SAND ROCK - The Sand Rock Lady Wildcats dropped a pair of volleyball matches Thursday at home to Plainview and Fyffe. The Lady Wildcats lost to Plainview 25-21 and 25-19, then fell to Fyffe 25-12 and 25-13.
HOKES BLUFF – Savannah Blackwell posted 16 kills, 13 digs and three blocks in leading the Sand Rock Lady Wildcats to a volleyball victory at Hokes Bluff on Tuesday. The scores were 25-21, 19-25, 25-22, 18-25 and 15-9.
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association recognized several area high school football efforts from Friday night’s action in its weekly Spotlight late Monday evening, including three each from Sand Rock and Spring Garden.
SAND ROCK – Sand Rock junior receiver Carson Carver was having a bit of a tough night catching the football. He just couldn’t seem to get a grip on it when it was thrown his way in the first half Friday night.
WOODVILLE – Class 1A, No. 6 Cedar Bluff faced some adversity this week off the football field. Senior quarterback Josh Decker had to have an emergency appendectomy late Monday evening, but that didn’t deter the Tigers’ will to win at Region 6 rival Woodville on Friday night.
ARLEY – Senior running back Landon Lawson rushed for 65 yards on just five carries and scored a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough for short-handed Gaylesville on the road against Meek on Friday night. The Trojans fell by the final of 40-8.
Last Wednesday, I had my yearly eye exam at Dr. Duane Mohon’s office in Piedmont. I’ve worn contacts for years now, but the good doctor wanted me to take it easy with them for the next few days because of a lingering infection in my left eye.
IDER – Sand Rock junior quarterback Jansen Alexander completed 10-of-16 pass attempts for 165 yards and two touchdowns, leading Class 2A Sand Rock to a 27-0 Region 6 football victory at Ider on Friday.
PIEDMONT – Senior quarterback Taylor Hayes rushed for 127 yards and five touchdowns, while a patchwork defense held its opponent to 154 yards and scoreless in the second half as top-ranked Piedmont rolled over Class 3A, Region 5 newcomer Randolph County 42-14.
SPRING GARDEN - The Spring Garden Lady Panther volleyball team has struggled to begin the 2016 season, but on Thursday evening at home against Class 4A Cherokee County, the Lady Panthers finally earned their first win.
MONTGOMERY – Collinsville football coach Ernie Willingham received recognition Tuesday afternoon from the Alabama High School Athletic Association for his 100th coaching victory. The honor came in the AHSAA’s weekly Spotlight.
JACKSONVILLE - For most football teams, a season opener is a chance to shake off the jitters of a new season. But for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, it was a chance to show off some of their talented new faces.
MONTGOMERY – The Spring Garden Panthers have one of the most experienced backfields in Northeast Alabama. On Friday night against Class 3A Beulah, it was senior quarterback Ben Ivey’s turn to once again demonstrate what he can do.