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Author: David Holtsford

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North-South Girls’ All-Star Soccer Game 1: South 3, North 1

    MONTGOMERY – Enterprise High School midfielder Morgan Harrelson scored one goal in each half Wednesday to lead the South to a 3-1 victory over the North in the 2019 North-South All-Star girls’ soccer match at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex.
    Harrelson earned South MVP honors making the most of her five shots on goal with a score at 35:49 and another at 53:11 to give her team an insurmountable 3-0 lead. The South, coached by Harrelson’s mom Jill Harrelson of Enterprise and Matt Tarpley of Park Crossing High School, recorded its third win in the North-South series in the process. The North now holds a 15-3-1 lead in the annual summer All-Star Week series.
    Anna Reed of Prattville got the first goal of the match early on with a corner kick just 1:42 into the match. Jordana Stugart of Foley got the assist. Ayden Bailey of Auburn provided the assist to Harrelson on the next goal.
    The North, coached by Tiffany Cargill of Southside-Gadsden and Sarah Beth Dunlap of Decatur, got on the scoreboard when Pell City defender Harper Bell scored a goal set up by John Carroll Catholic’s Lauren Hooten at 59:33. South goalkeeper Caroline Parkman of Trinity Presbyterian registered three saves in 40 minutes on goal in the second half.  McGill-Toolen Catholic’s Bailey Dixon had one save on goal as the goalkeeper in the first half.
    North goalkeepers Allie Songy of St. John Paul II Catholic and Briana Huerta-Ramirez of Russellville combined for two saves each.
    The North-South boys’ soccer match was still underway Wednesday night.
    The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) hosts the North-South All-Star competition held annually at the AHSAA Summer Conference. The conference, which includes more than 4,000 coaches and administrators, is being held at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center through Friday.
    The all-star competition closes out Thursday with North-South golf and tennis for boys and girls at Montgomery Country Club. Golf tees off  at 8 :30 a.m., and tennis commences at 10 a.m. The North-South Volleyball All-Star match will be at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex at 4 p.m., Thursday, and the 60th annual North-South All-Star Football Classic closes out the all-star competition at 7 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.
     The Central-Phenix City NFHS Network School Broadcast Program is producing the NFHS Network’s livestreaming. Tom Loreman is the producer with Central students Haley McDonald, Ellison Laney and Emma Spitnagel are serving as the Network crew. Stephanie Snyder of the Goshen High School NFHS Network SBP is also producing the soccer competition today.
BANQUETS SET FOR FRIDAY:   The AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon Friday at noon at the Renaissance will honor 99 high schools that completed the 2018-19 school year without an ejection or sportsmanship-related fine. Eight schools, one from each district, will receive the AHSAA Sportsmanship $1,000 Grant for their exemplary commitment to good sportsmanship.
    The AHSAA Championship Coaches Awards Banquet will be Friday night at the Renaissance at 6 p.m. All 2018-19 state championship coaches are being recognized as well as seven individuals who will are receiving the AHSAA Making a Difference Award. Those individuals include:  principal John Hardin of Hackleburg High School (1A); volleyball and basketball coach Lisa Bates of Sand Rock (2A); principal Willie Wright of Pike County (3A); softball coach Chris Goodman, Alabama Christian (4A); football coach Rush Holcomb, Hamilton High School (5A); radio personality D. Mark Mitchell of Opelika (6A); and Jefferson County Schools Athletic Director Ken Storie (7A).
    The AHSAA Officials’ Awards luncheon will close out the week Saturday at the Renaissance at 11:30 a.m.

 

2019 North-South All-Star Results
Softball (at Lagoon Park, Wednesday, July 17)
Game 1: South 6, North 2 (North leads series 26-12-3)
Game 2: 7:30 p.m.

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gam6cfe9fbf5d
Soccer (at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, AUM, July 17)
Girls: South 3, North 1 (North leads series 15-3-1)
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gam30244154dd
North-South Boys’ match, 7 p.m. (North leads series 11-4-1)
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gam5fa5c4053d
Golf (at Montgomery Country Club, July 18)
North-South Boys’ & Girls’ matches, both tee off at 8:30 a.m. (first in the series)
Tennis (at Montgomery Country Club, July 18)
North-South Boys’ & Girls’ matches, both start at 10 a.m. (first in the series)
Volleyball (at Cramton Bowl Multiplex, July 18
North-South match, 4 p.m. (North leads series 14-7)

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gamdcca0ee130

Football (at Cramton Bowl, July 18)
60th North-South Game, 7 p.m. (South leads series 30-27-2)
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gamcac055cd38

Girls’ Basketball
North 65, South 56 (North leads series 20-3)
Boys’ Basketball
South 88, North 75 (North leads series 48-29)
Baseball
South 16-18, North 7-16 (North leads series 23-14-1)
Cross Country
South Girls 19, North Girls 36 (South leads series 2-1)
North Boys 27, South Boys 28 (North leads series 2-1)



North-South All-Star Doubleheader Game 1: South 6, North 3

    MONTGOMERY – Taylor Heaton of Saraland delivered a clutch two-run double in the top of the third inning Wednesday night to spark the South All-Stars to a 6-3 win in the first game of a twinbill over the North in the 2019 North-South All-Star Softball double-header at Lagoon Park.
   Game two was set to follow at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    Heaton’s double gave the South a 5-1 lead and the North could never recover. Bailey Cox of Baldwin County also socked two hits, stole a base and drove in one run for the South, coached by Tallassee’s Pat Love and Satsuma’s Gene “B.J.” Darawicha. Haley Pittman of Alabama Christian Academy also had a double and and RBI and struck out three in two strong innings in the circle.
     Jaala Torrence of Northview was the starting pitcher and got the win allowing one hit over two innings. She also struck out three. Heaton tossed one shutout inning in the fifth and Rehobeth’s Stephanie Schoonover pitched the final two innings to get the save. She allowed one hit, one run and struck out three.
    The North, coached by Gardendale’s Barry Brake and Hatton’s Denton Bowling, managed just four hits with Aubree Todd of Athens Bible singling in one run and Kamryn Warman picking up another RBI on a fielder’s choice.
     The North used four pitchers with starter Sydney Hall of Ardmore pitching the first three inning to get the loss. She allowed six hits, two earned runs and struck out two. Madison Maze of Mortimer Jordan allowed no runs and one hit over the next two innings and struck out two. Emma Broadfoot of Danville hurled one shutout inning and Emily Robinson of Springville gave up one unearned run and struck out two pitching the top of the seventh.
              The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) hosts the North-South All-Star competition held annually at the AHSAA Summer Conference. The conference, which includes more than 4,000 coaches and administrators, is being held at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center through Friday.
    The all-star competition closes out Thursday with North-South golf and tennis for boys and girls at Montgomery Country Club. Golf tees off  at 8 :30 a.m., and tennis commences at 10 a.m. The North-South Volleyball All-Star match will be at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex at 4 p.m., Thursday, and the 60th annual North-South All-Star Football Classic closes out the all-star competition at 7 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.
     The Central-Phenix City NFHS Network School Broadcast Program is producing the NFHS Network’s livestreaming. Tom Loreman is the producer with Central students Haley McDonald, Ellison Laney and Emma Spitnagel are serving as the Network crew. Stephanie Snyder of the Goshen High School NFHS Network SBP is also producing the soccer competition today.
BANQUETS SET FOR FRIDAY:   The AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon Friday at noon at the Renaissance will honor 99 high schools that completed the 2018-19 school year without an ejection or sportsmanship-related fine. Eight schools, one from each district, will receive the AHSAA Sportsmanship $1,000 Grant for their exemplary commitment to good sportsmanship.
    The AHSAA Championship Coaches Awards Banquet will be Friday night at the Renaissance at 6 p.m. All 2018-19 state championship coaches are being recognized as well as seven individuals who will are receiving the AHSAA Making a Difference Award. Those individuals include:  principal John Hardin of Hackleburg High School (1A); volleyball and basketball coach Lisa Bates of Sand Rock (2A); principal Willie Wright of Pike County (3A); softball coach Chris Goodman, Alabama Christian (4A); football coach Rush Holcomb, Hamilton High School (5A); radio personality D. Mark Mitchell of Opelika (6A); and Jefferson County Schools Athletic Director Ken Storie (7A).
    The AHSAA Officials’ Awards luncheon will close out the week Saturday at the Renaissance at 11:30 a.m.

