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    Holly Pond’s Cora Hogeland earns state Farm-City award

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    Winners honored during Farm-City Awards, including state's 2024 Farm of Distinction AUBURN, Ala. - Agritourism was on display during the annual Farm-City Awards Program April 11 in Auburn.  Detailed activity reports, bright posters, well-worded essays and vibrant videos showcased hours of hard work and dedication by...

    Despite controversy, Chainbreaker’s Ministries celebrates opening of Frierson House in Holly Pond

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – Local nonprofit Chainbreaker’s Ministries on Saturday, April 6, cut the ribbon and welcomed visitors to the grand opening of the Frierson House addiction recovery/transition center in Holly Pond. Founders/Directors Doug and Cassandra Canter introduced volunteers and the men living there,...

    PREP SOFTBALL: West Point fends off Fairview 5-4, Monday scoring recap

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    West Point 5 - Fairview 4 (Softball) A solo home run off the bat of Brinlee Phillips gave West Point an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Fairview tied the game up at one in the top of the second on a...

    Holly Pond declares April Civitan Awareness Month 

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday passed a resolution proclaiming April Civitan Awareness Month in the town. “As always, we really appreciate the Civitan Club in this community because they do so much for the community,” said Mayor Carla Hart,...

    Holly Pond Town Council schedules special meeting to consider changes to scrapyard ordinance

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday, April 1, tabled a request from Jared Ibrahim, owner of BNF Metals, to modify the Town ordinance that governs activities at his scrapyard on the east side of Holly Pond on U.S. Highway...

    Holly Pond Town Council presents $10K to local schools

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday presented $5,000 checks to each of the town’s schools: to Holly Pond High School Principal Dr. Nate Ayers, and to Holly Pond K-8 Principal Karen Sparks. The presentation was made at a council...

    PREP BASEBALL: Cold Springs races past Altamont 13-10, Wednesday scoring recap

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    Cold Springs 13 - Altamont 10 (Baseball) Cold Springs didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard against Altamont. They batted around and scored six runs in the first inning. RBI singles by Lindan Hill, Matt Williams, and Ethan Nabors, a two-run double by Samuel...

    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: Cold Springs earns 4-3 win at Holly Pond, Monday scoring recap

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Cold Springs Eagles traveled to Holly Pond for a spring break matchup Monday afternoon and after falling behind in the bottom of the sixth, the Eagles scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to pick...

    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 BASEBALL: Holly Pond splits doubleheader with West End, Tuesday scoring recap

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    Holly Pond 10 - West End 9 (Baseball) (Game One) West End struck first in its opening at-bats as an RBI groundout and an RBI single gave them the early 2-0 lead. Holly Pond answered right back in their half. Sawyer Olinger reached on an...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Big 5th inning propels West Point to 15-4 win over Fairview, Monday scoring recap

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    West Point 15 - Fairview 4 (Softball) West Point got on the scoreboard in their opening at-bats. Three walks loaded the bases for Katie Beth Yovino. She ended up drawing one of her own to give the Lady Warriors a 1-0 lead. West Point added...

    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 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....

    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...

    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 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...

    Guy Hunt Library: Hidden gem of the CCPLS

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The libraries of the Cullman County Public Library System are a valuable and often overlooked resource. Holly Pond’s Guy Hunt Library is one of those hidden gems; it offers weekly and monthly community events and programs designed to entice 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....

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: West Point advances to county finals with 51-44 win over Holly Pond

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Holly Pond and West Point met in Friday night’s final county tournament game with a spot in Saturday’s championship game on the line and the Warriors fended off an explosive performance from Broncos guard Kollin Brown to secure a 51-44 win...

    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: Vinemont takes 41-38 thriller over Holly Pond to advance to semifinals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Holly Pond and Vinemont battled it out in Wednesday night’s first varsity matchup at the county tournament and it came down to the final shot. The Lady Eagles held onto a 26-19 lead after the first half and withstood a big...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Holly Pond advances to semifinals with 62-59 OT win over Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – A varsity boys’ matchup between the Holly Pond Broncos and Hanceville Bulldogs capped Tuesday night’s county tournament action and four quarters weren’t enough for these two squads to settle things. The score was knotted at 17 at halftime and after the...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: West Point routs Holly Pond 58-13 to advance to JV Semifinals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – West Point and Holly Pond met in the opening round of the JV Boys tournament Tuesday night and the Warriors dominated from start to finish. West Point took a commanding, 32-8 lead into the locker room at halftime and continued to...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Lady Broncos top Fairview 58-32, advance to JV semifinals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Tournament got back underway at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum Tuesday night, and we tipped things off with a JV Girls matchup between Holly Pond and Fairview. The Lady Broncos put pressure on Fairview on the defensive...

