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    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...

    Cullman native Kane Ward wins WWA National Championship

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    MONROE, Wash. – The 2019 Nautique World Wake Association (WWA) Wakeboard National Championships are in the books and this year, there was some local flavor in the field. Cullman native Kane Ward, 8, placed first in the 9 & Under Jr. Boys Division after...

    Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 inducted Saturday night

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 20th annual Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame class was inducted at the annual banquet Saturday night and this year’s class drew a crowd of friends and family that filled the Cullman Civic Center. The 2019 class consists of West Point’s Jason Allcorn, Hanceville’s...

    AHSAA releases new fall sports classifications for 2020-2022, Hanceville and Fairview moving up

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Central Board approved fall sport reclassifications for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons Tuesday morning and a pair of local teams are making a move. Hanceville High School made the move from class 3A to class 4A and Fairview High...

    CULLMAN COUNTY YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Championship Saturday recap; 8 teams capture county crowns

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    Cold Springs celebrates after securing this year's fourth-grade girls' county championship (Martha Needham for The Cullman Tribune) GOOD HOPE – Cullman County Youth Basketball Tournament action tipped off early Saturday morning with eight county championships on the line, starting with the third-grade girls. West Point 8...

    Cullman’s Hunter Brannon lives in the limelight at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game

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    MONTGOMERY - Cullman's Hunter Brannon soaked up every moment in his final football game as a high schooler. The senior, who has committed to play at the University of Alabama, got an invitation to play in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game. It was a special moment...

    Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inducted

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After last year’s induction ceremony was postponed, The Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame finally got the opportunity to recognize its newest members at Stone Bridge Farms Saturday night. The Class of 2020 was officially inducted Saturday night at the 21st...

    Bobby Meyer stepping down as CHS basketball coach

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman High School varsity boys basketball coach Bobby Meyer will be stepping down as coach of the Bearcat basketball team. Meyer has coached the Bearcats for 11 seasons and led the varsity boys to a 14-9 overall record during the 2020-2021 season. “Coach...

    Former Cullman standout Kolby Robinson opening 256 Sports Academy in Florence

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    FLORENCE, Ala. – There’s a new athletic training facility opening soon in Florence and participants will have the opportunity to learn firsthand from a former Cullman, Wallace State and Alabama standout. Former Bearcat shortstop Kolby Robinson is opening 256 Sports Academy in Florence and...

    Cold Springs claims 2nd straight track and field title; weekend recap and the week ahead

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    CULLMAN - Saving the best for last is the only way to describe Cold Springs' claiming its second straight Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 2A state outdoor track and field championship. Down to the final event, the pole vault, the Eagles were in...

    Cats Claw Red Raiders, Lady Cats Fall

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    DECATUR – The Cullman Bearcats jumped out to an early six-point lead thanks to accurate outside shooting Tuesday night when they traveled to Decatur to take on the Decatur Red Raiders. The 6-0 run was instrumental in Cullman taking a 14-7 advantage after one...

    Good Hope edges Cullman by 1 stroke in match play

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    Cole Pearson CULLMAN - A very competitive round of prep golf took place Tuesday at Terri Pines Country Club between the Good Hope Raiders and the Cullman Bearcats. Cole Pearson, coming off winning the Cullman County title last week, kept his game consistent with one-over par...

    Cullman edges James Clemens, 3-2, in Thursday night softball

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    CULLMAN - It was a cold one Thursday afternoon as the Cullman Lady Bearcats hosted the James Clemens Lady Jets. Offense was hard to come by for both sides, but Cullman scored two in the first and added one more in the third, which...

    Albertville blanks Cullman girls 1-0 to win 6A, Area 14 regular season title

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    CULLMAN - Heather Choron drove the ball through the hands of goalkeeper Ashley Grace with 21:31 left in the second half to propel Albertville past the Cullman Lady Bearcats 1-0 and take home the regular season title in Class 6A, Area 14. Choron's goal gave...

    CULLMAN COUNTY YOUTH FOOTBALL: Championship matchups set for next week

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    WEST POINT, Ala. -- Round one of the Cullman County Youth Football playoffs is in the books and championship games are now set for each division. In the Fireplug games, the Cullman Cyclones knocked off the Hanceville Bulldogs while the Holly Pond Broncos defeated the Good Hope Raiders....

