Wednesday, February 19, 2020






2017 Class 4A/5A Boys’ Semifinals

Randolph 3, Sylacauga 1
HUNTSVILLE – Randolph scored early and held off Sylacauga’s comeback effort Thursday to post a 3-1 victory in the Class 4A/5A boys’ semifinals of the 27th AHSAA State Soccer Championships at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park.
    The victory sends the Raiders (23-2-3) into the Class 4A/5A state finals Friday against Briarwood Christian (17-5-3) at 7 p.m. The championship match will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network. 
     Randolph will be seeking its seventh state boys’ title overall while Briarwood will be seeking its fifth. The Raiders last won in 2015 while the Lions’ last championship came in 2015.
     The AHSAA State Championships continue Friday with semifinal action in Class 6A and 7A for girls and boys. The finals in Classes 1A/3A and 4A/5A will close out Friday’s session. Class 6A and 7A championship matches are scheduled for Saturday.
     Coach Alex Tomlinson’s Raiders took a 1-0 lead over Sylacauga just 6:21 into the semifinal contest when senior midfield Barrett Butler scored the match’s first goal. Parker League, a sophomore, tacked on a goal at 11:45 as Randolph took a 2-0 lead in at intermission. Sophomore Sam Hartley got the Raiders’ last goal early in the second half. Sylacauga (22-4-1) got its goal with just under six minutes left in the match when Rodrigo Estavillo took an assist from Cade Bryant and scored.
    Brayden Beutler, Coach Matt Zedaker’s goalkeeper, had nine saves. Max Shaw had three saves for Randolph.

Briarwood Christian 2, Andalusia 0
   HUNTSVILLE – Briarwood Christian scored two goals in the span of 91 seconds in the second half to nip Andalusia 2-0 in the Class 4A/5A semifinals at John Hunt Park Thursday night and joined the school’s girls by clinching a berth in the AHSAA State Soccer Championships state finals.
    Coach Shawn Brower’s Lions (17-5-3) play Randolph (23-2-3) in the championship match at 7 p.m., Friday night. The Briarwood girls face Saint John Paul II Catholic in the girls’ finals at 5 p.m.
     Sophomore Logan Frost broke a scoreless just 2 ½ minutes into the second half when he drilled a feed from junior Griffin Felton into the net for Briarwood’s first goal. Hamilton Bowen followed with the Lions’ second goal at 44:07.
    The Briarwood defense kept the ball away from its goal most of the night with keeper Grant Fielding notching two saves.  Andalusia (14-2), playing in the Final Four for the first time, got an outstanding game from its goalkeeper, freshman Franklin Osario. He had five saves to keep Coach Jarret Williamson’s Bulldogs close the entire match. Defender Treymayne Stoudemire also played an outstanding game on defense.

Class 4A/5A Girls’ Semifinals

Saint John Paul II Catholic 2, Arab 1
HUNTSVILLE – Saint John Paul Catholic’s Mary Alex Conrad scored the winning goal with 20 seconds left in the contest Thursday to lift the Falcons past Arab 2-1 in the Class 4A/5A semifinals Thursday at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park to advance to the AHSAA state finals Friday. Saint John Paul II (14-6-2) will meet Briarwood Christian (14-5-3) in the championship match to be live-streamed over the NFHS Network. 
   Coach Sam Bennett’s Falcons fell behind in the first half when senior forward Malaina Daugherty scored at the 15:49 mark. Grace Adam tied the match for Saint John Paul II with a goal at 35:36.
    The second half was primarily a defensive struggle until Conard shook loose for the winning goal.
    Arab (21-4-2), coached by Jason Guger, limited the Falcons to just six shots on goal with Lady Knights goalkeeper Gracie Davidson recording four saves. Arab could muster only two shots on goal with  Saint John Paul II goalkeeper Alex Pressnell finishing with one save.

Briarwood Christian 6, Faith Academy 1
   HUNTSVILLE – Sisters Sarah and Maggie Adcock accounted for five goals and one assist Thursday as Briarwood Christian downed Faith Academy 6-1 in the Class 4A/5A girls’ AHSAA State Soccer Championships semifinals at John Hunt Park.  The Lady Lions (14-5-3) will meet  Saint John Paul II Catholic Friday at 5 p.m.
    Senior forward Sarah Adcock scored four goals, the first at 3:44 of the first half, and the last coming at 51:32 as Briarwood built a 6-0 lead. Maggie Adcock nailed the second goal of the match at 31:51 and assisted her sister on the final goal. Grace Harris also scored once for the Lions, who have won eight state titles in the school’s storied girls’ soccer history. The last state championship came in 2010. Rebecca Wolfe also had an assist.
     Faith Academy (20-5-1), coached by Gaines Sullivan, scored with 10 minutes left when Gracie East landed the kick.
    Briarwood goalkeeper Caroline Duffee had two saves, and Faith’s Jordyn Dickinson had four.

