As Cristie Brothers recalled some of her Geraldine volleyball teams’ most grueling victories and dispirited defeats to a crowd at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum, the new head coach of the volleyball program at Snead State Community College passed along a valuable lesson she’d learned from ye…
DeKalb County athletic programs were part of the AHSAA’s alignments for its schools’ spring sports seasons for the upcoming 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years.
Five Fort Payne High School track and field athletes and one cross country athlete will join the collegiate ranks in their respective sports this fall.
Adding to her track and field medal count, Fort Payne’s Lennon Ibsen capped her high school career with a state championship in the Class 6A girls pole vault, as one of four events in which the Fort Payne track and field teams captured medals at the AHSAA 4A-7A Outdoor Track and Field State …
Fort Payne’s Maddie Jackson (2), Anahi Barboza (4) and Reese McCurdy (5) compete in the Class 6A girls’ 1600-meter race in Scottsboro on Friday.
Due to the ongoing construction of Wildcat Stadium, the Fort Payne track and field teams have gone about the 2022 outdoor season training and competing elsewhere.
The Cornerstone Christian Academy track and field programs capped the 2022 season with Alabama Christian Athletic Association state championships this week.
Aubrey Evans broke the Fort Payne High School record in the girls high jump event, and Patrick Sherrill broke the school record in the boys triple jump, as Fort Payne’s track and field teams competed in the Hewitt-Trussville Invitational in Trussville on Friday.
Lennon Ibsen recorded a 12-foot, 8-inch pole vaulting mark in the inaugural King of the East, winning the event and setting a new Fort Payne High School girls record at Choccolocco Park in Oxford on Saturday.
The Fort Payne girls and boys track and field teams combined for 16 first-place finishes at the Albertville Invitational last Thursday.
Fort Payne’s Patrick Sherrill, who stars as a sprinter and jumper for the boys track and field team, signed a national letter of intent with the University of Montevallo during a ceremony at Fort Payne High School on Friday morning.
Leaping 12 feet, 3 1/2 inches, Fort Payne’s Lennon Ibsen broke her previous school record in the pole vault, en route to winning the event at the Guntersville Friday Night Lights track and field meet last week.
With the AHSAA’s Central Board approval of winter sports alignments for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons Tuesday, DeKalb County high school athletic programs were involved in the shift.
While Fort Payne’s track and field teams posted strong finishes at the Arab Season Opener 2022, Fyffe also posted individual top-10 finishes at the meet in Arab on Friday.
Opening their outdoor track and field season, the Fort Payne girls earned two first-place finishes, while the boys added another first-place finish at the Rome Invitational in Rome, Ga., on Saturday.
Having finished her triple jump event at the AHSAA Indoor Track and Field State Championships, Lennon Ibsen was warming up for her upcoming pole vault competition when she was one of three athletes called to the medal stand.
Fort Payne track and field athletes got on the podium in multiple events at the AHSAA State Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Lennon Ibsen notched individual wins in the triple jump and pole vault, and Aubrey Evans placed first in the high jump for the Fort Payne girls track and field team at the Last Chance Invitational at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Friday.
Lennon Ibsen captured first-place wins in the pole vault and triple jump, and Aubrey Evans won the high jump for the Fort Payne girls track and field team at the indoor JV Meet No. 3 at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Wednesday.
During its stint at the Icebreaker Invitational, the Fort Payne track and field team captured three first-place finishes at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Saturday.
Entering the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Championship race, Aylin Vega’s goal was to clock in at 19 minutes, 30 seconds.
Geraldine High School was one of eight schools in the AHSAA’s eight districts to receive a grant for finishing the 2020-21 school year free of athletic fines and ejections.
As the Fort Payne girls’ 4x400-meter relay team won gold at the 2021 AHSAA State Track and Field Championships this weekend, the girls’ team finished third overall in Class 6A at the season finale in Gulf Shores.
When the Fort Payne girls’ 4x400-meter relay team clocked in at 4 minutes, 7 seconds in a race at Vestavia Hills’ King of the Mountain Invitational in March, the girls knew they had a strong chance at making school history.
Collecting a dominating 251 points, the Fort Payne girls track and field team won the Albertville Invitational at Albertville High School on Thursday.
Editor’s note: This story is part of a series of features on DeKalb County student-athletes who received Bryant-Jordan Foundation scholarships. A total of 56 seniors in the AHSAA were selected in each category from nominations submitted by member schools. Eight students, one from each distri…
FORT PAYNE — Maggie Groat notched first-place finishes in the girls 400-meter dash, 300-meter hurdles, high jump and as a part of the 4x400-meter relay team, helping the Fort Payne girls achieve a second-place overall finish at the Fort Payne Invitational at Fort Payne High School on Friday …
FORT PAYNE — As the Fort Payne girls track and field team continues thriving collectively, head coach Selena Penton knows there are several who are still chasing personal goals.
The Fyffe girls track and field team had a ninth-place finish out of 17 competing schools, while the Geraldine boys notched three top-10 individual finishes at a varsity meet in Albertville on Friday.
FORT PAYNE — Fort Payne’s track and field teams had promising starts to the outdoor season in their first meet of 2021 Saturday.
FORT PAYNE — Fort Payne’s 4x800-meter relay team placed second, the 4x400-meter relay team was third and Madi Wallace earned a bronze medal in the 60-meter hurdles, highlighting the Wildcats’ fifth-place overall finish in Class 6A at the AHSAA State Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bi…
Maddie Jackson had an individual first-place finish in the 800-meter run and Jordan Strogav placed second in the pole vault to highlight Fort Payne’s performances in the Last Chance Invitational in Birmingham this weekend.
The AHSAA’s Central Board of Control approved the AHSAA’s “Return to Play Best Practices” recommended guidelines for spring sports Wednesday and also approved winter sports championship health and safety modifications due to COVID restrictions at its annual winter meeting at the AHSAA office…
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
FORT PAYNE — The ongoing pandemic prevented Fort Payne senior Madi Wallace from making a proper official visit to Austin Peay State University. However, it didn’t stop her from making a decision about her collegiate future.