2019 AHSAA All-Star Sports Week Results
Softball (at Lagoon Park, Wednesday, July 17)
Game 1: South 6, North 2 (North leads series 25-22-3)
Game 2: 7:30 p.m.
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gam6cfe9fbf5d
Soccer (at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, AUM, July 17)
North-South Girls’ match, 5 p.m. (North leads series 15-2-1)
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gam30244154dd
North-South Boys’ match, 7 p.m. (North leads series 11-4-1)
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gam5fa5c4053d
Golf (at Montgomery Country Club, July 18)
North-South Boys’ & Girls’ matches, both tee off at 8:30 a.m. (first in the series)
Tennis (at Montgomery Country Club, July 18)
North-South Boys’ & Girls’ matches, both start at 10 a.m. (first in the series)
Volleyball (at Cramton Bowl Multiplex, July 18
North-South match, 4 p.m. (North leads series 14-7)
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gamdcca0ee130

Football (at Cramton Bowl, July 18)
60th North-South Game, 7 p.m. (South leads series 30-27-2)
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gamcac055cd38


South Girls, North Boys Win AHSAA North-South Cross Country Races Wednesday morning at AUM

    MONTGOMERY – The South girls’ placed four runners in the top five finishers Wednesday morning to beat the North 19-36 in the third annual North-South All-Star Cross Country competition being held at Auburn-Montgomery University as part of the AHSAA All-Star Sports Week and Summer Conference.
   The North boys’ team won a close 27-28 victory over the South in the North-South boys’ race. All participants were rising seniors.
    Leading the South, coached by Paul Agnew of Baker High School, was Samantha Rogers of Auburn. She finished fifth in the AHSAA Class 7A state championships last fall and clocked 19:22.20 at AUM’s course to win the girls’ race Wednesday. She was awarded the South Fastest Runner Award. McGill-Toolen Catholic’s Claire Bolton was second at 20:01.30, Bolton was eighth in the 7A state meet in 2018. Rounding out the top five finishers were Isabel Valenzuela of St. Paul’s Episcopal (20:28.20), Leslie Baxter of Baker (21:13.60) and the Maggie Crow of Fort Payne (21:22.20). Crow received the North Fastest Runner Award. The North team was coached by David Dobbs of Hewitt-Trussville.
    Coaches for the boys’ teams were Huntsville’s Blake Borden (North) and Jonathan Fischer of Beauregard (South).
    The boys’ competition was fierce with only 63 seconds separating the top 10 finishers. Guntersville’s Sam Moultrie, who was 13th in the Class 5A state championships last fall, nipped North teammate Will Thompson of Cullman by 1.6 seconds to win the North-South boys’ race Wednesday. Thompson was 14th in the Class 6A state championships.
    Crossing in third place Wednesday morning 2.3 seconds behind the leader was South runner Judson Hardin of Alabama Christian with a time of 16:48.20. South runners Carson Barlow of Baker (17:11.80) and Ethan Rowe of Daphne (17:22.10) to finish fourth and fifth.
     The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) hosts the North-South All-Star competition held annually at the AHSAA Summer Conference. The conference, which includes more than 4,000 coaches and administrators, is being held at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center through Friday.
    The North-South All-Star boys’ and girls’ soccer competition will be held at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex at AUM today beginning with the girls’ match at 5 p.m. The boys will follow at 7.  The North-South girls’ softball doubleheader will also get underway at Lagoon Park at 5 p.m. The all-star competition closes out Thursday with North-South golf and tennis for boys and girls at Montgomery Country Club. Golf tees off  at 8 :30 a.m., and tennis commences at 10 a.m. The North-South Volleyball All-Star match will be at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex at 4 p.m., Thursday, and the 60th annual North-South All-Star Football Classic closes out the all-star competition at 7 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.
     The Central-Phenix City NFHS Network School Broadcast Program is producing the NFHS Network’s livestreaming. Tom Loreman is the producer with Central students Haley McDonald, Ellison Laney and Emma Spitnagel are serving as the Network crew. Stephanie Snyder of the Goshen High School NFHS Network SBP is also producing the soccer competition today.
BANQUETS SET FOR FRIDAY:   The AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon Friday at noon at the Renaissance will honor 99 high schools that completed the 2018-19 school year without an ejection or sportsmanship-related fine. Eight schools, one from each district, will receive the AHSAA Sportsmanship $1,000 Grant for their exemplary commitment to good sportsmanship.
    The AHSAA Championship Coaches Awards Banquet will be Friday night at the Renaissance at 6 p.m. All 2018-19 state championship coaches are being recognized as well as seven individuals who will are receiving the AHSAA Making a Difference Award. Those individuals include:  principal John Hardin of Hackleburg High School (1A); volleyball and basketball coach Lisa Bates of Sand Rock (2A); principal Willie Wright of Pike County (3A); softball coach Chris Goodman, Alabama Christian (4A); football coach Rush Holcomb, Hamilton High School (5A); radio personality D. Mark Mitchell of Opelika (6A); and Jefferson County Schools Athletic Director Ken Storie (7A).
    The AHSAA Officials’ Awards luncheon will close out the week Saturday at the Renaissance at 11:30 a.m.

