Fayette softball wins two-of-three

Hubbertville’s Nevaeh Hoobler is shown getting a hit.

The Fayette Lady Tigers softball team defeated Brilliant last Monday by the score of 5-4. Preslee Kelly pitched a complete seven-inning game for Fayette, allowing 10 hits and four earned runs to pick up the victory. Kelly also led the team offensively with three hits at the plate. Aubrey Deavours had two hits for the Lady Tigers, including a triple. Ensleigh Kennedy had a double, while Lauren Unger, Rayah Nichols and Kinley Owens each had a hit for Fayette.


Fayette baseball wins three-of-four

Ceth Hollingsworth is shown pitching for Hubbertville.

The Fayette Tigers’ baseball team won its first three games of the week before falling to the Northside Rams on Saturday. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Tigers defeated Lamar County 12-2.
Tucker Scott started the game on the mound for Fayette, allowing only six hits and two runs in six innings of work while striking out seven opposing batters and walking two.


Local schools begin baseball seasons

Blaize Wakefield is shown pitching for Hubbertville.

The Fayette Tigers opened its 2024 baseball season at home on Feb. 15 against the historically strong Bibb County Choctaws, losing by the score of 9-0. Landon Lowe started the game at pitcher for the Tigers, allowing three walks, two hits and three runs to Bibb County in the first inning.


Fayette defeats Hubbertville’s boys

Cole Brand (11) for Hubbertville drives to the basket as Tucker Whitley (14) defends. Pictured in the background is Fayette’s Landon Kimbrell.

Fayette’s boys’ basketball team traveled to Hubbertville last Friday night and defeated the Lions 70-41. Will Jackson led Fayette with 24 points and four assists, followed by Taylor Kelly with nine points and three steals. Tucker Whitley had eight points, five rebounds and five assists, while Landon Kimbrell scored seven points and Keyshaun Hughes added six points. Elijah Benton scored five points, Max McDonald, Scott Davis and Jake Rickman scored three points each, and Isaiah Estep added two points.


Hubbertville basketball teams defeat Berry

Kylee Dunn of Hubbertville was presented a basketball by Coach Caleb Hynds, commemorating her 1,000th point scored.

Hubbertville boys’ basketball team traveled to Lynn on Jan. 9 and was defeated by the Bears 57-35. Cole Brand led the Lions in scoring with 10 points, followed by Kane Rushing with eight points. Cam Pendley had six points, Blaize Wakefield added five points, while Kade Watkins and Sebashton Harris had three points each. On Jan. 12, Hubbertville hosted Berry and won by the score of 52-48.


Hubbertville basketball competes in Winfield Tournament

Kane Rushing shoots over a defender to score a basket.

The Hubbertville basketball teams competed in the Winfield Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28 – 30, 2023, with the boys’ team winning one of three games and the girls’ team suffering three losses. The Hubbertville boys started the tournament with a 70-31 loss to Sulligent.


Two from area earn All-State honors

Fayette County High School’s Hollis Strawbridge and Hubbertville’s T.J. Keeton were each selected as second team All-State football players by the Alabama Sportswriters Association following the 2023 season. Strawbridge, a senior,  was selected as a Class 3A second team defensive back. He was one of the senior leaders on the Tigers’ football team, and contributed heavily not only on defense, but also as an offensive receiver and blocker. T.J. Keeton, a junior, was selected as a Class 1A second team running back.