With JSU's postseason fate on the line, the Gamecocks will host Tennessee Tech (19-24, 12-15) for a three-game set, with a single game Thursday at 6 p.m. and a doubleheader Friday at 1 p.m. Read the full story
As region champion, the Tigers will meet South Region runner-up LAMP of Montgomery in the opening round of the state tournament at Oxford’s Choccolocco Park on Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Piedmont (25-23-1) will play Mobile Christian on Friday at 10:45 a.m. at Oxford’s Choccolocco Park as the East Regional’s No. 2 qualifier. Beulah beat Piedmont 1-0 in the winners’ bracket final earlier Saturday and will carry the region’s top qualifying spot. (Includes state pairings)
A fan favorite as a first baseman at Jacksonville State, Sims earned four OVC softball championship rings in 2016-19. Now, she has one as an Eastern Kentucky assistant coach as the Colonels won in Saturday's tournament finals.
After beating third-seeded Austin Peay 8-4 in an elimination game, fourth-seeded Jacksonville State fell 4-3 to top-seeded Southeast Missouri in eight innings.
Alexus Jimmerson broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the eighth inning with a grand slam over the right field fence. It came with two outs. She also pitched 4⅓ innings of relief to close out the game.
Piedmont finished 34-7 in a season that saw the Bulldogs win their ninth consecutive area title and their second consecutive Calhoun County title. They reached also mounted a 16-game winning streak.
The 6-foot-0, 197-pound safety was a highly sought-after commodity in the transfer portal, hearing from Power 5 programs such as Louisville, Purdue, Utah and Washington State, among others.
At the end of a long Thursday of errors and mishaps, Piedmont walked off of Phil Campbell’s baseball field having beaten the Bobcats’ best pitcher and forced a Game 3 of their Class 3A semifinal series.
The second-seeded Colonels (33-15) will face top-seeded Southeast Missouri in the winners' bracket Friday at 10 a.m., while third-seeded Austin Peay (27-15) will face fourth-seeded Jacksonville State (23-24) in an elimination game at 2 p.m.
Playing through the winners’ bracket undefeated makes Alexandria (33-10) the East Region champion. The Valley Cubs’ next game will be played in the AHSAA Class 5A state tournament at Oxford’s Choccolocco Park.
Asked to explain why the terrible start happened, JSU coach Jana McGinnis answered: "Nerves. Nerves. Not ready to handle the moment. That's all I can say."
Alexandria (32-10) will play the Sardis-Shelby County winner in Thursday’s 1:45 p.m. winners’ bracket final. JCA will play the Ragland-Cedar Bluff loser Thursday at 10:45 a.m.
Donoho punched its ticket Wednesday, sweeping Sumiton Christian 6-4 and 2-1 in eight innings on the road in their best-of-3 semifinal series. The Falcons will play the Brantley-Bayshore Christian winner Tuesday and Wednesday.
UAB defensive tackle Tony Fair entered his name into the transfer portal on May 3. He graduated on May 8. And on Tuesday, he committed to Auburn.
The Calhoun County Golf Tour travels to Silver Lakes this Saturday and Sunday for its third event of the year. Ty Cole won the first two events at Twin Bridges and Cider Ridge and has won this tournament five of the last seven years.
Weather caused Baton Rouge Regional officials to call off play for the third straight day because of course conditions. The top six seeds will advance to the NCAA tournament. JSU wasn't one of the top six seeds.
Jada Terry made the first team, while Nicole Rodriguez was on the second team. The team was voted upon by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.
At the drive-through event at Talladega Superspeedway, COVID-19 testing and vaccination will be offered at no charge from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Jacksonville State's Jada Terry has blossomed into a terrific player who'll be one of the best hitters enterting in this week's OVC softball tournament in Oxford. But there's much more to her than softball.