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Baker, Auburn, Southside-Gadsden and Grissom Win AHSAA Regional Bowling Titles

  Baker High School and Auburn High School emerged Friday afternoon as the boys’ and girls’ AHSAA South Region Bowling Tournament champions, respectively. The titles were the first in each school’s history.
   At the North Regional held at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes, defending state girls’ champion Southside-Gadsden beat Etowah 1,260-1,064 in the finals and Grissom topped James Clemens for the boys’ region title, winning with 1,435. James Clemens was 31 pins back at 1,404.
SOUTH REGIONAL
   Baker downed Daphne 725-674 in the finals at Gulf Bowl here to advance to next week’s third annual AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham as the South Regional Champion.
    The Hornets beat Auburn 690-592 in the quarterfinals and beat defending boys’ state champion Spain Park in the semifinals 736-689. Daphne reached the finals with a 741-622 win over Thompson in the quarterfinals and beat Vestavia Hills 737-620 in the semis to set up the final match.
    Auburn outscored Mary Montgomery by 48 pins in the girls’ finals, winning 581 to 533. The Lady Tigers beat Thompson 626-589 in the semifinals and downed Pleasant Grove 550-520 in the quarterfinals.  Mary Montgomery beat Stanhope Elmore in the quarterfinals 543-520 and downed Satsuma 546-520 in the semifinals to set up Friday’s championship match.
NORTH REGIONAL
   Grissom was red-hot all day on Friday winning its quarterfinal match over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, 1,494 to 1,343. The Tigers advanced to the finals beating East Limestone 1,544-1,350.  James Clemens beat Buckhorn (1,430 to 1,378) in the semifinals and downing Gadsden City in the quarterfinals (1,382 to 1,320).
     Southside beat Pinson Valley 1,295 to 949 in the quarterfinals and Hartselle, 1,179-1,140 in the semis. Etowah beat Sparkman and Capitol School in the semis and quarterfinals, respectively.
      All teams reaching the quarterfinals clinched berths in the AHSAA State tourney, set to be played Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25-26.
    Friday’s results:


AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships

South Regional, Gulf Bowl,  Foley
Friday’s Results
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1
Spain Park 1,474, Beauregard 1069
Hoover, 1,310, Prattville 1,277
Auburn 1,233, UMS-Wright 1,192
Baker 1,329, Baldwin County 1,129
Thompson 1,564, Alma Bryant 1,045
Daphne 1,319, Foley 1,125
Stanhope Elmore 1,340, Mary Montgomery 1,185
Vestavia Hills 1,292, McGill-Toolen Catholic 1,263
Quarterfinals
Spain Park 704, Hoover 671
Baker 690, Auburn 592
Daphne 741, Thompson 622
Vestavia Hills 706, Stanhope Elmore 652
Semifinals
Baker 736, Spain Park 689
Daphne 737, Vestavia Hills 620
Finals (4:15 p.m.)
Baker 725, Daphne 674 (Baker is champion)

South Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Series)
Friday, First Round
Caleb Farmer, Thompson        246

Devin Dowdle, Spain Park       237

Landon Masters, Thompson   237

Tyler Smith, Daphne                 225


GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1 (11 a.m.)
Thompson 1,182, Alma Bryant 850
Daphne 1,014, McGill-Toolen Catholic 974
Pleasant Grove 1,029, Gulf Shores 1,026
Auburn 1,103, UMS-Wright 1,035
Beauregard 1,183, Indian Springs 966
Satsuma 1,069, Spain Park 1,004
Mary Montgomery 1,039, Baker 1,026
Stanhope Elmore 1,262, Northview 871
Quarterfinals (2 p.m.)
Thompson 614, Daphne 533
Auburn 550, Pleasant Grove 520
Satsuma 615, Beauregard 491
Mary Montgomery 543, Stanhope Elmore 520
Semifinals
Auburn 626, Thompson 589
Mary Montgomery 546, Satsuma 472
Finals
Auburn 581, Mary Montgomery 533 (Auburn is champion)

South Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Series)
Friday, First Round
Gillian Baker, Thompson                       213

Autumn Meredith, Auburn                   202

Chloe Miller, Indian Springs                  183

Kacey Marshall, Stanhope Elmore      176

 

North Regional, Leland Lanes, Tuscaloosa
Friday’s Results
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1
Grissom 1,470, Lamar County 1,236
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,311, Hewitt-Trussville 1,271
East Limestone 1,362, Madison County 1,345
Southside-Gadsden 1,317, Northridge 1,201
James Clemens 1,337, Paul Bryant 1,155
Hartselle 1,280, Parker 1,199
Gadsden City 1,283, Huffman 1,239
Buckhorn 1,449, Gardendale 993
Quarterfinals
Grissom 1,494, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,343
East Limestone 1,214, Southside-Gadsden 1,179
James Clemens 1,382, Hartselle 1,286
Buckhorn 1,459, Gadsden City 1,320
Semifinals
Grissom 1,544, East Limestone 1,350
James Clemens 1,430, Buckhorn 1,378
Finals
Grissom 1,435, James Clemens 1,404 (Grissom is champion)

North Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Championship Series)
Finals
Richard Flores, Grissom               253
Chris Wolsifer, Grissom               199
William Stirling, James Clemens 194
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                  190
Semifinals
Jackson Stiles, Grissom                268
Terrance Kendall, Grissom           222
Michael Kosinski, Buckhorn         204
Andrew Delgado, Grissom           201
Quarterfinals
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest               257
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                  237
Chris Wolsifer, Grissom               224
Michael Kosinski, Buckhorn         215
First Round
Carson Poe, Hillcrest                    233
Adam Cyr, Madison Co.               225
Richard Flores, Grissom               223
Michael Kosinski, Buckhorn         215

 

GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1
Southside-Gadsden 1,200, Shades Valley 931
Pinson Valley, 1,026, Hazel Green 957
Hartselle 1,147, Hewitt-Trussville 847
Grissom 1,115, Oak Grove 889
Capitol School 992, Northridge 866
Etowah 1,164, James Clemens 999
East Limestone 1,046, American Christian 1,032
Sparkman 1,101, Ramsay 914
Quarterfinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,295, Pinson Valley 949
Hartselle 1,185, Grissom 1,088
Etowah 1,086, Capitol School 978
Sparkman 1,079, East Limestone 965
Semifinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,179, Hartselle 1,140
Etowah 1,240, Sparkman 1,125
Finals
Southside-Gadsden 1,260, Etowah 1,064 (Southside is champion)

North Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Championship Series)
Finals
Jennifer Clontz, Southside           189
Ashlee Hull, Southside                 176
Shy’ere Gibbs, Hartselle              173
Alexia Gibbs, Hartselle                 167
Semifinals
Jennifer Clontz, Southside       177
Alexia Gibbs, Etowah                176
Kynzlon Gibbs, Etowah            176
Quarterfinals
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside  193
Jennifer Clontz, Southside       190
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman         185
Abigale Mason, E. Limestone 181
First Round
Faith Reynolds, Northridge         185
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       182
Gracie Graves, Pinson Valley       169
Hallie Herring, Grissom                168      

