SAINT JAMES TROJANS

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JANUARY

   JAN    1               HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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   JAN    4   1986    The Saint James Boys Varsity Basketball team won its first ever game against Alabama Christian in the Tine W. Davis gymnasium (the gymnasium where
                               Alabama Christian College {now Faulkner University} played) with a thrilling 51 - 49 victory which started the Trojans on a 13 game winning streak.

                   2005    Elizabeth Richards scored 32 points, the 28th point being her 1000th career point, with 21 of those coming on 7 three point field goals as the Lady Trojan
                               basketballers defeated Brewbaker Tech 64 - 39.

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   JAN    6   2006    Kelly Michelle Lewis converts NINE three point shots, tying a Saint James Varsity Girls' basketball record.  Kelli Christian adds FOUR to make a total of
                               13 - another girls' school record - as Saint James travels to Trinity and defeats the Lady Wildcats 51 - 36.    39 of the total of 51 points for the Trojans were
                               scored from behind the "arc".

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   JAN  13   2004   Adam Mills converted TEN three point shots, a school record, unofficially only missing 2, as part of his career high thirty points, as the Trojans broke open a
                              close game in the second quarter on the way to defeating the Tallassee Tigers 76 - 49.

                   1995   Jan Shearer became the second girl in Saint James history to score 1000 career points in basketball as she converted a three point play at the beginning of the
                              game en route to a 57 - 44 victory over the Calhoun Lady Tigers.

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   JAN  23   2007   Kelly Michelle Lewis hit a three pointer early in the second half for her 1000th, 1001st, and 1002nd career points as the Lady Trojans defeated the Beulah
                              Lady Bobcats 68 - 37.  She ended up with 27 points on the evening, leading Saint James to victory.

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   JAN  26   2008   Chase Eley set a new record for most three-pointers in a season by a Saint James Varsity Boys Basketball player by connecting on his 51st (breaking the old
                              record of 50 set by Adam Mills in 2004-05).  The Trojans were defeated by Montgomery Academy 58 - 47.

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   JAN  29   2011   Allison Lewis nailed TEN three pointers for her total of 30 points in a Saint James 65 - 21 road victory over the Tallassee Lady Tigers.  This feat not only set
                              a girls' school record, but tied the boys' school record of ten as well. Allison broke the record of nine which was co-held by her older sister, Kelly Michelle,
                              and by Hillary Barnes, whose younger sister Hayden played on the Varsity team as well.
 
   JAN  30   1998   Meredith Darneille reached the 1000 career basketball point plateau as she led the Trojans to a 61 - 51 home victory over Alabama Christian.

                   2012   Saint James earned #1 Top Play(s) on ESPN SportSCenter.  In a home basketball game against Saint Jude, Slade Methvin fired a desperation side-armed 90
                              foot shot at the end of the first quarter which connected, and then C.J. Duncan tossed in a 45 foot jump shot less than a second before halftime.  However, the
                              two long shots were not enough as the Pirates defeated the Trojans 66 - 63.  The shots were filmed by WSFA 12 photojournalist John Shyrock and were placed
                              on the local website and forwarded to ESPN for their SportSCenter coverage.  The link is available at:
                              http://www.wsfa.com/story/16651232/st-james-players-1-sportscenter-play

   JAN  31   2009   Chase Eley scored 24 points, including his 1000th point, and broke his own school record with his 62nd three pointer of the season as the Trojans defeated
                               Highland Home 61 - 49.  He and Chase Christian both broke 1000 points in the same season, becoming the first Trojan teammates to do so.  The game was also
                               the first "Coaches for Cancer" effort at Saint James, as donations were accepted and a portion of the admission was donated to the American Cancer Society.
                               First year coach Vincent Royals was instrumental in making Saint James basketball a part of the Coaches for Cancer nationwide program.

                   2014    On the 25th anniversary of her graduation in 1989, Leslie Claybrook returned to Saint James to be honored for her high school accomplishments and her college
                               and beyond career - including an associate commissioner in the SEC over women's basketball.  Saint James' girls upset previously 19 - 1 Trinity 52 - 47 and the
                               boys completed a season sweep of Trinity with a 50 - 39 victory on Senior Night 2014.  Click HERE for more information.

FEBRUARY

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   FEB    2   2004    Hillary Barnes reached the 1000 career basketball point plateau, actually, the 1004 point plateau, becoming only the second Saint James player to score 50 in a game,
                               as she tallied 50 against the LAMP Golden Tigers in an 82 - 13 victory.  She also set the school girls' record with NINE three point baskets, just one short of the
                               overall school record set by Adam Mills several weeks before.   (The record was broken in 2011.)

                   1996    Robb McGaughey reached the 1000 career point mark in basketball in a 76 - 71 loss at Trinity.  His celebration was delayed until two games later, the next home game,
                               against Alabama Christian.  McGaughey would return home to coach the Junior Varsity Boys basketball team in the 2007-08 season and would coach various teams at
                               Montgomery Academy several years later.

   FEB    3   2007    Saint James seniors Kevin Hale and Elizabeth Alter pulled off a double championship in Long Jump, each winning at the 2007 1A-4A State Indoor Track meet at Priceville.
                               Their finishes helped the STJ boys finish 9th overall, and the STJ girls finish 4th at the state meet.  Hale's jump was 20' 2.75" and Alter's was 15' 8".  This would be the last
                               Indoor Track meet in Alabama until the new Crossplex facility would be completed in Birmingham and ready for the 2012 Indoor Track Season, which actually would begin
                               in December 2011.

   FEB    4   2012    As part of the first State Indoor Track Championship (after a four year hiatus) held at the newly-built Crossplex in metro Birmingham, Saint James' Taylor Duncan broke
                               three of her own school records over the weekend in the 800, 1600, and 3200 meter runs while finishing in the top 4 statewide (1A-4A) in each event.  She led the Lady
                               Trojans to a tenth place finish with 17 of the 19 team points.

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   FEB    7   1995    Ken Klinger, senior basketball player who would later become the Saint James Varsity Basketball Coach in 2005, scored his 1000th career point during the Trojans' 50 - 44
                               victory over Montgomery Academy.  Klinger was also the varsity basketball coach at Montgomery Catholic both prior to and after his stint at Saint James.

                   2009    Chris Henry (see below FEB 9) won his second consecutive state championship in Huntsville at the 1A-4A State Wrestling Meet.  This time his championship was in the
                               112 pound weight class.  The Trojans, who for the second year sent seven wrestlers to the state tournament, had its best ever team finish, fifth, with 66 points.  Matt Kwan
                               finished as a state runner-up in the 105 pound weight class which Henry vacated.  Stephen Kwan (119 pounds) and Michael Bird (152 pounds) each finished third in their
                               respective classes as well.

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   FEB    9   2008   Chris Henry won a state championship in Huntsville at the State Wrestling Meet - as the champion in the 1A-4A 103 pound weight division.  He was one of a record-tying
                               seven wrestlers to qualify for the state tournament.  Henry garnered most of the Trojans' 37 total points, good enough for a 12th place finish overall.  Henry was only the
                               second Saint James wrestler to date to win a state championship.

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   FEB  12   2009   For the second straight year, the Saint James Lady Trojan basketballers eliminated Alabama Christian from the state playoffs in the sub-state round of the state tournament
                              playing at the Eagles gym.  This year, despite only scoring 11 points in the first half and trailing by 9, the Trojans outscored ACA 38 - 20 in the second half on their way to
                              a 49 - 40 victory.  Hope Olszewski led Saint James with 18 points.

   FEB  13  1989    Leslie Claybrook became the third leading rebounder in United States High School Girls history at the time, passing basketball legend Cheryl Miller, star of several University
                              of Southern California and professional teams, as she collected 19 rebounds (giving her a total of 1625 career, surpassing Miller's 1620) in the Trojans' 63 - 37 area tournament
                              defeat of Montgomery Academy.  The Trojans were ahead 61 - 17 at the end of the third quarter before all the starters were taken out of the game.

   FEB  14   2004   Taylor Nelson hit a heavily-pressured 30 foot 3 pointer as the buzzer sounded to send the 4A Area 5 Championship game into overtime and the Trojans eventually pulled off
                               a thrilling 77 - 75 double overtime victory over the Beauregard Hornets.  (GAME RECAP)

                   1986    The Saint James Lady basketballers upset previously # 1 ranked Linden, fresh off an upset loss in their own area tournament, 47 - 46 in the sub-state round of the 1986 2A
                               State Basketball tournament.  Saint James was up 29 - 18, but was outscored 22 - 3 as Linden took a 40 - 32 lead before the Trojans went on a 12 - 0 run, holding Linden
                               shotless, much less scoreless, over a 3:50 span in the final quarter.

                   1984    Courtenay Miles hit both ends of a 1 and 1 with 12 seconds left to lead Saint James over the 1983 State Girls Basketball Champion Edward Bell  34 - 33, and into the State
                               Final Four in Birmingham for the first time in school history.  The margin was the Lady Trojans' only lead in the second half of the game, played at Saint James.

   FEB  15   2014   The Saint James Wrestling Team tried to defend their State Championship of 2013 but could only manage a runner-up finish against a powerful Tallassee team.  Austin
                               Johnson claimed the 106 pound weight class championship, and for the second year in a row, a Trojan won the 138 pound weight class as Stephen Kwan finished up his
                               career with his second individual state championship.
                              
   FEB  16   2013   The Saint James Wrestling Team captured its first ever 1A-4A State Wrestling Tournament at the meet in Huntsville's Von Braun Center.     The Trojans sent a record nine
                               wrestlers to the tournament, and all but one finished fourth place or higher as they upset favored Tallassee in the Tournament.  Chase Collins led the way with a state
                               championship in the 138 pound weight class.

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   FEB  19   2011   Brothers Matt and Stephen Kwan each won their respective weight classes at the 2011 1A-4A State Wrestling Tournament.  Saint James' team had its best finish to date, with
                              nine qualifying wrestlers totalling 74 points, good enough for fourth place overall in the team competition.

