Category Sports

WERA Grand National Finals

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(from WERA) On October 25/26/27/28 the 40th Annual WERA Grand National Finals will take over
Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, AL. Thursday will see practice, Friday will see the WERA
Vintage Finals, Qualifying for the National 600cc Superstock Expert Class running Sunday and
some Pirelli/WERA Sportsman Series finals, Saturday will see the remaining Pirelli/WERA
Sportsman Series Championship winner take all sprints and on Sunday the Final Round of the
Michelin/WERA National Challenge Series. All at the picturesque Barber Motorsports Park!

Tickets for the event will be available at the gates with 12 and under free. Camping is
also available at the facility. Come join us for some really great events in October!

We will be updating this page with results and photos from all of the events.

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8th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

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One week to go….  this year’s Barber Vintage Festival is even Bigger than ever before. New this year is Jerry Wood’s Cyclemarket & Auction. The America’s First Federal Credit Union Fan Zone is overflowing with all types of activities, vendors, clubs and more. We’ve added the Ace Cafe at  the Ace Corner too! The Swap meet has over 250 vendors that can help you locate that last part needed or perhaps inspire you to start something new. There are Seminars in the museum and this is one of the few times when the Restoration Level is open to visitors.

If you have never attended this event, it is the “must attend” event for October, offering fun and entertainment for the entire family...

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The Natchez Trace

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From the NPS.gov web site:

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history.  Used by American Indians, “Kaintucks”, settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

I had the pleasure of taking my bike on the Natchez Trace, getting on at Cherokee, AL, and riding to Clinton, MS, then back again. It is a unique ride as it is one of the few this long that is entirely on federally managed land. The terrain ranges from the hills and curves of the Smokies to the flatlands of the Mississippi Delta...

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Huntsville Rockets vs Chattanooga Outlaws 7 April 2012

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Once again the Huntsville Rockets were triumphant beating the Chattanooga Outlaws 37-0. The Chattanooga Outlaws put up a good fight but were just no match for the Rockets. The weather for the game could not have been better. Clear skies and with a temperature in the low 70’s made it easy for the players to give everything they had and put on a great show for the audience.

The marching band gets better every game I attend, they belted out great music during the game and of course the Rocket’s Cheerleaders were cheering on the Rockets to victory. The girl’s routines are improving and they have obviously been working hard between games perfecting their moves...

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Huntsville Rockets vs Protectors 17 Mar 2012

The Huntsville Rockets played the Protectors in Madison AL on Saturday evening. They used to home advantage to beat the protectors 48 to 2 showing why they were the 2011 champions.

Football action

The Huntsville Rockets play in what is considered a semi-pro league so if you are looking for a fix when College football and the NFL are not playing this may be the answer for you. Tickets are reasonable at $8 each and $35 for the season. Kids under 12 are admitted free. Home games are played at the Middle school football field located in Madison on Hughes road so it is very accessible, easy to locate and plenty of parking. The stadium seating provide an excellent view of the field so you won’t miss any of the action.

Marching Band

The marching band belts out encouragement through the tradit...

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Take me out to the Ballgame!

FREE Family Concert — February 25, 2012

Please join the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra for the FREE Family Concert on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at the Von Braun Center. Come early for free family activities in the lobby between 10:00 and 10:45 a.m.

Activities include: Instrument Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Coloring Station, Ballet Dancing, Musical Chairs, Hula Hoop, Dolphin Don’s Theory Station, The Little Gym and more!

The FREE Family Concert is sponsored by the Painted Violin Society and Damson Automotive Group.

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Monte Sano Hiking

Monte Sano is a State Park located just east of downtown Huntsville just off Hwy 431. The

Monte Sano Trail Entrance

January 14-15 weekend was perfect for hiking and a number of people were out enjoying the trails.

A friend and I drove to Monte Sano so we’d arrive by 9:00 am. The weather was chilly, 30 deg F, but the sky was clear and when the wind wasn’t blowing it was really comfortable. If you are going to go hiking the first rule would be to dress for the weather. Nothing more miserable than being outside and being too hot, too cold or too wet.

The trails are marked and maintained well.  we decided to take a 3.5 mile loop trail which

Monte Sano Shelter/rest area

Monte Sano Trail Shelter/Rest Area

takes you all along the outer edge of the mountain...

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2012 “GREEN means GO” Aerobic Hikes

Designed for hikers who are in good physical shape and want to enjoy natural Land Trust trails for exercise. “GREEN means GO” hikers will move at a FAST pace. No small children, please. Avid hiker and Land Trust staff member Kim Arnold leads these hikes that are true aerobic exercise. All dogs must be on leads. Guided hikes are offered as a FREE community service.

Hiking Tips: wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing; bring water, trail snacks, and camera.

IN CASE OF RAIN, HIKES are CANCELLED.
CHECK THIS WEBSITE or ON FACEBOOK FOR CANCELLATION NOTICES.
Facebook: Land Trust North Alabama

~ Saturday, January 7 at 9am
Rainbow Mountain in Madison (moderate to difficult)

Directions: Hwy. 72 (University Drive) to Hughes Road in Madison. From intersection of Thomas Dr. and Hughes Rd...

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Rainbow Mountain

Rainbow Mountain trail is located in Madison Alabama just east of Hughes Road. There are actually a number of trails on Rainbow Mountain. There is the Rainbow Mountain Trail, Jamooko Trail, Spring Trail and the Wild Trail. The trails are easy to follow due to the well placed trail markers.  You are not permitted to camp on the property, have open fires, rappel or dig which is reasonable because if everyone did this the area would soon be ruined. Also, the trail is closed at night. Bicycles and hiking are permitted activities, though riding a mountain bike on much of the trail would be very challenging I’d think.

There is no charge for the use of the trail. The trail is part of the Madison Greenway & Trails Inc. For more information they have a website www.madisongreenways.org...

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UAH vs Ohio State Hockey

UAH vs Ohio State Hockey

UAH vs Ohio State Hockey

UAH took on Ohio State at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville Friday November 4 and sadly lost 4-0. Great game but Ohio outplayed UAH and deserved the win.
UAH is challenging Ohio State again Saturday the 5th of November at the Von Braun Center and I hope they get it together and send Ohio home with a lesson learned about playing hockey. Be sure to get out and support your local UAH Chargers hockey team!

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