The Selma High School Saints rolled into Jackson on Friday night for a showdown with the Class 4-A Aggies looking for their third straight road win. 

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The Selma High Saints defense showed it could match last week’s offense by thwarting several Shelby County drives that resulted in no points being scored in Friday night’s 12-10 win in Columbiana. 

Inspired with memories and love for fallen teammate Keon Hope, the Selma Saints marched into Marbury Stadium with locked arms in “three” across formations, symbolizing the jersey number of the former quarterback, who tragically died this week after suffering fatal injuries from an accident. The Saints took the field determined to perform accordingly and won […]

After a thrilling win against rival Selma Saints last week, the Southside Panthers had their first loss of the season to Greensboro High School Friday night. The Panthers had a steady first half against Greensboro, leading most of it. But Greensboro’s strong second half put them on top 32-20. The week before, the Southside High […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun The Morgan Academy Senators treated fans to another thrilling victory in 2020 football Friday night. After coming from behind to beat Wilcox Academy 41-37 on the road the previous week, the Senators held on to defeat the Clarke Prep Gators in a hard fought 37-34 contest on the road […]

The Selma Saints are grieving the loss of a fellow student, athlete and friend. Former Selma High School quarterback Keon Hope died Sunday night in a four-wheeler accident. According to his Facebook page, it was his birthday. Hope was a popular football player and a good student at Selma High and had transferred to Park […]

The Southside High School Panthers pulled out a win against in-town rival Selma High Saints 28-24 in a thrilling game at home Friday night. Sophomore quarterback Christopher Thomas scrambled out of pressure and found receiver Mariyon Johnson wide open in the endzone to give the Southside Panthers the upset over the visiting Selma High School […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun An interception by Cink Minter sealed a wild 41-37 come from behind 2020 season opening win for the Morgan Academy Senators over Wilcox Academy on the road Friday, Aug. 28. The win against the AISA Class AA Wildcats was the first for the AISA Class AAA Region 2 Senators […]

SELMA SUN STAFF REPORT  The Alabama High School Athletic Association has given the go–ahead for schools to host fall sports, but some school systems in Dallas County are still debating how to proceed as COVID-19 continues to spread.  Morgan Academy has already determined they will have fall sports and start playing games on time in August.  Selma City Schools hosted a Zoom meeting Tuesday night to get the […]

BY FRED GUARINO | Selma Sun Staff  The Morgan Academy Senators are getting ready for a fall 2020 football season.  In March, Morgan Academy closed its doors to in-person classes due to the coronavirus. Morgan Academy recently released plans to reopen for on-campus, in-person classes on Aug. 10. The Senators football team is already getting ready for […]

As Selma City Schools work toward a decision whether to hold fall sports in the COVID-19 pandemic, administrators are hosting a Virtual Chat and Chew on Tuesday evening to get the community’s input. A Zoom meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss fall sports and extracurricular activities with login information to be released […]

The Selma Athletics Department will hold a seafood boil fundraiser at Selma High School on June 6 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-order is encouraged by June 4 and can be placed by calling 334-431-7219. Orders can be purchased with cash or by Cashapp at $Seafoodexpress. The fundraiser will offer different kinds of meals, […]

Morgan Academy’s former head football coach and athletic director announced he has been named Prattville High School’s offensive coordinator. Prattville is in the AHSSA in the largest 7A division. Thacker announced he was leaving Morgan Academy in March, but wasn’t ready to confirm where he was headed. Morgan has named Danny Willis Raines as the new head […]

“We are excited to have Taylor Thomas as our new volleyball and softball coach,” Morgan Academy Headmaster Mark Knight said Wednesday, May 6. “She comes to us from the University of Alabama where she is completing her degree in secondary education and social science.” Knight said Thomas played softball at the collegiate level and has […]

Selma High School football standout La’chavious Simmons was picked in today’s NFL Draft to play for the Chicago Bears. Simmons, a Saints football player who graduated in 2015, was an offensive tackle at Tennessee State. He was chosen as the 227th NFL Draft pick for the Chicago Bears.

