By Shelly Hess
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Basketball fans from across Winston County descended upon Winston County High School Thursday, Jan. 23, through Saturday, Jan. 25, for the annual Winston County Varsity Basketball Tournament. The varsity boys and girls championships were both battles between long-time foes Addison and WCHS, with the two schools splitting the victories.
BEAR CREEK - The memories of winning the 1A state basketball championship this spring are still burning bright in the hearts of the team members and fans of the Phillips High School She Bears.
A ceremony was held Friday, May 17, at the Attie Fleming Complex on the Phillips school campus to honor the She Bears, Head Coach Scott Veal, assistants, Deb Cook, Julie Hallman, Brandon Clement and Jacob Feltman.
LYNN - During the championship game of the Winston County Baseball Tournament, Monday, April 15, Addison’s Bulldogs fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 7-3 loss to Lynn. Hosted at Lynn High School, the Bears scored on a walk by Riley Humphres in the first inning, a walk by Braden Cagle in the first inning, and a double by Chance Majors in the second inning.
Lynn fired up the offense in the first inning, when Dalton Gilbert was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.
GUIN – Phillips’ earned its third consecutive Marion County Varsity Girls Basketball title with a 67-40 win over Winfield on Friday, Jan. 25.
The game was between two of the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Top 5 teams in Classes 1A and 3A.
The She Bears entered the contest ranked No. 4 in Class 1A while the Lady Pirates were the second-ranked team in Class 3A.
BIRMINGHAM - It was a fight to the finish Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Bill Harris Arena at the Crossplex in Birmingham. The Addison Lady Bulldogs made it six state volleyball championships in a row. The Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets took it to the fifth set, at one point leading two sets to one. Last year, Addison defeated Meek in the finals in 1A.