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FDA Deer Hunt a success

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   Fort Dale Academy held its 25th annual Deer Hunt on Jan. 12-14. A total of 54 hunters participated in the two-day hunt which was guided by local landowners. This year’s banquet was held at the Butler County Fairgrounds and featured live music by Two of a Kind (Rosie…

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Eagles on the court

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   The Fort Dale basketball program was on the move last week playing three games on the road and one at home as they headed toward post-season play. The Lady Eagles defeated Snook Academy at Foley 50-18. Senior forward Lily Van Dyke’s 12 points, senior forward Maire Scott’s eight…

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Eagles honor basketball seniors

Fort Dale Academy honored their seniors on Thursday, Jan. 26, before a large home crowd of fans, friends, faculty, and family. Seniors were awarded a photo plaque to commemorate their years of commitment to their teams, sport, and school. Boys L-R: Grant McGriff (son of Christa Hendrick McGriff and Chad McGriff) and Brody Stringer (son…

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   When you read this article The Big 12-SEC Basketball Shoot Out will be over. The most interesting matchup will be Kansas and Kentucky. Both programs have great traditions and bluebloods. There is a connection of the two schools. The connection is Adolph Rupp. Nicknamed the Baron,…

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Mallory recognized for 2000 points

Greenville High School (GHS) Tiger basketball star Tyler Mallory was recognized on Saturday, Jan. 21, for scoring 2,000 points during his playing career. He is the only player at GHS to have ever scored 2,000 points. He was celebrated on court by family, friends, and teammates. Pictured are Mallory and GHS head basketball coach Brandon…

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Tigers and Panthers square off

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville High School Tigers varsity boys and girls both took wins over the Georgiana Panthers on Saturday, Jan. 21. For the boys, it was a thriller and came down to last seconds of the game for Tigers to seal the win 97-94 The Tigers started fast by…

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Breaking ground and raising steel

Press release: Work has begun on a long awaited and anticipated football stadium on the campus of Greenville High School as well as a new gymnasium on the campus of McKenzie School and a new press box at the Georgiana School’s Harmon Field. The projected completion date for Tiger Stadium is late July 2023. The…

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Eagles win over Gators

The Fort Dale Lady Eagles won big over region rival the Clarke Prep Gators last week with a score of 70-38. High scorers were sophomore guard Anna Claire Thomas with 24 points, senior forward Lily Van Dyke with 23 points, and sophomore guard Brinkley Long (pictured shooting for two under the goal) with 11 points.…

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Eagles fall to Glenwood

Both Fort Dale varsity teams fell to Glenwood School at home on Jan 10. The girls score was 60-53 with sophomore guard Brinkley Long leading in scoring with 17 points and five rebounds. Junior guard Madison Freeman (pictured driving to the paint) put up 13 points. Junior guard Sawyer Fossett (pictured shooting a three) scored…

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Hawk ‘Em!

Fort Dale Senior Lily Van Dyke (seated center) signed to play volleyball with Huntingdon College Friday, Jan 13, in a large ceremony attended by family, coaches, faculty, and fellow students. Celebrating with her are teammates from her volleyball, basketball, and softball teams (seated L-R) Anna Claire Thomas, Brinkley Long, Van Dyke, Caden McNaughton, and Claire…

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