BY FRED GUARINO | Selma Sun Staff  “I feel like I got robbed.”  That’s how Morgan Academy pitcher Jeremy Lee described losing his senior year of baseball to the coronavirus that closed schools on March 19.  “It really stinks,” Lee said. “You work your whole life to play your senior year because it’s supposed to be your best […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun Morgan Academy has a new head football coach and athletic director with a proven record of winning. On Saturday, April 11, Morgan Academy Headmaster Mark Knight announced the hiring of Daniel (Danny) Willis Raines to the position. “I am excited to announce Danny Raines has accepted the position as […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun Morgan Academy headmaster Mark Knight announced Saturday that the school has hired Daniel Willis (Danny) Raines to the position of head football coach and athletic director. Knight said, “Coach Raines comes to Morgan from Headland High School, where he served as head football coach for three years. His team […]

BY TODD PRATER | Selma Sun Staff  Most major sporting events have been canceled due to the coronavirus except for some fishing tournaments that changed their size and format to prevent large crowds.  Saturday March 21, the XtremeBass Challenge came to Roland Cooper State Park. As it has been in the past, registration and weigh in was at the large pavilion. But unlike […]

Morgan Academy’s head football coach and athletic director is leaving Morgan Academy. Josh Thacker made the announcement Friday, March 20. Thacker said, “I will be coaching in the fall in the AHSAA” but would not confirm yet where. He said he will make the announcement shortly. “So many great memories with great people… Morgan wasn’t […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun Morgan Academy’s Jeremy Lee struck out 20 batters on the way to a 7-0 not hit win over Fort Dale at home on Tuesday, March 10. Morgan Academy varsity head baseball coach Stephen Clements said Lee mowed down 20 out of 22 batters of which he said, “Wow, unheard […]

BY TODD PRATER | Selma Sun Staff  Falconry has been called the sport of kings, but it was not always a sport. Using birds to hunt was a way to put food on the table. Using birds to hunt dates back 5,000 years and has again become a hobby and passion for many.   Over the […]

On March 16, the Selma Charity League will host a March Madness Bracket Competition at Tally-Ho Restaurant to benefit the Central Alabama Regional Child Advocacy Center. Specific details can be seen on the event page on Facebook. The event will take place after the 2020 March Madness selection. Submissions for selections are $10 and can […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun Ethan Cargill, a 6’3 200 lbs. senior at Morgan Academy signed a scholarship to play football for Huntingdon College, where he plans to major in physical therapy, on Tuesday, March 10. The son of Tina and Ray Cargill, Ethan, who played defensive end, defensive tackle, on the offensive line, […]

A schedule for the Selma High School Saints baseball team has been posted at the Selma City Athletics twitter page showing upcoming games to be played in March and April. Selma City Athletics also posted the schedule for the Lady Saints softball team starting on March 4 against Autagaville and ending on April 23 against […]

Morgan Academy Baseball and Softball Teams are in action this weekend in the 2020 Morgan Academy Pepsi Classic, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-29. Softball teams include North River, Patrician, Russell Christian, Southern, Clark Prep, Glenwood and Morgan. Baseball teams include Russell Christian, Bessemer Academy, Southern Academy, Cornerstone Christian, Clarke Prep, Tuscaloosa Academy and Morgan.

