Hackleburg Lady Panthers

Lady Panthers crowned area champs

Hackleburg’s Lady Panthers win the Area 14 Class 1A championship. Top, left to right, are Coach Morgan McCarley, Bella Rackard, Victoria Fretwell, Abby Minihan, Lexi Browning, Ellie Nichols, Heidi Hudson, Maddie Burt and Coach Randall Raper. Bottom, left to right, are Braylynn Pope, Saylor Cooper, Carson Browning, Macy Moore, Laine Steward and EmaLeigh Blackburn.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
The Hackleburg Lady Panthers were crowned the Area 14 Class 1A champions on Tuesday, May 3, following wins against the Belgreen Bulldogs.
The Panthers won their first game of the championship series 12-7, and won the second game 12-8, securing the title and moving onto the North Regional softball playoffs in Florence.
The Panthers also defeated Phillips 19-1 and Vina 8-1 during their run to the championship.

The Lady Panthers will go up against Athens Bible on Thursday, May 12, at 9 a.m.

Lady Panthers outscore Lady Bears

Lady Panther Kate Cantrell eyes the net.

By Peter J. Gossett
General Manager/Editor
HACKLEBURG — The Lynn Bears visited the Hackleburg Panthers Thursday, Feb. 3, and came away with a score of 66-58, while the Lady Panthers were able to keep ahead with the win 63-53.
It seemed a close game between the girls, as the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Bears during the second and fourth quarters of the game. For the boys’ teams, Hackleburg was only able to outscore Lynn during the second quarter.