The Douglas tennis program delivered its best performance in Marshall County Tennis Tournament history during the 2013 event Friday at the Albertville Tennis Courts.

The Eagle boys won their fourth consecutive county championship, a school record. They edged Guntersville by two points, 37-35.

Douglas’ girls came in second, the first time they’ve finished that high. Arab held off the Eagle girls 44-41.

Ian Wisener at No. 1 and Mark Miller at No. 5 won singles championships for Douglas. Wisener combined with his brother, Alex, to capture the No. 1 doubles crown.

“Ian successfully defended his singles and doubles county titles for the past four years,” said Douglas coach Stephanie Wisener.

“Will Siskey (of Albertville) gave him a run for his money, but Ian fought to get ahead and win 10-8.”

The Albertville High School tennis program launched its 2013 season Tuesday by sweeping DAR at the Albertville Tennis Courts.

The Aggies won the boys and girls matches by identical 9-0 scores.

The Albertville boys and girls tennis teams posted victories over Catholic of Huntsville on Saturday at Albertville.

The Aggie boys beat the Falcons 7-2 while the AHS girls edged the Falcons 5-4.

Albertville will play host to Plainview on Thursday at 4 p.m. and will compete in the Marshall County Tournament at Guntersville on Friday.

Results from the Catholic matches were:

The Albertville varsity boys tennis team won its fourth match of the season by defeating Fort Payne.

The Aggies, 4-1, will play host to Douglas on Monday at 3:30 p.m. and Madison County on Tuesday at 3:30.

Singles results against Fort Payne were:

The Albertville boys and girls tennis teams edged Marshall County rival Douglas on Monday at the Albertville Tennis Courts.

The final score of both matches was 5-4.

The Albertville varsity boys tennis team rolled past rival Guntersville 8-1 on Tuesday at the Albertville Tennis Courts.

Singles results from the match were:

The Albertville varsity boys tennis team beat Marshall County rival Arab 6-3 Thursday afternoon at the Albertville Tennis Courts.

It was the Aggies' first match of the 2010 season.

article by Charlotte Christopher in The Sand Mountain Reporter

Eleven students who enrolled in Will Siskey's kids cooking classes showed their skills when they cooked and served 40 people at Alabama Avenue Middle School on Friday. The school's home economics department was used for classes during the cooking classes this week.

Among the dignitaries attending were Mayor Carl Pruett and his assistant, Shelly Thomas, and City Council members Jeannie Courington and Kerry NeSmith.

article by Tamara Henderson in The Gadsden Times


At 11 years old, most boys are playing baseball with the neighborhood youngsters or investing their free time in video games when school's out.

But there is one 11-year-old who used his school break to break into the cooking business.

Will Siskey, 11 going on celebrity, was stirring up things in the kitchen as a toddler.

article by Charlotte Christopher in The Sand Mountain Reporter    School is out and the kids are home. That usually means a larger grocery bill and more "hanging out" in the kitchen. The children attending Will Siskey's classes last week learned to make snacks and took home their batch of treats each day. If your child is not attending either of Siskey's Kidz Cooking classes, then there may be a need for some ideas for those hungry kids that are around your kitchen. Here are a few ideas.