Opelika High School’s girls’ and boys’ college basketball teams dropped a few games at Main Street Gym last week.
The Lady Bulldogs (7-10, A1-2) lost 24-56 to Central and 26-68 to Auburn at Main Street Gym.
Central, led by Hall of Fame coach Carolyn Wright, played an aggressive defense and used the clock to get good shots. Offensively for OHS, Cherdi Daniels scored 14 of 26 points against the Lady Red Devils.
Auburn High’s girls team (9-4, A1-2) blew out OHS 68-29 Friday night at Main Street Gym. Although Opelika passed the Lady Tigers and forced 10 more turnovers, she failed to hit a shot, according to head coach Blake Smalley. Auburn shot 10 of 22 from behind the three-point line while Opelika hit 1 of 29 three-pointers.
The Opelika varsity boys also lost two home games last week. Area rivals Central (68-58) and Auburn (76-59) won double-digit Area games, dropping OHS to 1-2 in Area 2.
Opelika’s junior varsity defeated rivals Auburn 55-52 behind 21 points by Brady McAnnally.
The varsity boys and girls both picked up wins in an out-of-region competition on MLK Day, Jan. 16, against LaFayette. The boys won, 65-55; the girls won, 56-21.
The Lady Bulldogs and Varsity Boys Bulldogs host Smiths Station at Main Street Gym on the OHS campus on Friday nights (1-20). Tippoff for the uni girls is scheduled for 6 p.m., with the uni boys following. Fans can listen to the OHS vs. SSHS girls’ and boys’ basketball games on FOX Sports the Game 910-1310 presented by the Orthopedic Clinic. Airtime for the girls game is 5:45 p.m. with iHeartRadio’s Van Riggs hosting the broadcast.
OHS WINTER SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 1, 23 TO JAN. 27
– Tuesday (January 24) OHS Wrestling in Thompson; Tip at 4:30 p.m. Freshman – JV Basketball-Varsity at Central; Tip at 4:30 p.m
– Wednesday (January 25) OHS Girls JV at AHS; Tip at 5:30 p.m
– Thursday (January 26) Freshman Boys at Auburn Junior High Tipp at 6:30 p.m
– Friday (January 27) College Basketball for Girls and Boys at AHS; Tip at 6 p.m
OPELIKA DIXIE YOUTH BASEBALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Registration for Opelika Dixie Youth Baseball (ODYB) is ongoing. ODYB is for 6-12 year olds based on players’ ages on April 30, 2023.
Register online at www.opelikadixieyouth.com. The cost of each game is $90, but during the Early Bird registration period the fee is $75. Registration fee includes jersey and hat and all players will be on one team.
– Judging will be conducted between February 23rd and 26th; exact times and dates will be published shortly.
– Sunday 17 February: last day of registration
– Monday, February 27: First practice and
– Saturday April 1st: opening day.
OPELIKA DIXIE BOYS BASEBALL (13-15 YEARS OLD)
Opelika Dixie Boys (13-15 year olds) are registered in March. Opelika DBB is for Baseball players who will be between the ages of 13 and 15 on April 30, 2023. More information will follow shortly.
Opelika Parks and Recreation will open softball registration at the Opelika Sportsplex on February 24th. Softball players between the ages of 6 and 15 are eligible to play. Games will be played on the new grass pitches at West Ridge Park.
For more information, call the Sportsplex at 334-705-5560.
D. Mark Mitchell is Athletic Director at iHeartMedia, Host of “On the Mark” Fox Sports the Game 910-1319, Co-Chairman of the Auburn-Opelika Sports Council, Chairman of Super 7 and Dixie Boys Baseball Director of State.