REFORM - They say defense wins championships. If that’s the case, then the Pickens County Tornadoes have a great chance at making an appearance in their third straight state title game and their fourth in six years. The Tornadoes defeated Lynn 61-16 in a 1A Region 6 contest. The first quarter of action only saw one score claimed by the Pickens County defense when Lynn fumble was picked up and returned for 35 yards for a touchdown. After a failed extra point, the Tornadoes claimed an early 6-0 lead with 11:02 to play in the opening quarter.
ARLEY - Hubbertville traveled to Arley Friday night to face-off against the Meek Tigers in Region 6 play. Quick scoring drives by both teams brought fans to their feet early in the opening minutes of the game. The Lions wasted little time taking the ball to the endzone. The two-point conversion was successful.
ARLEY - The Meek Lady Tigers defeated the Phillips Lady Bears and Cold Springs Lady Eagles Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in a tri-match hosted at MHS.
Meek put down the Lady Eagles in two straight by scores of 25-14, 25-15.
The Phillips Lady Bears then defeated Cold Springs 25-20, 25-22.
The titan match was between Meek and Phillips, both ranked in the 1A Top Ten. Phillips sits in the #2 spot, with Meek at #5.
WINFIELD - The Haleyville Lady Lions volleyball team defeated the Winfield Lady Pirates in three straight matches on Thursday, Sept. 13. Haleyville won 25-19, 25-11 and 25-17 at Winfield.
Stats for the Lady Lions were:
Kills: Allie Temple-7; Allison Watkins-6; Ashton McCullar-6;
Assists: Kaylee Riddle-10; Laura Lunsford-7; Allie Temple-4;
Aces: Adyson Robertson-6. Robertson was named Player of the Game as well. Ashton McCullar had 4 aces; Kaylee Riddle-2;
Digs: Allie Temple-8; Laura Lunsford-6.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Addison Bulldogs trampled the Winston County Yellow Jackets 51 - 18 Friday, Sept. 7 at Malcolm Blake Stadium.
Winston County won the coin toss and chose to defend in the first half and go on the offensive during the second half. Yellow Jacket Dante Smith kicked off. The game started with a penalty of five yards against the Jackets on the first play, and they lost their first drive by downs. Another penalty, this time for a personal foul, gave a loss of 15 yards to the Jackets.
FLORENCE -The Haleyville Running Lions participated in the Brooks Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, placing overall third in the large schools division - 4A-7A.
In the boys division, Tristan Carter placed 5th, Gracen Smith, 14th and Lewis Barber, 17th. In the girls category, Kaytee Beth Boyles finished 10th; Aly Donaldson, 12th and Mae Boyles 19th.
ADDISON - The 2A Addison Lady Bulldogs did what they do best Tuesday, Sept. 4, in a tri-match with Lynn and Cullman. They win.
The Lady Dawgs won two straight against both opponents. In the Cullman match, Addison won 25-12, 25-9. In action against the Lynn Bears, the Lady Dawgs took the wins with 25-18 and 25-13.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - It was a classic county contest between the 2A Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets and the 1A Lady Meek Tigers.
Played at the Winston County High School gym Thursday, Sept. 6, the Lady Jackets won three of the five set match, with all five games necessary.
BEAR CREEK - The Lynn Bears made it 11 straight regular season wins on Friday, Aug. 31, after they defeated Phillips High School 38-19 in their season opening contest. After only holding a five-point lead heading into the half, Lynn broke open the scoring early in the third as they outscored the hosting Phillips Bears 20-6 over the final 24 minutes.
MEEK - Never, ever underestimate the power of the point or points after a touchdown.
It was, in fact, the point after that had Winston County ahead of their county rival, Meek, 7-6 Friday night going into halftime. It was Meek successfully going for 2 with just over five minutes left in the game that put the home team ahead 14-7, and it was Winston County not converting for two at the very end of the game that gave Meek the 14-13 victory.
ADDISON - The Addison Bulldogs looked strong in the first half of their home opener against Class 3A Piedmont Friday night, up by two touchdowns in the second quarter, but the visiting Bulldogs were able to fight back despite Addison’s strong defense, handing Addison their first loss of the season, 32-20.
RUSSELLVILLE - The Haleyville Lady Lions varsity volleyball team pounded out a win over the Russellville Lady Tigers Thursday, Aug. 30.
Playing in the Russellville Middle School gymnasium, the Lady Tigers won the first game 25-18. But it was the Lady Lions from there on out. Coached by Brent McCoy and Abby Huff, Haleyville won 25-14, 25-16 and 25-15.
The Lady Lions JV team lost to Russellville 25-21 and 25-20. It was reported the eighth grade team won and seventh grade team lost.
Stats for Haleyville on Thursday are as follows:
Here are the games from Tuesday, Aug. 28 volleyball matches:
Brilliant - 3; Hackleburg - 0
Marion County - 3; Berry - 0
Phillips - 3; Lynn - 0
Here are the games from Thursday, Aug. 23's volleyball matches:
Marion County High School - 3; Hackleburg - 1
WCHS - 3; Oakman - 0
ARLEY - The 2018 high school football schedule officially kicks off tonight. Meek will be traveling to Cold Springs tonight to kick off their season. Game time is 7 p.m.
WINSTON/MARION - Here is the scheduled volleyball games for Thursday, August 23. Games schedule courtesy of Maxpreps.com:
Hackleburg at Marion County - 4 p.m.
Oakman at Winston County - 5:30 p.m.
HALEYVILLE -The Haleyville Elementary School Cafetorium was filled with those in attendance of the 2018 Winston County Sports Hall of Fame banquet Saturday, July 21.
Mitch Nethery, pastor of the Haleyville First United Methodist Church, gave the invocation. A steak dinner, catered by Russell’s Rising Smoke, was served by members of the HHS varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Park and Recreation registration for youth soccer, volleyball and flag football will be held on July 30-Aug. 17.
Registration for all sports is $35 for first child and $25 for each additional child in the same family. Debit/credit cards are now accepted by the park and rec.
HALEYVILLE - The Winston County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet for 2018 will be held Saturday, July 21, at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, which includes a steak dinner. Tickets are on sale at Traders & Farmer Bank or at the door.
Inductees have been announced for the event. They include:
Addison - Dusty Hayes; Abe Rooks; Kim Rooks; David Powell (Special);
Haleyville - Jeff Rasbury; Jeff Burdge; Duffy Cordray; Kelly Rushing (Special);
Lynn - Anna Cagle; Brandon Kelley; Greg Griffith; Dreama Haley (Special);
HALEYVILLE - A cross country standout at Haleyville High School is continuing his athletic career at Wallace State.
Hamza Abussamour signed an athletic scholarship with Wallace State recently during a ceremony at HHS. Abussamour was joined by his family, Wallace State cross country coaches Stan Larusky and Tony Crider, along with his high school coach Lisa Cook and HHS Athletic Director Todd McNutt for the event. An aspect of the signing that was very special for Abussamour was his classmates coming into the conference room at HHS to support him during the signing.