19th Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet
At Cullman Civic Center:
COLD SPRINGS: Tommy Youngblood - Coached football at Cold Springs 12 years, coached girls basketball, baseball, been teacher and administrator at Cold Springs 25 years.
CULLMAN: Lisa Hearin Alexander - 1978 Cullman graduate. Played basketball 2 years, tennis 3 years. Averaged 15.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game senior season. Lettered in basketball and tennis at the University of Montevallo.
CULLMAN: Pat Bryant - 1969 Cullman graduate. Played 3 years football, ran track for 4 years. Most valuable running back on 1968 football team. State track champion in 60-yard dash.
CULLMAN: Chad Shannon - 1993 Cullman graduate. Lettered in baseball, basketball, football and track. Baseball team captain 1993. Signed baseball scholarship with Huntingdon College. Coached baseball at Tuscaloosa County 6 years, Vinemont 2 years, assistant coach at Wallace State Community College 3 years.
FAIRVIEW: Windell Calloway - 1969 Fairview graduate. Attended St. Bernard College. Coached basketball at Fairview 30 years. Cullman county girls tournament champions 1982, 1983. Won county basketball championships as freshman coach twice, JV once. Began cross country program at Fairview.
GOOD HOPE: Rodney Trimble - 1966 Cullman graduate. Attended Calhoun College on a track scholarship. Attended Jacksonville State University on track scholarship, was MVP in 1970 season. Coached track at Good Hope High School starting in 1977.
HANCEVILLE: Rodney Terry - 1978 Hanceville graduate. Member of 1977 football team that finished 11-1, reaching the 3A semifinals. All-county football. Assistant football coach at Hanceville 1983-89. Coached girls basketball and track at Hanceville High School.
HOLLY POND: Donald Reid - 1966 Holly Pond graduate. Attended Calhoun College on track scholarship. County champion in pole vault, runner-up in high jump and broad jump. Attended St. Bernard College on a baseball scholarship.
VINEMONT: Phillip Mabry - 1980 Vinemont graduate. Member of first ever football team at Vinemont that made the state playoffs in 1979. All-county football, all-area football, co-captain, most valuable lineman. Teacher at Vinemont School 24 years, coached the football team for 5 years.
WEST POINT: Patrick Cleghorn - 1987 West Point graduate. All-County basketball 1984-87, all-area basketball 1986-87, Cullman County tournament champions 1983, 1986, 1987. Played in Cullman County East-West All-Star Game senior season. Helped West Point reach the Elite Eight in 1987.
WALLACE STATE: Stan Narewski - Coached track at Wallace State Community College 1995-2008. NJCAA Track national champions 1997. NJCAA National Coach of the year 1997, 2000, 2007. Resumed cross country program at Wallace State in 2016.
Scholarship award winners:
Victoria Rouse Scholarship: Hunter McClendon of Cold Springs
Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship: Kennedy Wren of Cullman
Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame Scholarshp: Hunter McKelvy of Fairview
James & Gussie Shabel Scholarship: Kate Kent of Good Hope
Dane Estes Scholarship: Presely Marks of Holly Pond
Jimmy Dale Burgess Scholarship: Griffin Morris of Holly Pond
Coach Charlie Richard Scholarship: Leahrose Mami of St. Bernard
Michael Stewart Scholarship: Thomas Baker of Vinemont
Jacob Harris Scholarship: Meredith Calvert of West Point
Charlotte Cummings Scholarship: Leah Smith of West Point
FLASH NOTES: An outstanding group of 2018 seniors received scholarships from their respective community for excellence in academics as well as their athletic skills.
McClendon was All-County in basketball and member of the Sportspage All-Performance team, Wren excelled in softball for Cullman, hitting a home run in her final at bat at home vs. Hanceville April 24.
McKelvy is the 2018 Cullman County golf tournament champion with a scholarship to Wallace State. Kent excelled in basketball and volleyball at Good Hope and accepted a volleyball scholarship to Wallace State.
Marks was all-county in volleyball at Holly Pond for three seasons, Morris earned the Joe Shults Award at the Cullman County basketball tournament, was the Sportspage player of the year and has committed to play at Wallace State.
Mami excelled as the AHSAA Cross Country 2A state champion last November and won three events in the sectional meet at Corner the same weekend she received the scholarship award for St. Bernard Prep.
Calvert was volleyball team captain at West Point for the 2017 season while Smith participated in tennis at West Point and qualified for the AHSAA tournament three consecutive years.
