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2008-2009 hunting seasons for West Alabama counties - The 2008-2009 hunting seasons for West Alabama counties are as follows:<br>Deer<br>Bow and arrow and spear stalk hunting only (no dogs), Oct. 15-Jan. 31.<br>Special muzzleloader privately owned or leased land only - stalk hunting only (no dogs) Nov. 17-Nov. 21<br>Antlered Bucks by stalk or dog hunting (where allowed) Nov. 22-Jan. 15 1099
August 31st, 2008
Tigers strike early, roll past Winfield - WINFIELD | The Fayette County Tigers were clicking on all cylinders against the Winfield Pirates en route to a 34-6 victory Friday night.<br>Leading the Tiger defense were linebackers Chuck Franks and Kenderick Sparks, who recorded five and eight tackles respectively. 1098
August 31st, 2008
Witherspoon makes roster; former Tide player cut - Undrafted rookie Brian Witherspoon from Stillman College has made the opening-day roster with the Jacksonville Jaguars.<br>Witherspoon, a cornerback at Stillman but likely to play on special teams for the Jaguars, joins four of this year's five draft choices on the 53-man roster. 1097
August 31st, 2008
Yoga can foster relaxation, good health - TUSCALOOSA | So there were 13 young women in the room, including an exchange student from Lithuania, my body was lightly basting in its own perspiration, and a woman who had been a school teacher for 30 years said to get in a downward-facing position. 1096
August 31st, 2008
"YEA ALABAMA" - The University of Alabama started out the 2008 season with all the flourish of a bowl game Saturday in a neutral-field setting for the marquee game of the opening weekend of college football. 1095
August 31st, 2008
Ex-Wildcat leads UWA to victory - With a new quarterback directing a new offense, the West Alabama Tigers opened the season on Saturday night by routing Belhaven College. 1094
August 31st, 2008
Sometimes, the best fishing comes to those who think small - The weekend was coming and I'd have 12 people in my house expecting some kind of fish. Broiled, fried, grilled, it really didn't matter but it wasn't supposed to come from a fish market. 1093
August 31st, 2008
Quarterback Nevis eager to lead Tiger's offense - Darrell Nevis might be feeling a bit nervous as he enters a new phase of his college football career.<br>Nevis, a junior, starts at quarterback as the Stillman Tigers open the season against Miles College in the Labor Day Golden Classic. Kickoff is set for 6 tonight at Birmingham's Legion Field. 1092
August 31st, 2008
PREP ROUNDUP: Cougars win opener - GREENSBORO | Southern Academy, which has won four straight AISA state championships, defeated Restoration Academy of Bessemer 63-6 to open the 2008 football season on Friday night. 1091
August 30th, 2008
Hale County backs take control - TUSCALOOSA | Braden Fowler threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one in Holy Spirit High School's 37-16 win over Sunshine Friday night.<br>It was Fowler's first high school game at quarterback. He missed last season due to shoulder surgery. 1090
August 30th, 2008
Holy Spirit rolls over Sunshine - TUSCALOOSA | Braden Fowler threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one in Holy Spirit High School's 37-16 win over Sunshine Friday night.<br>It was Fowler's first high school game at quarterback. He missed last season due to shoulder surgery. 1089
August 30th, 2008
Stacy scores four touchdowns in Bibb County victory over Bryant - TUSCALOOSA | The Paul W. Bryant High School football team put up some big offensive numbers in its debut for first-year head coach Bobby Moore, but the Stampede couldn't stop Bibb County's Zach Stacy. 1088
August 30th, 2008
ACA cruises past Aliceville - TUSCALOOSA | American Christian Academy prepared all summer long to reach the efficiency it showed Friday night in a 45-8 season-opening victory against Aliceville High School.<br>"This is a very special and unique group," ACA head coach Stephen Hooks said. "Their work ethic is absolutely impeccable." 1087
August 30th, 2008
No. 3 Tuscaloosa County takes down No. 5 Gadsden - GADSDEN | Tuscaloosa County High School football players stood facing their fans after the game, an index finger representing No. 1 pointed skyward. 1086
August 30th, 2008