Class 1A/3A Boys’ Semifinals

Susan Moore 4, Altamont 1
HUNTSVILLE – Susan Moore High School’s boys’ soccer team posted a 4-1 win over Altamont in the Class 1A/3A semifinals Thursday at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park to reach the AHSAA State Soccer Championship match Friday. Susan Moore faces Indian Springs (22-2-6) in the finals at 5 p.m. All finals are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network. 
   Coach Bob Austin’s Bulldogs (20-3-1) are in their first season in championship play after a hiatus from the sport for several years. Senior forward Angel Duarte made the most of his team’s surprising opportunity with 11 shots in the semifinal win, including eight shots on goal and two scored goals. His kicks at 14:24 and 45:56 gave Susan Moore a 2-0 lead. His first goal was assisted by sophomore Jason Mejia.
       Sophomore Maurico Castro made it 3-0 at the 62-minute mark and Mejia added the fourth goal six minutes later. Altamont, the Area 5 regular-season champs, finally got on the scoreboard 3:15 to play on a kick by Neal Carlson. Susan Moore finished the regular season as Area 5 runner-up. The two teams split their regular-season matches.
       James Patterson had nine saves for Coach Sean Gibson’s Knights (14-6-3). The Bulldogs used three goalkeepers, Julio Hernandez, Anthony Cervantes and Ismael Gonzales. They combined for three saves.

Indian Springs 3, Bayside Academy 1
   HUNTSVILLE – Junior midfielder Justin Chapman scored two goals in a 20-minute span in the second half to spark Indian Springs to a 3-1 win over Bayside Academy in the Class 1A/3A semifinals of the 27th annual AHSAA State Soccer Championships Thursday at John Hunt Park.
    Coach Rik Tozzi’s squad will be striving to claim its third state title school history Friday in a 5 p.m. battle with Susan Moore in the Class 1A/3A finals. Indian Springs (22-2-6) was the first school in the AHSAA to play competitive soccer, and Susan Moore is in its first season in championship play.
     Sam Simpson scored early Thursday to give Indian Springs a 1-0 lead. His goal, assisted by Nick Bryant, came at 4:16. Bayside Academy (15-9-2) tied the match at 1-1 early in the second half when Dawson Jellenc scored.
      Indian Springs’ strong defense did the rest. Bayside took only four shots on goal with goalkeeper Zak Heino registering three saves for Indian Springs.  Jack Smith had two saves for Coach Jamie Ferguson’s Admirals.
     All championship matches will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network.

Class 1A/3A Girls Semifinals

Montgomery Academy 4, Holy Spirit Catholic 0
HUNTSVILLE – Tara Katz scored two goals and had one assist Thursday to lead Montgomery Academy  (14-3-5) to 4-0 win over Holy Spirit Catholic (13-4) the 2017 AHSAA Class 1A/3A girls’ soccer semifinals at John Hunt Park.
  Play continued Thursday with semifinal contests for 1A/5A boys, 4A/5A girls and boys.
  The Lady Eagles of Coach Stuart Bonner took an early 1-0 lead when Katz set up teammate Maggie Chambers’ goal at the 6:30 mark in the first half. Virginia Meacham added a goal early in the second half, and Katz closed out the scoring with goals at 51:27 and at 75:45 to seal the win. MA goalie Dora Eskridge had four goals and Blakley Jones had 11 saves to the Titans.
   Montgomery Academy will face Westbrook Christian in the finals of the 27th annual State Tourney finals Friday at 7 p.m.

Westbrook Christian 2, Altamont 0
Westbrook Christian (19-6) advanced to the AHSAA Class 1A/3A girls’ soccer finals at John Hunt Park with a 2-0 win over Altamont in the semifinals Thursday.
    Alexis Beard broke a scoreless tie at 30:46 in the first half to five the Warriors (19-6) at 1-0 lead. Kylee Berndt added the final goal on a pass from Makenna  Beard at 38:11 and Coach Joel Hawbaker’s team led 2-0 at intermission. Westbrook relied on its strong defense to seal the victory in the second half.
       Goalkeeper Mattie Loyd had two saves, and Rachel Wright of Altamont (13-8-1) also had two saves.
        Montgomery Academy and Westbrook Christian meet in the finals of the 27th annual State Tourney finals Friday at 7 p.m. All championship matches will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network.

AHSAA Sub-State Golf Results Reported


Class 7A North Sub-State at Canebrake Golf Club, Athens:   Mountain Brook won the team title with a 286 total. Vestavia Hills was second at 289, Hewitt-Trussville, third at 299 and Sparkman was fourth with a 347 team score.
    The Spartans were led by Reynolds Lambert’s 3-under 69. He led the All-Tournament team selections that also included Ryan Eshleman of Vestavia Hills (70), Ford Clegg of Mountain Brook (71), Austin Coggin of Vestavia (72) and Mountain Brook’s William Wann (72).
    Individual qualifiers for the AHSAA State Golf Tournament next week at RTJ  Auburn National Golf Club were  Mac Reed of Mountain Brook and Reed Love of Hewitt-Trussville. Each shot a 1-over 73. The top two teams also advance to the state championships.