 

2019 North-South Cross Country Results
South Girls 19, North Girls 36
GIRLS’ INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Samantha Rogers, Auburn (S)                            19:22.20
Claire Bolton, McGill-Toolen Catholic (S)              20:01.30
Isabel Valenzuela, St. Paul’s Episcopal (S)              20:28.20
Leslie Baxter, Baker (S)                                        21:13.60
Maggie Crow, Fort Payne (N)                             21:22.20
Emily Daniel, Lawrence County (N)                   21:32.20
Jayda Fair, Ohatchee   (N)                                    21:44.70
Sabina Ortiz, Mountain Brook (N)                     21:53.50
Sarah Parnell, Auburn (S)                                    22:03.60
Sarah Lewis, Grissom (N)                                     22:04.60
Alex Pitts, Mountain Brook Catholic( N)              22:12.70
Katherine Rush, St. Paul’s Episcopal (S)              22:27.90
Kasey Ezekial, Colbert Heights (N)                    22:59.60
Jaycee Biffle, Rogers (N)                                      23:04.50                        
Brooke DuPlantier, Fairhope (S)                        23:35.90
Allison Boyd, St. Michael Catholic (S)               24:11.90


North Boys 27, South Boys 28
BOYS’ INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Sam Moultrie, Guntersville (N)                          16:44.90
Will Thompson, Cullman (N)                              16:46.50
Judson Hardin, Alabama Christian (S)               16:48.20
Carson Barlow, Baker (S)                                     17:11.80
Ethan Rowe, Daphne (S)                                      17:22.10
Savian Taylor, Smiths Station (S)                       17:29.80
Andrew Roberts, McGill-Toolen Catholic (S)              17:32.30
Raleigh Stamps, Rogers (N)                                 17:35.20
Mac Brooks, Hewitt-Trussville (N)                    17:45.90                                                   
Cole Arrington, Auburn (S)                                  17:47.80
Tyler Rathburn, Enterprise (S)              18:23.00             
Myles Cook, Bayside Academy (S)                    18:33.40
Cole Akridge, Cold Springs (N)                           18:57.40
Luke Larson, White Plains (N)                            19:11.40
Caleb Guthery, Saint Bernard Prep (N)              19:42.60
Joseph Perrella, Beauregard (S)                         20:20.30
Justin Porterfield, Zion Chapel (S)                     20:57.50
Guy  Greenhaw, Athens (N)                                21:17.10          

2019 North-South All-Star Results
Girls’ Basketball
North 65, South 56 (North leads series 20-3)
Boys’ Basketball
South 88, North 75 (North leads series 48-29)
Baseball
South 16-18, North 7-16 (North leads series 23-14-1)
Cross Country
South Girls 19, North Girls 36 (South leads series 2-1)
North Boys 27, South Boys 28 (North leads series 2-1)
Soccer (at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, AUM, July 17)
North-South Girls’ match, 5 p.m. (North leads series 15-2-1)

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gam30244154dd
North-South Boys’ match, 7 p.m. (North leads series 11-4-1)
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gam5fa5c4053d
Softball (at Lagoon Park, July 17)
North-South doubleheader, 5 & 7 p.m. (North leads series 25-21-3)
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gam6cfe9fbf5d
Golf (at Montgomery Country Club, July 18)
North-South Boys’ & Girls’ matches, both tee off at 8:30 a.m. (first in the series)
Tennis (at Montgomery Country Club, July 18)
North-South Boys’ & Girls’ matches, both start at 10 a.m. (first in the series)
Volleyball (at Cramton Bowl Multiplex, July 18
North-South match, 4 p.m. (North leads series 14-7)

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gamdcca0ee130

Football (at Cramton Bowl, July 18)
60th North-South Game, 7 p.m. (South leads series 30-27-2)
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gamcac055cd38


North-South All-Star Baseball South 16-18, North 7-16

MONTGOMERY – The South All-Stars slugged 24 hits and scored an all-star record 34 runs to sweep the 2019 North-South All-Star Baseball doubleheader at Riverwalk Stadium 16-7, 18-16 Tuesday night as the AHSAA All-Star Week got underway.
     South coaches Matt Whitten of Charles Henderson and Stephen Vosel of Montgomery Academy got a strong effort from Benjamin Russell High School rising senior Brett Pitts in both games. The catcher/infielder had one hit and drove in two runs in two at bats in game one and had  two hits, scored three runs and drove in another run in game two. He also hurled the final inning of game two, striking out three while allowing two hits and one earned run to get the save.
      Phillip Ramsey of Central-Phenix City had one hit and two RBIs, Kade Snell of Wicksburg had two hits, including a double, and  two RBIs, Cole McWhorter of Charles Henderson also had two hits and William Aaron of Trinity Presbyterian had a double and drove in three runs to highlight the16-7 opener.
     Grayson Stewart of Providence Christian started and held the North to no hits or runs and had one strikeout in a solid pitching performance. Chance Vaught of Mobile Christian also hurled two hitless innings in relief to get the win. He allowed three earned runs, however, walking five and hitting two while striking out four. John Etheridge of Sweet Water also hurled one inning allowing no runs or hits and striking out one. Jacob Cravey of Andalusia closed out the  game hurling the final two innings. The North spoiled the no-hit bid getting five hits off Craven, who also struck out five.
    Andrew Dutton of Westbrook Christian had a  double and two RBIs for the North, coached by Jared Smith of Bob Jones and Matt Kennedy of Westbrook Christian, in game one. Bob Jones’ Caden Rose, Wesley Sparks of Oxford and Wilson’s Luke Daniel each had a single and RBI. Starting pitcher Brayden Rowe of Corner tossed two strong innings allowing one hit and striking out two. Oneonta’s Daniel McCary gave up four hits and three runs pitching innings three and four to get the loss. The game also had six hit batters, four by the South pitchers and two by the North.
    Game  two was a slugfest from the start. The South scored six runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 6-1 lead. The North roared back with eight runs in the top of the fourth and scored four more in the top of the sixth to build a 14-9 lead. The South, however, roared back with nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to take an 18-14 lead into the top of the seventh inning. Muscle Shoals’ Carson Knight drilled a two-run homer off Pitts in the top of the seventh inning, however, to close the gap to two before the South MVP settled down to close out the game by striking out the side.
    Dutton, the North MVP, also had one hit in the final game. Pitts as a perfect 2-for-2 and was also hit by a pitch and scored three runs.
    Snell had two hits and an RBI for the South, McWhorter had two hits and  two RBIs, and Stewart had a double and two RBIs.
    Cam Hill of Bob Jones stroked a triple and single to plate three runs for the North. Knight finished with two hits and three RBIs, Colin Baeder of Hazel Green had two hits and  two RBIs, and Jacorrian Wrenn of Jackson-Olin socked a triple and single to drive in three runs as the North finished with 12 hits and 15 RBIs.
     Snell started for the South and hurled two strong innings allowing two hits and striking out two.  Richard Brinson of UMS-Wright got the win in relief hurling the fifth and sixth innings.  Wilson hurled one strong inning for the North allowing one hit, one run and striking out three.  Rose closed out the sixth inning getting the final two outs to end the South’s nine-run rally.
     The AHSAA’s 23nd Summer Conference also is in full swing Wednesday at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center with the Coaching School providing professional development teachers, coaches and administrators. The attendance is expected to swell to more than 4,000 for the week this year.

