Joe Medley's In My Opinion: Strain will be next to try at White Plains
Congratulations, White Plains, on a great hire in Larry Strain as the school's new football coach. He's a great man. Just meet his three kids.
Apr 11, 2014 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep football: Board of Education makes White Plains' hiring of Strain official
After resigning as the Woodland girls basketball coach Feb. 28, Larry Strain didn’t expect to leave the school altogether. Strain planned to continue coaching the Bobcats’ football team, but Friday morning, he wore a royal blue and white tie – the colors of his new school, White Plains High.
Apr 11, 2014 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep football: Woodland's Strain to coach White Plains football
The Calhoun County Board of Education this morning approved White Plains principal Andy Ward’s recommendation to hire Larry Strain as the Wildcats’ new head football coach.
Apr 11, 2014 |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Calhoun County softball: White Plains, Oxford advance to winners' bracket final
White Plains and Oxford each had the perfect combination Thursday in the Calhoun County softball tournament.
Apr 10, 2014 |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep roundup: Cleburne County clinches area baseball crown
Cleburne County clinched the Class 4A, Area 10 baseball championship Thursday with a 6-1 win over Lincoln. The area crown puts them in the playoffs for the 10th straight year.
Apr 10, 2014 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep notebook: Woodland, Saks, Munford athletes set to sign scholarships
There’s been a lot of pen hitting paper recently, and it’s not going to stop this week.
Apr 10, 2014 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep track and field: Piedmont boys, Oxford girls take championships
Piedmont finished atop the Calhoun County track and field standings with 148 points, followed by Oxford’s 141 and Anniston’s 117.5. In the girls’ portion of the meet, Oxford won in less dramatic fashion. The Yellow Jackets had 153.5 points, while Anniston finished second with 148 and Piedmont was third with 141.
Apr 09, 2014 |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep softball: White Plains is confident ... and with good reason
At 23-5, the Wildcats are having nothing short of a successful season. They are the top-ranked team in Class 3A and last week were voted the top seed for the county tournament for the second straight year, receiving 11 of 13 first-place votes from county coaches.
Apr 07, 2014 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep roundup: Jacksonville, Alexandria score baseball sweeps
Lavontae LaCount drove in six runs as Jacksonville swept two games Saturday, beating Pleasant Valley 13-3 and Weaver 10-0.
Apr 05, 2014 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep golf: Alexandria holds first-round lead for girls county tourney
Alexandria High junior Jordan Gregoria beat the elements and fired a 79 as the defending champion Valley Cubs grabbed the first-round lead in the Calhoun County girls golf tournament Friday.
Apr 04, 2014 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep softball: Oxford ready to compete in Calhoun County tournament
The Calhoun County softball tournament provides Oxford with a rare opportunity. It’s not often the Yellow Jackets have a reason to play other softball teams from Calhoun County, but when the county tournament rolls around, Oxford’s motivation to play the Class 1A through 4A schools builds.
Apr 04, 2014 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep roundup: Faith Christian downs JCA
Faith Christian, coming off a 15-0 loss to Ragland, wanted prove it could put up runs when Jacksonville Christian’s softball team visited Thursday. The Lions also wanted momentum going into next week’s Calhoun County tournament. Faith Christian got both in a home win that ended after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Apr 03, 2014 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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All-area girls basketball: team member bios
The complete Anniston Star all-area girls basketball team, which includes schools in the newspaper's coverage area outside of Calhoun County.
Apr 03, 2014 |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep roundup: Bolton, White shine for Oxford in tennis loss
Danielle Bolton and Abbie White each won in singles and doubles, but it wasn't enough as Oxford High's girls tennis team fell 5-4 at Albertville on Wednesday.
Apr 02, 2014 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep notebook: White Plains draws top seed for county tourney
by Brandon Miller
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Apr 02, 2014 |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
For the second straight year, the Calhoun County softball coaches have picked White Plains as the top seed for the county tournament. The tournament begins Tuesday afternoon and will continue Thursday and Friday.
