Cedar Bluff sophomore pitcher/third baseman Curtis Abernathy was the coaches’ choice as Most Valuable Player.
In 37 games this season for the Tigers (22-15), Abernathy batted .379 with eight home runs, 11 doubles, a triple, scored 37 runs and had 42 RBI. Abernathy also walked 22 times.
On the mound, Abernathy compiled an 8-2 record with a save and had a 1.16 earned run average. He gave up 18 runs (8 earned) with 16 walks and struck out 94 batters.
The area champion Tigers had the most selections on the team with seven. Joining Abernathy is Rihied Harris, Lance Estes, Lot Maxwell, Justin Norton, Austin McCullough and C.J. Gilreath.
Area runner-up Spring Garden had five selections in Cory Anderson, Tyler Smart, Andrew Maddox, Ryan Messer and Will Penton. Collinsville had four selections in Trey Reed, Josh Gogus, C.J. Jones and Nathan Coker. Gaylesville is represented by Brian Sanford, Zack Cavin and Travis Stancil. Hunter Stone represents Valley Head.
Pine Grove Baptist Church recently captured its third Rimroccer Church League Basketball championship. The team defeated Providence 54-50 at the Centre First Baptist Recreational Outreach Center.
Pine Grove’s Kaleb Kines scored 16 points in the championship game. Ryan Rainer and Keivan Perry added 14 apiece. Chai Cowser led Providence with 17 points, including three treys.
Providence (8-1) led at the half 32-27, but Pine Grove (6-4) closed the gap and earned the win. Pine Grove limited regular-season scoring leader Brandon Allen (19.8 points per game) to 10 points on two field goals.
The Green Machine (6-3) recently claimed the Rimroccer Open League Championship with a 71-57 win over Straight Drop (7-2). Former Cherokee County standout Nick Wheeler led the Machine with 20 points, including four treys.
Tyric Scales tossed in 19 points. Chai Cowser added 16 and Boyce Baker had 12.
Straight Drops’ Frank Howze, with a regular season scoring average of 21 points per game, led all scorers with 22. Paul Johnson added 19 and Carlos Sampson chipped in 14 points.
ZEROMETH, along with Gadsden Parks and Recreation, will offer a 3-on-3 Summer Basketball League for age brackets 14-18 and 19 and above. The games will be played beginning June 18.
An organizational meeting is scheduled for May 25 at the Jack Gaston Coliseum at 4:30 p.m. Team entry fees are $50.
Applications can be picked up in Centre at the First Baptist Recreational Outreach Center (ROC). Applications can be turned in at the Gadsden Parks and Recreation office at 623 Broad Street. For more information, call 256-549-4680.