Coach Caryl Vogel has his Bulldogs back in the playoffs in 4A soccer.
BY DENNIS CLAYTON
New Albany assured themselves of a spot in 4A soccer playoffs with their 5-2 win over Tishomingo County on Friday.
The Bulldogs were led by Payton Snyder and Joseph Rainey as the duo scored two goals apiece and Eduardo Zaragoza added the remaining goal.
Rainey and Zaragoza each had an assist and Jose Favela also picked up an assist.
The Bulldogs improve to 10-6-3 and 5-2 in Division 1-4A.
(G) New Albany 8, Tishomingo County 0
The Lady Bulldogs kept their perfect run alive with another shutout of a division opponent.
Sanders Goode picked up the hat trick for New Albany with her three goals to lead the scoring.
Becca Childers scored two goals while Carey Beth Doyle, Josi Hill and Mary Day scored one goal apiece.
The Lady Bulldogs had assists from Katie Brooks, Katherine Gonzalez, Maggie Jo Everett and Hill.
New Albany’s record now stands at 13-4-2 and 7-0 in division.
New Albany will host Byhalia on Thursday, Jan. 21 in their final division match. It will also be senior recognition night with the ceremony taking place between games.
Seniors for the Lady Bulldogs are Meghan Van and Katie Davis. Bulldog seniors include Mason Chapin, Eduardo Zaragoza, Jose Favela, Christian Rojas and Seth Male.
Sanders Goode works the ball in the box during an earlier Corinth match. file photo.
BY DENNIS CLAYTON
New Albany routed Tishomingo County on Friday, winning 11-1 and keeping their perfect record in Division 1-4A at 4-0. Sanders Goode had a hat trick, scoring three goals to lead the Lady Bulldogs.
“I was pleased with the way we started the game because we had a tough, physical game against Corinth on Tuesday,” New Albany girls coach Bert Anderson said. “With a fairly young team, we could have had a letdown, but they came ready to play. I thought we held possession and passed the ball very well which allowed us to finish very well.”
New Albany scored five goals in the first half and added six more in the second half to coast to the win.
“It was a good game to allow the younger players a chance to have some quality playing time once we got ahead,” Anderson said. “It also allowed some girls like Meghan (Van) and Rachel (Rainey), who have been working hard on defense to move to the forward position and score a couple of goals. That’s always fun for the defensive players and it’s a chance to reward them as well.”
Goode led the scoring with her three goals, Rainey scored two, Cynthia Betancourt also scored two goals. Van, Josi Hill, Katie Brooks and Sarah Kathryn Harris had one goal apiece.
Callie Denton of Myrtle was named the Division 2-1A Offensive Player of the Year.
Kylie Massengill of West Union was named the Division 2-1A Defensive Player of the Year.
Callie Denton of Myrtle and Kylie Massengill of West Union received Player of the Year for the 2015 season in Division 2-1A. Denton was named the Offensive Player of the Year and Massengill was recognized as the Defensive Player of the Year. Caitlyn Jackson of Pine Grove was named the Overall Player of the Year.
Other players that were recognized in the division are:
Pine Grove – Caitlyn Jackson, Maddy Erickson, Megan Hill, Delany Pannell.
East Union Players of the Week for the October 23 game against Potts Camp are members of the offensive line: Colton Wooten, Cody Taylor, Jay Tate, Chandler Bobo, Tyler Bennett, Dallas Wooten. Not pictured: Eli Hodges. The Urchin line was responsible for 604 total yards of offense.
Rebecca Sheffield of East Union was named the Division 1-2A Player of the Year in slowpitch softball.
Player of the Year Division 1-2A
*CO-MVP McKinley Montgomery
First Team All-Division
1- Sallie Pannell
2- Kaitie Boatner
3- Tianna Castillo
4- Raelee Bell
1- Holly Maxcy
2- Anna Wagster
3- Emilee Clouse
1- Jeni Kate Scott
2- Hannah Durham
3- Emily Jenkins
Okolona Honorable Mention
1- Chanda Owens
Second Team All Division
1- Claudia Hill
2- Hannah White
3- Callie Frazier
4- Kallie Roberts
1- Lynsey Barber
2- Kennedy Jones
1- Kala King
2- Katie Stevens
3- Corley Hogue
East Union boys took first place in the 2015 Union County XC Meet on Thursday at East Union. Photo by Dennis Clayton.
East Union girls won the 2015 Union County XC title on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.
BY DENNIS CLAYTON
ELLISTOWN – East Union won first in the Union County Cross Country Meet in boys and girls varsity at East Union on Thursday, edging Myrtle girls and Ingomar boys to take the county title.
Savannah Shirley of West Union won the individual girls varsity race in 22:13 and Jordon Salmon of East Union won the boys individual with his time of 17:51.
Jessica Pickens of Myrtle won the junior high girls race with a time of 25:57 and Micah Fulgham of East Union won the junior high boys in 20:49.
Savannah Shirley of West Union is the 2015 Union County XC Individual Champion. Photo by Dennis Clayton.
Jordon Salmon of East Union is the 2015 Union County Boys Individual Champion. Photo by Dennis Clayton.
Jessica Pickens of Myrtle is the 2015 Union County Junior High Girls Champion.
Micah Fulgham of East Union is the 2015 Union County Junior High Boys Champion.
Top finishers in the 2015 Union County Cross Country Meet.