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Jackson girls’ late charge falls short against T.R. Miller

  By JIMMY WIGFIELD MONTGOMERY — Jackson fought back from a 12-point deficit, only to see its season end under a pile of bodies writhing and clawing for a loose ball beneath the goal. Despite the scrum and the possession arrow pointing to the Aggies, T.R. Miller was awarded the ball after calling a timeout…

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Freeman sparks Cottage Hill girls’ surge to state tournament

        By JIMMY WIGFIELD MONTGOMERY — Cottage Hill Christian Academy’s girls team got into Dakota Territory Wednesday and took down the final roadblock on the way to Birmingham. Senior guard Dakota Freeman — whose return from an ankle injury is the epitome of the Warriors’ comeback season — scored 16 of her…

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Highland Home too strong for Clarke County but coach vows return

  By JIMMY WIGFIELD MONTGOMERY — Clarke County was decisively stopped only 32 minutes away from reaching the pinnacle of high school basketball in Alabama Tuesday but coach Barry Coleman vowed to return with an even better team to seek its place on a statewide stage. The Bulldogs (16-14), an unlikely candidate to reach the…

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McIntosh falls to Georgiana in regional final

    By JIMMY WIGFIELD MONTGOMERY — McIntosh never established its inside game Monday and the state tournament, which at one point looked so close, turned out to be as far away as a jump shot from the cheap seats. No. 2-ranked Georgiana beat the Demons 74-55 Monday in a Class 1A South Regional final…

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Caster, super sophs help No. 1 Jackson to 17th straight win

    By JIMMY WIGFIELD MONTGOMERY — Micah Caster’s early foul trouble might have kept No. 1-ranked Jackson from disposing of Andalusia in the first half. But Caster, the Aggies’ leading scorer, shoved the No. 9 Bulldogs toward the exits at Garrett Coliseum when the season weighed on his shoulders. Caster’s long 3-pointer off a…

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