    R.E. Garrison Trucking opens new downtown office

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Friday was a day of celebration for R.E. Garrison Trucking as representatives from the City Planning Commission, the Chamber of Commerce, the City Council along with Mayor Woody Jacobs and Sheriff Matt Gentry gathered to officially cut the ribbon on its...

    Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2022

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A big crowd of local family members, friends, former players, teammates and coaches gathered at Stone Bridge Farms Saturday night to honor the newest class of Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The Class of 2022 included Robin Cummings, Emory...

    RECLASSIFICATION: AHSAA releases new fall classifications; Addison, Holly Pond on the move

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) released its reclassification numbers for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years Tuesday morning and there are a pair of local schools making a move. Holly Pond High School and Addison High School are each...

    AHSAA releases 2023-24 spring sports alignments

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s (AHSAA) Central Board of Control (CBC) approved new spring sports area alignments Tuesday afternoon and there are plenty of local teams shuffling around. The CBC’s unanimous action came at the Spring Sports Classification meeting which...

    Prep softball preview: Veteran Lady Bearcat squad looks for another deep playoff run

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    It was a tough loss for the Cullman Lady Bearcats as they came up short to Southside, 6-2, in the semifinals of the loser’s bracket in the 2016 6A State Softball Tournament on May 20, 2016. This year they hope to bring home the...

    Cullman Lady Bearcats getting plenty of work with new coach

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    HANCEVILLE - Getting to know the personnel is what new Cullman girls’ basketball coach Josh Hembree is doing with his team during the month of June. His ball club is also learning all about his coaching philosophy. In closing out two consecutive days of games on...

    Lady Bearcats gain a split in tri-match assignment at home

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    CULLMAN - Cullman had to make adjustments on the floor tonight to accommodate for the absence of sophomore libero Bailey Swann, who was recovering from food poisoning. The Lady Bearcats dropped a three-game set on Thursday afternoon to 6A, Area 14 foe Albertville. Then in...

    Cullman’s Luke Wilson ends his Bearcat career tied for third in state in 6A

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    HUNTSVILLE - All season, Luke Wilson has had his name near the top of the leaderboard in Alabama High School golf competition. That didn't change on Tuesday. The Cullman senior played competitive and was in contention for the 6A title in the AHSAA state tournament. Wilson...

    Cullman’s Jackson Ray earns scholarship to Auburn EAGLES program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Tuesday was a special day for many people at Cullman High School but none more so than Jackson Ray. Ray was joined by friends, family, teachers, coaches and more in Cullman High School’s Tillman Hall Tuesday afternoon to sign a scholarship...

    PREP SOCCER: Brown out, Hackbarth in as Lady Bearcats Head Coach

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Lady Bearcats will have a new head coach on the sidelines next season. Head coach Jacob Brown is leaving the program after six seasons and Luke Hackbarth will be taking his place. Cullman City Schools did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding Brown’s departure. CHS...

    ARCHERY: Vinemont High & Middle, East Elementary win at Cullman County Regional

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Archery season is in full swing across Cullman County and a full field of local teams made their way to Good Hope High School Thursday and Friday to compete in this year’s Cullman County Regional Tournament. Both Vinemont High School and Middle School took...

    Cullman City School Board approves new personnel, prepares for upcoming school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board held its regularly scheduled meeting at its central office Tuesday morning and provided an update on facility upgrades, COVID-19 policies for the upcoming school year and approved a handful of new personnel members. After approving the...

    ‘It’s been years in the making’: Cullman’s Christkindlmarkt officially opens

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s Christkindlmarkt is officially open the for the holiday season and a crowd gathered at the newly-renovated Depot Park for Friday morning’s opening ceremony. Cullman’s Christkindlmarkt is the south’s largest German-inspired Christmas Market, featuring an ice skating rink, Christmas Carousel, Christkindl...

    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...

    Runners fill St. Bernard for 6th annual Nicholas Fillinger Memorial Run

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With clouds hanging overhead and the temperature in the 70s, Saturday morning provided near-perfect conditions for the sixth annual Nicholas Fillinger Memorial Run. Approximately 140 runners registered for this year’s event and the trail at St. Bernard was full of participants...

    Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local sports legends gathered with family and friends at Stone Bridge Farms Saturday night to celebrate one of Cullman County’s most important sporting traditions. 12 new members were inducted into the Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame and the Class of...

    PREP BASKETBALL: 10 local athletes invited to inaugural AHSAA Elite 100 Showcase

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s first ever Elite 100 Basketball Showcase will be here in June and there will be 10 local players participating in the inaugural event. The AHSAA Central Board of Control approved a boys and girls summer...

    Mark Britton: in his own words

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    Coach Mark Britton, pictured here on Jan. 1, 2018, led the Cullman High School football program for 17 years. / Nick Griffin CULLMAN - The 2017 football season was an emotional one for the Cullman Bearcats. After 17 years as head coach, Mark Britton announced...

    Cullman Oktoberfest 2023 dates, details announced

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Oktoberfest 2023 – which will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cullman – will take place Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 28-30.  The expanded biergarten, located at Festhalle, will officially open at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. The must-see parade, including a horse-drawn German...

    CHS Theatre student Grant Holland brings home school’s 1st Superior rating from International Thespian Festival

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    LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - On Thursday, Cullman High School (CHS) Theatre student Grant Holland became the first student in school history to earn a Superior rating at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE, taking the top honor in the category of Musical Theatre.  Holland...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: 9 local teams qualify for state meet at Friday Sectionals

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    Friday was a busy day for cross country across the state and several local squads punched their tickets to this year’s state meet with their sectional performances. Both the boys and girls teams from Cullman, St. Bernard, Fairview and Holly Pond will be headed to the state...

    YOUTH FOOTBALL: Cyclones take Pee-Wee, Fireplug championships, Vinemont wins Wee-Wee title

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saturday marked the end of the 2020 Cullman County Youth Football season and what a way to end it. Six games were on slate for today, including a trio of championship games that had everyone on the edge of their seats....

    Brent Patterson retires as teacher from CHS

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Longtime Cullman High School teacher and varsity baseball coach Brent Patterson is retiring from the school as a teacher. Though he is retiring from teaching, it is still possible for Patterson to continue coaching baseball at Cullman High School in the...

    Cullman Co. Youth Football kicking off Aug. 22

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Despite the spread of coronavirus putting sports at all levels and seemingly everything else around the world in jeopardy, there will be a youth football season in Cullman County kicking off Aug. 22. Hanceville is the only squad that will not be playing this year...

    PREP SWIMMING: CHS Swim Team competes at North Alabama Championship

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Cullman High School’s swim team was back in action this weekend for the 2019 North Alabama Championship and there were several standout individual performances from the Bearcat swimmers. The girls team took home fourth place at this year’s event while the boys team placed ninth...

    ARCHERY: Cullman High, Cullman Middle, Vinemont Elementary place 1st at Cullman County Regional

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    Cullman High School finished in first place at the Cullman County Regional with a total score of 3295. (photo courtesy of Coach Sarah Martin) HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Cullman County Regional officially wrapped up on Monday evening after being pushed back due to weather...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats smother Patriots 51-32, Lady Bearcats narrowly fall to Brewer; Monday scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats took on Brewer for the second time this season and both the boys and girls were looking for their second wins against the Patriots. The Lady Bearcats came up just short against the Lady Patriots, 59-57, and the Bearcats pulled away in...

    Cullman baseball players sign with Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State and Troy

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    Left to right, Noah Fondren, Carter Bowen, Jacob Heatherly, Owen Lovell and Levi Thomas CULLMAN - Five Cullman High School seniors have spent wonderful times together on the baseball diamond for the past two years. Each added another moment he will cherish for the rest...

    Cullman County Youth Football week 3 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Week three of the Cullman County Youth Football season is now over and there were some intriguing games going on around the county. The Cullman Bearcats traveled to take on West Point, Cold Springs hosted Vinemont, the Good Hope Outlaws traveled to take on Hanceville,...

    Cullman Co. Youth Football week 1 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – High school football kicked off in Cullman County this week and youth football got its season underway Saturday. The West Point Warriors traveled to Cold Springs to face the Eagles, The Cullman Cyclones hosted the Good Hope Raiders while the Outlaws hosted the Bearcats and...

