesday’s games | https://www.flickr.com/photos/wallacestate/albums/72157719276365153 YUMA, ARIZ. – Wallace State’s softball team kept its season alive late Wednesday night, defeating Odessa College 10-2 in five innings at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I National Championship. In a game that finished at 12:30 a.m....

    Folds twirls three-hit shutout, lifting No. 5 Wallace State softball in NJCAA Division I National Championship opener

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    YUMA, ARIZ. – Haylee Folds twirled a three-hit gem and five Wallace State softball players accounted for RBIs in the Lions’ 5-0 first-round victory over No. 12 Chipola College in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I National Championship on Tuesday at the...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: No. 7 softball cruises in ACCC Tournament, winning 13th title in program history

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s 7th-ranked softball team navigated through the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Tournament as it did during the regular season – with a flurry of offensive firepower and strong sophomore pitching. The Lions dominated the event, winning the program’s 13th conference...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Softball, baseball teams begin postseason play Friday; women’s tennis season ends at nationals

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s softball and baseball teams begin pursuit of conference tournament championships on Sunday. Wallace State’s 7th-ranked softball team, seeded No. 1, plays Friday at 2 p.m. against either Calhoun or Chattahoochee Valley at Alabaster’s Veterans Park. Wallace State softball has compiled an...

    Cullman’s Thompson makes 1st career start against Dodgers

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    CHICAGO, Ill. – Former Cullman and Auburn baseball star Keegan Thompson made his first career start for the Chicago Cubs against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field Tuesday night and kept the defending champs off the board for nearly four innings....

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Savannah Rutledge named NJCAA Division I 2nd-team All-American; men’s golf, softball and baseball updates

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State freshman setter Savannah Rutledge was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I 2nd-team All-American on Wednesday. Rutledge, an Albertville native, finished the season with an Alabama Community College Conference-best 997 assists, which was also fourth-best in the nation....

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Women’s golf and men’s tennis win respective ACCC championships; volleyball’s season ends at nationals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s women’s golf and men’s tennis teams won their respective Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Tournaments over the weekend. Wallace State’s women’s golf team won a fourth consecutive ACCC title behind low medalist Lauren Cole and All-Tournament members Maddie Nelson and Abigail...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Volleyball opens play at nationals; golf, baseball and softball updates

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s undefeated volleyball team opens action today in the NJCAA Division I Volleyball Championships at West Plains, Mo.  The 12th-seeded Lions, featuring a perfect 34-0 record, play Iowa Western at 3:45 p.m.  Wallace State volleyball is making its 11th nationals appearance in 12 seasons...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: Cullman’s Heatherly, Milne sign with Wallace State

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After celebrating Callie Crider’s scholarship signing last week, two more Bearcat standouts made their way to the Cullman High School Library Wednesday afternoon to take the next step in their own athletic careers. Both Ashlen Heatherly and Kada Milne were joined...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Hanceville’s Campbell signs with Huntingdon

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville High School’s Lane Horton Gymnasium was packed with family, friends, teammates, classmates, coaches and more Monday to celebrate the achievements of another standout athlete. This time it was Cassidy Campbell taking the next step in her academic and athletic career...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Women’s golfer Lauren Cole earns 5th career low medalist title with Lions; basketball splits with Wallace Community College-Selma

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s women’s golf team won its second tournament of the spring this week, earning the rain-shortened Northeast Alabama Invitational, and sophomore Lauren Cole claimed her second low medalist title this month. Cole, a Glencoe native, has won five low medalist titles in...

    Wallace State volleyball coach Randy Daniel reaches 500 career wins with Lions; basketball, softball & baseball updates

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State volleyball coach Randy Daniel reached the 500-win mark over the weekend, and the 17th-ranked Lions clinched their 13th straight Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) regular-season title. The Lions racked up five match wins in their annual Wallace State Bash and added a...

    Cory Cooperwood, a former 2-time NJCAA All-American at Wallace State, savoring time with program as assistant coach

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Cory Cooperwood has come full circle with the Wallace State men’s basketball program. Cooperwood, the former two-time NJCAA Division I All-American at Wallace State, has returned to Hanceville, serving as an assistant coach for the Lions this season.   “It’s been great to be...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Softball moves up to No. 7 in NJCAA Division I ranks; Basketball, No. 18 Volleyball, Tennis & Baseball updates

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s softball team is among the Top 10 teams in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) ranks. The Lions (19-2) are 7th overall after a profitable weekend in Columbus, Ga., which saw Wallace State tally five wins, including a 12-8 triumph over...

