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Manley to play volleyball with Gadsden State


Savannah Manley’s scholarship signing with Gadsden State was held Friday, Jan. 10, in the library of Addison High School. Pictured above with Savannah on the first row from left are her parents: Hayley and Duane Manley and Gretschen and Mark Woodard. Back row are: AHS assistant coach Pam Wilkins, Principal Micah Smothers, sister Gracie Manley and head coach Kayla Woodard Smith. Gadsden State head volleyball coach Connie Clark was unable to attend the signing.

By Melica Allen
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ADDISON - Savannah Manley is definitely a champion. She has played on three state championship volleyball teams - 2016-2018 and state runner-up this past 2019 season at Addison High School.
The 6’1” senior will now play at the next level this fall, signing a volleyball scholarship with Gadsden State, who finished 26-12 this past season with a trip to the nationals.
Her scholarship signing ceremony was held Friday, Jan. 10, in the AHS library.

Meek splits with Lynn in basketball action


David Tidwell does a mid-air pass under pressure from Brandon Hill (21) and Dalton Gilbert.

ARLEY - The Meek girls and Lynn boys basketball teams were victors in action Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Meek High School.
MHS girls won by a score of 45-21, with the LHS boys winning, 52-36.
Stats reported for the Lynn girls were:
Ashley Aldridge, 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal;
Ella Brown, 5 points, 3 rebounds;
Jerica Anderson, 4 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal;
Cassidy Dodd, 3 points, 2 assists;
Phebe Burkett, 1 point, 1 assist, 3 steals;
Breanna Barton, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal;
Briana Benson, 4 rebounds, 1 steal;

Haleyville teams big winners at Carbon Hill


Grant Dye, who had 15 points on the night, shoots a layup for HHS.

CARBON HILL - The Haleyville Lions and Lady Lions brought home wins Friday, Jan. 3, at Carbon Hill.
Grant Dye led the scoring with 15 points for the boys. He also had 8 rebounds and 1 block on the night in the 48-33 win.
Other stat makers for the Lions were: Grayson Long, 6 points, 3 assists and 3 steals;
Braxtan Tollison, 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal;
Austin Barry, 3 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists;
Gavin West, 3 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists;
Clay Blanton, 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals;

Lady Lions earn runner-up in Christmas tourney


Kaytee Beth Boyles goes for a loose ball during a game with Belgreen in the Winston County Christmas Tournament.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - As the horn sounded to end the 2019 Winston County Christmas Tournament Saturday, Dec. 28, in Double Springs, the Curry Lady Jackets strung the basket to break the 50-50 tie with the Haleyville Lady Lions in the championship game.
The three-day tourney saw the Lady Lions going into the championship tournament undefeated.
They had beat Belgreen in the first round and Clements in the second to play Curry, who also came into the game not beaten in the tournament.
Scoring for the Lady Lions for the Clements games included:

Local students listed on Fall Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following student-athletes named to the Fall 2019 Commissioner's Honor Roll by achieving a 3.00 GPA or higher.
Bevill State
Community College
Markie Buetner, Baseball
Blake Burton                                                                                                     Softball
Ricki-Jill Burrough                                                                                             Volleyball
Fernandus Brown                                                                                             Basketball

Alabamian All-Star football team


David Smothers has been name the Alabamian's Football Coach of the Year.

Coach David Smothers, of Addison, was named the Alabamian's Football Coach of the Year, taking his team to the first round of the state playoffs. The Bulldogs had a season record of 8-3, losing to North Sand Mountain in the playoffs.

The following are members of the All Star team:

Christian Roberts
Addison
Grade: 10th
Position: QB
pass 99a/52c
762 yards, 8TDs
58 rush attempts
370 yards , 2 TDs

WCHS outscores Phillips 56-42


Ken Edwards, who was the leading point getter for the Bears, sets up a play, as Sy Blanton takes on defense for WCHS.

DOUBLE SPRINGS  -  The Winston County Yellow Jackets defeated the Phillips Bears Friday, Dec. 27, 56-42, at WCHS.
Scoring for the Bears were: Hayden Hulsey, 2 points; Brodie Coan, 5 points; Ken Edwards, 14 points; Alex Copeland, 8 points; Lucas Atkins, 2 points; Tanner Markham, 2 points; Connor Wright, 2 points; Collin Grace, 7 points.
Stats from the Winston County Yellow Jackets were not submitted.

