Five teams claim area championships



It is a great time to be a part of Blount County athletic programs. Five schools in Blount County advance to softball regionals after winning area titles. Appalachian will play Holy Spirit Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Cleveland faces Thorsby Thursday at noon. Hayden hopes to defeat Lincoln Thursday at 9 a.m.

Locust Fork’s game against Walker is Friday at noon. Oneonta will play Winfield Thursday at 3 p.m. Winners will continue play Friday and Saturday.

All games will be played at Bowers Park in Tuscaloosa.