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    ‘Just be yourself’: Tucker Gambrill recaps his Bearcat years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to one of the newest Cullman basketball greats, Tucker Gambrill. Tucker will continue his academic and athletic career at UAB in the fall, but he made a lot of memories during his time at Cullman that he...

    9th annual Nicholas Fillinger Memorial Run set for Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 9th annual Nicholas Fillinger Memorial Run is coming up this Saturday and there’s still time left to register to support a great cause and honor the memory of a great friend. The Nicholas Fillinger Memorial Run is an annual event...

    ‘Love, serve, care’: Cullman’s Taylor Au looking forward to upcoming season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The Cullman Lady Bearcats put together a memorable season last spring that culminated in a deep postseason run and junior Taylor Au is excited to get back on the field and see what next year’s team can do. Au feels very...

    ‘Never take anything for granted’: Stella Smith discusses her Cullman career

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Cullman basketball player Stella Smith. Some of Stella's best basketball memories actually happened off of the court and she made a lot of great memories in school as well. "Although I made tons of memories with...

    Sportsman Lake cuts ribbon on new playground

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A ribbon cutting was held at Sportsman Lake Park Friday morning for the brand-new playground. There was plenty of people and kids on hand to see the special event unfold. All of the refreshments and hot dogs were free.  Cullman Parks and...

    ALL-STATE SOFTBALL: West Point’s Wilkins earns 1st team honors; Addison’s Luker, Cullman’s Shannon earn All-State recognitions

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) released its All-State Softball selections for the 2022 season this weekend and three local standouts earned recognition after phenomenal seasons. West Point ace and UAB signee Carlie Wilkins landed on Class 5A’s First Team after...

    PREP BASEBALL: Cullman’s Cagle lands on North All-Star Team

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The North-South Baseball All-Star Teams have been selected for the 2022 AHSAA North-South All-Star Sports Week, announced Brandon Dean, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA). The teams comprised of 2023 rising seniors were chosen by a...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Jonathan Hayes returns to lead CHS varsity girls basketball

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman High School is turning to a proven commodity with the hire for the new varsity girls basketball coach.Former coach Jonathan Hayes will be stepping back in as Cullman High’s new varsity girls basketball coach, aiming to pick up where he...

    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 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...

    PREP TRACK & FIELD: Cullman’s Baker sets school Decathlon record, locals compete at State Heptathlon and Decathlon in Hoover

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    HOOVER, Ala. – This year’s AHSAA State Heptathlon and Decathlon officially wrapped up at Hoover High School Tuesday night after two days of competition and there were plenty of local athletes in the field. One of the most notable performances came from Cullman High...

    ARCHERY: Vinemont Middle School places 2nd in NASP Eastern Nationals & NASP IBO/3D Challenge; Cullman’s Bolzle, Vinemont’s Robinson claim individual titles

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    LOUISVILLE, KY. – Several local schools were busy at the NASP Eastern Nationals in Louisville this weekend and they brought home a lot of hardware. Vinemont Middle School placed second in the NASP Eastern Nationals, finishing just behind Benton Middle School with a score...

    REGIONAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: West Point advances to North Regional Finals, Britton’s walk-off lifts Cullman over Gardendale

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    FLORENCE, Ala. – Both the Cullman Lady Bearcats and Lady Warriors of West Point were back on the field at Coffee O’Neal Park in Florence Wednesday to compete at the North Regional Tournament and both teams got the day started with wins. West Point...

    REGIONAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Cullman splits opening matchups, Good Hope, Holly Pond eliminated

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    FLORENCE, Ala. – Three Cullman County squads were on the field at Coffee O’Neal Park in Florence Tuesday to compete in this year’s North Regional Softball Tournament and outside of a 17-12 Cullman win over Jasper, it was a tough day for local teams....

    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...

