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AHSAA State Bowling Championships Conclude at Pelham Southside Girls, Buckhorn Boys Capture State Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes

  PELHAM – Southside-Gadsden won the AHSAA Girls’ State Bowling Championship for the second straight season and Buckhorn captured the boys’ state title for the first time in school history as the third annual AHSAA State Boys’ and Girls’ Bowling Championships concluded at  Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes Friday.
    Southside, coached by Zachary Blume, beat Stanhope Elmore in the championship match Friday afternoon by 101 pins, 1,408 to 1,307. The Lady Panthers outscored the Mustangs 918-794 in the traditional round and then overcame a 185-148 deficit in the second Baker format game to close with a 177 to seal the win. Stanhope also posted a 177 but the 124-pin deficit in the traditional game was too much to overcome. Ashlee Hull rolled a 228 in the traditionalgame and Grace Ann Clontz, a 226, for the Panthers. Kacey Marshal had a 210 for Stanhope Elmore.
    Stanhope Elmore reached the finals with a 1,302-1,282 win over Sparkman in the semis. Southside used another strong traditional round to beat Auburn 1,302 -1,153 in the other semifinal match. Freshman Jessica Clontz rolled a 194 to pace the Panthers.
    Macey Fields of Capitol School bowled a 231 in the first round of the championship bracket Friday for the top individual game for the girls. Thompson, which captured top seed on Thursday, was eliminated by Auburn in the quarterfinals, 1129-1,077.

Buckhorn Beats Vestavia Hills in Finals

    The Bucks finished strong in the traditional round of the finals with junior Jackson Stiles rolling three strikes on the final frame to close a big Rebels lead to reduce a 100-pin lead to just 69 on the way to a 1,547-1,493 victory to claim the championship. Coach Brittney Carnell’s Bucks rode that momentum into the Baker games winning 233-166 in the first one, 194-189 in the second and 224-173 in the final game. Stiles finished the state tournament with a 1,578 series total for the seven traditional games, best in the meet, and finished with a 212 in the championship match. The Rebels, coached by Todd Evans, were led by Boris Lu, who had a seven-game series of 1,505 – second only to Stiles.
   
Vestavia Hills, which captured top seed on Thursday, beat Thompson in the semifinals 1,685-1,503 and Buckhorn downed Grissom by just 21 pins 1,477-1,456.

    Malcolm Porter of Southside-Gadsden rolled the high traditional game on Friday with a 278 in a first-round loss to Vestavia Hills.
   Complete team and individual results and can be found at www.ahsaa.com under the bowling section of in-season sports.


AHSAA STATE BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
Friday’s Championship Bracket

BOYS
First-Round
Vestavia Hills 1,536, Southside-Gadsden 1.348
Daphne 1,435, James Clemens 1,408
Thompson 1,586, Baker 1,342
Hartselle 1,523, Stanhope Elmore 1,290
Buckhorn 1,622,  Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,333
East Limestone 1,426, Auburn 1,391
Spain Park 1,519, Hoover 1,490
Grissom 1,462, Gadsden City 1,289
Quarterfinals
Vestavia Hills 1,583, Daphne 1,464
Thompson 1,502, Hartselle 1,388
Buckhorn 1,581, East Limestone 1,393
Grissom 1,670, Spain Park 1,453
Semifinals
Vestavia Hills 1,685, Thompson 1,503
Buckhorn  1,477, Grissom 1,456
Finals
Buckhorn  1,547, Vestavia Hills 1,493 (Buckhorn is state boys’ champs)

GIRLS
First-Round
Thompson 1,239, East Limestone 990
Auburn 1,120, Grissom 1,102
Hartselle 1,157, Daphne 1,048
Southside-Gadsden 1,319, Capitol School 1,103
Sparkman 1,303, Pleasant Grove 985
Etowah 1,102, Pinson Valley 1,031
Beauregard 1,109, Satsuma 1,024
Stanhope Elmore 1,074, Mary Montgomery 946
Quarterfinals
Auburn 1,129, Thompson 1,077
Southside-Gadsden 1,208, Hartselle 1,034
Sparkman 1,330, Etowah 1,214
Stanhope Elmore 1,199, Beauregard 1,158
Semifinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,302, Auburn 1,153
Stanhope Elmore 1,302, Sparkman 1,282
Finals
Southside-Gadsden 1,408, Stanhope Elmore 1,307

TEAM LEADERS
BOYS
Round 1
Traditional
1,032  Buckhorn
1,004  Vestavia Hills
991     Thompson
Baker Format
246  Thompson
233  Hoover
228  Hoover

Quarterfinals
Traditional
992  Thompson
979  Grissom
975  Buckhorn
Baker Format
246  Grissom
235  Buckhorn
223  Grissom
223  Vestavia Hills

Semifinals
Traditional
1,005  Vestavia Hills
Baker Format
246  Vestavia Hills
230  Vestavia Hills
207   Buckhorn
 
Finals
965  Vestavia Hills
896  Buckhorn
Baker Format
233  Buckhorn
224  Buckhorn





GIRLS
Round 1
Traditional
849  Sparkman
843  Southside-Gadsden
783  Thompson
Baker Format
189  Southside-Gadsden
166  Stanhope Elmore
164  Hartselle

Quarterfinals
Traditional
807  Etowah
796  Sparkman
794  Stanhope Elmore
Baker Format
199  Stanhope Elmore
193  Thompson
186  Sparkman

Semifinals
Traditional
807  Etowah
796  Sparkman
794  Stanhope Elmore
Baker Format
199  Stanhope Elmore
193  Thompson
186  Sparkman

Finals
Traditional
918  Southside-Gadsden
794  Stanhope Elmore
Baker Format
185  Southside-Gadsden
177  Southside-Gadsden
177  Stanhope Elmore


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
BOYS
OVERALL TRADITIONAL SERIES
(7 traditional games, including Thursday)
1,578  Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn
1,505  Boris Lu, Vestavia Hills
1,503  Justin Byrd, Buckhorn

Round 1
278  Malcolm Porter, Southside-Gadsden
257  Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn
245  William Stirling, James Clemens
Quarterfinals
268  Justin Byrd, Buckhorn
244  Caleb Farmer, Thompson
236  Terrance Kendall, Grissom
Semifinals
241  Jacob Acker, Thompson
237  Mason Maners, Vestavia Hills
223   Boris Lu, Vestavia Hills
Finals
247  Boris Lu, Vestavia Hills
224  Peyton Hughes, Buckhorn
212  Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills


GIRLS
Overall Traditional Series
(7 Games including Thursday)
1,282  Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore
1,258  Grace Ann Clontz, Southside-Gadsden
1,255  Jessica Clontz, Southside-Gadsden

First Round

231  Macy Fields, Capitol School
220  Jacqueline Beard, Sparkman
203  Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman
Quarterfinals
225  Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman
223  Alexia Gibbs, Etowah
201  Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore
Semifinals
211  Emily Lindsey, Sparkman
203  Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore
194  Jessica Clontz, Southside-Gadsden
Finals
228  Ashlee Hull, Southside-Gadsden
226  Grace Ann Clontz, Southside-Gadsden
210  Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore

Third annual Championships Conclude Friday Vestavia Boys, Thompson Girls Take Early Lead at AHSAA State Bowling Championships

  PELHAM – Vestavia Hills High School’s boys and Thompson’s girls took the early lead after two rounds of three traditional bowling rounds Thursday in the seeding round of the third annual AHSAA State Boys’ and Girls” Bowling Championships, which got under way Thursday at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes, at 12:30 p.m..  
    Vestavia Hills rolled 1,027 and 1,010 for a two-game total of 2,037 pins to take a 67-pin lead over Buckhorn, which was second at 1,970 with one round remaining Thursday.  Thompson led Stanhope Elmore by a slimmer 34-pin margin after completing two of the three seeding rounds. The Lady Rebels had a two-game 1,730 total and Stanhope Elmore was second at 1,696.
    After Thursday’s competition, each school will be seeded for Friday’s Championship Bracket.