    Hunt family establishes John E. Hunt Memorial Scholarship, annual golf tournament

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s been just over a year since longtime Cullman Parks and Recreation Director John Hunt passed away but his impact on the community can still be seen and felt every day. Now, John’s family, along with the Cullman Auburn Alumni Center,...

    PREP BASKETBALL: CHS hires Stuedeman to lead Bearcats

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman High School has found its new basketball coach. Vincent “Stu” Stuedeman, a recent assistant on Mountain Brook High School’s state championship basketball team, has been hired to lead the boys’ varsity Bearcats as the new head coach. “Being chosen to lead...

    PREP BASEBALL: 2020 season recap; COVID-19 brings early end to spring sports

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With Gov. Ivey and State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey’s announcement about students staying home for the rest of the school year coming Thursday afternoon, that puts a lid on spring sports for 2020. As a result, this year’s baseball season is now officially...

    PREP CHEERLEADING: Cullman takes home 3rd straight state title; Good Hope state runner-up

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    Cullman's Cheer Team celebrates after capturing its third consecutive state championship on Saturday. (Gary McGriff for The Cullman Tribune) HANCEVILLE - The annual AHSAA Alabama State Cheer Competition finals were held Saturday at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. Schools were represented from all over Alabama,...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Bearcats running back Jayden Sullins commits to Navy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman High School’s Jayden Sullins has known for a while that he’d get the chance to play football at the next level, but now he knows where he’ll be doing it. The senior running back announced Saturday he has committed to...

    Pigskin Party!

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    CULLMAN - Can you feel it? Although the Alabama weather is still as hot and muggy as ever, the air is filled with electricity as football season is just around the corner. In just over a month, on Aug. 19, nine local teams take...

    ARCHERY: East Elementary, Vinemont Middle, Vinemont High earn wins at Cullman County Nationals Warm-up

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Nationals Warm-up was held at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center and after two days of competition, East Elementary, Vinemont Middle School and Vinemont High School came out on top of their respective divisions. As individuals, Cullman’s...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman falls to Jasper on the road

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    JASPER, Ala. - The No. 3-ranked Jasper Vikings opened the season with a 21-19 victory over rival Cullman Thursday night at Ki-Ro/Gambrell Field. The win marked the first time since 2010 the Vikings earned a defeat over Cullman, and it was the first win...

    PREP CHEER: Cullman, Good Hope shine at UCA Nationals

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    ORLANDO, Fla. – Both the Cullman and Good Hope High School varsity cheer squads were in Orlando this weekend to compete at this year’s UCA Nationals and both teams advanced through the semifinals and into the finals events Sunday. The Raiders placed third in the...

    PREP FOOTBALL: It’s official: Arab’s Glasscock named new Bearcats head coach

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    Oscar Glasscock (Photo courtesy of The Arab Tribune) Updated 12-17-18 at 9:26 a.m. CULLMAN – After a vote from the Cullman City Board of Education at a special called meeting Monday morning, Cullman High School officially hired former Arab head football coach Oscar Glasscock to take...

    Taziki’s partners with, donates $1K to Cullman Caring for Kids

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Keith Richards, owner of the new Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe in Cullman, announced a partnership with Cullman Caring for Kids at the restaurant’s grand opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Richards said that while Taziki’s has always practiced the love...

    Cullman County Youth Football week 1 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After high temperatures postponed last week’s games, the 2023 Cullman County Youth Football season officially kicked off Saturday and there were some great games happening all over the county. The Vinemont Eagles hosted the West Point Warriors, the Good Hope Raiders...

    ARCHERY: West Point High, Vinemont Middle, East Elementary place 1st at Cullman County Championships; full individual results

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    East Elementary posted a team score of 3122 to capture the elementary crown at this year's Cullman County Championships. (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune) FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The 2019 Cullman County Archery Championships wrapped up at Fairview High School Wednesday afternoon and East Elementary...