Stillman Tigers set mini-parade, pep rally - TUSCALOOSA | Stillman plans to kick off the 2008-09 athletic season in style with a mini-parade and pep rally beginning this afternoon at 5:30.<br>Both events will take place on the Stillman campus. 1085
August 30th, 2008
Revamped Tigers face Belhaven tonight - Preparing for the 31st opener of his coaching career, West Alabama's Bobby Wallace wants to find out about his overhaul plan. 1084
August 30th, 2008
Greensboro rallies to defeat Pickens County - GREENSBORO | Antoine Lee scored the winning touchdown on 2-yard run with 8 minutes left in the fourth quarter as Greensboro rallied to defeat Pickens County 26-21 on Thursday.<br>Greensboro, which capitalized on three touchdown passes by senior quarterback Lafayette Hurns, overcame a 15-point deficit in the second half. 1083
August 29th, 2008
Tonight's prep games - AHSAA<br>Class 6A<br>Bibb County (0-0) <br>at Paul W. Bryant (0-0)<br>When: 7 p.m.<br>Where: The Stomping Ground 1082
August 29th, 2008
Prep Volleyball - From staff reports<br>Holy Spirit won a tri-match against Central and Paul W. Bryant.<br>The Tians defeated Bryant, 25-8,25-5. Ashley Estes had three kills, a dig and 13 aces and Kaitlyn Taylor added three kills and a block for the Tians. 1081
August 29th, 2008
Tulane planning for Gustav - TUSCALOOSA | Tulane University has plans to relocate its football team to either Birmingham or Jackson, Miss., to prepare for next weekend's game at Alabama if Tropical Storm Gustav impacts the New Orleans area.<br>Tulane athletic officials met Thursday morning to discuss plans. 1080
August 29th, 2008
Central opens season with 16th straight win - BIRMINGHAM | The defending Class 4A champion Central Falcons, who moved up to Class 5A in the offseason, picked up their 16th consecutive victory with a 40-6 win over the Rams, while Carver lost its 11th straight on the field. 1079
August 29th, 2008
Jaguars pounce on Holt turnovers - TUSCALOOSA | Playing for his first game with the Northridge Jaguars, senior Germelle Fulford set up touchdowns with two fumbles recoveries and a blocked punt - all in the first quarter.<br>Northridge took advantage of every opportunity and posted a 49-17 victory over Holt on Thursday night. 1078
August 29th, 2008
Hill sparks Patriots' win - In the end, Hillcrest had too much Ellis Hill.<br>Hill rushed 31 times for 190 yards and three touchdowns as Hillcrest opened the season by outlasting Gordo, 28-20, Thursday night at Patriots Field. 1077
August 29th, 2008
Olympic boxer Wilder goes pro - Now that he's back from China, Tuscaloosa's Deontay Wilder wants to conquer the world of heavyweight boxing. 1076
August 29th, 2008
Bevill State defeats Wallace-Hanceville - Fayette | The Bevill State volleyball team beat Wallace-Hanceville in a conference match at Bevill.<br>Bevill State won three of four games 25-10, 25-15, 29-31, 25-23.<br>Brooke Lee led the Lady Bears with 11 kills and 4 digs. Tara Johnson had 9 kills and 4 blocks.<br>Lauren Beason added 25 assists and 7 digs. 1075
August 28th, 2008
SMALL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Stillman's Hardin, Hill tabbed as preseason All-Americans - When Sammie Hill got the word about his status, he wasn't sure he could believe the caller.<br>Dre'Mail Hardin, Hill's Stillman College teammate, recently called to break the news that both had been chosen as preseason All-Americans by the D2football.com Web site. 1074
August 28th, 2008
Hillcrest will debut new offense tonight - A lot has changed for Hillcrest High School running back Ellis Hill in the last year. Instead of standing behind the quarterback in the wing-T, he stands next to the quarterback in the backfield in Hillcrest's new spread offense. 1073
August 28th, 2008
Brookwood defeats Bryant and Hale County - TUSCALOOSA | Brookwood knocked off Paul W. Bryant and Hale County in a volleyball tri-match hosted by Bryant.<br>Brookwood's Morgan Moore had seven kills and seven aces in helping lead the Panthers to a 25-12, 25-18 win against Bryant.<br>Kayla Jones had five kills and Madison Beasley added seven assists. 1072
August 27th, 2008
Hillcrest sweeps Northridge - TUSCALOOSA | Hillcrest took a three-set match from Northridge Tuesday night in high school volleyball.<br>Hillcrest swept the match 25-14, 25-16, 25-19. 1071
