South Alabama announces kickoff times, TV info for 5 2023 football games
Kickoff times and television/streaming information was announced Wednesday for five of South Alabama’s 2023 football games. The Jaguars open the season at Tulane on Sept. 2, in a game that will kick off at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. The opener pits two double-digit-win teams from 2022 in the 12-2 Green Wave and 10-3 Jaguars.
33 Teams in 33 Days: B.C. Rain Red Raiders
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Next up on WKRG’s “33 Teams in 33 Days” spring special is the B.C. Rain Red Raiders. WKRG sports director Simone Eli and weekend sports anchor Gerhard Mathangani provide an inside look into the Red Raiders, who are looking to get back in the postseason fold. B.C. Rain went 4-4 in Class 5A, […]
NO TREES STUMPS THE COMPETITON IN POINT CLEAR MEMORIAL VICTORY
Continuing to celebrate individuals who have made a profound impact on the sport of American Polo, the Point Clear Memorial joined the Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup and Sunny Hale Memorial as a 2023 Legacy Polo Series tournament. Stemming from a USPA initiative to recognize individual memorial tournaments at the medium-goal level, the Legacy Polo Series aims to celebrate the rich history of the sport.
Jackson High 2026 QB Landon Duckworth has a chance to be ‘great, great player’
Count Theodore head football coach Steve Mask as a fan of Jackson High quarterback Landon Duckworth. “He has a chance to be a great, great player,” Mask said this week. “Not a good one, but a great one.”. Duckworth and the Aggies played Theodore to a 21-21 draw...
Former Mississippi State defensive back transfers to South Alabama
South Alabama has added former Mississippi State defensive back Wesley Miller out of the NCAA transfer portal. Miller, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound safety from Columbus, Miss., has four seasons of eligibility remaining. A three-star recruit in the 2022 signing class, he redshirted for the Bulldogs last season and did not appear in a game.
Mobile International Speedway looks to get back on track
Eddie Shoemaker, the new manager of Mobile International Speedway, wants to get drivers on the track again after the Irvington half-mile oval has gone almost two months without racing. “Our first goal is to get our racers back on the racetrack,” Shoemaker said in a statement released by Mobile International...
Saraland Middle School archer places 1st at nationals
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Easton Cook found a compound bow in his garage when he was younger and told his mom he was interested, so he got some arrows and started shooting targets in his backyard. Easton then joined the Spartans archery team and when he’s not at practice, he’s...
Jana McLemore of Baker High School
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — This week we honor Jana McLemore as our WKRG News 5 Scholar Athlete of the Week. McLemore is a senior at Baker High School where she plays softball. She plays first base a pitcher. She has a 4.4 GPA. McLemore is an AP Scholar, has academic lettering and has been a […]
This week in HS Sports: Fred Riley stepping off sidelines after 43 years
This is an opinion piece. After 43 years as a football coach – most of which came on the high school level – Fred Riley officially hung up his whistle earlier this week. “Since the day I announced I was stepping away from coaching, I’ve shot 76, 74 and 76 on the course,” he said. “Not one time did my mind wander to schematic play-calling football stuff. I have a wonderful life.”
MLB legend appointed to University of South Alabama Board of Trustees
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A Major League Baseball star has been appointed to the University of South Alabama Board of Trustees by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, according to a release from the university. Luis Gonzalez will assume the United States At-Large seat on the board starting on Oct. 1, 2023. That seat is currently held […]
Utah St QB Commits to South Alabama
South Alabama enters the 2023 season in a strong position at quarterback with returning starter Carter Bradley and experienced backup Desmond Trotter as well as freshman Gio Lopez, who impressed in his first spring after enrolling early. That room has gotten even stronger, though, with the commitment of Utah state transfer quarterback Bishop Davenport.
UMS-Wright’s Brown wins 2nd consecutive state title ahead of US Open qualifier
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A day in the life of Frances Brown might not be for every 15 year old. “She will get up early, she’s working out at 5:30 in the morning, go straight to school, comes home and hops on the golf course til dark,” said Patricia Brown, mother of Frances. “Then it’s […]
South Alabama adds former Utah State quarterback from transfer portal
South Alabama picked up a transfer commitment late Wednesday from Bishop Davenport, a quarterback who spent last season at Utah State. Davenport (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) played in three games with one start (vs. Wyoming) as a true freshman for the Aggies in 2022, completing 27 of 44 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. The Spring, Texas, native — a three-star prospect in the 2022 recruiting class — also added 49 yards and two touchdowns rushing.
Alabama 2023 LB Patrick Sullivan Jr. covers commitment to the Miami Hurricanes
School: Mobile Christian High School – Mobile, AL – 3A 2022 season (14 games): 120 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, three sacks, and two interceptions. Offense: 60 carries for 261 yards, nine touchdowns. Recruiting. Commitment: Miami Hurricanes on May 20 (PWO) *Recruited by Juan Navarro Jr. –...
Tulane favored in their opener against South Alabama
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tulane will open their 2023 regular season as a favorite when they hosts South Alabama on Sept. 2. Caesars Sportsbook installed the Green Wave as 7-point favorites over the Jaguars. The Green Wave bring back a ton of talent on their roster for 2023: Quarterback Michael...
Dylan Lewis of LeFlore High School
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — This week we honor Dylan Lewis as our WKRG News 5 Scholar Athlete of the Week. Lewis is a senior at LeFlore Highschool and plays baseball. He plays pitcher, catcher, shortstop and third base. He has a 3.56 GPA. Lewis is an honor student, is in the magnet program, and participates […]
Theodore may unMask a few changes but the expectations remain the same
While new Theodore coach Steve Mask hasn’t made sweeping alterations to one of the state’s premier Class 6A programs, the team’s two best defensive players could see major changes in their duties this season. Linebacker Navontay Richardson and four-star linebacker/safety Bobby “Cameron” Pruitt could see significant snaps...
Foley to improve, use FHS athletic fields
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — An agreement between Foley and the Baldwin County Public School System is expected to improve local school athletic fields and give city recreation teams more locations on which to play and practice. The Foley City Council and Baldwin County Board of Education both approved the...
South Alabama basketball hires Riley Conroy as assistant coach
South Alabama has hired Riley Conroy as an assistant basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday. Conroy spent the last four seasons on the staff at Southeastern Louisiana. He played his college basketball at Tulane, where his father, Ed, was formerly the head coach. Conroy replaces Tyler Parker, who left the...
Chad Applin leaves Faith Academy to become Spanish Fort head boys basketball coach
Faith Academy boys basketball coach Chad Applin has resigned to take the job at Spanish Fort High School. Applin, who coached the Rams for seven years, took over for Jimbo Tolbert, who left for the Gulf Shores job. Applin said the opportunity to coach at Spanish Fort was too good...
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