2018 Cullman County Track & Field Championships
At Dafford Smith Stadium - Fairview:
1. Fairview 206, 2. Cold Springs 137, 3. Hanceville 95, 4. Vinemont 78, 5. West Point 77, 6. Good Hope 47, 7. Holly Pond 25
1. Cold Springs 187.50, 2. Fairview 149.50, 3. Vinemont 122, 4. Good Hope 60, 5. West Point 50, 6. Hanceville 47, 7. Holly Pond 40.
Hunter Appling of West Point
Abby Schnittker of Fairview, Sadie Junkins of West Point.
GIRLS 4 X 800 RELAY:
1. Fairview (Chambers, Gardner, Weissend, Diaz) 12:04
2. Cold Springs (White, Burrow, Jackson, Akridge) 12:14
3. Good Hope (Rudi Derrick, Stripling, Williams, Phillips) 12:27
4 X 800 RELAY:
1. Cold Springs (Lang, Williams, Akridge, Spurger) 9:38
2. Fairview (Diaz, Semadeni, Bailey, Cook) 9:53
3. Hanceville (Frasier, Patrum, Martinez, Cortez) 10:01
GIRLS 110 HURDLES:
1. Sadie Junkins - West Point 18.38
2. Kierra Merriweather - Hanceville 19.42
3. Kara Tingle - Good Hope 19.80
1. Hunter Appling - West Point 15.34
2. Mason Harris - Cold Springs 17.08
3. Dylan Harper - Fairview 17.72
1. Bijou Phillips - Good Hope 5:38.00
2. Jessica Thompson - Hanceville 6:12.00
3. Ave Akridge - Cold Springs 6:20.00
1. Quinton Chambers - Fairview 5:01.00
2. Cole Akridge - Cold Springs 5:05.00
3. Aaron Brown - Hanceville 5:07.00
GIRLS 4 X 100 RELAY:
1. Vinemont (Preiss, Wasilewski, Cheatwood, Young) 56.68
2. Hanceville (Merriweather, Lugo, Eddy, Turner) 57.28
3. Cold Springs (McSpadden, Strawbridge, Harbison, Merring)
4 X 100 RELAY:
1. West Point (Diestelow, Flores, Couch, Appling) 47.79
2. Hanceville (Flanigan, Hernandez, Turner, McDonald) 47.91
3. Vinemont (Rhodes, Moore, Whately, Bursen) 49.33
1. Brianna Lodge - Fairview 1:12.64
2. Madlyn Oden - Vinemont 1:15.02
3. Emma Chambers - Cold Springs 1:15.23
1. Mason Harris - Cold Springs 54.10
2. Blake Diestelow - West Point 56.08
3. Jacob Lee - Cold Springs 57.62
1. Sadie Junkins - West Point 14.20
2. Brilee Wasilewski - Vinemont 14.25
3. Brianna Lodge - Fairview 14.33
1. Hunter Appling - West Point 11.92
2. Brendan Flanigan - Hanceville 12.77
3. Tyvn Ellis - Fairview 12.81
1. Jessica Thompson - Hanceville 2:51.00
2. Ave Akridge - Cold Springs 2:57.00
3. Breanna Tankersley - Holly Pond 3:04.00
1. Trentan Williams - Cold Springs 2:09.00
2. Cole Akridge - Cold Springs 2:15.00
3. C.J. Lang - Cold Springs 2:21.00
1. Brilee Wasilewski - Vinemont 29.46
2. Abby Schnittker - Fairview 30.23
3. Peyton Golden - Fairview 30. 41
1. Joshua Couch - West Point 24.65
2. Blake Diestelow - West Point 24.66
3. Brendan Flanigan - Hanceville 25.43
GIRLS 300 HURDLES:
1. Sadie Junkins - West Point 54.08
2. Morgan Harris - Cold Springs 58.73
3. Emma Chambers - Cold Springs 59.87
1. Hunter Appling - West Point 41.34
2. Mason Harris - Cold Springs 43.11
3. Dylan Harper - Fairview 43.84
1. Ave Akridge - Cold Springs 14:20.00
2. Kendall Harbison - Vinemont 14:46.00
3. Madison Frnka - Holly Pond 15:05.00
1. Aaron Brown - Hanceville 11:16.00
2. Seth Walker - Cold Springs 11:22.00
3. Jonathan Collett - Cold Springs 11:23.00
GIRLS 4 X 400 RELAY:
1. Cold Springs (Burrow, Harbison, Akridge, Harris) 5:13.00
2. Holly Pond (Frnka, Tankersley, Burnham, Hayes) 5:39.00
3. Vinemont (Henderson, Oden, Harshman, Kennedy) 5:48.00
