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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

High Point Climbing and Fitness on U.S. 280 in Inverness is the highest indoor climbing facility in the state. It offers homeschool P.E. classes for children ages 6-17 to learn about rock climbing. Read more

Schools

I find it interesting (and somewhat crazy) that Americans will pack stadiums and pour money into a sport that revolves around one ball. Many people care more passionately about who dominates that one ball than they do eternal matters. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Nicole Payne went to the coast with lofty goals. Read more

Oak Mountain

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

New Briarwood Christian School head football coach Matthew Forester is still adjusting to his new normal. Read more

Briarwood

The Berry Middle School softball team capped off the 2019 season with four straight wins April 5-6 to capture the Metro Tournament title. Read more

Spain Park

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Photos by James Nicholas.

Coach Steve Renfroe’s words don’t seem to ring hollow. Read more

Briarwood

Just two years ago, the Spain Park High School girls golf team captured its second state title in program history. Marilyn Steed and Caroline McCabe had a front row seat. Read more

Spain Park

Kameron McDaniel surprised his coach at the first meet of the outdoor track and field season. Read more

Spain Park

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Photos by Sam Chandler.

Lexie Duca, Claire Guillen and Carson Reeves share a lot in common. All three have played soccer together since they were 4 years old and are now senior captains on the Chelsea High School girls varsity team. Read more

Chelsea

How hungry is this year’s Spain Park High School softball team? “Very,” exclaimed senior first baseman Caroline Wooley. Read more

Spain Park

As Lions’ lone senior, Taylor Wheat is taking her leadership role seriously. Read more

Briarwood

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Photo by Todd Lester.

On the first day of preseason soccer practice, Jeffrey Martin and Logan Frost passed a soccer ball back and forth on the Briarwood Christian School practice field. Read more

Briarwood

Spain Park, Oak Mountain and Chelsea have their sights set on a return to the state tournament, while Briarwood is on the rise in Class 5A. Read more

Sports

With a new season brings the hope of success and the realization of a team’s goals. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham-Southern Athletics

Birmingham-Southern women’s soccer coach Di Piazza twill also lead the Oak Mountain High School boy’s soccer team. Read more

Oak Mountain

This year’s squad returns just two players with extensive varsity experience, as the starting backcourt of Turner Youngblood and Drew Dunn are back for their senior years. Read more

Oak Mountain

Over the summer, the Lions went to camps at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Georgia State before concluding with a couple days of competition in Auburn. Read more

Briarwood

Jim Brown’s first love was the game of basketball, so the idea of helping coach the freshman football team at Briarwood Christian School may not have thrilled him. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Jimmy Mitchell

With half of the high school football regular season already in the rearview mirror, local teams are looking for a strong month of October to make their final push for the playoffs. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Jonathan Norris.

‘Well-rounded’ quarterback on mission to lead Jags to do great things. Read more

Spain Park

  • Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    Sarah Finnegan

    Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    Luke Prewett (8) runs the ball during a Class 5A first round playoff game against Marbury on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, At Lions Pride Stadium in Birmingham.

  • Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    Sarah Finnegan

    Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    Luke Reebals (13) carries the ball during a Class 5A first round playoff game against Marbury on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, At Lions Pride Stadium in Birmingham.

  • Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    Sarah Finnegan

    Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    Luke Prewett (8) carries the ball into the endzone during a Class 5A first round playoff game against Marbury on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, At Lions Pride Stadium in Birmingham.

  • Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    Sarah Finnegan

    Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    Chase Travis (6) attempts a tackle on Marbury during a Class 5A first round playoff game against Marbury on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, At Lions Pride Stadium in Birmingham.

  • Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    Sarah Finnegan

    Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    The Briarwood Marching Band performs during a Class 5A first round playoff game against Marbury on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, At Lions Pride Stadium in Birmingham.

  • Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    Sarah Finnegan

    Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

    The Briarwood Marching Band performs during a Class 5A first round playoff game against Marbury on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, At Lions Pride Stadium in Birmingham.

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