Opp student sings at World Series

Published 12:53 am Tuesday, August 7, 2012

At this weekend’s 2012 Dixie Belles Softball World Series in Powhatan, Va., all eyes were on Opp’s Tori Reisnour as she wooed the crowd with her rendition of the National Anthem.

“I got the opportunity when one of our Alabama parents said that I could sing the National Anthem, and they asked me to sing,” she said.

For Opp folks, Reisnour is no stranger to singing “The Star Spangled Banner,” and anyone who has attended a Bobcats home football game since last August has heard the 15-year-old sophomore belt out the tune.

“The first time I ever sang it (before a crowd) was at the very first football game last year,” she said. “I was a freshman.”

Reisnour was asked to tryout for OHS band director Randy Hughey.

“I sang for him, and then he was impressed, that I sang at every home game last season,” she said. “I’ve been singing since I was 4. My mama is my coach. You see, she can sing, too.”

Reisnour also plays for the most successful girls softball team in Opp history.

“It was a great experience,” she said of playing in the World Series and singing the National Anthem. “I really want to do it again. We were the first girls team from Opp to ever go.

“We were undefeated until we got to the World Series,” she said.

The Opp team lost to Powhatan, Va., in game 12 of World Series Play. For more on the game, see Page 8.

She is the daughter of Robin Hamilton Reisnour.