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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC baseball

Auburn Week 5 Review

The Tigers dropped two out of three games on the road at LSU last weekend. After losing the opening game of the series, 3-2, and winning the second game, 6-1, Auburn lost the final game of the series, 6-2. Auburn has only won one series thus far in SEC play, and if the

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Glencoe’s Bishop wins pair of Bryant-Jordan scholarship awards

Glencoe High School senior Hope Bishop received a pair of awards at the 30th annual Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Banquet on Monday (Apr. 13) in Birmingham. 

Bishop was named the Class 3A state winner in the Student Achievement division and was selected as the co-winner of the University of Alabama “A” Club Educational & Charitable Foundation Scholarship. 

Also recognized were

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Gadsden State tennis players Michael Bizilia, Jordan Younghouse and Kyle Cavender (pictured, from left) were named to the All- ACCC Tournament teaGadsden State tennis players Michael Bizilia, Jordan Younghouse and Kyle Cavender (pictured, from left) were named to the All- ACCC Tournament tea

Cardinals finish second at conference tennis tournament

Gadsden State finished runnerup in the Alabama Community College Conference Tournament on Saturday (Apr. 11) in Decatur.

Marion Military won the state title with 12 points, followed by Gadsden State with eight and Faulkner State with six. 

For the Cardinals, Jordan Younghouse defeated Marion’s Patrick Ryder, 4-6,7-6,7-5 to claim the No.4 singles title. 

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Southside, Etowah baseball and softball teams ranked in state poll

Listed below are the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s high school baseball and softball polls released April 16. This is the final baseball poll of the season. 

BASEBALL

CLASS 7A

1. Vestavia Hills 

  2. Mountain Brook

  3. Thompson

  4. Auburn

  5. Spain Park

  6. Hoover

  7. Theodore

  8. Hewitt-Trussville

  9. Central-Phenix City

  10. Baker

CLASS 6A

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Southside High’s Hunter Clough connects for a hit during the Panthers’ 9-1 win over Hokes Bluff in the Etowah County Baseball Tournament championship game on Tuesday (Apr. 14) at SHS. Southside High’s Hunter Clough connects for a hit during the Panthers’ 9-1 win over Hokes Bluff in the Etowah County Baseball Tournament championship game on Tuesday (Apr. 14) at SHS.

Panthers batter Hokes Bluff for county baseball title

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

  Southside High head baseball coach Blake Bone knew what his team needed to win another county championship - hitting from the lower end of his lineup.

“We needed run production from the lower third of our order to beat a good team like Hokes Bluff,” he said following the Panthers’ 9-1

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Claire GravesClaire Graves

Graves shuts down Glencoe in county tournament final

By Stan Veitch/Sports Correspondent

Claire Graves was almost unhittable on Saturday (Apr. 11) in the championship game of the Etowah County Softball Tournament.

The Southside senior allowed only two hits and five baserunners while striking out 14 in a 4-0 victory over Glencoe in Walnut Grove.

“(Claire) is a definite threat because of her capabilities,” Southside

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 Etowah High’s Eli Dunn delivers a pitch during the Blue Devils’ 6-0 win over Boaz that clinched the Class 5A, Area 13 title on Apr. 9 in Attalla.  Etowah High’s Eli Dunn delivers a pitch during the Blue Devils’ 6-0 win over Boaz that clinched the Class 5A, Area 13 title on Apr. 9 in Attalla.

Dunn stymies Boaz bats, Blue Devils clinch area title

By Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter

The Etowah High baseball team has made a habit of defending its home turf through the years, and last Thursday (April 9) was no exception.

A strong pitching performance from sophomore Eli Dunn propelled the sixth-ranked Blue Devils (24-9, 6-1) to a 6-0 victory over Boaz at Larry Foster Field in a contest

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Glencoe High’s Karley Willis (left) and Westbrook’s Kayleigh Campbell battle for possession during the Lady Warriors’ 4-0 victory in Class 1A-3A, Area 6 soccer action on Thursday (Apr. 9) in Gadsden. Glencoe High’s Karley Willis (left) and Westbrook’s Kayleigh Campbell battle for possession during the Lady Warriors’ 4-0 victory in Class 1A-3A, Area 6 soccer action on Thursday (Apr. 9) in Gadsden.

