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

    MONTGOMERY – The South beat the North 3-0 at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex Thursday afternoon to win the 23rd AHSAA North-South Volleyball All-Star competition held annually during All-Star Sports Week.
    Chelsea High School rising senior Victoria Schmer turned in an exception performance with 19 digs and five assists to lead the South to the 25-17, 25-23, 25-28 win. She earned South MVP honors with her performance.
    Avery Rodgers of Spanish Fort and Haley Palmer of McGill-Toolen Catholic had nine kills each and Kayla Keshock of Spanish Fort handed out 18 assists. Ali Wiggins of Enterprise also had 15. Coaches for the South were  Wiggins’ mother Janie Wiggins of Enterprise, Manuel Guice of Alabama Christian and Virginia Franklin of Carver-Montgomery, who served as administrative coach.
    The North, which now holds a 14-8 edge in the series, was anchored by McKinley Ferguson of Jasper, who turned in 10 kills, 10 digs and 10 assists. Jasmine Brooks of Sparkman added nine kills, Catherine Smith of Hazel Green had 13 assists, Brooks and Grace Carr of Mountain Brook had seven digs each. Brooks and Smith also had two service aces.
    North coaches were April Marsh of Bob Jones, Justin Kisor of Faith Christian and Sue Marshall of Randolph, the administrative coach. 
    The all-star competition closes out Thursday night with the 60th annual North-South All-Star Football Classic closes out the all-star competition at 7 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.
     The Central-Phenix City NFHS Network School Broadcast Program is producing the NFHS Network’s livestreaming under the direction of Tom Loreman. The AHSAA Radio Network is also broadcasting the game over its statewide network. Stacy Mills is producer.
BANQUETS SET FOR FRIDAY:   The AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon Friday at noon at the Renaissance will honor 99 high schools that completed the 2018-19 school year without an ejection or sportsmanship-related fine. Eight schools, one from each district, will receive the AHSAA Sportsmanship $1,000 Grant for their exemplary commitment to good sportsmanship.
    The AHSAA Championship Coaches Awards Banquet will be Friday night at the Renaissance at 6 p.m. All 2018-19 state championship coaches are being recognized as well as seven individuals who will are receiving the AHSAA Making a Difference Award. Those individuals include:  principal John Hardin of Hackleburg High School (1A); volleyball and basketball coach Lisa Bates of Sand Rock (2A); principal Willie Wright of Pike County (3A); softball coach Chris Goodman, Alabama Christian (4A); football coach Rush Holcomb, Hamilton High School (5A); radio personality D. Mark Mitchell of Opelika (6A); and Jefferson County Schools Athletic Director Ken Storie (7A).
    The AHSAA Officials’ Awards luncheon will close out the week Saturday at the Renaissance at 11:30 a.m.

 

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

60th North-South Game, 7 p.m. (South leads series 30-27-2)
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralphenix-city-high-school-phenix-city-al/gamcac055cd38
Golf (July 18)
Girls:
North 58.5, South 55.5 (North leads series 1-0)
Boys: North 63.5, South 50.5 (North leads series 1-0)
Tennis (July 18)
Girls:
North 8, South 1 (North leads series 1-0)
Boys: North 8, South 1 (North leads series 1-0)
Volleyball, July 18
South 3, North 0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-18) – (North leads series 14-8)
Softball
Game 1: South 6, North 2 (North leads series 25-22-3)
Game 2: South 5, North 4
Soccer
Girls: South 3, North 1 (North leads series 15-3-1)
Boys: North 3, South 0, (North leads series s 12-4-1)
Girls’ Basketball
North 65, South 56 (North leads series 20-3)
Boys’ Basketball
South 88, North 75 (North leads series 48-29)
Baseball
South 16-18, North 7-16 (North leads series 23-14-1)
Cross Country
South Girls 19, North Girls 36 (South leads series 2-1)
North Boys 27, South Boys 28 (North leads series 2-1)


2019-20 High School Volleyball Rules Changes Impact Uniforms, Prematch Protocol

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE

 HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

2019-20 High School Volleyball Rules Changes

Impact Uniforms, Prematch Protocol


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Contact: Lindsey Atkinson

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 1, 2019) — An overhaul of uniform-related rules and an adjustment to team roster submissions were among the most notable rules changes identified for the 2019-20 high school volleyball season.

All rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee at its January 6-8 meeting in Indianapolis and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“The sport of volleyball continues to be in a really good place,” said Lindsey Atkinson, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the Volleyball Rules Committee. “The rules committee focused its changes this year on improving the administration of the match by taking into account the feedback it received via the 2018 NFHS Volleyball Rules Questionnaire.”

The changes in uniform rules are a part of Rule 4-2, which reorganizes the uniform rule to improve understanding and eliminate solid-colored uniform requirements.

Rule 4-2-1, which permits teammates to wear like-colored uniform pieces, was expanded to include all uniforms and involves nine guidelines.

Rule 4-2-1a states that all uniform tops (with the exception of the libero, as noted in Rule 4-2-2) and bottoms shall be like-colored. Rule 4-2-1e permits the top and/or bottom of all uniforms to include the school’s name, nickname, logo, mascot and/or team member’s name. In doing so, a single mascot reference and/or school name may be placed on the sleeve(s), and shall not exceed either 4 inches by 4 inches or 3 inches by 5 inches.

“The rules committee was very deliberate and measured in their language choices to ensure that all currently compliant libero and team uniforms will be compliant under the new rule,” Atkinson said. “The committee believes that this new rule will, in fact, be easier to apply and require less policing by both officials and state associations.”

In Rule 4-2-2, the libero’s uniform must clearly contrast from the predominant color(s) of the team uniform top, excluding trim. The libero’s uniform top cannot be made up solely of the same predominant color(s) of the team’s uniform top, even if the like color(s) are placed differently on the uniform top. Furthermore, numbers shall meet all specifications in Rule 4-2-4, which removes the option for players to wear No. 00 to eliminate confusion surrounding the signaling of the number.

Beginning July 1, 2023, a plain, Arabic numeral of a solid, clearly contrasting color from the body of the uniform will be required. The change eliminates the use of a border to create the number contrast, therefore, allowing officials and scorers to easily identify uniforms numbers while aligning the rule with that of other rules codes.

In dealing with the submission of team rosters, sections of Rules 5-7 were modified to eliminate warmup interruptions by officials requesting rosters with 10 minutes remaining on the warmup clock. The change creates a smoother warmup process for coaches, players and officials.

Rules 5-5-1b, 5-6-1b and 7-1-1a clarified the specific duties of the second referee, official scorer and coach during the prematch setting. Before the match, the second referee shall assist the first referee by collecting each team roster during the timed prematch conference and supervise the placement of the officials’ table and team benches.

As part of Rule 5-6-1b, the official scorer shall now also receive each team’s roster from the second referee at the conclusion of the prematch conference. In Rule 7-1-1a, a coach from each team shall submit in writing to the second referee an accurate roster with names and uniform numbers of all players during the timed prematch conference. Roster changes may be made until 10 minutes remain on the pregame clock.

“The logistical change of when, and to whom, the roster shall be submitted was again the result of questionnaire feedback,” Atkinson said. “In an effort to improve the flow of the prematch requirements, the committee felt that the submission of the roster as a part of the prematch conference, with the ability to make changes until 10 minutes remaining on the clock, allowed for a more efficient process and alleviated the scorer of the responsibility to collect team rosters.”

The committee made additional changes that impact officials, including aligning rules regarding the treatment by officials of a ball striking either the cables and/or the diagonal poles used to retract ceiling-suspended net systems. This change in Rules 2-3j, 2-4-1e and 2-4 PENALTY 3 treats cables and diagonal poles as restricted play at which time officials must determine if the ball was playable. The committee’s change to Rule 5-9-2 NOTE places the line judge in a more appropriate position to watch for foot contact with the end line, as well as allowing him or her to quickly transition back into position for a view of the sideline.

The final change involved the removal of Rule 8-2-6d and adoption of new Rule 8-2-5g, which establishes that a serve is illegal, and the ball remains dead, if the server tosses the ball for serve and the ball touches any part of a backboard or its supports hanging in a vertical position over the serving area and not a service fault.

A complete listing of the volleyball rules changes will be available on the NFHS website at www.nfhs.org. Click on “Activities & Sports” at the top of the home page and select “Volleyball.”

