The Cullman golf team will head to its sectional tournament on Monday at Silver Lakes riding a golden wave of momentum after winning a five-team match on Thursday at TP Country Club.
Sylas Elliott paced the Bearcats with an even-par 72, helping his team notch the victory with a five-shot advantage over second-place Fort Payne. Good Hope, the only other squad from The Times’ coverage area, carded a 378.
Raider Eli Marty shot a 78, while Cullman’s James Goodwin entered the clubhouse with an 84 in his first competition with the varsity team.
West Point will join the Bearcats at Silver Lakes for sectional action. Also on Monday, Addison, Cold Springs, Good Hope, Hanceville, Holly Pond and Vinemont will take on the Cullman Golf Course, and Fairview will be a part of the field at Chesley Oaks.
% Good Hope 12, East Lawrence 0: The Raiders rode the arm and bat of senior Cara Goodwin once again, coasting to a 12-run victory on Thursday evening.
The UAB signee struck out allowed just two hits and struck out 13 batters over five innings of work to pick up the in. She also smacked three base hits and drove in four runs as well as No. 2 Good Hope improve to 35-7 on the season.
Bailie Andrews and Kacy Thomas (two hits, one RBI) and Kayla Tillman (two hits) led the Raiders at the plate, while Maegan Sterling, Alannah Henke and Darby Randolph also collected one hit apiece.
Good Hope will host its area tournament starting on Tuesday when it takes on Hanceville at 2 p.m.
% Cold Springs 5, Fairview 2: Hayden West’s bases-clearing double was the difference on Friday afternoon, as the Eagles took care of the Aggies to pick up their sixth-straight victory.
West, along with Rilee White, Taylor Payne and Hanna Wilson each collected two hits at the plate. Bailey West added a double as well.
White scattered four hits over seven innings of work to pick up another victory.
Cold Springs (16-11) will head to Lamar County on Tuesday to play in its area tournament. The second-seeded Eagles will take on Oakman in the first round at 2:30 p.m.
% The Times’ sports editor Rob Ketcham and sports writer Jake Winfrey contributed to this report