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    Brontae Harris Named to Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

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    BIRMINGHAM - Junior cornerback Brontae Harris has been named to the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List, which is presented annually to the nation's best defensive back by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.Harris was rated Conference USA's top cornerback in 2018 and...

    Runners fill St. Bernard for 6th annual Nicholas Fillinger Memorial Run

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With clouds hanging overhead and the temperature in the 70s, Saturday morning provided near-perfect conditions for the sixth annual Nicholas Fillinger Memorial Run. Approximately 140 runners registered for this year’s event and the trail at St. Bernard was full of participants...

    ALL-STAR WEEK: Gable, Ray, Glasscock represent the North in 60th annual North-South All-Star Football Game

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – There was a big local presence in the Cramton Bowl Thursday night as Addison’s Hayden Ray joined Cullman’s Seth Gable and Oscar Glasscock on this year’s North team. Gable got the start at free safety for the North while Ray started the game at center....

    ALL-STAR WEEK: Cullman’s Martin competes in inaugural North-South All-Star Tennis competition

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For the first time ever, tennis was included in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s (AHSAA) North-South All-Star Week and Cullman’s Reagan Martin was there representing the Bearcats at the inaugural event. Martin earned a spot on the North squad’s roster...

    ALL-STAR WEEK: Cullman’s Gerding, Bircheat play in North-South All-Star Soccer Games

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This year’s North-South All-Star Soccer games at Montgomery’s Emory Folmar Soccer Complex wrapped up Wednesday’s Alabama High School Athletics Association (AHSAA) All-Star Week action and a Bearcat was on the field for each game. Hannah Bircheat landed on this year’s North Girls All-Star roster while...

    ALL-STAR WEEK: Local runners Thompson, Akridge, Guthery compete in North-South Cross Country race

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This year’s Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) North-South All-Star Week is in full swing and Wednesday got things started with cross country. The girls’ All-Star race began at Auburn University at Montgomery at 7:30 a.m. and the boys followed them...

    SWIMMING: Tritons place 4th at District Championship

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s District 2 Championship was hosted at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center and the Tritons were able to put together a fourth-place finish. On top of their team finish on Saturday, several Tritons earned district medals and nearly 40 qualified to advance to...

    Local athletes headed to Montgomery for 23rd annual All-Star Sports Week

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The AHSAA’s 23rd North-South All-Star Sports Week is on the horizon and we have nine local athletes and a coach making their way to Montgomery to participate in the week’s competitions. Cullman High School’s Della Kelly and Will Thompson landed on the North All-Star Cross-Country...

    SWIMMING: Tritons knock off Scottsboro at home

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Tritons were back home to host Scottsboro Tuesday night and Cullman was able to pull away with the win after the boys finished ahead of Scottsboro by 40 points and the girls secured a tie with 179 points. The Cullman Swim Team will be...

    CHS Theatre student Grant Holland brings home school’s 1st Superior rating from International Thespian Festival

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    LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - On Thursday, Cullman High School (CHS) Theatre student Grant Holland became the first student in school history to earn a Superior rating at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE, taking the top honor in the category of Musical Theatre.  Holland...

    SWIMMING: Tritons edge out Jasper to win Cullman Challenge

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Jasper, Sheffield and Florence traveled to the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center Wednesday night for the Cullman Challenge and the home-standing Tritons edged out Jasper to finish on top. Cullman’s girls got past Jasper by 19 points while the boys managed...

    PREP SPORTS: Cullman High School earns AHSAA Sportsmanship School recognition

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Ninety-nine Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) member schools were recognized as AHSAA Sportsmanship Schools for the 2018-2019 school year Wednesday morning, and both Cullman High School and St. Bernard Prep School were on the list. The schools were recognized for...

    SWIMMING: Cullman Swim Team hosts Boaz; girls’ team tops Barracudas

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Boaz traveled to the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center Tuesday night for a matchup against the Cullman Swim Team, and the on the girls’ side, the Tritons pulled away to win with a score of 189. The boys finished behind Boaz...

    Cullman Swim Team hosts Arab and Fort Payne

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Tritons were back in town Tuesday night for a home meet and this knocked off Arab and Fort Payne. The Cullman Swim Team racked up another long list of individual winners and they’ll be back in the water on Thursday...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman’s Eastman commits to University of Montevallo

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman standout Anna Katherine Eastman has made her college decision. The rising senior point guard will be continuing her academic and athletic career at the University of Montevallo. Eastman was of one of the Lady Bearcats' biggest leaders on the floor in her junior campaign...