    AREA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Holly Pond advances to North Regional with runner-up finish, Lady Bearcats advance with win over Muscle Shoals

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Lady Broncos played their way to the 3A, Area 13 Championship Game Thursday night with a win over Susan Moore in the loser’s bracket final but unfortunately for the home crowd, they couldn’t keep the bats going in the...

    AREA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Burks’ walk-off sends West Point to Area Championship Game, Area Tournament scoring recap

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – The West Point Lady Warriors were back home at Mike Brown Field Tuesday night to host this year’s 5A, Area 15 Tournament and they faced off against Russellville in a classic pitcher’s duel. West Point’s Carlie Wilkins and Russellville’s Jacey...

    Relay for Life hosts Party at the Park to celebrate, remember & fight back

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Depot Park was packed Saturday afternoon with locals coming out to show their support for cancer survivors, to remember the ones we’ve lost and to help those still fighting at Relay for Life’s Party in the Park. The day got started with...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Bearcats drop game 3 against Chelsea 7-2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Bearcats climbed back and won their second game against Chelsea Friday night to force a game three Saturday but unfortunately for the home crowd, Cullman wasn’t able to get the bats going against the Hornets and Chelsea took game three...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Cullman splits Friday matchups with Chelsea, game 3 set for Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats were back home at Bill Shelton Field Friday night to host the second round of the state playoffs against Chelsea, but they weren’t able to settle things with the Hornets in just two games. The ‘Cats were held...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Cullman collects 12-2 senior night win over Holly Pond

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Lady Bearcats had won four straight games coming into Thursday night’s matchup with Holly Pond and Cullman extended its winning streak to five games with a 12-2, senior night win over the Lady Broncos. Before the first pitch, Bearcat seniors...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Bearcats ready for round 2 rematch with Chelsea

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For the 20th consecutive season, the Cullman Bearcats are preparing for the second round of the state playoffs and their series with Chelsea at Bill Shelton Field will be packed with history. Before game one Friday, Cullman’s 2002 State Championship team...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Cullman handles Shades Valley to advance; round 1 scoring recap

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    IRONDALE, Ala. – It’s been a while since the last time it happened, but the Bearcats were on the road for the opening round of the state playoffs Friday night, looking to take two from Shades Valley. Cullman punched its ticket back to the...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Cullman slides past Etowah 10-0

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After falling to West Point in a tight shootout Monday, the Bearcats returned home Tuesday to host Etowah. Cullman bounced back in a big way, handling the Blue Devils 10-0 to improve to 15-16 on the year. Back to back doubles from...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Local teams ready to hit the road for round 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the regular season wrapping up, the playoffs are upon us once again and we have eight local squads preparing to hit the road for round one. Meek will travel to take one Lindsay Lane, Addison will head to Westbrook Christian,...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Local teams collect wins at 20th annual Cullman Pre-State Blowout

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 20th annual Cullman Pre-State Blowout Tournament kicked off with pool play Friday night and several local teams (Cullman, West Point, Holly Pond and Cold Springs) each earned wins to help set themselves in good shape for Saturday’s bracket games. Cullman 10...

    PREP SOFTBALL: No. 2 Hartselle pulls away to top Cullman 8-2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Bearcats returned home to battle the second-ranked Hartselle Tigers Thursday night and after taking an early lead, the Tigers were able to plate three runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth to pull away and take an...

    PREP BASEBALL: ‘Cats fall to No. 1 Hartselle 13-3

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Bearcats were back home at Bill Shelton Field Tuesday night for a big area matchup with the top-ranked Hartselle Tigers. Cullman plated two runs in the fifth and another one in the sixth to get on the board but couldn’t...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Cullman falls to Decatur at home 8-4

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After celebrating their first game on their new turf with a 9-3 win over Gardendale last week, the Lady Bearcats returned home Monday night to take on Decatur. Unfortunately for the home crowd, Cullman suffered its first loss on its new...

