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Wenonah 4 – Carver 1

Wenonah sophomore Chester Smith tied a career record with 10 strikeouts and carried a shutout into the seventh inning of a 4-1 home victory against Carver-Birmingham. Smith (3-2) gave up four hits in seven innings for the victory. MacArthur Purdue and Ted Garner both went 2-for-2 and drove in a pair of runs, with Purdue

Kaitlyn Rodgers; Birmingham Metro Player of the Year

Kaitlyn Rodgers anticipated the pass, but waited until the last second to break on the ball. Standing alone at the back of Wenonah’s 2-2-1 full court press, the 6-foot-2 junior sprang from the top of the key and grabbed the pass intended for an unsuspecting Talladega player on the right sideline during the AHSAA Class

Wenonah 3 – Ramsay 13

Leland Johnson had a big game as he led Ramsay to a 13-3 win over host Wenonah. Johnson pitched a complete game and gave up three runs on three hits and struck out six. At the plate, he had a double, two singles, scored twice and stole two bases. Tavariz Brown was 3-for-3 with a

ASWA All-State Teams

Players from state championship teams received plenty of recognition in the Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State girls basketball team. Class 5A champion Wenonah and Class 3A winner Lauderdale County, considered by many as the top two girls teams in the state, each placed three players on the team. There were 21 players selected from championship

Wenonah 15 – Parker 5

Demarcus Bufford went 2-for-2 with four RBIs as Wenonah defeated Class 5A, Area 9 rival Parker 15-5 in six innings. Bufford’s fellow freshmen, Jason Woods and Carlos Rogers, drove in three and two runs respectively for the Dragons (4-1, 2-1), who were the home team despite playing on Parker’s field. Corey Barnes went 3-for-4 and

Wenonah 1 – Parker 8

Jacob Byrd drove in three runs and Cordell Stephens drove in two, and Solomon Muhammad struck out 15 Wenonah batters as Parker beat the Dragons, 8-1, in a Class 5A, Area 9 game. Byrd had a double, three RBIs and a run scored for the Herd (8-2, 1-0), and Stephens went 2-for-2 with three stolen

Wenonah 12 -Woodlawn 4

Wenonah jumped out to a nine-run lead in the first two innings and cruised to a 12-4 victory over Woodlawn at Rickwood Field. Ted Garner doubled and scored three runs for the Dragons (3-0). Carlos Rogers also scored three runs and Jamarkus Drayton had a double. Chester Smith (2-0) picked up the win, allowing four

Wenonah Girls 49 – Brewbaker-Mont 29

Wenonah definitely got its wake-up call. The Dragons (30-3) scored on their first five possessions – despite the 9 a.m. tip-off – and earned a dominating 49-29 victory over Brewbaker Tech (24-9) in today’s Class 5A girls championship game at Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham. Tournament MVP Kaitlyn Rodgers said Wenonah started early-morning practices

Wenonah Girls 73 – Talladega 34

Wenonah’s game plan is simple, but effective: pressure, pressure and more pressure. The Class 5A top-ranked Dragons pressured Talladega early and often on Thursday at the Bill Harris Arena at the Birmingham CrossPlex to an easy 73-34 victory in state semifinal action. Talladega ended with 30 turnovers and the Dragons scored 45 points off those.

AHSAA postpones Wednesday’s state semifinals

The Alabama High School Athletic Association has postponed Wednesday’s schedule slate of state semifinal games due to expected winter weather. Several inches of snow is forecast to fall across central Alabama, and most school systems in central and north Alabama have cancelled Wednesday’s classes. RELATED: Get the latest weather-related news AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese