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North-South Boys’ All-Star Soccer North 3, South 0

    MONTGOMERY – Three different players scored one goal each and the defense did  the rest as the North blanked the South 3-0 at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex to claim the AHSAA North-South All-Star Soccer boys’ championship Wednesday night.
   The victory improved the North’s edge in the all-star series to 12-4-1.
   North MVP Sean O’Hare scored at 74:17 with the final goal of the match. Tyler Fontes of Huntsville gave the North, coached by Joe Webb of Mountain Brook and Glenn Harscheid of Florence, a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal at 17:47 in the first half. Daniel Morris of Florence increased the lead to 2-0 with a goal 19 minutes into the second half at the 69:28 mark.  The North finished with 14 shot attempts and the South had 15, including seven corner kicks.
    North goalkeeper Jackson Driver of Sipsey Valley had six saves in the first half. The North defense did not allow a shot on goal in the second half. South goalkeeper Connor Barron of Auburn had three saves on goal and Brunson Watt of Faith Academy had one.
    South MVP Edlen Meza of Foley had three shots on goal but was unable to score. South coaches were Nate Nicholas of McGill-Toolen Catholic and Bill Ferguson of Auburn.  North Coach Webb had the opportunity to coach his own son in the match. Defender Ryan Webb attends Oak Mountain High School. The all-star match was the first high school the two participated in on the same side.
    The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) hosts the North-South All-Star competition held annually at the AHSAA Summer Conference. The conference, which includes more than 4,000 coaches and administrators, is being held at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center through Friday.
    The all-star competition closes out Thursday with North-South golf and tennis for boys and girls at Montgomery Country Club. Golf tees off  at 8 :30 a.m., and tennis commences at 10 a.m. The North-South Volleyball All-Star match will be at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex at 4 p.m., Thursday, and the 60th annual North-South All-Star Football Classic closes out the all-star competition at 7 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.
     The Central-Phenix City NFHS Network School Broadcast Program is producing the NFHS Network’s livestreaming. Tom Loreman is the producer with Central students Haley McDonald, Ellison Laney and Emma Spitnagel are serving as the Network crew.
BANQUETS SET FOR FRIDAY:   The AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon Friday at noon at the Renaissance will honor 99 high schools that completed the 2018-19 school year without an ejection or sportsmanship-related fine. Eight schools, one from each district, will receive the AHSAA Sportsmanship $1,000 Grant for their exemplary commitment to good sportsmanship.
    The AHSAA Championship Coaches Awards Banquet will be Friday night at the Renaissance at 6 p.m. All 2018-19 state championship coaches are being recognized as well as seven individuals who will are receiving the AHSAA Making a Difference Award. Those individuals include:  principal John Hardin of Hackleburg High School (1A); volleyball and basketball coach Lisa Bates of Sand Rock (2A); principal Willie Wright of Pike County (3A); softball coach Chris Goodman, Alabama Christian (4A); football coach Rush Holcomb, Hamilton High School (5A); radio personality D. Mark Mitchell of Opelika (6A); and Jefferson County Schools Athletic Director Ken Storie (7A).
    The AHSAA Officials’ Awards luncheon will close out the week Saturday at the Renaissance at 11:30 a.m.


2019 North-South All-Star Results
Softball (at Lagoon Park, Wednesday, July 17)
Game 1: South 6, North 2
Game 2: South 5, North 4 (North leads series 26-13-3)
Soccer (at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, AUM, July 17)
Girls: South 3, North 1 (North leads series 15-3-1)
Boys: North 3, South 0 (North leads series 12-4-1)

Thursday’s All-Star Schedule
Golf (at Montgomery Country Club, July 18)

North-South Boys’ & Girls’ matches, both tee off at 8:30 a.m. (first in the series)
Tennis (at Montgomery Country Club, July 18)
North-South Boys’ & Girls’ matches, both start at 10 a.m. (first in the series)
Volleyball (at Cramton Bowl Multiplex, July 18
North-South match, 4 p.m. (North leads series 14-7)

Football (at Cramton Bowl, July 18)
60th North-South Game, 7 p.m. (South leads series 30-27-2)

Girls’ Basketball
North 65, South 56 (North leads series 20-3)
Boys’ Basketball
South 88, North 75 (North leads series 48-29)
South 16-18, North 7-16 (North leads series 23-14-1)
Cross Country
South Girls 19, North Girls 36 (South leads series 2-1)
North Boys 27, South Boys 28 (North leads series 2-1)


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