    UA’s Mami of Cullman on SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama placed 98 student-athletes on the 2020 Fall Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced Friday, including Leahrose Mami of Cullman. The Crimson Tide's total ranked fifth overall and fourth among teams that don't sponsor men's soccer. UA's SEC...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Men’s Basketball registers 1st ACCC victory; updates on softball, baseball, tennis, men’s golf & volleyball

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s men’s basketball team registered its first conference victory on Wednesday night, prevailing 67-55 over Southern Union at Traditions Bank Arena at Tom Drake Coliseum. Sophomore guard Kuran Garner poured in a game-high 22 points and added five rebounds and four assists...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Fairview’s Garner signs with Jacksonville State

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – There was a celebration in the library at Fairview High School Friday morning as another standout Aggie signed to continue their athletic career at the next level. Levi Garner is taking his football talents east to play for Head Coach John...

    PREP TENNIS: Cullman men, women defeat Oneonta 8-1, 9-0

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Both the men’s and women’s Cullman High School Tennis teams hosted Oneonta for a pair of varsity matches Tuesday night and both squads collected a pair of convincing wins. The Lady Bearcats downed Oneonta 9-0 and the Bearcats handled the Redskins...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Fairview’s Bailey signs with UAH

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Friday was a special day at Fairview High School as friends, family, coaches and teammates met in the library to celebrate the next step of one of their fellow Aggies’ athletic and academic career. After putting together a stellar high school...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman’s Hughey signs with Hutchinson

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Another local athlete celebrated the next step of their athletic and academic career Wednesday afternoon when Cullman football standout Jaylen Hughey inked his signature to play for the Blue Dragons of Hutchinson Community College. Hughey racked up over 1,200 yards and...

    Wallace State basketball teams sweep Enterprise State in home openers, host CVCC Tuesday

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s basketball teams swept Enterprise State in their home openers on Saturday at Traditions Bank Arena at Tom Drake Coliseum. Sophomore guard Jiselle Woodson poured in a career-high 31 points, and the 21st-ranked Lady Lions capitalized on a strong third quarter, rolling...

    Wallace State’s basketball teams tip off 2021 season tonight at Enterprise State

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – After a long wait, Wallace State’s basketball teams open the season tonight at Enterprise State. The Lady Lions, coached by Jessica McBrayer, are ranked No. 21 in the NJCAA Division preseason poll. Wallace State returns five sophomores, including dynamic guard Jiselle Woodson, from...

    Cornerback Brontae Harris named nominee for Burlsworth Trophy

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior cornerback Brontae Harris has been named a nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy, which is given to the most outstanding college football player who began his career as a walk-on. Harris is one of 67 players nationwide named a nominee and just one...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Cullman’s Heaton signs with Wallace State

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Another Bearcat athlete celebrated the next stage of their academic and athletic career Wednesday. Tess Heaton was joined by friends, family and coaches at Cullman High School Wednesday as she signed a scholarship to run for the Wallace State Cross Country...

    Harris named to Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Watch List

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    BIRMINGHAM – UAB senior cornerback Brontae Harris has been named to the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Watch List, as announced by the award's panel on Wednesday. The honor is presented each year by CoSIDA, in association with The Associated Press and the Fiesta Bowl Organization,...

    National Hispanic Heritage Month: WSCC student Sebastian Arce shares Colombian heritage

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College is recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15. Men’s tennis star sophomore Sebastian Arce, among the many students on campus of Hispanic or Latino descent, is perhaps the one who’s traveled the farthest to attend Wallace State. Arce, who...

    UAB Football opens 2020 season Thursday with Central Arkansas

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB football team is set to open the 2020 season this Thursday, Sept. 3, by hosting Central Arkansas at Legion Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on ESPN3. The Blazers enter the season with extremely high expectations as the back-to-back C-USA West...

    UAB at Miami football game changed to September 10

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB football game at Miami, which was originally scheduled for September 17, has been changed to Thursday, September 10, the two universities announced Thursday. The date change comes in coordination with the ACC announcing its complete slate, which features a 10-game conference schedule plus one non-conference game. The Blazers were...

    UAB Football plans to accommodate fans at Legion Field

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    BIRMINGHAM – The UAB Department of Athletics will be operating UAB Football games at Legion Field to accommodate fans with social distancing measures in place this fall. Football season ticket holders, UAB students and student-athlete guests will have top priority as seats are allocated leading into the 2020 season. UAB...

    Wallace State’s Imari Martin named ASWA Community College Athlete of the Year

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Imari Martin was recognized over the weekend as the 2020 Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Community College Athlete of the Year, marking the second consecutive year a Wallace State athlete has earned the award.  Martin, who was honored at the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA)...