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   FEB  22   1990   The Saint James girls' basketballers had lost three previous games to Trinity in the 1989-90 season, two in the regular season and one a week earlier in the area tournament finals.
                               However, in the third substate round of the State Tournament, the Lady Trojans surprisingly ended Trinity's season at 20 - 3 with a shocking 70 - 50 victory at Trinity.  Kristy
                               Edwards had a triple double with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.  Bethel Dimaggio added 16 points, and Mary Sylvest held Trinity's high-scorer Julie Harrington, a 30+
                               point per game scorer, to 20 points and only 6 of 22 shooting.

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   FEB  24   2010    In what is believed to be a Saint James Trojans girls soccer record at the time, Tori Shonk scored 7 goals in one game as part of a 12 - 0 defeat of Marbury.

   FEB  25   2016    It was a banner day for the Trojans' diamond sports.  In baseball, Saint James swept a doubleheader from Brewbaker Tech.  In game one, Davis Daniel pitched the third perfect
                              baseball game in school history with a 3 - 0 victory.  In the nightcap, M.J. Melendez highlighted a six-run second inning with a grand slam as the Trojans finished the sweep with a
                              6 - 2 victory.  Next door on the softball field, the girls played 8 innings but defeated Dadeville in their varsity season opener with a thrilling 18 - 17 victory.  Shayla Boyd's fly ball
                              to center field scored the winning run in a game where Dadeville scored in six of its eight at bats and Saint James scored in all eight of theirs.

   FEB  26   2005   Saint James traveled to Troy to play a baseball doubleheader at Troy University's Riddle-Pace Field.  In game one, Bruce Alter's double in the eighth inning completed a comeback
                              as the Trojans defeated Tuscaloosa County, the defending 2004 6A state runner-up, 2 - 1, in the extra inning ballgame.  Taylor Thompson pitched a strong eight innings, allowing
                              no earned runs.  In game two, Alter and Adam Mills, who hit two home runs, led the Trojans to a 12 - 1 five inning win over the Charles Henderson Trojans, the defending 2004
                              5A state champions.

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   MAR   8   1991  In the first year the Alabama High School Athletic Association recognized soccer as a championship sport, Saint James hosted the second AHSAA game in Montgomery, opening their
                              second season with a 4 - 3 win over visiting Midfield.  Bryan Jernigan, Gabe Harris, Lee Walker, and Karl Fangmeier each scored a goal in the victory.

                    2007  Joe Goodson and Halen Weldon tossed a combined no-hitter in a 4 inning Trojan Junior Varsity 11 - 0 baseball win over Catholic's Junior Varsity.  This game followed immediately
                              after a Saint James/Catholic varsity matchup where 38 hits and 35 runs were scored between the two teams in an error-filled contest.  Saint James did win the varsity game 19 - 16.

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   MAR  10  1993  John Bricken, basketball coach for the past 25 years and head coach at Montgomery's Sidney Lanier high school for the previous 21, was hired as Saint James' Athletic Director.   He
                              became the school's first athletic director who also did not coach one of the various varsity teams in any sport.  He did coach several junior varsity and junior high basketball teams after
                              his arrival.  He retired from Saint James in 2008.

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   MAR  17  1993   Catholic Athletic Director Dean Delongchamp officially announced the formation of the Capital City Conference among six city private schools:  SAINT JAMES, Alabama Christian,
                               Catholic, Montgomery Academy, Saint Jude, and Trinity.  In its first season, the CCC awarded a sportsmanship trophy and an all-sports trophy at a banquet at the Montgomery
                               Academy Lower School in May.  This formation occurred in concurrence with all six teams deciding to forego spring football training that year.

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   MAR  20  1993   The Saint James Baseball Team traveled to Holtville to play a game postponed a week earlier by the 1993 Super Storm. Chris Armstrong struck out 9 in 5 1/3 innings of relief as the
                               Trojans defeated the Bulldogs 8 - 6.  Saint James then hurried back to Montgomery to play a regularly scheduled game later that afternoon against Trinity.  Hunter Pappas drove in the
                               winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Trojans a 7 - 6 win and a sweep of a peculiar doubleheader.

                    1998   The Saint James Baseball Team trailed Montgomery Academy 11 - 6 going to the bottom of the seventh inning, but managed a 6-run comeback, highlighted by Speed McDonald's
                               game-ending walk off homerun, to defeat the Eagles 12 - 11.

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   MAR  22  1990   The Saint James Golf Team won a 5 team 18 hole match at Colonial Acres Country Club, defeating 6A competition Jeff Davis, Robert E. Lee, Sidney Lanier, and Selma.  This was the
                               only regular season match where Jeff Davis failed to defeat each of its opponents, as the Volunteers finished with a 26 - 1 regular season record.  Trojan Wade Hartley was co-medalist
                               of the tournament, shooting a par 72.

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   APR    8   1987   The Saint James softball team, in their first year of organized play, won their first game ever in the sixth game of the season with a 7 - 0 shutout
of Highland Home in the second game
                               of a doubleheader.  The game was played at the Chisholm Community Center field.  The softball team would suspend operations and regroup for several years before returning
                               permanently in 1992.

