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Dogs Cage the Eagles

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) PISGAH, Ala. — The Geraldine Bulldogs defeated the Pisgah Eagles, 28-12 on Friday night. With 2:39 remaining in the first quarter, Andrew Hall stampeded into the endzone for the

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) BOAZ, Ala. — The Crossville Lions travelled to take on the Boaz Pirates in region play on Friday night. Boaz defeated Crossville, 35-3.  The Crossville Lions stood toe to

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) GERALDINE, Ala. — The Geraldine Bulldogs shutout the Brindlee Mountain Lions, 49-0 on Friday night. Brindlee Mountain went three and out.  The Bulldogs scored on the first play from scrimmage,

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Coach James “Ernie” Willingham, Head Coach of the Collinsville Panthers! Willingham is a alumnus of both Collinsville and Jacksonville State University. He served as the

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Ten Coaches’ Children Scholarship winners for 2017-18 have been selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Alabama High School Athletic Director & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), according to Director Alvin Briggs. The 1,000

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Twenty-six local athletes received All-County Softball Honors. Plainview: Bailey Smart (Overall MVP), Kenzi Traylor (County MVP), Krimson Kidd, Ava Jacobs, Elaine Puckett, Kennedi Traylor Collinsville: Brittany Rivera (County MVP), Abbigale Ford, Caroline Brannon, Courtney

Hope in the Storm

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Plainview Lady Bears softball team stepped onto the field in hopes of bringing the blue State Championship trophy home to Rainsville. In the first game of

PHOTO: Ivey signs his letter of intent with his brother, Steven, Coach Dustin Dalton, and Principal Westley King (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor SYLVANIA, Ala. — Alex Ivey signed with Gadsden State Community College on Tuesday, May

PHOTO: Ava Jacobs with her family at today’s signing held at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier today, Ava Jacobs of Plainview signed an Academic and Softball scholarship