SAND ROCK - Due to expected rain in the forecast Saturday afternoon, the Cherokee County Baseball Tournament bracket has been adjusted by tournament officials.
Cherokee County is home to not one, but two of the top-ranked baseball teams in the state in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association poll. The latest rankings were released late Wednesday evening.
CULLMAN - Cedar Bluff's golf team competed at the Good Hope tournament at Terri Pines in Cullman on Monday. Nick Sawyer led the Tigers by shooting 77 and tied for first place. Mark Sawyer shot 82 and finished 10th out of 112 golfers.
VALLEY HEAD - Devin Bentheimer had a perfect day at the plate Tuesday, going 4-for-4 with a double, a run and three RBIs in leading the Gaylesville Trojans to a 17-1 baseball victory at Valley Head.
The following are finalists for the 2016-17 Alabama Sports Writers Association High School Basketball Players of the Year Banquet, presented by ALFA. The banquet will be held April 4 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center.
SPRING GARDEN - Spring Garden senior pitcher Dawson Broome helped the Panthers bring out the brooms on Tuesday. Behind his one-hit shutout through four innings, the Panthers were able to complete a two-day Class 1A, Area 10 sweep of Faith Christian by winning 10-0 in five innings.
SAND ROCK - Due to rain in the forecast for Saturday, pairings for the Cherokee County Softball Tournament have been changed. The tournament, hosted by Sand Rock, is still scheduled to begin Thursday. Gaylesville will take on Spring Garden in the first game on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.…
MONTGOMERY – Twelve major contributors to prep athletics in Alabama were inducted into the 27th class of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame Monday night at the banquet held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa.
JACKSONVILLE - Austin Stordahl contributed three hits, including two doubles, scored four runs and had a RBI to lead the Gaylesville Trojans to a 14-2 baseball victory in five innings over Jacksonville Christian on Monday.
SAND ROCK - Paige Norris had three hits, including a double and scored a run to lead the Sand Rock Lady Wildcats to a 3-2 softball victory over visiting Hokes Bluff on Monday.
ANNISTON – It may have been a trip into the unknown to some degree, but Spring Garden stepped into its new baseball area Monday and sent a message to the rest of the teams that there’s a new sheriff in town.
SPRING GARDEN - They may not be in the same area anymore, but the stakes are still high when the Cedar Bluff Lady Tigers play the Spring Garden Lady Panthers.
SPRING GARDEN - Spring Garden basketball coach Ricky Austin remembers when his oldest son Riley began to show an interest in the sport.
CENTRE - There's a reason why Cherokee County High School baseball coaches Fran and Coty Blanchard scheduled several bigger schools during the early part of the baseball season.
SPRING GARDEN - Colby Slayton's walk-off grand slam put the exclamation point on the Spring Garden Panthers' 15-3 baseball victory in five innings over visiting Randolph County on Friday.
CEDAR BLUFF - The Cedar Bluff Tigers added two more wins to their resume Thursday with a Class 1A, Area 14 doubleheader sweep of Valley Head. The scores were 18-1 and 15-0. Both games went five innings.
SAND ROCK - Magen Rich blasted a pair of home runs, part of a 4-for-4 performance at the plate in helping the Sand Rock Lady Wildcats earn a 10-7 softball victory over Glencoe on Thursday.
WEAVER - Ben Ivey collected three hits and drove in a run to help the Spring Garden Panthers earn a 7-4 baseball victory at Weaver on Thursday.
The Alabama Sports Writers Association released their first high school baseball and softball rankings of the season late Wednesday evening. Six area teams (three baseball, three softball) are among the state's best in their respective classifications.
OXFORD - The Oxford Yellow Jackets held off Piedmont 5-3 to win the Calhoun County baseball tournament championship on Tuesday in Oxford.
GAYLESVILLE - Brayden Stordahl went 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles, five runs and two RBIs as Gaylesville walloped Skyline 22-0 in five innings in Class 1A, Area 14 baseball action Tuesday.
SAND ROCK - The temperature was in the mid-30s and a few snowflakes were falling at Sand Rock on Tuesday, but that didn't seem to bother pitchers Barry Singleton and Carson Carver.
