Sunday, March 29, 2020






North Boys’ and Girls’ All-Star Teams Claim Wins in Inaugural AHSAA All-Star Tennis Competition

MONTGOMERY – The North boys and the North girls each posted 8-1 victories Thursday at Montgomery Country Club to win the inaugural AHSAA North-South All-Star Tennis competition in All-Star Sports Week history.
   The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) hosts the North-South All-Star competition held annually at the AHSAA Summer Conference. The conference, which includes more than 4,000 coaches and administrators, is being held at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center through Friday. The
    The all-star competition closes out Thursday with the 60th annual North-South All-Star Football Classic at 7 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.
     The Central-Phenix City NFHS Network School Broadcast Program is producing the NFHS Network’s livestreaming. Tom Loreman is the producer,
    The North boys won all six singles matches to win the tennis competition. Matthew Brooks of Daphne was forced into action in doubles play teaming with Wesley Lartigue of Gulf Shores to win6-4, 3-6, 7-5 over Dallas Burkes and Alex Rainer, both of James Clemens. It was the only match the South won. He then closed out the competition with a marathon battle with John Wolf of Briarwood Christian winning the first set 6-2 but lost the match with Wolf winning the final two sets 6-3, 6-3.  Both all-stars received the Best All-Around Plaques presented to one player each from the North and South teams.
    The North girls were led by Spain Park’s Sydney Ellison, who won her singles match of St. Paul’s Episcopal’s Jenna Prater 6-0, 6-4, and then joined Hoover’s Kennedy Ward to beat Whitsett Herring and Rose Nicholas of McGill-Toolen Catholic in doubles play 6-0, 6-1. Ellison was received the North’s Best All-Around Plaque. The South’s Best All-Around recipient was Ellie Slawson of Trinity Presbyterian. She and Wildcats teammate Rylee Tucker played Ji Soo Kim of Randolph and Alyssa Vandiver of Deshler in a doubles match falling 6-4, 6-4.
   Prater and UMS-Wright’s Mary Francis Wood teamed to beat Bella Wimberly of Westminster Christian and Reagan Martin of Cullman 6-0, 6-2 in doubles for the South’s lone win. Wood became the all-star from the Wood family to participate in the North-South All-Star competition. Her brother Hunter played in the 2013 North-South All-Star Football Game, her dad Russ Wood played in the 1979 North-South All-Star Game, and her grandfather Mack Wood, a member of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame, coached in the North-South game twice.
    Coaching the South girls were Meridy Jones of UMS-Wright and Kaylon Cantrell of Prattville Christian. Coaching the North girls were Jessica Freeman of Deshler and Shelly Sumner of Vestavia Hills. Sue Marshall was the administrative coach.
    The North boys’ coaches were Donna Garner of Florence and Jeremy Mears of Briarwood Christian. Chip Travis of Saraland and Lara Patterson of Jemison coached the South boys. Rick Cleveland of UMS-Wright served as administrative coach.
BANQUETS SET FOR FRIDAY:   The AHSAA closed out the Summer Conference Friday with its mandatory principals and athletic directors’ session which includes updates from the AHSAA and the AHSAA Medical Advisory Committee. The day also includes the 12th annual Sportsmanship Luncheon Friday at noon at the Renaissance, which will recognize 99 high schools that completed the 2018-19 school year without an ejection or sportsmanship-related fine. Eight schools, one from each district, will receive the AHSAA Sportsmanship $1,000 Grant for their exemplary commitment to good sportsmanship.
    The AHSAA Championship Coaches Awards Banquet will be Friday night at the Renaissance at 6 p.m. All 2018-19 state championship coaches are being recognized as well as seven individuals who will are receiving the AHSAA Making a Difference Award. Those individuals include:  principal John Hardin of Hackleburg High School (1A); volleyball and basketball coach Lisa Bates of Sand Rock (2A); principal Willie Wright of Pike County (3A); softball coach Chris Goodman, Alabama Christian (4A); football coach Rush Holcomb, Hamilton High School (5A); radio personality D. Mark Mitchell of Opelika (6A); and Jefferson County Schools Athletic Director Ken Storie (7A).
    The AHSAA Officials’ Awards luncheon will close out the week Saturday at the Renaissance at 11:30 a.m.

North-South All-Star Tennis Matches
North 8, South 1

Match 1:
Sydney Ellison (Spain Park) d. Jenna Prater (St. Paul’s), 6-0, 6-4.
Match 2: Kennedy Ward (Hoover) d. Whitsett Herring (McGill-Toolen), 2-6, 6-1, 6-0.
Match 3:
Caraline Cox (Hewitt-Trussville d. Rose Nicholas (McGill-Toolen), 6-1, 6-0.
Match 4:
Jaquelyn Nieto Aguilar (Albertville) d. Chloe Turner (Saraland), 6-1, 6-2.
Match 5:
Hallie Grace McCrory (Muscle Shoals) d. Faith Sanderson (Saraland), 6-1, 6-0.
Match 6:
Anna Woods (Russellville) d. Anna Walling (Jemison), 6-1, 6-0.

Match 1:
Sydney Ellison (Spain Park)-Kennedy Ward (Hoover) d. Whitsett Herring (McGill-Toolen)-Rose Nicholas (McGill-Toolen), 6-0, 6-1.
Match 2:
Jenna Prater (St. Paul’s)-Mary Francis Wood (UMS-Wright) d. Bella Wimberly (Westminster Christian)-Reagan Martin (Cullman), 6-0, 6-2.
Match 3: Ji Soo Kim (Randolph)-Alyssa Vandiver (Deshler) d. Ellie Slawson (Trinity)-Rylee Tucker (Trinity), 6-4, 6-4.
North Best All-Around Award: Sydney Ellison, Spain Park.
South Best All-Around Award: Ellie Slawson, Trinity Presbyterian.