4 X 400 RELAY:
1. Cold Springs (Williams, Lee, Akridge, Spurger) 3:46.00
2. Hanceville (Flanigan, Hernandez, Brown, McDonald) 3:59.00
3. Vinemont (Rhodes, Moore, Whately, Bursen) 4:01.00
GIRLS HIGH JUMP:
1. Abby Schnittker - Fairview 4-10.00
2. Lilly McSpadden - Cold Springs 4-08.00
3. Brilee Wasilewski - Vinemont 4-06.00
3. Emi Harbison - Cold Springs 4-06.00
1. Mason Black - Fairview 5-10.00
2. Luke Yarbrough - Fairview 5-06.00
3. Ethan Satterfield - Fairview 5-02.00
3. Katch Johnson - Vinemont 5-02.00
GIRLS POLE VAULT:
1. Zoe Strawbridge - Cold Springs 8-00.00
2. Dayila Dean - Fairview 7-06.00
2. Molly Freeman - Cold Springs 7-06.00
1. Tommy Fetters - Good Hope 11-00.00
2. Ethan Holland - Fairview 10-06.00
2. Caleb Patterson - Fairview 10-06.00
2. Issac Gandy - Fairview 10-06.00
GIRLS LONG JUMP:
1. Abby Schnittker - Fairview 15-00.50
2. Sadie Junkins - West Point 14-05.00
3. Daylia Dean - Fairview 14-04.50
1. Luke Yarbrough - Fairview 18-06.00
2. Joshua Couch - West Point 17-10.00
3. Kadin Suryono - Holly Pond 17-07.00
GIRLS TRIPLE JUMP:
1. Abby Schnittker - Fairview 32-02.50
2. Peyton Golden - Fairview 30-07.00
3. Emily Cheatwood - Vinemont 30-02.00
1. Grant Howard - Fairview 37-05.00
2. Dow Nichols - Fairview 37-00.00
3. Jordan Earwood - Fairview 36-06.00
1. Grace Chambers - Cold Springs 98-03
2. Lorin Zehr - Fairview 92-01.50
3. Aubrey Negron - Cold Springs 91-00
1. Dylan Garner - Fairview 145-04
2. Kole Robinson - Fairview 109-05
3. Thomas Baker - Vinemont 108-05
1. Savanna Taylor - Cold Springs 103-00
2. Kinley Campbell - Cold Springs 97-08
3. Kanasta Daniel - Vinemont 95-10.50
1. Matt Schwaiger - Good Hope 132-05
2. Dylan Garner - Fairview 127-02
3. Trevor Cheatham - Fairview 124-04
GIRLS SHOT PUT:
1. Lorin Zehr - Fairview 32-10.00
2. Aubrey Negron - Cold Springs 32-06.00
3. Shelby Sellers - West Point 32-03.50
1. Brian McAnnally - Cold Springs 43-05.00
2. Dylan Garner - Fairview 39-08.50
3. Peyton Dunn - Cold Springs 39-07.50
Sportspage photo of Cullman County Track champion Fairview Aggies by Johnny Thornton
5A, Area 12 - West Point defeats Fairview 8-1, 8-3, Hayden defeats Curry 14-2
FLASH NOTES: West Point has qualified for the 5A playoffs for the first time in school history. The Warriors finish 2nd in Area 12 to Hayden with a 4-2 record. Hayden is 5-1 in taking down Curry 14-2. The difference is West Point's loss earlier this week to Fairview 13-8, which was the Warriors' 2nd loss in area play.
West Point will play at the Area 9 champion in the opening round of the playoffs April 20-21. Pleasant Grove was a 17-6 winner over Wenonah as both are 3-1 in the area standings. The situation will be determined by the AHSAA on Monday.
6A, Area 14 - Cullman defeats Brewer 13-0, 11-1.
FLASH NOTES: No. 3 ranked Cullman coasted in the finale of the area series at Bill Shelton Field, completing a 6-0 record vs. the rest of Area 14. Cullman has won eight in a row, 14 of its last 15 and is 24-8 with one game left in the regular season.
The Area 14 champion Bearcats lock up with Area 15 runner-up Hartselle next weekend in Cullman to open the 6A postseason.
4A, Area 10 - Good Hope defeats Dora 6-1, loses to Dora 2-1.
