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FOOTBALL: Cedar Bluff’s Terry overcomes adversity, signs with Illinois College

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.

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FOOTBALL JAMBOREE ROUNDUP: Warriors blank B.B. Comer, 35-0
Posted: May 18, 2015

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.

SHANNON FAGAN: Postseason honors coming in
Posted: May 18, 2015

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.

BASEBALL: Dixon headed for Wallace-Dothan
Posted: May 18, 2015

CEDAR BLUFF – By his standards, Cedar Bluff senior shortstop/pitcher Devante Dixon didn’t have an outstanding baseball season.

VOLLEYBALL: Dupree taking her talent to Snead State
Posted: May 18, 2015

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.

BASEBALL: Grimes signs with Southern Union
Posted: May 18, 2015

CENTRE – The annual Cherokee County High School baseball banquet on Thursday featured an added ceremony to the program.

FOOTBALL: Piedmont’s Thompson signs with Miles College
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 3:17 pm

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.

AHSAA STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Isabella ends Spring Garden's push for Class 1A title
Posted: May 15, 2015

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.

FOOTBALL: Warriors move jamboree game to Thursday night
Posted: May 12, 2015

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.

SHANNON FAGAN: Garden girls are tough
Posted: May 11, 2015

Adversity can come at any time for any team. Just ask the Spring Garden Lady Panthers.

AHSAA NORTH SOFTBALL REGIONAL: Wonder Women: Garden girls get it done, qualify for state tournament
Posted: May 09, 2015

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.

AHSAA NORTH SOFTBALL REGIONAL: Mistakes cost Cedar Bluff in season-ending loss to Skyline
Posted: May 09, 2015

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.

AHSAA NORTH SOFTBALL REGIONAL: Old nemesis ends Sand Rock's season
Posted: May 09, 2015

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.

AHSAA NORTH SOFTBALL REGIONAL: Collinsville falls short in two heartbreaking games
Posted: May 09, 2015

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.

AHSAA SOFTBALL REGIONALS: Mixed bag of results for area teams in Huntsville, Tuscaloosa
Posted: May 07, 2015

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.

AHSAA ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK: Spring Garden’s Howard named assistant coach on North football squad
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 2:29 pm

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.

AHSAA GOLF SUBSTATE ROUND: Spring Garden’s Kerr, Cedar Bluff’s Sawyer finish in top 10
Posted: May 05, 2015

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.

SHANNON FAGAN: Spring football is in the air
Posted: May 04, 2015

Now that the high school spring sports season is winding down, several area football teams are giving their fans a taste of fall.

AHSAA CLASS 3A STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET: Savage, Green pace Piedmont; Gibson, Morgan lead Sand Rock
Posted: May 03, 2015

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.

Posted: May 03, 2015

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.

AHSAA CLASS 4A STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET: Cherokee County's Ransum finishes eighth in 100-meter dash
Posted: May 03, 2015

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.

AHSAA CLASS 3A BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS: Errors prove costly in Piedmont's season-ending loss to Winfield
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 10:11 pm

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.

CLASS 3A, AREA 13 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Sand Rock outlasts Brindlee Mountain for area title
Posted: May 02, 2015

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.

AHSAA CLASS 1A BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS: Cedar Bluff burned again by Flame
Posted: May 02, 2015

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.

AHSAA CLASS 3A BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS: Piedmont splits with Winfield
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 1:34 am

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.

CLASS 1A, AREA 13 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Smart bombs Cedar Bluff, lifts Lady Panthers to area softball title
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 4:12 pm

SPRING GARDEN – There was a special member in the audience Thursday for Spring Garden junior second baseman Jessica Smart.

CLASS 3A, AREA 13 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Four-run eighth lifts Sand Rock past Geraldine
Posted: May 01, 2015

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.

CLASS 1A, AREA 13 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Spring Garden earns another trip to North Regional
Posted: April 29, 2015

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.

CLASS 4A, AREA 12 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Lady Warriors’ season ends in wild game against Hokes Bluff
Updated: April 29, 2015 - 11:52 am

BOAZ – It was a wild Tuesday night for the Cherokee County and Hokes Bluff softball teams, to say the least.

Updated: April 29, 2015 - 10:39 am

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.

CLASS 4A SECTION 4 GOLF TOURNAMENT: Alexander, Garrett lead Warriors at Limestone Springs
Posted: April 29, 2015

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.

CLASS 1A-2A SECTION 3 GOLF TOURNAMENT: Cedar Bluff’s Sawyer, Spring Garden’s Kerr qualify for substate
Posted: April 29, 2015

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.

CLASS 4A, AREA 12 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Lady Warriors rally past Crossville
Posted: April 28, 2015

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.

SHANNON FAGAN: Softball’s second season about to get underway
Posted: April 27, 2015

The calendar is almost ready to flip to May, which means softball’s postseason is about to get underway.

AHSAA TRACK AND FIELD SECTIONALS: Piedmont boys earn another sectional title
Posted: April 27, 2015

FORT PAYNE – Another year, another sectional track and field sectional title for the Piedmont boys.

AHSAA TRACK AND FIELD SECTIONALS: Tigers top teams in section meet again
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 2:27 pm

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.

AHSAA TRACK AND FIELD SECTIONALS: Lady Warriors’ Ransum takes third in 100m
Posted: April 27, 2015

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.

SOFTBALL: Rain forces cancellation of Cherokee Invitational
Posted: April 25, 2015

CENTRE – According to Spring Garden softball coach Ann Welsh, rain has once again forced the Cherokee Softball Invitational to be cancelled.

AHSAA BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Piedmont sweeps Westbrook Christian
Posted: April 24, 2015

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.

SOFTBALL: Sand Rock rallies past Spring Garden
Posted: April 24, 2015

SAND ROCK - In the early innings Friday, Sand Rock softball coach Josh Bates felt a little deja vu against Spring Garden.

BASKETBALL: Cherokee County’s Wester, Spring Garden’s Rogers selected to North All-Star squads
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 3:17 pm

MONTGOMERY – The honors keep coming for Cherokee County High School’s Joel Wester and Spring Garden’s Tykeah Rogers.

SOFTBALL: St. Clair leads Sand Rock past West End
Posted: April 24, 2015

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.

AHSAA BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Killer ‘Ds’: Cedar Bluff’s Dixon, Decker blank Spring Garden, lead Tigers to third round
Posted: April 24, 2015

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.

SOFTBALL: Cedar Bluff clobbers Valley Head
Posted: April 24, 2015

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.

SOFTBALL: Spring Garden jumps up three spots in final ASWA rankings
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 11:58 am

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.

SOFTBALL: Lady Warriors host “Hitting for a Cure” day
Posted: April 22, 2015

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.

GOLF: Warriors tuning up for sectional tournament
Posted: April 22, 2015

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.

AHSAA BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Spring Garden at Cedar Bluff series moved to Thursday
Posted: April 21, 2015

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.

AHSAA BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Warriors fall short at Jacksonville
Posted: April 21, 2015

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.

SOFTBALL: Cherokee Invitational set for Saturday
Posted: April 20, 2015

CENTRE – The annual Cherokee Softball Invitational, originally scheduled in mid-March, has been rescheduled for this Saturday at the Centre Softball Complex.

AHSAA BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Piedmont outlasts Glencoe, advances to second round
Posted: April 18, 2015

JACKSONVILLE - Piedmont pitcher Peyton Whitten proved to have a lot in his tank on Saturday.

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