 

North Regional
First Day Qualifying Results
(completed Friday morning)

BOYS
Team Scoring
Grissom                          938-885-1,033—2,856
Buckhorn                       949-908-974—2,831
James Clemens             879-876-828—2,583
Southside-Gadsden     819-879-884—2,582
East Limestone             848-837-865—2,550
Hartselle                         878-838-815—2,531
Gadsden City                 887-843-737—2,467
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa    843-799-768—2,410
Hewitt-Trussville          819-776-806—2,401
Huffman                         739-799-818—2,356
Parker                             744-780-793—2,317
Madison County           675-836-782—2,293
Northridge                     725-787-725—2,237
Paul Bryant                    717-671-721—2,109
Gardendale                    638-721-718—2,077
Lamar County               705-612-678—1,995
First Round High
Buckhorn (949)
Second Round High
Buckhorn (908)
Third Round High
Grissom (1,033)

Individual Results 
Traditional Series Leaders
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            244-237-234—715
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                       225-206-226—657
David Hopkins, Gardendale                  194-207-255—656
Malcolm Porter, Southside                   202-190-255—647
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                         247-187-184—618
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                            221-156-236—613
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens       215-192-201—608
Terrance Kendall, Grissom                    208-205-194—607
Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                         247
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            244
Parker Reist, Hartselle                            230
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                       225
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                            221
Game 2
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            237
Kei’lan Poe, Northridge                         223
Bryce Davis, Southside                           219
Mister Weldon, Huffman                      213
George H. Robinson, Gadsden City     212
Game 3
David Hopkins, Gardendale                  255
Malcolm Porter, Southside                   255
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                            236
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            234
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                       226
Richard Flores, Grissom                         225

GIRLS
Team Scoring
Southside-Gadsden     839-825-777—2,441
Sparkman                      743-799-710—2,252
Capitol School               647-707-764—2,117
Grissom                          752-611-747—2,110
Hartselle                         767-691-641—2,099
Etowah                           741-640-694—2,085
American Christian      656-629-663—1,928
Pinson Valley                 636-584-630—1,850
Hazel Green                   586-630-641—1,847
East Limestone             547-688-559—1,794
James Clemens             500-635-615—1,750
Hewitt-Trussville          499-626-520—1,645
Oak Grove                      497-574-557—1,628
Northridge                     569-517-512—1,598
Ramsay                           527-523-462—1,513
Shades Valley                518-495-490—1,503
First Round High
Southside-Gadsden (839)
Second Round High
Southside-Gadsden (825)
Third Round High
Southside-Gadsden (777)


Individual Results  
Traditional Series Leaders
Denisha Kendall, Grissom        267-144-182—593
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman  184-214-174—572
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle           170-222-146—547
Jennifer Clontz, Southside       194-171-177—542
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside  157-220-162—539
Hallie Herring, Grissom            167-169-193—529
Macy Fields, Capitol School    160-198-167—525

Traditional Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Denisha Kendall, Grissom                     267
Jennifer Clontz, Southside                    194
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman               184
Jessica Clontz, Sparkman                       182
Game 2
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle                        222
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside                220
Caitlin Brooks, East Limestone             215
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman               214
Macy Fields, Capitol School                  198
Game 3
Demi Bishop, Capitol School                 229
Hallie Herring, Grissom                          193
Denisha Kendall, Grissom                     182
Jakila Mostella, Southside                     179
Jennifer Clontz, Southside                    177


Girls:

Jennifer Clontz                177

Alexia Gibbs                    176

Kynzlon Gibbs                 176

Abby Arias                       170

Brooklyn Hamblin           170

Tori Hughes                     170      

 

Boys:

Jackson Stiles                  268

Terrance Kendall             222

Michael Kosinski             204

Andrew Delgado             201

 

Girls

Jennifer Clontz   189

Ashlee Hull 176

Shy'ere Gibbs   173

Alexia Gibbs   167

 

Boys

Richard Flores  253

Chris Wolsifer   199

William Stirling  194

Brett Kilgore   190

High scores from traditional game in Bracket Round 2

 

Girls:

             

 

Boys:

Hawkins Davis   257

Justin Byrd         237

Chris Wolsifer    224

Michael Kosinski             215


AHSAA South Regional Bowling Tournament Spain Park boys, Thompson Girls Claim Top Seeds For Friday’s Championship Play at South Regional

FOLEY – Defending boys’ state champion Spain Park rolled a three-game traditional bowling total of 2,672 to grab the top seed for Friday’s championship round of head-to-head completion at the South Regional Thursday and Thompson clinched the girls’ top seed in a late finish with a 2,399 total Thursday night.
   The 2018 AHSAA South Regional Bowling Championships being held at the Gulf Bowl will conclude Friday.  Vestavia Hills (2,594) captured the second seed in the boys’ competition, followed by Thompson (2,576) and Baker (2,556) in one of the most competitive rounds of bowling in the sport’s short history, which is now in its third year as an AHSAA championship sport. Stanhope Elmore captured second seed in the girls’ competition with a 2,233 first-day total.
    All 16 teams in the boys’ and girls’ fields will compete in the bracketed head-to-head Baker format competition Friday. The boys get underway at 8 a.m., and the girls start at 11 a.m. The finals are set for 4:15 p.m. Friday. The boys’ and girls’ championship brackets can be found at www.ahsaa.com. North brackets will be updated once the first-day traditional series competition is concluded. The North boys’ and girls’ seeding will be completed with round three Friday morning at 8 a.m. The championship round at Tuscaloosa’ Leland Lanes will follow immediately upon completion.
   Stanhope Elmore’s Joshua Wilson turned in the top boys’ three-game series score with a 681. His 267 in the final round and 235 in the second round were the top two rounds of the boys competition. Landon Masters of Thompson rolled 211-233-168—612 for the second best boys’ series of the competition.
    Thompson’s Gillian Baker rolled the two best girls’ individual rounds with a 217 in the first game and a 214 in the third game. She did not bowl in the second game and did not get a three-game series score. However, her 431 total in two games placed her 16th overall in the individual series rankings. Beauregard’s Brooke Langley turned in the best three-game series with a 498 total.  Meghan Best of Stanhope Elmore was second with a 489.
   First-day results and top individuals in the boys’ and girls’ South Regional competition are listed below.
AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships
South Regional, Gulf Bowl, Foley
First Day’s Results

