CEDAR BLUFF – There was a time not too long ago when Cedar Bluff senior defensive back Blake Terry didn’t know if he would ever play sports again.
CENTRE – Cherokee County High School quarterback Tyren Dupree completed 4-of-8 pass attempts for 87 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 43 yards on three carries to lead the Warriors to a 35-0 victory over B.B. Comer in football jamboree action on Thursday night.
With the last pitches thrown and runs scored over weekend in the state baseball and softball tournaments in Montgomery, another year in high school sports has come to a close.
CEDAR BLUFF – By his standards, Cedar Bluff senior shortstop/pitcher Devante Dixon didn’t have an outstanding baseball season.
CENTRE – Cherokee County High School senior hitter Magen Dupree was beginning to think she might not get the chance to play volleyball at Snead State Community College.
CENTRE – The annual Cherokee County High School baseball banquet on Thursday featured an added ceremony to the program.
PIEDMONT – Piedmont senior all-purpose football player Dreek Thompson is taking his talents to Miles College in Birmingham. He signed a scholarship with the school on Thursday.
MONTGOMERY - Throughout the 2015 softball season, Spring Garden coach Ann Welsh said she's constantly talked to her team about scoring runs throughout a game.
CENTRE – Cherokee County High School's football jamboree game against B.B. Comer has been moved to Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. The scrimmage will be played at Warrior Stadium in Centre.
Adversity can come at any time for any team. Just ask the Spring Garden Lady Panthers.
HUNTSVILLE - By the time early Friday morning turned into late evening at the Huntsville Kiwanis SportsPlex, Spring Garden freshman pitcher Kerstin Bryant admitted she was tired.
HUNTSVILLE - The first time the Cedar Bluff Lady Tigers played Skyline this softball season, the timely hits didn't come in a three-run loss. That's something Cedar Bluff coach Mandy Walker said her team worked on getting better at, and it helped them earn a trip to Huntsville.
HUNTSVILLE - One of the first things Sand Rock softball coach Josh Bates looked at when the Alabama High School Association announced its realignments for this year was where Lexington was placed.
HUNTSVILLE - When Collinsville softball coach James Coker realized his Lady Panthers would be playing in Class 2A several months ago, he adjusted the Lady Panthers' schedule accordingly.
Regional softball tournaments opened Thursday around the state. Five area teams qualified and three still have their hopes alive for playing in next week's state tournament in Montgomery.
MONTGOMERY – Spring Garden football coach Jason Howard has been named as an assistant coach for the North squad in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s North-South All-Star football game.
ATHENS – Spring Garden’s Dalton Kerr shot a 9-over 81 to finish fifth and Cedar Bluff’s Nicholas Sawyer shot 83 to earn seventh place in the Class 1A-2A substate golf tournament in Athens on Monday. The event was held at the Southern Gayles Golf Course.
Now that the high school spring sports season is winding down, several area football teams are giving their fans a taste of fall.
CULLMAN - Piedmont's CJ Savage and Karri Green led the Bulldogs' track and field teams to third and fourth places respectively at the Class 3A state track and field meet over the weekend.
CULLMAN - Delilah Price and Coleton Reed were the top individual finishers for Cedar Bluff at the Class 1A state track and field meet over the weekend.
GULF SHORES - Cherokee County High School's Emily Ransum topped the Lady Warrior competitors at the Class 4A state track and field meet in Gulf Shores over the weekend.
PIEDMONT - Piedmont baseball coach James Blanchard can't recall the last time his Bulldogs made almost as many errors as they scored runs in a game.
SAND ROCK - Things went all the way to the "if" game Friday night in the Class 3A, Area 13 softball tournament at Sand Rock, but in the end, the Lady Wildcats captured their first area softball championship in Class 3A with an 8-2 victory over Brindlee Mountain.
CEDAR BLUFF – In their previous two Class 1A baseball playoff series, the Cedar Bluff Tigers were the ones who set the tone behind the pitching of Devante Dixon and Josh Decker. The duo had held Valley Head and Spring Garden scoreless in four games.
PIEDMONT – Bayley Blanchard belted a pair of hits, including a double, and scored three times, including the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of Piedmont’s 3-2 victory in game one over Winfield in the Class 3A state baseball quarterfinals on Friday.
SPRING GARDEN – There was a special member in the audience Thursday for Spring Garden junior second baseman Jessica Smart.
SAND ROCK – In their last meeting on April 14, the Sand Rock Lady Wildcats outlasted the Geraldine Lady Bulldogs by a run in eight innings.