    Whitwell High School Claims Bassmaster High School Southern Open Title On Lake Guntersville

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    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — For a while, it looked like a statistical tiebreaker would be necessary to decide the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Southern Open presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Lake Guntersville.   But as the weigh-in was winding down, Westin...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bulldogs stomp J.B. Pennington to win area crown, Lady Bulldogs dominate Lady Tigers; Friday scoring recap

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Friday night was homecoming at Hanceville High School and both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs put on a show for an excited home crowd. Victoria Stanley lit up J.B. Pennington for 27 points with seven made three-pointers in Hanceville’s 75-21 rout and after dropping 25...

    Cullman County Youth Football week 8 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The youth football regular season is officially over and the rest of the playoff field in each division was decided on Saturday in some huge games. Hanceville traveled to take on Vinemont, Holly Pond hosted Fairview, the Good Hope Outlaws traveled to take on Cold...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman hires Danny Stiff as new head football coach

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman High School has found its new varsity head football coach. Danny Stiff, who brings high school and college coaching experience to the position, has officially been hired to lead the Bearcats on the gridiron this season. Stiff most recently coached at...

    Cullman County Youth Football week 2 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Week two of the Cullman County Youth Football season is now in the books and there were a full slate of games going on around the county Saturday. The Cullman Bearcats hosted the Fairview Aggies, the Vinemont Eagles took on the...

    Cullman area will be spared Sally’s worst effects, but expect plenty of rain and a chance of flooding in some places

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Hurricane Sally moved away from its predicted course through Louisiana and Mississippi that would have brought the storm into north Alabama, making landfall instead along the Alabama gulf coast. This means that when the storm makes its predicted eastward turn, it...

    Cullman Swim Team places 2nd at ARPA District 2 Championship

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    BOAZ, Ala. – The Alabama Recreation & Parks Association’s swimming season is in full swing and one local team put on a show at this weekend’s District 2 Championship in Boaz. The Cullman Swim Team put together great performances individually and as a team...

    Cullman’s Thompson makes MLB debut against Reds

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    CINCINNATI, OH. – After joining the Cubs’ taxi squad earlier this week, former Cullman High School and Auburn great Keegan Thompson was officially activated by Chicago yesterday and made his major league debut in Cincinnati Sunday afternoon. Thompson relieved Dillon Maples in the bottom...

    PREP SWIMMING: CHS girls, boys, place 1st, 2nd at Albertville Meet

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    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – The Cullman High School Swim Team made the trip to the new Sand Mountain Park and Amphitheatre Monday and both the girls and boys put together excellent performances. The girls took the top spot at the competition after placing first in...

    PREP CHEERLEADING: Good Hope, Cullman cheer squads shine at UCA National Championships

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    ORLANDO, Fla. – Two local schools were represented at this year’s UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort and both of them are coming home with some bragging rights. The Cullman Bearcats collected...

    PREP TRACK & FIELD: Bearcats edge Hartselle to win Cullman Invitational

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Teams from all over the area made their way to Oliver Woodard Stadium at Cullman High School Saturday to compete in this year’s Cullman Invitational and the hometown Bearcats finished just six points ahead of the Hartselle Tigers to win the boys title. Fort Payne...

    ARCHERY: Vinemont sweeps team titles at Cullman County Championship

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview High School hosted this year’s Cullman County Championship Tuesday and Wednesday and after two days of competition, the Vinemont Eagles put together a clean sweep, winning the elementary, middle school and high school competitions. Individually, Vinemont’s Caden Welch edged out...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman’s Sullins signs with Navy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After several standout years on the gridiron, Bearcat running back Jayden Sullins is heading to Annapolis, Maryland to continue his playing career at the U.S. Naval Academy. Sullins officially signed his national letter of intent in December but was joined by friends, family, teammates and...

    ARCHERY: Vinemont Elementary, Vinemont Middle place first at Eagle Eye Archery Tournament

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    Vinemont Middle School took home top honors at the Eagle Eye Archery Tournament this weekend with a score of 3293. (photo courtesy of Vinemont Middle School) VINEMONT, Ala. – A large field of local archery squads traveled to Vinemont over the weekend for the inaugural...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Bearcats advance after sweeping Albertville, Fairview and Cold Springs fall on the road

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    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – For the 18th straight season, the Cullman Bearcats are headed to round two of the AHSAA state baseball playoffs after sweeping the Albertville Aggies on Saturday. The ‘Cats took game one 4-3 and put the series away with a 6-1 win in game two to...

