JACKSONVILLE — Armed with strong low-post presence, shooters on the perimeter and stingy defense, the Hazel Green girls basketball team made for a difficult matchup for Fort Payne.
JACKSONVILLE — As the final seconds ticked away, Collinsville girls coach Jon Tidmore walked across the front of his team’s bench, high-fiving each player as he passed.
JACKSONVILLE — Once the Collinsville girls basketball team started forcing turnovers and getting high-percentage shots in the third, the result blew the game open.
JACKSONVILLE — Kylie Neil attacked the basket just as she had all season. She forced defenders to stop her and she battled for rebounds to get the Fort Payne girls basketball team second-shot opportunities.
JACKSONVILLE — After trading baskets for 39-plus minutes, Midfield’s defensive traps and a late turnover left the two-time defending state champion Plainview boys stunned in the semifinal round of the AHSAA Class 3A Northeast Regional.
Makayla Bullock scored a game-high 28 points with five rebounds, as three Sylvania girls reached double-digit scoring in an 89-71 loss to Susan Moore in the AHSAA Class 3A Northeast Regional in Jacksonville on Saturday night.
Parker Godwin led the Fyffe boys with 24 points and Brody Dalton had 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 59-52 victory against Asbury in a Class 2A Northeast Sub-regional game in Fyffe on Tuesday night.
The Collinsville girls hit six 3-pointers in the second quarter to pull away from Fyffe and win 60-41 in a Class 2A Northeast Sub-regional game Monday night.
Fort Payne girls basketball players cut down the net and let out victorious screams on their way to the locker room, knowing they had secured a spot in the Class 6A Northeast Regional semifinals.
Colton Davis scored 18 points and Blake Bouldin had 17 points, helping lift the fourth-seeded Crossville boys to a 60-54 win against No. 2 Douglas in the Class 5A, Area 13 championship Friday night.
SAND ROCK — Despite getting high-percentage scoring chances in the fourth quarter, many shots just didn’t fall for the Collinsville girls basketball team.
Kylie Neil scored 11 points and Kiuna Johnson and Isabelle Goggans added 10 points apiece for the Fort Payne girls in a 42-33 win against Albertville, claiming the Class 6A, Area 13 championship in Albertville on Thursday night.
Tyler Cox scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the No. 4-seeded Crossville boys in a 45-42 upset of top-seeded Boaz in the semifinal round of the Class 5A, Area 14 in Boaz on Tuesday night.
Makayla Bullock paced the Sylvania girls with 23 points and Kenadie Lee added 19 points as the Rams defeated Plainview 69-49 in the semifinal round of the Class 3A, Area 15 Tournament in Pisgah on Monday night.
Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of stories highlighting the accomplishments of DeKalb County Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The hall elected a new board of directors and will induct a new class at a banquet in June. For information on how to nominate someone for the hall of fame…
FORT PAYNE —The Fort Payne girls basketball team capitalized on some second-half transition opportunities and extended its lead en route to a 55-35 victory against Cherokee County on senior night Friday.
After crossing the 20-win season plateau last week and a win against Class 3A’s Pisgah this week, the Collinsville girls have risen to the top spot in Class 2A in the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s girls high school basketball rankings this week.
Tyla Tatum scored a game-high 21 points, Brittany Rivera added 17 and the Collinsville girls defeated Oakwood Adventist Academy 56-23 in Huntsville on Thursday night.
Jacob Hendricks hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 41 points to help the Fort Payne boys earn a 96-80 victory against Etowah in Fort Payne on Tuesday night.
Lane White’s 17 points led three Fort Payne boys in double-digit scoring, as they beat Scottsboro 66-53 in Fort Payne on Monday night.
Hadley Hamilton had 17 points to break 1,000 career points as four Collinsville girls in a 62-59 win against Pisgah in Collinsville on Monday night.
The Fort Payne girls basketball team used a 5-2 run in the second period to extend its halftime lead to 15 points en route to a 56-25 win against Clay-Chalkville in Fort Payne on Friday night.
Behind their DeKalb County Tournament win, the Collinsville girls remained entrenched in the No. 3 position in Class 2A in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings.
The Plainview boys remained atop Class 3A in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings after taking a 78-71 loss to Class 2A Fyffe in the DeKalb County Tournament championship game.
The Fyffe girls basketball team was largely out-rebounded by Sand Rock, but the Red Devils overcame the trouble by responding with offense.
Sparked by Logan McCullough’s 16 points and Trevor Butler’s 14 points, the Sylvania boys basketball team defeated the Ider Hornets 72-51 in a matchup of DeKalb County teams in Sylvania on Thursday night.
Jacob Hendricks scored the go-ahead basket at the buzzer to lift the Fort Payne boys basketball team to a 61-60 victory against Alexandria on Thursday night.
Sylvania’s Grant Atchley finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds and five steals to help push the No. 3 Rams past No. 6 Crossville 77-66 in a DeKalb County Tournament quarterfinal-round game Tuesday night.
RAINSVILLE — The No. 1-ranked Plainview boys moved the ball and smothered eighth-ranked Valley Head defensively, getting a powerful start to their DeKalb County Tournament run.
Brittany Rivera finished with a game-high 20 points to lead three Collinsville girls in double-figure scoring, as the DeKalb County Tournament’s No. 1-ranked Panthers beat No. 8 Crossville 76-35 on Monday night.
RAINSVILLE — Once the ball found open shooters, the second-ranked Fyffe boys did the rest to pull away from No. 7 Ider after an ambitious first quarter in the DeKalb County Tournament.
Makayla Bullock scored a game-high 22 points and the No. 5-ranked Sylvania girls held on to defeat No. 4 Plainview 63-58 in the quarterfinal round of the DeKalb County Tournament at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville on Tuesday night.
FORT PAYNE — The Fort Payne boys didn’t get the start they’d hoped for and had to play from an early deficit, leading to an 87-53 loss against the Albertville Aggies on Friday night.
Tristan Willingham made four 3-point baskets and scored 22 points, Jonah Williams hit five 3-pointers and added 21 points and the Plainview boys had four scorers in double figures in an 89-53 rout of Geraldine on Friday night.
FORT PAYNE — When Albertville drew a foul on a 3-point attempt with 2.9 seconds left and made all three free throws to pull ahead by three, the Fort Payne girls had to inbound from the far end of the court on its ensuing attempt to force overtime.
Grant Atchley scored 15 points with 11 rebounds to lead four Sylvania boys in double-digit scoring in a 69-66 victory against the Pisgah Eagles in a Class 3A, Area 15 matchup in Pisgah on Friday night.
All five DeKalb County teams that were ranked before the new year remained entrenched in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association high school basketball rankings.
After a three-way tie for the Region 8 championship, the Fort Payne wrestling team finished runner-up, locking up the region’s No. 2 seed in next month’s AHSAA state dual tournament.