One on one with ... Anniston's Elvin Riddley
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Apr 02, 2014 |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Anniston High senior Elvin Riddley comes across as a shy person, but it doesn’t take long until he is laughing and has a smile on his face. Riddley described himself as “goofy,” which explains his love for the old television show “Family Matters,” especially the show’s signature character, Steve Urkel.
All-area boys basketball: team member bios
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Apr 02, 2014 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The complete Anniston Star all-area boys basketball team, which includes schools in the newspaper's coverage area outside of Calhoun County.
Prep roundup: Winningham, Miller pitch Oxford past Gadsden City
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Apr 01, 2014 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Oxford pitchers Dax Winningham and Dillen Miller knew the plan heading into Tuesday’s game against Gadsden City after receiving phone calls from coach Wes Brooks the previous night. Winningham got the start and threw five strong innings before Miller shut the door over the final two to secure a 5-1 win
Class 4A-6A All-Calhoun County: Frazier willingly took on big role for Anniston
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Apr 01, 2014 |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A 6-foot-3 senior forward, Qua Frazier averaged a team-high 15.4 points and 7.2 rebounds a game. He helped Anniston to Class 4A, Area 12 regular-season and tournament titles, the Calhoun County tournament championship and a 21-7 record. As a result, he is The Anniston Star’s Calhoun County Class 4A-6A boys basketball player of the year.
Class 4A-6A All-Calhoun County: Boys basketball bios
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Apr 01, 2014 |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The complete Anniston Star Class 4A-6A All-Calhoun County boys basketball squad.
Class 4A-6A All-Calhoun County: Ware leads Anniston to area, county titles
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Apr 01, 2014 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Anniston eased through Class 4A, Area 12 play, winning the regular-season championship and tournament. The Bulldogs also won the Calhoun County tournament for the first time since 2009, reached the Northeast Regional semifinals and finished 21-7.
Piedmont lands berth in Champions Challenge football weekend
by Brandon Miller
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Mar 31, 2014 |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Piedmont High has been selected for the ninth annual AHSAA Championship Challenge on Aug. 23 at Montgomery's Cramton Bowl. Class 3A Piedmont will take on 4A Dadeville at 5 p.m.
Class 4A-6A All-Calhoun County: Girls basketball bios
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Mar 31, 2014 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The complete Anniston Star Calhoun County Class 4A-6A girls basketball team.
Class 4A-6A All-Calhoun County: Bolton wins top player award for second straight year
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Mar 31, 2014 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
She averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks a game, and as a result, she is The Anniston Star’s Calhoun County Class 4A-6A girls basketball player of the year for the second straight season.
Class 4A-6A All-Calhoun County: Anniston's Bullock takes top coaching honors
by Brandon Miller
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Mar 31, 2014 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Anniston won the Class 4A, Area 10 tournament, the Northeast Regional and advanced to the 4A state semifinals before falling to Calera in a heart-breaking, last-second loss. That capped a 24-6 season.
Brandon Miller's In My Opinion: No matter what, weather always wins in baseball
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Mar 29, 2014 |  0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
We’ve had more than enough games washed out this year, typically at inconvenient times.
Weather knocks out Bradey Munroe tournament for second straight day
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Mar 29, 2014 |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Heavy rain over the last two days ruined thoughts of having local baseball this weekend. Weaver High coach David Beegle decided Friday night his school’s spring break tournament was not going to be played Saturday, and White Plains coach Chad Hudson called off the rest of the Bradey Munroe tournament Saturday morning.
Class 1A-2A All-Calhoun County: Williams' shooting touch helped lead Sacred Heart
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Mar 28, 2014 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A 6-foot-1 guard, Quen Williams finished the season averaging a team-high 18.3 points a game. He also recorded 4.1 rebounds a game and made 36 steals. As a result, he is The Anniston Star’s Calhoun County Class 1A-2A boys basketball player of the year.
Class 1A-2A All-Calhoun County: Boys basketball squad
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
Mar 28, 2014 |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The complete Anniston Star Class 1A-2A boys basketball All-County team.



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