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2 State Titles Decided in Tiebreakers; Vestavia’s Strand, St. James’ Miles Turn in Top Times

AHSAA Cross Country State Championships

DANVILLE  – Close finishes and stellar times were the theme of the 64th Alabama High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Museum course on Saturday.
    Both the Class 1A/2A and Class 7A girls’ team titles were determined by tiebreakers with the 1A/2A race having three teams tied for the top spot when counting the top five finishers. After going to the sixth runner’s finish in 1A/2A, Whitesburg Christian Academy of Huntsville took the title over runner-up and defending state champion Cold Springs with Altamont finishing third. Auburn won its second straight girls’ crown over Mountain Brook in the tiebreaker.
    Homewood won its eighth straight Class 6A boys’ championship, 5A Scottsboro’s boys won their fourth consecutive crown while the Scottsboro girls captured their third in a row and 23rd state crown overall. It marked the third straight year that Coach Luke Robinson’s boys and girls have swept both Class 5A state titles.
     Patriots runner Jon Fielding Stogner (15:51.82) claimed the top spot over teammate Carson Bedics (15:57.96). Homewood also had Jackson Merrell (16:11.68) in sixth and Jack Harchelroad (16:16.70) in seventh. Second-place St. Paul’s Episcopal had four runners in the top 15, led by fourth-place Mac Conwell.   
      Ethan Strand of Vestavia Hills was the top finisher in Class 7A – and on the day – with a 15:18.58 finish. St. James’ Presley Miles had the overall top time for the girls with a 17:48.56 run to lead her squad to the Class 3A title.
    Huntsville won the boys’ 7A team title over Strand’s Rebels, taking its second straight boys’ title. Huntsville was led by Jackson Danner’s 15:31.37, good for third place, and had five runners earn All-State medals by finishing in the top 15. Will Pinson (15:38.86), Keaton Watts (15:42.81) and Gabe Scales (15:49.07) placed 6-7-8 for the champions, and Benjamin Steber (16:01.88) was 11th. Walker Cole of Oak Mountain finished second in the field of 182 with a 15:24.35 race.
   The other girls’ champions were Class 4A American Christian of Tuscaloosa and 3A Saint James of Montgomery. The other boys’ winners were Class 4A Saint John Paul II Catholic of Huntsville and 3A Saint Michael Catholic of Fairhope. It was the first state cross country titles for Saint John Paul II and Saint Michael.
    The top two finishers in the team competition received champions and runners-up trophies and the top 15 individual finishers were awarded All-State medals.
   For complete results, visit
www.alabamarunners.com. Here are the top finishers of all the AHSAA State Championship races:

 

CLASS 1A/2A
AHSAA State Championship, Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Museum

BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: Cold Springs 29; Whitesburg Christian 112; Westbrook Christian 141; Altamont 148.
BOYS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (160)
1. Nicolas Ulrich, Cold Springs          16:43.18
2. Gabe Ferrel, Whitesburg Chr         17:08.52

3. Ethan Edgeworth, Cold Springs     17:14.31

4. Jonathan Collett, Cold Springs       17:17.84

5. Luke Fair, Ohatchee                       17:24.30

6. Asher Curp, Westbrook Chr           17:25.02

7. Cole Akridge, Cold Springs           17:31.02

8. Brady Anderson, Lindsay Lane      17:38.46

9. Will Grimmett, Cold Springs         17:42.28

10. Camron McDaniel, Cedar Bluff   17:44.02

11. Carson Graves, Hatton                  17:44.28

12. Aaron Spurger, Cold Springs       17:47.00

13. Isaiah Nicely, Elberta                   17:47.96

14. Zachary Haataja, St. Luke’s         17:48.50

15. Jairo Lopez, Cold Springs             17:53.94

1A/2A GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: Whitesburg Christian Academy 80; Cold Springs 80; Altamont 80; Hatton 105.
GIRLS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (141)
1. Jayda Fair, Ohatchee                      20:01.56
2. Reagan Parris, Cold Spring            20:29.52

3. Anaelyse Perez-Ruiz, Holy Spirit  21:02.68

4. Margarette Berdy, Altamont           21:04.50

5. Rowan Yeager, St. Luke’s              21:16.01

6. Emily Driskill, Whitesburg Chr     21:32.33

7. Ally Amerson, Hatton                    21:37.04

8. Taylor Simmons, Donoho              21:40.16

9. Alondra Aranda, Hatton                 21:45.09

10. Haynes Amos, Whitesburg Chr    21:52.36

11. Sydney Perkins, Lindsay Lane     21:54.16

12. Abigail Sadler, St. Luke’s             21:54.66

13. Maggie Hester, Sand Rock           21:55.26

14. Brooke Crider, Cold Springs        21:58.07

15. Merritt Edwards, Altamont           22:00.47

CLASS 3A

BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: St. Michael Catholic 71; Bayside Academy 90; St. Bernard 104; Pleasant Valley 105.
BOYS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (168)
1. Collin Mayfield, Geraldine             16:16.50
2. Paul Gonzalez, J.B. Pennington     16:45.73

3. Caleb Guthery, St. Bernard            16:54.69

4. Clay Suddarth, Providence Chr      17:02.28

5. Cayden Nelson, Pleasant Valley     17:03.99

6. Myles Cook, Bayside Academy     17:06.52

7. Gunnar Smith, Houston Academy  17:13.61

8. Michael Garriz, Mt. Michael          17:15.58

9. Barton Erwin, Mobile Christian     17:19.66

10. Jack Phelps, St. Michael               17:21.02

11. Seth Peebles, Westminster            17:23.50

12. Kyle VanKirk, Westminister        17:24.08

13. Joseph Arriaga, St. Bernard          17:24.90

14. John Farmer, Westminster            17:26.77

15. Arjun Varadhan, Westminster      17:28.72

3A GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: Saint James 60; Westminster School at Oak Mountain 73; J.B. Pennington 120; Bayside Academy 140.
GIRLS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (161)
1. Presley Miles, St. James                 17:48.56
2. Camilla Chambers, Holly Pond      18:51.53

3. Hannah Adams, Westminster         19:47.57

4. Kendal Wright, Westminster          19:59.29

5. Grace Crim, Providence Chr          20:08.24

6. Katie Giles, Glencoe                       20:25.57

7. Valerie Grosso, Lexington              20:29.41

8. Hannah Richardson, St. James       20:37.79

9. Addison Embry, Lauderdale Co.    20:38.86

10. Hastings Gray, Westminster         20:43.77

11. Madilyn Kerber, St. Bernard        20:48.69

12. Trinity Roberts, Pleasant Valley  21:00.32

13. Rachael Whitley, Westminster     21:04.09

14. Olivia Blackmon, T.R. Miller      21:10.42

15. Autumn Sansing, JB Pennington  21:15.71

CLASS 4A

BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: Saint John Paul II Catholic 60; UMS-Wright 72, White Plains 74; Catholic-Montgomery 93.
BOYS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (169)
1. Joseph Perry, UMS-Wright            15:55.67
2. Jake Moore, White Plains               16:02.51

3. Adler Brininger, St. John Paul II    16:19.30

4. Seba Bakoyema, LAMP                 16:22.30

5. Raleigh Stamps, Rogers                  16:31.88

6. Hollis Johnson, Catholic-Mtgy       16:38.21

7. Brandon Cianfaglione, St. Paul II 16:43.47

8. Kayd Hightower, White Plains       16:44.15

9. Harrison Kkala, Catholic-Mtgy      16:51.30

10. Charles Perry, UMS-Wright         16:51.60

11. Matthew Taylor, UMS-Wright     16:55.04

12. Sam Leslie, Catholic-Mtgy           16:55.15

13. Wyatt Knight, Ashville                 16:55.84

14. Peyton Bailey, Fairview               16:56.36

15. Hiago Torres, St. John Paul II      16:56.63

4A GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: American Christian 50; St. John Paul II Catholic 79; Ashville 113; UMS-Wright 124.
GIRLS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (154)
1. Kathy Hammond, LAMP               19:20.89
2. Yarahy Marcelino, West Morgan   19:36.40

