County pride found in spring sports success

Published 11:28 am Monday, May 9, 2016

School is coming to an end soon, and that means that the spring sports season is wrapping up.

Chilton County schools have been represented well to this point with a possibility for more success on the horizon.



Maplesville is the last remaining baseball team and is two wins away from securing a spot in the state semifinals.

The Red Devils have yet to lose in the postseason and will have the full support of their fans as they host J.U. Blacksher in the third round beginning Friday.

Golf is a popular sport throughout the South, and the Chilton County High School golf program is on the verge of unprecedented success.

The boys team that includes Trey Baker, Cole Headley, Boyd Price, Bailey Price and Cole Watley advanced to the state tournament with a stellar performance during the sub-state competition on May 2.

A day later, CCHS girls golfer Madison Sanders joined the party by showcasing pinpoint accuracy on her way to locking up a spot in the state tournament as an individual.

Do not forget about Jemison’s golf team, which appears to have a bright future with the play of eighth grader Gentry Scott, who advanced to sub-state and wowed everyone along the way with her poise.

Softball is wrapped up area play this week and will turn its focus to the state playoffs with several teams capable of getting hot at the right time and making some noise.

Several track and field athletes are also competing for personal bests during the state competitions continuing to take place over the weekend.

Regardless of which school you support, the recent success is good for high school athletics in the county and should help to solidify further opportunities in the future.

These athletes should make you proud to be a resident of Chilton County.

Anthony Richards is a staff writer for The Clanton Advertiser. Look for the next installment of his column in a future edition of the newspaper.