    PREP TENNIS: Cullman collects senior night win over Deshler

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The Cullman High School Tennis Team recognized its senior class at today’s home match against Deshler and they celebrated with a win to improve to 15-7 on the season. Bearcat seniors Kate Krigbaum and Avery Heis have both played tennis at Cullman...

    ARCHERY: East Elementary, Vinemont Middle capture State Championships

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Our local teams traveled to Montgomery for this year’s NASP State Championship this week and they returned home with a lot of hardware. East Elementary took home the Elementary title with a score of 3076 and Vinemont Middle School was the...

    PREP BASEBALL: West Point, Cullman down Lawrence County, Muscle Shoals to earn area series wins

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – After defeating Lawrence County on the road 7-1 earlier this week, the West Point Warriors returned home to finish the area series Thursday night. Caiden Rodgers led the way on the mound, tossing a complete game one-hitter and guiding the...

    PREP BASEBALL: Heatherly’s walk-off leads Cullman past Muscle Shoals 2-1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After a spring break week packed with games, the Cullman Bearcats returned home Tuesday night for an area battle with Muscle Shoals. Runs were tough to come by in this one and it took more than seven innings to settle things...

    PREP BASEBALL: No. 6 Cullman splits doubleheader with Thompson

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After collecting a 6-4 win at Madison Academy Tuesday night, the Bearcats returned home to Bill Shelton Field Wednesday morning for a doubleheader with the Thompson Warriors. Easton Peed guided the ‘Cats to a 3-1 win in game one, pitching a...

    Jordan Lee cruises in knockout round at REDCREST 2022 on Grand Lake

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    TULSA, Okla. (March 26, 2022) – Berkley pro Jordan Lee of Cullman, Alabama, caught 11 scorable bass weighing 33 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Knockout Round (Group B) on Day 4 of the Major League Fishing (MLF) REDCREST 2022 presented by Costa Sunglasses,...

    ARCHERY: Vinemont High, Vinemont Middle, East Elementary claim county championships

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Archery Championships were held at Fairview High School over the weekend and Vinemont High School, Vinemont Middle School and East Elementary took home this year’s county titles. EES edged Vinemont Elementary with a score of 3092, Vinemont...

    PREP TENNIS: Lady Bearcats sweep Friday triple header

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Cullman High School’s Varsity Girls’ Tennis Team traveled to Tuscaloosa to play a triple header Friday and the Bearcats returned home with three wins. The varsity girls defeated Hillcrest High School 5-4. After winning No. 1 doubles, No. 3 doubles and...

    PREP BASEBALL: Bearcats split senior night doubleheader with Buckhorn

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After picking up an 11-2 win over Golden High School from Colorado Thursday night, the Bearcats returned to Bill Shelton Field Friday night to host a doubleheader against Buckhorn and recognize this year’s senior class. A late score in the sixth...

    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...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman’s Gambrill, Good Hope’s Maddox earn 1st Team All-State honors

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) officially released this year’s All-State teams Sunday morning, and the list was crowded with local standouts. Leading the pack were Cullman’ Tucker Gambrill and Good Hope’s Ivey Maddox who each earned first team honors in...

    PREP TENNIS: Cullman collects wins at Wilson Warrior Tournament

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    FLORENCE, Ala. – Cullman High School’s varsity tennis teams made the trip to Florence Saturday to compete at the Wilson Warrior Tournament and they both returned home with wins. The Cullman High School Varsity Boys Tennis Team finished with a total of 45 team...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman’s Stuedeman named 6A Coach of the Year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Bearcats collected a lot of hardware throughout this past season on the hardwood, but they aren’t quite done yet. The latest prize to make its way to Cullman this year belongs to Head Coach Stu Stuedeman, who after his first...

    PREP SOCCER: Bearcats down Gadsden City 2-1, Lady Bearcats tie 2-2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Both of Cullman’s varsity squads were back home to host Gadsden City at Oliver Woodard Stadium and in between games, there was a big group of Bearcats to recognize on senior night. Cullman seniors Gracie Barksdale, Jeta Falcon, Ava Woods, Abigail...

