A title celebration







The Hayden Lady Wildcats won the first state title in school history last week at the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Softball Tournament at Lagoon Park in Montgomery. Hayden defeated Shelby County (12-0) and Saraland (3- 2) on Friday and then knocked off top-ranked Scottsboro twice (2-0, 1-0) on Saturday to win the 5A title. Senior pitcher Caitlyn Kirkland got the win in three of the four games in Montgomery and was named the tournament MVP. -Rob Rice

The Hayden Lady Wildcats won the first state title in school history last week at the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Softball Tournament at Lagoon Park in Montgomery. Hayden defeated Shelby County (12-0) and Saraland (3- 2) on Friday and then knocked off top-ranked Scottsboro twice (2-0, 1-0) on Saturday to win the 5A title. Senior pitcher Caitlyn Kirkland got the win in three of the four games in Montgomery and was named the tournament MVP. -Rob Rice