Lynn cheerleaders 1A state champions


State champions front row from left: Jenny Davis, Faith Cagle co-captain, Chloe Crowe captain, Maggie Alexander captain, Ronica Gordon co-captain. Back row: Amber Bridgmon, Cassidy Dodd, Makenna Davis, Kara Williams, Breanna Dodd, Audrey Duboise, Alandis McDaniel. Not pictured are coaches Andrea Gibson and Lorri Duboise.

By Melica Allen
Sports
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LYNN - The Lynn High School cheerleaders took the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s 1A state championship Saturday, Dec. 14, at Wallace State Community College, in Hanceville.
The cheerleaders began their competition journey in October with the Mid-South Regionals in Southhaven, Mississippi. They placed first in Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Division, third place in Small Game Day Non-Tumbling Division and received bids to the Nationals in both divisions.

Alabamian All-Star volleyball team


Addison's Kayla Woodard Smith is the Alabamian's 2019 Volleyball Coach of the Year. The Lady Bulldogs claimed the 2A state runner-up title.

The following are members named to the 2019 Alabamian All-Star volleyball team: Kayla Woodard Smith, head coach of the Addison Lady Bulldogs and state runner-up in the 2A division, was named the Alabamian Coach of the Year. Team members are: Addison -

Addison boys lose in close one, girls win


Eli Howse goes for the net on a jump shot.

ADDISON - The Addison Bulldogs lost in a close game with Waterloo Monday, Dec. 23. The Bulldogs put up a three-pointer that fell short as the horn sounded to end the game, leaving AHS behind 59-57.
The Lady Bulldogs had a much easier time of it, pounding the Waterloo ladies 49-20. Stats were not submitted for either game for Addison.

Sartin signs with Bevill State to play softball


Anna Lacy Sartin is pictured with her parents, Shannon and Kellie Sartin, on signing day Sunday, Dec. 1, in the HHS library.

By Melica Allen
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HALEYVILLE - Anna Lacy Sartin will be joining the Bevill State Community College’s softball team next fall.
The Haleyville High School senior will be on the pitching staff at the Sumiton campus.

Kyra gets her first deer


Kyra Cagle got her first deer on Saturday, Nov. 16 on a youth hunt. She was hunting with her Paw Paw Bruce Cagle on private land. Kyra is 10-years-old and in Mrs. Mindy Seymour’s fourth grade class at Haleyville Elementary School.

WCHS victors over Lynn teams


Cade Taylor puts in a one-handed layup for WCHS.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County High School Jackets and Lady Jackets took the spoils Thursday, Dec. 19, in action over Lynn.
The Jackets won 46-25, with the Lady Jackets taking home a 51-21 victory. Due to the holiday schedule for the Alabamian, stats were not available at presstime for the game.

Phillips teams on top over Brilliant


Ally McCollum battles to the net.

BEAR CREEK - The Phillips Bears and She Bears swept Brilliant in action Tuesday, Dec. 17, at PHS.
The Bears won by a score of 75-72, with the She Bears taking a commanding win 63-22.
Ken Edwards led the scoring for Phillips with 17 points. Hayden Hulsey was close behind with 15,  Collin Grace, 9 points, Brodie Coan, 7, Pol Baldrick and Tanner Markham each had 6 and Jose Aagon, 4.
Gracie Hallman lead the She Bears at the net with 22 points, followed by Alli Temple with 19. Ally McCollum added 8 points, Mary Ashton Hyde, 7, Allie Veal, 5 and Morgan Lauderdale, 2.

Butler signs scholarship with Snead


Macey Butler signs her scholarship to play volleyball at Snead State Community College on Friday, Dec. 6. Pictured on the front row from left, Macey’s sister, Hadley, her mother, Lori, Butler, her dad, Danny. On the back row: Addison High School Principal Micah Smothers, Cristie Brothers, Snead assistant volleyball coach; Kayla Woodard, AHS head volleyball coach; Pam Wilkins, AHS assistant volleyball coach.

By Melica Allen
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ADDISON - Wearing her two state championship rings and the state trophies flanking each side of the table, Macey Butler signed her scholarship to play volleyball at Snead State Community College on Friday, Dec. 6.

Abusammour named ACCC Men’s Runner of the Year


Hamza Abusammour, Runner of the Year

HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s cross country teams are Alabama Community College Conference champions for the second year in a row.
In rainy conditions at the University of Montevallo, Wallace State’s men’s and women’s teams each earned perfect scores of 15, convincingly winning the titles over the weekend.

