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Haleyville wins their Area Tournament


The Haleyville Lady Lions are Area volleyball champions. Front row, l-r:Kynlie Ward, Maegan McCullar,Emma Parson, Lily Tinch, Kaylee Riddle-All Tournament, Kaitlyn Burleson, Aynelise Vickery. Back row, l-r: Assistant Coach Sydney Burleson, Audrey Sibley-MVP, Adyson Robertson, Abby Tidwell, Savannah Fralix-All Tournament, Ashley Clark, Drew Norris, Coach Sadie Hall. (Courtesy photo)

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lions won the Class 4A, Area 12 championship Wednesday, Oct. 13, defeating Fayette County 3-0.  With the win, the Lions have punched their ticket to Regionals, which begin next week in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center South Hall.

Addison wins Area Tournament


The Addison Lady Bulldogs are the 2021 Class 2A, Area 13 champions, and will move on to the Regionals in Huntsville next week. Front row, l-r: Manager Emma Willingham, Addisyn Smothers, Area Tournament MVP; Bracie Rodgers, All-Area Team; Anna Grace Luker, Molly Gilbreath and Bailee Ory. Back row, l-r: Manager Arleigh Kate Smothers, Lauryn Cunningham, Hadley Butler, Olivia Gober, Dacey Baker, Abby Waldrep, All-Area Team; Lydia Ergle, Lexie Luker, Katie Barrett, Gracie Manley, All-Area Team, and Head Coach Kaydi Woodard.

ADDISON - The Addison Lady Bulldogs defeated Hatton 3-1 Wednesday night, October 13, to win the Class 2A, Area 13 volleyball tournament.  With the win, the Lady Dawgs have punched their ticket to Regionals, which begin Wednesday, October 20, in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center South Hall.

Lady Jackets top Addison 4-2

ADDISON - The Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets traveled to Addison to take on their arch rival Thursday, March 11. The Lady Dawgs got one more hit than the Lady Jackets, but that didn’t translate into enough runs, and Winston County came out the 4-2 winner.

Addison region champs; Meek state bound as third seed; Haleyville eliminated by Jacksonville in 4A action


The Addison Lady Bulldogs are the 2A North Region Volleyball Champions. Pictured on the front row, from left are: Addisyn Smothers, Bracie Rodgers, Hadley Butler, Anna Grace Luker, Bailee Ory. Back row: assistant coaches Susie Brewer and Melissa Cleghorn, Dacey Baker, Molly Gilbreath, Lydia Ergle, Abby Waldrep, Sunny Snoddy, Katie Barrett,  Gracie Manley and Coach Kaydi Woodard.
HUNTSVILLE - The Addison Lady Bulldogs found themselves in a very familiar place Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Lady Dawgs, ranked No. 1, sailed through the 2A North Regionals without losing a set. AHS put down A16 winner Lexington in the first match 25-11, 25-15 and 25-12.

Experience key to Jackets’ success this year


The Winston County High School Yellow Jackets
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Football has been a tradition at schools for many years. At Winston County High School, the first team began in 1920. With the exception of a handful of years in the 1920s and during World War II, scheduled games with area opponents have continued unobstructed. For the first time since 1945, WCHS has come closer than ever to not having football this season, due to the COVID-19

Powell takes the reins of Meek football


The Meek High School Tigers. The jersey for #12 Trint Ory is being held by Ory Frith and David Tidwell. Trint lost his life in a wreck in April and would have been a junior this year.
ARLEY - Houston Powell’s first year at the helm of the Meek Tiger football program is already full of challenges thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one the team will rise up and overcome, just as they plan to do with their opponents this season.

AHSAA provides guidance to principals and coaches regarding end of spring sports seasons

WINSTON COUNTY - The announcement Thursday by Governor Kay Ivey and State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey that all Alabama public schools will be closed for traditional instruction for the remainder of the school year also means that the spring sports regular seasons and championships are also canceled.

Alabama's outdoors provides solutions for social distancing

By David Rainer

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

While Governor Kay Ivey and Dr. Scott Harris, Chair of the Governor's COVID-19 Task Force, work hard alongside other state, national, and private enterprise leaders to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus and bring its spread to a conclusion, it is important that people maintain the social distancing and other health recommendation standards.  

