Area softball teams fall short at regional tournaments


All six Etowah County high school softball teams failed to make it out of the regional tournaments this past weekend.

In the Class 3A South Central Regional in Troy, fourth-ranked Glencoe advanced to the playback bracket final, where the Lady Yellow Jackets lost to Susan Moore by a score of 5-3 to finish in third place. Glencoe opened the tournament with a 3-1 win over Montevallo, followed by a 3-0 win over Trinity Presbyterian. The Lady Jackets then fell to White Plains, 6-0, in the semifinals. Glencoe then exited the tournament with its loss to Susan Moore.

In the Class 5A North Regional in Huntsville, Southside went 2-2, while Etowah went 1-2. The third-ranked Lady Panthers lost Muscle Shoals, 6-4, then battled back with a 12-0 win over Brewer and a 4-1 victory over Scottsboro. In a rematch with Muscle Shoals, however, Southside lost, 4-1, to end its season. The Lady Blue Devils opened with a 13-3 loss to Athens before beating Cullman, 7-6. Etowah then lost to Muscle Shoals, 10-2.

Hokes Bluff and Sardis both went 0-2 at the Class 4A North Central Tournament in Tuscaloosa. The Lady Eagles lost to Cleburne County, 6-2, and St. Clair County, 6-5, while the Lady Lions fell to Oneonta, 12-2, and Lincoln, 7-6. 

In the North Regional Class 2A Tournament, West End opened with a 6-0 win over Cherokee before losing to Hatton, 6-2, and Sand Rock, 8-1. 

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