Area Sports

On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   On Saturday, May 25, just before 6 p.m. was just another day. Then an automobile accident changed that. Auburn Play by Play Announcer, Rod Bramblett and his wife, were critically injured which resulted in their deaths. It is sad and tragic. Bramblett, a native of Valley,…

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Big C’ Golf Tournament a success

The annual Colin ‘Big C’ MacGuire Golf Tournament turned out to be a big success despite the rain last Friday. MacGuire said golfer participation and attendance at the reception held afterwards was a record. “I’m really happy how it turned out and how so many former University of Alabama (UA) sports figures and UA supporters…

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Karate tournament a success

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The 21st Annual South Alabama Karate Open tournament was better than the year before. It was standing room only with the walls adorned with competitors and spectators alike. This tournament had competitors from as far away as Kentucky that made the trip to test their metal. The…

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Greenville city league ball recap

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Dixie leagues in Greenville are close to finishing regular season play. It’s been a whirlwind of a season with most leagues finishing in the prior two weeks. The last of the Dixie leagues, the Dixie Debs, were slated to finish Monday, June 10, provided stormy weather stayed away.…

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Greenville city league ball recap

Dixie League ball is winding down with all leagues completing their regular season except for Dixie Debs. There were 17 games played from May 28 -31 and the bats were still in full swing with 14 homeruns being recorded. Players recording a homerun: Jordan Davidson, Sequoya Johnson, Braxton Hartley, Griffin Gaston, Vincent Savage, Natalie Skipper,…

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21st Annual South Alabama Open Karate Tournament slated

21st Annual South Alabama Karate Open Tournament kicks off 10 a.m. sharp Saturday, June 8 at Straughn High School Gymnasium in Andalusia. This Martial Arts tournaments has been touted as one of the South’s most prestigious and premier events. Last year’s event bolstered a standing room only crowd with competitors from seven different states in…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   The weekend of May 25-26 was a sad one for the State of Alabama. Saturday, Rod Bramlett, The Voice of the Auburn and his wife Paula died in a tragic automobile accident that night. Then Sunday afternoon Bart Starr, the Alabama and Green Bay Packer, passed…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This coming Friday, May 31, Joe Willie Namath will be turning 76. Born and reared in Beaver Falls, Pa., Joe’s first choice to play football was the University of Maryland. To enter the University of Maryland, you had to have a 750 or better on the…

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Free Fishing Day slated

On June 8, residents and visitors of Alabama will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters, which includes freshwater and saltwater. Alabama’s Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Weekend, which runs June 1-9. Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents the opportunity to enjoy one of Alabama’s…

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Greenville city league ball recap

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard       Dixie league ball stepped up tempo this past week with 35 games being played from May 17-23. The bats were still in full swing with 27 homeruns recorded. Players recording a homerun: Bailey Sexton, Jesse Harp, TJ Finklea, Kullen Huggins, Rylan Beck, Izi B Foster, Sadarion…

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