Addison teams win over Winston County


Sy Blanton comes around the corner, with Cannon Hill in the background.

ADDISON - The Addison Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs continued their winning ways Tuesday, Dec. 10, defeating the Winston County Yellow Jackets 58-47 and the Lady Jackets 73-36. The Addison teams were undefeated as of the Tuesday games.
Stats for the Lady Bulldogs were:
Macey Butler, 15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists;
Bracie Rodgers, 14 points, 4 rebounds;
Kaylee Brummett, 11 points, 6 assists;
Savannah Manley, 6 points, 6 rebounds, 6 blocks;
Amylia Cleghorn, 12 points, 6 rebounds;
Hadley Butler, 3 points;
Gracie Manley, 3 points, 6 rebounds;

Lions win in OT over Fayette; girls win too


Molly Gilbert takes on three Fayette Lady Tigers in a fight for the rebound Thursday, Dec. 12.

HALEYVILLE - Talk about your proverbial barn burner. The Haleyville High School Lions pulled out a 79-77 win in overtime Thursday, Dec. 12, over area opponent Fayette Tigers.
The Lions had a two point lead with 26 seconds left in the game, but the Tigers tied it up with seven seconds to go at 68-68.
The Lions had the same two point lead in overtime at 79-77, when the Tigers threw in the ball and missed the last second shot.
Braxtan Tollison was hot on the night from three-point land, scoring 29 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals;

Aaron signs softball scholarship with MMI


Front row, from left: Gary Aaron, Ana Aaron, MMI assistant softball coach Kori Benson, Vickie Aaron. Back row: HHS assistant softball coach Kara West, HHS head softball coach Whitney Webb and HHS Athletic Director Chris Musso.

By Melica Allen
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HALEYVILLE - Ana Aaron is a focused young lady. The Haleyville High School senior signed a softball scholarship with Marion Military Institute Monday, Dec. 2, during a ceremony held in the high school library. She will be on the pitching staff.

Addison winner over Lynn teams


Lynn’s Brandon Hill goes airborne on the layup. He was the leading point getter for the Bears.

LYNN - The Lynn Bears pulled within two points of the Addison Bulldogs Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the LHS gym with about 40 seconds left in the game. But, the Dawgs were victorious 45-41 when the final buzzer sounded.
The Addison Lady Bulldogs took a commanding win over the Lady Bears, scoring 43 points to the Lady Bears’ 12.
Eli Howse was the leading scorer for Addison with 18 points and 6 assists; Cannon Hiller had 8 points; Logan Wilkins, 7 points, 11 rebounds 10 assists; Quentin Barley, 7 points, 8 rebounds; Justin Mather, 5 points, 5 rebounds.

Meek, Berry split basketball games


Savannah Smith picks the pocket of a Lady Wildcat.

ARLEY - The Meek High School Tigers fell just short of a win Thursday, Dec. 5, against the visiting Berry Wildcats. BHS won by a score of 35-30.
Stats submitted for MHS include: Stuart Waldrep, 14 points; Kaleb Cherry, 2 points; David Tidwell, 7 points; Jarrett Benson, 4 points
The Lady Tigers, however, took down the Lady Wildcats by 20 points, 53-33. No stats were submitted by presstime for the Lady Tigers.

 

McCollum inks scholarship with Shorter


Ally McCollum signs her scholarship with Shorter University in Rome, Georgia during a ceremony held Friday, Nov. 22, in the Phillips High School gymnasium. Pictured on the front row are her parents Jason and Ashley McCollum. On the back row from left are: PHS Principal Dr. Al Temple, PHS basketball coach Scott Veal and Ally’s travel ball coach Bryon Veal.

BEAR CREEK - There were lots of smiles and tears as Ally McCollum signed her basketball scholarship with Shorter University Friday, Nov. 22, marking the start of a new chapter in her life.
Ally, a senior at Phillips High School in Bear Creek, will play for the Division 2 college in Rome, Georgia.
A scholarship signing ceremony was conducted in the PHS gym with students, teammates, faculty, friends  and family all on hand. She received a big round of applause as she signed on the dotted line.

