Year in Review Part III

Published 5:38 pm Thursday, January 2, 2020

April 4

LANETT CLINCHES FIRST PLAYOFF BERTH IN 17 YEARS

With a 13-1 win against Loachapoka, Lanett cinched its first baseball playoff birth since 2002.

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April 9

CHAMBERS SOPHOMORE ALLEN NAMED NAAPS 2A PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Chambers Academy guard Payton Allen was named to the National Athletic Association of Private Schools Class 2A Player of the Year. He finished the year averaging 23.9 points and nine rebounds a game.

April 11

BEULAH DEFENSIVE END GLIDEWELL SIGNS TO PLAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL

After missing his sophomore year with a medical emergency, Beulah defensive end Isiah Glidewell signed with Itasca Community College.

April 16

SPRINGWOOD

ADVANCES TO AISA STATE SEMIFINALS

With a win against Morgan Academy, the Springwood Wildcats reached the AISA semifinals.

April 18

SPRINGWOOD ATHLETES WIN INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sophomore Amber Franklin won the 100 and 300-meter hurdles individual state championship. Dawson Piper won the state championship in the 100-meter dash and second in the 400-meter dash.

April 28

CARTER ANNOUNCES 2019 WILL BE HIS LAST

After coaching for 48 seasons, Lanett head coach Richard Carter announced that the 2019-20 season would be his last.

LANETT SENIORS SIGN TO COLLEGES

Kane Brumbaugh signed to play football at Independence Community College. Jayshon Burton signed to play basketball at Highland Community College, while Makaiya Broughton signed to play basketball at Wallace State Community College.

May 2

MILES BECOMES FIRST VALLEY CHEERLEADER TO SIGN

Katie Brooks Miles signed to cheer at Point University making her the first competitive cheerleader from Valley to sign collegiately.

May 3

PORTIS SIGNS WITH EMORY UNIVERSITY

Lonzie Portis IV signed to play basketball at Emory.

May 4

BOOZER WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN HIGH JUMP

After finishing second in the high jump in 2018, Zameron Boozer won the state with a jump of 6-foot-6.

May 7

ATHLETES WIN SEVEN GOLD MEDALS

Feliah Greer won two gold medals, one in the javelin and the other in shot put. Jacquez Trammell finished first in the triple jump. JaQuavian Boston-Gaines finished with a gold in the long jump.

May 15

DOWDELL SIGNS TO PLAY FOOTBALL AT POINT

Beulah running back Caden Dowdell signed to play football at Point University just a couple days before graduating from high school.

July 17

VALLEY ALL-STARS ADVANCE TO DIXIE YOUTH WORLD SERIES

The Valley 9 and 10-year-old baseball all-star team defeated Ashford 10-4 to clinch a trip to the Dixie Youth World Series.

July 18

PASCHAL NAMED TO USSA ALL-AMERICAN SOFTBALL TEAM

With three and a half hours of sleep, 11-year old Allie Paschal made the United States Specialty Association All-American team.

Aug. 1

VALLEY TEAM WINS DIXIE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES

The Valley 9 and 10-year old all-stars defeated Virginia 12-2 to win the World Series.