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Sports round-up: Belyeu inducted into Hall of Fame

Published 7:29pm Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Belyeu inducted into Hall of Fame in Monday banquet

Central-Coosa boys basketball coach Joe Belyeu was one of 12 inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame Monday night at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery.

Belyeu won state championships as coach of the Cougars in 1995, 2000, 2001 and 2004, and his team was runner-up in 2008.

He was named the Alabama Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year in 1995 and 2004. In 2001, Belyeu received the Cap Brown Coach of the year honor and was named Southeast Coach of the Year.

Belyeu’s overall record is 538-237. He also has the distinction of coaching Adalius Thomas and Justin Tuck, who played against each other in Super Bowl XLII in 2008, on the basketball court.

The other inductees were veteran official Tony Baggiano, former Auburn University football coach Doug Barfield, AHSAA assistant director Wanda Gilliland, Vestavia Hills basketball coach George Hatchett, Athens Bible School head baseball coach William “Bill” Murrell, Sumter County basketball coach Johnny Patrick, Foley football coach Lester Smith, St. Paul’s track and cross country coach Jim Tate, Fayette County football coach Waldon Tucker,  Baldwin County football coach Lyle Underwood and Clay County coach Gerald “Jerry” Weems.

Rape fans 10 to help ACMS baseball team down Dadeville

Sean Rape struck out 10 batters to help the Alexander City Middle School baseball team to a 6-3 win over Dadeville.

Rape allowed one hit and one run in five innings and did not walk a batter.

ACMS got hits from Marquis Odem, DJ Jackson, Scott Sturdivant and Rape. Six Tiger errors helped the Wildcats, as well. Odem and Kyle Robinson scored two runs each, while Jackson and Sturdivant accounted for the other two.

Corley Woods gave up two runs on three hits in one inning on the mound, and Seth Hendon got the save after striking out two in the seventh.

ACMS (10-2) will be in a tournament in Sylacauga on Thursday through Saturday.

EBHS softball team pounds Notasulga for area win

Every Edward Bell starter reached base and eight scored at least one run, as the Lady Bears blew out Notasulga 18-3 on Monday to get to 3-2 overall.

Shekendria Williams and Ca’Neshia Smith scored four runs each, while Kierra Billingsley struck out seven.

The Lady Bears are now 2-0 in the area, counting a 16-2 victory earlier in the year against Loachapoka. Billingsley had four hits at the plate and eight strikeouts during that win.

The EBHS baseball team picked up a 7-6 win over Notasulga on Monday. The Bears have beaten LaFayette 26-16 and 16-6, and they’ve also defeated Lanett 24-13.

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