Photo 1: 2018 Hall of Fame inductees; L-R, Rodney Trimble, Donald Reid, Chad Shannon, Lisa Hearin Alexander, Stan Narewski. Back row, Pat Bryant, Rodney Terry, Patrick Cleghorn, Phillip Mabry, Windell Calloway, Tommy Youngblood.
Photo 2: Student athletes receiving scholarship awards. From left, Hunter McKelvy, Thomas Baker, Leah Smith, Meredith Calvert, Kate Kent and Griffin Morris. Presenting the awards is Cullman County HoF Chairman Jackie Satterfield.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
AHSAA Baseball playoffs (2nd round):
5A: West Point 8-1 (G#1), Mortimer Jordan 12-0 (G#2) (Game 3 Saturday @ WP 1:00 p.m.)
6A: Cullman 9-1, 5-3 over Pell City (Cullman wins 2-0)
5A: Brooks 2-1, 15-6 over Ardmore (Brooks wins 2-0)
5A: Hayden 5-3, 5-3 over Springville (Hayden wins 2-0)
6A: Homewood 2-1, 12-2 over Gardendale (Homewood wins 2-0)
6A: Hazel Green 5-4, 7-1 over Austin (Hazel Green wins 2-0)
AHSAA Soccer playoffs (1st round):
6A G: Cullman 4, Fort Payne 0
6A: Cullman 2, Oxford 0
4A/5A: Arab 4, Oneonta 1
4A/5A: Madison Academy 2, Guntersville 1
6A: Florence 8, Decatur 2
6A: Pell City 5, Jasper 0
4A/5A G: Guntersville 3, Madison Academy 2
4A/5A G: Springville 2, Mortimer Jordan 0
4A/5A G: East Limestone 2, Priceville 0
6A G: Pell City 10, Jasper 0
6A G: Southside Gadsden 2, Albertville 1
AHSAA Baseball 2nd round:
5A: Mortimer Jordan (27-12) @ West Point (21-13) 5:00/7:00 Friday, 1:00 Saturday (If needed) (WKUL-FM, 92.1)
FLASH NOTES: Warriors get their first postseason series at home after winning last week in Pleasant Grove. Mortimer Jordan had to go to a tiebreaker, defeating Central Clay County 14-4 to clinch the opening round series. West Point has won five in a row and is 8-3 during the month of April.
6A: Cullman (28-8) @ Pell City (13-18) 5:00/7:00 Friday, 12:00 Saturday (If needed)
FLASH NOTES: Cullman's winning streak is now at 13 games after Bearcats take two from rival Hartselle in round one. Pell City went to Athens and returned home with an upset, winning game three by the score of 10-2. The Bearcats and Panthers played in the Hoover Classic March 29 with Cullman posting a 6-1 triumph.
6A (G): Fort Payne at Cullman Friday 5:00
6A: Oxford at Cullman Friday 7:00
1A/3A: St. Bernard vs. TBA April 30 or May 1 7:00
FLASH NOTES: Class 6A, Area 14 champions Cullman will have home field advantage for the start of the soccer postseason. Cullman is 4th in the final prep soccer ranking before the playoffs begin. The Lady Bearcats are sitting 9th among 6A programs.
St. Bernard is waiting to see who will be second in Area 8 of Class 1A/3A. It's going to be Elkmont or Athens Bible School, pending on how it plays out this week.
The Saints clinched the regular season area title last Thursday (April 19) with a 2-1 victory at Tanner.
AHSAA Track and Field Sectionals:
2A: Section 4 at Corner Friday & Saturday (Cold Springs, St. Bernard)
3A: Section 2 at Corner Friday & Saturday (Holly Pond)
3A: Section 4 at James Clemens - Madison Friday & Saturday (Hanceville, Vinemont)
4A: Section 2 at Winfield Friday & Saturday (Good Hope)
5A: Section 3 at Corner Friday & Saturday (West Point)
5A: Section 4 at James Clemens - Madison Friday & Saturday (Fairview)
6A: Section 4 at Fort Payne Friday & Saturday (Cullman)
FLASH NOTES: All track teams will have to go outside the county in order to qualify for the state championship meets the following weekend.
Class 1A-3A will once again, be at Oliver Woodard Stadium on the Cullman High campus while 4A-7A will compete in Gulf Shores.
Wallace State vs. CVCC/Snead State winner Friday at Veteran's Park Alabaster 12:00.
