Fairview 53, Curry 22 (G)
West Point 62, Cold Springs 36 (G)
West Point 64, Cold Springs 32
Hanceville 51, Locust Fork 48 (G)
Hanceville 52, Locust Fork 30
Arab 42, Holly Pond 34 (G)
Hartselle 58, Muscle Shoals 49 (G)
Athens 47, Cullman 37 (G)
Athens 54, Cullman 52
FLASH NOTES: Fairview and West Point produced win No. 20 on the girls side the same evening. Fairview wrapped up 5A, Area 12 by going 6-0 on the schedule and dominating the opponent for the ninth consecutive time in January.
West Point avenged a semifinal loss to Cold Springs in the Cullman County tournament by controlling the contest at Jim Boyd Gymnasium. Fairview girls are now 20-6, West Point girls improve to 20-9.
Hanceville Lady Bulldogs claimed a huge upset, coming from behind to beat the best out of Blount County in Locust Fork. The Bulldogs ended a two-game losing streak in front of the home crowd at Lane Horton Gymnasium.
Photo of Fairview vs. Hanceville girls in county tournament January 25.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton
Fairview 49, Good Hope 29 (G)
Hanceville 58, Dora 30 (G)
Dora 52, Hanceville 50
Meek 89, Berry 55
Meek 66, Berry 48 (G)
FLASH NOTES: Fairview Lady Aggies continue to add to their side of the win column, two nights following victory in the Cullman County championship game at Wallace State.
Lady Aggies are 8-0 this month and 19-6 for the season.
Hanceville Lady Bulldogs pulled away in the second half at Lane Horton Gym, outscoring Dora 33-11 in running their season record to 15-9.
Winston County champions Meek High School, dominated Berry High from Fayette Monday evening, two nights after taking down the hardware in Arley.
Athens at Cullman
Cold Springs at West Point
Fairview at Curry
Arab at Holly Pond
St. Bernard at Whitesburg Christian
Locust Fork at Hanceville
FLASH NOTES: A rematch of last Thursday's girls semifinal between Cold Springs and West Point will lead off the action at Jim Boyd Gymnasium.
Cullman will be closing out this week with games at home as two good programs from Athens visit Bearcat territory Tuesday night.
Fairview is finishing up 5A, Area 12 play Tuesday in Walker County with Curry, making up a game that was postponed earlier in the season by inclement weather.
The Holly Pond Broncos return to the hardwood three days after winning the county tournament in looking to extend their current 10-game winning streak. Holly Pond is currently 5th in the Class 3A state prep poll.
Locust Fork comes to Lane Horton Gym to deal with Hanceville while St. Bernard is in Huntsville to play Whitesburg Christian.
Vinemont and Good Hope are idle for Tuesday.
Photo of Cold Springs' Toni West (4) passing the ball against West Point's Miriam Oldacre while CS teammate Camryn Crider (12) looks on from the county tournament semifinal January 25 in which Cold Springs upset West Point 46-38.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton
With a winter weather advisory in effect, no local basketball games will be played Tuesday night after the city and county school systems announced Monday they would be closed for January 16.
Four assignments were scheduled for Tuesday evening. Here is the latest on these matchups.
St. Bernard at Cold Springs - No makeup date has been announced for this 2A, Area 13 battle at Jesse George Gymnasium.
Vinemont at Hanceville - This 3A, Area 12 varsity encounter will be played Thursday at Lane Horton Gymnasium.
Fairview at Holly Pond - The Aggies and Broncos meet Thursday in a showdown for braggings right on the East side of Cullman County at Felton Easterwood Gymnasium.
Cullman at Decatur - Bearcats and Red Raiders have rescheduled for Saturday afternoon at Smith/Morris Gymnasium on the Decatur campus.
Fairview lost 61-59 to Southside-Gadsden in the Bojangles Shootout at Wallace State.
Cold Springs girls lost 52-28 to Colbert County in the Bojangles Shootout at Wallace State.
West Point defeated Curry 64-44 in 5A, Area 12 play. Warriors are 4-1 and lead the area.
West Point girls were a 69-28 winner at Curry in a 5A, Area 12 assignment.
Holly Pond defeated Good Hope 79-76 at Felton Easterwood Gym.
Good Hope girls got past Holly Pond on the road 35-34.
Holly Pond at Vinemont was moved from Thursday to Friday at Vinemont Gymnasium.
Around the area:
Morgan County Tournament postponed Tuesday at Priceville. Will resume Wednesday.
Marshall County Tournament postponed Tuesday at Snead State CC. Back on Wednesday.
