E.A. Sports Today

Tuesday roundup

Both Donoho tennis teams score 9-0 victories; Providence Christian goes low, win Hoover tournament, White Plains’ Dyar top 10; softball scores, highlights
The weather warmed up and so did the tennis rackets of the Donoho boys and girls tennis teams Tuesday at the Anniston Country Club clay courts as they romped to a pair of 9-0 victories over Plainview.
The Donoho girls only allowed the Lady Bears to win one game in their nine matches, while winning 72 games. Emma Weidmer, Claire Hillman, Virginia Hutto, Lily Grace Draper and Mary Marshall Perry all won their singles matches 8-0, while Claire Walker won 8-1.
Weidmer-Hutto, Hillman-Draper and Walker-Perry won their doubles matches by 8-0 scores.
It was a good day for the boys as well as they won in dominating fashion.
Harrison Han, Gray Hanley and Reese McWhorter won their singles matches by 8-0 scores. Cooper Montgomery rolled 8-1 and Jack Ballard and Rhett Rigsby both took 8-2 wins.
The team of Montgomery-Hanley won in doubles 8-0, while Han-Rigsby won 8-1 and Ballard-McWhorter won 8-3.
“We played really well today as a team,” McWhorter said, summing up the day. “We all hit the ball real well and dominated at the net. We are trying to prepare ourselves for the future.”
The near future is Wednesday as both teams square off with county rival Faith at the Anniston Country Club. – Brant Locklier


BIRMINGHAM – Providence Christian shot 3-over-par 219 at Oxmoor Valley – 22 shots better than its opening-round score at Hoover CC – put all three of its counters in the top six and rallied from six shots back to win the Hoover March Madness by 21 shots.
Spain Park was second (481) and host Hoover third (502). White Plains was ninth and Glencoe, which was missing two starters to illness, finished 16th.
Spain Park’s Marilyn Steed was low medalist (142) after a final-round 72. She won by five shots over Providence Christian’s Allison Howard and Auburn’s Elisabeth Preus. Providence’s Lauren Thompson shot the low round of the day (and tournament) – a 3-under 69 to  finish fifth overall.
White Plains’ Hannah Dyar birdied three straight holes in the middle of her round and shot 75 to finished 10th. The Lady Wildcats posted a 263 after counting 92 by Lexee Cunningham and 99 by Baylie Webb. Abby Gattis shot 86 competing as an individual. 
Final results
(Hoover CC-Oxmoor Valley Ridge)
Team scores
Providence Christian   241-219—460
Spain Park       235-246—481
Hoover            255-247—502
Mountain Brook          265-243—508
Enterprise       261-248—509
McGill-Toolen 263-252—515
Trinity Pres      264-259—523
Huntsville        266-262—528
White Plains   267-263—530
Vestavia          275-259—534
Hewitt-Trussville        290-267—557
Prattville         310-307—617
Helena             326-338—664
Central-PC       356-330—686
Florence          411-396—807
Glencoe           322-NA
Individual top 10
Marilyn Steed, SP       70-72—142
Allison Howard, PC     75-72—147
Elisabeth Preus, Aub   74-73—147
Emilia Smith, Ent        77-73—150
Lauren Thompson, PC86-69—155
Emma Cox, PC             80-78—158
Ashley-Sinclair Curtis, Ent      82-77—159
Virginia Ann Holmes, TP         82-77—159
Laura Catherine Goodson, MB           80-79—159
Hannah Dyar, WP        85-75—160


Tuesday’s games
Alexandria 12, Sardis 6
Lincoln 8, Cleburne County 6
Ohatchee 4, Ranburne 3
Oxford 11, Albertville 1
Piedmont 5, Wellborn 2
Pleasant Valley 6, Saks 1
White Plains 9, Cherokee County 2
Millie Burt and Maggie Phillips both homered and Alexandria erupted for seven runs in a separate outburst to beat Sardis 12-6. … Camden Wilson, Emma Jones, Lily Ponder, Hannah Fortenberry drove home runs in consecutive at-bats in a five-run sixth that broke open White Plains’ 9-2 victory over Cherokee County. Wilson had two hits and three RBIs, Callyn Martin went 3-for-4 … Brentlie Champion’s bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh capped a rally that gave Ohatchee its second one-run win over Ranburne this season, 4-3 … Former Alexandria pitcher Emmah Rolfe threw the second perfect game in Bob Jones softball history when she blanked Florence, 11-0.

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