College Sports Roundup

Published 7:36 pm Friday, May 10, 2013

By Christopher Graber | Special to the Advertiser

Below is a compilation of the statistics and achievements compiled by graduates of Chilton County area schools who now compete at the college level.

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Women’s spotlight

Lori Davis (Billingsley 2012) highlighted a sensational season by placing runner-up in the javelin to lead Alabama State to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championships on April 21 in New Orleans.

In the event, the freshman recorded a distance of 115 feet, 10 1/4 inches.

She also finished 20th in the hammer throw (93’11 1/5), 25th in the shot put (32’8 1/4) and a 28th in the discus (54’4 1/4).

Among the field of 10 teams, the Hornets narrowly outscored Prairie View to claim victory, 196.5 -183.

In the javelin, Davis holds the No. 1 performance among ASU with a mark of 129’9 1/4, which placed her fifth at the Florida State Relays on March 23 in Tallahassee, Fla.

The meet was not scored.

On April 6, she contributed a 10th in the javelin (106’10) at the Auburn Tiger Classic in Auburn, which was also a meet that was not scored.

At the USA Invitational on April 13, the freshman competed in four events and placed fourth in javelin (120’11 1/4) and sixth in the hammer throw (98’6 1/4).

She added a ninth in the shot put (33’0 1/2) and discus (65’4 1/4), while her performance in the discus was a personal best.

The invitational was not scored and was held at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

Men’s spotlight

Andy Phillips (Maplesville 2011) qualified for West Alabama in the College National Finals Rodeo, which will be held June 9-15 in Casper, Wyo.

The sophomore earned the qualification by placing in the second round of saddle bronc riding at the Tennessee-Martin Rodeo April 11 in Martin, Tenn.

For the season, he is No. 3 among the Ozark Region in the event with a score of 230.

Among the field of 11 teams in the Ozark Region, Tennessee-Martin claimed first with a total of 7,465, while the Tigers took third with a score of 2,910.


Jalen Osborne (Chilton County High School 2012) is a freshman infielder for the junior varsity program at Faulkner Community College.

The varsity program is No. 4 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, according to the NAIA Coaches Top 25 poll updated on March 26.

The Eagles’ varsity holds a record at 47-10 complemented with a 25-5 record in Southern States Athletic Conference play.

Junior varsity statistics were not available at press time.

Men’s rodeo

Nelson Wyatt (Chilton County High School 2011) finished his season for Troy on a high note, ending in the Top 10 in three categories among the Ozark Regional.

The sophomore ended ninth among the regional in the All-Around Division and Tie-Down Roping Division and 10th in the Steer Wrestling Division.

Among the field of 11 teams in the regional, Tennessee-Martin claimed first with a total of 7,465, while the Trojans ended eighth with a score of 1,310.


Meliah Matthews (Marbury 2010) hurled six strikeouts and did not allow an earned run to lead Judson (14-18, 0-0 United States Collegiate Athletic Association) to a 16-3 triumph against Concordia (7-19) on April 15 in Selma.

On April 10, the senior went 1-for-4 with one RBI to lead the Eagles to a 16-0 shutout at home against Wesleyan College (24-11) in Marion.

On April 9, she batted 1-for-3 with one run in a 5-4 win at home for Judson against Stillman (23-19).

Season statistics were not available at press time.

Shelby Lopez (Jemison 2012) went 2-for-2 with two runs and one RBI to lead Central Alabama Community College (37-8, 12-4 Alabama Community College Conference) to a 9-0 triumph at home against Chattahoochee Valley Community College (14-34, 6-11 ACCC) on April 27 in Alexander City.

On April 23, the freshman catcher was equally impressive in leading the Trojans to a 10-0 shutout at Gadsden State Community College (3-27, 0-10 ACCC) in Gadsden.

In the contest, she batted 3-for-3 with one run and one RBI.

For the season, she holds a batting average at .391 complemented with 15 runs, 14 RBI, eight runs, one home run and 11 stolen bases.

Lauren Stewart (Chilton County High School 2012) holds a batting average of .220 complemented with eight RBI, five runs and one home run for Faulkner State Community College (39-12, 4-0 ACCC).