Image courtesy of West Point High School
HANCEVILLE - A series of circumstances caused several changes to today's Bojangle's High School Shootout at Wallace State's Tom Drake Coliseum.
Nine games were originally scheduled for Martin Luther King Day. But Wallace State coach John Meeks, the coordinator of the event, told Sportspage Monday morning that changes had to be made.
Austin's Lady Black Bears had to pull out, due to having an area game at Hartselle postponed from Friday to Monday night. Austin and Hartselle are fighting it out for first place in 6A, Area 15.
Mae Jemison's Lady Jaguars contacted Meeks and informed him half of the squad is battling flu-like symptoms, plus the team has three games in area play for this week.
Jackson-Olin's teams opted out during the weekend, Meeks said. Meeks tried to find a replacement for James Clemens, who was to meet Jackson Olin's teams, but was unable to do so and James Clemens will not be attending.
Meeks was able to get in touch with Branch Whitlock at Fairview, who had an open date available. The Aggies will play Southside-Gadsden in the 6:00 p.m. slot, taking the vacancy of the James Clemens vs. Jackson-Olin varsity game.
Here is the revised schedule of the Bojangle's Shootout at WSCC (01/15/18):
11:20 a.m. - Huntsville vs. Scottsboro girls
12:40 a.m. - Ramsay vs. Bob Jones girls
2:00 p.m. - Ramsay vs. Mae Jemison
3:20 p.m. - Sparkman vs. Hoover girls
4:40 p.m. - Sparkman vs. Clay Chalkville
6:00 p.m - Fairview vs. Southside-Gadsden
7:20 p.m. - Cold Springs vs. Colbert County girls
Admission is $5.00
Local prep basketball heads into a new week with a very active schedule for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Then the Cullman County Tournament takes to the spotlight on Saturday, with opening round play in the junior varsity divisions.
Three assignments are set for Monday, four to be held Tuesday, three for Thursday and three on Friday.
West Point had to add an assignment to its agenda this week, making up a trip to Hayden that was postponed December 8 from inclement weather.
This is the local hoops schedule for January 15-20:
Good Hope at Holly Pond
West Point at Curry
Cold Springs vs. Colbert Co (G) at Wallace State 8:40 p.m.
Cullman at Decatur
Vinemont at Hanceville
Fairview at Holly Pond
St. Bernard at Cold Springs
West Point at Hayden
Cold Springs at Good Hope
Holly Pond at Vinemont
J.B. Pennington at Hanceville (WKUL-FM)
West Point at Jasper
Fort Payne at Cullman
Cullman County JV Tournament at Wallace State
Games start at 1:00 p.m.
FLASH NOTES: West Point is involved in two important road games in 5A, Area 12 this week. The Warriors currently lead the area standings and can clinch the area crown if they win out in visiting Curry and Hayden.
Hanceville is in a similar situation. Bulldogs are 4-1 in 3A, Area 12, tied for the lead with Carbon Hill. A win vs. Vinemont gives them a share of the area crown, waiting to see what happens with Carbon Hill playing Oakman in an area game on the 23rd.
The Cold Springs girls are the last of nine games Monday at Wallace State with an 8:40 start (time is approximate). Busy day gets started at 10:00 a.m. with Scottsboro-Huntsville girls, followed by Austin-Mae Jemison girls, Ramsay-Bob Jones girls, Ramsay-Mae Jemison, Sparkman-Hoover girls, Sparkman-Clay Chalkville, James Clemens-Jackson Olin girls and James Clemens-Jackson Olin at 7:20 p.m.
Cullman's Lady Bearcats face a must-win issue vs. Fort Payne to stay on the heels of Brewer in 6A, Area 14. The Lady Bearcats are 3-1 in the area, a game behind undefeated Brewer. Brewer will come to Cullman High on the 23rd to close out the area schedule.
St. Bernard has to win at Cold Springs Tuesday in order to remain in a position to stay tied for the lead in 2A, Area 13 with Falkville. The Saints are 3-1 in the area, the Blue Devils are 4-1. Falkville plays Winston County next week in its last game of area play.
St. Bernard will visit Winston County the 25th to complete the area schedule.
Local teams that have locked up hosting an area tournament are the following;
Cold Springs (G)
Good Hope girls, Hanceville, St. Bernard and West Point are looking at a possible coin toss with an opponent in a position to finish tied with each.
A concern this week is the weather.
Snow is in the forecast for Tuesday. Possible accumulation is expected that could cause travel issues.
Stay tuned to the latest from Sportspage and WKUL-FM (92.1) about the weather.
Photo of the Cold Springs-St. Bernard game January 8. The Saints and Eagles play in a rematch Tuesday in 2A, Area 13 at Jesse George Gym.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton.