    STATE TRACK MEETS: Vinemont’s Lemons posts new state records in 1600 & 3200; locals shine in Cullman, Gulf Shores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This weekend was packed full of local action at both the 4A-7A State Track Meet in Gulf Shores and at the 1A-3A State Track Meet in Cullman. One local standout even made history. Vinemont’s Ethan Lemons dominated both the 3A 1600...

    Cullman County Youth Football Jamboree scoring recap

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – The Cullman County Youth Football season officially kicks off next week but our local youth squads got a chance to play jamboree games at Vinemont High School Friday and Saturday to prepare before the regular season gets underway. Friday, Aug. 18 Fireplug: Vinemont 18 - Fairview...

    CHS Principal Kim Hall announces retirement

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- After six years as principal at Cullman High School, and an entire career spent as a Bearcat, Principal Kim Hall has announced she will be retiring at the end of the 2021-2022 school year this spring. Hall is a lifelong resident of...

    STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Local teams, individuals shine at AHSAA State Cross Country Championships

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    DANVILLE, Ala. – There’s a lot of hardware returning to Cullman County after Saturday morning’s AHSAA State Cross Country Championships. The Cold Springs Eagles captured the blue map in the Class 1A/2A race and the Lady Eagles lost a tiebreaker to Whitesburg Christian Academy to finish as state...

    Cullman Co. Youth Football week 5 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala.-- We are now halfway through the 2020 youth football season and some teams have inched closer to playoff berths while some are looking to fight their way into postseason contention. The Raiders traveled to take on Vinemont while the Outlaws hosted the...

    PREP SOCCER: Harbin stepping down as Bearcats Head Coach

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — After spending 12 seasons at the helm of Cullman’s Men’s varsity soccer program, Head Coach Casey Harbin is stepping aside. Harbin announced the decision in a statement posted Tuesday afternoon.  The statement reads, “I, Casey Harbin, hereby resign from my position as Cullman...

    Sports Column: ‘The best games I’ve ever covered’ vol. 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of spring sports and during this unprecedented time, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best games I’ve seen in my years with The Cullman Tribune. I’ve seen a lot of exciting games so far...

    EXCLUSIVE FULL STORY: CHS officially names Gardendale’s Plunkett new head football coach

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    The Tribune got an exclusive meet-and-greet with new Cullman High School head football coach Matt Plunkett on Thursday, when he and his family took a tour of the campus with CHS Principal Kim Hall and Cullman City Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson. Pictured, from...

    Copper Cricket hops into town

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s boutique scene is ever-changing, with specialized storefronts offering a host of home decor, bespoke garments and accessories as well as handmade gifts. The Copper Cricket, the newest addition, features all the above and more. Owners of The Copper Cricket and mother-daughter-duo,...

    PREP SWIMMING: CHS Swim Team takes 1st place at Cullman Bearcat Invitational

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – 12 schools were in the field at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center for this year’s Cullman Bearcat Invitational and the hosting Cullman High School Swim Team combined to finish in first place. Cullman swimmers collected 19 new individual best times and six first place...

    AHSAA Central Board approves new spring sports alignments

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board has approved spring sports’ alignments for the upcoming 2020-21 and 2021-21 classification period. The action was taken Thursday during a special called teleconference meeting. Sports alignments for the next classification period for baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ soccer,...

    CULLMAN COUNTY YOUTH FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Cyclones win Fireplug, Pee-Wee titles; Warriors capture Wee-Wee championship

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Youth Football season officially came to an end Tuesday night with three championship matchups. The Cullman Cyclones took this year’s Fireplug title with a 14-0 win over Holly Pond, the West Point Warriors finished as Wee-Wee champions after defeating the...

    PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: Lady Warriors fall in Smith Lake Classic Championship Game, Saturday scoring wrap-up

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    JASPER, Ala. – The Lady Warriors traveled to Jasper this weekend for a packed slate of softball action at this year’s Smith Lake Classic and punched their ticket to Saturday night’s championship game after knocking off Corner and Lamar County on Friday and Gordo,...

