OHS Amidst Postseason Pushes

0
455
D. Mark Mitchell

ON THE MARK
D. MARK MITCHELL

OPELIKA —

The Opelika High School girls’ and boys’ soccer teams, softball team and girls’ and boys’ track and field teams are the only spring sport teams still participating.

Opelika’s track and field teams participated in the AHSAA Sectional Meet last weekend at Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham.

The Lady Bulldogs finished second as a team and qualified for the state meet in Gulf Shores, Thursday through Friday.

The following are results for the OHS girls team:          

200 METER DASH

26.58 – Haley Sanders – 6th           

400 METER DASH

59.82 – Indiana Holloway – 7th

1:03.18 – Makiah Paschal – 17th      

1:04.06 – Kaylee McIntyre – 19th     

800 METER RUN

2:31.96 – Breckin Gould – 11th

2:38.53 – Paola Torres – 15th          

2:41.34 – Margaret Bice – 16th        

1600 METER RUN

5:39.67 – Breckin Gould – 8th         

5:51.78 – Margaret Bice – 10th        

5:55.92 – Paola Torres – 11th          

3200 METER RUN

11:47.49 – Breckin Gould – 6th       

100 METER HURDLES

16.47 – Niya Walton – 4th  

300 METER HURDLES

51.53 – Makiah Paschal – 11th        

55.09 – Dasja Kier – 17th   

56.91 – Violett Alcorn – 18th          

HIGH JUMP

5-0 – Kyndall Brundidge – 2nd        

4-10 – Haley Sanders        – 5th      

4-8 – De’leah Huntly – 9th 

LONG JUMP

15-4.75 – Kyndall Brundidge – 8th    

15-4.5 – Niya Walton – 9th 

15-1 – Morgan Watts – 11th           

TRIPLE JUMP

35-1.5 – Morgan Watts – 3rd          

35-1.5 – Niya Walton – 3rd

33-10 – Kyndall Brundidge – 8th      

POLE VAULT

8-0 – Sabrina Jeri Hansen –            

DISCUS

84-3 SB – Kasman Mos – 4th          

70-3 – Trinity Rooks – 10th

JAVELIN

87-1 – Emma McSpadden – 7th       

85-8 – Kasman Moss – 8th 

77-2 – Lizavia Edwards – 10th

SHOT PUT

32-0 – Ashanti Thomas – 2nd          

31-8 – Cherdi Daniels       – 3rd     

27-6 – Kasman Moss – 8th

The OHS boys finished first for the eighth consecutive season and qualified for the State Meet in Gulf Shores, Thursday through Saturday.  The summary of the boys are listed below.

BOYS ATHLETE PLACE

SECTION RESULTS

400 METER DASH

50.98 – JaClarence Perry – 4th         

52.05 – Kaden Cooper – 11th          

53.27 – Brennan Reese-Williams – 17th          

800 METER RUN

2:04.88 – Kyrian Moss      – 9th     

2:05.91 – Michael Hart – 10th         

2:10.86 – Sam Washburn  – 12th      

1600 METER RUN

4:30.41 SB – Charles Brewer – 5th   

4:54.64 SB – Bryce Turnham           – 15th

110 METER HURDLES

15.52  – Tykell Thomas – 1st          

15.78  – JaClarence Perry – 3rd       

16.03  – Theo Hubbard – 4th          

16.08 – Theo Hubbard       – 6th     

300 METER HURDLES

40.66 – JaClarence Perry – 1st         

42.76  – Theo Hubbard – 5th          

43.59  – Tykell Thomas – 9th         

HIGH JUMP

5-8 – Davian Jones – 2nd

LONG JUMP

21-5.25 – Davian Jones – 4th

18-8.5 – Kaden Cooper – 18th         

18-5.75 – Charles Hodge – 20th       

TRIPLE JUMP

45-5.5 SB – Davian Jones – 1st       

42-11.25 – Kaden Cooper – 2nd

41-1.25 – Anthony Edwards – 8th    

POLE VAULT

10-6 – Benjamin Royal – 3rd

10-6 – Dontarius Alvis      – 4th      

DISCUS

143-2 – Ajaden Parham – 2nd         

136-7.5 – Mikeil Heard – 4th          

124-3.5 – Marquavian Johnson – 5th 

JAVELIN

142-3 – Anthony Edwards – 7th       

139-1 – Marquavian Johnson – 8th   

113-7.5 – William Garner – 17th      

SHOT PUT

47-9 – Mikeil Heard – 1st  

44-6 – Marquavian Johnson – 3rd     

40-9 – Anthony Edwards – 8th.       

SOCCER

Opelika’s girls’ and boys’ soccer teams advanced to the second round of the AHSAA soccer playoffs last week. The Lady Bulldogs (14-4) received a bye to the second round, while the boys beat Park Crossing (7-0) to advance.

The Bulldog boys shut out the Thunderbirds at the W James Samford Soccer Complex last week. Said Rujuana led the offense, scoring two goals. Jake Campbell, Dexter Graham, Moe Forbes, Charlie McCullough and Nathan Faison scored one goal apiece. Assists were recorded by Rujana (two), Luke Roberts, Jacob Gamble, Graham and Campbell.

Both teams played Tuesday night at the W James Samford Soccer Complex at the Sportsplex. The Bulldogs boys team has been playing without starter George Meyers since she suffered a concussion against Smiths Station three weeks ago. Meyers played Tuesday against McGill-Toolen in a 7-0 loss. The girls’ also lost to McGill-Toolen, 3-2, resulting in the end of Opelika’s season.

OHS SOFTBALL

The Lady Bulldog softball team hosted the Area Tournament this week at West Ridge Park in Opelika. The girls won the Area regular season title, therefore earning the right to host the double-elimination tournament. The final two teams advance to the Sub-Regional playoffs.

OHS SPRING FOOTBALL

Opelika head football coach Erik Speakman started spring practice this week. The Bulldogs have 15 weekdays to practice, 10 days including the scrimmage. The Bulldogs will play a Red vs. Black scrimmage game to complete spring.

This is the fifth spring practice for Speakman as head coach. He is 36-14 in four years as the Bulldog head football coach.

WEST RIDGE

SOFTBALL COMPLEX

The city of Opelika, with support from Mayor Gary Fuller, approved $750,000 to turf the two girls softball fields at West Ridge. Crews are working seven days a week trying to complete one field and begin on the second field. If you have not seen the progress, the field looks incredible. When both fields are completed, OHS and the city of Opelika will have two state-of-the-art softball fields.

D. Mark Mitchell is the sports director at iHeartMedia, host of “On the Mark” Fox Sports the Game 910-1310, co-chair of the Auburn-Opelika Sports Council, chairman of the Super 7 and Dixie Youth Boys State Director.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here