ASWA releases All-State softball team

Three area players were named to the 2012 Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State softball teams.

Glencoe’s Jamie McGuire and West End’s Courtney Oliver were given first team honors, while Sardis’ Kameron Carter was given honorable mention.

McGuire was named first team catcher of Class 3A. The junior led all area schools in batting, posting a .526 batting average over 133 at

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Glencoe, West End pace annual All-Messenger softball team

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Glencoe High School and West End High School placed a total of 11 players on the 2012 All-Messenger softball team.

Glencoe pitcher Jordan Sims and West End pitcher Morgan Cleveland shared Most Valuable Player honors, while Glencoe catcher Jamie McGuire was named Most Valuable Offensive Player.

Glencoe finished the season with a 34-12 record. The Lady Yellow Jackets won

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Sardis' Holliday signs with Lady Cardinals

Sardis High School senior Dreema Holliday (center) signed a softball scholarship with Gadsden State Community College on May 18 at a special ceremony at GSCC. 

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Glencoe girls prep for regional tourney

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Glencoe High School’s varsity girls softball team begins its quest for the Class 3A crown this weekend when it travels to Vestavia Hills to compete in the North Central Regional Tournament. 

The tournament features five ranked teams. Top-ranked White Plains, Fourth-ranked Glencoe, fifth-ranked Winfield, seventh-ranked Saks and eighth-ranked Susan Moore will tangle for a spot in the state…

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West End readies for regional tournament

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

West End High School’s varsity girls softball team travels to Huntsville this weekend to compete in the Class 2A North Regional Tournament at the Metro Softball Complex.

The seventh-ranked Lady Patriots face Westminister Christian High School in first-round action.

The North Regional tournament consists of some of the top softball teams in Class 2A.

Along with West…

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Glencoe rallies to down Susan Moore

By Joshua Price/Spors Editor

Glencoe catcher Jamie McGuire delivered a two-out single in the bottom of the sixth inning, earning a pair of RBIs and giving the fourth-ranked Lady Yellow Jackets a 7-6 lead over eighth-ranked Susan Moore in the Class 3A, Area 10 varsity girls softball tournament on May 3 at Susan Moore. 

McGuire's single was the culmination of an explosive…

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Ashville walk-off home run beats Bluff

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Ashville High School's Erieanna Gilbert crushed a high fastball deep over the centerfield wall in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Lady Bulldogs a 4-2 win over Hokes Bluff in the Class 3A, Area 10 varsity girls softball tournament at Susan Moore on May 3. The loss eliminated the Lady Eagles, thus ending season…

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Glencoe downs Ashville in tourney opener

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Glencoe defeated Ashville in the opening round of the Class 3A, Area 10 tournament at Susan Moore on May 1, 8-2.

The fourth-ranked Yellow Jackets jumped to a quick lead, scoring six runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Sarah Wallace and Morgan Lyles led the inning with consecutive singles. Jordan Sims blasted a shot off the left-centerfield…

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Questionable call lifts Susan Moore over Hokes Bluff

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

It is a shame when a competitive match ends on a poor call by the umpire, but that is exactly what happened between Hoke Bluff and eighth-ranked Susan Moore during the Class 3A, Area 10 varsity girls softball tournament at Susan Moore on May 1.

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the seventh inning, Hokes Bluff loaded the…

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Queens of the County: Glencoe takes title over Southside

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Class 5A Southside High School quickly learned why Class 3A Glencoe High School is ranked fourth in the most current varsity girls softball polls.

The Lady Yellow Jackets stung the Lady Panthers in the championship game of the Etowah County tournament on April 21 in five innings, 10-0, avenging two previous losses at the hands of Southside earlier…

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Sims, Glencoe top Hokes Bluff

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Glencoe High School defeated rival Hokes Bluff High School on April 4, 5-0, in Class 3A, Area 10 high school girls varsity softball action.

Jordan Sims pitched a complete game for the eighth-ranked Lady Yellow Jackets, earning a pair of strikeouts with the win.

The Lady Eagles threatened to score with a two-out rally in the top of the…

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Lady Cardinals drop pair to Wallace State

 By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Wallace State-Hanceville Community College swept Gadsden State Community College in a women’s softball doubleheader at Gadsden State on April 4. The Lions defeated the Lady Cardinals, 8-0 and 8-1, respectively.

Amber Mosely led Gadsden State’s offense in the opener, batting 2-for-3. Haley Kokoszka and Rachel Stewart each slapped a hit for the Lady Cardinals.

Kendall Bishop was charged with…

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West End gals smack Sand Rock

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

West End defeated Sand Rock on April 3, 10-4, in a key Class 2A, Area 13 varsity girls softball match at Walnut Grove.

The ninth-ranked Lady Patriots wasted no time scoring on the fifth-ranked Lady Wildcats.

