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Tuscaloosa Business News - 2009-02


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Indian Hills Country Club to host Tennis Night in America - TUSCALOOSA | Indian Hills Country Club will host Tennis Night on Monday between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. for ages 6-18. The first 50 kids receive a free Tennis Night cap. It will run in conjunction with Tennis Night in America that is aimed to promote tennis among children. UWA, Tuskegee tennis match canceled 1855
February 28th, 2009
Wilder: We’re one step closer to state boxing commission - Olympic medalist and Tuscaloosa native Deontay Wilder had to travel to Nashville for his first professional fight and will cross the state line again for his March 6 bout. 1854
February 28th, 2009
UWA softball game postponed - LIVINGSTON | Because of the threat of bad weather in the Jackson, Tenn., area this weekend, West Alabama’s softball doubleheader today at Lambuth University has been postponed until further notice. A decision will be made today as to when the games will be played. 1853
February 27th, 2009
SMALL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: - BOAZ | Shelton capped off its first undefeated regular season in conference play with a 96-80 win over Snead State on Thursday. Shelton's Sterling Jones led with 18 points. Joshua Mickler, Brandon Williams and Trevell Coleman each added 15 points. Shelton led 58-47 at the halftime. 1852
February 27th, 2009
No. 5 Memphis turns back UAB; clinches conference title - BIRMINGHAM | Doneal Mack and Antonio Anderson hit consecutive 3-pointers to help spark a decisive run by No. 5 Memphis in a 71-60 victory over UAB on Thursday night, clinching the Tigers’ fourth consecutive Conference USA regular-season title. 1851
February 27th, 2009
Costly errors cost Hillcrest win - Hillcrest High School softball coach Darrell Williams wanted to know if his team could play with the traditionally strong Class 6A teams in the state. He wanted to know if his Lady Patriots had the competitiveness, heart and skill to stay on the field against some of the state's best. 1850
February 27th, 2009
West Blocton stops Ironmen, 9-6 - WEST BLOCTON | West Blocton defeated Holt 9-6 in prep baseball action Wednesday, improving its record to 3-2. The loss drops Holt to 1-4. Daniels Scarpelli got the win for West Blocton. He pitched three innings and struck out four. He also had five walks, gave up four hits and hit one batter. 1849
February 26th, 2009
SMALL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Stillman gets first-ever baseball win over UWA - TUSCALOOSA | The Stillman College baseball team fell behind early but battled back to defeat the University of West Alabama 10-9 Wednesday, the Tigers’ first win ever over UWA in baseball. “I really liked the way our offense battled back,” Stillman coach Donny Crawford said. “A lot of teams could’ve just thrown in the towel, but we didn’t.” 1848
February 26th, 2009
Madison Academy dashes Sumter County title hopes - Madison Academy knew its chances of beating Sumter County increased dramatically if the Lady Mustangs could limit May. They were right. 1847
February 26th, 2009
Pelham shuts out Stampede; TCHS wins doubleheader - PELHAM | Tripp Martin pitched a no-hitter to lead Pelham to a 16-0 shutout against visiting Paul W. Bryant in prep baseball action Tuesday. Harrison Keyes (1-1) was the losing pitcher for Bryant. Bryant's Josh Meades had two walks in the game. 1846
February 25th, 2009
Chiefs cut Edwards, Huard, Surtain - KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Three oft-injured veterans who hardly played last season were cut loose on Tuesday by the Kansas City Chiefs: linebacker Donnie Edwards, quarterback Damon Huard and cornerback Patrick Surtain. The Chiefs announced on their Web site they terminated the contracts of the three, none of whom played much during the 2-14 season. 1845
February 25th, 2009
PREP NOTEBOOK: Hillcrest Patriots hosting 50-team softball tournament - The best the state of Alabama has to offer in high school softball will be on display Thursday through Saturday at the fourth annual Patriot Classic presented by Academy Sports. Fifty teams from across the state of Alabama will converge on Tuscaloosa to play in the tournament, which will crown a junior varsity and varsity champion. 1844
February 25th, 2009
