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Saturday 09/20/2014
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Valley Head keeps Gaylesville winless
Posted: September 20, 2014

VALLEY HEAD - The Gaylesville Trojans had a solid defensive performance, but the offense couldn't find the end zone in a 18-0 setback at Class 1A, Region 7 rival Valley Head on Friday.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Collinsville falls at Cleveland, 49-20
Posted: September 20, 2014

CLEVELAND - Two touchdowns called back for penalties and another sure scoring chance missed when a wide-open receiver dropped a touchdown catch led to Collinsville losing 49-20 at Cleveland in a Class 2A, Region 7 high school football game Friday.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Plainview hands Sand Rock its first loss
Posted: September 20, 2014

RAINSVILLE - Jayse Pruitt completed 11-of-13 pass attempts for 214 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Plainview Bears to a 48-14 victory over previously-unbeaten Sand Rock in Class 3A, Region 7 football action Friday.

Friday 09/19/2014
VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Spring Garden improves to 4-0 in area with victory over Cedar Bluff
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 5:44 pm

SPRING GARDEN - Class 1A, No. 6 Spring Garden battled back from a game down to take its Area 12 volleyball match with Cedar Bluff on Thursday. The scores were 22-25, 25-18, 27-25, 25-20.

Thursday 09/18/2014
VOLLEYBALL: Spring Garden, Sand Rock continue to be ranked in latest AL.com poll
Posted: September 18, 2014

The Spring Garden Lady Panthers (5-12) and Sand Rock Lady Wildcats (10-5) continue to be ranked in the latest AL.com volleyball rankings. The latest rankings were released on Thursday.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Week 3 Area High School Football Stats
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Below are area high school football statistics through three weeks. Reporting this week was Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Gaylesville, Piedmont, Sand Rock and Spring Garden. Some schools only partially reported.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Week 10 Cedar Bluff at Sand Rock game moved to Thursday, Oct. 30
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 12:05 pm

SAND ROCK – Sand Rock football coach Russell Jacoway announced on Wednesday that the Wildcats’ regular-season home finale with Cedar Bluff has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Halloween night.

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Warriors fall in four to Hokes Bluff
Posted: September 17, 2014

CENTRE – The Cherokee County Lady Warriors looked to get a leg up in the Class 4A, Area 12 volleyball race Tuesday against Hokes Bluff, but it was the Lady Eagles who took early momentum and finished with the victory in four games. Cherokee County lost 17-25, 25-22, 3-25 and 19-25 to drop to 5-2 on the season (0-1 Area 12).

VOLLEYBALL: Plainview outlasts Sand Rock in five
Posted: September 17, 2014

RAINSVILLE – Class 3A, No. 10 Sand Rock went the distance Tuesday in its volleyball match at Plainview, but fell short in five games 25-20, 12-25, 25-27, 25-18 and 9-15.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Spring Garden cracks top 10 in latest ASWA rankings
Posted: September 17, 2014

Last week, the Spring Garden Panthers were on the cusp of breaking into the top 10 of the Class 1A football rankings.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Four area athletes' performances recognized by ASWA
Posted: September 16, 2014

Several running backs across the state turned in stellar rushing performances last Friday, including three from the Cherokee County area. Cedar Bluff’s D’Shawn Fife, Collinsville’s Jalyn Martin and Piedmont’s Dreek Thompson were among those honored by the Alabama Sportswriters Association for its Players of the Week.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Three area players selected in AHSAA Spotlight
Posted: September 16, 2014

The Cherokee County area has a number of good running backs this football season, and three of them were selected in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s weekly spotlight for Week 4.

Monday 09/15/2014
SHANNON FAGAN: Will area’s unbeatens stay that way?
Posted: September 15, 2014

Can you believe we’re already a month into the football season? I can’t either. The first three weeks have really flown by.

GOLF: Etter, Lane capture Highway 9 tournament
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 11:23 am

The duo of Cory Etter and Trevor Lane shot a two-day total of 112 to capture first place in the Championship Flight of the Highway 9 golf tournament over the weekend. The two-day tournament was held at Pine Hill in Anniston on Saturday and Cherokee County Country Club in Centre on Sunday.

Saturday 09/13/2014
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Third-quarter surge lifts Spring Garden past Gaylesville, 33-13
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 4:33 am

SPRING GARDEN – Spring Garden football coach Jason Howard said there was nothing special he said to his Panther players at halftime of Friday night’s Class 1A, Region 7 clash with Gaylesville.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cedar Bluff finally earns first victory with 41-13 thrashing of Valley Head
Posted: September 13, 2014

CEDAR BLUFF – After last week’s heartbreaking one-point region loss to Spring Garden, the Cedar Bluff Tigers’ backs were against the wall Friday night against defending Class 1A, Region 7 champion Valley Head.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Sand Rock pounds North Sand Mountain, 56-22
Posted: September 13, 2014

SAND ROCK – The move up to Class 3A doesn’t appear to be a problem for the Sand Rock Wildcats. They improved to 3-0 (2-0 Region 7) with a 56-22 victory over North Sand Mountain on Friday.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Saks sends Cherokee County to 0-3 start
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 4:35 am

CENTRE – Senior running back Devin Harris ran wild Friday night at Centre. He gained 205 yards on 12 carries and scored five touchdowns in leading the Saks Wildcats to a 38-16 Class 4A, Region 6 football victory over Cherokee County.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Piedmont speeds past Ohatchee, 49-12
Posted: September 13, 2014

PIEDMONT – The final score showed Piedmont defeating Ohatchee 49-12. That score doesn’t reflect it but both Ohatchee (1-2) and Piedmont (3-0) played with the intention of winning from the start Friday night in their Class 3A, Region 6 fray.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Collinsville doubles up on Holly Pond, 28-14
Posted: September 13, 2014

HOLLY POND – Class 2A Collinsville kept Class 3A Holly Pond winless on the 2014 football season Friday, sending the Broncos to their 13th straight loss with a 28-14 win.

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