MONTGOMERY –Wadley High School has been fined, placed on probation for one year, and ordered to forfeit seven varsity boys basketball games for violating the AHSAA transfer rule. The school self-reported the violation.|
Wadley played an ineligible student in violation of the “Transfer Rule” specifically “Bona-Fide Move Rule”. The school must forfeit all contests its team won in which the student participated. Forfeits include Class 1A, Area 8 one win each over Talladega County Central and Alabama School for the Deaf and one win over Victory Christian. Wadley also must forfeit four non-area wins: one each to Beulah and Woodland and two to Horseshoe Bend.
The Class 1A, Area 8 tournament bracket will reflect the forfeits. Wadley moves to fifth seed and will play fourth seed Victory Christian Saturday night at 6 p.m. at the site of Area 8 champion Winterboro. Third seed Alabama School for the Deaf will now play second seed Talladega County Central Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. and top seed Winterboro will play the winner of Saturday’s Wadley-Victory Christian game at 5:30 p.m. The area tournament finals remain set for Feb. 13 at 3 p.m.
The probationary period is a warning that other violations of this nature could bring further sanctions against the school.
The South All-Stars snapped a 12-year losing streak Wednesday night beating the North 72-65 at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome to claim its first North-South boys all-star basketball victory since 2002.
The North leads 46-26 in the Alabama High School Athletic Association series hosted by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. The first game was played in 1953 at Tuscaloosa.
South 6-foot-8 center Kevin Morris, the South MVP, scored 13 points and cleared seven rebounds – both team highs – to snap the North domination. He was 5-of-6 from the field and also had two blocked shots and two assists. The South, coached by Dallas County’s Willie Moore and Faith Academy’s John Price, took control in the second quarter outscoring the North team 18-11 to take a 37-29 lead in at the half.
The North, coached by Chris Love of Oak Mountain and Brian Pounders of Deshler, outscored the South 36-35 in the final two quarters but could never retake the lead.
Jack Kline of Mountain Brook had eight points and a game-high eight rebounds to be named the North MVP. Triston Chambers of Cold Springs had 12 points, including two 3-point goals, and Micah Fuller of Bessemer City added 10. Javien Williams of Woodlawn also had nine points with two treys.
John Pettway of Keith chipped in 10 points for the South. Joshua Hill of Faith Academy added six points and seven rebounds. Carroll-Ozark’s Deric Patton, a 5-11 guard, electrified the crowd with two monster windmill dunks and finished with five points.
The South’s last win prior to Wednesday’s victory was an 85-76 triumph in 2002.
NORTH-SOUTH ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY (1953-2015)
(Overall Series: North leads 46-26)
2015—South 72, North 65
2014—North 82, South 64
2013—North 96, South 70
2012—North 65, South 57
2011—North 76, South 72
2010—North 86, South 81
2009—North 75, South 72
2008—North 55, South 46
2007—North 96, South 71
2006—North 95, South 88
2005—North 103, South 82
2004—North 86, South 66
2003—North 98, South 85
2002—South 85, North 76
2001—South 85, North 83
2000—North 117, South 88
1999—South 83, North 70
1998—North 100, South 81
1997—North 85, South 78
1984—North 72, South 64 (1A-2A)
South 70, North 52 (3A-4A)
1983—South 93, North 72 (1A-2A)
North 92, South 75 (3A-4A)
1982—South 66, North 56 (1A-2A)
South 76, North 64 (3A-4A)
1981—North 103, South 84 (1A-2A)
North 88, South 72 (3A-4A)
1980—South 69, North 64 (1A-2A)
North 70, South 63 (3A-4A)
1979—North 74, South 57 (1A-2A)
North 66, South 63 (3A-4A)
1978—South 103, North 84 (1A-2A)
South 87, North 85 (3A-4A)
1977—North 79, South 75 (1A-2A)
North 77, South 68 (3A-4A)
1976—North 80, South 74 (1A-2A)
North 88, South 67 (3A-4A)
1975—North 80, South 71 (1A-2A)
North 94, South 93 (3A-4A)
1974—North 61, South 60 (1A-2A)
South 77, North 71 (3A-4A)
1973—North 96, South 65 (1A-2A)
North 66, South 59 (3A-4A)
1972—South 73, North 69 (1A-2A)
South 59, North 57 (3A-4A)
1971—South 94, North 68 (1A-2A)
North 81, South 71 (3A-4A)
1970—North 79, South 64 (1A-2A)
South 91, North 74 (3A-4A)
1969—North 61, South 59 (1A-2A)
South 79, North 74 (3A-4A)
1968—South 76, North 69 (1A-2A)
South 66, North 54 (3A-4A)
1967—North 76, South 70 (1A-2A)
North 81, South 74 (3A-4A)
1966—South 85, North 78 (1A-2A)
South 58, North 57 (3A-4A)
1965—South 57, North 52 (1A-2A)
North 65, South 64 (3A-4A)
1964—North 83, South 80 (1A-2A)
South 80, North 60 (3A-4A)
1963—North 72, South 67
1962—North 64, South 55
1961—North 47, South 41
1960—South 43, North 38
1959—North 60, South 59
1958—South 67, North 54
1957—North 62, South 49
1956—North 58, South 54
1955—North 57, South 49
1954—South 72, North 67
1953—North 52, South 46
All-star squads for the 2015 North-South boys’ and girls’ basketball games have been selected.