Westbrook shuts out Glencoe, wins soccer area title

The Westbrook Christian girls soccer team won its first area title on Thursday (Apr. 9) with a 4-0 Class 1A-3A Area 6 victory over Glencoe at Weeks Field in Gadsden.

Westbrook (8-1-2, 5-0) will host a first round playoff match on April 28.

Makenna Beard, Alexis Beard, Kylee Berndt and Barclay Bellew each scored a goal for the Lady

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Chris DudleyChris Dudley

Gadsden City duo highlights All-Messenger basketball teams

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Gadsden City High doubled up on local postseason basketball honors.

The Titans’ Chris Dudley and Haley Troup are The Messenger’s respective boys and girls Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season.

A 6-3 senior guard, Dud-ley averaged 23 points and seven rebounds per game while helping the Titans post a 24-6 record and qualify for

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Freddie KitchensFreddie Kitchens

Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame to induct Class of 2015

The annual Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 6 p.m. at the Gadsden Convention Hall.

Inductees are Freddie Kitchens from Etowah High School, Cassie Duncan Shields from Hokes Bluff High School, Dr. Gary White from Gadsden High School and Jimmy Wood from Glencoe High School.

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Southside, Etowah baseball and softball teams ranked in state poll

 Listed below are the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s high school baseball and softball polls released April 9.

BASEBALL

CLASS 7A

1. Mountain Brook 

 2. Spain Park 

  3. Vestavia Hills

  4. Hewitt-Trussville

  5. Auburn

  6. Thompson

  7. Hoover 

  8. Theodore 

  9. Central-Phenix City

  10. Baker 

CLASS 6A

  1. Cullman 

  2. Pelham 

  3. Opelika

  4. Spanish Fort 

  5. Hartselle 

 6. Briarwood

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC men’s basketball

NCAA Tournament Review

Kentucky’s dream of a perfect season came to a screeching halt on Saturday (Apr. 4) at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers in the Final Four in Indianapolis. The Wildcats had a four point lead with less than seven minutes to play but Wisconsin took the lead and never looked back after a Sam Dekker three-point

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Southside High’s Brittany Williams delivers a pitch during the Lady Panthers’ 8-0 softball victory over Briarwood Christian on Tuesday (Apr. 7) at SHS.Southside High’s Brittany Williams delivers a pitch during the Lady Panthers’ 8-0 softball victory over Briarwood Christian on Tuesday (Apr. 7) at SHS.

Top-ranked Lady Panthers shut out Briarwood

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Brittany Williams pitched a no-hitter through four innings as Class 6A No. 1 Southside defeated Briarwood Christian, 8-0, on Tuesday (Apr. 7) at SHS.

Williams allowed two walks while striking out seven to notch the win. She sent down the side in order in the third and fourth innings and retired the last seven

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Etowah High’s Madison Grant prepares to deliver a pitch during the lady Blue Devils’ 1-0 victory over Guntersville on Tuesday (Apr. 7) in Attalla. Etowah High’s Madison Grant prepares to deliver a pitch during the lady Blue Devils’ 1-0 victory over Guntersville on Tuesday (Apr. 7) in Attalla.

Perry’s homer, Grant’s pitching pulls Etowah past Guntersville

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

Etowah had to weather a late rally attempt before securing a 1-0 win over Class 5A, Area 13 rival Guntersville on Tuesday (Apr. 7) in Attalla. 

With the Lady Blue Devils (22-7) nursing a 1-0 lead in the top of the seventh inning, three straight hits by loaded the bases with no outs. 

All three

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 Glencoe High’s Jessica Rathje delivers a pitch during the Lady Yellow Jackets’ 3-0 softball win over Hokes Bluff on Monday (Apr. 6) at GHS. Glencoe High’s Jessica Rathje delivers a pitch during the Lady Yellow Jackets’ 3-0 softball win over Hokes Bluff on Monday (Apr. 6) at GHS.

Rathje tosses no-hitter in Glencoe win over Hokes Bluff

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

Jessica Rathje pitched a weather -shortened no-hitter to propel Glencoe to a 3-0 softball victory over Hokes Bluff on Monday (Apr. 6) at GHS. 

Played during a steady shower, the game was called in the top of the sixth inning when heavier rain moved into the area.

In five innings, Rathje struck out eight while walking one.

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Etowah wins Gadsden Umpires Tournament

The Etowah High softball team went 5-1 to win the Gadsden Umpires Tournament last weekend at the Gadsden Sports Complex.

The Lady Blue Devils (21-7) opened the tournament on Friday (Apr. 4) with a 3-0 win over Plainview and a 9-1 victory over Collinsville. On Saturday, Etowah lost to Fort Payne, 7-1 before defeating Gaston, 15-1; Pisgah, 6-5 in

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<p><span class= The Etowah High softball team went 5-1 at the Gadsden Umpires Tournament last weekend at the Gadsden Sports Complex.

The Lady Blue Devils (21-7) opened the tournament on Friday (Apr. 4) with a 3-0 win over Plainview and a 9-1 victory over Collinsville. On Saturday, Etowah lost to Fort Payne, 7-1 before defeating Gaston, 15-1; Pisgah, 6-5 in eight innings;

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The Etowah High softball team went 5-1 at the Gadsden Umpires Tournament last weekend at the Gadsden Sports Complex.

The Lady Blue Devils (21-7) opened the tournament on Friday (Apr. 4) with a 3-0 win over Plainview and a 9-1 victory over Collinsville. On Saturday, Etowah lost to Fort Payne, 7-1 before defeating Gaston, 15-1; Pisgah, 6-5 in eight innings;

The Etowah High softball team went 5-1 at the Gadsden Umpires Tournament last weekend at the Gadsden Sports Complex.

The Lady Blue Devils (21-7) opened the tournament on Friday (Apr. 4) with a 3-0 win over Plainview and a 9-1 victory over Collinsville. On Saturday, Etowah lost to Fort Payne, 7-1 before defeating Gaston, 15-1; Pisgah, 6-5 in eight innings;

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC men’s basketball

NCAA Tournament Review

Kentucky is only two games away from becoming the first team in NCAA history to finish the year at 40-0. The Wildcats currently are 38-0, and are the first team to ever achieve that feat. 

Kentucky’s undefeated season nearly came to an end in the Elite Eight against Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish led for most

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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 April 2.

BASEBALL

CLASS 7A

  1. Mountain Brook 

  2. Vestavia Hills

  3. Hewitt-Trussville

  4. Spain Park 

  5. Auburn 

  6. Thompson 

  7. Theodore 

  8. Hoover

  9. Central-Phenix City

  10. Grissom 

CLASS 6A

  1. Cullman

  2. Pelham

  3. Opelika

  4. Homewood

  5. Spanish Fort

  6. Southside

 

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Glencoe High’s Will Parker connects for a hit during the Yellow Jackets’ 4-3 win over Hokes Bluff on Tuesday (Mar. 31) at GHS. Glencoe High’s Will Parker connects for a hit during the Yellow Jackets’ 4-3 win over Hokes Bluff on Tuesday (Mar. 31) at GHS.

Yellow Jackets top Hokes Bluff in rain-shortened game

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

“Well, a win is a win," said Glencoe High head coach Charlie Robertson following his team’s 4-3 come from behind win over cross-county rival Hokes Bluff in a weather shortened six-inning game on Tuesday (Mar. 31) at GHS. “It’s been a struggle to get the games in this year, so we’ll take them any way

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