Handley's Emelie Brown (right, with glove) high fives assistant coach Chris Glass after Handley's 8-7 win over Northside in the third game of the state tournament Wednesday. Brown hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Handley the lead in that game.
Wadley’s Kamaury Avery will get one last hurrah on the football field before beginning his college career at Savannah State next fall.
Game one could have defined the state tournament for Handley’s softball team last Wednesday. More specifically, the first inning of game one.
Here is a list of how the county's athletes fared at the state track and field meets in Gulf Shores (Handley) and Culllman (Wadley, Woodland). The athletes are listed with the events in which they participated and where they placed in the state finals in parentheses.
Handley steamrolled through its area tournament to claim the area title in commanding fashion, while RCHS made a statement of its own by twice knocking off the top-seeded team in its area to claim its second straight area crown.
The playoffs can be a cruel and deceptive judge of a team’s character. The final scores from RCHS’s third-round state playoff series against Mars Hill Bible Friday and Saturday say that Mars Hill was the better team. And that’s fair in the sense that Mars Hill won two games and earned the right to advance.
After going unbeaten in area play during the regular season the Wadley Bulldogs softball team had a seemingly clear path to an eighth straight area championship when tournament play began in Wadley last week.
Sometimes baseball is a funny game.
Randolph County will be well represented when the state track and field meets begin Thursday and Friday.
The RCHS Lady Tigers won their first two games of the 2A, area 10 softball tournament in Ranburne, punching their ticket to the 2A regionals and moving themselves within one win of a second consecutive area title.
Handley's Montavious Staples won the gold medal in the class 4A triple jump Saturday at the state track meet in Gulf Shores.
Handley's Endia Jones (5) is one of 40 county athletes who qualified for this weekend's state track and field meet.
RCHS shortstop Dylan Jones was part of a nearly flawless defensive effort as the Tigers advanced to the third round of the playoffs with a sweep of Vincent Friday.
RCHS's Kaylee Stover takes a high pitch during a game Monday in the 2A, area 10 tournament in Ranburne.
Wadley pitcher JaMichael Angel delivers a pitch during his team's first-round loss to Ragland.