Area Sports

Kicking the COVID blues

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Kicking the COVID blues was what the 21st South Alabama Karate Open did this past weekend. The touted and prestigious tournament was postponed last year due to the COVID pandemic and is one of the first tournaments heldthis year. Stating that it was an absolutely incredible would…

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City ball ends, Allstars ramp up

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   City ball ended Wednesday, June 9. Allstars from the various Greenville teams are making their way to try their success against other Allstar teams. The Allstars from the Debs and Belles, a combined girls’ softball league for ages 13-19, will compete in a warm-up tournament on June 24…

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4th annual Big C Golf Tournament another success

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   As tropical storm Claudette was forming in the gulf, supporters of the 4th Annual Colin “Big C” MacGuire Golf Tournament were organizing a great day of golf at Cambrian Ridge. Overcast skies, a steady breeze, and occasional mist gave tournament goers a break from June Heat. The tournament…

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Acreman and Pickens compete in Junior Allstar games

Two Fort Dale Academy juniors, Cahley Acreman and Noah Pickens, were chosen by the AISA Coaches Association to participate in the Junior Allstar games in Montgomery.  The softball game was held on the stadium field at Lagoon Park on June 8.  Acreman, shown tagging out a runner at 2nd, played shortstop and center field, stole three bases and scored. …

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‘Big C’ Golf Tourney June 18

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   A week from Friday, the fourth annual Colin “Big C” MacGuire Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held. Each year for the tournament, former University of Alabama football players have played in the tournament or been a part of it since its inception. I will mention who…

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Briggs next executive director of AHSAA

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Alvin Briggs, a Butler County and Greenville native, has been named to be the next executive director of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA). He will replace current executive director Steve Savares who plans to retire this summer. The announcement was made at a press conference after…

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‘Big C’ Golf Tourney June 18

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Two weeks from this Friday will be The Fourth Annual Colin “Big C” MacGuire Endowed Scholarship Golf Tournament. The credit for this tournament goes to Cody Wesley and Van Huggins. Five years ago, they called me and said they wanted to come by the house and…

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FDA graduates accept scholarships

Three 2021 Fort Dale Academy graduates recently accepted athletic scholarships.  John Millan Gaston and Charleston Coker both signed on to play golf at Bishop State Community College in Mobile.  Lane Cater will be traveling to Moberly, Mo., to play soccer at Central Christian College of the Bible. Pictured L- R  John Milan Gaston with parents, Drew…

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21st Annual South Alabama Karate Open is June 12

With the COVIDd pandemic on the decline finally, the 21st Annual South Alabama Karate Open is back. The annual event in previous years has boasted competitors from all over the southeast and is considered to be one of the premier events for martial artist in the U.S. Isshinryu Karate of Andalusia and their hall of fame instructor,…

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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 1973 UPI National Championship Team. Alabama’s 1972 team was undefeated and ranked #2 entering the Auburn game. Up 16-0, Auburn kicked a 42 yard field goal, 16-3. Then Auburn blocked two punts in a row to win 17-16.…

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