BEAR CREEK - The Phillips High School She Bears are once again 1A Area 14 volleyball champions.
The She Bears defeated Hackleburg and Belgreen Monday night, Oct. 21, in area action at home.
Belgreen put out Covenant Christian in the first match of the night, followed by PHS defeating Hackleburg.
The She Bears captured the area title in the championship match against Belgreen, losing the first set 21-25 and then going three straight 25-12-,25-20,25-18.
Stats reported for the She Bears in the Hackleburg match include:
ARLEY - The Lynn Bears came in with the rain and put the Meek Tigers out to dry, dominating the game 35-12, on a rain soaked turf Friday night, Oct. 25.
As Milli Vanilli once improvised “Blame it on the Rain,” the story for Friday night was mostly captured from the rain--creating a muddy field, coaches and players sloshing through the murk and a scant crowd of spectators wearing heavy rain gear and gathering under tents and umbrellas.
CURRY - The Haleyville Lady Lions were eliminated from the area tournament Monday, Oct. 21, in Curry. HHS lost in three straight sets, 25-18, 25-8, 28-26.
Stats for Haleyville include:
Kaitlyn Burleson, 6 digs;
Kaylee Riddle, 6 digs;
Ashton McCullar, 2 aces, 6 kills, 1 block, 13 digs;
Laura Lunsford, 4 aces, 7 digs, 7 assists;
Audrey Sibley, 1 ace, 6 kills, 2 digs, 1 assist;
Anna Allen, 4 aces, 1 kill, 6 digs, 42 assists;
Madison Caine, 4 kills, 3 digs, 2 assists;
Samara Pratt, 1 kill, 4 assists;
Lily Tinch, 3 kills, 1 dig;
CHEROKEE - A hot start from the Phillips Bears propelled them to their second win of the season as they routed the Indians of Cherokee High School 61-22 on Thursday, Oct. 24.
Hunter Lanford was the leader for the Bears in the win. The senior running back rushed for four touchdowns and also reeled in a pass for a score in the win.
"I am really proud of the way our team executed," first-year Bear head coach Adam Lawler said following the game. "We came out and were able to dominate in the run game. I think our offensive and defensive linemen played really well," he added.
HATTON - The Addison Bulldogs concluded the 2019 regular football season in fine style Thursday, Oct. 23, routing the Hatton Hornets 43-0.
The Dawgs got on the board quickly to start the game on an 80-yard kickoff return, courtesy of Grant Rice. Rice was good for a 58-yard touchdown run later in the first quarter, then Rice completed a pass to Luke Chambers from 24-yards out for the Dawgs’ third score of the first quarter. All two-point tries failed throughout the game, but the Dawgs were up 18-0 to end the first quarter.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Yellow Jackets slammed Sumiton Christian Thursday night, Oct. 24, by a score of 46-7.
The Yellow Jackets had a total of 401 yards on the ground and had 35 yards in penalties.
WCHS held the visitors to only 96 to yards on the night, with Sumiton Christian hit with 20 yards in penalties.
Winston County will host Lynn Friday, Nov. 1.
BEAR CREEK - It was a night of memories and victories, as the Phillips She Bears honored their seniors and took wins over Lynn and Tharptown Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The PHS She Bears won in straight sets over both teams defeating the LHS Lady Bears 25-12 and 25-13. The She Bears won 25-21 and 25-17 over The Lady Wildcats.
Stats for the She Bears in the Lynn match include:
Alli Temple, 9 assists, 3 kills;
Gracie Hallman, 3 assists, 2 digs, 3 kills, 1 ace;
Ally McCollum, 1 dig, 7 kills, 3 blocks.
She Bear stats for the Tharptown match are:
DOUBLE SPRINGS - It was senior night for the Winston County Yellow Lady Jackets Thursday, Oct. 17. The Lady Jackets went three straight over Haleyville in close sets, winning 25-18, 25-23 and 28-26.
Senior Mackenzie Blackwood was also recognized for reaching 1,000 kills at the recent Winston County Volleyball Tournament.
Stats for the Lady Jackets include:
Elle Donaldson, 18 digs, 4 aces;
Mackenzie Blackwood, 14 kills, 6 digs, 1 ace;
Makayla Lindsey, 10 kills, 7 digs, 1 block, 1 ace;
Ella Moore, 2 blocks, 4 digs, 1 kill;
REMLAP - One thing can be said about the Winston County Yellow Jackets: they played their hearts out against the Southeastern Mustangs even againt opposition.
The Southeastern Mustangs had the final say with a 25-16 victory in the griddy regional matchup Friday night, Oct. 18.
The Yellow Jackets played hard but were hit with penalties at the most inopportune moments of the ball game, stated Head Coach Mark Mitchell.
By Jesse Lamar
Courtesy of The Journal Record
GUIN - The Marion County Red Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak on Friday, Oct. 18, with a hard-fought 35-20 win over the Tigers of Meek High School.
The Red Raiders, who are now 5-4 on the season and 3-3 in region play, got off to a hot start in the Class 1A, Region 6 matchup, opening the contest with a commanding 20-0 run.
The Tigers had two scores in the second half, but the rally wasn't enough as they eventually fell to the hosting Raiders.
HALEYVILLE - Nothing goes together like great football and candy.
To that end, Haleyville High School has moved its final regular game of the season to Thursday, Oct. 31. As the Haleyville Lions take on their arch nemesis, the Hamilton Aggies, kids can enjoy the candy throwouts, a costume contest (friendly costumes only), face painting and much more!
All HHS students are encouraged to come out for Halloween at the Bubba.
Nick Whitman was presented the Hammer Award at the Haleyville High School afternoon pep rally prior to the Northside football game. The award is sponsored by the HHS band and band boosters organization. Whitman is pictured with HHS Principal Davey Reed, dressed in the theme of the week for red, white and blue.
By Kathy Barber
Special to the Alabamian
DANVILLE - The Haleyville High School Running Lions competed in The Jesse Owens XC Classic Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Danville. This is one of the largest races in the state with teams from four states competing. Runners numbering 3,767 completed the course.
Traffic was so congested that some spectators, as well as teams themselves, had to park a mile away on the side of the road and walk the course to make it in time for the races. Luckily our teams made it to the competition early.
BEAR CREEK - Phillips High School's homecoming was not only dampened by the light rain in the area, but also the Hackleburg Panthers, who pulled away in the second half to beat the Bears 38-22.
The mood between the two teams was friendlier and emotional prior to the start of the game when Hackleburg offensive lineman Kade Holcomb and wide receivers Gavin Pyburn and Ethan Heggy presented flowers to homecoming court contestant Emma Taylor in memory of her brother, Kiah, who lost his life in a two-vehicle accident in July.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The reigning 2018 2A volleyball state champions are now the 2019 Winston County champs. Addison won the title Saturday, Oct. 12, at Winston County High School.
Addison defeated Lynn in the first varsity match of the morning, 25-5, 25-11, 25-5.
The WCHS Lady Jackets defeated Meek in the second match of the morning by a score of 25-18, 27-25 and 25-16.
The championship match featured AHS and Winston County High School, with Addison winning 25-11, 25-17, 20-25, 25-13.
Stats for the Addison Lady Bulldogs for the tournament include:
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association has recognized a local volleyball standout as a top performer. Alli Temple, Phillips High School, Bear Creek: had 22 assists and 17 kills as the Bears (21-14) downed Belgreen in a key Class 1A match in northwest Alabama.
Among other top performances reported for week seven were: Drew Bailey, McIntyre, Chelsea;
Bliss Brown, Southside-Gadsden;
Reese Colburn, Mortimer Jordan;
Stephanie Sharp, Buckhorn;
Olivia Brown, Homewood;
Madalyn Holladay, Danville;
MONTGOMERY - The Addison Bulldogs has regained its place in the Top 10 rankings for 2A, coming in at #10 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association poll.
Others ranked included: CLASS 2A
1. Fyffe (23); 6-0; 285
2. Luverne; 6-0; 214
3. Ohatchee (1); 6-0; 182
4. Reeltown; 7-0; 162
5. Leroy; 5-1; 138
6. Aliceville; 5-1; 101
7. Collinsville; 5-1; 82
8. Red Bay; 6-0; 74
9. G.W. Long; 6-0; 37
10. Addison; 5-2; 21
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lions (3-4, 2-2), suffering from multiple injuries this season, battled Friday night, Oct. 11, but fell short 17-11 in region action to the Good Hope Raiders (7-1, 4-1).
The Lions, who had 266 yards total offense on the night, were forced to punt on the opening series. This set up the Raiders first scoring drive on a punt at the GHHS 24.
ARLEY - It rained during the first half of play, but the Meek Tigers were under a storm warning, as the Pickens County Tornadoes blew into town leaving scattered Tigers in their wake 44-13 Friday night, Oct. 11.
The Meek Tigers faced a whirlwind of a defense Friday night, at the mercy of the Tornadoes, that dominated the ball game with a wall of size and quickness in the regional matchup.
TANNER - The Addison Bulldogs (6-2, 3-1) traveling to Tanner High School (1-6, 10-3) meaning business Friday night, wracking up 37 points in the first quarter alone on their way to a 44-25 victory.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Two springs, Cold and Double Springs, clashed on the dreary Friday night, Oct. 11, just as the light rain stopped. The Cold Springs Eagles, from Bremen, soared through the air with 135 passing yards to defeat the Winston County Yellow Jackets, 20-14.
As the game began, Winston County won the coin toss, but decided to defer to the second half and let the Eagles receive the kickoff. ,
HALEYVILLE - It was an emotional night for the Haleyville Lady Lions, recognizing their three seniors prior to the Curry volleyball match on Monday, Oct. 7.
Madison Caine, daughter of Starr Pendley and Dave Caine, to date as of Oct. 4, had 41 aces, 401 kills, 317 digs, 20 assists, 34 solo blocks and 64 block assists;
Laura Lunsford, daughter of Jim Lunsford and Kristi George, had 68 aces, 53 kills, 368 digs, 3 blocks and 637 assists;
Samara Pratt, daughter of Philip Pratt and Kim Pratt, had 22 aces, 87 kills, 199 digs, 38 blocks and 48 assists.
BEAR CREEK - The Phillips High School She Bears’ current record as of Tuesday, Oct. 8 was 23-16. The She Bears added Haleyville and Hamilton to the list of victories, defeating their opponents in straight sets.
Haleyville and PHS played in the first match with the She Bears winning 25-13 and 25-22.
Phillips then put down Hamilton 25-18 and 25-13.
Reported stats for Phillips in the Haleyville match included: Alli Temple, 10 assists, 3 digs, 4 kills;
Gracie Hallman, 9 assists, 3 digs, 4 kills.
Stats for the match with Hamilton are:
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville High School Lions (3-3, 2-1) captured their second region win Friday night, Oct. 4. The Lions won 15-6 over the Curry Yellow Jackets (0-6, 0-3).
HHS had 253 total offensive yards, with quarterback Eli Musso 3/9 and 33 yards in the passing department. He garnered 21 yards on seven carries and one touchdown. Leading rusher was Ty Black with 18 carries and 105 yards. Total team carries were 41, gaining 220 yards.
ADDISON - The Addison Bulldogs may have been playing the Colbert County Indians, but the Bulldogs were on the warpath, dominating the scoreboard, with a majority of points scored in the third quarter to clinch their region win 44-12 Friday night, Oct. 4.
The Bulldogs, however, going into the game had been named literally the Underdogs in this tough regional matchup, but the Bulldogs ended up scoring more points defensively than offensively, seizing the opportunity on a myriad of Indian turnovers to take the lead and dominate the game.
LYNN - When wildcats and bears attack each other, it’s going to be the bear everyone thinks will win. However, the Berry Wildcats put up a winning fight on the Lynn Bears’ home turf Friday night, Oct. 4, and came out a winner by 21 points in their 37-16 win.
Lynn received the kickoff and worked their way down field 54 yards to the 9-yard mark before fourth down. Going for the field goal, a tried and true kick lit the scoreboard for the first time on the night making it 3-0.
HALEYVILLE - Area play for the Haleyville Lady Lions and the Fayette County Lady Tigers went five sets Tuesday, Oct. 1. Fayette won the first set 25-13, with Haleyville winning the second 25-23, Fayette the third, 25-13 and Haleyville the fourth 25-23 to send it to number five. Haleyville had the initial lead in the fifth set, but the Lady Tigers were victorious 15-12. The match was hosted by the Lady Lions.
Stats for the Lady Lions included:
Audrey Sibley: 3 aces, 9 digs, 13 kills, 3 assists;
Ashton McCullar: 1 ace, 16 digs, 15 kills;
ALICEVILLE - The Winston County Yellow Jackets (2-4, 0-3) met up with another set of Jackets at Aliceville (5-1, 4-0) Friday night and got stung 39-0.
Aliceville got on the board late in the first quarter on a 12-yard pass to Matthew Clark. Zavieon Hinton’s PAT was good, and Aliceville was up 7-0.
The home team would score twice more in the first half, on an 11-yard pass to Brandon Thomas and a 12-yard run by Thomas. Winston County went into halftime down 19-0.
FLORENCE - The Phillips Bears used a big game from senior running back Hunter Lanford to propel their way to a 27-14 win over the Flame of Shoals Christian.
The victory over the Flame marked the Bears’ first win of the 2019 campaign.
Lanford finished the game with three scores, one through the air and two on the ground, to lead the Bears’ offensive efforts. He also had a fumble recovery and eight solo tackles on the defensive side of the ball.
BRILLIANT - Rushing for over 200 yards, the Brilliant Tigers racked up over 400 yards of total offense as they powered their way past Meek High School 30-6 for their first region win of the season.
The hosting Brilliant Tigers built a 22-6 lead in the first half and cruised to the win over the final two quarters using their traditional ground-and-pound style offensive tactic.