(Teams bowled three traditional rounds for seeding.)
BOYS
Team Scoring
Spain Park                   833-874-965—2,672
Vestavia Hills              945-839-810—2,594
Thompson                   842-876-858—2,576
Baker                           841-903-812—2,556
Auburn                        839-667-940—2,446
Daphe                          766-831-848—2,445
Stanhope Elmore        736-807-880—2,423
Hoover                        828-777-739—2,344
Prattville                     713-849-776—2,338
Mary Montgomery     712-788-754—2,254
Foley                            720-768-746—2,234
UMS-Wright                705-711-764—2,180
Baldwin County           749-738-644—2,131
Alma Bryant                726-686-690—2,102
McGill-Toolen             693-654-668—2,015

First Round High
Vestavia Hills (945)
Second Round High
Baker (903)
Third Round High
Spain Park (965)

Individual Leaders
Series Leaders
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        179-235-267—681
Landon Masters, Thompson               211-233-168—612
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     193-204-202—599
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203-194-181—578
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   173-204-194—571

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Landon Masters, Thompson               211
Matthew Plexico, Spain Park              209
Aaron Nobles, Baldwin County           207
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203
P.J. Rudolph, Hoover                           201
Game 2
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        235
Landon Masters, Thompson               233
Tyler Myers, Prattville                                    212
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     204
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   204
Game 3
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore              267
Wyatt Lumsden, Spain Park                         209
Jacob Acker, Thompson                                                203
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore          202
Matthew Guy, Foley                                      202
Min Kim, Auburn                                              202
Seokhoon Kim, Auburn                                 202

GIRLS
Team Scoring
Thompson                   857-743-799—2,399
Stanhope Elmore        780-721-732—2,238
Beauregard                 648-760-729—2,137
Auburn                        698-694-682—2,074
Gulf Shores                  672-717-639—2,028
Spain Park                   585-726-645—1,956
Mary Montgomery     606-715-615—1,936
Daphne                        649-627-633—1,909
McGill-Toolen             725-584-564—1,873
Baker                           658-598-615—1,871
Satsuma                      606-645-614—1,865
Pleasant Grove            581-636-636—1,853
UMS-Wright                579-646-583—1,808
Indian Springs             601-597-525—1,713
Northview                   567-528-531—1,626
Alma Bryant                567-535-481—1,583

First Round High
Thompson (857)
Second Round High
Beauregard (760)
Third Round High
Thompson (799)

Individual Leaders
Series Leaders
Brooke Langley, Beauregard              131-213-154—498
Meghan Best, Stanhope Elmore         162-138-189—489
Delaney Clark, Daphne                       162-156-170—488
Sydney Wilson, Stanhope Elmore       206-138-140—484
Katie Keener, Thompson                     158-176-149—483

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Gillian Baker, Thompson                    217
Autumn Meredith, Auburn                 210
Sydney Wilson, Stanhope Elmore       206
Alyssa Keaton, Thompson                   202
Natalie Falls, McGill-Toolen               172
Game 2
Brooke Langley, Beauregard              213
Raley Vines, Pleasant Grove               186
Ashley Tessman, Spain Park               185
Jessica Lynn Sherman, Thompson      181
Katie Keener, Thompson                     176
Game 3
Gillian Baker, Thompson                    214
Danielle Conover, Auburn                  194
Meghan Best, Stanhope Elmore         189
Lindsey Parker, Spain Park                 175
Delaney Clark, Daphne                       170


South Girls’ competition still underway Thursday night Defending State Boys’ Champion Spain Park Claims Top Seed in South First-day Competition

FOLEY – Defending boys’ state champion Spain Park High School grabbed the top seed for Friday’s championship round of head-to-head completion rolling a 2,672 team total in the three-game traditional bowling round Thursday at the 2018 AHSAA South Regional Bowling Championships being held at the Gulf Bowl.  Vestavia Hills (2,594) captured the second seed, Thompson (2,576) was third and Baker (2,556) earned fourth seed in one of the most competitive rounds of bowling in the sport’s short history, which is now in its third year as an AHSAA championship sport.
    All 16 teams in the boys’ and girls’ fields will compete in the bracketed head-to-head Baker format competition Friday. The boys get underway at 8 a.m., Friday, and the girls will start at 11 a.m. The finals are set for 4:15 p.m. Friday. The South boys’ bracket can be found at ww.ahsaa.com. All brackets will be updated once the first-day traditional series competition is concluded. The North boys’ and girls’ seeding will be completed with round three Friday morning at 8 a.m. The championship round at Tuscaloosa’ Leland Lanes will follow immediately upon completion.
   Stanhope Elmore’s Joshua Wilson turned in the top boys’ three-game series score with a 681. His 267 in the final round and 235 in the second round were the top two rounds of the boys competition. Landon Masters of Thompson rolled 211-233-168—612 for the second best boys’ series of the competition.
    The girls’ competition was still underway Thursday night at 11 p.m., with the third and final round just getting underway.
    First-day results and top individuals in the boys’ competition are listed below.
AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships
South Regional, Gulf Bowl, Foley
First Day’s Results

(Teams bowled three traditional rounds for seeding.)
BOYS
Team Scoring
Spain Park                   833-874-965—2,672
Vestavia Hills              945-839-810—2,594
Thompson                   842-876-858—2,576
Baker                           841-903-812—2,556
Auburn                        839-667-940—2,446
Daphe                          766-831-848—2,445
Stanhope Elmore        736-807-880—2,423
Hoover                         828-777-739—2,344
Prattville                     713-849-776—2,338
Mary Montgomery     712-788-754—2,254
Foley                            720-768-746—2,234
UMS-Wright                705-711-764—2,180
Baldwin County           749-738-644—2,131
Alma Bryant                726-686-690—2,102
McGill-Toolen             693-654-668—2,015

First Round High
Vestavia Hills (945)
Second Round High
Baker (903)
Third Round High
Spain Park (965)

Individual Leaders
Series Leaders
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        179-235-267—681
Landon Masters, Thompson               211-233-168—612
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     193-204-202—599
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203-194-181—578
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   173-204-194—571

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Landon Masters, Thompson               211
Matthew Plexico, Spain Park              209
Aaron Nobles, Baldwin County           207
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203
P.J. Rudolph, Hoover                           201
Game 2
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        235
Landon Masters, Thompson               233
Tyler Myers, Prattville                        212
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     204
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   204
Game 3
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore              267
Wyatt Lumsden, Spain Park                         209
Jacob Acker, Thompson                            203
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore          202
Matthew Guy, Foley                                      202
Min Kim, Auburn                                              202
Seokhoon Kim, Auburn                                 202


Southside-Gadsden Girls, Buckhorn Boys Rolls Top Scores in First Day of North Regional

