Year in review part IV

Published 7:30 am Thursday, January 2, 2020

Aug. 15

Community recognizes Valley 9 and 10-year-old baseball all-stars

The Valley 9 and 10-year-old baseball team held a parade at the Valley Sportsplex to celebrate the team’s championship.

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Aug. 22

Former LaFayette center Barnes signs with Bulgarian basketball club

Trevond Barnes signed a one-year deal to play with BC Beroe in Bulgaria. He averaged 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds as a senior at Hampton University.

Sept. 28

Chambers shuts out Springwood

No. 3 Chambers defeated rival Springwood 50-0 in week 6 of the regular season.

Oct. 2

Lanett moves into 1A top three in latest ASWA rankings

After starting the season 6-0, the Lanett Panthers moved up two spots to No. 3 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association football rankings.

Oct. 3

Burns, Felix reflect on career milestones

Point University volleyball players Tessa Burns and Julia Felix reached career milestones during their senior years. Burns reached 1,000 digs while Felix reached 3,000 assists.

Oct. 4

Story becomes third-consecutive

Panther named to

Alabama All-star team

Kristian Story was named to the 2019 Alabama-Mississippi game. In the game, he played mainly running back.

Oct. 5

Valley clinches playoff spot, remain undefeated in region

The Valley Rams defeated Tallassee to go 4-0 in 5A Region 2, clinching a playoff spot for the second year in a row.

Oct. 18

Rebels volleyball team clinches region


With a sweep against Cornerstone, the Chambers Academy volleyball team clinch the Class A regular-season region championship.

Oct. 22

Beulah volleyball sweeps Dadeville in final

After defeating Dadeville in three sets, the Bobcats won the 3A Area 6 title.

Oct. 23

Chambers Academy sweeps Abbeville

With a win against Abbeville in straight sets, Chambers Academy’s volleyball team reached the quarterfinals for the third-straight year.

Rebels ranked No. 1 for first time in program history

After winning its 22nd straight game, the Chambers Academy football team was ranked No. 1 in AISA.

Oct. 25

Lanett runs to 56-0 win over Billingsley

With a blowout win against Billingsley, the Lanett football team won its third-straight region title.

Oct. 26

Valley tops Charles Henderson

When it defeated Charles Henderson, the Valley Rams clinched the 5A, region 2 championship.

Oct. 27

Chambers Academy volleyball advances to Final Four

The Rebels swept Meadowview Christian to advance to the state semifinals for the third-straight year.

Nov. 1

Chambers Academy gets over semifinal hump, falls short in championship

The Chambers Academy volleyball team fell in the state championship to Southern Academy of Greensboro.

Nov. 5

LaFayette five and six-year-olds defeat Beulah

With a 22-point win against Beulah, the LaFayette five and six-year-old football team advanced to the championship game.

Nov. 12

Point volleyball clinches first appearance in national tournament

The Point University volleyball team was one of three teams from the Appalachian Athletic Conference to make the NAIA national tournament.

Nov. 19

Springwood’s Jennings to play softball at Southern Union

Springwood pitcher Emma Jennings signed to play softball at Southern Union Community College.

Nov. 23

Southern defeats Chambers to win class A championship

In a regular-season rematch, Southern held Chambers Academy to only eight points in the championship game.

Lanett QB breaks records for TDs, career yards

Story broke Bo Nix’s state records for total yards and total touchdowns in a career in Lanett’s win against Isabella.

Nov. 30

Hurston catches game-winning

touchdown in final minutes

Lanett wide receiver Larontavious Hurston caught the game-winning touchdown pass with just 34 seconds left in the game, sending Lanett to the 1A State Championship game.

Dec. 6

Lanett rolls past Mars Hill Bible in second half

Lanett won its second football championship in three years when it defeated Mars Hill Bible 41-30.

Dec. 10

Story named Player of the Year

Story was named the Gatorade Alabama Football Player of the Year.

Dec. 12

Rev. Carter honored by Lanett

Lanett basketball coach Richard Carter’s name was placed on the floor honoring the three decades he has spent coaching in the area.

Dec. 19

Lanett’s Story signs letter of intent with Alabama

Story achieved his childhood dream by signing with the Crimson Tide.