• 61°
franklin county times

County softball closes out regular season

High school softball is winding down. Teams played Area Tournament games May 3, but results were not available by press deadline. Here’s a rundown of the final action from the regular season:


The Tharptown Wildcats beat the Vina Red Devils 3-0 and Sheffield Bulldogs 12-1 this past week to close out the regular season.

Aimeriee Villalobas led the Wildcats past Vina with two hits and three RBIs. Villalobos had an RBI single in the second inning scoring Harleigh Borden and a two-RBI double in the fourth scoring Borden and Pamela Saint.

Borden had a hit and scored two runs in the game.

Taylor Cameron pitched five innings, allowing five hits and striking out seven.

The Wildcats run-ruled Sheffield in two and a half innings, 12-1.

Leslie Staggs doubled and homered for Tharptown. Alyssa Fischer doubled twice, had two RBIs and scored a run. Pamela Saint went two-for-two with a double and four RBIs. Cameron and Borden scored two runs each.

Fischer got the win in the circle for the Wildcats.


The Red Bay Tigers beat the Hackleburg Panthers 8-1 to close out the regular season.

Red Bay led 4-0 after two innings and 4-1 after three. The Tigers scored four more unanswered to close out the game and the win.

Red Bay managed nine hits and took advantage of five Panther errors.

Ava Oswalt went three-for-four with a double and an RBI and scored a run. Sarah Eaton went two-for-four with an RBI. Annaliese Rogers and Emme McCollister scored two runs each.

Chloe Knoblock got the win, going three and two-thirds innings. She allowed three hits and one run and struck out five. Britley Hardin closed the game out, allowing three hits and striking out four.


The Vina Red Devils scored runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings and two in the seventh to beat Tharptown 5-1.

Both teams had five hits, but the Wildcats committed four errors.

Harleigh Ridge went two-for-three and scored twice. Aimee Shotts doubled and scored twice.

Kat Athey pitched a complete game for Vina. She allowed five hits and struck out three.

Tharptown’s Cameron pitched a great game in the loss, allowing five hits but striking out 16.


The Belgreen Bulldogs closed out the regular season on a strong note, winning four games this past week.  Belgreen topped Cherokee, Shoals Christian and Addison twice.

Belgreen 6, Cherokee 4

Belgreen built a 6-0 lead through five innings and fended off a comeback attempt by Cherokee to win 6-4.

Cherokee outhit the Bulldogs 10-6 but committed five errors.

Madison Vandiver went two-for-three with an RBI. Lily Blackburn pitched seven innings and struck out nine.

Belgreen 16, Shoals Christian 1

Belgreen had an 11-run first inning to put the Shoals Christian Flame away early, winning 16-1. The Bulldogs got their 16 runs on nine hits.

Blackburn had three hits, including a double, four RBIs and scored a run. She also pitched three innings and struck out four.

Makayla Willingham hit a three-run home run. Noelle Willingham tripled and scored twice.

Vandiver doubled and had three RBIs.

Belgreen 1, Addison 0

A solo home run by Makayla Willingham in the fourth inning was all Belgreen needed to beat Addison 1-0. Blackburn pitched five shutout innings for the Bulldogs.

Belgreen 3, Addison 2

Hannah Borden led the way for the Belgreen in a 3-2 win to close out the regular season for the Bulldogs. Borden had an RBI-double in the fourth inning, scoring Makayla Willingham. Borden came around to score on a single by Vandiver to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead.

Addison tied the game in the top of the fifth inning, but Vandiver scored on a sacrifice fly by Borden to win the game.

Borden got the win in the circle, pitching five innings, allowing three hits and striking out five.


PHOTOS: RHS Musical Theatre presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Franklin County

Northwest Regional Library announces audiobooks by mail program

Franklin County

Republican primary run-off election for county commission seats takes place April 16


Historic Roxy Theatre celebrates 75th Anniversary with upcoming entertainment

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mark Dunbar

Franklin County

Franklin County makes seven drug trafficking arrests


Why Knot car show cruises into downtown Russellville


Get free weather radio at VFDs

Franklin County

PCHS FBLA hosts Little Miss Dream Girl Pageant

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Johnnie Pounders


Sam Warf: From Tennessee to the White House and beyond

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mousey Brown


Russellville First Baptist Church receives historical marker

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Meeting a higher standard – Russellville High School JROTC


RCS BOE announces new superintendent  


Miss Dream Girl Pageant names winners

Franklin County

First Metro Bank hosts FAME Girls’ Ranch donation drive


PCHS holds annual Shelby Grissom Memorial Fashion Show

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: VFW Post 5184 – ‘No One Does More For Veterans’


Supporting students’ futures


Red Bay Garden Club discusses amaryllis planting

Franklin County

UA announces local students for fall 2023 President’s, Dean’s, graduation lists


School news

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Troy Oliver