Looking as fit as ever, Woods - MARANA, Ariz. | Tiger Woods pulled into the parking lot as sunlight began to filter across the desert floor. He ducked into the clubhouse to change into golf shoes and headed out for a practice round, a routine he has followed for a dozen years. 1843
February 25th, 2009
End of the line - The Hazlewood Golden Bears put the nail in the coffin early against the Sunshine Tigers, and continued to hammer it in throughout Tuesday’s Class 1A girls semifinal game. 1842
February 25th, 2009
Winfield bats come alive in win against Marion County - PREP BASEBALL GUIN | Jacob Handley (1-0) got the win for Winfield, going two innings and giving up one run on one hit, as it pounded Marion County 18-4 on Monday. Marion County's Jessie Markham took the loss, giving up 13 runs on eight hits and six walks in three innings. 1841
February 24th, 2009
Historic swim - Jeremy Donald was standing poolside, entry sheet in hand, when the enormity hit him. 1840
February 24th, 2009
Hale County softball team wins three games - MOUNDVILLE | Hale County won three games of the tournament it hosted on Saturday. In game one, it defeated Greensboro 14-1. Kaci Overton (1-0) got the win for Hale County, going six innings and striking out eight Greensboro batters. Lara Fleenor had two doubles for Hale County in game one. Kacy Montgomery added a double. 1839
February 23rd, 2009
West Alabama roundup - LIVINGSTON | The 23rd-ranked University of West Alabama baseball team split a pair of games Saturday. UWA lost the opening game 7-3 to No. 3 Ouachita Baptist, then held off No. 28 St. Joseph’s for a 6-5 win. 1838
February 23rd, 2009
Shelton State roundup - JASPER | Brandon Williams scored 21 points as the Shelton State Community College men’s basketball team defeated Bevill State-Jasper 84-65 Saturday night, improving to 26-2 overall, 14-0 in the ACCC. Lajay Sears added 17 points for Shelton State and Cortez Irby and Brian Reed each scored 10 points. 1837
February 23rd, 2009
May leads Sumter County to Final Four - MONTGOMERY | With an uncontainable smile that stretched from ear-to-ear, Sumter County junior guard Katia May was on cloud nine. “It feels good,” May said. “If feels like I thought it would.” 1836
February 22nd, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: Hillcrest falls in regional title game - HANCEVILLE | Hillcrest, the defending Class 6A boys basketball champ, ran out of gas in the Northwest Regional championship game on Saturday, losing to Bob Jones, 50-37. Despite the loss, Patriots coach Scott Suttles had plenty of reasons to smile afterwards. 1835
February 22nd, 2009
Dollarhide has endured for more than 100 years - DOLLARHIDE | All hunting clubs are a combination of people and land. Men age, trees fall, clubs disappear. Dollarhide Camp endures. Usually one of two things kills off a hunting club. Either the club’s founding generation dies off or the land they hunt is sold or altered so radically that changes or breaks up the club. 1834
February 22nd, 2009
Tuscaloosa Academy wins 14th state title - The win gave Tuscaloosa Academy its 14 state championship, a school record for wins (33) and continued the Knights’ 22-game winning streak. Tuscaloosa Academy (33-2) last won the state title in 2006. 1833
February 22nd, 2009
UWA softball runs record to 7-0 - DECATUR | The University of West Alabama softball team started the UAH Chillout on Friday with a pair of comeback wins against Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky. UWA extends its season-opening win streak to seven games. 1832
February 21st, 2009
UWA baseball loses fourth straight - LIVINGSTON | The 23rd-ranked University of West Alabama baseball team dropped its fourth straight game, falling 5-3 to No. 3 Ouachita Baptist on Friday. The Tigers (6-5) strung together all three runs on six hits and made two errors. OBU (10-3) had 10 hits. 1831
February 21st, 2009
TCHS to host luncheon for Higginbotham - NORTHPORT | The Tuscaloosa County High School football booster club will host a farewell retirement luncheon for departing head football coach Robert Higginbotham on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Northport Civic Center. The event is free and open to the public. All TCHS fans are encouraged to attend. 1830
February 21st, 2009
Duckett leads Bassmaster Classic - SHREVEPORT, La. | Boyd Duckett, the 2007 winner from Demopolis, had a five-fish limit of 20 pounds, 3 ounces Friday to take the lead in the Bassmaster Classic, the three-day Super Bowl of bass fishing. Duckett, using a LaserLure crankbait and pitching bait, edged fellow Bassmaster Elite Series pro Jami Fralick of Martin, S.D., by a pound. 1829
