Area Sports

On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will write about a former Alabama assistant coach Howard Schnellenberger who passed away this past Saturday, March 27. Schnellenberger was born March 16, 1934, in St. Minard, Ind. He graduated from Flaglet High School in Louisville, Ky., in 1952. He was the high school…

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SkillsUSA fishing tourney is April 8

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College invites the public to participate in the 2021 SkillsUSA fishing tournament, to be held April 8, from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the MacArthur Campus pond in Opp. The annual fishing tournament is the major fundraiser for LBWCC’s SkillsUSA program. Proceeds from the tournament support LBWCC students in local, state and…

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Camellia Long Beards 2021

Butler County’s Camellia Long Beards, a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, held their annual banquet Friday night, March 19. It was held at the Butler County Fair Gounds and there was speculation that the annual event wouldn’t be held this year due to COVID-19.  The event was a huge success with over 200…

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Sports action

Greenville High School Tiger baseball pitcher, Christian Hill, is pictured below right, delivers a strike to an Andalusia Bulldog batter on Thursday, March 18. The Tigers lost their game with the Bulldogs 3-1. The Tigers are 12-8 on the season. Pictured above left is McKenzie School Tiger baseball pitcher Eli Blackburn hurling a pitch for…

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Sports action

Fort Dale Academy Eagle varsity baseball pitcher Clay Benson, pictured top right, strides to deliver a strike to a Clarke Prep Gator. The Eagles lost their game 10-0 with the Gators on Thursday, March 11. Not faring any better on the same Thursday were the Lady Eagles varsity softball team. They lost two games against…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   March Madness will start this Thursday. Fifty years ago, March 13, 1971, it started with several teams playing and some with an open date. Twenty five teams were invited to play. Today 64 play in the tournament. It’s broken down by tournament and the four regional…

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Cannon to play in NAIA Tournament

Artasia (Tay) Cannon started playing basketball with Parks and Recreation in 2005 under Jerome Harris. She later moved on to play for Kevin Norris and Kelvin Scooter Mitchell. She moved to Prattville in 2011 and played for Marbury High where she set a school record of scoring 50 points in a game. Cannon graduated in…

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Greenville Tigers baseball record stands at 6-6

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville High School (GHS) varsity baseball team has a fair start in the 2021 season. They are currently 6-5. Beginning on Feb. 16, the Tigers bested the McKenzie Tigers 11-1. They then lost to county rivals, the Luverne Tigers 13-5 on Feb. 19. Greenville followed with a…

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GHS Band receives grant

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville High School Tiger Pride Band recently announced the receipt of a $20,000 grant for the upcoming school year. The grant is geared specifically towards drumline and percussion. It will allow them to purchase new instruments, equipment and potentially provide additional outside instruction for their students. The…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This week, I will give an overview on the six national championships under Saban, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2020. This is my opinion, broken down by position. Best Quarterback- Mac Jones 2020 311-402-7 for 4500 yards and 41 touchdowns. Best Running Back was Derrick…

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