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Seven Receive “Making A Difference” Awards at AHSAA 2019 Coaches’ Awards Banquet

 MONTGOMERY – Seven individuals were recognized Friday night at the AHSAA’s 23rd  annual AHSAA Championship Coaches’ Awards Banquet as recipients of the prestigious “Making A Difference” Award as the 2019 AHSAA Summer Conference concluded at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.
    The week-long conference, which attracted more than 4,500 administrators, coaches and other support personnel from AHSAA member schools to Montgomery, was hosted by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA). It included 16 North-South all-star competitions during the week – for the sports of baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ cross country, volleyball, football, and for the first time boys’ and girls’ tennis and golf. The North beat the South 27-14 in the 59th playing of the North-South football all-star game to close out all-star play Thursday night.
    Secretary of State John Merrill was the keynote speaker at Friday’s awards banquet recognized 113 state championship coaches who led teams to state titles in the AHSAA’s championship programs in 2018-19 as well as honoring several others for outstanding service or accomplishment. 
   The highlight of Friday’s banquet was the “Making A Difference” Award, however, now in its ninth year. One AHSAA member school coach, administrator or contributor was honored in each classification for their contributions to their schools and communities that help change lives in daily in a positive way.
    The recipients were: retiring principal John Hardin, Hackleburg High School (1A); special education coordinator, volleyball and girls’ basketball coach Lisa Bates of Sand Rock High School (2A); principal Willie Wright of Pike County High School (3A); softball coach Chris Goodman of Alabama Christian Academy (4A); assistant football coach Rush Holcomb of Hamilton High School (5A); Opelika legendary radio personality and long-time “Voice of the Bulldogs” D. Mark Mitchell (6A); retiring Jefferson County Schools Athletic Director Ken Storie (7A).
  
Several other special awards were presented including the NFHS Section III “Spirit of Sport” Award recipient Zoe Portis, who graduated from Trinity Presbyterian School in the spring of 2018; NFHS National Cheer Coach of the Year Sandra Seals of Winfield High School; and Section III Coaches of the Year Chad McKnight, Samson High School (girls’ basketball); Shawn Weltzin, Thompson High School (wrestling); and Seals (cheer).
    Portis, who was the AHSAA Bryant-Jordan Class 4A Student Achievement winner in 2018, went from being an orphan in Africa to becoming an honor student at Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery after she was adopted by the Portis family when she was a small child. Her story of perseverance, faith and character has been an inspiration to the state and nation.
   Heath Thrash of Fyffe High School was honored by the AHSADCA as the AHSAA 2019 Athletic Director of the Year.
    Other special awards included:
   NFHS State Coaches of the Year: Twenty-two outstanding AHSAA coaches were selected 2018 NFHS state coach of the year in their respective sports: Zachary Blume, Southside-Gadsden (girls’ bowling); Brittney Carnell, Buckhorn  (boys’ bowling); Matt Cimo, Auburn (baseball); Analyn Coker, Trinity Presbyterian (girls’ soccer); Jeff Dellinger, Auburn (girls’ swimming); Brandon Easterwood, Springville (softball); Arthur Fortin, Huntsville (boys’ swimming); Ashley Jackson, Fort Payne (girls’ cross country); Kevin Klein, Houston Academy (boys’ golf); Megan Liljenquist, Northridge (girls’ tennis); Christian Matthews, Jasper (boys’ tennis); Sean McBride, Homewood (boys’ soccer); Dave McConnell, Whitesburg Christian (girls’ track); Chad McKnight, Samson (girls’ basketball); Bucky McMillan, Mountain Brook (boys’ basketball); Stasha Morrison, Northside (girls’ golf); Benjamin Robinson, Scottsboro (track); Sandra Seals, Winfield (cheer); Clinton Smith, Hillcrest-Evergreen (football); Charles Tiller, American Christian (boys’ track); Whitney Welch, Alexandria (volleyball); and Shawn Weltzin, Thompson (wrestling).
Children Scholarship Recipients: Ten students, each a child of an AHSADCA member coach or administrator, also received the AHSADCA’s Coaches’ Children Scholarships. They were:
District 1: Sally Caroline Davis, Spanish Fort HS (daughter of  Charles and Courtney Bishop).
District 2: Samantha Lee Adams, Carroll (daughter of Kirke and Angie Adams).
District 3: Allyn Browning, Saint James (daughter of Jerry and Suzy Browning).
District 4: Jack Edward Gant III, Tallassee HS (son of Eddie and Terina Gantt).
District 5: Caleb Austin Huber, Vestavia Hills HS (son of Brett and Patty Huber).
District 6: Preston Odom, Piedmont HS (son of Jonathan and Leah Odom).
District 6: Avery Bobbitt, Piedmont HS (daughter of Michael Bobbitt and Kelli Winkles).
District 7: Robert Mason Lambert, Haleyville HS (son of Andy and Amber Lambert).
District 7: Abram Peoples, Muscle Shoals HS (son of Scotty and Tonya Peoples).
District 8: Cassie Black, Geraldine HS (daughter of Cale and Ami Black).