    PREP BASEBALL: Cullman sweeps area doubleheader over Decatur

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Bearcats were back at Bill Shelton Field to open up area play against Decatur Thursday night, and they collected a pair of big wins over the Red Raiders. Cullman scored a couple late runs in game one to pull away...

    Haynes & Thomas follow Herring for Bassmaster High School Series win on Smith Lake; Cullman’s Vest, Ward place 5th

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — When Will Haynes and Austin Thomas found the food, they found enough bass to catch a 13-pound, 8-ounce limit that delivered a narrow victory at the Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Series at Lewis Smith Lake presented by Academy Sports +...

    Cullman County Schools recognizes Teacher, Staff Member of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman County Schools along with America’s First Federal Credit Union recognizes a teacher and staff member each month. Teacher of the Month: Shawna Finley, 4th Grade, Holly Pond Elementary “Mrs. Finley is a wonderful teacher and coworker,” said Karen Sparks, Holly Pond Elementary Principal....

    PREP BASEBALL: Bearcats split doubleheader with James Clemens

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After getting rained out earlier in the week, the Bearcats returned home to Bill Shelton Field Thursday night to host a varsity doubleheader against James Clemens and they split their matchups with the Jets. A home run in the sixth inning...

    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 set to battle Huffman for 6A State title

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The story of this year’s Cullman Bearcats is one that will be remembered in this community forever, but the final chapter still has to be written. The ‘Cats defeated Park Crossing 71-55 in the 6A State semifinals Wednesday and Saturday they’ll...

    PREP TENNIS: Cullman men, women pick up wins at Oneonta

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    ONEONTA, Ala. -- Cullman’s varsity boys’ and girls’ tennis teams traveled to Oneonta this afternoon and both squads returned home with wins. The Lady Bearcats swept Oneonta 9-0 and the boys team topped the Redskins 7-2. Both Cullman’s boys’ and girls’ teams improve to 5-3...

    PREP BASEBALL: Vinemont drops home opener against Brewer, Thursday scoring recap

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles played their first game of the season at Mike Cupp Field Thursday night, looking for a win over Brewer. Unfortunately, the Patriots kept the Eagles’ bats in check and Vinemont dropped its home opener 9-1. Both starters retired the...

    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...

    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...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Warriors down Cullman at home 7-1

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – Cullman made the quick trip to West Point for a varsity matchup Monday night and the Lady Warriors were able to defend their home field and collect a 7-1 win. Carlie Wilkins got the start and the win for West...

    PREP BASEBALL: ‘Cats collect 2-0 win over Madison Academy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats were back at Bill Shelton Field Thursday night to host a varsity matchup against Madison Academy and Kaleb Heatherly tossed six shutout innings to help the ‘Cats collect a 2-0 win over the Mustangs. Heatherly got the start...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman’s Winfrey signs with Wallace State

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman High School’s Tillman Hall was packed with friends, family, teammates and coaches Thursday afternoon to help a Bearcat standout celebrate the next step of their athletic career. Lady Bearcats senior Jaden Winfrey signed her letter of intent to play for...

    Cullman City Schools dismissing at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2 for basketball Final 4

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman High School varsity basketball team has made it to the Alabama High Schools Sports Association of Alabama (AHSAA) Final 4 for the first time in 90 years — and thanks to an early dismissal on game day next week...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman pulls away to top Scottsboro 75-58 and advance to 1st Final 4 in 90 years

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – It’s been nearly a century since their last trip, but after pulling away to beat Scottsboro 75-58 in Tuesday’s Northwest Regional Finals, the Cullman Bearcats are headed to the Final 4. The Wildcats led by five at halftime, but the depth...