According to the 2017-18 NFHS High School Athletics Participation Survey, volleyball is the second-most popular sports for girls (trailing track and field) with 446,583 participants in 16,434 schools nationwide. In addition, there are 60,976 boys participating in the sport at 2,472 schools, and 24 states conduct state championships in boys volleyball.

 


This press release was written by Cody Porter, a graphic arts/communications assistant in the NFHS Publications/Communications Department.


 

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About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,000 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.9 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS website at www.nfhs.org.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:                       Bruce Howard, 317-972-6900

                                                      Director of Publications and Communications

                                                      National Federation of State High School Associations

                                                      bhoward@nfhs.org

 

                                                      Chris Boone, 317-972-6900

                                                      Assistant Director of Publications and Communications

                                                      National Federation of State High School Associations

                                                      cboone@nfhs.org


CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PLEASANT HOME 3, ATHENS BIBLE 0

    BIRMINGHAM – Pleasant Home High School downed Athens Bible 25-17, 25-13, 25-20 to capture the school’s first-ever AHSAA girls’ state championship in the final match of the 48th Class 4A State Volleyball finals  held at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena Thursday.
    The Eagles of Coach Tony Wilson jumped out to a quick win in the first set and won in three straight sets. It  was Pleasant Home’s first trip to trip to the championship match in four trips to the State Tourney.
    Senior River Baldwin had 17 kills and three blocked shots to earn MVP honors for the Eagles. She also had a team-high 14 digs. Sarah Kathryn Guilford added 12 kills and 10 digs, Peyton Huckabaa had 17 assists and six digs and Bella Worley had 12 assists.
    Athens Bible (45-11) reached the finals winning s grueling five-set battle over Faith Christian Wednesday night in the semifinals. Senior Kyndal Barksdale had eight kills, Izzy Todd had seven and Mackenzie Davis had six in the finals versus Pleasant Home. Davis also had 20 assists. The Trojans won Class 1A state titles in 1989, 2009 and 2014.
CLASS 1A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
River Baldwin, Pleasant Home (MVP); Sarah Kathryn Guilford, Pleasant Home; Peyton Huckabaa, Pleasant Home; Bella Worley, Pleasant Home;  Izzy Todd, Athens Bible; Kyndal Barksdale, Athens Bible.

48th Annual State Volleyball Championships
THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Jasper (70-5) 3, Saint James (37-11) (25-20, 25-16, 25-19)
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (65-5) 3, Hazel Green (60-12) (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6)
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (38-9) 3, Carbon Hill (65-7) (25-18, 27-25, 25-18)
Class 4A Championship
Bayside Academy (37-18) 3, Providence Christian (48-9) (25-13, 25-27, 25-22, 25-22)
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (32-5) 3, Athens Bible (45-11) 0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-20)

CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Bayside Academy 3, Providence Christian 1

    BIRMINGHAM – Bayside Academy extended its AHSAA record state championship streak to 17 in z row Thursday and upped its start-record overall championships to 27 with a hard-fought 25-13, 25-27, 25-22, 25-22 victory over Providence Christian in the 48th Class 4A State Volleyball finals  held at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena Thursday.
    The Admirals (37-18) added another accomplishment to their growing list of state records in the process. Bayside Academy became the first school in AHSAA history to win state volleyball championships in four different classifications and Coach Ann Schilling became the first volleyball coach to accomplish that feat.
     The Daphne school, which moved up to Class 4A this season, won seven Class 1A state crowns from 1981-1996, nine Class 2A titles from 1998-2007 and 10 Class 3A state championships from 2008-2017. The 2018 title is the first in Class 4A.
     Junior outside hitter Jacque Martin led the Admirals with 15 kills and 12 digs and was selected Class 4A state tourney MVP. Emily Buhl added eight kills and 15 digs and Ella Broadhead had nine kills. Setter Colton Thompson had 34 assists and seven digs, and Luci Wilkinson had three service aces and 16 digs.
    Dothan’s Providence Christian  (48-9), which also moved up from 3A to 4A this season, started slowly and fell behind 1-0 after the first set. The Eagles of Coach Bill Oldfield clawed out a 27-25 win in the second set to tie the match at 1-1 and kept it close the rest of the way but could not gain the momentum.
     Junior Autumn Mayes had a match-high 21 kills and 21 digs to keep her team close. Anna Riley had 10 kills and Kayla Champion dished out 30 assists. Abbie Griffin contributed 17 digs.
      Providence Christian beat Bayside last weekend to win the South Super Regional Class 4A title.
CLASS 4A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Jacque Martin, Bayside Academy (MVP); Ella Broadhead, Bayside Academy; Colton Thompson, Bayside Academy; Anna Riley, Providence Christian; Abbie Griffin, Providence Christian; Autumn Mayes, Providence Christian.

