Muscle Shoals High

October 7, 2019

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Lady Trojans win area regular season championship

By Todd Thompson

MUSCLE SHOALS – The MSHS volleyball team will host the Class 6A, Area 15 tournament after beating Athens at home Tuesday, October 1 to win the area regular season championship.

Kaylie Wright had 17 kills to pace the Lady Trojans, while Kailey Armstrong and Jessica Godsey chipped in nine kills and 19 assists respectively.

Muscle Shoals held off several challenges from Athens to win 25-17, 25-20, 25-22 to improve to 24-15 overall.

The Lady Trojans will return to action Tuesday, October 8 at Florence. The Area Tournament will be held at MSHS on Tuesday, October 22.

Message from Mrs. Eldridge:

Hi! I left Friday morning (Oct. 4) for Ecuador and arrived in the Galapagos Islands Saturday (Oct. 5). This expedition is a dream trip for a Biology teacher because there are so many animals that live there that are not found anywhere else in the world! The naturalist guides will post a few pictures and a description of our daily adventures on the Lindblad website. If you would like to see these, they will begin on Monday, October 7th. To access updates, click on the link below and be sure to select

Destination: Galapagos

Date: October 4th, 2019 Ship: National Geographic Endeavor II

Daily Expedition Reports

I hope to post pictures on social media too when I have Internet access. I can't wait to share this awesome experience with you!

Twitter: @kateldridge Instagram @kateldridge

Thanks, Kathy

MSCS Fall Break is October 11-15

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Report Cards on Thursday

Report Cards will be distributed on Thursday, October 10.

MSHS Cross Country fourth at Wilson

By Todd Thompson

FLORENCE – Muscle Shoals placed two runners in the top 15 of the Warriors Invitational cross country race Saturday, September 28 to help the Lady Trojans take fourth place in the team standings.

Mary Anna Trimble won the large school’s individual title with a time of 20:38.99, while Ella Anderson was 14th at 24:32.01.

Image gallery of Muscle Shoals runners can be viewed at

Also scoring for Muscle Shoals was Kristen Collins (26th overall, 26:43.58), Anna Rushing (27th, 27:36.28) and Bailey Thompson (27:44.09).

Hannah Terry was 32nd overall and Meagan Jurgess was 39th for the Lady Trojans.

Zach Granger led Muscle Shoals’ boys team to a fourth place finish after coming in 6th place overall, Harper Branscome also recorded a top 10 finish by running a time of 19:18.19 to take ninth place.

Also scoring for Muscle Shoals was Jakob Robertson (42nd), Eli Henson (46th), Noah Kroeger (56th) and Leon Houssine (65th).

Muscle Shoals cross country will return to action Saturday in the Jesse Owens Classic at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park outside of Moulton.

To read more of this story and other information about Trojan athletics, click here

Spirit Night at Coach's Restaurant in Hatton

Thursday, October 17

4:00-8:00 PM

6730 Co Rd 236 in Hatton

Phone 256-685-0606

Enjoy a great meal at Coach Rickey Johnson's Steakhouse in Hatton and support Muscle Shoals High School.

We are excited to invite you to the 27th Annual Tennessee Valley Invitational Marching Competition at James F. Moore Stadium. For over 25 years, the Muscle Shoals Band Boosters have tried to provide the most hospitable and well-run marching band contest in North Alabama. This year should be no different.

We hope you decide to join us at the 27th annual TVIMC on Saturday, October 19, 2019! For more information, visit the TVI website at


David Waters
Band Director

Next up on the Marching Band Contest Calendar...


October 19, 2019 Tennessee Valley Invitational (at MSHS)

October 26, 2019 – Florence Contest

November 2, 2019 – Alabama State Marching Championship


The Trojan Marching Band won Best In Class AAA majorettes, color guard, percussion, and overall band. They were also crowned "Grand Champion" at the contest. Congratulations!!

Fine Arts Showcase

The chorus, show choir, and drama will collaborate for a dinner theater and musical experience on October 24. Dinner will be served at 6pm with the concert following at 7pm. Tickets can be bought on the high school website under online payments.

Trojan Spirit Store Hours

The Trojan Store will be open the following dates in October:

Monday, October 7th - 5:30 – 7:30pm

Thursday, October 10th - 5:30 – 7:30pm

Friday, October 11th HOME Game 5:30 to end of 3rd qtr

Friday, October 18th HOME Game 5:30 to end of 3rd qtr

Thursday, October 24th – 5:00 – 7:00pm

Athletic Booster Club to Meet Tuesday, October 22nd

The next meeting of the Muscle Shoals Athletic Booster Club will be Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00pm in the MSHS Library.

Trojan football stays perfect with 49-13 win Friday over Decatur

By Dan Busey/Decatur Daily

Undefeated Muscle Shoals looked nearly unstoppable for the first six games of the season. That didn’t change when it traveled to Ogle Stadium to face Decatur on Friday night.

The Trojans (7-0, 3-0), ranked No. 2 in Class 6A, downed Decatur 49-13 to hand the Red Raiders their sixth loss in seven games. All of Muscle Shoals’ wins have been by double digits.

It is Muscle Shoals’ first 7-0 start since 2015. The Trojans have won 14 of their last 15 games, with the one loss coming to Pinson Valley in last year's second round playoff game.

To read more of this story, click here

Bratton, Smothers to play in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game

MONTGOMERY – A roster including 26 football players already committed to Division I-A schools have been selected to the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 33rd annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 14 at Hattiesburg on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Among these star athletes are Muscle Shoals linebacker Jackson Bratton and quarterback Logan Smothers.

To read more of this story, click here

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UNA Parent Night is TONIGHT!

University of North Alabama Parent Night

Monday, Oct. 7 @ 6:00 PM in MSHS Library

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Oct. 7--UNA Parent Night at 6

Oct. 8--FAFSA Help Night, 5:30 - 7, Media Lab

Oct. 9--Troy University here at lunch

Oct. 10--Pre-ACT (taken by 10th graders)
Oct. 16--PSAT (taken by students who registered/paid)

Oct. 17--Athens State here at lunch

Oct. 21--UAB here at lunch


The PSAT will be given to 9th, 10, and 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 16 at 8 AM. *This test will be given to the students who registered and paid for this test.

MSHS Announcements

GoFan Event Tickets

Avoid the lines! Buy your tickets online!

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Dr. Chad Holden, Principal

Common Sense Media Certified Educator

Muscle Shoals City Schools ranked #8 Best School District in Alabama by 2020 Niche Rankings!

A for Academics

A+ for Teachers

A for Clubs and Activities

B+ for Diversity

A for College Prep

A for Health and Safety

Fall Pictures are THIS WEEK!!

All students in grades 9-11 will be photographed for the 2019-2020 yearbook on Wednesday & Thursday, September 25-26. More information will come about the schedule so that parents and students will know on which days they will be photographed. Email Mrs. Kim Vaughn if you have questions at