Eight Schools Receive AHSAA Sportsmanship Grants: Eight of the 99 high schools that were recognized at Friday’s 11th annual AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon were recipients of a $1,000 AHSAA Sportsmanship Grant. 
   The recipients this year were: Williamson HS (District 1); McKenzie HS (District 2); Calhoun HS (District 3); Central Coosa HS (District 4); Woodlawn HS (District 5); Alabama School for the Blind (District 6); Colbert Heights HS (District 7); and Athens Bible School (District 8).  The schools were selected from the 99 that completed the 2018-19 school fine and ejection free.
Eight Schools Receive FutureOnes $500 Grant:
   In addition, new AHSAA Corporate Partner Future Ones, which specializes in sports uniforms and other cloth wear, presented eight $500 product gift certificates to eight schools as well. Those included: J.F. Shields HS (District 1); Abbeville HS (District 2); A.L. Johnson HS (District 3); Loachapoka HS (District 4); Parker HS (District 5); Ragland HS (District 6); Sheffield HS (District 7); and Valley Head HS (District 8).


AHSAA, Max Preps Announce Partnership

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader, have announced a three-year partnership agreement that will enable the AHSAA to provide a customized sports information platform for its member schools. 

MaxPreps and the AHSAA will offer a publishing platform across desktop, tablet and mobile that will streamline the process of managing sports information from its member schools. The partnership enables all box score information published on MaxPreps.com to be automatically provided to the AHSAA for use in managing various initiatives.

“This partnership with MaxPreps will be a big plus for our member schools,” said Steve Savarese, Executive Director of the AHSAA. “The state-of-the art services they can provide our schools when integrated with C2C Schools will make MaxPreps the go-to source for high school sports statistics as well as information regarding the NFHS Network. We are very excited for our member schools.”

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the AHSAA will recommend that coaches use the MaxPreps platform to submit statistics after each game to accurately track team and student-athlete accomplishments and also to utilize the MaxPreps Teams app as a team communication tool.

“Alabama is one of the top states in the country for high school sports, and we are excited to partner with the AHSAA to share the accomplishments of its student-athletes nationally,” said Andy Beal, president and founder of MaxPreps. “At MaxPreps it has long been our goal to provide sports information from every team in America, and this brings us a step closer to it.”  

MaxPreps.com is the nation's most visited site for high school sports coverage.  MaxPreps has been on the prep sports scene since 2002 and has successfully partnered with 26 other high school state associations. MaxPreps also is an official partner of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the NFHS Network.