48th Annual State Volleyball Championships
THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Jasper (70-5) 3, Saint James (37-11) (25-20, 25-16, 25-19)
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (65-5) 3, Hazel Green (60-12) (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6)
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (38-9) 3, Carbon Hill (65-7) (25-18, 27-25, 25-18)
Class 4A Championship
Bayside Academy (37-18) 3, Providence Christian (48-9) (25-13, 25-27, 25-22, 25-22)
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.


CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Montgomery Academy 3, Carbon Hill 0

    BIRMINGHAM – Montgomery Academy captured the school’s fifth state volleyball state title Thursday with  3-0 win over Carbon Hill at the 48th Class 3A State Volleyball Championships held at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena.
    Coach Julie Gordon’s Eagles used a balanced attack and gritty defense to post the school’s first state crown since 2013 winning 25-18, 27-25, 25-18. Montgomery Academy (38-9) lost a five-set battle to Bayside Academy in the 2017 finals.
   Junior setter Millie Stevenson dished out 34 assists – evenly distributed to a host of teammates including Brooke Horne, who had nine kills, Mary Gray Turner, who had eight kills, and Margaret Head, who had seven. Stevenson also had 12 digs to earn Class 3A state tourney MVP honors. Grace Jackson had 16 digs and Sally Shegon had 11.
    Carbon Hill (65-7) closed out one of the school’s best seasons in history with a strong comeback effort in the second set – finally dropping the intense game 27-25. Coach Saige Beaty got a strong performance from senior middle hitter Alyssa Dutton, who had a match-high 19 kills and eight digs. Grayson Evans also had seven kills and two service aces and setter Sidney Keeton had 27 assists and nine digs. The Bulldogs won three straight state titles in 1988, 1989 and 1990.
CLASS 3A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Millie Stevenson, Montgomery Academy (MVP); Mary Gray Turner, Montgomery Academy; Brooke Horne, Montgomery Academy; Grace Jackson, Montgomery Academy; Grayson Evans, Carbon Hill; Alyssa Dutton, Carbon Hill.

 

48th Annual State Volleyball Championships


THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Jasper (70-5) 3, Saint James (37-11) (25-20, 25-16, 25-19)
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (65-5) 3, Hazel Green (60-12) (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6)
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (38-9) 3, Carbon Hill (65-7) (25-18, 27-25, 25-18)
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Spanish Fort 3, Hazel Green 2

    BIRMINGHAM –Spanish Fort and Hazel Green high schools both turned in spectacular defensive efforts in the AHSAA Class 6A State Volleyball finals Thursday with the Toros  pulling out a 25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6 marathon win to capture the school’s second state title in the last four years.
     Just how incredible was the defense? The Toros (65-5) of Coach Gretchen Boykin registered 121 team digs and the Trojans had 102. Class 6A tourney MVP Avery Rodgers, who had 24 kills, sparked Spanish Fort to a hard-fought 2-0 lead before the momentum shifted in games 3 and 4. Setter Kayla Keshock finished the match with 51 assists for the Toros while Taylor Fontenelle had 30 digs and Meg Brachan had 28. Kamble Frenette also had 13 kills.
     Hazel Green  (60-12), coached by CoCo Tate Hughes, had  a strong performance on the net from Gracie Lynn Butler, who finished with 22 kills. Hannah Hampel added 13 and setter Catherine Smith dished out 45 assists. Defensive specialist Brittany Strope had a game-high 36 digs, Smith had 24 and Cameron Bassler had 18. Eight players, four from each team, had 10 or more digs in the grueling match.
    The 65 wins by Spanish Fort and  Hazel Green’s 60 triumphs are both school record. The Toros won the Class 6A title in 2015 and the Trojans won the championship in 2016. Hazel Green has seven state volleyball crowns to its credit.
       The three remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 6A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Avery Rodgers, Spanish Fort (MVP); Taylor Fontenelle, Spanish Fort; Kayla Keshock, Spanish Fort; Kamble Frenette, Spanish Fort; Catherine Smith, Hazel Green; Gracie Lynn Butler, Hazel Green; Brittany Strope, Hazel Green.