TUSCALOOSA – Defending girls’ state champion Southside-Gadsden recorded the best team score (1,664) after two rounds of the traditional bowling seeding round at the 2018 AHSAA North Regional Bowling Championships being held at Leland Lanes.  Buckhorn led the boys’ competition (1,867) with the best score in the each of the first two rounds.
   Defending state boys’ champion Spain Park  rolled a three-game series total 2,672 to lead the South Regional at Foley’s Gulf Bowl. The South bowlers also got underway at 5 p.m., with the boys finishing first at the 16-lane facility. The girls were still completing their final round at 10 p.m.  Complete South boys’ and girls’ results will be sent upon completion of the girls’ third round later tonight.
   Sparkman (1,542) was second behind Southside in the girls’ field, and Grissom (1,823) also topped 1,800 pins and was second behind the Bucks in the boys’ competition. The final round of the traditional bowling competition will be completed Friday morning beginning at 8 a.m. Once the third game is totaled, then all 16 teams will be seeded for the final round of competition based on the teams’ three-game series totals. The tourney will conclude Friday afternoon. The first round’s start was pushed back to 5 p.m., Thursday to allow teams due to the inclement weather that hit the state earlier in the week.
   Denisha Herring of Grissom turned in the top single game rolling a 267 in the first round Thursday. She finished the two rounds with a 144 and 411 series, best amongst the girls’ competition.  Buckhorn’s Justin Byrd rolled 244-237—481 to lead the first two rounds heading into Friday’s final game of the traditional series. Hawkins Davis of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa had the best individual game with a 247 in round one and finished at 434 to rank second behind Byrd after two rounds.
   The top eight teams in each division will advance to the state tourney at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham Jan. 25-26.
   First-day results and top individuals are listed below.
AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships
North Regional, Leland Lanes, Tuscaloosa
First Day’s Results

(Teams bowled two of three rounds for seeding.
Round 3 will be at 7 a.m., Friday)
GIRLS
Team Scoring
Southside-Gadsden     839-825—1,664
Sparkman                    743-799—1,542
Hartselle                     767-691—1,458
Etowah                        741-640—1,391
Grissom                       752-611—1,363
Capitol School             647-707—1,354
American Christian     656-629—1,265
East Limestone            547-688—1,235
Pinson Valley               636-584—1,220
Hazel Green                586-630 – 1,206
James Clemens           500-635—1,135
Hewitt-Trussville         499-626—1,125
Northridge                  569-517—1,086
Oak Grove                   497-574—1,071
Ramsay                       527-523—1,050
Shades Valley              518-495—1,013
First Round High
Southside-Gadsden (839)
Second Round High
Southside-Gadsden (825)

Individual Leaders (after 2 rounds)
Series Leaders
Denisha Herring, Grissom      267-144—411
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle         179-222—401
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman 184-214—398
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside   157-220—377

Traditional Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Denisha Herring, Grissom                  267
Jennifer Clontz, Southside                   194
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman             184
Jessica Clontz, Sparkman                    182
Game 2
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle                     222
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside               220
Caitlin Brooks, East Limestone           215
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman             214
Macy Fields, Capitol School                198

BOYS
Team Scoring
Buckhorn                     949-908—1,867
Grissom                       938-885—1,823
James Clemens           879-876—1,755
Gadsden City               887-843—1,730
Hartselle                     878-838—1,716
Southside-Gadsden     819-879—1,698
East Limestone            848-837—1,685
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa    843-799—1,642
Hewitt-Trussville         819-776—1,595
Huffman                      739-799—1,538
Parker                         744-780—1,524
Northridge                  725-787—1,512
Madison County          675-836—1,511
Paul Bryant                 717-671—1,388
Gardendale                        638-721—1,359
Lamar County                    705-612—1,317
First Round High
Buckhorn (949)
Second Round High
Buckhorn (908)

Individual Leaders (after 2 rounds)
Series Leaders
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                         244-237—481
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                     247-187—434
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                     225-206—431
Terrance Kendall, Grissom                 208-205—413
Bryce Davis, Southside                        191-219—410
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens      215-192—407
George H. Robinson, Gadsden City     191-212—403
David Hopkins, Gardendale                194-207—401
Mister Weldon, Huffman                    187-213—400

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                     247
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                         244
Parker Reist, Hartselle                                    230
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                     225
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                                    221
Game 2
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                         237
Kei’lan Poe, Northridge                      223
Bryce Davis, Southside                        219
Mister Weldon, Huffman                    213
George H. Robinson, Gadsden City     212



Second Annual AHSAA Wrestling Duals Set to Begin with First-round Matches Tonight, Friday & Saturday

    MONTGOMERY – All three defending champions will be in the 40-TEAM field as the second annual AHSAA Wrestling Duals tournament gets underway. Vestavia Hills, last year’s 7A winner, will be hosting Grissom Saturday at 1 p.m. Oxford, last year’s 6A champion, will meet Gulf Shores at Spanish Fort High School at 1 p.m., Saturday, and Moody, the 1A/5A champ in 2017, will face Saint James Friday at 5 p.m., at Tallassee High School.
   Winners and runner-ups from regular-season area play advance to the Duals Tourney. Class 6A and Class 1A/5A will have 16 teams in the competition, and Class 7A will have eight.
   Most first-round matches are being played Friday and Saturday. Some first-round matches will be played tonight, however. Some sites are hosting two matches and the quarterfinals all on the same day.
All quarterfinals matches will be played either tonight, Friday or Saturday as well.
   Semifinals are set for Tuesday, Jan. 23, at school sites, and the finals will be at the Birmingham CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena Friday Jan. 26 (Class 6A) and Saturday, Jan. 27 (Class 7A and Class 1A/5A. 
    Complete pairings are listed below:

AHSAA Wrestling Duals Tournament
First-Round/Quarterfinal Schedule
(First-round matches and quarter-final matches will be Jan. 19 or Jan. 20 unless otherwise noted. Class 7A quarter-round matches will be Matches are at the site of an area champion unless otherwise noted. Some sites are hosting more than one match. Weigh in is one hour before the start time of the first match at each site. All times are Central Standard Time.)

 

Class 6A
First Round
M1:
Benjamin Russell (R2 RU) at Spanish Fort (R1 W), Sat. Jan 20, 1 p.m.

M2: Gulf Shores (R1 RU) vs. Oxford (R2 W), at Spanish Fort, Sat. Jan 20, 1 p.m.

M3: Hueytown (R4 RU) vs. Wetumpka (R3 W), at McAdory, Fri, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.

M4: Stanhope Elmore (R3 RU) at McAdory (R4 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.

M5: Pinson Valley (R6 RU) at Chelsea (R5 W) – Fri., Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.

M6: Helena (R5 RU) vs. Gardendale (R6 W), at Chelsea, Fri., Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m.

M7: Decatur (R8 RU) at Clay Chalkville (R7 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 6 p.m.

M8: Southside-Gadsden (R7 RU) vs. Athens (R8 W), at Clay Chalkville, Fri., Jan. 19, 6 p.m.

 

Class 1A-5A

First Round
M1:
Leeds (R2 RU) at Tallassee (R1 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 5 p.m.