Sixty outstanding junior basketball players, 15 on each team, were chosen from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at the 19th annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 20-25, according to an announcement by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).
The girls’ and boys’ basketball games will be at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the Alabama State University campus July 22 at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively.
The AHADCA All-Star Games also include in-state all-star games in soccer, baseball, volleyball and softball. The 55th North-South All-Star football game will be played the previous week and is set for Friday, July 17, at Cramton Bowl.
The AHSAA Summer Conference is a week-long conference that includes sports specific clinics and special sessions for coaches, principals, athletic directors, cheerleading coaches and officials. Also, an All-Sports Equipment Expo and other related activities are scheduled throughout the week.
Among the conference’s highlights will be the Sportsmanship Luncheon honoring all schools that have not had an ejection or fine during the 2014-15 school year and the Championship Coaches Awards Banquet that includes the naming of the 2014-15 Making A Difference Award Recipients ,Coaches of the Year, and the AHSADCA Athletic Director of the Year. Both banquets will be Friday, July 24.
Concluding the week will be the 19th annual Officials Awards Banquet set for July 25 at noon. The featured speaker for 2015 will be Joe Dean, Jr., Birmingham-Southern athletic director and college basketball TV sports commentator.
Chris Love of Oak Mountain and Brian Pounders of Deshler will coach the North boys’ all-stars with Llewellyn serving as administrative coach. Dallas County’s Willie Moore, who led the Hornets to the 2015 Class 5A state tournament after winning the 4A title in 2014, will be coaching the South with John Price of Faith Academy. Price’s team has reached the 5A state tournament the last two years. Card is the South administrative coach.
The North Boys’ all-star basketball squad features 6-foot-6 junior Josh Langford of Madison Academy, the ASWA Class 3A player of the year after leading the Mustangs to the 3A state title, and 6-4 Justin Hopkins, who helped J.O. Johnson claim the Class 5A state crown. The South squad features 6-9 Cameron Diggs Crawford of Blount, the tallest player in the game, and Carver-Montgomery’s Antonio Nelson, a key player in the Wolverines’ Class 6A state championship run in 2015.
Guards Emma Wallen and Ivy Wallen of Lauderdale County headline the North girls’ team. Sisters in the famed Lady Tigers “triplets”, Emma was named the Class 3A player of the year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and Ivy was selected MVP of the Class 3A state tournament as Lauderdale County closed out a 39-0 season. Also on the North squad is Class 5A state tournament MVP and ASWA 5A player of the year Kaitlyn Rodgers, a power forward from Wenonah. Headlining the South squad are Ahyiona Vason and Jasmine Walker of 2015 Class 7A state champion Jeff Davis and Harriett Winchester, MVP of the Class 1A state tournament for state champion Keith. Walker was the 7A state tournament MVP. Also on the South squad are Cierra Johnson of Blount and Lacy Stafford of Geneva County, the ASWA Class 6A and 2A players of the year, respectively, for the 2014-2015 season.
The North swept both games last year. The North Boys are 46-25 in the series dating back to 1953 and currently own a 12-game winning streak heading into 2015. The North Girls are 16-2 in the series that began in 1997 and have won the last seven games.
The rosters are below.
2015 South Girls All-Star Team
Player School Pos. Ht.
Dana Echols Auburn G 5-4
Janesha Green Samson G 5-6
Jasmine Griffin Abbeville G 5-2
Jas Hill LeFlore F 5-8
Cierra Johnson Blount G 5-8
Ivery Moore Demopolis G 5-8
Margaret Robinson Davidson G 5-11
Ashley Scott UMS-Wright C 6-2
Jaylen Snipes Opelika G 5-3
Lacy Stafford Geneva County G 5-8
Ryann Sylvester McGill-Toolen G 5-8
Ahyiona Vason Jeff Davis F 5-5
Jasmine Walker Jeff Davis F 6-3
Tykeria Williams Lee-Montgomery G 5-6
Harriett Winchester Keith G 5-10
Chad McKnight Samson
Jennifer Norris Lanett
Nigel Card St. James (Administrative)
2015 North Girls All-Star Team
Player School Pos. Ht.