August 27th, 2008
PREP NOTEBOOK: Gordo stadium work includes first-of-its-kind luxury box - In what is believed to be the first of its kind in Pickens County, the Gordo High School football stadium will have its own 'luxury box' this season. 1070
August 27th, 2008
Holy Spirit sweeps Shades Mountain and ACA - TUSCALOOSA | Holy Spirit won both matches against Shades Mountain and American Christian Academy.<br>Against Shades Mountain, Holy Spirit won both sets 25-23 and 25-16. Emma Whitaker had five kills and one ace.<br>Rachel Guarisco had four kills and one ace and Christianna Denelsbeck had 15 assists, three aces and one kill. 1069
August 26th, 2008
Open Door wins doubleheader against Wilcox - TUSCALOOSA | Open Door Christian swept its doubleheader against Wilcox Academy on Monday, losing only one set in its second match.<br>In the first match, Open Door won all three sets at scores of 25-12, 25-19, 25-11. Mary Rubio led with 14 aces, 18 assists, six spikes and six kills. 1068
August 26th, 2008
Mykal Riley signs with Italian basketball team - TUSCALOOSA | Mykal Riley, a senior on the University of Alabama basketball team this past season in 2007-08, has signed a contract and will play in the Italian League. The Pine Bluff, Ark., native is playing for Carife Ferrara in Ferrara, Italy. 1067
August 26th, 2008
NASCAR: Logano picked to replace Stewart - Joe Gibbs remembers being a little hesitant the first time he met Joey Logano, days before he was to sign the phenom driver to a development contract with his race team. 1066
August 26th, 2008
Going Global - TUSCALOOSA | When Joe Lary tried out for the University of Alabama track and field team in the 1960s, he already had a state championship to his credit, but it had nothing to do with athletic ability. He earned the title as the state's best bassoon player with the Tuscaloosa High School band. 1065
August 26th, 2008
Defensive pressure key for Aliceville against ACA - TUSCALOOSA | Prior to last season, the Aliceville High School football team had posted 10, 11 and eight wins in successive seasons. <br>In 2007, however, the Yellow Jackets stumbled to a 5-6 finish. <br>After the season, coach Patrick Plott bolted for the head position at Pickens County. 1064
August 26th, 2008
Shelton State rallies to defeat Hinds, 4-2 - TUSCALOOSA | The Shelton State women's soccer team used four second-half goals to defeat Hinds Community College, 4-2.<br>The Lady Buccs (1-1) were two goals behind at the half. Do Hartley Davis finished one goal shy of a hat trick with two goals while Amy Snow and Cassie Ruff finished with one goal each for Shelton State. 1063
August 25th, 2008
More than an athlete - TUSCALOOSA | Deontay Wilder still makes them smile.<br>At Greene Beverage Co., off Black Warrior Parkway, where he was a beer truck delivery driver, his bosses and co-workers grin at the memory of the young man they watched shadowbox around the facility during his spare time. 1062
August 24th, 2008
Round-by-round glance at Wilder's Beijing bouts - <b>Opponent: Abdelaziz Touilbini of Algeria</b><br>Deontay Wilder stormed from behind to advance to the second round of the Olympic heavyweight boxing competition with a decisive victory over Algeria's Abdelaziz Touilbini. 1061
August 24th, 2008
CECIL HURT: We haven't seen, or heard the last of Wilder - The only thing that could have made Deontay Wilder's Olympic story any better would have been a gold medal finish. 1060
August 24th, 2008
Heart of a champion - Deontay Wilder's extraordinary Olympic boxing odyssey ended last Friday with a defeat at the hands of a world champion in a ring in Beijing, half a world away and three years from where it started. 1059
August 24th, 2008
Patriots roll to win Falcon Frenzy title - TUSCALOOSA | American Christian Academy won the championship Saturday in the third annual Falcon Frenzy volleyball tournament.<br>ACA defeated Tuscaloosa County High 25-19, 25-20 in the final. 1058
August 24th, 2008
Champion archer - MONTGOMERY | Ten years ago, Skipper Booth set a goal for himself.<br>'My goal since 1998 has been to get that name on that rack trophy,' Booth said. 'That's the most prestigious archery championship in the world.' 1057
August 24th, 2008
