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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

Jules Hamer is going to go down as one of the best volleyball players in the history of Chelsea High School. Read more

Chelsea

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Legion FC.

Oak Mountain alum Chandler Hoffman comes home to play for Birmingham USL team. Read more

Sports

With a thumb injury behind her, Allie DeSantis is aiming to help lead her team to the super regional tournament. Read more

Spain Park

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Photo courtesy of Bob Schilli.

Bobby Schilli gets as much out of life as he possibly can. Most recently, that includes a silver medal at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, held in Seattle in July. Read more

People/Places

The Alabama FC ECNL U-17 boys’ soccer team brought home a championship this week after going undefeated during US Club Soccer’s Boys Eastern National Premier Leagues (NPL) Finals on July 3 at Progin Park in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Read more

Sports

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Photo submitted by Dawn Duffy

The Brook Highland Racquet Club’s 2.5 team recently won the USTA state championship. Read more

Sports

On National Signing Day, Nov. 8, Altamont senior and 280 corridor resident Breland Morrissette inked a letter of intent to play NCAA Division I volleyball for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Read more

Sports

Briarwood Football

Jonathan Norris

If Tran-Reno has had a better single game in his career so far, Coach Fred Yancey couldn’t quite pull it out of his long memory. Read more

Briarwood

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Photo courtesy of Jimmy Mitchell.

No longer is the Spain Park High School volleyball team an up-and-comer. It has arrived at the top and is competing with the best the state has to offer. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics.

The call that fulfilled one of Simone Charley’s life dreams came unexpectedly, catching her off guard on an otherwise mundane winter morning. Her soccer coach at Vanderbilt University was on the other end of the line. He had news. Read more

Sports

A pair of local Birmingham-Southern College baseball players were recently named to the all-conference team after strong 2017 seasons. Read more

Sports

  • Briarwood VS St Clair County Playoffs 2017

    Sarah Finnegan

    Briarwood VS St Clair County Playoffs 2017

    Briarwood Head Coach Fred Yancey smiles as his players celebrate their win after an AHSAA Class 5A semifinal game on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Lions Pride Stadium in Birmingham. After starting off behind, the Lions came back in the second half to win the match 37-33 to advance to the state championship game.

  • Briarwood VS St Clair County Playoffs 2017

    Sarah Finnegan

    Briarwood VS St Clair County Playoffs 2017

    Briarwood Head Coach Fred Yancey smiles as his players celebrate their win after an AHSAA Class 5A semifinal game on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Lions Pride Stadium in Birmingham. After starting off behind, the Lions came back in the second half to win the match 37-33 to advance to the state championship game.

  • SPHS vs Shades Valley Football 2018

    Sarah Finnegan

    SPHS vs Shades Valley Football 2018

    Richard Moses (23) chases down Shades Valley during a game between Spain Park and Shades Valley on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Frank Nix Stadium in Irondale.

  • SPHS vs Shades Valley Football 2018

    Sarah Finnegan

    SPHS vs Shades Valley Football 2018

    Cooper Kelley (10) runs the ball for a touchdown during a game between Spain Park and Shades Valley on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Frank Nix Stadium in Irondale.

  • SPHS vs Shades Valley Football 2018

    Sarah Finnegan

    SPHS vs Shades Valley Football 2018

    Braxton Hall (8) and Jake Horton (88) take down Shades Valley during a game between Spain Park and Shades Valley on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Frank Nix Stadium in Irondale.

  • SPHS vs Shades Valley Football 2018

    Sarah Finnegan

    SPHS vs Shades Valley Football 2018

    William Mote (50) holds up a recovered fumble during a game between Spain Park and Shades Valley on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Frank Nix Stadium in Irondale.

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