About MaxPreps.com
MaxPreps is the leading online high school sports destination offering high school sports fans the most comprehensive coverage with the latest news, analysis, rankings and streaming content. MaxPreps aspires to cover every high school team, game and player by partnering with more than 100,000 coaches throughout the country. A unit of CBS Interactive and a CBSSports.com site, MaxPreps was founded in August 2002 and is headquartered in El Dorado Hills, Calif. For more information about MaxPreps and for the latest high school sports news, please visit 
www.maxpreps.com

About the Alabama High School Athletic Association
The Alabama High School Athletic Association, founded in 1921, is a private agency organized by its member schools to control and promote their athletic programs.  The purpose of the AHSAA is to regulate, coordinate and promote the interscholastic athletic programs among its member schools, which include public, private and parochial institutions. Currently, there are 416 senior high members and 336 junior high and middle school members with more than 150,000 student-athletes participating in the program.  Major aims of the AHSAA are to serve the needs of its member schools in conducting their interscholastic athletic programs with fairness with an emphasis placed on health and safety and sportsmanship and to assist member schools in reaching the educational objectives as established by their school systems.


South Downs North 22-19 to Win the 60th North-South All-Star Football Classic

    MONTGOMERY – South wide receiver Artell Howell of Vigor High School hauled in a perfect strike pass from Wolves quarterback Kyle Walker with 6:23 left in the fourth quarter for a 31-yard game-winning touchdown at Cramton Bowl as the 60th annual AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Classic closed out All-Star Sports Week with a bang.
     The TD gave the South a 22-19 and the defense held on in the final six minutes as the North tried valiantly to get into the end zone. The win for the South improved its lead in the series that started in 1948 to 31-27-2).
    Howell finished the night with three receptions for 77 yards, one kickoff  for 42 yards and one rush attempt for eight yards to earn South MVP honors. His high school teammate Walker was 3-of-8 passing for 50 yards and rushed 10 times for 51 yards. Jayland Whitsett, also a Vigor teammate, added 66 yards rushing on 12 carries and scored on a 1-yard run late in the third period to give the South a 14-13 lead. The boys from Prichard accounted for 248 offensive yards. The South finished with 268 total yards.
      The South, coached by Dadeville head coach Richard White, dominated the first quarter offensively finally getting on the scoreboard with 9:53 remaining in the second period when  Walker snagged a 15-yard TD pass from Enterprise quarterback Grant Thornton to give the South a 7-0 lead. Thornton finished the night 6-of-10 passing for 86 yards.
    The North tied the score later in the period turning a South turnover at its own 15 into a 3-yard TD run by Michael Crear of Jasper with 3:05 left until intermission. Marion County’s Braden Pyron kicked the extra point and the two teams went in at halftime tied 7-7.
   The North took the lead with 5:09 left in the third period when Brayden Lewis of DAR hauled in a 7-yard TD pass from Michael Crear of Jasper to take a 13-7 lead. The extra point was blocked.
    Whitsett’s TD put the South ahead two minutes later 14-13. The North got a big break with 8:19 left in the final period when Chris Broyles of Winfield returned a punt 22 yards for a touchdown as the North took the lead again 19-14. Howell’s dramatic catch two minutes later made it 20-19 and Thornton passed Whitsett for the two-point conversion to round out the scoring.
    Noah Turbyfill of Brooks had a game-high 82 yards rushing on 12 tries and also returned a kickoff 39 yards to earn the North MVP award. The North, coached by Gordo head coach David McKinney, totaled 129 yards rushing and 55 passing for 184 total yards. Kenny Cannon of Decatur also had 41 yards rushing on 10 carries and Devin Buckhalter of Russellville caught two passes for 32 yards.
     Tallassee’s Trent Cochran-Gil led the South with nine tackles. Zachary Boerner of Prattville and E.J. Thomas of Vigor had seven tackles each.  Andrew Gaylor of Dora led the North with eight stops. Micah Wood of Jasper had five tackles and two tackles resulting in 15 yards in losses.
 

