By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC baseball

Alabama Week 10 Review

The Crimson Tide finished the regular season with a shutout win over Vanderbilt, and the Tide entered this week’s SEC Tournament as the 11 seed. In the opening game of the tournament, Alabama defeated sixth seeded Ole Miss 6-1, eliminating the Rebels. On the second day of the tournament, Alabama lost to Texas A&M 4-3. Alabama’s

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Jacob MayfieldJacob Mayfield

Westbrook grad honored

Courtesy of Birmingham Southern College

After a standout career on the diamond and in the classroom over the past four years at Birmingham-Southern College, 2010 Westbrook Christian graduate Jacob Mayfield was recently honored by the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame with its inaugural Scholar-Athlete Award. 

Mayfield, who will receive a $3,000 scholarship toward his post-graduate work, plans to

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Sardis High School senior Allie Jones recently signed to play basketball for Snead StateSardis High School senior Allie Jones recently signed to play basketball for Snead State

Sardis’ Jones signs with Snead State

By Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter

Sardis High School senior Allie Jones was an eighth-grader when she dedicated herself to becoming a college caliber basketball player.

Jones’ time and effort paid off on April 30 when she signed to play for Snead State Community College in Boaz.

“I always wanted to play college softball, but in

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Southside High’s Claire Graves delivers a pitch during the Lady Panthers’ win over Daphne in the Class 6A stat softball tournament on Friday (May 15) in Montgomery.Southside High’s Claire Graves delivers a pitch during the Lady Panthers’ win over Daphne in the Class 6A stat softball tournament on Friday (May 15) in Montgomery.

Southside comes up just short in Class 6A state softball finals

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

The Southside High softball team‘s impressive postseason run ended one run short of the Class 6A state championship on Saturday (May 16) in Montgomery.

After battling back through the playback bracket to reach the title game, the Lady Panthers (42-7) posted a 5-4 eight-inning victory over Wetumpka.

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Gaston High’s Haley Morgan delivers a pitch during the Lady Bulldogs’ loss to Goshen in the Class 2A stat softball tournament on May 15 in Montgomery. Gaston High’s Haley Morgan delivers a pitch during the Lady Bulldogs’ loss to Goshen in the Class 2A stat softball tournament on May 15 in Montgomery.

Lady Bulldogs go 0-2 at state softball tournament

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

Gaston High made a quick exit in the Class 2A AHSAA state softball tournament on Friday (May 15).

The Lady Bulldogs dropped a 10-0 decision to Goshen, then lost 15-0 to G.W. Long at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.

Goshen25-19-2)  took an early 5-0 lead after three innings and was never threatened thereafter. The big hit

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