GULF SHORES -- Alabama Christian Academy continued its hot offensive streak, blasting Geneva 10-5 on Saturday morning to earn its 23rd appearance in the state tournament since becoming a fast pitch program in 1996.
TUSCALOOSA -- Prattville Christian punched its ticket to the state tournament with a dominating 8-1 victory over Catholic in the West Regionals at Bowers Park on Saturday morning.
TUSCALOOSA -- Both Catholic and Prattville Christian won a pair of games in the West Regional on Friday, advancing to the Class 3A winner’s bracket finals on Saturday at Bowers Park.
MOBILE -- Pike Road took advantage of an error-filled second inning by St. Paul’s Episcopal to score six runs on the way to an 11-0 rout of the Saints in the third game of the 5A semifinal series on Thursday.
TUSCALOOSA -- Area 5 rivals Brewbaker Tech and Tallassee advanced to the state tournament qualifier with a pair of wins in the 5A regional at Bowers Park on Wednesday.
GULF SHORES -- Park Crossing and Robert E. Lee were outscored 71-2 in four games on Tuesday, marking another quick exit for MPS schools from the 6A regional at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex on Wednesday.
John Gabehart came up with the game-winning hit in the bottom of the sixth, but the Autauga Academy sophomore admits he doesn’t remember much about it as he was battling heat cramps and aching knees.
In 1997, Pickens Academy won the second of two consecutive state baseball championships, riding the arm of Lance Lowery to the third baseball title in the school’s history.
Trinity Presbyterian School administrators wasted little time in naming longtime assistant baseball coach Jarrod Cook as the successor to Ken Whittle, the only coach the school has ever had.
When new baseball coach Bobby Carr glanced around the players assembled for the first day of practice at Autauga Academy, it didn’t take long to count the returning starters.
Abbeville Christian, a perennial favorite, rolled through the Class A state tournament with a vengeance, defeating North River 14-2, Coosa Valley 2-1, Crenshaw 11-0 and Crenshaw again, 9-4, at Lagoon Park on Saturday.
Bri Short homered twice to lead Bessemer to the school’s first-ever softball title with a 7-2 victory over Clarke Prep in the Class AAA tournament at Lagoon Park Softball Complex on Saturday.
Macon East Academy coach Glynn Lott had a simple message for his team just before the first pitch in the Alabama Independent School Association state softball tournament on Friday.
HOPE HULL -- Hooper Academy held a signing ceremony on Friday as friends, family and teammates celebrated the college signings of Dalton Hooper and Rusty Moseley.
Trinity scored a pair of goals in the first half and relied on their defense throughout the game to snap Donoho’s 23-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory in the 1A-3A girls’ soccer finals at John Hunt Park on Friday night.
HUNTSVILLE – Leighton Robertson assisted on the Eagles’ first goal, then added two of her own as Montgomery Academy reclaimed the title with a 6-1 victory over St. John Paul in the 4A-5A state soccer championship at John Hunt Park.
Park Crossing survived a poor performance against Robert E. Lee in the 6A Area 3 tournament championship game, but rebounded to beat the Generals in a second and deciding matchup to earn the tournament championship at Lagoon Park Softball Complex on Thursday night.
PRATTVILLE -- It wasn’t the way Prattville Christian Academy coach Randy Stough drew it up, but at the end of the 3A Area 6 tournament he still had a championship.
CECIL -- After two games that featured 28 runs a day earlier, one hit would define the third game in the best-of-three semifinal series between Autauga Academy and Macon East Academy.
LAMP earned the right to play in the South Regionals a few minutes earlier by beating St. James and would have to beat Alabama Christian twice to win the 4A Area 3 tournament.
CECIL -- The first game in the Class AA semifinal series on Wednesday featured an emotional extra-inning battle between Macon East Academy and Autauga Academy.
After a season full of opportunities that didn’t pan out, Alabama Christian’s softball team finally turned things in the right direction with a seventh-inning rally to top St. James 5-4 in the opening round of the 4A Area 3 tournament at Lagoon Park Softball Complex on Tuesday.
There was a time, during the basketball season, when Catholic linebacker TJ Dudley pointed to the beginning of spring football practice as a good time for making a decision about where he wanted to play college football.
The Montgomery Academy and Trinity golf teams saw their seasons come to a close on Monday at Arrowhead Country Club as both missed qualifying for the upcoming state golf tournament.
GULF SHORES -- Anaya Thomas won one event and was second in two others to help Montgomery Academy to a third-place finish in the 4A state outdoor track meet at the Gulf Shores Sports Complex this weekend.
St. James senior Presley Miles closed out her career with three more individual championships on Saturday in the 4A state outdoor track meet, giving her 22 for her career.
CULLMAN -- Jeremiah Cobb won two events and Catholic’s distance runners accumulated points in three events to help the Knights capture the 1A-3A state outdoor track championship on Saturday at Oliver Woodard Stadium.
DAPHNE -- Trinity pushed across a run in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Bayside Academy 5-4 to force a third and deciding game in the best-of-three series.
BUTLER -- Autauga Academy scored a run in the top of the sixth to break a 1-1 tie and edge Patrician Academy 2-1 in the third game of the AA quarterfinals at Patrician on Friday.
In a game where scoring was at a premium, Leighton Robertson’s goal with 3.3 seconds remaining in the first half was too much for St. James.
CECIL -- Macon East Academy exploded for five runs in the final two innings of the first game and six runs in the second inning of the second game to sweep a quarterfinal series 6-1 and 10-5 from Wilcox Academy on Thursday afternoon at Macon East.
Between them, they have more than 2,100 wins spanning four decades. High school athletics in this area have undergone changes before but never have the retirement of two icons like Trinity Presbyterian baseball coach Ken Whittle and Alabama Christian Academy softball coach Chris Goodman come…