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“And a little child shall lead them.” Prophetic writings from biblical scripture that came to pass Friday at the AHSAA Southwest Regional semi-finals when the Selma Lady Saints basketball team defeated Gulf Shores 39-32 at Dunn-Oliver Acadome in Montgomery. Though not a little child, freshman forward Saryah Pope led the Saints in scoring and provided […]

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By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun The 2020 varsity basketball season ended for the Morgan Academy Lady Senators and Senators on Wednesday, Feb. 12, but not before both quads reached the Elite 8 of the AISA AAA Basketball Tournament at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex in Montgomery. The Morgan Academy varsity girls 7-14 overall lost to […]

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As survive-and-advance time has begun in high school basketball, the Selma High School Lady Saints dug deep to win a thrilling 32-29 defensive battle against the Hillcrest Patriots on Monday. The Lady Saints now set their sights on the Regionals with a 12 p.m. tip-off versus Gulf Shores High School at the Acadome on the […]

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On the Selma High School Lady Saints basketball team, Rodreckia Parker was inducted into the 1000 Point Club on Jan. 16. For the boys team, since beginning the new year with a road loss to 7A Prattville, the Selma boys basketball team have thumped area foe Wetumpka and toyed with two Dallas County competitors over the […]

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Adrian Holloway, a former baseball coach for Selma University, was recently named coach of Xavier University’s team in New Orleans. Holloway was head coach of the Selma University’s Bulldogs baseball program until the university’s athletics department was shut down in August 2019. According to a story by, Xavier University brought back its baseball program […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun Selma High School’s Jeremiah Wright, a 6’5”, 320 lb. offensive tackle, signed a scholarship to play football for Auburn University on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Upon signing, Wright said he thanked God, his family, his mother (La’ Tasha Roller), grandmother (Mary Wright), teammates and all those who recruited him, including […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun Morgan Academy senior pitchers Jeremy Lee and Matthew Davis early signed Division 1 college baseball scholarships on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Lee will play his college ball at South Alabama, and Davis will play for Arkansas Little Rock. Second-year Morgan Academy head baseball coach Stephen Clements said, “I just think […]

The Selma High School Saints football team lost their first playoff showing in four years Friday night to Hueytown High School 44-24. The Saints, under new head coach Will Gandy, pulled out a 6-4 season that led to their eligibility to make the AHSAA Class 6-A playoffs this season. The game was held at Hueytown. […]

The Selma High School Saints dominated the visiting Leflore Rattlers 32-6 in their regular season finale Friday night at Memorial Stadium. The Saints’ senior night took on the look of sibling night as brothers Javonte Stubbs and Devium Cunningham scored 14 of Selma High Schools’ 24 first-quarter points. The duo made big plays all over […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun The Meadowview Christian School Trojans closed out the 2019 season on the road Friday, Nov. 1 with a 68-0 loss at Crenshaw Christian Academy in a non-regional contest. The Trojans end the year with a 0-10 overall record and 0-5 in AISA Class A Region 2. Meadowview Christian School […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun The John T. Morgan Academy Senators closed out the 2019 season with a 42-13 win over non-regional opponent Cornerstone Christian School on the road in Columbiana, Friday, Nov. 1. With the win, the AISA AAA Region 1 Senators improved to 4-7 overall and remained 0-4 in regional play. The […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun Dallas County defeated the Ellwood Christian School Eagles 64-0, according to the scoreboard at the close of homecoming for Ellwood at Memorial Stadium in Selma on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31. There did appear to be another touchdown by the Hornets at the end of the game, but there was […]

Selma’s spring league football team, the Selma City Vikings, are gearing up for their second season with practice starting this month, and the team’s owners are looking to expand their presence in Selma. The Vikings’ season starts in March as part of the Amateur to Professional Developmental Football League and they’re looking for more players, […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun The Morgan Academy Senators went down to Tuscaloosa Academy 26-10 in their last regional contest of the season on the road Friday, Oct. 25. The loss dropped the AISA AAA Region 1 Senators at 3-7 overall and 0-4 in regional play. But more, the game saw the Senators’ star […]

By Fred Guarino The Selma Sun The Ellwood Christian Eagles fell on the road 64-12 at regional foe Linden on Thursday, Oct. 24. The Eagles scored on an 80-yard touchdown pass play from Emanuel Blanks to Edward Garner and a Garner 55-yard touchdown run. Ellwood is now 1-8 overall and 1-5 in Class IA Region […]