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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   On October 31, 1970, Alabama trounced Mississippi State 35-6. This was the second Alabama football game I ever attended. It was homecoming and believe it or not, Mississippi State had a better record than Alabama entering the game. State was 5-2 while Alabama was 4-3. State…

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FOOTBALL WRAP-UP Panthers claim the ‘Battle of 8 Miles’

BY SHEA ODOM The Greenville Standard   The Battle of 8 Miles was a cat fight indeed.  The McKenzie Tigers fell from their 5-game winning streak to the Georgiana Panthers with a 38-33 loss. Sophomore running back, Kamern Daniels put McKenzie on the scoreboard in the first quarter with an 18-yard carry to the end…

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McKenzie Lady Tigers first time in playoffs

BY APRIL RICHEY The Greenville Standard   Six short years ago, McKenzie High School branched out to start the first ever volleyball team at the school. The 2015-2016 school year would be the first time the McKenzie High School volleyball team would take the court at the school with Donna Byrd as Head Coach. With…

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FOOTBALL WRAP-UP McKenzie roughs up Florala

BY SHEA ODOM The Greenville Standard   The McKenzie Tigers ended the Florala Wildcats 7-0 undefeated season under the Friday night lights.  The Tigers dominated Florala at Williams-Vickery Field with a 51-38 outstanding conference victory. Sophomore Kamern Daniels opened up the game with a 22-yard carry for a Tiger touchdown early in the first quarter. …

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FOOTBALL WRAP-UP McKenzie earns playoff spot

BY SHEA ODOM AND RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The McKenzie Tigers secured a spot in the Class 1A playoffs with a 34-12 win over the Kinston Bulldogs in Bulldog territory on Thursday night. The Tigers scored on their first offensive possession with a 38-yard carry by sophomore Kamern Daniels.  The extra point…

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GHS volleyball seniors honored

The five seniors for the Greenville High School Tigers volleyball team were honored recently at their home game with Charles Henderson High School. From left are: Jaqueta Adams, D’Shuntiana Stallworth, Kelsey Peterson, Ruth Anne Nimmer, and Ardaisia Coleman. (Bruce Branum | The Standard)

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Alabama’s record on October 10 is 13-0-1. The first time Alabama played on this date was 1914 and they rolled over Birmingham-Southern 54-0. In 1953, the Tide beat Tulsa easily 41-13. In 1964, the Tide shutout North Carolina State 21-0. Joe Namath suffered a knee injury.…

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Homecoming courts presented at Greenville High School and McKenzie School

Greenville High School’s homecoming court was presented at last Friday night’s football game against Isabella. They also did a virtual presentation for students earlier that day. From left are LaKayla Thigpen (junior maid), Teriyana Fore (senior maid), Ashariyan Jackson (senior made and Homecoming Queen), Tamyra Davidson (senior maid), Angel Wasden (freshman maid), and Tricia Lett…

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FOOTBALL WRAP-UP McKenzie wins big, FDA and GHS fall

BY BRUCE BRANUM / RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   It was Homecoming under the Friday night lights for the 2-1 McKenzie Tigers. The low county cats faced off against the 1-3 Panthers of J.F. Shields and the Tigers pounced and kept pouncing their way to a 50-8 victory. McKenzie will be away this…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   The University of Alabama football teams’ record on October 3 is 11-2. Their first game on October 3 was in 1914. Alabama faced Howard (Sanford) and won 13-0. In 1925, the Tide crushed Birmingham 50-7. It was the only touchdown given up by Alabama during the…

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