Brandon Miller's In My Opinion: Calhoun County's 3A schools rarely fail to represent
by Brandon Miller
May 13, 2013 | 4561 views |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Among the four Calhoun County Class 3A schools — Piedmont, Saks, White Plains and Weaver — the competition level couldn’t be much higher in any sport.

Although there are several sports in which one team runs away from everyone else ­— like football for Piedmont — it’s nearly impossible to pick an area winner for any of the other sports.

Boys basketball provided a must-watch game for all four teams and baseball was the same between White Plains and Piedmont as softball was for Saks and White Plains. Don’t forget past meetings in the postseason in each sport.

This is what makes high school sports so incredible. It’s being geographically near each other and knowing the same kids are going to play numerous times in numerous sports. It’s also knowing it’s going to be a war every time.

As White Plains and Saks played Saturday for a spot in the state softball tournament, I felt pride knowing these two teams — no matter how much they dislike each other — are respecting Calhoun County at regionals.

Even better, with White Plains’ win in the morning and Saks’ in the afternoon, both will represent Calhoun County at the state tournament again this year. Let’s hope we have another state champion, following Saks’ title run of 2012.

Contact Sports Writer Brandon Miller at Read “In My Opinion” in every Anniston Star sports section, written by Star staff members.
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