    PREP BASEBALL: Cullman, West Point open season with wins

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Spring is upon us and that means its past time for teams all across the state to get back on the diamond. Two of those teams, the Cullman Bearcats and West Point Warriors, opened up their 2022 campaigns this weekend and...

    PREP TENNIS: Cullman places 2nd at Hillcrest Doubles Tournament

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Cullman’s Women’s Tennis team traveled to Tuscaloosa this weekend to compete in a doubles tournament at Hillcrest and the Bearcats returned home with a second place finish. Cullman knocked off both Deshler and Pell City in pool play before falling to...

    PREP BASKETBALL: ‘Cats rally to top Hazel Green 57-48, advance to Regional Finals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats were back in action Friday afternoon at Tom Drake Coliseum, battling Hazel Green for a spot in the Northwest Regional Finals. It was a rocky first half for the black & gold and they trailed the Trojans 27-25...

    PREP BASKETBALL: 4 local teams preparing for Northwest Regional

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Regional stage of the basketball postseason is upon us, and we have four local squads still in the hunt for a trip to Birmingham. Both the Lady Raiders of Good Hope and the Addison Lady Bulldogs are alive in the...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman punches ticket to NW Regional with 68-50 win over Clay-Chalkville

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats were back on their home court for the final time this season Tuesday night, hosting the Cougars of Clay-Chalkville for a Sub-Regional battle. With a spot in the Northwest Regional on the line, the Bearcats did what they’ve...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats fend off Hartselle 64-48 to win area title

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After defeating Decatur Tuesday night, the Bearcats returned home Friday night to host the Hartselle Tigers in this year’s 6A, Area 14 Championship Game. It was a back and forth affair throughout the first half but Cullman clamped down defensively in...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats down Decatur 66-35 to advance to area championship

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats returned to their home court Tuesday night to host this year’s 6A, Area 14 Tournament and after a thrilling first game between Muscle Shoals and Hartselle, the ‘Cats took the floor and handed Decatur a 66-35 loss to...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Area tournaments tipping off Monday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the regular season finally in the books, its time for postseason basketball and this week will be packed with area tournament action. Four local teams, the Good Hope Lady Raiders, West Point Lady Warriors, Cold Springs Eagles and Cullman Bearcats...

    PREP BASKETBALL: No. 9 Cullman collects 85-63 senior night win over Gardendale

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats were back home Friday night for their regular season finale against Gardendale and after celebrating senior night, the ‘Cats collected an 85-63 win over the Rockets. Cullman seniors Jamar Kay, Tucker Gambrill, Roy Grimmett, Tucker Apel and Max...

    PREP BASKETBALL: No. 7 Cullman pulls away from Austin 64-38, Lady Bearcats race past Lady Black Bears 72-53

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats and Lady Bearcats were back on their home court Tuesday night, hosting a pair of matchups against Austin and honoring a pair of seniors. The Lady Bearcats raced past the Lady Black Bears 72-53 and the Bearcats followed...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Good Hope, Lady Bearcats collect wins at MLK Classic

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Several local squads were in the field competing at this year’ MLK Day Classic at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum early Monday and each of them collected impressive victories. The Cullman Lady Bearcats tipped things off with a 48-20 win over...

    PREP SPORTS: Cullman’s Stancil, Barksdale sign with Snead, Wallace State

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman High School’s Tillman Hall was packed with friends, family, teammates, and coaches Thursday afternoon to celebrate a pair of Bearcats taking the next step in their athletic and academic careers. Cullman baseball standout Hayden Stancil will be taking his talents...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman bounces back with area wins over Decatur

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Bearcats and Lady Bearcats returned home Tuesday night after their trip to Hartselle over the weekend and bounced back with a pair of area wins over Decatur. The Lady Bearcats topped Decatur 58-31 to move to 16-6 on the year...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats, Lady Bearcats fall in area matchups at Hartselle

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats made the quick trip North to face Hartselle Saturday night but unfortunately for the traveling black and gold crowd, the Tigers and Lady Tigers were able to collect a pair of wins over both Cullman squads. The short-handed...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats blow past Trojans in area opener 72-43, Lady Bearcats fall to Muscle Shoals 71-53

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For the first time of the new year, the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats were back home to take on Muscle Shoals in a pair of area openers Tuesday night. The Lady Bearcats led the Lady Trojans early but couldn’t maintain their...