48th Annual State Volleyball Championships


THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Jasper (70-5) 3, Saint James (37-11) (25-20, 25-16, 25-19)
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (65-5) 3, Hazel Green (60-12) (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6)
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Jasper 3, Saint James 0

    BIRMINGHAM – Jasper High School closed out its 2018 season with a 25-20, 25-16, 25-19 victory over Saint James in the Class 5A state finals Thursday at 48th annual AHSAA State Volleyball Championships being held at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena.
     The final match triumph was the 70th match win of the season – putting the Vikings in some special company as just the seventh team in AHSAA history to win 70 or more matches in a single volleyball season. The last previous team to win 70 in a season was Madison County (70-5) in 2012. The state record (79) was set by Huntsville in 2002.
     Walker Coach Bobby Daniel’s Vikings (70-5) also finished the season without losing a single set to Class 5A teams – winning all three matches at the North Super Regional and the State Tourney 3-0.
      Saint James (37-11), coached by Karen Lee, made its fourth straight appearance in the state finals – winning the title in Class 4A in 2017 and finishing runner-up in 2016 and 2015. The Trojans moved up to 5A this season.
    Jasper junior McKinley Ferguson had 14 kills and 10 digs to lead the Vikings. Her stellar play on offense and defense earned her the Class 5A state tourney MVP. Sophomore Alex Oliver had nine kills and 13 digs. She scored the final match point for her team. Setter Molly Kate Atkins added 34 assists and seven digs.
     Carson Ann Crow had a game-high 16 kills for Saint James. She also had nine digs. Setter Emily Osley had 15 assists and nine digs.
     The four remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 5A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
McKinley Ferguson, Jasper (MVP); Alex Oliver, Jasper; Molly Kate Atkins, Jasper; Carson Ann Crow, Saint James; Emily Olsey, Saint James; Anna Katherine Griggs, Arab.

48th Annual State Volleyball Championships


THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Jasper (70-5) 3, Saint James (37-11) (25-20, 25-16, 25-19)
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (64-5) vs. Hazel Green (60-11), Thursday, 1:15 p.m.
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Spanish Fort & Saraland to Decide 6A, Region 1 Title in NFHS Network Bout

MONTGOMERY – The NFHS Network’s subscriber-based AHSAA School Broadcast Program has 26 football games currently scheduled for Nov. 1 and Nov. 2  to be video live-streamed over its on-line subscriber-based platform.
       The AHSAA’s NFHS Network Game of the Week, Spanish Fort (8-1) at Saraland (9-0), is being produced by both schools’ NFHS Network School Broadcast Programs Friday night. Both teams are 7-0 in Class 6A, Region 1 with the winner claiming the region crown. The loser will be runner-up in Region 1.
    The NFHS Network is also live-streaming all seven AHSAA State Volleyball Tournament championship matches today.
     To subscribe to the NFHS Network, go to www.nfhsnetwork.com for more details.

