The following is a list of area baseball and softball statistics sent in by coaches for March 12. Baseball teams reporting this week are Cedar Bluff, Gaylesville, Piedmont and Spring Garden. Softball teams reporting this week are Gaylesville, Piedmont and Sand Rock.
Those who know former Cherokee County High School standout athlete Tori Davis are familiar with her work ethic, but her dream of being a college pitcher suffered a setback last Tuesday. She had right shoulder surgery to reattach the labrum.
Cedar Bluff’s Greg Leach, Sand Rock’s Alexandra Stimpson and Spring Garden’s Grant Benefield are among 96 regional winners for the 2014 Bryant-Jordan Scholarship awards. The award winners were announced Friday by Bryant-Jordan Director Shelton Thompson.
CEDAR BLUFF - The Cedar Bluff Tigers are a young baseball team this season, but even with being young, they still have one characteristic of Taylor Talbot's past teams.
GAYLESVILLE - The Spring Garden Panthers swept a Class 1A, Area 13 baseball doubleheader at Gaylesville on Saturday to improve to 8-2 on the season. The scores were 9-0 and 19-9 in five innings.
Twenty-four seniors have been selected to represent Alabama in the 24nd annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games at Jackson State University’s Lee E. Williams Athletics & Assembly Center March 21.
SPRING GARDEN – Spring Garden senior pitcher Grant Benefield said he normally has some jitters before the start of area play.
FYFFE – Madison McCullough had a pair of hits and drove in four runs to lead the Sand Rock Lady Wildcats to a 6-4 softball victory at Fyffe on Tuesday.
JACKSONVILLE – Jacksonville State head football coach John Grass announced he has completed his coaching staff for the 2014 season.
Centre native and avid University of Alabama football fan AJ Starr’s story has taken another turn in helping others with cerebral palsy.
LEESBURG – Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization,” will make its return to Alabama’s Weiss Lake this Saturday.
SPRING GARDEN - Tony Benefield became Spring Garden's head baseball coach during the 2007-08 school year. In less than seven years, Benefield has now won over 100 games.
BIRMINGHAM - Parker’s Thundering Herd closed out the 2014 AHSAA Final 48 State Basketball Tournament Saturday night with a 56-46 victory over Birmingham city rival Ramsay in the Class 5A boys’ title game to claim the school’s first state championship since 1975.
BIRMINGHAM - Wenonah senior guard Jameka Holmes scored 25 points, with 15 coming on clutch free-throw shooting, as the Lady Dragons captured the Class 5A Girls State Championship Saturday night with a 57-46 victory over Sylacauga at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
BIRMINGHAM - Midfield won its second state championship in three years Saturday afternoon at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex with a 62-40 victory over Barbour County in the Class 3A state finals.
BIRMINGHAM - Lauderdale County (38-0) became the first high school in Alabama High School Athletic Association history to win 11 girls state basketball championships Saturday, beating Holly Pond 56-35 for the 2014 Class 3A state title.
BIRMINGHAM - Defending Class 4A state champion Oneonta outscored Calera 21-6 in the final quarter Saturday morning to post a come-from-behind 51-39 win as the Lady Redskins captured their second straight AHSAA state title.
BIRMINGHAM - Dallas County senior center William Lee sank a 3-pointer at the end of the fourth quarter to tie the game and send it to overtime, then went to the foul line with the game tied once again with five seconds left in the extra period when he was fouled while attempting a desperation 3-point shot.
BIRMINGHAM - Senior Patrick Keim sank two free throws with four seconds remaining to lift Mountain Brook to a 60-57 win over Blount as the Spartans captured their second consecutive Class 6A state boys basketball championship Friday night.
BIRMINGHAM - Shades Valley trailed by five points heading into the fourth quarter Friday night against Sparkman, but turned to its relentless press and some of the best free-throw shooting in Final 48 State Basketball Tournament history to win the Lady Mounties’ first state championship in school history, 63-49.
BIRMINGHAM - Elba outscored Luverne 36-24 in the second half to post a come-from-behind 66-61 victory to claim its first AHSAA Final 48 Class 2A state boys championship Friday at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.