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.

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;

PHS 1A Area 14 volleyball champions

Pictured are the Phillips High School She Bears who captured the 1A Area 14 volleyball championship Monday, Oct. 21. Front row, from left: Mary Ashton Hyde, Jill Gillum, Elizabeth Brewer, Gracie Hallman and Autumn Edwards. Back row: Coach Debbie Grubbs, manager Natalee Ward, Alli Temple, Emma Hall, Ally McCollum, Allie Veal, assistant Luke Hallman and Coach Morgan Wooten.

BEAR CREEK - The Phillips High School She Bears are once again 1A Area 14 volleyball champions.
The She Bears defeated Hackleburg and Belgreen Monday night, Oct. 21, in area action at home.
Belgreen put out Covenant Christian in the first match of the night, followed by PHS defeating Hackleburg.
The She Bears captured the area title in the championship match against Belgreen, losing the first set 21-25 and then going three straight 25-12-,25-20,25-18.
Stats reported for the She Bears in the Hackleburg match include:

Phillips pounds Sumiton Christian 61-22

Alex Copeland on the tackle for Phillips.

CHEROKEE - A hot start from the Phillips Bears propelled them to their second win of the season as they routed the Indians of Cherokee High School 61-22 on Thursday, Oct. 24.
Hunter Lanford was the leader for the Bears in the win. The senior running back rushed for four touchdowns and also reeled in a pass for a score in the win.
"I am really proud of the way our team executed," first-year Bear head coach Adam Lawler said following the game. "We came out and were able to dominate in the run game. I think our offensive and defensive linemen played really well," he added.

PHS wins in straight sets over Haleyville and Hamilton

Allie Veal puts down a kill for PHS.

BEAR CREEK - The Phillips High School She Bears’ current record as of Tuesday, Oct. 8 was 23-16. The She Bears added Haleyville and Hamilton to the list of victories, defeating their opponents in straight sets.
Haleyville and PHS played in the first match with the She Bears winning 25-13 and 25-22.
Phillips then put down Hamilton 25-18 and 25-13.
Reported stats for Phillips in the Haleyville match included: Alli Temple, 10 assists, 3 digs, 4 kills;
Gracie Hallman, 9 assists, 3 digs, 4 kills.
Stats for the match with Hamilton are:

Ceremony honors PHS She Bears for 1A state basketball championship

The PHS She Bears proudly show their state championship rings with head coach Scott Veal, Bear Creek Mayor Tammie Batchelor and State Representative Tracy Estes. From left are Veal, Batchelor, Mary Ashton Hyde, Amber Markham, Caitlin Martin, Lexie Dishner, Ally McCollum, Baily Bishop, Gracie Hallman, Allie Veal and Representative Estes.

BEAR CREEK - The memories of  winning the  1A state basketball championship this spring  are still burning bright in the hearts of the team members and fans of the Phillips High School She Bears.
A ceremony was held Friday,  May 17, at the Attie Fleming Complex on the Phillips school campus to honor the She Bears, Head Coach Scott Veal, assistants, Deb Cook, Julie Hallman, Brandon Clement and Jacob Feltman.

SHE BEARS STATE CHAMPS: She Bears defeat Skyline 71-63 in finals

The Phillips High School She Bears are the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s 1A state champions. The She Bears defeated Skyline by a score of 71-63 on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center’s Legacy Arena. Pictured above on the front row, from left are Jill Gillum-team manager, Caitlin Martin, Lexie Dishner-MVP, Gracie Hallman-All Tournament, Mary Ashton Hyde. Back row: assistant coaches, Deb Cook and Julie Hallman, Amber Edwards-team manager, Baily Bishop, Ally McCollum, Amber Markham, Allie Veal, head coach Scott Veal, assistant coaches Brandon Clement and Jacob Feltman.

BIRMINGHAM – It was an 11-point run in the last couple minutes of the game that gave the Phillips High School She Bears (26-10) the  Alabama High School Athletic Association’s 1A state basketball championship Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Birmingham Jef-ferson Civic Center’s Legacy Arena.
The She Bears, led by head coach Scott Veal, defeated the Skyline Vikings (29-6) by a score of 71-63. The state crown was the third in school history for the She Bears, but the first since 1986.

All-Tournament members

The Phillips She Bears had three mem-bers named to the state All-Tourn-ament team. Second from left, Ally McCollum, fourth from left Gracie Hallman and Lexie Dishner - Most Valuable Player. The other two players are Skyline members Caitlin Ledwell and Bailee Usrey. Not shown is Morgan White, of Westminister-Oak Mountain.