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Girls Varsity Softball · PHS Softball Sweeps Area Foe Jeff Davis

Both Prattville High School softball teams came away victorious against Jeff Davis Tuesday at Lagoon Park. The JV crushed the Jeff Davis JV 17-1 and the Varsity shutout the Volunteer Varsity 14-0.

In the JV game, the story was Payton Walraven. In her first game back from injury, Walraven tallied 3 hits (2 doubles and a home run), scored three runs, and produced an astounding 6 RBI’s. Kensley Jarman was equally impressive with 3 hits including a triple. Jesse Adams and Miracle Johnson also contributed 2 hits. Jarman reigned supreme on the mound by pitching 3 innings allowing only 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 2 to record the win. The JV is now an impressive 11-1 on the season.

In the varsity tilt, Emma Hindi carried a perfect game through 4 innings before relinquishing a single in the fifth. Hindi nabbed the win by pitching 5 innings and allowing 0 runs on 1 hit with 4 strike outs. A host of lady lions joined the hitting parade led by Summer Little and Keitt Trammell who had 2 hits apiece. Sam Hilyer, Melissa Townsend, Antinique Clay, Kelsey Farmer, and Kameron Bowen all had 2 RBI’s each. The Varsity runs their record to 18-5 (2-0 in area play) and are 17-2 in their last 19 games.

The JV’s next game will be this Thursday as they battle Chilton County at the PHS Softball field at 4:30. Both teams will be back in action next Monday as they take on Enterprise in critical area clashes. The JV game will start at 4:30 while the first pitch for the Varsity game will be at 6:00. Please make plans to support your Lady Lions in these must win games.

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · PHS Boys Freshman Soccer Team Earns a Draw with Stanhope JV

The PHS Freshman Boys soccer team scored two goals, one for themselves and one for their opponent as they tied the Stanhope Elmore Mustangs 1-1 Monday night at Foshee Henderson Field in Millbrook, Alabama.  The game was closely contested and both teams created numerous scoring opportunities during the match.  The Mustangs got on the scoreboard first when a Lions defender attempted to clear the ball away from his own goal.  The ball, unfortunately, found the back of the Lions net.  Undeterred by the bit of bad luck, the Lions continued to compete well.

Daniel Sigler raced with the ball toward goal just before halftime.  He was brought down from behind in the Mustangs penalty box.  Head Coach Barragan called upon Conner Harry to step to the spot and take the kick.  Harry noticed the Mustang keeper cheating a bit to Harry’s right, so Harry whipped his kick into the lower left corner of the goal to level the score.  The remainder of the game was physical with both teams fighting for an opportunity to net the decisive goal.  The teams fell short this night and the game ended in a draw.  The Freshman Lions continue to show improvement.

The Freshman Boys are back in action Thursday night when they travel to Montgomery, Alabama to take on Catholic High School JV.

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · PHS Boys Varsity Soccer Pummels the Panthers

The PHS Boys Varsity soccer team defeated the Smiths Station Panthers by a score of 5-2 Tuesday night at Stanley Jensen Stadium.  The Lions started quickly when Tylan Perine stole the ball from a Panther player and found John Bednarski with a nice pass.  Bednarski bullied his way past the Panther defender and shot past the outstretched goalie to give the Lions an early 1-0 lead.  The Lions showed a little Spring Break rust after they allowed the Panthers to score on two quick, successive goals.  The first goal came off a direct kick.  The Panther kicker shot low, under the wall and just out of the reach of Joshua Jones.  The second goal was scored 9 minutes later when a Panther player capitalized on a defensive gaffe by the Lions.  Down a goal the Lions responded a mere 3 minutes later.  Bednarski collected a loose ball in front of the Panther goal, dribbled past  a defender and the Panther goalie and slotted a shot into the left corner of the net to even the score and earn himself a brace.  The score was tied at the half 2-2.

