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    COUNTY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Broncos, Aggies, Raiders advance on day 1

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Softball Tournament is underway and three teams secured spots in the semifinals on day one. Fairview handled Hanceville 15-0 to move on and Good Hope fended off a late rally from Cold Springs to advance as well....

    PREP BASEBALL: Bearcats down Chelsea in 10 innings, Wednesday scoring recap

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    Cullman 6 - Chelsea 3 (Baseball) (10 innings) Cullman got off to a quick start in their game against Chelsea. Jonah Inman reached on an infield single, moved to second on an error, and later scored on an RBI single by Carson Stancil to put...

    PREP SOFTBALL: West Point falls to No. 1 Springville 7-1, Thursday scoring recap

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    WEST POINT, Ala. -- The West Point Lady Warriors returned home Thursday afternoon to take on top-ranked Springville. Thursday is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day and before the game got underway, Copper Floyd, Grant Persall and Benny White each threw out the honorary first...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Good Hope’s Benefield tosses no-hitter in 11-0 win at Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Good Hope made the quick trip over to Hanceville for a matchup against its county rivals Monday night and Molly Benefield led the way for the Lady Raiders, allowing zero hits and striking out six batters to help secure an 11-0...

    PREP BASEBALL: Hanceville falls to J.B. Pennington 11-9, Thursday scoring recap

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- After picking up a pair of wins against Fultondale on Tuesday, the Hanceville Bulldogs looked to continue that momentum on Thursday afternoon against J.B. Pennington. However, a late rally from the Tigers in the seventh inning proved to be the difference in...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Fairview falls to Springville 14-1, Tuesday scoring recap

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. -- The Fairview Lady Aggies rode a four-game winning streak into their matchup against Springville Tuesday afternoon, but it was all Lady Tigers in this one. Springville took an early lead and ended up rolling past Fairview 14-1 in five innings. Springville collected...

    PREP BASEBALL: Good Hope edges Cold Springs in extra innings 6-5

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The Cold Springs Eagles traveled to Good Hope for a varsity matchup with the Raiders Tuesday afternoon and after falling behind 5-2 in the top of the seventh inning, Good Hope put three runs on the board in the final...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Fairview plates 4 in the 7th to top Cold Springs, Monday scoring recap

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    BREMEN, Ala. – Fairview traveled to Cold Springs to take on the Lady Eagles Monday night and after falling behind 3-0 in the third inning, the Lady Aggies plated four runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind and earn...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Cold Springs handles Falkville 12-2, Monday scoring recap

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    Cold Springs 12 - Falkville 2 (Softball) Cold Springs' Peyton Kennedy retired Falkville on just nine pitches to start out the game. The offense gave her some early run support in their half. Brooklyn Ingram hit a one-out single, then Ciara Calvert drew a walk....

    ‘IT’S MORE THAN JUST BASKETBALL TO US’: Good Hope downs T.R. Miller 63-35 to capture 1st state championship

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Friday was a historic and emotional day at Legacy Arena for the Good Hope Lady Raiders. After coming up short of their goals the last few seasons, the senior-led Lady Raiders broke through in a big way Friday night, defeating T.R....

    PREP BASEBALL: Good Hope downs Cold Springs on the road 20-6, Thursday scoring recap

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    Good Hope 20 - Cold Springs 6 (Baseball) Good Hope jumped out to a quick lead in their opening at-bats. They quickly loaded the bases with no outs, then Carter Naramore hit an RBI groundout, Colten Whatley got hit by the pitch, Dakota Overton drew...

    Good Hope High School pageants set for March 16

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Good Hope High School will host its Fair Queen Representative and Princess and Heritage Pageants on Saturday, March 16, beginning at 4 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The Fair Queen Representative Pageant will be first, followed by the Princess...

    PREP BASKETBALL: ‘I love this team’: No. 1 Good Hope races past No. 2 Prattville Christian 59-29 to advance to 4A State Finals

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The top-ranked Good Hope Lady Raiders have been on quite a run this postseason and they made sure it would end in the state finals when they hit the court Tuesday. Good Hope faced off against the three-time defending state champion...