AHSAA NFHS Network Broadcast Schedule (Oct. 11-Oct. 18)
Thursday, November 1
HOST TEAM CLASS VISITOR CLASS TYPE NFHS Network Producer TIME
VOLLEYBALL
State Championship 2A State Championship 2A Varsity NFHS Network 8 a.m.
State Championship 7A State Championship 7A Varsity NFHS Network 9:45 a.m.
State Championship 5A State Championship 5A Varsity NFHS Network 11:30 a.m.
State Championship 6A State Championship 6A Varsity NFHS Network 1:15 p.m.
State Championship 3A State Championship 3A Varsity NFHS Network 3 p.m.
State Championship 4A State Championship 4A Varsity NFHS Network 4:45 p.m.
State Championship 1A State Championship 1A Varsity NFHS Network 6:30 p.m.
FOOTBALL
Athens 6A Austin 7A Varsity Athens HS SBP 7 p.m.
Clay-Chalkville 6A Gadsden City 7A Varsity Clay-Chalkville HS SBP 7 p.m.
BASKETBALL
Pleasant Home 1A Straughn 3A Boys - 7th Grade Pleasant Home HS SBP 4 p.m.
Pleasant Home 1A Straughn 3A Girls - Mid School Pleasant Home HS SBP 5:30 p.m.
Pleasant Home 1A Straughn 3A Boys - 8th Grade Pleasant Home HS SBP 7 p.m.
Spring Garden 1A Cedar Bluff 2A Boys - Mid School Spring Garden HS SBP 6 p.m.
Spring Garden 1A Cedar Bluff 2A Girls - Mid School Spring Garden HS SBP 7 p.m.
Friday, November 2
HOST TEAM CLASS VISITOR CLASS TYPE NFHS Network Producer TIME
FOOTBALL
Sweet Water 1A Pike County 3A Varsity Sweet Water HS SBP 7 p.m.
Fayetteville 2A B.B. Comer 3A Varsity Fayetteville HS SBP 7 p.m.
Goshen 2A Brantley 1A Varsity Goshen HS SBP 7 p.m.
Red Bay 2A Wilson 2A Varsity Red Bay HS SBP (IVY) 6:30 p.m.
Opp 3A Luverne 2A Varsity Opp HS SBP 7 p.m.
Demopolis 5A Jackson 5 Varsity Demopolis HS SBP 6:45 p.m.
Madison Academy 5A Brooks 4A Varsity Madison Academy SBP 7 p.m.
Madison Academy 5A Brooks 4A Varsity Brooks HS SBP 7 p.m.
Russellville 5A Central-Florence 4A Varsity Russellville HS SBP 7 p.m.
Buckhorn 6A Grissom 7A Varsity Buckhorn HS SBP 7 p.m.
Eufaula 6A Smiths Station 7A Varsity Eufaula HS SBP 7 p.m.
Hartselle 6A Scottsboro 5A Varsity Hartselle HS SBP 7 p.m.
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 6A James Clemens 6A Varsity Hillcrest HS SBP 6:45 p.m.
Homewood 6A Paul Bryant 6A Varsity Homewood HS SBP 7 p.m.
Oxford 6A Sumter Central 4A Varsity Oxford HS SBP 6:30 p.m.
Pinson Valley 6A Lee-Huntsville 6A Varsity Pinson Valley HS SBP 7 p.m.
Saraland 6A Spanish Fort 6A Varsity Saraland HS SBP 6:30 p.m.
Saraland 6A Spanish Fort 6A Varsity Spanish Fort HS SBP 7 p.m.
Sidney Lanier 6A Prattville 7A Varsity Montgomery Public Schools SBP 7 p.m.
Auburn 7A Park Crossing 6A Varsity Auburn HS SBP 7 p.m.
Enterprise 7A Theodore 7A Varsity Enterprise HS SBP 7 p.m.
Fairhope 7A McGill-Toolen 7A Varsity Fairhope HS SBP 7 p.m.
Hoover 7A IMS Academy (FL) FHSA Varsity Hoover HS SBP 8 p.m.
Mountain Brook 7A Gardendale 6A Varsity Mountain Brook HS SBP 7 p.m.
Vestavia Hills 7A Huffman 7A Varsity Vestavia Hills HS SBP 7 p.m.
BASKETBALL
Lindsay Lane 1A TBA NA Girls MS Lindsay Lane HS SBP 4 p.m.
Lindsay Lane 1A TBA NA Boys MS Lindsay Lane HS SBP 5 p.m.
Lindsay Lane 1A TBA NA Girls JV Lindsay Lane HS SBP 6 p.m.
Lindsay Lane 1A TBA NA Boys JV Lindsay Lane HS SBP 7 p.m.

