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Lady Hornets grasp 3rd SWAC championship in four seasons

JACKSON, Miss. (bamastatesports.com)  – The Alabama State women’s volleyball team returned to the top of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) by rallying back to defeat No. 2 seeded Texas Southern 3-1 (16-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-14) at the Williams Assembly Center on the campus of Jackson State University to claim the SWAC championship for the third time in the past four…

Kasidy Thompson signs with AUM for 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (aumathletics.com) —- Auburn Montgomery head softball coach Eric Newell has announced the signing of shortstop Kasidy Thompson for the 2018 season. Thompson will join the Warhawks from Handley High School in Roanoke, Ala., where she has lettered in softball for five seasons and volleyball for four years. “I have been eying Kasidy for a long time,” Newell said…

Eastern Illinois beats Troy with late free throws 71-67

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) – Montell Goodwin, shooting his first free throws of the game, made both with 15 seconds left to snap a tie in Eastern Illinois’ 71-67 victory over Troy on Monday. After Kevin Baker missed a long 3-pointer for the Trojans (2-2), Cornell Johnston added two more free throws with two seconds left for EIU (3-2). Jeremy Hollimon…

Charlie Strong says he wants to stay at Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas coach Charlie Strong says he wants to stay with the Longhorns and believes the school’s promise that he won’t be evaluated until after the final game of the season on Friday. Strong spoke Monday amid reports that he will be fired after his third season. But Strong said administrators have told him they will review…

Hale scores 19, Alabama beats Ball State 77-59

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Shannon Hale hit 3 of 5 from 3-point range and finished with 19 points and Alabama beat Ball State 77-59 on Friday night. After coming off the bench to score 13 in the first half, Hale was inserted into the starting lineup for the second in place Bola Olaniyan. Reserves Ar’Mond Davis and Avery Johnson Jr….

AUM women fall in North Georgia 94-56

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (aumathletics.com) —- Four players established new season-high scoring marks, led by a career-best 19 points by freshman Ashton Sutton, but the Auburn Montgomery women’s basketball team fell to North Georgia 94-56 in the opener of the UNG Nighthawk Classic Friday. NOTES • With the loss, the Warhawks fell to 1-3 on the season. • North Georgia improved to 3-0…

Lady Hornets shoot past Mobile 84-45 in home opener

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (bamastatesports.com) – The Alabama State women’s basketball team took control from the onset and lead wire-to-wire with a sound 84-45 victory against Mobile in their season home opener on Friday night at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome. The Lady Hornets (1-4) were all business as the team ran out to a 33-12 advantage at the end of the first quarter…

3 Defending champs survive AHSAA’s 3rd round of football playoffs

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (ahsaa.com)  – Three defending state champions and nine undefeated teams emerged from the third round of the AHSAA State Football Playoffs Friday night. McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0) beat Central-Phenix City 35-21 in the Class 7A semifinals to advance to the Super 7 state championship game at Jordan-Hare Stadium Nov. 30. Hoover (11-2) beat Gadsden City in the other semifinal…

Campbellsville outpaces 22nd-ranked Faulkner 67-60

PULASKI, Tenn. (faulknereagles.com) – Eleventh-ranked Campbellsville (5-2) overcame an early first half deficit and stiff-armed No. 22 Faulkner (2-3) for the final six minutes of play to secure the 67-60 victory here on Day 2 of the Southern States Athletic Conference/Mid-South Conference Challenge this afternoon. Today’s contest proved eerily similar to yesterday’s bout against No. 2 Georgetown with Faulkner controlling…

Tommie Smith to return to Mexico City to light Raiders torch

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith will return to Mexico City to light the torch honoring late Raiders owner Al Davis before Oakland plays Houston in an NFL game. Smith will make his second trip back to Mexico City since he famously raised his black-gloved fist with bronze medalist John Carlos as a sign of black power…