3. Olivia King, Jacksonville               19:58.71

4. Brenda Ellis, UMS-Wright             20:04.63

5. Karis Kelley, American Chr           20:04.65

6. Katie Serrato, West Limestone       20:17.95

7. Mary Elizabeth Hill, Trinity           20:28.08

8. Lucy Guthrie, American Chr          20:30.92

9. Kyndall Foley, Alabama Chr          20:35.73

10. Jessica Cianfaglione, St. Paul II   20:36.72

11. Meghan McCarthy, Ashville        20:43.24

12. Jaycee Biffle, Rogers                    20:43.43

13. Taylor Knight, Ashville                20:46.54

14. Mallory Cole, Brooks                   20:51.19

15. Kristin Hobson, American Chr     20:55.70

CLASS 5A

BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: Scottsboro 26; Randolph 102; Briarwood Christian 105; Southside-Gadsden 116.

BOYS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (162)
1. Cooper Atkins, Scottsboro             15:50.16
2. Woodrow Dean, Tallassee              15:51.85

3. Sam Moultrie, Guntersville             16:09.34

4. Hayden Judge, Scottsboro              16:18.50

5. Steele Joiner, Lawrence Co.           16:28.52

6. Evan Hill, Scottsboro                     16:29.64

7. Zach Avenel, Scottsboro                16:30.58

8. Benson Atkins, Scottsboro             16:32.39

9. Rex Green, Scottsboro                    16:32.71

10. Ryan Maudsley, Southside-Gad   16:38.80

11. Lee Thomas, Randolph School    16:46.06

12. Joseph Bell, Briarwood                16:46.43

13. Ben Gossett, Scottsboro               16:46.84

14. Brady Thomas, Scottsboro           16:47.57

15. Connor Stoots, Faith Acad           16:52.49

5A GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: Scottsboro 52; Lawrence Co. 81; Briarwood Christian 90.
GIRLS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (137)
1. Molly Conway, Beauregard            19:03.70
2. Emily Shumock, Faith Academy    19:05.86

3. Beth Ann Tucker, Springville        19:22.88

4. Emily Daniel, Lawrence Co.          19:27.33

5. Bailey Lansdown, Faith Acad        19:43.59

6. Ally Campbell, Scottsboro             19:45.90

7. Camryn Davis, Southside-Gads      19:49.61

8. Mary Grace Parker, Briarwood      19:53.87

9. Emma Bradford, Scottsboro           19:54.99

10. Maddie Gossett, Scottsboro          20:00.09

11. Kenlie Nelson, John Carroll         20:02.05

12. Smith Bradford, Scottsboro          20:19.86

13. Adrienne Goolsby, Briarwood     20:23.75

14. Taylor Williams, Lawrence Co.   20:33.64

15. Mabry Bonsall, Scottsboro           20:34.17

CLASS 6A

BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: Homewood 38, St. Paul’s Episcopal 80; Cullman 97; Helena 114.
BOYS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (231)
1. Jon Fielding Stogner, Homewood  15:51.82
2. Carson Bedics, Homewood             15:57.96

3. Will Thompson, Cullman               16:01.09

4. Mac Conwell, St. Paul’s                 16:11.17

5. Brady Barton, Helena                     16:11.34

6. Jackson Merrell, Homewood          16:11.68

7. Jack Harchelroad, Homewood        16:16.70

8. Ethan Rowe, Daphne                      16:17.58

9. Jack Lowe, Pell City                       16:18.55

10. Ben Anderson, Fort Payne            16:19.30

11. Stone Smith, St. Paul’s                 16:20.98

12. Seth Lord, Pinson Valley              16:21.37

13. Guy Greenhaw, Athens                16:24.48

14. William Jameson, St. Paul’s         16:25.11

15. John Michael Romanos, St. Paul  16:38.07

6A GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: Homewood 33; Fort Payne 68; St. Paul’s Episcopal 97; Cullman 128.
GIRLS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (207)
1. Lainey Phelps, Homewood             18:14.69
2. Isabel Valenzuela, St. Paul’s          18:38.31

3. Marin Poleshek, Homewood          19:12.54

4. Maggie Crow, Fort Payne               19:20.98

5. Mary Mac Collins, Northridge       19:21.28

6. Celie Jackson, Homewood             19:30.69

7. Teanna Cason, Chelsea                   19:34.72

8. Victoria Thompson, Homewood    19:47.20

9. Breckin Gould, Opelika                  19:47.82

10. Anahi Barboza, Fort Payne          19:48.48

11. Maddie Jackson, Fort Payne         19:48.69

12. Ana Watters, Helena                     19:49.97

13. Aylin Vega, Fort Payne                19:58.10

14. Mary Anna Trimble, Muscle Sh   20:00.99

15. Madison Tsimpides, Helena         20:01.90

CLASS 7A

BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: Huntsville 26; Vestavia Hills 47; Auburn 100; Mountain Brook 130.
BOYS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (182)
1. Ethan Strand, Vestavia Hills          15:18.58
2. Walker Cole, Oak Mountain           15:24.35

3. Jackson Danner, Huntsville            15:31.37

4. Dustyn Lewis, Grissom                  15:36.89

5. Jace Jones, Thompson                    15:36.94

6. Will Pinson, Huntsville                  15:38.86

7. Keaton Watts, Huntsville                15:42.81

8. Gabe Scales, Huntsville                  15:49.07

9. John Ingram, Vestavia Hills           15:50.99

10. Andrew Precise, Vestavia Hills    16:00.28

11. Benjamin Steber, Huntsville         16:01.88

12. Stewart Brown, Auburn                16:02.36

13. Alex Leath, Vestavia Hills           16:03.37

14. Owen Marquardt, Hoover             16:04.22

15. Sean Dorrill, Central-Phenix Cty 16:04.48

7A GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: Auburn 41; Mountain Brook 41; Baker 124; Hewitt-Trussville 148.
GIRLS ALL-STATE FINISHERS (177)
1. Crawford West, Vestavia Hills       18:07.92
2. Samantha Rogers, Auburn              18:11.31

3. Reagan Riley, Mountain Brook      18:22.09

4. Harper McGowan, Auburn             18:27.97

5. Lily Hulsey, Mountain Brook        18:30.40

6. Lindsey Baxter, Baker                    18:33.92

7. Sangie Lincoln-Velez, Auburn       18:47.85

8. Claire Bolton, McGill-Toolen        18:50.27

9. Elizabeth Robertson, Mtn Brook    18:53.70

10. Mary Katherine Malone, Mtn Br  18:55.29

11. Adley Burkes, Central-PC            18:55.82

12. Hallie Stewart, Auburn                 19:00.31

13. Evie Bell, Oak Mountain              19:03.21

14. Sabina Ortiz, Mountain Brook     19:03.43

15. Mary Claire Ridgeway, Florence 19:08.05

 


All Defending State Champions Claim First Round Wins to Move into Second Round of Playoffs

