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Tuscaloosa Business News - 2009-04


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AHSAA sets tenative schedule for prep events - That Alabama High School Athletic Association released a tenative schedule for the continuation of high school sports in the state. The AHSAA suspended all athletic events until Tuesday, May 5 due to two confirmed cases of the swine flu in Madison County. The tenative schedule for resuming the spring sports playoffs: 2123
April 30th, 2009
UWA baseball falls to No. 3 in poll - INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. | The University of West Alabama baseball team dropped to No. 3 in this week’s NCAA Division II Baseball South Region poll. 2122
April 30th, 2009
Six UWA sofball players earn conference honors - LIVINGSTON | Six University of West Alabama softball players have earned All-Gulf South Conference East Division recognition. 2121
April 30th, 2009
Northside softball wins opener - SAMANTHA | Northside’s offense was like an Energizer battery in the third inning. It just kept going and going, and didn’t stop until 14 batters had come to the plate and 10 runs had scored. Northside was able to win Game 1 of the Class 3A, Area 8 tournament against Cordova 16-3. The win improves Northside’s record to 37-7. 2120
April 30th, 2009
Pickens Academy, Generals split in AISA semifinals - CARROLLTON | Pickens Academy and Autauga Academy battled through a couple of one-run games on Wednesday, and they’ll play again to determine a winner in the AISA Class AA semifinals. 2119
April 30th, 2009
Stillman chases third SIAC title - TUSCALOOSA | Veteran players on the Stillman College baseball team have been there, done that and want to do it again. Stillman, which has won the past two championships, begins play today in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament at the Paul Eames Baseball Complex in Albany, Ga. 2118
April 30th, 2009
Swine flu leads high schools to postpone sports - Montgomery | The Alabama High School Athletic Association postponed all its athletic events after the state’s first probable cases of swine flu shut down a Huntsville elementary school. 2117
April 30th, 2009
Two cases of swine flu suspected in Madison County elementary school - MONTGOMERY | State Health Officer Don Williamson says two probable cases of swine flu have been reported in students at a Madison County elementary school. 2116
April 30th, 2009
Stillman top seed in SIAC baseball - ALBANY, Ga. | The Stillman College baseball team has earned the overall No. 1 seed in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament and will open play Thursday in the event being hosted by Albany State. Stillman will face Morehouse, the No. 4 seed in the East, in a 1 p.m. game. 2115
April 29th, 2009
Eagles' Wings tournament is Thursday - Eagles' Wings Inc. will host its third-annual golf tournament Thursday at Indian Hills Country Club. Scheduled participants include former University of Alabama football players and coach Ray Perkins. Cost for a team of four players is $1,000, or $250 per person. Hole sponsorships are still available for $200 each. 2114
April 29th, 2009
Troy coach Larry Blakeney to join ASHOF - BIRMINGHAM | Troy University football coach Larry Blakeney will be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 30. 2113
April 29th, 2009
UA student to play in Paralympic World Cup - TUSCALOOSA | Jared Arambula, a freshman at the University of Alabama from Valparaiso, Ind., has been named to the USA 23-and-under National Wheelchair Basketball Team. Arambula's selection was the culmination of a three-day tryout camp at Birmingham's Lakeshore Foundation and included 25 of the best players in the United States. 2112
April 29th, 2009
Saban, Musso third in Chick-fil-A event - GREENSBORO, Ga. | University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and former UA player Johnny Musso placed third in the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge golf tournament Tuesday, earning a $37,500 scholarship donation. Saban and Musso finished tied with Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson and Jon Barry at 10-under par. 2111
April 29th, 2009
Northside improves to 36-7 with 5-3 win - SAMANTHA | Andrea Pridemore and Laci Newman each drove in two runs as Northside's softball team celebrated Senior Day with a 5-3 victory over Oakman on Tuesday. 2110
