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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


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

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

North-South Series All-Time Results
Girls’ Basketball

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

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


 


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

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

North-South Series
Girls’ Basketball

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


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

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


 


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

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

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



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

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

Girls Soccer – North leads 15-2-1

Volleyball – North leads 14-7

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

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