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Elkton Booster Club Plans Basketball Camp

The Elkton Booster Club will hold Basketball Camp June 25-27, at Elkton Elementary School gym. Grades 1-8 are invited to participate each day from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Cost is $50.00.

Martin Methodist College coaches and athletes will be teaching the camp. Participants will learn offensive fundamentals, shooting, ball handling, individual moves, defensive fundamentals, proper stance, footwork and rebounding.

For more information about the camp, please contact Tracy Davis at 931.427.9073 or elktonboosterclub@gmail.com.

Coed Softball At

John W. Barnes Area Park

Ardmore Parks and Recreation will hold a coed softball tournament Friday, June 22, 2018.

According to Parks and Recreation Director Tim Turner the tournament will be a one pitch tournament.

For more information or to sign up call Tim at (931) 675-1597.

Lady Tigers Fall Short In State Tourney

The Ardmore High School Lady Tigers won their first game of the 2018 Alabama State Tournament played in Montgomery, AL Thursday, May 17.

The Lady Tigers beat Mortimer Jordan 13-3 Thursday morning by scoring two runs in the 1st inning on a 2 run shot from LB Smith, one run in the 3rd, two runs in the 5th, then adding seven in the 6th inning, to run rule the Blue Devils. The Blue Devils scored their three runs in the 3rd inning. Stafford, Lewis, Hice, Smith, Hurst, Riley and McCormack all had hits for the Tigers. Sydney Hall picked up the pitching win.

Playing Thursday afternoon the Lady Tigers fell to Rehobeth 0-2. Rehobeth scored two runs in the 4th inning to get the win. Hurst had the only hit in the game for the Lady Tigers.

Having lost to Rehobeth the Lady Tigers entered the losers' bracket and had to face another foe Thursday night.

Alexandria's Valley Cubs took the nightcap 6-7 ending the Lady Tigers' tournament run. The Valley Cubs scored three in the 3rd inning and four in the 4th inning. While the Lady Tigers matched the Valley Cubs third inning scoring they were unable to score again until the 7th inning when they picked up three of the four runs needed to tie the game. Stafford, Lewis, Hice, Smith, Hurst, Riley, Hall and McCormack all had hits for the Lady Tigers. Olivia Stafford was named the Ardmore Athletics and More player of the tournament. Olivia, batting leadoff for the Lady Tigers, got on base nine of her 11 times at bat.

Alabama Opens Play at the 2018 NCAA

Men's Golf Championships Friday

Crimson Tide received the No. 5 overall seed and will tee off on Hole No. 1 at 12:42 p.m. CT

The No. 5 Alabama men's golf team is set to open play at the 2018 NCAA Men's Golf Championships, which will be held May 25-30 in Stillwater, Okla., on the par 72, 7,460-yard Karsten Creek layout. The Crimson Tide, which will be paired alongside Vanderbilt and Florida through the opening two rounds, will tee off on Friday at 12:42 p.m. CT off Hole No. 1.

There will be three rounds of stroke play for the 30-team field with a cut to 15 teams after 54 holes. Those 15 teams will be whittled down to eight teams after a fourth round of stroke play. The eight teams will then begin three rounds of match play for the national title (1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5), which is slated to be held on May 29-30 (quarterfinals and semifinals will be played on May 29 and championship match will take place on May 30).

THE LINEUP: Alabama's lineup for the weekend remains the same as each of the previous four tournaments and is led by senior Lee Hodges and junior Davis Riley, both of whom earned first team All-SEC honors and are ranked among the top 30 golfers in the nation, according to the latest Golfweek/Sagarin individual rankings.

Hodges has led the Crimson Tide all season and has played some of his best golf during the spring campaign. In the Tide's seven tournaments tis spring, the Ardmore, Tenn., native has claimed two medalist honors (Puerto Rico Classic and Linger Longer Invitational), owns four top-10 finishes and five top-15 results. Hodges, who was tabbed the SEC Men's Golfer of the Week for the week of March 21, is currently ranked No. 21 in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin individual rankings and tops the squad in stroke average (70.96), average vs. par (-0.30) and top-10 finishes (6).

Meanwhile, Riley has had an equally impressive season and enters the NCAA Championships ranked No. 26 in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. The Hattiesburg, Miss., native ranks just behind Hodges in both stroke average (71.03) and average vs. par (-0.24). Riley claimed medalist honors at the Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational last fall, on his way to earning SEC Golfer of the Week recognition on Sept. 17. He tops the Tide with four top-five finishes, while his six top-10 results are tied with Hodges for the team lead. Riley earns his third straight All-SEC honors after being voted as a second-team all-league performer in each of the past two seasons.

Senior Jonathan Hardee ranks third on the team with a 72.45 per round average, while his 1.18 average vs. par also is third-best on the team. Freshmen Davis Shore (73.24) and Wilson Furr (73.29) round out the Tide's starting five. Furr has been one of the hottest golfers on the team as of late, recording three consecutive top-10 finishes including a third-place result at last week's NCAA Stockton Regional. Meanwhile, Shore had a season-best second-place finish in the Tide's final regular season tournament at the Mason Rudolph Championship.

ALABAMA'S NCAA HISTORY: With a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Pacific Regional on May 14-16, Alabama advanced to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships for the 11th time in head coach Jay Seawell's 16 years at the helm of the program, including seven of the last eight seasons. It marks the Tide's 20th appearance in school history. Alabama is in search of its third national title, having claimed two national championships (2013 and 2014) and one runner up finish (2012) - all of which have come over the past six seasons.

THE FIELD: Alabama was awarded the No. 5 seed in this year's NCAA Championships field. Top-ranked Oklahoma State is the overall No. 1 seed, followed by No. 2 Texas A&M, No. 3 Oklahoma, who is the defending national champions, No. 4 Vanderbilt and the Crimson Tide to round out the top five. Florida earned the No. 6 seed, while Auburn, Illinois, Baylor and Texas Tech are seeded seven through 10, respectively. In addition to Alabama, seven Southeastern Conference teams are among the 30-team field, which is tied with the Big 12 for most teams that reached this year's NCAA Championships from any conference. The PAC-12 and ACC are next best with four teams from each league.

HOW ALABAMA GOT HERE: Alabama reached this year's NCAA Championships thanks to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Pacific Regional on May 14-16. The Crimson Tide has been dominant throughout the 2017-18 season, boasting an overall record of 120-23-4 (.830). Through 11 tournaments this season, Alabama has four victories (Carpet Capital Collegiate, Jerry Page National Intercollegiate, Steelwood Collegiate and Linger Longer Invitational), to go along with 10 top-five results.

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