February 21st, 2009
Cottondale Dixie Youth registration is today - COTTONDALE | Cottondale Dixie Youth baseball and softball will have registration today and next Saturday at Gordon Davis Park. Registration will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Visit www.cottondaledixieyouth.org for forms and fees. 1828
February 21st, 2009
Howard has NCAA qualifying mark in shot put - BATON ROUGE, La. | Five members of the University of Alabama women’s track and field team participated Friday night at the LSU Twilight Invitational, with Angelica Howard throwing a provisional qualifying mark in the shot put. 1827
February 21st, 2009
Tuscaloosa Academy boys to play in AISA title game - MONTGOMERY | Tuscaloosa Academy coach Josh Golden approached Tevin Moore and Omari Horne on Friday morning and told them what he expected in the Knights’ AISA Class 3A semifinal game against Lee-Scott Academy. 1826
February 21st, 2009
Cougars come up short in OT - As the final horn sounded, five dog-tired Southern Academy High School basketball players walked to the bench with their heads down. 1825
February 21st, 2009
Stillman rally comes up short - FRANKFORT, Ky. | The Stillman men’s basketball team clawed its way to tie the game after an 18-point second-half deficit, but was unable to come up with the win, losing 87-82, at Kentucky State on Thursday. KSU used 11-of-18 shooting from 3-point distance to take control in the game’s early stages as Stillman never led. 1824
February 20th, 2009
UWA women fall to Valdosta State - VALDOSTA, Ga. | The University of West Alabama women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a 24-5 run by Valdosta State in the first 10 minutes of the game as the Tigers fell 62-40 on Thursday. The Lady Blazers forced 28 Tiger miscues, resulting in 27 points. 1823
February 20th, 2009
UWA men lose in double overtime - VALDOSTA, Ga. | The University of West Alabama men’s basketball team dropped a double overtime 83-76 decision to Valdosta State on Thursday night. The Blazers (19-5, 7-3 GSC) out-scored the Tigers (11-14, 3-7 GSC) 10-3 in the second overtime session to claim the win. 1822
February 20th, 2009
Hillcrest player signs with Central Alabama - TUSCALOOSA | As an outfielder, Cameron Carlisle loves nothing more than laying out for a ball hit in the gap. The feeling of flying through the air, albeit a short flight, exhilarates the 18-year-old Hillcrest High School senior baseball player. 1821
February 20th, 2009
Warrior Academy drops Class A final - MONTGOMERY | Warrior Academy’s bid for a AISA state boys basketball championship ended Thursday with a 38-32 loss to Shelby Academy in the Class A final at Huntingdon College in Montgomery. 1820
February 20th, 2009
Greene Co. can’t hold on - MONTGOMERY | The Greene County boys basketball team made an earlier than expected exit in the Class 3A Central Regional tournament, losing to an undermanned yet determined LAMP, 75-73, on Thursday night. 1819
February 20th, 2009
’Cats falter late, lose by 1 - MONTGOMERY | Sumter County High School took an 11-point lead into the fourth quarter in Central Regional action Thursday afternoon at Alabama State University but could not hold on, falling late in a 60-59 season-ending defeat to LaFayette High School. 1818
February 20th, 2009
Tuscaloosa hosts swim championships - TUSCALOOSA | The city of Tuscaloosa will become a swimming magnet this weekend, drawing some 500 swimmers for the District Championships at the University of Alabama Aquatic Center. 1817
February 20th, 2009
TCHS softball team sweeps Bryant with two no-hitters - NORTHPORT| The Tuscaloosa County softball team swept a doubleheader in convincing fashion against Paul W. Bryant, 10-0 and 16-0. Bryant (0-2) was able to produce only one base runner in both games against TCHS (2-0) as pitchers Allison Rice and Ashley Rainey dominated with back-to-back no-hitters. 1816
February 20th, 2009
Tigers advance to regional final - Forcing turnover after turnover, Brooks High School clawed its way back into a game that its poor shooting wasn’t going to let it win. 1815
February 20th, 2009
Warrior Academy holds off Central Christian - Steven Stewart hit 1 of 2 free throws with nine seconds left to give Warrior Academy a 48-47 win over Central Christian in a semifinal game in the AISA Class A State Championship Tournament on Wednesday. 1814