April 29th, 2009
PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuscaloosa Academy aims for fifth straight softball title - Sustaining a winning tradition is anything but easy. It takes hard work, talented players/coaches and a little bit of luck. One grounder through the legs or a bad pitch is all it takes to ruin a title run. That's what makes Tuscaloosa Academy's run of four consecutive softball state championships so remarkable. 2109
April 29th, 2009
Rashad Johnson: Draft Day Interview - Rashad Johnson takes the call from the Arizona Cardinals, that begins his career in the NFL . 2108
April 28th, 2009
Brookwood golf team takes second at sectional - DECATUR | Brookwood shot a 317 in the girl’s 1A/5A, Section 2 tournamenet at the Burning Tree Country Club, giving it a second place finish on Monday. Hartsell came in first, shooting a 264. Ramsay placed third, shooting 330, and Cullman placed fourth, shooting 334. Brookwood’s Ashlyn Seale shot a 100 and Leslie Agee shot a 103. 2107
April 28th, 2009
Golf season heats up in Tuscaloosa - Now that spring has arrived in full swing, so, too, have area golfers. 2106
April 28th, 2009
Pirates two wins away from title - Last season the Pickens Academy Pirates earned seven wins on the baseball diamond. 2105
April 28th, 2009
NASCAR won't make changes to Talladega surface - CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Despite injuries to fans from flying debris, NASCAR’s satisfied with its safety standards, saying the fence at Talladega Superspeedway did what it was supposed to do - keep Carl Edwards’ car out of the grandstands. 2104
April 28th, 2009
TCHS runners-up at Hoover Invitational - HOOVER | The Tuscaloosa County High School softball team lost 5-2 to Sparkman in the Hoover Invitational championship game on Saturday. Ashley Rainey (15-4) took the loss. Bailey Braughton went 3-for-4 with two doubles and scored both TCHS runs. Adrianna Booth went 3-for-3 with an RBI. Both were named to the all-tournament team. 2103
April 27th, 2009
Shelton State softball sweeps Southern Union - WADLEY | The Shelton State softball team earned a sweep against Southern Union on Sunday, winning the first game, 4-1, and the second game, 11-1. Nicole Morrison was the winning pitcher in the first game. She allowed one earned run in seven innings and gave up three hits and struck out five. 2102
April 27th, 2009
Shelton baseball sweeps Northwest Shoals - MUSCLE SHOALS | The Shelton State baseball team swept a doubleheader against Northwest Shoals Community College, 14-9 and 13-1, on Sunday. In game one, winning pitcher Michael Carden went 4 1/3 innings pitched, striking out 10 and giving up three runs on four hits. 2101
April 27th, 2009
Northside wins Invitational - SAMANTHA | The Northside High School softball team won the Northside Invitational on Saturday, beating Oakman, 5-4. In the seventh inning with the game tied at 3, Laci Newman hit a two-run double to win it for Northside. 2100
April 27th, 2009
Edwards goes airborne, Keselowski steals win - Carl Edwards began his charge to the front with nine laps to go at Talladega Superspeedway. 2099
April 27th, 2009
West Blocton’s Hill taken in fourth round by Lions - When the Michigan media called the surprise fourth-round selection of the Detroit Lions, Stillman College defensive lineman Sammie Lee Hill wasn’t asked much about where he came from. 2098
April 27th, 2009
Ochoa still leading Corona Championship - MORELIA, Mexico | Defending champion Lorena Ochoa shot a 4-under 69 in windy conditions Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Norway’s Suzann Pettersen into the final round of the LPGA Tour’s Corona Championship. 2097
April 26th, 2009
Outdoor Alabama Expo free to public - BIRMINGHAM | Oak Mountain is opening its gates for the public admission free for the Outdoor Alabama Expo, a hands-on, family-friendly event. 2096
April 26th, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: Holy Spirt, Hale Co. take one each - TUSCALOOSA | First they played a marathon, then they ran a sprint. In a tale of two durations and outcomes on Friday, Hale County’s girl’s softball team defeated Holy Spirit 11-7 in an 11-inning first game of a double header. The second game only went three innings, and Holy Spirit won it 18-2. 2095
April 26th, 2009
UWA baseball claims GSC East title - LIVINGSTON | The ninth-ranked University of West Alabama baseball team claimed its fifth Gulf South Conference series in impressive fashion, combining for 29 runs in the Saturday doubleheader over West Georgia, winning 11-3 and 18-0. 2094
April 26th, 2009
Titans’ dream season ends one run short - TUSCALOOSA | Down to its final three outs and trailing by four runs, Holy Spirit did what it had all season long. The Titans did not hang their heads and feel sorry for themselves. Instead they went out and scored four runs to tie the game at 13. 2093
April 26th, 2009
Earnhardt Jr. wants to jumpstart his season at Talladega - Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to relive some of those Talladega glory days. 2092
April 26th, 2009
NRA group supports kidsPhoto | Barry Fikes Members of the Tuscaloosa Gun Club offer instruction to local boy scouts at the TGC range. Both organizations receive support for the NRA Foundation which receives money from the Friends of the NRA banquet. The a - TUSCALOOSA | Hunters and shooters interested in promoting shooting sports education while enjoying good food and taking part in raffles for guns and other outdoor equipment can attend the Friends of the NRA Banquet Thursday at the Belk Center in Bowers Park 2091
April 26th, 2009
Stillman eliminated from SIAC Tournament - COLUMBUS, Ga. | Stillman College was eliminated from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball tournament Thursday, losing to Claflin and Paine. Stillman fell 9-4 to Claflin in its opener. Pitcher Robyn Beatty pitched two scoreless innings before Claflin scored four runs off two hits and two errors in the third inning. 2090
April 25th, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: Hillcrest earns split against state champs - HOOVER | The Hillcrest Patrots baseball team didn’t panic when it dropped game one in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs against Hoover High School on Friday night. They simply responsed with clutch hitting and pitching down the stretch to take a critical 9-8 victory in game two, avenging a 12-2 game one loss, and forcing a vital... 2089
April 25th, 2009
Northside swept in playoff series with Dadeville - The No. 7 Dadeville Tigers swept the No. 6 Northside Rams 8-0 and 6-2 in a best-of-three series Friday to advance to the third round of the AHSAA Class 3A playoffs. 2088
April 25th, 2009
Wilder KO’s Rabotte in first round - Debuting on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights,” Tuscaloosa heavyweight Deontay Wilder ran his professional boxing record to 4-0 with a quick victory at the UIC Pavilion. 2087
April 25th, 2009
Titans split with Bulldogs - When you’ve reached heights not before attained, sometimes you momentarily lose control of the things that were seemingly natural before. The Holy Spirit High School baseball team can vouch for that. 2086
April 25th, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: ACA scores four runs in sixth inning to rally past Northside - SAMANTHA | American Christian Academy scored all four runs in the top of the sixth inning to complete a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory over Northside (31-7) on Thursday. 2085
April 24th, 2009
UWA baseball team makes schedule changes - LIVINGSTON | The 11th-ranked University of West Alabama baseball team has canceled its game Monday against Auburn-Montgomery. The originally scheduled contest was rained out on Wednesday, March 25. 2084
April 24th, 2009
Wilder goes primetime on ESPN2 - TUSCALOOSA | People in and around Tuscaloosa know Deontay Wilder. His meteoric rise from boxing novice to Olympic medal glory has been well documented. Thousands followed his journey from amateur to professional boxer. Tonight, boxing fans across the country will have a chance to watch Wilder live in his fourth professional fight. 2083
April 24th, 2009
Lady Bucs rally to sweep MMI - TUSCALOOSA | Buddy Boyle didn’t panic when his Shelton State softball team trailed in both games on Thursday. The Lady Bucs rallied and pulled off a sweep, downing Marion Military Institute 9-3 and 8-3. 2082
April 24th, 2009
Second season - With a well-rested pitching staff, Tuscaloosa Academy is confident heading into today’s best-of-three, first-round playoff series against Macon-East Academy. 2081
April 24th, 2009
Tuscaloosa County seniors show out on Senior Day - After being honored before the game as part of the Senior Day festivities, Allison Rice took the mound and struck out 10 batters on her way to a shutout as the Wildcats defeated Hillcrest 7-0 Friday afternoon. 2080