Eight No. 4 Seeds advance to Second Round

    MONTGOMERY – All of the seven the defending state football champions posted first-round wins as the AHSAA opened the 54th annual State Football Playoffs Friday night.
   Eight No. 4 seeds were among the 104 teams advanced in all seven classes with second-round games set for Friday, Nov. 15. All four qualifiers from Class 3A, Region 6 and Class 6A, Region 6 also advanced.
    In Class 6A, Region 2 fourth seed Park Crossing (4-7) of Montgomery, coached by Clayton Harris, beat previously unbeaten Saraland (10-1), the No. 1 seed in Region 1, 30-27, to earn a home game Friday against Stanhope Elmore (9-2) of Millbrook. In Class 3A, T.R. Miller (6-5) improved its Class 3A-leading overall playoff record to 88-32 with a 25-13 victory over Pike County (10-1), which rolled through the regular season unbeaten to win the Region 2 title. The Tigers of Coach Brent Hubbert finished fourth in Region 1.
    WOTM TV’s Vince Earley announced Saturday that the AHSAA TV Network / NFHS Network (WOTM) game of the week will defending Class 5A state champion Central of Clay County (9-2) at unbeaten Jasper (11-0) Friday. The two teams met in the regular season with the Vikings of Coach Bryan Moore won 35-34 over Coach Danny Horn’s Volunteers. Earley announced the second AHSAA TV Network game selected to be televised live will be Geraldine (7-4) at B.B. Comer (6-5) at Legion Stadium in Sylacauga. The Tigers were another No. 4 seed that upset a No. 1 seed. Coach Adam Fossett’s squad beat Region 5 top seed Fultondale 28-19.
    B.B. Comer’s win gave Class 3A, Region 6 a sweep as Piedmont (10-1), Randolph County (10-1) and Walter Wellborn (10-1) all advancing with win. Class 6A, Region 6 also swept its four contests with two-time defending state champion Pinson Valley (8-2) downing Homewood 427 to move to round 2. Other Region 6 winners were Oxford (10-1), Clay-Chalkville (9-2) and Gardendale (8-3).
      Class 7A defending champion Central-Phenix City (10-1) topped Fairhope 45-7; two-time Class 4A defending champion UMS-Wright (9-0) beat Dale County 51-7 for the Bulldogs’ 29th straight win; Class 3A defending champ Flomaton (10-1) beat Opp 58-28; Class 2A defending champ Fyffe (11-0), which has outscored opponents 479-23 this season, shut out Sheffield 48-0 for the Red Devils’ ninth shutout of the season and 25th straight win; and defending 1A state champ Mars Hill Bible (11-0) won its 21st straight game with a 63-7 decision over Woodville.
      Unbeaten teams by class still in the playoffs include: Class 1A: Decatur Heritage (11-0); Isabella (11-0); Lanett (10-0); Mars Hill Bible (11-0);  Class 2A: Fyffe (11-0); Luverne (11-0); Ohatchee (10-0); Red Bay (11-0);  Class 3A: Pike Road (11-0); Susan Moore (11-0); Class 4A: Montgomery Catholic (11-0); UMS-Wright (10-0); Class 5A: Bibb County (11-0); Faith Academy (11-0); Jasper (11-0); Class 6A: Muscle Shoals (11-0); Class 7A: McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0).
     Approximately 25 playoff games are expected to be live-streamed in the second round over the NFHS Network.
    The second-round playoff pairings are listed.

2019 AHSAA State Football Playoffs

Second-Round Pairings
All games Friday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

CLASS 1A
Maplesville (8-2) at Sweet Water (9-1)
Notasulga (6-4) at Brantley (10-1)
Elba (8-3) at Lanett (10-0)
Millry (10-1) at Isabella (11-0)

Spring Garden (10-1) at Hackleburg (5-6)
Pickens County (9-2) at Falkville (7-4)
South Lamar (10-1) at Mars Hill Bible (11-0), Florence
Donoho (9-1) at Decatur Heritage (11-0), West Morgan HS Stadium

CLASS 2A
Goshen (8-3) at Leroy (9-2)
LaFayette (6-4) at Ariton (9-2)
Reeltown (10-1) at J.U. Blacksher (9-2), Uriah
Luverne (11-0) at G.W. Long (9-2), Skipperville

Westbrook Christian (8-3) at North Sand Mountain (8-3), Higdon
Collinsville (10-1) at Ohatchee (10-0)
Ranburne (10-1) at Fyffe (11-0)
Sulligent (9-2) at Red Bay (11-0)

CLASS 3A
Saint James (10-1) at Flomaton (10-1)
T.R. Miller (7-4) at Montgomery Academy (7-4)
Providence Christian (10-1) at Gordo (11-0)
Mobile Christian (6-4) at Pike Road (11-0)

Geraldine (7-4) at B.B. Comer (6-5), Sylacauga
Lauderdale County (9-2) at Piedmont (10-1)
Randolph County (10-1) at Westminster Christian (8-2), Huntsville
Susan Moore (11-0) at Walter Wellborn (11-1), Anniston

CLASS 4A

UMS-Wright (10-0) at Talladega (7-5)
Handley (7-4) at Montgomery Catholic (11-0)
Lincoln (9-2) at Andalusia (8-3)
Hillcrest-Evergreen (7-4) at American Christian (10-1), Tuscaloosa

Priceville (8-3) at Northside (10-1)
Jacksonville (9-2) at St. John Paul II Catholic (9-2)
Oneonta (8-3) at Deshler (8-3). Tuscumbia
Fairview (8-2) at Anniston (7-4)

CLASS 5A
Pleasant Grove (10-1) at Faith Academy (11-0), Mobile
Ramsay (9-2) at Valley (7-4)
Briarwood Christian (10-1) at Jackson (6-5)
Bibb County (10-0) at Greenville (7-4)

Mortimer Jordan (9-2) at Guntersville (8-2)
Scottsboro (9-2) at Center Point (8-3)
Alexandria (8-2) at Madison County (9-2), Gurley
Central-Clay County (9-2) at Jasper (11-0)

CLASS 6A
Stanhope Elmore (9-2) at Park Crossing (4-7), Montgomery, Cramton Bowl
Spanish Fort (6-4) at Wetumpka (6-5)
Eufaula (9-2) at Hueytown (10-1)
St. Paul’s Episcopal; (8-3) at Opelika (9-1)

Athens (8-3) at Clay-Chalkville (9-2)
Oxford (10-1) at Cullman (6-5)
Pinson Valley (8-2) at Fort Payne (9-2)
Muscle Shoals (11-0) at Gardendale (8-3)

CLASS 7A
Prattville at Central-Phenix City (10-1)
Auburn (8-3) at McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0), Mobile, Lipscomb Stadium

Hoover (9-2) at James Clemens (9-2), Madison City Stadium
Florence (7-4) at Thompson (9-1), Alabaster

 

First-Round Results
CLASS 1A

Sweet Water (9-1) 53, Georgiana (5-6) 0
Maplesville (8-2) 56, Billingsley (5-6) 6
Brantley (10-1) 72, Fruitdale (5-6) 32
Notasulga (6-4) 7, Linden (5-5) 6
Lanett (10-0) 55, Keith (6-5) 0
Elba 8-3) 21, Marengo (6-5) 8
Isabella (11-0) 46, Wadley (5-5) 20
Millry (10-1) 48, Florala (7-4) 18

Spring Garden (10-1) 28, Hubbertville (6-5) 20
Hackleburg (5-6) 34, Valley Head (6-5) 19
Pickens County (9-2) 31, Victory Christian (6-5) 14
Falkville (7-4) 47, Waterloo (8-3) 19
Mars Hill (11-0) 63, Woodville (4-7) 7
South Lamar (10-1) 45, Appalachian (6-5) 6
Decatur Heritage (11-0) 47, Vina (3-8) 8
Donoho (9-1) 34, Berry (6-5) 6

