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.

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.

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…

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…

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 Tabernacle Christian boys basketball team (11-7) stormed to a 47-11 area win over Clay Friday night in Gardendale.

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 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.

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.

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…

It was the biggest win of a young season for the Mortimer Jordan boys basketball team Monday night.

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.

HOMEWOOD—The Pinson Valley Indians played up to their No. 1 ranking Friday night in the third round of the Class 6A 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…

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