Local Colleges

AUM wins season opening series vs Tennessee Wesleyan

The No. 13 Auburn Montgomery baseball team split its doubleheader against No. 14 Tennessee Wesleyan Saturday, winning the opener 2-1 and falling in the nightcap 4-1. With the split, the Warhawks earned the series victory, taking two of three games against the Bulldogs.   NOTES • The Warhawks now stand at 2-1 on the season, while the Bulldogs fell to…

AUM rallies for 5-4 win in Warhawks’ season opener

The No. 13 Auburn Montgomery baseball team rallied for a 5-4 victory over No. 14 Tennessee Wesleyan Friday at the AUM Baseball Complex.  The Warhawks fell behind 4-0 and scored the final five runs of the game, including the eventual game-winner in the eighth inning. NOTES • The Warhawks now stand at 1-0 on the season, while the Bulldogs fell…

West Florida defeats Tuskegee in softball season opener

The University of West Florida used a four-run third inning to defeat two-time defending SIAC champion Tuskegee University in the opener of the D2 Gulf Coast Invitational Friday afternoon. West Florida jumped ahead with one run in the second inning off of Tuskegee starter Acey Spence (0-1), before scoring the four runs in the fourth inning to jump ahead 5-0….

Confederate Flag Planned Across From ASU

The newspaper in Tallassee reports a Neo-Confederate group in that city is planning to install a flagpole and Confederate flag along I-85 in Montgomery. The flag would be installed across from Alabama State University, a historically black university. The Tallassee Tribune reports the pole would be as high as 50 feet—and was donated by a Montgomery doctor who wants to remain…

Williams play off the bench lifts Lady Eagles to 64-58 victory over Brenau

Reserve point guard Shelby Williams scored seven of her 11 points in the fourth quarter as Faulkner battled past Brenau 64-58 here Thursday night in a Southern States Athletic Conference game at Tine Davis Gymnasium. All three of Williams’ baskets in the final 10 minutes tied the game, and her free throw at the 3:45 mark gave the Lady Eagles…

Tuskegee welcomes new Golden Tiger footballers

The Tuskegee University football program welcomed in 30 new Golden Tigers on National Signing Day, with four of those included as early signees (mid-year transfers). The list includes 23 high school seniors, including 11 from the state of Alabama. The list includes schools such as Spain Park, Hoover, Demopolis, Spanish Fort, Auburn, Huffman, Austin and Park Crossing. It also includes…

Tuskegee baseballers open 2016 season Wednesday in Selma

A summer of preparation and fall drills have ended, and it is time for Opening Day for the 2016 version of the Tuskegee University baseball team. Tuskegee (17-22 last season) hits the road for their season opener to take on Concordia in a doubleheader beginning at 12 noon (cst) in Selma. Sophomore Trey Nelson will likely get the ball in…

Peeples Dominates in Lady Hornets 65-54 Victory Over PVAMU

Defensive anchor Jasmine Peeples dominated with a season-high 18 points, 22 rebounds and seven blocks to lead Alabama State to a Monday night victory against Prairie View A&M 65-54 at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome. Peeples’ 22 rebounds tied a career-high while playing only 25 minutes. Kayla Stephens produced a balanced game with eight points and eight rebounds. Daniele Ewert nearly had…

Tigerettes fall to Miles’ Lady Golden Bears 51-32

The Tuskegee University women’s basketball fell behind early in the second quarter in a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game against Miles Monday night, and never recovered fall 51-32 at Chappie James Arena. Rachel Brownlee continued her streak of double-digit games for Tuskegee (3-16, 2-9 SIAC), scoring 14 on 5-of-19 shooting from the floor. The game extended her streak to 16…

Tuskegee falls to Miles in final seconds 76-71

The Tuskegee University men’s basketball fell in the final seconds to Miles College, 76-71, in a key Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game at Chappie James Arena Monday night. Joshua Culver led Tuskegee (10-9, 6-6 SIAC) with 18 point and 10 rebounds, his first career double-double while connecting on 9-of-10 from the floor. Elijah McMillan and James Eads added 14 in…