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SAM CHANDLER

Starnes Publishing assistant sports editor and community reporter Sam Chandler completed a fellowship at The Washington Post after his graduation from Samford. more

Jun 2, 2017 7:22 PM People/Places

Sam Chandler, a sports writer for Starnes Publishing since October 2015, won first place in the Best Sportswriter competition and the current events on-site competition for the 2017 Southeast Journalism Conference. more

Feb 24, 2017 9:32 PM News

Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Sam Chandler

The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce introduced its ShelbyOne -- Next Level Up! plan during a Tuesday morning breakfast at Inverness Country Club. more

Aug 15, 2017 6:27 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics.

The call that fulfilled one of Simone Charley’s life dreams came unexpectedly, catching her off guard on an otherwise mundane winter morning. Her soccer coach at Vanderbilt University was on the other end of the line. He had news. more

Aug 7, 2017 9:07 PM Sports

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Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

Ryan Shea has experience in retail and a passion for lacrosse. Last October, he merged those two facets of his life to form Lax Unleashed, a specialty lacrosse shop off U.S. 280 that he opened with his wife, Lisa Shea. more

Jul 27, 2017 8:28 PM Businesses

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

After years of planning, B.J. Nichols establishes Mt Laurel fitness studio. more

Jul 27, 2017 8:24 PM Businesses

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Photo by Tedd Lester.

Hornets hope to step up to plate after graduation exodus leaves gaps to fill. more

Jul 27, 2017 7:51 PM Sports

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Photo by Todd Lester.

Eagles looking to get back on track after a forgettable 2016 season. more

Jul 27, 2017 7:47 PM Sports

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Photo by Ted Melton.

Jags need headliners to spur young team in 2017. more

Jul 27, 2017 7:43 PM Sports

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Photos by Ted Melton and Kyle Parmley.

Jags’ Henze, Bucs’ Abercrombie to team up at Harvard. more

Jul 27, 2017 7:33 PM Sports

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Photo courtesy of Forge Fitness.

The third annual Mayhem on the Mountain fitness competition will take place Aug. 19-20 at Oak Mountain State Park. more

Jul 27, 2017 6:43 PM People/Places

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

The Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation will hold its annual Save the Os 5K race Saturday, Aug. 19, at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Hoover. more

Jul 27, 2017 6:17 PM People/Places

SPHS 7x7

Sarah Finnegan

Hoover and Spain Park both competed this week at the USA Football 7 on 7 National Championship Series, held Thursday to Saturday at the Hoover Met. The Bucs advanced to the final. more

Jul 15, 2017 11:33 PM Sports

Birmingham Hammers

Sarah Finnegan

The Eagles' soccer program has established a strong presence on the Birmingham Hammers, with both coaches and alumni sprinkling the team’s 2017 roster. more

Jun 26, 2017 9:35 PM Sports

Oak Mountain Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Kennedy Davis, a recent graduate of Oak Mountain High School, was named the 2017 Gatorade Alabama Boys Soccer Player of the Year on Monday. more

Jun 12, 2017 7:38 PM Sports

Oak Mountain Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Oak Mountain High School head boys soccer coach Dan DeMasters will hold his Dynamic Development camp June 26-30 at OMHS. more

Jun 6, 2017 12:07 PM Sports

Starnes Publishing assistant sports editor and community reporter Sam Chandler completed a fellowship at The Washington Post after his graduation from Samford. more

Jun 2, 2017 7:22 PM People/Places

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Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

The Spain Park High School boys track and field team finished ninth at the Class 7A state outdoor meet, held May 4-6 at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. The Jags tallied 36 points behind hurdlers Christian Strong and Thomas Jordan. more

May 24, 2017 6:12 PM Sports

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Oak Mountain’s Nicole Payne won the 400-meter dash at the state track and field meet. more

May 24, 2017 6:09 PM Sports

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Photo courtesy of Michele Mann.

Maddie Hoaglund will start in the fall at a new school, which is something she hasn’t had to do in about 13 years. more

May 24, 2017 6:07 PM Sports

Outdoot Track and Field State Championships 2017

Sarah Finnegan

A number of area athletes made the Class 4A-7A state outdoor track and field meet one to remember on the second and third days of competition. In Cullman, the Westminster School at Oak Mountain boys took the team title. more

May 7, 2017 10:58 AM Sports

Outdoor Track and Field State Tournament 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Briarwood Christian School junior Ashton Domingue won the Class 5A boys javelin title on Thursday at the 4A-7A state meet in Gulf Shores. His victory capped a comeback from ankle reconstruction surgery. more

May 5, 2017 10:31 AM Sports

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