Trojan softball team returns to Daphne with Red Map trophy as Class 7A runner-up

The Daphne Trojans pose with the 2024 Class 7A Red Map trophy as state runners-up with a 1-0 loss to Hewitt-Trussville in 9 innings on Tuesday, May 14, in Oxford. Daphne rattled off four wins from the elimination bracket to earn their first state finals appearance since 2017.
The Daphne Trojans battled their way out of the consolation bracket to the Class 7A state finals in Oxford on Tuesday and took defending champion Hewitt-Trussville to scoreless extra innings with …
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6 Gulf Coast events happening this weekend, May 17-22

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Squash — Savvy growing in Southern climates: Cultivating the Coast with Kitti Cooper, presented by Saunders Yachtworks

Southern Alabama boasts an ideal climate for gardening with its long, warm summers and mild winters, providing optimal conditions for growing a variety of crops. Among these, squash stands out as a …

What to know about city, law enforcement's role in Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores

Click here to watch a video about five things to know about local law enforcement's role in setting up Hangout Music Festival 2024 and maintaining order and safety during the three-day event. …
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Brooks Hemingway Kaechele, age 21, of Elberta, Alabama, passed away on May 3, 2024. The service was held May 11, 2024, at Kaechele's Landing (Pappy's), in Elberta, with burial at Lay Cemetery. …
Pastor Philip Roland Melton, age 58, of Foley Alabama, passed away on May 2, 2024. The funeral service was held May 8, 2024, at Swift Presbyterian Church in Foley Alabama. Please go to …
Joan M. Farrell, age 92, of Elberta Alabama, passed away on Apr. 23, 2024. Funeral arrangements by Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Hwy. 59 Robertsdale, Alabama. 251-947-7781. www.mackfuneral.com.
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Original Oyster House honors Chelsea Garvin’s legacy with annual Spirit Scholarships

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These are the traffic changes and road closures during Hangout Music Festival 2024

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Carl's 'underwater forest' bill to protect ancient biodiversity off Gulf Shores passes House committee

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Kick off summer on a sugar high at S'mores on the Shores in Gulf Shores, May 23

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Sea turtle nesting season begins on the Alabama Gulf Coast

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18 total victims, 3 dead, identified in Stockton mass shooting; 2 suspects arrested through May 17

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Medical Association-backed bill requires AED placement in Alabama schools

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4-H BIGGEST Catch contest features new categories for 2024

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More than 321,000 U.S. children lost a parent to drug overdose from 2011 to 2021

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The St. Michael Catholic Cardinals get ready for action in the Class 4A AHSAA State Soccer Championship against the Westminster Christian Wildcats on Friday, May 10, at the Loretta P. Spencer Sports Complex at John Hunt Park. St. Michael returned home with a second Red Map trophy in a row after a runner-up finish in the state bracket.

Girls’ soccer teams from St. Michael, Gulf Shores and boys’ team from Spanish Fort finish as state runners-up

Three Baldwin County soccer teams returned from the AHSAA State Soccer Championships in Huntsville with hardware as runners-up in their classification. Girls’ teams from St. Michael (Class …
Former Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron signs an autograph for an Alabama fan before the XFL game between the St. Louis Battlehawks and Houston Roughnecks on April 2, 2023. McCarron is set for his first action in the state of Alabama since 2013 when St. Louis kicks off against the Birmingham Stallions at Protective Stadium this Saturday.

Battlehawk quarterbacks McCarron, Silvers set for Alabama homecoming at St. Louis’ UFL game against Birmingham Stallions on Saturday

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Senior and Southern Union signee Talan Galvan was named the State Championship MVP after his second goal of the day marked the game-winning goal three minutes into the second overtime period of Friday morning’s Class 5A championship between Gulf Shores and Guntersville. The Dolphins’ all-time leading scorer was joined by classmate Noah Guthrie in finding the back of the net in a 3-2 victory for the program’s first state title.

Gulf Shores wins first boys’ soccer state title in program history

The Gulf Shores Dolphins claimed their first boys’ soccer state championship 3-2 over Guntersville in double overtime Friday morning in Huntsville. It was none other than the …
Junior Luke Ferguson was named the Class 4A State Championship MVP with a two-goal effort in the finals between Bayside Academy and Mars Hill Bible Friday morning in Huntsville. Ferguson was joined by eighth-grader Stephen Trotter in finding the back of the net in the 3-0 decision that claimed a fifth straight state championship for the Admirals.

Bayside Academy claims fifth straight AHSAA State Soccer Championship

The Bayside Academy boys’ soccer team collected its fifth consecutive AHSAA State Soccer Championship with a 3-0 win over Mars Hill Bible Friday morning in Huntsville. The Admirals have …
With a 13-0 win over Fairhope on Monday, the Daphne Trojans punched their ticket to the AHSAA Softball State Championships from the Class 7A Central Regional Championship in Montgomery. Daphne used the runner-up qualification to earn its second straight trip to the final tournament of the season.

Gulf Shores, Daphne round out Baldwin County’s state softball representatives

With their backs against the wall facing elimination, the Gulf Shores Dolphins rattled off three wins to escape the consolation bracket and earn the Class 5A runner-up qualifier from the AHSAA South …
The St. Michael Catholic Cardinals were sent off by their schoolmates ahead of competing in the Class 4A AHSAA State Soccer Championships in Huntsville. St. Michael will be looking for its second straight visit to the state finals after a Red Map trophy last season.

St. Michael, Bayside Academy, Gulf Shores, Spanish Fort, Fairhope set for AHSAA State Soccer Championships

Only four teams remain in each state championship soccer bracket and five Baldwin County schools will be represented when AHSAA State Soccer semifinal action kicks off Wednesday afternoon at the John …