From staff reports

Athens High School’s softball team defeated Spain Park High in the championship game of the Hoover Classic recently to capture the tournament title.

The fifth-ranked Lady Eagles finished play undefeated to improve to 36-13-1 on the year.

Whitney Jordan had nine hits in the tournament, three of those home runs, while racking up nine RBIs. Kelly McAlister also had nine hits, including three home runs and a double. Nikki Hodges recorded 10 hits — three doubles— and six RBIs. Elizabeth Ming had six hits, two of which were homeruns, and seven RBIs. Heather Hubbs and Anna Fikes also had six hits apiece. Shelby Kerr and Emily Eddy contributed five hits each, while Amberlee Benson had four hits.

At press time Thursday, Athens was at Lawrence County for the Class 5A, Area 16 tournament, where they were taking on Muscle Shoals.

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