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PREP BOYS ROUNDUP: Lockett, Grayson lead TCHS win - TUSCALOOSA | Fentress Lockettt and Walter Grayson, a pair of 6-foot-6 seniors, combined for 35 points on Friday and led the Tuscaloosa County High School boys basketball team to a 55-35 win at Central. 1713
January 31st, 2009
BOYS PREP ROUNDUP: Livingston boys fall to New Hope - From staff reports NEW HOPE, Miss. | Shirley Payne scored 20 points as New Hope, Miss., defeated Livingston, 67-57, Friday night in boys prep basketball action. Willie Watson led Livingston with 15 points, and Jarmelle Saucier scored 10. Greensboro 58, Hale County 48 1712
January 31st, 2009
GIRLS PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Falcons surge in second half - From staff reports TUSCALOOSA | The Central High School girls basketball team limited Tuscaloosa County to six points in the third quarter on Friday and went on to post a 50-30 victory. LaShundra Nevels led Central with 13 points and seven rebounds. Jawannica Treadwell added 11 points for the Lady Falcons. 1711
January 31st, 2009
JUCO BASEBALL: Trojans hold off Shelton State in opener - ALEXANDER CITY | Shelton State, the defending Alabama Community College Conference baseball champion, rallied with four runs in the eighth inning on Friday but lost its opener 6-5 to Central Alabama. 1710
January 31st, 2009
Yellow Jackets too strong for Tornadoes - By Aaron Suttles Sports Writer REFORM | Pressure, applied the right way, can break down walls. Friday night it broke Pickens County. The Aliceville Lady Yellow Jackets used a 22-point third quarter sparked by defensive pressure to overpower Pickens County 54-37 Friday night. 1709
January 31st, 2009
Pickens County tames Jackets - REFORM | It’s hard to please Russ Wallace. Even after his Pickens County boys basketball team beat Aliceville 71-55 on Friday night, the coach obviously wasn’t satisfied with the way the Tornadoes played. Pickens County is ranked No. 2 in Class 2A. 1708
January 31st, 2009
Brown brothers eye wrestling titles - TUSCALOOSA | Hooded sweatshirts, one blue, one gray, mask their faces while covering their bodies. They bounce in unison in a dark corner of the gym, shifting their weight from left foot to right. Staring straight ahead with all the concentration of surgeons, Brad and Brett Brown prepare for one-on-one combat. 1707
January 31st, 2009
Seasoned Steeler - It seems almost unfair that Deshea Townsend doesn’t just get picked on while playing cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but in his own locker room as well. 1706
January 31st, 2009
TEAM OF THE WEEK: TA - Aaron Suttles goes behind the scenes with the No.1-ranked Tuscaloosa Academy Knights in the latest edition of Prep Team of the Week. 1705
January 30th, 2009
Lane leaves with victory over Stillman - TUSCALOOSA | Every time the Stillman Tigers made a charge, Lane had an answer.Four players scored in double figures, and Lane left town with an 82-75 victory in Tuesday night's Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball game. 1704
January 30th, 2009
With area title secure, Jaguars head to Oxford tourney - TUSCALOOSA | With home-court advantage and a No. 1 seed for the Class 6A, Area 9 tournament under their belts, the Northridge Jaguars travel to Oxford tonight to play Hoover in the two-day Oxford Roundball Classic.Northridge (22-3) is ranked eighth in the Class 6A poll and could climb higher if it fares well in the tournament. 1703
January 30th, 2009
Tigers whips up on rival Montevallo - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama men’s basketball team bounced back from its pair of narrow losses last weekend in convincing fashion, downing in-state rival Montevallo, 70-58, Thursday night at Pruitt Hall. 1702
January 30th, 2009
Lady Tigers fall to Montevallo, 65-57 - From combined reportsLIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama women’s basketball team dropped its third consecutive contest, falling to Montevallo 65-57 at Pruitt Hall on Thursday evening. UWA stands 7-13 overall and 1-5 in the GSC. 1701
January 30th, 2009
Thorobreds hold off Tigers - TUSCALOOSA | Kentucky State had one player scoring in double figures on Thursday, but the Lady Thorobreds finished with 16 assists in a 58-52 victory over Stillman College in Birthright Gymnasium. 1700
