WCHS Varsity Boys county champs

Winston County High School Varsity Boys are county champions. From l-r: Head Coach Adam Gray, Esley Gray, Trey Williamson, Jon Parsons, Brooks Bonds, Jordan Martin, Cade Taylor - who was also named tournament MVP, Nathaniel Gurley, Marcus Hill, Sy Blanton, James Abbott, Austin Owens, Cameron Thompson, Billy Watts, William Holt and assistant coach Eric Smith.

By Shelly Hess
Managing Editor
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.

Addison wins Winston County tournament title

The Addison Lady Bulldogs captured the 2019 Winston County volleyball tournament title Saturday, Oct. 12, at Winston County High School. Pictured on the front row are: from left, Addisyn Smothers, Lexie Cunningham, Bracie Rodgers and Anna Luker. Back row: Callie Crider, Savannah Manley, Sunny Snoddy, Gracie Manley and Macey Butler. Not shown is team head coach Kayla Woodard.

Ceremony honors PHS She Bears for 1A state basketball championship

The PHS She Bears proudly show their state championship rings with head coach Scott Veal, Bear Creek Mayor Tammie Batchelor and State Representative Tracy Estes. From left are Veal, Batchelor, Mary Ashton Hyde, Amber Markham, Caitlin Martin, Lexie Dishner, Ally McCollum, Baily Bishop, Gracie Hallman, Allie Veal and Representative Estes.

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 does three-peat as county baseball champs: Lynn Bears win 7-3 in championship game with Addison Bulldogs

The Lynn Bears became the Winston County baseball champions for the third straight year on Monday, April 15. Pictured above on the front row from left: Reid Cornelius, Logan Kelly, Bryant Norris, Riley Humphres, Logan Kent, Dalton Gilbert and Coach Todd Meeks. Back row: Head Coach Kris Fischer, Coach Clay Porter, Braden Cagle, Chance Majors, Chase Hokett, Brandon Hill, Lance Harris and Alex Narramore.

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.

Winston County JV wins tournament

The Win-ston County Junior Varsity bas-ketball team won the county tour-ney recently, defeating Meek 49 to 29. Pictured from left on the front row are: Nick Moody, Ryker Morgan, Cam Steele, Sy Blanton and Christian Densmore. Back row: Eli Moore, Eli Kennedy, Brody Densmore, Dylan Young, Hayden Jackson, Coaches are Bobby Shane Daniel and Eli Edgil.

PHS girls are Marion County champions

Marion County champions Phillips High School She Bears, front row from left: Mary Ashton Hyde, Lexie Dishner, Gracie Hallman and Caitlin Martin. Back row: Jacob Feltman, Coach Scott Veal, Allie Veal, Baily Bishop, Ally McCollum, Amber Markham, Julie Hallman and Deb Cook.

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.

Addison Lady Bulldogs state champs

Front row, from left, Sam Brannon, team manager, Addisyn Smothers, Tessa Alvis, Sarah Parris, Destiny Walker, Natalie Jefferson, Brie Ory, Kaylee Brummett. Back row: Head Coach Kayla Woodard, Assistant Coach Pam Wilkins, Callie Crider, Savannah Manley, Sunny Snoddy, Macey Butler, Gracie Manley and Susie Brewer, junior varsity coach .

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.


LHS county baseball champs

From top left: Coach Kris Fischer, Caden Richard, Lance Harris, Chase Hokett, Cam Baldy, Chance Majors, Braden Cagle, Brandon Hill, Coach Max Sadler. From bottom left: Luke Tittle, Riley Humphres, Dalton Gilbert, Logan Kelly and Coach Todd Meeks.

ARLEY - The Lynn High School Bears captured their back-to-back county baseball championship during the Winston County Baseball Tournament held at Meek High School in Arley on Friday, April 13, going undefeated.
In 2017, the same scenario featured Lynn and Addison, going head-to-head for the title.