Welcome to Blount County Sports!
Football season is over and after three years of getting to the state championship game, Oneonta has finally won it all. The Redskins defeated Charles Henderson, (28-10) and finished the season with a (14-1) record. Now that volleyball and football season is complete, we will now move our main focus to basketball. The Locust Fork Hornets are the Varsity Boy's county champion as they successfully complete their three peat and Locust Fork's Varsity Girls are the champions in the girls division. Oneonta's Varsity Girls are now the 4A back to back state basketball champions bringing basketball season to a close. Baseball and track season is now underway. Thanks to all the fans and athletes for your support. Without you all, this would not be possible.
*Bold represents Blount County Tournament Champion.
-AHSAA State Baseball Playoffs: J.B. Pennington and Oneonta advance to the 2nd round of the state playoffs.
-Hayden's Boys and Girls win the 2014 Blount County track meet.
-Hayden defeats Locust Fork (12-2) to bring home the county championship for the third year in a row.
Hayden Lady Wildcats Clinch County Title for Third Straight Year
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting than we had at this year's Blount County Softball Tournament. Clear skies, a slight breeze, and temps in the mid 70's set up a perfect three day series of softball. This year's tournament was hosted by Hayden, and aside from the minimum construction, the field was beautiful. After three days and about 18 hours of softball later, we finally made it to the championship game. #2 Hayden vs. Locust Fork. Locust Fork beat Cleveland (17-1) and J.B. Pennington (10-6) on the first day of the tournament. Hayden had a bye the first round and beat Southeastern (11-0) in the 2nd round. On the second day, Hayden defeated Locust Fork (13-0) to advance to the championship game which forced the Hornets in to the elimination bracket for day three. After trailing Pennington (6-1) in the 4th, Locust Fork scored 12 unanswered points to beat the Tigers, (12-6). With the win over Pennington, Locust Fork advanced to the title game, but would have to beat Hayden twice to take home the title.
Locust Fork would bat first and on the mound for Hayden was Kaitlyn Parr. Parr started off the first inning with two walks and a hit batter leading to a Hornet score. After that, with great teammates behind her, she pitched a great game from then on out. Parr had 6 K's and threw 57 strikes to only 28 balls. In addition to that, she had a huge homerun in the 5th. Hayden's lead off batter, Evin Bibb, hit a double in the first, a single in the 3rd, a RBI single and a RBI triple in the 4th. Kelly (Hayden) had four singles and an RBI. Taylar Hodo (Hayden) had three singles and one RBI. Chloe Kirkland (Hayden) had three singles and three RBI's. Kayla Byrd (Hayden) had a single in the 3rd and one RBI in the 4th. Sharley Miller (Hayden) had two singles in the game and an RBI double in the 4th. Anna Meadows (Hayden) had an RBI double in the first inning and a single in the 4th while Woodard, also from Hayden, had a triple in the 4th. Locust Fork's go to pitcher was Macy Wilks. Macy had three walks in four innings and threw 38 strikes and 32 balls. Vanna Gilham, who hit a three run homer against Pennington the game before, had a double in the 5th. Shelby Hancock (Locust Fork) had a single in the 5th, while Massey (Locust Fork) had a RBI single in the 5th. Madison Cater (Locust Fork) had a double off of an error and Haley Glasscox had one RBI. Fountain (Locust Fork) was brought in to pitch in the 4th inning. She had one walk, 22 strikes, and 14 balls. Final: Hayden-12, Locust Fork-2.
By: Colton Costa
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