Oakman wins LHS Invitational SB tourney


Macayla Wilkins goes for the tag at home plate for the Addison Lady Bulldogs.

By Melica Allen
Sports
nwamallen@
centurytel.net
LYNN - Thirteen teams participated in the Lynn High School Invitational Softball Tournament Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 29. Teams participating included Tharptown, Addison, Dora and Oakman in Pool A; Meek, Vina, Sulligent JV and Winston County, Pool B; Lynn, Hackleburg, Fayette, Sulligent and Fultondale in Pool C.

Lynn outscores Winston County 19-6


Austin Owens for the Winston County Yellow Jackets beats out the defense to first base.

By Melica Allen
Sports
nwamallen@
centurytel.net
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Lynn Bears heated up their bats Thursday, Feb. 27, defeating the Winston County Yellow Jackets in Double Springs. The Bears won by a score of 19-6.
The Bears took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, with Brandon Hill, Cade Tittle and Chance Majors scoring.
In the top of the second inning, Hill doubled to score John Bryan, making it 4-0.

Alabamian girls basketball all-stars


Coach of the Year - Senn Williams, Haleyville, Area champions, played in the regional semi-finals

All-Stars

Macey Butler
Addison, Sr.
Height: 5’5”
Position: G
Years as starter: 4
Season points: 256
Avg. pts. per game: 11
Three’s: 32
Free Throw %: 54
Season rebounds: 108
Avg. Rebs. per game: 5
Assists: 4
Steals: 3
Coach’s comments: She scored more than 1,000 points in her career. Macey is a great young lady who contributed to our team in so many ways.

Coach Franklin Graham

Deshler wins in extra inning over Haleyville


John Miller Lawson slides into home for a run Saturday against the Deshler Tigers.

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Lions stayed in it until the end, but Deshler pulled away late in a 4-3 victory on Saturday, Feb. 22. The game was tied at three, with Deshler batting in the top of the eighth when Brayden Buckner hit a solo homer.
Haleyville lost despite out-hitting Deshler seven to four.
Deshler opened up scoring in the second inning, when Logan James reached on a dropped third strike.
The Lions evened things up at three in the bottom of the seventh inning on an error that scored one run for Haleyville.

Haleyville drops loss to 6A Jasper


Hayden Tidwell holds a Jasper runner close at first base.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lions could not get their bats going in the second game on Saturday, Feb. 22. They lost to Jasper 13-1. The Lions lost 4-3 in extra innings to Deshler earlier that morning.
Jasper scored six runs in the sixth inning. Jasper's big inning was driven by a walk by Kaden Shelton, a fielder's choice by Braxton Turnbow, an error on a ball put in play by Jon Burton, and a double by Shelton.

Garrett throws shutout against Deshler


Kaleb Garrett is shown hurling a pitch to a Deshler Tiger batter. Garrett only allowed one hit in the game and no runs.

HALEYVILLE - Kaleb Garrett didn't allow a single run as Haleyville Lions junior varsity defeated Deshler 6-0 on Saturday, Feb. 22, at HHS. Garrett allowed just one hit.
Haleyville pulled off the big victory without ever scoring many runs in an inning. The most they scored was two in the fourth.
The junior varsity got things started in the first inning when Brody Gravitt singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.
Garrett was credited with the victory for Haleyville. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over five innings, striking out nine.

She Bears loses in regional finals to Mars Hill


The Phillips She Bears earned the 1A Region runner-up honor. Pictured on the front row are: Morgan Lauderdale, Gracie Hallman,Katelyn Frazier, Mary Ashton Hyde and Haley Harbin. Back row: assistant coaches Deb Cook, Julie Hallman, Brandon Clements, Autumn Edwards, Aaliyah Harris, Ally McCollum, Allie Veal, head coach Scott Veal, Alli Temple, Natalee Ward, manager and Morgan McCarley.

By Jesse Lamar
Journal Record General Manager
HANCEVILLE - The defending 1A state champion Phillips She Bears saw their season come to an abrupt end on Monday, Feb. 17, after suffering a 56-33 loss to the Mars Hill Lady Panthers in the championship game of the Class 1A Northwest Regional basketball tournament that was held at Wallace State Community College.
The She Bears advanced to the regional championship game after defeating the Decatur Heritage Lady Eagles 50-46 in the regional semifinals on Thursday, Feb. 13.

HHS girls lose in semi-final to returning state champions


HHS leading scorer Catie Aldridge fights her way around double coverage.

HANCEVILLE - The Rogers High School Lady Pirates showed why they are the returning 3A state champions, with a tenacious double-triple defense and an outside shooting game that can take most down. RHS came in with a 25-4 record.
The Lady Pirates defeated the Haleyville High School Lady Lions Monday, Feb. 17, in the northwest regional semi-finals held at Wallace State Community College by a score of 61-17.

HHS Lions defeat Danville Hawks


Grayson Long puts in two points for HHS.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lions defeated Danville Tuesday, Feb. 11, 52-37 to advance to regional competition.
Clay Blanton was the leading scorer for HHS with 19 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Grayson Long had 14 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assist;
Gavin West, 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists;
Jon Tyler Gilbert, 5 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block;
Rome Yarbrough, 5 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist;
Grant Dye, 3 points, 4 rebounds.
Haleyville played West Limestone Monday, Feb. 17, at Wallace State in Hanceville in regional play.

HHS girls ground Falcons 37-32


Reagan Kutis makes good on a two-pointer.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lady Lions clawed their way through to a win Monday, Feb. 10, against the St. John Paul II Catholic Falcons in sub-region play. The Lady Lions won the right to host the game by winning their area.
HHS won by a score of 37-32, led by high scorer Catie Aldridge with 9 points. She had 3 rebounds and 2 assists on the night.
Reagan Kutis was close behind with 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal.
Tesley Callahan put in 6 points and 1 rebound.
Mae Boyles scored 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals.

HHS boys lose in region semifinals to West Limestone


Gavin West takes a pass around the side for the Lions.

HANCEVILLE  - The Haleyville Lions just had a five point deficit at halftime at West Limestone in the 4A northwest regional semi-finals Monday, Feb. 17, held at Wallace State Community College. The Wildcats, however, came out on top 54-38 in the end.
Jon Tyler Gilbert had 13 points for HHS, 7 rebounds and 1 assist;
Clay Blanton put in 12 points, with 2 rebounds and 1 steal;
Grayson Long added 5 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists and 2 steals;
Rome Yarbrough hit for 4 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist;

PHS wins in northwest regional semifinals


Ally McCollum fights to shoot under the net through the Decatur Heritage Lady Eagle double team defense. McCollum scored 20 of the 50 points by the Phillips She Bears.

HANCEVILLE - The returning state 1A girls champions had to make a comeback Thursday, Feb. 13, over Decatur Heritage Christian Academy in the northwest region semifinals held at Wallace State Community College, in Hanceville. The Phillips She Bears won 50-46.
The She Bears trailed until the third quarter, where they took a 10-point lead at one point. The DHCA Lady Eagles made their own comeback in the fourth quarter, falling short by four points.
The win put PHS in the finals Monday, Feb. 17, where they will play Mars Hill.

Haleyville Lions advance to regional play; Meek eliminated by Pickens County

The Haleyville Lions  (14-17) defeated Danville (17-10) Tuesday, Feb. 11, by a score of 52-37, to advance to regional competition at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. The Lions will face West Limestone (14-12) at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17.

The Meek Tigers were eliminated in subregion play Tuesday, Feb. 11, by Pickens County by a score of 103-47.

 

 

Haleyville Lady Lions, Phillips She Bears advance to regionals

The Haleyville Lady Lions defeated St. John Paul II Catholic, out of Huntsville, 37-32 Monday, Feb. 10, to advance to the basketball regional tournament play on Monday, Feb. 17, at Wallace State in Hanceville. The ladies will play Rogers at 9 a.m.

The Phillips She Bears also advanced to regional play at Wallace State by defeating Covenant Christian 67-40 on Monday, Feb. 10. The She Bears will play Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. in Hanceville.