February 19th, 2009
Braves play for state title - MONTGOMERY | Steven Stewart hit one of two free throws with nine seconds left to give Warrior Academy a 48-47 victory over Central Christian Wednesday in a semifinal game in the AISA Class A state tournament. Warrior Academy was led by Major Burton and Sharod Fowler with 14 points each. Maurice Dent added 11 points in the affair. 1813
February 19th, 2009
Holy Spirit falls to Loachapoka, 68-48 - MONTGOMERY | The road to an AHSAA Class 1A state championship ended in Montgomery on Wednesday for the Holy Spirit Titans. Holy Spirit dropped a 68-48 decision to Loachapoka. Loachapoka led 34-11 at the half and Holy Spirit was not able to climb back into the game. 1812
February 19th, 2009
Hazlewood knocks off Hubbertville Lions - HANCEVILLE | Hubbertville coach Lamar Harris had a plan that he thought might result in an upset win against Hazlewood in the Class 1A Northwest Regional girls semifinal Wednesday night. The plan was to contain Hazlewood star guard Amber Jones and force the rest of the team to take perimeter shots. 1811
February 19th, 2009
Sparkman ousts Hillcrest - HANCEVILLE | The Hillcrest High School girls basketball team made history for all the wrong reasons. Sparkman shot 56.9 percent on Wednesday and posted an 83-31 victory to knock the Lady Patriots out of the Class 6A Northwest Regional. Jerome Elliott, who founded the Hillcrest girls program, said it was the worst defeat in school history. 1810
February 19th, 2009
ACA coach takes new job in Huntsville - TUSCALOOSA | After 15 seasons as the football coach at American Christian Academy, Stephen Hooks is ready for a new challenge. On Wednesday, Hooks announced that he was stepping down from ACA and will be the new coach at Westminster Christian Academy in Huntsville. 1809
February 19th, 2009
Bob Jones downs Jaguars, makes final - HANCEVILLE | The Bob Jones Patriots scored 26 points in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and pulled away for a 61-49 victory over Northridge, which made its first appearance in the Class 6A Northwest Regional. 1808
February 19th, 2009
Harris’ shot lifts Patriots in OT - Mondarius Harris didn’t know if he had saved Hillcrest’s season for a second time in the same game. He didn’t know if his last launch was on target until the ball ripped through the net. 1807
February 19th, 2009
Harris' last-second shot lifts Patriots past Austin - Mondarius Harris, a junior guard, nailed a 3-pointer as the final buzzer sounded, lifting the Hillcrest Patriots to a 51-50 overtime victory against Austin on Wednesday in the Class 6A Northwest Regional. 1806
February 18th, 2009
Sparkman knocks out Hillcrest with 52-point victory - Hillcrest coach Jerome Elliott said his girls basketball team made history on Wednesday for all the wrong reasons. 1805
February 18th, 2009
Central rally comes up short - TUSCALOOSA | Central High School guard Roddie Colvin kept trying to prolong his senior season, even when the defending Class 5A champions held a 10-point lead. Colvin rallied the Falcons in the fourth quarter, but the Butler Rebels held on for a 50-46 victory Tuesday in the Northwest Regional at Wallace State Community College. 1804
February 18th, 2009
UWA first baseman chasing school records - Rob Dahlberg has a chance to finish among the career leaders in several different categories for the University of West Alabama baseball team. 1803
February 18th, 2009
PREP NOTEBOOK: ACEAA tourney begins Thursday - The Alabama Christian Education Athletic Association’s Division I boys and girls state basketball tournament will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Shelton State Community College. Tuscaloosa Christian School is the host school and Athletic Director JD Vick said the school was looking forward to it. 1802
February 18th, 2009
T.H.E. Warriors advance in playoffs - MONTGOMERY | T.H.E. Warriors won their first-round game of the Alabama Christian Sports Conference playoffs, 65-47, with a fourth-period surge against host Evangel Christian of Montgomery. 1801
February 18th, 2009
Boxing bill advances through Senate - MONTGOMERY | It won’t be passed in time for Deontay Wilder’s next professional fight, but a bill in the Alabama Legislature may soon allow Wilder to fight in a sanctioned match in Alabama. 1800
February 18th, 2009
Central falls to Butler in Northwest Regional - Butler of Huntsville, the defending Class 5A champion, knocked the Central Falcons out of the Northwest Regional by taking a 50-46 victory today at Wallace State Community College. 1799
