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This fall, they will be looking to break into the Class 7A playoffs for the first timesince 2016. Read more

Oak Mountain

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“We had some ups and downs, but most of all, we remained pretty consistent, which is something we preached to them,” Goodwin said. Read more

Chelsea

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After dropping the first two games in 2019, Briarwood rolled off 11 straight victories and advanced to the Class 5A semifinals. The Lions will look to get back to that point and perhaps a step further in 2020. Read more

Briarwood

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Raney is upbeat about the program’s 2020 prospects, noting several of the players forced into action last season now have experience under their belts. Read more

Spain Park

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The Alabama High School Athletic Association all-star teams were still named, and many local athletes found their names on the list. Read more

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“Oak Mountain is a top-five school academically every year. To be part of a program and a school culture that is already so developed is amazing," she said. Read more

Oak Mountain

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In a press conference on Thursday, the Alabama High School Athletic Association presented a plan to begin high school athletics this fall. Read more

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The longtime and legendary Vestavia Hills High School football coach will hang up his whistle following the 2020 season, his 43rd as the head coach of the Rebels. Read more

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LaFollette, a graduate of Heritage Christian Academy, was one of 100 players across the country named to the squad. He appeared in all 16 games during the abbreviated 2020 season, earning 13 starts. Read more

Chelsea

Along with her volleyball duties, Josey will also have the opportunity to return to her roots and assist the school’s girls basketball program. Read more

Briarwood

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From the local programs including Briarwood, Chelsea, Oak Mountain, Spain Park and Westminster-Oak Mountain, several players were named to postseason teams. Read more

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We at Starnes Media decided to put together an All-South Metro team from the high school baseball season for the first time. Read more

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Jag Classic Softball

Kyle Parmley

We at Starnes Media felt it important to recognize the local softball players who had standout seasons, and thus put together an All-South Metro team for the first time. Read more

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Dana coached the three of them every basketball season, including school and summer seasons, from that year all the way through their recently completed senior year at The Westminster School at Oak Mountain. Read more

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Between the two programs, roughly $60,000 was raised, primarily by supportive parents in addition to the help of a few local businesses. Read more

Oak Mountain

The 2020 high school softball season may have lasted just a month, but Spain Park made one thing clear. The Jags were one of the top teams in the state, if not the very best. Read more

Spain Park

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With a great deal of experience returning for the 2020 season, the Hornets had high hopes to be one of the top 6A teams from the jump. And they were just that. Read more

Chelsea

I reached out to several local spring sport athletes (many of them softball players, of course), asking for pictures and videos of things they were doing without the normalcy of daily practices and games. Read more

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Late spring could not be any more different for Marilyn Steed than the same time last year. Read more

Spain Park

The circumstances he, along with every other education worker in the country, faced in mid-March presented a new challenge. Read more

Briarwood

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