Addison Lady Bulldogs state champs

Front row, from left, Sam Brannon, team manager, Addisyn Smothers, Tessa Alvis, Sarah Parris, Destiny Walker, Natalie Jefferson, Brie Ory, Kaylee Brummett. Back row: Head Coach Kayla Woodard, Assistant Coach Pam Wilkins, Callie Crider, Savannah Manley, Sunny Snoddy, Macey Butler, Gracie Manley and Susie Brewer, junior varsity coach .

BIRMINGHAM  - It was a fight to the finish Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Bill Harris Arena at the Crossplex in Birmingham. The Addison Lady Bulldogs made it six state volleyball championships in a row. The Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets took it to the fifth set, at one point leading two sets to one. Last year, Addison defeated Meek in the finals in 1A.


WCHS state runner-up in volleyball

The Winston County High School Lady Yellow Jackets captured the state runner-up title in the 2A volleyball classification. Pictured are, front row from left: Crissa Campbell, Kenna Butler, Emily Holt, Elle Donaldson, Alexis Mitchell, Aleesa Suggs and Ally Blackston. Back row: Head Coach Tiffany Cole, Jassmine Ergle, Saige Blanton, Katelyn Bullock, Ella Moore, Mackenzie Blackwood, MaKayla Lindsey and Emily Hill.

1A champion Pleasant Home sends Meek home after opening round

Emma Fincher goes up for the attack.

BIRMINGHAM - The Meek Lady Tigers traveled to the Crossplex in Birmingham Wednesday, Oct. 31, to face Pleasant Home in the opening round of the 1A state volleyball championships.
The Pleasant Home Lady Eagles, from Andalusia, defeated Meek three sets to one. No other team took at set from the Lady Eagles except Meek. The Lady Eagles beat Lyndsey Lane and Athens Bible in three straight to capture the 1A state championship.
Stats for the Lady Tigers include:

Phillips drops loss to Hubbertville Lions

Ken Edwards makes a leaping interception for the Phillips Bears.

HUBBERTVILLE - Hubbertville closed out regular season play by hosting the Phillips High Bears on Friday night. Winning the coin toss, the Lions elected to receive the opening kick to get the much anticipated game underway. Gage Key received the ball at the 20-yard line advancing to the 41-yard line and four plays later, he rambled his way down the right side line into end zone for the opening drive score. The PAT kick by Zach Hubbert was good and the Lions were on the scoreboard with 9:42 remaining in the first quarter.  


HHS cross country teams are state qualifiers

Haleyville High School runners, from left, Kaytee Beth Boyles and Aly Donaldson. Boyles finished 4th in the 4A ladies division, while Donaldson was 10th. Mae Boyles, not shown, finished in 6th place.

The Haleyville boys cross country team finished third in sectionals this past week, while the girls finished in second place in the 4A classification. The teams will be traveling the Oakville Indian Mounds, in Moulton, Saturday for state competition.
Results for the ladies division were:
1. Bijou Phillips, Good Hope-21:04.84
2. Theresa Billman, American Christian, 21:11.20
3. Isabella Lovvorn, American Christian, 21:12.66
4. Kaytee Beth Boyles, Haleyville, 22:21.52
5. Madison Isbell, American Christian, 22:42.93

Addison goes for number 6; Winston County looking for the upset; Meek representing 1A at state

The Addison Lady Bulldogs captured the 2A north regional title Friday, Oct. 26, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. The Lady Bulldogs only lost one set out of all the matches they played. That set was to the regional runners-up the Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets. Pictured on the front row, left to right are: Natalie Jefferson, Sarah Parris, Destiny Walker, Brieanna Ory and Tess Alvis. Back row: Kaylee Brummett, Macey Butler, Addisyn Smothers, Callie Crider, Savannah Manley, Sunny Snoddy and Gracie Manley. Not shown are head coach Kayla Woodard and assistant Pam Wilkins.

HUNTSVILLE - The Addison Lady Bulldogs (60-12) will be seeking their sixth state volleyball championship in a row, starting today at the Crossplex in Birmingham. They will face Fayetteville at 11 a.m.
The Lady Bulldogs won the northern regional title Friday, Oct. 26, defeating their county rivals the Winston County Yellow Jackets (31-14) at the Von Braun Center, in Huntsville. The Lady Jackets took the regional runners-up slot. AHS also captured the 2A Area 14 title over  WCHS.
Winston County will play at 8 a.m. against Goshen High School.

Haleyville Lady Lions win area tournament

The Haleyville High School Lady Lions volleyball team won their area tournament for the right to play in the northern regionals. Pictured to the left are team members following their area win. Front row: Ali Donaldson, Hannah Foster, Ashley Clark, Catie Aldridge, Laura Lunsford, Allison Watkins, Samara Pratt, Kaitlyn Burleson, Kaylee RIddle. Back row: Coach Abby Huff, Alli Temple, Ashton McCullar, Adyson Robertson, Anna Belcher, Madison Caine, head coach Brent McCoy.

Addison takes 2A Area 13 VB championship

2A Area 13 Champions - Addison Bulldogs. From left front row: Natalie Jefferson; Sarah Parris, Destiny Walker, Tessa Alvis, Brienna Ory, Kaylee Brummett. Back row: Macey Butler, Addsyn Smothers, Callie Crider, Savannah Manley, Sunny Snoddy and Gracie Manley. Not shown are coaches Kayla Woodard and Pam Wilkins.

ADDISON - The 2A Area 13 tournament was a rematch of the Winston County Championship between #1 Addison and #2 Winston County High School.
Winston County took the county championship on Oct. 13, but Addison returned the favor and captured the area title Monday, Oct. 22.

Meek, Lynn top two in area tournament

Meek Lady Tigers 1A Area 12 champions. Front row, from left: Paiton Ory, Abbi Tidwell, Brooke Cleghorn, Holland Hyatt, Emma Fincher, Montana Barton, Bailee Fincher. Back row: Callie Brewer, Payten Hayes, Jessie Woodard, Abby Phillips, Kaitlin Rivers, Sunnie Manning, Savannah Smith, BreAnna Eddy, Lakota Alden and Coach Dana Waldrep.

ARLEY - The two Winston County teams in 1A Area 12 earned the honor of area champs and runners-up in the tournament held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Meek High School in Arley.
Meek captured the top prize by defeating Brilliant 25-16, 25-20 and 25-12 in straight sets in the opening match of the night.
The Lady Tigers then defeated the Lynn Lady Bears in straight in the championship match by scores of 25-23, 25-6 and 25-12.
The Lady Bears, as area runners-up, beat Marion County in a five set match, where both teams left it all on the floor.

Phillips wins 1A Area 14 tournament

The Phillips High School Lady Bears won their area tournament, advancing to regional competition. Shown left to right on the front row are: Autumn Edwards, Mary Ashton Hyde, Jillian Gillum, Gracie Hallman and Elizabeth Brewer. Back row: Coach Debbie Grubbs, Caitlin Martin, Baily Bishop, Ally McCollum, Amber Markham, Lexie Dishner and Coach Deb Cook.

BEAR CREEK - Ranked third in the state 1A volleyball and a season record of 35-8, the Phillips Lady Bears won the 1A Area 14 tournament.
All-Tournament players were Lexie Dishner, Amber Markham and Baily Bishop.

Winston County All-Tournament players

All Tournament Players for the Winston County Championship, in no particular order: WCHS-MacKenzie Blackwood, Elle Donaldson; and Katelyn Donaldson; AHS-Natalie Jefferson, Savannah Manley and Macy Butler; MHS-Jessie Woodard and Paiton Ory; LHS-Hannah Alsup and Danielle Knight. Saige Blanton of Winston County High School, was named MVP.

WCHS county volleyball champions

Winston County county volleyball champions Winston County High School Lady Yellow Jackets. Front row, from left: Lexie Mitchell, Emily Holt, Elle Donaldson-All Tournament, Kenna Butler, Cheynne Suggs. Back row: Coach Tiffany Cole, Jazzy Ergle, MaKayla Lindsey, Saige Blanton-MVP, Katelyn Bullock-All Tournament, MacKenzie Blackwood-All Tournament, Ella Moore, Emiln Hill, Crissa Campbell, 24-Ally Blackston.

LYNN - It has been seven years since Winston County High School has won the county volleyball tournament.
Currently ranked #2 in the state in 2A, the Lady Yellow Jackets captured the Winston County championship on Saturday, Oct. 13, hosted by Lynn High School.
WCHS defeated Meek in the semi-finals 18-25, 25-16, 26-24 and 25-11.
The Lady Yellow Jackets defeated the #1 ranked team in the state in 2A in the championship round.

WCHS takes match over HHS

Haleyville High School senior Allison Watkins goes for the kill against Winston County High School Lady Jacket blockers Ella Moore and Saige Blanton.

A Haleyville High School Lady Lions hosted the 2A, #2 ranked in the state,  Winston County Lady Jackets in volleyball action Monday, Oct. 15. WCHS captured the Winston County tournament title on Saturday, Oct. 13, hosted by Lynn High School.
Haleyville’s only senior, Allison Watkins, was recognized prior to the start of the match.
The Lady Jackets won by scores of 25-21, 25-13, 22-25, and 25-18 in three out of four sets.
Stats for Haleyville include: kills-Alli Temple, 21; Ashton McCullar, 7; Allison Watkins, 6; Madison Caine, 6;

Addison shuts out Tharptown 44-0

Colton Chambers, behind a field of Yellow Jackets, takes the ball to the end zone.

ADDISON - It was all Addison, all night long as the Bulldogs traveled to Tharptown High School for a Thursday night matchup against the Wildcats.  The Dawgs dominated the entire game and came out with a 44-0 region win.


Phillips wins in three straight over Lynn

Hannah Alsup, a senior for the Lynn Lady Bears, puts the ball over against defenders Baily Bishop and Gracie Hall.

BEAR CREEK - With the victory over the Lynn Bears Thursday, Oct. 18, the Phillips Lady Bears won three straight sets and ended the regular season with a 32-7 record. They are currently ranked third in the state in 1A high school volleyball.
Seniors were recognized for Phillips following the match. They are Bailey Bishop, Lexie Dishner, Amber Markham and Caitlin Martin.
The PHS Lady Bears won 25-21, 25-13 and 25-12.
Stats for Phillips were:
Lexie Dishner, 27 assists, 16 digs, 2 saves, 7 kills;
Bailey Bishop, 14 kills, 1 block, 4 digs, 3 aces;

Haleyville Tang Soo Do students bring home trophies from Region Tournament

Medal winners from l-r: Susanne Belew, Nick Galloway, Dale Galloway, Amanda Galloway, Eli Miller, Noah Ray and Caden Cummings and chief instructor Tom Jones.

HALEYVILLE - Students in the All American Tang Soo Do class in Haleyville  traveled to Foley Sept. 21-22 to compete in the Region 6 Championship Tournament, bringing back a lot of hardware from the event.


HHS nets wins over Aggies and Curry

It’s up and over for Madison Caine for the HHS Lady Lions.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lady Lions volleyball team, dres-sed in pink jerseys in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, defeated Hamilton Thursday, Oct. 9,  in two straight games, 25-20, 25-11, but fell to Carbon Hill 25-7, 25-18. Carbon Hill also beat Hamilton in the tri-match.  The Lady Lions hosted the matches.
Haleyville also hos-ted Curry on Thursday, Oct. 11, defeating the Lady Jackets 25-22, 25-17 and 25-23. The Lady Yellow Jackets won one game 25-16.

Standings for local football teams

MONTGOMERY - The Alabama High School Athletic Association has announced region standing through Oct. 6. Teams in the coverage area for the Alabamian include:

Class 1A, Region 6
South Lamar
Pickens County
Marion County

Class 1A, Region 8
Mars Hill Bible
Shoals Christian

Lynn Bears Back-To-School 5K run, 1 mile walk winners announced


LYNN - The Lynn Bears Back-To-School 5K run and 1 Mile Walk were conducted recently.
The winners of the event were reported as follows:

Male Overall:
Austin Dodd
Time: 25.46

Female Overall:
Jessica Montgomery
Time: 33.09

12&Under Male:
Logan Madison
Time: 43.11


13-19 Female:
Taylor Horton
Time: 33.38

30-39 Male:
Jonathan Frederick
Time: 32.08

30-39 Female:
Lane King
Time: 34.47

40-49 Male:
Darrell Mote
Time: 25.50

Haleyville Parks and Recreation has youth basketball registration under way

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Park & Recreation will be conducting youth basketball registration Oct. 15-26.  
Registration hours are. Monday, Tuesday and  Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Youth basketball is for boys and girls ages 5-12. The age of your child is determined by his or her age as of Sept. 1, 2018.  

The registration cost is $35. Credit/debit cards are now accepted at the Neighborhood Facilities Building, located on Highway 13 South.   There’s a multi child discount.