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76 High Schools To Be Recognized At AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon

    MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association will recognize 76 member schools Friday at the eighth annual Star Sportsmanship Luncheon held in conjunction with the AHSAA’s 20th annual Summer Conference and All-Star Week.
     The noon luncheon at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center will recognize the member high schools that were fine and ejection free in the 2015-16 school year just completed.
        “We are very proud of the effort our member schools place on good sportsmanship practices,” AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said. “Being ejection and fine free is a reachable goal as these schools have shown us.”
      Of the schools 76 schools accomplishing this goal, 23 were from Class 1A, 19 from Class 2A, 10 from Class 3A, 7 from Class 4A, 12 from Class 5A, 4 from Class 6A, one from Class 7A. District 3 had the most schools – 12. District 2 had 11, District 1, District 5 and District 7 had 10 each, District 6 had nine, District 8 had eight and District 4, the smallest district by number of schools, had six.
    Among the total were four that reached this goal for the first time since the Star Sportsmanship program developed by AHSAA partner Learning Through Sports was introduced to the member schools in 2007-08. Each school received a sportsmanship banner to hang in their schools. Congratulations to those four schools: Colbert County, Cornerstone, Houston Academy and Northview. Both Houston Academy and Northview are from the city of Dothan in District 2.
     While the number shows a decrease from 2014-15, 105 of our member schools had just one fine or ejection during the school year. Of that total, 26 were cited for a coach failing to take a rules test, 19 for a single administrative infraction, one for failing to report a playoff score and 59 schools that had just one ejection all year.
     Since its inception in 2007-08, fines and ejections have seen a significant reduction for our member schools and 352 schools have been fine and eject free at least once and with as grand total of 943 fine and ejection-free years. Of the 76 in 2015-16, these schools have totaled 276 of those years – an average of 3.6 years per school over the nine-year period.  The breakdown for the 2015-16 recipients included 14 that have been fine and ejection free for two years, 22 for three years, 17 for four years, six for five years, eight for six years, two for seven years and one -- Covenant Christian of Tuscumbia in District 7 was fine and ejection free for the eighth time in nine years.
    Those with six years being fine and ejection-free are Alabama School for the Deaf, Boaz, Florala, Horseshoe Bend, Hubbertville, Maplesville, T.R. Miller of Brewton and Booker T. Washington Magnet School in Montgomery. Among those with five years is W.S. Neal of East Brewton. W.S. Neal and T.R. Miller are two of the state’s fiercest rivals on the field and they are prime examples of how rivalries can be intense and spirited and played with excellent sportsmanship.
    Alabama School for the Blind in Talladega and Linden have accomplished this feat seven times.
    Ten schools currently have been fine free for the past four years, and one of them, Florala, has been fine free  for five consecutive years. That is no fine or ejection for the Covington County school since the 2010-11 school year.
    Alabama Media Group (al.com) will present $1,000 checks to eight of the honored schools, one from each district, as a show of support for the AHSAA sportsmanship efforts: Clarke County; Houston Academy; Maplesville; Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee; Oakman; Saks; Lexington; and Brewer.
    Since 2008, the contributions by al.com have reached $72,000.
    Dale County High School band director Sherri Miller, who received the NFHS National “Heart of the Arts” Award along with her 60-member band at the 97th NFHS Summer Meeting in Reno last month, was the featured speaker at the luncheon.
    The complete list of schools that were fine and ejection free are listed.


Alabama School for the Blind

1A

Alabama School for the Deaf

1A

Autaugaville High School

1A

Billingsley High School

1A

Brantley High School

1A

Coosa Christian High School

1A

Cornerstone Christian School

1A

Covenant Christian School

1A

Florala High School

1A

Fruitdale High School

1A

Gaylesville High School

1A

Hubbard, R.A. High School

1A

Hubbertville High School

1A

Jefferson Christian Academy

1A

Linden High School

1A

Lynn High School

1A

Maplesville High School

1A

McKenzie High School

1A

Notasulga High School

1A

Pickens County High School

1A

Saint Luke's Episcopal High School

1A

Skyline High School

1A

Waterloo High School

1A

Addison High School

2A

Altamont School

2A

Choctaw County High School

2A

Cleveland High School

2A

Flomaton High School

2A

Goshen High School

2A

Horseshoe Bend High School

2A

Houston Academy

2A

Ider High School

2A

Isabella High School

2A

Leroy High School

2A

Lexington High School

2A

Oakman High School

2A

Phil Campbell High School

2A

Red Bay High School

2A

Reeltown High School

2A

Victory Christian School

2A

Woodland High School

2A

Zion Chapel High School

2A

Abbeville High School

3A

Barbour County High School

3A

Colbert County High School

3A

Geneva High School

3A

Greensboro Public High School

3A

Indian Springs High School

3A

Miller, T.R. High School

3A

Saks High School

3A

Walter Wellborn High School

3A

Winston County High School

3A

Bibb County High School

4A

Clarke County High School

4A

Monroe County High School

4A

Neal, W.S. High School

4A

Oneonta High School

4A

Trinity Presbyterian School

4A

Washington, B.T. Magnet High School

4A

Arab High School

5A

Beauregard High School

5A

Boaz High School

5A

Carver-B'ham High School

5A

Douglas High School

5A

Mortimer Jordan High School

5A

Ramsay High School

5A

Rehobeth High School

5A

Tallassee High School

5A

Washington, B.T. High School

5A

Wenonah High School

5A

Willliamson High School

5A

Brewer High School

6A

Jackson-Olin High School

6A

Northview High School

6A

Oxford High School

6A

Lee-Montgomery High School

7A




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