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

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

    Jessica McBrayer promoted to Wallace State’s new women’s basketball coach

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    Jessica McBrayer, 29, has been named Wallace State’s women’s basketball coach this week. McBrayer led the Lady Lions to a 23-8 record and to the ACCC semifinals during the 2017-2018 season. HANCEVILLE – Wallace State Community College announced the appointment of Jessica McBrayer as head...

    Cullman, Smith Lake named as location for Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour Stage 5

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    Left to right: Professional fishermen Jordan Lee, Matt Lee and Randy Howell at a press conference at Cullman City Hall Wednesday morning (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune) This story will be updated. CULLMAN, Ala. - Major League Fishing (MLF) on Wednesday morning announced that Cullman...

    Brackets set for 2020 Cullman County Basketball Tournament

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – All seven county squads have been playing each other for the first half of the season to determine seeding for this year’s Cullman County Basketball Tournament and the brackets were finally filled out Wednesday afternoon. Local coaches met at the Cullman County Board of Education...

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

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

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

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

    City of Good Hope breaks ground on Love’s Travel Stop

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – A crowd of local elected officials and representatives from all over Cullman County gathered near the 305 exit on County Road 222 to celebrate a new business making its way into the community. The City of Good Hope and its...

    5 Cullman County Schools to temporarily transition to remote learning

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman County Schools continues to monitor COVID-19 numbers at our 29 campuses and make appropriate adjustments as needed to protect students, faculty, and staff. As of Wednesday, August 25, student enrollment absences due to either a positive COVID test, or because...

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

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

    Cullman Oktoberfest 2023 dates, details announced

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

    PREP BASEBALL: Addison opens 2020 season Friday

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    ADDISON, Ala. – Addison’s 2020 season is scheduled to open at home Friday against Danville. This is a season full of expectations and questions. Addison is coming off a successful 2019 season, finishing second in the area and going to the state playoffs. The bulldogs only lost two seniors off...

    Wallace State Theatre to present ‘Big Fish The Musical March 12-15

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The work of an Alabama author with ties to Cullman County will be staged March 12-15 by the Wallace State Community College Theatre program. “Big Fish the Musical” based on the 1998 book “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions” by Daniel Wallace, will be presented March...

    (Updated) Major League Fishing coming to Cullman, Smith Lake

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    Members of area school fishing teams posed for pictures with pro fishermen and representatives of Major League Fishing, along with local officials, after Monday’s announcement. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. - In front of a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday morning at Cullman City...

    Cullman’s Jordan, Matt Lee advance past elimination round into Saturday field

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – He spent a lot of the day on the water close to the cut line on Thursday but Cullman’s Jordan Lee made a late push to finish 14th and secure a spot in the field on Saturday with his brother Matt...

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

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

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

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

    Wiggins, Matt and Jordan Lee eliminated after Saturday’s Knockout Round

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After waiting through a rain delay early Saturday morning, 40 anglers hit Smith Lake for the knockout round of Major League Fishing’s (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Stage Five event but only 10 can advance to Sunday. Unfortunately for local pros Jesse Wiggins, Jordan Lee and...

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

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

    Perfect Game lists 3 Trojans as top MLB Draft prospects

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

    ‘From gold arches to gold medals’: Hartselle’s Quanesha Burks’ amazing journey to the Olympics

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. -- The Olympics is an amazing event full of some of the world's most elite athletes who will do whatever it takes to bring home a gold medal. This year, one of those athletes is Hartselle's Quanesha Burks, who will be competing...

    Brent Patterson retires as teacher from CHS

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

    Mark Britton: in his own words

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

    PREP FOOTBALL: 2020 Class 2A, All-Region 5 Team announced

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    This year’s Class 2A, Region 5 All-Region Team has been voted on by the region coaches and released this afternoon. Several players from both the Cold Springs Eagles and Addison Bulldogs earned spots on this year’s team. Cold Springs’ Brodi Williams, Ayden Alexander and...

