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ACA suffers key injury heading into St. James battle

ACA quarterback Reece Solar suffered an injury in the win over Ashford last Friday and is not expected to play against St. James. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gale
RRS Correspondent
(October 10, 2017)

No one’s talking about the elephant in the room as St. James and Alabama Christian gear up for the biggest game of the year.

ACA is off to the best start in school history at 7-0, but suffered a huge loss last week when quarterback Reece Solar was injured in a 35-10 win at Ashford.

Solar reportedly suffered a broken jaw in the game, which would sideline him for this week’s game – and potentially for the next several weeks – but neither ACA coach Nate Sanford nor St. James coach Jimmy Perry wanted to speak on the subject.


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ALL-STAR WEEK: North continues dominance in basketball

St. James' guard Micala Fisanick drives past Homewood's Hannah Barber in Wednesday's North-South All-Star game. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 20, 2017)

Micala Fisanick came into Wednesday’s Alabama All-Star Sports Week basketball competition hoping to showcase her shooting ability in the Auburn University Montgomery Physical Education Complex.

The Saint James senior-to-be came off the bench to open the second quarter and nailed the first 3-pointer she took, but didn’t make another basket the remainder of the game. Her next shot, a 15-footer from the left side of the court, was followed by a pair of 3-point misses as shots, in addition to playing time, was in short supply.


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ALL-STAR WEEK: Robertson earns MVP while North gets sweep

St. James' T.R. Robertson was named the South MVP after a solid performance in Tuesday's All-Star game. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 19, 2017)

His night started with a strikeout on three pitches.

And while the next at-bat didn’t come until the seventh inning, T.R. Robertson made the most of his night in the Alabama All-Star Sports Week baseball game, collecting a hit in his final two at-bats while playing error-free ball at four positions in the field to collect most valuable player honors for the South squad on Tuesday night at Riverwalk Stadium.


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ALL-STAR WEEK: Robertson ready for anything in North-South baseball

T.R. Robertson of St. James will play in Tuesday's All-Star game at Riverwalk Stadium. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 18, 2017)

T.R. Robertson should be prepared for whatever happens in the Alabama All-Star Sports Week baseball games that will be held Tuesday evening at Riverwalk Stadium.

Whether he’s asked to play outfield, infield or pitch, he’s done it before. In fact, in 2015, the Saint James junior played every position on the diamond except first base.


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ACA sitting pretty after series win over St. James

ACA's Dillon Hutchinson is greeted at home plate after hitting a game-tying 2-run homer in Friday's win over St. James. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 1, 2017)

It’s not always the same person and not always the same situation, which makes Alabama Christian’s 4-0 start in area play not only surprising but satisfying to head coach Don Gilliam.

“It’s somebody different every day coming through, which is a good sign,” Gilliam said. “We keep preaching the little bitty things – it’s the bunt to get the runner over, when you get a guy on third it’s hitting the ball the other way. Because baseball turns on a dime.”

On Friday afternoon, the game between St. James and ACA turned on a 3-ball-1-strike pitch that Dillon Hutchinson sent sailing over the leftfield fence, wiping out a 2-0 St. James lead. Hutchinson also delivered the game winner, a sacrifice fly in the sixth to break the 2-2 tie and propel the Eagles to a 5-2 victory.


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LAMP earns key series win over St. James in area baseball play

LAMP coach Chad Smith meets on the mound with pitcher Philip Julian and catcher George Lash during Friday's doubleheader with St. James. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 11, 2017)

St. James opened the door for LAMP with a crucial sixth-inning error.

There was no easy way to slam the door shut.


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ALA-MISS ALL-STAR NOTES: River Region players make marks on game

St. James star Sterling Jones enjoyed his week in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 11, 2016)

St. James linebacker Sterling Jones was satisfied after the Alabama all-stars rallied for a 25-14 win over Mississippi in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game at Cramton Bowl on Saturday.

The senior had played on special teams, helping on kickoff return to spring Robert E. Lee’s Henry Ruggs for a 90-yard kickoff return, and at inside linebacker, recording two tackles in the contest.


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ALA-MISS ALL-STAR: STJ's Jones goes from fan to player

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 7, 2016)

Sterling Jones said he went to the Alabama-Mississippi All Star Game in recent years to watch some of the state’s best linebackers.

In 2014, when St. James teammate Jalen Harris was selected, he went to cheer for a friend.


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AHSAA VOLLEYBALL: St. James moves into 4A finals

Staff Report
(October 27, 2016)

BIRMINGHAM – St. James is a win away from earning the Class 4A state championship in volleyball.

The Lady Trojans moved into the finals with victories over Deshler and Jacksonville on Wednesday. They will face Madison Academy in the championship round Thursday at noon at the Bill Harris Arena.


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Lane, Underwood named QB Club Players of the Week

Staff Report
(September 7, 2016)

The Montgomery Quarterback Club has announced its Players of the Week for games of Sept. 1-3.

