As the weekend of the East Alabama Baseball Classic was wrapping up, everyone knew the season was in question as the Coronavirus was making the news. On March 27 with conjunction with the Governor directive, all sports were suspended for the remainder of the school season. In a media release, AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said, “Like thousands of others, I am deeply saddened and disappointed that our schools have closed, and spring sports will not have an opportunity to finish their seasons. Even more so, I am disheartened for all student-athletes, contest officials, their coaches, families, student bodies, fans, communities, and especially our seniors. We are facing an unprecedented health crisis, but I am prayerful that the steps we are taking now within our schools and across our nation will enable all those affected to return to a sense of normalcy sooner than later.”
My heart goes out to all the players and especially the seniors. God Bless, practice social distancing and stay well.
It was announced today that Kaitlyn Bryant, Girl’s Team, and Brandon Howard, Boy’s Team, was selected to be on the AHSAA North-South Basketball All-Star Team. They were named to the South Team. The girl’s team will be coached by Coach Carolyn Wright of Central – Phenix City. The teams will play during the All-Star Week later this year.
Congratulations to Ananda Hughley, Opelika, Sr., G, 5-9, for on being selected for the Alabama Sports Writers (ASWA) All-State Team!!! Also, congratulations to Coach Devin Booth for being selected as the 2020 Coach of the 2020 Year!! Great Job!! #NolesSports, #GoDawgs
Congratulations to OHS Senior Andrew Parr for signing a baseball scholarship to Andrew College. Pictured front row (l-r): Benjamin Parr-father, Andrew Parr, and Nanette Parr-mother. Back row (l-r): Coach Jamie Ferguson, Zach Blatt-OHS Head Baseball Coach, Coach Mantre Battle, Coach Levale Speigner, and Mike Pugh-OHS Athletic Director.
Congratulations to OHS Senior Tykell Jones for signing a soccer scholarship to Andrew College.
The Bulldog Classic Soccer Tournament to be played this weekend, 2/6 – 2/7, has been canceled due to unplayable fields. No other information is available at this time.
Senior Raeden Gagliano signs volleyball scholarship with Southern Union State Community College on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in the Sports Arena Lobby at Opelika High School. She was joined at the signing with Family, Friends, & Coaches.