January 30th, 2009
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Gylfason leads ACA past Greenwave - TUSCALOOSA | Ari Gylfason made six 3-point baskets and combined with Brandon Gottfried for a total of 50 points to lead American Christian Academy to a 76-60 home win over Gordo in prep basketball action Thursday night. The Patriots made a total of 11 3-point shots in the win. 1699
January 30th, 2009
Former Bryant pitcher to start Bucs' season opener today - TUSCALOOSA | A year ago Michael Carden was preparing for his senior season at Paul W. Bryant High School. Today he’ll pitch for the No. 2-ranked team in the country. 1698
January 30th, 2009
Walker's double-double leads Lady Bucs to win - TUSCALOOSA | Joi Walker scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Shelton State women in a 76-30 win at home against Snead State. The win gives the Lady Buccaneers a 19-4 record as they take a few days off from play. Next up is a road trip to Northwest Shoals on Thursday, February 5. 1697
January 30th, 2009
Sears scores 26 points in Buccaneers' victory - TUSCALOOSA | Lajay Sears scored a season high 26 points to lead Shelton State to a 95-86 home win against Snead State. 1696
January 30th, 2009
Stillman rolls to first home win - TUSCALOOSA | Michael Grant, Stillman’s first-year head coach, achieved a milestone on Thursday. 1695
January 30th, 2009
Gray, Braughton sign with Central Alabama - NORTHPORT | Tuscaloosa County High School seniors Michelle Gray and Bailey Braughton spend so much time together and are such good friends that they really do finish each others sentences.Gray and Braughton realized a dream Monday when both inked softball scholarships to attend Central Alabama Community College. 1694
January 29th, 2009
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January 29th, 2009
Lane answers every Stillman charge to secure 82-75 win - By Andrew Carroll<br>Sports Writer<br>TUSCALOOSA | Stillman College's Kimberly Pooler didn't stop coaching until time expired, but at least she didn't have to sit through a close call on Tuesday night.<br>Pooler's Lady Tigers dominated the second half and posted a 70-54 victory over Lane College at Birthright Gymnasium. 1692
January 28th, 2009
Bekah Hoppis' double-double sparks Lady Titans - AKRON | For the second game in a row, Bekah Hoppis recorded a double-double as American Christian Academy downed Akron 45-41 Tuesday night in girls high school basketball action.<br>Hoppis scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Patriots. 1691
January 28th, 2009
Harris comes up big for Patriots in overtime - TUSCALOOSA | Mondarius Harris hit two free throws in overtime to give Hillcrest the lead and then blocked a Central 3-pointer with five seconds remaining to give the Patriots a 56-53 win against the Falcons in boys high school basketball action Tuesday night.<br>With the win Hillcrest improves to 14-10 overall this season. 1690
January 28th, 2009
PREP NOTEBOOK: Sunshine's Myers making colleges take notice - Shafontaye Myers may not be a household name yet. But give her a little time.<br>The 5-foot-8 Sunshine High School junior is lighting up scoreboards across Hale and surrounding counties and colleges are taking notice. 1689
January 28th, 2009
UA's Green named SEC Freshman of the Week - BIRMINGHAM | University of Alabama forward JaMychal Green has been named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after averaging 13.5 points, five rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots in the Crimson Tide's games against Ole Miss and Kentucky. 1688
January 27th, 2009
Former UA assistant Bobby Marks dies - TUSCALOOSA | Bobby Marks, who served as an assistant football coach for the University of Alabama during one of the great eras in Crimson Tide football, died on Monday morning at age 72. 1687
January 27th, 2009
PREP BASKETBALL: Winfield girls extend winning streak to 13, defeat Phillips, 62-23 - From staff reports<br>WINFIELD | The Winfield girls extended their winning streak to 13 by downing Phillips 62-23 in the first round of the Martion County Tournament on Monday. 1686
January 27th, 2009
