Area Sports

On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This is the third in a series of high school teams in Butler County who won State Championships. Today I will discuss the 2010 Fort Dale Eagles. The old saying third time is the charm. For Fort Dale the fourth time was the charm. In 1979…

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ADPH issues fish consumption advisories

BY SCOTTIE BROWN The Greenville Standard                                              The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has issued its fish consumption advisories for the year and major waterways throughout Butler County remained of the list. Falling…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Last week based on unit rankings of the offensive and defensive lines from Athlon magazine, I predicted how each SEC Team would finish their SEC schedule. This week, I will discuss how the SEC West Teams will do vs SEC East Teams this season. Alabama was…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This is the first in a series where I will cover county schools that won state championships in football. The first team I will discuss is the 1991 McKenzie Tigers. Sam Dour was entering his 14th coaching season at McKenzie. The season opener was on Sept.…

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Two schools in AHSAA fine, ejection report

BY SCOTTIE BROWN The Greenville Standard   Although two out of the three high schools in the area were reported to have received fines or experience ejections for the 2017-2018 school year, Butler County School Superintendent John Strycker said all schools would be setting a precedence in the coming sports seasons in order to prevent…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Last week based on unit rankings of the offensive and defensive lines from Athlon magazine, I predicted how each SEC Team would finish their SEC schedule. This week, I will discuss how the SEC West Teams will do vs SEC East Teams this season. Alabama was…

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Sipper is No. 2 in world

BY RAN VAN COR The Greenville Standard   3,500 competitors from every walk and continent in the world competed at the U.S. Open ISKA World Championship. The event was held on Friday, July 6-8 at the Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla. and Georgiana’s own eight year old martial arts Phenom Dianna Sipper was among…

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Rudd reaches the top

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard     Mark Rudd of Andalusia an Isshinryu Karate instructor has reached the pinnacle of his Martial art. He was the seventh Dan Sensei is to be inducted into the Isshinryu Karate Hall of Fame in Gatlinburg, Tenn. this Friday, July 20. The fifty seven year old Instructor…

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Greenville hosts Dixie Youth Ozone Tournament

  BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   This past weekend, the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department (GPRD) hosted the 2018 Dixie Youth Ozone State Baseball Tournament. Sixteen teams were on hand for opening ceremonies on Thursday, July 12. Teams represented were Greenville, Decatur American, Southeastern Blue (Montgomery), Taylorville, Troy, Dothan Nationals and…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will discuss great and successful football teams and the reason why is because of their offensive and defensive lines. Athlon Magazine rated the 14 teams in SEC from 1-14, 1 being the best and 14 being the worst. Each team I will mention was…

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