Shades Mountain Christian School

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Photo courtesy of Lora Vifquain.

The Shades Mountain Christian School (SMCS) athletics department coordinated a mission trip to Romania in June. The SMCS group consisted of 18 travelers including the athletic director, coaches, faculty, parents and nine student-athletes. Read more

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The name change will go into effect in July 2017 when the school moves to a new location in Pelham. Read more


Holland Bayles, a 2016 graduate of Shades Mountain Christian School, received the school's Good Citizen Award this year. She is the daughter of La Tanya Bayles and Ricky Bayles of Hoover. Read more


Shades Crest Baptist Church held its 16th annual High Country 5K race on April 9. Read more



Photo by Sam Chandler.

As a kid growing up in Cullman, Alabama, Walker Long’s athletic pursuits had always unfolded upon the canvas of a hardwood court or Little League diamond. Read more


Hoover Indoor Track

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Entering the indoor track and field season, Hoover head coach Devon Hind knew the key to a third consecutive state title rested in the status of his team’s health. Read more


Dylan Pausic

Photo by Sam Chandler.

Standing on the starting line at Oakville Indian Mounds Park on Nov. 14, Shades Mountain Christian senior Dylan Pausic knew the likely outcome of his final prep cross-country race. Read more


SMCS cross country

Photo by Sam Chandler.

Shades Mountain Christian’s youth cross-country team is teaching life lessons as well as running. Read more


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