Demopolis hosting 7U state tournament this weekend

Demopolis is readying for the 2017 Cal Ripken 7U Alabama State Tournament set to take place at the Sports-Plex Friday through Sunday.

Opening ceremony for the eight-team tournament are set for 8:30 a.m. Friday. The Black Warrior Pool will feature Athens, Westside B of Mobile, Spanish Fort and Demopolis. The Tombigbee Pool includes Phenix City, Florence, Westside A of Mobile and Semmes. Each pool will feature four games on Friday and two more on Saturday morning before elimination play begins.

The Tombigbee Pool schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY (Field 6)

9 a.m. – Semmes vs. Phenix City

10 a.m. – Florence vs. Westside A

2:30 p.m. – Phenix City vs. Florence

4:30 p.m. – Westside A vs. Semmes

SATURDAY (New Era Field)

9 a.m. – Semmes vs. Florence

11 a.m. – Phenix City vs. Westside A

The Black Warrior Pool schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY (New Era Field)

9:30 a.m. – Demopolis vs. Athens

11:30 a.m. – Westside B vs. Spanish Fort

3 p.m. – Athens vs. Westside B

5 p.m. – Spanish Fort vs. Demopolis

SATURDAY (Field 6)

9:30 a.m. – Demopolis vs. Westside B

11:30 a.m. – Athens vs. Spanish Fort

First round bracket play begins Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with four games. Second round bracket play is Sunday at 9 a.m. The championship game is set for 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Cal Ripken baseball registration open

Cal Ripken Spring Ball is here! Registration is Jan. 24 through Fridayn Feb. 14.

Forms can be picked up at Hibbett Sports or players can register online at for $5 less. Tryouts will be Saturday, Feb. 22. with drafts beginning the following week.

Cal Ripken 11-12 all-stars named


The 11 and 12 all-stars for the Demopolis Youth Baseball League include Will Turberville, Jackson Cox, Trey Etheridge, Grant Patterson, Andrew Fuqua, Payton Geary, Henry Overmyer, Hudson Holley, Trey Malone, Wesley Allgood, Collin McCrory, Hunter Thrash, Jake Malone, Jadon Isaac and Parker Hallmark. The team’s coaches will be Garry Malone, James Thrash and Roger Etheridge.