The second half was all Lions.  Coach Milner made a few personnel changes that paid dividends early and often.  Sophomore Donovan Renn entered the game and immediately provided a spark.  4 minutes into the second half, Bednarski found Renn with a nifty pass who collected the ball and slipped a pass to Riley Stachewicz who scored for the Lions and collected the would-be game winner.  9 minutes later, Cosmin Diaconu collected the ball at midfield, dribbled to the 45 yard line and sailed a shot over the head of the Panthers goalie to give the Lions a 2 goal lead and a bit of breathing room.  Following Diaconu’s goal, the Lions settled into a nice game of possession and controlled the pace of play the remainder of the game.  The final goal for the Lions may be a hot item for debate.  Stachewicz delivered a beautiful corner kick to the middle of the Panthers goal.  Bednarski threw his body at the ball and knocked it toward goal.  As the ball neared the goal line, the goalie and several defenders began to close the gap.  Cole Webster flew in and crashed into the ball sending it into the back of the net along with himself and a Panther defender.  Regardless of who touched the ball last before it crossed the goal line, the sheer determination of the Lions to get the ball across the goal line was impressive.

The Lions are back in action tomorrow night as they host area foe Robert E. Lee.  Game time is an early kick, 5:30 p.m.

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Girls Varsity Softball · PHS Softball Wins Pitcher’s Duel at Marbury

The PHS Varsity Softball team defeated county rival Marbury 2-1 at Marbury High School Monday afternoon.

Marbury broke out on top in the first inning scoring their lone run of the game to take a 1-0 lead. The Lady Lions responded with a run of their own in the top of the second thanks to a two out double by Emma Hindi scoring Kameron Bowen. The game stayed tied until the top of the fifth when Keitt Trammell hit a two out single to right field to score Kelby Hogan with the winning run.

Prattville’s pitching was dominant as usual throughout the game. Melissa Townsend started the game and recorded the win by pitching the first 4 innings allowing 1 earned run and 6 hits while striking out 3. Hindi recorded the save by pitching the final three innings and allowing 1 hit and no runs and striking out 1. McKenzie Harlow had the defensive play of the game with a diving catch in right center field to end a serious Marbury scoring threat in the bottom of the third.

In addition to Hindi and Trammell’s clutch hits, Sam Hilyer, Antinique Clay and Hogan also recorded hits.

The Lady Lions are now 17-5 on the year and 1-0 in area play. Next up is a date at Lagoon Park Tuesday afternoon in a crucial area game. The JV gets things started at 4:15 with the varsity following at 5:45.

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Girls Varsity Softball · PHS Softball Finishes Third in GCCII Tournament

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The PHS Varsity Softball team competed in the Gulf Coast Classic II tournament this week in Gulf Shores and finished in 3rd place out of 30 teams. The Lady Lions compiled a 7-1 record for the tournament in an impressive and gutty performance.

In the tournament opener, the Lady Lions defeated Lawrence County 6-5 in 1 extra inning. PHS scored five runs in the first two innings to take an early lead. However, Lawrence County responded with five runs of their own in the last inning of regulation to tie the ballgame before Prattville held on in extra innings for the thrilling win. Melissa Townsend notched the win by pitching the final 1 and a third innings and striking out 3. Townsend also had 3 hits to lead the way at the plate. Keitt Trammell had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s.

PHS defeated Hendersonville, TN in game 2 by scoring 4 runs in the final inning to win 7-3. Townsend again was the ace on the mound allowing 3 runs over 5 innings while striking out 4. Townsend, McKenzie Harlow, and Hannah Brown tallied two hits in the game to lead the Lady Lions at the plate.

Day 2 of pool play saw Prattville taking on McNairy Central from Selmer, Tennessee. A tight contest throughout, Prattville pulled ahead in the 4th inning on a crushing 2 run double by Emma Hindi to center field. Hindi also provided the pitching power going 6 innings allowing no earned runs, 1 hit and striking out 6 in a dominant performance. Kameron Bowen, Antinique Clay, and Brown also had one hit each.

Prattville spanked Fayette County 13-0 in the final pool play game. Sam Hilyer, Grace Schooley and Bowen had 2 hits apiece in the game. Hilyer also added 4 RBI’s. Townsend recorded the win by going 3 innings allowing only 2 hits and no runs. Kaelyn Campbell notched the save pitching the final inning and not allowing a hit or run.

