Area Sports

BOWLS, BOWLS, BOWLS

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   There were 39 bowl games in Division I football hosted this season, not including the National Championship Game. Our state played host to three of the bowl games, the Birmingham bowl, Camelia bowl held in Montgomery, and the Dollar General Bowl held in Mobile. That’s a grand…

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ASHOF Honors Waggoner and Moore

ASHOF Honors Waggoner and Moore   Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce that James Thomas “Jabo” Waggoner and Daniel A. Moore will be recognized as the 2019 Distinguished Sportsmen at the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 51st Annual Induction Banquet and Ceremony on…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This New Year’s Day will be 40 years ago when Alabama beat Penn State 14-7 in the goal line stand game. That play started Daniel Moore’s artistic career. I was a student manager that season. It was my first year with the team. I did not…

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Humble beginnings to humble success

By Stephanie Grayson Not much is better than family, friends, and football!  It’s even more special when you are in the NFL setting watching a former student making plays and gaining respect. On Sunday, Dec. 2, family and friends of Greenville native and Baltimore Raven’s Za’Darius Smith had a chance to fellowship at the Mercedes…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will cover the bowl games of Dec. 29 and 31, 1978 and also Jan. 1, 1979. On Friday, Dec. 29 in the Gator Bowl Clemson played against Ohio State. I watched game at Jon Mark Glenn’s house, during a party. Clemson Coach Charlie Pell…

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Hall graduates from USA

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Jeffrey Lamar Hall, grandson of Charles and Yvonne Curry of Georgiana, graduated Saturday afternoon from the University of South Alabama with 3.43 GPA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Though handicapped, Hall has never let it impede him from studying martial arts under the tutelage of…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   The McKenzie 1982 team is one the best in its history. The team finished at 9-1 and did qualify for the playoffs. The way it was setup, the region champion qualified. In the opener on Aug. 27, the McKenzie Tigers were at home vs region foe…

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Local martial artist brings home metals

Aaralyn Cowles of Greenville, an Orange Belt from Docarmo’s Taekwondo Center here in Greenville, earned two bronze medals at the Ha Tae Young Annual Championship Tournament in Suwanee, Georgia.  The prominent annual Tournament had over a thousand competitors this year.  Aaralyn participated in both form and board breaking, competing against higher ranks in both divisions…

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AHSAA football champions

  BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs have come to a close and below is the list of crowned champions by divisions. 1A State Champions – (14-1) Mars Hill Bible Panthers of Florence defeated (13-1) Linden Patriots (53-26). 2A State Champions – (15-0) Fyffe Red Devils…

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Luverne battles to the end

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Luverne had a great season, making it to the Alabama High School Athletic Association football 2A State Championship Game. Luverne entered the game with a 13-1 record with one loss to Highland Home 31-28 in the regular season. They played Highland Home in the semi-final, winning…

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