    ALL-STATE BASEBALL: Cullman’s Patterson named 6A Coach of the Year, 6 local players earn all-state honors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – 2019 was a great season to be a Cullman Baseball fan and accolades continue to come down the line for the ‘Cats, along with several other local standouts. The Alabama Sports Writers Association’s All-State baseball selections were announced late Saturday night and Bearcats Head...

    ALL-STATE SOFTBALL: Swann lands on 1st-team, several local players honored as well

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Alabama Sports Writers Association released the all-state softball team for 2019 late Friday night and Good Hope’s Bailey Swann earned a spot on the first team after a stellar senior season. Five other local players earned recognition as well, staring with Swann’s fellow infielder...

    Cullman Swim Team travels to Madison for Thursday night meet

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    MADISON, Ala. – After kicking off the 2019 season with wins over Albertville and Decatur earlier in the week, the Cullman Swim Team (CST) traveled to Dublin Park in Madison for another meet Thursday night. CST collected even more first place finishes on the...

    Cullman Shooting Team competes at State AIM Shotgun Tournament

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    MATHEWS, Ala. -- Members of the Cullman Shooting team participated in the State AIM shotgun tournament on May 30th and 31st in Mathews, Alabama at Dixie Trap and Skeet Club. Each shooter participated in all three events, which consisted of 100 rounds of handicap, 100 rounds of doubles...

    CHS Forestry Judging Team places 1st at state tournament

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Cullman High School brought home a new addition to the trophy case this week when the forestry judging team won the state championship in Auburn Tuesday. Coach David Benefield is proud of his team for it has achieved and what it...

    Cullman Swim Team starts 2019 season with wins over Albertville, Decatur

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Swimming season is back for the Cullman Swim Team and they kicked things off by topping Albertville and Decatur at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center Tuesday night. The Cullman Swim Team’s next meet will be Thursday when they travel to Madison. Check below for...

    PREP SOCCER: Brown out, Hackbarth in as Lady Bearcats Head Coach

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Lady Bearcats will have a new head coach on the sidelines next season. Head coach Jacob Brown is leaving the program after six seasons and Luke Hackbarth will be taking his place. Cullman City Schools did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding Brown’s departure. CHS...

    PREP SOCCER: Cullman’s Branham, Bircheat make Super All-State Team, 4 Lady Bearcats earn honorable mentions

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Several Lady Bearcats have earned All-State honors after putting together phenomenal 2019 seasons. Senior Abby Branham and junior Hannah Bircheat earned spots on the 6A first team and spots on the 1A-7A Super All-State Team as well. Another senior, Pia Muri, earned an honorable mention...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Bearcats sweep Chelsea to capture fifth state championship in school history

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – After playing 40 of their 43 games on the road this season, posting a 30-13 record and sweeping Chelsea in Montgomery, the Cullman Bearcats are state champions for the fifth time in school history. Dylon Wallace pitched a gem in game one, allowing no runs...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: ‘Cats preparing to take on Chelsea in 6A State Championship Series

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – After spending the regular season on the road, winning three of their four playoff series’ on the road and knocking off the reigning state champions on their field, the Cullman Bearcats are headed back to the AHSAA State Championship Series for...

    ARCHERY: Local squads compete in Kentucky at NASP National Tournaments; full local results

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    LOUISVILLE, KY. – Several local squads were in the field with thousands of other archers for NASP national tournaments in Louisville over the last few days and landed in different spots all over leaderboard, including some top five finishes. In the IBO 3D Challenge on Saturday, Cullman Middle...

    PREP SOFTBALL WRAP-UP: Regional Tournaments stretch late into Thursday night for local teams

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    FLORENCE, Ala. – After waiting through hours of rain delays on Thursday, day one of this year’s AHSAA Regional softball tournaments is in the books. Four local teams were in action for Regionals yesterday, two of which were in the North Regional at Florence’s Coffee O’Neal Park and...