HMS football team goes 7-1 on season


HMS football team members include: front row, from left: Reece McNutt, Cooper McNutt, Hayden Ramos, Jon Cade Stone, Logan Claytor, Ian Turner, Brett Whaley. Second row: Jackson Kutis, J.B. Crumpton, Evan Cagle, Michael Thrasher, Alex Perez, Jaeden Lipsey. Third row: Noah Bell, Fisher McCombs, Grayson Goddard, Josue Marchant, Marcus Tackett, Hunter Reynolds, Dylan Yarbrough. Fourth row: Brett Cullman, Jake Chandler, Blake Hood, Eli Cagle, Andrew Barton, Gavin White. Fifth row: Tristan Reynolds, Jackson Crook, Brock Yager, Wilson Frazier, Parker Hulsey, Scuyler Jones, Benjamin Hess. Sixth row: Alex Castro, Landen Lovett, Will McCullar, Clay Price, Blake Barton, Cody Cagle. Coaches are Jeffrey Whitten, Head Coach Will Romine, Chuck Moody and not pictured Jamie White.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Middle School football team rolled through this season like a freight train, devouring opponent after opponent. The Lions lost their final game to Russellville in a tough battle. Both teams had undefeated records, with the Tigers winning 20-12.
 The season’s victories for the Lions included:
Lawrence County -
48-8;
Hamilton - 44-0;
Marion County - 28-13;
Meek - 42-8;
Carbon Hill - 41-6;
Winfield - 14-8;
Sheffield - 30-6.

AHS cheerleaders to perform at Walt Disney


ADDISON - Laina Clower and Kaylie Blake are Addison High School junior varsity cheerleaders. They are all smiles about their trip to Orlando.

ADDISON - Laina Clower and Kaylie Blake, of Addison High School, are two of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high School cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that will represent Varsity Spirit in the 2019 Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The junior varsity cheerleaders, who have been  invited to perform in the parade, are part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during Varsity Spirit summer camp across the country.

Bowling will go to Montevallo


Jaycey Bowling, senior at Meek High School, signed a scholarship to the University of Montevallo, Thursday, Nov. 14. Her plans are to get a degree in graphic design and communications. Bowling has been active in track, Scholar’s Bowl at MHS and Fast Track at Wallace State Community College. She received $6,000 for an academic scholarship, and currently has a $3,000 pole vault scholarship. If she places higher this year in pole vault, she will receive more.“Montevallo is a beautiful campus, and I look forward to going there,” Bowling said. “When I met the track team, they were so nice. “Meek High School has a very many great people here, and it’s been such an honor to go to school here,” Bowling continued. “It’s just a great place to be.” “It is such an honor and a proud moment,” MHS Principal Marla Murrah said. “I’m proud for her to have this opportunity to not only further her education at Montevallo but to earn scholarship money through her talent. Congratulations to her. I know she is going to do great things.” Shown in the photo are, bottom row from left, Jason Bowling, father; Jaycey Bowling; Lori Bowling, mother and track coach; top row: Martha Bowling, grandmother; Cousins Briley Bowling and Sadie Bowling and Debbie James, aunt.

Phillips, WCHS split games


Madison Comeens for the Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets puts up two points, as Phillips She Bears’ Ally McCollum towers over her on defense.

BEAR CREEK - 1A state champions the Phillips She Bears took a commanding win over the 2A Winston County Lady Jackets Thursday, Nov. 21, 69-36. Alli Temple was the leading scorer for the She Bears with 31 points, followed by Ally McCollum with 18.
The Lady Jackets had Emily Holt and Brenna Wakefield leading the scoring with 9 points each. Makayla Lindsey was not far behind with 6, and lead rebounding with 8.

Lady Lions win, with boys losing to Hamilton


Evelyn Kate Carroll defends Lydia McLin for Hamilton.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville High School Lions dropped a close one to the Hamilton Aggies Tuesday, Nov. 19, by a score of 58-53.
Clay Blanton lead the scoring for Haleyville with 25 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists.
Grayson Long brought in 13 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists.
Jon Tyler Gilbert had six points on the night, with Grant Dye close behind with 5 point, 5 rebounds and 1 steal. Austin Barry contributed 2 points, 4 rebound, 1 steal, 1 assist and took 2 charges.

Haleyville loses on a buzzer beater to Hueytown; HHS girls hold lead until late in game


Grayson Long ducks down as two Hueytown players leap over him below the basket.

HALEYVILLE - A three-pointer by Haleyville’s Clay Blanton gave Haleyville a one point lead with eight seconds left  in the basketball game Thursday night, Nov. 14, 71-70. 4A Haleyville battled and lead 6A Hueytown most of the game.
The Gophers threw  in the ball  and a half-court stringer took the  victory 73-71 for the visitors on the season opener.
The HHS Lady Lions  gave the Lady Gophers all they wanted, leading by seven in the first quarter and four points at the half.  
The Lady Gophers made adjustments in the second half, winning in a close one 56-48.