North coaches: Jessica Freeman (Deshler); Shelley Sumner (Vestavia Hills); Sue Marshall (Randolph), administrative coach.
South coaches: Meridy Jones (UMS-Wright); Kaylon Cantrell (Prattville Christian); Elisa Bowden (Trinity), administrative coach.

North 8, South 1

Match 1:
John Wolf (Briarwood) d. Matthew Brooks (Daphne), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Match 2:
William Watts (Mountain Brook) d. Patten Trotter (Fairhope), 6-1, 6-1.
Match 3:
Connor Coots (Huntsville) d. Joshua Kim (LAMP), 6-3, 6-4.
Match 4: Sam Smith (Vestavia Hills) d. Wesley Lartigue (Gulf Shores), 4-0 – retired.
Match 5:
Ryan Stafford (Spain Park) d. William Robertson (Montgomery Academy), 6-0, 6-1.
Match 6:
Ross Zeanah (Northridge) d. Kessler Park (St. Paul’s), 6-4, 6-3.

Match 1:
Wesley Lartigue (Gulf Shores)-Matthew Brooks (Daphne) d. Dallas Burkes (James Clemens)-Alex Rainer (James Clemens), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Match 2: Noah Tompkins (Florence)-Luke Singletary (Florence) d. Alec Chandler (Montgomery Academy)-Bruno Anez (UMS-Wright), 6-2, 6-1, 6-3.
Match 3:
Mason Woodman (Jasper)-Richard “Tad” Euler (Pell City) d. Jay Teel (Wetumpka)-Thomas Jackson (McGill-Toolen), 6-0, 6-1.
North Best All-Around Award: John Wolf, Briarwood Christian.
South Best All-Around Award: Matthew Brooks, Daphne.

North Coaches: Donna Garner (Florence); Jeremy Mears (Briarwood Christian); Sue Marshall (Randolph), administrative coach.
South Coaches: Chip Travis (Saraland); Lara Patterson (Jemison); Rick Cleveland (UMS-Wright), administrative coach.


Houston Academy, Saint James Claim AHSAA Class 1A/3A Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis Championships


MONTGOMERY – Houston Academy swept all six singles and one doubles championship Tuesday at the AHSAA Class 1A/3A State Tennis Championships at Lagoon Park to post 78 points as the Raiders of Coach William Hart won the Dothan school’s third AHSAA boys’ state tennis title in school history. Saint James edged Saint Luke’s Episcopal 56-52 to win the Class 1A/3A girls’ state title.
    Senior Will Tucker led Houston Academy with a hard-fought 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Sam Prickett of Saint James to win the No. 1 boys’ singles crown. Saint James finished second with 67 points. Donoho was third with 27 and T.R, Miller followed with 22.
    Senior Nicholas Ruddock won the No. 2 singles for Houston Academy. Other Raiders to win singles crowns were freshman Andrew Ayodeji (No. 3); junior Hayes Edwards (No. 4); junior David Edwards (No. 5); and seventh grader Mitchell Piedra (No. 6). 
    Saint James, coached by Geoff Waring, picked up the No. 5 singles title thanks to seventh grader Reilly Taylor and senior Allyn Browning won the No. 6 singles crown. Shoals Christian’s Lee Taylor Bishop beat Saint James senior Ann Miller 6-0, 6-3 to claim the No. 1 singles championship. Browning and Taylor also won the No. 3 doubles title for Saint James.
  For complete match-play results, go to the following links:

Class 1A/3A Girls:
Class 1A/3A Boys:

Briarwood Wins 2nd Straight Boys’ Championship; UMS-Wright Girls Claim 10th Title in a Row

MOBILE – Briarwood Christian’s boys’ team made it a complete sweep Tuesday in the Class 6A State Tennis Tourney winning all six singles and all three doubles titles en route to posting 84 points to capture the Lions’ second straight AHSAA State Tennis Championship.
    UMS-Wright had 54 points as the Lady Bulldogs won their 10th straight state tennis crown – breaking the AHSAA record of nine set by Coach Meridy Jones’ team last year. Both 2019 champions won the Class 4A/5A state titles in 2018 and moved up to Class 6A this school year.
     Luke Wolf, a sophomore, led the Lions’ charge with a 6-4, 7-6 win over Northridge’s Braden Hannig in the No. 1 singles finals. His older brother John Wolf, a junior, won the No. 2 singles crown. He finished as runner-up in the 4A/5A No. 1 singles competition in 2018.
    Luke Wolf and Connor Coleman won the No. 1 doubles title as well winning 6-4, 6-4 over Hannig and Tygren Goldammer of Northridge. Briarwood’s Coleman also won No. 3 singles; Ethan Carr won at No. 4; Alex Felts captured No. 5 singles and Will Tarter won at No. 6 for Coach Jeremy Mears’ Lions.
     The 84 points by Briarwood tied the state record set by UMS-Wright’s boys in 2009. Northridge was second Tuesday with 50 points, Trinity Presbyterian had 34 and UMS-Wright 29.
     St. Paul’s Episcopal totaled 48 points to finish a close second to UMS-Wright in the girls’ competition. Northridge was third with 43 and Decatur was fourth with 37.
    Martha Williams was the only UMS-Wright player to win a single crown – capturing the No. 4 singles title. Tianna Dixon and Audrey Sewell won the No. 1 doubles title over Northridge’s Ava Rath and Jacqueline Alcocer 6-1, 6-4.
  For complete match-play results, go to the following links:

Class 6A Girls:
Class 6A Boys:

Montgomery Academy Sweeps Class 4A/5A AHSAA State Tennis Championships at Mobile


     MOBILE – Montgomery Academy made the move from Class 1A/3A to Class 4A/5A with style Tuesday with a sweep of the AHSAA State Boys’ and Girls’ State Tennis Championships. The tourneys, along with the Class 6A Boys’ and Girls’ State Championships, were held at Mobile Tennis Center. The championships were No. 18 and 17 for the Eagles’ boys and girls, respectively.
     Coach David Bethea’s boys scored 66 points to beat runner-up Randolph (52) by 14 points. Jasper was third with 45 points and LAMP finished fourth with 37. Coach Amy Williams’ Lady Eagles gave Montgomery Academy the sweep posting 73 points to win by 20 over runner-up Jasper (53). Finishing in order were Randolph (39), Deshler (36) and Etowah (31).
     Montgomery Academy managed to win just 2 singles titles with junior Alec Chandler winning at No. 4 and eighth grader Whit Davis at No. 5. Freshman Kaustubh Holcomb of Randolph won the No. 1 singles title for the second year in a row. This time he had to beat 2018 Class 1A/3A state champ James Torbert in the finals 7-5, 7-6(8-6). Holcomb and his younger brother Kirthan Holcomb, who won at No. 3 singles, teamed with his older brother to win the No. 1 doubles title over Jasper’s Jack Bryan and Grayson Barber, 6-2, 6-3. Montgomery Academy’s Alec  Chandler and William Chapman won the No. 3 doubles title for the Eagles.
   Randolph’s Alana Boyce won the No. 1 singles crown over defending champion Peyton Miller of Indian Springs  6-0, 6-1. Martha Ernest, a junior, captured the No. 4 singles title for Montgomery Academy and sophomore McRae Freeman won at No. 6 singles for the Eagles.
    Boyce and Ji Soo Kim of Randolph beat Montgomery Academy’s Chandler and Margaret Voltz 6-4, 6-2 to win the No. 1 doubles championship.
     For complete results, go to the following links:

Class 4A/5A Girls:
Class 4A/5A Boys:

Vestavia Hills’ boys, Mountain Brook’s Girls Claim the AHSAA 2019 Class 7A State Tennis Championships

Lady Spartans win for 29th time

    DECATUR – Vestavia Hills High School outscored runner-up Huntsville 38-36 to claim the AHSAA 2-19 Class 7A Boys’ State Tennis Championship at Jimmy Johns Tennis Center at Point Mallard.
    The Rebels snapped a three-year winning streak by Mountain Brook, which posted 24 points to finish third. Auburn was fourth with 22. The state title was the sixth overall for Vestavia, coached by Nathan Miles.
    Mountain Brook captured its third girls’ Class 7A state title in a row and the 29th overall in school history accumulating 53 points In the Class 7A Girls’ State Championships.  Coach Susan Farlow’s Lady Spartans out-pointed Vestavia Hills by 13 points. The Lady Rebels totaled 40 points, followed by McGill-Toolen Catholic with 17, Fairhope and Florence with 16 each. Fairhope’s girls received the 7A Sportsmanship Award and McGill-Toolen’s boys received the Boys’ Sportsmanship Award.
    Sophomore Emma Karcher downed Maggie Nelson of Vestavia Hills 7-5, 6-3 to claim the No. 1 singles championship. Karcher finished second in 2018. Madison Jenkins won at No. 3 singles for the Spartans, Liz Vandevelde won at No. 4 singles and Warner Johnson at No. 5. Karcher and Vandevelde teamed to win the No. 1 doubles title. Sully Ferreira and Kate Jeffcoat won for at No. 3 doubles for Mountain Brook.
    Auburn junior Phillip Bosman beat Grissom’s Parrish Simmons 6-4, 6-1 to capture the 7A boys’ No. 1 singles crown. Vestavia Hills won two singles titles, led by freshman George Fan at No. 3 and senior Gray Moore at No. 5. The Rebels’ team of sophomore Daniel Wheeler and junior Ethan Arrington won at No. 2 doubles title, and Vestavia won at No. 3 doubles with Fan and senior Jack Kimbrough.
   The Class 4A/5A and Class 6A state tennis tourneys conclude Tuesday night at Mobile Tennis Center, and the Class 1A/3A State Tourney at Lagoon Park is expected to conclude later today.

    For complete results of the Class 7A championships, go to the following links:

Class 7A Girls:
Class 7A Boys

Center Point Boys Capture Jefferson County Track Championships for 3rd Straight Year

AHSAA Spring Spotlight

MONTGOMERY – Senior hurdler Jalen Aibogun led Center Point High School to its third straight Jefferson County Track and Field Meet Championship to earn this week’s AHSAA Spring Spotlight for the sports of track and field, golf and tennis.
    Aibogun won three events as the Eagles of Coach Preston Wilson won the title over a 12-team Jeffco field that included Clay-Chalkville, Shades Valley, Pinson Valley, Gardendale and Mortimer Jordan. Aibogun totaled 30 points winning the 110-meter high hurdles, 300-meter intermediate hurdles and the 400-meter dash. 
    Sophomore Ambria James captured first place in the shot put and took third place in discus throw to score 16 points as Center Point took the girls’ Jeffco title for the second year in a row. The roster for Coach Terress Long features only one senior and a strong sophomore class of 19 girls.
     Quienterrius Tanksley also captured the discus event for Center Point’s boys and finished second in the shot. Kobe Collier won the high jump and the 4x400-meter relay team comprised of Lyric Lawson, Jabril Muhammad, Michael Jones and Kenyon Anthony finished third.
    The Lady Eagles got a boost from Brandy Jamfi, who finished second in the 3,200 meters and anchored the winning 4x800 relay team.
    The Jefferson County Championships was an excellent tune-up for all the Jeffco schools with AHSAA Section track meets set for the weekend of Apr. 25-26-27.
     Other top performances reported in track, golf and tennis include:


JARIAN WILSON, MARY MONTGOMERY: Won the long jump with a winning leap of 21 feet, 3 inches to spark Coach John Kubick’s Vikings to the Mobile County Meet boys’ championship. Mary Montgomery finished with 101 points with McGill-Toolen one point back with 100 and Baker third with 98.50.  Javoris McIntosh also won the triple jump (45-8), Lester Davison finished second in the 110 and 300 hurdles for Mary Montgomery, and distance runner Caleb Troy Smith was second in the 1,600 and 3,200 runs.
McGill’s major points came from David Dolan, who won the pole vault with a new personal best of 16-6 ¼, while Kendal White got double wins in the 110 and 300-meter hurdles (14.42/38.09).
 JAZMEN PERRYMAN, BAKER: The sprinter helped Baker High School win the girls’ title at the Mobile County Meet with 155.42 points. McGill-Toolen was second with 147. Perryman won the 200-meter dash (25.64) and finishing second in the 100 (12.34). Baker’s Kelsey White won the 100-meter hurdles (14.96) and 300-meter hurdles (45.00), finished second in the triple jump (35-9 ¼) and third in the long jump (16-11 ½). White won the award for the Outstanding Female Performer, scoring 34 total points.
    McGill-Toolen’s Claire Frazier Bolton won the 400 (58.21)), 800 (2:19.25) and 1,600 (5:14.08), and teammate Hannah Daffin captured the shot (43-4 ¼) and discus (110-6).

WILLIAM WANN, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Blistered the Limestone Springs course to shoot a 7-under 135 to claim medalist honors at the Tom Bell Memorial Classic. The defending Class 7A state champion Spartans won the team title with an 11-under-par 565 team total. Auburn was second at 13-over and 589. Wann shot 67 and 68 to edge Houston Academy’s Hal Dove, who had back-to-back rounds of 68 to finish 6-under 136. UMS-Wright’s J.P. Cave was third at 68-69—137 and Price Brown followed a first-day 71 with the best round of the second day (67) to finish at 138.
JACOB LECROY, DONOHO: Shot a final round 2-under 70 and finished the two-day Oxford Invitational played at Cider Ridge Golf Course at 1-over 145 to claim medalist honors. He finished one shot ahead of St. Paul’s Episcopal’s John Gaal, who had a final round 69 to close at 146. Gaal and his St. Paul’s teammates won the team title with 321-324—625. James Clemens was a distant second at 650 and Donoho was fifth at 696. Lecroy was 3-over at 75 after the first day but held a 2-stroke lead. 
hot five-under-par 67 to win the Turtle Point title and carded 69 to win the James Clemens Metro Invitational.
MICHAELA MORARD, RANDOLPH: Recorded five birdies to finish with a 68 to win low medalist honors, and Randolph shot a tournament team record 221 to win the Hazel Green Invitational girls’ title. Randolph broke the previous record by 16 strokes and finished 23 strokes ahead of second-place Huntsville.
LAUREN COLE, GLENCOE: Won low medalist honors with s 9-hole total 44 and the Yellow Jackets won the five-team match by eight strokes over Etowah, 161-169.

Won the Section 4 Class 1A/3A No. 1 singles title with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Sylvania’s Jared Higgins. The Falcons won the section crown for the fourth year in a row with 50 points. Sylvania was second with 37. Harrison Han and Gray Hanley won the No. 1 doubles title over Sylvania’s Higgins and Mason Sanders.
Won the No. 1 singles title and teamed with William Robertson to claim the No. 1 doubles title at the Class 4A/5A, Section 2 tennis championships. The Eagles, last year’s Class 1A/3A state runner-up, finished with 54 points and LAMP had 51 to advance to next week’s Class 4A/5A state meet at Mobile. Torbert won the No. 1 singles title at the Class 1A/3A State Championships last season. He and Robertson finished second in the No. 1 doubles competition. 

UMS-Wright Girls Win 10th 4A/5A State title in a Row Mountain Brook Girls Claim Record 28th AHSAA State Tennis Title; Briarwood Boys 4A/5A Boys’ Title

     MONTGOMERY – Mountain Brook, coached by Susan Farlow, won the school’s 28th AHSAA State Girls’ Tennis Championship Tuesday at the Mobile Tennis Center, and Briarwood Christian’s boys swept all the singles and doubles championships completed in the Class 4A/5A State Tournament, which also concluded at Mobile Tennis Center.
   McGill-Toolen Catholic won the 7A boys’ title – the school’s first since 1979, and UMS-Wright captured its 10th Class 4A/5A girls’ title in a row – breaking the record Coach Meridy Jones’ team set in 2017.
    At Montgomery’s Lagoon Park, Jasper won the Class 6A boys’ state crown, the school’s sixth overall but its first since the school was changing its name from Walker High School to Jasper High School. In the Class 6A girls’ competition, Northridge won the school’s first tennis title.
   And in the Class 1A/3A competition at Jimmy Johns Tennis Center at Point Mallard in Decatur, Bayside Academy out-pointed Montgomery Academy 62-46 to snap the Lady Eagles’ consecutive string of state championships at seven. Montgomery Academy’s streak ties for second most all time with Mountain Brook and is three shy UMS-Wright’s overall record.
    The 1A/3A boys’ title was won by Houston Academy.
    Individual boys’ No. 1 singles champions were: James Torbert, Montgomery Academy (1A/3A); Chase Parker, Northview (6A); and John Brooks Green, McGill-Toolen Catholic (7A). The Class 4A/5A No. 1 singles finals was won by Randolph’s Kaustubh Holcomb over Briarwood's John Wolf, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.  That match is the only Lions did not win in the 6A boys’ competition.
   Individual girls’ No. 1 singles champions included: Peyton Miller, Indian Springs; Maggie White, Homewood (6A); and Sydney Fletch, Huntsville (7A). The 4A/5A No. 1 singles finals between Elizabeth Swain of UMS-Wright and Alana Boyce of Randolph was postponed to April 28 due to the four-match restriction and will also completed later this week.  
     Complete results of all singles and doubles finals are listed below.