M2: Saint James (R1 RU) vs. Moody (R2 W), at Tallassee, Fri., Jan. 19, 5 p.m.
M3:
Weaver (R4 RU) at Cleburne County (R3 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.
M4:
Springville (R3 RU) vs. Alexandria (R4 W), at Cleburne County, Fri., Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m.

M5: Corner (R6 RU) vs. Mortimer Jordan (R5 W), at Sumiton Middle School, Thurs., Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m.
M6: Hayden (R5 RU) at Dora (R6 W), at Sumiton Middle School, Thurs., Jan. 18 6:30 p.m.

M7: Mae Jemison (R8 RU) vs. Arab (R7 W), at Deshler, Thurs., Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m.
M8:
Scottsboro (R7 RU) at Deshler, Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m.

 

QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

Class 7A (also first round)

M1: Oak Mountain (R2 RU) at Central Phenix City (R1 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m.

M2: Auburn (R1 RU) at Thompson (R2 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.

M3: Grissom (R4 RU) at Vestavia Hills (R3 W), Sat., Jan. 20, 1 p.m.

M4: Hewitt Trussville (R3 RU) at Bob Jones (R4 W), Sat., Jan. 20, 9 a.m.


Class 6A

M09: M1 Winner vs M2 Winner, at Spanish Fort, Sat., Jan, 20, 3 p.m.

M10: M3 Winner vs. M4 Winner, at McAdory, Fri., Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

M11: M5 Winner vs. M6 Winner, at Chelsea, Fri., Jan. 19 8 p.m.

M12: M7 Winner vs. M8 Winner, at Clay Chalkville, Fri., Jan 19, 8 p.m.

 

Class 1A-5A

M09: M1 Winner vs M2 Winner, at Tallassee, Fri., Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

M10: M3 Winner vs. M4 Winner, at Cleburne County, Fri., Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

M11: M5 Winner vs. M6 Winner, at Sumiton Middle School, Thurs., Jan, 18, 8 p.m.

M12: M7 Winner vs. M8 Winner, at Deshler, Thurs., Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

 

SEMI-FINAL PAIRINGS
(Tuesday, Jan. 23, for all classes at 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Weigh-in is one hour prior to start of match. All sites are to be determined after quarterfinals.)

Class 7A
M1 Winner vs. M2 Winner

M3 Winner vs. M4 Winner

Class 6A
M9 Winner vs. M10 Winner

M11 Winner vs. M12 Winner

Class 1A-5A

M9 Winner vs. M10 Winner

M11 Winner vs. M12 Winner

 

 

AHSAAA DUALS FINALS
(Bill Harris Arena at Birmingham CrossPlex)
Class 6A Finals
Friday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. (weigh-in at 5 p.m.)
Class 7A Finals
Saturday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m. (weigh-in at noon)

Class 1A/5A Finals
Saturday, Jan. 27, 4 p.m. (weigh-in, 3 p.m.)


AHSAA Basketball Spotlight Fayette Multi-Sport Standout Darius Nails Scores 60 in Tigers’ 72-57 Win over Hamilton

MONTGOMERY – The assessment is official. Fayette County High School senior Darius Nails, a multi-sport standout, has made the adjustment from football to basketball.
  Nails, who led the Tigers to the Class 4A state football finals this past season catching 78 passes for 1,659 yards and 19 touchdowns, scored 60 points in Fayette County’s 72-57 victory over Hamilton January 12 to land himself in the AHSAA Basketball Spotlight for this week.
   His 60 points is the most ever by a Class 4A player (since the AHSAA went to more than four classes) and ranks tied for 14th all-time in the AHSAA. The last player to clip 60 points in a game in the AHSAA was Gardendale’s Dustin Duncan in 2001.

   The state record (97) was set in 1963 by Walter Garrett of Birmingham’s West End High School in a 97-63 win over Glenn High School. Garrett’s performance also set a national record as the most by a high school player when scoring all his team’s points. Nails scored all but 12 of Fayette’s points in last week’s win over the Aggies.
  The 6-foot-2 senior’s 60 points came on a 24-of-37 field-goal shooting effort. He was 3-of-6 on 3-point goals and a perfect 9-of-9 on free throws for Coach Ron Hamilton. He also had eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and fouled out with two minutes to play. Nails is averaging 27.2 points in 14 games this season with 30 or more points in five games and 20 or more in 12.
    Nails’ 1,659 receiving yards on the year ranks second all-time in the AHSAA Football Record Book – 76 yards shy of the record (1,735 yards) set by Westbrook Christian’s Brandon Greer in 1998. Nails’totals included 11 catches for 108 yards in the 21-7 loss to UMS-Wright in the Class 4A Super 7 “Snow Bowl” game at Bryant-Denny Stadium Dec. 8 and tied
 Oneonta’s Alvin Scott for most receptions in a Super 7 championship game for all classes. Scott’s 11 catches in the 2012 Super 6 Class 4A title game also came against UMS-Wright.
  
The 60-point effort edged out a clutch performance by Lafayette senior Corey Boston for this week’s Spotlight. Boston scored five points in the final 10 seconds, including a 40-foot desperation 3-pointer, to lift the Bulldogs (14-5) of Coach Obadiah Threadgill IV to a 49-46 win over Valley. He finished with 16 points.
    The Rams took a 46-44 lead with 15 seconds left when Keionte Dent nailed a short jumper. Boston was fouled with 10 seconds left while attempting a shot and tied the game at 46-46 with two free throws. Valley, after a timeout,
in-bounded the ball, brought it into the frontcourt and was working for a last-second shot when the ball was knocked free. Boston ran down the loose ball, turned and heaved the game-winning shot from well behind the 3-point arc toward the LaFayette goal. The final buzzer sounded while the ball was in the air.
     Other top performances reported last week included:
 

MILESTONES
GARRETT HICKS, JAMES CLEMENS: Scored 33 points, including a perfect 19-of-19 at the foul line, as Coach Danny Petty’s Jets (13-8) shocked the ASWA’s top-ranked Class 7A team Huffman (21-2) 78-67 at the Marvin Stone Classic at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. It was the first in-state loss for Coach Steve Ward’s Vikings. The 19-of-19 free-throw shooting performance tied a 57-year year old state record for most free throws made in a perfect free-throw game performance. Florala’s Kris Scarbrough originally set the record in 1961 with his 19-of-19 free-throw shooting performance in a 66-38 Florala win over Elba. Hicks made all 11 free throws attempted in the fourth quarter to seal the win over Huffman. James Clemens finished 21-of-23 at the foul line as a team.
PLAINVIEW ATTEMPTS 57 3-POINT SHOTS:
The Bears (19-2) of Coach Robi Coker broke their own AHSAA 3-point attempt record in last Friday’s 71-46 victory over North Sand Mountain with 57 attempts – at least one try by all 12 players on the team. Caden Millican made 3-of-8 to lead Plainview, which sank just 13 for only 22.8% that is well below the team’s season average. Seven players recorded at least one made trey. North Sand Mountain was also 6-of-23, giving the two teams 80 3-point attempts combined, another state record. The Bears were also 15-of-20 on 2-point tries and 2-of-5 on free throws.  The old 3-point attempts record (54) was set against the Bison last December in a 119-55 win. The Bears made 25 in that contest.
JOLEE COLE, DANVILLE: The sophomore guard had two big performances, scoring 22 points in a 55-34 win against West Limestone and 24 in a win against Falkville to go over 1,000 points for her prep career.