    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 CHEER: ‘To accomplish your goals, it takes hard work and discipline’: Holly Pond’s Bella Foust talks 8th grade season

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- Holly Pond eighth grade cheerleader Bella Foust just completed her second year of middle school cheer and has had an amazing experience during that time so far. She also talked about her time cheering for Xtreme All-Stars and how much...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Hanceville picks up 60-43 win at Holly Pond, Lady Broncos handle Lady Bulldogs 48-24

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — Holly Pond returned home to Felton Easterwood Gymnasium to host its county rivals from Hanceville Tuesday night and both county squads split their varsity matchups. The Lady Broncos handled Hanceville 48-24 and in the boys’ game, the Bulldogs pulled away...

    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 BASKETBALL: Holly Pond splits varsity matchups with Falkville

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- The Holly Pond Broncos hosted the Falkville Blue Devils in a pair of region games Tuesday night and Holly Pond ended up splitting its games with Falkville. The Lady Broncos got off to a fast start and all, but one player found...

    Holly Pond Robotics Team ends spectacular 1st season

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - Students at Holly Pond Middle and Elementary Schools have a new extracurricular team on their roster this year – Robotics. The team is made up of four smaller teams, grouped together based on age and grade level; two elementary school-aged...

    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: Brown’s 37 leads Holly Pond past J.B. Pennington 64-60, Lady Broncos earn 52-31 win

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — The Broncos and Lady Broncos returned home after the Thanksgiving holiday to host J.B. Pennington Tuesday night and both Holly Pond squads collected wins over the Tigers. The Lady Broncos smothered J.B. Pennington to earn a 52-31 win and the...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Holly Pond handles Addison 69-18 at Wallace State Thanksgiving Classic

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Holly Pond Lady Broncos hit the court at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum Tuesday morning for a matchup against the Lady Bulldogs of Addison and Holly Pond dominated the game from start to finish. The Lady Broncos built a 37-3...

    STATE CROSS COUNTRY MEET: Cold Springs Eagles, Lady Eagles capture state championships; Edgeworth sets state record, wins 4th state title

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    DANVILLE, Ala. – This year’s AHSAA State Cross Country Championships were hosted at the Oakville Indian Mounds Saturday morning, and it was a great day to be a Cold Springs Eagle. Both the Eagles and Lady Eagles claimed 1-2A state championships and Eagle runners...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats open season with 85-50 win over Hayden, Lady Broncos earn OT win

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Basketball has returned to Bearcat Arena for another season and Cullman opened up its season with a matchup against Hayden Tuesday night. The ‘Cats led by just one at the end of the opening period, but several scorers got hot as...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Vinemont pulls away to top Holly Pond 40-24

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles were back home Friday night to wrap up the regular season against the rival Holly Pond Broncos and it took a pair of late scores for the Eagles to pull away for good and defeat the Broncos on...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Holly Pond hangs on to top Cleveland 34-26

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    CLEVELAND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Broncos were back on the road Friday night for their final regional matchup of the season at Cleveland and the Broncos were able to stop the Panthers on the final play of the game to secure a 34-26...

    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...

    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 VOLLEYBALL: Holly Pond sweeps Cleveland, Southeastern to win 2A, Area 12 tournament

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – Holly Pond was the site of the Class 2A, Area 12 tournament this year and after Cold Springs fell just short in a five-set battle with Southeastern, the Lady Broncos swept Cleveland and Southeastern to take home this year's area...

    Celebrating recovery at Holly Pond United Methodist Church

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -  Trauma and addiction are two things that touch everyone in some way. It may be through a sister who is struggling with alcoholism, an incarcerated father or a single mother in an unspeakable position questioning how to feed her children....

    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: Holly Pond drops region game with West End 44-24

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – After defeating Gaston to earn their first win of the season last week, the Broncos were back home Friday night for a regional matchup against West End. Unfortunately for the home crowd, they had less success against the Patriots this...