    Wallace State’s athletics schedule for 2020-2021 altered in recent NJCAA decision; volleyball postponed until Spring 2021

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College’s athletics schedule will be altered during the 2020-2021 academic year after a recent mandate announced by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Among the changes are Wallace State’s volleyball team will now compete during the Spring 2021 semester and the women’s...

    Wallace State announces plans for Fall Semester operations

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College will begin fall semester classes, as scheduled, on August 17, 2020.  Classes will take place both online and on campus, and are available during the day, in the evening and on weekends.  All classes with on-campus instruction will be offered in a hybrid format, with...

    Jim Thorpe Award tabs Brontae Harris on Preseason Watch List

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Despite missing all of last season with a foot injury, senior Brontae Harris has been named to the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List, annually presented to the nation’s best defensive back by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Harris is one of 49 players recognized...

    Former Auburn, Cullman standout Thompson joins Cubs’ summer camp

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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The season isn’t quite over yet for Keegan Thompson. This year’s minor league baseball season was canceled in June, but the former Cullman High School and Auburn standout was added to the Chicago Cubs’ summer camp roster Tuesday. Thompson reported to the Four Winds...

    Wallace State athletics has 4 programs, 41 student-athletes recognized by NJCAA for academic achievements

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Four Wallace State Community College teams and 41 student-athletes have earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) academic recognition for the 2019-2020 academic year. Wallace State’s women’s cross country and softball teams compiled the second-best GPA in the nation in their respective sports and the men’s cross...

    PREP BASEBALL: Cullman’s Norton commits to Jacksonville State

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Another Cullman Baseball standout has made his college decision. Standout senior third baseman Brennen Norton will be taking his talents east to play for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Head Coach Jim Case. Norton announced his commitment to the Gamecocks on Twitter Friday afternoon. Norton...

    PREP BASEBALL: West Point’s Cleghorn commits to UAH

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – He still has one more season to play with the Warriors but now West Point standout Aubry Cleghorn knows where he’ll be playing his college ball too. The senior right-hander announced his commitment to play for the UAH Chargers and Head Coach Hunter Royer....

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs’ Elizabeth Hill signs with Montevallo

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    BREMEN, Ala. – After completing a stellar career on the basketball court this spring and crossing the stage at graduation in May, Lady Eagles standout Elizabeth Hill checked one more milestone off the list Tuesday night when she officially signed her national letter of intent to play for...

    Wallace State’s Jiselle Woodson selected as NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s Jiselle Woodson has been selected as a 2020 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Basketball All-Star by the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Woodson is among 50 athletes from across the country named All-Stars. They’ll all enter their sophomore campaigns during the 2020-2021...

    Men’s Basketball Coach Allen Sharpe returns to Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.--Wallace State Community College is pleased to announce the return of Allen Sharpe as head men’s basketball coach.   Sharpe previously served as head coach of the Lions from 2005 to 2010, leading the program to its first conference title in 2010. During that time he posted an...

    5 Cullman-area students named to Troy University Provost’s List

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    TROY, Ala. - Troy University is pleased to announce students who have been named to the Provost's List for the Spring Semester and Term 4 of the 2019/2020 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who have a grade...

    4 Wallace State athletic programs named ACCC Academic Teams of the Year

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College athletics had four programs named Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Academic Teams of the Year for the 2019-2020 academic year in a list released by the league on Thursday. Additionally, Wallace State athletics had 100 individuals named to the Spring 2020 Commissioner’s...

    San Diego Padres select Levi Thomas in 2020 MLB Draft

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    TROY, Ala. – Junior Levi Thomas was selected by the San Diego Padres with the 109th pick in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB Draft, Thursday evening. Thomas becomes the sixth Trojan in program history to be selected in the top five rounds of the draft.   Thomas finished with a career 2.98 ERA and...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman’s Smith signs with Huntingdon

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Former Bearcat Houston Smith is the latest local standout to make his college decision and he’ll be heading to Huntingdon to play for Head Coach Mike Turk and the Hawks. Smith will join several other area players on the Hawks roster this fall, including Holly...

    Alabama’s Kolby Robinson selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Baseball Team

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama senior infielder Kolby Robinson was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Baseball Team, the organization announced Thursday. The CoSIDA Academic All-America program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined academic and athletic performances. Robinson now advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. Academic All-America...

    Wallace State’s Cheerleaders hosting virtual tryouts for 2020-2021 season, submission deadline is May 15

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s Cheerleading tryouts for the 2020-2021 season will be submitted virtually for the first time. Video submissions should be sent to coach Jill Honeycutt at jillian.honeycutt@wallacestate.edu by Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m. “We hoped to have tryouts on campus, but we look forward to...