Rain ruins Fan Day - Stillman College football supporters didn't get to meet the players face to face on Saturday.<br>Fan Day, planned for Stillman Stadium, was canceled because of wet weather. However, fans can see the Tigers in action a week from today. 1056
August 24th, 2008
Kickoff time changed for UWA-Concordia - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama athletic department has announced a time change for the Saturday, Oct. 4, game at Concordia College in Selma<br>The contest, which was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., has been changed to a 2 p.m. start. 1055
August 23rd, 2008
Stillman holds Fan Day today - TUSCALOOSA | Stillman College will hold its annual Fan Day today at 9 a.m. at Stillman Stadium.<br>All Stillman Tigers fans are invited to meet the football team, Blue Pride Marching Band and Tigerettes at the two-hour event. 1054
August 23rd, 2008
Hillcrest girls get off to a 2-0 start - The Hillcrest girls' volleyball team opened their season with two wins Thursday. <br>The Lady Patriots defeated Central High School 25-18, 25-13. Airana Archer had eight aces and Danielle Johnson had 10 kills. Hillcrest played Erwin in their second match taking two of three, 25-18, 21-25, 15-10. Johnson talled 10 kills in the contest. 1053
August 23rd, 2008
Wilcox Academy hands Eagles season-opening loss - CAMDEN | Wilcox Academy rushed for 323 yards on Friday and handed Sumter Academy a 27-13 loss in the AISA opener for both teams.<br>Sumter Academy gained 266 yards rushing on 38 attempts. Court Hendricks led Sumter Academy with 224 yards rushing on 15 carries. Morgan Harper led Wilcox Academy with 123 yards rushing on 12 carries. 1052
August 23rd, 2008
TA's Tullidge throws for six TDs in season-opening victory - TUSCALOOSA | Tuscaloosa Academy junior Jeremiah Tullidge started the Knights' season by making his coach look smart.<br>TA coach Wayne Brantley said before the season started that Tullidge could be one of the best quarterbacks in all of AISA, if not the best. 1051
August 23rd, 2008
POSTCARDS FROM CHINA: It's not gold, but it's bronze - What's up, Tuscaloosa, Alabama' This is Deontay Wilder, your bronze medalist. <br>Sorry guys, it's not gold but it's bronze. But baby, we came home with something.<br>I want to thank ya'll for supporting me, showing me love, sending out those prayers to me. Everything came through. 1050
August 23rd, 2008
Bronze medalist Deontay Wilder upbeat after loss - Deontay Wilder simply threw out his arms and shrugged as the bell rang and he walked slowly to his corner. In an Olympics that is a smorgasbord of different languages and cultures, his gesture of frustration was universal.<br>"What happened' What could I do'" 1049
August 23rd, 2008
Three area teams begin season tonight - High school football is finally here. Three area teams -- Tuscaloosa Academy, Open Door Christian and Tuscaloosa Christian - hit the field for their first game of the season. 1048
August 22nd, 2008
Time change for UWA Oct. 4 game - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama athletic department has announced a time change for the Saturday, Oct. 4, game at Concordia College in Selma.<br>The contest, which was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., has been changed to a 2 p.m. start. 1047
August 21st, 2008
Scale isn't only gauge of progress - Don't get rid of that scale yet. Just don't believe everything you think it tells you. There are different and better ways of measuring fitness success.<br>A client recently shared a couple of stories with me that I have to share with you. We'd been training about six weeks when he started telling me about getting ready for a job interview. 1046
August 21st, 2008
Theo Ratliff returns to Philadelphia 76ers - PHILADELPHIA | Theo Ratliff returned to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, seven years after he was traded from the team during its run to the NBA Finals.<br>The 35-year-old Ratliff - who is from Demopolis and played college ball at Wyoming - played 26 games for Minnesota and Detroit and appeared in 12 of the Pistons' 17 playoff games. 1045
August 21st, 2008
Wilder one win away from gold-medal bout - It's an ex-cop who has been preparing for this moment for more than half his life versus an ex-beer truck driver who only laced up boxing gloves for the first time 2 1/2 years ago. 1044
