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By: Tim Lambert

Southern Vortex 09 won their division at the USSSA state softball tournament in Cullman. Shockers 14 and Shockers 10 were the runners-up in their divisions. The 6-year-old Athens Allstars finished second at the USSSA Rec softball tournament, with wins over Florence, Curry and Madison County. The Limestone County Allstars came in fifth.

Limestone County won the 11-year-old Dizzy Dean state baseball tournament, defeating Madison County. The 12-year-old Limestone Legends defeated Madison City Blue and Madison County and won a rematch with Rock Creek to win the title. At the World Series, the 6-year-old Limestone County Allstars fell to Middle Valley 20-5 in round 1, then beat the Houston Havoc 20-9 before being eliminated by the Madison County Stars 20-2. The 12-year-old Legends topped the Indianola Allstars 5-1, lost to Rock Creek 12-6, turned back Indianola for a second time 8-6, and finished as runner-up to Rock Creek 8-2.

Athens High’s Caroline Bachus committed to play basketball for Auburn. The 6’2″ rising senior had previously committed to Wake Forest. She was tapped for the 6A All-State 2nd team and was named to the North girls’ all-star team that will compete against the South during All-Star Week this month. The Golden Eagles’ Carter Pettey committed to UT Southern’s golf team.

Ardmore named Stephen Baugh as their new athletic director and assistant principal. Baugh has been the softball coach at the school. He’s also the special guest on this week’s edition of the PlayAction Sports Report, available on all major podcast platforms, in the podcast section of the PlayAction Sports app, on your Amazon Echo or Google Home device (say, “Open PlayAction Sports podcast”) or online at


The Ardmore Youth Football and Cheer Association will have a youth camp July 19-20 for ages 7-12 at Cooper Field at Ardmore High School. For more information, email or call 256-885-5361.

Youth flag football registration will continue through July 20 for ages 5-12. Cost is $50. For more information, call 256-233-8740.

Primetime Basketball Academy will host 3-on-3 play on Tuesdays and Saturdays in August. Deadline for signups is July 21. For more information, call 256-206-6078.

The Clements Kids Basketball Camp will be going on July 26-28 at Blue Springs Elementary from 8 till 11 a.m. for kindergarten through 6th grade. Cost is $50 per camper with a $25 sibling discount. For more details, go to the Clements basketball Facebook page.

Athens youth football signups will go through July. For more information, call 256-366-3502 or 210-885-0175.

Youth fall baseball and softball will be going on through the month of July for ages 5-13. Cost is $70 for baseball and $50 for softball. For more information, call 233-8740 or visit the Parks and Recreation page on the Athens City website at

Athens Performance Volleyball will host a clinic August 3-5 for ages 7-12 from 5 till 7 p.m. at the Athens Rec Center. Cost is $75. For more information, call 233-8740 or sign up at the youth volleyball link online at

James Clemens will host various youth camps during the summer. For more information, go online to and look for summer youth camps under the “More” tab.

Wallace State will be offering girls’ basketball camps in August. For more information, go online to

UAH women’s basketball camps will be going on through August. For more information, go online to

Grit and Grind Hoops Basketball Training is offered on Sundays and Wednesdays at the Athens Recreation Center. For more information, call 256-233-8740.

Various fitness classes are being offered Monday through Saturday at the Athens Rec Center including Super Circuit, Yoga, Balanced Bootcamp, and more. Call 256-233-8740 for more information or visit the Parks and Recreation page on the Athens City website at

By: Tim Lambert

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