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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This past weekend was Alumni Weekend at Marion Institute. The 1976 Junior College Team was honored for 45 years. The team went 8-2 ranked and was ranked No. 8 in the final Junior College poll. Players off that team in attendance on Friday were QB Kennon…

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Eagle diamond action

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   Fort Dale Academy’s varsity baseball and softball teams dodged inclement weather last week to host four match-ups at home. Both completed their region play with softball finishing 6-3 in their region, placing second, and setting themselves up to host the first round of the playoffs. The baseball team placed third in…

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McKenzie baseball seniors honored

The McKenzie Tigers honored their senior baseball players for Senior Night on Thursday, May 7. Pictured left to right are Ja’Karrie McPherson, Raeven Shipp, Kody Lee, and Zac Beverly. (Shea Odom | Greenville Standard)  

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Trained to Go

Greenville City Councilman Boris Thigpen and Jerome Davidson, Jr. recently hosted a travel team basketball tournament at Dunbar Gym on Saturday, May 2. In attendance was J.D. Davidson, a two time high school All-American who is now playing for the University of Alabama. Thigpen indicated his participation was a way to give back to the…

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FDA diamond action

Above: The Fort Dale varsity baseball team split a double header with region rival Morgan Academy last Thursday in Selma.  They lost the first game 0-6, facing Lawson State commit Andrew Thomas who struck out 11 while walking one and giving up only four hits.  They won the second game 11-9 behind Eagles’ starting pitcher…

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Bloodworth signs with Hawks

Fort Dale Academy Eagle star football player Sam Bloodworth recently signed to play football for the Huntingdon Hawks on Wednesday, March 30. Bloodworth signed as his teammates and family joined with him for the occasion.  Pictured (l-r) seated are Allan Bloodworth, Sam Bloodworth, and Rebecca Williams; standing are Jarrod Williams, Alan Brewer, Mary Claire Bloodworth,…

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McKenzie baseball action

Mckenzie Tiger Levi Lee runs in to take the lead for the Tigers against Central-Hayneville. McKenzie defeated the Lions 4-2. (Shea Odom | Greenville Standard)  

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Fred Signton (Feb. 24, 1910 – Aug. 20, 1998), played at Alabama from 1928-30. He was from Birmingham and graduated from Phillips High School in 1927. He was a two-time All-Southern Tackle (1929-1930) and Unanimous All-American 1930. He was he the top lineman in the nation…

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Tigers making noise

The Greenville High School senior baseball team is 11-4 on the year. Shortstop Jacob Foster is pictured fielding a ball while catcher Willie Taylor gets ready to apply a tag at home plate in the Tigers win over Pike County Bulldogs. Greenville is currently ranked No. 8 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings for…

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Eagles diamond action

The Fort Dale Lady Eagles beat region opponent Monroe 5-3 behind freshman pitcher Anna Claire Thomas who struck out ten of 36 batters. Thomas (pictured hitting) also had a single and double in three at-bats.  Both Eagle teams travel to Selma Thursday to face region opponents Morgan Academy in double headers.   Fort Dale senior…

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