Sports

Seven Brilliant students receive Awards of Excellence

Seven Brilliant High School students were honored on Thursday, May 17, by the Alabama High School Athletic Association with special Awards of Excellence for exhibiting great sportsmanship, ethics and integrity on and off the playing fields. Recognized were (front row, from left) Kaitlyn Tidwell, Anna Kate Burleson, Trinity Barton, Alexis McCarley, (back row, same order) Gage Seaborn, Brilliant High Principal and AHSAA District 7 Legislative Council member Jack Hayes, Hayden Bryant and Braden Burleson. Photo by AHSAA.

Civitans honor She Bears


The Bear Creek Civitans Club honored the Phillips High School girls basketball team with runner-up trophies recently. The She Bears won second place in the girls Class 1A basketball state tournament this year. Shown are Civitan members (from left) Francis Shirley, Bobby Cofield and Joan Dees; She Bear players Autumn Edwards, Caitlin Martin, Lexie Dishner, Mary Ashton Hyde, Gracie Hallman, Baily Bishop, Lexie Hajjar, Julianna Taylor, Ally McCollum, Allie Veal and Amber Markham; Civitan members Debby Aderholt and Meria Epperson; and (back row) head coach Scott Veal.

Harbin named 4A’s hitter of the year

MONTGOMERY - Winfield’s Andrea Harbin was named Class 4A’s Hitter of the Year in the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s 2018 All-State Softball Team.
Along with Harbin, Marion County High School sluggers Josie Lipsey and Caitlyn Jones were named to Class 1A’s first team. Lipsey was named to the team as a second baseman while Jones earned a designated hitter slot.
Winfield’s Breanna Ray was named to Class 4A’s honorable mentions as a first baseman.

Hunt smashes go-ahead grand slam


Winfield native Jordan Hunt (29) celebrates with his Cumberland University teammates following his go-ahead grand slam in the Phoenix’s 8-7 victory over Northwestern College in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round on Tuesday, May15, in Upland, Ind. Photo by Taylor Sports Information.

Cumberland UniversityLEBANON, Tenn. - Winfield graduate Jordan Hunt knocked a go-ahead grand slam in Cumberland University’s National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championship Opening Round Tournament game on Tuesday, May 15, in Upland, Ind.