     A total of 16 boys’ teams and 16 girls’ teams are competing in each division with the eight teams qualifying from each of last week’s regional qualifying tournaments. Today’s round consists of three traditional games by each team (five players) with the total pins for each team deciding Friday’s championship bracket head-to-head Baker format bowling. All 16 teams in each division will be seeded based on total pins from today’s traditional three-game series bowling. Friday’s first round of the championship bracket starts at 8 a.m. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will follow with the championship matches for boys and girls scheduled for Friday afternoon.
     Cullman High School’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program directed by John Drake will provide the video live-streaming of the finals Friday. The link for the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based live video stream is: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ahsaa/85d72a726d

     Information on how to sign up can be found at www.nfhsnetwork.com.

    Junior Beau Reed was red-hot for Vestavia Hills, coached by Todd Evans, in Thursday’s first two rounds. He rolled games of 34 and 247 for a two-game total of 481 to post an 11-pin lead over Nathan Shutt of Hartselle, who had a 202-268—470. Brendan Ferris of East Limestone was third at 469 with a high game of 247. A total of 32 boys bowled 200 or higher in the first round with Jalen Johnson of Spain Park scoring a 279 for the best game. Shutt’s 268 led the second round, which listed 24 boys’ scores at 200 or better.
   Thompson Coach Chris Hollingsworth’s Lady Warriors built their early led in large part on the performance of sophomore Gillian Baker. She recorded games of 256 and 264 in the first two traditional rounds to carry a 520 series into Thursday’s final round, which was still underway. Both scores bested the current high game (245) in the AHSAA playoffs set by Morgan Mullinax of Pelham in the 2016 South Regional.  Meghan Best of Stanhope Elmore was second to Baker Thursday after two solid games of 221 and 208 for a 429 total. Five girls had 200 or better scores in the first round Thursday, and six topped 200 in the second round. The girls’ third round was also still underway at 3:30.
   Complete team and individual results can be found at www.ahsaa.com under the bowling section of in-season sports.



AHSAA STATE BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
Thursday’s Results
Team Scores after 2 of 3 traditional rounds

BOYS
Vestavia Hills             2,037
Buckhorn                    1,970
Grissom                       1,965
Hartselle                      1,965
Thompson                   1,965
Spain Park                   1,923
James Clemens           1,878
Hoover                                    1,873
Auburn                        1,851
Daphne                        1,845
Stanhope Elmore        1,797
East Limestone           1,760
Baker                           1,744
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa   1,620
Southside-Gadsden     1,560
Gadsden City              1,520

GIRLS
Thompson                   1,730
Stanhope Elmore        1,696
Sparkman                    1,536
Southside-Gadsden     1,529
Auburn                        1,506
Hartselle                      1,488
Etowah                        1,475
Satsuma                       1,436
Beauregard                  1,376
Grissom                       1,374
Pinson Valley              1,360
Daphne                        1,289
Capitol School            1,282

Mary Montgomery     1,278
Pleasant Grove            1,251
East Limestone           1,250

 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (After 2 rounds)
BOYS
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills           234-247—481
Nathan Shutt, Hartselle                202-268—470
Brendan Ferris, East Limestone  247-222—469
Landon Masters, Thompson       223-229—452
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn            257-294—451
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                 236-209—445
Ian Coleman, Hartselle                236-204—440
Jalen Johnson, Spain Park           279-161—440
Peyton Hughes, Buckhorn           222-216—438
Kenny Ealy, Hoover                    245-186—431
Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore   245-186—431

 

GIRLS

Gillian Baker, Thompson            256-264—520
Meghan Best, Stanhope Elmore 221-208—429
Kaitlin Blackmon, Beauregard   164-221—385
Hallie Herring, Grissom              223-154—377
T’Krah Gibbs, Etowah                 192-176—368
Jessica Clontz, Southside-Gad.   173-194—367
Jacqueline Beard, Sparkman       172-183—355

Michaela Simon, Satsuma           178-176—354

Macy Fields, Capitol School       214-135—349
Camille Mask, M. Montgomery 133-214—347


AHSAA Mourns the Passing of Coach Willie Averett

   The AHSAA was saddened to learn of the recent death of Coach Willie Averett. Mr. Averett, 90, who served 33 of his 35 years in Monroe County as a successful teacher, basketball coach and athletic director at J. F. Shields High School, was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Our prayers and condolences go out to the Mr. Averett’s family and his extended J.F. Shields High School family.
     He guided the 1972 team, led by John Drew, to its first-ever state championship. He also coached Tony Stallworth, the AHSAA’s current Associate Executive Director. The highly respected coach was selected to coach in the in the North-South all-star game and received coach-of-the-year honors three times. The school gym is named in his honor. He is a graduate of Georgiana Training High School and Alabama State University.
   “Coach Averett was a legend in many ways,” said Stallworth. “I can personally give him credit for my career decisions upon leaving high school. He inspired me by the way he approached his physical education classes. He always taught the rules and skills of each activity before the physical aspect. His words were “You can’t play a sport if you don’t know anything about it.” He taught by example, which inspired each one of us to perform to the highest.
    “I was also amazed with his coaching and game management during athletic events. Coach was tough and demanding and was a devout Christian man who always put God first. He was my mentor. I credit any successes in my life as a teacher, coach and administrator to him. The last conversation I had with him was an emotional one where he once again told me how proud he was of (former teammate) Jerome Sanders and myself for keeping his dream alive in the coaching profession. We both thanked him for being such a major influence and strong model in our lives. He will be a legend forever.”
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January, 24, at 11 a.m., at Friendship Baptist Church in Georgiana. 


AHSAA Basketball Spotlight Shooting Wizards Daveon Taylor, LaTascya Duff Put on Dazzling Display in Wins

MONTGOMERY – Headland High School senior guard Daveon Taylor stands just 5-foot-4. However, in last Friday’s 91-77 victory over Rehobeth, Taylor stood taller than all the rest with 37 points, including 11 3-point goals, for the Rams.
    Meanwhile, just west of Headland in near-by Samson, senior LaTascya Duff was busy scoring 50 points as the Tigers downed defending Class 2A state girls’ champion Geneva County 81-37. The victory was the 400th career win for Duff’s coach Chad McKnight. Both performances captured this week’s AHSAA Basketball Spotlight.
     “Dameon was on fire,” said Headland Coach Mike Henry of his floor leader. “It was just a gigantic effort from a great kid.”
     Taylor finished 11-of-26 from the 3-point arc (42.3%) and the Rams (13-9) finished the game 14 of 44 with teammate Jailan Simpson sinking the other three. Rehobeth (12-10) also made 10 of 36 with both teams combining to attempt 80 3-pointers to tie the AHSAA single-game state record set earlier this month by Plainview and North Sand Mountain.
     The 11 treys by Taylor were the most in a game in the AHSAA since Plainview’s Koby Tinker sank 11-of-20 attempted in a 93-42 win over DAR last season. He was 17-of-22 in that effort. James Raines of Berry and Chance McCarver of Section also sank 11 treys in a game in 2016 and 2010, respectively, which ranks sixth best in the AHSAA. The record (17), was set by Fred Turner of Wilcox Central in a 96-54 win over Francis Marion in 2011.
     Huff scored 42 of her 50 points in the first half as Samson (21-2) beat the Lady Bulldogs (13-9) to improve to 19-0 this season against in-state opponents. The Tigers are 2-2 versus out-of-state competition. Duff, who is averaging over 30 points per game this season, finished with six 3-pointers and was 8-of-8 at the foul line. The 50-point effort was the first in the AHSAA since Brewbaker Tech’s Biancha Jackson scored 58 last season in a win over Greenville. Jackson is now a freshman at NCAA Division I defending national champion South Carolina.
    The AHSAA girls’ single-game record (63) was set in 1991 by Houston Academy’s Carlee Bevis in a win over Bayside Academy. Sunshine’s Raven Mitchell had 61 in a win over Akron in 1997 and Taurus Pyles of Birmingham-Phillips scored 61 that same season.
    Other top performances reported include:

