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PA Boys fall to Eagles 57-34

PA’s Chandler Box (10) goes for a layup while Heritage Christian’s Ty Stoutermire defends.

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Heritage Christian started fast and finished fast, as the Eagles cruised to a 57-34 region win Monday night.
The Eagles jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead, as Tobias Stoutermire nailed two corner threes, followed by a three by Ty Stoutermire.
Pickens Academy got on the board with a jumper by Rafe Brown, cutting the lead to 9-2. A layup by Aidan Johnson would make the score 9-4 with 2:52 left in the first quarter, as Heritage went on a scoring drought.


Former PA student reconnects with third grade pen pal

Libby Baines (left) reconnects with her third grade pen pal at Samford University during freshman year.

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When Libby Baines was in third grade at Pickens Academy, in 2010, Mrs. Cynthia Colvin always assigned pen pals from a school in Birmingham called Advent Episcopal. Little did Libby know that she would reconnect with her pen pal 10 years later, as they both attend Samford University, where Baines is studying pre-pharmacy.


Pickens Academy throttles Meadowview Christian on homecoming

Jon Wesley Rye looks to elude tacklers on this way to the end zone for one of his four touchdowns on the night.

For all the trouble Pickens Academy had scoring through the first three games, the Pirates didn’t have to much trouble on Friday night.
“It was a big win for us,” Pickens Academy coach Scotty Pennington said. “It was a region win too. I talked to their coach last week and they (Meadowview) are just getting back to playing 11-man ball. They played 8-man for five years. They’re still trying to get used to it.”
Pickens Academy  jumped on Meadowview Christian early on homecoming and didn’t let up until the score was 61-8.


Pickens Academy bows out of playoffs at Lakeside


The Pirates traveled to Eufaula, Ala. on Friday, April 26 to take on the No. 1 seeded Lakeside School Chiefs in the second round of the AISA Class AA playoffs and were swept clean in Friday's two games by scores of 12-0 and 17-3. The loss ends the season for the Pickens Academy baseball team.

Lakeside School, 12

Pickens Academy, 0

South Choctaw knocks PA out of state championships

Pickens Academy head coach Wade Goodman huddles with his team in the state championships Friday in Montgomery.


The Lady Pirates started the state tournament strong on Thursday a week after afternoon, steamrolling Lowndes Academy 10-0 after winning the regionals comfortably last week. Then in the second game, against Edgewood — and as a matter of fact, for the rest of the tournament — the hitting woes reared their ugly head again. Shelby's pitching was downright dominant, as no opponent managed to hit a ball out of the infield all tournament, yet Pickens Academy still managed to lose two games because of their troubles at the plate.