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March 14, 2014

PREP ROUNDUP: Cullman shines in doubleheader sweep of 6A Gardendale

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GARDENDALE — Oneonta Invitational

Holly Pond’s softball team picked up a 3-1 win over Leeds on Friday afternoon at the Oneonta Invitational.

Montana Holcombe was exemplary, striking out 17 and giving up just one hit in seven innings of work. She also had two RBIs at the plate in the opening bout.

Taylor Tankersley had two hits and scored two runs, while her teammate Kolby Holcombe also had a pair of knocks in the win.

Albertville Invitational

Cullman’s track and field squads turned in solid performances on Thursday afternoon at Albertville High School.

The Bearcat boys and girls each came in second place — the boys trailed Albertville by 32 points, while the girls were closer at just 10 points behind winner Brooks — to continue what has been a strong season so far in the month of March.

Kyle Norris claimed first in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:33.89. Teammate Garrison Hill was the best in the field with a 13’ leap in the pole vault. Walker Caretti, Peyton Little, Tyler Davis and LJ Patterson teamed up for a blistering 3:47 time in the 4X400-meter relay to secure top honors in the event.

Caretti (800-meter run) and Patterson (300-meter hurdles) each earned second-place marks in the respective fields, while the latter was also good for third in the long jump. Norris was third as well in the 800-meter run to round out top athletes.

St. Bernard’s Steven Mami placed third in the 3,200 meter-run and was only other local participant to make any noise.

Ann Carol Braswell was the lone top-finisher for the girls, as she grabbed an event win in the pole vault with a jump of 7’3”.

Savanna Canter was second in both the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles, and Olivia Kontogeorge notched a runner-up in the triple jump as well. Canter secured third in the 100-meter dash, while Kontogeorge topped out her performace following the same finish in shot put. Kesley Wren (high jump) and Allie Gipson (long jump) each placed third as well.

Canter, Wren, Gipson and Tayler Blalock teamed up to grab first in the 4X100 relay with a time of 54.05.

Ayleana Mami ran herself right to a first-place showing in the 3,200-meter run (11:47.73) and came up just a little short in 1,600-meter to claim a runner-up spot. She, along with Jaden Edge, Ivy Edge and Leahrose Mami, earned an easy victory in the 4X800 relay as the only team with a time less 11:00 (10.51).

Leahrose Mami grabbed second in the 3,200-meter run and third in the 1,600-meter run to round out the Saints’ evening.

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