April 24th, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: Hubbertville wins one of two at home - HUBBERTVILLE | The Hubbertville softball team split a home doubleheader Wednesday, defeating Fayette County 7-3 and losing 4-1 to Parrish in a Class 1A, Area 10 match-up. 2079
April 23rd, 2009
SMALL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Stillman coach has positive approach - The Stillman College softball team enters the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with a 12-18 record, but that doesn’t matter to first-year coach Pam Phillips. “This is a new season,” said Phillips who guided the Lady Tigers to an 8-8 conference record. “We go in it with a clean slate. Everybody starts the same.” 2078
April 23rd, 2009
ACA hires Dooley as football coach - American Christian Academy announced Wednesday that Keith Dooley has been named as its next head football coach. Dooley will replace Stephen Hooks, who recently resigned to become the head football coach at Westminster Christian School in Huntsville. 2077
April 23rd, 2009
West Alabama erupts to gain split with Stillman - Stillman College pitcher Chase Wilson survived a four-run inning to get a win in Wednesday’s first game, but West Alabama answered with 13 hits in the second game to gain a split. 2076
April 23rd, 2009
Stillman College student coach Stephanie Harris motivated by faith - Stephanie Harris would love to hit, run and throw today, when the Stillman College softball team opens play in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament in Columbus, Ga. 2075
April 23rd, 2009
UWA's Burgess is Pitcher of the Week - BIRMINGHAM | The University of West Alabama's Brian Burgess was named Gulf South Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week for his performances last week against Arkansas- Monticello and North Alabama. 2074
April 22nd, 2009
NCAA approves ‘sand' volleyball as sport - Budding beach volleyball stars will soon be able to play the sport in college. The NCAA approved 'sand' volleyball as an emerging sport for women on Tuesday. The move clears the way for schools to count the sport toward scholarship and financial aid requirements. 2073
April 22nd, 2009
Georgia releases Miller from scholarship - ATHENS, Ga. | New Georgia coach Mark Fox has granted signee Daniel Miller of Loganville a release from the letter-of-intent he signed with the school. 2072
April 22nd, 2009
Mississippi State reports secondary violation - JACKSON, Miss. | Mississippi State has reported what school officials consider a secondary NCAA violation to the Southeastern Conference, stemming from former coach Jackie Sherrill's participation in an April 10 football practice. 2071
April 22nd, 2009
Panthers are feeling confident entering second round - TUSCALOOSA | Led by four seniors, who provide necessary leadership, the Brookwood High School baseball team is confident and poised to move to the third round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs. 2070
April 22nd, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: Hillcrest wins big on senior night - TUSCALOOSA | In a night honoring its two seniors, first baseman Lyndsey Smith and left fielder Amelia Brackin, Hillcrest shut out Paul W. Bryant 14-0. 2069
April 22nd, 2009
Fourteen drivers to try double duty at Talladega - TALLADEGA | Fourteen drivers will attempt to qualify in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series races this weekend in Talladega. That includes previous Talladega winners Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michael Waltrip, Joe Nemechek, Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch. 2068
April 22nd, 2009
PRE NOTEBOOK: Patterson, Reach and Ault named to All-Star Sports Week - The Alabama High School Athletic Association released the rosters for baseball and softball for the 13th annual Alabama All-Star Sports Week and three West Alabama players/coaches will represent. 2067
April 22nd, 2009
Memorabilia brings back fond memories for Cob Jarvis - The pages turn, each reflecting another day, another game, another part of his life. 2066
April 22nd, 2009
CTA wins Small Teams Title - Thirteen swimmers from Crimson Tide Aquatics qualified to swim at the Southeastern Championships in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 26-March 1. 2065
