OXFORD - The Sand Rock Lady Wildcats went 2-2 in the Lady Tiger Softball Classic in Oxford over the weekend. They defeated Randolph County 14-6 and Saks 5-4. Losses were against Munford (10-6) and Central of Clay County (4-0).
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Tyler Driskell resigned from his duties at Sand Rock School on Sunday. His resignation was accepted in an emergency meeting called by the Cherokee County Board of Education on Sunday evening.
CEDAR BLUFF - The Cedar Bluff Tigers came out swinging in their first round baseball playoff series, sweeping the Holy Spirit Titans in two games on Friday.
SPRING GARDEN - Following last baseball season, Spring Garden coach Barrett Ragsdale sat down with his players and talked to them about making their dismal 4-15 record a distant memory.
DANVILLE - Class 4A, No. 8 Cherokee County earned a first-round baseball playoff sweep at Danville on Friday. The scores were 10-3 and 1-0.
CEDAR BLUFF - Class 1A, No. 6 Cedar Bluff scored 13 runs in the first inning and claimed a 16-1 softball victory in three innings over visiting Gaston in softball action on Friday.
CEDAR BLUFF - Alexis Smith and Kyla O'Neal both homered and drove in three runs apiece in Class 1A, No. 6 Cedar Bluff's 14-4 softball victory in six innings over visiting Valley Head on Thursday.
SECTION - Section pitchers Colton Linderman and Dylan Davis baffled Sand Rock's hitters in their Class 2A first-round baseball playoff series on Thursday at Section. Linderman allowed just two hits in the Lions' 4-0 win in game one. Davis had a perfect game going through six innings in game …
OWENS CROSS ROADS - Cedar Bluff's Nick Sawyer shot 72 and finished fourth out of 70 boy golfers at The River in Hampton Cove in the Hazel Green Invitational on Thursday. The Tigers were the only Class 1A school competing in the event. The majority of the field was schools from classes 4A thr…
FORT PAYNE - Jaren Lockridge made sure the Class 4A, No. 8 Cherokee County Warriors would end baseball's regular season on a high note Wednesday. He blasted a home run in the second and another home run in the fifth as part of a four-hit afternoon in the Warriors' 10-2 victory at Fort Payne.
After finishing runner-up to the Hokes Bluff Eagles in the Class 4A, Area 12 baseball race last week, the Cherokee County Warriors dropped four spots to No. 8 in the final Alabama Sports Writers Association baseball rankings. The latest rankings were released late Wednesday evening.
CENTRE - Nick Sawyer has been a pioneer of sorts. He's the first golfer who helped get Cedar Bluff's program started, and on Tuesday afternoon at the Cherokee County Country Club in Centre, he made a little more history as the first Cherokee County Golf Invitational champion.
PIEDMONT - Paige Norris collected three hits, scored a run and had a RBI in leading Sand Rock to a 4-2 softball victory at Piedmont on Tuesday.
JACKSONVILLE - Easton Kirk came away with a pair of hits, a run and a RBI, but they weren't enough to lead Class 3A, No. 7 Piedmont past Class 4A Jacksonville in baseball action on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles held on for a 5-4 victory.
SAND ROCK - The Spring Garden Lady Panthers showed no fatigue coming a 5-2 performance in the Gadsden Umpires Softball Tournament over the weekend.
CEDAR BLUFF - Dakota Dobbins delivered the game-winning walk-off double, scoring Jacob Burleson for the only run of the game in the Tigers' 1-0 baseball victory over visiting Gaston on Monday.
PIEDMONT - Class 3A, No. 7 Piedmont swept a home baseball doubleheader with Class 4A, No. 4 Cherokee County and Weaver on Saturday.
SPRING GARDEN - Piedmont senior Easton Kirk was anxious to return full time to the Class 3A, No. 7 Bulldogs' baseball lineup. He had missed the past couple of weeks with a right knee injury.
CEDAR BLUFF - Cedar Bluff junior Greyson Wilson had his own personal Kirk Gibson moment on Thursday evening against rival Gaylesville.
