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The court is hot in Sumter County with wins for SCHS, UCS, Livingston Jr. High and Kinterbish

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor Coaches and statisticians, need to send in scores or schedule changes? Email Rickitta Martin, Sports Editor, at scrjmedia@yahoo.com.
Sumter Central Varsity boys won over Paul Bryant High 59-47 Nov. 15. The Jags will play at the West Alabama Tip off Classic on Nov. 23, N2 Hoops Invitational TBA, and against Meridian High on Dec. 12.
Lady Jags also won their match against Paul Bryant, 56-41. The score for the games against R. C. Hatch Nov. 19 wasn’t released at press time. The girls will play against Meridian on Dec. 7 and Aliceville on Dec. 12.
University Charter School Lady Blazers won over Greene County 52-49 on Nov. 14. The girls fell to Aliceville Nov. 19, 32-6, American Christian Academy 19-31 on Nov. 7, Aliceville 11-64 on Nov. 11. The girls play away at Greene County Nov. 21, at A. L. High vs Johnson on 11/25 and 11/30, and against Pickens county on Dec. 12.
Livingston Jr. High boys won over Kinterbish on Nov. 4, 29-46. Livingston will play at York West End on Nov. 21.
Livingston Jr. High Lady Tornadoes won against Linden 31-14 and fell to Demopolis 16-31.
Kinterbish Jr. High School girls won all three of their last games: 32-28 against Livingston on Nov. 4, 32-28 against Choctaw County on Nov. 7, and 23-15 against York West End on Nov. 14.
Kinterbish boys won over York West End on Nov. 14, 33-31. Kinterbish will play Aliceville Middle School Nov. 21 and at Livingston on Dec. 2.
Scores unavailable at press time for York West End.

“UCS is so proud of our cheerleaders for cheering alongside UWA’s cheerleaders at this past weekend’s UWA football game against Mississippi College! Our girls helped bring home a victory!” See more photos @universitycharterschool

Sumter Central Lady Jags took on Meridian

“Our SCHS Jags put up a tough fight in a challenging match against the MHS Wildats. Unfortunately, they fell a little short losing 77 – 44 . Please join us next Friday at home as we take on the Paul W. Bryant Stampedes.” From @SumterCentral

Trailblazers blaze a path starting out the season

Lady Blazers won 37-19 Nov. 7 against American Christian Academy. Nov. 11 vs Aliceville. “We are so proud of our Lady Trailblazers!! They played extremely hard last night!” Photos care of @universitycharterschool
Photos care of @universitycharterschool
“Congrats to our Trailblazers on their VICTORY tonight to open up basketball season! Way to go, guys! WE ARE UCS!” Photos care of @universitycharterschool
“Congratulations to LJHS Lady Tornadoes. Linden Patriots felt the blistering winds of the Lady Tornadoes on Nov 05, 2019. The Tornadoes brought home the win 42-6. Congratulations Robin Huff.” @livingstonjrhigh

Basketball season in full swing for YWE, KJHS, UCS and LJHS; will start for SCHS on the 15th

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Sumter Central Jaguars Varsity Football (1-9-0, 1-5-0) ended the season with a loss to Oxford (9-1-0, 5-1-0), 52-0. Oxford now moves on to the first round of playoffs against Chelsea (9-1-0, 5-1-0) on Nov. 8. Nov. 15 beginning at 6 p.m. basketball season starts for the Varsity Jags Team at Paul Bryant High School in Cottondale.
This week’s games:
Nov. 7 Kinterbish plays Choctaw County in an away game at 5:30 p.m..; Livingston plays Aliceville Middle School in Aliceville at 5:30 p.m.; UCS VG & JVG will play ACA at home at 5 p.m.
Nov. 11 UCS VG & JVG will play Alliceville at home at 5 p.m.
Nov. 12 Livingston plays Demopolis at home in Livingston at 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 14 Kinterbish plays YWE at home in Cuba; LJHS will be on the road to battle South Choctaw at 5:30 p.m.; UCS VG & JVG will play Greene County at home at 5 p.m.