Class 7A Boys State Tennis Championships
Team Scoring
McGill-Toolen Catholic 41; Vestavia Hills 38; Mountain Brook 27; Auburn 20; Huntsville 11; Fairhope 9; James Clemens 7; Oak Mountain 4; Enterprise 2.
Sportsmanship Recipient: Auburn.
No. 1 – Brooks Green, McGill-Toolen Catholic d. Wil Dotson, Fairhope, 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 – Hallet Green, McGill-Toolen  Catholic d. Tanner Debardelaben, Auburn, 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 – Adam Cabraja, Mountain Brook d. Gray Moore, Vestavia Hills, 6-2, 6-1
No. 4 – Clay Castleberry, Vestavia Hills d. Jordan Agagan, McGill-Toolen Catholic,  6-1, 6-4
No. 5 – Robert Hill, Vestavia Hills d. Andrew Wang, Auburn, 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 – Stuart Phelan, Mountain Brook d. Clayton Pearsall, Huntsville, 6-3, 6-4

No. 1 – Brooks Green/Jordan Agagan, McGill-Toolen Catholic d. Andrew Karcher/William Watts, Mountain Brook, 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 – Hallet Green/Jeffrey Shock, McGill-Toolen Catholic d. Gray Moore/Robert Hill, Vestavia Hills, 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 – Sam Smith/Jack Kimbrough, Vestavia Hills d. Andrew Wang/Graham Richey, Auburn, 6-3, 6-1

Class 7A Girls State Tennis Championships
Team Scoring
Mountain Brook 50; Vestavia Hills 37; Fairhope 28; McGill-Toolen Catholic 13; Huntsville 11; Hewitt-Trussville 8; Auburn 2; Enterprise 2.
Sportsmanship Recipient: Auburn.

No. 1 – Sydney Fletch, Huntsville d. Emma Karcher, Mountain Brook, 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 – Charlotte Gillum, Mountain Brook d. Georgia Morros, Vestavia Hills, 7-5, 6-3
No. 3 – Lynsey Richardson, Fairhope d. Madison Jenkins, Mountain Brook, 6-2, 6-1
No. 4 – Liz Vandevelde, Mountain Brook d. Chloe Warren, Fairhope, 7-6 (5), 6-3
No. 5 – Nicole Jebeles, Vestavia Hills d. Ada Barber, McGill-Toolen Catholic, 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 – Maggie Duggan, Mountain Brook d. Kristen Jebeles, Vestavia Hills, 6-1, 7-6 (6)

No. 1 – Emma Karcher/Liz Vandevelde, Mountain Brook d. Abby Warner/Caroline Adams, Fairhope, 6-4, 7-6 (5)
No. 2 – Nicole Jebeles/Kristen Jebeles, Vestavia Hills d. Lynsey Richardson/Chloe Warren, Fairhope, 7-5, 6-1
No. 3 – Georgia Morros/Kate Morros, Vestavia Hills d. Warner Johnson/Mae McGinnis, Mountain Brook, 6-3, 6-2

Class 6A Boys State Tennis Championships
Team Scoring
Jasper 54; Muscle Shoals 40; Florence 36; Northview 33; Gulf Shores 27; Pell City 26; Northridge 20; Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 14; Saraland 14; Oxford 7; Homewood 5; Wetumpka 5.
Sportsmanship Recipient: Florence.

No. 1 – Chase Parker, Northview d. Wes Lartigue, Gulf Shores, 6-0, 6-4
No. 2 – Ben Hicks, Jasper d. Zach Mastin, Muscle Shoals, 7-5, 7-5
No. 3 – Mason Woodman, Jasper d. Nikhil Boorgu, Florence, 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 (injury)
No. 4 – Jackson Hall, Muscle Shoals d. Steven Bissell, Florence, 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 – Jack Bowen, Jasper d. Bryant Wilkerson, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, 7-6, 6-1
No. 6 – Grayson Barber, Jasper d. Thomas Harper, Northridge, 6-1, 6-2

No. 1 – Chase Parker/William Adams, Northview d. Wes Lartigue/Sam Lartigue, Gulf Shores, 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 –Noah Tompkins/Nikhil Boorgu, Florence d. Tad Euler/Austin Grill, Pell City 6-3, 7-6
No. 3 –John Bertoldi/Grayson Barber, Jasper d. Mason Stevens/Sam Spalding, Muscle Shoals, 6-1, 7-6

Class 6A Girls State Tennis Championships
Team Scoring
Northridge 63; Florence 43; Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 37; Homewood 30; Jasper 24; Saraland 15; Hartselle 14; Northview 11; Cullman 8; Gulf Shores 6; Albertville 4; Dothan 0.
Sportsmanship Recipient: Cullman.

No. 1 – Maggie White, Homewood d. Margaret Lucas, Decatur, 7-5, 6-2
No. 2 – Ava Rath, Northridge d. Amelia Poolos, Jasper, 6-0, 6-2
No. 3 – Martha Mitchener, Florence d. Bella Swindoll, Northridge, 6-4, 7-5
No. 4 – Grace Evans, Northridge d. Ruby Cunningham, Florence, 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 – Madeline Creel, Florence d. Anna Harbin, Decatur, 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 – Ana Caroline Sullivan, Northridge d. Emory Carnes, Hartselle, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3

No. 1 –Maggie White/Mackenzie Farrell, Homewood d. India Woods/Grace Evans, Northridge, 6-4, 7-5
No. 2 – Kenna Eldridge/Olivia Jones, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa d. Mary Alice Pearson/Lillian Griffin, Jasper, 7-5, 6-4
 No. 3 –Allison Stegall/Carson Ryan, Northridge d. Madeline Creel/Isabelle Mallet, Florence, 6-4, 7-6