2019 North-South All-Star Results
Football (at Cramton Bowl, July 18)

South 22, North 19 (South leads series 31-27-2)
Golf (July 18)
Girls:
North 58.5, South 55.5 (North leads series 1-0)
Boys: North 63.5, South 50.5 (North leads series 1-0)
Tennis (July 18)
Girls:
North 8, South 1 (North leads series 1-0)
Boys: North 8, South 1 (North leads series 1-0)
Volleyball, July 18
South 3, North 0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-18) – (North leads series 14-8)
Softball
Game 1: South 6, North 2 (North leads series 25-22-3)
Game 2: South 5, North 4
Soccer
Girls: South 3, North 1 (North leads series 15-3-1)
Boys: North 3, South 0, (North leads series s 12-4-1)
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)


 


South All-Stars Beat the North 3-0 in the 23rd AHSAA All-Star Sports Week North-South Volleyball All-Star Match

    MONTGOMERY – The South beat the North 3-0 at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex Thursday afternoon to win the 23rd AHSAA North-South Volleyball All-Star competition held annually during All-Star Sports Week.
    Chelsea High School rising senior Victoria Schmer turned in an exception performance with 19 digs and five assists to lead the South to the 25-17, 25-23, 25-28 win. She earned South MVP honors with her performance.
    Avery Rodgers of Spanish Fort and Haley Palmer of McGill-Toolen Catholic had nine kills each and Kayla Keshock of Spanish Fort handed out 18 assists. Ali Wiggins of Enterprise also had 15. Coaches for the South were  Wiggins’ mother Janie Wiggins of Enterprise, Manuel Guice of Alabama Christian and Virginia Franklin of Carver-Montgomery, who served as administrative coach.
    The North, which now holds a 14-8 edge in the series, was anchored by McKinley Ferguson of Jasper, who turned in 10 kills, 10 digs and 10 assists. Jasmine Brooks of Sparkman added nine kills, Catherine Smith of Hazel Green had 13 assists, Brooks and Grace Carr of Mountain Brook had seven digs each. Brooks and Smith also had two service aces.
    North coaches were April Marsh of Bob Jones, Justin Kisor of Faith Christian and Sue Marshall of Randolph, the administrative coach. 
    The all-star competition closes out Thursday night with 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 under the direction of Tom Loreman. The AHSAA Radio Network is also broadcasting the game over its statewide network. Stacy Mills is producer.
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
Football (at Cramton Bowl, July 18)

60th North-South Game, 7 p.m. (South leads series 30-27-2)
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Golf (July 18)
Girls:
North 58.5, South 55.5 (North leads series 1-0)
Boys: North 63.5, South 50.5 (North leads series 1-0)
Tennis (July 18)
Girls:
North 8, South 1 (North leads series 1-0)
Boys: North 8, South 1 (North leads series 1-0)
Volleyball, July 18
South 3, North 0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-18) – (North leads series 14-8)
Softball
Game 1: South 6, North 2 (North leads series 25-22-3)
Game 2: South 5, North 4
Soccer
Girls: South 3, North 1 (North leads series 15-3-1)
Boys: North 3, South 0, (North leads series s 12-4-1)
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 Boys’ and Girls’ All-Star Teams Claim Wins in Inaugural AHSAA All-Star Tennis Competition