West End’s Haley Fulenwider blooped a single to right field and Joni Goss walked to start the first inning. Taylor Nichols ripped a…

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Glencoe remains in poll despite loss

ASWA High School Softball Rankings

Polls released March 22, 2012

Despite their loss to Asvhille eariler this week, Glencoe remained in the Class 3A state softball rankings. The Lady Yellow Jackets, ranked tenth this week, are 15-8 on the season.

CLASS 6A 

1. Vestavia Hills (19-2)

2. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (20-3)

3. Bob Jones (14-4)

4. Sparkman (14-5)

5. Northview (19-5)

6. Baker (20-4)

7. Hoover (10-4)

8. Pelham (14-1)

9. Theodore (11-8-1)

10. Prattville…

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Lady Eagles smack Titans

By Deunte Marshall/Sports Correspondent

Hokes Bluff won its second softball game of the season, defeating Gadsden City on March 20, 13-3.

Hokes Bluff’s Chelsea Machleit got the first hit of the game with a single up the middle. Carlie Shields’ sacrifice scored Malchleit, giving the Lady Eagles a 1-0 lead.

Gadsden City scored two runs in the third inning to take a 2-1…

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Ashville tops Glencoe in area tilt

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

Class 3A’s fifth-ranked Ashville High School defeated seventh-ranked Glencoe High School, 2-0, in girls softball action on March 20 at Glencoe.

Ashville tallied two unearned runs in top of the fourth inning and rode the arm of starting pitcher Taylor Tucker to take a key area win. 

Alaina Hampton led off the third inning with a single and Sally…

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Collinsville smacks Gaston

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

Summer Roberts pitched a complete game for Collinsville as the Lady Panthers smacked Gaston, 16-5, on March 19.

The Lady Panthers tagged Bulldog starter Tanna Lawson for three runs in the top of the first inning and led 5-0 after two innings.

Gaston recorded its first base runner in the bottom of the third inning. Cadie Bagley led off…

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Etowah girls beat Fairview, Oneonta

 By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Etowah High School competed a round-robin softball tournament at Oneonta High School over the weekend. The Lady Devils defeated Fairview High School, 4-2, and Oneonta High School, 7-4, on Friday, March 16.

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Lady Yellow Jackets ranked in Class 3A

Glencoe joined West End as the only Etowah County teams in the ASWA high school softball polls. The previously unranked Lady Yellow Jackets, 11-6, are ranked #7 in Class 3A. West End, 9-3, moved up one slot to #9 in Class 2A. ASWA Softball rankings Released Thursday, March 15, 2012 CLASS 6A 1. Vestavia Hills
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Piedmont rallies, downs Bluff

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Piedmont High School scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to defeat Hokes Bluff, 4-3, on March 12 at Hokes Bluff.

Hokes Bluff sophomore Chelsea Malcheit led the game off with a single. Savannah Ward followed with a double, moving Malcheit to third base. Carlie Shields’ single up the middle scored Malcheit and the Lady…

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Lady Pats slotted tenth in 2A

 ASWA Softball rankings Poll released March 6, 2012 CLASS 6A 1. Vestavia Hills (10-2) 2. Sparkman (8-3) 3. Pelham (10-0) 4. Hillcrest-Tusc. (10-3) 5. Baker (9-0) 6. Bob Jones (6-2) 7. Dothan (6-6) 8. Hoover (4-2) 9. Fairhope (4-0)        10. Thompson (8-1) Others nominated: Northview (11-2); Hazel Green (9-2)   CLASS 5A
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West End wins two over Bluff

 By Deunte Marshall/Sports Correspondent West End High School swept Hokes Bluff High School in a softball doubleheader in Walnut Grove on Feb. 28. The Lady Pats won the opener, 8-4, and the nightcap, 6-3, to improve their record to 6-0. Hokes Bluff took an early lead in the first game. Chelsea Machleit scored on an
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Kircus' catch saves game for Panthers

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor Southside edged county foe Glencoe in softball action on Feb. 27, 4-1. Panther centerfielder Paiden Kircus proved that defense wins games.  Kircus snagged a bases loaded, two-out flyball in the right-center gap in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings.  Southside sisters Kaleigh and Peyton
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West End downs Asbury, Coosa

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor  West End defeated Asbury and Coosa Christian on Feb. 25 in a round-robin tournament at Walnut Grove. The Lady Patriots beat Asbury, 10-0, in the first game and Coosa, 14-0, in the second game. Morgan Cleveland and Courtney Oliver combined for a no-hitter against Asbury. Cleveland pitched four innings against the
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Lady Pats whip Titans in opener

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor West End opened the 2012 softball season with a win over Gadsden City on Feb. 23, whipping the Titans, 11-4, at Emma Sansom. The top of the Lady Pats’ offense devastated the Lady Titans.  Leadoff batter Haley Fulenwider and second-hole hitter Morgan Cleveland each slapped singles in the first, second and
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Hokes Bluff softball gets check

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor State Representative Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) recently secured  funds for the Hokes Bluff girls softball team’s general fund. Representative Ford presented the check to the school at a halftime ceremony during the Class 3A, Area 10 basketball semi-finals game on Feb. 9.
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