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Lions’ bats on fire, with defense ablaze to sweep round two of state baseball playoffs

Ben Lowman was the winning pitcher for game one, firing on all cylinders. He is the son of Don and Stephanie Lowman and a senior.

GRANT - Haleyville Lions baseball team, currently ranked sixth in the state,  was on fire Friday, April 26, defeating Kate Duncan Smith Daughters of American Revolution 3-2 and 12-0 in a two-game sweep at Grant.
Ben Lowman allowed just five hits from the mound for the Lions. Lowman went the entire seven innings. He surrendered two runs on five hits, striking out ten.
In the second inning, Haleyville got their offense started when Lowman grounded out, scoring a run.

Taylor signs scholarship with BMC


Julianna is pictured with her parents Patrick and Lisa Taylor and on the back row from left, assistant coach Deb Cook, head PHS volleyball coach Debbie Grubbs and Blue Mountain College head volleyball coach Reid Gann.

BEAR CREEK - Julianna Taylor, who graduated in 2018 from Phillips High School in Bear Creek, has signed a volleyball scholarship with Blue Mountain College.
 Julianna is pictured with her parents Patrick and Lisa Taylor and on the back row from left, assistant coach Deb Cook, head PHS volleyball coach Debbie Grubbs and Blue Mountain College head volleyball coach Reid Gann.
After graduating from Phillips High School Julianna received an academic scholarship from Northwest Shoals Community College.  

Dishner, Markham sign scholarships to Bevill State


Lexie Dishner, left, and Amber Markham are ready to play volleyball at the next level at Bevill State. They are pictured with Bevill State head volleyball coach Theresa Berry Franks at their recent signings.

BEAR CREEK - Amber Markham and Lexie Dishner have played sports many years together and now they are getting the opportunity to do that at the college level.
The two signed volleyball scholarships with Bevill State in Fayette on Tuesday, April 23. The signing ceremony was held in the Phillips High School gymnasium.

Lady Bears claim 12-2 win over Hackleburg


Breanna Barton took the win from the pitcher’s circle for the Lynn Lady Bears.

LYNN - The Lynn Lady Bears  easily did away with Hackleburg 12-2 on Wednesday, April 24.
The Lady Bears Varsity got things started in the first inning when Breanna Barton grounded out, scoring one run.
LHS scored four runs in the fifth inning. Ashley Aldridge and Gracie Jordan each had RBIs in the frame.
Barton earned the victory in the pitcher's circle for Lynn. She went four and a third innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out nine. Chloe Gilliland threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Five RBI day for Gavin West benefits in Haleyville Lions JV's victory over Hamilton

Gavin West was bad news for opposing pitchers on Monday, April 15, driving in five on three hits to lead Haleyville Lions junior varsity past Hamilton 15-8. West drove in runs on a single in the first, a double in the second, and a single in the third.

Bats blistered as Haleyville collected nine hits and Hamilton tallied five in the high-scoring game.

5-hit day for Comeens as Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets skirts past Tanner

Madison Comeens didn't feel much like getting out on Tuesday, April 16, tallying five hits and leading Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets softball team to a 14-4 win over Tanner. Comeens singled in the first, singled in the third, singled in the fourth, doubled in the sixth, and doubled in the sixth.

Haleyville Lions JV Claws Back, but falls just short against Russellville

The Haleyville Lions junior varsity baseball team's effort to come back from down seven runs in the sixth inning came up just short, as they fell 9-8 to Russellville on Tuesday, April 16. The Lions JV scored seven runs in the failed comeback on a, a double by Hayden Tidwell, a triple by Hayden Armstrong, and a error.

Late score costs Lady Lions against Cordova

HALEYVILLE - Lady Lions stayed in it until the end, but Cordova pulled away late in an 11-2 victory on Friday, April 19. The game was tied at two with Cordova batting in the top of the fourth when a single on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.

The Lady Lions struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Cordova, giving up 11 runs.

Late score costs Lynn Lady Bears against Covenant Christian

Saturday, April 20's game against Covenant Christian was a heartbreaker for the Lynn Lady Bears, as they lost the lead late in a 5-2 defeat. The game was tied at two with Covenant Christian batting in the top of the sixth when an error scored one run for Covenant Christian.