                    1999   Saint James and Catholic played an interesting baseball doubleheader this day.  The game originally scheduled for this day at Catholic beginning at 4:00 PM was played, with the Knights
                               winning 12 - 2.  The teams then packed up and moved over to Saint James to play a game which had been rained out earlier in the season.  The Trojans responded at home with a narrow
                               5 - 4 victory to earn a split in the "doubleheader".

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   APR  10   2006   Blaine Joyner scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Trojans to a 4 - 3 victory over visiting Florida Christian of Miami.  Florida Christian was ranked # 13
                               among all high school teams in the United States by Baseball America at the time.  Joyner also was credited with the victory, pitching the final two innings, and had two hits including a
                               double as well.

   APR  11   1989   William Richardson scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the eighth inning to complete a comeback for the Trojans as the baseballers defeated Montgomery Academy 5 - 4.  Rob
                               Warren, the winning pitcher, dramatically sent the game to extra innings with a 2-run 2-out homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the score at 4.

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   APR  16   2008   Robyn Harmon picks up her 1000th career strikeout during a 15 - 0 defeat of Bullock County in fast pitch softball.  At the time, Harmon was only the 16th pitcher in AHSAA (fast pitch)
                               history to reach the 1000 career strikeout mark.

   APR  17   1991   Saint James scored 5 runs in the top of the seventh inning in a come-from-behind 6 - 5 baseball win over Alabama Christian to capture the area title.  Four of the runs scored after two were
                               out.  Tim Kreger's single knocked in Ken Turnipseed for the go-ahead run.   The Eagles had a runner on third base with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but the Trojans did not allow
                               him to score to secure the victory and area championship.  This game seemed to be the impetus which eventually led Saint James to its first-ever state baseball championship.

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   APR  21   2004    C.J. Shaw hit the first inside-the-park homerun at Saint James, a solo shot in the second inning in the first round of the state playoffs against Gulf Shores.  The Trojans went on to defeat
                                the Dolphins 7 - 2.

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   APR  27   1988    David Wilkerson's bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning propelled the Trojans to a come-from-behind 6 - 5 upset victory over the Alabama Christian Eagles.

                    2010    Saint James won its eighth consecutive softball area tournament championship.  The Trojans defeated Opp in the first game 8 - 3, then defeated upstart Brewbaker Tech 15 - 0 who had
                                earlier shocked state-ranked and homestanding Ashford in their first round game.  Amelia Hanan pitched a four inning no-hitter in the shutout.  Saint James later defeated Ashford 16 - 6
                                to clinch the title enroute to the South Regional Tournament.

                    2012    Saint James defeated rival Alabama Christian twice in a second round baseball playoff doubleheader with each game ending in a 1 - 0 score.  One of the notable statistics from this
                                doubleheader:  From the bottom of the fourth inning in the first game until the top of the third inning of the second game, the two teams combined for an unbelievable 30 consecutive outs
                                (10 half innings of three outs).

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   APR  29   1997    In a first round baseball playoff game which had been postponed three days by rain, Saint James finally made the trip to Ashville.  Alan Olsen lifted the Trojans from a 5 - 0 deficit in the
                               sixth inning by hitting a grand slam which was followed later by a game-tying single by Rob Cole.  Olsen's sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh was enough to allow Michael Gallops to
                               stymie the homestanding Bulldogs from the mound in the bottom of the seventh for the 6 - 5 Trojan victory.

   APR  30   1994   Meredith Darneille christened the softball field at Trinity by hitting a home run on the first pitch of the first game at the new field to begin the Trinity Invitational Softball Tournament.
                               Saint James went on to win the game 18 - 2, and later the same day defeated Reeltown 16 - 5 and Alabama Christian 3 - 2 to capture the initial Trinity Tournament Championship.

MAY

   MAY    1  2004   Scott Price claimed both the 1600 meter and 3200 meter run titles in the 4A State Outdoor Track Tournament in Tuscaloosa, helping Saint James to a sixth place finish statewide.

                    2010   Win Woodson, a seventh grader at Saint James, won the Javelin Throw contest at the 4A State (Varsity) Track Meet in Gulf Shores.  Her throw was 110 feet, 6 inches - a huge increase
                               over her winning 98 feet 11 inch throw earlier in sectionals, and 2 feet further than her nearest competitor.  Hope Olszewski, a Saint James senior, finished third with a toss of nearly
                               105 feet.   These two performances resulted in 16 of the 33 points which were totaled by the Saint James ladies, leading to a sixth place finish statewide.

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   MAY    3   2014   Rachael Yergensen, a student who transferred from Missouri the previous semester, set school records in both the 1600 meter and 3200 meter runs at the 4A State Outdoor Track Meet
                                in Gulf Shores.  She had set each record several times previously in the season, cutting time off the record each outing.  The 3200 meter run time of 11:16.06" also set a 4A State
                                Record in the process.  She and fellow distance runner Sailor Miles garnered most of the 32 team points as Saint James finished sixth overall in the team competition.

   MAY    4   1990   Saint James hosted its first ever soccer game, played on Carlisle (football) Field.  Jim Bailey scored both goals for the Trojans as they earned a 2 - 2 draw with neighboring Catholic.
                                The Trojans had played seven games prior, in the temporary Central Alabama Youth Soccer League, before hosting their first game.

