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Tigers claim second in tourney

The Greenville Lady Tigers softball team claim second place in the Rodney “Rollo” Bush 5th Annual Softball Tournament held at the Greenville Sportsplex this past weekend. Ten teams competed by beginning pool play on Friday and competing in playoffs of Saturday. Greenville first beat McKenzie and then lost to Oak Grove on Friday evening. On…

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Terrell Tennis Classic aced

The 3rd annual Bobby Terrell Tennis Classic was held in Greenville this weekend.  Forty-eight players competed in 55 matches in four divisions including two of Mr. Bobby’s granddaughters, Terrell Bannon Ewing and Ashley Brannon. Faith Baker was the winner of intermediate singles, and the runner-up was Jase Butts. In intermediate doubles, winners were Ashley Daniel…

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This week I will write about the Arkansas and Auburn’s record for 10 win seasons. The Razorbacks joined the SEC in 1992. Arkansas was a member of the Southwest Conference from 1916-1991. Until Frank Broyles arrived at Arkansas, there were no ten win seasons. Broyles had…

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Lady Eagles have a busy week

Last week was a busy one in softball for the Lady Eagles beginning with a 7-2 loss to the Macon East Knights at home on Monday and ending as runners-up in their own tournament on Saturday. In pool play on Thursday, Fort Dale defeated the Springwood Wildcats 3-0 behind strong pitching from Anna Claire Thomas…

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Georgiana in state championship

Georgiana is headed to the Alabama High School Athletic Association state championship game after defeating Skyline High school 58-52, Monday, Feb. 26, in Birmingham’s Legacy Arena. From the beginning, the game was tight and would remain that way. At the end of the first quarter the game was tied at 15. Georgiana would score their…

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Eagles baseball action

Fort Dale baseball also opened the week with a loss to Macon East, 14-0. Thursday in Fort Dale tournament pool play, the Eagles defeated Springwood 15-0 in three innings behind a solid defense and Cole Whiddon’s pitching. Owen McNeal hit a double that scored three in his only plate appearance. In their second pool game, the…

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Eagle soccer kicks off

The Fort Dale varsity soccer teams faced Springwood School at home Friday night, Feb. 16, to open the season. The girls won 3-1 with Sydney Blackmon scoring two goals and Morgan Slagley adding one. The boys lost 6-1 with sophomore Matthew Carter scoring the lone goal. Pictured: Junior midfielder Kate Slagley hammers the ball into…

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Panthers advance to Regional

Georgiana Panther Nasir Cheatham shoots for two points in their win against Florala in the AHSAA second round of boys basketball playoffs, Wed, Feb. 14, at Garrett Coliseum. The Panthers won 81-55. Kaveon Miles, Jacobie Morgan, and Noah Nelson had 29, 19, and 10 points respectively. The win advanced them to the Regional Championship Monday,…

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Lady Panthers close season

Georgiana lady Panthers are pictured with sad emotions as their season ended with a loss to Elba in the second round of girls AHSAA basketball playoffs on Wed, Feb. 14, at Garrett Coliseum. Georgiana lost (Bruce Branum | The Standard)

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Eagle diamond actions starts

The Fort Dale Academy Eagles opened their baseball season with two big wins on the road. In their 18-1 victory over Hooper Academy on Thursday, Feb. 15, junior shortstop Benton Taylor (pictured) went 3-4 at the plate with four RBIs, and senior catcher Owen McNeal was 3-5 with five RBI’s. Senior pitcher Cole Whiddon was awarded the…

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