Kaleigh Carson finished with 24 points and Savannah Seals scored 22 points to help lift the No. 4 Ider Hornets past the No. 5 Geraldine Bulldogs 70-54 in the first round of the DeKalb County Tournament on Tuesday night.
Jarrett Hill scored 24 points as No. 4 Sylvania used balanced scoring and overcame No. 5 Collinsville’s second-half rally to win 68-54 and advance to the DeKalb County Tournament’s semifinal round Tuesday night.
Connor Johnson had 19 points to lead No. 3 Geraldine’s balanced offense and up-tempo style in a 92-49 victory against the No. 6 Ider Hornets in the first round of the DeKalb County Tournament in Rainsville on Tuesday night.
Kenadie Lee scored a game-high 22 points, Ambriel Stopyak added 18 points and Anna Farmer 14 as No. 3 Sylvania staved off No. 6 Fyffe’s late rally and advanced to the DeKalb County Tournament semifinals with a 68-51 win Tuesday night.
Madi Wallace and Maddie Jackson represented the Fort Payne girls indoor track and field team well at the annual Martin Luther King Classic on Monday.
Tyla Tatum scored 14 points and Olivia Akins added 12 points in No. 2-seeded Collinsville’s 56-13 victory against the No. 7 Crossville Lions in the DeKalb County Tournament in Rainsville on Monday afternoon.
Micah Johnson led the way with a game-high 20 points, Brody Dalton had 10 points and six rebounds and the No. 2-seeded Fyffe Red Devils used a fast start to cruise past the No. 7 Crossville Lions 77-26 at the DeKalb County Tournament on Monday night.
Lauren Jimmerson had 21 points off the bench to lead a balanced offensive attack as the top-seeded Plainview Bears capitalized on turnovers and raced to a 90-28 victory against the No. 8 Valley Head Tigers in the DeKalb County Tournament on Monday night.
Jonah Williams poured in 12 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 39 points to help the top-seeded Plainview Bears rout the No. 8 Valley Head Tigers 83-40 in the opening round of the DeKalb County Tournament in Rainsville on Monday night.
Logan Neil finished with 15 points and Fort Payne’s fourth-quarter comeback attempt ended in a 42-37 loss at rival Scottsboro on Friday night.
The Fyffe boys rose to No. 2 in Class 3A, as Plainview dropped from No. 1 to No. 4 in this week's Alabama Sports Writers Association state high school basketball rankings.
Tyla Tatum paced the Collinsville girls with a game-high 24 points and Olivia Akins had 20 points in a 71-41 victory against the Geraldine Bulldogs in a 3A, Area 12 matchup in Geraldine on Tuesday night.
Brody Dalton’s 15-point, 10-rebound double-double led three Fyffe boys in double-digit scoring in a 51-38 victory at Sylvania in a Class 3A, Area 14 contest Tuesday night.
Logan Neil finished with a game-high 21 points, Graidin Haas added 13 points and the Fort Payne girls gained control in the second period and widened the scoring gap with some late baskets en route to a 48-36 win against the Arab Knights in a Class 6A, Area 15 matchup in Fort Payne on Tuesda…
FORT PAYNE — Fort Payne track and field coach Selena Penton saw how well her field athletes were performing early in the indoor season and knew they were going to achieve great things on their journey toward the state meet.
The Fyffe Red Devils used a third-quarter defensive effort to take the lead and hold on for a 65-58 win against the Plainview Bears at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville on Friday night.
Payton Blevins finished with a game-high 22 points, Kami Sanders had 15 points with five rebounds and the Plainview girls topped Fyffe 67-46 at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville on Friday night.
Lennon Ibsen had a second-place individual finish in the girls pole vault and triple jump, and Madi Wallace added individual runner-up finishes in the girls 60-meter hurdles and long jump during Fort Payne’s participation in the Ice Breaker Invitational in Birmingham on Saturday.
FORT PAYNE — University of Florida kicker Evan McPherson will bypass his senior year and enter the 2021 NFL Draft, the Fort Payne native announced Tuesday.
Plainview remained atop the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A boys state high school basketball rankings in its second poll of the season this week.
Lane White scored a game-high 28 points, including four 3-point baskets, as Fort Payne held Southside-Gadsden to 15 second-half points in a 67-48 win in Gadsden on Tuesday night.