CLASS 2A
Leroy (9-2) 37, Daleville (7-4) 16
Goshen (8-3) 36, Thorsby (6-5) 30
Ariton (9-2) 40, Chickasaw (6-4) 19
LaFayette (6-4) 27, New Brockton (5-6) 7
Reeltown (10-1) 56, Zion Chapel (6-5) 0
J.U. Blacksher (9-2) 38, Abbeville (8-3) 30
Luverne (11-0) 54, Fayetteville (6-5) 7
G.W. Long (9-2) 31, Cottage Hill Christian (8-3) 0

Westbrook Christian (8-3) 25, Aliceville (8-3) 22
North Sand Mountain (8-3) 20, Addison (8-3) 13
Ohatchee (10-0) 55, Southeastern (5-6) 13
Collinsville (10-1) 63, Colbert County (6-5) 18
Fyffe (11-0) 48, Sheffield (6-4) 0
Ranburne (10-1) 44, Cold Springs (5-6) 0
Red Bay (11-0) 24, Cedar Bluff (7-4) 7
Sulligent (9-2) 27, Cleveland (5-6) 21

CLASS 3A
Flomaton (10-1) 58, Opp (4-7) 28
Saint James (10-1) 23, Oakman  (6-5) 20
T.R. Miller (7-4) 25, Pike County (10-1) 13
Montgomery Academy (7-4) 24, Winfield (7-4) 20
Gordo (11-0) 36, Bullock County (6-5) 0
Providence Christian (10-1) 42, Bayside Academy (5-6) 21
Pike Road (11-0) 45, Carbon Hill (4-7) 0
Mobile Christian (6-4) 49, Geneva (8-3) 36

B.B. Comer (6-5) 28, Fultondale (8-3) 19
Geraldine (7-4) 49, Clements (6-5) 16
Piedmont (10-1) 35, J.B. Pennington (3-8) 0
Lauderdale County (9-2) 46, Sylvania (7-4) 20
Westminster Christian (8-2) 47, Pisgah (4-7) 28
Randolph County (10-1) 44, Midfield (6-4) 8
Susan Moore (11-0) 42, Colbert Heights (6-5) 7
Walter Wellborn (11-1) 54, Locust Fork (6-5) 14

CLASS 4A
UMS-Wright (10-0) 51, Dale County (4-7) 7
Talladega (7-5) 20, Montevallo (6-5) 18
Montgomery Catholic (11-0) 24, Williamson (7-4) 6
Handley (7-4) 50, West Blocton (5-6) 14
Lincoln (9-2) 38, Dallas County (4-7) 8
Andalusia (8-3) 24, Trinity Presbyterian (6-5) 6
American Christian (10-1) 50, Holtville (6-5) 0
Hillcrest-Evergreen (7-4) 28, Alabama Christian (6-5) 21

Northside (10-1) 35, Hokes Bluff (7-4) 21
Priceville (8-3) 44, Rogers (3-7) 23
Jacksonville (9-2) 55, Cordova (5-6) 26
St. John Paul II Catholic (9-2) 56, Brooks (6-5) 42
Deshler (8-3) 44, Danville (5-6) 6
Oneonta (8-3) 37, Good Hope (8-3) 29
Fairview (9-2) 46, Central-Florence (3-8) 20
Anniston (7-4) 19, Fayette County (8-3) 6

CLASS 5A
Faith Academy (11-0) 31, Charles Henderson (4-6) 0
Pleasant Grove (10-1) 28, Chilton County (6-5) 0
Valley (7-4) 21, Vigor (4-7) 6
Ramsay (9-2) 34, Demopolis (7-4) 12
Briarwood Christian (10-1) 42, Marbury (6-5) 26
Jackson (6-5) 29, Rehobeth (7-3) 7
Bibb County (11-0) 41, Parker (5-6) 12
Greenville (7-4) 22, Citronelle (7-4) 12

Mortimer Jordan (9-2) 42, Boaz (4-7) 14
Guntersville (8-2) 32, Hamilton (8-3) 9
Center Point (8-3) 42, at Etowah (9-2) 10
Scottsboro (9-2) 17, Russellville (8-3) 14
Madison County (9-2) 21, Corner (7-4) 14
Alexandria (8-2) 10, Sylacauga (8-3) 7
Jasper (11-0) 55, Madison Academy (5-6) 14
Central-Clay County (9-2) 47, Sardis (5-6) 14

CLASS 6A
Park Crossing (4-7) 30, Saraland (10-1) 27
Stanhope Elmore (9-2) 35, Paul Bryant (7-4) 13
Spanish Fort (6-4) 28, Dothan (8-3) 21 (OT)
Wetumpka (6-5) 22, Bessemer City (8-3) 21
Hueytown (10-1) 44, Selma (6-4) 24
Eufaula (9-2) 35, Blount (8-3) 6
Opelika (9-1) 48, McAdory (6-5) 20
St. Paul’s Episcopal (8-3) 20, Sidney Lanier (3-6) 14

Clay-Chalkville (9-2) 17, Helena (9-2) 0
Athens (8-3) 62, Buckhorn (4-7) 14
Oxford (10-1) 55, Chelsea (5-6) 14
Cullman (6-5) 20, Mae Jemison (5-6) 0
Fort Payne (9-2) 24, Hartselle (4-7) 17
Pinson Valley (8-2) 42, Homewood (4-7) 7
Muscle Shoals (11-0) 61, Albertville (5-6) 20
Gardendale (8-3) 17, Minor (6-5) 11

CLASS 7A
Central-Phenix City (10-1) 45, Fairhope (6-5) 7
Prattville (9-2) 24, Theodore (8-3) 17 (2 OT)
McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0) 35, Enterprise (5-6) 10
Auburn (8-3) 33, Murphy (6-5) 0

James Clemens (9-2) 21, Vestavia Hills (7-4) 20
Hoover (9-2) 21, Sparkman (8-3) 3
Thompson (9-1) 54, Austin (7-4) 20
Florence (7-4) 24, Mountain Brook (8-3) 21


State Titles Up for Grabs on Saturday at Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Museum