August 21st, 2008
Former UA player is Summer League MVP - TUSCALOOSA | Kenny Walker, a center who helped the University of Alabama win the 2002 Southeastern Conference regular-season championship, was named MVP of the Eurobasket Summer League in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1043
August 20th, 2008
Tide's Swan eighth at U.S. Amateur - PINEHURST, N.C. | For the third time in his career, the University of Alabama's Matthew Swan has advanced to match play at the United States Amateur. The Montgomery native shot 2-under par 68 in Tuesday's stroke play to make the cut and advance. <br>He finished tied for eighth at 1-under 138. 1042
August 20th, 2008
Talladega race moved to November - Ladies and gentlemen, re- arrange your calendars!<br>Three NASCAR tracks will swap dates on the 2009 Sprint Cup schedule released Tuesday. 1041
August 20th, 2008
Jones' dream clipped in 100 hurdle final - Lolo Jones was the picture of anguish when her right lead leg smashed into the penultimate hurdle in the women's 100-meter hurdle final. 1040
August 20th, 2008
CALENDAR: Community Sports - BASEBALL<br>YMCA Fall Baseball League: The YMCA of Tuscaloosa will be accepting team registrations for its Fall Baseball League through Aug. 29. Games will begin on Sept. 15 and end on Oct. 9. Fees will be $70.00 per player. Call 205-345-9622. 1039
August 19th, 2008
U.S. softball ends pool play with 9-0 win - BEIJING | Former University of Alabama star Kelly Kretschman hit a three-run home run in the first inning to help the U.S. Olympic softball team to a 9-0 victory over China to close out round-robin play Monday. 1038
August 19th, 2008
Top Dawg glad son's a Tiger - This was one prospect Georgia coach Mark Richt turned away for all the right reasons. 1037
August 19th, 2008
Long, hard road - Like any football player, Dre'Mail Hardin suffers through the aches and pains and the grueling exertions required to prepare for a new season. 1036
August 19th, 2008
OUTDOORS: Charity Shoot is Friday - WOODSTOCK | Shooters can enjoy an afternoon of competition, music and food while benefitting the Ability Alliance of West Alabama's Dial-A-Ride Transportation Program by taking part in the Tommy Wilcox Charity Sporting Clays Shoot, Friday at Tannehill Sporting Clays in Woodstock. 1035
August 18th, 2008
Outdoor Briefs - Lawrence, Sowins win junior tournament<br>PICKENSVILLE | Clark Lawrence and Tyler Sowins won the Dixie Junior Bassmasters August tournament at Pickensville on Aug. 9<br>Lawrence and Sowins took first place with eight fish weighing 10 pounds, 8 ounces. 1034
August 18th, 2008
Tuscaloosa Post 34 eliminated - Tuscaloosa Post 34 tournament run in the American Legion Southeast Region come to an end after a 6-1 loss against Randolph County, N.C., Post 45 Sunday night in Shelby, N.C. <br>Vincent Kortbawi pitched 7 1&#8260;3 innings in the losing effort, giving up four earned runs off four hits while striking out one batter. 1033
August 18th, 2008
Deontay Wilder Round-by-Round - BEIJING | Deontay Wilder took a more aggressive stance in his second Olympic fight Sunday and advanced to the medal round with the narrowest of victories over Morocco's Mohammed Arjaoui. 1032
August 18th, 2008
Lawrence, Sowins win junior tournament - PICKENSVILLE | Clark Lawrence and Tyler Sowins won the Dixie Junior Bassmasters August tournament at Pickensville on Aug. 9<br>Lawrence and Sowins took first place with eight fish weighing 10 pounds, 8 ounces. 1031
August 17th, 2008
Tuscaloosa Post 34 survives elimination game - The Tuscaloosa Post 34 baseball team stayed alive in the American Legion Southeast Regional by beating Columbia, Tenn., Post 19 13-12 on Saturday. 1030
August 17th, 2008
UWA hires cross country assistant - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama has hired Erin Heeder as assistant women's cross country coach. <br>UWA obtained a Coaching Enhancement Grant from the NCAA. In the spring, UWA was one of only 18 Division II schools to receive the grant. 1029
August 16th, 2008
POSTCARDS FROM CHINA: What's up family - What's up family'<br>This is your very own Alabama's Deontay Wilder, just wanting to say I love you Alabama family, friends and fans!<br>I'm doing great here in China, going for the gold. I just need those prayers coming until then.<br>I'm about to go put some more Alabama on these countries. Love and God bless!<br>2008 Olympian,<br>Deontay Wilder 1028