MONTGOMERY – The North boys and the North girls each posted 8-1 victories Thursday at Montgomery Country Club to win the inaugural AHSAA North-South All-Star Tennis competition in All-Star Sports Week history.
   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
    The all-star competition closes out Thursday with the 60th annual North-South All-Star Football Classic 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,
    The North boys won all six singles matches to win the tennis competition. Matthew Brooks of Daphne was forced into action in doubles play teaming with Wesley Lartigue of Gulf Shores to win6-4, 3-6, 7-5 over Dallas Burkes and Alex Rainer, both of James Clemens. It was the only match the South won. He then closed out the competition with a marathon battle with John Wolf of Briarwood Christian winning the first set 6-2 but lost the match with Wolf winning the final two sets 6-3, 6-3.  Both all-stars received the Best All-Around Plaques presented to one player each from the North and South teams.
    The North girls were led by Spain Park’s Sydney Ellison, who won her singles match of St. Paul’s Episcopal’s Jenna Prater 6-0, 6-4, and then joined Hoover’s Kennedy Ward to beat Whitsett Herring and Rose Nicholas of McGill-Toolen Catholic in doubles play 6-0, 6-1. Ellison was received the North’s Best All-Around Plaque. The South’s Best All-Around recipient was Ellie Slawson of Trinity Presbyterian. She and Wildcats teammate Rylee Tucker played Ji Soo Kim of Randolph and Alyssa Vandiver of Deshler in a doubles match falling 6-4, 6-4.
   Prater and UMS-Wright’s Mary Francis Wood teamed to beat Bella Wimberly of Westminster Christian and Reagan Martin of Cullman 6-0, 6-2 in doubles for the South’s lone win. Wood became the all-star from the Wood family to participate in the North-South All-Star competition. Her brother Hunter played in the 2013 North-South All-Star Football Game, her dad Russ Wood played in the 1979 North-South All-Star Game, and her grandfather Mack Wood, a member of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame, coached in the North-South game twice.
    Coaching the South girls were Meridy Jones of UMS-Wright and Kaylon Cantrell of Prattville Christian. Coaching the North girls were Jessica Freeman of Deshler and Shelly Sumner of Vestavia Hills. Sue Marshall was the administrative coach.
    The North boys’ coaches were Donna Garner of Florence and Jeremy Mears of Briarwood Christian. Chip Travis of Saraland and Lara Patterson of Jemison coached the South boys. Rick Cleveland of UMS-Wright served as administrative coach.
BANQUETS SET FOR FRIDAY:   The AHSAA closed out the Summer Conference Friday with its mandatory principals and athletic directors’ session which includes updates from the AHSAA and the AHSAA Medical Advisory Committee. The day also includes the 12th annual Sportsmanship Luncheon Friday at noon at the Renaissance, which will recognize 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.


North-South All-Star Tennis Matches
GIRLS
North 8, South 1

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
SINGLES
Match 1:
Sydney Ellison (Spain Park) d. Jenna Prater (St. Paul’s), 6-0, 6-4.
Match 2: Kennedy Ward (Hoover) d. Whitsett Herring (McGill-Toolen), 2-6, 6-1, 6-0.
Match 3:
Caraline Cox (Hewitt-Trussville d. Rose Nicholas (McGill-Toolen), 6-1, 6-0.
Match 4:
Jaquelyn Nieto Aguilar (Albertville) d. Chloe Turner (Saraland), 6-1, 6-2.
Match 5:
Hallie Grace McCrory (Muscle Shoals) d. Faith Sanderson (Saraland), 6-1, 6-0.
Match 6:
Anna Woods (Russellville) d. Anna Walling (Jemison), 6-1, 6-0.

DOUBLES
Match 1:
Sydney Ellison (Spain Park)-Kennedy Ward (Hoover) d. Whitsett Herring (McGill-Toolen)-Rose Nicholas (McGill-Toolen), 6-0, 6-1.
Match 2:
Jenna Prater (St. Paul’s)-Mary Francis Wood (UMS-Wright) d. Bella Wimberly (Westminster Christian)-Reagan Martin (Cullman), 6-0, 6-2.
Match 3: Ji Soo Kim (Randolph)-Alyssa Vandiver (Deshler) d. Ellie Slawson (Trinity)-Rylee Tucker (Trinity), 6-4, 6-4.
North Best All-Around Award: Sydney Ellison, Spain Park.
South Best All-Around Award: Ellie Slawson, Trinity Presbyterian.

