FORT PAYNE — Sylvania senior Grant Atchley grew up around basketball.
Collinsville senior Brittany Rivera was named as one of three AHSAA Class 2A player of the year finalists by the Alabama Sports Writers Association this weekend.
Collinsville’s Brittany Rivera and Fyffe’s Parker Godwin earned DeKalb County MVP honors from county coaches this week for their outstanding performances during the basketball season, as part of the All-DeKalb County teams.
The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board approved changes to winter sports alignments for the upcoming 2020-21 and 2021-22 classification period Monday.
BIRMINGHAM — An AHSAA representative complimented the Collinsville girls after their Class 2A state championship win, praising their offensive and defensive fundamentals.
BIRMINGHAM — Playing in a state championship game for the first time in program history, the Collinsville girls basketball team held nothing back.
RAINSVILLE — With the success of playing for last season’s state championship still permeating throughout the program, the Cornerstone Christian Academy girls basketball team set an end goal to return and finish the job.
BIRMINGHAM — Collinsville High School will be closed Friday to allow students and faculty to watch the girls basketball team continue its pursuit of history in Birmingham.
The Cornerstone Christian Academy girls basketball team plays for the Alabama Christian Athletic Association’s Division I state championship Saturday morning.
JACKSONVILLE — Armed with strong low-post presence, shooters on the perimeter and stingy defense, the Hazel Green girls basketball team made for a difficult matchup for Fort Payne.
JACKSONVILLE — As the final seconds ticked away, Collinsville girls coach Jon Tidmore walked across the front of his team’s bench, high-fiving each player as he passed.
JACKSONVILLE — Once the Collinsville girls basketball team started forcing turnovers and getting high-percentage shots in the third, the result blew the game open.
JACKSONVILLE — Kylie Neil attacked the basket just as she had all season. She forced defenders to stop her and she battled for rebounds to get the Fort Payne girls basketball team second-shot opportunities.
JACKSONVILLE — After trading baskets for 39-plus minutes, Midfield’s defensive traps and a late turnover left the two-time defending state champion Plainview boys stunned in the semifinal round of the AHSAA Class 3A Northeast Regional.
Makayla Bullock scored a game-high 28 points with five rebounds, as three Sylvania girls reached double-digit scoring in an 89-71 loss to Susan Moore in the AHSAA Class 3A Northeast Regional in Jacksonville on Saturday night.
Parker Godwin led the Fyffe boys with 24 points and Brody Dalton had 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 59-52 victory against Asbury in a Class 2A Northeast Sub-regional game in Fyffe on Tuesday night.
The Collinsville girls hit six 3-pointers in the second quarter to pull away from Fyffe and win 60-41 in a Class 2A Northeast Sub-regional game Monday night.
Fort Payne girls basketball players cut down the net and let out victorious screams on their way to the locker room, knowing they had secured a spot in the Class 6A Northeast Regional semifinals.
Colton Davis scored 18 points and Blake Bouldin had 17 points, helping lift the fourth-seeded Crossville boys to a 60-54 win against No. 2 Douglas in the Class 5A, Area 13 championship Friday night.
SAND ROCK — Despite getting high-percentage scoring chances in the fourth quarter, many shots just didn’t fall for the Collinsville girls basketball team.
Kylie Neil scored 11 points and Kiuna Johnson and Isabelle Goggans added 10 points apiece for the Fort Payne girls in a 42-33 win against Albertville, claiming the Class 6A, Area 13 championship in Albertville on Thursday night.
Tyler Cox scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the No. 4-seeded Crossville boys in a 45-42 upset of top-seeded Boaz in the semifinal round of the Class 5A, Area 14 in Boaz on Tuesday night.
Makayla Bullock paced the Sylvania girls with 23 points and Kenadie Lee added 19 points as the Rams defeated Plainview 69-49 in the semifinal round of the Class 3A, Area 15 Tournament in Pisgah on Monday night.
Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of stories highlighting the accomplishments of DeKalb County Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The hall elected a new board of directors and will induct a new class at a banquet in June. For information on how to nominate someone for the hall of fame…
FORT PAYNE —The Fort Payne girls basketball team capitalized on some second-half transition opportunities and extended its lead en route to a 55-35 victory against Cherokee County on senior night Friday.
After crossing the 20-win season plateau last week and a win against Class 3A’s Pisgah this week, the Collinsville girls have risen to the top spot in Class 2A in the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s girls high school basketball rankings this week.
Tyla Tatum scored a game-high 21 points, Brittany Rivera added 17 and the Collinsville girls defeated Oakwood Adventist Academy 56-23 in Huntsville on Thursday night.
Jacob Hendricks hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 41 points to help the Fort Payne boys earn a 96-80 victory against Etowah in Fort Payne on Tuesday night.
Lane White’s 17 points led three Fort Payne boys in double-digit scoring, as they beat Scottsboro 66-53 in Fort Payne on Monday night.
Hadley Hamilton had 17 points to break 1,000 career points as four Collinsville girls in a 62-59 win against Pisgah in Collinsville on Monday night.
The Fort Payne girls basketball team used a 5-2 run in the second period to extend its halftime lead to 15 points en route to a 56-25 win against Clay-Chalkville in Fort Payne on Friday night.
Behind their DeKalb County Tournament win, the Collinsville girls remained entrenched in the No. 3 position in Class 2A in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings.
The Plainview boys remained atop Class 3A in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings after taking a 78-71 loss to Class 2A Fyffe in the DeKalb County Tournament championship game.
The Fyffe girls basketball team was largely out-rebounded by Sand Rock, but the Red Devils overcame the trouble by responding with offense.
Sparked by Logan McCullough’s 16 points and Trevor Butler’s 14 points, the Sylvania boys basketball team defeated the Ider Hornets 72-51 in a matchup of DeKalb County teams in Sylvania on Thursday night.