Day 3 started the single-elimination portion of the tournament where it was win or be eliminated from the tournament. In game 1, Prattville defeated Trinity of Montgomery 7-2. Hindi recorded the win going 5 innings allowing no earned runs and inducing 5 strike outs. Hindi also had two hits to lead the Lady Lions at the plate.

PHS moved on to regional nemesis Central of Phenix City in the next elimination game. Trammell drove home Hindi with the winning run to end the game with a 2-1 Prattville victory. Townsend was a beast on the mound once again allowing only 1 earned run and 4 hits over 5 innings. Clay had 2 hits to lead the Lady Lions offensively.

Next up was Soddy-Daisy High School from Tennessee. The Lady Lions jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning and never looked back as they won by a final of 3-1. Hindi continue to impress on the mound by allowing no earned runs and 3 hits over 4 innings to record the win. Townsend pitched the final inning allowing no runs or hits to earned the save. Hindi and Bailey Cooper led PHS at the plate hammering out two hits each. Townsend and Trammell each had an RBI.

The Lady Lions championship hopes were dashed in the semi-finals by the nationally ranked Sumiton Christian Eagles 4-1. Prattville jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on a perfectly executed squeeze play by Hilyer driving in Harlow. Sumiton Christian took the lead for good in the third inning by scoring two runs en route to the victory. Kelby Hogan, Harlow and Clay recorded hits in the game for Prattville. Townsend took the hard luck loss only allowing two hits and two earned runs over 4 innings. Sumiton Christian went on to win the tournament title.

The Lady Lions are now 16-5 overall (1-0 in area play) and 15-2 in their last 17 games as they look forward to a much needed weekend off. They will resume play Monday on the road against county rival Marbury. First pitch is schedule for 4:30.

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Girls Varsity Soccer · Lady Lions look to sweep Trojans of Saint James

The Lady Lions will look to improve on their current 7 game win streak as they travel to Montgomery to face the Saint James Trojans at 5:30 today.


A win tonight would complete the sweep after an earlier 7-1 victory for the Lady Lions over the Lady Trojans in February, a game that began the current 7 game win streak.

Game Time:  5:30pm

Saint James High School, Montgomery, AL

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Girls Varsity Soccer · Lady Lions whip Wildcats 6-1

33 goals.   11 games.    Less than half a season.    Cami Rogers continued to build on her school record scoring totals by adding 3 goals in a 6-1 victory over the visiting Trinity Wildcats on a very cold, BUT DRY, Tuesday night at Stanley Jensen Stadium.


The #4 ranked 5a Wildcats were over matched by the 9-2 Lady Lions of Prattville as the Lions claimed their 2nd victory of the year over the Wildcats.    It was all Lady Lions after the Wildcats took a 1-0 lead early in the 1st half.     A.G. Reed added 2 goals to go along with 1 goal by “Darth” Vada Ingram to account for the 6 goal output for the Lady Lions.  Corner kicks by Zoe Hagan proved effective as the Lions were able to convert 2 of their 6 goals off of well placed kicks. The Lady Lions defenders (Kason Ousley, Lindsay Gappa, Katyln Gappa, Molly Krue) and goal keeper (Sarah Clapp) shut down any threat the Wildcats presented after the early Trinity goal.   Mid-fielders, (Zoe Hagan, Abbey Reed, Madison Frazer) were able to shut down many Wildcats attempts to reach the back defensive line while also moving the ball around to the front line (Isabelle Brooms, Kendra Jacobs, Cami Rogers, Mary Rogers) for the Lady Lions.

The Lady Lions will take off Wednesday before finishing up the 4 game week with away games at St. James on Thursday(5:30) and the Lady Mustangs of Stanhope Elmore on Friday(7:30).

