- Cullman, Alabama

September 4, 2013

PREP ROUNDUP: Cold Springs earns AHSAA Prep Spotlight after Week 1 shutout

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — Cold Springs’ defense and running back Logan Campbell no doubt had big games in the Eagles’ 34-0 victory over Decatur Heritage last Friday night.

So big in fact that Cold Springs grabbed the Alabama High School Athletic Association Prep Spotlight for Week 1 of the 2013 football season.

The Blue and White defense pitched its first shutout since the 2004 season, while Campbell, who had just seven carries, led the way on offense with a 214-yard, three-touchdown performance on the ground.

Cold Spring will try to keep the good times rolling this Friday on the road against region-rival Sulligent.


The Cullman High swim team started the fall season in style, edging out Florence High and Gadsden City High in a tri-match on Tuesday afternoon.

The Bearcats won both boys’ and girls’ categories — by four and 14 points, respectively — and had some swimmers show out in the process.

Kacie Donaldson and Callie Hollingsworth each picked up event wins, while Noah Price shined with three victories of his own for Cullman.

Eric Pilcher and Elijah Price also poured in two first-place finishes apiece for the Bearcats.

Girls’ top-three finishers included:

Kacie Donaldson (first in 50-yard butterfly, second in 100-yard IM and third in 50-yard freestyle); Callie Hollingsworth (first in 50-yard freestyle, third in 100-yard freestyle and third in 50-yard breaststroke); Isabella Gardner (second in 200-yard freestyle); Hannah Ogstad (second in 50-yard backstroke); and Jillian Richard (third in 50-yard backstroke).

Boys’ top-three finishers included:

Noah Price (first in 100-yard freestyle, first in 50-yard freestyle and first in 200-yard freestyle); Eric Pilcher (first in 50-yard butterfly, first in 50-yard breaststroke and third in 50-yard freestyle);Elijah Price (first in 100-yard IM and first in 50-yard backstroke); Chuck Freeman (second in 100-yard IM and second in 200-yard freestyle); Kyle Norris (second in 100-yard freestyle); Drake Hollingsworth (third in 50-yard butterfly); and Ethan Hendrix (third in 50-yard backstroke).Pilcher, E. Price, N. Price and Hollingsworth combined to finish first in the 200-yard freestyle relay and 200-yard medley relay.

Prep Volleyball:

% West Point 3, Vinemont 1:
The Warriors took down their county rivals on Tuesday afternoon, earning a 25-20, 25-12, 18-25, 25-14 victory on their home court.

Contributors for West Point included Cassidy Holloway, six digs, three aces and two kills; Taylor Vest, six kills, one assist and one ace; Jeri Beasley, four kills, four digs and three aces; Lexi Bell, 11 assists, four aces and two kills; and Madsion Rusk, three blocks, three digs, two kills, two aces and one assist.

Stats for the Eagles were unknown.

% Cold Springs 2, Fairview 0: The Eagles dispatched the Aggies on Tuesday afternoon, outplaying their county rivals en route to a 25-11, 25-17 victory.

% Fairview 3, St. Clair County 0: The Aggies rebounded from a loss to Cold Springs with an area match win over the Saints 25-15, 25-15, 25-19.

Melody Manasco had five kills, five assists, four aces and three digs for Fairview, while teammate Kennedy Trimble added nine aces and seven assists. Taylor Edge also contributed with six service recoveries, three aces, two kills, two digs and two assists for the Aggies.

In junior varsity action, Cold Springs defeated Fairview 25-14, 19-25, 8-15, and the Aggies defeated St. Clair County 25-21, 25-16.