James Clemens wins two against area foe Sparkman, Lady Senators dominate Hazel Green on diamond

It's still cold outside but the playoff race is heating up for high school baseball and softball.

The first round match-ups for class 1A-6A are already set and begin this weekend, but class 7A still has area action to finish up.

On Monday night, James Clemens baseball won a pair against Sparkman to win an important series against the Senators. Huntsville baseball also shutout Hazel Green 3-0.

On the softball diamond, top-ranked Sparkman defeated No. 2 Hazel Green 12-2 in a non-area game.