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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Shelby County Reporter Predicts Breakeven Season for Rebels

AISA Football-Coosa Valley Academy (1A): With a new head coach in Steven
Mackin and assistant coach like Vince DiLorenzo, the team cannot help but
improve. I predict at least a 5-5 record, which will be a huge step
forward.-Cornerstone (1A): They made it to playoffs and lost in first round to
Lowndes. I predict the Rebels to go 7-3 this year if they can hang on to the
ball and have another shot at the playoffs.-Kingwood (2A): If they can play a
little defense, I see Kingwood going 9-1 and competing for the state
title.-Shelby Academy (1A): With arch nemesis Southern no longer in the mix, I
predict the Raiders will go 9-1 and make it to the state championship game.The
2006 football season for Alabama Independent Schools is already upon us.This
Friday night Coosa Valley Academy will play Central Christian at home;
Cornerstone Christian School will host Sumpter at home, Kingwood will travel to
Hooper Academy and Shelby Academy will travel to Alabama West Prep Academy.My
prediction for this first week of AISA regular season football is Coosa Valley
14, Central Christian 0; Cornerstone 21, Sumpter 7; Kingwood 35, Hooper Academy
0; and Shelby Academy 28, West Alabama Prep 0.

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Monday, August 21, 2006

DiLorenzo Joins CVA Football Staff

Former Gadsden High School and Spain Park High School head football coach Vince DiLorenzo has joined the CVA varsity football staff as an assistant. Read more details in this article from The Birmingham News.

Click here to read articles concerning DiLorenzo's departure from Spain Park: The Birmingham News and the Shelby County Reporter.

We wish Coach DiLorenzo and the rest of the CVA football squad much success this year.

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Passing of Stephanie Hughes

I received this e-mail message from a reader:

I thought I would let you know that Stephanie Hughes from Sycamore died a few weeks ago. I am not sure of the circumstances surrounding her death. She was in the class of 1993, but I am not certain if she graduated. She was married and had two children. I know that members of that class would want to know.

Our condolences go out to Stephanie's family.

CVA Booster Club Brick-a-thon

I received this e-mail message from Sheila Rich (class of 1982):

The CVA Booster club is doing a brick-a-thon. The bricks will be place in front of the school on the walkway. We are trying to get orders by next week to just get this started. The cost is $100 per brick and $50 for each additional brick within the same family. 3 lines with 14 characeters per brick.

If you are interested, e-mail me and I can put you in touch with Sheila. My address is MNPayne "at"

Friday, May 05, 2006

CVA Wins Game 2 Protest vs. Wilcox

According to this morning's edition of The Birmingham News:

"The AISA on Thursday upheld a protest by Coosa Valley Academy from Wednesday's Class 2A baseball playoffs, giving the Rebels a forfeit win over Wilcox Academy in the second game of the best-of-three series.

That win, combined with Coosa Valley's 3-2 win in game one, sends the Rebels (21-11) to the AISA Final Four in Selma. Coosa Valley will play Thursday at either 11 a.m. or 1 p.m., depending on the seeding in the four-team bracket."

Click here for the complete story.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

CVA Baseball: Game 2 Under Protest

As the reported this morning in The Birmingham News:

"Coosa Valley Academy and Wilcox Academy split a doubleheader in the AISA Class 2A state playoffs Wednesday in Harpersville, but the outcome of Wilcox Academy's 11-6 win in game two is in doubt.

Wilcox pitcher Chase Felts pitched six innings in the Wildcats' 3-2 loss in the opener, then two innings in relief in the second game to get the save.

Coosa Valley coach Kevin Oakes protested after Felts' first pitch in the seventh, claiming it violated the AISA rule that states a pitcher may pitch a maximum of seven innings or make two pitching appearances on consecutive days."

Thursday, April 27, 2006

CVA Baseball: More Pictures of 2006 Area Champs

Head coach Kevin Oakes and 2006 Seniors (L-R) Cooper Johnson, Gabe Goodson, Corey Dunsieth and Curtis Martin

(L-R) Head coach Kevin Oakes and junior centerfielder / pitcher Zac Taylor

CVA Basesball: 2006 2A West Area 2 Champions

The 2006 edition of the CVA baseball team won the Class 2A West Area 2 Championship this past week by beating Tuscaloosa Academy. The Rebels sport a 19-10 overall record (6-2 area) heading into Friday's Senior Night game versus Bessemer Academy.

Head coach Kevin Oakes (class of 1992) reports the Rebels "were down 4-2 in the bottom of the 7th, scored two to tie it, then won it in the bottom of the ninth on Zac Taylor's clutch two out, two strike RBI double off the left center field fence to score Corey Dunsieth."

CVA will host either Marengo or Wilcox next week in the semi finals on Wednesday and Thursday.

Kevin assisted with the varsity and junior varisity football teams this past fall and next year will be working full time at the school as a teacher, head baseball coach and assistant football coach.