Sports

Robinson and Madison share 2,000 points in basketball

GUIN — Two athletes at Marion County High School have been awarded an honor not many receive. Sophomore Lily Robinson and junior Tye Madison each received a Wilson basketball with their name, jersey number and the amount of points they have amassed: 1,000.

The awards were given on Friday, Jan. 5, during the basketball games between MCHS and Hubbertville. After the girls’ game was over, Robinson’s name was called and coach Scott Veal presented the basketball to a surprised Robinson.

Winfield wins WAC with comeback

The Winfield Pirates varsity boys’ basketball team are the WAC tournament champions! Left to right, top row: Coach Billy Stovall, Coach Derek Trimm, Head Coach Zac Wakefield, Casen Sadsberry, Haiden Channell, Jacob Chism, Keylan Hughes, Slate Gilbert, Sean Wyers, Preston Nelson, Jaret Hosch, Miles Miles, Jacob Barnes, Coach Zach Evans, Kruz Box, Aaron Rao and Coach Thackary Box. Bottom row: Becket Carothers and Memphis Boman.

FAYETTE — The Winfield Pirates varsity basketball team won the 2023 WAC tournament at Fayette County High School on Monday, Dec. 18.
The Pirates played their first game of the tournament in the second round.
The first round saw the Fayette Tigers and Lamar County Bulldogs square off on Friday night, December 15. The Tigers won that game 61-39, knocking out the Bulldogs.

Winfield Pirates defeat the Shoals Christian Flame 68-45


Winfield’s Preston Nelson (#1) takes the ball across half-court and looks to make a play.
WINFIELD — The Winfield Pirates hosted to Shoals Christian Flame on Friday, Dec. 1, and split a win and loss between the boys’ and girls’ teams. The varsity girls played first, and both teams were neck-and-neck through the whole game.

Pirates’ season ends at Sylvania


Winfield’s Jaykob Savage (#52) is on the move, ready to bring down a Sylvania player. By Derek Trimm
SYLVANIA — The Winfield Pirates’ season came to end with a 35-10 loss to the Sylvania Rams on Friday, Nov. 17 in Sylvania. The Pirates offense got off to a slow start and the Rams scored on its first two possessions and never looked back.

Hubbertville defeats Brilliant 57-13 Friday

BRILLIANT — Hubbertville returned to region play on Friday night, traveling to Brilliant to face the Tigers. Following Tucker Bowen’s opening kick, Brilliant’s offense, led by Quarterback Brooks McLemore, began its opening possession at its 32-yard line. Back-to-back penalties left the Tigers facing fourth down and 15, sending Bruin Hulsey back to punt the ball away.

Tigers win homecoming game 45-6 Friday night

BRILLIANT — The Brilliant High School Tigers won their homecoming game 45-6 against the visiting Sumiton Christian Eagles on Friday night, Sept. 22. The game opened with the Tigers receiving the kickoff and returned it to about their own 45-yard line. After an incomplete pass on first down, Quarterback Brooks McLemore kept the ball and made it to the opposing 45 for the first down. The Tigers kept up the pressure and made it to the Eagles’ 30-yard line. Two runs from Zay Blackburn put the Tigers in good position to score at the 2-yard line, and Blackburn got the touchdown on the next play.

Red Raiders control Berry 54-27 Friday

BERRY — The Berry Wildcats welcomed the Marion County Red Raiders into Fred Webster Stadium for homecoming in a Region 5 matchup Friday, Sept. 22. The two teams traded scores, exchanging touchdowns for the entire first half. The second half looked like it would be more of the same, but mistakes by Berry on special teams allowed the Red Raiders to take control in the second half and take the 54-27 victory.