North coaches: Jessica Freeman (Deshler); Shelley Sumner (Vestavia Hills); Sue Marshall (Randolph), administrative coach.
South coaches: Meridy Jones (UMS-Wright); Kaylon Cantrell (Prattville Christian); Elisa Bowden (Trinity), administrative coach.

BOYS
North 8, South 1

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
SINGLES
Match 1:
John Wolf (Briarwood) d. Matthew Brooks (Daphne), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Match 2:
William Watts (Mountain Brook) d. Patten Trotter (Fairhope), 6-1, 6-1.
Match 3:
Connor Coots (Huntsville) d. Joshua Kim (LAMP), 6-3, 6-4.
Match 4: Sam Smith (Vestavia Hills) d. Wesley Lartigue (Gulf Shores), 4-0 – retired.
Match 5:
Ryan Stafford (Spain Park) d. William Robertson (Montgomery Academy), 6-0, 6-1.
Match 6:
Ross Zeanah (Northridge) d. Kessler Park (St. Paul’s), 6-4, 6-3.

DOUBLES
Match 1:
Wesley Lartigue (Gulf Shores)-Matthew Brooks (Daphne) d. Dallas Burkes (James Clemens)-Alex Rainer (James Clemens), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Match 2: Noah Tompkins (Florence)-Luke Singletary (Florence) d. Alec Chandler (Montgomery Academy)-Bruno Anez (UMS-Wright), 6-2, 6-1, 6-3.
Match 3:
Mason Woodman (Jasper)-Richard “Tad” Euler (Pell City) d. Jay Teel (Wetumpka)-Thomas Jackson (McGill-Toolen), 6-0, 6-1.
North Best All-Around Award: John Wolf, Briarwood Christian.
South Best All-Around Award: Matthew Brooks, Daphne.

North Coaches: Donna Garner (Florence); Jeremy Mears (Briarwood Christian); Sue Marshall (Randolph), administrative coach.
South Coaches: Chip Travis (Saraland); Lara Patterson (Jemison); Rick Cleveland (UMS-Wright), administrative coach.


 


North Sweeps Boys’ and Girls’ All-Star Golf Matches at Montgomery Country Club Thursday

MONTGOMERY – The North swept the South Thursday in the first-ever AHSAA North-South All-Star golf competition winning the match play contests in the boys’ and the girls’ division at the Montgomery Country Club’s golf course.
   The North girls posted a three-point win over the South scoring 58.5 points to the South’s 55.5.  The North boys had a little more cushion winning 63.5 to 50.5. Each divided into six two-player teams and played match play with each hole worth one point. The team that won the entire round received an additional point . If both teams tied on a hole, the point was divided in half for each two-man team.
     The North girls, coached by Lori Elgin of Hoover and Chad Willis of Muscle Shoals, got a big boost from the team of Aubri Cagle of Hazel Green and Kaylee Bryant of Deshler. The duo won 11 holes, lost five and was even on one to win their match over Madeline Kirkpatrick of McGill-Toolen Catholic and Abby Foster of Davidson 13.5 points to 5.5 to earn the Most Points Scored award for the North. Each girls’ team had only 11 players. Match one was between Michaela Morard of Randolph and Ashley-Sinclair Curtis of Enterprise. Morard, perhaps the state’s most decorated prep golfer in AHSAA history, won the match 12-7.
     Lauren Gilchrist of UMS-Wright and Emilia Smith of Enterprise earned the Most Points Scored award for the South winning their match over Marilyn Steed of Spain Park and Katherine Davis of Vestavia Hills. The South girls were coached by Jay Koziol of UMS-Wright and Caroline Skadow of Bayside Academy.
    The North boys, coached by Keat Litton of Spain Park and Patrick Odom of Russellville were led by  Matthew Madden of Northridge and Davis Aaron American Christian. The Tuscaloosa all-stars won their match 14.5 to 4.5 over Joe Paul Pennington and Andy Reier, both from Spanish Fort. The North duo won the Most Points Scored award.
    The South’s team of Adam Kilpatrick of Andalusia and Griff McCrary of Charles Henderson beat Andrew Miller of White Plains and Josh Carter of Huntsville 13-6 to earn the South’s Most Points Scored award. South coaches were Zac Lambrecht of St. Paul’s Episcopal and Byron Evans of Brewbaker Tech.


