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‘Ton of experience’ on hand as JUB conducts spring practice
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Wes Sims, J.U. Blacksher’s head football coach, enters his 11th spring practice period looking to attain the goal of securing a state title when the 2019-20 season starts in August. Last season the Bulldogs went 4-6 overall (3-4 region), including a 21-14 win over rival Excel High in the 78th matchup between the two rural schools. With only eight seniors gone from that team,…
‘Voice’ star Kirk Jay inspires JUB students
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Kirk Jay, a rising country music artist who gained notoriety as a contestant on “The Voice,” visited J.U. Blacksher School in Uriah last week to inspire and motivate students. The Bay Minette native finished third during season 15 of the hit television program. Jay floored judges with his voice, technique and love for country music. Country superstar Blake Shelton took Jay under his wing…
JUB boys, girls compete at AHSAA state meet
News Staff Reports J.U. Blacksher’s girls and boys track teams competed in the AHSAA 2A State Track Meet, held May 3 in Cullman. JUB had respectable individual finishes, but no single team member placed within the top-5 in any event, which marked the end of the 2019 track season. Blacksher’s individual results are as follows: Girls (Finals) 800 Meter Run Kayley Burgess, fourteenth, (2:45.79) 1600 Meter Run Kayley Burgess, eleventh,…
JUB girls first in 2A track, boys second
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer J.U. Blacksher’s girls track team scored 108 points to claim a first-place finish, and the JUB boys scored 101 points to place second during the AHSAA 2A-Section 1 meet held April 26 and 27 at T.R. Miller High School. The Lady Bulldogs took the winners podium over Geneva County, which placed second with a score of 100. The Bulldogs finished behind Luverne High School,…
New school record
Mura whiffs 18 as JUB’s Bulldogs top rival Excel By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Senior Landon Mura wrote a new chapter in J.U. Blacksher school history March 15, striking out 18 batters to help lead the Bulldogs past rival Excel High. “Simply put, this was the best game that I have ever seen pitched, by anyone,” JUB Coach Justin Mixon said after the 4-1 win. “To say that I…