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Austin boys pick up tennis win

From Staff Reports

Austin High’s boys tennis team recorded its first win of the season with a 5-4 victory over Bob Jones on Tuesday.

Austin (1-2) picked up three singles wins. Kyle Smith beat Ian Dial 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 2 spot in the lineup, while Kyle Justice beat Eric Bond 6-4, 4-6, 10-3 at No. 4. Tyler Collins beat Nick Morris 1-6, 6-4, 10-8 at No. 6.

In doubles, Austin took two of three. Smith and Alex Worley won at No. 1 over Dial and Bond 6-4, 6-2. Justice and Ben Ward won at No. 3.

Grissom girls 5, Austin 4: The Lady Black Bears (0-3) fell after losing two of three doubles matches.

Austin’s Meleana McCutcheon and Elizabeth Cargile won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 over Jessica Chang and Anne Clark, but Grissom took the other two matches.

In singles, Austin won three of six. McCutcheon won 6-0, 6-0 over Chang at No. 1. Cargile won 6-4, 7-5 at No. 3 over Abby Craft. At No. 5, Jena Ward beat Olivia Shanteau 6-3, 6-3.

Huntsville boys 7, Austin 2: In a Monday match, the Black Bears took two wins. Worley beat Clayton Simons 6-1, 6-7, 10-5 at No. 1 singles, and Smith and Worley beat Nathan Roberts and Conner Roth 3-6, 6-0, 10-6 at No. 1 doubles.

Huntsville girls 8, Austin 1: In another Monday match, Austin picked up its lone win at No. 1 singles. McCutcheon won 6-1, 6-3 over Kelsey Coots.

Baseball

Athens Bible 14-13, Columbia 0-0: The Trojans scored a pair of shutouts Tuesday.

In the first game, Joseph Baker had a triple and two singles. Jordan Pugh added two singles, and Will Chumbley had a double and a single.

Troy Steelman doubled, and Will Bennett, Tyler Sherrod and A.J. Price each had a single.

Jesse Gibson pitched three innings for the win, striking out seven.

In the second game, ABS (4-0) got two doubles and a single from Conner Brown. Ryan Morring had a double and a triple. Baker and Pugh each added a double, and Seth Jordan, Logan McWhirter, Sherrod and Jeremy Couey each had a single. Morring worked two innings to get the pitching win.

Golf

Russellville boys 163, Lawrence County 168: Russellville’s John Seal shot an even-par 36.

Lawrence County’s golfers included Brandon Dutton (41), Kyle West (42), Elijah Frost (42), Peyton Harris (43) and Casey Vinson (48).

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