    Former Bearcat Kolby Robinson joining All Star Sports Training staff

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After several standout years on the baseball field with the Cullman Bearcats, the Wallace State Lions and the Alabama Crimson Tide, Kolby Robinson is ready to help groom a new generation of young players. Robinson is the newest addition to the All Star Sports Training...

    Wallace State’s Sebastian Arce named ITA NJCAA 1st-team All-American

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State tennis sophomore Sebastian Arce has been named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NJCAA 1st-team All-American for men’s singles. Arce, a native of Columbia, was Wallace State’s No. 1 singles’ player during his freshman and sophomore seasons. He was off to a blistering start...

    Wallace State’s Carter Goodwin named NJCAA Division I Honorable Mention All-American

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State men’s golf sophomore Carter Goodwin continues to rack up individual honors. Goodwin was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I PING Honorable Mention All-American this week by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), a...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman’s Hughey commits to South Alabama

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Bearcats standout Jaylen Hughey has had a busy couple of months being recruited by schools all over the south and after racking up offers over the last several weeks, he has decided to take his talents to Mobile to play with the South Alabama Jaguars...

    Alabama’s Kira Lewis Jr. officially declares for 2020 NBA Draft

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama sophomore point guard Kira Lewis Jr. announced Tuesday that he will forego his final two seasons of college eligibility and keep his name in the 2020 NBA Draft. Lewis, who is projected as a mid-first round pick, will look to become the 16th player...

    Wallace State’s Carter Goodwin earns NJCAA Division I PING All-District IV Team selection

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State men’s golf sophomore Carter Goodwin was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I PING All-District IV Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Tuesday. Goodwin, a Spain Park graduate, tallied seven Top 10 finishes during his Wallace...

    Wallace State women’s basketball’s Imari Martin named NJCAA Division I 1st-team All-American

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State women’s basketball guard Imari Martin is the program’s first National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I 1st-team All-American. Martin, a sophomore, earned the recognition on Tuesday after leading Wallace State to a 24-6 record and to the program’s first NJCAA Division I National...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs standout Elizabeth Hill headed to Montevallo

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    BREMEN, Ala. – After racking up over 2,000 career points, earning First Team All-State honors two years in a row, helping lead the Lady Eagles to a state title and a state runner-up finish the last two seasons and collecting back to back 2A Player of the...

    “I get to finish with the girls I started with” – Alabama’s Claire Jenkins excited for 2021 after NCAA ruling

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    TUSCLOOSA, Ala. – With seemingly endless waves of bad news hitting the sports world day after day, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was able to send out a positive headlines Monday. The Division 1 Council voted to allow schools to provide spring-sport student-athletes an additional season of...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Hanceville’s Bellmon signs with Marion Military Institute

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Another local athlete is preparing to take their talents to the next level. Hanceville’s Tyson Bellmon signed a scholarship to continue his playing career at Marion Military Institute Sunday afternoon after putting together a stellar Bulldog career. The three-point shooting specialist helped lead Hanceville to...

    Wallace State Health Science programs taking applications for Fall 2020 entry

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Applications are now open for anyone interested in enrolling in many of the Health Science programs at Wallace State Community College. Most of the programs accept new students each fall. Applications are taken in for the following programs with a priority deadline...

    Perfect Game lists 3 Trojans as top MLB Draft prospects

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    Troy, Ala. – Three Trojans were named to Perfect Game's list of the nation's top 400 MLB Draft prospects, the organization announced earlier this week. Right-handed pitcher Tekoah Roby, a 2020 signee with the Trojans, was listed as the 112th best prospect in the draft while Levi Thomas and Rigsby...

    PREP SOCCER: West Point’s Amanda Dyer signs with Judson College

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – Monday was an exciting day for West Point’s Amanda Dyer. The senior goalkeeper signed a scholarship to continue her playing career with the Judson College Eagles next year. Lady Warriors Head Coach Rob Whitesell is proud of his standout keeper for earning this opportunity...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cold Springs’ Lacey commits to Maryville College

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    BREMEN, Ala. – Just a few weeks after Lawson Burgess signed his letter of intent to play for Huntingdon, another Eagles standout has chosen where he will play his college career. Cold Springs’ Jordan Lacey will be headed to Maryville, Tenn. to play for Head Coach Shaun Hayes...

    Andy Kennedy named UAB Head Men’s Basketball Coach

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Andy Kennedy has been named the seventh head coach of the University of Alabama at Birmingham men’s basketball program, Director of Athletics Mark Ingram announced Friday. Pending approval by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, Kennedy will return to his alma mater where he...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Vinemont’s Dinkle headed to Huntingdon

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – After racking up over 1,600 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground and earning First-Team All-State honors in his senior season, Vinemont’s Dallin Dinkle is taking his talents to Huntingdon College. Eagles Head Coach Stephen Robinson is proud of his standout running back for earning...