Class 4A/5A Boys State Tennis Championships
Team Scoring
Briarwood Christian 87; LAMP 40; Randolph 38; Trinity Presbyterian 37; St. Paul’s Episcopal 33; UMS-Wright 25; Cherokee County 23; Saint James 23; Sardis 14; Jacksonville 10; Fayette County 9; Corner 2; Lee-Huntsville 2; Springville 2; Brooks 0.
Sportsmanship Recipient: LAMP.
No. 1 – Kaustubh Holcomb, Randolph d. John Wolf, Briarwood, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3
No. 2 – Parker Bradbary, Briarwood Christian d. Max Williams, Trinity Presbyterian, 6-0, 6-3
No. 3 – Conner Coleman, Briarwood Christian d. Kessler Park, St. Paul’s Episcopal, 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 – Ethan Carr, Briarwood Christian d. Tucker Bryan, Trinity Presbyterian, 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 – Alex Felts, Briarwood Christian d. Felix Wang, LAMP, 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 – Tyler Guerra, Briarwood Christian d. Jack Jones, Trinity Presbyterian, 6-0, 6-1

No. 1 –John Wolf/Parker Bradbary, Briarwood Christian d. Michael Varosky-Jaclylm Bezovoska, St. John Paul II Catholic, 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 – Conner Coleman/Like Wolf, Briarwood Christian d. Nathan Smith/Will Steadman, St. Paul’s Episcopal, 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 – Ethan Carr/Tyler Guerra, Briarwood Christian d. Dean Herndon/Ben Loftis, Trinity Presbyterian, 6-3, 6-3.

Class 4A/5A Girls State Tennis Championships
Team Scoring
UMS-Wright 83; Briarwood Christian 59; St. Paul’s Episcopal 47; Saint James 47; Trinity Presbyterian 209; Randoloh 26; Deshler 18; Sardis 17; Douglas 11; Russellville 9; LAMP 7; West Point 6; Westminster Christian 5; Montgomery Catholic 4; Demopolis 0; Oneonta 0.
Sportsmanship Recipient: Trinity Presbyterian.

No. 1 – Elizabeth Swain, UMS-Wright d. Alana Boyce, Randolph, 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 – Audrey Sewell, UMS-Wright d. Callie Ware, Briarwood Christian, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 – Brooke Swain, UMS-Wright d. Maggie Sullivan, St. Paul’s Episcopal, 0-6, 7-5, 6-1
No. 4 – Martha Williams, UMS-Wright d. Glenn Case, St. Paul’s Episcopal, 6-1, 7-5
No. 5 – Adelaide Bell, UMS-Wright d. Katelyn Bussey, Briarwood Christian, 7-5, 6-4
No. 6 – Anne Harvey, UMS-Wright d. Holly Hancock, Brarwood Christian, 6-4, 6-4

No. 1 – Elisabeth Swain/Audrey Sewell, UMS-Wright d. Kara Coleman/Laura Herren, Briarwood Christian, 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 – Callie Ware/Katelyn Bussey, Briarwood Christian d. Ella Skier/Mia Smith, Saint James, 7-5, 6-2
No. 3 – Anne Harvey/Brooke Swain, UMS-Wright d. Vivian Stabler/Caroline Vegas, St. Paul’s Episcopal, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Class 1A/3A Boys State Tennis Championships
Team Scoring
Houston Academy 71; Montgomery Academy 58; Altamont 37; American Christian 32; St. Luke’s Episcopal 24; Donoho 12; Sylvania 9; T.R. Miller 8; St. Bernard 4; Lauderdale County 3; Lexington 3; Pleasant Valley 0.
Sportsmanship Recipient: St. Luke’s Episcopal.

No. 1 – James Torbert, Montgomery Academy d.  Spencer Skidmore, Altamont, 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 – Robert Dunlap, Houston Academy d. William Robertson, Montgomery Academy, 6-1, 6-4
No. 3 – Trey Craven, Houston Academy d. Tanner Hearing, American Christian, 6-2. 6-1
No. 4 – Will Tucker, Houston Academy vs. Zach Norman, St. Luke’s Episcopal, 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 – Hamilton Chapman, Montgomery Academy d. Nicholas Ruddock, Houston Academy, 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 – Whit Davis, Montgomery Academy d. Wesley Sudarshan, Altamont, 6-1, 6-0

No. 1 – Braden Read/Robert Dunlap, Houston Academy d. James Torbert/William Robertson, Montgomery Academy, 6-3, 6-2  
No. 2 –Trey Craven/Will Tucker, Houston Academy d. Sameer Sultan/Aaron Miller, Altamont, 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 – Hamilton Chapman/Whit Davis, Montgomery Academy d. Nicholas Ruddock/Andrew Ayodeji, Houston Academy, 6-4, 6-1

Class 1A/3A Girls State Tennis Championships
Team Scoring
Bayside Academy 62; Montgomery Academy 46; Donoho 33; St. Luke’s Episcopal 29; Indian Springs 24; Houston Academy 22; Shoals Christian 18; Decatur Heritage 17; Altamont 14; Lauderdale County 3; Faith Christian 3, Whitesburg Christian 2.
Sportsmanship Award: Altamont.