Class 6A North Sub-State at Cypress Lakes Golf Course, Muscle Shoals: 
Hunter Battles shot a 2-under 70 and teammate Brant Bishop fired even par 72 to lead Muscle Shoals to the sub-state tournament championship. The Trojans shot a even-par 288 as a team with Noah Olive and Sam Gargis each shooting 1-over 73 to round out the top four scorers.
    Northridge finished second at 302 with Luke Shaw shooting 71 and Matthew Madden 72 for the runner-up team. Muscle Shoals and Northridge advance to the state tourney May 15-16 at the RTJ Auburn Grand National course located at Opelika.
    Pinson Valley’s Caleb O’Toole shot 5-under 67 to capture low medalist honors and grabbed one of the two individual qualifier spots for next week’s state championships,  Thomas Caddell of Brookwood shot par-72 to earn the other spot.

Class 5A South Sub-State at Troy CC: St. Paul’s Episcopal captured first place with a 303 and Briarwood Christian was second at 327. Both advance to the state tourney as the sub-state team qualifiers.William McFadden’s 72 led the winning Bulldogs and earned him low medalist honors. Teammate David Bahos also shot 76. Individual qualifiers included Brantley Scott of Rehobeth, who scored a 3-over 75, and Central-Clay County’s David Sanford, who finished with a 78.

Class 5A North Sub-State at Goose Pond Colony Golf Club, Scottsboro:
 Guntersville’s boys shot a low round 311 to win the sub-state title and capture a berth in the AHSAA State Championships at Auburn Gran National at Opelika May 15-16. Russellville was four strokes behind at 315 to capture runner-up and the second team berth in the state tourney.
    Low medalist honors went to Douglas’s Anthony Lumpkin , who shot a 2-ujnder 70. Scottsboro’s Jon Brady Sandlin was one shot back to finish second. Both  qualified as individuals for the state tourney.
     Other solid rounds were turned in by Paul Bruce of Gunterville, who shot even par 72, and Etowah’s Tee Brown, who finished 1-over 73.
 even par 72 and Tee Brown of Etowah High School with a 1 over 73. 

Class 4A South Sub-State at Arrowhead CC, Montgomery:  
UMS-Wright won the sub-state with a 297 team total. Haleyville was second at 317, followed by Trinity Presbyterian (320) and Saint James (322). 
UMS teammates J.P. Cave and Andrew Graves each shot 72 for the low round.  Felix Ronderos , also of UMS-Wright, was next at 74, followed by Bulldogs teammate Gregory Jones and Alabama Christian’s  Dawson Popwell at 75.
    The top two teams advance to the state tourney.  The top two individual qualifiers, Popwell and Montgomery Catholic’s G
Grant Smith (76) also qualified for the state tourney.

Class 3A South Sub-State at Arrowhead CC, Montgomery:  Providence Christian posted a 300 team total and Houston Academy shot 301 as both teams finished 1-2 in the Sub-State tourney to qualify for next week’s AHSAA state tournament.
    Hal Dove of Houston Academy shot a 4-under 68 to lead all scorers. Thomas Ponder led Providence with even-par 72.  B.J. Morrison also shot 74 for PCA. Varum Yerramsetti (71) and Pete Schilli (73) of Indian Springs also qualified for the state as individual qualifiers.

North Class 3A Sub-State at Silver Lakes, Glencoe:  West Morgan captured the top spot with a 326 team total. Runner-up Lauderdale County was 10 strokes back at 336.
    West Morgan’s Dakota Terry and Clements’ Matt Smith each shot a 74. Terry won low medalist in a playoff. Smith was one of two individuals outside the top two teams to qualify for the state tourney. Geraldine’s Logan Forrester fired a 76 to earn the other individual qualifying berth.
    Wyatt Smith also shot 80 for West Morgan, and Josh Darracott had an 80 to lead Lauderdale County.

South Class 1A/2A Sub-State at Highland Park, Birmingham: St. Luke’s Episcopal shot a 302 and Altamont was second 41 strokes back at 343. Both teams qualified for the state tourney.
    Jacob Wiginton of Shades Mountain Christian shot a 73 to claim one of two individual qualifying spots. Kinston’s Dylan Moulton shot 75 for the second spot. Adam Ikner of J.U. Blacksher was third at 76.

North Class 1A/2A Sub-State at Gadsden CC:
 Westbrook Christian, led by John Hilliard’s 4-under 68 and William Wethington’s 1-over 73, posted the top team score (299) to win the competition. Runner-up Donoho was 10 shots back at 309. Both qualified for the state tourney.  Jack Svenson fired a 71 for Donoho.
    Ike Alexander of Mars Hill Bible and Cody Maddox of Marion County qualified as the two low individuals with rounds of 68 and 70, respectively. Alexander earned low medalist honors.

Class 6A North Sub-State at Cypress Lakes Golf Course, Muscle Shoals:
Northridge shot 254 to take first place. Muscle Shoals was five strokes back at 259 to finish second. Both teams advance to the state tournament next week.
    Ally Williams of Athens carded 3-over 75 to earn low medalist honors. Kate Macvicar of Northridge shot 77 and her sister Caroline Macvicar shot 79 to finished second and third. Mikayla Dubnik of Hartselle joined Williams as individual qualifiers shooting an 82.