CENTRE - In their deciding game on Thursday in Centre, the Hokes Bluff Eagles defeated the Cherokee County Warriors 4-3 to take the Class 4A, Area 12 baseball championship.
Area baseball and softball teams saw plenty of movement in this week's Alabama Sports Writers Association poll. The latest rankings were released late Wednesday evening.
COLLINSVILLE - Sand Rock rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth inning, but they weren't enough as Collinsville claimed a 12-6 victory in Class 2A, Area 12 softball action on Tuesday.
GAYLESVILLE - Gaylesville head baseball coach Ted Boyd isn't surprised by the situation the Trojans find themselves.
BIRMINGHAM - Over 100 high school regional senior honorees were recognized and awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships Monday night at the Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Awards Banquet at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel.
COLLINSVILLE - Lurleen B. Wallace softball coach Tiffany Taylor said the correspondence she received from Collinsville senior pitcher Emma Barkley was "the best email I've ever gotten."
GLENCOE - Easton Kirk doubled twice, scored three runs and drove in two more to lead the Piedmont Bulldogs to a 12-3 Class 3A, Area 10 baseball win at Glencoe on Friday.
SAND ROCK - The Sand Rock Wildcats waited until late in the second game of a Class 2A, Area 12 doubleheader against Westbrook Christian to finally string some hits together, and they came from some unlikely sources.
WOODVILLE - It wasn't easy, but the Gaylesville Trojans are headed to the Class 1A state baseball playoffs for the first time since 2004 after splitting a doubleheader at Woodville on Thursday.
CENTRE - Cherokee County High School junior pitcher Noah Ledbetter didn't let Thursday's windy conditions bother him on the mound. He tossed a complete game, allowing just two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts in leading the Class 4A, No. 3 Warriors to a 9-2 victory over Area 12 rival W…
SAND ROCK - Magen Rich surrendered just two hits and finished with 11 strikeouts in leading the Sand Rock Lady Wildcats to a 10-0 softball victory in five innings over visiting Gaston on Thursday.
GLENCOE - Cherokee County claimed a third-place finish under windy conditions Thursday at the Briarmeade Invitational Tournament in Glencoe. Brody McGatha led the Warriors with an 82. The Warriors shot 355 as a team.
Nine new teams (5 baseball, 4 softball) took over the top spots in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association baseball and softball rankings this week, including Class 4A and Class 1A baseball.
GAYLESVILLE - Gaylesville senior Brandon Crane realizes this is his last year playing high school baseball, and he wants to go out with a bang.
ANNISTON – No one associated with the top-ranked Cherokee County baseball program was happy about what happened over the weekend and coach Fran Blanchard knew the sooner the Warriors could purge themselves of its impact the better.
PIEDMONT - Taylor Hayes tallied three hits, scored three runs and drove in another to lead Class 3A, No. 10 to a 14-1 baseball victory in five innings over Glencoe on Tuesday.
MONTGOMERY - John Petty of Huntsville’s Mae Jemison High School and Bianca Jackson of Montgomery’s Brewbaker Tech won the state’s biggest high school basketball awards Tuesday.
SAND ROCK – It seemed only fitting that Sand Rock football coach Steven Chesnut first saw the new home bleachers and press box at Russell Jacoway Stadium on a Friday night.
CENTRE - The Piedmont Bulldogs are no strangers to getting off to a slow start in baseball season, but once they get in a groove, it's hard to get them out of it.
OXFORD - The Spring Garden Panthers picked up a pair of baseball wins in a tournament at Oxford's Chocolocco Park Friday. They defeated Class 1A, No. 1 Spring Garden 6-0 and blanked Ohatchee 1-0 to improve to 12-3 on the season.
OXFORD - Taylor Morrow and Derrick Baer combined for a one-hit shutout in leading Class 3A No. 10 Piedmont to a 12-0 baseball win over Class 1A, No. 1 Cedar Bluff on Thursday in Oxford.
FORT PAYNE - Noah Ledbetter tossed 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, surrendering just two hits with nine strikeouts in leading top-ranked Cherokee County to a 5-0 baseball victory over Guntersville in the Fort Payne Wildcat Classic on Wednesday.