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Weekend baseball

Looking to see some strong Class 1A baseball this weekend? Six of the top teams in the classification are headed this way for Ragland’s North-South Challenge.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday’s Games
Athens at Ragland, 1:30 p.m.
Sweetwater vs. Decatur Heritage at Pell City, 3 p.m.
Brantley vs. Hackleburg at Ragland, 4:30 p.m.
Hackleburg at Ragland, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Games
Brantley vs. Decatur Heritage at Ragland, 9 a.m.
Sweetwater vs. Athens Bible at Ashville, 9 a.m.
Brantley vs. Athens Bible at Ragland, 11:30 a.m.
Sweetwater vs. Hackleburg at Ashville, 11:30 a.m.
Decatur Heritage at Ragland, 1:30 p.m.

“We all are friends from seeing each other in the playoffs through the years and all these guys are great people and excellent coaches; we just chose to do our thing at small schools,” Ragland coach Rodney Lipscomb said. “We respect each other’s programs and I’m glad they think enough of me and my program to travel three to four hours in March to come play. It should be great baseball.”

Here’s the rest of the weekend’s schedule:

Thursday’s Games
Alexandria at Westbrook Christian, 4:30
Anniston at Gaylesville, 4:30
Ohatchee at Gaston, 4:30
Saks at Hokes Bluff, 4:30
Talladega at Munford (Talladega Co. Tournament), 4:30
Weaver at Spring Garden, 5:00
Piedmont at Cleburne County, 6:00

Friday’s Games
Glencoe at Wellborn, 4:30
Lincoln at Munford (Talladega Co. Tournament), 4:30
Oxford at Jacksonville, 4:30
Arab at Alexandria, 6:00

Saturday’s Games
Spain Park at Oxford, 9 a.m.
White Plains at Ohatchee, 10:30 a.m.
Pleasant Valley at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.
Weaver at Saks, 11 a.m.
Anniston at Winterboro, noon
Arab at Oxford, 1:00
Westbrook Christian at Jacksonville, 1:00
Pleasant Valley vs. Westbrook Christian at Jacksonville, 1:00
Weaver vs. Clay Central at Saks, 1:30
Cherokee County at Piedmont, 2:00
Wellborn vs. Geraldine at Ashville, 3:00
Gaston at Ohatchee, 3:30
Clay Central at Saks, 4:00
Cleburne County at Springville, 4:00
Wellborn at Ashville, 5:00

Speaking of what’s on the horizon, the seeding meeting for the Calhoun County Tournament is Sunday at Oxford. The results of this weekend’s games could have a huge bearing on the outcome.

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