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PV grad Cunningham racks up consensus first-team All-American honors

By David Knox, Sports Editor Former Pinson Valley standout Zach Cunningham may get short-changed by some of the more recognizable SEC names for the big trophies, but they can’t keep Vanderbilt’s junior linebacker off the All-America teams. On Monday, Cunningham, who played for coach Matt Glover at Pinson Valley, was named First Team All-America by the Football Writers Association of America, The Associated ...

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Huskies fare well in state swim championships

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports AUBURN – Auburn High School’s girls won their fourth straight state swimming championship Saturday as the 56th AHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships concluded at Auburn University’s James E. Martin Aquatic Complex. Coach Jeff Dellinger’s Lady Tigers set records in three relays and totaled 385 points to win the Class 6A-7A division for the third straight year ...

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College football TV schedule

Playoffs Friday DI-AA (FCS) Semifinal: James Madison at ND State, 6 p.m., ESPN2 DIII Final: Mary Hardin Baylor vs. Wisconsin Oshkosh, 6 p.m., ESPNU Saturday DII Final: North Alabama vs. NW Missouri State, 3 p.m., ESPN2 DI-AA (FCS) Semifinal: Youngstown State at Eastern Washington, 5:30 p.m., ESPNU Saturday, Jan. 7 NCAA Division I-AA (FCS) Championship: TBD, 11 a.m., ESPN   Bowls Saturday Celebration Bowl: G ...

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Pinson Valley ousts Glover as head coach

From staff reports PINSON -- As of Tuesday afternoon, Matt Glover has been relieved of his duties as head football coach at Pinson Valley High School. [caption id="attachment_26091" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley head coach Matt Glover attempts to reach eight regular season wins for the first time since 2011. Photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Glover was 50-41 over eight seasons with the Indians, ...

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Alabama Super 7 football games set attendance record

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr., Alabama News Center Ramsay High School Principal Cassandra Fells wanted to dismiss school early Dec. 2 as the Rams headed to Auburn to play for the Class 6A football championship. “I know we took two busloads of fans from the school and others who drove,” she said. “I would say we had well over 5,000, if not a little more who showed up for Friday night’s game. Now, Opelika, they clo ...

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Atlanta’s Georgia Dome is the Crimson Tide’s ‘dome’ away from home

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr., Alabama News Center  A maintenance crew was busy painting the field of the Georgia Dome, readying for Saturday’s SEC Championship Game. Someone tweeted a photo of staffers painting the encircled script ‘A’ emblem of the University of Alabama. “This stencil we use to paint the Alabama ‘Circle A’ logo has been used A LOT in the past few years,” the tweet read. Alabama’s trip to the 20 ...

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College football bowl schedule announced

Via seccountry.com After four months of underdog stories, surprising upsets, renewed rivalries and more Alabama dominance, the 2016 college football regular season has come to an end. Bowl season is here. And within the next few hours, we’ll know which teams will be headed where. So, to get you prepared for your Selection Sunday festivities, we here at SEC Countryhave put together a chronological list of al ...

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No. 1 ranked Alabama earns SEC title no. 26 with 54-16 win over no. 15 Florida

From rolltide.com ATLANTA - The No. 1 ranked University of Alabama football team earned a 54-16 victory over the 15th-ranked Florida Gators to win the 2016 Southeastern Conference Championship Saturday afternoon in the Georgia Dome in front of 74,362 fans. The victory earned Alabama its 26th SEC title and its seventh SEC Championship Game win in the 25-year history of the title game. The Crimson Tide has em ...

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Ramsay wins Birmingham schools’ first football title in 43 years

AUBURN – Ramsay High School head football coach Rueben Nelson wasn’t even born the last time a Birmingham City School won an AHSAA state football championship. Banks High defeated Grissom 21-0 at Legion Field Nov. 30, 1974, for the Class 4A, the state's top class, for the title, it second straight championship. No Birmingham City School had won a football title since. Ramsay gave up football in 1976 after a ...

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Dominant 4th quarter sends Cougars to victory over Huskies

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE -- Clay-Chalkville High School’s boys basketball team used a dominant fourth quarter to put away a pesky Hewitt-Trussville team, 61-49, on Friday night at Bryant Bank Arena. The Cougars (8-1) outscored the Huskies (4-6) – playing without leading scorer Damon Harper -- 20-6 in the final period to seal the deal, after Hewitt-Trussville led 43-41 at the conclusion of three quarters. ...

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