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Jackson’s Micah Caster jumps through hoops to become a basketball star

__________________________________________ Caster overcame some serious health problems to become one of the state’s top players __________________________________________     By JIMMY WIGFIELD At an age when most kids were slinging mashed-up peas or Jello off their hands, Micah Caster was learning to splatter shots through hoops. Their dribble involved partially chewed food; his dribble involved a…

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Faith hammers Saraland 11-1 to win area title

    By JIMMY WIGFIELD MOBILE — Faith Academy coach Matt Seymour isn’t sure if his baseball team is peaking at the right time but one thing is certain: Opponents are likely to get queasy thinking about playing the Rams in the postseason. No. 6-ranked Faith completed a sweep of No. 3 Saraland with an…

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Huebner sparks Leroy to rout of No. 1 Millry

      By JIMMY WIGFIELD LEROY — Brayden Huebner extricated himself from a bases-loaded predicament in the first inning, went on to strike out 11 with his rediscovered curveball, then delivered an inside-the-park home run to lead No. 8-ranked Leroy to a 12-2 win over No. 1-ranked Millry Thursday evening at Pop Powell Stadium.…

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Saraland’s Jeff Kelly named head coach for Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

Staff Report Saraland coach Jeff Kelly has been selected as Alabama’s head coach for the 38th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in December at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Kelly served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator in last season’s 26-17 Alabama victory — its fourth straight in the series — and might be the first person from Alabama to serve as a…

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Big Red, sharp-shooting Caster lead Jackson to state crown

          By JIMMY WIGFIELD BIRMINGHAM — Micah Caster’s three-point cloudburst finally dried up and underdog American Christian, with all its backdoor cuts and precise screens and ball fakes, had No. 1-ranked Jackson looking around in the fourth period to see where its deliverance would come from. It came from a 6-foot-4…

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