February 17th, 2009
Hillcrest baseball wins one, loses one - TUSCALOOSA | Junior second baseman Lance Wilson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and junior shortstop Chase Fields had a two-run hit to lead Hillcrest to a 10-2 victory against Oak Mountain. Senior right-hander Dakota Patrick threw six winnings for the win, with eight hits, five strikeouts, two walks and two runs. 1798
February 17th, 2009
Morgan, Sharpe reach out to students - When co-workers Jacqueline Morgan and Shane Sharpe sat down to brainstorm about how to build a sense of community among their students in the University of Alabama’s Honors College, their solution was a runaway hit. Literally. They would all train for and run in a half-marathon. 1797
February 17th, 2009
Central basketball team takes on defending champion - TUSCALOOSA | If the Central High School boys basketball team hopes to continue its postseason run, it will have to knock out the winner of three of the past five Class 5A state championships. If they do, the Falcons will be one game away from heading to Birmingham and the Final Four. 1796
February 17th, 2009
Shelton State makes it 25 straight wins - By Richard D. Lee Special to The Tuscaloosa News TUSCALOOSA | Behind 20 points from sophomore guard Brandon Williams and 18 from sophomore guard LaJay Sears, the Shelton State men’s basketball team defeated Lawson State 96-91 at the Umphrey Center on Monday night to win its 25th consecutive game. 1795
February 17th, 2009
No. 12 UWA drops two games on Sunday - LIVINGSTON | The 12th-ranked University of West Alabama baseball team dropped two contests on Sunday at Tartt Field. UWA (6-4) fell 7-2 to No. 1 Tampa in the early outing of the day and were downed 16-3 in the final contest by No. 19 Southern Arkansas. 1794
February 16th, 2009
UWA tennis falls to Jackson State - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama tennis team dropped a pair of 5-4 matches to Jackson State University on Saturday in Jackson, Miss. In the men’s match, UWA picked up wins at the No. 4, 5 and 6 positions in singles. At No. 4, UWA’s Benny Delgado Rochas blanked JSU’s Nicholas Crawford, 6-0, 6-0. 1793
February 16th, 2009
West Alabama teams eager for success - Tuscaloosa County High School has a little mini-dynasty going in girls softball these days. Keeping it going in 2009, however, won’t be easy. 1792
February 16th, 2009
Area teams ready for the new season - Hillcrest High School knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a state champion in baseball. 1791
February 16th, 2009
UWA baseball team splits home opener - LIVINGSTON | The 12th-ranked University of West Alabama baseball team split a pair of home contests on Saturday at Tartt Field. UWA (6-2) handed No. 1 Tampa its second loss of the season, 10-3, in the Tigers home opener, but fell 5-1 in the night cap to Southern Arkansas. 1790
February 15th, 2009
UWA women claim 69-64 win over UNA - LIVINGSTON | Four players scored in double figures as the University of West Alabama women’s basketball team defeated the University of North Alabama, 69-64, in a pivotal Gulf South Conference East Division contest. 1789
February 15th, 2009
UWA softball team picks up three wins in opener - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama softball team opened the 2009 campaign with three wins on Saturday in the UWA Invitational. The Tigers opened the day with a 6-5 win over Spring Hill College, followed by pair of convincing wins over SHC, 11-2 and Judson College, 12-2. 1788
February 15th, 2009
Stellar second half not enough for Stillman - TUSCALOOSA | Stillman College fells short in its 63-56 loss to Benedict in basketball action on Saturday. The loss makes the Tigers 7-13 on the season and 6-12 in conference play. Terry Rice and Marquell Jones led Stillman with 13 points each. Gerard Devaughn tallied 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds. 1787
February 15th, 2009
New skeet shooting team begins at Bama - When the University of Alabama needed a football coach, it hired a proven winner with a championship under his belt. The University of Alabama's skeet shooting team did the same thing. 1786
February 15th, 2009
Cottondale sets Dixie Youth registration - COTTONDALE | Cottondale Dixie Youth will hold baseball and softball registration the next two Saturdays, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28, at Gordon Davis Park. Registration will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. Visit www.cottondaledixieyouth.org for forms and fees. 1785
