Local schools begin basketball seasons

Nevaeh Hoobler is shown driving to the basket for Hubbertville against Phil Campbell.

The Hubbertville Lions opened its 2022-23 basketball season by hosting Class 3A Phil Campbell.
The girls’ team was defeated by Phil Campbell by the score of 53-24. Leading the scoring for the Hubbertville girls was Nevaeh Hoobler with nine points.


Pickens County defeats Hubbetville 34-28

Taylor Hubbert (15) is shown running for a touchdown.

Hubbertville traveled south to Reform on Friday night to face the Pickens County Tornadoes. T.J Keeton received the opening kick, advancing to the 23-yard line and setting the Lions’ offense up for its opening possession. Two snaps later, Keeton connected on a pass with Jagger Youngblood, who raced to the endzone for the quick score. The PAT kick by Tucker Bowen was perfect, and the Lions led 7-0.


Hynds motivated to build on successful season

The 2022 Hubbertville Lions varsity football team and team managers.

Hubbertville Head Football Coach Caleb Hynds is entering his second season leading the Hubbertville Lions’ football team, and is only beginning his sixth season as a head football coach. However, Hynds now finds himself as the “old man” among the county’s high school coaches, compared to second-year Coach Hunter Mims at Berry and first-year Fayette Coach Jared Porter.


Local softball teams finish seasons with area tounaments

Kylee Dunn is shown making a play at shortstop for the Lady Lions.

 All three high school softball teams finished their 2022 seasons by losing in the area playoffs. Hubbertville traveled to Guin to participate in the Class 1A, Area 12 tournament on Monday, May 2. The Lady Lions won its first game of the tournament by defeating Brilliant by the score of 8-4.


Local baseball teams have mixed results for week

Jagger Youngblood is shown pitching for the Lions.

The Hubbertville Lions defeated Meek High School by the score of 11-8 in a game played on April 11. Jagger Youngblood pitched six innings to record the victory, allowing eight hits and two earned runs while striking out seven. Brodie Porter pitched the final inning in relief for Hubbertville.


Area softball teams winding down season

Nevaeh Hoobler is shown pitching for Hubbertville.

The Berry Lady Wildcats played only two softball games last week, losing a 10-inning, 1-0 heartbreaker to area foe South Lamar before suffering a shutout the next day at Holy Spirit.
Kyla Edmonson pitched a magnificent game against South Lamar on April 11, scattering five hits and allowing no runs entering the 10th inning of the game. She also tied a school record set by Taylor Thomas in 2012 with 20 strikeouts in the game. Thomas set the record by striking out 20 of the 21 batters she faced.


Hub, Berry participate in NAC Tournament

Berry and Hubbertville started the week off facing each other in softball before finishing the week playing in the NAC Tournament. Berry defeated Hubbertville by the score of 7-2 on April 4.
Kyla Edmonson pitched a complete seven-inning game for Berry, allowing two runs on four hits with 16 strikeouts and only two walks. Edmonson also hit a home run for the Lady Wildcats and had three RBIs.