Redskins sweep Susan Moore

Oneonta’s Eric Vargas works around Susan Moore’s Jason Mejia. -BCaptivated Photography

Oneonta’s Eric Vargas works around Susan Moore’s Jason Mejia. -BCaptivated Photography

Any time Oneonta and Susan Moore get together – on the field, court, or pitch (think soccer field) – it usually makes for entertaining and intense competition. Last Tuesday at Gilbreath Stadium was no different.

On a night that featured a damp field but was otherwise perfect for soccer, Oneonta won both the girls and boys matches for an early-season sweep.

The girls game was competitive early until Oneonta broke through. The Lady Bulldogs fought hard but couldn’t slow down the Lady Redskins in a 7-1 Oneonta victory.

The boys game was much more competitive as the Bulldogs, ranked No. 10 this week in 1A-3A, and the 4A Redskins went up and down the field. Oneonta was able to hold off Susan Moore 3-2 to pick up the win. Softball

Hayden opened the season a little later than some teams but that didn’t stop the Lady Wildcats from blowing almost every team they saw in the Spain Park Tournament.

Hayden knocked off 7A Tuscaloosa County 6-5 in the first game before hammering 6A Helena 7-2. On the tournament’s second day, Hayden blasted 2A power Hatton 13-0 and then got past 6A Hartselle 3-1 before beating 5A McAdory 9-0.

The Hayden run came to an end in the semifinals with a 3-1 loss to 7A Oak Mountain but the Lady Wildcats finished the tournament 5-1 and tied for third.

Any kind of post-tournament letdown? Nope, not for Hayden. The Lady Wildcats came back home Monday to knock off 4A Cordova 2-1. Baseball

After dropping the first two games of the year to Boaz, Oneonta has been on a roll and that continued last week – and even included a little revenge against the 5A Pirates.

The Redskins picked up their first win of the year with a 5-3 win at 5A Mortimer Jordan before traveling to Crossville for a doubleheader Saturday.

In the first game, the Redskins jumped out to a big early lead before holding off the 5A Lions 11-8.

The second game saw the Redskins exact revenge on Boaz with a 5-1 victory.

Monday, Oneonta returned home and hammered 5A Sardis 12-3 to improve to 4-2 on the season.

The Redskins travel to Hayden Thursday afternoon. Fans might want to dress in layers – highs are expected to be near 50 degrees.