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No. 5: Alfred Thomas, Sidney Lanier

Alfred Thomas’ high school career didn’t get off to the best start, but he’s sure gained momentum. The Sidney Lanier sophomore defensive end had a scare before his first high school game, but went into the season at full strength. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound prospect suffered ill effects to the heat in the week before the

Sidney Lanier High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Jackson High School 66-33

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:00 PM Jackson High School AWAY 33 Sidney Lanier High School HOME 66 Game Recap Lanier’s stifling full-court press led to a 19-point lead at halftime, and a 38-point lead after three quarters. The Poets will play the winner of Charles Henderson/Faith Academy at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in Dothan in

Blowout win sends Lanier to regionals

It was the first time this group of Lanier Poets have gone this deep in the postseason, but you couldn’t tell by their play. You’d expect an inexperienced group to come out with some nerves, but that couldn’t been further from the case as Lanier got ahead early and stayed ahead, defeated Jackson 68-33 in

Cramped at Crampon Bowl

The addition of a fifth high school football team using Cramton Bowl this fall has created a cramped playing schedule that forces each school to consider games on Saturday, an option the coaches adamantly oppose. Like it or not, the options are few. Starting this fall, each school has at least one Saturday game on

Lanier and Jeff Davis agree to football game!

Montgomery Public Schools athletic director Brandon Dean announced on Friday that Sidney Lanier and Jeff Davis have agreed to a Week 5 football game at Cramton Bowl. The decision was delayed as Lanier considered traveling to Enterprise the same week. This marks the first time since Park Crossing started varsity play in 2014 that all

Carver, Lanier to renew West Side Classic

After a two-year hiatus, the West Side Classic is back. Sidney Lanier and G.W. Carver, who didn’t play each other in football the last two seasons, will meet this fall as — once again — region rivals. The two will be reunited in Class 6A, Region 2 under the biennial reclassification announced Wednesday by the

Lanier has always had a hand in the Super Bowl

Famous players at Lanier abound, but two stand out in particular: Bart Starr and Richmond Flowers, Jr. Bryan Bartlett Starr was a Sidney Lanier athlete in the early 1950s. It would be in the NFL where Starr would make his mark. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 17th round in 1956,

Sidney Lanier High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Greenville High School 75-46

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:00 PM Sidney Lanier High School AWAY 75 Greenville High School HOME 46 Game Recap Lanier cruised past Greenville in the first round of the Class 5A, Area 4 tournament 75-46 on Thursday, setting up an area championship matchup with Brewbaker Tech on Saturday. “Everywhere we go from here is new

Sidney Lanier boys upset Brewbaker Tech to win area

Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:00 PM Sidney Lanier High School AWAY 69 Brewbaker Tech Magnet High School HOME 61 Game Recap Sidney Lanier head coach Brian Williams said everything his team does from now on will be a piece of history. His boys got to celebrate their first area basketball title under Williams on Saturday.