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Friday night will be the 15th Battle of the Valley that I’ve covered for the Sentinel. Seeing how this is 32nd meeting between archrivals Scottsboro and North Jackson, my math skills tell me I’ve covered nearly half of those meetings. 

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SEC Media Days were held in Hoover — for the final time perhaps —  and they were light on news and heavy on speculation, predictions and perceptions. Alabama was the media’s pick to win the SEC Championship, predicted to defeat Georgia in championship game. 

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In today’s Sentinel I started the annual high school football schedule analysis series. For the next six weeks we’ll look at each local team’s 2019 schedule and all the facts, factors, history and possibilities that lie within.

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When the first Alabama Sports Writers Association softball rankings were released on March 14, the Class 1A “others nominated” category included a winless team.

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When I worked at The Weekly Post years ago, a former weekly in Rainsville, anonymous football columnist Bum Pickens used to call the North Sand Mountain area around Higdon the “Big Woods.” Next week, the Jackson County Basketball Tournament comes to the “Big Woods” starting Monday and ending…

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When the varsity basketball schedules this season began trickling in to my inbox, one game that caught my eye takes place on Monday.

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With SEC Media Days going down this past week in Atlanta, reporters did their best to get coaches to reveal as much information as possible and talk about storylines for the coming season.

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The sun had cleared the small mountains surrounding Frazier Field, and the tempertures at the Woodville High School football stadium was already at a sweltering level.

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While writing the game story in the press room last week after Pisgah defeated Lauderdale County 62-59 in the Class 3A Girls Basketball state championship game, I remember thinking how close the Eagles were to perfection when I typed their final record in the story: 31-1.

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In this football crazed state of Alabama, there has always been a recurring statement/joke that a head football coach could get elected governor. 

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Within minutes of one another on opposite ends of the court Monday night, Rosalie head basketball coach Rickey Ragsdale and Macedonia head basketball coach Johnny Green climbed ladders and made the final cut to the net after their teams —Ragsdale's Lady Tigers and Green's Warriors — won Jack…

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DeKarlos “DK” Billingsley took the handoff on the first play of Scottsboro’s preseason jamboree and put together an impressive, tackle-breaking 27-yard run, displaying a mixture of power, speed and quickness in the process.

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It was a calm February morning outside the gymnasium at North Jackson High School. On the inside, it was a different story. A table and chairs sat underneath the basket closest to the entrance, the stands were filling with students, and mid-court was crammed with reporters setting up cameras.