Defensive switch at half sends TA to victory - TUSCALOOSA | Halftimes adjustments, if assessed and executed correctly, can be an art form.<br>Failure to recognize what you're having success with or not correctly diagnosing how another team is beating you will get you beat in a hurry. 1685
January 27th, 2009
Miss the Super Bowl? Steelers' Ward says no way - TAMPA, Fla. | Hines Ward isn't cutting or turning yet on an injury that sometimes takes weeks and weeks to heal. He's not running pass patterns or sprinting with much speed.<br>Not playing in the Super Bowl? Ward can't imagine it, and neither can any of his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates. 1684
January 27th, 2009
Teams arrive in Tampa - TAMPA, Fla. | The pilot of their airplane stuck a team flag out the cockpit window as the Arizona Cardinals landed in a place few could have imagined.<br>Ever. 1683
January 27th, 2009
PREP BASKETBALL: Web site post motivates TA to rout of Longhorns - Motivation can come from almost anywhere. 1682
January 27th, 2009
West Florida too much UWA Tigers - PENSACOLA, Fla. | The University of West Alabama men's basketball team could not overcome a 20-2 run by West Florida to open the final half, as the Argos topped UWA, 71-67, on Sunday at the UWF Fieldhouse. 1681
January 26th, 2009
UWA women fall, 68-61, in OT to West Florida - PENSACOLA, Fla. | The University of West Alabama women's basketball dropped a 68-61 overtime decision to West Florida on Sunday at the UWF Fieldhouse. <br>The contest was the third overtime outing for UWA (7-12, 1-4) this season. 1680
January 26th, 2009
Braves Caravan to visit Birmingham - BIRMINGHAM | The Atlanta Braves Community Caravan will be in Birmingham on Wednesday, gearing fans up for the 2009 season. 1679
January 25th, 2009
Lady Tigers fall to Clark Atlanta - ATLANTA | Senior guard Sylbrena Johnson led the Stillman College women's basketball team with 23 points on Saturday, but the Lady Tigers lost to Clark Atlanta 77-71 in a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game.<br>Clark Atlanta improved to 15-1 overall, 11-0 in the SIAC. Stillman fell to 2-7 overall, 2-9 in the SIAC. 1678
January 25th, 2009
Clark Atlanta downs Stillman in SIAC game - ATLANTA | Najee Lane scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds on Saturday, leading Clark Atlanta to a 63-51 win over the Stillman College Tigers.<br>Clark Atlanta improved to 9-5 overall, 7-4 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Stillman fell to 3-10 overall, 3-9 in the SIAC. 1677
January 25th, 2009
TCHS goes undefeated to win tournament - BROOKWOOD | When you analyze any sport, you'll find the key to success comes down to an individual beating another person or overcoming the obstacle in front of him. 1676
January 25th, 2009
Difficult times - MONTGOMERY | The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is not immune to tough economic times.<br>'We don't have a bottomless pit,' said Barnett Lawley, commissioner of conservation. 'Participation is down. We depend on them (hunters and fishermen) for the money to provide the services we provide to them.' 1675
January 25th, 2009
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Ikard lifts Jags past Hillcrest - TUSCALOOSA | John Michael Ikard stole the ball and banked in a running 2-point shot as time expired, giving the Northridge High School boys basketball team a 56-54 win at Hillcrest on Friday night.<br>Ikard made the steal after Hillcrest inbounded the ball in the front court with 7 seconds left. 1674
January 24th, 2009
No. 1 Knights turn up the defensive effort in big win - TUSCALOOSA | In the week leading up to a Friday night homecoming match against Monroe Academy, the Tuscaloosa Academy Knights' focal point was on the defensive effort it would take to win. 1673
January 24th, 2009
UWA rally falls short against Valdosta - MERIDIAN, Miss. | A second-half rally by the University of West Alabama women's basketball team fell short Friday night as the Tigers (7-11, 1-3 GSC) dropped a 58-53 decision to Valdosta State. 1672
January 24th, 2009
West Alabama men lose to Meridian - MERIDIAN, Miss. | The University of West Alabama men's basketball team dropped a tough decision to Valdosta State, 71-68, on Friday night at Meridian Community College in Meridian, Miss.<br>The Tigers fell to 8-10 overall and 1-3 in Gulf South Conference activity. The Blazers of VSU moved to 15-3 and 3-1 in the GSC East. 1671
