The Berry Wildcats boys’ basketball team suffered a loss to Pickens County before regrouping to defeat Marion County and Sumiton Christian later in the week. Pickens County dominated the homestanding Wildcats on Tuesday, Jan. 14 to take an easy 75-23 victory. Berry was led by Levi Cannon with 12 points. Tyler Lollar scored three points, while Josh Ward, Tanner Parr, Hunter Harrison and Johnathan Locke each scored two points.
The Berry Town Council decided at its Jan. 6 meeting to leave the salaries for the incoming 2020 council members and mayor at the same level as the current administration. No vote was taken nor required on the item, but the consensus of the council and mayor was to leave the salaries at the present level. The Berry mayor currently makes $700 per month and the council makes $100 per month.
The Berry Wildcats basketball teams hosted cross-county rival Hubbertville last week, with both the boys and girls teams capturing victories. The Lady Wildcats defeated Hubbertville 51-34. Zoe Mauldin scored 13 points and had 12 rebounds for Berry, while Brooke Hill scored 12 points with eight rebounds and five steals. Iannah Fields also scored 12 points, with Makayla Maybaum adding eight points and Katelyn Willcutt scoring five points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
The Alabama Sportswriters Association selected Johnathan Locke of Berry as its second team All-State athlete in Class 1A football for the 2019 season. Locke, a junior on the Berry High School football team, was one of the leaders for the Wildcats. He played running back and wide receiver on offense, and also contributed heavily on defense as a defensive back.
The Berry boys’ basketball team won the North Alabama Conference (NAC) Basketball Tournament by defeating Marion County in the semifinals and Lynn in the championship game of the tournament. The Wildcats hosted the tournament on Friday and Saturday, with Berry winning its opening game over the Marion County Red Raiders by a score of 52-47.
The Berry’s boys basketball team returned to play after taking a few days off for Thanksgiving and delivered three impressive wins during the past week. The Wildcats opened the week traveling to Brilliant, and defeated the Tigers by a score of 61 - 50. Levi Cannon led Berry with 16 points and eight rebounds, followed by Tyler Lollar with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Isaac Darty scored 13 points with eight rebounds, while Isaiah Kizzire also scored in double figures with 10 points and two rebounds.
The Berry girls’ basketball team won its first game before losing its next two during the Curry Thanksgiving Tournament. The boys’ team did not play last week.
Berry opened the tournament on Nov. 22 with a game against Sumiton Christian and won by a score of 49-36. Brooke Hill led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 17 points and five steals. Iannah Fields also scored in double figures with 15 points.
The City of Fayette will hold its annual Christmas parade this year on Monday, Dec. 2, beginning at 6 p.m. Participants in the parade are asked to be at the vacant lot of the former Fayette Square Shopping Center at 5 p.m. to line-up for the parade. The parade will follow the usual parade route, traveling south on Temple Avenue and proceeding to Second Avenue heading north before disbanding back at the starting location.
The Berry girls’ basketball team traveled on Monday, Nov. 18 to play Sumiton Christian for the opening game of the 2019-20 season and lost a hard-fought game by the score of 41-31. Makayla Maybaum led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 11 points and nine steals. Brooke Hill scored eight points for Berry and Allie Taylor added eight rebounds for the team.