Area Sports

Sellers participates in honor band festival

Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber Page and Greenville High School Senior Trombonist, Keyshawn Sellers was recently selected to participate at the University of Alabama Honor Band Festival. The Thirty-fourth Annual Alabama High School Honor Band Festival was held at the University of Alabama from Jan. 30 – Feb.  2. The Alabama Honor Band Festival…

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FDA football players receive awards

The following players received awards at the Fort Dale football banquet held on Jan. 28, for the 2019 season: on the bottom row (L to R) are: Jacob Foster – Most Outstanding Offensive Back, David Bloodsworth – Boyd Blackmon Coaches Award, Brice Acreman – Most Outstanding Player, Nate Richardson – Most Outstanding Defensive Back; on…

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It’s all about the kids

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   It never ceases to amaze me when you meet people who are already laden with a heavy pack as we say in the military. Full time jobs, families, and all manner of things life put on their proverbial plates, yet they still find the time to serve…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   On Feb. 2, the football season for 2019 ended with Super Bowl 54. The Kansas City Chiefs played in the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years. For the San Francisco 49ers, it was the first time in 10 years. Kansas City’s Super Bowl…

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Georgiana Athletic Club get needed funds

The Georgiana Athletic club received a generous financial boost from one of their own last Wednesday. The club has been attempting to raise $3,500 to purchase new football helmets and refurbish existing ones for the Panther squad. Attorney Tim O’ Craig answered the bell and donated $500. Craig, a graduate of Georgiana and former football…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today’s article is about Alabama football and the Super Bowl. The first three Super Bowls, the MVP were former Alabama quarterbacks Bart Starr (Green Bay 1, 2) and Joe Namath (New York Jets). In Super Bowl II, Green Bay had another player on the team, Steve…

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GRPD registering for youth softball and baseball

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Want to play some ball. The Greenville Parks and Recreation Department (GRPD) opened their registration for spring youth softball and baseball on Feb. 3. Registration will continue through Feb. 14. The GRPD office in Beeland Park will be open from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   The first Super Bowl was played on Jan. 15, 1967. The Green Bay Packers (NFL) faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs (AFL). Green Bay won 35-10. Three years later, the Chiefs returned to the Super Bowl. The Chiefs beat Minnesota 23-7. This will be the…

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Correction McKenzie not on prowl for a coach

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   In the Jan. 22 edition of The Greenville Standard it was reported McKenzie School was searching for a head football coach, according to McKenzie School Principal Miles Brown. That was erroneous reporting. No coaching position for a head football coach at McKenzie has been formerly announced or posted.…

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Camellia Collision donates helmets to GHS softball

Greenville High School’s (GHS) softball team will be sporting some fancy new helmets this season courtesy of Camellia Collision Center. Owner Jason Reaves and staff donated their time, paint and skills to recondition the team’s helmets with a custom black and gold flake paint job. In addition to the helmets, Camellia Collision also donated $50…

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