AHSAA 64th State Cross Country Championships

   MONTGOMERY – Champions will be crowned in six divisions on Saturday as more than 2,000 runners converge on the Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Museum for the Alabama High School Athletic Association 64th State Cross Country Championships, which have been held annually since 1956. It will be the 47th year for the girls’ championships, which started in 1973.
      The championship 5K runs will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Class 1A/2A girls’ race. Races are set to start about every 20 minutes with awards presentations at 10:15 a.m., 10:45, 11:15 and 12:30 p.m. The final race of the day is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. when the Class 5A boys leave the starting line. State champs and runners-up will receive trophies and the top 15 finishers in each race will receive individual medals.
      Boys’ teams seeking to repeat as champions are Class 7A Huntsville, 6A Homewood, 5A Scottsboro, 4A Montgomery-Catholic, 3A Pleasant Valley and 1A/2A Altamont. On the girls’ side, returning champs are 7A Auburn, 6A Homewood, 5A Scottsboro, 3A Westminster Catholic of Oak Mountain and 1A/2A Cold Springs.
     Four teams and the top six individual finishers not from those teams advanced from the sectional races last week.
     Among the top boys’ performers heading into the meet are junior Walker Cole from Oak Mountain High School who bested Vestavia Hills standout junior Ethan Strand in the Class 7A, Section 3 meet with a 15:08.30 finish to Strand’s 15:18.07 last week. Cooper Atkins (15:22.69) and Hayden Judge (15:26.63) of Scottsboro had the next best sectional times, running the Class 5A, Section 4 meet. All of the top 10 times turned in last week were under 16 minutes.
    The top girls’ time from the sectionals belonged to Homewood senior Lainey Phelps, who turned in an 18:03.53 performance for the Patriots in the Class 6A sectionals. Saint James junior Presley Miles ran an 18:27.00 in the Class 3A, Section 2 meet. The top nine finishers on the girls’ side all finished under 19 minutes. Auburn senior Samantha Rogers will also be leading the defending Class 7A girls’ state champion Auburn squad, coached by Olivia Tofani. She won the 7A, Section 4 competition last weekend with a time of 18:52, and teammate Harper McGowan was second. Auburn placed six runners in the top eight finishers.
    Other defending girls’ state champions include: Homewood (6); Scottsboro (5A); Montgomery Catholic (4A); Westminster-Oak Mountain (3A); and Cold Springs (1A/2A). Defending boys’ state champions are Huntsville (7A); Homewood (6A); Scottsboro (5A); Montgomery Catholic (4A); Pleasant Valley (3A); Altamont (1A/2A).
    Coach Luke Robinson of Scottsboro will be attempting to lead his girls and boys to their third straight sweep at the state championships. The Wildcats’ girls will be going for their third 5A state title in a row and their 23rd overall. Scottsboro’s 22 current state titles rank second only to Mountain Brook, which has 23 in the state’s largest division. Robinson’s boys will be vying for their fourth straight Class 5A state championship. The boys’ program has 13 state titles overall, ranking third behind Hoover (15) and Mountain Brook (14).
    The AHSAA State Meet boys’ record in the 5K race (15:11.23) was ran by Robert Bedsole of Hoover in 2004. Cordell Seals of LeFlore recorded the second-fastest winning time with a 15:18.70 performance in the 1996 Class 6A race. Amaris Tyynismaa of Montgomery Catholic set the girls’ state-meet record with a 17:03.04 time in the 2014 Class 4A competition. The University of Alabama freshman closed out her prep career last year winning her fifth state title in a row. The girls ran 4K from 1995-1997 and a two-mile race prior to 1995. Mountain Brook’s Anne Koski set the AHSAA two-mile cross country state meet record in 1981 with an 11:25.20 winning time.
     Vestavia Hills’ Coy Macoy clocked 14:40.9 in 1981 when the race was three miles for the fastest winning time in state meet history. The AHSAA Cross Country State Meet history. Brooks’ Barry Fitts finished the distance in 14:53.7 in 1981.
    Tickets for the championships are $10 per person (cash only) and parking is $5 per vehicle. No pets or bicycles are allowed in the park on race day. The Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Education Center is located at 1219 County Road 187 in Danville.

 

 

AHSAA State Cross Country Championships
Race Schedule, Saturday, Nov 9

Class 1A/2A Girls: 8:30 a.m.
Class 7A Boys: 8:50 a.m.
Class 4A Girls: 9:10 a.m.
Class 1A/2A Boys: 9:30 a.m.
Class 7A Girls: 9:50 a.m.
Class 4A Boys: 10:10 a.m.
Class 1A/2A Awards Ceremony: 10:15 a.m.
Class 6A Girls: 10:30 a.m.
Class 7A Awards Ceremony: 10:45 a.m.
Class 3A Boys: 10:50 a.m.
Class 5A Girls: 11:10 a.m.
Class 4A Awards Ceremony: 11:15 a.m.
Class 6A Boys: 11:30 a.m.
Class 3A Girls: 11:50 a.m.
Class 5A Boys: 12:10 p.m.
Class 6A, 3A, 5A Awards Ceremonies: 12:30 p.m.

 

 


19 Unbeaten Teams Head into First Round Of AHSAA State Football Playoffs Nov. 8

208 Teams Advance to the Playoffs in 7 Classes

     MONTGOMERY – All of the seven the defending state football champions and a total of 19  unbeaten teams advanced to the first round of the 2019 Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs. First-round games are scheduled for Nov. 8, AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese announced Saturday.
     The first round of the playoffs was officially set Saturday morning at the AHSAA Coaches’ Playoff Meeting. And for the first time in AHSAA history, the event was televised live over the AHSAA TV Network. The three-hour telecast is also available on a delayed basis on You Tube and on the WOTM network of cable stations. WOTM’s Vince Earley produced the program with the help of Michael Giddens of WOTM and David Holtsford of the AHSAA. AHSAA TV Weekly host Jon Holder and al.com sports director Josh Bean handled the plethora of interviews and gave their expert analysis of the first-round pairings in each classification.
    All seven champions from 2018 are in the field, including: Class 7A Central-Phenix City (9-1); Class 6A Pinson Valley (7-2); Class 5A Central of Clay County (8-2); Class 4A UMS-Wright (9-0); Class 3A Flomaton (9-1); Class 2A Fyffe (10-0); and Class 1A Mars Hill Bible (10-0).
      Unbeaten teams by class in the playoffs include: Class 1A: Decatur Heritage (10-0)Isabella (10-0); Lanett (9-0); Mars Hill Bible (10-0); Class 2A: Fyffe (10-0); Luverne (10-0); Ohatchee (9-0); Red Bay (10-0);  Class 3A: Pike County (10-0); Pike Road (10-0); Susan Moore (10-0); Class 4A: Montgomery Catholic (10-0); UMS-Wright (9-0); Class 5A: Bibb County (10-0); Faith Academy (10-0); Jasper (10-0); Class 6A: Muscle Shoals (10-0); Saraland (10-0); Class 7A: McGill-Toolen Catholic (10-0).
      Montgomery Catholic’s unbeaten regular season is the first for the school since 1979. Coach Aubrey Blackwell’s Knights will be at home next Friday in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs to face Williamson (7-3).
      For Fyffe, it was the Red Devils’ 14 unbeaten regular season finish overall and fourth in a row. Coach Paul Benefield, who has a 292-53 overall coaching record, has guided Fyffe to seven perfect regular seasons in the last nine years, and the Red Devils take a 25-game winning streak into their first-round battle with Sheffield (6-4) next Friday. Fyffe will begin next season with a 48-game regular-season winning streak and 32-game winning streak in region play.
    UMS-Wright, coached by Terry Curtis (312-85), has a 28-game winning streak overall, the AHSAA’s longest current winning streak overall. The Bulldogs have won seven championships and 235 games under Curtis’ supervision. UMS hosts Dale County (4-6) in the first round of the 4A playoffs Friday.
    Mars Hill Bible is currently riding a 20-game winning streak as the Panthers of Coach Darrell Higgins heads into the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs next Friday at home against       Woodville (4-6).
    The AHSAA’s all-time wins leader Coach Buddy Anderson of Vestavia Hills and his Class 7A Rebels (7-3) are making their 32nd playoff appearance in 42 years and are back for the first time since 2015. He owns a 342-153 overall record and is just five games shy of coaching 500 games overall.
     The AHSAA TV Network, produced by WOTM TV with executive producer Vince Earley, will showcase Class 5A Sylacauga (8-2) at Alexandria (7-2) Friday in the AHSAA Network/NFHS Network Game of the Week. Tommy Wood and Coach Rick Rhoades will be handling the announcing duties.
     Approximately 50 playoff games are expected to be live-streamed in the first round over the NFHS Network.
    The first-round playoff pairings are listed.


