The Tuscaloosa Academy Knights are winning AISA state championships left and right.



On Tuesday, the boys tennis team went undefeated at Montgomery's Lagoon Park in all seven matches, and the girls won six of the seven matches to secure the trophy. The girls track team took the title in Selma at the state meet on Thursday.

Setting a AISA record for most combined dual boys and girls tennis championships in the same years, both the Tuscaloosa Academy boys and girls teams won AISA state championships for the fifth consecutive year. The tournament was held at Montgomery's Lagoon Park.

Tuscaloosa Academy didn’t have a soccer program two years ago, but within that time the Knights have proven themselves more than worthy.

MacKenzie Smelley

Tuscaloosa Academy

Senior, F, 5-11

First-team All-State; led the Knights (19-5) to their first AISA state championship in two decades; averaged 15.2 points and 8.4 rebounds; reached 1,000 career points; named to the AISA all-star team; plans on playing softball at Huntingdon College.

Tuscaloosa Academy holds on for the win as Noah Johnson hits a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning. The Knights won 9-7 Monday night.

The Outstanding Student Award is presented each quarter to students who embody Tuscaloosa Academy's mission statement. One student in each middle and upper school grade is chosen from teacher nominations.

The mission of Tuscaloosa Academy is to provide a college-preparatory education in a supportive environment of intellectual freedom, to cultivate a love of learning, and to maximize each student's potential for academic achievement, character development, and readiness for life in a global environment.


Congratulations to Tuscaloosa Academy's Student of the Quarter recipients and also all students who made Honor Roll!

Students at Tuscaloosa Academy have been incredibly busy with studies and extracurricular activities, and they’ve been excelling at both. - See more at:

Tuscaloosa Academy went back to the basics to grab its first state championship in nearly 20 years.

Tuscaloosa Academy is back in the AISA, Class AAA Final Four. Both the Knights' girls and boys teams will compete in the state tournament at the Montgomery Multiplex today.

Tuscaloosa Academy junior Harper Blount has earned the RiverFall Credit Union and Krispy Kreme’s Pacesetter Award for outstanding youth volunteerism.

After trailing by as much as two touchdowns on Friday night, Tuscaloosa Academy scored 23 unanswered points to beat Macon East 23-14 to remain undefeated.

Four students were delegates at the 87th American Legion Alabama Boys State held at the University of Alabama this summer. They were Weston Hamiter, Robins Bonner, Mason Lake and Brant Lyons.

Lake was involved in courts and passed the Boys State Bar and participated in mock trials to learn about the legal system.

Congratulations to TA for winning the 3A AISA Chairman's Award for 2014-2015. This award recognizes Tuscaloosa Academy as the top athletic program for the year.

Tuscaloosa Academy is proud to announce that Sara-Margaret Cates has been hired to lead the school's Drama and Theater program. Sara-Margaret earned her Bachelors in Arts with a major in Theater from the University of Montevallo, and later earned a Master's degree from the University of Alabama. She will leave her position as Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement at the University of Alabama to begin at Tuscaloosa Academy when classes start on August 12.


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May 23, 2015

Congrats to the Class of 2015!


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Tuscaloosa Academy is extremely pleased to announce Lee Evans as our new head baseball coach.  Coach Evans brings a wealth of baseball knowledge and experience to the TA baseball program.  He is the owner of Future Prospects Training Center located in Tuscaloosa. 


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Proud of TA student, Ella Huffaker! She, along with 12 other Tuscaloosa Academy students, was recognized at the UA Library on Saturday for writing a wonderful letter. Check out the article below!


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William Beeker, who just turned 11 in February, has made the Tuscaloosa Academy golf team and will compete in next week’s AISA state championships as the Knights No. 3 seed on its five-man team. TA golf coach Scott Taylor says the fifth grader is the youngest player to ever make the high school team in his 18 years of coaching.


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Monday, in front of a packed crowd of classmates, teammates and family, Marchant announced he will now be taking that speed and dependability to Lawson State Community College, where he will continue his baseball career for the next two years.


