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...
33 Teams in 33 Days: Faith Academy Rams
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Next up on WKRG’s “33 Teams in 33 Days” spring special is the Faith Academy Rams. WKRG sports director Simone Eli and weekend sports anchor Gerhard Mathangani provide an inside look into the Rams, who are coming off one of the best seasons in program history. The Rams went 11-3 overall with 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 […]
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. –...
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 […]
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...
B.C. Rain finally gets to come home to new football stadium
Hundreds of students, faculty, guests and Mobile County Public School System employees joined school board president Sherry McDade at the ribbon cutting of B.C. Rain’s on-campus stadium Tuesday. “B.C. Rain has been here for many, many years and they have played at many different stadiums,” McDade said. “Now, they...
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.
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 […]
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.
Mobile Christian shows off strength at line of scrimmage
Mobile Christian has been better known for its skill players under coach Ronnie Cottrell but if a Blue Map is hoisted in December, his big men will be doing the heavy lifting. A goal-line stand by the defense and the offensive line’s consistent push in a 21-7 spring-game win over St. Stanislaus demonstrated Mobile Christian’s strength at the line of scrimmage.
Pike County’s Griffin signs with Bishop State
Pike County High School senior Mikalah Griffin signed her letter-of-intent to accept a volleyball scholarship with Bishop State Community College in Mobile. Griffin is coming off a senior campaign that saw her earn All-Messenger honors with an area-leading 357 kills, 161 aces, 172 blocks and 174 digs on the season.
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...
Vigor football team puts on a show against McGill-Toolen in new stadium
Robert Brazile is the greatest football star in Vigor High School history. So, there was no way the Pro Football Hall of Fame player was going to miss the grand opening of Wolfpack Stadium on the school’s campus. “This was a long time coming,” said Brazile, a graduate of...
Saraland’s defense shows a nasty streak: ‘We’ve got to stay uncomfortable’
Saraland’s defense didn’t treat last week’s spring football game against Enterprise as a glorified practice. It was a platform from which to issue a warning. “I think today, the effort was on another level,” defensive coordinator Brett West said after a 35-7 victory. How good 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...
Just 4 Development Lab closing, making way for LeFlore stadium parking lot
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Teachers at Just 4 school in Mobile have been told their school is shutting its doors at the current location and moving. The reason- to make room for a parking lot for LeFlore High School's new football stadium. This is not sitting well for staff...
A-State completes series sweep to conclude 2023 campaign
JONESBORO, Ark. – Blake Burris reached base in all six of his plate appearances on Saturday afternoon, helping the Arkansas State baseball team oust South Alabama 18-11 to complete the series sweep. The Red Wolves finished the season with a 20-31 overall mark, going 9-19 in league play, while...
Local golfer headed to Senior PGA Championship
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) - Todd Bailey will be fulfilling a lifelong dream when he tees up at Fields Ranch East in Frisco, Texas, to compete against many professional stars. He’s one of only 35 PGA professionals to compete as part of the Corebridge Financial PGA team from across the U.S. to earn a spot in the PGA Championship.
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