OXFORD — For Oxford, past Spring Sting softball tournaments have been about sharpening state-contending teams. This weekend’s version was about bringing along a young team, minus several key players from recent years.The Yellow Jackets finished 3-1 in their tournament, held Friday and Saturday on Choccolocco Park’s pod fields.“It’s a confidence booster for us going into area play this week,” Oxford coach Wendy McKibbin said.
Ralpheal Graves wondered aloud how he’s never been named state Class 1A coach of the year through Sacred Heart’s run of four straight state titles in boys basketball. He need wonder no more. Sacred Heart's Diante Wood was the most valuable player of the Class 1A state tournament.
OXFORD — Rachel Ford saw plenty to like in the fight of her young White Plains softball team Friday.The Wildcats, receiving votes in Class 4A in the first Alabama Sports Writers Association poll of the season, pushed 7A No. 2 Spain Park to the limit in Oxford’s Spring Sting, falling 8-6 in a controversy-filled game.Playing back-to-back games, White Plains fell to 6A Hewitt-Trussville 7-0 one field over on Choccolocco Park’s pods. The Wildcats’ nightcap against Brookwood ran past press time.
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