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(The Bassmaster Classic will be fished on Lake Guntersville March 6-8. Alabama pro Kelley Jaye recently wrote this blog on the Bassmaster website about what he would do to go about practicing for the tournament.)

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Even good basketball teams get beat every now and then. It’s the nature of the sport, with so many games on the schedule.

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DAR’s varsity boys and varsity girls faced off at home against Douglas High’s varsity teams. Both sets of teams of these Marshall County schools have had strong seasons thus far, which left the predictions of the games up in the air.

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Friday was a day of celebration for the Guntersville High athletic program as senior Lauren Mark signed a scholarship to play college volleyball at Jacksonville State University next year. 

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Coach Rocky Peek of Marshall Christian School said the varsity boys improved to an 8-1 record and a 3-0 in their conference with 2 big wins over Valley Academy out of Huntsville and Banks Academy out of Birmingham.

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The DAR Patriots swept the Douglas Eagles in varsity basketball action last Friday in Grant. The girls pulled away in the 2nd half for a 75-44 win while the boys held on late to prevail 59-57.

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Mayor Leigh Dollar has been an avid runner for about 20 years now. She runs 5 miles most mornings before everyone else in town has even gotten up.

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The Guntersville High School swim team took ten swimmers to the state competition in Auburn this past weekend. Both the girls and the boys relay teams swam in relay events. Daisy Baker and Gabe Marsh swam in individual events.

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At the Marshall Christian homecoming game on Nov. 21, the Stallions girls won against Mt. Pleasant. Coach Hannah Doty said their uprising post player Kaitlyn Campbell was injured. She will be out 3 to 5 games. The score was 39 -29.

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On Tuesday, the Brindlee Mountain Lions boarded buses leaving their mountain and traveled across the lake to Gunter Mountain to take on the DAR Patriots in non-area high school basketball action. One fan dubbed the contest the "Battle of the Mountains."

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The Brindlee Mountain boys basketball team got a good team win at the Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Bash on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Coach Seth Kelly stated it was a total team effort on both ends. He is really proud of the growth that they are starting to see out of the young, inexperienced team.

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It’s the time of year when many of us retreat into our cozy homes and fire up the heat sources. Lots of us will even fill up the bird feeders outside to allow our feathered friends to entertain us through our windows on these short daylight hours of winter.

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The DAR varsity girls went 1-1 in the Boaz Thanksgiving Tournament last week. The Lady Patriots fell 61-32 to the Fort Payne Wildcats before rebounding with a 66-51 win over the Columbia Eagles.

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The Asbury Rams were away in the Geraline Tournament on Monday. Each school got a win as each school defeated Asbury in varsity girls action while Asbury varsity boys came out on top in their action.

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SEEN IN THE STANDS. Pastor Steven Swords (left) and his brother Jim Swords love Wildcat sports and attend most games. Steven, Class of ‘82, played basketball for the ‘Cats while Jim, Class of ‘65, played football.

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The DAR Patriots hosted the Arab Knights last Friday in Grant. Each school got a win as Arab defeated DAR in varsity girls action while DAR came out on top in the varsity boys game.

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Mortimer Jordan, the team the defeated Guntersville in the second round of the 5A football playoffs, has moved on to the state semi-finals.

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Alabama is a state of amazing natural resources. Our home is blessed with an abundance of water, plants, animals, habitats, and types of geology.

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The DAR varsity girls traveled to Guntersville to take on the Lady Wildcats last Monday. It was the season opener for Guntersville. The two teams battled hard for four quarters before the Lady Patriots pulled out a close one 55-51.

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The last game of an incredible collegiate football career will take place today (Saturday) when Jordan Bentley steps on the field at Alabama A&M for the last time. A&M takes on Mississippi Valley State at 1 p.m. at home.

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Logan Bonds, a 2019 graduate of Guntersville High, is playing basketball for Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. Freed is a private Christian school that plays in the NAIA division.

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DAR only started its competition cheer program last year, but the Patriot cheerleaders are returning to nationals for the second straight year. They’re also going to the state championship.

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The only bad thing about high school football is that it eventually comes to an end. For most teams in the state, the season ended a few weeks ago. Guntersville was one of 32 teams in Class 5A that played themselves into the playoffs with a chance of winning the state title. That chance came…

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Douglas High School cheerleaders will be going to the 2019 state cheerleading competition on Dec. 14 at Wallace State-Hanceville. 

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Thursday night was a huge area region game for Marshall Christian basketball. It was the first one of season against a very strong Valley team out of Huntsville. The team played a great fast paced game and won 77-36. The Stallions had 5 players score in double figures.

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The DAR Patriots traveled to Skyline last Thursday to take on the Vikings in varsity girls and boys basketball action. Both Patriot teams fought hard, but came up short in both games.

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Guntersville’s football season ended last Friday night, but sports won’t slow down for the Wildcats.