DeKalb County Schools football coaches finalized their 2020 All-DeKalb County selections this week, highlighted by Fyffe senior Brody Dalton being voted DeKalb’s Player of the Year.
Payton Blevins’ 13 points led four Plainview girls in double-digit scoring in a 68-48 victory against the Sylvania Rams at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville on Tuesday night.
Lane White scored a game-high 31 points and the Fort Payne Wildcats outscored the North Jackson Chiefs 41-17 in the second half of an 81-44 victory in Stevenson on Monday night.
Payton Blevins scored a game-high 16 points, Halle Brown scored 12 points and the Plainview girls capped their appearance in the Supreme Courts Christmas Tournament with a 53-38 win against Cherokee County in Guntersville last Wednesday.
Kenadie Lee poured in a game-high 36 points and Anna Farmer added 12 points as Sylvania used a third-quarter run to pull away with a 69-48 win against North Sand Mountain in Sylvania last Tuesday night.
Led by Jonah Williams’ 27 points, the Plainview Bears bounced back from their second loss of the season with a 61-42 victory against the Elkmont Red Devils at the First State Bank Shootout in Rainsville on Monday night.
Ten DeKalb County varsity football players received 2020 all-state acclaim and three gained honorable mention status from the Alabama Sports Writers Association last week.
Editor’s note: As the winter sports season continues into the new year, The Times-Journal reflects on some of the biggest DeKalb County sports stories of 2020.
High school football coaches from Class 6A, Region 7 and Class 1A, Region 7 voted on this season’s all-region teams last week with Fort Payne and Valley Head players, respectfully, representing DeKalb County.
The 62nd annual AHSAA North-South All-Star Game at Hancock Whitney Stadium Friday night involved two different-looking halves – and one final big defensive play to seal the South’ 21-20 win.
Tyla Tatum finished with a game-high 21 points, Olivia Akins had 14 points and Kayla Beene 10 and the Collinsville girls topped Sand Rock 55-37 on Saturday.
Jesse Massey’s 12 points led four Ider Hornets in double-digit scoring as their fourth-quarter comeback fell short in a 60-54 loss at Pisgah on Monday night.
Kenadie Lee, Ambriel Stopyak and Anna Farmer each scored 11 points and Leianna Currie added nine points as a fourth-quarter run fueled the Sylvania girls past Plainview 50-39 and claimed them the varsity girls Sand Mountain Tournament championship Saturday afternoon.
Luke Smith finished with a game-high 26 points, Cole Millican added 23 points and the Plainview Bears used a third-quarter run to pull away from the North Sand Mountain Bison for a 93-77 win in the varsity boys final at the Sand Mountain Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Halle Brown finished with a game-high 18 points and five rebounds as the Plainview girls capitalized on Fyffe turnovers and raced to a 67-42 win in the opening round of the Sand Mountain Tournament’s varsity girls division Thursday night.
Madi Wallace accounted for four of Fort Payne’s five first-place finishes and Lennon Ibsen helped earn two first-place finishes during an indoor track and field meet in Birmingham on Thursday.
The Geraldine Bulldogs saw their 20-point lead with 5 minutes left collapse amid Section’s defensive pressure and quick scores, but managed to hold on for a 76-74 win in the opening round of the varsity boys division in the Sand Mountain Tournament on Tuesday night.
Cole Millican shot 10 of 16 from 3-point range and scored a game-high 34 points as the Plainview Bears buried the Pickens County Tornadoes with an avalanche of 3-pointers in an 81-40 rout in Bobby Ledbetter’s Twin City Classic in Rainsville on Saturday night.
Gracey Johnson scored 10 of her game-high 20 points in the first quarter as the Geraldine girls raced to a 28-4 lead and cruised past the Cedar Bluff Tigers 75-19 in Geraldine on Friday night.
Fyffe senior Brody Dalton recorded a catch on a drive that led to the Alabama all-stars’ first touchdown, as Alabama’s defense swiped five Mississippi passes in a 19-7 win in the 34th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery on Saturday afternoon.
Laura Lopez led the Crossville girls with 13 points in a 65-46 loss to Section in a Sand Mountain Tournament varsity play-in game, eliminating them from tournament contention at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville on Monday night.
FORT PAYNE — Madi Wallace followed up on her strong season-opening performance of the indoor track and field season with another stellar outing, capturing three of the Fort Payne girls’ six first-place individual finishes at the Holiday Invitational in Birmingham on Saturday.