    Fairview High Principal Whaley accepts position with ALSDE

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview High School Principal Dr. Johnny Whaley on Wednesday, May 1, announced that he has accepted a position with the Alabama State Department of Education. Whaley informed Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette of his resignation, effective May 31, 2024. “I...

    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...

    Wiggins climbs to top of leaderboard after record-setting day on Smith Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Jesse Wiggins is sitting in first place in Group B of the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Stage 5 after Wednesday’s shotgun round on Smith Lake, and he got there by shattering a Major League Fishing record. Wiggins reeled...

    Cold Springs and Good Hope girls hoop it up in Danville play-day series

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    FALKVILLE - Emily Willoughby and Camryn Crider of Cold Springs know when to step up their level of play, regardless if it's a summer play-day game or during the regular season. Others for Cold Springs came on strong Friday while the Lady Eagles competed in...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Brackets set for 2022 Cullman County Tournament

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – We’re a couple weeks into the new year and that means it’s almost time to tip off this year’s Cullman County Basketball Tournament. All the county coaches gathered at the Cullman County Board of Education’s Boardroom Wednesday afternoon to compare records,...

    Hanceville’s Abigail Long named Head Majorette at Tennessee

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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Working hard towards your goal is always important. It doesn't matter if you are looking to start your own business one day, or if you are looking to continue your athletic or academic career after high school. You always have to...

    WSCC baseball ACCC Tournament runner-up; golf, tennis, softball competing at nationals

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    Wallace State’s baseball team finished the season with a 48-10 record and won the ACCC North Division championship. HANCEVILLE – Wallace State baseball’s impressive season ended as the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC)/22 Region runner-up this week in Ozark. The 13th-ranked Lions made a valiant march...

    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...

    Nick’s picks: Top 10 sports comedies

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    With COVID-19 shutting down schools, businesses and seemingly everything else across the country, both movies and sports are experiencing an unprecedented hiatus. This is as good a time as ever to stay home and try to enjoy both sports and movies as best we can and the...

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

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

    2 Benedictine monks ordained to priesthood at St. Bernard Abbey

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Abbey announces the ordination of two of its monks, Father Paschal (Gabriel) Paulter, O.S.B. and Father Pachomius (Gustavo) Alvarado-Garcia, O.S.B., to the priesthood on Saturday, June 10, at the Abbey Church in Cullman by the Most Rev. Elias R....

    Xtreme Allstars sweep Victory Valentine Cheer Competition

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Last weekend was another success for Cullman Gymnastics & Cheer Academy’s Xtreme Allstars. After a strong showing at the JAMfest Bam JAM at the BJCC Jan. 25in which two of their squads took home first place, the Allstars made the trip to Huntsville’s Von...

    MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Campbell’s 3 TDs lift Bulldogs past Fairview for county crown

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    Zachary Campbell accounted for all three of Hanceville's touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 18-14 win over Fairview Monday night. (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune) HANCEVILLE – The Cullman County Middle School Football Championship game was the main event in Hanceville Tuesday night and the two...

    Cullman Co. Youth Football kicking off Aug. 22

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

    Cullman Parks and Recreation’s Archery Camp Teaches Children Tips and Tricks

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      We learned the eleven steps to archery. I like shooting a lot and I usually do pretty good.” Willa Smith, Archery Camper CULLMAN – Cullman Parks and Recreation held their first Archery Camp for the summer on June 29, 30, and June 1 for boys and...

    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...

    Remembering John Hunt

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    Updated 6-29-20 at 12:57 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – Sunday was an emotional day at Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center as friends, family and colleagues gathered in the main gymnasium to celebrate the life of longtime Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Director John Hunt. Hunt...

    2019 BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Cullman native Jesse Wiggins finishes 3rd at Bassmaster Classic

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    Jesse Wiggins sitting on the hot seat as the leader during Sunday's weigh-in at the Bassmaster Classic. (Photo courtesy of Josh Griffin) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – After a slow Friday on the Tennessee River where he hauled in just 10 lbs., 11 oz., Cullman native Jesse...