Class 6A Sub-State at Timber Creek Golf Club, Spanish Fort: Spanish Fort posted a 271 total to claim first place and Daphne shot 295 to finish second. Letitia Sim paced the Lady Toros with an 87 and Amelia Bjuro shot 90. Jordyn Hodgson carded a 76, second best round of the day, to lead Daphne.
   Low medalist and an individual qualifier was Brooke Samson of Park Crossing, who shot even par-72. Oxford’s Kayla Huckeba also qualified as an individual with an 81.

Class 4A/5A South Sub-State at Troy CC: UMS-Wright won the sub-state tourney with a 248 team score.  Trinity Presbyterian was second at 255. Erika Allen and Karlee Allen of Northside carded 1-under 71 and 76, respectively, to claim the individual qualifying spots. Lauren Gilchrist's 71 led the winning Bulldogs. She won a one-hole shootout with Allen to earn low medalist honors. Trinity senior Sophie Burks shot 73 to lead the Wildcats.

Class 4A/5A North Sub-State at Goose Pond Colony Golf Club, Scottsboro: Arab shot a team 258 to finish first. Defending state champion White Plains finished second at 261, three strokes back. Both teams advance to the state tournament next week.
    Abby Stevens of Alexandria shot a 77 to take low medalist honors. Leeds’ Robyn Blakey was and Hannah Dyer of White Plains shot 78.  Stevens and Blakey qualified as individuals for the state tourney.  Arab’s top performance was turned in by Grace Harrell, who shot 79.

Class 1A/3A at Arrowhead CC, Montgomery: Providence Christian’s Allison Howard shot 3-over 75 to earn low medalist honors and lead her team to the sub-state championship. Bayside Academy was second at 264. Both teams advance to the state championships at Auburn Grand National May 15-16.
     American Christian’s Stephanie Fowler was two strokes behind Howard at 77 to earn one of two individual qualifier positions in the state tourney. Sydney Lake of Holy Spirit Catholic shot 85 to earn the second spot.

Class 1A/3A Sub-State at Silver Lakes, Glencoe: Westbrook Christian won the tourney with  a team 250 score. Clements shot 304 to finish second. Westbrook’s Hope Cone shot an 80 to earn low medalist. Ellie Porter and Gracie Guyton each had an 85 for the Lady Warriors.
    Anna Seahorn  of Red Bay also shot an 80 and Hannah Pope of Mars Hill Bible had an 87 to capture the two individual qualifier spots for next week’s state tourney.

Hoover Sweeps 7A State Track Titles at 93rd AHSAA State Outdoor Meet at Gulf Shores

    GULF SHORES – Hoover High School captured its seventh straight state girls’ outdoor track championship Saturday and Coach Devin Hind’s Hoover boys won its ninth state title overall and sixth in the last eight years.
    The Bucs scored 104 points to win the Class 7A boys’ crowns 93rd annual AHSAA State Outdoor Track Championships for Classes 4A, 5A, 6A and 7A concluded at Gulf Shores Sports Complex. Auburn was second with 89 points. Hind’s Lady Bucs totaled 128.50 points to capture Hoover’s third straight 7A title. The Lady Bucks won the 6A title from 2009-2014.  Mountain Brook was second Saturday with 83.50 points.
    Homewood repeated as girls’ champs in Class 6A, and Opelika won its third straight boys’ title. The Patriots out-scored runner-up Opelika 128 to 80 to win their fourth straight girls’ crown. Opelika’s boys had 84 points with Homewood finishing second with 65.
   Beauregard totaled 98 points to win the 5A girls’ championship over runner-up St. Paul’s Episcopal (83).  Scottsboro’s boys won the 5A crown with 88 points. St. Paul’s was second with 54, Arab and Guntersville tied for third with 51 each.
    In Class 4A, Montgomery Catholic’s girls won with 80 points. Randolph finished second with 63. In the boys’ competition, Greensboro won with 64.50 points. Winfield had 58 and Oneonta 46.
   A total of 16 records – nine new girls’ and seven new boys’ marks – to highlight the competition.
   Complete results can be found at A breakdown of the records set are listed below.
Class 7A Boys
100-Meter Dash: Henry Ruggs of Lee-Montgomery won the finals with a new 7A state-record time of 10.58. James Clemens’ Joshua Burks set the mark (10.65) in 2015.
200-Meter Dash: Karon Delince of Central-Phenix City and Charles Lewis of Sparkman bettered the 7A state record (21.34) set by Lewis in 2016 in Saturday’s finals. Lewis ran the 200 in 21.16 seconds but finished second to Delince, who won the race and new record with a winning time of 21.09.
Triple Jump: Senior Noah Igbinoghene of Hewitt-Trussville set a new 7A triple jump mark with a winning leap of 49-10.50. He broke the previous record (48-07.75) in three of his five attempts this year.
High Jump: McGill-Toolen Catholic’s Jake Spotswood, who won the pole vault Thursday with a winning jump of 16-06, tied the Class 7A high jump record with a winning leap of 6-06. Carl Nesbitt of Vestavia Hills also tied the mark but finished second in the event based on misses. Melvin Hill of Baker established the record in 2015.
Class 4A Boys
110-Meter Hurdles: Senior Trey Cunningham added the 4A record to his list of achievements with a winning time of 13.97 Saturday. Jeremy Nicholson of W.S. Neal held the previous record (14.23) since 2010.
800-Meter Run: Tanner King of Northside and Colin Quick of Randolph each surpassed the previous Class 4A state record (1:57.32) set by UMS-Wright’s Richie Huettemann. Quick’s second-place time was 1:57.16 an King won the event and the new record with his 1:57.00 time.
Discus: Cade Finley of Wilson broke his own record with a winning  toss of 172-09. He set the previous mark (165-05) in 2016 but surpassed that mark on three of his five throws.
Class 7A Girls
200-Meter Dash: Sparkman sprinter Lauryn Hall turned in a 23.98 time to eclipse the old mark (24.08) set by Baker’s Destiny Davis in 2016.
4x100-Meter Relay: Sparkman clocked 46.77 in the prelims and then bettered that mark with a 46.52 time in the finals to eclipse the previous record (47.23) set in 2016 by Hoover.
Javelin: Ashley Carter’s winning throw of 132-01 set a 7A state meet record in javelin. Bria Terry of Vestavia Hills held the record (128-08), setting the standard in 2015.
Triple Jump: Smiths Station’s Alonie Sutton cleared 40-01 to surpass the record set in 2015 by Kayla Williams of James Clemens (39-03.50).
3,200-Meter Run: Samantha Rogers of Auburn clocked 10:53.12 to win the 3,200. Her time replaced the previous record (10:56.28) set by Mountain Brook’s Frances Patrick in 2015. 
Class 5A Girls
300-Meter Hurdles: Morgan O’Neal of Sylacauga broke the record she set last year clocking 43.67 in the finals Saturday. 
4x100-Meter Hurdles:  Sparkman sprinted to a 46.77 time and a new 7A record. Hoover set the mark previously (47.23) last year. The Lady Bucs finished second to the Senators in ’17 running 47.64.
3,200-Meter Run: Auburn’s Samantha Rogers ran the long-distance race in 10:53.12 to set the new record. Mountain Brook’s Frances Patrick had held the record (10:56.12) since 2015.
Class 4A Girls
4x400-Meter Relay: LAMP of Montgomery won with a record time of 4:06.35. The old record (4:08.73) was set in 2006 by Guntersville.