    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: Holly Pond hammers Gaston on homecoming 50-14

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Broncos were back home to cap off homecoming week Friday night and they celebrated the occasion with a dominant, 50-14 performance against Gaston to collect their first win of the season. The Bulldogs received the opening kickoff, but...

    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...

    Holly Pond mayor responds to social media controversy over denied fundraising event permit

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — Holly Pond Mayor Carla Hart on Monday took time to respond to the recent controversy over the town government’s decision to deny permission to Holly Pond resident Jerrett Rollins for a private fundraising softball tournament to be held at the town’s...

    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 FOOTBALL: Glencoe pulls away to top Holly Pond 49-18

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Glencoe Yellow Jackets came swarming into Holly Pond to face the Broncos Friday night and after falling behind 6-0 early, the Yellow Jackets stormed back to score 20 unanswered points before halftime and continued pulling away in the second...

    PREP BASKETBALL: ‘True joy is found in the Lord’: Phoebe Jones recaps junior season at Holly Pond, talks move to Cullman Christian

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In this interview, I talked to Phoebe Jones about her junior season with the Holly Pond Lady Broncos as well as her recent move to Cullman Christian. "We had a really good season. The team had a strong connection, and we grew...

    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: Southeastern pulls away to top Holly Pond 35-6

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    REMLAP, Ala. – The Holly Pond Broncos traveled to Remlap, Alabama to take on Southeastern Friday night and despite trailing by just one score at halftime, the Broncos were unable to keep pace with the Mustangs in the second half as they pulled away...

    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: Pleasant Valley edges Holly Pond 15-14

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Pleasant Valley Raiders visited the Holly Pond Broncos Friday night and were able to leave with a tight, 15-14 victory over the Broncos. The Raiders won the toss and elected to defer to the second half. Pleasant Valley surprised the Broncos with...

    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: Holly Pond falls to Locust Fork on the road 68-28

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    LOCUST FORK, Ala. – Holly Pond traveled to Locust Fork to kick off region play against the Hornets and unfortunately for the Broncos, Locust Fork was dominant from start to finish and Holly Pond fell to 0-3 with a 68-28 loss. Locust Fork jumped out...

    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...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Cold Springs’ Edgeworth, Cullman’s Barnett place 1st in Scottsboro, Moulton

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    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Cold Springs and Cullman both hit the road Saturday morning to compete in this year’s Scottsboro Invitational and Pepsi XC Challenge respectively and both of them returned home with winners. Cold Springs’ Ethan Edgeworth cooked the rest of the large schools’...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cold Springs handles Holly Pond 42-7

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    BREMEN, Ala. – The Holly Pond Broncos traveled across the county to face the Eagles of Cold Springs Friday night and with the rain coming down, the Eagles flew to an impressive, 42-7 win over the Broncos. Cold Springs received the opening kickoff and moved...

    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: Holly Pond drops season opener to Clements 45-12

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Broncos hosted the Clements Colts Friday night and kicked things off at 8 p.m. due to the current heat wave. Unfortunately for the home crowd, the Broncos were unable to heat up offensively and they fell to...

    PREP SOFTBALL: ‘Trust the process’: Holly Pond’s Molly Neal recaps junior season

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- The Holly Pond Lady Bronco are coming off another solid season on the diamond as they finished runners-up in the area tournament and qualified for Regionals. One of this year’s seniors, Molly Neal recapped that season and talked about what...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Be a team others look up to’: Holly Pond’s Jaycie Pitts excited for upcoming cheer season

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- Holly Pond eighth grader Jaycie Pitts will be heading into her second year as a middle school cheerleader and has enjoyed the experience so far. She has learned so much from the girls and from her coach so far. "The experience...

    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 VOLLEYBALL: ‘Be great people on and off the court’: Holly Pond’s Madi Brown recaps junior year

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- Holly Pond senior volleyball player Madi Brown moved to Holly Pond last year and the change was nothing new to her, coming from a military family. She talked about her junior volleyball season, what it was like playing with the...

    Holly Pond Town Council considers concerns about new recycling facility

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – At the Holly Pond Town Council meeting Monday evening, Councilwoman Julie Ray raised concerns about the town’s new metal recycling facility BNF metals. The facility received its business license on June 6, 2023 and officially opened on June 16, a month...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: ‘You need to keep your faith strong’: Holly Pond’s Kaylee Rohrscheib talks junior year

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- Last season was a very special one for the Holly Pond Lady Broncos as they took home the area championship in volleyball and made it to Regionals in Huntsville. Upcoming senior Kaylee Rohrscheib talked about that incredible season and what...