North-South Series All-Time Results
Girls’ Basketball

North 65, South 56 (North leads series 20-3)
Boys’ Basketball
South 88, North 75 (North leads series 48-29)
Baseball
South 16-18, North 7-16 (North leads series 23-14-1)

Cross Country (at AUM, Wednesday, July 17)
North-South Girls’ race, 7:30 a.m. (series tied 1-1)
North-South Boys’ race, 7:45 a.m. (series tied 1-1)
Soccer (at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, AUM, July 17)
North-South Girls’ match, 5 p.m. (North leads series 15-2-1)
North-South Boys’ match, 7 p.m. (North leads series 11-4-1)
Softball (at Lagoon Park, July 17)
North-South doubleheader, 5 & 7 p.m. (North leads series 25-21-3)
Golf (at Montgomery Country Club, July 18)
North-South Boys’ & Girls’ matches, both tee off at 8:30 a.m. (first in the series)
Tennis (at Montgomery Country Club, July 18)
North-South Boys’ & Girls’ matches, both start at 10 a.m. (first in the series)
Volleyball (at Cramton Bowl Multiplex, July 18
North-South match, 4 p.m. (North leads series 14-7)
Football (at Cramton Bowl, July 18)
60th North-South Game, 7 .m. (South leads series 30-27-2)


 


North-South All-Star Basketball South 88, North 75

MONTGOMERY – Sidney Lanier High School 6-foot-5 rising senior Antwan Burnett turned in a double-double Tuesday night with 10 rebounds and 16 points to lead the South to an 88-75 win over the North in the 77th game of the series which started in 1953.
    Burnett earned MVP honors for his efforts as the South won for the second year in a row and closed the series record to 48 North wins and 29 South victories.
    The South, coached by LeFlore’s Jeffrey Pope and Dadeville’s Jessie Foster,  nailed 5-of-9 3-pointers in the first half to keep a slight lead over the North. Robert Bonham of UMS-Wright and Kedrick Turnipseed of Sumter Central sank two each as the South took a 40-35 edge into halftime. Each player had eight points in the first two quarters. Mountain Brook’s 6-5 Colby Jones scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the first half and the North was 8-for-8 at the foul line in the first half to keep the game close. Jones also had 10 rebounds to earn MVP honors for the North.
      Ellwood Christian 6-6 forward Justin Bufford scored 17 of his game-high 19 points in the second half to help the South pull away. He also had five rebounds. Sumter Central’s Kedrick Turnipseed added 15 points, UMS-Wright’s Robert Bonham had 12 points, three assists and three steals, and Michael Murry of Carver-Montgomery had 10 points to round out the South leaders.
     The North, coached by James Poindexter of McAdory and Anthony Reid of Florence, also got 14 points from Pinson Valley’s Kameron Woods and 12 from Damarcus Beckwith of Florence. Tommy Murr of Lindsay Lane, who led the nation in scoring last season with 45.1 points per game, had seven points.
    The North-South All-Star series, managed by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), continues Wednesday with the North-South Cross Country boys’ and girls’ races at AUM beginning at 7:30 a.m. The North-South Softball all-star competition will be played at Lagoon Park at 5 and 7 p.m., and the North-South girls’ and boys’ soccer matches will be played at the Emory Folmar Soccer Complex at AUM at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
        Thursday’s slate features the newest additions to the North-South lineup, golf and tennis, at 8:30 and 10 a.m., respectively at the Montgomery Country Club. Boys and girls will compete at the same time in match play in both venues. North-South Volleyball tips off at 4 p.m. at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex and the 60th North-South Football All-Star Classic will close out the competition Thursday night at Cramton Bowl with a 7 p.m., kickoff.
    The Goshen High School NFHS Network SBP, led by producer Stephanie Snyder, will produce the soccer matches, and the Central-Phenix City NFHS Network SBP, led by producer Tim Loreman, will produce the other sports. The AHSAA Radio Network will also broadcast live the football clash.
    The AHSAA’s 23nd Summer Conference also is in full swing Wednesday at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center with the Coaching School providing professional development teachers, coaches and administrators. The attendance is expected to swell to more than 4,000 for the week this year.

North-South Series
Girls’ Basketball

North 65, South 56 (North leads series 20-3)
Boys’ Basketball
South 88, North 75 (North leads series 48-29)


North-South All-Star Basketball North Girls 65, South Girls 46

MONTGOMERY – The balanced North girls’ all-star team outscored the South 36-16 in the first half and coasted to a 65-46 victory in the 2019 North-South Girls’ All-Star basketball game played at Dunn-Oliver Arena on the campus of Alabama State University Tuesday night.
    The North, coached by Kim Nails of Southside-Gadsden High School and Rand Smith of Southside-Selma High School, improved to 20-3 in the series with the win. North MVP Farrah Pearson finished with 10 points and five rebounds, Destinee McGhee of Madison Academy had 11, including 5-of-6 at the foul line, and Central-Tuscaloosa point guard Quintasia Leatherwood had nine points and four steals. South MVP Elsie Harris of B.C. Rain and Charles Henderson’s Niaria Jones finished with 11 points each.
    The 77th North-South Boys’ All-Star game followed at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.
    Both games are being video live-streamed over the NFHS Network with veteran sportscaster Gil Anthony handling the play-by-play. The NFHS Network is live-streaming all North-South contests live this week except for cross country, golf and tennis, which will be featured in a highlight program on a delayed basis on the network.
     Keira Griffin of Ramsay had six points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals for the North, and Sarah Barker of Spain Park had six points and six rebounds. Samira Moore of Charles Henderson had six points and a game-high eight rebounds for the South, which was out-rebounded 58-35. Midfield’s Jeremiah Moore led the North with seven boards and four assists.
    The North-South All-Star series, managed by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), continues Wednesday with the North-South Cross Country boys’ and girls’ races at AUM beginning at 7:30 a.m. The North-South Softball all-star competition will be played at Lagoon Park at 5 and 7 p.m., and the North-South girls’ and boys’ soccer matches will be played at the Emory Folmar Soccer Complex at AUM at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
        Thursday’s slate features the newest additions to the North-South lineup, golf and tennis, at 8:30 and 10 a.m., respectively at the Montgomery Country Club. Boys and girls will compete at the same time in match play in both venues. North-South Volleyball tips off at 4 p.m. at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex and the 60th North-South Football All-Star Classic will close out the competition Thursday night at Cramton Bowl with a 7 p.m., kickoff.
    The Goshen High School NFHS Network SBP, led by producer Stephanie Snyder, will produce the soccer matches, and the Central-Phenix City NFHS Network SBP, led by producer Tim Loreman, will produce the other sports. The AHSAA Radio Network will also broadcast live the football clash.
    The AHSAA’s 23nd Summer Conference also is in full swing Wednesday at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center with the Coaching School providing professional development teachers, coaches and administrators. The attendance is expected to swell to more than 4,000 for the week this year.