BUZZER BEATERS
MATTHEW McNEECE, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: The three-year starter for Coach Phillip Murphy had 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Yellow Jackets (15-5) beat Murphy (12-10) 52-50. His 2-point bucket with 32.5 seconds remaining put McGill ahead 51-50.  He followed with a free throw for the final point of the game.
WILLIE SCREWS, BARBOUR COUNTY:
Scored 35 points, including two free throws late in the second overtime, to lead the Jaguars (12-5) to an 81-79 double-overtime win over Pike County (7-9). Jahzarian Lampley scored 31 for the Bulldogs.
SHAMAR SPINKS, WEAVER: Nailed two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to lift the Bearcats past White Plains 65-63. He finished with 26 points.
DaKENYA FAIRLEY, MURPHY: Sank a layup with 18.5 seconds left to lift the Panthers to a 43-42 win over McGill-Toolen. She finished with 10 points.
JASHA FILS-AIME’, DALEVILLE: Sank two free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining to give Daleville a 47-46 victory over Elba. She finished with 16 points and teammate Kiarra Pouncy had 22.

Other highlights reported include:

BOYS
DEE HUGHES, CHEROKEE: Had
31 points in a 59-48 win over Athens Bible.
MARK SEARS, MUSCLE SHOALS: The sophomore scored 31 points in a 72-59 win over Athens and 28 in the Trojans’ 52-41 victory over Westminster Christian.
CADE DEESE, COTTONWOOD: Led the Beats to a 56-54 overtime win over Samson with 17 points and 10 steals.
JAY JORDAN. ELBA: Canned seven 3-pointers en route to 27 points as the Tigers beat Zion Chapel 74-13.
BRYCE PEAVY, ARITON: Had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Purple Cats past Dale County 59-55. He also handed out six assists.
DONTAVIOUS DAVIS, ANNISTON: The 6-5 senior forward had 18 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots in the Bulldogs’ 90-40 win over Faith Christian in the Calhoun County tourney at Oxford.

GIRLS
BROOKE HAMPEL, HAZEL GREEN:
Led the Lady Trojans (23-2) to a 56-47 win over Spain Park (20-4) at the Marvin Stone Classic at UAH. Hampel scored 19 points and cleared 11 rebounds. The game pitted Hazel Green, the ASWA’s top-ranked Class 6A team, against the second-ranked Class 7A Jaguars.
SIDNEY BEVIS, WILSON: Scored a career high 27 points to lead the Warriors past Mars Hill Bible 62-58.
LEXIE GANN, COVENANT CHRISTIAN: Had 35 points in a win over Waterloo, 24 in a win over Hackleburg and 23 points and seven assists in a Colbert County tournament win over Cherokee.
CALEIGH CORTEZ, WEAVER: Had 24 points, sinking 16-of-22 free throws, as the Bearcats won a Calhoun County tournament game over White Plains 45-35.
JAMIRACLE BASS, SAKS: Scored 28 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked seven shots in a 54-43 overtime win over Ohatchee in the Calhoun County tournament at Oxford.
MAORI DAVENPORT, CHARLES HENDERSON: Tallied 18 points and teammate Niaira Jones had 13 as the Lady Trojans (22-4) posted a 45-16 win over Dothan (14-6). Charles Henderson, ranked first in the ASWA Class 5A rankings, lost a 48-44 decision to four-time Georgia defending state champion McEachern on Monday at the BallN’ Prep Classic at Montgomery with Jones scoring 18 points and Davenport 16. Charles Henderson also downed Greenville 62-31 in an area game with Davenport scoring 32 points.
ARIANA FOSTER, PARK CROSSING: Scored 23 points to lead Park Crossing to a 62-61 triple-overtime victory over Northview at the BallN’ Prep Classic at Montgomery.
BEE GRIFFIN, GOSHEN: Scored 33 points in a 53-43 loss to 2A, Area 6 rival Luverne.


More students find a home in team sports as AHSAA bowling grows in popularity

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The newest sport sanctioned by the Alabama High School Athletic Association is picking up steam and reaching one of its top goals: creating opportunities for more students to participate in team sports.

 

High school bowling was a girls’ only sport from 1972-78 that returned to the AHSAA beginning in the 2015-16 school year for both boys’ and girls’ teams. The third state championship tournament – featuring the top 16 qualifiers (boys and girls, so, 32 total teams) – will be Jan. 25-26 at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes following regionals in Tuscaloosa (Leland Lanes) and Foley (Gulf Bowl) on Jan. 18-19.

 

“We are so pleased that bowling has been embraced by our schools,” AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said. “We have almost 200 teams this year and every team has students participating who may not be inclined or interested in playing another one of our sports. Bringing as many students as possible into a team environment where they can learn how to compete and the benefits of good sportsmanship is our goal. Spain Park won the boys’ state championship last season and Southside-Gadsden won the girls’ crown.

 

“We also have wonderful coaches giving their time and teaching these student-athletes how to pull together as a team and sharing in the fun at the bowling alley!”

 

Vestavia Hills boys coach Todd Evans said getting students not normally involved in athletics benefits the students and the team. He said his squad is made up of students who are high achievers academically. “I think this is opening one more door where we can reach a different type of kid,” he said. “For the most part, we do get students who don’t complete in anything else.

 

“Even though you may be in honors classes, it is important for you to have to compete in an arena where all eyes are on you and you can’t hide the result that you are producing.

 

“When it comes to bowling, these guys have a high level of self-confidence and they feel comfortable doing this,” Evans said. “I think it is good for them to be on a team with people who aren’t necessarily like them because the world is like that. It teaches them about other people.”

 

Not all bowlers are just one-sport athletes. Jon Kilgo of Gadsden City High rolled a perfect 300 game in the first state tournament. This year, he set an AHSAA state record with a 92-yard punt for the Titans.

 

Jason Davis coached varsity football for 23 years, baseball for 20 and is now in his fifth year as softball coach at Auburn High. He is also in his second year as the bowling coach. “I’ve been coaching a sport for 24 years,” Davis said, “and I would say a majority of my coaching has been with kids who want to miss class to go to a sporting event. This is my first time coaching where kids don’t particularly want to miss class!

 

“Auburn High is a big social media school and the students getting their scores and recognition tweeted out has been a big deal for them. Bowling provides an opportunity for students who may not participate in another sport to be on a team. It gives the students another environment to be in.