    PREP BASEBALL: Fairview edges Good Hope on the road, Saturday scoring recap

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    Fairview 13 - Good Hope 11 (Baseball) Good Hope got on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the first inning. They loaded the bases with nobody out, then Carter Rutherford scored on a wild pitch to give the Raiders the early lead. Later on,...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs, Good Hope preparing to tip off Final 4 matchups

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After winning their respective Regional Championships, Cold Springs and Good Hope are both headed to the Final Four. The Lady Eagles cruised past Vincent and Locust Fork to advance to the semifinals for the fourth time in six years and the...

    PREP BASEBALL: Fairview handles Brewer on the road 11-3, Thursday scoring recap

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview traveled to Brewer to take on the Patriots Thursday night and after jumping out to a big lead early, the Aggies returned home with an 11-3 win. Fairview got things going in their opening at-bats. A walk and a pair of...

    PREP BASKETBALL: ‘It’s pretty surreal’: Good Hope punches ticket to Final 4 with 62-44 win over Priceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – After defeating Deshler in the Sweet 16 on Monday, the top-ranked Lady Raiders of Good Hope were back on the court at Wallace State taking on Priceville in the Northwest Regional Finals Wednesday night. Good Hope got off to a fast...

    PREP BASEBALL: West Points collects 6-2 win at Fairview, Tuesday scoring recap

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. -- The West Point Warriors made the trip over to Fairview for a county matchup with the Aggies and they returned home with a win. The Warriors got a strong pitching performance from J.D. Cochran and collected a 6-2 win over Fairview. West...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Raiders rout Fairview 16-1, Monday scoring recap

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Good Hope struck first and in a big way in their opening at-bats. Lexi Steed reached on a Fairview error to lead off the inning, then Campbell Koch hit an RBI double to left field to put the Lady Raiders...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Good Hope’s season ends in Sweet 16 with 81-71 loss to Deshler

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – After coming from behind to defeat Randolph and punching their ticket to the Northwest Regional, the Good Hope Raiders were back in action Monday at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum to face Deshler in the Sweet 16. The Raiders shot 50%...

    PREP BASKETBALL: No. 1 Good Hope handles No. 3 Deshler 68-45 to advance to Elite 8

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – For the fourth consecutive year, Good Hope and Deshler clashed in the postseason Monday morning and after being eliminated by the Lady Tigers the last two seasons, the Lady Raiders bounced back in a big way this time around, dominating Deshler...

    PREP SOFTBALL: West Point opens season with tournament win, Saturday scoring recap

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    WEST POINT, Ala. -- The West Point Lady Warriors hosted this year's West Point Softball Tournament Saturday, and they opened up their season with wins over Winston County (4-1), Falkville (9-0) and Fairview (16-0). West Point 4 - Winston County 1 (Softball) West Point got on...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders earn area title with 60-55 win over Priceville, Raiders fall to West Morgan 63-59

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Both of Good Hope’s varsity squads were back home Tuesday night to host a pair of area championship games and the Lady Raiders fended off a late run from Priceville to claim this year’s 4A, Area 13 title. Good Hope...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders pull away to defeat Addison 88-65

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – After cutting down the nets in Tom Drake Coliseum Saturday night, Good Hope was back at Wallace State Wednesday night for its final regular season matchup of the season against the Bulldogs of Addison. The Raiders put together another impressive night...

    PREP BASKETBALL: No. 2 Good Hope tops No. 1 Lauderdale County 55-46

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- After collecting their third straight county championships at Tom Drake Coliseum Saturday night, the Good Hope Lady Raiders returned to Wallace State Wednesday afternoon to take on the Lady Tigers of Lauderdale County. The Lady Raiders entered the game with a...

    All-County Cheerleaders recognized

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Many Cullman County student athletes were honored at the Cullman County Basketball Tournament Friday night, Jan. 26. Several local cheerleaders were named to the 2024 Cullman County All-County Cheer Sideline Team, 2024 All-County Cheer Competition Team and the 2024 All-County Cheer Team....

