OHS Competes in State Meet

D. Mark Mitchell


The Alabama High School Athletic Association held the Indoor Track and Field Championship last weekend in the Crossplex in Birmingham. Scottsboro won the boys 6A and Northridge earned the 6A girls champipnship.

The following is a list of the OHS student-athletes, events, place and time or score:


*60 Meter Dash

8.04 – Amiya Brown – 8th

8.61 – Haley Sanders – 16th

*400 Meter Dash

1:01.23 – Indiana Holloway -10th

*1600 Meter Run

5:29.74 – Breckin Gould – 7th

*3200 Meter Run

12:01.80 – Breckin Gould – 5th

*60 Meter Hurdles

9.91 SB – Niya Walton – 10th

*High Jump

4-10 – De’leah Huntly – 6th

*Long Jump

14-11.25 – Morgan Watts – 10th

*Triple Jump

35-9 – Niya Walton – 3rd

34-10 – Morgan Watts – 5th

*Shot Put

30-9.5 – Cherdi Daniels – 7th


*1600 Meter Run

4:44.32 – Charles Brewer – 11th

*60 Meter Hurdles

8.86 – Tykell Thomas – 7th

9.11 – JaClarence Perry – 10th

*High Jump

5-10 – Davian Jones – 8th

*Long Jump

20-0 – Davian Jones – 9th

*Triple Jump

43-7.75 – Davian Jones – 2nd

41-10.75 – Kaden Cooper – 4th

*Pole Vault

12-0 – Benjamin “Ben” Royal – 8th

*Shot Put

44-8 – Mikeil Heard – 6th

43-3.5 – Marquavian Johnson – 8th


The Opelika girls’ and boys’ basketball teams played games against next year’s 7A area — Smiths Station, Central and Auburn — last week.

The Lady Bulldogs beat Smiths Station 61-23, behind 13 points from Haley Sanders and 12 points from Ashanti Thomas. Central downed OHS 75-63 in the second game of the week. Despite the loss, Thomas scored 18 points, Sanders 17 points and Erica Mathews added 15 points.

In the final game of the week, AHS beat OHS, 53-44. Sanders scored 16 points; Mathews and Thomas added 13 and 10 points, respectively.

The Lady Bulldog Basketball team (14-12) handled the Valley Rams 60-18 in the first game of the Area Tournament.

Offensively, Opelika was led by Haley Sanders 18-points. Ashanti Thomas and Keke Williams scored 9-points apiece and Tyra Smith added 7-points.

OHS played at Eufaula in the finals of the Area tournament but results were not available at press time.

The winner of the Area host the the Sub Regional game, the loser plays on the road.

The OHS boys’ basketball team (6-15) lost to Smiths Station (83-78) and Central (76-62), but ended the week beating rival Auburn 85-76.

Offensively against SSHS, Bulldog Isaiah Knight scored a season-high 31 points and Tay Hardnett added 16 points and recorded seven assists.

Hardnett led the Dogs against the Red Devils, scoring 21 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out seven assists. Three other players scored double digits: Brenton Williams (14 points), Knight and Landon Lee (13 points apiece).

Two Bulldogs combined for 54 points against AHS in the win. Grady Bynum scored 33 points and pulled down eight rebounds while teammate Hardnett scored 21 points.

NOTE-Girls play in Area tonight ( Monday ), boys Tuesday…I will send results after game, so we will have this week!!


The Opelika wrestling team has eight grapplers participating in the AHSAA Super Sectionals, Friday (Feb. 11), with the goal of qualifying for the AHSAA state meet.

The following are the eight wrestlers and their weight class:

Derrick Hoyett (120 pounds), Brayden Wilson (126 pounds), Tyrese Pitts (132 pounds), Logan Sheridan (138 pounds), Brady Campbell (145 pounds), Landon Willis (152 pounds), Jack Pritchard (195 pounds) and Kyle Epperson (220 pounds).


As spring sports begin this season, I will give you the schedule for the following week.

February 14: Girls’ tennis vs Columbus at WJ Calhoun Tennis Center at 3 p.m.

February 15: Girls’ and boys’ soccer at Brookstone (Columbus), 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

February 16: Girls’ JV soccer at Millbrook against Stanhope Elmore, 5:30 p.m.

February 17: Boys’ JV baseball versus Beauregard at OHS Bulldog Park, 4:30 p.m.;

girls’ soccer and boys’ soccer at Alex City versus Benjamin Russell starting at 5 and 6:30 p.m.;

varsity baseball at OHS versus Beauregard starting at 6:30 p.m.

February 18: Softball at Alex City in the Central Alabama Classic starts at 7 p.m.

February 19: Varsity baseball at Bulldog Park against Stanhope Elmore at 11 a.m. and Pike Road at 4 p.m.

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 baseball state director. 


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