BEAR CREEK - Phillips High School's homecoming was not only dampened by the light rain in the area, but also the Hackleburg Panthers, who pulled away in the second half to beat the Bears 38-22.
The mood between the two teams was friendlier and emotional prior to the start of the game when Hackleburg offensive lineman Kade Holcomb and wide receivers Gavin Pyburn and Ethan Heggy presented flowers to homecoming court contestant Emma Taylor in memory of her brother, Kiah, who lost his life in a two-vehicle accident in July.
FLORENCE - The Phillips Bears used a big game from senior running back Hunter Lanford to propel their way to a 27-14 win over the Flame of Shoals Christian.
The victory over the Flame marked the Bears’ first win of the 2019 campaign.
Lanford finished the game with three scores, one through the air and two on the ground, to lead the Bears’ offensive efforts. He also had a fumble recovery and eight solo tackles on the defensive side of the ball.
BEAR CREEK - The Phillips She Bears were on task Thursday, Sept. 26, winning matches over Meek and Hackleburg in straight sets at home.
PHS and Hackleburg played first, with the She Bears winning 25-8, 25-13 and 25-15.
Meek and Hackleburg were next on the court, with the MHS Lady Tigers winning in two straight, 25-16, 25-15.
Phillips and Meek ended the night, with PHS leading the score board 25-16, 25-14.
Stats for the She Bears in the Meek game were:
Gracie Hallman, 5 kills, 7 assists, 7 digs, 1 block;
Mary Ashton Hyde, 4 kills, 2 assists, 4 digs;
LYNN - The Lynn Bears used a stout defensive effort to secure a season opening 26-14 win over Phillips High School.
Lynn put up the first score of the night and wouldn't trail for the remainder of the contest. Lynn found pay dirt on their second drive of the night, after fielding a punt on their own 25, the Bears went to work on a 12-play drive that was capped by an 8-yard scamper from Brandon Hill run around the right side. The two-point try was no good, leaving the score at 6-0 with just over four minutes left in the opening quarter.
BELGREEN - The Phillips High School She Bears are headed to regionals Thursday, May 9, at Bowers Park in Tuscaloosa.
The She Bears lost to the Hackleburg Lady Panthers in the first game of the 1A area 11 area tournament held at Belgreen recently. PHS then played Vina and won 17-2, followed by Hackleburg again and won 12-11.
The She Bears lost in the championship game to Belgreen 13-0.
The Phillips Fishing Team, known as Bear Creek Bass Anglers, competed in the Alabama Students Angler Bass Fishing Association’s spring qualifier on Lake Neely Henry on March 23. Three boats were sent - one junior
division, two senior division.
Garrett Hyde and Chase Burton finished the junior division, which had a total of 14 boats. They placed 7th with a weight of 1.74 pounds from one fish.
BEAR CREEK - The Phillips High School track team is sponsoring a spaghetti supper Tuesday, April 30, from 4-6 p.m., in the Attie Fleming Complex on the school campus in Bear Creek.
Plates are $8 each and includes, spaghetti, salad, bread and drink.