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Ward wins weekly honor
UAB junior third baseman and former Hartselle star Zac Ward was one of two players named player of the week in Conference USA for the week of March 5-12.
Ward had a monster week for the Blazers, going 13-for-21 with 10 RBIs during a five game span. The week kicked off in grand fashion, as Ward nailed a game-winning single in a 3-2 UAB win over Birmingham Southern in 13 innings on Tuesday.
His bat continued to sizzle, as he went 2-for-3 with two RBIs on Wednesday, keying the Blazers to a 9-8 win over Georgia State.
Ward is having his best season as a Blazer, leading the team in batting average, RBIs, home runs and hits.
PHS sweeps St. Bernard
The Bulldogs' soccer teams each picked up a win against St. Bernard, with the boys winning 11-1 and the girls taking their game 6-1.
In the girls game, Whitney Westmoreland had two goals and Rachel Smith played well in net as the Lady Bulldogs improved to 3-2 on the season. Stephanie Varner, Jordan Crow, Marie Kaminsky and Kelley Rochester also scored for Priceville.
In the boys game, Ryan Kirschbaum scored six goals, Jonathan Savoy had two and Marco Benetti, Adam Woodson and Derrick Smith had one each in the rout.
Andrews wins Gulf Coast award
Former Hartselle baseball player and current Montevallo sophomore relief pitcher Zach Andrews was named the Gulf South Conference Baseball East Division pitcher of the week for the week of Feb. 27-March 5. Andrews saved two games for Montevallo during that time span, pitching a combined five innings without allowing a run.