 


North-South Baseball and Basketball Games Set to Kickoff Off 2019 North-South All-Star Week

MONTGOMERY – North-South all-star squads for the baseball competition reported to Montgomery Monday and began preparations for Tuesday’s 23rd annual All-Star Week baseball doubleheader. The two teams will play game one at 4 p.m., Tuesday at Riverwalk Stadium, home of the AA Montgomery Biscuits, and game two will follow at approximately 6 p.m.
    The North-South girls’ and boys’ basketball all-star games will also get underway Tuesday at the Oliver-Dunn Acadome on the campus of Alabama State University with the girls tipping off a 5 p.m., and the boys following at 7. The basketball squads conducted one practice Sunday and held  two workouts Monday with a shoot-a-round planned for Tuesday.
     Both all-star competitions will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network with Central-Phenix City High School’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program producing the contests. Tim Loreman is the executive producer and Central students will handle the technical production along with other NFHS Network contributors. Handling the play-by-play for basketball will be long-time Wiregrass radio personality Gil Anthony of Dothan, who has broadcast sports and worked in radio for more than 50 years. Another Wiregrass radio personality, Eufaula’s Doug Applin, will handle the play-by-play for baseball and will also behind the mike for the softball competition set for Wednesday at Lagoon Park.
      All-stars for soccer, volleyball and cross country will report Tuesday. Golf and tennis all-stars will report Wednesday. The North-South All-Star football squads  reported Sunday and were still finalizing roster replacements Monday. The teams had one workout Sunday night and were put through two practice sessions Monday. Two more are scheduled for Tuesday. The NFHS Network will live-stream each all-star contest with cross country, tennis and golf highlights planned to be shown on a delayed basis. Go to
www.nfhsnetwork.com for information on how to subscribe to the network.
      The 23rd annual AHSAA Summer Conference also gets underway Tuesday with more than 4,000 coaches, administrators, contest officials and all-stars attending the Coaches School, all-star games and four banquets planned for the week, said Jamie Lee Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), which hosts All-Star Week and Summer Conference Coaching School.
      The coaches for the North baseball squad are Jared Smith of Bob Jones, Matt Kennedy of Westbrook Christian and Keith Lucky of Saint James, the administrative coach. South coaches are Matt Whitten of Charles Henderson, Stephen Vogel of Montgomery Academy and Ken Whittle of Trinity Presbyterian, the administrative coach. The North holds a 23-12-1 edge in the series that was first played in 1997.
      North administrative coach Brant Llewellyn said both North and South basketball squads had a good day Monday. “The players are getting along well and enjoy playing with each other,” he said. The North holds a 48-28 edge in the boys’ series dating back to 1953. This year’s team is strong at guard with Lindsay Lane’s Tommy Murr, a 6-foot-1 rising senior, needing just 346 points to become the AHSAA’s all-time scoring leader. He currently ranks third behind Parkway Christian’s Jeremy Monceaux, who had 4,555 points in four seasons at the Birmingham school from 1998-2002, and R.C. Hatch’s Frankie Sullivan, who scored 4,224 points from 2003-2008. Murr has 4,210 points since joining the varsity in 2014-15 as a seventh grader. He led the nation in scoring last season with 45.1 ppg in 32 games. The North also has Muscle Shoals 6-0 guard Mark Sears and 6-5 guard Colby Jones of Mountain Brook on the quad. Sylacauga 6-10 center Shannon Grant is the tallest player on the North squad, coached by McAdory’s James Poindexter and Florence’s Anthony Reid. Fairfield’s Reginald Perry and Oxford’s Zondrick Garrett stand 6-7.
    Sidney Lanier 6-8 center Rongie Gordon is the South’s tallest player. Daphne’s Tereance Edwards-Fleming is 6-7. The South is coached by Jeffrey Pope of LeFlore and Jessie Foster of Dadeville. Nigel Card of Saint James is the administrative coach.
    The North girls, coached by Southside-Gadsden’s Kim Nails and Lee-Huntsville’s Je’Taime Silas, hold a 19-3 edge in the series. This year’s team is a very tall squad anchored by 6-6 centers Hannah Edwards of Oak Mountain and Emily Bowman of Huntsville. The South, coached Dyneshia Smith of Charles Henderson and Rand Smith of Southside-Selma,  list Troy 6-2 center Samira Moore as its tallest player.
      Wednesday’s all-star slate includes boys’ and girls’ cross country at AUM at 7:30 a.m.; softball at Lagoon Park at 5 p.m.; and boys’ and  girls’ soccer at Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex at 5 p.m. Thursday’s all-star schedule features boys’ and girls’ golf at 8:30 a.m., and boys’ and girls’ tennis at 10 a.m., both at Montgomery Country Club. The North-South volleyball match will be at the Cramton Bowl Multi-Plex at 4 p.m., and the football clash will close out the all-star competition at 7 p.m., at Cramton Bowl.  AUM will house all all-star teams and coaches. All-star rosters, coaching staffs and team itineraries can be found at:

http://www.ahsaa.com/AHSADCA/2019-AHSAA-Summer-Conference  
    The Summer Conference includes coaching schools in the sports of  baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, track and field, wrestling and cheerleading. Several outstanding clinicians are set several outstanding college head coaches speaking at the basketball school. The annual FCA Luncheon on Thursday will feature former Dothan High School and University of Alabama quarterback Steadman Shealy as its keynote speaker. On Friday, 99 member schools will be recognized at the AHSAA Sportsmanship School luncheon at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center, and the Championship Coaches banquet at 6 p.m., Friday night will feature Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill. Seven Making a Difference Award recipients will also be honored at that banquet.
    The 2019 Summer Conference will close on Saturday with the AHSAA Officials luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
    DOSS-BLACKMON TEAM WINS GOLF TOURNEY: Jy’Tu Blackmon of Headland High School and Christopher Doss of Verbena turned in a resounding 16-under 56 to win the AHSADCA Coaches’ best-ball golf tourney Monday at Lagoon Park. The pair edged out the team of Elba coaches Johnny Dyers and Mark Wicker by one stroke. Taking third place were Bubba Daniel of Valley and Adam Massey of Opelika. The duo combined to shoot a 58. They took third in a tie breaker over Matt Cobb and Buddy Green, who also carded 58.



North-South Series Records (Through 2018)
Football – South leads 30-27-2
Boys Basketball – North leads 48-28
Girls Basketball – North leads 19-3

Baseball – North leads 23-12-1
Softball – North leads 25-21-3
Boys Soccer – North leads 11-4-1

Girls Soccer – North leads 15-2-1

Volleyball – North leads 14-7

Boys Cross Country – North and South tied at 1-1

Girls Cross Country – North and South are tied at 1-1


Prep Football, Basketball Squads Report Sunday for 2019 North-South All-Star Week

MONTGOMERY – North-South all-star squads for the upcoming 60th AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game and 77th annual North-South All-Star Basketball Boys’ and Girls’ Games report Sunday, July 14, as the 2019 AHSAA All-Star Sports Week and Summer Conference gets set to begin.
     The two 37-member football teams comprised of 2019 graduating seniors report to Auburn-Montgomery University Sunday to begin preparations for Thursday night’s annual game at Cramton Bowl. The football clash concludes the most comprehensive all-star competition in All-Star Week history, said Jamie Lee Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), which hosts All-Star Week and Summer Conference Coaching School. The boys’ and girls’ all-star basketball teams will report for practice Sunday as well. Both games will be played Tuesday with the girls’ competition tipping off at Oliver-Dunn Acadome on the Alabama State University campus at 5 p.m., and the boys’ clash will follow at 7 p.m.
      The North-South Baseball doubleheader will be at Riverwalk Stadium beginning at 4 p.m., Tuesday.  Wednesday’s all-star slate includes boys’ and girls’ cross country at AUM at 7:30 a.m.; softball at Lagoon Park at 5 p.m.; and boys’ and  girls’ soccer at Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex at 5 p.m. Thursday’s all-star schedule features boys’ and girls’ golf at 8:30 a.m., and boys’ and girls’ tennis at 10 a.m., both at Montgomery Country Club. The North-South volleyball match will be at the Cramton Bowl Multi-Plex at 4 p.m., and the football clash will close out the all-star competition at 7 p.m., at Cramton Bowl.  AUM will house all all-star teams and coaches. All-star rosters, coaching staffs and team itineraries can be found at:

http://www.ahsaa.com/AHSADCA/2019-AHSAA-Summer-Conference 
     The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) will also host all-star games in baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country, and for the first time boys’ and girls’ competition in golf and tennis during the All-Star Week.
     The Central-Phenix City High School NFHS Network School Broadcast Program, under the  direction of executive producer Tim Loreman, will live-steam over the NFHS Network all all-star game except cross country, tennis and golf. A special delayed program will highlight those three sports. The AHSAA Radio Network will also broadcast the North-South football game live over its network.
     The South holds a 30-27-2 edge in the North-South football series, which is the oldest series with its first game played in 1948. The North won 27-14 last July for its fourth straight victory in the series. The North won the first game of the series played 71 years ago at Tuscaloosa 33-0.
      Head coach for the South this week is Dadeville High School Coach Richard White. The North head coach is Winfield Coach David McKinney.
     The North coaching staff includes Clint Smith, Jacksonville; Bryan Moore, Jasper; Scott Mansell, Hueytown; Al Smith, Gadsden City; Jeremy Sullivan, Boaz; Oscar Glasscock, Cullman; and Cedric Brown, Southside-Selma, the squad’s administrative coach. Rounding out the South coaching staff are: Lawrence “L.T.” Yelding, B.C. Rain; Jack Hankins, Thomasville; Danny Raines, Headland; Roger McDonald, Carroll; Patrick Browning, Pike Road; Daniel Flowers, Southside-Selma; and administrative coach I Mark Heaton of Gadsden City.
      Coaches for the North boys’ basketball game are James Poindexter of McAdory and Anthony Reid of Florence. South coaches are Jeffrey Pope of LeFlore and Jessie Doster of Dadeville. North girls’ coaches are Kim Nails of Southside-Gadsden and JeTaime Silas of Lee-Huntsville; South girls’ coaches are Dyneshia Jones of Charles Henderson and Rand Smith of Southside-Selma. Administrative coaches are Brant Llewellyn of Lauderdale County (North) and Nigel Card of Saint James (South).
     The South boys won the 2018 North-South basketball all-star game 61-57 and the North girls won 66-57. The South now holds a 48-28 edge in the series dating back to 1953, and the North girls are 19-3 in the competition which got underway in 1997.
    The Summer Conference includes coaching schools in the sports of  baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, track and field, wrestling and cheerleading. Several outstanding clinicians are set several outstanding college head coaches speaking at the basketball school. Among them are Auburn University men’s coach Bruce Pearl, University of Alabama new men’s head coach Nate Cross and University of Tennessee coach Rick Barnes. Also scheduled to speak are new Troy University head men’s coach Scott Cross, University of Montevallo women’s basketball coach Greg Van Atta, Lipscomb University coach Lennie Acuff several college assistant coaches and prominent high school coaches.
     While NCAA rules restrict Division I head coaches from speaking at the AHSAA Summer Conference, a strong lineup of high school and non-Division I football coaches are set for the football school. College coaches include Miles College head coach Reginal Ruffin and offensive and defensive coordinators Aaron James and Rashad Watson; Huntingdon College head coach Mike Turk; University of West Alabama offensive coordinator Don Bailey and defensive line coach Roberto Pinilla; and retired form University of Alabama assistant coach Sylvester Croom. High school coaches include former NFL standouts Kenny King and Atlas Herrion of Daphne High School; Mike Glisson and Adrian Abrams, Minor High School; Bo Culver, Hartselle High School; and Mark Hurt, Central-Phenix City High School.

   Last year’s results and the current series records for the North-South All-Star competition are:

All-Star Sports Week Results
Football
North 27, South 14
Volleyball
South 3, North 1
Cross Country
Girls: South 27, North 28
Boys: South 20, North 41
Basketball
Girls:  North 66, South 57
Boys: South 61, North 57
Baseball
Game 1: South 3, North 2
Soccer
Girls: North 2, South 0
Boys: North 2, South 1
Softball
Game 1: South 3, North 0
Game 2: North 5, South 4

Series Records (Through 2018)
Football – South leads 30-27-2
Boys Basketball – North leads 48-28
Girls Basketball – North leads 19-3

Baseball – North leads 23-12-1
Softball – North leads 25-21-3
Boys Soccer – North leads 11-4-1

Girls Soccer – North leads 15-2-1

Volleyball – North leads 14-7

Boys Cross Country – North and South tied at 1-1

Girls Cross Country – North and South are tied at 1-1


   Current rosters for the North-South All-Star Football game are below

 

2019 FOOTBALL  ROSTERS

 
             
 

NORTH

         
             

