Area Sports

Hester awarded scholarship

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   “There’s nobody else I would rather present this award to than Jaden,” said Greenville High School (GHS) head football coach Josh McLendon just before Jaden Hester was presented with the Mark Debellis Award and $3,500 in scholarship money. McLendon added, “He’s been a great kid and a great…

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Coaches Corner previews football season

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Head football coaches from high schools across Butler County gathered at Beeland Park Recreation Center in Greenville on Tuesday, Aug. 4, to answer questions about their upcoming seasons and the impact of COVID-19. Q-94’s Kyle and Dave asked questions of the coaches and broadcast the event sponsored by…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will discuss the University of Alabama’s 2012 football team. The Tide finished the 2011 season as BCS National Champions defeating LSU 21-0 in New Orleans. Alabama lost to LSU in the regular season game 9-6 in overtime. Oklahoma State then lost to unranked Iowa…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will discuss the 2011 Alabama football team and season. In 2010, the Tide finished with a 10-3 record and finished 10th in the final poll. Alabama was the 2010 was preseason No. 1. It stayed that way until the sixth game. Alabama ended the…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   The decade of 2010-2019 was an amazing run for the University of Alabama football team. Alabama’s record was 125-15. The had an average of 12.5 wins and 1.5 wins. Entering the 2010 season, Alabama had won the 2009 National Championship. Alabama beat Texas 37-21. It was…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This week I will discuss the placekickers at the University of Alabama from 2010-19. Jeremy Shelly (2010-12) had 51 attempts in 2010. He made 50 which equals to a 98% average. In 2011, he had 54 attempts and made 52 for 96%. In 2012, he had…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This week I will discuss the punters for the University of Alabama from 2010-19. Cody Mandell  (2010-13) was born April 7, 1992, in Lafayette, La. He started all four seasons. In 2010, Alabama’s record was 10-3. Mandell had 41 punts for 1607 yards and a 39.20…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will discuss the strong safety position at the University of Alabama from 2010-19. Mark Barron 2010 honors that season were First Team All-American and First Team All-SEC. He had 77 tackles, three interceptions, nine passes defended, and one forced fumble. Robert Lester (2011, 2012)…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will discuss the free safety starters at the University of Alabama from 2010–19. Robert Lester (2010), SEC Champions (2009, 2012), National Champions (2009,2011, 2012). He was Second Team All-SEC (2010, 2012). In his 2010 season, he had eight interceptions returned for 52 yards and…

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Jimmy Gardner Golf Tournament July 15

On July 15, the Butler County Alumni Chapter of Troy University will host the annual Jimmy Gardner Golf Tournament. The year for the first time, it will be held at the Greenville Country Club. The event allows the chapter to provide scholarships for graduating seniors in Butler County who will attend Troy University. The tournament…

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