American Christian, Cold Springs, Whitesburg Christian, Altamont, Westminster-Oak Mountain win State Track Titles at at Cullman

    CULLMAN -- American Christian swept the Class 3A boys’ and girls’ state titles Saturday as the 93rd AHSAA State Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded at Cullman High School. Whitesburg Christian and Altamont won the Class 1A and 2A girls’ state crowns, respectively while Westminster of Oak Mountain won the Class 1A boys championship.
    The real drama came in the Class 2A boys’ competition where Cold Springs edged out St. Bernard and LaFayette to win the state crown. Cold Springs totaled 97 points, St. Bernard had 96 and LaFayette had 94.
    When the 4xd400-meter relay concluded what was scheduled to be the last event of the meet, the pole vault competition was still underway. With that event still out, LaFayette had a slim lead six-point lead over St. Bernard and led by eight points over Cold springs.
    Coach Blaise Cairie’s Panthers placed  three pole vaulters in the points in what turned out to be an incredible finish in the final event of the day – which ended in a suspense-filled jump off for first place between St. Bernard ‘s Dominic Pautler and Falkville’s Devin Johnson. Both finished tied for first place clearing 13 feet and missing all three times at 13-03. The two vaulters then missed at 13 feet, cleared at 12-09 and 13 feet again, missed at 13-03 again and then ended the suspense when Johnson cleared at 13 feet and Pautler narrowly missed to give the Falkville vaulter first place and 10 points.
Pautler picked up eight points to give Coach Stephen Calvert’s team eight points and their total of 96. Blake Wood tied for third to pick up 5.50 points for Cold Springs. Teammate Trevor Slayton tied for fifth and picked up 3.50 points, and Eli Hamby was seventh – good for two points – a total of 11 in the event – and Cold Springs eeked out the 1-point win.
    Altamont, coached by Jeff Rediker, won the 2A girls’ title with 127 points. Falkville was second with 103,  St. Bernard was third with 72 and LaFayette was fourth with 71.50. Whitesburg Christian, coached by Dave McConnell, won the 1A girls’ championship with 139 points. Westminster of Oak Mountain was runner-up with 106. Coach Dale Carrell’s Westminster boys out-pointed runner-up Marion County in a close battle, 110 to 103. Isabella was third with 77.
    Coach Charles Tiller’s American Christian girls and boys won the 3A titles handily with the Lady Patriots outscoring runner-up T.R. Miller 148-98. Bayside Academy was third with 90.
Tiller’s boys won with 140 points. Weaver finished strong to take second place with 55.50 points. Mobile Christian was third with 52.
    Holly Pond was fourth with 44 points – with senior Matt Cahoon scoring 40 points with two record-setting victories in the discus (165-08) and shot put (48.10.75) and wins in the high jump (6-06) and javelin (165-01.
   Three records fell at Cullman over the two days. Complete results can be found at The records included:
Class 3A Boys
Cahoon of Holly Pond, who posted 40 points in the 2017 meet, set a new discus record (165-08), beating the old mark  (154-10) set by Daniel Blacksher of St. Paul’s Episcopal in 1985. Cahoon also set a new 3A shot put mark with his winning throw of 48-10.74. Devonta Fuqua of Lauderdale County set the previous record (48-04.75) n 2016. Cahoon also won the 3A high jump Saturday with a 6-06 leap but missed at 6-08, two inches shy of the 3A standard (6-10.25) set by Tyler Campbell of Cordova in 2008.
Class 3A Girls
Pole Vault:
American Christian’s Helen Claire Edmonds cleared 11 feet, 2 inches to set the Class 3A mark for girls. Cailyn Dressler of Cottage Hill held the mark (11-01) since 2015. Edmonds  also won the 300-meter hurdles in 48.26 and the triple jump with a winning leap of 36-06.75. She finished with 38 total points.

Classes 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A Complete Day 2 at Gulf Shores Montgomery Catholic and Brooks Emerge as Second-Day Leaders in Girls’ State Track

    Montgomery-Catholic (4A) , Brooks (5A), Homewood (6A) and Mountain Brook (7A) were atop of the girls’ points standings in their respective divisions while Winfield (4A), Scottsboro (5A), Homewood (6A) and Auburn (7A) topped the boys’ leaders after day two of the 93rd annual AHSAA State Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held at Gulf Shores Sports Complex.
    The state championships will conclude Saturday – with the NFHS Network live-streaming the final events of the state championships at Gulf Shores (Classes 4A through 7A) and at Cullman (Classes 1A through 3A).
    Catholic, thanks in part to sophomore sensation Amaris Tyynismaa’s seventh individual outdoor state championship Friday, leads the Class 4A girls’ competition with 40 points. Tyynismaa, the Class 4A state record holder in the 3,200-meter run,  won the race for the third straight year clocking 11:05.86 – 12 seconds shy of the 10;53.15 she ran in 2015 to set the girls’ current 4A record. The state championship was seventh AHSAA outdoor state title of her career. She won the 1,600 meters on Friday. Catholic holds a slim one-point lead over Randolph (39) with defending state champion UMS-Wright third with 35 and Hokes Bluff fourth with 23. On the boys’ side, Winfield, the 2016 Class 3A state champs, lead Trinity Presbyterian 37-38 with Greensboro and Wilson tied for third with 26 points.
    In Class 5A, Brooks holds a 59-50 lead over defending champion St. Paul’s Episcopal in the girls’ division with Beauregard (47) and Scottsboro (46) close behind. Scottsboro’s boys have 61 points with 12 events completed with Guntersville (36) and Briarwood Christian (31) second and third. 
    Homewood’s girls have totaled 75 points after nine events in Class 6A and the Patriots’ boys have 57 after the same number of events. Opelika’s girls are second with 49 points heading into Satrurday’s final round and the Bulldogs’ boys have 49 and Cullman 41 to trail Homewood’s boys.
   Class 7A girls’ leader Mountain Brook has 63.16 points and Auburn is second with 51. Smiths Station (47.33) third and McGill-Toolen Catholic (45.50) fourth, heading into Saturday. Auburn’s boys have scored 50 points after 10 events, and Hoover has 44. McGill-Toolen is third with 41 and Hewitt-Trussville had 40.
     Auburn’s Samantha Rogers set a new Class 7A record in the 3,200-meter run clocking 10:53.12 Friday to edge Mountain Brook’s Anna Grace Morgan by five seconds. Her time beat Mountain Brook runner Frances Patrick’s mark (10:56.28) set in 2015.
   Other highlights Friday included:

400-Meter Dash: Nicole Payne of Oak Mountain won with s 56.58 time.
Ambulatory 400-Meter Dash: McGill-Toolen’s Jordan McGuire clocked 1:21.39 to take first place. She also won the ambulatory 200-meter dash in 35.06 and the 100 at 17.21.
4x100-Meter Relay: Sparkman’s girls set a new 7A record in the prelims clocking 46.77. Hoover ran 47.23 in 2016 to set the mark.
Javelin: Auburn’s Ashley Carter threw the javelin 132 feet, 1 inch for a new 7A state record. Bria Terry of Vestavia Hills set the mark (128.08) in 2015.