    PREP FOOTBALL: 2nd-ranked Trojans handle Bearcats 45-0

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    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – Thursday night was a tough one for the Cullman Bearcats. The black and gold traveled to Muscle Shoals to take on the second-ranked Trojans and were sent home with a 45-0 loss at J.F. Moore Stadium. Muscle Shoals moved to 8-0 and remains...

    Cullman Co. Youth Football week 7 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The end of the regular season is drawing closer and with two weeks left to go, some teams have clinched playoff spots while others are looking to keep their postseason hopes alive. Vinemont traveled to take on Cold Springs, the Bearcats...

    PREP BASKETBALL: ‘This is the stuff we dream about’, Cullman advances to 6A State Finals with 71-55 win over Park Crossing

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the first time in nearly a century, the Cullman Bearcats were competing in the Final 4 of AHSAA State Basketball Tournament Wednesday and this historic ride for the ‘Cats isn’t over quite yet. Cullman came out shooting to take an...

    AHSAA releases 2024-26 fall sports classifications

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The AHSAA’s Central Board met Monday morning to hash out the fall sports classifications for the 2024-26 school years and after a long deliberation, the board released new regional, sectional and area maps for fall sports. A couple of notable moves...

    PREP BASEBALL: Bearcats win 9th straight area title with dramatic 10-8 win at Hartselle; Thursday night scoring wrap-up

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. – Thursday’s first matchup between the Bearcats and the Tigers was just another typical Cullman v. Hartselle game in which the ‘Cats built an 8-1 advantage by the bottom of the seventh, the Tigers plated seven runs in the final frame to...

    ARCHERY: Local squads compete in Kentucky at NASP National Tournaments; full local results

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    LOUISVILLE, KY. – Several local squads were in the field with thousands of other archers for NASP national tournaments in Louisville over the last few days and landed in different spots all over leaderboard, including some top five finishes. In the IBO 3D Challenge on Saturday, Cullman Middle...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Vinemont Eagles, Lady Eagles capture St. Bernard Christmas Tournament titles; Friday scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Both the Vinemont Eagles and Lady Eagles were in Friday night’s championship games at this year’s St. Bernard Christmas Tournament and they each went home with first place finishes. The Lady Eagles collected their hardware first with a 48-37 win over JB Pennington and the...

    PREP BASKETBALL: STATE CHAMPS! Cullman claims 1st state title in school history with 58-50 win over Huffman

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – “There’s no other way to describe it except as a dream come true.” Bearcat Forward Max Gambrill was nearly speechless following Cullman’s first-ever state championship win but he, along with his teammates managed to find a few words to describe the historic...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats ready for Final 4 clash with Park Crossing

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – This season on the hardwood has been one for the history books at Cullman High School. The Bearcats (27-3) are headed to the Final 4 of the AHSAA State Basketball Tournament for the first time in 90 years and they’ve gotten...

    Christmas in Cullman parade, tree lighting this Friday, Dec. 1; updated parade route

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The city of Cullman is buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its “most spectacular Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony to date,” according to Nathan Anderson, executive director of Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism. Last weekend's opening event for the...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Bearcats ready to make the most of 2020 season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Last season was a successful one for many Bearcat fans. The ‘Cats started the year 0-2 after dropping close games to Jasper and Mortimer Jordan but rallied to finish at 5-5 after defeating Hartselle in dramatic fashion and handling Fort Payne in the rain to...

    Cullman Co. Youth Football week 6 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saturday marked the end of week six of the youth football season and some key games took place with playoff implications on the line. The Bearcats traveled to take on the Raiders while the Cyclones traveled to face the Broncos. West...

    Cullman County Youth Football week 1 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – High school football kicked off this week and youth teams across the county followed suit on Saturday. The West Point Warriors hosted the Holly Pond Broncos, Hanceville traveled to take on the Cullman Cyclones, the Fairview Aggies and Good Hope Outlaws each hosted the Good...

    PREP BASEBALL: Hanceville knocks off Danville, Fairview on the road; Saturday scoring recap

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. -- Fairview welcomed Danville and Hanceville to their place for some Saturday baseball action and the Bulldogs went home with a pair of wins. The Aggies took the first game of the day over the Hawks 18-10 while the Bulldogs got a...