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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