Daleville, ALsoutheastsun.com

DONALD EDWARD YOUNGPETER

Donald (“Don”) Youngpeter, 90, of Daleville, died on June 5, 2021, at a Dothan hospital. A graveside service was held at Fort Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday, June 11. A celebration of Don’s life will be held in Landeck, Ohio on July 31. Don was born on...
Enterprise, ALwtvy.com

Summer camps back at ESCC

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) -- For the first time in two years, Enterprise State Community College is offering summer camps for children. The school wrapped up basketball camp on Thursday. The summer programs also include a baseball and softball camp, two theater camps from SEACT, computer coding and Camp Weevil. “We...
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Wiregrass gets set to host State Games

The Alabama State Games officially gets underway this week as Coffee, Dale and Houston Counties host the 38th annual event that features a number of different sporting events. The opening ceremony takes place at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan at 3 p.m. on June 11 with events beginning after that and continuing on through June 13.
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We are family: Purple Cat coaching is a family affair

ARITON, Al. (WDHN) — Coaching is a family affair for one Ariton family. Several members of the Goodson family make up the coaching staff for Purple Cat sports. Terry Goodson has coached multiple sports all over the Wiregrass for 33 years. He made his way back to his alma mater...
Elba, ALwdhn.com

Elba Country Club Junior Open

ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — Young people from around the Wiregrass swung into summertime by participating in the Elba Country Club Junior Open. Nineteen participants ages 11 to 18 played in the golf tournament. Tournament Director Mark Wicker took over three years ago. “Giving the kids an opportunity to play. Kids...
Troy, ALTroy Messenger

Patriots get back to work, hungry for more success

The Pike Liberal Arts Patriots football team has gotten back to work hoping to build off last season’s state championship. The Patriots hit the weight room on Monday, starting what they hope will be a successful summer. They will participate in summer practice, but will also compete in numerous 7-on-7 tournaments, including one at Troy next month.
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Pike County, ALTroy Messenger

Omar Cumberbatch signs with Alabama Coastal CC-North

Pike County Bulldog Omar Cumberbatch will have an opportunity to continue his basketball career after signing with Alabama Coastal Community College-North last week. Cumberbatch signed his scholarship in the school gymnasium. “It felt good to know that I was worthy enough to receive a scholarship,” Cumberbatch said. “I was kind...
Enterprise, ALDothan Eagle

Rhett Harrelson recaps EHS basketball season with Enterprise Lions Club

Rhett Harrelson may not look much older than some of his basketball players, but he just wrapped up his third season as the Enterprise High School’s head basketball coach and led his team to the 7A state championship where they finished as runner-up. Harrelson spoke to the Enterprise Lions Club recently on the success of this year’s team.
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Troy Opens Sun Belt Tournament Against Arkansas State

TROY, Ala. – Troy opens competition at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament against Arkansas State in Montgomery's Riverwalk Stadium Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The Trojans slot as the No. 3 seed in the East Division and are in Pool D alongside the Red Wolves and UTA. Tickets are still available...
Enterprise, ALsoutheastsun.com

Catrett named new Lady Cats basketball coach

Enterprise High School announced recently that assistant boys basketball coach Alan Catrett has been promoted as the head girls coach at EHS. Catrett, who spent the 2020-2021 season as an assistant on the boys varsity team, will take over for former Lady Cat coach George Scott – who departed from the school – as the new head girls’ coach.
Alabama Statechatsports.com

Johnson Tosses Seventh Shutout, Troy Advances in NCAA Softball Tournament

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Led by its ace in the circle, Troy bounced back in its second game of the NCAA Softball Tournament with an 8-0 victory over Alabama State Saturday afternoon in six innings at Alabama's Rhoads Stadium. The victory staved off elimination for the Trojans and sets up a rematch with No. 13 Clemson later Saturday evening.
Ariton, ALwdhn.com

Purple Cat bids farewell to high school by signing letter of intent

ARITON, Ala. (WDHN) — It was the last day of school for Ariton seniors, and one basketball player said goodbye to high school in an extra special way. Hayes Floyd celebrated his last day as a Purple Cat by signing his National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Enterprise State Community College.
Ariton, ALDothan Eagle

Ariton basketball player Hayes Floyd signs with Enterprise State

ARITON – The last day as a student at Ariton High School for Hayes Floyd was made even more special by signing a scholarship on Friday morning. Floyd, who at 6-3 played point guard for the Purple Cats, will continue his academic and basketball career at Enterprise State Community College.
Dothan, ALwdhn.com

Troy University Athletics’ Trojan Tour comes to Dothan

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Troy fans, coaches and alumni gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings for the Dothan stop of the Troy University Athletics Trojan Tour. The event was one of the seven stops on the tour. “Troy is just such a family feel and we’re all connected and it’s one...
Enterprise, ALwtvy.com

On the dotted line: Jordyn Crews

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Carroll senior Jordyn Crews signed to continue her basketball career at Enterprise State. The Eagles had a great season on the court this year advancing to the regional tournament in Montgomery. However, Crews had to watch most of the year from the sidelines after tearing her...
Ozark, ALDothan Eagle

Carroll point guard Jordyn Crews signs with Enterprise State

OZARK – When Jordyn Crews went down with a knee injury on Nov. 22 during a Thanksgiving basketball tournament, there was some doubt of whether playing at the next level would become a reality. “For a moment there I was kind of worried, but in the end God worked out...
Daleville, ALsoutheastsun.com

WPI opening in Daleville May 17

“To inspire, educate and improve the physical, mental and social well-being of young athletes,” is the purpose of the new not-for-profit mentoring organization opening in Daleville May 17. Developed by Daleville High School alumni Justin Elmore and Kendra McKinney, the WPI will offer two free classes at the Billy Adkins...
Enterprise, ALsoutheastsun.com

Lady Cats finish runner-up at soccer championships

The Enterprise Lady Cats battled Oak Mountain in the Class 7A State Soccer Championship on May 8 before falling 5-0 to finish as runner-up. The Lady Cats join the Wildcats basketball team as EHS athletics programs that earned runner-up – both against Oak Mountain – during the 2021 athletic season.