February 14th, 2009
Sheffield's goal lifts Hillcrest to victory - TUSCALOOSA | A late goal by Jeremy Sheffield made the difference for Hillcrest Thursday in a 2-1 soccer victory over visiting Jess Lanier. Sheffield's game-winning goal came on a caromed loose ball. Sheffield drove it into the back of the net with just 10 minutes remaining before stoppage-time. 1784
February 14th, 2009
Rowing referee clinic is next Saturday - TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama men's rowing club is sponsoring a rowing referee clinic Saturday, Feb. 21, from 7 a.m. until noon at the University Rec Center. 1783
February 14th, 2009
UWA women fall to West Georgia - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama women's basketball team fell 67-51 to Gulf South Conference East Division leader West Georgia on Thursday. The Wolves improve to 18-5 overall and 8-1 in the GSC. UWA falls to 8-15 and 2-6 in the conference. 1782
February 14th, 2009
West Georgia beats UWA men, 77-58 - LIVINGSTON | The University of West Alabama dropped a 77-58 decision to West Georgia on Thursday night in Gulf South Conference East Division men's basketball action. The setback dropped the Tigers to 10-13 overall and 2-6 in conference play. The Wolves improved to 5-18, 2-7 in the league. 1781
February 14th, 2009
UWA baseball/softball schedule changes - LIVINGSTON | The 12th-ranked University of West Alabama baseball team's game Friday against the No. 1 Tampa Spartans was called because of rain. The game will resume today. The revised schedule for the weekend: Today, Southern Arkansas vs. Tampa at noon; Tampa vs. UWA at 3 p.m.; Southern Arkansas vs. UWA at 6 p.m. 1780
February 14th, 2009
New heights - TUSCALOOSA | Standing on a ladder 10-feet above the court, Bob Brantley had the best view in the gym. With an exuberant grin that stretched from ear to ear, the Northridge boys basketball coach took a pair of scissors in his right hand and snipped off the remaining thread that connected the net to the rim. 1779
February 14th, 2009
MiKinnis powers Lady Tigers to win against Paine College - Kimberly Pooler, head coach of the Stillman College women's basketball team, found a lot to like on Thursday night. 1778
February 13th, 2009
DeVaughn's career night sparks Stillman - Gerard DeVaughn lived up to his coach's expectations on Thursday with a career-best performance for the Stillman College men's basketball team. 1777
February 13th, 2009
Isom's eight 3-pointser carry Hillcrest girls - In pre-game warm ups, Abby Isom couldn't buy a basket. Shot after shot clanked off the rim as the Hillcrest sophomore point guard struggled to find her shot. She figured it just wasn't her night. 1776
February 13th, 2009
Northridge sets baseball camp, alumni game - Northridge High School will have a baseball camp and alumni game Saturday at the school’s baseball field. The camp for kids will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon. That will be followed by Northridge’s first Alumni Game at 1 p,m. There are 18 former players who have committed to play in the game. 1775
February 13th, 2009
SMALL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: UWA welcomes ranked opponents - The University of West Alabama baseball team won’t be hosting an NCAA Division II regional in February, but all teams appearing at Tartt Field in Livingston this weekend are ranked. 1774
February 13th, 2009
Northside hopes to continue hot streak - Braxton Hartsfield had seen the trophies collecting dust at Northside High School. He knew the Rams had a rich basketball heritage. He also knew that the school’s hardwood glory days had been long ago. 1773
February 13th, 2009
Greensboro playing like state champions - GREENSBORO | They run like gazelles, up and down the floor with such ease you’d swear they are gliding. They can jump, too. Dunks and blocked shots are the norm for the Greensboro High School boy’s basketball team. 1772
February 13th, 2009
High schools to host baseball clinics Saturday - Northridge High School will hold a hitting clinic Saturday at the high school field and the new indoor facility from 8:30 a.m. to noon for players in grades 1-6. Cost is $40. Participants can register at the field at 8 a.m. on the day of the event. Call 205-343-7319 for information. 1771
February 12th, 2009