No. 1 – Peyton Miller, Indian Springs  d. Claire Prickett, Bayside Academy, 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 – Evelyn Prickett, Bayside Academyd. Claire Hillman, Donoho, 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 – Jenna Chandler, Montgomery Academy d. Virginia Hutto, Donoho, 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 –Whitney Novak, St. Luke’s Episcopal d. Lucy Chapman, Montgomery Academy, 6-2, 6-0 No. 5 – O’Melia Macpherson, Bayside Academy d. Bailey Founds, Decatur Heritage, 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 –Mary Catherine Branyon, Bayside Academy d. McRae Freeman, Montgomery Academy, 6-2, 6-1
No. 1 –Lee Taylor Bishop/Madison Hughes, Shoals Christian d. Claire Prickett/Evelyn Prickett, Bayside Academy, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 – Anna Marie Bentley/Whitney Novak, St. Luke’s Episcopal d. Martha Ernest/Lucy Chapman, Montgomery Academy, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 – McRae Freeman/Ann Coburn Chapman, Montgomery Academy d. Ellie Perry/O’Melia MacPherson, Bayside Academy, 6-2, 6-3


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Vestavia Hills advanced two doubles teams to the finals and four of six singles players qualified for Tuesday’s semifinals the first day of AHSAA 2018 State Tennis tournament action drew to a close.
    The Rebels’ No. 1 singles player Alex Lloyd, won his first singles match 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 over Taiga Koyama of James Clemens to advance to the quarterfinals to face Auburn’s Phillip Bosman. That match was still underway late Monday afternoon at the Class 7A state meet being held at the Mobile Tennis Center.
    Defending No. 1 singles champion Brooks Green of McGill-Toolen Catholic drew a first-round bye and then beat Gage Anderson of Enterprise in the quarterfinals 6-0, 6-1 to move to the semifinals – awaiting the winner of the Bosman-Lloyd match.
    The Yellow Jackets and defending state champion Mountain Brook advanced four players to the semifinals in singles. McGill-Toolen also advanced three teams to Tuesday’s doubles finals.  Green and Jordan Aggan, the Jackets’ No. 1 doubles team, will meet Mountain Brook’s duo of Andrew Karcher and William Watts in the finals. The Spartans advanced only one team to the doubles finals.
    Auburn and Huntsville moved three singles and one doubles team each to Tuesday’s play.

Defending state champion Mountain Brook was red hot in singles with all six netters advancing to the semifinals in Monday’s action. Emma Karcher downed Addy Lewis of Auburn 6-2, 6-0 to move to the semifinals at No. 1 singles for Coach Susan Farlow’s Spartans. Karcher also teamed with Liz Vandevelde to win their No. 1 doubles quarterfinal match over Hewitt-Trussville’s Caraline Cox and Anna Virginia Fagan, 6-0, 6-3. Vandevelde won at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles last year.
    Fairhope’s No. 1 doubles team of Abby Warner and Caroline Adams, will meet Karcher and Vandevelde in the finals Tuesday. The Pirates placed three in singles semifinals and also advanced their No. 2 doubles team  to the finals.  Four singles players advanced to the semifinals and two doubles teams moved to the finals for both Vestavia Hills and McGill-Toolen.

Senior Chase Parker of Northview High School received a first-round bye and was scheduled to face Braden Haning of Northridge in the quarterfinals late Monday afternoon as the AHSAA Class 6A State Tennis Championships got underway at Lagoon Park.
    Northview, which finished second to Florence last year, placed five players in the second round and the No. 1 doubles team of Parker and fellow senior Williams Adams won two tough doubles matches Monday to advance to the semifinals to face Muscle Shoals.
   Florence, which won its first state title last year, moved all six singles players into the quarterfinals Monday and placed its No. 2 doubles team in the semifinals. Muscle Shoals also had six singles players move to the quarterfinals.
   Play resumes at Lagoon Park Tuesday morning with the tournament concluding Tuesday afternoon.

Florence, Northridge, Northview, Saraland and Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa each advanced netters to the quarterfinals in Class 6A Girls’ State Tournament play at Lagoon Park Monday. Defending state champion Decatur moved at least three to the quarters and the Red Raiders’ No. 1 doubles team of Margaret Lucas and Katherine Scott posted two wins to move into the semifinals to face Northridge’s India Woods and Grace Evans.

Briarwood Christian, which snapped UMS-Wright’s eight-year streak of state championships at last year’s Class 4A/5A State Tennis Tourney, appeared well on its way to a repeat with all six singles players and all three doubles team advancing Monday. Sophomore John Wolf, who won the No. 2 state singles title last year, had a first-round bye and second-round win to move into the No. 1 singles quarterfinals. He will face Sardis’ Drew Johnson, who won two matches Monday.
   Wolf and junior Parker Bradbary also won their way to the semifinals in No. 1 doubles and will face LAMP’s Jaemin Kim and Josh Kim in their next match.  LAMP advanced five singles and two doubles teams in Monday’s action at Mobile Tennis Center. The state meet concludes Tuesday.

   UMS-WRIGHT of Mobile rolled into the 2018 Class 4A/5A State Tennis Championships at Mobile Tennis Center riding a nine-year state championship winning streak dating back to 2009. After advancing all six singles netters into the quarterfinal round and all three doubles teams into the semifinals, the Lady Bulldogs are in good shape to make it 10 in a two.
    Standing in the way is Briarwood Christian, however, which advances five singles players into the quarterfinals with another still playing late Monday afternoon with the chance to make it six.  All three Lions’ doubles teams also won their way to the semifinals.
    Coach Meridy Jones’ Bulldogs appear to be even stronger this year. Junior Audrey Sewell won the No. 1 singles title last season. Monday she advanced playing No. 2 singles. Senior teammate Elizabeth Swain moved to the quarters at No 1. Swain and Sewell won two doubles matches at No. 1 to move to the semis.
    Briarwood eighth grader Kara Coleman moved to the quarterfinals at No. 1 singles and teamed with senior Laura Herren to advance to the semifinals in the No. 1 doubles competition.
    St. Paul’s Episcopal had four singles netters and two doubles teams advance.

Montgomery Academy had a streak of six straight state championships snapped in 2017. Coach David Bethea’s Eagles battled their way into second place at Jimmy Johns Tennis Center at Decatur’s Point Mallard early Monday night with 19 points – trailing Houston Academy, which had 24, by five with several matches still on the court.
    Junior James Torbert, who won the No. 1 singles title for Montgomery Academy last year, was still alive in No. 1 singles. So was Houston Academy’s Braden Read, who finished runner-up to Torbert. Read and Robert Dunlap advanced Monday to the semifinals at No. 1 doubles – as did Torbert and William Robertson for the Eagles. 
    Defending state champ Altamont had 16 points and was third in the standings.