January 24th, 2009
Gibson interim coach at TCHS - NORTHPORT | Tuscaloosa County High School named offensive line coach Lee Gibson as interim football coach Friday to replace the retiring Robert Higginbotham. 1670
January 24th, 2009
Fourth-quarter surge leads Stampede past Wildcats - NORTHPORT | Basketball is a game of runs.<br>On any given night, it's common to see a team reel off five or six straight points only to watch the opposing team come back with a run of its own. 1669
January 24th, 2009
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Central - Aaron Suttles talks in depth with the Central Falcons about problems at the line, team chemistry, super dunks, and clowning around. Video presentation inside. 1668
January 23rd, 2009
Stillman gets SIAC win at Morehouse - ATLANTA, Ga. | Stillman College collected its second SIAC win of the season with a 74-66 victory at Morehouse on Thursday night. The Tigers (3-9, 2-8) will remain in Atlanta to play at Clark Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 1667
January 23rd, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: Free throws key Holy Spirit victory over Hale County - From staff reports<br>TUSCALOOSA | Holy Spirit made 32 of 37 free throws, including 14 of 15 at the line in the fourth period, to defeat Hale County, 58-54, on Thursday night.<br>The Titans were led by John Jackson with 19 and Alex Harrison with 13. Anthony McCollins led under the boards with 14 rebounds to go with six points. 1666
January 23rd, 2009
Antoine sparks Shelton State to victory - TUSCALOOSA | The Shelton State women's basketball team won its ninth straight game on Thursday, but it had to be earned.<br>Led by sophomore point guard China Antoine, the Lady Bucs pulled away in the second half and defeated Wallace State of Hanceville 77-64. 1665
January 23rd, 2009
Depth, defense carry Bucs past Lions - TUSCALOOSA | For the first time all season, the Shelton State men's basketball team faced a 10-point deficit on its home court.<br>The Bucs relied on their depth and defense and rallied for a 91-79 win over Wallace State of Hanceville on Thursday. 1664
January 23rd, 2009
Gaines, Moore have Knights back on top - TUSCALOOSA | The summer of 2008 will be one to remember for the followers and fans of the Tuscaloosa Academy boys basketball team. 1663
January 23rd, 2009
Jones' last-second shot gives Brookwood win over McAdory - MCCALLA | Robert Jones made a 3-point shot from the right corner with 2.3 seconds remaining to lift Brookwood to a 52-51 Class 5A, Area 9 win over McAdory on Tuesday night<br>Jones finished with 11 points, but Tyler Davis led Brookwood with 23. Tavares Sledge added 10 points. 1662
January 22nd, 2009
UWA hosts Valdosta State tonight - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama men's basketball team will close out its three-game home stand tonight by hosting Valdosta State at 7:30 at Pruitt Hall.<br>The Tigers (8-9, 1-2 GSC) will look to get back in the win column after falling to Gulf South Conference East leader UAH on Saturday, 86-77. 1661
January 22nd, 2009
Shelton State teams face Wallace State tonight - TUSCALOOSA | After winning on the road Tuesday, the Shelton State Community College men's and women's basketball teams return to action at home tonight. 1660
January 22nd, 2009
Q&A with Hillcrest coach Scott Suttles - TUSCALOOSA | Hillcrest boys basketball coach Scott Suttles can relate to today's high school player.<br>That's because it wasn't that long ago Suttles was running up and down the floor, playing for Tuscaloosa County and Shelton State Community College. 1659
January 22nd, 2009
Johnson powers Hillcrest to area title - TUSCALOOSA | Senior guard Danielle Johnson scored 30 points on Tuesday, and the Hillcrest High School girls basketball team defeated Paul W. Bryant 75-40 to clinch the Class 6A, Area 9 title.<br>Hillcrest improved to 20-3 overall, 5-0 in the area. 1658
January 21st, 2009
Owens helps Paul W. Bryant hold off Patriots, 54-50 - TUSCALOOSA | Sam Owens made seven of eight free throws in the final quarter, helping the Paul W. Bryant High School boys basketball team hold off Hillcrest 54-50 on Tuesday.<br>Owens, who finished with 13 points and four assists, scored 10 points in the final quarter, including a crucial 3-pointer. 1657