    SPORTS COLUMN: Looking back at some of the best games of 2021

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- 2021 featured more than a handful of thrilling high school sports matchups that had us all on the edge of our seats. From walk-offs to overtime thrillers, here are the best games that I covered during the year 2021. Jan. 15 -...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Midseason records and local milestones update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- We are almost two months into the 2021-2022 basketball season and a lot of local teams have gotten off to strong starts so far, while some teams are looking to shift momentum and bounce back in the second half of the...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats down Demopolis 54-33; improve to 12-0

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats hit the floor at Tom Drake Coliseum Tuesday afternoon to compete in this year’s Wallace State Christmas Classic and their first foe was the Demopolis Tigers. The ‘Cats were relentless on the defensive end of the floor and...

    PREP BASKETBALL: No. 9 Cullman handles Carver Birmingham 65-42 to remain unbeaten

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The ninth-ranked Cullman Bearcats returned home to host Carver Birmingham at Cullman High School Tuesday night and the ‘Cats built a 19-point lead at halftime before eventually pulling away to top the Rams 65-42 and improve to 8-0. Tucker Cagle scored the...

    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...

    PREP BASKETBALL: 5 local squads ranked in 1st ASWA poll

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This season’s first Alabama Sports Writers Association poll is out, and five local teams earned a spot in the rankings. On the girls’ side, the Good Hope Lady Raiders (7-2) are ranked second in Class 4A, The Fairview Lady Aggies (9-0)...

    PREP SWIMMING: CHS Swim Team competes at AHSAA State Championships in Auburn

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    AUBURN, Ala. -- The Cullman High School swim team competed at this weekend’s AHSAA State Championship Swim Meet at Auburn University. Among the 10 qualifying Bearcat swimmers, eight secured a place in Saturday's finals following the preliminary meet on Friday. Throughout the weekend, each swimmer was able to leave...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats, Lady Bearcats top Madison Academy in home opener

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Both Cullman varsity squads hosted their first home games of the season against Madison Academy Tuesday night and both of them collected convincing wins. The Lady Bearcats got things started with a 73-51 victory and the Bearcats followed them with a...

    PREP SWIMMING: 10 CHS swimmers qualify for State Meet

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Cullman High School had 10 swimmers in the field at last weekend’s AHSAA North Sectional Meet at the Huntsville Aquatics Center and all 10 of them earned a spot in this year’s State Meet. Both the CHS boys’ and girls’ teams placed...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Fairview, Cullman, Good Hope compete in Fairview Tip-Off Classic

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. -- The Fairview Lady Aggies hosted the Tip-Off Classic Saturday and they, along with the Cullman Lady Bearcats and the Good Hope Lady Raiders, were three of the local teams that took part in this year’s event. Cullman and Good Hope dropped their...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: At 47 years old, Dani Akridge thriving with Wallace State’s women’s cross country team, serving as inspiration for teammates and coaches

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Cross country running is a lifelong sport. It’s a passion that Dani Akridge and her children have shared for many years. It has also provided an avenue for Akridge to perform at a high level for Wallace State Community College’s women’s cross country team...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats tip off season with 95-72 win over Calera

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Basketball season has arrived, and the Cullman Bearcats tipped off their season at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum Thursday night against the Calera Eagles. The ‘Cats jumped out to an early lead in the opening quarter and ending up putting 95...