2019 AHSAA State Football Playoffs
First-Round Pairings

All first-round games are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
CLASS 1A
Georgiana (5-5) at Sweet Water (8-1)
Billingsley (5-50  at Maplesville (7-2)
Fruitdale (5-5) at Brantley (9-1)
Linden (5-4) at Notasulga (5-4)
Keith (6-4) at Lanett  (9-0)
Marengo (6-4) at Elba (7-3)
Wadley (5-4) at Isabella  (10-0)
Florala (7-3) at Millry (9-1)

Hubbertville (6-4) at Spring Garden (9-1)
Hackleburg (4-6) at Valley Head (6-4)
Victory Christian (6-4) at Pickens County (8-2)
Falkville (6-4) at Waterloo (8-2)
Woodville (4-6) at Mars Hill Bible (10-0)
Appalachian (6-4) at South Lamar (9-1)
Vina (3-7) at Decatur Heritage (10-0)
Berry (6-4) at Donoho (8-1)

CLASS 2A
Daleville (7-3) at Leroy (8-2)
Thorsby (6-4) at Goshen (7-3)
Chickasaw (6-3) at Ariton (8-2)
New Brockton (5-5) at LaFayette (5-4)
Zion Chapel (6-4) at Reeltown (9-1)
J.U. Blacksher (8-2) at Abbeville (8-2)
Fayetteville (6-4) at Luverne (10-0)
G.W. Long (8-2) at Cottage Hill Christian (8-2)

Westbrook Christian (7-3) at Aliceville (8-2)
North Sand Mountain (7-3) at Addison (8-2)
Southeastern (5-5) at Ohatchee (9-0)
Colbert County (6-4) at Collinsville (9-1)
Sheffield (6-4) at Fyffe (10-0)
Cold Springs (5-5) at Ranburne (9-1)
Cedar Bluff (7-3) at Red Bay (10-0)
Cleveland (5-5) at Sulligent (8-2)

CLASS 3A
Opp (4-6) at Flomaton (9-1)
Oakman  (6-4) at Saint James (9-1)
T.R. Miller (6-4) at Pike County (10-0)
Montgomery Academy (6-4) at Winfield (7-3)
Bullock County (6-4) at Gordo (10-0)
Bayside Academy (5-5) at Providence Christian (9-1)
Carbon Hill (4-6) at Pike Road (10-0)
Geneva (8-2)at Mobile Christian (5-4)

B.B. Comer (5-5) at Fultondale (8-2)
Clements (6-4) at Geraldine (6-4)
J.B. Pennington (3-7) at Piedmont (9-1)
Sylvania (7-3) at Lauderdale County (8-2)
Pisgah (4-6) at Westminster Christian (7-2)
Midfield (6-3) at Randolph County (9-1)
Colbert Heights (6-4) at Susan Moore (10-0)
Walter Wellborn (9-1) at Locust Fork (6-4)

CLASS 4A
Dale County (4-6) at UMS-Wright (9-0)
Talladega (6-5) at Montevallo (6-4)
Williamson (7-3) at Montgomery Catholic (10-0)
West Blocton (5-5) at Handley (6-4)
Dallas County (4-6) at Lincoln (8-2)
Andalusia (7-3) at Trinity Presbyterian (6-4)
Holtville (6-4) at American Christian (9-1)
Alabama Christian (6-4) at Hillcrest-Evergreen (6-4)

Hokes Bluff (703( at Northside (9-1)
Rogers (3-6) at Priceville (7-3)
Cordova (5-5) at Jacksonville (8-2)
St. John Paul II Catholic (8-2) at Brooks (6-4)
Danville (5-5) at Deshler (7-3)
Good Hope (8-2) at Oneonta (7-3)
Central-Florence (3-7) at Fairview (8-2)
Anniston (6-4) at Fayette County (8-2)

CLASS 5A
Charles Henderson (4-5) at Faith Academy (10-0)
Pleasant Grove (9-1) at Chilton County (6-4)
Vigor (4-6) at Valley (6-4)
Demopolis (7-3) at Ramsay  (8-2)
Marbury (6-4) at Briarwood Christian (9-1)
Jackson (5-5) at Rehobeth (7-2)
Parker (5-5) at Bibb County (10-0)
Greenville (6-4) at Citronelle (7-3)

Boaz (4-6) at Mortimer Jordan (8-2)
Guntersville(7-2) at Hamilton (8-2)
Center Point (7-3) at Etowah (9-1)
Russellville (8-2) at Scottsboro (8-2)
Corner (7-3) at Madison County (8-2)
Sylacauga (8-2) at Alexandria (7-2)
Madison Academy (5-5) at Jasper (10-0)
Sardis (5-5) at Central-Clay County (8-2)

CLASS 6A
Park Crossing (3-7) at Saraland (10-0)
Paul Bryant (7-3) at Stanhope Elmore (8-2)
Spanish Fort (5-4) at Dothan (8-2)
Wetumpka (5-5) at Bessemer City (8-2)
Selma (6-3) at Hueytown (9-1)
Blount (8-2) at Eufaula (8-2)
McAdory (6-4)at Opelika (8-1)
Sidney Lanier (3-5) at St. Paul’s Episcopal (7-3)

Clay-Chalkville (8-2) at Helena (9-1)
Buckhorn (4-6) at Athens (7-3)
Chelsea (5-5) at Oxford (9-1)
Cullman (5-5) at Mae Jemison (5-5)
Hartselle (4-6) at Fort Payne (8-2)
Homewood (4-6) at Pinson Valley (7-2)
Albertville (5-5) at Muscle Shoals (10-0)
Gardendale (7-3) at Minor (6-4)

CLASS 7A
Fairhope (6-4) at Central-Phenix City (9-1)
Prattville (8-2) at Theodore (8-2)
Enterprise (5-5) at McGill-Toolen Catholic (10-0)
Murphy (6-4) at Auburn (7-3)

Vestavia Hills (7-3) at James Clemens (8-2)
Sparkman (8-2) at Hoover (8-2)
Austin (7-3) at Thompson (8-1)
Mountain Brook (8-2) at Florence (6-4)


AHSAA 49th Elite Eight State Volleyball Championships CLASS 4A FINALS Bayside Academy 3, Providence Christian 1

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CLASS 4A FINALS
Bayside Academy 3, Providence Christian 1

BIRMINGHAM – The Bayside Academy Admirals extended their consecutive state championship streak another year Thursday night by closing out the AHSAA’s 49th Elite Eight State Volleyball Championships with a 25-14, 25-15, 26-28, 25-15 victory over Providence Christian at Bill Harris Arena at the CrossPlex.
    Coach Ann Schilling’s team has won a state title every year since 2002.
    Jacque Martin led the Admirals with 21 kills, 11 digs and three service aces to earn Class 4A state tournament MVP.  Emily Buhl had 12 kills and Ella Broadhead had 10. Luci Wilkinson led a strong defensive effort with 26 digs and Buhl had 16. Setter Breland Dailey had 46 assists and five digs.
    Providence Christian (42-13), coached by Bill Oldfield, was led by Autumn Mayes’ 18 kills and 28 digs. Anna Riley had 12 kills and 16 digs and setter Adleigh Mayes had 30 assists and 11 digs.
      The championship was the 28th Bayside School history, and like the 18-year consecutive title streak, it too is an AHSAA state record.

 

CLASS 4A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Jacque Martin, Bayside Academy (MVP); Luci Wilkinson, Bayside; Emily Buhl, Bayside; Breland Dailey, Bayside; Anna Riley, Providence Christian; Autumn Mayes, Providence Christian.