January 21st, 2009
PREP NOTEBOOK: Bibb County Choctaws avenge blowout loss - 1656
January 21st, 2009
Political Pause - WASHINGTON | Muhammad Ali and Magic Johnson had prime seats at the Capitol. LeBron James watched from a hotel room in Los Angeles with his two sons. Across the country, coaches rescheduled practices, and even the Super Bowl had to take a back seat Tuesday to the inauguration of Barack Obama. 1655
January 21st, 2009
Tuscaloosa County wins ACA duel tournament - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County High School boy's wrestling team won the American Christian Academy duel tournament Monday.<br>Tuscaloosa County defeated Dora, 47-21; Oak Grove, 45-21; St. James, 43-27; ACA, 57-24; and Brookwood 51-24. 1654
January 20th, 2009
Stillman College slips past Miles College, 67-64 - BIRMINGHAM | Stillman College edged out Miles College 67-64 in small college men's basketball action on Monday.<br>Stillman's Kenard Johnson scored 17 points. Omari Murray added 15 points and Marquell Jones had six points and nine rebounds.<br>Miles College led 38-30 at halftime. 1653
January 20th, 2009
Tuscaloosa Home Educators get big win over Evangel Family - The Tuscaloosa Home Educators boys basketball team defeated Evangel Family Christian 70-55 in Montgomery on Friday.<br>Matt Williamson and Billy McLaurine scored 18 points each for the Warriors (11-5). Will Duncan added 12 points. Darius Martin had 10 points and collected seven rebounds. 1652
January 20th, 2009
Warrior Academy loses in OT - EUTAW | Warrior Academy lost a hard-fought game in overtime 57-52 against Wilcox Academy in girl's prep basketball action on Monday.<br>Warrior's Tymeita Mack was fouled on a 3-point shot with that went in with about five seconds left in regulation. She hit her free throw to tie the game 48-48 and send it into overtime. 1651
January 20th, 2009
Wells, Belk receive AlaBCA honors - Jim Wells, coach of the University of Alabama baseball team, became a hall of fame member while he's still active. 1650
January 20th, 2009
UWA men fall to Chargers, 86-77 - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama men's basketball team dropped an 86-77 Gulf South Conference decision Saturday to East division leader Alabama-Huntsville. 1649
January 18th, 2009
UWA women get 24 turnovers in win - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama women's basketball team forced the Alabama-Huntsville into 24 turnovers in an 81-76 win Saturday. UWA (7-10, 1-2) scored 18 of its season-high 81 points off the Lady Chargers (4-14, 1-3) miscues. 1648
January 18th, 2009
Northport policeman wins Golden Gloves bout - Skyy boxer Adam 'K-9' Anglin, a Northport Police officer, defeated Bessemer's T.J. Slaughter by unanimous decision Saturday night at the 'Showdown at the Rec,' a 13-bout Golden Gloves boxing event held at the Lee Recreation Center in Birmingham. 1647
January 18th, 2009
LeMoyne-Owen edges Stillman, 64-63 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Sophomore guard Shonice Sprouse drove for a layup that lifted the LeMoyne-Owen women's basketball team to a 64-63 victory over Stillman College on Saturday.<br>Sprouse made the shot with 0.4 seconds showing on the clock. Stillman was unable to get a final shot away before time expired. 1646
January 18th, 2009
Special Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days are Feb. 7-8 - MONTGOMERY | The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division has designated Feb. 7-8 as Special Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days.<br>On those two days, youth under age 16 may hunt when accompanied by a licensed adult hunter. Regular waterfowl season shooting hours, bag limits, legal arms and ammunitions apply to the special days. 1645
January 18th, 2009
Changes in native prairie could hurt duck population - STUTTGART, Ark. | Somewhere among the rice and soybean fields of eastern Arkansas is a small plot of land, perhaps two acres, that doesn't look like its surroundings. The grassy patch is all that remains of the native Grand Prairie. 1644
January 18th, 2009
