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PREP OPENERS: River Region scheduling includes few interesting twists

Coach Mike Battles, Jr. and the Tallassee Tigers face one of the toughest regions in the state regardless of classification with the last three state champs on the schedule. The same is true for Holtville and Elmore County. (Photo by Michael Butler)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(August 23, 2017)

What’s in a schedule?

All coaches will admit theirs is the toughest around

For some that’s true.

For others, it has more to do with how good a team might be… or not be.

This is the second year under the current regional setup for both AHSAA and AISA. Next season, new regions will be formed and that could be completely changed if the AHSAA Central Board of Control decides to change the way private schools are recognized.


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HS PLAYOFFS: LAMP sweeps Munford; Tallassee falls to UMS

Lamp's Parker Chavers slides into second on a stolen base during the Tigers' win over Munford Saturday. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle and Graham Dunn
RRS Correspondent& RRS Editor
(May 7, 2017)

It took LAMP three playoff rounds to find the right combination of hitting, defense and pitching, but it came together in the Class 4A quarterfinals as the Golden Tigers crushed Munford 16-2 and 8-2 to advance to the semifinals for the third time in school history.


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Van Alst takes fifth title in AHSAA state wrestling championships

Combined Report
(February 21, 2016)

HUNTSVILLE - Montgomery Catholic's Zachary Van Alst led a contingent of state champions from the River Region in Saturday's championship round at the 61st annual AHSAA State Wrestling Championships Saturday at the Von Braun Center.


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Tallassee's Ansley named to Tide football coaching staff

Tallassee native Derrick Ansley was officially named to the Alabama football coaching staff on Wednesday. (Photo contributed)

Contributed
(February 10, 2016)

TUSCALOOSA – University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Derrick Ansley on Wednesday to coach the defensive backs for the Crimson Tide.

Ansley spent the past three seasons at the University of Kentucky as the cornerbacks coach (2013-14), secondary coach (2015) and was recently promoted to co-defensive coordinator for the 2016 season before accepting the position with the Crimson Tide.


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Tallassee takes down Dadeville; Prattville stops Carver

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 26, 2015)

TALLASSEE – There was a simple reason why Tallassee rebounded from last week’s disappointing loss to Central-Clay with a better effort on Friday night at J.E. “Hot” O’Brien Stadium.

“We came in with enthusiasm,” junior linebacker Nick Talley said. “It was Dadeville. We were going to try our best against Dadeville because they’re our rivals. So we went out and tried our best and came out with a win.”

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Baynes, Crawford among POY finalists

Tallassee running back Brandon Baynes is one of several players from the River Region who are finalists for Player of the Year awards. (Staff Photo)

Combined Reports
(January 13, 2015)

The Alabama Sports Writers Association will announce the 2014 Mr. Football recipient at its annual Mr. Football/Player of the Year luncheon Wednesday at the Montgomery Activity Center. The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) sponsors the luncheon.

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Prep football opens in high gear

Coach Smitty Grider and Park Crossing held its first official varisty practice Monday. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(August 5, 2014)

Monday started for several high school football teams with rolling, stopping and starting on newly cut grass. It included a few wind sprints of 60 or more yards and plenty of drills.

High school football season is officially underway.

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Tallasse, St. James finish 1-2 in South Super Sectional

Contributed
(Feburary 9, 2014)

Three-time defending Class 6A state wrestling champion Thompson High School won posted 263 points Saturday to claim the AHSAA’s first South Super Sectional Class 6A Wrestling Championship held at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex. Two River Region squads, Tallassee and St.James, finished 1-2 in the Class 1A-4A sectional.

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Baynes, Howard named top prep players for week

Contributed
(October 17, 2013)

The Montgomery Quarterback Club has announced its Players of the Week for games of Oct. 11. Dezmond Howard from Hooper Academy is the Private School Player of the Week and Brandon Baynes from Tallassee High School is the Public School Player of the Week.


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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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AHSAA STATE WRESTLING: St. James, Tallassee 1-2 after first day of tournament

Contributed
(February 15, 2013)

HUNTSVILLE – As expected, St. James and Tallassee hold the top two spots after the first day of competition in the AHSAA Class 1A-4A State Wrestling Championships at Von Braun Center.

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HSFB - Prattville at Jeff Davis, 7 p.m. (Cramton Bowl)
HSFB - Elmore Co at Holtville, 7 p.m.
Friday
HSFB - Lanier vs Park Crossing, 7 p.m. (Cramton Bowl)
HSFB - Leeds at Tallassee, 7 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM - click to watch)
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