Behind an MVP-performance from senior Abbey Blackburn, the Tabernacle Christian girls basketball team lassoed a state championship over the weekend.
The sixth-ranked Pinson Valley Indians saved their best basketball for the final frame Friday afternoon in Jacksonville, as the Area 12 champions beat No. 2 Lee-Huntsville 67-52 in the Class 6A Northeast Regional semifinals.
The direction of the Gardendale boys basketball program was apparent on Tuesday night in the Northwest Sub-Regional round of the Class 6A state playoffs. The home crowd showed up in large numbers for the playoff opener, bringing with it an atmosphere that hasn’t been seen on Main St. in quit…
KIMBERLY—The Mortimer Jordan girls basketball team (19-7, 8-0 Class 5A, Area 11) brought an end to its 2018-19 season on Monday night with a 40-31 home loss to sixth-ranked Wenonah in the Class 5A Northwest Sub-Regional.
Exactly two weeks after clinching the Class 6A, Area 11 regular season crown with a 47-46 win over Carver-Birmingham, the Gardendale boys basketball team (20-8, 5-1 Class 6A, Area 11) notched another win over the Rams on Thursday night in the area tournament finals.
National Signing Day 2019 has come and gone, bringing with it 26 local scholarship signings on Wednesday morning. Gardendale High School saw 17 student-athletes sign national letters of intent. Five from Pinson Valley signed scholarships while both Fultondale and Mortimer Jordan had two scho…
KIMBERLY—The Mortimer Jordan boys basketball team (14-12, 8-0 Class 5A, Area 11) found just enough defense to hold off Corner 48-44 in the semifinals of the Area 11 tournament Tuesday night. The overtime victory bumps Jordan into the tournament championship game Thursday night opposite Jasper.
The Fultondale girls basketball team (11-7, 2-4 Class 3A, Area 9) celebrated senior night with a thorough beating of Heritage Christian Academy on Thursday night. The Wildcats held their guests scoreless for the first 31 minutes and 57 seconds of game time, but Heritage Christian forward Dia…
The Gardendale boys basketball team (16-7, 5-0 Class 6A, Area 11) knocked off rival Mortimer Jordan 55-39 at home Friday night. The win broke a four-game skid against the Blue Devils.
BIRMINGHAM—The Gardendale wrestling team got off to a strong start Friday in the third annual AHSAA State Duals Championship match, but was unable to knock off the two-time defending state champion Oxford Yellow Jackets.
Before Thursday night, it had been a long time since the Gardendale boys basketball program held the title of regular season area champions. According to an announcement made over the PA system following the Rockets’ Class 6A, Area 11 win over Carver-Birmingham, 15 years had passed between s…
The Mortimer Jordan boys basketball team (12-11, 8-0 Class 5A, Area 11) finished up area play with a 61-54 overtime win over Dora Monday. Ronnie Wright gave a 21-point effort as the Blue Devils hammered down an undefeated run through league play.
The Mortimer Jordan girls basketball team (14-6, 6-0 Class 5A, Area 11) rarely seemed unsure on Tuesday night in Kimberly. The Blue Devils knocked down 10 3-pointers, five of which came courtesy of eighth-grader Sarah Kanaday, en route to a 56-32 league win over Corner (10-8, 3-4).
He leaves a legacy unlike any other in Pinson Valley football history, and that’s why senior quarterback Bo Nix is selected as our 2018 North Jefferson News Player of the Year.
The Fultondale boys basketball team (10-2, 3-0 Class 3A, Area 9) turned up the defense on Tuesday night as the Wildcats came back from an early deficit to beat league foe Holy Family Catholic, 61-47.
The Gardendale boys basketball team (10-6, 1-0 Class 6A, Area 11) earned its tenth win of the season on Friday night with a 74-57 home win over Hayden (8-9).
The Mortimer Jordan girls basketball team (10-5, 3-0 Class 5A, Area 11) split its first two games of the Blue Devil Holiday Tournament, beating Springville 53-25 on Thursday and falling by a court of 53-42 to Vestavia Hills on Friday night.
The Alabama Sports Writers Association has released its annual All-State Football Team, and 11 local players have been recognized. All-state teams are selected by the ASWA’s prep committee for each of Alabama’s seven classifications.
Another installment of the Alabama Sports Writers Association basketball poll has been released, and there’s plenty of local mention on the boys side of the rankings.
Sophomore forward Jalon Moore stood there with his right arm extended and his wrist bent into an exaggerated followthrough as the ball popped through the net. He held his shot and stared down defenders, as the score rolled over to 47-40 in favor of the Gardendale boys basketball team on Tues…
AUBURN—For Pinson Valley, Friday started with the announcement of senior quarterback Bo Nix winning the 2018 Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year award and finished with a second consecutive Class 6A state championship—the only two titles in program history.
With Savannah Pennington and Riley Phillips recently signing NLI paperwork, that now gives the Gardendale High School softball Class of 2019 five members to participate in the early signing period. Pennington and Phillips join Rocket teammates Carlee McCondichie, Jaycee Dill and Kaitlyn Clar…
For the second time in program history (and for the second time in two seasons), Pinson Valley will play for a Class 6A state football championship.
PINSON—Pinson Valley quarterback Bo Nix made history on Friday night in Willie Adams Stadium. The senior Auburn commit broke the AHSAA all-time career yardage record of 11,738 yards during a 28-20 win over rival Clay-Chalkville in the Class 6A semifinals.
KIMBERLY—The fifth-ranked Mortimer Jordan football team looked ready for its second state championship game appearance in four years, but a 10-point fourth quarter lead in Jimmie Trotter Stadium would not hold on Friday night.
Fishing League Worldwide, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced Monday the complete professional angler roster for the upcoming 2019 FLW Tour season, the 24th season of the FLW Tour. The field will be showcased along the 2019 FLW Tour, which features seven regular-se…
Despite the pouring rain, muddy field, and ringing cowbells, the fifth-ranked Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils (12-1) defeated the seventh-ranked Jasper Vikings (11-2) on the road 41-21 in the Class 5A quarterfinals.
After three days of play at Mortimer Jordan High School, Oak Mountain has been crowned the 2018 Jeff Dennis Jewelers Invitational champion. The Eagles beat Pelham 59-44 in the tournament finals Tuesday night.
CLAY—In a game full of big plays for the Blue Devil offense, Mortimer Jordan (11-1) dominantly handled East Limestone (9-3) 41-9 in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs.
PINSON—Pinson Valley found itself in a strange situation Friday night in Willie Adams Stadium. With 7:12 left in the third quarter, the top-ranked Indians trailed Muscle Shoals 21-20. Before the Pinson Valley faithful could even worry, the Indians would score and retake the lead 26-21 and ne…
The second week of November brought more signing ceremonies to north Jefferson County. Four local athletes signed scholarships earlier in the month as part of the early signing period.
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