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Northridge starts new streak - TUSCALOOSA | After having its 13-game winning streak snapped, the Northridge High School boys basketball team started a new one. Three players scored in double figures as the Jaguars defeated Paul W. Bryant, 60-50, on Saturday.<br>Malcolm Johnson led Northridge with 14 points. Terrence Coleman added 11 points, and Bryan McCaa scored 10. 1643
January 18th, 2009
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Taylor has double-double to lead Holy Spirit win - AUTAUGAVILLE | Kaitlyn Taylor scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Holy Spirit girls basketball team to a 51-21 win over Autaugaville on Friday in a Class 1A, Area 6 game.<br>Holy Spirit's Meghan Chambliss led all scorers with 13 points. She also had seven rebounds. Jessica Sutton and Dylan Sandy scored nine points each. 1642
January 17th, 2009
Holt's Scott comes alive, leads Ironmen to 100-48 win - TUSCALOOSA | Davin Scott's performance the past couple of games heading into Holt's Friday night matchup against Jemison was reflective of the Ironmen's overall effectiveness since the new year began - cold. 1641
January 17th, 2009
Central girls win big with defense - TUSCALOOSA | By the time Central coach Jim Holland released Brookwood from the vice of the Lady Falcons' full-court, man-to-man defense, the contest was over.<br>Central harassed the Lady Panthers into turnover after turnover on its way to a 69-14 win Friday night in a Class 6A, Area 9 girls basketball game at Central. 1640
January 17th, 2009
Perimeter shooting carries Falcons to win over Panthers - TUSCALOOSA | Spurred by a barrage of 3-pointers, a ball hawking defense and unmatched intensity, Central cruised by Brookwood on Friday night, 63-34, in a Class 5A, Area 9 boys basketball game. 1639
January 17th, 2009
VIDEO SERIES: Team of the week with Aaron Suttles - Each week prep sports writer Aaron Suttles will spotlight a local sports team. Suttles kicks off the series with the defending state basketball champion Hillcrest Patriots. Check out the video inside. 1638
January 16th, 2009
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Curry sparks Tornadoes to win - REFORM | With its leading scorer plagued by foul trouble, the Pickens County High School boys basketball team found other sources off offense on Thursday night.<br>Deion Curry had 24 points and eight rebounds as the Tornadoes defeated visiting Bibb County 68-58. 1637
January 16th, 2009
Central vs. Brookwood not a rivalry, yet - TUSCALOOSA | Given Central High School's move from Class 4A to 5A, there exists a possibility for a basketball rivalry to take hold between the Falcons and their Area 9 neighbor to the northeast, Brookwood. 1636
January 16th, 2009
Bucs erupt for 125 points against Gadsden State - TUSCALOOSA | Barry Mohun, who is in his 11th season coaching at Shelton State, had never had a team score 75 points in a first half until Thursday night.<br>All 16 players who dressed out wound up scoring in a 125-80 victory over Gadsden State. 1635
January 16th, 2009
West Alabama swats Hornets, 67-59 - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama men's basketball team improved to 8-8 on the season with a 67-59 non-conference home win over Concordia College on Wednesday night. 1634
January 15th, 2009
Campbell's Basketball Gala benefits Head Start - LIVINGSTON | Marcus Campbell, a former Livingston High School and University of Alabama player, will host the sixth annual Marcus Campbell Basketball Gala on Saturday.<br>Activities begin at noon in the Nelson Hughes Gymnasium at Livingston High School. 1633
January 15th, 2009
UWA women snap skid with 79-45 win - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama women's basketball team snapped a two-game losing skid, while hitting as season high in scoring in a 79-45 win over Concordia College of Selma on Wednesday evening.<br> UWA improves to 6-10 on the season. The Hornets fall to 10-11. 1632
January 15th, 2009
Hillcrest pounds TCHS in girls basketball - NORTHPORT | Hillcrest defeated Tuscaloosa County 76-29 in girls high school basketball action Wednesday night at TCHS.<br>Abby Isom led the Lady Patriots in scoring with 25 points, 12 of which came from behind the 3-point line. Danielle Johnson had 22 points for Hillcrest, scoring 12 from behind the 3-point line as well. 1631
January 15th, 2009
