AHSAA Track and Field Sectional report:
FLASH NOTES: Cullman's Oliver Woodard Stadium will once again welcome plenty of talented athletes when the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 1A/3A Track and Field Meet takes place the first weekend of May.
The following punched their ticket to the event after qualifying in sectional meets held n the last weekend of April.
AHSAA Class 2A, Section 4 at Corner:
Girls 200 Meter: Gracie Loyd of St. Bernard 2nd
Girls 800 Meter: Leahrose Mami of St. Bernard 1st, Claire Sanders of St. Bernard 3rd, Ava Akridge of Cold Springs 4th.
Girls 1,600 Meter: Leahrose Mami of St. Bernard 1st, Ava Akridge of Cold Springs 3rd, Claire Sanders of St. Bernard 4th.
Girls 3,200 Meter: Leahrose Mami of St. Bernard 1st, Ava Akridge of Cold Springs 3rd, Eva Barck of St. Bernard 4th.
Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: Gracie Loyd of St Bernard 2nd.
Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: Anna Faulk of St. Bernard 2nd, Emma Chambers of Cold Springs 3rd.
Girls 4 X 100 Relay: Cold Springs 3rd
Girls 4 X 400 Relay: St. Bernard 3rd, Cold Springs 4th.
Girls 4 X 800 Relay: St. Bernard 1st, Cold Springs 4th.
Girls High Jump: Lilly McSpadden of Cold Springs 1st, Emi Harbison of Cold Springs 3rd.
Girls Pole Vault: Anna Faulk of St. Bernard 1st, Zoe Strawbridge of Cold Springs 3rd.
Girls Triple Jump: Gracie Loyd of St. Bernard 2nd, Lilly McSpadden of Cold Springs 4th.
Girls Shot Put: Aubrey Negron of Cold Springs 1st, Grace Chambers of Cold Springs 2nd, Kinley Campbell of Cold Springs 3rd.
Girls Discus: Grace Chambers of Cold Springs 1st, Kinley Campbell of Cold Springs 3rd, Ashley Duke of St. Bernard 4th, Aubrey Negron of Cold Springs 5th.
Girls Javelin: Savanna Taylor of Cold Springs 2nd, Kinley Campbell of Cold Springs 3rd, Ashley Duke of St. Bernard 4th, Zoe Strawbridge of Cold Springs 5th.
100 Meter: Ian Sidley of St. Bernard 5th.
200 Meter: John Christian Rose of St. Bernard 5th.
200 Meter: John Christian Rose of St. Bernard 5th.
400 Meter: Mason Harris of Cold Springs 2nd.
800 Meter: Trentan Williams of Cold Springs 2nd, Andrew Sweeney of St. Bernard 3rd.
1,600 Meter: Andrew Sweeney of St. Bernard 1st, Trentan Williams of Cold Springs 3rd, Caleb Guthrey of St. Bernard 5th.
3,200 Meter: Andrew Sweeney of St. Bernard 1st, Johnathan Collett of Cold Springs 3rd, Seth Walker of Cold Springs 5th.
110 Meter Hurdles: Mason Harris of Cold Springs 2nd.
300 Meter Hurdles: Mason Harris of Cold Springs 2nd.
4 X 100 Relay: St. Bernard 3rd.
4 X 400 Relay: Cold Springs 2nd, St. Bernard 4th.
4 X 800 Relay: St. Bernard 1st, Cold Springs 2nd.
High Jump: Elijah Price of St. Bernard 1st.
Long Jump: Christian Peterson of St. Bernard 4th.
Triple Jump: Christian Peterson of St. Bernard 2nd.
Shot Put: Brian McAnnally of Cold Springs 1st.
Discus: Brian McAnnally of Cold Springs 1st, Austin Lively of Cold Springs 3rd, Peyton Dunn of Cold Springs 4th.
Javelin: Christian Peterson of St. Bernard 3rd.
AHSAA Class 3A, Section 2 at Corner:
Girls 800 Meter: Madison Frnka of Holly Pond 4th.
Girls 1,600 Meter: Madison Frnka of Holly Pond 4th.
Girls 3,200 Meter: Madison Frnka of Holly Pond 4th.
Girls Shot Put: Katie Rickard of Holly Pond 3rd.
Girls Discus: Katie Rickard of Holly Pond 5th.
Girls Javelin: Taylor Stallings of Holly Pond 1st, Leah Tarvin of Holly Pond 3rd.
3,200 Meter: Zach Reynolds of Holly Pond 5th.
AHSAA Class 3A, Section 4 at James Clemens:
Girls 200 Meter: Brilee Wasilewski of Vinemont 2nd.
