Titans sweep Blue Devils in twin bill

March 7, 2012 dbrickhouse

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

Gadsden City Titans used two stellar pitching performances and an explosive offense to sweep a double header from the visiting Etowah Blue Devils on Tuesday.

“These were great wins for our program,” said a happy Titan head coach Todd Lamberth. The Gadsden City Titans improved their record to 7-5 on the early season. “These are big wins…

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Bluff rallies, hands Pats first loss

March 7, 2012 dbrickhouse
By Joshua Price/Sports Editor Hokes Bluff High School rallied to score five runs in the final two innings of play to defeat West End High School, 8-5, in baseball on March 6 at Walnut Grove. The Eagles trailed at the end of the seventh inning, 5-3. Runs by Dylan McKee and Chase Jackiel knotted the
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Offense ignites, Pats remain unbeaten

February 28, 2012 dbrickhouse

 By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

West End High School defeated Fairview High School (Cullman County) on Feb. 27, 11-5, to improve its baseball record to 6-0.

Juniors Ryan Mashburn and Caleb Mayo led the Patriots’ offensive attack. 

Mashburn batted 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBI’s. Mayo tallied two hits on four at-bats with four runs and three stolen bases. Senior Skylar McCright batted…

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Stovall released by Braves, picked up by Royals

February 21, 2012 dbrickhouse
By Joshua Price/Sports Editor Former Hokes Bluff baseball star Tyler Stovall was released by the Atlanta Braves organization in October 2011. The left-handed pitcher was picked up by the Kansas City Royals organization three days after being released by the Braves. Stovall was drafted by Atlanta in 2008 (#64 overall) and pitched for the Rome
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Westbrook splits in season opener

February 21, 2012 dbrickhouse
By Joshua Price/Sports Editor Westbrook Christian High School opened its 2012 baseball season on Feb. 20, splitting a doubleheader at Boaz High School in the Sand Mountain Tournament. The Warriors dropped the opener to Class 6A Pell City, 5-3. John Mayfield pitched three innings in the opener against the Panthers, giving up five runs. Matthew
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Etowah falls in '12 opener

February 21, 2012 dbrickhouse

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Etowah High School dropped its 2012 baseball season opener to Guntersville on Feb. 20, 4-2.

Chris Steele scored in the first inning to give the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead.

Etowah starting pitcher Josh Bobo blanked the Wildcats the first three innings. 

Guntersville loaded the bases in the fourth inning with no outs. The Blue Devils managed two outs without…

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Ledbetter leads Etowah Bees in opener

February 20, 2012 dbrickhouse

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Caleb Ledbetter batted 3-for-3 with a run and a stolen base as Etowah's junior varsity defeated Springville, 8-2, in the 2012 season opener on Feb. 20. The game was the first of a doubleheader at Attalla's Larry Foster Field.

Ledbetter slapped hits in the first, third and fourth innings. Braxton Woods scored two runs for the Blue Devils.

Right hander…

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Bright to lead Yellow Jackets on diamond

February 7, 2012 dbrickhouse
 By Joshua Price/Sports Editor If the Glencoe Yellow Jackets are to win baseball games this year, they may do so on the arm of senior Harrison Bright. Bright, who recently inked a baseball scholarship with Snead State Community College, won eight games the Yellow Jackets last year. But “Hurlin’ Harry” will be asked to do
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Hall, Kennedy anticipate close area race

February 3, 2012 dbrickhouse
By Joshua Price/Sports Editor Etowah County baseball teams will have some tough competition in 2011. Comprised of Westbrook Christian, West End, Sand Rock, Pleasant Valley and Ohatchee, Area 13 is arguably one of the toughest areas in Class 2A. Westbrook finished the 2011 season with an impressive 26-10 record, before losing in the quarterfinals of
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Gaston skipper confident in inaugural season

February 3, 2012 dbrickhouse

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Gaston finished the 2011 baseball season with a 14-12 record before falling to the Ragland Purple Devils in the playoffs in a 3-game showdown.

Derrick Sewell took over Gaston’s baseball program after the resignation of veteran coach Mike Lamb last fall. Lamb accumulated a 66-47 record in five seasons as the Bulldog coach.

Gaston competes in Class 1A, Area…

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Titan hurler signs with Shelton

February 1, 2012 dbrickhouse
By Joshua Price/Sports Editor Gadsden City High School senior pitcher John Hill signed a baseball scholarship with Shelton State Community College (Tuscaloosa) on Jan. 20 during a ceremony at GCHS. The Titan batted .330 during his junior campaign with 21 RBIs, seven doubles and a pair of home runs, but his skills on the mound
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Bright inks pact with Snead State

January 31, 2012 dbrickhouse
By Joshua Price/Sports Editor Glencoe senior Harrison Bright signed a baseball scholarship with Snead State Community College on Jan. 31 during a ceremony at Glencoe High School. GHS principal Charlton Giles spoke about Bright as a player and a person. “Not only is Snead getting a great pitcher, they are getting a great person. Harrison
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