 

“The students who have joined the bowling teams, for the most part, are kids who have never participated in a sport – which is good and bad,” Davis said. “The good being they appreciate it more and the opportunity to play. At the same time, a team environment can take some adjusting to and competition in general can be a learning curve.”

 

Suha Mohiuddin, a senior at Vestavia Hills who joined the bowling team as an eighth-grader when it was a club team, was intrigued by the competition and prospects of being part of a team. “When I heard announcements for sign-ups, I thought it was an interesting concept,” she said. “I didn’t really know what it was, but when I saw the competition, where every pin counts, I liked the competitive atmosphere. Being on the team helps me think about how I can be a leader since I’ve been on the team longer than other people around me. Working together is always fun, but there is always the individual struggle as well.”

 

Bowling also brings the students, coaches and parents together in a community setting. Tommy Barberini, the general manager of Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham, called high school bowling a win-win. “We want kids involved in bowling,” said Barberini, who is also the president of the Bowling Proprietors of America for Alabama and Mississippi. “Coach Savarese wanted this to happen for the high school students. This was his vision.”

 

Barberini said the bowling centers that work with the AHSAA teams provide discounts for lane and equipment rental in order to help the sport grow. Already, Oak Mountain Lanes is planning to bring in five sets of bleachers to handle spectators for the finals, Jan. 25-26. Bowling will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, at 8 a.m. on Jan. 26 with the finals scheduled for 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at gofan.com. 


AHSAA Wrestling Spotlight Spanish Fort Rolls to Baldwin County Tourney Championship posting 23 Pins along the Way

MONTGOMERY – Spanish Fort High School accumulated 202.5 points – winning 23 matches by pins – and captured the Baldwin County Wrestling Tournament championship Jan. 13 to thrust the state’s newest county wrestling tourney into the AHSAA Wrestling Spotlight this week.
    Defending tourney champion Gulf Shores was second with 191.5 points, Baldwin County followed in third place with 186.5 and Foley finished fourth with 169.
    All seven Baldwin County public high schools competed in the tourney that also included Satsuma of near-by Mobile County. The schools collectively have helped bring AHSAA wrestling back to the Mobile area over the last few years and are have ignited rapid interest in the sport amongst its student-athletes.
    Justin Ingram, Chris Duran and Jason Snow each won three matches by fall for the Toros of Coach James Gosnell. Four wrestlers had three pins each for Gulf Shores Coach Tyler Countryman. The leader was William Walker of Satsuma, who had five pins on the way to a third-place finish in the 106-pound division. The freshman improved to 9-5 on the year with a fall in just 37 seconds over seventh grader Isaiah Wysong of Daphne in the third-place match. Robertsdale freshman Gavin Strain (18-0) won 11-4 over Spanish Fort freshman Mitch Pote (27-15) in the 106-pound finals.
    Ingram (48-0) remained unbeaten winning the 145-pound title. The junior, a three-time county champion, downed Gulf Shores sophomore John Paul Uter (14-5) 6-0 in the finals. Snow (31-13) was beaten 10-4 in the 152-pound finals by Gulf Shores’ William West (25-4), and Duran (22-15) finished third at 132 pounds. Spanish Fort eighth grader Gabriel Warren (37-4) won a 7-3 decision over Brody George (22-7) of Gulf Shores in the 120-pound finals.
    Other top wrestling performances reported from last week’s action included:

MATT TICE INVITATIONAL
ZACHARY CLAYTON, DORA:
The senior (34-1) beat Mortimer Jordan junior Devyn Gunter (29-13) in the 132-pound finals 6-0 to lead Dora to the team championship of the tourney hosted by at Leeds. The Bulldogs totaled 185 points. Mortimer Jordan was second at 179 and Moody was third with 165.5. Clayton had three pins in the tourney.
MACON EDWARDS, FULTONDALE: The senior beat Holtville’s Tristan Watson (26-6) in the 120-pound finals with a pin a 1:00. Edwards (48-0) had three pins for the tourney.
CARIAL TARTER, MORTIMER JORDAN:  The Blue Devils 160-pound senior (38-0) extended his current winning streak to 85 bouts in a row with a technical fall at 3:34 over David Williams (46-4) of Dora.
SKYLER MIZZELL, ST. CLAIR COUNTY: The Saints junior improved to 31-0 with a pin at 2:00 over Montevallo sophomore Ariel Suarez (22-6) in the 220-pound finals.
BRADY RICHARDSON, HOLTVILLE: Improved to 28-1 with a pin at 3:19 in the 152-pound finals over Dora senior Jordan Tyree (49-4).

SMITHS STATION INVITATIONAL
DILLON LUTTRELL, SMITHS STATION: The junior 138-pounder improved to 37-4 with a pin over Tory Birdsong of Opelika in the finals as the host Panthers won the tournament compiled of Alabama and Georgia schools. Smiths Station had 219.5 points, followed by Vidalia (GA) with 167.5, Wetumpka (149) and Chattahoochee County (GA) (134). Lutrell had four pins in the tourney.
TOBIAS GARRISON, STANHOPE ELMORE: Won the 170-pound weight class with a pin over Vidalia’s Thomas Godbee (47-7). Garrison, a senior, improved to 23-0 on the year and finished with three wins by pin in the tourney.
JACOB ANDREWS, STANHOPE ELMORE: The defending Class 6A state 285-pound champion (12-2) beat fellow senior Deondrae Williams (25-7) of Smiths Station with a 10-0 major decision in the finals.

SOUTHEASTERN POOLS INVITATIONAL
CHANDLER AKINS, THOMPSON: Won the 126-pound division to improve to 30-9 on the season with an 8-5 decision over Beech (TN) sophomore Noah Horst (15-2). Tennessee wrestling power Baylor School of Chattanooga outscored the host Warriors 608.5 to 562.5 to claim the tournament championship. Beech (TN) was third with 489.5 points, followed by Central-Phenix City (460) and Oxford (372.5) to round out the top five teams. Thompson totaled 32 pins in the meet, second only to Baylor, which had 45.
BARRETT BLAKELY, OAK MOUNTAIN: Won the 170-pound title to improve his season record to 43-0. He beat Connor Duffy of Baylor in the finals with an 11-1 major decision. Blakely had five pins in the tourney.
HECTOR CANDELARIA, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY:  The senior (28-0) remained unbeaten with a 15-7 major decision win over Baylor junior Andrew Pace (24-7) in the 138-pound finals.
CLAY WEBB, OXFORD: The junior heavyweight pinned Seth Whitlock of Thompson in the 285-pound finals at 3:28 to remain unbeaten at 14-0. He finished with four pins in just 8:19 of wrestling time.
GABE HIXENBAUGH, THOMPSON: Improved to 43-3 on the season with a major forfeit win over senior Haden Hartline (23-8) of tourney champion Baylor in the 132-pound finals.