Five assignments that were moved from Friday night to Thursday evening, were area matchups.
Three teams locked up first place in their respective area while another squad clinched at least a tie for the top spot.
The stretch run for area games is the next two weeks. Plenty of assignments will determine the fate for teams covered by Sportspage regularly.
Here is the latest from each area:
2A, Area 13:
(G): Cold Springs has clinched the No. 1 spot after a win Thursday over Falkville. Lady Eagles look to finish 6-0 in the area when they host St. Bernard Tuesday.
Cold Springs could not hang on to a lead in the varsity vs. Falkville Thursday, falling 55-50. That puts Falkville 4-1 in the area with a game left against Winston County. St. Bernard is 3-1, with road games at Cold Springs Tuesday and at Winston County January 25.
The Saints must win out to force a coin toss to determine the top seed and area host.
3A, Area 11:
(G): Locust Fork is still undefeated after winning at Holly Pond Thursday. The Lady Hornets hold a 1-game lead over Susan Moore after beating them last Tuesday 56-54. Both still have to face each other for a second time in the upcoming weeks.
Holly Pond has completed a sweep of Area 11 foes after routing Locust Fork Thursday evening. The Broncos will host the area tournament for the second consecutive year at Felton Easterwood Gym in early February.
3A, Area 12:
(G): Hanceville visited Oakman Friday night at 4-0 in the area with Oakman 3-1. A Hanceville victory and the Lady Bulldogs will lock up the regular season crown and play the area tournament at Lane Horton Gymnasium.
Hanceville has to win out in order to possibly force a coin flip with Carbon Hill. Both are 3-1 entering Friday night games with the Bulldogs going to Oakman and Carbon Hill hosting Vinemont.
Hanceville finishes the area format Tuesday at home with Vinemont while Carbon Hill has an area game remaining vs. Oakman, who went into Friday at 2-2.
4A, Area 10:
(G): Good Hope is done with area play, going 3-1 after a 60-26 win at Cordova Thursday.
Dora is 2-1 with a game left against Cordova. Dora will need to win that would have them tied with Good Hope and a coin toss to settle the issue on which school will be area host.
Cordova has claimed the top position in the varsity following a 67-37 win at home Thursday with Good Hope. Good Hope and Dora will meet in a semifinal game in the Area 10 Tournament, with the winner to play Cordova in the finals.
5A, Area 12:
(G): Fairview has captured the regular season title by beating Curry 60-12 Thursday that has them 5-0 in the area. They will role out the welcome mat for the Area 12 Tournament in early February with West Point 2nd, Hayden 3rd and Curry 4th.
West Point has a 1-game advantage over Fairview and Hayden by a 54-53 win against Hayden on Thursday. The Warriors are 3-1 with Fairview 3-2 and Hayden 2-2. West Point plays at Curry on Monday and visit Hayden next Thursday. Fairview will end area play at Curry January 29.
6A, Area 14:
(G): Brewer is undefeated and in first place with Cullman right behind at 3-1. The Lady Bearcats have home games left with Fort Payne on January 19 and Brewer the 23rd.
Fort Payne stands out on top in a crowded varsity area for first place. The Wildcats are
2-1, Albertville is 3-2, Brewer 2-2 and Cullman 1-3. Cullman finishes its area vs. Fort Payne on the 19th and Brewer the 23rd, needing to win to create more chaos.
Photo of St. Bernard coach Greg Boatright talking with his Saints in January 9 game vs. Cold Springs. Saints must win out to finish on top in the 2A, Area 13 standings.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton.
Vinemont 40, St. Bernard 37 (Story on Vinemont team page)
Fairview 60, Curry 12: Lady Aggies storm over Yellow Jackets, improving to 15-6 and 5-0 in 5A, Area 12. Abby Taylor had 16, Taylor Yeager 15, Abby Schnittker 11, Valentina Klocker 10 for the Lady Aggies, who are Area 12 regular season champs.
West Point 62, Hayden 36: Lady Warriors go to 16-7 on the season and 2-2 in 5A, Area 12 as Lexi Shadix netted 17, Brooke Brownfield and Miriam Oldacre scored 13 apiece.
Good Hope 60, Cordova 26: A seven-game losing streak ended for the Lady Raiders in Walker County. Good Hope is 3-1 in 4A, Area 10 and 7-15 for the season. Good Hope is tied for the area lead with Dora. Lady Raiders have finished area play while Dora still has a game to play against Cordova.
