Welcome to Tuesday, as Gardendale leaders choose the group that will lead its new school system...
Weather: A little warmer. There's a slight chance of freezing drizzle early this morning, but not enough to impact travel. After that we'll have cloudy skies and highs in the upper 40s. Tonight we'll see a 30 percent chance of rain with lows in the upper 30s. Tuesday will be sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 60s.
Gardendale's new board of education is chosen. The Gardendale City Council announced Monday night the five people who will serve on the very first board of education for the new city school system. The members, who will take office on April 1, include Dr. Michael Hogue, Karen White, Chris Lucas, Chris Segroves and Dick Lee. The council also chose an advisory committee of five others who will work with the new board. For details about the new members, read our story from last night.
Sports: Base-brrr. It was weather more fitting for those outdoor stadium hockey games the NHL has been running this season, but the Jefferson County Schools Baseball Tournament pressed on with the first game in pool play Monday despite bone-chilling temperatures and soggy playing fields. Pinson Valley's new-look team (having lost 14 seniors from last season's Class 5A state semifinalists) took down Gardendale 7-3, thanks in part to a home run by Hunter Davidson and a pair of hits by his twin brother Destin. Corner defeated Minor 9-5, while Mortimer Jordan fell to Pleasant Grove. Today, the Indians host Minor, the Rockets welcome Pleasant Grove and the Yellow Jackets travel to Jordan... Soccer: Alexa Kauffman and Brittany Adair each had hat tricks as Gardendale's girls blasted Ramsay 10-0 in a match that lasted just 42 minutes due to the 10-goal rule. Sabrina Knight added two goals and two assists, and Rocket keeper Kelsey Brumbeloe didn't even touch the ball. Gardendale plays at Homewood this afternoon... Softball: Anna Hood's three-run home helped push Locust Fork past St. Clair County 10-6.