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Austin 2nd in Lawrence golf
Black Bears pick up
wins in soccer, softball

From Staff Reports

Austin High finished second in both the girls and boys divisions of the Lawrence County Invitational at Deer Run Golf Course on Tuesday.

The field included 18 boys teams, seven girls squads and 125 total golfers hitting the course.

Lawrence County Red placed ninth in the boys standings, while East Limestone was 14th, Clements 15th and Brewer 18th. In the girls competition, East Limestone was fourth, Lawrence County fifth, Brewer sixth and Speake seventh.

In the boys division, Haleyville won with a 305, while Austin scored a 314, followed by Central-Florence in third at 318. The rest of the field included Red Bay (320), Wilson (321), Brooks White (321), Russellville (324), Hanceville (335), Lawrence County Red (337), Deshler (339), Hamilton (340), Lexington (343), Bob Jones (357), East Limestone (359), Clements (370), Brooks Orange (377), Lawrence County White (422) and Brewer (432).

In the girls division, Florence's 263 won the event. Austin scored 271, followed by Red Bay (333), East Limestone (338), Lawrence County (347), Brewer (354) and Speake (398).

Individually for the boys, Wilson ninth-grader Colby Whitehead shot a 66, followed by Haleyville's Patrick Brown (73), Russellville's John Seale (74), Haleyville's Blaine Farris (74) and Austin's Madison Terry (75).

Also for Austin, Caleb Ford fired a 77, and Trevor Johnson had a 79.

For Lawrence County, Kyle West had an, and Peyton Harris shot an 84. East Limestone's Clay Ebersold finished with an 81, and Alex Goodwin had an 84.

John David Smith led Clements with an 88, and Brewer's Spencer D'Olive paced his team with a 101.

Individually for the girls, Linn Groft of Florence fired a 73, followed by Austin's Sloan Davis (82), Austin's Kristen Askew (93) and Florence's Allison Jacobs (94).

Also for Austin, Francie Carradine shot a 96. Brewer's Sam Brunhoeber shot a 113, and Lawrence County's Kerri Lynn Letson shot a 112.

Decatur boys 153, Cullman 157: Braxton Rainey led the Red Raiders with a 36, while teammate Bill Nabors shot a 37. Andrew Lowry shot a 39, and Stuart Morehead fired a 41.

Priceville boys 167, Danville 193: Nic Allen paced the winning Bulldogs with a 38, while Brett Wilson added a 39. Andrew Johnson shot a 44, and Robert Varner shot a 46.

Danville's Dillion Childers fired a 43, followed by Russell Standridge (44), Garrett Gillott (50) and Andy Lafavur (56).

Abbie Harris shot a 45 for the Priceville girls, which didn't field enough golfers for a team competition, while Grace Oaks led Danville with a 63.


Austin boys 3, Sparkman 0: The fourth-ranked Black Bears (10-2-1) won behind two goals from Tomo Matsuo. Micah Rodriguez added another goal.

Austin goalkeeper Andrew Lowman and sweeper Conner Bryan helped pace the defensive effort.

Priceville girls 3, Westminster 1: Westminster scored its goal 20 minutes into the game, but Priceville answered almost immediately when Whitney Westmoreland scored to tie it 1-1 going into halftime.

Minutes into the second half, Marie Kaminsky scored the go-ahead goal, while Whitley Scruggs added an insurance goal later.

Autumn Taylor, Stephanie Varner, Michelle Downs and goalkeeper Haley Smith gave a lift to the Priceville defense, which shut out Westminster in the second half.

Westminster boys 4, Priceville 0: Westminster scored the first goal within the first couple minutes of the game and never trailed.


Austin 4, Florence 0: Kristen Hill hurled a one-hit shutout to pace the Austin victory.

Kelsey Jeffreys had three singles for the Black Bears (5-19, 1-1 in Class 6A, Area 16) Lauren Lindsey added two singles and two RBIs, and Rebecca Stephenson scored once and singled twice.

Austin will face Grissom at home Thursday.

Lawrence County 15, Fairview 0: Sallie Beth Burch knocked in three runs and scored four for the Lady Red Devils. She was 4-for-4 with three singles and a double.

Kassie Terry had a single and three RBIs in the win. Morgan Smith and Nicole Jackson each slapped two singles for Lawrence County.

Winning pitcher Kaylyn Smith surrendered four hits in four innings and struck out two.

Lawrence County (19-6) next will face Hartselle in the Hartselle Tiger Invitational on Friday. First pitch is 4:30 p.m.

East Limestone 8, West Limestone 4: Jyssica Pepper paced the Lady Indians' win by going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a single and two RBIs.

Morgan Franks added two singles and two RBIs. Chelsea Turner had two singles and one RBI. Danielle Holder had one single, one sacrifice fly and two RBIs. Bess Rhodes added two singles, and Cassandra McKinney and Carly Rhodes had a single each.

Franks got the win on the mound, going five innings, striking out two and giving up five hits. Kayla Sneed pitched the final two innings, striking out one.

Speake 10, Meek 0: Kylie Black pitched two perfect innings, and Sarah Bolan followed with four more for Speake.

At the plate, Revia Brown had three singles, and Black had a single, a double and two RBIs. Bridgette Fulks had two singles and two RBIs. Bolan contributed two singles.

Speake (14-17) will travel to West Morgan for a game Wednesday.

West Morgan 5, Danville 0: Hayden Hamby went 2-for-4 with an RBI for West Morgan, while Sara Hulvey added a single and an RBI.

Lauryn Kilgo had a double and an RBI, and Ashley Thorn drove in two runs with a double.

Winning pitcher Lauren Seibert threw seven innings, struck out 12 and allowed two hits.

Addison 15, Hanceville 1: Kayla Carden drove in four runs for Addison (11-3), and Kayla Woodard drove in two.


Hartselle boys 8, Athens 1: Hartselle won five of six singles matches and all three in doubles.

Anthony Penick won at No. 1 singles, and Alex Brown took a match at No. 2 singles. They combined for a win at No. 1 doubles. Jeremy Roper, A.J. McNutt and Chris Connor won in singles.

Jeremy Roper and Connor won in doubles, as did McNutt and John Landers.

Athens girls 5, Hartselle 4: The Lady Eagles won four in singles and one doubles match to beat the Lady Tigers.

In singles, Hartselle pulled off wins at No. 1 singles (Candice Light) and No. 6 (Dana Watson). In doubles, Light and Katie Kilgore won at No. 1, and Kelsey Jensen and Watson won at No. 3.

But Athens pulled off singles wins at No. 2 (Rachael Rosales), No. 3 (Brock Brett), No. 4 (Mary Payton Noah) and No. 5 (Sarah Rosales). Brett and Noah won at No. 2 doubles.

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