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AHSAA Cross Country Update – Sept. 13, 2018

Photo Finish at Etowah County Trail Invitational Grabs AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for Week 3

MONTGOMERY – The 5,000-meter championship race at the Etowah County Trail Invitational high school boys’ cross country competition held at Noccalula Falls Course near Gadsden may have been a long-distance race. However, it came down to a photo finish last week when Briarwood Christian sophomore Trent Malloy nipped senior Chance Cofield of Albertville by just 27/100ths of a second to win the individual title.
Malloy clocked 18:31.25 to beat Cofield, who crossed the finish line at 18:31.52 to share the AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for week three of the AHSAA prep cross country season.
The pair beat a field that totaled just over 200 runners.  Albertville, coached by Logan Cornett, took first place with 39 points and Pleasant Valley was second with 75 points. Briarwood is coached by Aaron Margene.
   The girls’ race was won by Abby Nunnelly, a 5-foot senior for Alexandria. She crossed the finish line at 22:26.11 in another close finish to nip runner-up Maddie Jackson of Fort Payne by 25 seconds. Jackson, a freshman, clocked 22:52.71 to help the Wildcats claim the team title with 24 points. Teammates Anahi Barboza, Aylin Vega, Mollie Sanderson and Abigail Vega were close behind at third, fourth, sixth and ninth, respectively. Barboza is an eighth grader, Anahi Vega, a sophomore, and Abigail Vega and Sanderson freshmen for Coach Ashley Jackson’s team. Pleasant Valley finished second with 78 points.


In other cross country highlights reported from last week’s action:

BOYS
WILL STONE, HOMEWOOD: The Patriots senior won the large-school division title at the 18th annual Chickasaw Trails Invitational meet held at Oakville Indian Mounds Park with a winning time of 15:37.19 in the 5,000-meter race. Mountain Brook senior Hunter Harwell was second crossing the finish line at 15:50.25. Both times were the fastest of the week for Alabama prep runners.  Huntsville totaled 101 points to win the meet, one of the largest in the state annually in the regular season, that had 274 boys’ participants in the large-division race.  Vestavia Hills had 127 points to finish second out of 39 schools participating, and Homewood was third with 140.
NICK SIEDERS, UNIVERSITY SCHOOL (TN): Ran 16:52.11 to win the small-school division of the 18th annual Chickasaw Trails Invitational meet at Oakville Indian Mounds Park. He helped his school from Nashville finished second behind winner Tupelo Christian (MS), which won with 76 points. University School had 79 and St. John Paul II Catholic of Huntsville was third with 80 points. Noah Flynn of St. John Paul II was third with a time of 17:07.03. The field included 33 schools and 297 runners.
GRAHAM BIANCHI, SPRINGVILLE: Helped the Tigers win the team title at the St. Clair County Invitational at Odenville with a winning time of 17:54.94 in the race that included 99 runners. John Niiler of Northridge was second at 18:07.59. Springville had 36 points and runner-up Stanhope Elmore had 90 among the nine teams participating.
DUSTYN LEWIS, GRISSOM: Clocked 10:10.99 to win the featured 2-mile race at the Bearcat 2-Mile Meet. Carson Levario-Slaten of Hartselle finished five seconds back to take second place in the field of 95 runners. Grissom won the team title with 50 points, and Cullman was second with 62.

 

GIRLS
McKENZIE HOGUE, THOMPSON: The Warriors senior won the large-school division race of the 18th annual Chickasaw Trails Invitational at Oakville Indian Mounds Park with a winning time of 18:31.28 in the 5,000-meter race. Sophomore Presley Miles of Saint James was second with a 19:15.04 time. The race included 233 participants representing 32 schools. Mountain Brook won the team title with 78 points, and Brentwood (TN) was second with 92.
ISABELLA ROWLAND, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: The Eagles senior ran 20:47.37 to beat the field of 202 runners in the small-school division of the 18th Chickasaw Trails Invitational at Oakville. Junior Cassidy Winter of West Limestone was second with a 20:59.10 finish. St. John Paul II Catholic won the team crown with 106 points, and Montgomery Academy was second with 120. A total of 21 teams competed in the race.
MEGHIAN McCARTHY, ASHVILLE: She was the first runner to cross the finish line, clocking 22:29.51, and the Bulldogs scored 34 points to claim the title of the St. Clair County Invitational held at Odenville. Kathleen McCARTHY was second at 23:24.41, followed by St. Clair County teammates Taylor Knight and Emma Thompson, who finished third and fourth, respectively, in the race of 45 participants. Northridge took second place with 52 points.