No

First

Last

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

1

Michael

Crear

Jasper

ATH

5'11

175

3

Chris

Broyles

Winfield

WR

6'0

200

4

Tre'nance

Rhodes

Florence

WR

6'4

185

5

Braden

Pyron

Marion County

WR

6'4

195

7

Brandon

Howard

Oneonta

WR

6'4

195

8

Jackson

Elkins

Winfield

QB

6'2

175

9

Noah

Allison

J. B. Pennington

QB

6'0

185

10

Garek

Hall

Mortimer Jordan

WR

5'10

170

11

Brayden

Lewis

Kate Duncan Smith DAR

WR

6'0

165

12

Taveris

Hill

Oneonta

CB

6'2

182

14

Seth

Gable

Cullman

FS

6'4

208

15

Christopher

Reid

Lee - Huntsville

CB

5'10

170

17

Calvin

Williams

Gadsden City

CB

6'1

175

19

Ronnie

Wright

Mortimer Jordan

CB

6'2

175

20

Noah

Turbyfill

Brooks

RB

5'9

185

21

Devin

Buckhalter

Russellville

RB

6'1

190

23

Christian

Collins

Boaz

RB/S

6'1

205

27

Alex

Reid

Hamilton

FB/LB

6'0

210

28

Kenny

Cannon

Decatur

RB

5'10

170

50

Corey

Belcher

Mortimer Jordan

OG

5'11

250

50

Dalton

Gowers

Lincoln

OG

6'3

252

51

Hayden

Ray

Addison

C

6'2

250

53

Hunter

Youngblood

AP Brewer

OL

6'3

260

55

Quindarius

Hall

Hueytown

OT

6'6

250

59

Ryan

Pugh

Jasper

OL

6'2

290

81

Kenion

Bender

McAdory

LB/DE

5'10

215

82

Xavier

Hopkins

Sparkman

LB/DE

5'11

220

84

Kyriahn

McCoy

Winfield

LB/DE

6'0

205

85

Kobe

Collier

Center Point

LB/DE

6'3

220

92

Sean

Allison

Weaver

LB/DE

6'1

230

92

Antoine

Frazier-McGhee, Jr.

Homewood

DL

5'11

280

93

Christian

Renda

Hewitt-Trussville

DL

6'0

255

95

Maurice

Williams

Hewitt-Trussville

DL

6'0

270

99

DaQuan

Jackson

Hueytown

DL

6'3

305

 

COACHES

         
             

1

David

McKinney

Winfield

     

2

Clint

Smith

Jacksonville

     

3

Bryan

Moore

Jasper

     

4

Scott

Mansell

Hueytown

     

5

Ali

Smith

Gadsden City

     

6

Jeremy

Sullivan

Boaz

     

7

Oscar

Glasscock

Cullman

     
 

Cedric

Brown

Southside - Selma - Admin.

   
             
             
             
             
             
             
 

2019 FOOTBALL  ROSTER

 
             
 

SOUTH

         
             

No

First

Last

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

1

Jake

Justiss

Tallassee

ATH

6'0

215

2

Tori

Mulkey

Carroll-Ozark

DB

5'8

165

3

Artel

Howell

Vigor

WR

5'9

165

5

Jessie

Kinsey

Headland

DB

6'3

190

6

Kyle

Walker

Vigor

QB

6'3

195

7

Grant

Thornton

Enterprise

QB

6'1

186

9

Bruno

Ribeiro

Headland

K/P

5'10

185

10

Ben

Tew

Headland

WR

5'11

175

11

Devonte

Bradley

Flomaton

DB

5'8

165

14

Kobi

Crabb

Benjamin Russell

DB

6'2

170

15

Jalen

McCary

Prattville

WR

6'1

185

16

Jimmy

Pitts

Notasulga

DB

5'10

150

17

Shakwan

Bickley

Elmore County

WR

6'0

173

20

Curtis

Autrey

Marengo

LB

6'1

215

21

Damel

Bell

Fairhope

RB

5'10

210

22

Jacquez

Allen

Jeff Davis

RB

5'10

186

23

Bailey

Bass

Flomaton

LB

6'2

225

24

Nakeldrick

Hall

Highland Home

RB

5'10

205

27

Bryson

Peavy

Ariton

RB

6'3

200

28

Latrevian

O'Neal

Reeltown

LB

6'1

215

29

Davaryl

Moffett

Smiths Station

DE/LB

6'0

210

30

Zachary

Boerner

Prattville

DE/LB

6'0

205

50

Kato

Morgan

Thomasville

OL

6'3

330

53

Jordan

Valrie

Murphy

OL

6'1

300

54

Will

Reeves

Charles Henderson

OL

6'4

290

55

William

Blake

B. C. Rain

OL

6'1

255

57

Maximus

Jones

Selma

OL

6'3

280

58

William

Wright

Southside - Selma

OL

6'3

330

59

Samuel

Jackson

Holtville

OL

6'3

270

81

Nathan

Norwood

Marengo

DL

6'1

210

82

Roosevelt

Thompson

Marengo

DL

6'1

165

83

Eric

Thomas

Vigor

DE

6'3

245

85

Jo'Varsva

Sims

Selma

DL/DE

6'3

205

90

James

Johnson

Thomasville

DL

5'10

275

95

TJ

Winston

Valley

DE/DL

6'2

265

99

Trey

Ware

Carroll

DL

6'3

350

 

COACHES

         
             

1

Richard

White

Dadeville

     

2

Lawrence "LT"

Yelding

B. C. Rain

     

3

Jack

Hankins

Thomasville

     

4

Danny

Raines

Headland

     

5

Roger

McDonald

Carroll

     

6

Patrick

Browning

Pike Road

     

7

Daniel

Flowers

Southside - Selma

     
 

Mark

Heaton

Gadsden City - Admin.

     

AHSAA mourns death of Longtime Official Freeman Wright

    MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association is saddened to learn of the death of longtime AHSAA football and basketball official Freeman Wright. Mr. Wright, 82, passed away at home July 3 after an extended illness.
      “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Wright’s family,” AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said. “Freeman Wright was one of our original officials who joined the AHSAA from the Alabama Interscholastic Association (AIAA) when the two associations merged in 1968. We thank him for his years of service.”
     Mr. Wright was recognized by the AHSAA for his more than 30 years of service as a football and basketball official. Two sons, Tracy and Terrell Wright, followed their father into high school officiating. Mr. Wright was also a teacher in the Montgomery County School System teaching industrial arts at Lee High School for much of his career.
    He and his wife Carolyn were married for 52 years. “Freeman loved officiating, and loved being a part of the AHSAA,” said Mrs. Wright. “It was a way for him to give back and you know, I think it helped extend his life. I am so thankful.”
    The memorial service for Mr. Wright will be Saturday, July 13, at Beulah Baptist Church in Montgomery at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held at Ross Clayton Funeral Home be at 6 p.m., on July 12.