MILESTONES
ANNISTON GIRLS’ TOURNEY DOMINANCE CONTINUES:
The Lady Bulldogs won the Calhoun County Tournament for the 18th time with a 59-55 win over Oxford at Jacksonville State’s Pete Mathews Coliseum. The win in the finals was Anniston’s fourth in the last five years for Coach Eddie Bullock. Center Toniah Foster earned MVP honors with 20 points and five rebounds in the finals. Allasha Dudley was named best offensive player in the tournament. She finished with 10 points in the championship game.
DIANTE WOOD LEADS SACRED HEART TO TITLE: Scored 22 points to lead the Cardinals past Oxford 66-61 in the finals of the Calhoun County tournament at Jacksonville State. He and became just the second player in the tourney’s long history to earn Best Defensive Player, Best Offensive Player and MVP. Len Stafford was the first, winning all three individual awards for Oxford at the 1983 tournament.
STRAUGHN POST KINSAUL’S 400TH WIN: Teammates Allie Kelley and Colby Adams had 18 and 10 points, respectively as the Bulldogs beat Slocomb 47-41 – giving head coach Scott Kinsaul a milestone victory, No. 400 of his prep coaching career.

BUZZER BEATERS
LIOR BERMAN, MOUNTAIN BROOK:
Nailed two free throws with six seconds remaining to lead the defending Class 7A state champs to a 58-56 win over Huffman (21-3). Trendon Watford, Mountain Brook’s 6-foot-8 junior, had 24 points and 12 rebounds, including eight points in the fourth period. His bucket with 1:14 to play tied the game at 56-56. Jeremiah Williams had 22 for the Vikings. The Spartans (22-5) and Huffman are now tied at 3-1 in 7A, Area 6.
CURTIS SOWELS, BLOUNT: Sank two free throws with 5.8 seconds remaining to lift the Leopards past LeFlore 49-47. He scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth period.

GIRLS
KAITLIN PETERSON, EUFAULA:
Had 28 points, five steals and eight assists as the Tigers (18-4) beat Carroll 87-46.
KARLEIGH SLEDGE, DESHLER: The senior had 28 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks Class 4A Deshler’s 80-57 win over Class 6A Opelika.
AALIYAH AUSTIN, FAITH ACADEMY: Turned in a double-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and added five blocked shots as the Lady Rams (14-7) beat Daphne 55-22
SHYAN FLACK, BREWER: Scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds in Brewer’s 57-53 win over Priceville in the semifinals of the Morgan County Tournament.
ALEXIS LEGGETT, ARITON: Led Ariton to a 52-37 win over G.W. Long with 21 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots.
KENZI DUNCAN, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Scored 22 points and earned MVP honors leading the Panthers to a 56-45 win over Glencoe in the Etowah County Tournament finals. It was Southside’s first Etowah County tourney title in school history.

BOYS
KRIS ABRAMS-DRAINE, SPANISH FORT:
Had 23 points in a jam-packed gym to pace the Toros (13-9) to a 66-61 win over Baldwin County rival Daphne (16-6). The game was part of statewide initiative Shooting to Change, started by Toros’ head coach Dru Powell and his wife four years ago to raise awareness for autism. A total of 55 fouls were called in the game with Daphne committing 33 and Spanish Fort 22.
ROBERT GAINES, WEAVER: Was 4-for-4 from the 3-point arc and finished with 26 points to lead the Bearcats past Jacksonville 76-49.
TYLER PECK, BREWER, Totaled 19 points, including five 3-point baskets, to lead Brewer to a win over Danville in the semifinals of the Morgan County Tournament.
TY RAPER, HACKLEBURG: Scored 28 points in a 72-54 win over Brilliant in the Marion County tournament.
KOBE BROWN, LEE-HUNTSVILLE: Had 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead Lee (9-11) past Bob Jones 63-49. He also had 27 in a win over Mae Jemison.
GARRETT HICKS, JAMES CLEMENS: Had 33 points in as the Jets (14-8) knocked off Buckhorn (20-4) 76-68. Hicks, who also had 33 points hitting 19-of-19 free throws in an earlier win over Huffman, continued his dead-eye aim going 43-of-45 (95.6%) over Jets’ last three games.
LOGAN PADGETT, HOMEWOOD: Had 21 points and 16 rebounds as the Patriots (12-12) beat Ramsay 54-52.
LANDON JOHNSON, HOKES BLUFF: Was named Etowah County Tournament MVP scoring 18 points for the Eagles (17-4) in a 52-45 win over Southside-Gadsden in the finals.
COLBY SULLINS, WEST POINT: Scored 30 points, 27 coming on a 9-of-14 3-point shooting flurry, in West Point’s 71-60 loss to Hayden.
JAYCE WILLINGHAM, CORDOVA: Had 24 points and seven rebounds a 63-40 win over Carbon Hill in the Walker County tournament finals. Teammate Isaac Chatman captured MVP honors with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots in the win.


Baker, Auburn, Southside-Gadsden and Grissom Win AHSAA Regional Bowling Titles

  Baker High School and Auburn High School emerged Friday afternoon as the boys’ and girls’ AHSAA South Region Bowling Tournament champions, respectively. The titles were the first in each school’s history.
   At the North Regional held at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes, defending state girls’ champion Southside-Gadsden beat Etowah 1,260-1,064 in the finals and Grissom topped James Clemens for the boys’ region title, winning with 1,435. James Clemens was 31 pins back at 1,404.
SOUTH REGIONAL
   Baker downed Daphne 725-674 in the finals at Gulf Bowl here to advance to next week’s third annual AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham as the South Regional Champion.
    The Hornets beat Auburn 690-592 in the quarterfinals and beat defending boys’ state champion Spain Park in the semifinals 736-689. Daphne reached the finals with a 741-622 win over Thompson in the quarterfinals and beat Vestavia Hills 737-620 in the semis to set up the final match.
    Auburn outscored Mary Montgomery by 48 pins in the girls’ finals, winning 581 to 533. The Lady Tigers beat Thompson 626-589 in the semifinals and downed Pleasant Grove 550-520 in the quarterfinals.  Mary Montgomery beat Stanhope Elmore in the quarterfinals 543-520 and downed Satsuma 546-520 in the semifinals to set up Friday’s championship match.
NORTH REGIONAL
   Grissom was red-hot all day on Friday winning its quarterfinal match over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, 1,494 to 1,343. The Tigers advanced to the finals beating East Limestone 1,544-1,350.  James Clemens beat Buckhorn (1,430 to 1,378) in the semifinals and downing Gadsden City in the quarterfinals (1,382 to 1,320).
     Southside beat Pinson Valley 1,295 to 949 in the quarterfinals and Hartselle, 1,179-1,140 in the semis. Etowah beat Sparkman and Capitol School in the semis and quarterfinals, respectively.
      All teams reaching the quarterfinals clinched berths in the AHSAA State tourney, set to be played Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25-26.
    Friday’s results:


AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships

South Regional, Gulf Bowl,  Foley
Friday’s Results
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1
Spain Park 1,474, Beauregard 1069
Hoover, 1,310, Prattville 1,277
Auburn 1,233, UMS-Wright 1,192
Baker 1,329, Baldwin County 1,129
Thompson 1,564, Alma Bryant 1,045
Daphne 1,319, Foley 1,125
Stanhope Elmore 1,340, Mary Montgomery 1,185
Vestavia Hills 1,292, McGill-Toolen Catholic 1,263
Quarterfinals
Spain Park 704, Hoover 671
Baker 690, Auburn 592
Daphne 741, Thompson 622
Vestavia Hills 706, Stanhope Elmore 652
Semifinals
Baker 736, Spain Park 689
Daphne 737, Vestavia Hills 620
Finals (4:15 p.m.)
Baker 725, Daphne 674 (Baker is champion)

South Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Series)
Friday, First Round
Caleb Farmer, Thompson        246

Devin Dowdle, Spain Park       237

Landon Masters, Thompson   237

Tyler Smith, Daphne                 225


GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1 (11 a.m.)
Thompson 1,182, Alma Bryant 850
Daphne 1,014, McGill-Toolen Catholic 974
Pleasant Grove 1,029, Gulf Shores 1,026
Auburn 1,103, UMS-Wright 1,035
Beauregard 1,183, Indian Springs 966
Satsuma 1,069, Spain Park 1,004
Mary Montgomery 1,039, Baker 1,026
Stanhope Elmore 1,262, Northview 871
Quarterfinals (2 p.m.)
Thompson 614, Daphne 533
Auburn 550, Pleasant Grove 520
Satsuma 615, Beauregard 491
Mary Montgomery 543, Stanhope Elmore 520
Semifinals
Auburn 626, Thompson 589
Mary Montgomery 546, Satsuma 472
Finals
Auburn 581, Mary Montgomery 533 (Auburn is champion)

South Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Series)
Friday, First Round
Gillian Baker, Thompson                       213

Autumn Meredith, Auburn                   202

Chloe Miller, Indian Springs                  183

Kacey Marshall, Stanhope Elmore      176

 

North Regional, Leland Lanes, Tuscaloosa
Friday’s Results
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1
Grissom 1,470, Lamar County 1,236
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,311, Hewitt-Trussville 1,271
East Limestone 1,362, Madison County 1,345
Southside-Gadsden 1,317, Northridge 1,201
James Clemens 1,337, Paul Bryant 1,155
Hartselle 1,280, Parker 1,199
Gadsden City 1,283, Huffman 1,239
Buckhorn 1,449, Gardendale 993
Quarterfinals
Grissom 1,494, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,343
East Limestone 1,214, Southside-Gadsden 1,179
James Clemens 1,382, Hartselle 1,286
Buckhorn 1,459, Gadsden City 1,320
Semifinals
Grissom 1,544, East Limestone 1,350
James Clemens 1,430, Buckhorn 1,378
Finals
Grissom 1,435, James Clemens 1,404 (Grissom is champion)

North Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Championship Series)
Finals
Richard Flores, Grissom               253
Chris Wolsifer, Grissom               199
William Stirling, James Clemens 194
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                  190
Semifinals
Jackson Stiles, Grissom                268
Terrance Kendall, Grissom           222
Michael Kosinski, Buckhorn         204
Andrew Delgado, Grissom           201
Quarterfinals
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest               257
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                  237
Chris Wolsifer, Grissom               224
Michael Kosinski, Buckhorn         215
First Round
Carson Poe, Hillcrest                    233
Adam Cyr, Madison Co.               225
Richard Flores, Grissom               223
Michael Kosinski, Buckhorn         215

 

GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1
Southside-Gadsden 1,200, Shades Valley 931
Pinson Valley, 1,026, Hazel Green 957
Hartselle 1,147, Hewitt-Trussville 847
Grissom 1,115, Oak Grove 889
Capitol School 992, Northridge 866
Etowah 1,164, James Clemens 999
East Limestone 1,046, American Christian 1,032
Sparkman 1,101, Ramsay 914
Quarterfinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,295, Pinson Valley 949
Hartselle 1,185, Grissom 1,088
Etowah 1,086, Capitol School 978
Sparkman 1,079, East Limestone 965
Semifinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,179, Hartselle 1,140
Etowah 1,240, Sparkman 1,125
Finals
Southside-Gadsden 1,260, Etowah 1,064 (Southside is champion)

North Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Championship Series)
Finals
Jennifer Clontz, Southside           189
Ashlee Hull, Southside                 176
Shy’ere Gibbs, Hartselle              173
Alexia Gibbs, Hartselle                 167
Semifinals
Jennifer Clontz, Southside       177
Alexia Gibbs, Etowah                176
Kynzlon Gibbs, Etowah            176
Quarterfinals
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside  193
Jennifer Clontz, Southside       190
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman         185
Abigale Mason, E. Limestone 181
First Round
Faith Reynolds, Northridge         185
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       182
Gracie Graves, Pinson Valley       169
Hallie Herring, Grissom                168      

 

North Regional
First Day Qualifying Results
(completed Friday morning)

BOYS
Team Scoring
Grissom                          938-885-1,033—2,856
Buckhorn                       949-908-974—2,831
James Clemens             879-876-828—2,583
Southside-Gadsden     819-879-884—2,582
East Limestone             848-837-865—2,550
Hartselle                         878-838-815—2,531
Gadsden City                 887-843-737—2,467
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa    843-799-768—2,410
Hewitt-Trussville          819-776-806—2,401
Huffman                         739-799-818—2,356
Parker                             744-780-793—2,317
Madison County           675-836-782—2,293
Northridge                     725-787-725—2,237
Paul Bryant                    717-671-721—2,109
Gardendale                    638-721-718—2,077
Lamar County               705-612-678—1,995
First Round High
Buckhorn (949)
Second Round High
Buckhorn (908)
Third Round High
Grissom (1,033)

Individual Results 
Traditional Series Leaders
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            244-237-234—715
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                       225-206-226—657
David Hopkins, Gardendale                  194-207-255—656
Malcolm Porter, Southside                   202-190-255—647
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                         247-187-184—618
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                            221-156-236—613
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens       215-192-201—608
Terrance Kendall, Grissom                    208-205-194—607
Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                         247
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            244
Parker Reist, Hartselle                            230
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                       225
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                            221
Game 2
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            237
Kei’lan Poe, Northridge                         223
Bryce Davis, Southside                           219
Mister Weldon, Huffman                      213
George H. Robinson, Gadsden City     212
Game 3
David Hopkins, Gardendale                  255
Malcolm Porter, Southside                   255
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                            236
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            234
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                       226
Richard Flores, Grissom                         225