    Good Hope High Scholars Bowl headed to nationals

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Good Hope High School Scholars Bowl is headed to Chicago to compete for the national title at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Small School National Championship Tournament in April. To qualify and clinch a spot at the national...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Raiders claim County Championship with 69-55 win over West Point

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Good Hope and West Point battled it out in Saturday night’s final County Championship Game and the Raiders put together a dominant second quarter to create some separation and held off the Warriors in the second half to win it 69-55...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope downs West Point 60-39 to win 3rd straight county championship

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – For the third consecutive season, the Good Hope Lady Raiders are Cullman County Champions. Good Hope built a 34-22 lead in the first half and pulled away in the final two periods to earn a 60-39 win over West Point and...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: JV Lady Raiders capture county title with 43-32 win over Cold Springs

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – We tipped off Championship Saturday the Cullman County Tournament with the JV Girls finals between Good Hope and Cold Springs and the Lady Raiders led on the scoreboard from start to finish, defeating the Lady Eagles 43-32 and capturing the county...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Raiders pull away to top Fairview 58-42, advance to county finals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The top-seeded Good Hope Raiders faced off against Fairview in Friday night’s first varsity boys’ semifinal and after a tight first half, the Raiders outscored the Aggies 20-9 in the third quarter to begin pulling away and went on to defeat...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: West Point topples Good Hope 49-44, advances to JV Boys finals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – West Point clashed with Good Hope in Friday night’s second JV Boys semifinal game at the Cullman County Tournament and after building a convincing lead in the first half, the Warriors fended off an aggressive, come from behind push from the...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope races past Vinemont 77-56 to advance to county finals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Good Hope and Vinemont clashed in the county tournament’s first varsity semifinal game Thursday night and after a back and forth first half, the Lady Raiders outscored Vinemont 22-10 in the third quarter and fended off the Lady Eagles in the...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope pulls away to top Holly Pond 38-27, advances to JV Girls finals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Good Hope Lady Raiders squared off against the Lady Broncos of Holly Pond in the JV Girls semifinals Thursday night and after three tight quarters, the top-seeded Lady Raiders pulled away from Holly Pond in the final frame to secure...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope downs Hanceville 66-25, advances to JV Semifinals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Good Hope Raiders and Hanceville Bulldogs met in Monday night’s second JV Boys County tournament matchup and the Raiders were dominant from start to finish. Good Hope built a 34-19 lead in the first half and continued to add to...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: ‘You have to work hard for what you want to accomplish’: Good Hope’s Macey Denton recaps junior season

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- The Good Hope Lady Raiders had an amazing 2023 volleyball season. They took home the county title, an area championship and qualified for the Super Regionals in Huntsville where they swept White Plains before falling to Deshler in the second...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders, Lady Raiders earn area wins over West Morgan

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – After picking up a pair of area wins at East Lawrence last Friday, the Good Hope Raiders returned home Tuesday night to take on the West Morgan Rebels in two more big area games. The Lady Raiders and Raiders each picked up...

    PREP SPORTS: A look back at some of the best games of 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- 2023 saw more than its fair share of amazing games and fantastic finishes. Here's my list of the best games that I covered last year. Hanceville vs. Etowah (Basketball – Jan. 10) Hanceville took on Etowah in a huge region game at home. The...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders race past J.B. Pennington 101-58

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — After spending last week playing several games in Destin, the Good Hope Raiders played a little closer to home Tuesday night, taking on J.B. Pennington at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum. The Raiders got the new year started on a high...

    PREP BASKETBALL: No. 2 Good Hope edges No. 4 Vestavia Hills 48-42

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- After competing at the Hilton Sandestin Invitational over the holiday break, the Good Hope Lady Raiders returned to Cullman County Tuesday to battle fourth-ranked 7A Vestavia Hills at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum. Both teams had to overcome a slow start...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Rickard’s game-winner lifts Fairview over Good Hope 72-69, Maddox sets county scoring record in 75-32 win

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Good Hope traveled to Fairview for a pair of varsity matchups with the Aggies Friday night and it was a special night of basketball. In the girls’ game, Good Hope’s Ivey Maddox eclipsed the Cullman County girls all-time scoring record and...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Good Hope tops Cold Springs on the road 60-46, Lady Raiders roll 68-35

