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Faith bowling makes history, Etter plays Pebble, Alexandria considering move to Thursday, PV cross-country girls enter sectionals No. 1

By East Alabama Sports Today

GADSDEN — The Faith Christian girls bowling team made a little school history Monday night.

The Lady Lions won the first sanctioned bowling match in their school’s history, beating Coosa Christian at Paradise Lanes 450-415.

Logan Boyd had the Lady Lions’ high game with a 116. The other members of the team were included Janay Caver, Abby Emerson, Regan Crosby, Paityn Boyd and Abby Kazanjian.

“We did something nobody thought we could do,” coach Chase Robinson said. “We played an experienced team (and won), so this is huge for us.”

PLAYOFF PLANS: The AHSAA is allowing opening-round football playoff games to be played Thursday in order to beat the expected bad weather.

The road games involving Anniston and Weaver already have been moved and Alexandria is considering it for its home game against West Point. A decision could come by lunch Tuesday.

Weaver travels to Madison Academy and Anniston plays at Russellville.
Weaver got a piece of good news earlier in the day when quarterback Paul Hubbard (shoulder) was cleared to play. With Hubbard’s return, the Bearcats are “as healthy as we’ve been since Day One,” coach Daryl Hamby said.

ETTER ENJOYS PEBBLE: Cory Etter bogeyed two of golf’s most iconic holes and shot 74 at Pebble Beach in the first round of the Journey to Better Invitational.

The Pine Hill pro is five shots off the lead, in fourth place going to Spyglass Hill.

Etter birdied 8, but bogeyed 5 and the iconic 7th and 18th.

RACE FAVORITES: The Pleasant Valley girls cross country team moved to No. 1 in Class 3A for the first time two weeks ago and will take that ranking into Thursday’s sectional race in Scottsboro. A virtual meet has the Lady Raiders No. 1 by nine points.

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