WSCC ATHLETICS: Women’s golf wins Snead State Invitational; cross country competes at UAH; volleyball notches two conference wins

Competing for Wallace State’s women’s golf team at the Snead State Invitational were, from left, Abigail Baker, Hope Harrell, Hannah Sanders, Maddie Nelson and Brileigh Roberts. They’re coached by J.J. Adams. (WSCC Athletics)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s Hope Harrell was the low medalist, Hannah Sanders and Brileigh Roberts each made the All-Tournament team, and the Lady Lions’ golf team won the Snead State Fall Invitational championship this week at Lake Guntersville State Park’s Eagle’s Next Golf Course.

Harrell shined in her hometown, carding a 12-over par 153 for Wallace State in her second collegiate tournament.

Sanders and Roberts each finished tied for runner-up with a 161.

Maddie Nelson (172) and Abigail Baker rounded out the Wallace State field.

The Lady Lions will compete in the Jeff State Invitational later this month. 

Wallace State women’s golf is the four-time defending Alabama Community College Conference champions.

Wallace State cross country

Wallace State’s cross country teams are at the halfway point of the 2021 season, preparing for the UAH Charger Invitational on Saturday.

The Wallace State men won the Huntingdon Open last month and finished third recently at the Blue Mountain Toppers Trail Classic.

Sophomore Raleigh Stamps has secured Wallace State’s best finish in all four meets this season. Fellow sophomore Jikori James has been among the top of the mix as well.

The Wallace State women are ranked 4th nationally in the latest poll by U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and coming off a Topper Trails Classic championship.

Macie Ellis finished as the individual runner-up at Blue Mountain, continuing her strong season.

Dani Akridge, Jaycee Biffle and Ally Amerson have registered some of the best finishes for the Wallace State women.

“We’re pleased with the efforts from both teams. We’ve used this week to nurse some sore hamstrings and shins as we prepare for the conference meet later this month. That’s the most important time of the year,” said Wallace State cross country coach Stan Narewski. “We always look forward to competing at UAH.”

Both Wallace State teams will seek their fourth straight ACCC meet championship on Oct. 29. It will be held at Oxford’s Choccolocco Park.

Wallace State volleyball

Wallace State’s volleyball team is inching closer to a 14th straight ACCC regular-season championship.

The Lions secured conference match wins against Gadsden State (25-15, 25-22, 25-12) on Wednesday and Wallace Community College-Selma (25-2, 25-7, 25-7) on Thursday.

Wallace State (26-6, 14-0 ACCC) has won 13 matches in a row. 

Against Gadsden State, sophomore Haven Hall finished with 15 kills and seven digs, while Daisy Manasco had seven kills and seven digs. Savannah Rutledge racked up 40 assists and five digs and Temperance Chatman finished with 16 digs. Madison Raybon contributed six kills.

In the win sweep against the Patriots, Laci Reese finished with seven kills and three digs, Chloe Shadden had 18 assists and six digs, Tobi Trotter contributed nine digs, Manasco had six kills and Grace Allen contributed five kills.

Wallace State travels to Chattanooga on Saturday to play a pair of matches and continues league action at Snead State on Sunday.

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