West End's Courtney Oliver. Photo by Joshua Price/Messenger.West End's Courtney Oliver. Photo by Joshua Price/Messenger.

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 High School catcher Jamie McGuire was the top hitter in the area in 2012. Photo by Joshua Price/Messenger.Glencoe High School catcher Jamie McGuire was the top hitter in the area in 2012. Photo by Joshua Price/Messenger.

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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<p>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.  <br></p>

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. 

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 catcher Jamie McGuire (right) and Jordan Sims talk with assistant coach Butch Barker during Class 3A, Area 10 action against Ashville. Photo by Joshua Price/Messenger.Glencoe catcher Jamie McGuire (right) and Jordan Sims talk with assistant coach Butch Barker during Class 3A, Area 10 action against Ashville. Photo by Joshua Price/Messenger.

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 catcher Joni Goss (right) talks with pitcher Morgan Cleveland and head coach Ricky Watkins earlier this season. Photo by Shellie Elrod.West End catcher Joni Goss (right) talks with pitcher Morgan Cleveland and head coach Ricky Watkins earlier this season. Photo by Shellie Elrod.

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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