2021 Mr. and Miss WCHS announced

Ethan Lewis and Kanesha Flanagin, first alternates; Kaygen Grace, Ryker Morgan and Makayla Lindsey, Mr. and Miss WCHS; Kylia Hosford and Lane Bagby, second alternates. (Courtesy photo)

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The 2021 Mr. and Miss WCHS have been chosen from among senior athletes and band members by the student body of Winston County High School. Ryker Morgan was voted Mr. WCHS, and Kaygen Grace and Makayla Lindsey tied for Miss WCHS. First alternates are Kanesha Flanagin and Ethan Lewis. Second alternates are Kylia Hosford and Lane Bagby. When the winners were announced at the WCHS Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 12, Principal Jeff Cole said that being selected is a very big honor.

WCHS teams defeat Sumiton Christian

Austin Owens looks for a play near the goal.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County High School boys and girls teams defeated Sumiton Christian Friday, Jan. 31. The ladies won easily by a score of 58-18, with the boys winning a narrow victory 47-45. Pictured above, starting from left are Brooks Bonds fighting for a rebound. The middle photo shows Makayla Lindsey going to the net and the right photo is Austin Owens about the pass the ball off.

Lady Jackets eliminated by Red Bay

Brenna Wakefield eyes the goal for a shot.

ADDISON - The Winston County High School Lady Jackets played a tough game against Red Bay in 2A Area 13 area tournament action Monday, Feb. 3. The tournament was played at Addison High School.
The Lady Tigers defeated WCHS by only seven points, 42-35. Winston County was without Mackenzie Blackwood, who suffered a broken nose in the Friday, Jan. 31, game against Sumiton Christian. Jazzy Ergle also did not play.
Stats for the Lady Jackets included:
Olivia Wright, 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals;
Ella Moore, 1 rebound;
Madison Comeens, 2 rebounds;

WCHS Varsity Boys county champs

Winston County High School Varsity Boys are county champions. From l-r: Head Coach Adam Gray, Esley Gray, Trey Williamson, Jon Parsons, Brooks Bonds, Jordan Martin, Cade Taylor - who was also named tournament MVP, Nathaniel Gurley, Marcus Hill, Sy Blanton, James Abbott, Austin Owens, Cameron Thompson, Billy Watts, William Holt and assistant coach Eric Smith.

By Shelly Hess
Managing Editor
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Basketball fans from across Winston County descended upon Winston County High School Thursday, Jan. 23, through Saturday, Jan. 25, for the annual Winston County Varsity Basketball Tournament.  The varsity boys and girls championships were both battles between long-time foes Addison and WCHS, with the two schools splitting the victories.

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;