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Josh Swords, a former University of Alabama football player and the son of Guntersville’s Jim Swords, talked to Sports Illustrated about his recent battle with COVID-19.

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Catherine "Kitty" Cornelius-Roberts is looking for some old football footage of her late husband Robert "Bob" R. Roberts, a member of the Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame.

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The Guntersville Athletic Boosters were unable to hold their annual spring fundraiser due to the pandemic. But Dale Benton Chevrolet is trying to help them with their fundraising efforts.

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High school football practice started this week, with the first workouts an “acclimation” time in shorts and helmets only. They’ll be allowed to go in shoulder pads early next week, with full pads coming by mid-week, DAR Coach Joel Poole said.

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The Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources recently announced the dove season dates for the 2020-21 hunting seasons. 

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Citizens Bank & Trust hosted its 6th Annual Citizens Charity Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, July 13.

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Guntersville hosted the Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball 2020 World Series over the weekend. The Wildcats won their opening game 8-3 over Tennessee. 

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The Southwest Athletic Conference or SWAC, which includes Alabama A&M University, announced this week that it will not play any sports this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guntersville’s team of mostly 15 and 16-year-olds have been playing for a month, getting ready to host this weekend’s Dixie Pre-Majors World Series with teams from around the Southeast.

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The new concrete ramps were poured for the boat ramp just north of the river bridge this week. But it won’t be ready for use for awhile yet.

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The Dixie Pre-Majors (age 17 & under) World Series is in Guntersville this week, with games starting Friday and running through Tuesday.

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It's hot and miserable, even at 8 a.m. in the morning. Yet 50 soon-to-be 7th and 8th graders are running hard at Guntersville Middle School two mornings a week to get ready for fall football. 

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New head coach Brandon Lyles is encouraged by the attitudes and work ethic exhibited by the Douglas football players who attended workouts during June, which was Lyles’ first month in charge of his alma mater’s program.

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Guntersville hosts the Dixie Boys 15 & under World Series this week, with games starting Thursday. And by virtue of being the host city, Guntersville gets to have a team in the  tournament.

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For the last 3 years, I’ve fished with a goal in the back of my mind – catch 1,000 fish in a calendar year. It wasn’t just me catching 1,000, but I also count whoever is with me. So it has been a team goal and we count all species.

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The Northeast Alabama Football Officials Association is preparing for the 2020 high school season, which begins Aug. 20 with what the AHSAA labels "Week Zero" because teams are permitted to play either regular-season games or jamborees at that time. 

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Baseball is in full swing. Last Tuesday evening, players were on the fields. Some were in competitions while others practiced in game type situations.

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The rain has them running slightly behind schedule, but Chorba Contracting continues to make progress on the new Optimist Park beside the tennis courts at the Rec Center.

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On Saturday, June 27, the DAR Patriots Fishing Club earned the title of “Team of the Year” at the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association State Tournament on Lake Guntersville.

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Don Reeves is a former professional photographer and he still loves taking pictures. He captured a beauty the other day.

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Bassmaster Magazine released its list of the Top 25 bass lakes in America and Guntersville Lake came in at No. 2, the same spot it held last year. 

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Guntersville High's Bill Jones went on to a stellar career as the men's basketball coach at Jacksonville State University. He was inducted into the Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame in the charter class of 2002. Here's his Hall of fame bio:

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New Guntersville High girls basketball coach Kenny Hill has been working with the Lady Wildcats 4 days a week for about the last 3 weeks.

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Three Albertville students have tested positive for COVID-19 since summer workouts started just a couple weeks ago, according to WHNT-19 News out of Huntsville and the Sand Mountain Reporter.  

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Coach Zach Hanner of the Marshall United soccer club will be holding his 2020 Soccer Skillz Camp June 22-25 at the Conner Island Soccer Complex on Conner Island Parkway in Guntersville.

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As we all know, COVID-19 stopped a lot of activities in their tracks. For Billy Mote, his college baseball season was cut short. He is a student at Dakota State University and plays several positions on the team. 

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It looks a little different than off-season workouts of years past, but football returned to Guntersville High School this week.

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It didn’t take Guntersville High long to find a new girls basketball coach following the departure of Heather Powell. And they didn’t have to look far to find him Coach Kenny Hill, who has coached the varsity boys at Scottsboro the last 7 seasons, has been named the new varsity girls coach a…

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All high school athletic activities shut down in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But 6 Wildcat players kept on working out and never missed a beat. If anything, their jumping ability has improved.