Katie Allen Albertville G 5-11
Charity Brown Sipsey Valley G 5-7
Rachael Childress Lawrence County G/F 5-10
Kenyha Coulson Lee-Huntsville G 5-10
Tyra Johnson Austin G 5-7
Presley Johnson Pisgah F/C 5-11
Kendra Langham Hoover F 5-10
Jailyn Maddox Hoover G 5-10
Kaitlyn Rodgers Wenonah F 6-1
Tykeah Rogers Spring Garden G/F 5-9
Katie Speegle Austin C 6-0
Katelyn Thomas Shades Valley C 5-11
Emma Wallen Lauderdale County G 5-8
Ivy Wallen Lauderdale County G 5-8
Bailey West Cold Springs G 5-5
Sheroderick Smith Winterboro
Carey Ellison Pisgah
Brant Llewellyn Lauderdale Co. (administrative)
2015 South Boys All-Star Team
Player School Pos. Ht.
Cameron Diggs Crawford Blount C 6-9
Joshua Hill Faith Academy F 6-4
Stephon Jackson Smiths Station G 6-0
Chardian Johnson T.R. Miller G 6-0
Ryan Littel Enterprise F 6-8
Roderick Melton Northview G 6-0
Kevin Morris Dothan C 6-7
Antonio Nelson Carver-Montgomery G 6-1
Deric Patton Carroll, Ozark G 5-11
John Pettway Keith G 6-2
Charles Price Southside-Selma F 6-6
Austin Rogers Brewbaker Tech F 6-3
Clifford Thomas Jeff Davis F 6-7
Roderic Scott Lee-Montgomery G 6-0
Tionne Williams Central-Phenix City C 6-8
Willie Moore Dallas County
John Price Faith Academy
Nigel Card St. James (administrative)
2015 North Boys All-Star Team
Player School Pos. Ht.
Jack Bonner Phillips G 6-1
Ryan Brown Albertville F 6-6
Tracey Burnett Lee-Huntsville F 6-4
Triston Chambers Cold Springs G 6-2
Mykelti Chatman Cordova F 6-6
Quinterious Croft Anniston G 5-11
Micah Fuller Bessemer City G 6-0
Justin Hopkins J.O. Johnson F 6-4
Travian James James Clemens G 5-11
Jack Kline Mountain Brook F 6-5
Jason Landman James Clemens F 6-7
Josh Langford Madison Academy G 6-6
Albert Luke Ramsay F 6-5
Joel Wester Cherokee County G 6-2
Javien Williams Woodlawn G 6-4
Chris Love Oak Mountain
Brian Pounders Deshler
Brant Llewellyn Lauderdale Co. (administrative)
Alabama and Mississippi High School All-Star Teams report for the 25th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Montgomery.
Mississippi’s boys’ and girls’ squads will practice at Huntingdon College Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Alabama’s teams will practice at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex during the same time period.
The 25th annual Alabama-Mississippi Games will be played at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome March 20 with the girls tipping off at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 7. The games will be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network and will be video live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
The games were played in Mississippi for the first time since 2002 last year, but return to Alabama this year. The games rotated between the two states from 1991-2002 but moved to Pelham Convention Center in 2003 where they remained through 2011. Alabama State hosted the games at Dunn-Oliver Acadome in 2012 and 2013.
Alabama won the boys’ game last year 90-83 with Mississippi winning the girls’ game 95-89. The Alabama boys now hold a 13-11 edge in the series while the girls’ series is even at 12-12.
Coaches for the Alabama girls’ squad are Donnie Roberts of Red Bay and LaKenya Knight of Jeff Davis. Roberts, 64, is the state’s all-leading career wins leader for girls’ basketball with an 835-347 slate over 42 seasons. He directed Red Bay (25-9) to the Class 2A state championship in 2015 and was 2A runner-up in 2014. Knight, 41, coached Jeff Davis (31-4) to the AHSAA’s first Class 7A state title this season. She has compiled a 219-66 record in 12 seasons. Brenda Mayes of Muscle Shoals is the administrative coach.
Coaches for Alabama’s boys are Hoover High School’s Charles Burkett and Obadiah Threadgill IV of Lafayette. Burkett directed the Bucs (27-9) to the Class 7A state championship winning 50-43 in the finals to beat two-time state champion Mountain Brook. Threadgill, 78-36 in four seasons, directed LaFayette (25-5) to the Class 2A state championship with a 69-39 win over defending champion Elba in the finals. He is the son of Notasulga coaching legend Obadiah Threadgill III. Burkett’s career record was unavailable. Jamie Lee of Decatur is the administrative coach.