    PREP SOCCER: Cullman’s Branham signs with Birmingham-Southern after record-setting career

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After spending the last six years playing for the Lady Bearcats and filling the record books, Cullman’s Abby Branham signed an athletic scholarship with Birmingham-Southern College Thursday to stretch her playing career to the next step. Abby posted several school records in her playing days with...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: ‘Cats headed back to Montgomery after sweeping Hueytown on the road

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    HUEYTOWN, Ala. – After sweeping the Golden Gophers on their home field with a 13-11 win in game one and a 2-0 win in game two, the Cullman Bearcats are headed back to Montgomery for the fifth time in six years. The ‘Cats trailed Hueytown 8-5 going...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Bearcats gearing up for semi-final matchup at Hueytown

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - It’s May, which means the Cullman Bearcats are deep in the AHSAA State Baseball Playoffs chasing another state title. For the sixth straight year, the ‘Cats are in the semi-finals and this year they’ll face Hueytown (34-11) with a spot in Montgomery on the line....

    PREP SOFTBALL: Regional Tournaments coming up this week for local teams

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    Five local squads are headed to regional tournaments this week after their strong showings in their area tournaments and each one is looking for a spot in Montgomery. Meek, Good Hope and Holly Pond will head to Tuscaloosa for the West-Central Regional Tournament while Cullman and West Point...

    STATE TENNIS RECAP: West Point, St. Bernard, Cullman qualify after sectional performances

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The St. Bernard Boys Tennis Team recently competed in the Boys 1A/3A state tournament in Montgomery. The Saints qualified for state after finishing runners-up in their sectional tournament. The #1 doubles team of William Tang and David Kim set a milestone for the school by...

    STATE TRACK MEETS: Saints, Lady Saints finish as 1A runners-up, state track & field wrap-up

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – They had to work through a quick schedule to dodge the rain but when this year’s 1A-3A State track meet was over, St. Bernard’s boys and girls were both holding red maps. The Lady Saints finished behind Falkville after scoring 74 points and the boys...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Bearcats headed to 6th straight Final 4 after 9-3 win at Hazel Green

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    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. – For the sixth straight season, the Cullman Bearcats are headed to the final four of the AHSAA state playoffs. After splitting Thursday night’s matchups against the Trojans, the Bearcats knocked off Hazel Green 9-3 on Friday to punch their ticket to the semi-finals. Peyton...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Cullman splits round 3 matchups at Hazel Green

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    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. – Cullman hit the road for round three of the AHSAA state baseball playoffs Thursday night and after coming from behind to take game one from Hazel Green, the ‘Cats dropped game two and will return Friday night for a rubber match with the...

    AREA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS: West Point wins area title, Cullman advances to North Regional, Thursday scoring wrap-up

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    Two more local squads punched their tickets to regional tournaments tonight and the Lady Warriors of West Point did it by winning the 5A Area 14 title. West Point defeated Arab 13-3 and topped Brewer twice to win the area crown Thursday while the Cullman Lady Bearcats split...

    AREA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS: Lady Raiders rack up 19 hits in blowout win over Ashville, Tuesday scoring wrap-up

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Area softball tournaments continued across the state on Tuesday and the home-standing Good Hope Lady Raiders maintained their spot in the winner’s bracket of the 4A Area 12 tournament after routing Ashville 16-0 in five innings. Sidnie English tossed the first four innings for...

    PREP TRACK & FIELD: Local teams put together strong weekend at sectional meets; full sectional results

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    Sectionals are in the books for local track and field squads and several athletes will be moving on to their respective state meets in May. Several teams collected top three finishes over the weekend, starting with Cold Springs’ boys who placed first at the 4A Section 4 meet...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Au, West hit walk-offs for Cullman, Cold Springs; Cullman Pre-State Blowout wrap-up

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Good Hope, Cold Springs and Cullman were all back in action for bracket play at this year’s Cullman Pre-State Blowout and after advancing past round one, all three fell in round two to end their tournament runs. A walk-off single from Taylor Au lifted Cullman...

    Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 inducted Saturday night

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 20th annual Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame class was inducted at the annual banquet Saturday night and this year’s class drew a crowd of friends and family that filled the Cullman Civic Center. The 2019 class consists of West Point’s Jason Allcorn, Hanceville’s...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Bearcats take game 3 over Pell City to advance, Hanceville falls to Phil Campbell

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After splitting last night’s games with Pell City, the Cullman Bearcats hit the field on Saturday for a rubber match against the Panthers with a spot in round three of the state playoffs on the line. The ‘Cats set the tone right out of...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats knock off Good Hope to open Cullman pre-state invitational

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman, Good Hope and Cold Springs participated in the Cullman Pre-State Softball Invitational. The Lady Bearcats defeated the Lady Raiders in the first game 7-2 and Good Hope dropped a tough game late to Fort Payne 6-5. Cullman dropped its night cap with Russellville 10-0...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Cullman and Hanceville split Friday matchups, Vinemont eliminated on the road

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After a season spent on the road, the Bearcats finally had an opportunity to play at the newly renovated Bill Shelton Field and opened up the new facility by splitting a pair of round two matchups with the Pell City Panthers. Cullman fell 4-3 in...

    PREP SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Lady Bearcats fall to Albertville at home in Penalty Kicks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After wrapping up the regular season with an area title, the Cullman Lady Bearcats hosted Albertville for the opening round of the AHSAA state playoffs but came up just short in penalty kicks (PKs) after a pair of sudden death periods...

    PREP SOCCER: Lady Bearcats win on the road, Aggies shut out Warriors, Monday scoring wrap-up

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. – With the playoffs looming later this week, the Cullman Lady Bearcats capped off the regular season with a 6-0 performance on the road against Hartselle. Abby Branham found the back of the net twice for the Lady Bearcats and Annabeth Mauldin, Mimi Lunsford, Elle Atchison...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Voce tosses 1-hitter in 15-0 win over Vinemont, Monday scoring wrap-up

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    BREMEN, Ala. - It was all Cold Springs from the start on Monday and after taking a 2-0 lead over Vinemont in the first and stretching it to 4-0 in the third, they plated 11 runs in the fourth inning to put the game...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Bearcats advance after sweeping Albertville, Fairview and Cold Springs fall on the road

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    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – For the 18th straight season, the Cullman Bearcats are headed to round two of the AHSAA state baseball playoffs after sweeping the Albertville Aggies on Saturday. The ‘Cats took game one 4-3 and put the series away with a 6-1 win in game two to...

    PREP BASKETBALL: 10 local athletes invited to inaugural AHSAA Elite 100 Showcase

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s first ever Elite 100 Basketball Showcase will be here in June and there will be 10 local players participating in the inaugural event. The AHSAA Central Board of Control approved a boys and girls summer...

    CULLMAN CITY-COUNTY CLASSIC: West Point Warriors repeat as Cullman City-County Classic Champions

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Forty-one boats loaded with anglers from across Cullman County hit Smith Lake early Thursday morning and after a day on the water, the 2019 Cullman City-County Classic is in the books. The West Point Warriors defended their title from 2018 and...

    PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: Ball’s walk-off homer lifts Fairview over Ashville; Tuesday scoring wrap-up

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Ashville traveled to Fairview to take on the Lady Aggies in Tuesday afternoon area softball action and the story from this game was Katie Ball’s walk-off three-run home run that lifted Fairview over the Lady Bulldogs 7-6. Ashville started the game out strong witht an RBI...

    PREP BASEBALL: Bearcats defeat Sparkman, honor late teammate on senior night; Monday scoring wrap-up

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. – The Bearcats traveled to Hartselle for a matchup against Sparkman Monday night and after edging the Senators 5-4, Cullman celebrated a very special senior night. Along with this year’s senior class made up of Dylon Wallace, Garrett Evans, Cooper Beck, Cole...

    PREP BASEBALL: AHSAA State Baseball Playoffs begin Friday for local teams

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Postseason baseball has arrived, and we have six local teams in the field for this year’s AHSAA playoffs starting Friday. Addison, Fairview, Cold Springs, Hanceville and Cullman will be on the road for round one and the Vinemont Eagles will host...

    PREP BASEBALL: Holly Pond falls to New Hope at home, Lady Bearcats clinch section title

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – New Hope traveled to Holly Pond to take on the Broncos in their final home game of the season and the visitors ended up taking the game 8-2. After the game, four Holly Pond seniors were recognized in a senior night ceremony, Caleb Lambert,...

