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Wenonah 74, Homewood 60: Dragons defeat Patriots in Steel City girls showcase

Alexus Dye led her team in points, rebounds and what proved to be most important on Wednesday in a game that needed it — toughness. Slotted as a showcase at the Pete Hanna Center during the Steel City Invitational, the two elite girls teams met in“Battle of Lakeshore,” as Wenonah girls basketball coach Emanuel Bell termed the […]

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Birmingham City Schools taps Wenonah coach for system-wide athletic director post

Henry Pope will be named the next athletic director of Birmingham City Schools, according to multiple sources. Pope is currently one of the school system’s brightest young stars, splitting time as Wenonah’s athletic director, defensive coordinator on the football team and in the classroom as a math teacher. A spokesperson for BCS was not immediately […]

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Wenonah 13 – Beauregard (Opelika) 33

Wenonah on Thursday night chased Alabama football history on two fronts: the Birmingham school’s first state title, within reach at the Super 7, and a target just as elusive, maybe more – Beauregard running back La’Damian Webb. On this night, Webb won — leading Beauregard to a 33-13 victory in the Class 5A championship game at […]

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Wenonah 14, Briarwood Christian 8

With one leap, Xavier Stewart on Friday night catapulted Wenonah into next week’s Super 7 – one victory away from the school’s first-ever football state championship. Stewart intercepted a pass with 1:52 remaining to seal a 14-8 win against Briarwood Christian in the Class 5A state semifinals, igniting a celebration which is sure to encompass […]

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Coach Emanuel Bell fights lung cancer while pacing Wenonah sideline

At least he got his steps in –  a little over 10,000. Roughly half accumulated during Emanuel Bell’s first full-go coaching appearance this season at Wenonah. His first since being diagnosed with lung cancer in August. Bell, 61, knows his oncologist will disapprove of his decision to roam and yell from the sidelines against Ramsay, […]

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Wenonah 49 – Scottsboro 28

Wenonah’s Carlos Rogers threw for 341 yards and accounted for six touchdowns in a 49-21 victory over No. 1-ranked Scottsboro in the Class 5A quarterfinals. Rogers finished 10-of-17 passing for 341 yards, connecting four times with Demond Brown for 101 yards and three touchdowns. Telvin Miller added 30 carries for 173 yards and a touchdown […]

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Wenonah 42 – Brooks (Killen) 14

Wenonah gained control of Brooks on the opening snap of a 42-14 victory in Friday’s second round of the Class 5A playoffs. On the first play of the game, Wenonah quarterback Carlos Rogers connected with Will Moore for a 43-yard gain. The Dragons scored four plays later on a 14-yard pass from Rogers to JaDarius Redwine, […]

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#FaithNotFear: Wenonah Lady Dragons fight for fifth title as coach battles lung cancer

WENONAH, Ala. (WIAT) — The three-time state champion Wenonah girls basketball team is getting ready for a special season. To some players, this season represents the chance to win four in a row, but there’s something else making this year special. Something that’s been missing in the gym so far this year The Wenonah Lady […]

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Coach Emanuel Bell battles lung cancer, plans to coach this season

Longtime Wenonah girls basketball coach Emanuel Bell, one of Alabama’s most successful high school basketball coaches, is undergoing treatment for lung cancer, he announced Wednesday afternoon at Birmingham Basketball Media Day. Bell said his cancer is in stage four, but he’s hopeful of what he termed a miracle. “Well, you know, you have to have faith,” […]

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Wenonah 48 – Saint Clair County 0

Wenonah beat Saint Clair County 48-0, and ended their season with a 7-2 overall and 6-1 Region 5 record.  The Dragons are Region 5 Runner-up and will host a first round  playoff game at 7:00 pm, Friday, November 4th, 2016 at Wenonah Stadium

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