High school sports recap: Bucs, Jags finish area play

Here’s a look back at the last week in Hoover and Spain Park high school sports.


The Hoover and Spain Park boys and girls basketball teams returned to the court last Tuesday night in zone action.

Hoover travels to Vestavia Hill for a pair of highly anticipated games. The Lady Bucs cruised to a 49-45 overtime victory over the Rebels to win the district title. Renia Kelly led the way with 19 points and Alanna Pooler added 10 points. Anna Tauri led Vestavia with 18 points.

The Hoover boys suffered a 56-48 loss as the Rebels avenged an earlier loss. For Hoover, Salim London led the team with 14 points. Dewayne Brown recorded 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks in an impressive performance. Jarrett Fairley had 8 points and 6 rebounds, while Jonathan Caicedo added 7 points and 5 rebounds.

Spain Park parted ways with Chelsea. The Lady Jags fell 60-12, but the boys earned a 69-47 victory.

Hoover and Spain Park play Friday night.

Hoover celebrated its seniors and swept Tuscaloosa County. The girls won 65-38, with Pooler and Kristen McMillan each scoring 12 points to lead the way. The Hoover boys won by a similar score, 64-38. London led the offense for the Bucks, recording 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists. Elijah Thomas also scored 13 points, while Elijah Herron added 9 points and Noah McAfee scored 8 points. Brown collected statistics of 6 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks.

Spain Park was swept in Hewitt-Trussville. The Lady Jags suffered an 81-17 loss while the boys fell with a late basket, 42-40. Sam Wright led the Jags with 16 points and Zach Gray had 8 points. Ray Raleigh led Hewitt with 20 points.

The Hoover girls traveled to Mississippi on Saturday afternoon to play in the Robertson’s Sportswear Classic. The Lady Bucks defeated Bartlett of Tennessee 65-40. Kelly had a strong performance with 22 points. Layla Etchison scored 14 points and Arianna Piggler added 10 points.


The Hoover wrestling team defeated Spain Park last Wednesday in the battle for the ball. Hoover cruised to a 48-18 victory.

Match results:

  • 106 pounds: Malcom Smith (Hoover) won by forfeit
  • 113 pounds: Manuel Flores-Bueno (Hoover) won by forfeit
  • 120 pounds: Landon Sanders (Hoover) over Nathaniel Philman (Spain Park) (Dec 10-3)
  • 126 pounds: Ty Sissen (Hoover) over Patrick McQueeny (Spain Park) (Fall 0:32)
  • 132 pounds: Vincent Aspito (Hoover) over Sawyer Hardy (Spain Park) (Dec 10-5)
  • 138 pounds: Bradley Williams (Spain Park) over Brock Metcalf (Hoover) (Dec 9-2)
  • 145 pounds: Jackson Carter (Hoover) over Drake Gregory (Spain Park) (Fall 4:15)
  • 152 pounds: Ian Addison (Hoover) over Brad Cummings (Spain Park) (Dec 6-1)
  • 160 pounds: Keith Christain (Hoover) over Gage Hasting (Spain Park) (Fall 4:52)
  • 170 pounds: Jackson Mitchell (Spain Park) over Casey Zylstra (Hoover) (Dec 3-2)
  • 182 pounds: Jack Lammy Jr. (Hoover) won by forfeit
  • 195 pounds: Alex Burch (Hoover) over Dakarai Shanks (Spain Park) (Dec 5-3)
  • 220 pounds: Kyle Oliveira (Spain Park) over Leslie Folster (Hoover) (Fall 0:56)
  • 285 pounds: Rayshod Burts (Spain Park) over Chaleb Powell (Hoover) (Fall 3:28)

On Thursday, Hoover split three games, falling to Mortimer Jordan 46-27 but beating Jasper 54-26.

Spain Park swept a three-game sweep Thursday, beating Auburn 60-16 and defeating Pell City 58-24.


The Hoover indoor track and field team competed in the Last Chance meet last weekend at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Cannon Peters won the 800 meters with a time of 1 minute 55 seconds. RJ Torbor won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.29 seconds. Jay Avery won the long jump at 22 feet, 10 inches. Connor White won the pole vault, clearing 15 feet. He also won the boys’ 4×200 meter relay.

Zachary King was second in the 400, Denver Cash was second in the 60 hurdles, Torbor finished second in the triple jump and Bradley Shaw was third in the shot put.

For the girls, Daisy Luna finished third in the 400.

Spain Park is also involved in Last Chance. Delaney Vickers won the 800 in 2:18. The boys with the 4×800 relay also won. The girls’ 4×800 team also placed third.


Spain Park’s boys bowling team finished as the runner-up in the Class 6A-7A state tournament last week in Gadsden. Click here for tournament history.

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