 

2019 State Volleyball Pairings/Results

49th AHSAA Elite 8 State Volleyball Championships
Birmingham CrossPlex
State Finals, Thursday, Oct. 31

All finals will be at the Bill Harris Arena adjoining the CrossPlex and will be live-steamed by the NFHS Network. For up-to-date details, follow the AHSAA on Twitter @ahsaaupdates

CLASS 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (47-6) 3, Geraldine (42-9) 0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-17)
CLASS 5A Championship

Jasper (63-9) 3, Faith Academy (45-10) 0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-18)
CLASS 7A Championship
Mountain Brook (59-7) 3, McGill-Toolen Catholic (39-9) 0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-23)
CLASS 6A Championship

Spanish Fort (72-6) 3, Hazel Green (58-9) 1 (27-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21)
CLASS 2A Championship

G.W. Long (49-6) 3, Addison (49-15) 1 (18-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-15)
CLASS 1A Championship
Donoho (44-16) 3, Westminster-Oak Mountain (37-13) 2 (24-26, 25-20, 18-25, 28-26, 15-12)
CLASS 4A Championship
Bayside Academy (56-12) 3, Providence Christian (42-13) 1 (25-14, 25-15, 26-28, 25-15)

 


AHSAA 49th Elite Eight State Volleyball Championships CLASS 1A FINALS Donoho 3, Westminster-Oak Mountain 2

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CLASS 1A FINALS
Donoho 3, Westminster-Oak Mountain 2

BIRMINGHAM – Donoho senior Kate Porteus’ strong serves in a come-from-behind fourth set continued in the fifth and final set as the Falcons (44-16) beat Westminster of Oak Mountain 24-26, 25-20, 18-25, 28-26, 15-12 to capture the Class 1A state volleyball championship at Bill Harris Arena Thursday night.
     Coach James Clendenin praised the senior, a non-starter who stepped into the important serving role to cap Donoho’s 28-26 comeback in the fourth set and sparked a quick 6-0 lead in the fifth and final set.
     Maggie Wakefield and Lily Grace Draper took command at the net and finished with 24 and 22 kills, respectively. Draper also had 15 digs.  Class 1A state tourney MVP and Falcons setter Maggie Miller had 53 assists, many during that stretch, and also had 17 digs. Mya Keel and Ayesha Siddiqua also had 26 and 22 digs to lead the defensive effort. Donoho finished the match with 105 digs, and Westminster (37-13) had 112.
      Coach John Jones’ Knights, playing in the state finals in just the fourth year of the school’s volleyball program, got a strong defensive effort from Payton Metcalf and Elizabeth Simpson, who had 21 and 20 digs, respectively. Bailee Acker had 13 kills and 14 digs, and Molly Reynolds had 12 kills and three blocks. Metcalf also had 39 assists and Macy White had nine kills and 11 digs.
      The championship was the 11th in Donoho school history and the first since winning back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.

 

CLASS 1A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Maggie Miller, Donoho (MVP); Lilly Grace Draper, Donoho; Maggie Wakefield, Donoho; Payton Metcalf, Westminster-OM; Molly Reynolds, Westminster-OM; Bailee Acker, Westminster-OM.


 

2019 State Volleyball Pairings/Results

49th AHSAA Elite 8 State Volleyball Championships
Birmingham CrossPlex
State Finals, Thursday, Oct. 31

All finals will be at the Bill Harris Arena adjoining the CrossPlex and will be live-steamed by the NFHS Network. For up-to-date details, follow the AHSAA on Twitter @ahsaaupdates

CLASS 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (47-6) 3, Geraldine (42-9) 0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-17)
CLASS 5A Championship

Jasper (63-9) 3, Faith Academy (45-10) 0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-18)
CLASS 7A Championship
Mountain Brook (59-7) 3, McGill-Toolen Catholic (39-9) 0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-23)
CLASS 6A Championship

Spanish Fort (72-6) 3, Hazel Green (58-9) 1 (27-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21)
CLASS 2A Championship

G.W. Long (49-6) 3, Addison (49-15) 1 (18-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-15)
CLASS 1A Championship
Donoho (44-16) 3, Westminster-Oak Mountain (37-13) 2 (24-26, 25-20, 18-25, 28-26, 15-12)
CLASS 4A Championship
Providence Christian (42-12) vs. Bayside Academy (54-12), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

 


AHSAA 49th Elite Eight State Volleyball Championships CLASS 2A FINALS G.W. Long 3, Addison 1

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CLASS 2A FINALS
G.W. Long 3, Addison 1

BIRMINGHAM – G. W. Long senior hitter Mary Beth Long delivered 29 kills and 20 digs as  the Rebels (49-6) ended Addison’s six-year consecutive state championship streak Thursday winning 18-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-15 to win the Class 2A state volleyball crown.
        The 49th Elite Eight State Volleyball Championships here continue today with state champions in Class 1A and Class 4A closing out the finals tonight. All matches are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network over its subscriber-based program. 
  The Rebels fell behind early, but Mary Beth Long’s play at the net late in the first set helped G.W. Long settle down as Coach Greg Long’s team closed out the school’s first state volleyball title winning the final three sets.
    Addison (49-15) came in with six state titles in a row dating back to 2013 and 11 state crowns in the school’s trophy case. Coach Kayla Woodard has been a part of nine of them either as a player, assistant coach or head coach. Her team eliminated G.W. Long at the 2018 state tourney in the quarterfinals.
    Her team used a more balanced attack at the net and finished the match with 51 kills as a team, one less than the Rebels. Savannah Manley had 19 kills, Callie Crider had 14 and Addisyn Smothers had 11. It wasn’t enough, however, to offset the Rebels’ comeback effort.
     Emma Claire Long added 10 kills and 14 for G.W. Long, and Makenna Long had 44 assists and 13 digs. Breana Henning had five kills and 15 digs. Morgan Ferguson also served four aces. It was the balanced defense, said Coach Greg Long, that turned out to be the difference.
      The Rebels were crowned the Class 2A state softball champions last spring and the basketball team won the South Regional and reached the State Championship semifinals at the BJCC. Most of the girls in the state volleyball finals were members of those teams as well.


 

CLASS 2A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Mary Beth Long, G.W. Long (MVP); Makenna Long, G.W. Long; Emma Claire Long, G.W. Long; Savannah Manley, Addison; Callie Crider, Addison; Gracie Manley, Addison.


 

2019 State Volleyball Pairings/Results

49th AHSAA Elite 8 State Volleyball Championships
Birmingham CrossPlex
State Finals, Thursday, Oct. 31

All finals will be at the Bill Harris Arena adjoining the CrossPlex and will be live-steamed by the NFHS Network. For up-to-date details, follow the AHSAA on Twitter @ahsaaupdates

CLASS 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (47-6) 3, Geraldine (42-9) 0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-17)
CLASS 5A Championship

Jasper (63-9) 3, Faith Academy (45-10) 0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-18)
CLASS 7A Championship
Mountain Brook (59-7) 3, McGill-Toolen Catholic (39-9) 0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-23)
CLASS 6A Championship

Spanish Fort (72-6) 3, Hazel Green (58-9) 1 (27-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21)
CLASS 2A Championship

G.W. Long (49-6) 3, Addison (49-15) 1 (18-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-15)
CLASS 1A Championship
Donoho (43-18) vs. Westminster-Oak Mountain (37-12), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
CLASS 4A Championship
Providence Christian (42-12) vs. Bayside Academy (54-12), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.


AHSAA 49th Elite Eight State Volleyball Championships CLASS 6A FINALS Spanish Fort 3, Hazel Green 1

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CLASS 6A FINALS
Spanish Fort 3, Hazel Green 1

BIRMINGHAM – Spanish Fort libero Meg Brackhan provided the defensive spark that ignited the Toros’ 27-15, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21 victory over Hazel Green Thursday as the Toros downed Hazel Green in a much anticipated rematch of the 2018 finals to claim the Class 6A state title for the second straight year at Bill Harris Arena.
   The 49th Elite Eight State Volleyball Championships here continue today with state champions in Class 2A, Class 1A and Class 4A still to be crowned. All matches are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network over its subscriber-based program.
    Brackhan became the first libero to earn MVP honors after she turned in s hustling, courageous effort for the Toros (72-6) that resulted in a 2019 state tournament high 41 digs for Coach Gretchen Boykin’s team. She also had seven assists. Most important, however, she kept numerous points alive with her diving, sliding saves.
    Senior outside hitter Avery Rodgers had 21 kills, junior outside hitter Kamble Frenette had 19 kills and middle hitter Mya Barnes had 10 kills to pace the offense. Setter Kayla Keshock had 48 assists and seven digs.
    Hazel Green (58-9), coached by CoCo Tate Hughes, also had a tremendous defensive effort with 77 team digs. Spanish Fort totaled 78. Four different Trojans had 12 of more including Gracie Lynn Butler with 19, Catherine Smith with 14, Brittany Strope with 13 and Camryn Bassler with 12. Butler also had a match high 23 kills and three blocks. Smith, the setter, had 36 assists.
    Spanish Fort’s state title was the third for the Toros (2015, 2018 and 2019). Hazel Green, which won the 6A title in 2016, has seven state championships overall.
 