FLASH NOTES: Defending conference champion Wallace State goes to the postseason with 42 wins against 11 losses and a dominant 27-1 record vs. the ACCC North.
The tournament will run through Sunday.
Sportspage photo of Cullman Bearcats on April 14, by Johnny Thornton.
AHSAA Baseball playoff scores - 1st round:
6A: Cullman defeats Hartselle, 5-3, 4-1 (8), Cullman wins series 2-0
5A: West Point defeats Pleasant Grove 3-2, 12-2, West Point wins series 2-0
2A: Mars Hill defeats Cold Springs 13-0, 11-3, Mars Hill wins series 2-0
2A: Falkville defeats Sheffield 6-5, 19-12, Falkville wins series 2-0.
3A: Piedmont defeats J.B. Pennington 11-1, 18-12, Piedmont wins series 2-0.
3A: West Morgan defeats Sylvania 10-0, 6-3, West Morgan wins series 2-0.
4A: Madison Academy defeats Danville 11-1, 6-3, Madison Academy wins series 2-0.
4A: Haleyville defeats Dora 10-5, 9-1, Haleyville wins series 2-0.
4A: Oneonta defeats Cherokee County 10-0, 5-0, Oneonta wins series 2-0.
4A: Winfield defeats Cordova 10-0, 5-1, Winfield wins series 2-0.
5A: Hayden defeats Wenonah 23-0, 17-0, Hayden wins series 2-0.
5A: Ardmore defeats Arab 7-2, 14-1, Ardmore wins series 2-0.
6A: Jasper defeats Shades Valley 10-0, 7-5, Jasper wins series 2-0.
6A: Austin defeats Albertville 7-1, 13-1, Austin wins series 2-0.
FLASH NOTES: Second round of the playoffs will be determined by Monday.
St. Bernard 2, Tanner 1.
FLASH NOTES: Saints get a big win in Limestone County to clinch the regular season title in 1A/3A, Area 7. St. Bernard will host a first round playoff on the weekend of April 27 with opponent to be announced.
Wallace State hosts Bevill State in ACCC North doubleheader Saturday at 12:00 & 3:00. Lions are 37-5-1 after sweeping Bevill in Fayette Thursday 15-0, 10-0. Wallace State leads the division with a 19-1 record. The Lions have won 7 in a row and nine of their last 10 games.
Wallace State has completed regular season play with the best record in the ACCC North. Lady Lions finished the schedule Thursday sweeping Central Alabama 8-0 and 14-1 down in Alexander City. Wallace State is 42-11 for the season and compiled 27 wins in 28 games vs. North opponents.
The ACCC Tournament will begin next weekend at Veterans' Park in Alabaster. The Lady Lions will play an opening round game on April 12 at 12:00 p.m. vs. opponent TBD.
The Burt McGriff Invitational, hosted by Cullman High School, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, due to possible wet weather for Monday. The event will be played at Terri Pines Country Club with tee time set for 8:30 a.m.
Photo of Cullman baseball after Bearcats sweep Hartselle Friday night.
Photo courtesy of Cullman High School.
Photo 1: County Golf Girls All-Tournament; L-R, Brileigh Roberts of Fairview, Katie Salley of Cold Springs (medalist), Taryn Collins of Good Hope, Hope Bowen of Fairview.
Photo 2: Fairview Lady Aggies, county champions. L-R, Brileigh Roberts, Hope Bowen, Lexi Gambrill, Emmy Leigh Glover.
Photo 3: Good Hope Lady Raiders, county runner-up. L-R, Taryn Collins, Julie Tucker, Violet Owens.
Photo 4: Varsity All-Tournament; L-R, Hunter Yeager of Fairview, Hank Radcliff of Hanceville, Hunter McKelvy of Fairview (medalist), Graham Nelson of West Point, Devan Jennings of Fairview, Ben Hunter of Good Hope.
Photo 5: Cullman County champion Fairview Aggies; Hunter McKelvy, Hunter Yeager, Devan Jennings, Carter Robertson, Nick Carter, coaches Kurt Knight (left), Mark McKelvy (right).
Photo 6: Good Hope Raiders, county runner-up. John King, Colby Watson, Ben Hunter, Max Bavar, Eli Phares. Coach is Drew Adams.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
Photo 1: Cullman County Track Champion Cold Springs Lady Eagles.
