CENTRE - Cade Clark came away with 19 points, six rebounds, two blocked shots and an assist to lead the Sand Rock Wildcats to a 52-40 victory over the Gaylesville Trojans in the opening round of the Cherokee County Tournament on Thursday at the Gadsden State-Cherokee Arena.
JACKSONVILLE - Quartez Henderson posted 19 points, eight rebounds, a steal and an assist to lead the Cherokee County Warriors to a 63-57 Class 4A, Area 12 basketball victory at Jacksonville on Tuesday.
GAYLESVILLE - For three quarters Tuesday night, the Gaylesville Trojans battled the Woodville Panthers to a tie, but a 15-9 run in the fourth quarter provided the Panthers with a 48-42 victory in Class 1A, Area 14 basketball action at Gaylesville.
PIEDMONT - The temperature was in the mid-20s on Saturday afternoon at Piedmont High School, but Cherokee County senior guard Colin Edwards and junior guard Kyle Burgess did their best to heat things up on the basketball court.
According to Sand Rock boys basketball coach Brian Mackey, the Wildcats' basketball games at Gaston scheduled for Friday have been moved to Monday, Jan. 23. The B-team boys will begin at 5 p.m. , with varsity girls and varsity boys to follow.
The Cherokee County area collectively had one of its best football seasons in quite some time. Six of the seven teams in The Herald’s coverage area made the state playoffs, with five of those advancing to the second round or further.
ANNISTON - It had all the earmarks of a Class 4A Regional final at Jacksonville State University, and after the show Saks and Cherokee County put on in the finals of the Champions Sports Academy Boys Christmas Classic Friday night, it sure seems these two teams will meet again down the road.
ANNISTON – Cherokee County jumped out to a 13-point first quarter lead and led by 14 with seven minutes to play, but the Warriors needed double overtime before they could punch their ticket to the championship game of the Champions Sports Academy Christmas Classic.
This year’s Cherokee Invitational basketball tournament is now in the books. Two new champions were crowned in the Sand Rock girls and Chattooga boys, but there was a lot of preparation involved before the tournament’s 20 games tipped off at Gaylesville.
GAYLESVILLE - The Chattooga Indians have been known to have strong boys basketball teams in the annual Cherokee Invitational, but this year's team might be the most athletic one head coach Jared Groce has had.
GAYLESVILLE - The Glencoe Lady Yellow Jackets rallied from a 10-point third-quarter deficit to force overtime against Spring Garden in the Cherokee Girls Basketball Invitational on Monday at Gaylesville, but the Lady Panthers withstood the storm.
GAYLESVILLE – With the way Collinsville and Spring Garden’s boys were sinking 3-pointers at the beginning of their Cherokee Invitational basketball battle on Saturday, one would have thought the game would have been decided on a trey.
GAYLESVILLE – Spring Garden sophomore forward Payton McGinnis hadn’t scored all game Saturday in the second-ranked Lady Panthers’ Cherokee Basketball Invitational opener against Class 2A, No. 8 Collinsville.
CENTRE – Cherokee County boys basketball coach Neal Wester knew he made out a challenging schedule prior to the 2016-17 season, but even he might not have realized just how tough of an early stretch it would be.
SPRING GARDEN – Savannah Dempsey hit seven 3-pointers in the first three quarters and the second-ranked 1A Lady Panthers (8-2) used a 16-7 fourth quarter to pull away from Pleasant Valley to claim a 61-52 basketball victory Thursday night.
GAYLESVILLE – The Gaylesville Trojans earned a pair of varsity basketball wins Monday evening at home against Victory Christian. The Lady Trojans picked up a 40-24 victory, while the Trojan boys claimed a 50-35 win.
MONTGOMERY – Alabama’s All-Stars started and strong and finished even stronger to post a 25-14 come-from-behind victory over Mississippi in the 30th playing of the AHSAA Alabama-Mississippi All-Star High School Football All-Star Game Saturday at Cramton Bowl.
WHITE PLAINS – Macy Carr made two big steals in the final minute of a game that all of sudden had gotten tight and turned them both into points lifting White Plains to a 56-52 area win over Cherokee County in a battle of top 10 Class 4A teams.
JACKSONVILLE - Jacksonville State football coach John Grass and senior quarterback Eli Jenkins fully expected to be practicing on Monday and playing next Saturday in the Football Championship Series playoffs.
The last small school athlete (Class 3A and below) to win the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Mr. Football award – given to the state’s best high school football player in the state each year – was Leroy quarterback Clint Moseley in 2008.