                     2012   Down to a potential last strike in the baseball season, Frank Moody hit a long drive the UMS-Wright right fielder to plate two runs in a last-inning come from behind 6 - 5 victory in
                                the second game of a best-of-three series in Mobile.  Saint James was actually trailing 5 - 2 before the four run outburst which led to the next day's decisive third game.

   MAY    5   1994   Jan Shearer hit three home runs (a grand slam, a 3-run, and a solo) and drove in a total of 10 runs as Saint James walloped Highland Home 19 - 8 in a softball matchup.

                     2007   Katie Bright, several days after injuring two fingers on her throwing hand, set a new 4A State record at the State Outdoor Track and Field Meet, taking home a state championship by
                                throwing her javelin 119 feet, 9 inches, easily breaking the old record of 113 plus feet.  The girls placed sixth in the meet despite only several participants.  Katie's record was broken
                                two years later.

   MAY    6   2013   Brooke Sansom, an eighth grader, wins the South Regional 1A-5A Girls' Golf Tournament in Mobile, allowing her to qualify for the State Championship as an individual.  Brooke
                                played most of the season on the Varsity BOYS team before the state Golf Playoffs began.  She is the first female to win a Regional Tournament while attending Saint James

   MAY    7   1996   Erin Stough, who would earn the 1996 1A-4A Fast Pitch State Tournament Most Valuable Player predominantly due to her pitching, scored the winning run of the deciding game in
                                the bottom of the seventh inning by stealing second, beating a throw to third on a bunt by Mary Hayden Winn, and later racing home on a passed ball.  This helped the Trojans to a 6 - 5
                                come-from-behind victory over Pleasant Grove.  Meredith Darneille, who also was given consideration for Tournament  Most Valuable Player, hit a grand slam in the fourth inning to
                                get the Trojan offense going.  This was the first girls' team championship in any sport in school history, and set the tone for what would become undoubtedly a softball dynasty in the
                                upcoming years.

   MAY    8   2007   The Saint James softballers defeated the Lady Warhawks of Daleville 10 - 0 and 11 - 0 in a sub-state playoff round one doubleheader.  In the first game, Robyn Harmon gave up 1 hit
                                and struck out 13.  In the second game, Kelly Brasfield pitched a 6 inning perfect game and struck out 15 (including each of the first 9 batters), allowing only three infield outs when
                                the ball was put into play.  One of those was a vicious line drive which Brasfield somehow managed to block from her face and still pick the ball up to throw the runner out at first.

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   MAY  10   2008   Robyn Harmon, in her last career home appearance, tied a state record by striking out 20 Thomasville Tigers out of 22 batters as part of a 2 - 0 Saint James win in the first game of a
                                substate doubleheader.  The Trojans qualified for the state tournament with a second game 8 - 3 victory.

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   MAY  17   2008   Robyn Harmon closed out a stellar softball career at Saint James, pitching her third and fourth consecutive shutouts (28 innings worth) in the state 4A championship tournament, defeating
                                Lawrence County 4 - 0, and Ardmore 6 - 0, earning her third 4A Tournament Most Valuable Player award in four years and giving the Trojans their fourth state championship in eight years.
                                She would later be named 4A Player of the Year and first team pitcher; Coach Karl Smeltzer was named 4A Coach of the Year, and Morgan Mullen and Lauren Henry would also be named
                                4A first team members, at second base and catcher respectively.

   MAY  18   2006   Saint James defeated Deshler 7 - 6 at Montgomery's Riverwalk Stadium to clinch their second state baseball championship, exactly 15 years to the day after their first.  Sophomore Blaine
                                Joyner, named Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, pitched all 7 innings for the complete game victory, allowing only 1 earned run.  He won the game despite five Trojan errors.  He
                                also went 4 for 4 at the plate in the final game, and 6 for 7 in the final series.  Jason Soriano's two run single in the top of the sixth highlighted a three run inning as the Trojans overcame a
                                5 - 3 deficit for the two game championship sweep.

                     1991   Saint James defeated Cordova 4 - 1 in a game played at the Dora field to win its first team championship in any sport, this one in baseball. The entire second half of the season had been
                                plagued by rainouts and delays.  After the second game of the best of three series was controversially "called" and deemed official in the top of the sixth inning with Saint James down by
                                only one and men on base the day before, a rain-soaked field at Cordova necessitated the move to Dora.  The Trojans scored two runs in the first.  With the bases loaded, Bryan Skelton
                                scored on a wild pitch, and later Tim Kreger's bases-loaded walk forced home Rob Warren.  The Trojans added a run in the bottom of the second as Stefan Delahay, who pitched a complete
                                game despite a back injury, scored on a Patriot throwing error.  Cordova had the bases loaded with no outs in the fifth inning, but could only score once on a double play and a grounder to
                                shortstop.  The Trojans picked up an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth as Danny Mayer scored on another bases-loaded walk, this one to Rob Warren, and Saint James held on in the
                                top of the seventh to claim the 2A State Championship.  Saint James had not played a single home game all season due to construction of its new field.