April 21st, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: Jordan’s homer paces ACA softball victory - TUSCALOOSA | American Christian Academy’s Jordan Patterson was 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in its 8-2 win over Hale County in high school softball action Monday. Briley Booth was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI and Kylie McMurray finished 2-for-3 with an RBI. 2064
April 21st, 2009
A tough choice awaits Lions - The Detroit Lions didn't get to 0-16 by drafting wisely - think Charles Rogers, Joey Harrington, Mike Williams and the like. 2063
April 21st, 2009
Ole Miss coach makes plea deal in Ohio - A few hours after he was arrested last December for an altercation with a cab driver, Ole Miss basketball coach Andy Kennedy went on the offensive. 2062
April 21st, 2009
ACA graduate Searcy makes transition from kart racing; wins wins formula car debut - TUSCALOOSA | It’s not unusual for a kid to say he wants to be a race car driver when he grows up. It is unusual to actually become one. Tuscaloosa’s Ben Searcy is doing just that, and doing it quite well. After a successful run on the kart racing circuit for five years, Searcy has turned it up a notch and moved up to formula cars. 2061
April 21st, 2009
Hubbertville wins tourney in dramatic fashion - HACKLEBURG | Hubbertville played five consecutive games on Saturday en route to it winning the Northwest Alabama Conference tournament. 2060
April 20th, 2009
Holy Spirit softball blanks Jefferson Christian - TUSCALOOSA | Christianna Denelsbeck allowed no hits to shut out Jefferson Christian, 15-0, in 4 innings Saturday afternoon. Denelsbeck tallied five strikeouts and one walk in the outing. Jefferson Christian’s Becca Sparks took the loss. 2059
April 20th, 2009
Hudson wins Commodore Cup in playoff - Near the end of the day, like the dark clouds and rain that loomed near the NorthRiver Yacht Club during the final round of the Commodore Cup on Sunday, Matt Johnson threatened to overtake the tournament. 2058
April 20th, 2009
Some days are made for outdoors sports - Interviewing some of David Nelson’s friends for the column I wrote on him two weeks ago, one of them mentioned something about a “day meant for squirrel hunting.” I knew exactly what he meant. 2057
April 19th, 2009
LOCAL ROUNDUP: TA boys finish 2nd in state soccer - AUBURN | Tuscaloosa Academy finished second at the AISA state soccer championships, producing two all-tournament team members in the process. In the championship game Saturday afternoon, Tuscaloosa Academy fell 3-0 to Taylor Road Academy. 2056
April 19th, 2009
Hudson takes two-stroke lead going into final day of Commodore Cup - TUSCALOOSA | Steve Hudson turned in the best round of the day Saturday during the second round of the Commodore’s Cup at NorthRiver Yacht Club. After an opening-round of 78, Hudson came in with a 4-under-par 67 Saturday and took a two-stroke lead at 145 heading into the final round today. 2055
April 19th, 2009
UWA splits doubleheader with North Alabama - FLORENCE| A Douglas Frazier base hit in the top of the sixth inning, that scored Nick Wheeler, broke a 2-2 deadlock as the 10th-ranked University of West Alabama baseball team claimed a 3-2 victory in game two of the doubleheader against North Alabama to force a rubber match finish today at 1 p.m. at Mike Lane Field. 2054
April 19th, 2009
VSU sweeps UWA softball - LIVINGSTON | Seventh-ranked Valdosta State spoiled the University of West Alabama softball team’s senior day, as VSU topped the Tigers 10-2 and 9-0 in Gulf South Conference action on Saturday at the UWA Softball Complex. 2053
April 19th, 2009
Benefit bass tournament Saturday on Lake Tuscaloosa - TUSCALOOSA | The West Alabama Bass Fishermen’s Association will sponsor a benefit bass tournament Saturday out of the Binion Creek Landing on Lake Tuscaloosa. The tournament will benefit Hunter Mize, a young man who has been battling cancer. The proceeds will help defray medical expenses. 2052
April 19th, 2009
Holley has big day in Tigers’ spring game - TUSCALOOSA | The blue team emerged victorious in Stillman College’s annual blue-gold football spring game Saturday afternoon defeating the gold team, 14-0. Each team had an honorary coach, Stillman Board of Trustees member Dr. Robert Burns coached the blue team and Tuscaloosa mayor Walt Maddox coached the gold team. 2051
April 19th, 2009
Tiger veterans choose sides for today’s spring game - TUSCALOOSA | When Stillman College quarterback Deandre Holley’s phone rang on Thursday, the call didn’t come from the 0-16 Detroit Lions or the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers, but he found out he’d been drafted. 2050
April 18th, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: Blue Devils sweep past Sand Rock in Class 2A playoffs - SULLIGENT | Dominique Bonman and Logan Helms pitched Sulligent into the second round of the Class 2A playoffs with a pair of wins against Sand Rock on Friday night. Sulligent won the first game, 4-2, and took the second game, 7-4. Bonman recorded 10 strikeouts as the Blue Devils won the opener 4-2. 2049
April 18th, 2009
South, West share lead at NorthRiver - TUSCALOOSA | Kyle South and Bryant West each shot a 1-over-par 72 Friday to share the first-round lead in the 2009 Commodore’s Cup at NorthRiver Yacht Club. A stroke back is Brent Dorner. Tied at 74 are Flip Bradley and Victor Kyatt. 2048
April 18th, 2009
Holy Spirit rips Billingsley in Class 1A doubleheader - TUSCALOOSA | The No. 2 Holy Spirit Titans swept the Billingsley Bears on Friday night with an explosive offense to advance to the second round of AHSAA Class 1A playoffs. The Titans won game one 22-2 in five innings and game two 13-2 while celebrating senior night. 2047
April 18th, 2009
Hillcrest wins in dramatic fashion - The Hillcrest High School baseball team may want to consider sending the cable network channel TNT a cease and desist order. 2046
April 18th, 2009
PREP SPRING ROUNDUP: Hillcrest runs out of gas in Gulf Shores finale - GULF SHORES | The Hillcrest High School softball team won its first six games in the Gulf Shores Nike Classic on Wednesday and Thursday, but it was the much-needed seventh victory that eluded them. 2045
April 17th, 2009
Wilder’s next bout on ‘Friday Night Fights’ - TUSCALOOSA | Tuscaloosa boxer and Olympic bronze medalist Deontay Wilder will be in Montgomery today to receive a citizen of the year award and to continue to lobby the state legislature for a boxing commission. 2044
April 17th, 2009
Win-or-go-home playoffs begin - TUSCALOOSA | Beginning today, routine ground balls are no longer routine. Each play is magnified, with each out or run plated becoming harder to come by. The first team to win 10 games is rewarded with a Blue Map. Say goodbye to the regular season. Today, for 14 West Alabama high school baseball teams, the postseason begins. 2043
April 17th, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: Tullidge leads Knights past Morgan Academy, 7-3 - From Staff Reports SELMA | Jeremiah Tullidge pitched a complete game and homered on Wednesday as the Tuscaloosa Academy baseball team defeated Morgan Academy 7-3. Tuscaloosa Academy improved to 14-8 overall, 9-1 in the AISA’s Class AAA, Region 2. 2042
April 16th, 2009
SMALL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Local officials are honorary coaches for Stillman spring game - Coach L.C. Cole plans to be an interested and neutral observer Saturday when his Stillman College football players participate in their spring game. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. in Stillman Stadium. To promote community involvement, Cole has invited honorary coaches to direct the Gold and White teams. 2041
April 16th, 2009
Ol’ Colony offers weekend of Demo Days - TUSCALOOSA | Ol’ Colony, Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority’s golf course, will host Demo Days on Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. 2040
April 16th, 2009
Shelton softball sweeps Chattahoochee Valley - TUSCALOOSA | Shelton State swept Chattahoochee Valley, 9-1, 11-10 (8 innings), Tuesday in softball action. In game one, Shelton State got a home run each from Madison Fuller, Sara Hilton and Meghan Harris. The Lady Bucs were led by Courtney White, 3-for-3 with an RBI, and Lidsey Skinner and Harris had two hits each. 2039
April 16th, 2009
Stillman surges in 7th to beat MVSU - Stillman College starter Chase Wilson threw six straight shutout innings only to see Mississippi Valley State tie the game with two runs in the seventh. Then his teammates took over. 2038
April 16th, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: Paul W. Bryant sweeps Demopolis to end season - BASEBALL Bryant wins two to end season TUSCALOOSA | Bryant won three of its last four games to end its 2009 season, including a doubleheader sweep of Demopolis on Tuesday. The Stampede defeated Demopolis 7-2 in the first game and 10-6 in the second to end its season at 11-20 overall. 2037
April 15th, 2009
PREP NOTEBOOK: Coaches agree: Super 6 move good for area - When the story broke last Wednesday that the city of Tuscaloosa would host the 2009 Super 6 Football Championships in Bryant-Denny Stadium on the campus of the University of Alabama, area coaches were quick to praise the move. 2036
April 15th, 2009
Mark 'the Bird' Fidrych found dead at 54 - BOSTON | Former All-Star pitcher Mark 'the Bird' Fidrych was found dead Monday in an apparent accident at his farm. He was 54. 2035
April 14th, 2009
Phillies announcer Harry Kalas dead at 73 - WASHINGTON | Longtime Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, who punctuated innumerable home runs with his 'Outta Here!' call, died Monday after being found in the broadcast booth before a game against the Washington Nationals. He was 73. 2034
April 14th, 2009
PREP ROUNDUP: TA softball sweeps Kingwood - TUSCALOOSA | Tuscaloosa Academy won both games of its double header against Kingwood Christian Academy 6-0 and 2-1 on Monday. Winning pitcher Laurin Watts (13-5) went five innings in game one, giving up no runs on two hits with eight strikeouts. 2033
April 14th, 2009
Taylorville Community Club keeps improving - Phillip Huver is only 13, but his words should hit a home run in the heart of every parent frazzled by countless trips to the ballpark to pick up or drop off kids at practice, or by the hours spent sitting on aluminum bleachers watching games. 2032
April 14th, 2009
Shelton State baseball sweeps Bevill State - SUMITON | The Shelton State baseball team swept a doubleheader road series on Saturday at Bevill State-Sumiton, winning the first game 15-5 and the second game 14-0. Josh Wirnsberger did not give up a hit in five innings on the mound in game two. He walked one and struck out seven. Brett Whitaker pitched an inning and struck two out. 2031
April 13th, 2009
Northridge baseball team ends regular season with pair of wins - TUSCALOOSA | John Michael Ikard (3-1) pitched five innings to get the win as Northridge defeated Gordo 9-6 on Saturday. Also, Northridge defeated Central 13-3 in five innings. Ikard allowed seven hits and two earned runs against Gordo. He walked three and struck out two. 2030
April 13th, 2009
Knowles, Avery win West Alabama tournament - LEEDS | Kevin Knowles and Toby Avery won the West Alabama Bass Fishermen’s Association tournament on Lake Logan Martin April 4. Knowles and Avery won with a stringer weighing 16 pounds. They also had the big fish, a 4.30-pound bass. 2029
April 12th, 2009
UA gives students experience in the art of fly fishing - SAWYERVILLE | There was a time that when the image of a kid playing hooky came to mind, he had a fishing pole in his hand. But one group of University of Alabama students takes to the water, fly rods in hand, with their professor in the lead. 2028
April 12th, 2009
Hillcrest baseball team sweeps Hoover - From staff reports TUSCALOOSA | The Hillcrest High School baseball team swept a doubleheader against Hoover on Saturday, defeating the defending Class 6A champion 13-1 in the opener and 9-7 in the second game. In the first game, Case Nixon (3-1) allowed two hits and one earned run, struck out nine and walked four to get the win. 2027
April 12th, 2009
'Tebow Bill' has several opponents - MONTGOMERY | Homeschoolers are backing legislation that would allow their children to participate in extracurricular activities like high school sports as Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow did in Florida. 2026
April 12th, 2009
TCHS rallies to clinch Class 6A playoff berth - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County Wildcats rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on Friday and defeated Northridge 9-8 to clinch a berth in the Class 6A baseball playoffs. TCHS coach Chad Shannon said his team qualified as the Area 9 runner-up with Hillcrest finishing in first place. 2025
April 11th, 2009
With wins, Northside claims area title - SAMANTHA | For much of the season they have flown under the radar, quietly going about their business and waiting for the right time to make noise. That time has come. 2024
April 10th, 2009
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