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Demopolis High alum Trey Oates umpired the Marengo Academy playoff double-header against Macon-East Montgomery Thursday.

Sweet Water alum Chris Landrum signs with San Diego Chargers

Sweet Water High School alum Chris Landrum kept his dream alive following the NFL Draft Saturday when he agreed to terms with the San Diego Chargers. “It was an exciting time. It was something that I have wanted since I was a kid. And 20-odd years later, it comes true,” Landrum, who also had contact […]

UWA return man Ty Hill drafted by Kansas City Chiefs

Taken by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2016 National Football League Draft, West Alabama return specialist Tyreek Hill became the first Tiger drafted since Ken Hutcherson was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round and Larry Lightfoot by the New York Jets in the eighth round, both in […]

4-30-2016 DHS soccer vs Holtville (gallery)

Demopolis soccer downs Holtville for playoff win

Demopolis (13-2) advanced to the second round of the Class 4A-5A state soccer playoffs Saturday with a 10-0 defeat of Holtville. The final goal of the contest came with 1:12 left on the clock when eighth grader Joseph Barnes collected the rebound off a Zachary Chu shot as it caromed off the cross bar. Barnes […]

Demopolis sweeps Marbury to move to quarterfinals

Demopolis (18-8) is headed to the quarterfinals of the state baseball playoffs for the first time since 2005 after sweeping Marbury 7-6, 2-0 Friday night. “It’s very humbling to me to be a part of that. It’s all about the kids. The kids play the game. The kids win the game. It’s a credit to […]

Demopolis soccer hosts Holtville Saturday in playoff opener

The Demopolis High School soccer team will host Holtville Saturday at 1 p.m. in the first round of the Class 4A-5A state playoffs. The Tigers closed the regular season Monday night with an 11-1 win over Sipsey Valley. In that contest, UAB signee Adam Brooker led the way with six goals. Zachary Chu added three […]

Demopolis High to hold Special Olympics

Special Olympians in the Demopolis area will compete in a one-day Special Olympics/Field Day event May 12. Hosted by the Demopolis City School System, it will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Demopolis High School track. Students with special needs will compete in a variety of track and field events. Sponsors […]

Demopolis BOE holds short meeting

In a short called meeting Tuesday, the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education rescinded an earlier approval of Julie Harrison as Gifted Specialist. Named as Gifted Specialist was Dana Hill, effective Aug. 9. Harrison’s hiring had been approved in April. No reason was given for the change. The only other actions were approval for the […]

Marengo Academy season ends in semifinals (with gallery)

ELMORE — Marengo Academy’s tremendous season came to a halt in the Class AA semifinals Wednesday as the Longhorns were swept by Edgewood. Marengo lost the opener 10-0, surrendering eight runs during a fourth inning that was delayed more than two hours by thunderstorms. The Longhorns mustered a single hit in the game on a […]

UWA to host Youth Entrepreneurial Success Summit

LIVINGSTON, Ala. — The University of West Alabama’s Small Business Development Center and the Black Belt Commission Small Business Committee will host its sixth annual Youth Entrepreneurial Success Summit on Thursday, April 28 from 8:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m. at UWA’s Bell Conference Center. The event will focus on youth leadership motivation, entrepreneur opportunities, business dining etiquette, and […]

Latham makes North-South game

Demopolis High School standout catcher Abbey Latham has July 19 marked on her calendar after being named to the AHSAA North-South All-Star Game last week. Latham is one of 36 juniors from around the state selected to play in the game. An Ole Miss commit, Latham is leading a youthful Lady Tigers squad this year […]

Luker nearly flawless in Sweet Water win

Thea Luker was almost perfect Friday as her Sweet Water Bulldogs downed area rival Southern Choctaw 10-0. Luker tossed a no-hitter, facing 22 batters in the contest. She walked one and saw one batter reach on an error. Kora Myers led the offensive effort, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Charlie Sturdivant went 2-for-3 with two […]

Stellar Sweet Water season ends in playoff loss

Sweet Water’s remarkable season under first-year head coach John Gluschick ended in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs with a 7-3 game three loss to Mobile Christian. The Bulldogs trailed 3-0 in the bottom of the third when Luke Davis flew out to right, scoring Branson Davis on the play to make […]

Pitching propels Demopolis to first round playoff sweep

Demopolis (16-8) used a pair of masterful pitching performances to sweep Alabama Christian in a first round Class 5A playoff series Friday evening, taking the opener 6-1 and completing the night with a 1-0 victory. “That’s what I like. That’s just the bottom line. I like that quality start pitching and I like them to […]

Tigers thump Central twice to remain unscathed in area

Demopolis (11-2) remained unscathed in area play with a pair of wins over Area 6 foe Central-Tuscaloosa. The Tigers downed the Falcons 10-0 Tuesday night and 13-0 Thursday. In the Tuesday contest, Adam Brooker paced the club with four goals. Cristian Velez added two. Matt Beckum, Clay McVay, Alex Marvilla and Zachary Chu each scored […]

Montz perfect in 15-0 win over Wilcox

Demopolis wrapped up an unblemished area slate Thursday with a 15-0 shellacking of Wilcox Central. Kayla Montz struck out all nine batters she faced on just 32 pitches to record the perfect game. The Lady Tigers scored two runs in the first, eight in the second and five in the third en route to the […]

Marengo Academy sweeps Macon-East in AISA playoffs (with gallery)

LINDEN — Marengo Academy (25-1) swept a two-game set Macon-East Montgomery Thursday afternoon, advancing to the semifinals of the AISA, Class AA state playoffs. “These guys compete week in and week out. I’m just so proud of them for what they’ve accomplished,” Marengo Academy coach Woodie Beck said. Marengo Academy 3, Macon-East Montgomery 2 Caleb […]

Lady Tigers rout Dallas County to clinch area

Demopolis held a 7-3 lead after five innings before a nine-run outburst in the sixth propelled the Lady Tigers to a 16-4 win at Dallas County Wednesday. Demopolis (18-9, 3-0) locked up the right to host the area tournament making the most of a four-RBI performance from junior catcher Abbey Latham. The Lady Tigers saw […]

Organizers with much to crow about following inaugural Rooster Day

Although the phrase has been overused recently, Demopolis really has something to crow about. By all standards the inaugural Rooster Day April 9 was a rousing success. From the Cock’s Crow 5K run to start the day through the auction and dancing under the stars at Lyon Hall that night, more than a thousand people […]

Tatum fans 16 in Lady Tiger win

Natalie Tatum scarcely allowed a ball to be put in play Tuesday night, striking out 16 Dallas County batters as Demopolis downed its area rival 9-2. “That’s two area wins for us and it puts us in a really good spot to host the area tournament,” Demopolis coach Brittany Dunson said. “We have two more […]

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