Photo 2: County Co-MVPs Sadie Junkins of West Point (L) and Abby Schnittker of Fairview with Cullman County Superintendent Shane Barnette.
Photo 3: Cullman County Track MVP Hunter Appling of West Point with Cullman County Superintendent Shane Barnette
Photo 4: Cullman County Track runner-up Cold Springs Eagles.
Photo 5: Cullman County Track runner-up Fairview Lady Aggies.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
Cullman soccer clinches playoff berths:
Cullman's soccer is the regular season champion in 6A, Area 14 after both teams defeated Albertville on Thursday night. The Bearcats won 4-2 at the Cullman Soccer Field, while the Lady Bearcats went on the road and shut out Albertville 2-0.
Both are undefeated in area play, now looking to finish strong prior to the start of the soccer playoffs that will be held the last week of April.
The Lady Bearcats and Bearcats host Russellville Monday at 5:30 and 7:30.
St. Bernard soccer maintains lead in 1A/3A Area 7:
St. Bernard is a hot soccer team after shutting out Whitesburg Christian 4-0 Thursday in 1A/3A Area 7 play. The Saints have gone 6-0-1 in their last seven games, with all victories coming by shutouts.
The Saints are on top of the area standings at 5-0 as they host Sylvania Tuesday at 7:00. The Saints have clinched a playoff berth, but are looking to finish out on top in order to host a first round contest in the final weekend of April.
Three locals headed to the AHSAA baseball playoffs:
Cold Springs, Cullman and West Point are the locals who will compete in the AHSAA baseball playoffs.
Cold Springs finished 2nd in 2A, Area 13. The Eagles will travel to Mars Hill Bible next Friday for the best of a 3-game series. A doubleheader will be at 4:30 and 6:30 with Game 3 (if needed) to be held Saturday at 2:00.
No. 3 ranked Cullman tangles with arch rival Hartselle to open the 6A postseason. The series will be at Bill Shelton Field with Game 1 and Game 2 to be at 5:00 & 7:00 Friday. Game 3, if needed, is a 2:00 starting time Saturday.
Cullman is the champion of Area 14 with Hartselle the runner-up from Area 15.
West Point accomplished the task of a first time playoff berth in 5A, coming in 2nd to Hayden in Area 12.
The Warriors will head to Area 9 champion Pleasant Grove to open the playoffs. Game times were not yet set as of Saturday.
More county spring sports championships next week:
Champions will be crowned next week in the sports of track and field and golf.
Dafford Smith Stadium is the site for the 2018 Cullman County Track and Field meet. The event will be Tuesday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the Fairview campus.
Cullman County's golf tournament will be a two-day event, with the first round Wednesday at Chesley Oaks Course in Fairview. Tee time is 1:00 p.m.
Round two will move to Cross-Creek course in Cullman with tee time to begin at 1:00 p.m. Fairview Aggies and the Lady Aggies are defending county champions.
From the AHSAA:
MONTGOMERY - In a spring meeting of the legislative council last Thursday, the Alabama High School Athletic Association announced the following for the 2018-19 sports season.
Aside from the announcement of implementing instant replay into football as an experimental process for a three-year term, the legislative council approved expanding the number of basketball games in a regular season from 20 to 30. Teams can play as many tournaments in the regular season as they choose to.
The South basketball regional in Dothan, has been relocated to Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery and has been renamed the Southeast Regional. It is the second regional to be held in the Captiol City, joining the Southwest that takes place at Alabama State University.
The Northwest Regional will continue to be played at Wallace State Community College while the Northeast Regional is set for Jacksonville State University next February.
Approved regional competition for cheerleading to be at the Mobile Civic Center November 7 for the South, the Crossplex in Birmingham for the North on November 15.
The state championships will remain at Tom Drake Coliseum at Wallace State, taking place on December 15.
Photo of Sportspage reporter Johnny Thornton interviewing Cullman girls soccer coach Jacob Brown April 5, courtesy of Cullman County Athletics.
MONTGOMERY - A news conference by the Alabama High School Athletic Association Thursday (AHSAA) announced video instant replay will be available for football.
The Central Board of Control approved the proposal with the AHSAA the first state association to use it for regular season play.
A three-year experiment was agreed upon by the AHSAA and the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS).
DVSports, a company that specializes in video replay, will provide equipment to teams sanctioned in the AHSAA. This company handles the Southeastern Conference and other well recognized conferences in NCAA football.
