High school sports are in full swing this time of year. And, locally, it’s a good time.

On Monday, the Scottsboro girls basketball team took a step toward returning to the state tournament with an impressive win over Southside in the Class 5A Regional Tournament, played at Jacksonville State University.

Scottsboro will now play in the regional championship game Thursday morning.

Over the past weekend, Scottsboro sports thrived as well. Scottsboro senior wrestler Kolton Clark joined a select group in school wrestling history by becoming a three-time state champion.

Clark will now go for the national titles at next month’s National Coaches Association Nationals in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Also, in its second ever season, the Scottsboro soccer program continues to make strides. The varsity boys won its first ever trophy over the weekend, finishing 3-1 and second in the Golden Goals Tournament’s Verdi division at Choccolocco Park in Oxford.

The weekend also saw the North Sand Mountain Bison basketball team fall in the regional tournament, in the opening round to Lafayette. While the team lost, six seniors, who endured a one-win season two years ago, laid the foundation to return a once proud program back to glory.

And speaking of glory, on Wednesday, the best team in Class 3A girls, the Pisgah Eagles, will look to repeat as state champion.

Don’t bet against them.

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