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Eagles, Tigers advance to area title games


Both the Sumiton Christian Eagles and the Meek Tigers picked up area tournament victories on Tuesday, also securing spots in next week’s North Regional tournament in Huntsville.

The Eagles(25-16), Class 1A, Area 11’s top seed and host team, topped Jefferson Christian in all three sets and advance to Thursday’s area title game against Appalachian at Sumiton Christian.

The Tigers(9-16), Class 1A, Area 12’s third seed, beat St. Bernard 3-1 at Marion County and will return to Guin on Thursday to face the hosting-Red Raiders.

Wednesday, Oct. 13 games

Class 2A, Area 13 tournament at Addison

No. 1 Addison vs. No. 4 Cold Springs at 2 p.m.

No. 2 Hatton vs. No. 3 Winston County at 3:15 p.m.

The winners secure spots in the North Regional tournament and will play for the area championship at 4:30 p.m.