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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will make my picks for the SEC West for 2018.The way I am gonna make my picks will be based on how many four and five star players are on the roster. This includes the incoming freshman class. Alabama is tops with 61. Despite…

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Summer heat for McKenzie

  BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   McKenzie’s Head Coach Tony Norris has his young tigers on the prowl in the weight room. “Most of my team has summer jobs,” said Coach Norris, “so weight training starts at 6 p.m., but we’re off to a good start.” Recently back from Boca Raton, Florida…

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An early glimpse at 2018

BY RAY VAN COR The Panthers are in the summer heat of weight training now, gearing up for the upcoming season. Last year the Panthers made it to the second round of Division 1-A playoffs coming up just short against Marengo County. The Panther’s wrapped up their season with an impressive 11-1 record. Since taking…

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Johnson named Lee- Scott AD

BY Scottie Brown The Greenville Standard   Greenville native and former Fort Dale coach William Johnson has been named athletic director for Auburn’s Lee-Scott Academy. Johnson was previously the varsity boys’ basketball coach and co-offensive coordinator for the school’s football team but is now eager to see how he can assist in growing the athletic…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   I am on Facebook,like a lot of people, are.  On January 8th, Alabama beat Georgia 26-23 for it’s 17th national championship. After that happened some people on started to say Alabama has won several national championships, that were illegitimate. I will present the case of Alabama…

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Georgiana hoops camp a success

RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Georgiana School hosted a Summer Youth Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 14.  The camp started Wednesday, May 30 and ended June 1 with all the proceeds from the camp going to benefit the Georgiana School basketball program. “This year we have 41 participants”, said…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will talk about the BCS era that started in 1998 and the playoff era in 2014 for SEC Teams. The first year of the Bowl Championship Series era it was Tennessee taking on Florida State. Tennessee beat Florida State 23-14 in the Fiesta Bowl.…

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South Alabama karate tourney kicks off

Special to the standard   Big Kicks and yells are coming to our area Saturday, June 9. No, they’re not raising taxes again; it’s the 20th Annual South Alabama Karate Open tournament. The tournament starts promptly at 10 a.m. at Straughn High School and the prestigious event is hosted by Isshinryu Karate of Andalusia. Through…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Recently on my radio show, I was talking about the 1977 college football season and if there was a college football playoff that season who would have been in it. Alabama was one of the teams. I started to think about how the SEC standings were…

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