    PREP BASEBALL: Bearcats win 9th straight area title with dramatic 10-8 win at Hartselle; Thursday night scoring wrap-up

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. – Thursday’s first matchup between the Bearcats and the Tigers was just another typical Cullman v. Hartselle game in which the ‘Cats built an 8-1 advantage by the bottom of the seventh, the Tigers plated seven runs in the final frame to...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Warriors topple Good Hope 5-3 to win 6th straight county title; Wednesday night scoring wrap-up

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – For the sixth straight season, the West Point Lady Warriors are your Cullman County Softball Champions after defeating Good Hope 5-3. The Lady Warriors enjoyed a bye in the opening round but topped Holly Pond 4-1 to advance to the...

    PREP BASEBALL: Hanceville tops Vinemont at home; Cleghorn’s shutout lifts West Point over Russellville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles traveled to take on Hanceville Tuesday night, and the Bulldogs were able to collect an important 10-5 area win at home. Mark Dyer got the start and the win on the hill for Hanceville after tossing five innings...

    PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Fairview falls to Westminster Christian 13-4, Saturday scoring wrap-up

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – After locking up a playoff spot with a 4-1 win over Ashville earlier this week, the Aggies hosted Westminster Christian on Saturday and fell in a tough game, 13-4. After a scoreless first inning, the Wildcats scored a pair of runs in the second and...

    PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Warriors split area matchups against Hamilton, Friday scoring wrap-up

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – Hamilton traveled to West Point Friday afternoon for a pair of area matchups with the Warriors and after taking game one 5-2, West Point bounced back and won game two 11-0 in five innings. The Aggies scored a pair of runs in the top...

    ARCHERY: Vinemont Middle, Vinemont Elementary win 2019 Alabama State Championships, full individual results

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Vinemont Elementary and Vinemont Middle School collected even more hardware to add to their 2019 haul Friday afternoon when they captured this year’s National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Alabama State Championships in their respective divisions. East Elementary finished just...

    PREP SOCCER: Cullman knocks off Decatur at home 6-3, Thursday scoring wrap-up

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Lady Bearcats hosted Decatur for a rainy area matchup on Thursday and Cullman was able to pull away with a 6-3 win. Abby Branham scored three goals and collected an assist in the win while Mimi Lunsford, Ashlei Bryant and Pia Muri...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats fall to Decatur in the rain

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The last meeting between Decatur and Cullman ended in a 7-2 home victory for the Lady Red Raiders on Tuesday and Thursday was no different as the Lady Bearcats wound up falling at home 14-3 in a rainy game. Decatur put...

    PREP SOCCER: Lady Warriors top Danville at home 5-1

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – The Lady Warriors improved to 5-5-1 Tuesday night with a 5-1 win over Danville on their home field. West Point jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half, but Danville was able to get one goal on the scoreboard before the...

    PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: West Point comes back to beat Arab in 19-16 shootout, Tuesday scoring wrap-up

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – The Lady Warriors hosted Arab Tuesday and after the Lady Knights built an early lead, West Point came back to top them in a shootout. Arab scored three in the top of the first and maintained a 3-1 lead going into the second,...

    PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: Cold Springs walks it off against Holly Pond in 9 innings, Monday night scoring wrap-up

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    BREMEN, Ala. – It took nine innings to settle things between Cold Springs and Holly Pond on Monday and it was a Crimson Gann single that drove in the winning run and sealed the walk-off win for the Lady Eagles. AK Voce got the...

    Whitwell High School Claims Bassmaster High School Southern Open Title On Lake Guntersville

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    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — For a while, it looked like a statistical tiebreaker would be necessary to decide the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Southern Open presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Lake Guntersville.   But as the weigh-in was winding down, Westin...

    PREP SOCCER: Lady Bearcats finish 3rd at Smoky Mountain Cup

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    GATLINBURG, Tenn. – The fourth-ranked Lady Bearcats spent the weekend in Gatlinburg to compete in this year’s Smoky Mountain Cup with a field of top teams from five different states. Cullman finished third at the tournament after posting a 2-1 record against some of...

    PREP BASEBALL: Cullman racks up 18 hits in road win over Boaz

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    BOAZ, Ala. – Cullman hit the road for a matchup against Boaz on Saturday and racked up 18 hits in a 15-6 win over the Pirates. The ‘Cats divided up the pitching duties five ways on Saturday, with Brennen Norton and Cooper Bowen each...