   MAY  19   2006   Robyn Harmon picked up two wins in the first day of the 2006 State Softball Tournament.  In her second win of the day, a 3 - 0 victory over Bibb County, she pitched a seven inning perfect
                                game.  She would help the Trojans clinch their second consecutive softball 4A State Championship the next day and would be named Most Valuable Player of the state tournament for the
                                second consecutive year.

   MAY  20   2005   The news story of the day may have been the official Hyundai plant opening that day in Montgomery, but it was Robyn Harmon pitching her third and fourth complete games in two days
                                during the state softball tournament, all four victories, on her way to Most Valuable Player of the 4A State Tournament.  Sister Kylie Harmon and Kelly Michelle Lewis were also named to
                                the All-State Tournament Team.

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   AUG  28   1999    Saint James welcomed Oak Mountain High School to the Alabama High School Athletic Association as the Lady Volleyball
                              Trojans hosted the Lady Eagles for their first ever high school competition.  The Trojans won the best of three match 15 - 11
                              and 15 - 2.  Later in the day, the visiting Benjamin Russell ladies defeated both the Eagles and the Trojans to sweep the
                              season opening tri-match.

                    2012   For the first time ever - Saint James presented a Pee Wee Football Team, consisting of Trojan fifth and sixth graders.  A Termite
                              team consisting of Trojan third and fourth graders began play this year also.  However, on this night, it was exclusively the Pee
                              Wees as they overwhelmed Glenwood Academy 33 - 0.  The Trojans scored touchdowns on each of their first three possessions.

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   AUG  31   1973    Saint James played its first ever varsity football game, hosting the Lowndes County Red Devils of Fort Deposit.  Lowndes
                              County won the game 14 - 7.

SEPTEMBER

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   SEP    2    2011    The Saint James footballers welcomed ranked Straughn to town for the first time ever, and sent them away scoreless with
                              a 20 - 0 upset.  Three different Trojans scored touchdowns in three different quarters, but it was the defense who recorded
                              its first shutout in nearly seven seasons which garnered the most accolades.

   SEP    3    1993    Rob Pate became the first ever Capital City Conference varsity football player of the week as he blocked two punts
                              (returning one of them for a touchdown), kicked a field goal, and recorded a sack which resulted in a safety as the
                              Trojans traveled to Thorsby and returned home with a 34 - 0 shutout to start the 1993 football season.

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   SEP  16   2011    C.J. Duncan threw for three touchdown passes, ran for a game-tying two point conversion with less than 70 seconds remaining,
                             sacked the opposing quarterback on an overtime two point conversion attempt, and then ran for a 10 yard touchdown himself
                             just prior to a game-winning extra point as Saint James came from behind and upset previously undefeated Ashford 31 - 30 in
                             an overtime thriller.  It was the first overtime matchup the Trojans had won in exactly 16 years and 1 day after losing their
                             previous four extra period attempts.

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   SEP  18   1987    Mark Kitchens scored on three short touchdown runs, with his 65 yard kickoff return setting up one of them, and his endzone
                             interception late in the game preserved a shutout as Saint James defeated Trinity for the first time ever at Carlisle Field, and
                             only the second time in series history, 28 - 0.

                  2003    In the first year rally scoring was not only approved, but required in Alabama High School Athletic Association Volleyball,
                             the Middle Schoolers from Saint James and Catholic decided to test the scoreboards.  In a two game match which normally
                             would have taken an hour or less, the Trojans defeated the Knights in two games, but each game was well beyond the 25
                             point limit.  Saint James won the first game 40 - 38, and then bettered that mark in game two with a 41 - 39 victory in a match
                             which took nearly three hours.  The junior varsities played alongside the Middle Schoolers and were finished in two games
                             before the first game of the Middle School match completed.  The varsity match started, by agreement of Catholic and Saint
                             James, during the middle of game two of the Middle School match, which frankly was drawing as much or more attention.

                  2009    In arguably the most amazing varsity football comeback in Saint James history, Brandyn Baker caught an 84 yard pass from C.J.
                             Duncan, moving the ball to the Opp 1 yard line with less than fifteen seconds remaining, and John Slayton drove hard into the
                             line for the game winning touchdown on the next play as the Trojans ruined the Bobcats' 2009 Homecoming with an amazing
                             20 - 17 victory.

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   SEP  21   1984    In a game which was delayed 2 hours because the officiating crew did not show up (a crew was police-escorted to Boykin Field
                             following the conclusion of the Alabama Christian-Catholic game across town), Saint James defeated Trinity 14 - 13.  Johnny
                             Redding scored twice, on a 79 yard run and a 66 yard fumble return, but it was two blocked kicks, an extra point attempt and a
                             field goal attempt with less than two minutes remaining, which sealed the deal for the Trojans, giving them their first win over the
                             Wildcats in six attempts.