Jake Lane from Park Crossing High School is the Public School Player of the Week and Blake Underwood from St. James is the Private School Player of the Week.


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Young quarterback leads Montgomery Academy to first win of season

MA quarterback Trey Lindsey led the Eagles to their first victory of the season on Friday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 27, 2016)

He was an inexperienced sophomore entering Friday night’s game with St. James, but Montgomery Academy quarterback Trey Lindsey showed his coaches and teammates a little something about poise and leadership in a 21-12 win over the Trojans.


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HS KICKOFF COUNTDOWN: Quarterback battle shaping up at St. James

St. James junior Josh Garnett is one of two players looking to start at quarterback for Coach Jimmy Perry this season. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 8, 2016)

After recording a school-record 275 rushing attempts last season, the return of tailback Blake Underwood for his senior season is welcome news for St. James fans.

But the success of the Trojans may hinge heavily on the starting quarterback and that battle could continue right until the season opener at Bayside Academy.


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St. James falls in state volleyball finals

Contributed
(October 30, 2015)

BIRMINGHAM - Brooks High School captured the first state volleyball championship in school history Thursday afternoon with a 35-22, 25-17, 22-25, 25-19 victory over St. James.

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PREP RECAP: Elmore County earns comeback win; Park Crossing wins

St. James coach Jimmy Perry directs his team during Friday's loss to Elmore County. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 29, 2015)


Two plays meant winning or losing for Elmore County in a 24-17 victory over St. James at Carlisle Field on Friday night.

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AHSAA NEWS: STJ state golf champ; ACA's Sager wins individual golf title; Shoals opens series with win

Combined Reports
(May 13, 2015)

St. James won the Class 4A team championship with 3-over 287 Tuesday – beating runner-up UMS-Wright by 21 strokes for the title... Winning pitcher Tanner Bozeman’s bases-loaded double in the top of the sixth inning Tuesday night drove in two important runs and propelled Shoals Christian to a 7-2 win over Brantley.


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PREP SCHEDULES 2014: Classes 3A and 4A at a glance

Staff Report
(July 30, 2014)

River Region Sports continues its annual preview of the upcoming schedules for local high school teams. Today we take a look at teams in Classes 3A and 4A in the AHSAA.

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Harris to take his talents to Auburn in 2015

St. James senior Jalen Harris (left) credited former Auburn star Philip Lutzenkirchen with moving forward in his work ethic which put him in position to play for Auburn in 2015. (Photo courtesy Jeff Shearer/WSFA)

Staff Report
(June 26, 2014)

It took a few years before St. James senior Jalen Harris realized what he wanted to do with his future. Early in life, he was all about basketball.

Then he grew several inches, added weight and almost overnight, Harris became interested in another sport.


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Moody, Pettway named QB Club Players of the Week

Contributed
(September 19, 2013)

The Montgomery Quarterback Club has announced its Players of the Week for games of Sept. 13.

Frank Moody from St. James is the Private School Player of the Week and Kamryn Pettway from Prattville High School is the Public School Player of the Week. Both players will be honored at the Club’s next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Former Arkansas and Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt will be the featured speaker.


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PREP RECAP: Carver handles Prattville; MA shocks STJ; Catholic wins

Prattville running back Kamryn Pettway is tackled by Carver linebacker Shaun Hamilton in the Wolverines' 20-7 win on Friday. (Photo by Mark Dunn)

Combined Report
(August 31, 2013)

The G.W. Carver Wolverines took advantage of four turnovers and earned a 20-7 victory over Prattville in the season opener for both teams Friday at Cramton Bowl.

The Carver defense proved to be stingy for most of the night. Senior linebacker Shaun Hamilton blocked a punt and forced a fumble to set up a touchdown for the Wolverines, who defeated the Lions for the second-straight year.

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St. James wins 1A-4A wrestling title; Van Alst repeats

Catholic's Zachary Van Alst stands atop the podium after winning his second conecutive state title in the 1A-4A 106-pound class in Huntsville on Saturdya. (Photo contributed)

Combined Reports
(February 17, 2013)


HUNTSVILLE - St. James earned its first-ever championship in wrestling on Saturday, edging Tallassee on the final day for the Class 1A-4A title at the 58th annual AHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Von Braun Center.

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Duncan gets grand send-off on the way to Vandy

St. James coach Jimmy Perry shows off the new jersey for C.J. Duncan, who signed with Vanderbilt on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(February 6, 2013)

C.J. Duncan got a hero’s send off on Wednesday. He’s headed to Vanderbilt in style.

“I was told just to show up. When I got here (at the gymnasium), it was pretty wild. But that’s how they do it at St. James,” he said.

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LAMP softball, baseball pick up wins

Contributed
(March 12, 2012)

Abby Norris had three hits including a three-run homer in the first inning to lead the LAMP Golden Tigers to a 15-2 win over St. James in softball action on Monday.

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