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    BREMEN, Ala. – After collecting wins over Hanceville Monday night, Good Hope hit the road to take on another county rival at Cold Springs Tuesday night and both the Raiders and Lady Raiders returned home with wins. The Lady Raiders cruised past the Lady...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Good Hope earns 53-37 win over Hanceville, Lady Raiders rout Lady Bulldogs 86-28

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Good Hope returned home to host a pair of matchups against its rivals from Hanceville Monday night and both Raider squads defended their home court with wins. Ava McSwain racked up a game-high 33 points for the Lady Raiders in...

    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...

    MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Good Hope downs Hanceville 35-21 to win county championship

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    BREMEN, Ala. – Good Hope and Hanceville returned to Cold Springs High School Saturday to battle it out for this year’s county tournament championship and after a tight first half, the Raiders outscored the Bulldogs 22-11 in the second half to pull away and...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders fall to Hartselle at Randy Jones Classic

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    WEST POINT, Ala. -- The inaugural Randy Jones Classic was hosted at West Point High School Saturday and several local squads were participating in this year’s field. In the early games, Holly Pond fell to Mortimer Jordan 68-42, Cullman defeated Corner 66-25 and West...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders race past Warriors 88-67, Lady Raiders pull away from West Point 65-49

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The Good Hope Raiders and Lady Raiders both returned home to host a pair of varsity matchups against West Point Thursday night and both Raider squads earned wins over the Warriors. After a tight opening half, the Lady Raiders pulled...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders race past Holly Pond in 2nd half 79-44, Lady Raiders pick up 65-30 win

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- The Holly Pond Broncos hosted the Good Hope Raiders in a couple of big county games on Friday night. The Lady Raiders picked up a 65-30 win over the Lady Broncos, while a big second half by the Raiders was key as...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Good Hope Raiders, Lady Raiders pick up wins at Vinemont

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    VINEMONT, Ala. -- The Good Hope Raiders made the short trip over to Vinemont to take on the Eagles Tuesday night. Both the Lady Raiders and Raiders left with wins over Vinemont, 81-35, and 78-57 respectively. Good Hope 81 - Vinemont 35 (Varsity Girls) It was a dominant...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders collect 67-22 win over Dora at Wallace State Thanksgiving Classic

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Good Hope Lady Raiders were back in action Tuesday afternoon competing at this year’s Wallace State Thanksgiving Classic and after taking a tough loss at Clements Monday night, Good Hope bounced back with a 67-22 win over Dora. The Lady...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders, Bearcats earn wins at Mike Dean Turkey Shootout

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — This year’s Coach Mike Dean Turkey Shootout tipped off at Cullman High School’s Bearcat Arena Monday night and both the Good Hope Raiders and the hosting Bearcats earned wins in the opening round. The Raiders raced past Curry 77-36 to secure...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders, Lady Raiders take home openers over New Hope

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The Raiders and Lady Raiders of Good Hope hosted their first home games of the season against New Hope Friday night and both squads opened up their home gym with wins. The Lady Raiders raced past New Hope 79-50 to...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Good Hope falls in season finale at Oneonta 55-42

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    ONEONTA, Ala. – The Good Hope Raiders traveled to take on the Redskins in their final game of the regular season on Friday night and after a wild back-and-forth start to the first half, Oneonta started to pull away in the second quarter and ended up...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Cold Springs Eagles, Lady Eagles capture 20th, 18th consecutive county championships

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Cross Country Championships were hosted at Fairview’s Randall Shedd Community Park Thursday and both the Cold Springs Eagles and Lady Eagles put on dominant performances to add to their growing list of county titles. The Eagles topped...

    MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Raiders capture back to back county championships with 28-8 win over West Point

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – After defeating Fairview and Vinemont in last week’s semifinals respectively, the Good Hope Raiders and West Point Warriors clashed in the county title game for the second straight season at James W. Shabel Stadium Tuesday night. The Raiders held a...

