The baseball teams season ended without Opelika making the playoffs because the Bulldogs lost to Auburn in the final game of the regular season. They missed out despite winning more games, 15, than in any year since 2008. The Dawgs forced the issue by beating Auburn in game two of the three game series bringing it down to the final game. AHS won 8-5 to make the playoffs.
Coach Scott Sullivan, in his second year as head coach, continues to improve the OHS program.
The OHS girls tennis team finished second in the Sectional tournament this week. OHS lost two very close matches to AHS to finish behind the Tigers, 53 to 49 points.
Meg Larson, Ashley Robertson and Kelcie Carpenter finished in first place. Anna Lazenby and April Wade finished second. Doubles winners were Lazenby and Robertson.
The girls will play in the State tournament next Thursday and Friday at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.
The boys were still playing their sectional meet at press time.
Coach Brian Blackmon will start spring practice on April 29. The Dawgs will have 15 school days to complete ten practices including the spring game. The Bulldogs are coming off an incredible 2012 season, in which they played for the 6A State Championship at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the Super 6 Championship.
The team has several returning starters but will need several other players to step in and start.
Several OHS athletes are being recruited by Division-1 schools. Those players now being recruited include Stephen Roberts, JaKell Mitchell and Malcom Buggs. I am sure when the season is over, other players will be recruited.
Roberts and Mitchell have been recruited by most SEC teams including Alabama and Auburn.
Crews are working every day to get our school and football stadium and athletic building completed. The stadium is beginning to shape up and will be a beautiful site when completed. Pictured to the right you will see crews installing the new synthetic turf. The turf will be completely installed by Monday.
The Opelika All-Sports Booster club will be sending out letters to existing sponsors for the 2013-14 school year. The plans will stay the same as well as the cost.
We have a few new things to offer our Corporate Sponsors.
A Corporate Sponsor has the opportunity to advertise on the new scoreboard. The sponsor has an opportunity to have the business’s name on the two marquees at the same time. These names will rotate every five seconds starting at 5:30 p.m. until the game is over.
The names will rotate continuous every five seconds. The two marquees are located on the bottom of the scoreboard.
Under another plan, the Big Board Sponsor-A sponsor can have the company logo or name on the big screen of the scoreboard. These will rotate every 15 seconds from 5:30 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. and after the game until the stadium is cleared. The sponsor will receive six reserved tickets to every home game, four passes to every OCS sporting event (excluding playoff games) and two reserved parking passes for football games. The cost for this package is $3,000.