The Marshall County middle school basketball championships will be today (Saturday) at Guntersville Middle School.
DAR swept two games against the New Hope Indians Tuesday night in New Hope. The varsity girls won for the 5th time in the last 6 games with a 49-18 win. The varsity boys coasted to a 61-39 win.
It’s perhaps the biggest athletic event of the year for Marshall County. The county basketball tournament is at Snead College all next week, with every school in Marshall County battling their neighbors for bragging rights.
The junior high county basketball tournament opens today in Guntersville and will culminate with 4 teams – 8th grade boys, 8th grade girls, 7th grade boys and 7th grade girls – winning championships next Saturday.
The DAR varsity basketball teams swept the North Jackson Chiefs in Class 4A Area 13 play last Tuesday in Stevenson. The girls came from behind in dramatic fashion to claim a 60-59 win while the boys pulled away in the 4th quarter for a 72-62 victory.
The Guntersville boys basketball team won their bracket of the Big Orange Classic in Hoover, Coach Russell Carr said. The Wildcats went 3-0 in the tournament.
The Asbury boys basketball team is in a good place at the Christmas break. The Rams are 9-4 on the season and sitting in 2nd place behind Collinsville in the regular season area race.
The DAR varsity basketball teams traveled to Douglas last Friday to take on the Eagles. DAR won the girls game 63-48 while Douglas pulled away late for a 53-42 win over the Patriots in the boys game.
The DAR varsity girls and boys basketball teams notched a pair of wins on the road at Brindlee Mountain last week. The girls defeated Brindlee Mountain 64-34 while the boys hung on to defeat the Lions 78-71 in a hard fought contest.
Former Guntersville football coach Phil Lazenby is one of 11 people who will be inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Association's Hall of Fame next spring.