GIRLS
Team Scoring
Southside-Gadsden     839-825-777—2,441
Sparkman                      743-799-710—2,252
Capitol School               647-707-764—2,117
Grissom                          752-611-747—2,110
Hartselle                         767-691-641—2,099
Etowah                           741-640-694—2,085
American Christian      656-629-663—1,928
Pinson Valley                 636-584-630—1,850
Hazel Green                   586-630-641—1,847
East Limestone             547-688-559—1,794
James Clemens             500-635-615—1,750
Hewitt-Trussville          499-626-520—1,645
Oak Grove                      497-574-557—1,628
Northridge                     569-517-512—1,598
Ramsay                           527-523-462—1,513
Shades Valley                518-495-490—1,503
First Round High
Southside-Gadsden (839)
Second Round High
Southside-Gadsden (825)
Third Round High
Southside-Gadsden (777)


Individual Results  
Traditional Series Leaders
Denisha Kendall, Grissom        267-144-182—593
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman  184-214-174—572
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle           170-222-146—547
Jennifer Clontz, Southside       194-171-177—542
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside  157-220-162—539
Hallie Herring, Grissom            167-169-193—529
Macy Fields, Capitol School    160-198-167—525

Traditional Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Denisha Kendall, Grissom                     267
Jennifer Clontz, Southside                    194
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman               184
Jessica Clontz, Sparkman                       182
Game 2
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle                        222
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside                220
Caitlin Brooks, East Limestone             215
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman               214
Macy Fields, Capitol School                  198
Game 3
Demi Bishop, Capitol School                 229
Hallie Herring, Grissom                          193
Denisha Kendall, Grissom                     182
Jakila Mostella, Southside                     179
Jennifer Clontz, Southside                    177


Girls:

Jennifer Clontz                177

Alexia Gibbs                    176

Kynzlon Gibbs                 176

Abby Arias                       170

Brooklyn Hamblin           170

Tori Hughes                     170      

 

Boys:

Jackson Stiles                  268

Terrance Kendall             222

Michael Kosinski             204

Andrew Delgado             201

 

Girls

Jennifer Clontz   189

Ashlee Hull 176

Shy'ere Gibbs   173

Alexia Gibbs   167

 

Boys

Richard Flores  253

Chris Wolsifer   199

William Stirling  194

Brett Kilgore   190

High scores from traditional game in Bracket Round 2

 

Girls:

             

 

Boys:

Hawkins Davis   257

Justin Byrd         237

Chris Wolsifer    224

Michael Kosinski             215


AHSAA South Regional Bowling Tournament Spain Park boys, Thompson Girls Claim Top Seeds For Friday’s Championship Play at South Regional

FOLEY – Defending boys’ state champion Spain Park rolled a three-game traditional bowling total of 2,672 to grab the top seed for Friday’s championship round of head-to-head completion at the South Regional Thursday and Thompson clinched the girls’ top seed in a late finish with a 2,399 total Thursday night.
   The 2018 AHSAA South Regional Bowling Championships being held at the Gulf Bowl will conclude Friday.  Vestavia Hills (2,594) captured the second seed in the boys’ competition, followed by Thompson (2,576) and Baker (2,556) in one of the most competitive rounds of bowling in the sport’s short history, which is now in its third year as an AHSAA championship sport. Stanhope Elmore captured second seed in the girls’ competition with a 2,233 first-day total.
    All 16 teams in the boys’ and girls’ fields will compete in the bracketed head-to-head Baker format competition Friday. The boys get underway at 8 a.m., and the girls start at 11 a.m. The finals are set for 4:15 p.m. Friday. The boys’ and girls’ championship brackets can be found at www.ahsaa.com. North brackets will be updated once the first-day traditional series competition is concluded. The North boys’ and girls’ seeding will be completed with round three Friday morning at 8 a.m. The championship round at Tuscaloosa’ Leland Lanes will follow immediately upon completion.
   Stanhope Elmore’s Joshua Wilson turned in the top boys’ three-game series score with a 681. His 267 in the final round and 235 in the second round were the top two rounds of the boys competition. Landon Masters of Thompson rolled 211-233-168—612 for the second best boys’ series of the competition.
    Thompson’s Gillian Baker rolled the two best girls’ individual rounds with a 217 in the first game and a 214 in the third game. She did not bowl in the second game and did not get a three-game series score. However, her 431 total in two games placed her 16th overall in the individual series rankings. Beauregard’s Brooke Langley turned in the best three-game series with a 498 total.  Meghan Best of Stanhope Elmore was second with a 489.
   First-day results and top individuals in the boys’ and girls’ South Regional competition are listed below.
AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships
South Regional, Gulf Bowl, Foley
First Day’s Results

(Teams bowled three traditional rounds for seeding.)
BOYS
Team Scoring
Spain Park                   833-874-965—2,672
Vestavia Hills              945-839-810—2,594
Thompson                   842-876-858—2,576
Baker                           841-903-812—2,556
Auburn                        839-667-940—2,446
Daphe                          766-831-848—2,445
Stanhope Elmore        736-807-880—2,423
Hoover                        828-777-739—2,344
Prattville                     713-849-776—2,338
Mary Montgomery     712-788-754—2,254
Foley                            720-768-746—2,234
UMS-Wright                705-711-764—2,180
Baldwin County           749-738-644—2,131
Alma Bryant                726-686-690—2,102
McGill-Toolen             693-654-668—2,015

First Round High
Vestavia Hills (945)
Second Round High
Baker (903)
Third Round High
Spain Park (965)

Individual Leaders
Series Leaders
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        179-235-267—681
Landon Masters, Thompson               211-233-168—612
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     193-204-202—599
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203-194-181—578
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   173-204-194—571

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Landon Masters, Thompson               211
Matthew Plexico, Spain Park              209
Aaron Nobles, Baldwin County           207
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203
P.J. Rudolph, Hoover                           201
Game 2
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        235
Landon Masters, Thompson               233
Tyler Myers, Prattville                                    212
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     204
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   204
Game 3
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore              267
Wyatt Lumsden, Spain Park                         209
Jacob Acker, Thompson                                                203
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore          202
Matthew Guy, Foley                                      202
Min Kim, Auburn                                              202
Seokhoon Kim, Auburn                                 202

GIRLS
Team Scoring
Thompson                   857-743-799—2,399
Stanhope Elmore        780-721-732—2,238
Beauregard                 648-760-729—2,137
Auburn                        698-694-682—2,074
Gulf Shores                  672-717-639—2,028
Spain Park                   585-726-645—1,956
Mary Montgomery     606-715-615—1,936
Daphne                        649-627-633—1,909
McGill-Toolen             725-584-564—1,873
Baker                           658-598-615—1,871
Satsuma                      606-645-614—1,865
Pleasant Grove            581-636-636—1,853
UMS-Wright                579-646-583—1,808
Indian Springs             601-597-525—1,713
Northview                   567-528-531—1,626
Alma Bryant                567-535-481—1,583

First Round High
Thompson (857)
Second Round High
Beauregard (760)
Third Round High
Thompson (799)

Individual Leaders
Series Leaders
Brooke Langley, Beauregard              131-213-154—498
Meghan Best, Stanhope Elmore         162-138-189—489
Delaney Clark, Daphne                       162-156-170—488
Sydney Wilson, Stanhope Elmore       206-138-140—484
Katie Keener, Thompson                     158-176-149—483