    Family of Holly Pond’s Leah Grace Tarvin joins Ivey for distracted driving bill signing

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Family members of the late Leah Grace Tarvin joined Gov. Kay Ivey at the State Capitol bill-signing ceremony recently for Alabama’s new hands-free driving law, Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview, said on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. Tarvin, a Holly Pond resident who was...

    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...

    ‘Create memories’: Holly Pond’s Alexis Pitts looks back on high school years

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Holly Pond senior Alexis Pitts, and she shared some of her favorite memories she made during her time in several school clubs, including the FCCLA. "I was in the FFA, FCCLA, Beta Club, and SGA....

    PREP SPORTS: ‘Always give 110%’: Holly Pond’s Carson Ryan recaps sophomore year

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – In this interview, I talked to Broncos basketball and baseball standout Carson Ryan. Carson shared his thoughts on his sophomore seasons, and he gained a lot from playing with both teams. "I had a lot of fun last year. I felt...

    Holly Pond High’s Simmons named to UA Early College Director’s List

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A total of 516 students enrolled in UA Early College during spring semester 2023 at The University of Alabama were named to the Director's List with an academic record of 3.6 (or higher). Local students include: Dawson Simmons of Cullman, who attends Holly...

    Holly Pond welcomes new business BNF Metals

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – On Friday, June 16, BNF Metals held its grand opening at its new location at 11615 U.S. Highway 278 E in Holly Pond, on the site of the old Gibbs Garden Center on the east side of Holly Pond. Owners...

    CCBOE names Ayers HPHS principal, approves joining social media litigation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County School Board (CCBOE) on June 12 officially hired Nathan Ayers as the new principal of Holly Pond High School, effective July 1, 2023. He will replace Dr. Janet Turner. Ayers addressed the board, saying, “You’re going to get the...

    ALL-STATE SOFTBALL: Cullman’ Shannon lands on 6A 1st team; Holly Pond’s Rickman earns 2A 2nd team honors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Alabama Sports Writers Association has made its selections for this year’s All-State softball teams and a pair of local standouts earned All-State recognitions. Cullman’s Haley Shannon put together an outstanding senior season to earn 6A first team honors and nearby...

    ‘Keep your faith in God’: Holly Pond’s Raylee Beeson talks about life as a Bronco

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Holly Pond senior Raylee Beeson about some of the many memories she made in her Bronco years. "I was involved in the Pep Club (ninth and 10th grade), the Key Club and FCCLA (9th-12th grade)....

    Holly Pond Town Council selects Deborah Holcomb to complete husband’s term

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening selected Deborah Holcomb to complete the term of her husband Charles Holcomb, who passed away on May 14, 2023. The council also considered Holly Pond resident and Cullman businessman Michael Taylor for...

    PREP SPORTS: ‘You need to set an example’: Holly Pond’s Kamryn Tankersley recaps junior year

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – In this interview I spoke to Holly Pond Junior Kamryn Tankersley’s junior volleyball and basketball seasons with the Broncos. Tankersley talked about what she learned during the last school year and how blessed she felt to play alongside a great...

    Ice cream for breakfast? Yes, please!

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – No matter your age, ice cream for breakfast is always a fun start to the day. Toppings like Oreos and chocolate syrup were piled high atop mounds of ice cream as seniors gathered for sundaes, bingo and fellowship Wednesday, May...

    PREP SOFTBALL: ‘Believe in yourself’: Holly Pond’s Bai Widner recaps Bronco career

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to one of the standout seniors on Holly Pond's softball team, Bai Widner. She made some great memories during her time as a Bronco, and she learned a lot during her softball career. She also...

    PREP SPORTS: ‘Be the best teammate I can be’: Holly Pond’s Alyssia Mitchell talks sophomore year

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – In this interview, I talked to Holly Pond Sophomore Alyssia Mitchell about her experience playing both volleyball and basketball for the Broncos during the last school year, starting with volleyball. "Last season on JV, we came up short, but we grew...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Holly Pond’s season ends at East Regional with losses to Pisgah, Woodland

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    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – The Lady Broncos hit the road Tuesday morning to compete in this year’s East Regional Tournament in Albertville but unfortunately for Bronco fans, Holly Pond’s postseason run came to an end with losses to Pisgah and Woodland. Pisgah 5 – Holly Pond...

