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Limestone teams face tough road to Final 48
The team that emerges a winner from Saturday’s sub-region game between No. 3 Athens and East Limestone will have a tough road to the Final 48 State Tournament. It will most likely face No. 2 ranked Wenonah in the first round of the North Regional at Wallace State Community College.
That potential game would be played at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Hanceville. Two other ranked teams — No. 10 Cullman and No. 6 Parker are also in the North Regional.
Sub-regional games delayed
The winter storm postponed all of Thursday's local basketball sub-regional games and also pushed back one of Friday's key matchups.
Tanner sweeps Lexington for Area 15 hoop titles
Both Tanner teams will host the sub-regional round later this week. The girls (18-7) play Colbert Heights (10-15) on Thursday, while the boys (16-8) face Cherokee on Friday.
No. 3 Athens sets school record with 22nd consecutive win
No. 3 Athens won its third consecutive area championship and set a school record on the same night Monday. The Golden Eagles knocked off Muscle Shoals 50-33 in the 5A Area 16 championship game to set a school record with 22nd consecutive victories.
Cullman outlasts East Limestone in double OT for area championship
Cullman and East Limestone could have played all night and nobody would have complained. They nearly did, in a double-overtime thriller in which Cullman emerged the winner by the narrowest margins.
- East girls win 5A Area 15 Championship
Start times moved for 5 Limestone area championship games
At least five area championship games involving LImestone County teams have been moved to due the threat of severe weather.
Athens has 7 qualify for state wrestling meet
Athens will send seven wrestlers to the state tournament after qualifying at the North Super Section Tournament over the weekend. East Limestone will have four representatives at the tournament, which is Thursday through Saturday at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.
Representing Athens will be Cristian Lagunas – 106-pound weight class; Mardrell Kirby – 138; Hunter Lindsey – 145; Thomas Carter - 152; Jackson Prater – 160; Johnathon Daly – 182; Trey Avery – 285.
UPDATED: Athens wins 21st straight game, ties school record
Athens won its 21st consecutive game in convincing fashion Friday night in the first round of the 5A Area 16 Tournament. The Golden Eagles buried Russellville 81-37 to tie the school record for consecutive victories.
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