HOMEWOOD DUALS
Clay-Chalkville
won the championship with a 52-30 win over Helena in the finals. Gardendale downed McAdory 54-19 to take third place. Helena’s William Miller and Vestavia Hills’ Will White each had a pin in the duals competition just 10 seconds into the match.


AHSAA Indoor Track Spotlight Boys’ MLK Invitational 6A/7A High Jump Finish Captures this week’s AHSAA Indoor Track Spotlight

 MONTGOMERY – Kyle Smith of Hoover High School set a Martin L. King Invitational indoor track meet high jump record with a winning leap of 6 feet, 6 inches, at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Jan. 15. He was pushed to the limit, however, winning in a jump off with Opelika’s C.J. Jordan. He also cleared 6-06 and now shares the MLK Meet record with Smith.
    Seth Williams
of Paul Bryant, an Auburn football signee who played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star football game at Hattiesburg just one month earlier, also tied the previous record by clearing 6-04. He missed his three tries at 6-06. Williams also helped lead the Stampede to the 2017 Class 6A state basketball championship with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 49-44 win over Parker in the finals at the BJCC last March.  Justin Cannon of Paul Bryant and Jonah Hyde of Helena also had three tries at equaling the 6-4 record set by Homewood’s Alazae Hester-Taylor in 2015 but missed.
   The exciting and extremely competitive event at the 2018 MLK Invitational captured the AHSAA Indoor Track & Field Spotlight for this week. A total of 29 participants competed in the event.
   James Clemens’ girls won the MLK 6A/7A title with 105 points. Hoover was second with 93.50. American Christian totaled 57 points to capture the 1A/5A title. St. Paul’s Episcopal was second with 48. Hoover won the 6A/7A boys’ team championship totaling 109 points. Paul Bryant was second with 50.50. Hattiesburg (MS) finished first in the 1A/5A boys’ division with 44 points, nipping American Christian with 43.
  Highlights from Monday’s MLK Meet the CrossPlex include:
  
BOYS
C.J. JORDAN, OPELIKA:
Won the 6A/7A triple jump with a winning distance of 46-01. He also cleared 6-06 in the high jump and finished second in a jump off.
HOOVER 4X200 RELAY: The Bucs narrowly missed the MLK Meet record clocking 1:29.82 to win the 6A/7A division event. Oxford (MS) holds the record (1:29.32) set in 2017 and Opelika holds the overall CrossPlex record (1:28.40), winning the 6A event at the 2016 AHSAA State Indoor Championships. Hoover’s 4/400 relay team also won that event at this year’s meet with a 3:27.48 time, and finished second to Thompson in the 4x800 relay.
JAMES COURSON, HOOVER: Won the 6A/7A pole vault clearing 15 feet. He then moved the bar to 15-08 and missed, however.

GIRLS
NICOLE PAYNE, OAK MOUNTAIN:
Set a MLK Meet 6A/7A record in the 400-meter dash with a winning time of 54.22 seconds. Jayla Kirkland of Woodlawn set the mark last year with a 54.43 time.
SYDNEY STEELY, HOOVER: Won the 800 meters with a 2:17.50 time and the 1,600 meters clocking 5:13.80.
SHATAEYA LIGON, JAMES CLEMENS: Won two events at the MLK Meet with a 17-09.50 distance to win the long jump and 37-01.25 to claim the triple jump.
HANNAH TARWATER, WHITESBURG CHRISTIAN:
Captured the 1A/5A girls’ 800 meters and 1,600 meters with times of 2:27.41 and 5:14.68, respectively, at the MLK Invitational.
HELEN CLAIRE EDMONDS, AMERICAN CHRISTIAN: Won the MLK 1A/5A division high jump with a strong leap of 5-04 and finished second in the pole vault competition clearing 10-06.
MOUNTAIN BROOK 4X800 RELAY: Set an MLK Meet record with a time of 9:48.77 in the 6A/7A 4x800-meter relay. Huntsville held the previous record with a 9:49.42 time at the 2014 MLK Invitational.


AHSAA Job Announcement

January 12, 2018

 

 

SUBJECT:           AHSAA Job Announcement

 

Due to a recent vacancy, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) is seeking applicants for the position of Administrative Secretary.  Applications will be accepted immediately through Monday, January 29, 2018. 

 

Summary of Administrative Secretary Position

 

We are currently seeking a reliable, responsible Administrative Secretary to assist the AHSAA Executive Director and the executive staff in the day-to-day operations of said organization, which include regulating and coordinating interscholastic athletic competition in an equitable manner while promoting the value of interscholastic athletics as an integral part of a student’s education-athletic experience by representing all member schools.

This position is to support the AHSAA executive staff by providing timely and quality assistance in all administrative and clerical capacities to assistant directors within our organization. The ideal candidate will be skilled and organized including ability to multi-task as well as professional in dress and actions. To be successful, candidates should be self-motivated and proactive, able to work under pressure to meet deadlines, and have exceptional communication skills. Previous experience as an Executive Assistant/Secretary is strongly preferred, but not required. All applicants must be very familiar with office management technologies, including Microsoft Office.

Qualifications of Administrative Secretary

The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

 

§  Minimum education requirement: High school or GED (college preferred)

§  Proficient English background

§  Excellent communication, organizational, and presentation skills

§  Self-directed leader who demonstrates initiative

§  Computer and Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Photoshop, as well as other technological skills

§  Availability to work occasional overtime at various times throughout the year (some nights/weekends)

§  Social Media proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, etc. (Not required, but desired)

§  Graphic design and/or digital editing skills (Not required, but desired)

 

Essential Functions of Administrative Secretary

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

 

§  Communicate with administrators and coaches from across the state by phone and email blasts

§  Assist Special Programs Director in coordination of all Lunch & Learn clinics

§  Assist AHSADCA Director in coordination, planning and implementation of the Principals’ and        Athletic Directors’ Conference and the Summer Conference

§  Assist Technology Director with transcripts and questions from member schools

§  Serve as receptionist, along with other secretaries/Answer phones, etc.

§  Proficiency with the usage of C2C or other content management software 

§  Assist Assistant Director with fine/ejections

§  Send timely notifications and receipt payments into Access data base

§  Distribution of Faxes to executive staff

§  Bus Reclassification Coordinator

§  Assist Associate Executive Director with the Middle School Conference

§  Assist assistant directors with creation of Power Points

§  Assist with printing and mailing of AHSADCA membership cards

§  Assist with printing and mailing of ECO cards

§  Ability to use audit software to monitor member schools with required documents using Dragonfly

     or other document management software

§  Any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Office Manager

 

 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

 

All completed cover letters and resumes should be emailed as an attachment to:

              Sandy Logan, Office Manager at slogan@ahsaa.com.

 

Deadline for submission of applications: Monday, January 29, 2018

 

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