Cleburne County’s season-long domination of Class 4A’s Area 10 continued uninterrupted Tuesday night in Heflin. The Tigers brushed aside Anniston 25-12, 25-18, 25-13 in the Area 9 tournament semifinals then beat Munford worse in the championship match. The Tigers won the title 25-11, 25-11, 25-12.
Six Tigers earned all-tournament recognition. Senior Toni Epps received the most valuable player award. Joining Epps on the all-tournament team were senior Kaity Zeiders, juniors Bailey Beam and Alisa Norton and sophomores Madison Noell and Dynasty Santana.
As Area 10 champions, the Tigers meet Area 13 runner-up Randolph School of Huntsville in Friday’s first round of the North Super Regional tournament at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Friday’s winners advance to a second must-win game Saturday, reducing the regional field from 16 teams to four. Each of the four remaining teams will play two more games Saturday to determine seeding in the Elite Eight state tournament in Birmingham next week.