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   SEP  24   2010    C.J. Duncan and his Trojans teammates basically rewrote the single game Saint James offensive football record book.  The team
                              totaled 577 yards from scrimmage (296 rushing and 281 passing), with Duncan being responsible for 425 of those himself
                              (158, 267 respectively) as the Trojans demolished Montgomery Academy 42 - 12, the worst defeat of the Eagles in school history.
                              Duncan's heroics earned him the WSFA-TV Hardee's Fever Athlete of the Week, and earned him statewide honors by the Alabama
                              Sports Writers Association.  The win also prevented the Trojans' tenth consecutive loss, which would have tied a nearly 30 year
                              old school record.

   SEP  25   1998    On this day, Saint James played a unique volleyball / football tripleheader against Briarwood Christian in Shelby County.  The
                              Junior Varsity volleyball match started at 3 PM, the Varsity volleyball match started shortly after 4 PM, and the Varsity football
                              game followed that night.  Briarwood Christian was the unwelcoming host, defeating all three Trojan teams.

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   SEP  30   2011    C.J. Duncan ran for two touchdowns and threw three touchdown passes (for the seventh time in his 1 year career), all to Jake
                             Jabour, as the Trojans made their first ever football visit to Headland a very successful one with a 40 - 8 victory over the
                             homestanding Rams.  Notable asides in the game were the multiple field mice seen on the field upon arrival before game, and
                             the sudden near-drenching of the Headland band during halftime as the sprinkler system came on just before they were to begin
                             their Homecoming performance.

OCTOBER

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   OCT   2   2009    Saint James' Crawford Steinberg blocked two Holtville punts, one which led directly to a touchdown, earning him numerous
                             awards including the Alabama Sports Writers Association Special Teams Player of the Week throughout the state.  The Trojans
                             won their fifth straight game, coming from behind in the fourth quarter for the fourth consecutive game, defeating the visiting
                             Bulldogs 15 - 14.

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   OCT   8   2010    Taylor Duncan was the overall female winner in the second annual Montgomery Metro Cross Country meet championships at
                              the Blount Cultural Park.  The Trojans, who entered only four competitors in each the men's and women's races (making them
                              ineligible for team scoring) still used the victory to reassess their standing in the quickly rising competition of Montgomery area
                              Cross Country.

                  2010     Drew Brantley blocked two extra point attempts (his third and fourth of the year) helping lead Saint James to a frenzied 32 - 28
                              victory over Alabama Christian.  For these and other defensive feats, Brantley was named to the Honorable Mention defensive
                              player of the week by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.  Forrest Taylor's late interception erased any chance of an Eagle
                              comeback.

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   OCT  12   1984    Johnny Redding recovered a fumbled snap in the endzone for the only touchdown as the # 5 ranked Trojans defeated area foe
                              Highland Home, ranked # 3 in the state, 7 - 0.  Redding rushed for 151 yards on 28 carries in the game which helped solidify
                              the Trojans' first ever football playoff berth, and their first ever # 2 state ranking in football.   They have never been ranked # 1
                              at any time in any classification.

                   1973    Saint James played its first varsity football game against Montgomery Academy, and the two teams have played every year since.
                              Montgomery Academy won the first meeting, played on the two teams' shared field located on the Academy campus, 28 - 8.

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   OCT  21  2005    Kevin Hale's 39 yard interception return, along with two Will Martin touchdown passes, was enough scoring in a come-from-
                             behind 21 - 14 victory over Trinity, giving the Trojans their fifth Capital City Conference Varsity Football title, and first since
                             2000.  Even though the Trojans failed to qualify for the playoffs themselves, they defeated Trinity, Montgomery Academy,
                             and Alabama Christian, all eventual playoff-bound teams that season.

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   OCT  27  1995    "Trojans Berry Knights In Mud" - the now classic Montgomery Advertiser headline summed up the Catholic/Saint James
                             football game.  The Trojans, 2 - 6 coming into the game, were playing 6 - 2 Catholic for the runner-up spot and the associated
                             playoff berth in 3A Area 4.  Catholic scored on its first drive, but the Trojan defense and halfback/linebacker Mark Berry
                             made it impossible for them to score again, as the Trojans pulled one of their biggest upsets in history, defeating the Knights
                             14 - 7 on a mud-covered Carlisle Field.

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NOVEMBER

   NOV   1   2003    Katie Smith was named 4A Tournament Most Valuable Player as she helped lead the Saint James Volleyball Team to its
                              second 4A state championship in three years with a 3 - 1 match defeat over favored Gulf Shores.

   NOV   2

   NOV   3   2001    Megan Stout was named Most Valuable Player as she helped lead the Saint James Volleyball Team to its first ever state
                              championship as the Trojans defeated powerful Cherokee County for the second time in three days in the final match.