Lions XC season comes to an end


The team was surprised and inspired by a special supporter at the state XC meet. He is one of last year’s stand out runners, Tristin Carter. Tristan is currently a student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. From left are: Hayden Armstrong, Carter and Lewis Barber.

By Kathy Barber
Special to Alabamian
OAKVILLE - After an impressive season from a very young Haleyville Cross Country team, the season culminated Saturday Nov. 9, at the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Cross Country state championships at the Oakville Indian Mounds in Oakville.  
It was a beautiful Saturday with close to 2,400 runners from all over the state participating. It is a huge accomplishment for any team to make it past sectionals and to be able to compete at this level.  

Meek boys lose, MHS girls win over Brilliant


Stuart Waldrep (5) goes for the block for Meek. Nathaniel Foose puts up two points.

BRILLIANT -  Meek High School split Friday’s , Nov. 15, game with Brilliant. The girls’ game saw Meek winning 39-15, with the boys losing in a close one 58-53.
Jarrett Benson was the high scorer for the MHS boys, with 22 points. Hannah Taylo was the high point getter for the Lady Tigers with 15.

Addison’s football season ends with 20-13 loss to North Sand Mountain


Caleb Crider runs behind his blockers Friday night in the first half. Crider was injured with about three minutes left in the second quarter and was taken to Cullman Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

ADDISON - A seven point margin ended the Addison Bulldogs’ football season Friday, Nov. 8. The Bulldogs (8-3, 5-1) lost to the North Sand Mountain Bison (9-3, 5-2) by a score of 20-13 in the first round of the state playoffs. The Bison will play Westbrook Christian this Friday night.
The Bulldogs  held North Sand Mountain on the initial possession, taking over control of the ball at the AHS 36.

Addison youth invited to play in Elite All American game


Bradley stands next to the Elite All- American football sign that was displayed while he was playing in Atlanta.

By Melica Allen
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ADDISON - Bradley Willette is not your typical 14-year-old. The Addison youth stands 6’5” tall and weighs 240. He   excels in sports and in the classroom, as an honor student.
Willette has been invited to play in the Elite All American football game that will be played in Las Vegas, Nevada in January. This is an invitational only event through the Diamond Sports Group.
This event will include the “best-of-the-best”  from the D1 Savage regional games in an east versus west format.

HMS volleyball team goes undefeated in Russellville tourney


Pictured on the front row, from left: Traci Hyde, Gracie Hall, Ryleigh Kutis and Ella Vandiver. Back row: assistant coach Brandy Hulsey, Rylee Edwards, Kaileigh Harrison, Brylee Henderson, Brooklynn Walton, Posey Whiteside and head coach Jayme Hall.

RUSSELLVILLE - The Haleyville Middle School volleyball team had a successful season.
Coached by Jayme Hall and assistant Brandy Hulsey, the ladies participated in the recent Russellville Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The seventh grade defeated Wilson and Deshler in two straight sets each to come out first place in pool play.
HMS faced Florence in the semi-finals and beat them in two straight to advance to the championship match.

G.W. Long beats out Lady Bulldogs for state title


The 2019 2A State runners-up Addison Lady Bulldogs. Pictured on the front row from left: Bracie Rodgers, Addisyn Smothers, Lexie Cunningham and Anna Grace Luker. Back row: Head Coach Kayla Woodard, Macey Butler, Callie Crider, Savannah Manley, Sunny Snoddy, Bailee Ory, Gracie Manley and Assistant Coach Pam Wilkins.

BIRMINGHAM - The  Addison High School Lady Bulldogs (49-15) came up one match short of the seventh straight state title Thursday, Oct. 31, at The Crossplex in Birmingham. But they did take claim to the state runner-up honor.
What is considered as an upset, G.W. Long (49-6), the team that eliminated the Winston County Lady Jackets from the tournament, defeated Addison three sets to one. Addison won the first match 25-18, but G.W. Long went three straight, 25-21, 25-22 and 25-15. This was Long’s first state volleyball title.

WCHS, Phillips eliminated from state tournament


Ally McCollum slams a kill for PHS.