    STATE TRACK MEET: Cold Springs Eagles, Lady Eagles capture 2A State Championships; locals shine in Cullman, Gulf Shores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Another state track meet is in the books and this year the Cold Springs Eagles and Lady Eagles are your Class 2A state champions. The Eagles outpaced Sand Rock by 45 points to claim their state title and the Lady Eagles...

    7th graders conquer drone race

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Cullman County Schools seventh graders on Friday took part in the second annual Cullman County Drone Race at Wallace State Community College, where they  navigated their drones through various obstacle courses built by Wallace State’s Engineering department. “We decided that seventh grade...

    ALL-COUNTY BASEBALL: Cold Springs’ Bartlett named MVP; Freeman, West, Sutter, Voce earn top honors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Another baseball season is in the books in Cullman County and that means there are plenty of postseason honors to be awarded. The county’s seven head coaches voted on this year’s awards and All-County teams and have selected Cold Springs’ standout...

    PREP BASKETBALL: ‘Give all glory to God’: Holly Pond’s Sawyer Olinger recaps sophomore season

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- The Holly Pond Broncos are coming off another great basketball season that saw them collect over 20 wins and add an area title to their trophy case. Sophomore Sawyer Olinger recapped that season and talked about what all he learned,...

    AREA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS: Lady Bearcats advance to Area Championship game with 13-1 win over Pinson Valley; Tuesday scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Lady Bearcats returned home to host this year’s 6A, Area 13 Tournament Tuesday night and after dropping their first game with Mortimer Jordan, the ‘Cats bounced back to win their next matchup against Pinson Valley to advance to Thursday’s...

    Cullman libraries celebrate National Library Week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Public Library System last week celebrated National Library Week. This year’s theme was “There’s More to the Story.” According to the Cullman County Public Library System Director Sharon Townson, public libraries are more than just lending libraries. “More importantly, libraries...

    AREA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS: Holly Pond splits with Cleveland, West End; Monday scoring recap

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    Holly Pond 11 – Cleveland 6 (2A, Area 10) The Lady Broncos jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and after making it 4-0 in the bottom of the second, they racked up six more runs in the third to...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Area tournaments slated for this week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Softball’s postseason will get underway for our local teams this week and it starts with several area tournament matchups Monday and Tuesday. The Cullman Lady Bearcats will be hosting their respective area tournament and everyone else will be on the road....

    Holly Pond Civitans host Relay For Life Survivors’ Breakfast

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    CULLMAN, Ala– Dozens of cancer survivors and their family and friends gathered early Wednesday morning, April 26, for the annual Relay For Life of Cullman County Survivors’ Breakfast at Cullman Church of Christ. Survivors shared treatment milestones and memories over a buffet-style breakfast, while...

    COUNTY BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope, Fairview, Cold Springs advance on day 1

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    BREMEN, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Baseball Tournament officially began Saturday afternoon at Cold Springs High School and day one was packed with exciting action. Good Hope came from behind late to top Hanceville 8-7 in game one, Fairview handled the Holly Pond...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Always keep your head held high’: Holly Pond’s Kalli Ham looks back on freshman season

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- Freshman Kalli Ham cheered on the Holly Pond varsity team and talked about that experience, plus what she learned, and what it was like cheering with a great group of girls. "My experience, personally, was really good. I love cheer very...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Holly Pond, Addison collect Thursday night wins

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    Addison 12 - Cold Springs 2 (Softball) Cold Springs jumped out to an early lead in their opening at-bats. Kortnie Williams hit a leadoff single to right field on the first pitch, then Ciara Calvert drew a walk. Later on, the Lady Eagles pulled off...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Always speak life into each other’: Holly Pond’s Blakely Baggett talks freshman season

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – In this interview, I spoke with Holly Pond ninth grader Blakely Baggett. Baggett talked about her first year cheering on the Broncos’ varsity squad and what it was like cheering alongside a great group of girls. "I really like cheering and...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Broncos down Southeastern 9-4

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – Holly Pond hosted the Southeastern Lady Mustangs for Tuesday afternoon matchup and the Lady Broncos got off to a quick start on their way to a 9-4 win. Southeastern struck first in their opening at-bats as an RBI single gave them the early...