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.