    PREP SWIMMING: CHS Swim Team earns 2nd place at North Alabama Championship

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    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Cullman High School’s Swim Team put together another great showing at Saturday’s North Alabama Championship in Albertville and faced off against several fellow North League opponents. Cullman’s girls team earned the runner-up spot behind Bob Jones and Cullman’s boys finished third. Together the teams...

    Cyclones sweep Cullman County Youth Football Championship Games

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The 2021 Cullman County Youth Football season came to an end Saturday with a trio of championship games held at Cullman High School’s Oliver Woodard Stadium. The Cullman Cyclones' fireplug squad finished off an undefeated season with a 32-0 win over...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Lady Eagles capture back to back 2A State Championships; Parris, Edgeworth earn individual titles

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    MOULTON, Ala. – The AHSAA State Cross Country Championships were held at the Oakville Indian Mounds in Moulton Saturday morning and for the second straight year, the Cold Springs Lady Eagles left with a blue map. The Lady Eagles dominated this year’s 1A-2A competition,...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman’s season ends with 22-14 OT loss at Jackson-Olin

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats were back in the 6A State Playoff field for the third consecutive season Friday night and their opening round assignment took them to Birmingham to face the Mustangs of Jackson-Olin. The ‘Cats came up with several big defensive...

    PREP FOOTBALL: 6 local teams preparing for opening round of state playoffs

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The 2021 regular season has come to an end and now its playoff time. Six local teams are in this year’s postseason field and each team will need to be on point in order to move on to the next round....

    PREP SWIMMING: CHS Swim Team competes at Pirate Invitational

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    BOAZ, Ala. – The Cullman High School Swim Team had a great night in Boaz last Thursday at the inaugural Pirate Invitational meet which hosted some of the best teams in the state.  Among the 11 competing schools, the CHS girls team finished third overall...

    Cullman County Youth Football Semifinals scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The 2021 Cullman County Youth Football playoffs kicked off Saturday morning at Cullman High School. Six games were on the card for the semifinal round as each team looked to get to their respective championship games. In the fireplug matchups, the top-seeded Cullman...

    Cullman County Youth Football Week 9 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The final Saturday of the youth football regular season featured some huge games that helped determine which teams will clinch a spot in this year’s playoffs. The Holly Pond Broncos traveled to take on the Cullman Cyclones, the West Point Warriors...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman drops region game at Muscle Shoals 42-7

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    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – After collecting a big region win over Athens at Oliver Woodard Stadium last week, the ‘Cats were back on the road Friday night to take on the high-powered Muscle Shoals Trojans. The Bearcats got on the board early to cut...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: Addison advances to state tournament; Cullman, Arab fall at North Super Regional

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Three local squads were in Huntsville for this year’s North Super Regional Volleyball Tournament Wednesday and one of them is advancing to next week’s state tournament in Birmingham. The Addison Lady Bulldogs dominated Altamont (25-11, 25-8, 25-11) and Athens Bible (25-11,...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Local teams preparing for region finales this week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s regular season is coming to a close and the playoff picture is becoming a little clearer with each passing week. Several local squads have already secured postseason berths and are playing to improve their position while others are looking...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Bearcats smother Athens at home 10-3

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats returned home to Oliver Woodard Stadium for the final time in the regular season and put together a phenomenal defensive performance to top the Athens Eagles 10-3. The ‘Cats generated four turnovers in the win and an early...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Local teams fighting for playoff position in week 8

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the 2021 AHSAA State Playoffs right around the corner, each game remaining on the schedule becomes more important with each passing week. A few teams like Cullman, Arab, Meek, Good Hope and Fairview have already secured a spot in the...

    Cullman County Youth Football week 7 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, the games keep getting bigger and bigger for some local teams that are looking to get in the playoffs. The West Point Warriors traveled to take on the Cullman Cyclones, the Cold...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman collects 42-8 win at Columbia

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After defeating Decatur at home last week, the Cullman Bearcats were on the road Friday night to take on Columbia in another important regional clash. The ‘Cats put a lot of points on the board early to put things out of...