GAYLESVILLE - Jordyn Walker had a perfect day at the plate at Gaylesville on Tuesday. She went 5-for-5 with a triple, a double, four runs and seven RBIs in leading the Lady Tigers to a 22-6 softball victory in five innings.
MONTGOMERY – Piedmont High School head football coach Steve Smith will be the head coach for the Alabama All-Star football squad for the 31st annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game next December. The game will be played at Hattiesburg on the University of Southern Mississippi campus for ju…
SAND ROCK - According to Sand Rock softball coach Josh Bates, the Lady Wildcats' home varsity softball game with Collinsville has been moved to April 3. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday at Sand Rock but was cancelled due to rain late Monday evening.
The spring sports season is now in full swing, meaning the Cherokee County baseball and softball tournaments are fast approaching.
CEDAR BLUFF - Cedar Bluff gave baseball fans a possible preview of the upcoming Cherokee County Tournament on Saturday by taking on county rivals Spring Garden and Sand Rock on Saturday. The Tigers swept both games, defeating Spring Garden 8-6 and Sand Rock 11-3 to improve to 7-2 on the season.
SCOTTSBORO - The Cherokee County Warriors split a baseball doubleheader Saturday at Scottsboro. The Warriors blasted Section 15-4, but then lost an 8-7 heartbreaker to Scottsboro in the second game.
OXFORD - Easton Kirk went 4-for-4 with a double, and Taylor Hayes gave up a run on four hits to lead the Piedmont Bulldogs past White Plains 3-1 in the Calhoun County Baseball Tournament semifinals in Oxford on Saturday.
CENTRE - Hokes Bluff and Collinsville both went undefeated in pool play in the Cherokee Invitational softball tournament Friday at the Centre Softball Complex, earning the top two seeds respectively in Saturday's tournament action.
CENTRE - Cherokee County High School senior Kaitlyn Coheley had never put much thought into becoming an athlete on the Warrior track and field team, let alone throwing the shot put.
CENTRE - After jumping out to an 8-0 start to their 2017 season, the Cherokee County Warriors finally suffered their first setback on Thursday, falling to the Etowah Blue Devils 6-4.
GADSDEN - Joe Rogers went the distance on the mound, giving up a run on three hits with seven strikeouts in leading the Spring Garden Panthers to an 8-1 baseball win at Gaston on Thursday.
SAND ROCK - The Cherokee County High School softball coaching staff has been working lately with eighth grade pitcher Karlee Perry on the location of her pitches.
HOKES BLUFF- Savannah Clifton went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a double, a walk, two runs and four RBIs to lead the Cedar Bluff Lady Tigers to a 12-6 softball win at Hokes Bluff on Monday.
BIRMINGHAM - Jy Lockridge belted the game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth inning, capping the Cherokee County Warriors' 6-5 baseball victory over Gadsden City at legendary Rickwood Field in Birmingham on Saturday.
WHITE PLAINS - The Piedmont Bulldogs split a baseball doubleheader at White Plains on Saturday. The Bulldogs earned a 9-3 victory over Cleburne County and fell 14-1 to White Plains in five innings.
SAND ROCK - The Spring Garden Panthers fell behind early at Sand Rock on Saturday, but an eight-run rally in the sixth inning propelled the Panthers to an 11-4 baseball victory.
GLENCOE - Christian Stinson tossed a four-hit shutout Friday, leading the Cherokee County Warriors to a 12-0 baseball victory in five innings at Glencoe on Friday.
SAND ROCK - The Sand Rock Lady Wildcats scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead for good, holding off Cedar Bluff 6-5 in softball action on Thursday.
CEDAR BLUFF - The Cedar Bluff Tigers opened their 2017 home baseball schedule Thursday with new uniforms, then proceeded to post a 14-3 thumping of Appalachian in five innings.
BIRMINGHAM - As the TV cameras were rolling in front of Spring Garden basketball coach Ricky Austin following Thursday's Class 1A girls state championship game, he had a moment of pause.