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South Girls Beat North 3-0 In North-South Volleyball Action

     MONTGOMERY – The South All-Stars swept past the North 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 to win the AHSAA North-South Volleyball All-Star match at Auburn-Montgomery University Gymnasium Thursday afternoon. The all-star competition is hosted by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).
      The North holds a 13-6 edge in the series dating back to 1997.
      The South, coached by Bayside Academy’s Ann Schilling and Murphy’s Nancy Shoquist, registered 38 kills to the North’s 26. A big reason was South MVP Lauren Chastang of Bayside Academy. She totaled six kills, seven digs and one service ace in a strong performance. Ariel Dulaney of Bayside added nine kills and Bentley Odom of Murphy contributed seven.
    Setter MaryRen Stevenson dished out 18 assists, served two aces and had seven digs. Ashlyn Byrd of Providence Christian also had 11 assists for the South.
    North MVP Hannah Barrett of Huntsville had 12 assists and four digs. Caroline Davies and Mary Jordan Kilgore, both of Mountain Brook, had five kills each. Kilgore also had five digs and Megan Zuck of Hartselle had three kills and seven assists.
    The North was coached by Ryan Roberson of Brooks and Ginny McMillan of Mountain  Brook. The South victory gave the girls a split in all-star competition for the week with the North taking soccer and softball and the South winning volleyball and basketball.
AHSAA SUMMER CONFERENCE NOTES: Friday’s schedule at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center will be highlighted by a mandatory Medical Advisory Board session dealing with current health and safety issues and a mandatory meeting for all schools dealing with AHSAA membership concerns.   
     The Star Sportsmanship Luncheon at noon will recognize 76 high schools that were fine and ejection free for the 2015-16 school year. The day will conclude with the Championship Coaches Banquet Friday night honoring all coaches winning state championships in 2015-16 as well as seven individuals selected as the AHSAA Making A Difference Award recipients for 2016. Ten students from the Class of 2016 will also receive AHSADCA Coaches’ Children Scholarships, and Kirk Norris, basketball coach and athletic director at Georgiana High School, will be honored as the AHSADCA Athletic Director of the Year. NFHS Section 3 and State Coaches of the year will also be recognized.  Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will be the keynote speaker.
     The Championship Coaches Banquet is being live-streamed by the NFHS Network over its subscriber-based webcast. For more information, go to www.nfhsnetwork.com.
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