Fort Payne native Aylin Vega earned an All-America honor after her performance in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s cross country final in November.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories looking back at some of the most memorable 2021 varsity football games featuring DeKalb County teams. Seven of DeKalb County’s 10 varsity teams participated in the 2021 postseason. Six new head coaches led teams through respective campa…
In a three-day stint at a basketball tournament at Supreme Courts in Guntersville last week, Plainview won against Holly Pond and took losses to Prattville Christian Academy and New Hope, respectively.
Jonah Williams made four 3-pointers for 12 points and Dylan Haymon added 11 points as the Plainview Bears dusted the West Morgan Rebels 66-33 in their HoopsGiving finale last Wednesday.
Cole Millican led three Plainview boys in double-digit scoring with 24 points in a 72-66 overtime loss against Columbia (Ga.) to open the second annual HoopsGiving at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville on Tuesday night.
The Fort Payne boys basketball team scored wins against Cleburne County and Glencoe, respectively, to improve its win streak to four games during a Thanksgiving tournament at Glencoe High School this week.
Connor Johnson made five 3-pointers and had 24 points, and Jaxon Colvin scored 20 points as Geraldine widened the scoring gap in the second quarter, cruising to a 66-40 blowout win against Westbrook Christian in the Liberty Bank Thanksgiving Shootout at Geraldine High School on Monday night.
Anna Farmer finished with 18 points, Leianna Currie added 13 points and Sylvania toppled Geraldine 63-50 in the Liberty Bank Thanksgiving Shootout at Geraldine High School on Monday night.
Lauren Jimmerson recorded a team-high 23 points with five rebounds as Plainview narrowly defeated Class 7A Gadsden City 60-59 at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville on Saturday afternoon.
Cole Millican made five of Plainview’s 11 3-pointers and finished with 21 points and five rebounds in a 77-60 rout of the Class 7A Gadsden City Titans at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville on Saturday night.
In last Friday night’s AHSAA Class 3A state quarterfinal-round game at Paul Benefield Stadium, Fyffe’s defense was challenged by a dual-threat quarterback behind a sturdy offensive line and an offense that could pass as well as run.
OXFORD — Plainview girls coach Luke Griggs came back to the bench to start the third quarter and lamented to no one in particular that if his Bears had boxed out better in the first half they’d be leading by a lot more than the eight that showed on the scoreboard.
With about a minute remaining, Gracey Johnson scored the go-ahead basket to help Geraldine edge North Sand Mountain 71-70 in Higdon on Tuesday night.
Cole Millican led all Plainview boys with 18 points, Dylan Haymon scored 12 points with five rebounds and Jonah Williams chipped in 12 points in a 64-56 victory against the Class 7A Huntsville Panthers in Rainsville on Tuesday night.
Lauren Jimmerson and Sawyer Hulgan each scored 17 points and Saydi Jackson added 15 points with 14 rebounds, as the Plainview girls pulled away from Class 7A Huntsville for a 63-55 win in their season opener in Rainsville on Tuesday night.
Following their 34-0 romp past Walter Wellborn in the opening round of the AHSAA Class 3A state playoffs last Friday night, the Fyffe Red Devils collected 60% of the online voting to earn The Times-Journal Team of the Week.
As the lone DeKalb County team left standing following the opening round of the AHSAA postseason, the Fyffe Red Devils look to continue their Class 3A title defense with a trip to J.B. Pennington at 7 p.m. Friday.
Maddie Jackson was 11th overall and Anahi Barboza finished 13th overall, earning all-state honors as Fort Payne placed fourth in the AHSAA Class 6A girls state cross country race at the Oakville Indian Mounds course Saturday morning.
Class 3A, No. 2 Fyffe launched its quest for a fourth consecutive state championship by dominating Walter Wellborn 34-0 on Friday night at Paul Benefield Stadium/Ridgeway-Long Field.
Noah White and Dylan McCullough each accounted for three touchdowns in Plainview’s 46-43 loss at Saks in the opening round of the AHSAA Class 3A state playoffs on Friday night.
In the first half, Alex McPherson kicked two field goals and Darrell Prater added a touchdown run for Fort Payne, but the Wildcats were held scoreless in the second half and fell 35-12 to Briarwood Christian, suffering elimination in the first round of the AHSAA Class 6A state playoffs at Li…
Sylvania played one of the best programs in the state tough for four quarters but in the end the Rams couldn’t pull off the victory as they fell 40-20 to Piedmont in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs.
Eian Bain rushed for 232 yards and three touchdowns to help the Valley Head Tigers rally from a scoreless first half, but the comeback attempt fell short in a 28-20 loss to the Ragland Purple Devils in a Class 1A state playoff opener Friday night.
Fort Payne place-kicker Alex McPherson was just a freshman in 2017 when he served as the holder for the Wildcats’ special team unit anchored by his older brother Evan McPherson.
The defending AHSAA Class 3A state champion Fyffe Red Devils begins postseason play Friday, hosting the Walter Wellborn Panthers at Paul Benefield Stadium at 7 p.m.
Finishing the regular season at 6-4, the Fort Payne Wildcats open the 2021 postseason with a visit to the Briarwood Christian Lions at Lions Pride Stadium in Birmingham on Friday.
The Fort Payne Wildcats are The Times-Journal Team of the Week after receiving 63% of the online voting and routing the North Jackson Chiefs 32-7 in their regular-season finale at Fort Payne High School's Wildcat Stadium last Friday night.
The Geraldine football team added another unforgettable memory to its 2021 season by crushing Crossville 53-0 to win the 100th meeting of the Battle of Skirum Creek.
Noah White tossed three touchdown passes — two to Andrew Hall — and Dylan McCullough ran for two scores as the Plainview Bears raced past the Glencoe Yellow Jackets 49-13 in Rainsville on Friday night.
Alex McPherson kicked four field goals, including one from a state record 61 yards, and Jake Barnes threw two touchdown passes to Ricky Adame as Fort Payne dispatched North Jackson 32-7 at Wildcat Stadium on Friday night.
Maddie Jackson and Anahi Barboza led the pack as the Fort Payne girls had six runners finish in the top 12 en route to capturing their eight consecutive sectional championship and advancing to next week’s state meet.
Eian Bain ran for 233 yards and three touchdowns, Ashton Brown added 81 yards rushing and one score and the Valley Head Tigers used a second-half scoring push to defeat the Collinsville Panthers 27-14 in a regular-season finale for both teams at Chad Hawkins Stadium on Thursday night.