The Dadeville boys track team got a trio of top-2 finishes from Christian Nelson in the Albertville JV meet Tuesday and girls got a pair of top 10s from Skye Foster in the Gulf Shores St. Patrick’s Day meet Saturday.
In the Albertville meet, Nelson won the 400 meters in 55.80 seconds and was second in the 200 in 24.95 and the 300 hurdles in 49.52.
The 4×800 relay team also won in 9:42.86 and Caleb Bice won in the javelin with a throw of 136-8 as the Tigers finished third to the host team with 89.5 points.
Other top-10 performers for Dadeville were Kyreke Vines in the 100 (12.45); Xavier Alvies in the 200 (seventh, 26.70), 400 (sixth, 1:00.67) and long jump (fourth, 15-11.5); Kyle Vines in the 200 (10th, 27.24) and 800 (second, 2:32.86); Kenneth Garrett in the 400 (eighth, 1:01.30) and 800 (seventh, 2:37.58); Tony Hill in the 300 hurdles (eighth, 1:03.49); Owen Hartley in the discus (sixth, 69-2) and javelin (third, 103-6); and Spencer Meadors in the javelin (fourth, 96-0) and shot put (seventh, 24-9).
In the Gulf Shores meet, Foster was the top performer for the Tigers, as she captured second in the triple jump by hitting a mark of 30-7.75. Foster was also fifth in the long jump (14-2.25). The only other top-10 finisher on the girls side was Janasia Cross, who placed eighth in the triple (27-8.5).
For the boys, Josh Taylor had the best individual performance, taking third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 43.03. Cam Tai clocked in at 54.85 in the 400, good enough for fifth place overall, and he was also 10th in the long jump (18-2.25).
Dadeville had several top performances in the field. Jamauri Chislom was third in the shot put (43-2.5) and ninth in the discus (99-2). In the javelin, Connor Fuller captured sixth with a throw of 123-11, and Caleb Bice followed closely behind in seventh place (120-6). The Tigers also had two top finishes in the triple jump, with Ladarrius Moore earning seventh (37-2.5) and AJ Williams taking ninth (36.4).
All of Dadeville’s boys relay teams performed well with the 4×400 doing the best. It finished in 3:50.41, good enough for fifth place. The 4×8 clocked in at 9:46.80 for sixth place, and the 4×1 was eighth in 47.67.
Dadeville sweeps Randolph County
Dadeville’s baseball team earned a pair of victories over Randolph County in an area doubleheader last Thursday night, winning 4-1 and 4-0.
Totaling 13 hits in the two games was more than enough for the win. Jake Outlaw led the offense with four hits, including a double and a triple, and Ty Bell also had three singles. Max McClendon and Slade McCullers each recorded two hits.
Reeltown turns tables on Beauregard
After having just lost to Beauregard by 10 runs two days earlier, Reeltown’s baseball team flipped the script Saturday afternoon with a 7-3 victory against the Hornets.
Beauregard jumped on the Rebels early, taking a 3-0 lead midway through the second inning but Reeltown chipped away at it with a run in the home half of the second. It then took a lead by scoring three runs in the third inning.
Will Brooks started things off with a single and with one out, Reed Baker joined him on the bases by reaching on an error. Despite Beauregard getting another out on the board, the Rebels kept working, as Colt Adcock reached on another Hornet error that gave Brooks time to score. Baker then tied things up on a steal of home, and Parker Hardin hit a hard single to left field, driving in Adcock.
Reeltown (7-5) scored an insurance run in each of the next three innings to set the final score. Hardin led the offense with a pair of hits, while Colby Clark had a fine outing on the mound, going the distance and allowing just six hits. He walked two and fanned two.
One bad inning causes Dadeville’s downfall
Beauregard scored five runs in the fifth inning and went on to defeat Dadeville’s softball team 7-5 last Thursday night.
The Tigers racked up seven hits in the loss and only three starters did not record at least a single. Tori Giles led the way with two hits, while Cali Jones smacked a double and plated two runs.
Makya Johnson suffered the losses despite giving up just four earned runs, as the Tiger defense struggled with four errors. Johnson scattered eight hits and struck out one but she walked five.
Reeltown takes down Sylacauga
In a rain-shortened game last Thursday, Reeltown’s softball team got the best of Sylacauga, 10-6. The Rebels poured in 12 hits en route to the victory.
Chloe Davidson and Marlee Knox led the Reeltown offense with three hits and a pair of RBIs each. Morgan McGuire also had two singles.
Davidson and Karlee Cotten combined for the win in the circle, giving up a combined five hits and three earned runs. Davidson threw 3.1 innings and struck out four while Cotten fanned two batters in 1.2 innings of work.