The North Jackson softball team posted a 2-1-1 record during the Buckhorn Invitational this past weekend.

North Jackson (3-2-1) opened the tournament with a 9-9 tie with Class 6A Hartselle. The Chiefs trailed 9-3 entering the bottom of the fourth inning before scoring six runs to tie the game. 

Hadley Burnette and Destry Lambert both doubled and drove in two runs for North Jackson while Ja’Khia Hutchins and Charley Smith each had one hit and one RBI.

North Jackson posted an 8-1 win over Arab. Smith went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Chiefs while Burnette had an RBI triple and Lambert doubled and drove in two runs. Arielle Haynes and Makenna Jones had one hit and one RBI. Lambert recorded five strikeouts over four innings to get the win in the circle. 

On Saturday, the Chiefs edged New Hope 6-5. Hutchins went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Mikaela Barnes had one hit and two RBIs while Burnette, Lambert and Haynes had one hit and one RBI each.

The Chiefs then fell to Buckhorn 3-1. Avery Wynne had an RBI double for North Jackson while Hutchins had two hits while Lambert and Jones had one hit each.

Scottsboro wins three at Fort Payne Invitational — At Fort Payne, Scottsboro posted a 3-1 record in the Fort Payne Invitational.

The Wildcats opened the tournament with an 11-0 win over North Sand Mountain.

Olivia Tubbs went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs for Scottsboro while Ella Lee went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and Audrey Holland went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Lexie Bennett, Kambrie Doss and Alyssa Smart had two hits each.

Smart and Doss combined on a three-hitter for Wildcats in the circle. Smart struck out seven batters in three innings while Doss fanned one in one inning.

Doss and Anna Stuart Dawson then combined on a four-inning no-hitter in Scottsboro’s 10-0 win over Gaylesville. Dawson struck out five while pitching the final two innings. Bennett went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple, two RBIs and three runs scored while Haylen Miles went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Audrey Holland was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Scottsboro defeated Gaylesville again on Saturday, 10-1. Keiona Doss went 2-for-3 with four RBIs while Dawson, Lee and Carlie Lynch all went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Smart recorded eight strikeouts while allowing one hit in the circle for Scottsboro.

The Wildcats concluded play in the tournament with a 7-6 loss to Geraldine. Smart homered and finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs while Lee was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Holland was 2-for-4 with one RBI. Bennett had two hits and two walks while Tubbs had two hits.

Section goes 1-2 in Plainview Tournament — At Rainsville, the Section softball team opened its season with a 1-2 showing in a tournament over the weekend.

The Lions opened the tournament with a 19-0 loss to Plainview. Halle Brown pitched a three-inning perfect game for the Bears while recording four strikeouts.

Section defeated Asbury 7-4 on Saturday to give Zac Hart his first win as the team’s new head coach. Carley Bolt, Chloe Britt and Jade McClung all went 2-for-3 with one RBI while Harley Beam went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Makayla Rowell had one hit and two RBIs.

The Lions fell 13-3 to 5A Douglas. Bolt went 1-for-2 with two RBIs for Section while Beam, Gracie Dobbs and Molly Myers each scored a run. 

NSM drops two in tournament — At Fort Payne, the Bison dropped a pair of games in the Fort Payne Invitational on Friday.

The Bison fell to Scottsboro 11-0. Shelby Preston, Chloe Johnson and Triston Barrett had one hit each for NSM.

Geraldine then handed the Bison a 6-0 setback. Johnson, Jasmine Higdon and Nady Poore had one hit each for NSM.

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