 


AHSAA Recognizes 99 High Schools for Sportsmanship School Recognition for 2018-19

School Fines Down 4.1% from Previous Year

MONTGOMERY – A total of 99 Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) member schools have been announced as AHSAA Sportsmanship Schools for the 2018-19 school year. The schools, recognized for being ejection free and receiving no more than one non-sportsmanship school fine for the just completed school year, will be honored at the AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon during the 2019 AHSAA Summer Conference and All-Star Sports Week.
     The 12th annual luncheon will be held at noon on Friday, July 19, at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.
   Among the schools to be recognized are Hubbertville High School and the Alabama School for the Blind, both which have been ejection and fine-free ten out of 12 years. Alabama School for Math and Science has reached that goal nine times, while four high schools, Alabama School for the Deaf, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, Calhoun High School and Colbert Heights High School have accomplished the feat eight times in that time span.
    Nine other schools being recognized this year have had seven years without an ejection: A.L. Johnson High School, Athens Bible High School, Hackleburg High School, Indian Springs High School, Keith High School, Lexington High School, Marion County High School, Mars Hill Bible High School and W.S. Neal High School.
     Thirteen high schools earned the Sportsmanship Banner for the sixth time in 2018-19, and thirteen other schools for the fifth time.  Overall, 376 of the AHSAA’s 416 high schools (90.4%) have combined to earn the Sportsmanship Award recognition 1,195 times since 2008.
    “We are extremely pleased to recognize 99 high schools for this noted accomplishment,” said AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese. “Our total fines were down 4.1% in 2018-19 over the previous year, and we thank all our schools for their commitment to teaching good sportsmanship and upholding the regulations and by-laws created by our member schools.”
     The AHSAA also released its annual Ejection and School Fine report, reporting that 258 high schools had a total of 548 student-athlete and 70 coach ejections during the 2018-19 school year. Middle and junior high school programs only had 16 student ejections and four coach ejections – a grand total of 638 total ejections for the year. This number represents a 4.1% reduction in total ejections and school fines from 2017-18. More importantly, the student-athletes with ejections represent only 0.003% of the more than 156,000 student-athletes who participated in AHSAA sports events in 2018-19, and the 74 coaches with ejections are just 0.006% of the AHSAA’s more than 11,000 certified coaches.
     “We are also encouraged by the large percentage of student-athletes and coaches who are competing in our sports’ programs who never receive an ejection,” Savarese said. Our goal, however, is always for each school to be fine and ejection free. It is imperative that each of us, our schools, coaches and administrators continue to emphasize daily the importance of good sportsmanship to our students, parents and communities.”
       The list of Sportsmanship Schools for 2018-19 can be found on the
www.ahsaa.com website at the following link: 

https://bit.ly/2RAwFg2

FINES AND EJECTION DATA

School Player & Coach Ejections

  • 99 high schools went through the entire 2018-19 school year without an ejection in any sport and had no more than one non-sportsmanship related fine.
  • 258 of the AHSAA’s 416 high schools were cited for a contest ejection by a coach or student-athlete in 2018-19. Of the 258 schools, 101 (30.1%) had just one ejection for the year and 17 of those schools had the lone ejection assessed to a coach.
  • 158 high schools had no ejection (40%) in any contest in any sport. Only 19 middle or junior high schools (5.7%) had an ejection in 2018-19.  The other 317 middle and junior high schools had no ejection (94.4%).
  • Football was the sport cited for the most ejections (299) by 144 schools. Of that total, 30 schools had just one ejection in any sport for the entire season. The 299 ejections also included seven by coaches and 292 by student-athletes. Middle and junior high football ejections totaled only 5 for the entire year.
  • With 32,366 student-athletes participating in high school football in the AHSAA in 2018-19, the 292 athlete ejections averaged out to 1 for every 110.8 players (0.902%). It also computes to an ejection in just 7.47% of all football regular season varsity and playoff contests.
  • Boys’ and girls’ basketball resulted in 105 total ejections. 84 were assessed to student-athletes and 21 to coaches. With more than 22,200 players on AHSAA high school boys’ and girls’ rosters in the 2018-19 season, that computes to only one ejection per every 1,009.4 student-athletes participating -- or just 0.378% of the participants. The contest rate was an ejection in only 1.031% percent of all contests.
  • Boys’ and girls’ soccer was next with 92 total ejections (5 to coaches), followed by baseball (85), softball (19), wrestling (14), cross country (2), outdoor track (1) and volleyball (1). No other sport reported an ejection. The overall ejection rate for all sports that have contest officials showed that only 1.28% of the more than 48,300 AHSAA contests had an ejection.  The AHSAA 2018-19 School Fines & Ejection Report can be found at the following link:

http://www.ahsaa.com/Schools/2019-Fines-and-Ejections


School Unsportsmanlike Incident Violations

  • 26 of the AHSAA’s 414 high schools (6.3%) were cited for unsportsmanlike incident violations (not ejections) which resulted in school fines with Class 6A having the most (10) and Class 5A next (7). Classes 1A and 2A had one each and Class 3A had two. No middle schools were cited. AHSAA member schools competed in approximately 48,300 sports events during 2018-19.
  • District 5 schools were fined for eight unsportsmanlike incidents while Districts 1 and 3 had 4 each. District 2 had just one.
  • Football was the sport cited for the most with 11 in more than 4,000 regular-season and playoff contests (0.0002%). Basketball was next with 5 in more the 10,000 contests (0.00005%). Soccer had 4, baseball had 2, cross country had 1 and 3 did not list a sport.
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Failure to Attend Rules Clinic/ take Rules Test Online

  • 75 high schools were fined for 104 violations (0.009% of all coaches)) for failure to take a rules test. Head coaches at the highest level of each of a school’s sports offered are required to complete a rules test for that sport each year. Coaches had the opportunity to complete the rules test clinic style at the AHSAA Summer Conference Coaches’ School, or they could take the rules’ test online prior to the date of the sport’s first contest.
  • Classes 1A and 4A had the most fines for failing to take the rules test with 21 each; 6A had 17; 3A had 13; 5A had 12; 7A and 2A had 10 each.
  • The violations were spread pretty evenly over eight sports with softball (19) and basketball (17) leading. Track had 16 and soccer 15. Baseball had 12 and wrestling 10. Football had only 7 and volleyball had 8.
  • 80 middle schools had 114 fines collectively. District 5 schools had 33 fines and District 8 schools had 30. District 2 schools had only 2 fines.
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School Audit Fines (clerical)

  • 75 high schools (19.8% of all high schools) were cited by the AHSAA School Audit Team with a total of 84 non-sportsmanship related clerical fines. Only two schools had more than one school audit fine.  District 5 had the most (25) and District 8 was next (16). District 6 had just 2 and District 4 had only 4. Each member school is audited each school year.
  • 80 fines were assessed to 55 middle or junior high schools with 29 assessed to District 5 schools (8.9% of total middle/JH schools. District 8 was next with 9. Districts 6 and 7 had one school audit fine each, and District 4 had just two.
    http://www.ahsaa.com/Schools/2019-Fines-and-Ejections

 

AHSAA By-Law Violations

  • 82 high schools (18.0%) and 13 middle/junior high schools (3.9%) were cited by the AHSAA for violating an AHSAA By-Law with a total of 95 violations overall. Almost all of the by-law violations were all self-reported by the violating school.
  • Just nine high schools had more than one by-law violation for the year (2.1%) and only one school had more than two.  33 violations were cited for schools failing to complete championship play. This violation usually resulted in a team failing to field a team that had been declared to participate.
  • 8 fines resulted from violations of student eligibility rules and 6 each for violations of the Enrollment Rule, Failure to Complete a Contest Rule and the Outside Participation Rule. 5 Sunday Play violations and four Transfer Rule violations resulted in fines.
  • A total of 39 violations related to failure to report football scores in a timely manner. That represented just under one percent of the more than 4,000 football contests played in the 2018 football season.
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