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Wenonah 38, Woodlawn 12: Dragons roll up 307 yards

Carlos Rogers ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more and Keontay Jones added 165 yards on 16 carries as No. 6 Wenonah (2-0, 1-0) opened Class 5A, Region 5 play with a 38-12 victory over winless Woodlawn (0-3, 0-1) tonight. Rogers, who accounted for three touchdowns in last week’s victory over Midfield, ran […]

Wenonah 39, Midfield 12: Dragons QB Carlos Rogers accounts for 3 TDs

Wenonah continued earned a dominating victory over rival Midfield 39-12 on Friday afternoon in the high school opener for both teams. Kicking off at 11 a.m. due to Thursday night’s weather postponement, the Dragons put the Patriots to sleep quickly and efficiently. Wenonah, last year’s Class 5A state runner-up, had shut out the Patriots (0-1) […]

Avoid defenders? Not Carlos Rogers, Wenonah’s QB

arlos Rogers prefers to deliver hits as opposed to taking tackles. That makes this Wenonah standout one of the Birmingham area’s toughest quarterbacks. Rogers may also be the most accomplished area quarterback whose Friday night heroics are unsung. After all, Rogers led Wenonah last season to the Class 5A state championship game with his usual […]

Coach Bell gets ASHOF award while battling cancer

The last year has been an emotional roller-coaster for Wenonah girls basketball coach Emanuel Bell. Doctors diagnosed Bell with lung cancer last fall, and he coached through the treatments and led the Dragons to a fourth straight AHSAA Class 5A championship – thanks to a last-minute rally in the state final against Charles Henderson. Now, […]

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Wenonah places 3 on ASWA All-State girls basketball team

Four-time Class 5A defending champion Wenonah placed three players on the Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State girls basketball team. Alexus Dye, Faith Reynolds and Jayla Morrow all earned spots on the team while Wenonah’s Emanuel Bell was selected Class 5A Coach of the Year. Dye was named to the first team, Reynolds the second team […]

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Alabama vs Mississippi All Star Games @ Alabama State March 17th

Alabama signees Alex Reese of Pelham and Herb Jones of Hale County are part of Alabama’s roster for the 27th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star games. The girls-boys doubleheader will be played March 17 at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the campus of Alabama State in Montgomery. The girls tip at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 7. […]

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Wenonah rallies past Chas Henderson to win 4th straight 5A girls championship

Charles Henderson had Maori Davenport. Wenonah had championship poise. The Dragons (30-3) rallied from a five-point deficit in the final minute to win a fourth straight Class 5A girls championship by beating Charles Henderson 55-52, enduring a virtuoso performance by Davenport, the Trojans’ 6-foot-4 sophomore center. RELATED: Read about Emanuel Bell’s cancer fight RELATED: See today’s […]

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Wenonah Girls 55 – Chas Henderson (Troy) 52

For months, Wenonah’s Emanuel Bell fought stage 4 lung cancer while issuing simple instructions to his girls: No more tears. Don’t worry baby, Bell, in his raspy, baritone voice, told his players, as well as legions of people that love him. He was going to beat cancer, like so many girls basketball teams he faced […]

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Wenonah Girls 67 – Fairview (Cullman) 46

 4:00 PM Girls Basketball Final Wenonah 67 Fairview 46 Complete Box Score » Something had to give. The Class 5A Northwest Regional final pitted a three-time defending state champion against a team on a 14-game winning streak. In a matchup of teams not accustomed to losing, No. 2-ranked Wenonah knocked off No. 10 Fairview 67-46 […]

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Wenonah Girls 59 – Mae Jemison (Hunts) 37

Things appeared to be going according to plan for Wenonah. The Dragons quickly built a double-digit lead – thanks to three early 3-pointers – and started to pull away from Mae Jemison in a girls Class 5A Northwest Regional semifinal at Tom Drake Coliseum in Hanceville. RELATED: See today’s live updates But Mae Jemison then […]

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