78 Photo Essay: Garrett Kirkland

Words by Terrell Manasco | Image by Blakeney Clouse Garrett Kirkland had been teaching for only a few weeks when he got the news.  A self-described “gym rat” who played basketball at Carbon Hill High School, Garrett had dreamed of coaching the Bulldogs […]

Meet Joe Turf

For nearly three decades, Joe Cordes has spent his retirement improving Jasper football Words by Nick Norris | Image by Blakeney Clouse  For the past 28 years, Joe Cordes has spent his retirement assisting his former high school’s football program […]

Second Chance Jimmie

Jimmie Alexander enjoyed a successful decade as Walker High School’s athletic director, but his shining moment occurred years ago on a small baseball field.  Words by Terrell Manasco | Images by Blakeney Clouse Sitting upright on his sofa, his iceberg […]