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The Tuscaloosa Academy boys golf team finished third at the 17th Annual Morgan Academy Invitational held at the Selma Country Club on Thursday.


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In the first season of resumed soccer, the Tuscaloosa Academy Knights boys soccer team have clinched a spot in the AISA Final Four.


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Both the Tuscaloosa Academy boys and girls tennis teams finished the regular season undefeated on Thursday, both preparing to head into the state championships with 7-0 overall records after home wins against Morgan Academy. The boys won, 5-2, and the girls beat Morgan Academy, 6-1.


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The Tuscaloosa Academy girls soccer team beat Morgan Academy, 5-1, in the Knights' first home game in three years on Friday. This is the first year the school has had both a girls and boys team. The boys beat Morgan Academy, 5-2.


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Senior Brittany Ledbetter's efforts on the mound have helped the Tuscaloosa Academy softball team to a solid start this season.


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   On Saturday, Feb. 21st, TA Sophomore Harper Blount was recognized as a state runner-up in the National Center for Women & Information Technology "Aspirations in Computing" honors talent program. An awards ceremony was held at the University of South Alabama. Harper joined a group of talented young women from throughout the state who have shown interest and expressed aptitude in the field of computer science. To earn this award, Harper had to be nominated and complete a process consisting of an application, an essay portion, demonstration of leadership ability, strong academic history, and future educational plans. Congratulations, Harper!



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Madison Elmore, in the 11th grade. She is leaving TA for the spring semester to be a US Senate Page for Senator Richard Shelby, in Washington, DC. She will be in DC till June 5th. Congrats Madison! So proud of your hard work!


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Congratulations to Price McGiffert for being named one of Charter Media's two Tuscaloosa Area Star Seniors!


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December 15, 2014

Tuscaloosa Academy's Suzy Gatewood honored with Teachers Excellence Award

Congrats to 1st Grade teacher Suzy Gatewood for being honored at Nick's Kids Christmas Luncheon as a recipient of the Teacher of Excellence Award!


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December 8, 2014

Soccer returns to Tuscaloosa Academy

Tuscaloosa Academy is pleased to announce our new Soccer coach, Brian Loper.  Brian will be the head boys and head girls soccer coach.  He is currently putting together a staff.

He is the Director of Student Ministries First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa.  Coach Loper played college soccer at Young Harris.  He was head coach of St. Andrews Middle School , head varsity coach at First Presbyterian Day School, and has been an assistant at Northridge. He has also coached Club and All-Star soccer.


Brian has already brought excitement to the program this week and he wants to cultivate a winning and positive culture at the school.


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December 1, 2014

TA UCA All-American Cheerleaders

Tuscaloosa Academy UCA All-Americans traveled to Orlando last week to be in the Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Over 300 participants from across the nation were there and 9 of the 10 Tuscaloosa Academy pee wee and junior varsity cheerleader All-Americans made the trip.


Front Row (left to right):  Lily Abernathy, Taylor Wright, Lucy Bonhaus, Susanna Jackson, Paige Vardaman Back Row (left to right):  Maciah Flournoy, Ashton Cochran, Kalin Burt, Avery Anderson

November 19, 2014

TA Students participate in Writers Bowl

Congrats to these students who participated in Jacksonville State University's annual Writers Bowl. Also, congrats to Elizabeth Tucker! Her essay was accepted to the national This I Believe online database. You can read her essay here:


See article in the Northport Gazette!

November 19, 2014

TA Football and Cheerleaders to Participate in AISA-All Star Game

The following students have been chosen to participate in the AISA ALL-STAR GAME, Friday December 5, 2014 at 7pm, at The Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. Varsity Football players standing from L to R- Devin Anderson, Trey Foster, and Harrison Standeffer. Varsity Cheerleaders from L to R- Hallie Harrison, Elizabeth Mosely, MaryGrace Reed, Lillie Sansing, and Anna Grace Godoy.