Shelton State drops women's soccer program - Shelton State Community College has decided to drop its women's soccer program. Barry Mohun, the school's athletic director, called the move "an economic-type decision." 1630
January 15th, 2009
Gordo's Lanier committs to Auburn - Gordo High School senior Izaeua Lanier committed to play football for Auburn University late Wednesday night, becoming Tigers' coach Gene Chizik's first committment since replacing Tommy Tuberville.<br>Lanier, a 6-foot-1, 185-pounder, played wide receiver and running back for the Greenwave his senior season. 1629
January 15th, 2009
SMALL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Bucs' Williams thriving with second chance - Brandon Williams started his sophomore season by pouring in 26 points for the Shelton State Community College men's basketball team. He added 10 more in the second game, and then he was gone. 1628
January 15th, 2009
Double-teamed - TUSCALOOSA | Hillcrest got 45 of its 69 points from two players and used a dominant first-half defensive effort to roll to a 69-33 win against Northridge Tuesday night in a girls Class 6A, Area 9 game. 1627
January 14th, 2009
Resilient Ravens on a roll - OWINGS MILLS, Md. | Reaching the AFC championship game as a sixth seed is impressive. Doing it after going 5-11 last season is stunning.<br>And winning 13 games with a rookie coach and a first-year quarterback is unprecedented. 1626
January 14th, 2009
PREP NOTEBOOK: Patriots' Johnson continues to shatter records - Danielle Johnson is bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase, 'You shoot like a girl.'<br>The 6-foot Hillcrest High School guard is the girls career scoring leader with 2,497 points. 1625
January 14th, 2009
Jaguars get first-ever win against Hillcrest - The Hillcrest High School boys basketball team had a bull's-eye on its back for a mighty long time. 1624
January 14th, 2009
Davis hits for 39 points in South Lamar win - TUSCALOOSA | Holy Spirit improved to 3-1 in area play in its 59-55 overtime win over Akron on Monday.<br>Holy Spirit's Christianna Denelsbeck made a free throw with about three seconds left in regulation to tie the game 50-50 at the end of regulation. 1623
January 13th, 2009
Douglas gets 'important' win in return to Stillman - Leon Douglas returned to familiar territory on Monday and left with a win. 1622
January 13th, 2009
Big run leads Lady Bucs past Bears - Shelton State Lady Buccaneers head coach Madonna Thompson said she believes controlling the first five minutes of each half is important. 1621
January 13th, 2009
Tuskegee trip up Stillman in overtime - Sylbrena Johnson nailed one miraculous 3-pointer on Monday, but the Stillman Lady Tigers needed another one. 1620
January 13th, 2009
Jags' 12-game win streak on the line - Although it's just the third area game for Hillcrest and Northridge, tonight's Class 6A, Area 9 boys high school basketball game may prove pivotal when deciding which school will host the area tournament. 1619
January 13th, 2009
Grand Prix winners honored - The Tuscaloosa Track Club of West Alabama recently held it's Grand Prix award ceremony for 2008.<br>The Grand Prix is a series of road races over the course of the year in the West Alabama area in which the results are used to compute points which qualify runners for awards. 1618
January 13th, 2009
Henderson, Rice elected to Hall - NEW YORK | Rickey Henderson dashed into the Hall of Fame on his first try, Jim Rice made it with a final swing.<br>It's hard to imagine their induction speeches will have much in common, either. 1617
January 13th, 2009
Sears seals it - The Shelton State Buccaneers picked up their 14th victory this season in what could arguably have been their most intense game. 1616
January 13th, 2009
Tuscaloosa News Super 11 and West Alabama MVP - Welcome to the Tuscaloosa News' presentation of the best-of-the-best in area high school football for the 2008 year. Multimedia presentation inside. 1615
January 12th, 2009
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Pat's Johnson sets school record - ADAMSVILLE | Senior guard Danielle Johnson set a school record with 33 points, of which 15 came on 3-pointers, to lead the Hillcrest High School girls basketball team to a 62-50 victory against Minor on Saturday. 1614
January 11th, 2009
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