Mississippi boys’ head coach is Calvin Brown of East Marion and girls’ head coach is Patricia Wilson.
Alabama’s rosters and Mississippi’s rosters can be found at www.ahsaa.com.
The practice itinerary is listed below.
2015 ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI ALL-STARS
DAILY PRACTICE AND
Wednesday, 3/18/2015 Thursday, 3/19/2015 Friday, 3/20/2015
Morning Practice Afternoon Shoot Around
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
AL Boys @ CB MS Girls @ ASU 1:30-2:00
AL Girls @ CB MS Boys @ ASU 2:00-2:30
MS Boys @ HC AL Girls @ ASU 2:30-3:00
MS Girls @ HC AL Boys @ ASU 3:00-3:30
Afternoon Practice Afternoon Practice Games
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MS Girls @ HC AL Girls @ FU 5:00 p.m.
MS Boys @ HC AL Boys @ CB AL/MS Girls @ ASU
AL Boys @ CB MS Boys @ HC
AL Girls @ CB MS Girls @ HC
AL/MS Boys @ ASU
Evening Practice @ ASU
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. MS
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. AL
HC – Huntingdon College
FU – Faulkner University
CB – Cramton Bowl Multiplex
ASU – Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the campus of Alabama State University
Six teams have been selected for the 10th annual AHSAA Champions Challenge Football Classic Aug. 21-22 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.
Two defending champions, Class 4A Leeds and Class 3A Madison Academy, will kick off the Champions Challenge on Friday night, Aug. 21, in the first of three games, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), which hosts the event each year.
The two remaining games are scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22, beginning at 5 p.m. with 2014 Class 3A semifinalists Gordo versus Glencoe and Class 6A Carver-Montgomery squaring off against Class 7A Bob Jones at 7:30 p.m.
Schools still have a choice whether to count a week one contest as a regular-season or exhibition contest. The Leeds-Madison Academy game will be a regular season game while the other two will be considered exhibition games, Briggs said, and will not count on either team’s record.
Madison Academy (14-1) and Leeds (14-1) met in the 2013 Class 3A state finals with the Mustangs winning the state title. The two teams then agreed to meet in the season opener last season with the Green Wave winning 27-24 to snap a 25-game winning streak for Coach Eric Cohu’s Mustangs. Madison Academy rebounded to win its next 14 games including a 70-34 victory over Dale County at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium to win its third straight Class 3A state championship. Coach Keith Etheredge’s Green Wave won 13 of their next 14 games to capture the Class 4A, Region 3 title and then beat Deshler 30-0 in the state finals to claim the Class 4A state championship.
Glencoe (13-1) and Gordo (13-1) were unbeaten heading into the Class 3A semifinals and both lost heartbreakers to end their seasons. Coach Lee Ozmint’s Yellow Jackets fell 31-28 when Madison Academy kicked a field goal to beat Glencoe. Gordo lost 32-28 to Dale County in the other semifinal with the Warriors completing a touchdown pass on the final play of the game to nip Coach Ryan Lolley’s Green Wave.
Carver (9-3) won the Class 6A Region 2 title. Coach Billy Gresham’s Wolverines averaged 33.2 points a game, advanced to the second round of the state playoffs before falling to Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 35-14. Bob Jones (8-3), coached by Kevin Rose, and reached the first 7A playoffs qualifying second in Region 8. The Patriots, averaging 37.7 points per game, lost to Tuscaloosa County 28-21 in the first round.
In last year’s Champions Challenge, Opelika edged Carver-Montgomery 20-16, Dadeville nipped Piedmont 14-8 and Spanish Fort beat Stanhope Elmore 42-14.
The 2015 Champions Challenge schedule at Cramton Bowl is:
Friday, August 21 – 7 p.m.: Madison Academy (14-1) vs. Leeds (14-1)
Saturday, August 22 – 5 p.m.: Glencoe (13-1) vs. Gordo (13-1)
Saturday, August 22 – 7:30 p.m.: Carver-Montgomery (9-3) vs. Bob Jones (8-3)
Several of the all-stars are still undecided about their college choice.
2015 Alabama Boys All-Star Basketball Team
Carver - Montgomery
Tommy Burton, Jr.
Lee - Montgomery
Central - Phenix City
Lee - Huntsville
Jamie Lee, Adm
2015 Alabama Girls All-Star Basketball Team
Brenda Mayes, Adm.