By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Reporter
ALABASTER- Feb. 9 was the culmination of a long journey for Melvin Owens and his family. Owens, a Thompson High School senior, signed a letter of intent to play football for Mississippi Valley State University in the fall
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By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – Before he even entered elementary school, Kyle Sample saw Thompson High School’s Larry Simmons Stadium, and immediately knew where he wanted to play one day.
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on January 30, 2015 11:07 AM, updated January 30, 2015 1:24 PM
Franklin Delano Roosevelt had his first 100 days in office as one of the greatest Presidents in American history. New Thompson football coach Mark Freeman has to work a lot faster than that. The six-time state champion coach will be knee deep in spring practice prep by the time his first 100 school days are up.
Freeman was hired with great fanfare by Alabaster City Schools on Dec. 12. His first day on the job was on Jan. 5. That means he’s had 20 school days to build his new team at Thompson. His actions so far could serve as a case study for program building.
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The QBC will be taking nominations in October for the 2015 Officers: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary. Voting will occur the first meeting in November.
Membership and Voting
Any person shall be eligible for membership in this Association. A member shall be entitled to one vote. Any person may become a member by completing a membership form and paying the required dues as set by the THSQBC Executive Board per Article IX.
Voting privileges are only permitted by those that are currently paid members. Those who participate in voting MUST be present. The Secretary will have a list of all paid members.
All meetings are open to the general public; however, only current members in good standing (paid dues, civility, etc) will be entitled to vote. Participation in the organization’s decisions, the affairs of THSQBC, or hold office therein is reserved only for members in good standing.
The Executive Board shall consist of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. A member must have served at least one year on a standing committee prior to being able to qualify for an Executive Board position.
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor; ALABASTER REPORTER
ALABASTER – The Thompson High School varsity football team will roll out the red carpet – or at least red end zones – as it hosts its first home game of the year against Hoover on Sept. 19.
Crews recently finished major upgrades at Larry Simmons Stadium off Thompson Road, and the stadium has already seen some football action over the past few weeks.
“We’ve had a middle school, junior varsity and ninth-grade game there already, and everything went great,” Alabaster School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers said on Sept. 11. “It was exciting to see the students out on that field the other day. There’s a lot of excitement, and there’s more to come.”
The Alabaster School Board voted unanimously during a May meeting to accept an about $1.4 million bid from the Bessemer-based Coston Contractors to make significant upgrades to the stadium.
The project added a synthetic turf field in place of the natural grass field previously at the stadium. The new field, which includes both soccer and football lines, features bright red end zones reading “Thompson” and “Warriors” and a red arrowhead logo at the center of the field.
The project also removed of the current press box on the visitors’ side and constructed a new five-room press box above the home stands, which is the side closest to Thompson Road.
Construction crews installed the press box on Aug. 5, and removed the old press box earlier in the summer.
Crews repainted the field house, added bricks around the steel columns on the outside of the field house and added a dedicated sports medicine training room. A new scoreboard, 25-second clock and goal posts also were installed on the football field.
Stadium upgrades also included seal coating and restriping the asphalt track, reconstructing track accessories such as the long jump pad and improving the stadium’s drainage. The drainage improvements helped eliminate “Lake Thompson” in Thompson Intermediate School’s back parking lot, which Vickers said frequently flooded during heavy rainfalls.
The Thompson-Hoover varsity football game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19.
Please come out and support your WARRIORS as they take on the Spain Park Jags!!!
Directions from I-65 N
Follow I-65 N to Valleydale Rd. Exit 247
Turn Left onto Valleydale Rd. 3.7 mi
Turn Left onto Jaguar Dr
SEE YOU AT THE GAME.