Hillcrest leads lineup of prep girls sub-regionals - TUSCALOOSA | Jerome Elliott got good news earlier this week. The Hillcrest High School girl’s basketball coach received word that senior guard Danielle Johnson had been selected as a Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year finalist. The winner will be announced March 12. 1770
February 12th, 2009
Wilder lands first main event bout - In the second fight of his professional career, Tuscaloosa’s Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder will compete for the first time in a main event. 1769
February 12th, 2009
Paul W. Bryant beats Central, 5-0 - TUSCALOOSA | Ashley Lowe and Carolyn Howard scored two goals each in Paul W. Bryant's 5-0 soccer victory Tuesday over Central. Jessica Wade scored the final goal for the Stampede. Howard and Wade split at goalkeeper and combined to record the shutout. Paul W. Bryant plays its second match of the season today against Sparkman in Huntsville. 1768
February 11th, 2009
Northridge beats Walker in soccer opener - TUSCALOOSA | The Northridge High School boys team opened a new soccer season Tuesday with a 4-0 victory over Walker from Jasper. Rafi Haque scored two goals for the Jaguars. Will Scogin and Joe Hollingsworth had one goal each. Tom Guggenberger got the shutout in goal for Northridge. 1767
February 11th, 2009
Stillman Tigers debut at home today - TUSCALOOSA | If weather permits, the Stillman College baseball team debuts at home today. Even though rain is in the forecast, Stillman is scheduled to face Columbus (Ga.) State in a doubleheader starting at noon. Columbus State was ranked No. 5 in a national preseason poll. 1766
February 11th, 2009
Cole sets guidelines for Stillman program - TUSCALOOSA | L.C. Cole made recruiting his top priority when he accepted the job as Stillman College's head football coach in December, so much of his time was spent traveling. On Monday, he met in a crowded classroom with 88 potential players. 1765
February 11th, 2009
PREP NOTEBOOK: New faces for area baseball - TUSCALOOSA | With the spring-like weather West Alabama has experienced the past week, it's only natural to assume baseball is right around the corner. But when the first pitch is thrown Monday, signifying the start of the high school baseball season, Class 6A, Area 9 will have a different look to it. 1764
February 11th, 2009
First-half surge leads Bucs past Bears - TUSCALOOSA | Coach Madonna Thompson wants her Shelton State players ready to be leaders in any game. On Monday night it was Areial Woods' turn. Woods, a freshman from Aliceville, scored 10 of her season-high 11 points in the first half, and the Lady Bucs cruised to an 80-57 victory over Bevill State-Fayette. 1763
February 10th, 2009
TCHS pitcher signs with Northwest Florida State - NORTHPORT | Allison Rice continued a family tradition last Wednesday when she signed a college scholarship, but she chose a different sport. 1762
February 10th, 2009
Men's, women's tennis teams win titles - Tuscaloosa tennis starred recently at the United States Tennis Association's BMW Southern Combo Doubles Championships, winning both the women's 5.5 and the men's 8.5 championships. 1761
February 10th, 2009
A-Rod comes clean on steroids - NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez, the player who would restore integrity to baseball’s home run record, admitted Monday to using performance-enhancing drugs himself. 1760
February 10th, 2009
Shelton State dominates rematch with Bears - TUSCALOOSA | When the Bevill State Bears came to town to face Shelton State, the rematch turned into a knockout. Led by sophomore guard Brandon Williams, Shelton State extended its winning streak to 23 with a 97-56 victory. Williams, who made 8 of 12 3-poiners, poured in 28 points. The Buccaneers made 14 3-pointers in 34 attempts. 1759
February 10th, 2009
Brookwood no match for Falcons - The Central Falcons claimed the 2008-09 boys Class 5A, Area 9 championship Monday night after defeating Brookwood 59-35. 1758
February 10th, 2009
Jags dust Hillcrest for Area 9 Title - With less than a minute remaining, and the game decided, a great noise washed over the Northridge High School gym. 1757
February 10th, 2009
No. 25 UWA downs Georgia Southwestern - AMERICUS, Ga. | The 25th-ranked University of West Alabama baseball team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 7-4 victory over Georgia Southwestern on Sunday afternoon. 1756
February 9th, 2009
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