The DeKalb County Sports Hall of Fame has awarded four 2023 county high school senior student-athletes with scholarships.
One of Selena Penton’s close friends recently told her that the best days are ahead.
The Fort Payne boys track and field team accomplished something 35 years in the making.
The Fort Payne track and field teams posted strong performances all across the annual Fort Payne Invitational at Fort Payne High School’s Wildcat Stadium last Friday.
Overcoming problems presented by the rain, the Fyffe track and field teams competed in the Scottsboro Invitational at Trammell Stadium last Saturday.
Cornerstone Christian Academy and Valley Head participated in the Dade County Classic in Trenton, Ga., on Monday.
The Fort Payne girls track and field team compiled 177 points, beating second-place Scottsboro by 81 points to win the Northeast Alabama Invitational at Fort Payne High School’s Wildcat Stadium on Thursday.
The Fort Payne track and field program will host its first competition in the new facility at Fort Payne High School’s Wildcat Stadium this week.
Two weeks into the outdoor track and field season, two wins for the Fort Payne girls.
The 2023 outdoor track and field season greeted Fort Payne High School with a smile.
The DeKalb County Sports Hall of Fame board voted to place the HOF induction program on a two-year cycle in a recent meeting.
Fort Payne’s track and field teams completed the season at the 2023 AHSAA State Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham last weekend.
Fort Payne athletes reached the medal stand multiple times following strong showings at JV Meet No. 3 at Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham last Wednesday.
Fort Payne compiled top-three finishes in seven events at the Ice Breaker Invitational, opening the new year at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Saturday.
A new year brings excitement, hope and a time to reflect on the moments that shaped everything in rearview.
Fort Payne athletes placed high at JV Meet No. 1A, the indoor track and field season opener, at Birmingham CrossPlex on Thursday.
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.
A week after breaking her previous Fort Payne High School record in pole vaulting, Lennon Ibsen set a new personal and school mark in the event.
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.
Fort Payne’s girls and boys swept the six-school North Jackson Meet 2 in Stevenson on Thursday.
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’s Ibsen wins two titles, Evans has runner-up finish; girls 4x800 relay team places second at state indoor meet
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.
Eight new DeKalb County sports figures will join the DeKalb County Sports Hall of Fame in 2022.
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.
From individual to team triumphs, DeKalb County’s athletes made great strides in 2021.
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.
Darrell Prater plays a sport for every season.
The best way Fort Payne track and field coach Selena Penton could describe the team’s 2021 outdoor season was “unforgettable.”
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.
When Cornerstone Christian Academy’s track and field program began in 2017, there were only five runners.
The Fort Payne girls track and field team wouldn’t be denied its seventh consecutive sectional championship.
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…