By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC men’s basketball

NCAA Tournament First Weekend Review

After one weekend, only one SEC team remains in the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky, the tournament’s overall No. 1 seed, cruised to easy victories over Hampton and Cincinnati. The Wildcats are 36-0 on the year and are the first team in NCAA history to become 36-0. 

In the Sweet 16, Kentucky faces West Virginia. The Mountaineers

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Southside baseball, softball teams ranked in state poll

Listed below are the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s high school baseball and softball polls released March 26.

BASEBALL  

CLASS 7A

  1. Hewitt-Trussville 

  2. Mountain Brook 

  3. Theodore

  4. Spain Park

  5. Hoover 

 6. Auburn 

  7. Vestavia Hills 

  8. Thompson 

  9. Central-Phenix City

 10. Grissom 

Class

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Gadsden State’s Karlee Brown delivers a pitch during the Lady Cardinals’ 1-0 softball victory over Marion Military on Tuesday (Mar. 24) at GSCC. Gadsden State’s Karlee Brown delivers a pitch during the Lady Cardinals’ 1-0 softball victory over Marion Military on Tuesday (Mar. 24) at GSCC.

Lady Cardinals sweep Marion Military in ACCC softball doubleheader

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

In a doubleheader against Marion Military Institute on Tuesday (Mar. 24), Gadsden State used solid pitching in the opener and timely offense in the nightcap to post a 1-0, 7-6 sweep in Alabama Community College Conference action at GSCC.

The pair of wins moved the Lady Cardinals to 4-2 in conference play and 10-20 overall. 

In

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Southside High’s Landon Cunningham connects for a fourth-inning grand slam during the Panthers’ 5-1 Class 6A, Area 13 win over Albertville on Tuesday (Mar. 24) at SHS.Southside High’s Landon Cunningham connects for a fourth-inning grand slam during the Panthers’ 5-1 Class 6A, Area 13 win over Albertville on Tuesday (Mar. 24) at SHS.

Love tosses one-hitter, Cunningham goes yard in Southside area win

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

There was no love lost for Southside High on Tuesday (Mar. 24).

Senior pitcher Brock Love racked up 15 strikeouts in six innings as the host Panthers (12-7, 3-0) dealt Class 6A, Area 13 rival Scottsboro a 5-1 defeat.

Love, who signed a baseball scholarship with the University of Alabama late last

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Gadsden City High’s Cassidy Underwood delivers a pitch during the Lady Titans’ 10-4 win over Sardis in high school softball on Monday (Mar. 23) in Gadsden. Gadsden City High’s Cassidy Underwood delivers a pitch during the Lady Titans’ 10-4 win over Sardis in high school softball on Monday (Mar. 23) in Gadsden.

Sharp pitching, big inning pulls Lady Titans past Sardis

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

Gadsden City used a solid pitching performance by Cassidy Underwood and one big inning to post a 10-4 come from behind win over the Sardis in high school softball on Monday (Mar. 23) in Gadsden. 

“We did a good job hitting, getting some timely hits,” said GCHS head coach Kevin Young.

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