A couple of spring games from 2016 used video replay, including Brindlee Mountain's game at home in Marshall County vs. Westbrook Christian. That was the first time the AHSAA had tinkered with a video setup.
The AHSAA reports the system is probable for use in May for spring jamborees. The system will be a part of this year's All-Star Game in Montgomery July 19.
All Super 7 championship games will have video replay available. The 2018 state title games will be at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium.
No problem about experimenting with a system the AHSAA reported to aiding the officials in getting it right.
But to me, the biggest question is how many will participate with this being optional in its debut for 2018.
Who will be handling the cost of installing the system for the schools to use? Will a replay official be added to the staff of game officials? Most use a five-man system with the larger schools statewide having seven on the field for a regular season assignment.
Where will the equipment be set up? Most press boxes around here are not large in size, with the home team and the visitors having their games filled.
Could this affect space for radio stations, such as WKUL-FM, who normally get a booth in the press box to provide live coverage of games on Friday nights during the fall.
I commend the AHSAA for being specific on how replay will be used. Very similar to what we see when watching college football games on Saturdays and the NFL on Sundays and Monday nights.
A question myself and many others have, how long will be given to look at a play under review? Each team will be given 2 challenges per game. Winning a challenge will grant a team an additional replay. Losing the challenge will cost the team a timeout and down to one challenge.
Instant replay in football was first brought into the television world by a director from CBS Sports named Tony Verna. He set up a system that was used in the 1963 Army-Navy game that featured Heisman Trophy QB Roger Staubach, playing for the Navy. The announcer that was the first to describe it to the viewers nationwide was legendary Lyndsey Nelson.
Technology has improved from the first time Verna had it for his network.
But the system is no guarantee of it being correct. Video evidence on a play can have the call reversed.
All of this comes out to one point, judgement.
Nothing is perfect, no matter how hard people try to perform to it. Instant replay in sporting events can cause officials to underestimate their ability to stick to a call.
Constant replays on television creates tension for fans, who feel they were robbed because of the judgement of an official.
The majority of rules in sporting events is based on judgement, not interpretation.
In covering the Cullman County softball tournament Thursday, there were three calls in the Good Hope-Fairview game that did not provide pleasure to the Fairview fans.
A Good Hope runner was called safe at first in the 5th inning on a close play off a bunt attempt. Then Good Hope runner Bailey Swann went from second base, all the way to home, when Fairview reportedly did not return the ball to the circle, that would have created a time out and not a live situation for Swann to score and tie the game.
Swann was involved in a play at home plate in the 7th when the umpire called obstruction on catcher Rebekah DeBlanc. DeBlanc was reported to be illegally blocking the plate on Swann, who crashed into her, trying to knock the ball free from her hand.
That's judgement. Most of you know how one side of fans felt in believing that they were robbed and it cost them the game.
And in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, a no call on the final play in regulation between Mississippi State and Louisville in which State's Tearia McGown made contact on Louisville's Asia Dura. Then in the final seconds of regulation in the championship, the no call when State PG Morgan William lost possession in which many felt she was fouled.
That caused an uproar from the media, who forgot who they are in going on Twitter to question the play. All that did was upset State fans more than they were already as a national championship slipped through the grasp in the final 90 seconds of the game when State was ahead by five points.
No, I have never been a supporter to instant replay. But I do applaud the AHSAA for wanting to see things move forward in upgrading, due to the fact of technology that tries to create less stress for officials on judgement calls that many times, impact the decision of the contest.
I am a believer of a philosophy from my good friend and broadcast colleague Ken Burcham. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Will be waiting for reaction on this from coaches, administrators in the area as time moves on. Thank you.
Sportspage photo of Vinemont Eagles in game vs. Hanceville September 15, 2017.
Photo by Johnny Thornton
AHSAA Baseball Report:
Class 5A, Area 12:
Fairview 13, West Point 8
Hayden 9, Curry 4
STANDINGS: West Point 5-2, Hayden 5-2, Fairview 3-4, Curry 1-6
FLASH NOTES: Fairview prevented West Point from clinching a berth to the playoffs Tuesday night, creating a pivotal doubleheader Thursday between the two at West Point starting at 4:30. Hayden has two at home with Curry with the Wildcats in good position to possibly win the area title, pending on what happens with West Point and Fairview.
