Straughn joins Area 1 baseball, softball field

Published 9:59 pm Wednesday, August 4, 2004

By Staff
Straughn has joined T.R. Miller, W.S. Neal and Clarke County in next season's Class 3A Area 1 baseball and softball fields.
The addition of Straughn in the baseball field makes an already highly competitive group even tougher. Last season the Tigers were a Class 3A state quarterfinalist. Straughn knocked off Oak Grove in the opening round of playoff competition and Munford in the second round before it was eliminated by Montgomery Academy in the quarterfinals.
Straughn did not play any of the carryover Area 1 teams last season.
In softball, Straughn was surprised in the Area Tournament by Abbeville and did not advance past
that level of play. T.R.
Miller was the only current Area 1 team to play Straughn last season and posted a 10-3 victory in the season opener. A second meeting between the teams was cancelled.
Earlier Straughn was also assigned to the Class 3A Area 1 boys and girls basketball fields along with T.R. Miller, W.S. Neal and Clarke County.
The Area 1 volleyball field has been reduced to three teams, T.R. Miller, W.S. Neal and Clarke County. Sumter County, a member in the previous two Area 1 fields, was reassigned to Area 5 along with Midfield and Northside.
The Alabama High School Athletic Association has not announced its new alignments for boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, and boys and girls tennis at this time.
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Three Jefferson Davis Community College athletes have received Academic All-American status from the National Junior College Athletic Association for the 2003-04 school year.
In softball, Katie
Lambert, a sophomore
third baseman from Escambia County High School, received Distinguished Academic All-American honors. Athletes had to maintain a 3.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to earn that status.
Lambert was one of only 11 Alabama junior college athletes to earn that honor.
Those who were recognized for GPAs between 3.6 and 3.8 included Autumn Johnson and Leon Brasington.
Johnson, a sophomore middle hitter from Pensacola (Fla.), represented the Lady Warhawks volleyball team, while Brasington, a sophomore outfielder from Montgomery, did the same for the Warhawks baseball program.
A total of 22 Alabama junior college athletes received Academic All-American status.