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

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

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Wallace State’s men’s tennis team wins 2nd ACCC title in 3 seasons; women’s tennis finishes ACCC runner-up

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. -- Wallace State’s men’s tennis team is the Alabama Community College Conference champion for the second time in three seasons. The Lions swept through tournament action at Alexander City over the weekend, breezing to the title. Wallace State freshman Sebastian Arce earned the 2019...

    BJCC reveals Protective Stadium full design plans

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    BIRMINGHAM - Designs for Protective Stadium were presented to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) board of directors at this afternoon’s regularly scheduled BJCC board meeting. The presentation incorporated additional details of interior and exterior designs, the 45,000-capacity seating plan and a sun study, all...

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

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

    Wallace State’s men’s basketball team begins new era tonight with coach Collin Dimitroff at helm

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s men’s basketball team begins a new era tonight as Collin Dimitroff makes his coaching debut for the Lions. Wallace State welcomes Volunteer State to Tom Drake Coliseum for the 2019-2020 season opener at approximately 7:30 p.m., and Cleveland State...

    Wallace State men’s basketball finishes with top GPA for 2nd straight year; 48 WSCC athletes earn All-Academic recognition

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. -- Wallace State’s men’s basketball team is tops in the classroom for the second consecutive year among its counterparts in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Lions compiled a cumulative 3.60 GPA during the 2018-2019 academic year, finishing with the...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Raiders ready for new challenges in 2020

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Football season is upon us and the Good Hope Raiders are gearing up for another postseason run. The Raiders are a combined 19-5 in the last two seasons and fans are excited to see what this year’s team has in store. Head Coach...

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

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

    Profiles in Faith: Devin Wyman

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    CULLMAN - Devin Wyman is not your typical former football player. Yes, he played at a high level in college. Yes, he made it to the NFL. Yes, he played with one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever take the field (Tom Brady) when...

    PREP SWIMMING: CHS Swim Team competes at North Alabama Championship

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

    Addison’s greatest team; Let the debate begin

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    ADDISON, Ala. -- What constitutes the "greatest team" from a school? Is it their win-loss record, winning a state title, having great players or just stats?  I believe that it is a combination of all those things, plus let’s be honest, a lot of speculation. ​ I have decided...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Brackets set for 2023 Cullman County Basketball Tournament

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Basketball Tournament is fast approaching, and the county head coaches gathered at the Cullman County Schools Central Office Wednesday afternoon to determine the seeding. Both the Raiders and Lady Raiders of Good Hope finished 6-0 in county...

    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...

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

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

    Cullman County Youth Football week 3 scoring recap

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

    Cullman Co. Youth Football week 1 scoring recap

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

    Addison’s Jesse Wiggins, Cullman’s Matt and Jordan Lee headed into Saturday’s Knockout Round on Smith Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After his monster day on the water Wednesday in the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Stage Five, Addison's Jesse Wiggins reeled in 25lbs. 14 oz. Friday to stay on top of Group B and secure his spot in Saturday's...

    MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: West Point, Hanceville win thrillers to capture Cullman County Tournament titles

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – There was some exciting basketball at Felton Easterwood Gymnasium in Holly Pond Saturday afternoon. Championships for both the boys and girls at this year’s Cullman County Middle School Basketball Tournament were on the line and both matchups were worth the...

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

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

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

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

    Stony Lonesome OHV cancels Saturday’s scheduled night ride

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    BREMEN, Ala. -- The Night Ride scheduled at Stony Lonesome OHV Park for Saturday March 28 has been canceled. Cullman County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Davenport said Wednesday afternoon, “We called it off. We are going to cancel it.” The delay in the cancelation had caused...

    Severe weather can’t dampen spirit of 18th annual Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame banquet

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    Front row L-R, Barry Willoughby, Danny Davis, Vickie Akers, Randy Hasenbein, Roger Moore Back row L-R, Tim Heck (accepting on behalf of his late father, Hubert Heck), Wayne Chappell, Tim Brigham, Bryan Cain, Mark Moore CULLMAN - Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were not enough to...

    Cullman’s Axel Ward collects more hardware at California Classic

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    PALA, Calif. – Cullman native Axel Ward, 6, is making a name for himself on the national motocross scene. The son of Chad and Crystal Ward, he began his racing endeavor at the age of 4 and in the last two years has amassed...

    PREP BASKETBALL: CHS hires Stuedeman to lead Bearcats

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

    Good Hope’s Brown hired by Cullman Christian School

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    Coach Rosemary Brown / Cullman Christian School CULLMAN - Cullman Christian School is setting its sights on improving its athletic and extracurricular programs. The school took a step in the right direction Tuesday when it hired former Good Hope coach Rosemary Brown to lead the CCS...

    No. 24 Wallace State’s women’s basketball team opens 2019-2020 season tonight

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s women’s basketball team opens the 2019-2020 season at home tonight, featuring a sophomore-heavy backcourt and as the 24th-ranked team in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) preseason poll. Wallace State hosts a pair of Tennessee-based schools at...

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

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

    Saint Bernard Prep athletes recognized

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    Jaden Edge, Emma Tafazoli, Anna Myers and McKenna Kline CULLMAN - Athletes at Saint Bernard were recognized recently for their performances in fall and winter sports during the 2016-17 academic year. Athletic Director William Calvert touted athletic accomplishments and expressed his appreciation to the high number...

    CCSO drug roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) made multiple drug-related arrests this week in unrelated incidents across the county. On July 18, deputies responded to a report of domestic violence in the Johnson’s Crossing area. William Checkon, 79, of Hanceville, allegedly left the scene...

    Cullman’s Brannon headed for the Tide

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    Photo: Hunter Brannon, left, with his proud uncle, and former Tide player, Wesley Britt CULLMAN - A week before the start of fall practice in his final season at Cullman High School, offensive lineman Hunter Brannon got something off his mind. He made the decision to...

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

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

    Bassmaster Elite Series event at Lake Eufaula postponed

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. officials announced they will postpone the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, Ala., originally scheduled to be held April 2-5, in keeping with the advice of both medical professionals and federal officials to limit gatherings to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. Anglers,...

    CGCA’s Xtreme Allstars sweep All-Star Prep Nationals

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    ATLANTA, Ga. – Cullman Gymnastics & Cheer Academy’s Xtreme Allstars were back on the road last weekend for the All-Star Prep Nationals at the Georgia International Convention Center and they came home with some more hardware. The Queens, Empresses and Mini Majesties all placed first in their respective...

    2nd annual Hannah Bates Memorial Fishing Tournament coming up Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s Hannah Bates Memorial Fishing Tournament is scheduled to get underway this Saturday, Oct. 26 and it generates proceeds for a great cause while also honoring the memory of a beloved friend and family member within the community. Bates, 21,...

    Pigskin Party!

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

    Local anglers Wiggins, Arnold finish strong at Basspro.com Central Open at Smith Lake

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    JASPER, Ala. – The 2019 Basspro.com Central Open at Smith Lake came to a close Saturday and a pair of Cullman natives were in the mix on the final day. Jordan Wiggins finished in third place with a total weight of 41-3 and Tim Arnold hauled in...

    PREP CHEER: Cullman, Good Hope shine at UCA Nationals

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

    Wallace State’s golf teams conclude respective seasons at nationals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s golf teams wrapped up action recently at their respective NJCAA Division I National Championships. The Lady Lions, coached by J.J. Adams, finished tied for 11th in Ormond Beach, Fla., and the men’s team finished 13th in Lubbock, Texas. The men...

    Holly Pond community celebrates lives of student athletes

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – Family, friends, teammates, coaches, teachers and more gathered at the baseball field at Holly Pond High School Monday night to celebrate the lives of two student athletes taken far too soon. Dayden Floyd, 16, and Josh McGinnis, 17, were killed...