FLASH NOTES: The loss in the nightcap at Good Hope eliminated the Raiders. Cordova will represent Area 10 as the champion, with Dora the runner-up. The two losses by the Raiders to Dora were by 1-run decisions (3-2 Tuesday and 2-1 Thursday).
Wallace State defeats Lawson State 11-8, 6-1
FLASH NOTES: Wallace State went to Birmingham Thursday, sweeping Lawson State in improving to 17-1 in the ACCC North and 33-5-1 for the season. The Lions are 4 games up in the win column on 2nd place Shelton State (17-5). Wallace State moved the doubleheader against Lawson to Friday at James C. Bailey Stadium with game one to be at 12:00 p.m. The Lions have a 13-1-1 record on the home diamond heading into this series vs. the Cougars. Shelton split a pair with Snead State Thursday, losing 7-6, then winning the nightcap 7-5. Their series shifts to Tuscaloosa Saturday.
Wallace State sweeps Snead State 6-0, 7-2.
FLASH NOTES: Defending conference champion Wallace State took two from Snead Thursday as Bobby McCracken Stadium. The Lady Lions have won eight straight, have a comfortable lead in the ACCC North at 21-1 and are 36-11 overall.
The Lady Lions are in Tuscaloosa Friday for a pair at Shelton State, starting at 1:00 p.m.
Central Alabama is 2nd in the ACCC North at 15-7, Southern Union 12-12, Marion Military 11-13, Calhoun and Snead 10-12, Shelton 7-15 and Bevill State 4-18 going into the weekend.
Fairview claimed success Thursday at Cross Creek Course with the Aggies scoring 178 points and the Lady Aggies producing 146 points.
Fairview knocked off Brewer, J.B. Pennington, Priceville and Hanceville in a 9-hole match assignment, with the Lady Aggies defeating Priceville and Brewer in match play.
Hunter Yeager shot a 39 for the Aggies, Hunter McKelvy 40, Devan Jennings 49 and Carter Robertson 50.
For the Lady Aggies, Hope Bowen carded a 46, the best score for her team with Emmy Leigh Glover scoring a 50 and Brileigh Roberts a 51.
Brewer's Abby Brown enjoyed the local course with a 38 through nine holes, finishing seven shots ahead of Bowen individually.
NCAA Women's Gymnastic Regional
At University of Alabama - Coleman Coliseum:
1. Alabama 197.225
2. Georgia 196.500
3. Illinois 196.425
4. Michigan 195.350
5. Missouri 196.100
6. Central Michigan 195.825
Alabama per totation:
FLASH NOTES: Football is not the only athletic program at the University of Alabama that soars to an extreme high level for winning.
The women's gymnastics has its share of success in history and with a stellar performance Saturday afternoon, the sights of a national championship are well within the grasp of the Crimson Tide.
Alabama had the best score per rotation, getting it started with solid efforts in the floor exercise. Lexi Graber got a 9.875 with consistency throughout the segment by Dana Duckworth's team.
In the vault, near excellence was on display as Garber produced a 9.995, Nick Gurrero 9.900, Ari Guera 9.900 and Shea Mahoney 9.825.
To the uneven bars, Alabama parlayed 9.900s by Graber, Kylie Dickson and Kiana Winston that set the tone for dominating the fourth rotation.
Closing out on the beam, the Tide rolled with Winston scoring a 9.925, Gurrero landing a 9.875, followed by Peyton Ernst and Graber hitting a 9.825 and 9.800s scored by Abby Armbrecht and Wynter Childers.
Alabama is joined by Georgia in qualifying from Saturday's regional at the capstone to the NCAA championships that will be played in St. Louis April 20-21.
Florida won the Penn State regional with LSU claiming the title in the Raleigh Regional with Kentucky getting the runner-up position at at the Minneapolis to make it five teams from the Southeastern Conference to battle for the grand prize in the sport at the same site the conference championship took place recently.
Photo 1: Alabama coach Dana Duckworth speaks with team before NCAA Regional.
Photo 2: Ari Guerra in her floor exercise during the NCAA Regional Saturday.
Photo 3: Alabama team and fans cheer during a moment on the floor exercise.
Photo 4: Alabama coach Dana Duckworth hugs Maddie Desch after she scored a 9.850 in the floor exercise.
Photo 5: The scoreboard above the floor at Coleman Coliseum.
Photo 6: Alabama coach Dana Duckworth and her team following the action in 1st rotation.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
FAIRVIEW - A steady wind and under average temperatures never phased the play of the Hartselle Lady Tigers Wednesday in the Chesley Oaks Spring Golf Classic.
