Area Sports

This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   The University of Alabama 1966 football team entered the season ranked as pre-season number one by the Associated Press coming off back to back national championship seasons in 1964 and 1965. Tulane was the opening opponent. They had withdrawn from the SEC in the spring. Alabama…

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GET OUT THERE

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   J.R. Tolkien wrote in his book ‘The Lord of the Rings’, “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no telling where you might be swept off to.” The above quote was spoken by…

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Powell resigns from G’ana

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   It is a very sad day for Georgiana because it is official that head football coach Ezell Powell has resigned. Ezell and his wife Candace Powell will no longer be part of the Georgiana School family, but they leave lasting impressions upon the numerous lives they have…

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G’ana School hosts summer youth camp

On June 7 – 9, Georgiana School held their 2021 summer youth basketball camp. Pictured above are participants of the camp. Head coach Kirk Norris said the camp was a success. “We had over 67 kids in attendance this year, the most we have ever had in the 13 years of camp,” said Norris. Pictured…

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FDA cheerleaders bring home awards

The Fort Dale Academy JV and varsity cheer squads participated in the Alabama Independent School Association’s cheer camp June 21-24 at Troy University.  The event was staffed by cheer professionals from the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA).  Teams learned cheers and dances and had the opportunity to try-out for the UCA All-American team.  Seniors could also try out…

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Big C’ Golf Tourney recap

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   On Friday, June 18, The ‘Big C’ Endowed Scholarship Tournament was held. It was the fourth of the tournaments that began in 2017. Last year, it was not able to be held due to COVID. This year was very good. Eighty golfers played, that is 20…

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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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