 


 

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For more information about our Sports Medicine Program, visit our website at encorerehab.com or contact Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.

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Lachan Terrell – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

Female athlete Lachan Terrell is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

Join us in congratulating Lachan Terrell as Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey!

Lachan is a Sophomore at William Carey University (Hattiesburg, MS) where she competes in Basketball and Track for the Crusaders. She has placed third and first in Shot Put as well as winning the GPA award in Basketball. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, playing board games, and traveling.

Lachan is the daughter of Dr. Rosalind and Clemon Terrell.

Congratulations, again, Lachan! We wish you a fantastic upcoming year!

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Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Athletic Training Coverage for the William Carey Crusaders!

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Jacob Smith – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey


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Our display continues to expand at Encore Rehabilitation-Tuscaloosa

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Our display of jersey boxes and ceiling tiles continues to expand at Encore Rehabilitation-Tuscaloosa! We love supporting our local schools and athletes!

Our ceiling tiles represent our area elementary, middle and high schools with their names and mascots. Our jersey boxes proudly display the uniforms of former athlete-patients. We look forward to growing our collection even more in upcoming months! We’ll keep you posted!

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Hale County Middle School Athlete Kristian Constant is selected Athlete of the Month

Emma Tafazoli – Athlete of the Month – St. Bernard Preparatory and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

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Congratulations to Emma Tafazoli, Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard Preparatory and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Emma is a Sophomore and multiple-sport athlete for the Saints. She participates in Basketball (#33), Volleyball (#2) and Soccer (#16). She has earned All-Area and All-Tournament Awards in Basketball.

In her free time, Emma likes to create art, play the piano, read, and play sports. Her post-graduation plans include pursuing a degree in Nursing. Emma is the daughter of Lori and Mark Tafazoli.

Great job, Emma! Congratulations!

 

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Madison Taylor – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation Clanton

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Congratulations to Madison Taylor, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Clanton! Madison is a 6th Grader at Chilton County Middle School. She has played softball for 5 years. Great job, Madison!

“3 Defending Champions Survive 3rd Round Of AHSAA State Football Playoffs”

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     MONTGOMERY – Three defending state champions and nine undefeated teams emerged from the third round of the AHSAA State Football Playoffs Friday night.

This week’s slate includes 12 semifinal games. All winners will advance to the Super 7 State championships at Auburn Nov. 30-Dec.1-2.
Unbeaten teams by class in the playoffs include: (Class 1A) Maplesville (12-0); Linden (13-0), Addison (13-0); (Class 2A) G.W. Long (12-0); Fyffe (13-0); (Class 3A) Gordo (13-0); Piedmont (13-0); (Class 6A) Park Crossing (13-0); (Class 7A) McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0).
Advancing to the next round are 20 region champions, four region second seeds, one third seed and one fourth seed.

All seminal pairings and quarterfinal results are listed.

AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Semifinal Pairings
(All games, Friday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m.)

CLASS 1A
Maplesville (12-0) at Linden (13-0)
Addison (13-0) at Pickens County (10-3), Reform

CLASS 2A
Aliceville (12-1) at G.W. Long (12-0), Skipperville
Fyffe (13-0) at Lanett (11-2)

CLASS 3A
Gordo (13-0) at Mobile Christian (12-1)
Ohatchee (12-1) at Piedmont (13-0)

CLASS 4A
Handley (11-2) at Andalusia (12-1)
Madison Academy (10-3) at Hokes Bluff (9-4)

CLASS 5A
Beauregard (11-1) at Jackson (9-3)
Wenonah (10-2) at Briarwood Christian (12-1)

CLASS 6A
Park Crossing (12-0) at Opelika (12-1)
Austin (10-3) at Ramsay (11-2), Birmingham

CLASS 7A
(Finals, Nov. 30, Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn)
McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0) vs. Hoover (11-2), Nov. 30, 7 p.m.

