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Layne Boone takes cues from Demopolis High School junior DeDe Davis during the recent DHS Baseball Camp in which young people ages 5-12 were able to work on honing their skills with Tiger players.

Demopolis BOE appointing committee to investigate tuition for non-residents

The option of charging tuition for students living outside the Demopolis City Schools territory will be investigated by a committee being formed by Supt. Kyle Kallhoff. The superintendent announced his decision at the Board of Education meeting Monday. “I would like to begin exploring the possibility of charging a reasonable tuition for non-resident students,” he […]

Demopolis sets meet and greet with new football coach

Lady Longhorns split Saturday nail biters in Grove Hill

Marengo Academy (2-2) split a Saturday tilt with Wilcox and Southern Choctaw at the Gator Classic in Grove Hill. The Longhorns fell 10-9 to Wilcox to open the day, marking the second one-run loss of the tournament for the Marengo ladies. The contest lasted only three innings due to meeting the time limit. Marengo hung […]

Longhorns at 4-0 after weekend in Grove Hill

Marengo Academy (4-0) finished unscathed at the Gator Classic tournament at Clarke Prep over the weekend. The Longhorns opened the day with a 4-0 victory over Southern that saw David Dunn notch the win. Davis Petrey walked to lead off the game and came around to score on a Weldon Aydelott RBI single. Brad Collins […]

Colyar throws “no-no” in Tiger rout

Demopolis opened its season sharply Monday night as Hunter Colyar pitched a five-inning no-hitter in an 11-0 victory at Clarke County. Colyar struck out seven batters over five while walking one on just 50 pitches. The only other baserunner for Clarke County reached on an error. The Tigers scored three runs in the first on […]

Demopolis unable to find form in Regional loss to Sylacauga

MONTGOMERY – Demopolis struggled to get anything going offensively Monday morning as Sylacauga ran to a 63-27 victory in the opening round of the Class 5A girls Central Regional. “We got down. We were shooting the ball and nothing was falling in the first half. And they did a great job of attacking us. Their […]

International tiebreaker hands Marengo first loss

It came down to the international tiebreaker in the bottom of the fifth Thursday, but Marengo Academy took a 6-5 loss to Patrician in its first game of the Gator Classic at Clarke Prep. The Longhorns took an early 2-1 lead in the first inning aided by hits from the senior tandem of Hannah Freeman […]

Late Linden run falls short in season-ending loss to Pleasant Home

DOTHAN – Linden struggled to contain standout junior Robert Scott Friday as its season came to a screeching halt in a 59-49 loss to Pleasant Home in the first round of the Class 1A Boys South Regional. The Patriots appeared destined to suffer a blowout loss with 5:20 to play and the Eagles leading 49-35. […]

Linden scores 20 in fourth for comeback win in South Regional

DOTHAN — Linden’s hopes of returning to the state championship game appeared doomed before Amber Richardson emerged from the locker room with 2:48 to play in the third quarter Friday. The Patriots trailed by as many as 12 in the game and 11 in the fourth quarter before mounting a 20-5 run over the game’s […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Feb. 17, 2017

Feb. 11 – Shannon O. McHenry, 38, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Hwy 80 East Feb. 13 – Colby D. Lewis, 19, Harassment, DPD Feb. 16 – Andrew C. Mercer, 24, Contempt of Court, Colonal Circle

Longhorns score 17 in three innings for win over Wilcox

Marengo Academy (3-0) rolled through Wilcox Academy 17-0 Thursday in its second game of the Clarke Prep tournament. In a game that only lasted three innings, the Longhorns jumped all over Wilcox in the second for 12 runs before adding five more in the third. Davis Petrey was 2 for 3 with a walk and […]

Tutt going out on top, steps down as Marengo Academy coach

The head Longhorn is calling it a career. Marengo Academy head football coach Webb Tutt formally announced Thursday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for the last 22 contests. “It kind of just solidified my career. I came here and I didn’t really know the expectations. I remember asking (former […]

MA standout Houlditch signs with Mississippi College

LINDEN — Marengo Academy standout Landon Houlditch will be taking to the field on Saturdays in the Fall after signing a football scholarship with Mississippi College Thursday. “We sent them an email with my highlight film and (Mississippi College assistant coach Ricky) Herzog messaged back and said that he liked it,” Houlditch said of the […]

Marengo County Commission approves $350k grant proposal

Thirty families along County Road 53 between Linden and Thomaston soon will have safe drinking water, thanks to action by the Marengo County Commission Tuesday. Stacy McKean of Grant Management said the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project would connect the water lines over a 1,000-foot stretch between the two communities. Resident along the line […]

Marengo High teams cap season in sub-regional round

The Marengo High varsity basketball teams concluded their seasons Tuesday night with a pair of losses to J.F. Shields in sub-regional action. The Lady Panthers opened the night with a 75-55 loss to J.F. Shields. J’Mya Hall had 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Marengo. Iesha Bouler added 11 points and nine rebounds. Angela […]

Patriots overcome early deficit for sub-regional win

LINDEN — After a shaky start, Linden settled in behind the tandem of Dequan Charleston and Deantre Johnson to pick up a 77-64 South sub-regional victory over McIntosh Tuesday. Linden found itself down 28-13 early in the second quarter before it managed to turn the momentum against the visiting Demons. “Stepping up the defense. We […]

Linden runs past McIntosh in sub-regional action

LINDEN – Things got out of hand quickly Tuesday night as Linden romped over McIntosh 74-43 in the Class 1A South sub-regional. En route to punching its ticket to Friday’s South Regional in Dothan, Linden shared the basketball as it tallied a collective 20 assists on the night. “I felt good about the execution. We […]

Marengo Academy varsity squads top Monroe in season opener

Marengo Academy opened its season with an impressive 4-3 victory over Class AAA Monroe Friday. The Longhorns did all of their damage in the second inning when they strung together a hit and two walks to score four runs. David Dunn singled to open the frame before Cody Cobb and Davis Petrey each drew a […]

Demopolis rolls through Calera to advance to Regional play

Demopolis punched its ticket to the Central Regional Tournament Monday with a 57-39 road victory over Calera in sub-regional action. The Lady Tigers started hot, outscoring Calera 20-5 in the first quarter. Demopolis scarcely relinquished control throughout the duration of the ball game, leading 28-16 at half and 45-31 by the end of the third […]

Linden teams win Class 1A, Area 4 titles

LINDEN – In a Class 1A, Area 4 championship double-header Friday night, Linden High saw both its varsity teams claim area titles. The Lady Patriots opened the night with a 69-44 win over Marengo High. Linden started the game with a 17-9 first quarter aided by seven points and four steals from Tomysha Boykin in […]

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