In the top of the fifth inning, Covenant Christian tied things up at two. An error scored one run for Covenant Christian.

Smith's Walk-off picture perfect ending in Addison victory over Southeastern

ADDISON - It came down to the wire on Saturday, April 20, with the Addison Bulldogs baseball team took victory on a dramatic walk-off single in the late innings that sealed their victory over Southeastern. The game was tied at one, with AHS batting in the bottom of the eighth when Kendrick Smith singled on a 0-1 count, scoring a run.

Late score costs Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets against Sulligent

Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets stayed in it until the end, but Sulligent pulled away late in a 6-1 victory on Monday, April 22. The game was tied at one with Sulligent batting in the top of the sixth when the Lady Blue Devils singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, WCHS tied things up at one. Sulligent scored three runs in the seventh inning.

Haleyville takes first round of state playoffs


Scott McAlpine trots into homeplate after a homerun hit.

HALEYVILLE - The Fairview Aggies fired up the offense in the first inning of the first round of the state baseball playoffs Saturday, April 20, but could not hold off the Haleyville Lions. The Lions took the first game 4-3, playing at home. The game was originally scheduled for Friday, April 19, but due to inclement weather was pushed back to Saturday.
Dalton Payne hit into a fielder's choice, scoring two runs for the Aggies.
Ben Lowman got the start for Haleyville. He surrendered three runs on three hits over five innings, striking out 12.

Lynn defeats WCHS to start journey to championship

LYNN - The Lynn Bears made it a three-peat Monday, April 15, as Winston County baseball champions. They started their journey with a defeat of Winston County High School, in the county tournament that was hosted by Lynn High School, in a 13-5 victory.
Winston County fired up the offense in the first inning., with  Austin Owens driving in a run on a single.

Addison Bulldogs eliminate Meek 13-1 in Winston County Baseball Tournament

LYNN - The Addison Bulldogs baseball team easily did away with Meek 13-1 on Monday, April 15.
The Bulldogs got things started in the first inning. AHS scored two runs when Jake Wilson singled.
Addison notched five runs in the second inning. Hayden Lee, Wilson, Ty Tuggle, and Colten Tyree all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Lee led the Bulldogs to victory on the mound. He allowed six hits and one run over five innings, striking out four.

Lynn does three-peat as county baseball champs: Lynn Bears win 7-3 in championship game with Addison Bulldogs


The Lynn Bears became the Winston County baseball champions for the third straight year on Monday, April 15. Pictured above on the front row from left: Reid Cornelius, Logan Kelly, Bryant Norris, Riley Humphres, Logan Kent, Dalton Gilbert and Coach Todd Meeks. Back row: Head Coach Kris Fischer, Coach Clay Porter, Braden Cagle, Chance Majors, Chase Hokett, Brandon Hill, Lance Harris and Alex Narramore.

LYNN - During the championship game of the Winston County Baseball Tournament, Monday, April 15, Addison’s Bulldogs fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 7-3 loss to Lynn.  Hosted at Lynn High School, the Bears scored on a walk by Riley Humphres in the first inning, a walk by Braden Cagle in the first inning, and a double by Chance Majors in the second inning.
Lynn fired up the offense in the first inning, when Dalton Gilbert was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.

Meek Lady Tigers runners-up in Winston County Softball Tournament


The Meek Lady Tigers are the runnersup in the 2019 Winston County Softball Tournament. Front row, from left are: Autumn Peek, Esther Dake, Brook Cleghorn, Kari Brannon, Bailee Fincher and Emma Fincher. Back row: Head Coach Mike Ragsdale, LaKota Alden, Kalin Rivers, Madison Smith, Coach Donnie Price, Kortney Lane, Hannah Taylor, Nikki Yoshiwara, Abby Phillips, Savannah Smith, Coach Clifton Rudd, Dani Cotton, Madyson Pirkle, Jessie Woodard and Coach Sherry Fincher.

Addison is Winston County softball champs


The Addison Lady Bulldogs captured the 2019 Winston County Softball Tournament Monday, April 15, at Lynn High School. Pictured on the front row, from left: Brie Ory; Asia Millwood, Sam Brannon and Destiny Walker. Back row: Coach Jeremy Luker, Chyla Cookenmaster, Madison Aderholt, Anna Grace Luker, Lexie Luker, Macey Butler, Lexie Cunningham, Lauren Seymore and head coach Lana Hines.

LYNN - Addison Lady Bulldog assistant coach Jeremy Luker received a great birthday present Monday, April 15. The Lady Bulldogs captured the Winston County Softball Tournament championship by defeating Meek in a 5-4 barnburner.

McCollum, Hallman selected to First AHSADCA Elite 100 Basketball Showdown June 22

MONTGOMERY – Jamie Lee, director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association, announced  invitations have been issued to 100 boys and  100 girls basketball players who will participate in the AHSADCA’s Basketball Showcase planned for June 22. Ally McCollum and Gracie Hallman of Phillips High School, in Bear Creek, are among the invited from the Northwest Alabamian’s coverage area.

Poker Run Saturday to benefit Littleville Methodist Church repairs

HALEYVILLE - Bikers for Christ is sponsoring a Poker Run Saturday, April 27, as a fundraiser for Little United Methodist Church in Haleyville.

Registration is from noon until 1 p.m. Cost is $25 per bike, with $5 for extra rider.

The Poker Run will start from the church located on Highway 195 at 65 County Road 11. The next stop will be at the Chevron in Double Springs and on to the White House Community off Hwy. 129, then back to the church.

Addison junior varsity takes tournament championship


The Addison Lady Bulldogs’ junior varsity softball team took the championship trophy during their recent Winston County tournament. Pictured front row, from left: Josie Riddle, Lexi Buckmaster, Madison Melvin, Ayden Stewart, Hadley Butler, Macayla Wilkins and Saige Carter. Back row: Head Coach Lana Hines, Dacey Baker, Bailee Ory, Cara Bolinger, Emily Myers, Haley Walker, Ava Bishop, Melanie Edwards, Alena Howse and Coach Patrick Howse.

Tang Soo Do students earn medals


The All American Tang Soo Do students from the Haleyville and Russellville studios received about 32 medals at the recent spring tournament held in Muscle Shoals. Pictured above are Haleyville students and instructors who were in attendance. Front row, from left: Eli Miller, silver (2nd) weapons and bronze (3rd) forms; Zen Self, participation medal; Wyatt Tidwell, silver (2nd) spanning, bronze (3rd) forms. Back row are: instructor Dale Galloway, bronze (3rd) weapons, bronze (3rd) forms; Jay Kirkpatrick, bronze (3rd) sparring; studio owner and chief instructor Master Tom Jones; instructor Deryll Banning, silver (2nd) weapons, bronze (3rd) forms, bronze (3rd) sparring; Amanda Galloway, gold (1st) weapons, bronze (3rd) forms. The studio is open in Haleyville on Tuesday and Thursday at the Neighborhood Facilities Building for age six and up.

Two Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets pitchers rally together to shutout Brilliant

The Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets softball team defeated Brilliant 20-0 on Monday, April 15, as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.

Emily Hill led WCHS to victory by driving in four runs. She went 3-for-3 at the plate. Hill drove in runs on a single in the first, a double in the second, and a single in the third.

Four RBI day for Whiteside aids in Lions win over Fayette County

John Whiteside gets to first base on a hit for the Lions. Whiteside drove in four RBIs on three hits.

HALEYVILLE - John Whiteside was clutch at the plate with ducks on the pond on Thursday, April 11, driving in four on three hits to lead Haleyville baseball past Fayette County 11-1 on Thursday. Whiteside drove in runs on a single in the second, a single in the third, and a single in the sixth.

Haleyville baseball ranked #8 in 4A in state, Lynn ranked #10 in 1A

HALEYVILLE - The Alabama Sports Writers Association has released the most recent rankings for baseball. Haleyville High School comes in at number 8 of the Top 10 in 4A. The Lions captured the 4A Area 11 championship with a 3-2 win over Fayette Wednesday, April 10. Lynn High School Bears is ranked 10th in 1A

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