Cold Springs 59, Falkville 32: Lady Eagles clinched the 2A, Area 13 regular season crown by winning their fourth straight game in January. Cold Springs is 5-0 in the area and 12-8 on the season. Camryn Crider sat out the game, continuing to recover from an ankle injury for the Lady Eagles. Cold Springs hosts Locust Fork on Saturday.
Locust Fork 59, Holly Pond 38: Lady Hornets remain undefeated in 3A, Area 11 by winning at Felton Easterwood Gym. Holly Pond dropped to 4-13 and 2-4 in their final regular season area assignment.
St. Bernard 50, Vinemont 46 (See story on St. Bernard team page)
West Point 54, Hayden 53: Warriors claim a victory in 5A, Area 12 in the final seconds. Warriors are 3-1 in the area, dropping Hayden out of a first place tie with them. Warriors have area road games at Curry Tuesday and Hayden next Thursday, trying to stay on top of a competitive area.
Fairview 64, Curry 39: Aggies bounce back from a 2 OT loss to Hayden, soaring past Curry at Joe Shults Gym. Aggies are 10-10 and 3-2 in area play.
Holly Pond 78, Locust Fork 44: Broncos go to 18-3 on the day they were placed as No. 9 in the 3A state prep poll. Broncos are 6-0 in the area and will host the 3A, Area 11 Tournament in early February. Broncos have won their last 5 games and 14 of their last 15.
Falkville 55, Cold Springs 50: Eagles led 22-20 at halftime, but was unable to hold off the Blue Devils, who are tied for 1st place in 2A, Area 13 with St. Bernard. Both have one loss in area play. Falkville has a game remaining with Winston County, while St. Bernard plays at Cold Springs next Tuesday and at Winston County on the 25th.
Cordova 67, Good Hope 37: No. 2 ranked Cordova toppled Good Hope, ending the Raiders' 3-game winning streak. Good Hope dropped to 12-9 and finish 4A, Area 10 with a 1-3 record.
Photo of West Point's 54-53 win over Hayden, courtesy of West Point High School.
Changes have been made in regards to this weekend's prep basketball schedule in the Sportspage coverage area.
With wintry precipitation being in the forecast for Friday by the National Weather Service, several games have been moved to Thursday night, due to the fact these are area games.
The following will be on Thursday:
Hayden at West Point (5A, A 12)
Curry at Fairview (5A, A 12)
Good Hope at Cordova (4A, A 10)
Falkville at Cold Springs (2A, A 13)
Locust Fork at Holly Pond (3A, A 11)
Cullman was scheduled to host Randolph from Huntsville Thursday night, but has been cancelled after Randolph was closed Wednesday due to a series of students and school personnel out with illness.
The campus was sanitized Wednesday and all extracurricular activities were cancelled.
Games that are regularly scheduled for Thursday includes St. Bernard at Vinemont.
As far as the rest of Friday's schedule, Hanceville plays at Oakman, Vinemont travels to Carbon Hill and Whitesburg Christian plays at St. Bernard for the Saints' homecoming.
Cullman got in touch with Carver of Birmingham and will play the Rams Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Cullman High Gym.
Stay tuned for the latest information on Sportspage and also stay in tune with weather information through WKUL-FM (92.1), on the WKUL mobile app for I-phone and Android and at WKUL.com
Photo of Fairview coach Branch Whitlock, #42 Bryson Fletcher, #25 Zane Miller in December 15 vs. West Point at Joe Shults Gym.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton.
Tuesday's prep basketball results:
Fairview 59, Hayden 34: Lady Aggies clinched their 2nd straight regular season title in 5A, Area 12. Mary Hartline's squad is 4-0 in the area and 14-6 for the season.
West Point 64, Cullman 50: Lady Warriors cooled off a very hot Cullman team at Jim Boyd Gymnasium, avenging an early season close loss to the Lady 'Cats. West Point is 14-7 for the season, Cullman fell to 14-9, suffering its first loss in January.
Hanceville 62, Good Hope 42: Lady Bulldogs traveled to Good Hope and came away with a 20-point victory. Hanceville has won its last two games on the road, improving to 10-8 overall. Good Hope suffered its seventh consecutive loss, dropping to 6-15 on the year.
Holly Pond 63, J.B. Pennington 44: Lady Broncos posted their second triumph over their Blountsville rival Tuesday night. The Lady Broncos got their fourth win of the season and is 2-3 in 3A, Area 11.
Good Hope 59, Hanceville 54: Raiders came from a 28-26 halftime deficit to edge the Bulldogs at Good Hope Gymnasium. Good Hope claims the No. 3 seed thanks to the win, finishing 4-2 for the pairings that will be announced Wednesday at the board of education office.
Good Hope gets the 3 seed by a win over Fairview in December, both were tied county record wise.