Girls 1,600 Meter: Jessica Thompson of Hanceville 4th.
Girls 3,200 Meter: Kendall Harbison of Vinemont 2nd.
Girls 100 Hurdles: Kierra Merriweather of Hanceville 1st, Emily Cheatwood of Vinemont 4th.
Girls 300 Hurdles: Bailey Preiss of Vinemont 4th.
Girls 4 X 100 Relay: Vinemont 3rd, Hanceville 4th.
Girls 4 X 400 Relay: Vinemont 4th.
Girls 4 X 800 Relay: Vinemont 4th.
Girls High Jump: Brilee Wasilewski of Vinemont 1st.
Girls Triple Jump: Bailey Preiss of Vinemont 1st, Emily Cheatwood of Vinemont 4th.
Girls Shot Put: Kanasta Daniel of Vinemont 4th.
Girls Discus: Lydia Baker of Vinemont 4th.
Girls Javelin: Kanasta Daniel of Vinemont 2nd.
100 Meter: Zeke McDonald of Hanceville 1st.
200 Meter: Brendan Flanigan of Hanceville 3rd, Dustin Moore of Vinemont 5th.
400 Meter: Zeke McDonald of Hanceville 1st.
800 Meter: Noah Fraiser of Hanceville 4th.
1,600 Meter: Aaron Brown of Hanceville 2nd.
3,200 Meter: Aaron Brown of Hanceville 2nd.
110 Hurdles: Cameron Carter of Vinemont 2nd, Garrett Turner of Hanceville 3rd, Whyatt Thomason of Vinemont 4th.
300 Hurdles: Whyatt Thomason of Vinemont 3rd.
4 X 100 Relay: Hanceville 1st, Vinemont 3rd.
4 X 400 Relay: Vinemont 2nd.
4 X 800 Relay: Hanceville 3rd, Vinemont 5th.
High Jump: Whyatt Thomason of Vinemont 3rd, Katch Johnson of Vinemont 4th.
Long Jump: Garrett Turner of Hanceville 4th.
Triple Jump: Dustin Moore of Vinemont 3rd, Bryce Perkins of Vinemont 5th.
Shot Put: Tristin Vincent of Hanceville 1st.
Discus: Baker Thomas of Vinemont 3rd.
FINAL ANALYSIS: Top 5 qualifiers from each event is bound for Cullman High School for the small schools. Each Class will have at least 20 participants per event from four sectionals held across the North and the South.
In total, 19 were sectional champions in their respective event per classification.
The qualifiers from the 4A-6A sectionals will be posted by midweek. This group will advance on to the state meet next weekend in Gulf Shores.
Bert McGriff/Bearcat Invitational
At Terri Pines Country Club:
1. Muscle Shoals 317, 2. Hartselle 324, 3. Guntersville 333, 4. Fort Payne 340, 5. Hazel Green 341, 6. Bob Jones 370, 7. Florence 381, 8. Cullman 395.
TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL SCORES:
1. Ross Napier -Hartselle 74 (Medalist)
2. Cameron Spehar - Hartselle 75
2. Dawson Garrett - Fort Payne 75
4. Paul Bruce - Guntersville 78
5. Sam Gargis - Muscle Shoals 79
5. Allen Michael Burnett - Muscle Shoals 79
5. Zach Arndt - Muscle Shoals 79
8. Trey Hargis - Hazel Green 80
8. Thomas Reagan - Muscle Shoals 80
10. Harrison Davis - Fort Payne 81
FLASH NOTES: Conditions went from cloudy skies and temperature at 57 as the tournament to sunny skies by the early afternoon and temperature moving into the upper 60s.
A steady wind presented challenges to the 53 participants, plus a wet course that dealt with heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday.
The staff at Terri Pines worked hard to have the course in playing condition when tee time began.
It was a competitive championship featuring two Hartselle golfers and a Fort Payne linkster to battle it out for top honors.
Napier of Hartselle carded a 2-over par 74 to edge Spehar from Hartselle and Garrett of Fort Payne by a stroke.
Seven of the Top 10 individual scores were in the 70s, between 2-over and 7-over par.
Cullman's best scores of the day came from Holden Atchison with a 91 and Joe Wachter scoring a 92.
Most of these schools hope to get back to Terri Pines on May 7 for the Class 6A North Sub-State. The sub-state will consist of the top four teams from Section 3 and 4 and the four lowest individual scores.
Photo 1: McGriff Invitational All-Tournament team (L-R), Sam Gargis of Muscle Shoals, Paul Bruce of Guntersville, Dawson Garrett of Fort Payne, Cameron Spehar of Hartselle and medalist Ross Napier of Hartselle.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton.
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