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PHIL CAMPBELL - Coaches are reluctant by nature to compare players past and present. They—quite understandably—don’t want to step on anybody’s toes. Especially when the player...read more
Late Thursday night, a little less than 24 hours before his Colbert Heights team was slated to kick off perhaps the biggest game in the program’s 52-year history, head coach Taylor Leather...read more
Belgreen’s Brant Bragwell scored 11 of his 18 points in the second half on Friday night, helping the Bulldogs rally past Red Bay for a 56-53 win in their season opener.   The Tigers...read more
PHIL CAMPBELL - As they adjust to life without a handful of key seniors from last year’s team, Brett Thomas knows his Phil Campbell boys will face their share of challenges this season. &...read more
PHIL CAMPBELL - Craig Thomas is hopeful that his Phil Campbell girls will improve their ball-handling and shot-making this season to the point where they won’t have to rely as much on thei...read more
Patrick Odom is the first to admit it—he coaches Devin Buckhalter a little differently than he does most other players. And with good reason. Devin Buckhalter is not most other players. &ldquo...read more
The Belgreen Lady Bulldogs have guards who can shoot, post players who can score, and more than enough experience and depth to improve upon last year’s 15-15 record—despite the fact that t...read more
With the top three scorers—including All-State guard Abby Hester—back from last year’s 22-win team, expectations are as high as they’ve been in quite some time for Vina’s...read more
The most impressive aspect of Auburn’s 40-17 whipping of Georgia last week was the way the Tigers controlled the line of scrimmage. Prior to Saturday, the Bulldogs had rushed for at least 200 ya...read more
COLBERT HEIGHTS - The defining play of Colbert Heights’ first playoff win in a decade began innocently enough. With roughly a minute gone by in the third quarter and the Wildcats clinging to a ...read more
Taylor Leathers heard it from a couple of people at church on Sunday morning. Then he heard it again at the local gas station that afternoon. Everywhere he went, it seemed, he fielded some version of ...read more
Phil Campbell senior Peyton Thomas, last year’s Class 2A Hitter of the Year, will sign with the University of North Alabama on Wednesday morning in a ceremony at the PCHS library. The Free Press...read more
According to head coach Corey Thomaston, Russellville’s late-season surge last year was primarily the product of a discovery process that was bound to take time. Before the Lady Golden Tigers co...read more
Two years ago, Phil Campbell rode the one-two punch of post players Noah Williams and Hayden Copeland all the way to Hanceville, finishing just a few points shy of reaching the Elite Eight. Williams g...read more
Four one-loss teams (Ohio State, Penn State, Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech) in the top 13 of the initial College Football Playoff rankings saw their Final Four hopes take crippling blows with losse...read more
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