Midsummer Update

By: Tim Lambert

Congratulations to Elkmont’s Alex Kuntz for his commitment to Troy University track and field and cross country.

Carrie Seibert of Ardmore finished first in females 40-49 at the County Line State of Mind 5K. Dalhia Allen of Athens was second in her 60-69 age group, Sidney Allen of Athens was runner-up in the 70-79 division, Lucas Camilli of Athens won in 9 and under. Kathy Harper of Athens was first in the 70-79 category in the 10K, while Jude Seibert of Ardmore came in second in males 10-19. At the Spirit of America 5K, Kathy Harper of Athens was the Female Masters winner, Christel Kennedy of Athens headed up females 30-34. Anthony Rodriguez of Athens was second in males 20-24 and tenth overall and Eddy Burks of Athens finished second in 65-69 males.

The Limestone Wildcats defeated the Walker County Titans to win their 10-year-old division at the Dizzy Dean Alabama state tournament and qualify for the World Series in Southaven, Mississippi. The Limestone Dingers finished second in their 8-year-old bracket and will also play in the series.

The North Alabama Storm won their 14U Open division at the USSSA state softball tournament. Southern Vortex finished second in the 14U C class. The Shockers 2010 were also second in the 12U C category. In 8U Open, Southern Vortex-Vickers was second while Southern Vortex 8U won the C class. The North Alabama Storm 07 and Shockers 14U came in first and second in the 14 Open division of the World Series Warm Up softball tournament in Madison. The 12U Southern Vortex finished third in the C division of the Summer Sizzler softball tournament in Cullman.

Nicholas White and Cooper McClendon placed second and third for the Athens Gators swim team in the A division of the 13-14 boys’ intermediate medley at the Madison Medal Meet. They traded places in the A division of the breaststroke competition. Clayton McGehee was third in the B division and second in the boys’ backstroke behind Houston McLaughlin. Claire DeWitte was second in the girls’ A division breaststroke and backstroke and third in the girls’ A division butterfly and freestyle. Ryan DeWitte posted a third place in boys’ 13-and-over breaststroke. Nathan Babb was third in the 11-12 boys’ backstroke B category and first in the A division freestyle. Ryan Plitsch won the boys’ B division butterfly. Davis Doyle claimed third place in the boys’ 9-10 breaststroke B division. Bentley Loesch came in second in the B division and in the freestyle. Blake Sherron posted a third place in the girls’ B division in 11-12 intermediate medley. Aiden Pastel was third in the A division in boys’ 15-18, second in the boys’ 15-18 A division backstroke and first in the A division butterfly, while Becca Corbitt was third in the girls’ B division medley. Isabella Monceaux finished third in the girls 15-18 freestyle A division.


Fall registration for Rec league and elite league baseball and softball will be going on throughout July. Rec league is for ages 5-13; cost is $50 per player. Elite league age groups are 8U, 10U and 12U; cost is $500 per team. For more information, call 233-8740.

The Ardmore Tiger Basketball Camp will be July 18-20 from 9-11:30 a.m. for upcoming 1st through 4th graders. Cost is $50 per player; $35 for additional siblings. Contact Coach O’Donnell or Coach Kirkpatrick for further information.

Ardmore will host their Second Annual Football for Women on July 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the football facility.

Calhoun baseball will have an Uncommitted Showcase July 20. For more information, go online to calhoun.edu/summer-camps.

Flag football and soccer registration continues through July 20 at the Athens Rec Center for ages 5-12. Cost is $50. For more information, call 233-8740.

Calhoun will host a summer basketball camp at the Athens Rec Center for ages 7-17 on July 25-26. Pre-registration through July 22 is $75; after that it will be $90. For more information, call 256-233-8740.

Calhoun women’s basketball will host a junior prospect one-day showcase on July 30 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Spots are limited. Register online at calhoun.edu/juniorshowcase for $65. For more information, call Coach Candace Byrd-Vinson at 306-2867 or email candace.byrd@calhoun.edu.

By:  Tim Lambert

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