August 16th, 2008
Wilder living in 'fairy-tale land' - With every passing day in these Olympic Games, the Deontay Wilder saga spreads. The television networks and the international media have become intrigued by the story of the beer-truck-to-Beijing boxer who has been in the sport for barely 2 1/2 years. 1027
August 16th, 2008
Dumeus '100 percent' after knee injury - Just before the Tigers started fall practice, defensive coordinator Dennis Conner told Demeus that he was an All-SIAC preseason pick. 1026
August 16th, 2008
Kentuck registering for fall season - NORTHPORT | The Warrior Baseball Association has set registration dates for fall ball. Registration will be Saturday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and Sunday, 1-4 p.m., at Kentuck Park. The last day of registration will be Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.<br>Additional information can be found at www.warriorbaseball.info. 1025
August 15th, 2008
Tuscaloosa Christian improves to 3-2 - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa Christian volleyball team defeated Marion Academy, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21, 19-25, 16-14, on Thursday to improve to 3-2 overall.<br>Kayla Forte and Joanne Lewis each had eight kills. Hannah Montgomery had 26 assists and six aces.<br>Tuscaloosa Christian returns to action Monday at home against Brooklane Academy at 4:30 p.m. 1024
August 15th, 2008
Evans, Yeh advance to tourney final - TUSCALOOSA | Jack Evans and David Yeh survived a three-set tennis match on Thursday to advance to the Men's A final in the Northriver Yacht Club Charity Classic.<br>Evans and Yeh defeated Mark Hearing and Mark Gatewood 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 in the semifinals. 1023
August 15th, 2008
Post 34 wins opener in regional tournament - The Tuscaloosa Post 34 baseball team defeated Fort Pierce of Florida, 5-0, in the first round of the American Legion Regional Tournament in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday.<br>Post 34 got on the board in the fifth inning on Corben Green's three-run home run. 1022
August 15th, 2008
Northridge's Palmer commits to S. Alabama - It's not every day that a coach can say his most improved player from one season to the next is also the team's best player. But Northridge High School wide receiver Jared Palmer is proving that there is always an exception to the rule. 1021
August 15th, 2008
Wayne Dedrick signs pro contract with Brewers organization - Wayne Dedrick, who led Hillcrest High School to a Class 6A state championship in basketball, has decided to pursue a professional baseball career. 1020
August 14th, 2008
Tuscaloosa's Deontay Wilder victorious in Olympic boxing debut - The Tuscaloosa native earned an overwhelming 10-4 victory over Algeria's Abdelaziz Touilbini in the 91 kg (heavyweight) class preliminaries here Wednesday afternoon at Beijing Workers Gymnasium. 1019
August 14th, 2008
A perfect 10 gold medals for Phelps - Michael Phelps won his fifth Olympic gold medal Wednesday, swimming the leadoff leg of the 800-meter freestyle relay and helping the United States smash the old world record by 4.68 seconds. 1018
August 13th, 2008
Former Stillman player provides spark for Jaguars - TUSCALOOSA | Brian Witherspoon, a former Stillman College All-American in football and track, gained 113 yards on four kick returns in Saturday night's NFL preseason game between Jacksonville and Atlanta. 1017
August 13th, 2008
Bad weather sends prep teams indoors - High school football coaches are used to having control over every aspect of their programs. They dictate to their players what time to work out, to tuck their jersey shirttails in and what time curfew is the night before a game. 1016
August 13th, 2008
One more obstacle and Post 34 will be World Series bound - After a disappointing sixth-place finish in last year's American Legion World Series, Tuscaloosa Post 34 is hoping to get back to the big show and win a second national championship in the team's long and stroried history. 1015
August 13th, 2008
