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

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

Mountain Brook Invitational

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/

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

Spain Park Basketball

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The Spain Park High School boys basketball team coughed up an 18-point lead to Hoover, but a late challenge from coach Donnie Quinn gave the Jags the boost they needed to hang on. more

Feb 4, 2017 6:45 AM Sports

Ron Ramsey

Sam Chandler

Chelsea resident Ron Ramsey’s first crack at a marathon carries deeper meaning. more

Jan 27, 2017 5:56 PM People/Places

Spain Park Basketball

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The Spain Park High School boys basketball team held on to beat Mountain Brook 66-62 in a raucous Spartan Arena on Tuesday night. The Spain Park girls won 62-36. more

Jan 18, 2017 4:40 AM Sports

Daniel Nixon

Sam Chandler

Spain Park High School alum Daniel Nixon ran his first race as a Mississippi State Bulldog on Friday, Jan. 13, at the UAB Blazer Invite, which was held at the Birmingham CrossPlex. more

Jan 15, 2017 7:24 PM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

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The Spain Park High School boys and girls basketball teams each picked up Class 7A, Area 6 victories over Huffman Friday night. more

Jan 14, 2017 5:15 AM Sports


Photo by Sam Chandler.

Veterans Park in Hoover will play host to the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships Dec. 10. more

Nov 21, 2016 10:29 PM Sports


Photo by Sam Chandler.

Maddie Hoaglund made the choice, and it helped make the difference. more

Nov 21, 2016 10:18 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

Spain Park could not muster enough offense in loss to James Clemens. more

Nov 5, 2016 5:03 AM Sports

Cross Country

Sam Chandler

Spain Park's Isabel Caddo spurred her Jags to a third-place finish at the Class 7A, Section 3 meet. Oak Mountain's Caleb Van Geffen did the same for his Eagles. more

Nov 4, 2016 1:08 AM Sports

Chelsea Football

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Matthew Marquet scored five touchdowns and Zaylon Reynolds rushed for 260 yards, but the Hornet defense proved the difference in an otherwise high-scoring shootout. more

Oct 29, 2016 4:12 AM Sports


Photo by Sam Chandler.

Under the guidance of head coach Leslie Callahan, the Westminster School at Oak Mountain has developed one of the best Class 1A-2A cross-country programs in the state. more

Oct 25, 2016 6:01 PM Sports

Spain Park v Oak Mountain Football

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Spain Park place-kicker Cole Starr drilled a 37-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to push his team to a 23-20 victory over Oak Mountain. more

Oct 22, 2016 5:41 AM Sports

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