Berry girls lose in sub-regionals

The Berry girls were runner-up in the area basketball tournament. Front row from left: Cheyenne Pendley, Bailey Thomas, Laine Henderson and Tyner Bowling. Back row: Coach Ryan Stephens, Anna Kate VanDee, Katelyn Willcutt, Allie Taylor, Zoe Mauldin, Ianna Fields, Brooke Hill, Makallah Maybaum and Head Coach Caleb Hynds.

The Berry Lady Wildcats finished its basketball season on Feb. 11 by losing in the sub-regional tournament to Falkville by a score of 72-39. Brooke Hill led Berry with 15 points, five steals and five rebounds. Bailey Thomas added seven points for the Lady Wildcats, while Tyner Bowling and Zoe Mauldin each scored six points.


Berry Lady Wildcats advance to Sub Regionals

Tanner Upton (11) of Hubbertville is shown shooting as Levi Cannon (22), Tyler Lollar (42) and Johnathan Locke (20) defend for Berry.

The Berry Lady Wildcats advanced to sub regional play by finishing second in the area tournament played last week at Guin. On Feb. 6, Berry faced its cross-county rival Hubbertville and was victorious by a score of 50-22. Leading the scoring for Berry was Zoe Mauldin with 13 points and six rebounds. Iannah Fields scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds, while Bailey Thomas added 10 points and six rebounds. Brooke Hill scored eight points, followed by Tyner Bowling with five points.


Lady Wildcats win three games during week

The Berry High School senior players and cheerleaders were honored during the Wildcats’ basketball game against Northside. From left: Deven Jones, Tyner Bowling, Sam Franklin, Bailey Thomas and Laine Henderson.

The Berry Lady Wildcats closed out a successful regular season and head into the playoffs with momentum as they won all three games during the week. Berry defeated South Lamar on Jan. 28 by a score of 54-29. Leading the scoring for the Lady Wildcats was Zoe Mauldin with 14 points and eight rebounds. Bailey Thomas had 13 points, followed by Brooke Hill with eight points and Tyner Bowling with seven.


Former Berry football coach named Class 4A Coach of the Year

Shown from left: Headland High School Principal Jason Bradford, Raines and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Chaplin Luke Stevens.

Headland High School Head Football Coach Danny Raines (center) was named the Alabama Class 4A Head Football Coach of the Year for the 2018 season by the Alabama Football Coaches Association. The former Berry High School coach led his team to a 10-2 record last season.The award was presented during a banquet on Jan. 26 in Montgomery.

Berry girls dominate Lynn, defeat South Lamar

Tyler Lollar is shown scoring a basket for Berry against South Lamar.

The Berry High School girls basketball team played Lynn on Jan. 21 and dominated the court for a 45-19 win. The Lady Wildcats were led in scoring by Brooke Hill with 14 points, followed by Iannah Fields with 10 points. Tyner Bowling  had eight points, while Bailey Thomas scored six points and hit the boards for nine rebounds.


Berry Council releases data from annual audit

Shown are the Berry Town Council members at the Jan. 8 meeting. From left: Mary Sue Lollar, Chris Rice, Russell Madison, Troyce Townsel and Calvin Madison.

The Berry Town Council released the data from its fiscal year 2018 audit, conducted by Kellum, Wilson and Associates, during its Jan. 8 meeting held at Berry Town Hall. All council members were present for the meeting. Phillip Eads represented the accounting firm at the meeting and stated that Berry received a clean audit with only a notation that the town needs more “segregation of duties.” He said this is a continuing yearly finding by his firm due to the size of the town and its limited resources.


Berry defeats rival Hubbertville in basketball

Bailey Thomas is shown driving hard toward the basket for the Lady Wildcats.

The Berry Wildcats’ varsity basketball teams defeated its cross-county rival Hubbertville in both boys and girls basketball last week. The boys’ game was close, but Berry prevailed by a score of 52-46. Leading the scoring for Berry was Tyler Lollar with 12 points, followed by Isaac Darty with 11. Sam Franklin added seven points for Berry, while Levi Cannon, Isaiah Kizzire and Colton Abernathy each scored six points. Johnathan Locke rounded out the scoring for the Wildcats with four points.


Berry Boys, girls beat Hubbertville

Brady Tucker of Hubbertville is shown shooting for two points against Berry.

Berry traveled cross-county to face area rival Hubbertville in basketball on Jan. 4 and defeated the Lions in both boys and girls basketball. Despite a two-week layoff during the holiday season, the Wildcats still appeared sharp as they easily won each of the games.


Berry defeats Waterloo

The Berry boys basketball team defeated Waterloo 63-58 in a game played at Berry on Dec. 21. The games against Waterloo and Holy Spirit were added to the schedule to provide additional competition prior to the Christmas break. Isaac Darty had an outstanding game, scoring 29 points for the Wildcats. Levi Cannon and Tyler Lollar also scored in double figures for the Wildcats with 11 points each. Johnathan Locke scored five points, Sam Franklin had four points and Isaiah Kizzire notched three points for Berry.