CLASS 1A/3A       
    Bayside Academy posted 20 points by late Monday afternoon to take the early lead with several matches still to be played in the Class 1A/3A State Tennis Tourney at Point Mallard’s Jimmy Johns Tennis Center.  Sisters Claire and Evelyn Prickett advanced to the semifinals at No. 1 doubles, and Claire, playing No. 1 in the singles competition, also advanced to the quarterfinals.
    Montgomery Academy, winners of five state titles in the last six years, tied for fourth with 12 points. Donoho was second with 17 and Houston Academy had 16.
    Play will conclude Tuesday.

CLASS 4A/5A TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS UMS-Wright Extends Girls’ Streak, Briarwood Ends UMS Boys’ Streak at Class 4A/5A Tennis Tourney

MOBILE – UMS-Wright’s Lady Bulldogs won the AHSAA Class 4A/5A State Tennis Championship for the record-setting ninth consecutive year Tuesday running away from the pack with 81 points. Runner-up St. Paul’s Episcopal had 33 and Saint James was third with 32.
     The UMS-Wright boys came into the 2017 state tourney also riding a state-record eight-year winning state championship streak but saw it come to an end as Briarwood Christian and St. Paul’s Episcopal finished 1-2 with 57 and 51 points, respectively, in the 4A/5A boys’ competition. UMS was third with 42 points.
     In individual action, Saint James senior Aaron Skier downed Douglas senior Alex Wisener 6-3, 6-3 in the boys’ No. 1 singles finals of the AHSAA Class 4A/5A State Tennis Championships at Mobile Tennis Center Tuesday.
    Sophomore Audrey Sewell of UMS-Wright won the girls’ No. 1 singles title with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over fellow sophomore Emma Beth Teel of Trinity Presbyterian. Coach Meridy Jones’ team swept five of six singles finals and two of the three doubles. The No. 1 doubles championship match was not completed.
    Elizabeth Swain won at No. 2 for the Bulldogs while teammates Tianna Dixon, Martha Williams and Adelaide Bell were champions at 3, 4 and 5. Katie Rowan of St. Paul’s won the No. 6 single title.
   In doubles play, Dixon and Williams teamed to capture the No. 2 title, and Anna Miller combined with Ellen Williams to win at No. 3. Trinity’s No. 1 doubles team of Emma Beth and Mary Conley Teel are scheduled to meet Briarwood Christian’s Kateleigh Calloway and Kara Coleman in the No. 1 doubles finals Wednesday due to the four-match limitation rule. The site and time was not determined at press time.
Coach Jeremy Mears’ Lions posted two singles wins and one doubles win to grab the championship. Freshman John Wolf posted s win at No. 2 singles for Briarwood winning 6-0, 6-1 over Jimmy Mackin of St. Paul’s. Eighth grader Alex Felts also won at No. 4. Other singles winners were Patrick McGowin of UMS (No. 3), Jack Citrin of St. Paul’s (No. 4) and Thomas Treadwell of Trinity Presbyterian (No. 6).
    The No. 1 doubles match finals between Briarwood’s duo of John and Luke Wolf versus Aaron Skier and Stephen Sides of Saint James was also postponed to Wednesday due to the match limitation. St. Paul’s Nathan Smith and Kessler Park won at 2 doubles and the Lions picked up a big win at 3 with Tyler Guerra and Felts winning 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 over UMS-Wright’s Giddens Fort and Trey Fowler. That match sealed the championship.
   Tuesday’s complete team and individual results can be found at  

Mountain Brook Sweeps AHSAA 7A Tennis Titles

    MONTGOMERY – Mountain Brook High School captured the AHSAA Class 7A boys’ and girls’ state tennis championships Tuesday in convincing fashion as the 2017 state tourney concluded at Lagoon Park.
    Coach Susan Farlow’s Spartans totaled 51 points in the boys’ division with runner-up McGill-Toolen Catholic second with 27. Vestavia Hills was third with 22. Farlow’s girls out-scored runner-up Spain Park 45-35 with Fairhope third with 23 points. The championships were the 28th overall for the Lady Spartans and 26th for the Mountain Brook boys. Both are AHSAA state records.
    McGill-Toolen junior Brooks Green captured the No. 1 singles championship with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) win over Mountain Brook senior Peter Hartman. Paul Jones (No. 3), Alva Caine (No. 5), William Watts (No. 6) won in their selected slots. McGill-Toolen’s Hallet Green won the No. 2 singles title and teammate Jordan Agagan won at No. 4.
    The Yellow Jackets’ duo, Hallett Green and Brooks Green, took the No. 1 doubles title beating Mountain Brook’s Hartman and David Faulkner 6-3, 6-4 in the finals.
The Lady Spartans’ strong depth helped Mountain Brook win three singles and two doubles titles. Sophomore Margaret Polk won the No. 1 singles for Farlow’s squad, beating Sydney Flesch of Huntsville 6-0, 6-2 in the finals. Polk won 36 of 39 games played in her six sets in the tourney.
    Spain Park’s Lindsay Song, Sydney Ellison and Mychelle Widra won at 2, 3 and 4. Mountain Brook’s Liz Vandevelde won No. 5 singles and teammate Morgan Jenkins won at No. 6.
    Sydney Ellison and Daryn Ellison beat the Enterprise duo of Mikaela Grubb and Lindsey Zerbinos in the No. 1 doubles finals, 6-0, 6-1. Mountain Brook’s Sarah Catherine Cooper and Cele Sullivan won at 2 doubles and the Lady Spartans’ team of Maggie Duggan and Liz Vandevelde won at No. 3.
    Complete team and individual results can be found at on its front page in the tennis section of in-season sports.