CLASS 6A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Meg Brackhan, Spanish Fort (MVP); Avery Rodgers, Spanish Fort; Kayla Keshock, Spanish Fort; Kamble Frenette, Spanish Fort; Gracie Lynn Butler, Hazel Green; Catherine Smith, Hazel Green.


 

2019 State Volleyball Pairings/Results

49th AHSAA Elite 8 State Volleyball Championships
Birmingham CrossPlex
State Finals, Thursday, Oct. 31

All finals will be at the Bill Harris Arena adjoining the CrossPlex and will be live-steamed by the NFHS Network. For up-to-date details, follow the AHSAA on Twitter @ahsaaupdates

CLASS 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (47-6) 3, Geraldine (42-9) 0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-17)
CLASS 5A Championship

Jasper (63-9) 3, Faith Academy (45-10) 0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-18)
CLASS 7A Championship
Mountain Brook (59-7) 3, McGill-Toolen Catholic (39-9) 0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-23)
CLASS 6A Championship

Spanish Fort (72-6) 3, Hazel Green (58-9) 1 (27-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21)
CLASS 2A Championship

Addison (44-13) vs. G.W. Long (48-6), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 3 p.m.
CLASS 1A Championship
Donoho (43-18) vs. Westminster-Oak Mountain (37-12), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
CLASS 4A Championship
Providence Christian (42-12) vs. Bayside Academy (54-12), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.


AHSAA 49th Elite Eight State Volleyball Championships CLASS 7A FINALS Mountain Brook 3, McGill-Toolen Catholic 0

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BIRMINGHAM – Mountain Brook clawed through three tough sets 25-21, 28-26, 25-23 to beat two-time defending Class 7A state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic to capture the 2019 state title here at Bill Harris Arena.
   The 49th Elite Eight State Volleyball Championships here continue today with state champions in Class 6A, Class 2A, Class 1A and Class 4A till to be crowned. All matches are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network over its subscriber-based program.
    The Spartans (59-7), coached by Vickie Nichols, were pushed to the limit, especially in the second set. While the hitters got the points on both sides, it was the defensive effort that made this final a classic to remember. Mountain Brook had 86 digs in the contest with 7A state tourney Liz Vandevelde leading the way with 22, MVP senior Grace Carr totaling 19, Evelyn King making 18,  and Ann Vandevelde posting 11. Carr also had 14 kills, three assists and one service ace.
    MK Fowlkes had 10 , Celie Field had eight kills, and Ann Vandevelde had eight kills and 33 assists. The state title was the fourth for Mountain Brook overall and the first since winning three in a row from 2014-16.
    McGill-Toolen (39-10), coached by Kate Wood, totaled 89 digs with Katie Hemphill totaling 32, Amelia Boykin 18, Skyler Bumpers 16 and Imani Nicholson 14. Nicholson also had 16 kills and Haley Palmer had 11. Boykin dished out 33 assists.
     The Dirty Dozen have 21 state titles, more than any other 7A or 6A school in the AHSAA, and second only to Class 4A Bayside Academy’s 27.
CLASS 7A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Grace Carr, Mountain Brook (MVP); MK Fowlkes, Mountain Brook; Amy Vandevelde, Mountain Brook; Imani Nicholson, McGill-Toolen; Katie Hemphill, McGill-Toolen; Skyler Bumpers, McGill-Toolen.


 

2019 State Volleyball Pairings/Results

49th AHSAA Elite 8 State Volleyball Championships
Birmingham CrossPlex
State Finals, Thursday, Oct. 31

All finals will be at the Bill Harris Arena adjoining the CrossPlex and will be live-steamed by the NFHS Network. For up-to-date details, follow the AHSAA on Twitter @ahsaaupdates

CLASS 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (47-6) 3, Geraldine (42-9) 0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-17)
CLASS 5A Championship

Jasper (63-9) 3, Faith Academy (45-10) 0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-18)
CLASS 7A Championship
Mountain Brook (59-7) 3, McGill-Toolen Catholic (39-9) 0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-23)
CLASS 6A Championship

Hazel Green (58-8) vs. Spanish Fort (71-6), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 1:15 p.m.
CLASS 2A Championship
Addison (44-13) vs. G.W. Long (48-6), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 3 p.m.
CLASS 1A Championship
Donoho (43-18) vs. Westminster-Oak Mountain (37-12), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
CLASS 4A Championship
Providence Christian (42-12) vs. Bayside Academy (54-12), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.


AHSAA 49th Elite Eight State Volleyball Championships CLASS 5A FINALS Jasper 3, Faith Academy 0

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CLASS 5A FINALS
Jasper 3, Faith Academy 0

BIRMINGHAM – Jasper High School’s Lady Vikings downed Faith Academy 25-16, 25-13, 25-18 Thursday in the Class 5A state championship game of the 49th Elite Eight State Volleyball Championships at Bill Harris Arena to claim their second consecutive state volleyball crown.
   The big reason was Coach Bobby Daniel’s power hitters. Jasper (63-9) finished with 47 kills as a team and limited Faith Academy to only 20. Senior Alex Oliver, who earned MVP honors, had 17 kills and McKinley Ferguson had 15. Dayion Johnson also had six kills and a team-high three blocks, and Jordan Gilbert had five.  Setter Temperance Chatman dished out 36 assists and had eight digs. Kelsey Shelton led the Vikings with 16 digs.
    Faith Academy (45-10), coached by Claire Elliott, got a strong effort on the front line from senior middle hitter Aaliyah Austin. She had 10 kills. Brinkley Hearn had nine assists,  and Sarah Phillips had eight. Kristen Mitternight led the Rams with eight digs.

CLASS 5A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Alex Oliver, Jasper (MVP); McKinley Ferguson, Jasper; Temperance Chatman, Jasper; Aaliyah Austin, Faith Academy; Sarah Phillips, Faith Academy; Brinkley Hearn, Faith Academy.

 

2019 State Volleyball Pairings/Results

49th AHSAA Elite 8 State Volleyball Championships
Birmingham CrossPlex
State Finals, Thursday, Oct. 31

All finals will be at the Bill Harris Arena adjoining the CrossPlex and will be live-steamed by the NFHS Network. For up-to-date details, follow the AHSAA on Twitter @ahsaaupdates

CLASS 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (47-6) 3, Geraldine (42-9) 0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-17)
CLASS 5A Championship

Jasper (63-9) 3, Faith Academy (45-10) 0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-18)
CLASS 7A Championship
Mountain Brook (58-7) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (39-3), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

CLASS 6A Championship
Hazel Green (58-8) vs. Spanish Fort (71-6), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 1:15 p.m.
CLASS 2A Championship
Addison (44-13) vs. G.W. Long (48-6), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 3 p.m.
CLASS 1A Championship
Donoho (43-18) vs. Westminster-Oak Mountain (37-12), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
CLASS 4A Championship
Providence Christian (42-12) vs. Bayside Academy (54-12), Bill Harris Arena, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.