CLASS 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP McGill-Toolen Catholic 3, Bob Jones 0

    BIRMINGHAM – McGill-Toolen Catholic High School sophomore Skyler Bumpers recorded 14 kills to earn MVP honors Thursday as McGill-Toolen Catholic downed Bob Jones 3-0 in the Class 7A finals of the 48th annual AHSAA State Volleyball Championships at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena here.
     The state title was the second in a row for the Dirty Dozen won its second Class 7A state volleyball title in a row and the school’s 21st overall since the AHSAA installed volleyball as a championship sport in 1971. The finals match with Bob Jones was also a rematch of the 2017 championship match.
        McGill-Toolen jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead winning 25-17 and 25-8 in the first two sets before the Patriots battled back to tie the third 23-23 and holding the serve. The Dirty Dozen picked up the next two points, however, to close out the win.
        Senior Kenya McQuirter, who earned MVP honors in 2017, had 11 kills and eight digs, and Imani Nicholson added nine kills for McGill-Toolen. Senior setter Lillie Fromdahl drew raves from Coach Kate Wood for her leadership on and off the court. Fromdahl had 36 assists and seven serves. McQuirter, Fromdahl and Nicholson earned all-tourney honors with Bumpers.
      Pacing Coach April Marsh’s Patriots (37-11) was Junita Monteiro Pai , who had a team-high eight kills and five digs. Setter LeighAnna Tralongo also had 14 assists.
      McGill-Toolen closed the season losing only one match to an in-state – dropping a 2-1 decision to Mountain Brook in the Margaret Blalock regular-season tourney. The Dirty Dozen did not lose another set versus in-state competition all year.
     The five remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 7A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Skyler Bumpers, McGill-Toolen Catholic (MVP); Kenya McWhirter, McGill-Toolen Catholic;   Lillie Fromdahl, McGill-Toolen Catholic; Imani Nicholson, McGill-Toolen Catholic; Emma Jarrett, Bob Jones; Juanita Monteiro Pai, Bob Jones.

48th Annual State Volleyball Championships

Birmingham CrossPlex, Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Saint James (37-10) vs. Jasper (69-5), 11:30 a.m.
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (64-5) vs. Hazel Green (60-11), Thursday, 1:15 p.m.
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Addison 3, Winston County 2

    BIRMINGHAM – For the second straight year Addison High School faced a county rival in the state finals … and for the second straight year Coach Kayla Woodard’s Bulldogs (54-10) emerged as state champs.
    Addison rallied from a 2-1 deficit after three sets to beat arch-rival Winston County 25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 25-16, 15-8 Thursday Morning at Bill Harris Arena to capture the 2018 AHSAA Class 1A state volleyball championship. The Yellow Jackets (33-15) beat Addison in the Winston County tournament earlier in the regular season to become County champs.
   The finals pitted two schools from Winston County in the championship match for the second time in AHSAA history – Addison beat county rival Meek in the 1A finals in 2017. Both were proud moments for the Winston County School System.
  For Coach Kayla Woodard’s Bulldogs (51-8), the championship was sixth in a row dating back to 2013. Addison has won three 2A crowns and three 1A titles in that span. Winston County won the 3A state title in 2001.
    Addison junior middle hitter Savannah Manley  had 20 kills to earn Most Outstanding Player honors for the 2A state tourney. Sophomore Callie Crider had 14 kills, Macey Butler and Natalie Jefferson had 23 assists each for the Bulldogs. Destiny Walker had 22 digs, Tess Alvin had 20 and Butler had 16. Manley and Brie Orey also had two service aces.
    Winston County’s strong duo of senior Saige Blanton and junior Mackenzie Blackwood helped the Jackets build a 2-1 lead in the final match with outstanding play up front. Blanton had 18 killd and 33 digs and Blackwood delivered 15 kills, 17 assists and 20 digs. Katelyn Bullock added 18 digs and 12 assists, and Elle Donaldson managed 17 digs and served two aces.
     The six remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 2A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Savannah Manley, Addison (MVP); Callie Crider, Addison; Macey Butler, Addison; Mackenzie Blackwood, Winston County; Saige Blanton, Winston County; Mary Beth Long, G.W. Long.

AHSAA 48th Annual State Volleyball Championships

Birmingham CrossPlex, Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-5) vs. Bob Jones (37-10), Thursday, 9:45 a.m.
Class 5A Championship

Saint James (37-10) vs. Jasper (69-5), 11:30 a.m.
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (64-5) vs. Hazel Green (60-11), Thursday, 1:15 p.m.
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.