AHSAA North-South All-Star Golf Match
NORTH-SOUTH GIRLS RESULTS
North 58.5, South 55.5
Girls’ Individual Match Results
Match 1:
Michaela Morard (Randolph) 12, Ashley-Sinclair Curtis (Enterprise) 7,
Match 2:
Lauren Gilchrist (UMS-Wright) – Emilia Smith (Enterprise) 12.5, Marilyn Steed (Spain Park) – Katherine Davis (Vestavia Hills)  6.5.
Match 3: Tori Roush (Bayside Academy) – Emma Pittman (Enterprise) 12, Hanna Dyar (White Plains) – Katie Gray (Oak Mountain) 7.
Match 4: Caroline Webb (Demopolis) – Gentry Scott (Jemison) 10.5, Sarah Utley (Huntsville) – Abigail Baker (Clements) 8.5.
Match 5: Aubri Cagle (Hazel Green) – Kaylee Bryant (Deshler) 13.5, Madeline Kirkpatrick (McGill-Toolen) – Abby Foster (Davidson) 5.5.
Match 6:
Hannah Sanders (Albertville) – Emma Hallman (Mountain Brook) 11, Abbygail Stacey (Hewitt-Trussville) – Peyton Woody (Central-Phenix City) 8.
North Most Points Scored: Aubri Cagle and Kaylee Bryant (13.5).
South Most Points Scored: Lauren Gilchrist and Emilia Smith (12.5).

North Coaches: Chad Willis, Muscle Shoals; Lori Elgin, Hoover; Derrick Gargis, Muscle Shoals  (Administrative)
South Coaches: Jay Koziol, UMS-Wright; Caroline Skadow, Bayside Academy

NORTH-SOUTH BOYS RESULTS
North 63.5 South 50.5
Boys’ Individual Match Results
Match 1:
Max Johnson (Fairhope) – Peter Meilunas (Fairhope) 10.5, Dawson Garrett (Ft. Payne) – Avery  Stansell (Homewood) 8.5.
Match 2: Hayden Carner (Spain Park) – Landon Wockenfuss (Thompson) 12, John Gaal (St. Paul’s) – Gregory Jones (UMS-Wright) 7.
Match 3:
Matthew Madden (Northridge) – Davis Aaron (American Christian) 14.5, Joe Paul Pennington (Spanish Fort) – Andy Reier (Spanish Fort) 4.5.
Match 4: Adam Kilpatrick (Andalusia) – Griff McCrary (Charles Henderson)13, Andrew Miller (White Plains) – Josh Carter (Huntsville) 6.
Match 5: Sam Gargis (Muscle Shoals) – Mac Scott (Mountain Brook) 11.5, Emmett Lee (Houston Academy) – Thomas Gaal (St. Paul’s) 7.5.
Match 6:
Harrison Davis (Fort Payne) – Will Patrick (Oneonta) 11, Phillip Darst (Baker) – Stewart Tankersley (LAMP) 8.
North Most Points Scored:
Matthew Madden and Davis Aaron (14.5).
South Most Points Scored: Andy Kilpatrick and Griff McCrary (13).