    Baker’s game-winning layup sends No. 19 Wallace State women into Friday’s ACCC Tournament championship game

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Sophomore Jasmine Baker’s layup with 31.3 seconds remaining lifted Wallace State’s 19th-ranked women’s basketball team to a 59-57 victory over Chattahoochee Valley CC on Thursday at Shelton State’s Umphrey Center, punching the Lady Lions’ ticket into the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Tournament championship game for...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Addison’s Luke Chambers signs with UNA

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    ADDISON, Ala. – Tuesday was a special day in the library at Addison High School. For the first time in nearly 30 years, an Addison football player signed a scholarship with a Division One program after Senior standout Luke Chambers signed his letter of intent to play...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cold Springs’ Burgess signs with Huntingdon

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    BREMEN, Ala. – Friends, families, teammates and coaches made their way to Jesse George Gymnasium at Cold Springs High School Wednesday morning to celebrate the next stage one Eagle’s athletic and academic career. Lawson Burgess stood out on both the offensive and defensive sides...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Holly Pond’s Ashley Duke signs with Judson College

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The library at Holly Pond High School was packed with friends, family, teammates and coaches Wednesday morning to celebrate the next stage of one Bronco’s athletic and academic career. Senior infielder Ashley Duke signed a scholarship to play for Judson College in Marion and...

    Wallace State baseball opens 2020 season today; Putman four wins away from 1,100 with Lions

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State’s baseball team opens the 2020 season at home today, welcoming Motlow State for a doubleheader at James C. Bailey Stadium. The Lions return considerable sophomore experience in the lineup and on the pitching staff in 2020, as coach Randy...

    Former Aggie standout Bryson Fletcher earns scholarship at Coastal Alabama

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    BAY MINETTE, Ala. – There was big news from the Alabama coast last week for a former Fairview standout. After his teammates and coaches set up a surprise for him last Thursday, Bryson Fletcher was awarded an athletic scholarship with the Sun Chiefs of Coastal Alabama Community College....

    Wallace State’s men’s basketball squeaks out thriller vs. Gadsden State; No. 19 Lady Lions roll during sweep

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State’s women’s basketball team opened Thursday’s home doubleheader against Gadsden State with a convincing 92-64 victory, and the men eked out a thrilling 71-69 win, capping a conference sweep at Tom Drake Coliseum. Wallace State’s men scored the final seven...

    Alabama Football’s Tua Tagovailoa declares for 2020 NFL Draft

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa announced at a press conference on Monday that he will forego his senior season to enter the 2020 NFL Draft.  Jerry Jeudy, Xavier McKinney and Jedrick Wills Jr. announced earlier on social media that they will also enter the...

    Wallace State’s basketball teams sweep Motlow State in final December home games

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s basketball teams swept Motlow State at home on Monday night, wrapping up action at Tom Drake Coliseum until January. The 22nd-ranked Lady Lions opened the night with an 84-62 victory, and the men successfully capped the doubleheader, squeaking out an 81-77 win. Wallace State’s...

    Isabella Allred crowned Miss Wallace State 2020

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Isabella Allred of Cullman was crowned Miss Wallace State 2020 on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. She will go on to compete in the Miss Alabama competition, a preliminary of the Miss America program. Allred, 17, is a...

    Martin propels No. 24 Lady Lions past Northeast Mississippi; WSCC men fall to Tigers

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s basketball teams split a home doubleheader vs. Northeast Mississippi Community College on Thursday night. Sophomore guard Imari Martin paced the way for the 24th-ranked Lady Lions, finishing with 29 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a 79-61 triumph, lifting...

    PREP BASKETBALL: West Point’s Oldacre signs with Montevallo

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – Teammates, coaches, friends and family gathered in the library at West Point High School Wednesday to see Lady Warriors guard Miriam Oldacre sign her national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Montevallo next season. Oldacre has won numerous All-County awards...

    Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts to present annual Christmas Spectacular

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts program will stage its annual Christmas Spectacular on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public. A wide variety of musical styles will be featured during the...

    Auburn great Pat Sullivan passes away

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    AUBURN, Ala.—Pat Sullivan, Auburn’s first Heisman Trophy winner and one of the program’s all-time greats, passed away Sunday at the age of 69. A native of Birmingham, Sullivan was a three-year starter at quarterback at Auburn from 1969-71, winning the Heisman Trophy as a senior...