 

Alabama Squad Named For 2016 Ala-Miss Football Game

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     Seventeen players already committed to Division I-A schools are among the players have been selected to the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 10 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.
The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, was announced Tuesday by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association.  The annual contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association.
   The game was played in Mississippi for the first time in the series last year. The hosts won 28-21 on the Southern Miss campus in Hattiesburg.  That win by Mississippi snapped a seven-game winning streak by Alabama, which now holds a 21-8 edge in the series.
“We hope the 40-man Alabama roster selected for this year’s game will bring the Alabama-Mississippi Game Championship Trophy back (to Alabama),” Briggs said.
UMS-Wright Coach Terry Curtis, who is serving as the head coach for Alabama, will be coaching a squad full of Division I-A prospects – several still embroiled in national recruiting battles.
The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, was selected through a rigorous process that began last winter, Briggs said. “The selection committee has worked extremely hard to trim down the strong list of nominations to the 40 selected. It is a difficult task for sure, and we thank the committee for its dedication.
“We are excited about returning to Cramton Bowl. This will provide another opportunity for the AHSAA and City of Montgomery to work together to produce an exciting event for local fans as well as our friends from Mississippi and the vast TV and Radio audience that tunes in via Raycom Media’s Alabama-Mississippi TV Network and the AHSAA Radio Network.”
The annual all-star event was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium since its inception in 1988 until 2010. It moved to Cramton Bowl from 2011-2014. It is now on a rotating basis between the two states.
Of the 17 players picked that are already committed, five have selected defending National Champion Alabama: running back Brian Robinson of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa; offensive linemen Hunter Brannon of Cullman and Kendall Randolph of Bob Jones; defensive back Chadarius Townsend of Tanner;  and linebacker Markail Benton of Central-Phenix City. Auburn has commitments from two, defensive backs Malcolm Askew of McAdory and Jordyn Peters of Muscle Shoals.
Three other SEC schools (Arkansas, Florida and LSU) have commitments from players on the roster while Southern Cal, North Carolina, Michigan, Duke, Purdue and UAB have at least one each.
Committed to LSU are defensive lineman Justin Thomas and McGill-Toolen defensive back John Young III. Arkansas has a commitment from quarterback Daulton Hyatt of Etowah, and tight end Zech Byrd of Stanhope Elmore has announced plans to sign with Florida.
Curtis’ Alabama All-Star coaching staff includes Caleb Ross of McGill-Toolen, Ben Blackmon of Spanish Fort, Kelvis White of Mae Jemison, Keith Etheredge of Pell City, Steve Smith of Piedmont, Ed Rigby of Elba and Richie Busby of Fultondale.
The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.

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Gulf Shores High School’s AD thanks Encore ATCs, Camille Forte and Lee Steiner.

“A high school parent returned some crutches to me that their son had to use after he injured his hip.  He really was appreciative of [our ATC] Camille Forte and the way she not only took care of his son, but also the way she handled the situation and relayed information to him.  He also expressed his thankfulness to the fact that we have a sports medicine team in place here and how well it worked.  I would also like to brag on Camille and the job she is doing and show my appreciation to her, Lee, Encore and the orthopedic group/Doctors for what we have in place.  I can still remember when us coaches did all the sports medicine routines-

Let’s just say we are in much better hands now!”

Jamie W. Williams 

Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Gulf Shores High School

Hayden Clinic Athletes of the Month, Alison Pugh and Drennen Hutchens.

Congratulations to Hayden’s Encore Athletes of the MonthAlison Pugh and Drennen Hutchens!  Both athletes are from Corner High School located in Dora, Alabama.  Encore is now the proud providers of sports medicine and ATC coverage for the Corner High School athletic program.

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We will start with the ladies first – Alison is a junior and has played on the varsity volleyball team for 2 years now. She has won the athletics award and wears the jersey number 00.  After high school, she plans on continuing her education in the sports medicine field. Alison is the daughter of Russ and Heather Harding.

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Drennen is a senior and plays football, basketball, and runs track for the Yellow Jackets.  He has played varsity sports since the 10th grade and wears jersey #2 for football and #00 in basketball.  After graduation, Drennen plans to attend a state university for Physical Therapy.  He is the son of Judy Woods.