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The Guntersville High volleyball team began its season this week. They held a red and white night exhibition game for parents last week. 

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Jorgenson “Jay” Joseph thought about going out for cheerleader at some point during his sophomore year at Brindlee Mountain High School. He was friends with several of the girls who were cheerleading, and they encouraged him to try out.

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The numbers are a little low, but the quality is strong for the Guntersville High cross country team on the cusp of a brand new season.

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High school football kicks off this week, with a whole lot of games and jamborees scheduled for Friday night.

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Guntersville’s Jordan Bentley enters his senior year at Alabama A&M on the watch list for the Black College National Player of the Year award.

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It may or may not translate to wins on the scoreboard, but a right remarkable thing is happening in the Brindlee Mountain High football program this year.

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The heat index climbed to well over 100 degrees on both Monday and Tuesday afternoons this week, with the worst of it right about the time high school football practice was slated to take place.

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The first 2nd Saturday Fundraiser Doubles Round at the new Kudzu Cove Disc Golf Course was a great success, according to Jeff and Jessica Cowen of the course. The fundraiser for the Guntersville High School Crimson Guard Band netted $165 for their trip to Philadelphia to participate in the T…

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Team Alabama won 21 of 24 points on the three-ball match play session in Alexander City. This was their fourth consecutive Southern Junior Cup title at Willow Point Golf & Country Club.

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Former Guntersville football great Lee Menefee has been named the new linebackers coach for Birmingham-Southern College. He graduated in the spring from Sewanee College, where he played 4 years. Sewanee and Birmingham-Southern are conference rivals.

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Registration is underway for the Dan Robinson Memorial 5K run/walk and Kids’ Color Run to benefit maintenance of the Kidtopia playground at Grant Town park. 

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For the last 3 months, Jeff and Jessica Cowen have been installing an 18-hole disc golf course on the Kudzu Cove Cabins property at 1576 Buck Island Road.

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In one of the most confusing Seafair races in recent memory, fans were surprised that the celebrated win by Jimmy Shane of Maple Valley, Washington was stripped after the race.

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There was not a picture available of them, but Guntersville also field an 8 & under All Star team. They played in the Dizzy Dean district tournament. 

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U11 BOYS. They competed in area and state Dizzy Dean tournament as well as the BPA Rec All-Star State tournament. Players on the Guntersville U11 All-Star team were, from left:

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U6 CARDINAL. Guntersville Rec’s under 6 teams were their biggest league this year, so much so that they could field 2 All-Star teams. The U6 Cardinals competed in Dizzy Dean District in Arab and Area in Guntersville. They are, from left, Hayden Ramsey, Jessie Sims, Hudson Thomas, Mack McCorm…

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U8 GIRLS. Guntersville’s 8 & under girls competed in the ARPA State Softball Tournament July 12-14. Team members are, from left:

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U6 GREY ALL-STARS. This Guntersville Rec team placed in Dizzy Dean District in Arab and Area in Guntersville, and also competed in State in Madison. Team members are, from left:

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3RD IN STATE! The Guntersville Aquacats brought home the 3rd Place trophy for Medium Size teams at the Alabama Rec & Parks Assn. State Swim Championship Meet last weekend in Opelika. The team placed 13th overall in the state. More photos and details are on Sports on page 9.

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Kyle Saylor at student at DAR was recognized for his accomplishments in track at the MCBOE meeting. He was the state runner-up in 4A boys 1600M run. 

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Julia Rice at student at DAR was recognized for her accomplishments in track at the MCBOE meeting. She was the state champion in 4A girls high jump. 

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Jamison Wadley is Douglas High School's new head football coach. He is pictured with his wife Jessica, their 11-year old daughter Cali, and their 7-year old son Walker. 

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Jamison Wadley is Douglas High School's new head football coach. He is pictured with his wife Jessica, their 11-year old daughter Cali, and their 7-year old son Walker. 

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Jimmy Shane won the first H1 Unlimited race at Guntersville, then took the 2nd race in Madison, Indiana, as well. But there was a new face in the winner's circle this week in the Columbia Cup on the Columbia River in Washington state. 

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The County School Board recognized Julia Rice, state champion in 4A girls high jump and Kyle Saylor, state runner-up in the 4A boys 1600M run.

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It has been a good year for willowflies on Guntersville Lake. Boaters and anglers have reported seeing good numbers of the aquatic insects in lots of different parts of the lake.

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The Marshall County School Board has hired a new football coach for Douglas High School. Jamison Wadley will be the new head football coach for the 2019-20 school year.

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It’s one of the largest running events in Marshall County with the proceeds earmarked for breast cancer exams for women who otherwise could not afford them.

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The Guntersville football team lost its first 2 games in a 7-on-7 passing camp at Albertville High School Tuesday. But the ‘Cats rallied and won their remaining 2 games in pool play. 

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H1 Unlimited — which opened its 5-race season in Guntersville in June — will hold its 3rd race of the season this weekend, the 54th Annual HAPO Columbia Cup in Tri-City, Washington.

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The Guntersville Swim Team had 52 swimmers who participated in the ARPA District 2 Swim Meet in Cullman on July 12 & 13.

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In a rare mid-season change of drivers, Unlimited Racing Group, owner of the U-11 “J&D’s presented by Reliable Diamond Tool,” announced Friday that they have replaced their driver Tom Thompson after eight years with the team.

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Marshall Medical’s Goldcare 55+ program offers special “lunch & learn” programs every month offering a nice lunch and an educational program about a specific medical topic.