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Gillian Baker, Thompson                    217
Autumn Meredith, Auburn                 210
Sydney Wilson, Stanhope Elmore       206
Alyssa Keaton, Thompson                   202
Natalie Falls, McGill-Toolen               172
Game 2
Brooke Langley, Beauregard              213
Raley Vines, Pleasant Grove               186
Ashley Tessman, Spain Park               185
Jessica Lynn Sherman, Thompson      181
Katie Keener, Thompson                     176
Game 3
Gillian Baker, Thompson                    214
Danielle Conover, Auburn                  194
Meghan Best, Stanhope Elmore         189
Lindsey Parker, Spain Park                 175
Delaney Clark, Daphne                       170


South Girls’ competition still underway Thursday night Defending State Boys’ Champion Spain Park Claims Top Seed in South First-day Competition

FOLEY – Defending boys’ state champion Spain Park High School grabbed the top seed for Friday’s championship round of head-to-head completion rolling a 2,672 team total in the three-game traditional bowling round Thursday at the 2018 AHSAA South Regional Bowling Championships being held at the Gulf Bowl.  Vestavia Hills (2,594) captured the second seed, Thompson (2,576) was third and Baker (2,556) earned fourth seed in one of the most competitive rounds of bowling in the sport’s short history, which is now in its third year as an AHSAA championship sport.
    All 16 teams in the boys’ and girls’ fields will compete in the bracketed head-to-head Baker format competition Friday. The boys get underway at 8 a.m., Friday, and the girls will start at 11 a.m. The finals are set for 4:15 p.m. Friday. The South boys’ bracket can be found at ww.ahsaa.com. All brackets will be updated once the first-day traditional series competition is concluded. The North boys’ and girls’ seeding will be completed with round three Friday morning at 8 a.m. The championship round at Tuscaloosa’ Leland Lanes will follow immediately upon completion.
   Stanhope Elmore’s Joshua Wilson turned in the top boys’ three-game series score with a 681. His 267 in the final round and 235 in the second round were the top two rounds of the boys competition. Landon Masters of Thompson rolled 211-233-168—612 for the second best boys’ series of the competition.
    The girls’ competition was still underway Thursday night at 11 p.m., with the third and final round just getting underway.
    First-day results and top individuals in the boys’ competition are listed below.
AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships
South Regional, Gulf Bowl, Foley
First Day’s Results

(Teams bowled three traditional rounds for seeding.)
BOYS
Team Scoring
Spain Park                   833-874-965—2,672
Vestavia Hills              945-839-810—2,594
Thompson                   842-876-858—2,576
Baker                           841-903-812—2,556
Auburn                        839-667-940—2,446
Daphe                          766-831-848—2,445
Stanhope Elmore        736-807-880—2,423
Hoover                         828-777-739—2,344
Prattville                     713-849-776—2,338
Mary Montgomery     712-788-754—2,254
Foley                            720-768-746—2,234
UMS-Wright                705-711-764—2,180
Baldwin County           749-738-644—2,131
Alma Bryant                726-686-690—2,102
McGill-Toolen             693-654-668—2,015

First Round High
Vestavia Hills (945)
Second Round High
Baker (903)
Third Round High
Spain Park (965)

Individual Leaders
Series Leaders
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        179-235-267—681
Landon Masters, Thompson               211-233-168—612
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     193-204-202—599
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203-194-181—578
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   173-204-194—571

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Landon Masters, Thompson               211
Matthew Plexico, Spain Park              209
Aaron Nobles, Baldwin County           207
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203
P.J. Rudolph, Hoover                           201
Game 2
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        235
Landon Masters, Thompson               233
Tyler Myers, Prattville                        212
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     204
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   204
Game 3
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore              267
Wyatt Lumsden, Spain Park                         209
Jacob Acker, Thompson                            203
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore          202
Matthew Guy, Foley                                      202
Min Kim, Auburn                                              202
Seokhoon Kim, Auburn                                 202


Southside-Gadsden Girls, Buckhorn Boys Rolls Top Scores in First Day of North Regional

TUSCALOOSA – Defending girls’ state champion Southside-Gadsden recorded the best team score (1,664) after two rounds of the traditional bowling seeding round at the 2018 AHSAA North Regional Bowling Championships being held at Leland Lanes.  Buckhorn led the boys’ competition (1,867) with the best score in the each of the first two rounds.
   Defending state boys’ champion Spain Park  rolled a three-game series total 2,672 to lead the South Regional at Foley’s Gulf Bowl. The South bowlers also got underway at 5 p.m., with the boys finishing first at the 16-lane facility. The girls were still completing their final round at 10 p.m.  Complete South boys’ and girls’ results will be sent upon completion of the girls’ third round later tonight.
   Sparkman (1,542) was second behind Southside in the girls’ field, and Grissom (1,823) also topped 1,800 pins and was second behind the Bucks in the boys’ competition. The final round of the traditional bowling competition will be completed Friday morning beginning at 8 a.m. Once the third game is totaled, then all 16 teams will be seeded for the final round of competition based on the teams’ three-game series totals. The tourney will conclude Friday afternoon. The first round’s start was pushed back to 5 p.m., Thursday to allow teams due to the inclement weather that hit the state earlier in the week.
   Denisha Herring of Grissom turned in the top single game rolling a 267 in the first round Thursday. She finished the two rounds with a 144 and 411 series, best amongst the girls’ competition.  Buckhorn’s Justin Byrd rolled 244-237—481 to lead the first two rounds heading into Friday’s final game of the traditional series. Hawkins Davis of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa had the best individual game with a 247 in round one and finished at 434 to rank second behind Byrd after two rounds.
   The top eight teams in each division will advance to the state tourney at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham Jan. 25-26.
   First-day results and top individuals are listed below.
AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships
North Regional, Leland Lanes, Tuscaloosa
First Day’s Results

(Teams bowled two of three rounds for seeding.
Round 3 will be at 7 a.m., Friday)
GIRLS
Team Scoring
Southside-Gadsden     839-825—1,664
Sparkman                    743-799—1,542
Hartselle                     767-691—1,458
Etowah                        741-640—1,391
Grissom                       752-611—1,363
Capitol School             647-707—1,354
American Christian     656-629—1,265
East Limestone            547-688—1,235
Pinson Valley               636-584—1,220
Hazel Green                586-630 – 1,206
James Clemens           500-635—1,135
Hewitt-Trussville         499-626—1,125
Northridge                  569-517—1,086
Oak Grove                   497-574—1,071
Ramsay                       527-523—1,050
Shades Valley              518-495—1,013
First Round High
Southside-Gadsden (839)
Second Round High
Southside-Gadsden (825)

Individual Leaders (after 2 rounds)
Series Leaders
Denisha Herring, Grissom      267-144—411
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle         179-222—401
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman 184-214—398
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside   157-220—377

Traditional Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Denisha Herring, Grissom                  267
Jennifer Clontz, Southside                   194
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman             184
Jessica Clontz, Sparkman                    182
Game 2
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle                     222
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside               220
Caitlin Brooks, East Limestone           215
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman             214
Macy Fields, Capitol School                198

BOYS
Team Scoring
Buckhorn                     949-908—1,867
Grissom                       938-885—1,823
James Clemens           879-876—1,755
Gadsden City               887-843—1,730
Hartselle                     878-838—1,716
Southside-Gadsden     819-879—1,698
East Limestone            848-837—1,685
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa    843-799—1,642
Hewitt-Trussville         819-776—1,595
Huffman                      739-799—1,538
Parker                         744-780—1,524
Northridge                  725-787—1,512
Madison County          675-836—1,511
Paul Bryant                 717-671—1,388
Gardendale                        638-721—1,359
Lamar County                    705-612—1,317
First Round High
Buckhorn (949)
Second Round High
Buckhorn (908)