SPRING GARDEN – If Spring Garden freshman pitcher Kerstin Bryant feels any pressure now that she’s alone in the circle, she isn’t showing it.
BOAZ – It was a wild Tuesday night for the Cherokee County and Hokes Bluff softball teams, to say the least.
SAND ROCK – Katelyn Hanson went 2-for-3 with a triple and a RBI to lead the Sand Rock Lady Wildcats to a 3-2 victory over New Hope in the Class 3A, Area 13 softball tournament on Tuesday.
ONEONTA – The Cherokee County Warrior varsity golf team traveled to the Section 4A Qualifying Match on Monday at Limestone Springs Golf Club in Oneonta. The Warriors played alongside players from at least twelve other area schools including Saks, North Jackson and Munford.
GLENCOE – Cedar Bluff’s Nicholas Sawyer posted five pars and a birdie to finish at 86 while Spring Garden’s Dalton Kerr carded four pars and shot 90 in the Class 1A-2A Section 3 Golf Tournament at Silver Lakes on Tuesday. Both golfers qualify for next week’s substate tournament in Athens.
BOAZ – After losing their first game of the Class 4A, Area 12 softball tournament against Sardis 8-2 on Monday, the Cherokee County Lady Warriors rallied to take a 9-8 victory over Crossville to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament.
The calendar is almost ready to flip to May, which means softball’s postseason is about to get underway.
FORT PAYNE – Another year, another sectional track and field sectional title for the Piedmont boys.
SMITHS STATION – The Cedar Bluff Tiger track and field teams took their familiar places at the Class 1A, Section 3 meet at Smiths Station over the weekend.
MADISON – Emily Ransum finished third in the 100 meter run (13.84) to lead the Cherokee County Lady Warriors to a ninth-place finish at the Class 4A, Section 4 meet at James Clemens High School in Madison over the weekend.
CENTRE – According to Spring Garden softball coach Ann Welsh, rain has once again forced the Cherokee Softball Invitational to be cancelled.
RAINBOW CITY - The Piedmont Bulldogs ended Westbrook Christian's basketball season in the Class 3A Northeast Regional final, and now they've done the same in the second round of the state baseball playoffs.
SAND ROCK - In the early innings Friday, Sand Rock softball coach Josh Bates felt a little deja vu against Spring Garden.
MONTGOMERY – The honors keep coming for Cherokee County High School’s Joel Wester and Spring Garden’s Tykeah Rogers.
WALNUT GROVE – Brylie St. Clair went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs and three RBIs to lift Sand Rock to a 12-7 softball victory at West End on Thursday.
CEDAR BLUFF – Cedar Bluff senior pitcher/shortstop Devante Dixon said he’s been getting teased a little bit this week from his teammates and several members of the community after being fitted with glasses for his astigmatism.
VALLEY HEAD – The Cedar Bluff Lady Tigers pounded out 19 hits in four innings to earn a 17-0 softball victory at Valley Head on Thursday.
Following their 12-1 win at previously top-ranked Ragland on Tuesday, the Spring Garden Lady Panthers (12-7) shot up three places in the final Alabama Sportswriters Association Class 1A softball poll of the season. The rankings were released late Wednesday evening.
CENTRE – Cherokee County High School softball coach Molly Jordan has had her share of cancer stories within her family. She said she never knew her grandmother because of it. Her uncle Billy Samples died last summer from liver cancer and her aunt Debbie Sosebee died during surgery to remove cancer.
Caden Garrett shot 40 to help lead the Cherokee County Warrior golf team to a tri-match victory over Spring Garden and Weaver on Tuesday. The Warriors shot 168 as a team for the afternoon.
CEDAR BLUFF – According to Cedar Bluff baseball coach Taylor Talbot, the Class 1A second round baseball playoff series between the Tigers and the Spring Garden Panthers has been moved to Thursday, with a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m.
JACKSONVILLE – All throughout the 2015 baseball season, the Cherokee County Warriors have lived up to their nickname. They’ve battled to the very last pitch.
CENTRE – The annual Cherokee Softball Invitational, originally scheduled in mid-March, has been rescheduled for this Saturday at the Centre Softball Complex.
JACKSONVILLE - Piedmont pitcher Peyton Whitten proved to have a lot in his tank on Saturday.
Non-profit regional blood center, Blood Assurance, is hosting a Memorial Day themed blood drive in honor of local veterans who served in the United States military.