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · PHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team Defeats Trinity

It was cold, blustery conditions Tuesday night at Boykin Field in Montgomery, Alabama.  The PHS Boys Varsity soccer team played their final match before Spring Break and earned some much needed rest.  After numerous near misses to start the match, the Lions found the back of the net during game minute 17 when Tylan Perine threw a ball in from the sideline that was too difficult for the Wildcat goalkeeper to corral.  The ball fell to the feet of John Bednarski who easily tapped it past the defenders to open the scoring.  4 minutes later, Cole Salle’ collected a loose ball deep in the Lions defensive third and dropped a pass behind the Wildcats defense, hitting Cole Webster in stride.  Webster sped away from the defenders and scored past an onrushing goalie.  The Lions had the momentum well in hand until an unmarked player scored for the Wildcats at the Lions back post.  The Lions showed steely nerves and battled back immediately.  Junior Riley Stachewicz collected a loose ball 2 minutes later and passed to Webster who notched his second goal of the game.  The Lions led the game 3-1 at the end of the first half.

The second half started slowly for both teams.  Stachewicz and Webster re-ignited the Lions during the 11th minute after Stachewicz collected a loose ball, penetrated the Wildcat defense and then slipped an unselfish pass to Webster who ripped a shot past the outstretched Wildcat goalie.  The Lions controlled play for most of the second half while the Wildcats continued to explore counter-attack opportunities.  The intense wind and a slippery playing surface caused both squads a bit of trouble.  John Bednarski closed the score sheet after he was hacked down in the penalty box on a breakaway.  Bednarski stepped to the spot and scored easily.

Junior goalie Joshua Jones went the distance for the Lions in goal.  Backup goalkeeper Justin Pressor played significant minutes in the field during the second half and showed some skill.  The Lions have a long break now as they rest and heal during Spring Break week.  The Lions will be back in action on March 28th when they host Smiths Station at Stanley-Jensen Stadium.


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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · PHS Boys JV Soccer Team Wallops Wildcats

The PHS Boys JV soccer team defeated the Trinity Wildcats by a score of 6-1 Thursday night at Boykin Field in Montgomery, Alabama.  The Lions got off to a fast start when they scored 10 minutes into the game.  Chris Loomis crossed the ball in front of the Wildcat goal to an awaiting Drew Arel who opened the score sheet for the Lions.  3 minutes later, Donovan Renn delivered a pass to Arel in front of the Wildcat goal leading to Arel’s second goal of the night.  With 3 minutes to play in the first half, this season’s leading scorer, John Hollis, collected a ball in front of the Wildcat goal and ripped a shot past the Wildcat goalie.  The Lions led the Wildcats by 3 goals at the break.

Head Coach Taylor Jones has been frustrated recently with his team’s failure to finish games when they have a lead.  His frustration was evident when the Wildcats clawed back a goal 4 minutes into the second half.  Jones exhorted his team to continue to fight throughout the remainder of the match and they responded.  3 minutes after allowing a goal, Arel fed a pass up the middle to Hollis who scored his second goal of the match and extended the Lions lead.  One minute later, Arel found Renn running wide open down the left sideline.  Renn collected the pass from Arel and whipped a sharp cross to Hollis who scored his third goal of the game.  The game took a physical turn with several missed calls or no calls that frustrated both teams.  The final goal of the game occurred when Cole Hines converted a penalty kick with 10 minutes remaining in the game.

Sophomore Goalie Ben Hollis made two brilliant saves during the game, one with great theatrics.  He gave way to back-up goalie Mohammad Alzatari late in the second half.  The JV Lions are back in action Thursday night when they host Vestavia at Stanley- Jensen Stadium.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · PHS Boys Freshman Soccer Team Beats Oak Mountain Eagles

The PHS Boys Freshman soccer team traveled to Oak Mountain High School Tuesday night and battled icy conditions to defeat the Eagles in their own nest.  The Freshman Lions got off to a quick start when Conner Harry fed a pass to Daniel Sigler who split two defenders and shot past the outstretched hands of the Eagles goalkeeper.  The lone goal was enough to secure the victory in a weather shortened game.  Both halves were shortened to 25 minutes.  The Lions defense, anchored by Clayton Donhauser, Chris Holsonback and Kaden Gazell turned away the Eagles offense on multiple occasions.  Holsonback and midfielder Colin Salle’ worked on perfecting slide tackles in muddy conditions, throughout the match, while frustrating the Eagles’ players.  Jonas Roman went the distance in goal for the Lions and collected a clean sheet for his efforts.

The Freshman Boys play again Thursday night when they host Vestavia at 5:30 p.m.