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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Alabama won its 18th National Championship on Monday, Jan. 11 in Miami Garden, Fla. Alabama beat Ohio State 52-24. The win helped coach Nick Saban break coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s record of six. Coach Saban won one at LSU and six at Alabama. Going into the…

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County basketball wrap up

BY SHEA ODOM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville High School (GHS) Tigers varsity boys basketball team claimed the Area 4 championship title this week for regular season. The Tigers met the Andalusia Bulldogs in “The Jungle” ending the week in a close, hard fought battle.  The buzzer sounded with Greenville in the lead securing…

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LBWCC launches volleyball program

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC) announces the addition of women’s volleyball to its intercollegiate athletic program. The program is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2021. “We are extremely excited to announce the addition of a volleyball program at LBW,” said President, Dr. Brock Kelley. “This will not only allow student-athletes to have…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   By the time you read this article, the National Championship Game between Alabama and Ohio State will be over. One matchup nobody mentions is the matchup between the coaches, Alabama’s Nick Saban vs Ohio State’s Ryan Day. Nick Saban has made several head coaching stops. Toledo…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Alabama played Florida on Dec. 19 for 2020 SEC Championship. Entering the game it was #1 Alabama (10-0) vs Florida (8-2) and ranked #7. The Gators were ranked #1 in passing offense. They averaged 388.4 yards a game passing. The Gators gained 408 yards passing against…

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McLendon coaches in state All-Star game

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Greenville High School head coach Josh McLendon recently had the opportunity to be a part of the coaching staff for the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) North-South All-Star Game. This was the second time he was invited to participate as a coach in the All-Star game. McLendon…

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ASHOA 2021 Hall of Fame Class cont.

The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOA) recently announced the Class of 2021 to be inducted on May 8, 2021. A class of eight was selected by ballot through a statewide selection committee. They are Willie Anderson, Hal Baird, Cliff Ellis, Steve Hudson, Lillie Leatherwood, George Teague, Ben…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Gus Malzhan was relieved of his coaching duties at Auburn on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. Less than 24 hours after Auburn beat Mississippi State 24-10. Malzhan was hired on Dec. 4, 2012 from Arkansas State. Malzhan was the head coach for one season. For three seasons,…

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ASHOA 2021 Class cont.

The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOA) recently announced the Class of 2021 to be inducted on May 8, 2021. A class of eight was selected by ballot through a statewide selection committee. They are Willie Anderson, Hal Baird, Cliff Ellis, Steve Hudson, Lillie Leatherwood, George Teague, Ben…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Alabama and Florida will face each other for the 2020 SEC Championship in Atlanta. This will be their 10th meeting in the SEC Championship. Alabama leads 5-4 in these games. The first time was on Dec. 5, 1992 at Legion Field in Birmingham. This was the…

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