    Jesse Wiggins, Matt and Jordan Lee headed to Saturday’s Knockout Round on Smith Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After his monster day on the water Wednesday in the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Stage Five, Addison's Jesse Wiggins reeled in 25lbs. 14 oz. Friday to stay on top of Group B and secure his spot in Saturday's...

    Cold Springs’ Tammy West talks about title teams and her time in coaching

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    BREMEN, Ala. – For the fourth time in school history, the Cold Springs Lady Eagles are the AHSAA 2A Girls State Champions. It’s not just the fourth title for Cold Springs High School, it’s also the fourth title for Lady Eagles’ Head Coach Tammy...

    Good Hope wins volleyball opener on new gym floor

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    GOOD HOPE - Having to adjust without the services of All-County middle blocker Kate Kent, the Good Hope Lady Raiders did just that with a new rotation that clicked in winning the home opener Tuesday on a brand new and newly painted hardwood floor...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Bearcats running back Jayden Sullins commits to Navy

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

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

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

    COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Last-second field goal lifts LSU over Auburn, 22-21

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    AUBURN – It was a hot and humid Saturday on The Plains for the annual matchup between LSU and Auburn, but in the end, it was the Tigers in white who pulled off the road upset, 22-21, thanks to a field goal from Cole...

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

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

    Fairview home destroyed by fire

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    Updated 6-21-19 9:34 p.m. FAIRVIEW, Ala. – A home north of Fairview along the 2300 block of County Road 1527 was destroyed by fire early Friday evening. Early reports indicate the blaze started in an attached garage and spread through the rest of the home. No injuries...

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

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

    A.J. Daugherty named new UAB Head Softball Coach

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Director of Athletics Mark Ingram has announced the hiring of A.J. Daugherty as new head coach of the UAB Softball program. A lifelong Alabama native and the 2022 NJCAA National Coaching Staff of the Year, Daugherty comes to Birmingham after a tremendously...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman falls to Jasper on the road

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

    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...

    Isabella Allred crowned Miss Wallace State 2020

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

    PREP FOOTBALL: Brewer excited to take the reins at Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The search for the next Head Coach of the Hanceville Bulldogs ended Thursday night and Ryan Brewer is excited to step in and take the reins of the program. Brewer is replacing Head Coach Cody McCain who stepped down in April...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Vinemont working to ‘finish games’ in 2020

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – After coming up just short of a playoff berth last fall, the Vinemont Eagles are preparing to bounce back and make another run at the postseason in 2020. The Eagles are losing a lot of production from last year’s squad in...

    Vinemont Eagles Baseball Team to Hold 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

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    VINEMONT – The Vinemont Eagles Baseball team will host their 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction Saturday, March 14 in the school lunchroom. Plates are $7 and carry outs are available as well. The breakfast will be from 8-11 a.m., with the auction...

    BASSMASTER COLLEGE SERIES: Grand Valley State Duo Wins Bassmaster College Series Event On Alabama’s Smith Lake

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    Lucas Murphy and Mitchell Gunn of Grand Valley State University win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at Smith Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops out of  Cullman, Ala., with a three-day total of 52 pounds, 7 ounces. (Photo by Chris Mitchell/B.A.S.S.) CULLMAN, Ala. — When...

    2019 All-County Softball Team honored at Buffalo Wild Wings

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With another season of softball in the books for Cullman County, it’s time to recognize local standouts for their accomplishments and Buffalo Wild Wings did just that Monday night. They, along with Cullman County’s seven softball coaches, helped put together and recognize an all-county softball...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Good Hope takes spring game over Vinemont 19-12

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Vinemont traveled to take on Good Hope in a spring jamboree game Thursday night in what ended up being a very closely contested game. However, the Raiders were able to hang on in the end to defeat the Eagles 19-12...

    2020 Cullman County Basketball Tournament tipping off Saturday

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- The 2020 Cullman County Basketball Tournament is upon us and all of the county teams are chasing the same goal; to capture this year’s county championship. West Point's girls and Good Hope's boys will look to repeat as county champions while...