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   NOV   7   2003    Saint James won perhaps its biggest football playoff game to date, traveling to Ashford to face the # 9 ranked 9 - 1
                              Yellow Jackets.  Will Stansfield's three field goals, a late defensive stand, and a bizarre fake punt play by Ashford which
                              was negated by a penalty helped the Trojans to an ultra-exciting 22 - 20 first round playoff upset.  (GAME RECAP )

   NOV   8   1996    Jay Robertson set a Saint James school receiving yardage record by catching 9 passes for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns as
                              the Trojans clinched their fourth straight playoff appearance with a 41 - 27 area victory over Holtville.  Alan Olsen
                              completed 13 of his 18 pass attempts in the game for a then school-record 269 yards.  (GAME RECAP)

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   DECEMBER

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   DEC   2   1986    Jessica Wilson led the way with 36 points and 13 rebounds as the Lady Trojan basketballers crushed the ladies from Calera,
                             109 - 17.  Sophomore Leslie Claybrook added 25 points and 15 rebounds.  Evie Nesterowich scored 20 and had 14 steals.
                             Elizabeth Boshell added 14 points and Keri Crocker stole the ball 12 times as the ladies rolled up the school's highest basketball
                             score total, and margin of victory, ever.

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   DEC   6   2004    Saint James defeated Trinity 14 - 9 in a Junior Varsity girls basketball game.  What was unsually noteworthy about this game -
                             Trinity scored all nine of its points in the first half and Saint James scored all fourteen of its points in the second half.  Not a
                             single shot was made the entire game at the basket on the south end of the Trojan gymnasium.  Jama Hanna and Neely Ketzler
                             each scored 5 points to lead the Trojans in the "bizarre one-sided" game.

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   DEC  11  2009    Hope Olszewski's first basket against Trinity was her 1000th career point at Saint James.  She scored 12 that night as the
                             Trojans went to Trinity and defeated the Lady Wildcats 48 - 25.

   DEC  12

   DEC  13  2008    Chase Christian managed a rare high school "triple-double" as he poured in 13 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished
                             out 11 assists as part of a 63 - 41 victory over Highland Home.

   DEC  14  1988    Leslie Claybrook surpassed the 2000 point career total in the first quarter of a 79 - 21 victory over Stanhope Elmore.
                             Her 42 game points, double the total output of the Lady Mustangs, gave her 2039 career points with still most of her
                             senior season remaining.  She managed a "triple double" in the game as she added 13 rebounds and 10 steals.

                  2012    Kelly Joyner reached the 1000 point career mark as she hit a three pointer early in the third quarter of a match against
                             the LAMP Lady Tigers.  She easily outscored the opponents in a 46 - 8 Trojan victory.

   DEC  15

   DEC  16  1984    Mike Johnson scored 12 points and was named Tournament Most Valuable Player as Saint James won at Montgomery
                             Academy for the first time ever, and only the third time in 39 previous meetings overall, as the Trojans captured the
                             18th Annual Montgomery Academy Christmas Basketball Tournament, 43 - 34.  The Trojans were never invited again
                             to this particular tournament, which later was supplanted by the Capital City Conference Holiday Tournament upon the
                             formation of the CCC.  Montgomery Academy and Trinity, along with Saint James, have participated in both the boys and
                             girls brackets of the Holiday Tournament each year since.

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   DEC  18  1987    Leslie Claybrook scored 53 points for the Lady Trojans, at that time a state record for most points scored in one game
                             for girls basketball according to Ron Ingram, high school editor of The Birmingham News, as Saint James defeated Trinity
                             75 - 71 in overtime in the second round of the Blue Gray Tournament, played at Catholic High School.  She was literally
                             hot that evening, as she had a 101 degree fever just before the beginning of the game, debating on whether or not she could
                             or should even play.

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   DEC  20  2013    The Saint James basketball boys set an all-time points record when they defeated the Booker T. Washington Magnet
                             boys 96 - 76 in a home game just after fall semester exams.  Jaylen McCoy led the way with 46 points, another
                             unofficial school record.

   DEC  21  1995    The Saint James basketball girls trailed Keith 42 - 28 going into the fourth quarter, but Kristen Kirkland's 20 points,
                             14 rebounds, and 6 blocks helped enable the Trojans to outscore Keith 18 - 0 in the final period to pull out an exciting
                             46 - 42 area victory in Keith's home gymnasium in Orrville.

   DEC  22  2007    In what was believed to be a first time Saint James occurance, Trojan alumni faced off against each other as coaches in a
                             varsity athletic event.  Reg Mantooth (class of 1986) led his Oak Mountain Eagles against Ken Klinger (class of 1995)
                             and his Saint James Trojans in a boys basketball matchup - the championship of the 2007 Wildcat Classic at Fultondale
                             High School.  6A Oak Mountain was 12 - 1 at the time, and defeated the Trojans, a surprise entrant in the tournament
                             finals, 72 - 41.  Mantooth was in his first year coaching at Oak Mountain after a very successful career at Fort Dale Academy.

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   DEC  25             MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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   DEC  29  2008    Chase Christian hit a three pointer in the first quarter of a Capital City Conference Holiday Tournament game against Trinity
                             to reach the 1000 point plateau.  Saint James went on to a rare CCC Holiday Tournament defeat of Trinity, 53 - 47.

   DEC  30  2006    The Saint James girls wrapped up the Capital City Conference Tournament championship, overcoming a fierce rally by
                             Montgomery Academy where the Lady Eagles actually took a lead late in the fourth quarter.  Key shots by Kelly Michelle
                             Lewis and Hope Olszewski down the stretch gave the Trojans the championship in a 53 - 49 victory at the Trinity gymnasium.

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