POSTCARDS FROM CHINA: The International Zone - BEIJING - Today it rained and as a result it has cooled down significantly. I had a chance to move around the village this morning, visiting the International Zone. The International Zone is like a downtown area, which includes a gift shop, a Lenovo computer center, a florist, a beauty shop, a UPS shipping zone, a travel agency, etc. 1014
August 12th, 2008
Coming back home - Back in his home state, former Tuscaloosa County High School star Deon Williams is ready for some heavy duty. 1013
August 12th, 2008
Wilder's quest for gold begins - U.S. Olympic boxer and Tuscaloosa native Deontay Wilder begins his gold-medal quest Wednesday at approximately 2 a.m. on cable channel CNBC. 1012
August 12th, 2008
Gas crunch puts pressure on local schools - The University of West Alabama football team is scheduled to make four trips by bus to Arkansas. UWA's director of athletics expects fuel costs to take a toll on the school's athletic budget. 1011
August 11th, 2008
Early license sales - MONTGOMERY | Fishing and hunting licenses for the 2008-2009 seasons will go on sale Aug. 27.<br>The license year starts annually on Sept. 1, but this year that day falls on Labor Day. Because many people will be fishing during the holiday, anglers won't have to interrupt their weekend activities to purchase a new license. 1010
August 10th, 2008
Mize wins fish-off - GREENSBORO | John Mize won the West Alabama Bass Fishermen's Club Top 20 Fish-Off at Lock 5.<br>Mize took top honors with a stringer weighing 10.72 pounds. 1009
August 10th, 2008
Taylorville All-Stars fall in title game - LAGRANGE, Ga. | Dustin Mitchell and Regan Murry took turns playing hero for Louisiana on Saturday. The two sluggers each hit go-ahead home runs, one in the morning and one in the evening, to lift Louisiana to a pair of victories over Alabama Saturday. 1008
August 10th, 2008
Junior winners - TUSCALOOSA | Clay Madison and Clark Lawrence won the Dixie Junior Bassmasters monthly tournament July 12 on Lake Tuscaloosa.<br>Madison and Lawrence claimed first place with a stringer weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Madison also won big-fish honors with a bass weighing 2-4. 1007
August 10th, 2008
POSTCARDS FROM CHINA: The games are under way - Opening ceremonies finally arrived! <br>I had an amazing experience. Our evening started off with everyone having the opportunity to meet President Bush and the First Lady... 1006
August 10th, 2008
Seminar to teach proper recreational land management - Like most people with recreational property, Jeff Thurmond hunts deer and turkey on his 80 acres near Auburn. But that's not all. 1005
August 10th, 2008
Northcutt hangs on for title - Glenn Northcutt was crowned the champion of the Alabama Golf Association's 8th State Match Play Championship on Saturday after defeating Talbert Griffin, 1 up. 1004
August 10th, 2008
Taylorville All-Stars remain undefeated in Dixie Youth Baseball World Series - LAGRANGE, Ga. | The Taylorville All-Stars team representing Alabama hammered North Carolina 14-2 in a matchup of unbeaten teams on Thursday in the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series.<br>The win allows Alabama to face Tennessee at 8 p.m. today. Tennessee beat Troup County 5-0 on Thursday. 1003
August 9th, 2008
Olympians with West Alabama connection - <b>These are Olympians with ties to the West Alabama area. For more Olympic stories and photos<b/>, visit <br>www.tuscaloosanews.com/olympics.<br>Trish Bartholomew<br>400-meter<br>Hometown: St. Andrews, Grenada<br>Competing for: Grenada 1002
August 9th, 2008
UA golfers fall in third round - No. 8 seed Glenn Northcutt of Dothan knocked off Pinson's first seeded Woodie Eubanks to advance to the semifinals of the Alabama Golf Association's 8th State Match Play Championship. 1001
August 9th, 2008
Wilder gets Algerian fighter for first match - Deontay Wilder will fight on Wednesday against Algeria's Abdelaziz Toulbini in the Beijing Olympic Games according to the official draw released on Friday.<br>Wilder could potentially face the 2007 Heavyweight World Champion, Italy's Clemente Russo, in the medal round. Any boxer who makes it to the semifinals is guaranteed at least a bronze medal. 1000
August 9th, 2008
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