Individual Leaders (after 2 rounds)
Series Leaders
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                         244-237—481
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                     247-187—434
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                     225-206—431
Terrance Kendall, Grissom                 208-205—413
Bryce Davis, Southside                        191-219—410
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens      215-192—407
George H. Robinson, Gadsden City     191-212—403
David Hopkins, Gardendale                194-207—401
Mister Weldon, Huffman                    187-213—400

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                     247
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                         244
Parker Reist, Hartselle                                    230
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                     225
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                                    221
Game 2
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                         237
Kei’lan Poe, Northridge                      223
Bryce Davis, Southside                        219
Mister Weldon, Huffman                    213
George H. Robinson, Gadsden City     212



Second Annual AHSAA Wrestling Duals Set to Begin with First-round Matches Tonight, Friday & Saturday

    MONTGOMERY – All three defending champions will be in the 40-TEAM field as the second annual AHSAA Wrestling Duals tournament gets underway. Vestavia Hills, last year’s 7A winner, will be hosting Grissom Saturday at 1 p.m. Oxford, last year’s 6A champion, will meet Gulf Shores at Spanish Fort High School at 1 p.m., Saturday, and Moody, the 1A/5A champ in 2017, will face Saint James Friday at 5 p.m., at Tallassee High School.
   Winners and runner-ups from regular-season area play advance to the Duals Tourney. Class 6A and Class 1A/5A will have 16 teams in the competition, and Class 7A will have eight.
   Most first-round matches are being played Friday and Saturday. Some first-round matches will be played tonight, however. Some sites are hosting two matches and the quarterfinals all on the same day.
All quarterfinals matches will be played either tonight, Friday or Saturday as well.
   Semifinals are set for Tuesday, Jan. 23, at school sites, and the finals will be at the Birmingham CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena Friday Jan. 26 (Class 6A) and Saturday, Jan. 27 (Class 7A and Class 1A/5A. 
    Complete pairings are listed below:

AHSAA Wrestling Duals Tournament
First-Round/Quarterfinal Schedule
(First-round matches and quarter-final matches will be Jan. 19 or Jan. 20 unless otherwise noted. Class 7A quarter-round matches will be Matches are at the site of an area champion unless otherwise noted. Some sites are hosting more than one match. Weigh in is one hour before the start time of the first match at each site. All times are Central Standard Time.)

 

Class 6A
First Round
M1:
Benjamin Russell (R2 RU) at Spanish Fort (R1 W), Sat. Jan 20, 1 p.m.

M2: Gulf Shores (R1 RU) vs. Oxford (R2 W), at Spanish Fort, Sat. Jan 20, 1 p.m.

M3: Hueytown (R4 RU) vs. Wetumpka (R3 W), at McAdory, Fri, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.

M4: Stanhope Elmore (R3 RU) at McAdory (R4 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.

M5: Pinson Valley (R6 RU) at Chelsea (R5 W) – Fri., Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.

M6: Helena (R5 RU) vs. Gardendale (R6 W), at Chelsea, Fri., Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m.

M7: Decatur (R8 RU) at Clay Chalkville (R7 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 6 p.m.

M8: Southside-Gadsden (R7 RU) vs. Athens (R8 W), at Clay Chalkville, Fri., Jan. 19, 6 p.m.

 

Class 1A-5A

First Round
M1:
Leeds (R2 RU) at Tallassee (R1 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 5 p.m.

M2: Saint James (R1 RU) vs. Moody (R2 W), at Tallassee, Fri., Jan. 19, 5 p.m.
M3:
Weaver (R4 RU) at Cleburne County (R3 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.
M4:
Springville (R3 RU) vs. Alexandria (R4 W), at Cleburne County, Fri., Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m.

M5: Corner (R6 RU) vs. Mortimer Jordan (R5 W), at Sumiton Middle School, Thurs., Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m.
M6: Hayden (R5 RU) at Dora (R6 W), at Sumiton Middle School, Thurs., Jan. 18 6:30 p.m.

M7: Mae Jemison (R8 RU) vs. Arab (R7 W), at Deshler, Thurs., Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m.
M8:
Scottsboro (R7 RU) at Deshler, Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m.

 

QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

Class 7A (also first round)

M1: Oak Mountain (R2 RU) at Central Phenix City (R1 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m.

M2: Auburn (R1 RU) at Thompson (R2 W), Fri., Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.

M3: Grissom (R4 RU) at Vestavia Hills (R3 W), Sat., Jan. 20, 1 p.m.

M4: Hewitt Trussville (R3 RU) at Bob Jones (R4 W), Sat., Jan. 20, 9 a.m.


Class 6A

M09: M1 Winner vs M2 Winner, at Spanish Fort, Sat., Jan, 20, 3 p.m.

M10: M3 Winner vs. M4 Winner, at McAdory, Fri., Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

M11: M5 Winner vs. M6 Winner, at Chelsea, Fri., Jan. 19 8 p.m.

M12: M7 Winner vs. M8 Winner, at Clay Chalkville, Fri., Jan 19, 8 p.m.

 

Class 1A-5A

M09: M1 Winner vs M2 Winner, at Tallassee, Fri., Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

M10: M3 Winner vs. M4 Winner, at Cleburne County, Fri., Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

M11: M5 Winner vs. M6 Winner, at Sumiton Middle School, Thurs., Jan, 18, 8 p.m.

M12: M7 Winner vs. M8 Winner, at Deshler, Thurs., Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

 

SEMI-FINAL PAIRINGS
(Tuesday, Jan. 23, for all classes at 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Weigh-in is one hour prior to start of match. All sites are to be determined after quarterfinals.)

Class 7A
M1 Winner vs. M2 Winner

M3 Winner vs. M4 Winner

Class 6A
M9 Winner vs. M10 Winner

M11 Winner vs. M12 Winner

Class 1A-5A

M9 Winner vs. M10 Winner

M11 Winner vs. M12 Winner

 

 

AHSAAA DUALS FINALS
(Bill Harris Arena at Birmingham CrossPlex)
Class 6A Finals
Friday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. (weigh-in at 5 p.m.)
Class 7A Finals
Saturday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m. (weigh-in at noon)

Class 1A/5A Finals
Saturday, Jan. 27, 4 p.m. (weigh-in, 3 p.m.)


AHSAA Basketball Spotlight Fayette Multi-Sport Standout Darius Nails Scores 60 in Tigers’ 72-57 Win over Hamilton

MONTGOMERY – The assessment is official. Fayette County High School senior Darius Nails, a multi-sport standout, has made the adjustment from football to basketball.
  Nails, who led the Tigers to the Class 4A state football finals this past season catching 78 passes for 1,659 yards and 19 touchdowns, scored 60 points in Fayette County’s 72-57 victory over Hamilton January 12 to land himself in the AHSAA Basketball Spotlight for this week.
   His 60 points is the most ever by a Class 4A player (since the AHSAA went to more than four classes) and ranks tied for 14th all-time in the AHSAA. The last player to clip 60 points in a game in the AHSAA was Gardendale’s Dustin Duncan in 2001.

