Ad Spot

BJHS captures 7th straight title

There must be something in the water in Madison County.

This weekend, the Bob Jones Patriots’ boys’ swim team captured the Class 6A state title at the University of Alabama Aquatics Center for the seventh year in a row.

With the win, Bob Jones equaled Huntsville’s seven-year run from 1977-83 as the second-longest championship streak in state swimming history.

Another school in the county, Grissom, owns the longest streak with 13 in a row from 1984-96.

Bob Jones finished with 300 points, followed by Auburn with 254 and McGill-Toolen with 194 points.

Phil Deaton led the Patriots by winning two events and setting a state record along the way.

Deaton won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.19 seconds and the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 50.65 seconds.

The Patriots won the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:13.29 and the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:27.90.

The Patriots finished second in the 200-yard medley relay.

Scott von Jouanna took second in the 50-yard freestyle, second in the 100-yard freestyle,

The Hoover Bucs captured their first girls’ state title, while Grissom finished second.

Bob Jones head coach Mike Gunner said North Alabama has become known as having some of the strongest swimming programs in the state because of the pride that is instilled in the athletes at the school level.

“People want to represent their schools and swimming is something they can do and be proud of,” Gunner said.

And although many schools across the state have recently begin swimming and diving programs, it’s the number of kids and number of meets North Alabama teams have that sets them apart.

“You’ll see a lot of schools come in here with some great athletes, but it’s the depth that wins,” Gunner said.

Madison

Emergency Water Outage – Highland Drive

Harvest

Moore performs in ‘Tinker Bell,’ works with models and Sparkman photographers

Madison

School board expected to vote on elementary rezoning plan tonight

Madison

Trash Pandas drop inaugural game 6-1 in Chattanooga

James Clemens High School

Chase Lynn’s work on Heritage Church campus secures his Eagle rank

Madison

Madison County Sheriff’s Office charges man for making school threats

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 5, 2021

Madison

New traffic signal at County Line Road and Old Highway 20 set for activation

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones students gain perspective, win awards at HOSA conference

Madison

Trash Pandas season opener rained out

James Clemens High School

Gohlich restores refuge nature trail to earn Eagle rank in Boy Scouts

Bob Jones High School

Legere, Lott, Prater and Sullivan rank academically in Calhoun’s Top Ten

Madison

Madison City Schools hit with cybersecurity threat

Madison

Student families take a moment to thank teachers this week

Madison

American Legion hosts 2 baseball activities for youth

Madison

Madison woman dies in Limestone wreck

Digital Version

Check out the 2021-22 edition of “Explore Huntsville-Madison”

Madison

Heritage claims kudos at FIRST LEGO League Challenge

Madison

Huntsville-managed moon rocket arrives at Kennedy Space Center

Bob Jones High School

Madison students earn corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship

Madison

Downtown Rescue Mission breaks ground on new store in Madison

Madison

I-565 interchange at Town Madison and Toyota Field now open

Madison

Paving at Intergraph Way and Lime Quarry Road

Discovery Middle School

State championship proves easy victory for Discovery Scholar’s Bowl Team

x