    6 teams advance to Cullman County Youth Football Championship Games

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The semifinal round of this year’ s Cullman County Youth Football playoffs were hosted at Good Hope’s James W. Shabel Stadium Saturday and after six hard-fought games, next week's championship matchups are now set. In the Fireplug games, the Vinemont Eagles took...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Good Hope falls at Fultondale 35-7

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    FULTONDALE, Ala. – After collecting a convincing, 41-13 win over Ashville last week, the Good Hope Raiders were on the road Friday night for a regional battle at Fultondale. The Raiders had some successful moving the ball through the air against the Wildcats, but...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: Good Hope sweeps Oneonta to claim area championship

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – This year’s 4A, Area 12 Tournament tipped off at Good Hope Tuesday night and the hosting Lady Raiders downed Oneonta to claim the area title and punch their ticket to the next round. After Oneonta swept Hanceville in three straight...

    Cullman County Youth Football Week 7 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This was the final week of the 2023 Cullman County youth football regular season, and all eyes are now moving to the playoffs set for next Saturday. There were some key games that went on around the local area that determined...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Good Hope pulls away to collect 41-13 win over Ashville

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – It was Senior Night at James W. Shabel Stadium in Good Hope as the Raiders faced off against the Ashville Bulldogs in a huge region game and after a close first half, Good Hope pulled away in the second half...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: Good Hope hosts senior night quad match with Cordova, Corner, Fairview

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – It was Senior Night at Good Hope Tuesday night and the Lady Raiders celebrated with a quad match against Cordova, Corner and Fairview. Fairview swept their first two matches with Corner and Cordova, while Good Hope split its first matches....

    Cullman County Youth Football Week 7 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The 2023 youth football regular season is winding down and some teams had an opportunity to clinch a spot in the playoffs on Saturday. The Cold Springs Eagles hosted the Good Hope Raiders, the Vinemont Eagles traveled to take on the Cullman...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Raiders blank Hanceville on the road 28-0

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – There was a great crowd on hand at Ray Talley Stadium in Hanceville to watch the hometown Bulldogs face off against the Good Hope Raiders in not only a huge county game, but a huge region game as well. Unfortunately for...

    COUNTY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope edges Fairview 3-2 to claim 3rd straight county crown

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – It took five, hard-fought sets to pull it off, but the Good Hope Lady Raiders were able to capture their third straight Cullman County Tournament Championship Thursday night. Good Hope went back and forth with Fairview for four tight sets before...

    COUNTY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Lady Aggies edge Holly Pond 3-2; West Point, Fairview advance to JV Finals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Volleyball Tournament resumed at Hanceville’s Lane Horton Gymnasium Tuesday night and the top-seeded Lady Aggies went back in forth in a thrilling, five set battle with Holly Pond to secure a spot in Thursday’s county finals. After...

    COUNTY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Holly Pond, Good Hope, West Point advance on day 1

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Volleyball Tournament tipped off at Hanceville’s Lane Horton Gymnasium Monday night and after day one, the semifinals are now set. On the varsity side of the court, Holly Pond, Good Hope and West Point swept Vinemont, Cold...

    Cullman County Youth Football Week 5 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Week five of the youth football season is now in the books and the playoff picture is slowly starting to take shape. There were some huge games with several teams looking to clinch some playoff spots Saturday. The Vinemont Eagles hosted...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Cold Springs Eagles, Lady Eagles claim titles at Kudzu Hills, Cullman competes at Black & Gold Classic

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    BREMEN, Ala. – This year’s annual Kudzu Hills Invitational was hosted at Cold Springs High School Saturday morning and both the Eagles and Lady Eagles showed out on their home turf. Both Jayden Allred (16:11.00) and Reagan Parris (20:07.80) bested their respective fields to...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Addison topples Good Hope on the road 22-17

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Addison traveled to James W. Shabel Stadium in lovely Good Hope, Alabama to play a fun, physical non-region game Friday night. This game has actually been played for several consecutive years and the games are very well-attended and are usually close,...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: No. 3 Good Hope sweeps Hanceville, Decatur Heritage

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The third-ranked Good Hope Lady Raiders faced off against Hanceville and Decatur Heritage at home in a tri-match Tuesday night and Good Hope ended up sweeping the Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Eagles, respectively. Good Hope 3 - Hanceville 0 (First Match) The...