   The state record (97) was set in 1963 by Walter Garrett of Birmingham’s West End High School in a 97-63 win over Glenn High School. Garrett’s performance also set a national record as the most by a high school player when scoring all his team’s points. Nails scored all but 12 of Fayette’s points in last week’s win over the Aggies.
  The 6-foot-2 senior’s 60 points came on a 24-of-37 field-goal shooting effort. He was 3-of-6 on 3-point goals and a perfect 9-of-9 on free throws for Coach Ron Hamilton. He also had eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and fouled out with two minutes to play. Nails is averaging 27.2 points in 14 games this season with 30 or more points in five games and 20 or more in 12.
    Nails’ 1,659 receiving yards on the year ranks second all-time in the AHSAA Football Record Book – 76 yards shy of the record (1,735 yards) set by Westbrook Christian’s Brandon Greer in 1998. Nails’totals included 11 catches for 108 yards in the 21-7 loss to UMS-Wright in the Class 4A Super 7 “Snow Bowl” game at Bryant-Denny Stadium Dec. 8 and tied
 Oneonta’s Alvin Scott for most receptions in a Super 7 championship game for all classes. Scott’s 11 catches in the 2012 Super 6 Class 4A title game also came against UMS-Wright.
  
The 60-point effort edged out a clutch performance by Lafayette senior Corey Boston for this week’s Spotlight. Boston scored five points in the final 10 seconds, including a 40-foot desperation 3-pointer, to lift the Bulldogs (14-5) of Coach Obadiah Threadgill IV to a 49-46 win over Valley. He finished with 16 points.
    The Rams took a 46-44 lead with 15 seconds left when Keionte Dent nailed a short jumper. Boston was fouled with 10 seconds left while attempting a shot and tied the game at 46-46 with two free throws. Valley, after a timeout,
in-bounded the ball, brought it into the frontcourt and was working for a last-second shot when the ball was knocked free. Boston ran down the loose ball, turned and heaved the game-winning shot from well behind the 3-point arc toward the LaFayette goal. The final buzzer sounded while the ball was in the air.
     Other top performances reported last week included:
 

MILESTONES
GARRETT HICKS, JAMES CLEMENS: Scored 33 points, including a perfect 19-of-19 at the foul line, as Coach Danny Petty’s Jets (13-8) shocked the ASWA’s top-ranked Class 7A team Huffman (21-2) 78-67 at the Marvin Stone Classic at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. It was the first in-state loss for Coach Steve Ward’s Vikings. The 19-of-19 free-throw shooting performance tied a 57-year year old state record for most free throws made in a perfect free-throw game performance. Florala’s Kris Scarbrough originally set the record in 1961 with his 19-of-19 free-throw shooting performance in a 66-38 Florala win over Elba. Hicks made all 11 free throws attempted in the fourth quarter to seal the win over Huffman. James Clemens finished 21-of-23 at the foul line as a team.
PLAINVIEW ATTEMPTS 57 3-POINT SHOTS:
The Bears (19-2) of Coach Robi Coker broke their own AHSAA 3-point attempt record in last Friday’s 71-46 victory over North Sand Mountain with 57 attempts – at least one try by all 12 players on the team. Caden Millican made 3-of-8 to lead Plainview, which sank just 13 for only 22.8% that is well below the team’s season average. Seven players recorded at least one made trey. North Sand Mountain was also 6-of-23, giving the two teams 80 3-point attempts combined, another state record. The Bears were also 15-of-20 on 2-point tries and 2-of-5 on free throws.  The old 3-point attempts record (54) was set against the Bison last December in a 119-55 win. The Bears made 25 in that contest.
JOLEE COLE, DANVILLE: The sophomore guard had two big performances, scoring 22 points in a 55-34 win against West Limestone and 24 in a win against Falkville to go over 1,000 points for her prep career.

BUZZER BEATERS
MATTHEW McNEECE, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: The three-year starter for Coach Phillip Murphy had 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Yellow Jackets (15-5) beat Murphy (12-10) 52-50. His 2-point bucket with 32.5 seconds remaining put McGill ahead 51-50.  He followed with a free throw for the final point of the game.
WILLIE SCREWS, BARBOUR COUNTY:
Scored 35 points, including two free throws late in the second overtime, to lead the Jaguars (12-5) to an 81-79 double-overtime win over Pike County (7-9). Jahzarian Lampley scored 31 for the Bulldogs.
SHAMAR SPINKS, WEAVER: Nailed two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to lift the Bearcats past White Plains 65-63. He finished with 26 points.
DaKENYA FAIRLEY, MURPHY: Sank a layup with 18.5 seconds left to lift the Panthers to a 43-42 win over McGill-Toolen. She finished with 10 points.
JASHA FILS-AIME’, DALEVILLE: Sank two free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining to give Daleville a 47-46 victory over Elba. She finished with 16 points and teammate Kiarra Pouncy had 22.

Other highlights reported include:

BOYS
DEE HUGHES, CHEROKEE: Had
31 points in a 59-48 win over Athens Bible.
MARK SEARS, MUSCLE SHOALS: The sophomore scored 31 points in a 72-59 win over Athens and 28 in the Trojans’ 52-41 victory over Westminster Christian.
CADE DEESE, COTTONWOOD: Led the Beats to a 56-54 overtime win over Samson with 17 points and 10 steals.
JAY JORDAN. ELBA: Canned seven 3-pointers en route to 27 points as the Tigers beat Zion Chapel 74-13.
BRYCE PEAVY, ARITON: Had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Purple Cats past Dale County 59-55. He also handed out six assists.
DONTAVIOUS DAVIS, ANNISTON: The 6-5 senior forward had 18 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots in the Bulldogs’ 90-40 win over Faith Christian in the Calhoun County tourney at Oxford.

GIRLS
BROOKE HAMPEL, HAZEL GREEN:
Led the Lady Trojans (23-2) to a 56-47 win over Spain Park (20-4) at the Marvin Stone Classic at UAH. Hampel scored 19 points and cleared 11 rebounds. The game pitted Hazel Green, the ASWA’s top-ranked Class 6A team, against the second-ranked Class 7A Jaguars.
SIDNEY BEVIS, WILSON: Scored a career high 27 points to lead the Warriors past Mars Hill Bible 62-58.
LEXIE GANN, COVENANT CHRISTIAN: Had 35 points in a win over Waterloo, 24 in a win over Hackleburg and 23 points and seven assists in a Colbert County tournament win over Cherokee.
CALEIGH CORTEZ, WEAVER: Had 24 points, sinking 16-of-22 free throws, as the Bearcats won a Calhoun County tournament game over White Plains 45-35.
JAMIRACLE BASS, SAKS: Scored 28 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked seven shots in a 54-43 overtime win over Ohatchee in the Calhoun County tournament at Oxford.
MAORI DAVENPORT, CHARLES HENDERSON: Tallied 18 points and teammate Niaira Jones had 13 as the Lady Trojans (22-4) posted a 45-16 win over Dothan (14-6). Charles Henderson, ranked first in the ASWA Class 5A rankings, lost a 48-44 decision to four-time Georgia defending state champion McEachern on Monday at the BallN’ Prep Classic at Montgomery with Jones scoring 18 points and Davenport 16. Charles Henderson also downed Greenville 62-31 in an area game with Davenport scoring 32 points.
ARIANA FOSTER, PARK CROSSING: Scored 23 points to lead Park Crossing to a 62-61 triple-overtime victory over Northview at the BallN’ Prep Classic at Montgomery.
BEE GRIFFIN, GOSHEN: Scored 33 points in a 53-43 loss to 2A, Area 6 rival Luverne.