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.