Area Sports

Area teams advance to playoffs

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard In the Alabama High School Athletic Association football Class 2A Semi-Finals the (12-1) Luverne Tigers travel to Highland Home to face the (13-1) Squadron. These two teams met during regular season play with Highland Home emerging the victor 31–28 at Luverne. Highland Home’s only loss was the first…

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Tigers take down Rams, advance to semis

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville High School Tigers traveled to Birmingham and fought through the adversity of inclement weather and officiating to take down the Ramsay Rams 27-13 last Friday night in the Alabama High School Athletic Association football Class 5A quarterfinals. The Tigers who are now 11-2 on the year…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   The playoffs are under way for the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The Alabama Independent School Association finished this past Friday in Troy. State champs were 3A Monroe, 2A Autauga, and 1A Chambers. The first time the four Butler County teams played in the playoffs their…

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The Iron Bowl: ‘A New Holiday’

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   By the authority vested in me for the citizens of the Great State of Alabama, Tide and Tiger fans the world over, I have declared Thursday through Saturday of the Iron Bowl weekend as an Official Alabama State Holiday. The holiday will officially begin Thursday prior to…

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Georgiana’s playoffs hopes end

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Friday night lights shined brightly over Georgiana’s Harmon Field for the second round of Alabama High School Athletic Association 1A playoffs. The 10-1 Georgiana Panthers took on the 9-1 Red Devils of Maplesville. Georgiana seemed very optimistic judging from the banner that hung on their sideline fence…

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Tigers headed to quarter finals

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville High School Tigers continued their playoff contention by advancing to the quarter finals of the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 5A football playoffs after defeating the Bibb County Choctaws 41-16. The Choctaws rolled into Greenville High Football Stadium with high hopes but it was not…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will talk about my memories of Fort Dale Academy (FDA) high school football from the fall of 1973. On Sept. 1, the season opened with FDA playing at South Butler Academy in Georgiana. There were high expectations for Fort Dale. It was a dogfight…

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G’ana and GHS advance to second round

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Both Greenville High School (GHS) and Georgiana School (GS) took care of business in the first round of AHSAA playoff completion this past Friday night. Greenville won convincingly over the Fairfield Tigers, 44-12. The score was tied in the first quarter 6-6, but in the second quarter, the…

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