Jags play Hornets for last game of the season

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Sumter Central (1-8-0) fell to Sipsey Valley Beats (4-5-0) 31-14 Oct. 25. The Jags play Oxford Hornets (8-1-0) on the road on Nov. 1. Oxford won over Gardendale High School Oct. 24, 31-14.
Nov. 15 beginning at 6 p.m. basketball season starts for the Jags at Paul Bryant High School in Cottondale.

“CONGRATULATIONS to the Sumter Central High School Lady Jaguars Volleyball team. They are the Class 4A Area Runner-Up. Next Stop, Regional Tournament in Montgomery, Alabama this Thursday! Also CONGRATULATIONS to Shamaury Walker and Jayla Griffin on making the Area team! Great Job Coach Artis and lady Jags!” From Facebook @SumterCentral

Sumter Central beats Montevallo Bulldogs on Senior Night

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Sumter Central

The Jaguars (1-6-0, 1-3-0) took down Montevallo’s Bulldogs (4-3-0, 4-2-0) Oct. 11 on Senior night, 14-12. They are now gearing up for homecoming night against West Blocton High School (3-5-0, 3-2-0), who defeated Dallas County High School 53-20 last Friday night. Sumter Central will play the Sipsey Valley High School Bears on the road on Oct. 25 and Oxford High School Yellow Jackets as well on Nov. 1.
The Lady Jags Volleyball team fell to Greensboro 0-3 on Oct. 1, Choctaw County 1-3 on Oct. 3, Dallas County 1-3 on Oct. 8, and R. C. Hatch 0-3 on Oct. 10. The final match of the season will be against Greene County on Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Basketball season starts Nov. 9 as the Jaguars travel to Meridian High School to take on the Wildcats.
University Charter School
UCS Cross Country is scheduled to run at the ACA Invitational on Oct. 19. Basketball season starts Nov. 7 for UCS teams.
YWE, Livingston & Kinterbish Jr. High
Basketball season starts for YWE Jr. High Braves and Livingston Jr. High Tornadoes Nov. 2 at the York West End Classic. Kinterbish Jr. High will host the next game on Nov. 4 against Livingston at 5 p.m.

Prep Sports for this week:
Lady Blazers defeat Hale County; basketball season starts in Nov.

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Sumter Central

The Jags (0-6-0, 0-3-0) fell to American Christian Academy Oct. 4 0-55. Sumter Central will host the next two games. This Friday the Jaguars play Montevallo Bulldogs for senior night. Montevallo is coming in on a 62-50 win over West Blockton from Friday night. The Jags play West Blockton next on Homecoming, Oct. 18.
Basketball season starts Nov. 9 as the Jaguars travel to Meridian High School to take on the Wildcats.
University Charter School
University Charter School Lady Blazers volleyball won over Hale County on Oct. 3, 3-2, fell to Choctaw County on Oct. 1, 1-2 and won over Greene County Sept. 26, 3-2. Cross Country is scheduled to run at the ACA Invitational on Oct. 19. Basketball season starts Nov. 7 for UCS teams. JV and VG will play American Christian Academy starting at 5 p.m.
YWE, Livingston & Kinterbish Jr. High
Basketball season starts for YWE Jr. High Braves and Livingston Jr. High Tornadoes Nov. 2. York West End will host the game. Kinterbish Jr. High will host the next game on Nov. 4 against Livingston at 5 p.m.

UCS 2019-2020 Basketball Schedule
All dates subject to change.
November 7, 2019 ACA HOME JVB, VG 5 PM
November 11, 2019 Aliceville HOME JVB, VG 5 PM
November 14, 2019 Greene County HOME JVB, VG 5 PM
November 18, 2019 Aliceville AWAY JVB, VG 5 PM
November 21, 2019 Greene County AWAY JVB, VG 5 PM
November 25, 2019 Amelia L. Johnson HOME JVB, VG 5 PM
November 30, 2019 Amelia L. Johnson AWAY JVB, VG TBA
December 2, 2019 Pickens County HOME JVB, VG 5 PM
December 4, 2019 Brookwood AWAY JVB ONLY 4 PM
December 9, 2019 Demopolis HOME JVB, VG 5 PM
December 13, 2019 Choctaw County HS AWAY JVB, VG 5 PM
December 16, 2019 Demopolis AWAY JVB, VG 5 PM
January 3, 2020 ACA AWAY JVB, VG 5 PM
January 6, 2020 Choctaw County HS HOME JVB, VG
5 PM

This week’s prep sports

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Sumter Central Varsity Football team (0-5-0, 0-2-0) fell to Greene County in a away game in Eutaw 27-18. This Friday they play in Tuscaloosa against American Christian Academy who is coming off of a 24-6 win over Anniston high on Sept. 27. Next week they will host Montevallo for Senior night.
The Lady Jags Volleyball team fell to Dallas County Sept. 26 3-1 and will play Choctaw County Oct. 3.
The Lady Blazers (3-4-0, 1-0-1) won over Greene County 3-2 Sept. 26. They will host Hale County Oct. 3.

This week’s prep sports for Sumter Central and UCS

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Sumter Central

Sumter Central (0-4, 0-2) had a buy week on Sept. 20 and will play Greene County (2-2, 2-1) this week in Eutaw. Greene County is coming in after a win over Holt on the 20th, 28-26.
Lady jags Volleyball will play Dallas Co. on Sept. 26 in a away match, Greensboro on Oct. 1, at home and Choctaw Co. on Oct. 3 at home again. The girls fell to R. C. Hatch in the match on Sept. 19, 1-3.
University Charter School
University Charter School Cross Country will be at NE. Lauderdale High School Invitational Saturday.
Lady Blazers Volleyball will play Greene County Sept. 26 at home, Choctaw Co. in an away game on Oct. 1 and Hale County for Sprit Day during Dream Week Oct. 3 at home in Hughes Gym at 5 p.m. after the football practice show at 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Update 9-23: The NE Lauderdale High School invitational that was originally scheduled for September 28, has been moved to Thursday, September 26, in Collinsville, MS.

UCS Cross Country at Clark County Invitational

“Ava LaCoste – 1st place middle school girls; Kendall LaCoste – 5th place varsity girls; Garrison Sharpe top 30 varsity boys; Dominque Moore top 20 middle school boys. We are proud of our Trailblazers and Coach Katie Klopfer Beard.” Facebook@universitycharterschool

Sumter Central falls to Dallas County

Sumter Central varsity football (0-4-0) plays Greene County High School in Eutaw this Friday. Last Friday the Jags fell to Dallas County High 30-14.

UCS Lady Blazers take down Choctaw Sept. 9

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
The Lady Blazers won over Choctaw County Sept. 9 3-1, and fell to Demopolis 1-2 Sept. 10.

UCS Trailblazer Football Coming Fall 2020

“UCS Trailblazer Football Coming Fall 2020! Thank you Coach Mosley for your hard work in developing the program and thank you Daniel Vick for the goal post for our practice field!” @universitycharterschool

Livingston Jr. High wins against Robert Brown Middle

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Livingston Jr. High Tornados took down Robert Brown Middle School Sept. 10 with a 18-14 win. Next up is Aliceville Middle on Wednesday.

Greensboro Raiders defeat Sumter

By Travis Vaughn, Moundville Times/SCRJ Editor
The Greensboro Raiders defeated the visiting Sumter Central Jaguars 50-18 on Friday night, Sept. 6. With just a little more than three minutes gone from the game, the Raiders had jumped out to a 22-0 lead as the Jaguars suffered from fumbles and missed tackles. Greensboro is now 1-2. The Raiders travel to Sipsey Valley this Friday, Sept. 13.

Sumter Central takes on Greensboro

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News
Sumter Central Jaguars (0-2-0) fell 56-0 to Linden High School Aug. 30. The Jags took on Woodlawn the first game of the year and lost 20-44. Tomorrow the Jags take on Greensboro High Raiders on the road in Greensboro. Greensboro lost to Jemison Aug. 30, 22-8 and to Bibb County on Aug. 23.

Lady Jaguars to play Dallas County

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News
Lady Jaguars (0-2-0) fell to Linden in the last two games, both scores 0-3 on Aug. 22 and Sept. 3. Sumter Central takes on Dallas County Thurs., Sept. 5 in an away game, and Choctaw County in an away game on Sept. 10.

First UCS Cross Country meet and Lady Blazers to take on Choctaw Sept. 9

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Lady Trailblazers fell to Linden Aug. 29, 3-0. The next game will be Sept. 9 against Choctaw County, who played Sweet Water last week. Score unavailable at press time. Also the 9th will be the first UCS Cross Country meet at the East Mississippi Classic in Collinsville, Miss.

UCS Trailblazers 2019-2020 Cross Country Schedule


9/5 East Mississippi Classic/Collinsville, MS
9/14 Clarkco Invitational/Clarkco State Park/Quitman, MS
9/21 TCBY Invitational/ Tuscaloosa
9/28 NE Lauderdale High School Invitational/ Meridian, MS
10/19 ACA Invitational/ Tuscaloosa

Lady Blazers Volleyball team win first game of the season against Greensboro

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community news Editor

The Lady Blazers won 2-0 over Greensboro Junior Varsity Lady Raiders Aug. 26 in the season opener. The next game will be Thurs., Aug. 29 against Linden at home in Hughes Gym at 5 p.m..

Sumter Central to take on Linden Friday

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community news Editor
Sumter Central Jags fought hard against Woodlawn Cornals, Aug. 23, falling 20-44.
“In their season opener, The Jaguars put all of their effort on the field. Unfortunately, at the end of the competition, The Jags fell short to The Colonels. With their talent and motivation, The Jaguars will have a wonderful season full of success and greatness! Go JAGS!” stated SCUPDATES on Facebook.
This week they Battle Lindin at home at 7 p.m. Linden fell to Wenonah, 14-8 last week. Several games in the state were post poned to Satruday because of lightning.

Watt qualifies to compete at world’s largest rodeo

Matt Watt, an upcoming 12th grade student at Kemper Academy School, has earned a position on the Mississippi state/provincial National High School rodeo team and w be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyo., July 14-20 to compete at the 71st annual National Hight School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the team roping and calf roping completion (s). Matt is the 2019 Mississippi Team Roping Champion. His partner, Tanner Brown is from Florence, Miss. Matt took the third place buckle in calf roping. Matt is the son of Louis and Janice Watt of Geiger. Photo submitted

University Charter School Volleyball


Date-Vs.-Location-Time
8-26 Greensboro JV UCS 4:30 PM
8-29 Linden V UCS 5 PM
9-3 Greene County V Greene County High School 5 PM
9-9 Choctaw County V UCS 5 PM
9-10 Demopolis JV Demopolis High School 4:30 PM
9-12 Hale County JV Hale County High School 5 PM
9-16 Greensboro JV Greensboro Middle School 4:30 PM
9-24 Linden V Linden High School 5 PM
9-26 Greene County V UCS 5 PM
9-28 Demopolis Tournament Demopolis High School TBD
10-1 Choctaw County V Choctaw County High School 5 PM
10-10 Hale County JV UCS 5 PM

The annual Marcus Campbell Future Star Basketball Camp was held June 26 and 27 at Sumter Central High School. Click on the photos below to enlarge.
Photos by Herman Ward, Jr. Assoc. Editor

Sumter Central 2019 Volleyball

8/22 5 PM CDT Linden High School Home
9/03 5 PM CDT at Linden High School Linden High School Gymnasium
9/05 5 PM CDT at Dallas County High School Dallas Co High School
9/10 5 PM CDT at Choctaw County High School Tiger Den
9/12 5 PM CDT at Greensboro High School Greensboro High School Gym
9/19 5 PM CDT Hatch, R.C. High School Home
9/24 5 PM CDT at Greene County High School Greene County High School Gym
10/01 5 PM CDT Greensboro High School Home
10/03 5 PM CDT Choctaw County High School Home
10/08 5 PM CDT Dallas County High School Home
10/10 5 PM CDT at Hatch, R.C. High School Eugene Mason Sports Arena
10/17 5 PM CDT Greene County High School Home

Sumter Central 2019 Varsity Football

8/23 7 PM CDT at Woodlawn High School Lawson Field Stadium
8/30 7 PM CDT Linden High School Legion Field
9/06 7 PM CDT at Greensboro High School Robert Lucky Football Field
9/13 7 PM CDT at Dallas County High School Dallas Co High School
9/27 7 PM CDT at Greene County High School Greene County High School
10/04 7 PM CDT at American Christian Academy ACA Football Field
10/11 7 PM CDT Montevallo High School Jaguar Stadium
10/18 7 PM CDT West Blocton High School Jaguar Stadium
10/25 7 PM CDT at Sipsey Valley High School Sipsey Valley High Football
11/01 7 PM CDT at Oxford High School Lamar Field

UWA 2019 Football Schedule


Sept.
7 Limestone home
14 Tusculum away
21 Valdosta St. away
28 Tuskegee home
Oct.
5 North Greenville
12 Shorter homecoming
19 Delta State away
26 West Georgia home
Nov.
2 Florida Tech away
9 Mississippi College home
16 West Florida away

University of Alabama 2019 Football Schedule


Duke 8-31
NM State 9-7
South Carolina 9-14
Southern Miss 9-21
Mississippi 9-28
Texas 10-12
Tennessee 10-19
Arkansas 10-26
LSU 11-9
Mississippi State 11-16
WCU 11-23
Auburn 11-30

University of Alabama 2019 Football Schedule


Oregon 8-31
Tulane 9-7
Kent State 9-14
Texas A&M9-21
MS State 9-28
Florida 10-12
Arkansas 10-19
LSU 10-26
Mississippi 11-2
Georgia 11-16
WCU 11-23
Alabama 11-30

Congrats to our new cheer squad!!! #DefendtheHill
YWE Varsity Cheer Squad
2019-2020
Jamiyah Drummond
Precious Lake
Ca’Myia Miller
Makayla Pearson
Timiya Nelson
Aprecious Holley
Sponsors: Raven Barber, Carla Lard, Ciera Winn

Jaguar fans to pack the house this Friday

By Rickitta Martin, SCRJ Sports Editor

The Lady Jaguars defeated Dallas County 65-25, in Greensboro. They advance to the championship game on today at 6 p.m. against the Greensboro Lady Raiders. Sumter Central varsity basketball team is hosting the Area Championship game this Fri., at 7 pm. The Jaguars will face the Greensboro Raiders. “We are asking all Jaguar fans to pack the Big House and wear all Red,” stated Coach Mitchell.

Sumter Central to host area tournament


The Jaguars won over Greensboro 43-33 and over Demopolis 49-35. The Lady Jags (18-3-0, 2-2-0) fell to Greensboro High School Raiders 45-68 on the 24th and won over Demopolis on Jan. 25, 55-48.
Sumter Central will host the boys area tournament. Feb. 5 will be Greensboro vs. Dallas and the winner of that game will face Sumter Central on Fri., Feb. 8. Jag’s Ladies will play Dallas County Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. in Greensboro.