    Cullman County Youth Football Week 4 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Week four of the youth football season is now in the books and there were some huge games that went on around the local area. The Good Hope Raiders hosted the Holly Pond Broncos, the Vinemont Eagles traveled to take on...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Raiders fall to Etowah in 28-21 OT thriller

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The Good Hope Raiders were back home Friday night hosting a big regional matchup against Etowah and four quarters weren’t enough for these two teams to settle things. The game was tied at 21 at the half and after a...

    Bailey Keef named to Mississippi College Volleyball Team

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    CLINTON, MS (09/21/2023)-- Bailey Keef of Good Hope, has been named to the 2023 Mississippi College Volleyball Team. Mississippi College congratulates the student athletes who were named to the Choctaws Volleyball team for the 2023 season. The Choctaws are led by sixth-year head coach, Shawna...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Spread God’s word as much as you can’: Good Hope’s Lexi Doss enjoying senior season

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Good Hope senior Lexi Doss will be heading into her fourth and final year as a varsity cheerleader and has enjoyed every second of this experience so far. She has learned some very important things during this journey and from...

    Cullman County Youth Football Week 3 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- It's near the halfway point of the 2023 Cullman County Youth Football season and there were more than a handful of intriguing games going on locally this weekend. The Hanceville Bulldogs hosted the Vinemont Eagles, the West Point Warriors traveled to...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Fairview knocks off Good Hope 28-7

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The Fairview Aggies hosted the Good Hope Raiders in a huge county game for both teams. After holding a slim lead at the half, a strong running game helped the Aggies pull away in the second half and knock off the...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: Good Hope sweeps region opener at Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- The third-ranked Good Hope Lady Raiders made the short trip over to Lane Horton Gymnasium to take on the Hanceville Lady Bulldogs in the region opener for both teams. Good Hope ended up sweeping Hanceville in three straight sets. Good Hope 25...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Cold Springs’ Edgeworth, Holly Pond’s Barnett earn wins at Chickasaw Trails Invitational

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    MOULTON, Ala. – Several local schools made the trip over to Moulton for this year’s Chickasaw Trails Invitational and a pair of local runners outpaced their respective fields and returned home with wins. Cold Springs’ Ethan Edgeworth placed first in the large schools’ boys...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Good Hope falls to No. 2 Cherokee County 35-0

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The Good Hope Raiders played host to the no. 2 ranked Cherokee County Warriors Friday night in their region opener and Cherokee County left Good Hope with a 35-0 win. Good Hope went three-and-out on its opening possession, and Cherokee County used the...

    MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Good Hope rolls past Vinemont 56-8

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    VINEMONT, Ala. -- Good Hope made the short trip over to Vinemont to take on the Eagles in Tuesday night and it was all Raiders from the start. Good Hope scored on all but one drive in the first half and ended up rolling past Vinemont...

    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...

    The gift of music

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    Living Water Services donates 12 keyboards to Good Hope schools GOOD HOPE, Ala. – In a heartwarming gesture of community support, Living Water Services made a substantial contribution to the music program at Good Hope Primary and Elementary Schools: 12 keyboards. The initiative was spearheaded by...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Good Hope pulls away to top Vinemont 39-20

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles hosted the Good Hope Raiders on a drizzly Friday night and unfortunately for the home crowd, the Raiders topped the Eagles 39-20 to collect their first win of the season. Vinemont put the first points on the board when...

    PREP CHEER: ‘It’s brought me out of my shell’: Good Hope’s Decia McClure excited for cheer season

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Good Hope junior cheerleader Decia McClure has enjoyed her experience on the varsity cheer team so far and has learned so much during that time. She has enjoyed cheering with some great teammates and has learned a lot from her...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: Good Hope sweeps tri-match at Holly Pond

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- The Holly Pond Lady Broncos hosted Good Hope and Cold Springs for a tri-match Monday night and the Lady Raiders came away with a sweep of both teams. The Lady Broncos were also able to earn a sweep over the...

