Patience pays off for Trash Pandas In 5-3 win
The Rocket City Trash Pandas took advantage of late mistakes from the Montgomery Biscuits to turn a deficit into a lead in an eventual 5-3 win on Friday night at Riverwalk Stadium. The win guarantees the Trash Pandas at least a split of the six-game series, with a chance to...
Cold Springs runner Ethan Edgeworth breaks state 3,200-meter record
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Cold Springs High School rising senior Ethan Edgeworth saved his best performance for the last track and field meet of the 2022-2023 school year. Edgeworth clocked 8:53.56 in the 3,200 meters at the recent RunningLane Track Championships held at Huntsville’s Milton Frank Stadium. Edgeworth recorded the best 3,200-meter time in AHSAA history, according to AHSAA records. Edgeworth, who competed as an independent, told www.alabamarunners.com after the race that he’d been working throughout the spring season to break the 9-minute barrier. His time ranks 38th nationally this year, according to MileSplit. “I knew when I did, I’d break it big,” he said. “I’ve got a...
Sonny D back in Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Sonny DiChiara returns to the Rocket City active roster after spending the entire season to date on the Injured List. DiChiara was selected by the Angels in the fifth round of the 2022 draft and immediately began his professional career with the Trash Pandas. In 36 games with the Trash Pandas last season, DiChiara hit .195 with one home run, 10 RBI, and 25 walks. He began his career with a 17-game on-base streak and hit his first professional home run on August 5 vs. Tennessee, a two-run blast in the first inning.
Golf Fore Inclusion returns to Huntsville with new Hole-In-One cash prize
Huntsville’s inclusive golf tournament is teeing up some new excitement in 2023. Community Living Huntsville hosts Golf Fore Inclusion, an all-abilities, nine-hole tournament, at Deerhurst Lakeside Golf Course on Thursday, September 7, 2023, starting at 9:00 AM. Early Bird registration is $90 per person until July 31. Registration increases to $100 per person on August 1.
Alabama A&M 1993 Women’s Track and Field Team to be Inducted into SIAC Hall of Fame
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) is proud to announce its 2023 SIAC Hall of Fame Class that includes the 1993 Alabama A&M Women's Track and Field team, set to be inducted on Wednesday, July 12 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.
Huntsville Havoc release home dates for 2023-2024 season
While the opponents are yet to be announced, the Havoc will play 28 home games at the Von Braun Center.
Jumpin’ catfish! Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo is Saturday
HUNTSVILLE – There will be some fishy business going on Saturday at the Brahan Spring Park North Lagoon. It’s the 39th annual Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo. Anglers ages 6-12 years old will enjoy a morning of free fishing and the chance to win dozens of prizes in a variety of categories, including a brand new bike to the overall fishing rodeo winner.
Five Chargers Named USTFCCCA All-Americans
HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville men's and women's track & field teams garnered five USTFCCCA All-America selections across three events following the 2023 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. A native of Covington, Georgia, Michael Gizzi led the way for the UAH men's team as...
Ben Stevenson Named Baseball Head Coach At Sparkman
HARVEST– The Sparkman High athletic family has chosen from among its own for its choice as the new head coach of the Senators’ baseball program. Ben Stevenson has been hired for the position formally announced by school Principal Chris Shaw after the retirement of Jason Brewer. Stevenson has...
Beth Thames: An older person in the Cotton Row Run
We think it will never happen to us, but it does. We become the huffing and puffing man or woman hiking up the hill, trying to keep up with a group of younger walkers on the trail ahead. Or we become the shopper who digs in her purse for the coupon that must be in there somewhere, holding up the line and feeling their eye rolls. They didn’t mean to get stuck in the old person’s line. There was no sign for that.
Greatest Athlete In Alabama- Decathlon Champion Benjamin Thomason
HOOVER- He posted the fourth best performance among high school athletes in the country and with his efforts Benjamin Thomason of James Clemens High won the AHSAA Decathlon State Championship for 2023. “I did my best in all the events, but I could have done better in a couple of...
13-year-old girl places second in race at Huntsville Speedway Saturday
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A 13-year-old girl who is in her first year of racing placed second in a race Saturday night at Huntsville Speedway. Payton Phillips was the youngest racer and the only girl racing in her division Saturday night. Saturday’s race was just Phillip’s fifth race ever and her second-place finish was her new personal best.
Royal blue blows past gray on windy night
With the wind blowing toward the infield, nothing went over the outfield fence in this senior softball game. But the royal blue team got the most hits. Ron Baer had three hits with a double as royal blue beat gray 16-7 on May 22 at field 2 in Brahan Spring Park. They play in the 55-and-over Rockets league in Huntsville Senior Softball.
Over 3,200 runners fill Big Spring Park for 43rd annual Cotton Row Run
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Athletes and spectators converged on Big Spring Park Monday morning for the 43rd annual Cotton Row Run. Over 3,200 runners joined the field for one of the top 5K and 10K Memorial Day running events in Alabama. Racer Vicnte Rivera is a CW4 in the United...
Edinburg CISD’s Keyshawn Garcia wins National Track Championship
— After claiming a State Title in the 800M Dash at the Texas 6A State Track Meet, Edinburg North’s Keyshawn Garcia was far from finished. On May 27, 2023 he journeyed to Huntsville, Alabama to compete with some of the nation’s finest in the “Running Lane Track Nationals” competition.Through hard work, knowledge and determination Garcia put on a masterful display on the track and was able to claim the national title. With a career best of 1:51.53 at the State Track Meet Garcia was able to push past his limits and achieve a new personal best finishing the national race ...
It’s all about bicycles and safety at these two community events
Photo: Event sponsors joined by Huntsville staff and Mayor Nancy Alcock. From left: Dale Wenger, Muskoka Bicycle Pro Shop; Trish Conley-Knight, Town of Huntsville; Jacqueline Surette, Town of Huntsville; Nancy Alcock, Mayor of Town of Huntsville; Jessica Smith, Town of Huntsville; Dr. Lowell Greib MSC ND CISSN, The SportLab; Paul Bionda, Huntsville Volunteer Fire Fighters Association.
Runners compete in Cotton Row Memorial Day tradition
The 43rd annual Cotton Row Run drew thousands of people to downtown Huntsville for the Memorial Day sporting event tradition. There were 1,650 runners registered for the 10K, 1,500 for the 5K and 250 for the one mile.
Trash Pandas rally from 11 down to win 15-12
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Rocket City Trash Pandas wiped out a 12-0 deficit, storming back with the biggest offensive inning in team history to earn an improbable 15-12 win over the Montgomery Biscuits in the opener of their six-game series at Riverwalk Stadium on Tuesday night. The win was...
All-SWAC Running Back Commits to Western Division Rival
Former First-Team All-SWAC running back has switched allegiance via the transfer portal to a SWAC Western Division rival.
Former Baseball Player Kency Duarte Named to 2023 Power List
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Former Alabama A&M baseball player Kency Duarte has been acknowledged in his professional career, being named to the 2023 Rising Star List for Banking and Finance in Oklahoma recently. Duarte played for the baseball program from 2008-11 as a relief pitcher and outfielder, while earning Second...
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