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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Alabama won its 29th SEC Championship by beating Georgia 41-24 in this year’s championship game in Atlanta. Alabama was a 6.5 point underdog for the first time since 2015 to Georgia as a one point underdog. Alabama won 38-10 in 2015. Alabama is now 8-1 in…

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   These were the SEC Standings from the 1971 Season. 1. Alabama (7-0 SEC and 11-1 overall) upset USC 17-10 in the opener. Alabama unveiled the wishbone offense vs USC. Georgia (5-1 SEC and 11-1 overall) tied Auburn for second place. Auburn (5-1 SEC and 9-2 overall)…

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Hoops roundup

McKenzie highlights Nov. 30 McKenzie vs WS Neal Boys: 50-42 loss Jay Jackson: 13 points Brett Moore: 12 points Girls: 40-24 loss Armani Womack: 10 points   Dec. 2 McKenzie vs Goshen Boys: 44-37 win Jay Jackson: 19 points JaKarrie McPherson: seven points Kamren “Bo” Daniels: seven points Girls: 30-25 win Armani Womack: 15 points…

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AHSAA State champions 2021

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The Alabama High School Athletic Association Super Seven Championship games are finally over and the States Champions have been crowned for 2021. The purple and gold Bulldogs of Sweet Water were 14-0 for this championship game and the red and white Bulldogs of Wadley were 13-1 entering…

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   As we near the Super 7 playoffs for the Alabama High School Athletic Association, I decided to write about some of the teams who played for the state championship in 1971. On Dec. 3, 1971, five teams were crowned State Champion. 4A Decatur beat Butler of…

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G’ana wins tournament

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Georgiana Panthers varsity boys’ basketball team had a strong opening to their season by winning the inaugural Dothan Turkey Classic Tournament held at the Dothan Civic Center. In the first game on Nov. 22, Georgiana trounced Lafayette 70-55. Amari Feagin had 18 points 11 rebounds and four…

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FDA hoop action

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Fort Dale Academy opened their basketball season with a road trip to Hooper Academy’ Thanksgiving Classic basketball tournament last week. Both varsity girls and boys traveled to Hope Hull to play in the tournament. On Monday, Nov. 22, the boys just squeaked by the Wildcats of Edgewood Academy…

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Super 7: Who’s in

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The Super 7 Alabama High School Athletic Association Championship games have finally been set after the semi-finals Friday night. Starting in 1A semi-final play, the Bulldogs of Brantley fell in a close one to the purple and gold Bulldogs of Sweet Water 21-18. Sweet Water remains an…

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Daniels named Homecoming King at Troy

Deizah Holland, of Troy, and Braxton Daniels of Greenville, were recently named Troy University’s 2021 Homecoming Queen and King.  Daniels is the son of Damon and Brandy Daniels and is a senior exercise science major. He was nominated by Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.  Braxton is a brother of the Alpha Tau Omega – Kappa Beta…

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Nov. 27, 1971, was a big day in State of Alabama Sports History. Alabama and Auburn were undefeated entering the Iron Bowl. Alabama (10-0) was led by Johnny Musso and Auburn (9-0) led by Pat Sullivan and Terry Beasley. Alabama ran the wishbone and Auburn ran…

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