North Coaches: Keat Litton, Spain Park; Patrick Odom, Russellville; Derrick Gargis, Muscle Shoals (Administrative)
South Coaches: Zac Lambrecht, St. Paul’s Episcopal; Byron Evans, Brewbaker Tech


 


North-South All-Star Doubleheader South 6-5, North 3-4

    MONTGOMERY – The South swept the North 6-3 and 5-4 Wednesday night to claim the 2019 AHSAA North-South All-Star softball doubleheader at Lagoon Park. Taylor Heaton of Saraland delivered a clutch two-run double in the top of the third inning to spark the South All-Stars to a 6-3 win in the first game of a twin bill, and Holtville’s Brooke Cooper delivered a single in the bottom of the sixth inning to drive in the winning run as the South won game two 5-4.
    With the South's first sweep in the series history, the South closed the gap in the annual summer all-star series to  26 wins for the North, 13 wins for the South and three ties.
    Haley Pittman of Alabama Christian Academy hurled the top of  the sixth inning to get the win. She finished the night with three innings pitched in both games, struck out four and allowed just two hits and one run. She also had a key RBI double in game one and scored once in game two to earn South MVP honors.
    South coaches Pat Love of Tallassee and Satsuma’s Gene “B.J.” Darawicha used six pitchers in the second game with starter Karsen Pierce of Daphne going two innings, allowing four runs but only one earned.  Kaelyn Campbell of Prattville, Cooper, Heaton, Pittman and Rehobeth’s Stephanie Schoonover allowed just two hits the rest of the way – combining to strike out six.
    . over the North in the 2019 North-South All-Star Softball double-header at Lagoon Park. Schoonover, who got the save in game one, struck out all three outs in the seventh inning to get the save in game two as well.
    Ashley Berryman of Hatton started for the North, coached by Barry Brake of Gardendale and Denton Bowling of Hatton, and went 2 2/3 innings allowing two hits, three unearned runs and striking out three. Madison Maze of  Mortimer Jordan, who hurled two strong innings in game one, came on the third inning of game two to shut down a South rally by getting the final two outs with strikeouts.
    Laura Harbin of Buckhorn and Sarah Howell of Oxford each had an RBI double for the North. Emory Bush of Brantley drove in two runs with a single to pace the South’s seven-hit attack. Lauren Lindsey of Baker and Cooper  finished with one hit and one RBI, and Bailey Cox of Baldwin County had a double.
Game 1: South 6, North 3
    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.
    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 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.
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
Thursday’s North-South All-Star Schedule
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

Softball
Game 1: South 6, North 2 (North leads series 26-13-3)
Game 2: South 5, North 4
Soccer
Girls: South 3, North 1 (North leads series 15-3-1)
Boys: North 3, South 0, (North leads series 12-4-1)
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 Boys’ All-Star Soccer North 3, South 0

    MONTGOMERY – Three different players scored one goal each and the defense did  the rest as the North blanked the South 3-0 at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex to claim the AHSAA North-South All-Star Soccer boys’ championship Wednesday night.
   The victory improved the North’s edge in the all-star series to 12-4-1.
   North MVP Sean O’Hare scored at 74:17 with the final goal of the match. Tyler Fontes of Huntsville gave the North, coached by Joe Webb of Mountain Brook and Glenn Harscheid of Florence, a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal at 17:47 in the first half. Daniel Morris of Florence increased the lead to 2-0 with a goal 19 minutes into the second half at the 69:28 mark.  The North finished with 14 shot attempts and the South had 15, including seven corner kicks.
    North goalkeeper Jackson Driver of Sipsey Valley had six saves in the first half. The North defense did not allow a shot on goal in the second half. South goalkeeper Connor Barron of Auburn had three saves on goal and Brunson Watt of Faith Academy had one.
    South MVP Edlen Meza of Foley had three shots on goal but was unable to score. South coaches were Nate Nicholas of McGill-Toolen Catholic and Bill Ferguson of Auburn.  North Coach Webb had the opportunity to coach his own son in the match. Defender Ryan Webb attends Oak Mountain High School. The all-star match was the first high school the two participated in on the same side.
    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.
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
Game 2: South 5, North 4 (North leads series 26-13-3)
Soccer (at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, AUM, July 17)
Girls: South 3, North 1 (North leads series 15-3-1)
Boys: North 3, South 0 (North leads series 12-4-1)

Thursday’s All-Star Schedule
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 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