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Athens High School (Athens, Alabama)

For high schools named Athens, see Athens High School (disambiguation).

Athens High School is the only high school in the Athens City Schools System. It is located on US Highway 31. Its mascot is the Golden Eagle. Current Principal: Chris Bolen

Sports

Soccer

The Lady Golden Eagles have gone to the final four five years in a row and went on to win second in the state in 2012. They will play the final four game for the 2013 season tomorrow, and if they pull out the win, will undoubtedly win the state championship. Finger Crossed. (They Won)

Football

The school won the 2006 state championship, the third in the school's history (also 1975, 1976).

Softball

In 2005, the Lady Eagles won area competition and went on to the state championship where they took home third place in 5A play. In 2010, the Golden Eagles won the state championship, scoring two upsets over top-ranked Mortimer Jordan High School in the finals.

Basketball

Keith Askins is a retired NBA basketball player for Miami Heat. Also, more recently, Richard Hendrix is a NBA power forward for the Golden State Warriors from Athens High.

Swimming

In 2011, the Women's 200 yard Freestyle relay of Mallory Underwood, Jessica Lambert, Lindsey Martin, and Ellen Haapoja took home third place at the Alabama High School Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships. The relay came in with a time of 1:41.85, finishing behind the women's relays from 6A school Hoover and fellow 5A school St. Paul's Episcopal.

At the 2012 Alabama High School Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships, Mallory Underwood placed first and second in the 200 yard Individual Medley (2:07.17) and 100 yard Breastroke (1:07.24), respectively. The Women's 200 yard Freestyle relay of Kobie Melton, Lindsey Martin, Ellen Haapoja, and Mallory Underwood took home third place in the state with a time of 1:41.66 as did the women's 200 yard Medley relay of Lindsey Martin, Mallory Underwood, Katelynn Melton, and Ellen Haapoja with a time of 1:52.39. Overall, the Lady Eagles finshed 7th in the state of Alabama.

Band

In 2010, The AHS Golden Eagle marching band won state in the Pride of Hayden Marching Festival. Also, they won all trophies in their second competition and 8th in their third at Jacksonville State University. It was against many 6A bands. In 2011 they placed second in the Hayden division. Euphonium player Ben Williams won the best soloist award and won a scholarship. The band also won second in their second competition of the year and second again in their third competition. They also have a drumline consisting of 5 basses, 3 snares, 2 tenors, and a front ensemble. The drumline also had an indoor drumline in 2011 consisting of 4 basses, 2 snares, 2 tenors, and a pit. The band also has an auxiliary section, including color guard and majorettes. The 2010 and 2011 Drum Major was Kayla Flannagan. The 2010 and 2011 assistant drum majors were Connor Watkins and Emily Leopard. The 2012 drum majors are Emily Leopard and Joanna Thompson. The band instructors are Steve Williams, Roy Adams, and Ryan Nix.

JROTC

Athens High School is the only school in Limestone County to have a Junior ROTC program. They have a Saber Honor Guard, Rifle Team, Drill Team, and Raider Team. Founded in the mid-1970s, it has grown to be a very illustrious program led by U.S. Army Colonel Eli Ballard (Retired, Special Forces), who is the Senior Army Instructor (SAI); Chief Warrant Officer IV James Chambers supports COL Eli Ballard as the Army Instructor (AI). The current battalion commander for the Golden Eagle Battalion is Cadet Ashli Morris.

Notable alumni

External links

  • Athens High School

Coordinates: 34°48′14″N 86°56′53″W / 34.804°N 86.948°W / 34.804; -86.948

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