3,200-Meter Run: Homewood’s Celie Jackson and John Carroll Catholic’s Lindsey Granier finished 1-2 with times of 11:24.08 and 11:28.26, respectively.
400-Meter Dash: Homewood’s Jasmine Griffin won first place with a 56.63 time.
4x800-Meter Relay: Fort Payne won over Homewood by six seconds with a winning time of 10:04.88.
Long Jump: Carol Lawrence of Homewood and Allison Tanner of Helena both cleare 5-04 but Lawrence won with fewer misses.
3,200-Meter Run: Scottsboro distance runner Karsyn Whitehead, who won the 1,600 Thursday,  recorded a winning time of 11:45.62.
400-Meter Dash: Sylacauga’s Morgan O’Neal and Central-Tuscaloosa’s Jada Childers finished 1-2 just 69/100ths of  second apart. O’Neal’s winning time was 57.16.
100-Meter Dash: Florida State-bound Jayla Kirkland of Woodlawn had the fastest prelim time in 5A clocking 12.03 seconds.
Long Jump:  Breanna Brown of Woodlawn won at 17-06.
400-Meter Dash: Ebony Tolliver of LAMP, Elizabeth Johnson of Randolph and Jabriana Jemison of Lamp finished 1-2-3 with just 89/100ths of a second between first and third place. Tolliver’s winning time was 1:00.36.
4x800-Meter Relay: Montgomery Catholic won in 10:01.91 over Wilson (10:34.04).
Long Jump: Isabella Cochran of Montgomery Catholic won with a 17-06.75 leap.
Shot Put: Deshler’s Rachel Davidson won with a 46-06.75 heave.
3,200-Meter Run: Vestavia Hills’ James Sweeney won in 9:27.72 with runner-up Tommy McDonough of Hoover clocking 9:28.51.
200-Meter Dash: Karon Delince of Central-Phenix City ran 21.51 seconds in the prelims to narrowly miss beating the state record (21.34).
4x800-Meter Relay: Hoover clocked a swift 8:03.80 to nip Smiths Station (8:04.21) and Mountain Brook (8:05.11).
Triple Jump: Noah Igbinoghene of Hewitt-Trussville set a 7A record with a winning leap of 49-10.75. Michael Wiggins of Huntsville set the previous record (48-07.75) in 2016.
Shop Put: Walter Thomas of Vestavia Hills won with an excellent throw of 58 feet, 4 inches – eight inches shy of his 2016 state-7A record throw of 59 feet. 
3,200-Meter Run: Ben Garner of Opelika, who finished second last year, won the 2017 race in 9:29.17.
400-Meter Dash: Four runners finished 48/100ths of a second apart with Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa’s Nate Sanford winning in 49.13 seconds. Jordan Brazile of Blount (49.42) was second, Xavier Rogers of Stanhope Elmore (49.59) was third and Brian Sims of  Ramsay (49.61) was fourth in the closest race of the day.
Pole Vault: Cullman’s Garrison Hill cleared 15 feet to beat the field by a foot.
3,200-Meter Run: Chase Buckelew’s time of 9:41.46 won the event for Arab. He won the 1,600 Thursday.
400-Meter Dash: Guntersville’s Myles Williamson finished first with a winning time of 50.40 seconds.
High Jump: John Dalton of Scottsboro cleared 6-04 to win and also leaped 21-08.75 to win the the 5A long jump. 
3,200-Meter Run: Charlie Lott of Trinity Presbyterian won in 9:48.02. He captured the 1,600 Thursday.
400-Meter Dash: Elmore County’s D. J. Patrick won with a time of 50.65 seconds.
110-Meter Hurdles: Trey Cunningham qualified for Saturday’s finals with a 14.32 time – just short of the existing 4A state record (14.23) held by Jeremy Nicholson of W.S. Neal since 2010.
Discus: Cade Finley of Wilson broke his own record (165-05) set in 2016 with a winning throw of 172-09.

Classes 1A, 2A, 3A Conclude at Cullman Saturday American Christian Boys & Girls Lead 3A Field At AHSAA’s 93rd State Track Championships

    CULLMAN – American Christian Academy’s girls and boys led Class 3A after day of the AHSAA’s 93rd annual State Outdoor Track Championships being held at Cullman High School Friday and Saturday for Classes 1A, 2A and 3A.
    Gulf Shores is hosting Classes 4A, 5A, 6A and 7A. Both sites’ final events are being livestreamed by the NFHS Network. The live-stream production can be accessed by clicking the NFHS Network icon at
    Live stats at both sites are being provided by Express Timing and can be accessed at as well.
    Coach Charles Tiller’s Patriots hold a 35-32 edge over Mobile Christian in the Class 3A boys’ competition heading into Saturday’s final day. Holly Pond is a close third with 30 points. ACA’s girls hold a four-point 47-43 lead over Bayside Academy in the 3A girls’ competition. T.R. Miller is third with 40 points and Pleasant Valley is fourth with 39.
   In Class 2A, Altamont’s girls lead Falkville 47-41 after Friday’s events and St. Bernard is third with 31. St. Bernard’s boys lead the 2A boys’ standings with 37 points. LaFayette has 24, Cold Springs and Sheffield, 23 each. 
    Marion County’s 68 points leads Class 1A’s boys. Westminster of Oak Mountain is second with 36 and Isabella is third with 35. Whitesburg Christian leads the 1A girls with 75 points. Westminster is second with 37 and Addison is third with 24.
    Holly Pond senior Matt Cahoon and Mobile Christian’s Josiah Harry each broke a 32-year old Class 3A state tournament discus record Friday at Cullman in individual action. Cahoon surpassed Daniel Blacksher’s record set in 1985 of 154 feet, 10½ inches on five of his six throws – winning with a new record 165-08 toss.  Harry beat Blacksher’s standard on two of his six throws and finished second in the event with a 157-07 best.
   Cahoon’s brother Joey Cahoon set a Class 3A shot put record with a throw of 48 feet,10.75 inches. 
     Maplesville senior Terrance Dunlap, the MVP of the Class 1A state football championship game the last three seasons, won the Class 1A 400-meter dash Friday in 50.26 seconds He was one second off the state 1A outdoor record (49.25) set by Hazlewood’s James Harris in 2003.
    Weather caused the 100 and 110-meter prelim races to be moved to Saturday where the winners will be decided on best times in the heats. The Class 3A boys’ pole vault and triple jump were also moved to Saturday starting at 9:30 and 8 a.m., respectively. The championships will conclude late Saturday afternoon.
    Other highlights include:

1,600-Meter Run: Harper Roberts of American Christian edged past Allie Nelson of T.R, Miller to win the event in 5:15.93. Nelson’s time was 5:18.26.
Shot Put: Lauren Chastang of Bayside Academy won with a winning of 35-02.50 – coming on her second toss of the day.
Long Jump: Amber Mason of Bayside Academy captured first place with a 16-05 winning leap.
Discus: Mary Stewart Shegan of Montgomery Academy won with a winning toss of 95-07.

400-Meter Dash: Falkville’s Kari Watts won in 1:00.34 over runner-up Anna-Julia Kutsch of Altamont (1:00.93).
1,600-Meter Run: Ivy Edge and Leahrose Mami took first and second play for St. Bernard just three seconds apart. Edge’s winning time was 5:33.43.
Triple Jump: Only 3½ inches separated the top three finishers as Kayla Watts of LaFayette won win a winning leap of 33-04½. Kalia Todd of Altamont was second at 33-04 and Keaundra Woody, Watts’ Bulldogs teammate, finished third at 33-01.
Javelin: Baylee Lockhart of Falkville won with a 103-08 throw.
400-Meter Dash: Katherine Brandon and Mattie Weeks of Whitesburg Christian finished 1-2 with times of 1:01.58 and 1:02.52, respectively.
High Jump: Addison’s Abbie Chambless and Whitesburg Christian’s Emma Cape each cleared 5 feet. Chambless took first place based on misses.
Para-Ambulatory 400-Meter Dash: Paige Wilson of Cedar Bluff clocked 1:54.48.
Ambulatory 400-Meter Dash: Ciara Martin and Carlie Chapman, both of Alabama School for the Blind, finished 1-2 with times of 1:44.74 and 2:01.64.
Long Jump: Kaitlin Hill of Loachapoka took first place with a 16-01 leap.
4x800-Meter Relay: Westminster of Oak Mountain recorded a 10:09.19 time, just three seconds off the 1A girls’ state record, to win easily.
1,600-Meter Run: Joseph Wohlers, Brock Isom and David Barrett of American Christian finished 1-2-3 just four second apart with Wohlers crossing the finish line first with a winning time of 4:36.68.
400-Meter Dash: American Christian’s Luke Skinner narrowly missed setting a new 3A state meet record in the 400 – clocking 49.77 seconds to win Friday. Tavias Anderson of Sheffield set the mark (49.46) in 2016. 
400-Meter Dash: Tavias Anderson of Sheffield won with a 50.67 time.
1,600-Meter Run: Casey Guthery and Andrew Sweeney finished 1-2 for St. Bernard. Guthery’s winning time was 4:31.06 and Sweeney clocked 4:31.95.
Shot Put: Sheffield’s Jakobi Lewis won with a throw of 48 feet, 1½ inches.
4x800-Meter Relay: St. Bernard finished first clocking 8:46.07.
Long Jump: Tyler Dean of J.U. Blacksher won with a best leap of 20-10.25.

1,600-Meter Run: Nate Collins’ 4:33.61 time won the event for Westminster of Oak Mountain.
Pole Vault: Marion County’s Garrett Cooper won the event clearing  10 feet, 6 inches. Teammates Jacob Sanders and Braden Pyron finished 2-3 behind Cooper for the Red Raiders.
High Jump: Addison’s Noah Rice cleared 6 feet to capture first place.
Ambulatory 400-Meter Dash: Alabama School for the Blind’s Cole Howell clocked 1:28.85.
Long Jump: Tyler Dean of J.U. Blacksher won with a winning leap of 20-10.25.
Triple Jump: Marion County’s Aaron Madero won with a winning jump of 44-01.75.

Class 1A/2A/3A Boys’ and Girls’ Hurdles Moving to Saturday Morning

   CULLMAN – Due to current weather conditions, the 100-meter girls hurdles and 110-meter boys hurdles races in all classes at the Class 1A/2A/3A State Track Championships are being moved to Saturday run as finals on time at the originally scheduled 11 a.m. start.  The heats are being re-seeded slow to fast based on section qualifying times.
No other adjustments have been made in the schedule at this time. However, schools  should check the AHSAA website ( for further updates.