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November 19, 2014

Fincher MVP West

Congrats to AISA Volleyball All Star MVP West: Rachael Fincher (L).

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Morgan Academy was unable to keep up with fast-paced Tuscaloosa Academy Tuesday night, as the Knights raced up and down the court for a 63-41 victory.


Tuscaloosa (3-0) is the defending AISA AAA state champions and showed why Tuesday night, jumping out to a 16-4 advantage and not letting up until the game was well out of reach.


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On October 9th TA rallied behind one of its own: 5th grader, Fuller Goldsmith.


The TA Fifth Grade boys came together to help out and make “Run for Fuller” a huge success. All agree that Fuller is the strongest person they have ever met.


All donations to Fuller’s Fund to Children’s Hospital of Alabama are welcomed and can be sent in to Tuscaloosa Academy.


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The Tuscaloosa Academy Players kept up their excellent tradition of bringing all of us a fine performance. We are proud of the entire cast, crew, and Director vonRedlich for all their long hours and hard efforts to give us such outstanding performances. Be sure to congratulate those who worked so hard to produce the fine performance!


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November 12, 2014

TA celebrate "Wedding of Q and U"

On November 7th Tuscaloosa Academy's Kindergarten class along with several guest celebrated the "Wedding of Q and U." The event is a creative way to teach students that the letters Q and U almost always go together in words.


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Tuscaloosa Academy student Mims McKee will be playing the role of Clara. Performances will be held at the Bama Theatre December 4th - 7th.


Read more in the Nov/Dec 2014 Kids Life Magazine and in November issue of Druid City Living!



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Tuscaloosa Academy quarterback Keonte Chambers had a standout performance during his team's 36-34 victory over South Choctaw Academy.


Chambers rushed for 189 yards with four touchdowns, and didn't stop there. He also completed 6 of 17 passes for 206 yards and threw a 69-yard touchdown pass.


This performance comes just one week after Chambers rushed for 311 yards on 29 carries and four touchdowns, and completed 13 of 20 passes for 193 yards and one touchdown.


For his efforts, Chambers has earned High School Football Player of the Week honors from The Tuscaloosa News.


October 29, 2014

AISA State Oratorical Contest

We were well represented in the AISA State Oratorical Contest. Julia Schanz and Virginia Adair traveled to Montgomery to represent Tuscaloosa Academy and District VII is the State Event.

Each year, Tuscaloosa Academy celebrates Punkin Knight on a Monday the week before Halloween. This year, Punkin Knight was held on October 20. This year’s haunted house had a carnival theme, and a great time was had by everyone in attendance.


TA student Rachel Sansing explains the origins of Punkin Knight:


The Women’s Auxillary founded Punkin Knight, though it wasn’t officially named until the late 1980s. Originally, it was a fall festival, but over the years it has become more commercialized, with other organizations outside of the school being involved. Up until recently, Punkin Knight was held inside Tuscaloosa Academy. This year, as it has been the past few years, the event was celebrated on TA’s football field, with carnival rides, bouncy houses, a dance floor, a photo booth and a cake walk.

Tuscaloosa Academy (31-8) fell short of the AISA Class AA state championship Thursday night against Macon East Academy.


TA defeated No. 1 seed Kingwood Christian in the Final Four to advance to the championship, 25-23, 25-11, 20-25, 25-14.

Rachael Fincher had 13 blocks, three kills, five digs and an ace, Brittany Ledbetter had 19 assists, four kills, two aces and a block, Kaci Cochran recorded nine digs and six kills. In the championship game, TA fell to Macon, 12-25, 24-26, 12-25.


Fincher had seven blocks, five digs and two kills, Ledbetter tallied 12 assists and Shelby Curry had nine kills, two digs and an ace.


Fincher and Ledbetter received All-Tournament honors.


“Beating Kingwood Christian and securing a spot in the Championship game was the highlight of our season,” TA head coach Rachel Roberts said. “We can’t thank the TA administration, faculty and students enough for supporting us. It was an amazing end to an unforgettable season. I’m so proud to be a Knight.”

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