Trying to estimate how much time his daughter has spent on golf courses over the years, Chris Eddy gave up and simply provided the easy answer.
“Too many to count.”
Probably true, but the time was obviously well-spent.
Arin Eddy dedicated a large portion of her youth to golf, and because of the numerous hours committed to the game, the Hartselle High senior will have her college education paid for because of the game she loves.
Eddy signed a National Letter of Intent with the Samford women’s golf program Monday. The scholarship covers the entire cost of her college education.
Eddy has become a well-known figure in the high school golf ranks in recent years, playing a prominent role for a Hartselle girls golf program that has won four straight Class 5A state titles. Eddy is a two-time Daily prep girls golfer of the year selection, earning that honor in 2010 and 2012.
New book highlights Brewer program: A new book released by Huntsville author Matthew Pierce highlights the recent struggles and adversity faced by Brewer’s football program.
In the book, “Ghosts in the Hills: A Forgotten Team and a Season of Survival,” Pierce followed Brewer’s football program through the entire 2011 season, a campaign where the Patriots finished with an 0-10 record.
Starting with preseason practice in August 2011, Pierce trailed Brewer’s football program until the season finale in late October, documenting the emotional struggles faced by players, coaches and fans as the Patriots worked tirelessly to change the culture of a program with a long history of disappointment.
Brewer, which played its first season in 1972, only has experienced nine winning seasons and has a 124-289-1 all-time record with four postseason appearances. The Patriots have won 22 games since 2000.
The book is available at Oh’Bryans in Hartselle and the Shak in Florette.
This past season, Brewer’s football program showed signs of improvement under first-year coach Dan Styles, finishing with a 2-8 record.
Football recruiting: A pair of area football players have given commitments to Division I programs.
Austin linebacker Lamont Crittendon has given a commitment to Murray State, while Austin defensive back Greg Willard has given a commitment to Jacksonville State.
Crittendon was team captain for an Austin squad that finished the season with an 8-3 record. The fiery linebacker led the Black Bears with 111 tackles.
Willard, who played started at cornerback, finished with 37 tackles, nine pass break-ups, one interception and three blocked punts.
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