Hartselle got a 2-under par 69 by Mikayla Dubnik and a 3-over par 75 from Jinger Heath that guided them to the top of the leaderboard. Hartselle finished with a team score of 234, defeating runner-up Arab by 11 shots.
Arab earned a 245, guided by Grace Narrell's 6-over 78.
White Plains claimed third with a 249, tournament host Fairview was fourth at 276, Russellville fifth with a 280, Altamont sixth at 282, James Clemens taking seventh with a 285, Alexandria in eight place with a 297, Homewood ninth at 297 and Lawrence County coming in 10th with a 310.
Seventeen teams made up the event with a series of individual players taking to the local course two days after the varsity got in their round of 18.
Dubnik is a freshman for Hartselle, playing at Chesley Oaks for the third time in telling Sportspage after the awards presentation.
"I got off to a good start," she said. "The wind affected a lot of my shots. But I was able to keep playing my game. I stayed composed."
Heath is a seventh grader while Lauren Temples , who shot a 90, is in the eighth grade for the Lady Tigers.
Reagan Malone followed Narrell's 78 for Arab with an 80 while Autumn Tidwell carded an 87 to give them a total of 245.
For host Fairview, Emily Leigh Glover played the No. 3 position and shot an 88. Breliegh Roberts scored a 92 with Hope Bowen getting a 96 for the day.
The all-tournament team consisted of Dubnik from Hartselle (69), Heath of Hartselle (75), Narrell of Arab (78), Malone of Arab (80), Taylor Lever of James Clemens (81) and Hannah Dyar of White Plains (81).
The rest of the Top 10 individuals were Baylee Webb of White Plains (83), Lexee Cunningham of White Plains (85), Tidwell of Arab (87) and Glover of Fairview (88).
Up next for Fairview: Good Hope Invitational at Terri Pines CC Monday 9:00.
Photo 1: Chesley Oaks Classic champion Hartselle Lady Tigers.
Photo 2: Chesley Oaks Classic runner-up Arab Lady Knights.
Photo 3: Chesley Oaks low medalist Mikayla Dubnik of Hartselle with Fairview coach Kurt Knight (tournament director).
Photo 4: The scorecard of Hartselle, shooting a 234 to win the Chesley Oaks Classic.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
Two track and field meets were held on St. Patrick's Day weekend.
Eleven schools were involved in the Fairview High School Invitational Thursday at Dafford Smith Stadium.
A total of 39 teams with well over 900 athletes were on hand Saturday at Oliver Woodard Stadium for the Cullman High Invitational.
Results from Fairview High Invitational 03/15:
Hannah Flanigan of Hanceville: 2nd in 100-meter dash 14.26
Brianna Lodge of Fairview: 3rd in 100-meter dash 14.46
Brilee Wasilewski of Vinemont: 1st in 200-meter dash 29.65
Hannah Flanigan of Hanceville: 2nd in 200-meter dash 29.87
Brianna Lodge of Fairview: 3rd in 200-meter dash 30.19
Emily Lugo of Hanceville: 1st in 400-meter dash 1:06.59
Brianna Lodge of Fairview: 2nd in 400-meter dash 1:08.45
Jessica Thompson of Hanceville: 3rd in 800-meter dash 2:55.23
Bijou Phillips of Good Hope: 2nd in 1,600-meter dash 5:45.00
Jessica Thompson of Hanceville: 3rd in 1,600-meter dash 6:31.00
Sadie Junkins of West Point: 3rd in 110-hurdles 18.73
Sadie Junkins of West Point: 2nd in 300-hurdles 50.54
Hannah Flanigan, Emily Lugo, Kierra Merriweather, Jessica Thompson of Hanceville:
2nd in 4X100 relay 55.86
Emily Cheatwood, Brilee Wasilewski, Bailey Preiss, Abby Young of Vinemont:
3rd in 4X100 relay 57.22
Abby Schnittker of Fairview: 2nd in High Jump 5-00
Dayila Dean of Fairview: 3rd in Pole Vault 7-06
Sadie Junkins of West Point: 3rd in Long Jump 14-04
Abby Schnittker of Fairview: 2nd in Triple Jump 31-01
Payton Golden of Fairview: 3rd in Triple Jump 30-11
Lorin Zehr of Fairview: 1st in Shot Put 31-03
Shelby Sellers of Fairview: 2nd in Shot Put 31-00
Lorin Zehr of Fairview: 1st in Discus 96-09
Katie Rickard of Holly Pond: 2nd in Discus 70-00
Lydia Baker of Vinemont: 3rd in Discus 69-05
Leah Tarvin of Holly Pond: 2nd in Javelin 76-05
Joshua Couch of West Point: 1st in 100-meter dash 12.02
Blake Diestelow of West Point: 2nd in 100-meter dash 12.22
Blake Diestelow of West Point: 1st in 200-meter dash 24.49
Joshua Couch of West Point: 2nd in 200-meter dash 24.65
Brandan Flanigan of Hanceville: 1st in 400-meter dash 58.96
Jonathan Hernandez of Hanceville: 2nd in 400-meter dash 59.21
Aaron Brown of Hanceville: 2nd in 800-meter dash 2:26.82
Austin Martinez of Hanceville: 3rd in 800-meter dash 2:32.23
Cody Fallin of Fairview: 3rd in 1,600-meter dash 5:00.00
Aaron Brown of Hanceville: 1st in 3,200-meter dash 11:09.24
Christopher Putman of Holly Pond: 2nd in 3,200-meter dash 12:19.92
Tyvn Ellis of Fairview: 1st in 110-hurdles 19.45
Garrett Turner of Hanceville: 2nd in 110-hurdles 19.60
Cameron Carter of Vinemont: 3rd in 110-hurdles 20.09
Quinton Chambers of Fairview: 1st in 300-hurdles 46.08
Cameron Carter of Vinemont: 2nd in 300-hurdles 48.75
Blake Diestelow, Raylon Moore, Luke Hammod, Joshua Couch of West Point:
3rd in 4X100 relay 50.27
Tyvn Ellis, Luke Yarbrough, Issac Gandy, Jaxon Dunn of Fairview:
2nd in 4X400 relay 4:26.20
Quinton Chambers, Daniel Cook, Jonathan Semadeni, Ethan Satterfield of Fairview:
1st in 4X800 relay 9:39.00
Carson Green, Bosten McDuffy, Marcos Rameriez, Caleb Pierce of Vinemont:
3rd in 4X800 relay 10:48
Ethan Satterfield of Fairview, Luke Yarbrough of Fairview, Bryce Perkins of Vinemont:
1st in High Jump 35-02
Caleb Patterson of Fairview: 1st in Pole Vault 10-06
Issac Gandy of Fairview: 2nd in Pole Vault 9-06
Ethan Holland of Fairview: 3rd in Pole Vault 9-00
Joshua Couch of West Point: 2nd in Long Jump 18-00
Grant Howard of Fairview: 1st in Triple Jump 36-04
Dustin Moore of Vinemont: 2nd in Triple Jump 35-04
Dow Nichols of Fairview: 3rd in Triple Jump 35-02
Dylan Garner of Fairview: 1st in Shot Put 36-09
Trevor Cheatham of Fairview: 2nd in Shot Put 35-11
Kole Robinson of Fairview: 3rd in Shot Put 35-06
Dylan Garner of Fairview: 1st in Discus 120-03
Tucker Putman of Good Hope: 2nd in Discus 110-03
Dylan Garner of Fairview: 2nd in Javelin 115-01
Trevor Cheatham of Fairview: 3rd in Javelin 113-07
Cullman Invitational Results 03/17:
Leahrose Mami of St. Bernard: 2nd in 1,600-meter dash 5:35.07
Cullman Girls: 3rd in 4X800 relay 11:02.60
Cullman Girls: 3nd in 4X100 relay 53.80
Emily Johnson of Cullman: 1st in Discus 108-01
Reagan Canter of Cullman: 2nd in Discus 105-01
Grace Chambers of Cold Springs: 3rd in Discus 101-02
Haley Frankham of Cullman: 1st in Javelin 107-05
Zoe Strawbridge of Cold Springs: 2nd in Javelin 94-04
Savanna Taylor of Cold Springs: 3rd in Javelin 91-06
Gracie Loyd of St. Bernard: 2nd in Long Jump 14-08
Emily Klair-Brown of Cullman: 2nd in Long Jump 14-08
Lorin Zehr of Fairview: 2nd in Shot Put 32-05
Lexi Daily of Cullman: 2nd in Triple Jump 32-03
Abby Schnittker of Fairview: 3rd in Triple Jump 31-09.5
Leahrose Mami of St. Bernard: 3rd in 800-meter dash 2:36.00
Will Kress of Cullman: 1st in 110-hurdles 15.30
Andrew Sweeney of St. Bernard: 2nd in 1,600-meter dash 4:40.02
Kasey Murphree of Cullman: 2nd in Long Jump 20-10
Edgar Medina of Cullman: 3rd in 800-meter dash 2:06.28
Will Kress of Cullman: 1st in 300-hurdles 41.02
Photo 1: Cold Springs' Zoe Strawbridge gets assistance from Fairview's Abby Schnittker before 4X100 relay in Cullman Invitational Saturday.
Photo 2: Runners waiting to go in the 4X800 relay in the Cullman Invitational.
Photo 3: Cold Springs Lady Eagles before participating in the 4X800 relay.
Photo 4: Wallace State Track Coach Stan Narewski speaks with track official Blake Calvert in between events Saturday at Cullman Invitational.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
AHSAA 7A Girls Northwest Regional championship
At Tom Drake Coliseum - Hanceville:
Sparkman 10 11 16 18 - 55 (29-5)
Hoover 19 7 12 16 - 54 (30-2)
SPARKMAN: Derienne Black 17, Deyna Dodd 12, Sierra McCullough 11, Deserea Walker 11.
HOOVER: Eboni Williams 12, Joiya Maddox 12, Jennifer Andrew 9
FLASH NOTES: It lived up to the hype that was expected in a regional final rematch. Hoover won it in 2017 in overtime on a shot at the buzzer.
No. 1 Hoover had 3rd ranked Sparkman on the ropes, leading 19-10 after the first period. But Sparkman started to wake up, take advantage of situations and close the deficit to 26-21 by halftime.
Things got intense as the margin was much closer. Sparkman narrowed it to 38-37 when the third closed out.
This set up a very dramatic fourth period between two teams that came in with combined wins of 59 over seven losses.
Hoover took a 45-39 lead in the fourth on back back treys by Maddox.
The rest of the game belonged to Sparkman with the Lady Senators getting free throws in the final seconds by MVP Derienne Black to push the lead to 55-51.
Hoover scored on a three as time expired to make it a final margin. Black was very grateful of getting the two points from the line that allowed Sparkman to complete a strong comeback in the final stanza.
Sparkman coach Patrick Delay pointed out his team made great adjustments in the second half. The Lady Senators had only two turnovers after giving up 14 through the first 16:00.
The Lady Senators forced Hoover into 20 turnovers and held the Lady Bucs to 17 of 57 total field goals and just three of 16 in three-point shots.
ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: Sara Suttle - Buckhorn, Angela Grant - Hoover, Deserea Walker - Sparkman, Joiya Maddox - Hoover, Sierra McCullough - Sparkman, Eboni Williams - Hoover.
MVP: Derienne Black - Sparkman.
Photo of Hoover's Miya Kember (14) vs. Sparkman's TJ Webster in 1st half Tuesday.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton
AHSAA Northwest Regional Tournament schedule
At Tom Drake Coliseum - Wallace State in Hanceville:
Thursday, Feb. 15:
7A G: Tuscaloosa Co vs. Sparkman 9:00
7A: Vestavia Hills vs. Sparkman 10:30
7A G: Buckhorn vs. Hoover 12:00
7A: James Clemens vs. Hoover 1:30
2A G: Cold Springs vs. Lamar Co 3:00 (WKUL-FM)
2A: Mars Hill vs. Red Bay 4:30
2A G: Phil Campbell vs. Mars Hill 6:00
2A: Sulligent vs. Tanner 7:30
Friday, Feb. 16:
6A G: Minor vs. McAdory 9:00
6A: Austin vs. Muscle Shoals 10:30
6A G: Hazel Green vs. Hartselle 12:00
6A: Hazel Green vs. Columbia 1:30
1A G: Phillips vs. R.A. Hubbard 3:00
1A: Belgreen vs. R.A. Hubbard 4:30
1A G: Holy Spirit vs. Belgreen 6:00
1A: South Lamar vs. Meek 7:30
Saturday, Feb. 17:
4A G: Good Hope vs. Danville 9:00 (WKUL-FM)
4A: Haleyville vs. Cordova 10:30
4A G: Priceville vs. Deshler 12:00
4A: Deshler vs. Fayette Co 1:30
3A G: Colbert Co vs. Carbon Hill 3:00
3A: Lauderdale Co vs.Elkmont 4:30
3A G: Lauderdale Co vs. West Morgan 6:00
3A: Hanceville vs. Holly Pond 7:30 (WKUL-FM)
Monday, Feb. 19:
5A G: Fairview vs. Wenonah 9:00 (WKUL-FM)
5A: Fairview vs. Wenonah 10:30 (WKUL-FM)
5A G: Pleasant Grove vs. Lee-Huntsville 12:00
5A: Pleasant Grove vs. Lee-Huntsville 1:30
2A G: Finals 3:00
2A: Finals 4:45
Tuesday. Feb. 20:
7A G: Finals 9:00
7A: Finals 10:45
6A G: Finals 12:30
6A: Finals 2:15
1A G: Finals 4:00
1A: Finals 5:45
4A G: Finals 9:00
4A: Finals 10:45
3A G: Finals 12:30
3A: Finals 2:15
5A G: Finals 4:00
5A: Finals 5:45
2018 Bojangle's Shootout
At Tom Drake Coliseum - Hanceville:
GAME # 1 GIRLS:
Scottsboro 20 8 18 17 - 63 (18-2)
Huntsville 18 11 15 24 - 68 (10-8)
HUNTSVILLE: Deja Sanders 16, Ashley Jackson 16, Bailey Schultz 12
SCOTTSBORO: Keara Sexton 15, Jasmine Branford 13, Emily Garner 10
FLASH NOTES: Scottsboro led 46-44 heading to the fourth when Huntsville got a couple of threes by Emma Stephenson to move the Crimson Panthers into the lead to stay.
With 4:00 remaining, Huntsville was ahead 55-49 and maintained the advantage for the rest of the way by shooting 14 of 18 from the foul line in the fourth.
The Panthers knocked down their final four FT attempts inside the last minute and headed home with a hard fought victory over the No. 5 team in the Class 5A state prep poll.
Huntsville broke Scottsboro's 15-game winning streak. The last time the Lady Wildcats lost before today was at Austin on November 21 by the score of 49-48.
Huntsville is 3-1 in January and is scheduled to host 6A power Hazel Green on Tuesday night. Scottsboro will try to regroup Tuesday evening in a home matchup vs. Fort Payne.
Photo of Scottsboro's Caitlin Terrell (22) trying to pass against Huntsville center Emily Bowman in the 1st half Monday. Bowman is a 6'5" sophomore.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton
GAME # 2 GIRLS:
Bob Jones 2 11 17 7 - 37 (1-16)
Ramsay 18 24 12 13 - 67 (14-1)
RAMSAY: Smith 12, Crawford 9
BOB JONES: Kaelin Steele 9
FLASH NOTES: Ramsay rolled over Bob Jones from the start, enjoying a 42-13 lead at halftime.
Bob Jones had a productive third quarter, outscoring the Birmingham school 17-12, but struggled with seven points in the final stanza.
GAME # 3:
Ramsay 20 14 15 15 6 - 70 (15-8)
Mae Jemison 17 13 19 15 3 - 67 (11-9)
RAMSAY: Edward Collins 16
MAE JEMISON: Nathinel Jones 20, Tony Toney 20
FLASH NOTES: An entertaining game that went back and forth right from the beginning.
In the final half minute of regulation, Mae Jemison scored on a short range jumper to lead 64-61.
Then Ramsay answered by scoring from three-point range with 0:25 that created even numbers on the scoreboard and an extra four minutes of basketball.
Ramsay was able to get the lead and hang on in the extra period as two tries from long range by Mae Jemison in the final seconds fell short.
GAME # 4 GIRLS:
Hoover 8 14 18 16 - 56 (16-0)
Sparkman 6 19 7 19 - 51 (15-4)
HOOVER: Jennifer Andrews 13, Miya Kimber 12, Joiya Maddox 12.
SPARKMAN: Deyana Dodd 18
FLASH NOTES: A rematch of last year's Northwest Regional final at the Coliseum was a tight one with Sparkman surging ahead at the half on a 19-14 second period run by scoring a three as time expired to lead 25-22.
No. 1 Hoover regrouped in the third period, putting on an 18-7 advantage as No. 3 Sparkman struggled to stay with the defending state champion.
Sparkman got behind by 10 and was able to whittle the deficit to five before time ran out on the Lady Senators' comeback.
Hoover was the only team to enter the shootout undefeated and remain perfect on the 2017-18 schedule.
Sparkman 17 23 10 11 - 61 (19-3)
Clay Chalkville 9 14 14 9 - 46 (10-10)
SPARKMAN: Darron Howard 25, Malik Tyson 12
CLAY CHALKVILLE: Jaden Johnson 15, Nick Howard 9
FLASH NOTES: Sparkman was able to establish control with a 17-9 first period lead and raised the advantage to 40-23 at the half.
Clay Chalkville got within 50-37 after the third had enough, but was unable to draw any closer.
Photo 2: Mae Jemison (Blue) vs. Ramsay
Photo 3: Hoover girls (Orange) vs. Sparkman
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
2018 Cullman County High School Basketball Tournament
Tom Drake Coliseum - Wallace State CC
Tournament host: Holly Pond High School
1:00 p.m. - #4 Holly Pond vs. #5 Good Hope (Freshmen)
2:15 p.m. - #4 Hanceville vs. #5 Vinemont (JV)
3:30 p.m. - #4 Hanceville vs. #5 Good Hope (JVG)
4:45 p.m. - #3 Fairview vs. #6 Good Hope (JV)
6:00 p.m. - #3 West Point vs. #6 Holly Pond (JVG)
7:15 p.m. - #2 West Point vs. #7 Cold Springs (JV)
5:00 p.m. - #1 Holly Pond vs. Hanceville/Vinemont winner (JV)
6:15 p.m. - #2 West Point vs. #7 Vinemont (G)
7:30 p.m. - #4 Fairview vs. #5 Hanceville
5:00 p.m. - West Point/Cold Springs vs. Fairview/Good Hope winner (JV)
6:15 p.m. - #3 Cold Springs vs. #6 Holly Pond (G)
7:30 p.m. - #3 Good Hope vs. #6 Cold Springs
4:00 p.m. - #1 Fairview vs. Holly Pond/Good Hope winner (Freshmen)
5:00 p.m. - #2 West Point vs. #3 Vinemont (Freshman)
6:15 p.m. - #4 Hanceville vs. #5 Good Hope (G)
7:30 p.m. - #2 West Point vs. #7 Vinemont
5:00 p.m. - #1 Cold Springs vs. Hanceville/Good Hope winner (JVG)
6:15 p.m. - #1 Fairview vs. Hanceville/Good Hope winner (G)
7:30 p.m. - West Point/Vinemont winner vs. Cold Springs/Holly Pond winner (G)
5:00 p.m. - #2 Fairview vs. West Point/Holly Pond winner (JVG)
6:15 p.m. - #1 Holly Pond vs. Fairview/Hanceville winner
7:30 p.m. - West Point/Vinemont winner vs. Good Hope/Cold Springs winner
1:00 p.m. - Freshmen championship
2:30 p.m. - JV Girls championship
4:00 p.m. - JV championship
5:30 p.m. - Girls championship
7:00 p.m. - Championship
Varsity games will be aired live on WKUL-FM (92.1)
Photo 1: County coaches in attendance at basketball pairings meeting Wednesday.
Photo 2: County Athletic Association Chairman Ronnie Barnes addresses the coaches.
Photo 3: Cullman County Schools Athletic Director Wanda Gilliland speaks to the county coaches. Superintendent Shane Barnette is to her right.
Photo 4: County coaches raise their hands in voting for an officials association to call the 2018 Cullman County Basketball Tournament.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
Keith Davis Memorial Girls Classic
At Lauderdale County Gymnasium - Rogersville
Wilson 75, Phillips 52 (Consolation bracket)
Athens 50, Giles County (TN) 36 (Consolation bracket)
West Point 61, Susan Moore 60 (Consolation bracket)
Lawrence County (TN) 69, Alexandria 39 (Consolation bracket)
Athens 71, Wilson 29 (Consolation bracket semifinal)
Lawrence County (TN) 66, West Point 60 (Consolation bracket semifinal)
Deshler 72, Priceville 54 (Semifinal # 1)
Lauderdale County 63, Belmont (MS) 62 (Semifinal # 2)
FLASH NOTES: West Point and Lauderdale County claimed one-point victories with West Point stopping Susan Moore in the final 0:04 seconds when the Lady Bulldogs missed a shot in the paint.
Lauderdale County rallied from a 52-50 deficit entering the fourth quarter to Belmont (MS). Belmont was fouled behind the three-point circle with less than a second remaining, but only made two, not three that would have tied the score and sent the semifinal into overtime.
Deshler stormed to an early lead against Priceville in the first semifinal of the evening, leading 39-17 at halftime and controlling the game from that point on.
Athens vs. Lawrence County (TN) 4:30 p.m. (5th place)
Priceville vs. Belmont (MS) 6:00 p.m. (3rd place)
Lauderdale County vs. Deshler 7:30 p.m. (Chammpionship)
Photo of Deshler guard Anne Sparks attacking Priceville's pressure defense, led by Kele Nelson (32), Jenna Walker (24) and Anna Langlois (14) in Friday's semifinal game won by Deshler 72-54.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton