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Another big year

Published 3:33pm Thursday, May 29, 2014

I guess you could call today’s edition of the sports section the scholarship signing edition.

Today, you will see stories from six local signees who have signed scholarships with teams in the last few weeks.

I felt like we wouldn’t have enough space to give each signee their proper space during the Hartselle High School softball team’s run to the Class 5A state championship. So that’s the reason why we have so many signing stories inside today’s edition. We hope you enjoy these stories and photos.

It’s been another great season for local teams. Hartselle had several sign in all sports, including football, baseball, softball, volleyball, track and field and cheerleading.

Earlier this year, Brewer had four players sign basketball and volleyball scholarships. Priceville had several sign scholarships for baseball and softball.

Danville had a volleyball scholarship signing this year and at least one more will be signing during the next school year.

All in all, it’s been a fantastic season for our local teams.

As previously mentioned, the Lady Tigers won the Class 5A state championship in softball. Falkville’s boys team finished a back-to-back championship run in track and field.

Hartselle, Brewer and Danville also clinched berths in the state volleyball tournament, with Hartselle finishing in the Final Four and Brewer getting the runner-up trophy in Class 5A. Even Priceville had a great volleyball season. They have nothing to hang their heads about being eliminated by the eventual state champion.

Tanya Lybarger also passed the 700-win mark in volleyball.

Falkville also made the state tournaments in girls basketball and fastpitch softball for the first time this season.

Brewer continued its run of four consecutive trips to the Final 48 in basketball. Priceville also managed a 27-5 record before being eliminated by eventual 4A champ Oneonta.

There were also some spectacular individual event performances. The Hartselle 4x100m relay team of D’Andre Mack, Ja’maal Jackson, Jaylen Jackson and Steven Cleek won state.

Aaron Davis was the state runner-up in cross country. David Dunford was a runner-up in wrestling.

I’m running out of room to recognize all of the great performances this year. If I left your moment out, I apologize for that.

It’s been a great year and I look forward to another big season next year.

Brent Maze is the managing editor of the Hartselle Enquirer.

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