Class 6A, Area 14:
Cullman 14, Brewer 1
Fort Payne vs. Albertville (No score reported to AHSAA)
FLASH NOTES: Cullman continues to roll with the Bearcats 7-0 and on the verge of going undefeated in the area. The Bearcats are 23-8, with a twinbill at Bill Shelton Field Thursday against Brewer, beginning at 4:30. Fort Payne and Albertville are fighting for second place, with the winner to meet Area 15 champion Austin in the first round of the playoffs on April 20. Cullman will have Hartselle coming to town to start the postseason.
Class 4A, Area 10:
Dora 3, Good Hope 2 (8 innings)
STANDINGS: Cordova 4-2, Dora 3-1, Good Hope 1-3
FLASH NOTES: Good Hope is backed up against the wall after an extra inning loss at Dora on Tuesday. The Raiders will have to sweep the Bulldogs in a doubleheader Thursday, starting at 4:30, or they will be eliminated from the postseason.
Class 2A, Area 13:
Cold Springs 8, St. Bernard 3
Cold Springs vs. St. Bernard (No score from Game 2 reported)
Falkville 11, Winston County 3
Falkville 14, Winston County 2
STANDINGS: Falkville 9-0, Winston County 4-5, Cold Springs 4-4, St. Bernard 0-8.
FLASH NOTES: A Cold Springs victory in the finale with St. Bernard would propel the Eagles to second place in the area, having defeated Winston County in two of three games. Falkville romped through the area without a loss.
Cullman County Tournament at Hanceville (Tuesday)
West Point 8, Cold Springs 4
Good Hope 6, Fairview 2
Cold Springs 10, Holly Pond 5
Hanceville vs. Fairview 3:00 (Elimination bracket)
West Point vs. Good Hope 4:30 (Winner's final)
Cold Springs vs. Hanceville/Fairview winner (Elimination bracket)
AHSAA Baseball Report from Thursday 04/05:
One week of area play remains in the 2018 Alabama High School baseball regular season.
This is how teams from the Sportspage coverage stand going into next week in the quest of trying to earn a berth to the playoffs in their respective classification.
6A, Area 14:
Cullman 6-0, Albertville 3-3, Fort Payne 1-3, Brewer 0-4
FLASH NOTES: Cullman is the regular season area champ after sweeping Albertville 7-4, 8-1 Thursday on the road. The Bearcats will finish the area schedule at Brewer Tuesday (4:30) and host the Patriots for a twinbill April 12 at 4:30.
5A, Area 12:
West Point 5-1, Hayden 4-2, Fairview 2-4, Curry 2-4.
FLASH NOTES: West Point took a pair at Curry Thursday 6-3, 15-0 with a series left against Fairview next week. Fairview lost two on the home diamond Thursday to Hayden 4-0 and 12-6, dropping the Aggies to third place.
Game 1 of the series will be at Fairview Tuesday at 6:30. The series shifts to West Point on April 12 for a doubleheader at 4:30. Hayden and Curry play a single game Tuesday then a twinbill on April 12.
4A, Area 10:
Cordova 4-2, Good Hope 1-2, Dora 1-2.
FLASH NOTES: Cordova won the opener with a rally in the 7th to edge Good Hope 9-8. Good Hope got a split by taking the nightcap in Cordova 8-6.
Cordova has clinched the top spot in the area with the runner-up position to be determined next week between Good Hope and Dora. The opener is Tuesday at Dora at 4:30 then a doubleheader April 12 at Good Hope at 4:30.
2A, Area 13:
Falkville 6-0, Winston County 4-2, Cold Springs 2-4, St. Bernard 0-6.
FLASH NOTES: Cold Springs will need Falkville to help them out next week, with the Eagles looking to sweep St. Bernard on the diamond.
Falkville plays at Winston County Monday with the series moving to Falkville for two on Tuesday. Cold Springs is at St. Bernard Monday at 4:00 and finish the series with two games Tuesday at Donald Freeman Field beginning at 4:30.
Holly Pond, Hanceville and Vinemont have been eliminated from postseason play.
Holly Pond finishes up 3A, Area 11 vs. Susan Moore on the road Monday at home for two on Tuesday at 4:30.
Hanceville pays a visit to Vinemont for 3A, Area 12 play on Monday at 4:30, with the series moving to Hanceville for two on Tuesday at 4:30.
The regular season ends the weekend of April 14 with the first round of the AHSAA playoffs in all classes to begin on the weekend of April 20.
Sportspage photo of West Point catcher Hunter Persall, by Johnny Thornton.