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Davidson 42, Foley 6: Warriors rebound from heartbreaking loss with impressive region win – al.com

September 03, 2016

Davidson coach Fred Riley had one big question following a heartbreaking three-overtime loss at No. 1 McGill-Toolen last week.

“I wanted to know if we were the type team that was capable of being a quality Class 7A playoff team or were we just a team capable of giving a good team a run for their money one week only,” Riley said.

via Davidson 42, Foley 6: Warriors rebound from heartbreaking loss with impressive region win – al.com.

SEC Announces ‘It Just Means More’ Campaign – LSUsports.net – The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics

September 02, 2016

The new 60-second spot is the culmination of an 11-day road trip spent gathering shots throughout SEC Country, featuring old barns, old cemeteries and even older libraries. From a small town square in Savannah, GA, to a chartered fishing boat in Orange Beach, AL, the campaign highlights what it truly means to be part of the SEC.

via SEC Announces ‘It Just Means More’ Campaign – LSUsports.net – The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics.

FOX10 Game of the Week features rivals Fairhope versus Foley – FOX10 News | WALA

August 27, 2016

FOLEY, AL (WALA) -It’s week two of high school football on the Gulf Coast and things heat up this week as area teams enter region play.  Our FOX10 Game of the Week for Friday, August 26, 2016 features long-time rivals, Fairhope and Foley.

It’s the Battle of 98 (US Highway 98) as the Pirates and Lions square off in this big Region-1, 7-A matchup.  The Lions came back from 11 points down to beat the Pirates with a “Hail Mary” pass on the last play of the game in 2015 so Fairhope comes into this game looking for redemption.

via FOX10 Game of the Week features rivals Fairhope versus Foley – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Foley legend Ken ‘Snake’ Stabler honored during gametime festivities | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

August 22, 2016

FOLEY, Alabama — A pair of ceremonies were held during Friday night’s season-opening contest on Lester Smith Field at Ivan Jones Stadium in Foley to honor Foley native Kenny Stabler.

A 1964 graduate of Foley High School, Stabler was named first team All-State in Class 3A in 1963, was named to the Orlando Sentinel’s All Southern Team in 1963 and participated in the 1964 Alabama High School All-Star game.

via Foley legend Ken ‘Snake’ Stabler honored during gametime festivities | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

‘A special place’ retires Ken Stabler’s high school football number | AL.com

August 20, 2016

Foley’s football game against Robertsdale on Friday night was the Lions’ season-opener, not their homecoming contest. But a homecoming of sorts took place at Ivan Jones Stadium during Foley’s 41-14 victory over the Golden Bears.

For the first time in its football history, Foley retired a former player’s jersey number – the No. 12 worn by Ken Stabler as the Lions’ quarterback from 1961 through 1963. After Foley’s current No. 12, Garrett Mayo, completes his prep career, no Lion will wear the jersey again.

via ‘A special place’ retires Ken Stabler’s high school football number | AL.com.

Ken Stabler to be Honored at Halftime of Foley High School Game on Friday

August 19, 2016

Kenny Stabler

The hometown of former Alabama quarterback Ken Stabler will honor the quarterback’s recent hall of fame induction during a football game at his alma mater on Friday night.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Ford Motor Company will pay tribute to the NFL legend at halftime of the Foley High School football game on Friday night. The ‘Hometown Hall of Famer’ program honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of the game with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities.

via Ken Stabler to be Honored at Halftime of Foley High School Game on Friday.

NFL, Alabama football legend Ken Stabler to be honored – FOX10 News | WALA

August 19, 2016

OBA Editor Note: We’ve checked and confirmed with the Stabler Family that this is the official Kenny Stabler Facebook page.

The “Pro Football Hall of Fame” is paying tribute to NFL legend Kenny “The Snake” Stabler Friday at his alma mater, Foley High School.

It’s all part of the “Hometown Hall of Famer” program.

It’s a national program that honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of the game.

via NFL, Alabama football legend Ken Stabler to be honored – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Check out Ken Stabler’s high school highlights before Foley retires his number on Friday night | AL.com

August 19, 2016

Stabler was a three-sport star for Foley. During his three seasons of varsity football with the Lions, Foley posted a 29-1 record and outscored its opponents 997-147. The only setback of Stabler’s prep football career came in a 20-14 loss to Vigor on Sept. 6, 1963, in his senior season.

The Foley Football History Project has put together a video tribute to Stabler that includes highlights of his high school career.

via Check out Ken Stabler’s high school highlights before Foley retires his number on Friday night | AL.com.

Baldwin’s First Catholic High School Opening Wednesday

August 17, 2016

Fairhope, AL — WKRG - School starts tomorrow for a landmark school in Baldwin County. Classes begin Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic High School. It’s the first Catholic high school in Baldwin County. Monday, I followed Principal as he gave each room a final inspection and checked items off his list. The first day will only be a half day welcoming just 100 students enrolled so far.

via Baldwin’s First Catholic High School Opening Wednesday.

Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

August 16, 2016

FOLEY, Alabama — Foley High School will retire Kenny Stabler’s 12 jersey number in a special halftime ceremony during the Lions home opener versus Robertsdale on Friday on Lester Smith Field at Ivan Jones Stadium in Foley. Game time is 7 p.m.“

This is something that has never been done before at Foley High School,” FHS Principal Russ Moore said. “It’s just something nice that we can do for the family and for the community. We want to do something to focus on the positives and there are plenty of positive things to focus on.”

via Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Baldwin County Teachers Ready for New Year, Challenges

August 13, 2016

Much like a pep rally to motivate a high school sports team, Baldwin County teachers are getting ready for a new school year.

“Being a teacher is the best job to have,” says Laura Morin from Magnolia School. Marybeth Green from Foley Intermediate agrees, “We have such a huge impact on the children that are coming into our school every day.”

via Baldwin County Teachers Ready for New Year, Challenges.

Homeowners would foot bill for 22% of money if Special Tax District formed | The Islander

August 10, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – When and if a vote comes on a Special Tax District in the Gulf Shores High School feeder pattern, citizens who are residents of the district will contribute 22 percent of the total collection.“

For roughly every $1 homesteaded property owners put in, investment and second home and commercial property owners put in $4,” Kevin Corcoran of the Education Advisory Task Force said.

Some of those same citizens paying the proposed 3 mills on the homes they live in will also be some of those who own other properties making up 78 percent of collections on the proposed new levy.

The average cost to homeowners in Gulf Shores would be about $70 annually and in Orange Beach the extra millage would average about $104 per years.

via Homeowners would foot bill for 22% of money if Special Tax District formed | The Islander.

Baldwin County schools to use Chromebooks | WPMI

August 10, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — As Baldwin County students head back to the classroom, they will see a bit of a tech upgrade.

Earlier this year the Baldwin County School System chose to do away with Apple laptops and replacing them with Google Chromebooks. It’s a change school officials say was better for teachers, students and the budget.

“We phased the Macbook out,” said Eddie Tyler, Baldwin County School Superintendent. It was a financially sound decision to do that. We saved millions of dollars from local funds and the Chromebook is more web based and better geared to instruction in the classroom.”

via Baldwin County schools to use Chromebooks | WPMI.

First Catholic High School in Baldwin Co. unveiled | WPMI

August 08, 2016

A historic day in Baldwin County as the first Catholic High School officially opens.

It was a packed house as church leaders, students and parents gathered for a dedication ceremony.

The public got its first look inside St. Michael Catholic High school Saturday morning.

Archbishop Thomas Rodi was on hand to bless the school and pray for a bright future.

via First Catholic High School in Baldwin Co. unveiled | WPMI.

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