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Photo by Ingrid Schnader

Briarwood, Chelsea, Oak Mountain, Spain Park and Westminster-Oak Mountain combined to recognize over 40 signees on Wednesday. Read more

Sports

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“Just be normal.” Chase gives this same edict to all of his players, but it means something different for each of them. The instruction tells each team member to play to her strengths, do what she does well and avoid trying to do too much. Read more

Spain Park

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The Spain Park High School the theater department has two big shows planned for the spring semester. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo by James Nicholas.

The high school football season passed without a state champion from the Starnes Publishing coverage area for the first time since 2015, but there were plenty of standout teams, players and performances throughout the fall. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

In the second annual All-South Metro team, the local high school volleyball teams received significant representation. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Kristin Bundren.

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the highest award given by the U.S. government to kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers of math and science, including computer science. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

Volleyball season highlights for Briarwood Christian School, Chelsea High School, Oak Mountain High School and Spain Park High School. Read more

Sports

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This year, head coach Chris Laatsch expects Spain Park to be able to get over the hump in close-and-late situations. That comes from an unquenching desire to win. Read more

Spain Park

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Head coach coach Mike Chase recognizes there is plenty of work ahead of the Lady Jags if they are to find themselves at the top of the mountain come March. And they will no doubt be challenged in the midst of a “monster schedule.” Read more

Spain Park

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Photo courtesy of Spain Park High School.

Most people are familiar with traditional sports such as football, basketball and baseball, but a new sport is gaining momentum in Hoover’s high schools. It’s called esports, which involves multiplayer video games. Read more

Sports

The Salute to Veterans Ball is a fundraiser for the Hoover-based Vettes4Vets organization, which supports programs that offer housing for homeless veterans and transportation, education support and personal, physical and mental support for veterans. Read more

News

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Photo by Jimmy Mitchell.

The playoff fates of local high school football teams will ultimately be decided in the month of October. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce this year moved its annual golf tournament from summer to fall and gave it a new name. Read more

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The city of Hoover is inviting families to Veterans Park on Thursday, Oct. 24, for the 11th annual Hoover Hayride and Family Night. Read more

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Photo by Jimmy Mitchell.

With football season in full swing, it’s not just the athletes who are performing every week. The high school bands are also an integral part of the action under the Friday night lights. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The Hoover City Schools Foundation this year is giving out a record $64,000 in grants, thanks to successful fundraising initiatives, Executive Director Janet Turner said. Read more

Schools

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Photos by Jon Anderson.

After more than two years of planning and renovation work, the Hoover school system’s Riverchase Career Connection Center is now open and running. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Jimmy Mitchell.

Spain Park High School’s marching band for the second year in a row will use its Sparks in the Park event as a showcase and exhibition for area high school bands. It also will feature a performance by the UAB Marching Blazers. Read more

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Here are the presidents of the parent organizations at Hoover schools in the Spain Park High School feeder pattern and what they said about their goals for the 2019-20 school year: Read more

Schools

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Todd Lester

The 2018 season did not unfold as the Spain Park High School football team intended. Even so, head coach Shawn Raney drew encouragement from how his players responded to the adversity. Read more

Spain Park

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    Photo by Jon Anderson

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    Members of the Spain Park High School Class of 2019 enter the Pete Hanna Center at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, for their graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

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    Photo by Jon Anderson

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    Members of the Spain Park High School Class of 2019 arrive at the Pete Hanna Center at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, for their graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

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    Photo by Jon Anderson

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    Members of Spain Park High School's Class of 2019 wait in a hallway before entering the auditorium in the Pete Hanna Center at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, for their graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

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    Photo by Jon Anderson

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    Members of the Spain Park High School Class of 2019 enter the Pete Hanna Center at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, for their graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

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    Photo by Jon Anderson

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    Faculty members from Spain Park High School in Hoover, Alabama, file into the Pete Hanna Center at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, for the graduation ceremony for Spain Park's Class of 2019 on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

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    Photo by Jon Anderson

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    Members of the Spain Park High School Class of 2019 arrive at the Pete Hanna Center at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, for their graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

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