Area Sports

Local martial artist brings home metals

Aaralyn Cowles of Greenville, an Orange Belt from Docarmo’s Taekwondo Center here in Greenville, earned two bronze medals at the Ha Tae Young Annual Championship Tournament in Suwanee, Georgia.  The prominent annual Tournament had over a thousand competitors this year.  Aaralyn participated in both form and board breaking, competing against higher ranks in both divisions…

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AHSAA football champions

  BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs have come to a close and below is the list of crowned champions by divisions. 1A State Champions – (14-1) Mars Hill Bible Panthers of Florence defeated (13-1) Linden Patriots (53-26). 2A State Champions – (15-0) Fyffe Red Devils…

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Luverne battles to the end

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Luverne had a great season, making it to the Alabama High School Athletic Association football 2A State Championship Game. Luverne entered the game with a 13-1 record with one loss to Highland Home 31-28 in the regular season. They played Highland Home in the semi-final, winning…

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Let’s Go Bowl’n

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   As mentioned last week, The Greenville Standard will hold a contest to see who is the most savvy or luckiest football bowl game prognosticator for the 2018 bowl games. We have decided to condense our contest to teams playing from the Southeastern Conference and the CFB playoffs.…

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Hurts gets redemption

Saturday’s SEC Championship game was what I would call ‘Poetic Redemption’ for quarterback Jalen Hurts. I’m sure those who watched the game know exactly what I’m referring too. Jalen was replaced during last year’s National Championship Game for ineffective play. Tua Tagovialoa replaced the (26-2) starter and essentially drove Alabama to the win with his…

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Luverne to play for state football title

Ray Van Cor The Greenville Standard   In the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) 2A semi-final offs, the Flying Squadron of Highland Home incredible season ended when they came up short against county rivals the Luverne Tigers. The (13-1) Tigers with their only loss coming at the hands of Highland Home during regular season…

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Tigers fall to Vigor

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville High School Tigers had high hopes entering their stadium last Friday night in the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs. Their hopes for a state title were dashed however as the Vigor Wolves put the bite on the Tigers 38-16. In the first quarter it was…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   It was a rough night for Greenville High School this past Friday night losing to Vigor 38-16. This is the first in a series of four articles. Today, I will review the 2018 Fort Dale season. Their season opened against Lee-Scott in Auburn winning 40-18. Wins…

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Let’s Go Bowl’n

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard It’s football bowl season again and there are 40 Bowl games slated to air on TV, not including the other three All Star Games like East–West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. and the Senior Bowl at Ladd–Peebles…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard Greenville is the last team in the county still playing this football season. Back in August, The Kiwanis Club had its annual Coaches Corner program. Fort Dale, Greenville, Georgiana and McKenzie coaches and three players from each team were guests.  At the meeting, everybody was undefeated. At…

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