Sam Chandler

Sam Chandler, a sports writer for Starnes Publishing since October 2015, won first place in the Best Sportswriter competition and the current events on-site competition for the 2017 Southeast Journalism Conference. more

Feb 24, 2017 9:47 PM

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Hoover alumnus Christon Taylor recognized by Gulf South Conference. more

Dec 27, 2017 7:33 PM Hoover 1 Comments


Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Charles Burkett and his Hoover High boys enter the season with a clear goal in mind. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:53 PM Sports


Photo by Todd Lester.

Spain Park boys basketball adapts amid roster turnover. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:48 PM Sports


Photos by Sam Chandler.

Michael Zelwak stood under the pavilion at Veterans Park outfitted in a black running cap and a long sleeve T-shirt, its cuffs pulled to three-quarters length as he prepared to address his team. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:46 PM Sports


Photo by Ted Melton.

Jalen McMillan has penchant for producing big plays for Jags. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:42 PM Sports


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Hoover alumnus primed for comeback year at UF. more

Sep 26, 2017 5:31 PM Sports 1 Comments

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Photo by Kyle Parmley.

Supporters have created a Stand UP for Ben event Monday in the aftermath of Ben Abercrombie’s severe neck injury in Harvard's football game last Saturday. more

Sep 22, 2017 12:20 PM News

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Photo by Ted Melton.

Jags senior Braxton Barker will start at quarterback — just like his dad once did. more

Aug 22, 2017 8:43 PM Sports

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Photo by Sam Chandler.

Boys cross-country team aims to make a leap for Spain Park. more

Aug 22, 2017 8:32 PM Sports


Photo by Sam Chandler.

Devon Hind’s dream is simple. Before he retires as Hoover High School’s head cross-country coach at some future juncture, he wants his girls team to win a state title. more

Aug 22, 2017 8:29 PM Sports


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Spain Park alumna Simone Charley scores and soars at Vanderbilt. more

Jul 26, 2017 7:46 PM Sports

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Photo by Kyle Parmley.

Jags’ Henze and Bucs’ Abercrombie to team up at Harvard. more

Jul 26, 2017 7:44 PM Sports

Jags need headliners to spur young team in 2017. more

Jul 26, 2017 6:56 PM Sports

Hoover resident Walt Barnes inducted into Samford Athletics Hall of Fame this May. more

Jul 26, 2017 6:47 PM Sports


Photo by Sam Chandler

Sharena Williams sat on a step a few feet away from the track at Brock’s Gap Intermediate School as the blue skies overhead turned gray. more

Jul 26, 2017 6:44 PM People

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

The fundraiser event also includes a 1-mile fun run and silent auction. It is hosted in loving memory of Lori Johnson. more

Jul 26, 2017 6:03 PM People


Photo by Sam Chandler.

The AHSAA State Indoor Track and Field Championships will be Feb. 3-4 at the Birmingham CrossPlex, and Hoover High School head coach Devon Hind expects his teams to be in the hunt for at least one blue trophy. more

Jan 30, 2017 5:29 PM Sports

Spain Park cross country

Sam Chandler

Spain Park's Mary Katherine Tedder captured fourth as an individual in the varsity girls race. more

Sep 27, 2016 4:23 PM Sports

Hoover Spain Park 2015 reg season

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Hoover will try to correct the mistakes from its previous loss to crosstown rival Spain Park in Friday night's semifinal. more

Nov 19, 2015 6:06 PM Sports


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On a brisk, fall Thursday evening at the Hoover Met in a game designated as a Great American Rivalry, Spain Park broke the streak. more

Oct 2, 2015 4:36 AM Sports

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