Hanceville is the 5th seed, going into the county tournament. Good Hope is now 11-8, while Hanceville drops to 10-6, losing its second straight.
Cullman 74, West Point 64: Cullman pulled away from West Point in a shootout at Jim Boyd Gym after having a 39-34 advantage at the half. Bearcats won for the first time in January, improving to 13-9, with West Point now at 10-10. The Warriors romped over Vinemont 49-23 the day before meeting the Bearcats.
Photo of West Point's Lexi Shadix in 64-50 win over Cullman Tuesday night.
Photo courtesy of West Point High School.
Three weeks remaining for local teams to deal with area games in the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA).
Going into the new week, four teams from the Sportspage coverage area are currently undefeated and in first place in their respective area.
Five others find themselves locked in ties for the top spot in their area, needing to win out in order to possibly get home court advantage for the area tournaments.
Area tournaments will be the week of February 5-10. Pairings for area tournament play will be set before January ends.
These are the current standings for each team in the Sportspage coverage area.
2A, Area 13:
(G) Cold Springs 3-0, Falkville 2-2, Winston Co 2-2, St. Bernard 0-3
Falkville 3-1, St. Bernard 2-1, Cold Springs 1-2, Winston Co 1-3
FLASH NOTES: Cold Springs Lady Eagles look to close out on top of the area, playing at St. Bernard Tuesday, hosting Falkville Friday and at home with St. Bernard on January 16.
St. Bernard and Falkville are even in the loss column and split the season series. St. Bernard gets Cold Springs at home Tuesday, visit Cold Springs January 16 and end area play at Winston County on the 25th. The Falkville-Cold Springs game Friday is very important for the Saints, if the Eagles can pull off the upset at Jesse George Gym.
3A, Area 11:
(G) Susan Moore 3-0, Locust Fork 3-0, Holly Pond 1-3, J.B. Pennington 0-3.
Holly Pond 4-0, Locust Fork 2-1, J.B. Pennington 1-2, Susan Moore 0-3.
FLASH NOTES: Susan Moore and Locust Fork will play this week to break the top spot in 3A, Area 11 girls.
Holly Pond has controlled the varsity side of the area, closing out the schedule this week with Pennington visiting Tuesday and Locust Fork coming to Felton Easterwood Gym on Friday.
3A, Area 12:
(G) Hanceville 4-0, Oakman 2-1, Carbon Hill 1-3, Vinemont 0-3
Hanceville 3-1, Carbon Hill 3-1, Oakman 1-3, Vinemont 0-3
FLASH NOTES: A chance for the Hanceville Lady Bulldogs to clinch the regular season area title, if the win at Oakman on Friday. A loss and the area could come down to a coin toss.
Hanceville lost to Carbon Hill 54-44 last Friday, creating a tie in the varsity. Bulldogs go to Oakman Friday and finish up with Vinemont at Lane Horton Gym on January 16.
4A, Area 10:
(G) Good Hope 2-1, Dora 2-1, Cordova 0-2
Cordova 2-0, Good Hope 1-2, Dora 1-2
FLASH NOTES: Good Hope Lady Raiders lost to Dora 45-39 last week that puts them up against the wall. They need a Cordova upset of Dora this week and to win at Cordova. Otherwise, they are looking at a coin toss with their chances of winning that at 50/50.
Cordova has home court for the varsity with a win Tuesday against Dora.
5A, Area 12:
(G) Fairview 3-0, Hayden 2-1, West Point 1-2, Curry 0-3
Fairview 2-1, West Point 2-1, Hayden 2-1, Curry 0-3
FLASH NOTES: Fairview Lady Aggies lock up home court by defeating Hayden on Tuesday at Joe Shults Gym.
The varsity is a three-way encounter. Hayden is at Fairview Tuesday, Hayden plays at West Point Friday. Fairview and West Point still have to play Curry and Hayden the following week to finish the area schedule.
6A, Area 14:
(G) Brewer 3-0, Cullman 3-1, Fort Payne 1-2, Albertville 0-4
Brewer 2-1, Fort Payne 2-1, Albertville 2-2, Cullman 1-3
FLASH NOTES: Cullman Lady Bearcats get Fort Payne and Brewer to visit the campus January 19 and 23. The Lady 'Cats can't afford a loss to Fort Payne, or the regular season area title will go to Brewer.
Brewer and Fort Payne still have to battle in the varsity while Cullman could be a spoiler if the Bearcats can defeat both teams in two weeks.
Photo of Holly Pond vs. Cold Springs December 1. Holly Pond with best record in the county at 16-3 and 4-0 in 3A, Area 11.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton.