Local baseball teams set for state playoffs

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

It’s that time of year again. 

The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s state baseball playoffs start today (Feb. 18), with six of the 10 Etowah County teams in action.

Class 6A

Gadsden City (16-18) at No. 8 Huntsville 

The Titans have been on a rollercoaster ride this season.

Fortunately for their postseason hopes, the ride

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In & around SEC baseball

Auburn and Alabama Week 5 Review

Auburn lost two out of three games to rival Alabama last weekend in Tuscaloosa. The Tigers won the opener, 2-1, behind a dominant pitching performance from Dillon Ortman. The Crimson Tide bounced back with a 4-1 victory in the second game. Alabama pitcher Justin Kamplain allowed only one run in eight and 2/3 innings. In

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Lady Warriors win tennis sectionals

The Westbrook Christian girls tennis team swept the double competition and won five of six singles matches to win the Class 1A-3A, Section 4 tennis tournament on Tuesday (Apr. 15) at the Dana Loconto Tennis Complex in Gadsden.

The Lady Warriors will compete at the Class 1A-3A state tournament on Apr. 21-22 in Montgomery. 

Westbrook totaled 61 points at sectionals, followed by

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Commings signs with UWA

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Chelsea Commings is leaving the Titans for the Tigers.

The Gadsden City High senior signed a soccer scholarship on Wednesday (Apr. 16) with the University of West Alabama in Livingston.

Commings, who has started for the Lady Titan varsity soccer team at striker since her 8th grade year, was excited about the opportunity to play at the

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Local teams ranked in April 17 ASWA high school softball, baseball polls



1. Pelham 

2. Thompson 

3. Hoover 


5. Hewitt-Trussville 

6. Huntsville

7. Spain Park

8. Alma Bryant

9. Oxford

10. Northview


1. Spanish Fort

2. Cullman 

3. St. Paul’s

4. Southside 

5. Hartselle 

6. Muscle Shoals 

7. Homewood 

8. Springville

9. Rehobeth 

10. Pleasant Grove 


1. Charles Henderson

2. Childersburg 

3. Oneonta 

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