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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This week I will write about another Alabama football Hall of Fame member Riley Smith. He was born on July 14, 1911 and died Aug. 9, 1999. He was a native of Carrollton, Miss., and moved to Columbus, Miss. and played at Coluy Columbus High School.…

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FDA peewee soccer winds up

The Fort Dale Academy soccer program just wrapped up their six-week intramural peewee season. There were teams for K-5 to first grade, second and third grades, and fourth through sixth grades. Teams were coached by Josh and Andrea Wildermuth, parent volunteers, and senior members of the Eagle soccer teams. Officiating was done by other varsity…

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Dixie Youth hard at play

Orioles pitcher Branson Stinson pitches to a Tiger batter in Dixie Youth action at Beeland Park. Safe by a second: This runner for the Dixie Youth Orioles just barely beats the Tigers’ throw. (Kathy Pickens | The Standard)  

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Feagin signs with Shelton State

Georgiana senior Panther Amari Feagin signed a full scholarship to play basketball for Shelton State Community College Tuesday morning, May 3. Feagin helped lead the Panthers to two region tournament Sweet 16’s as well two area championships. He averaged 14.5 ppg and 11.2 rpg as a senior and was named MVP of the 2021 Dothan…

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Fort Dale Athletic Club golf tourney winners

Ten teams and a total of 40 golfers enjoyed a beautiful morning at Cambrian Ridge in the annual Fort Dale Academy Athletic Club’s golf tournament. The first place team had both the best gross score (55) and net score (50.6). They are pictured left to right: Alan Bloodworth, Stephen Till, Dustin Till, and Zach Little.…

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Millard “Dixie” Howell is this week’s College Football Hall of Fame member. Howell played at Alabama from 1932-34. He was a native of Hartford and graduated from Geneva County High School in 1931. Howell was born on Nov. 24, 1912 and died March 2, 1971. Howell…

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Protect young athletes’ eyes

MONTGOMERY – Nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. go to emergency rooms each year with sports-related eye injuries. An astounding 90 percent of these ER visits could have been avoided if the athlete wore protective eyewear. With April designated “Sports Eye Safety Month,” the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding everyone that the best defense…

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today, I talk about another Alabama College Football Hall of Fame member, Don Hutson (1-31-1913, 6-26-1997). He played one year of high school football at Pine Bluff, Ark. He played at Alabama from 1932-34. He scored the winning touchdown vs Tennessee in 1934 on an end…

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GPRD diamond action heats up

The Greenville Parks and Recreation Department little league diamond action is in full swing with games Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. T-ball plays at Dunbar Park on Tuesday and Friday. Mite League baseball plays at Beeland Park on Monday and Thursday. Dixie Youth baseball plays at Beeland Park on Tuesday and Friday. Dixie Minor baseball…

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Lady Tiger seniors honored

Greenville High School recently honored four seniors of the Lady Tiger softball team on Thursday, April 28, before their game with Trinity. The Tigers won the game 11-7. Pictured, from left, are Shakayla Lee, Skylar Quates, Erroinna Burnette, and Jashunnia McConico. (Bruce Branum | The Standard)  

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