    PREP FOOTBALL: West Point rallies from behind to topple Good Hope 49-32

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The Good Hope Raiders welcomed West Point to James W. Shabel Stadium Friday night for a high-scoring, high-temperature battle and after falling behind in the opening period, the Warriors rallied and raced past Good Hope to earn a 49-32, season-opening...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Never let failure keep you from achieving your goal’: Good Hope’s Mckenzie McDonald excited for sophomore season

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Good Hope sophomore Mckenzie McDonald will be heading into her second year on the varsity cheerleading squad, and she has really enjoyed that experience so far. She has learned so much from her fellow cheerleaders. "It's been amazing. I love my...

    ‘Good Hope is special, because you’ll always have a friend’: Good Hope’s Raigan Easterwood talks Raider years

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Good Hope senior Raigan Easterwood had a great time being involved in so many different clubs and learned so much during that time. "Being a part of so many clubs prepared me for college in so many different ways. The Youth...

    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...

    PREP SOFTBALL: ‘We should always play for the Lord’: Good Hope’s Campbell Koch recaps freshman season

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- The Good Hope Lady Raiders are coming off a solid 2023 softball season and freshman Campbell Koch talked about what it was like playing alongside some great teammates throughout the year. A lot of younger girls will be on varsity...

    Good Hope celebrating #CityHallSelfie Day Aug. 15

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The City of Good Hope will be participating in #CityHallSelfie Day on Tuesday, Aug. 15. #CityHallSelfie Day is a celebration of public service showcasing pride in local government institutions. Every year since 2016, government employees, elected officials, members of the media...

    PREP BASKETBALL: ‘Working with the athletes at Good Hope has made my game stronger’: Good Hope’s Ella Gossett prepares for 1st season with Lady Raiders

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Freshman Ella Gossett made the move from Cullman to Good Hope this offseason and she enjoyed her time as a Lady Bearcat but she’s also excited to learn as much as she can about her new team and earn some...

    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 FOOTBALL: ‘Represent my community in a good way’: Good Hope’s Colten Whatley recaps junior year

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- The Good Hope Raiders qualified for the playoffs last year after a strong finish to the regular season and quarterback Colten Whatley talked about what he learned during that stretch and what it was like playing alongside a great group...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Be role models for our school and our teammates’: Good Hope’s Maycie Nolen talks freshman season

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Good Hope cheerleader Maycie Nolen is preparing for her second year on the Raiders varsity cheer team, and she's had a blast learning as much as she can from all her teammates and coaches. "I have absolutely loved being on the...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Know your worth and have expectations for how people should treat you’: Good Hope’s Cahaba and Lauren Falls recap last year

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Good Hope cheerleaders Cahaba (first year) and Lauren Falls (second year) have had a great experience cheering for the Raiders on varsity so far and have learned so much from their fellow cheerleaders. "I've had a great time cheering with these...

    ‘Have patience in His timing’: Good Hope’s Avery Flynt recaps band season

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Good Hope majorette captain Avery Flynt will be going into her sixth and final year in the Good Hope Raider band starting this fall and, in this interview, she shared some of what she’s learned during those many years in...

    Good Hope awarded National Fitness Campaign Grant

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Good Hope’s City Council held its first June meeting at Good Hope City Hall Monday night and approved a pair of new resolutions along with a recommendation for the City’s Alcohol Review Committee. The first resolution was to adopt and...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Everyone is treated like family at Good Hope’: Ashlin Hamm recaps Raider years

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Good Hope senior cheerleader Ashlin Hamm. Ashlin had a great high school cheerleading career and talked about what all she learned during her time as a cheerleader. She feels blessed to have cheered alongside...

    PREP FOOTBALL: ‘Have character when nobody’s looking’: Good Hope’s Kaleb Jones looks back on Raider career

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Good Hope senior football player, Kaleb Jones. Kaleb made so many great football memories during his time as a Raider and feels blessed to have played alongside a group of teammates during his career. "Some...