BIRMINGHAM - The Winston County High School Lady Jackets, coached by Tiffany Cole,  were  defeated in the quarterfinals of the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Elite Eight 2019 state volleyball championships by G.W. Long on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Long won the state title this year in 2A.
The tournament was held at the CrossPlex in Birmingham on Wednesday and finals at the Bill Harris Arena on Thursday.
Stats for the WCHS Lady Jackets were:
Mackenzie Blackwood, 22 kills, 2 digs, 2 aces.
Elle Donaldson, 29 digs, 2 aces;

Lynn wins against Winston County in double overtime


Lynn Bear Marcus Meeks intercepts a pass intended for a WCHS player. This happened during double overtime and set up a touchdown for Lynn soon thereafter, winning the game.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - What turned out to be the coldest football night so far this season also turned out to be an intense game when Lynn high-stepped over Winston County High for a win in double overtime Friday night, Nov. 1.
The tough and tumble first quarter involving a quarterback sack by Lynn Bear Cruz Cheatham and a WCHS Yellow Jacket interception by James Abbott ended up scoreless. The Bears made a 65-yard drive between first and second quarters to turn the scoreboard bulbs on with a 5-yard play touchdown. Their PAT was no good, leaving it at 6-0.

Hamilton slips by Haleyville in Lions final season game


Austin Barry is on a carry for the HHS Lions, with Hamilton’s Jathan Jackson holding on to Barry’s jersey.

HALEYVILLE - It was a night of emotion and tears for Haleyville as seniors and parents were recognized in a pre-game ceremony at the Haleyville v. Hamilton football game Friday, Nov. 1.
This was the final season game for the Lions, losing to 5A Hamilton 28-14.

Ladies honored at HHS pep rally


Haleyville High School senior football players honored Dr. Beth Moore and cheerleader sponsor Wendy Rushing at the pep rally held before the Hamilton football game. The ladies were recognized for their tireless work for the school system and the football team. Pictured to the left from left are, Josh Weaver, Dr. Moore, Rushing and Jackson Kennedy.

HHS cross country teams 2nd and 4th in sectionals


From left, Aynelise Vickery, Emily Miller, Daniela Largo, Michaela Ramos, Ana Aaron, Mae Boyles, Kaytee Beth Boyles, Emma Nethery, Carlie Pendley, and Madison Baker with their second place trophy.

By Kathy Barber
Special to Alabamian
TUSCALOOSA -  The Haleyville Running Lions performed well at the 4A Section 2 meet at Sokol Park in Tuscaloosa on a COLD Thursday October 31st.  The girls team brought home an amazing trophy finishing just behind American Christian Academy to take 2nd place.
Top 5 girls from Haleyville were Katie Beth Boyles, Mae Boyles, Carlie Pendley, Ana Aaron and Emma Nethery.
The boys  finished 4th behind American Christian Academy, Northside and Indian Springs to advance them on to state.

Football players honor senior cheerleaders


The Haleyville High School senior football players honored the only two seniors on the varsity cheerleading squad at the pep rally prior to the Haleyville v. Hamilton football game on Friday, Nov. 1. Cheerleaders from left are: Mallory Rushing and Emma Allen. Football players are: Caleb Williams, Eli Wakefield, Matthew Stephens, Dawson Hyde, Nick Whitman and Eric Hollinghurst, Brantson Lambert, Matt Baugus, Ryan Baccus, Brayden Hutcheson, Josh Weaver, Jackson Kennedy and Ty Black.

Lady Bulldogs on track for #7; WCHS, Phillips qualify for state tourney


North Regional Champions Addison Lady Bulldogs: front row, from left: Addisyn Smothers, Bracie Rodgers, Lexie Cunningham, Anna Grace Luker. Back row: Hadley Butler, assistant Pam Wilkins, Callie Crider, Abby Waldrep, Macey Butler, Savannah Manley, Sunny Snoddy, Bailee Ory, Gracie Manley, Katie Barrett Head Coach Kayla Woodard.

HUNTSVILLE - It was smooth sailing for the feared and revered Addison Lady Bulldogs (47-14). The 2018 2A state volleyball champions won the 2019 north regional tournament Saturday, Oct. 26,  at the Von Braun Center, in Huntsville.
The ladies did not lose a set throughout the tournament. They played against Cold Springs in the first round on Thursday, Oct. 24, winning 25-2, 25-13, 25-6.
In the quarterfinals, Addison blew past Fyffe 25-13, 25-12, 25-15.
Friday saw Addison playing Cedar Bluff in the semi-finals. The Lady Bulldogs won 25-19, 25-6, 25-20.