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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

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The public address announcer’s voice resonated across the soccer field as he introduced the starting lineups on a picturesque June evening in Vestavia Hills. 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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Photo By Todd Lester

The Oak Mountain High School girls and boys soccer teams swept Hoover on Tuesday night, punching their tickets to the quarterfinal round of the Class 7A state playoffs. more

May 3, 2017 4:05 AM Sports

Spain Park Track and Field

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School boys and girls track and field teams showed why they're the favorites to win Class 7A titles at this coming week's state meet. Multiple individuals from Spain Park and Oak Mountain advanced. more

Apr 30, 2017 7:15 PM Sports

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Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

The Chelsea High School baseball team rebounded from an 8-7 loss in the first game of Friday night's doubleheader against Benjamin Russell with a season-saving 8-4 victory. more

Apr 29, 2017 5:58 AM Sports

Caleb Van Geffen

Sam Chandler

Caleb Van Geffen entered Oak Mountain High School in 2013 as a soccer player who ran cross-country for conditioning purposes. Four years later, he’s leaving as one of the most accomplished distance standouts in school history. more

Apr 27, 2017 4:55 PM Sports

Spain Park Baseball

Photo courtesy of Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School baseball team rallied from a two-run deficit to beat Mountain Brook 3-2 on Friday night at Spartan Park, securing a postseason berth for the first time since 2014. more

Apr 22, 2017 3:36 AM Sports

Oak Mountain Track and Field

Sam Chandler

Local stars shined at the Mountain Brook Invitational track and field meet, which drew more than 75 teams and 2,000 athletes to Mountain Brook High School this past weekend. more

Apr 17, 2017 4:10 PM Sports

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Photo courtesy of USC Upstate Athletic Communications.

In early January, a group of Oak Mountain High School boys soccer alumni gathered at Heardmont Park amid chilly conditions to play a pickup match that was far more than a pickup match. more

Mar 28, 2017 5:13 PM People/Places

Hoover vs Spain Park Girls Basketball Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

It took overtime, but the Hoover High School girls basketball team clinched the Class 7A state crown by outlasting crosstown rival Spain Park on Saturday night at the BJCC's Legacy Arena. more

Mar 5, 2017 3:13 AM Sports

Oak Mountain Soccer

Photo by Sam Chandler.

Oak Mountain boys soccer team has won back-to-back Class 7A state titles. more

Feb 24, 2017 7:31 PM Sports

Oak Mountain soccer

Sam Chandler

The Oak Mountain High School boys soccer team overcame a 2-0 deficit to secure a tie in its season-opening match against Vestavia Hills on Monday night. more

Feb 14, 2017 5:48 AM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix.Smugmug.com

The Spain Park, Oak Mountain, Chelsea and Briarwood Christian boys basketball teams went 0-4 on Thursday night in their respective area tournaments. Only Briarwood is still alive in the playoffs. more

Feb 10, 2017 4:48 AM Sports

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