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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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wenonah 50 – Lee (Huntsville) 53

Wenonah needed one more shot. Lee-Huntsville made sure it didn’t happen.Trailing 51-50 with 20.4 seconds remaining, the Dragons were set to inbound the ball under its own basket and coach Audwin Howard designed a final play.A long pass went to Cameron Tucker, who dribbled into the front court and darted into the lane. Instead of […]

Wenonah girls #1 In AHSAA 5A Basketball

CLASS 5A 1. Wenonah (13-2) 2. Faith Academy (18-1) 3. Charles Henderson (16-3) 4. Brewbaker Tech (13-4) 5. Central-Tuscaloosa (14-5) 6. Sylacauga (14-3) 7. Mae Jemison (16-6) 8. Eufaula (14-2) 9. Fairview (16-6) 10. West Point (15-3) Others nominated: Arab (13-8), Carroll (15-3), Pleasant Grove (17-5 Complete article

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 […]

#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 […]

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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