From staff reports
In a battle for first place in Class 5A, Section 8, Athens prevailed with a 4-2 win during prep girls soccer action Thursday night.
Less than 10 minutes into the match, Athens High’s Brooke Phillips found the net off an assist from Rachel Bowman. The Lady Indians responded with 28:11 remaining in the first half to knot the score at one.
Grace Morgan scored off an assist by Phillips to put the Lady Golden Eagles back on top. A free kick with just over three minutes left in the first half allowed East Limestone to tie the score heading into halftime.
It was all Athens after that, as they Lady Golden Eagles scored twice in the second half for the win, on goals from Phillips and Morgan.
Bristol Countess and Michelle Blansit scored for East Limestone.
In the boys match, Athens got four goals from Spencer Curry in their 7-2 win over the Indians. Taylor Pool, Devin Hooie and Jesus Perez added one goal each.
Ryan Countess and Trevor Anderson scored goals for East Limestone.
The East Limestone girls host Cullman Monday. The Athens High boys are at Albertville today.
Clements 12, Tanner 1
Cali Baker led the Lady Colts at the plate, with two doubles and three RBIs. Summer Kirk had a two RBI triple. Hanna Hebbe had a three RBI double, while Lacy Hampton and Danielle Murphy each had two-RBI doubles.
Danielle Scholl went the distance for the win.
Clements 7, Elkmont 3
Murphy had a double and two RBIs in the win. Scholl and Hollie Evans contributed a double apiece while recording one RBI.
Hanna Hebbe got the win.
In a tri-match between Elkmont, East Limestone and Tanner, the Red Devils came out on top, finishing with a team score of 190.
Hayden Huseth led Elkmont with a 40. Brad Brazier shot a 47 for East Limestone, and Erik Smith shot a 53 for Tanner.
In the girls match, Chelsey Martin was the low scorer for Elkmont with 52. Hanna Gatlin shot 59 for East Limestone. Haley Swanner of Tanner shot 60.
ABS 6, Pope John Paul II 3 (VG)
Athens Bible’s Ashley Winland defeated Anna DeSpain 10-5 during No. 3 singles of prep tennis action Thursday afternoon. Teammate Olivia Hartung won 10-7 over Tara Sprinkle. Erin Berkebile defeated Pope John Paul II’s Shandy Wittschon 10-1. Athens Bible’s Carly Hastin won 10-2 over Bayley Janssen.
In doubles, Winland and Erin Schrimsher defeated DeSpain and Sprinkle 10-8. Hartung and Berkebile won 10-3.
In other tennis action, the Athens High girls fell to Sparkman 9-0.
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