Area Sports

On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This Friday, two teams will kick off the 2019 season, Greenville at Hillcrest (Evergreen) and Georgiana at St. Luke’s (Mobile). Greenville edged Hillcrest 29-25 last year. The Tigers has an all-time record 14-3 vs Hillcrest. The last time Hillcrest beat Greenville was on Oct. 27, 2000…

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Kiwanis Coaches Corner draws community

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Last Tuesday afternoon’s event was loaded full of football pre-season chatter that would have made any novice fan’s heart race. The Kiwanis Club of Greenville annual Coaches Corner once again had returned to Greenville’s Beeland Park. The event, co-sponsored by the Greenville Kiwanis Club and the Greenville…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Alabama at one time had four home fields: Cramton Bowl (Montgomery), Ladd Stadium (Mobile), Denny (later Bryant-Denny) (Tuscaloosa). Today I will discuss Legion Field, (Birmingham), the site of many big wins in Alabama football history. Legion Field was named in honor of the American Legion, organization…

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Sipper receives proclamations at fundraiser

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   This past Saturday Georgiana’s High School played host to the Fundraiser for Ms. Dianna “Gracee” Sipper. The nine year old martial arts Phenom was selected to the U.S. Martial Arts Team to compete in the International Martial Arts Games to be held in London England in October of…

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2019 Buckmasters Expo Aug. 16-18

The Buckmasters Expo is Montgomery’s unofficial sign that fall is coming, this year’s event, presented by South Alabama Chevy Dealers Aug. 16, 17 and 18, is keeping the tradition. The Expo is geared to families and hunting, including the easy price of admission of a can of food or a $1 donation to benefit the…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   At one time, Alabama had four home stadiums; they were Cramton Bowl (Montgomery), Ladd Stadium (Mobile), Legion Field (Birmingham), Denny, now Bryant-Denny, in Tuscaloosa. Today I will talk about Ladd Stadium in Mobile. It was named after prominent Banker Ernest F. Ladd. The first game played…

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Local martial art students selected for global recognition

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The Isshinryu Hall of Fame 40th Anniversary took place in Gatlinburg Tennessee last month. The two day event played host to the Isshinryu practitioners from around the world.This year’s Awards Ceremony was attended by over 500 Isshinryu Masters, instructors, students and families from around the world. There…

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Kiwanis Coaches Corner upcoming

By BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Fort Dale Academy, Georgiana, Greenville High and McKenzie football programs will gather under one roof Tuesday, Aug. 6 for the annual Coaches Corner event. It is sponsored by the Greenville Kiwanis Club and the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce (GACOC). The annual Coaches Corner event will be…

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Sipper fundraiser venue changes

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   A fund raising event for Dianna Grace Sipper location has been changed to Georgiana’s High School Gymnasium instead of the Hank Williams Memorial Park. Grace Sipper is an incredibly gifted martial artist ranked second in the U.S. last year. She received the honor of beingselected to the…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   I’m sure looking forward to the high school and college football season to start. This year ‘On Talking Sports with Big C’, at 7:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, I will do a review of SEC games played on the same day and date as this year’s schedule. An…

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