More Wins from the Jags this week!

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Varsity Lady Jags won 63-17 over Dallas County Friday night, and again on Tuesday againts Aliceville5 6-28.
The Varsity Boys won 65-40 over Dallas County on Jan. 18 and 60-32 on Tues., Jan 22 vs. Aliceville. The Jaguars will play Greensboro Jan. 24 and Demopolis Jan. 25

Jags keep bring home the wins

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Sumter Central Boys Varsity team (13-3-0, 1-1-0) won over Greene County 58-35 Jan. 2, won over Thomasville 54-29, Jan. 4, won over Greensboro 59-55, Jan. 9, lost to Dallas County 61-65, Jan. 11, and won against Munford 82-62, Jan. 12.
The Lady Jags Varsity team won over Greene Co. Jan. 2 76-6, won over Thomasville Jan. 4 53-36, lost to Greensboro Jan 9 48-53, won over Dallas County Jan. 11 67-18, and over Munford, 57047, on Jan. 12.
The Jags play Dallas County again Jan. 18 and Aliceville Jan. 22.

Jags bring the heat with wins against Selma, Demopolis, and Thomasville

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
The girls (9-1-0) won over Demopolis 45-32, over Green County 66-17 on Dece. 15, and over Thomasville Dec. 18 53-48.
Jags (7-1-0) take on Demopolis High on Dec. 14 at home winning 76-62, Green County on the 15th winning 62-23, and fell to Thomasville on the 18th72-65.
The boys play at the Eufaaula Christmas tournament this weekend.
The girls will be at BallN Holiday Invitational on 12-27 (times to be announcemed).

Boys Varsity Jags win over Selma

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
The boys won Dec. 11 vs. Selma in a away game, 57-49. The Lady Jags fell to Selma, 60-40.
Next the Jags take on Demopolis High on Dec. 14 at home, Green County on the 15th, Thomasville on the 18th for the Eufaula Christmas Tournament, at Willis Valley Shootout on Dec. 20.

Lady Jaguars can’t lose; Win three more in a row: Munford, R. C. Hatch and Paul Bryant

Kendrick Turnipseed

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor, Photos from Sumter Athletics Updates @SCUPDATES on Facebook
The Jags (5-0-0) were at it again this weekend taking down Munford 75-20, and the girls taking them down 58-15.
The Lady Jaguars took out R. C. Hatch 57-46 and Paul Bryant 58-38.
December 3rd the Boys beat R. C. Hatch 64-60 and fell to Tuesday Paul Bryant 80-63. Top scorer for the Jags was Kedrick Turnipseed’s with 19 points.
Dec. 11 Jags take on Selma and Dec. 14 against Demopolis

Jags tear into R. C. Hatch and Selma

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Sumter Central, (2-0-0), spent the Thanksgiving week winning. The Jags beat R. C. Hatch in a preseason game 77-47 on 11-20 and then took out Selma on 11-23, 78-54.
Lady Jags took down R. C. Hatch in a preseason game 11-20, 54-40 and then Selma, 50-37, last Friday.
The Jags take on Munford Dec. 1 and R. C. Hatch again Dec. 3.

Sumter Central means business, beats Paul Bryant

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Sumter Central fell to Oxford the final game of the season, 41-16.
Meet the Jaguars will be this Thurs., Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. There will be a team introducion, a dunk contest, half court shot, and more with a small entrance fee.
Earlier in the season Sipsey Valley won, 41-22, West Blockton defeated Sumter Central Oct. 19, 38-18, Sumter fell to Montevallo Oct. 12, 38-24, lost to American Christian Academy Oct. 5, 53-12, lost to Greene County Sept 28, 32-30, won on Homecoming, Sept. 14, 30-22, over Dallas County, fell to Greensboro High Sept. 7, 14-40, Linden, 52-0 Aug. 31, and to Woodlawn, 21-12, on Aug. 24.

Meet the Jags Nov. 8th

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor

Sumter Central Boys Varsity team, 1-0-0, had a heart stopping opening game, winning 62-61 over Paul Bryant.  The Lady Jags, 1-0-0, tore into Paul Braynt as well with a , 59-15 win. Games up next are R. C. Hatch Tues., Nov. 20, Selma Nov. 23, Munford Dec. 1 and R. C. Hatch again Dec. 3.

Livingston Jr. High School undefeated 2018 season

Submitted by Coach Simuel Toole, III, and Coach Terry Levy
Livingston Jr. High School was undefeated, 5-0, the 2018 season. These are the results and dates as followed: Robert Brown Middle School 9-11-18,24-8, and 10-2-18, 18-12, Aliceville Middle school 9-18-18, 28-0, and 10-11-18, 46-30, and Choctaw County High School JV, 10-16-18, 28-0. “I just wanted to include I was very thankful and appreciative of the effort and support I got from players, my assistant Coach Levy, their parents, the community, the bus drivers who made sure we got to our destination safely and the wonderful staff of Livingston Jr. High School who had a part in keeping the players focused and on tasked. I want to include a special thanks to Principal Maye and Coach Scottie Jones for handling all athletic affairs concerning the players,” stated Coach Toole.

Jaguars play Yellowjackets for the last game of the season

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Jaguars will play Oxford’s Yellow Jackets for the final game of the season. Oxford is coming off of a 61-21 win over Gardendale high School. Sipsey Valley won, 41-22, over the Jags last Friday. West Blockton defeated Sumter Central Oct. 19, 38-18, Sumter fell to Montevallo Oct. 12, 38-24, lost to American Christian Academy Oct. 5, 53-12, lost to Greene County Sept 28, 32-30, won on Homecoming, Sept. 14, 30-22, over Dallas County, fell to Greensboro High Sept. 7, 14-40, Linden, 52-0 Aug. 31, and to Woodlawn, 21-12, on Aug. 24.

Basketball Season starts Nov. 16 for Varsity teams

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor

Varsity basketball starts Nov. 16 for both the boys and girls against Paul Bryant in a home game at 6 and 7 p.m. Scroll down for full schedules and don’t forget to email us your basketball schedules at scrjmedia@yahoo.com.

Jags Take on Sipsey Valley Bears Oct. 26

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
West Blockton defeated Sumter Central Oct. 19, 38-18. This week the Jags defend home turf again, against Sipsey Valley High’s Bears and take on Oxford’s Yellowjackets in the final game of the season Nov. 2nd. Sipsey Valley fell to Montevallo last week, 28-21.

Power to Play grant program
accepting applications

The Alabama Power Foundation’s Power to Play grant program is now taking applications in its fifth year of helping Alabama high schools increase students’ extracurricular participation. The program offers athletics and arts grants. Beginning this year, the grants are also available to middle schools.

Power to Play will award up to 36 grants of $2,500 each to schools throughout the state – up to 18 of those grants will go to athletics programs and up to 18 will go to arts programs.

Involvement in arts and music courses has been linked to higher standardized test scores, improved graduation and attendance rates and fewer disciplinary infractions.

“This program is unique because it reaches a diverse range of students by allowing schools to continue to offer programs in both athletics and the arts,” said Myla Calhoun, president of the Alabama Power Foundation.  “It’s imperative for us to invest in students in ways that represent the breadth of their interests. Investing in Alabama’s students is one of the most important steps we can take toward building a better Alabama.”

Public high schools and middle schools with 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches can compete for Power to Play grants. There are separate applications for arts grants and for athletics grants.

Power to Play grant applications are available now through Nov. 25. Grant applications will be reviewed by a foundation committee.

To learn more or to apply for a Power to Play grant, please visit www.powerofgood.com

Since its creation in 1989 with funds donated by shareholders, the Alabama Power Foundation has supported Alabama communities, educational institutions and nonprofits through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships using nonratepayer dollars.

Sumter Central takes on Monevallo this week

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
The Jags fell to American Christian Academy Oct. 5, 53-12. This week they take on Montevallo High School Bulldogs, who won last week’s game against West Blockton, 49-28. Sumter will take on West Blockton Oct. 19 in a away game.
Sumter Central lost to Greene County Sept 28, 32-30, won on Homecoming, Sept. 14, 30-22, over Dallas County, fell to Greensboro High Sept. 7, 14-40, Linden, 52-0 Aug. 31st, and to Woodlawn, 21-12, on Aug. 24.

Jag’s take on American Christian October 5th

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Sumter Central was just two points shy when they fell to Greene County, Fri., Sept 28, 32-30. This week they take on American Christian Academy, who are coming in off a win against Anniston High, 15-0. The Jag’s won on Homecoming, Sept. 14, 30-22, over Dallas County. The Class 4-A Jags fell to Greensboro High Sept. 7, 14-40, Linden, 52-0 Aug. 31st, and to Woodlawn, 21-12, on Aug. 24.

Sumter Central Volleyball Team

Front: Octashia Fitch, Shamiyia Atkins, Adrianna Fitch, Genesis Knighton, Jada Watkins; Middle: Nuri Hamidallah, Paris Henderson, Jamia Perry, Jasmine Dubose, Shamaury Walker; Back row: Treasure Davis, Trinity Gulley, Coach Stacie Pritchett, managers Nadia Oliver and Alexis Thomas. Not pictured Famauriyah Robinson and manager Nakira Walker. Submitted by Coach Stacie Lockhart Pritchett

Jag’s tear up Homecoming with a 30-22 win

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
Sumter Central’s Homecoming on Sept. 14 was a banner game, winning 30-22, over Dallas County. The Jags (1-0, 1-1) play old rivals this week, against Greene County High School, at home in York again this week.
The Class 4-A Jags fell to Greensboro Sept. 7, 14-40, Linden, 52-0 Aug. 31st, and to Woodlawn, 21-12, on Aug. 24.

Jags gear up for Homecoming

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor

Sumter Central is gearing up for Homecoming against Dallas County, who fell to Montevallo High School Bulldogs last week, 41-0.

The Jags fell to Linden Class 1-A, 52-0 Aug. 31st, and to Woodlawn 21-12 first game of the season on Aug. 24. 

Livingston Junior High School Mighty Tornadoes Football Team
Livingston Junior High School Mighty Tornadoes Cheerleaders

Tornadoes open up the season on Tues., Sept. 11 with a victory over Robert Brown Middle School Tigers, 24-8. Photos by Rickitta Martin, SCRJ Sports Editor

Sumter hosts Greensboro Raiders this week

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor

The Jags  fell to Linden Class 1-A, 52-0 Aug. 31st.  The Jags fell to Woodlawn 21-12 first game of the season on Aug. 24. This week the Jags go up against Greensboro, who won over Jemison 26-10 last Friday night.

UCS first ever athletic event

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor, photos from facebook.com/universitycharterschool

University Charter School’s first ever athletic game was the girls volleyball team playing against Hale County Middle School girls volleyball team on August 30th. The school turned out to cheer on the girls and Coaches Waddell and Law in a video on their Facebook page @universitycharterschool. “We are SO PROUD of these girls and Coach Waddell and Coach Law!” UCS invited the public, on their Facebook page, to the next game Wed., at 5 p.m. Scores unavailable at press time. UCS fell to Hale County in the first game of the season. Please send us your school’s sports events, stories, announcements and photos to scrjmedia@yahoo.com, attention Rickitta Martin, Sports Editor.

Sumter Central travels to take on Linden Friday

By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor
The Jags fell to Woodlawn 21-12 last Friday night. This week they will take on Class 1-A Linden High School in a away game in Linden.