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A few years ago, a young up-and-coming softball pitcher by the name of Magen Rich idolized former Cherokee County High School standout Tori Davis. She wanted to be every bit the player Davis was.

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For the past three years, Dexter Vines has learned from one of the state's best high school basketball and football coaching staffs at Spring Garden. Now he hopes to take what he's learned and establish his own program.

  • Grant Benefield, Cherokee Herald Sports Correspondent
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JACKSONVILLE – Despite stormy weather on Saturday, Cedar Bluff managed to play both of their scheduled football scrimmages in the Gridiron Challenge at Jacksonville State University. The Tigers split with Lynn (6-0 loss) and Fayetteville (8-6 win).

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GAYLESVILLE - The Gaylesville Trojans hosted a spring football jamboree Thursday night against Sand Rock and Asbury. The Trojans dropped a 13-0 decision to Sand Rock, then rebounded to take an 8-6 decision over Asbury.

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MONTGOMERY- Brantley junior pitcher Leanna Johnson baffled Spring Garden's batters Thursday night. She allowed just one hit and posted 13 strikeouts in the top-ranked Lady Bulldogs' 13-0 victory in five innings in the winners bracket of the Class 1A state softball tournament.

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MONTGOMERY - Spring Garden junior pitcher Kerstin Bryant tossed a one-hitter and also helped herself at the plate Thursday in the Lady Panthers' 1-0 victory over Ragland in the Class 1A state softball tournament at Lagoon Park.

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MONTGOMERY - Collinsville's first fast-pitch softball state tournament appearance was a brief one. The Class 2A, No. 5 Lady Panthers were eliminated on Wednesday at Lagoon Park. They lost their opener 3-2 to Horseshoe Bend, then fell to second-ranked Leroy 16-1.

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MONTGOMERY – Matt Deerman was understandably proud that his Piedmont baseball team had reached the state championship round in his first year as head coach. But at the same time he wondered what might have been if the Bulldogs had been a little sharper.

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MONTGOMERY – The first thing Piedmont baseball coach Matt Deerman reminded his players of when they met at the end of the game was this is a best-of-3 series, not a best-of-1.

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HUNTSVILLE - Class 1A, No. 7 Cedar Bluff's softball season ended Saturday in the North Softball Regional in Huntsville. The Lady Tigers (18-24) fell two wins shy of reaching the state tournament coming through the losers bracket. Their final game was a 5-4 setback to Waterloo.

  • Grant Benefield, Cherokee Herald Sports Correspondent
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JACKSONVILLE - Spring Garden football coach Jason Howard got a look at a lot of new faces on both sides of the ball during the Panthers' spring scrimmages in the Gridiron Challenge at Jacksonville State University on Saturday.

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ONEONTA - The Cherokee County Warriors battled 30 mile per hour wind gusts to finish fourth in the Class 4A, Section 3 golf tournament at Limestone Springs Golf Course in Oneonta on Monday. The finish allows the Warriors to advance to substate next Monday at Valley Hill Country Club in Huntsville.

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