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:

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.


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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AHSAA Football Results-Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

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AHSAA Football Scoreboard, Friday Sept. 7, 2018

Class 7A

Auburn 35, Enterprise 0
Austin 17, Florence 9
Central-Phenix City 49, Smiths Station 0
Davidson 27, Baker 7
Fairhope 38, Murphy 6
Hewitt-Trussville 52, Oak Mountain 47
Hoover 45, Thompson 26
Huntsville 42, Grissom 33
James Clemens 36, Bob Jones 20
Lee-Montgomery 25, Jeff Davis 10
Mary Montgomery 7, Alma Bryant 0
Mountain Brook 34, Tuscaloosa County 0
Sparkman 21, Gadsden City 9
Theodore 51, Foley 0
Vestavia Hills 28, Spain Park 21
West Monroe (LA) 31, McGill-Toolen Catholic 24 (OT)

Class 6A

Blount 38, B.C. Rain 6
Carver-Birmingham 28, Chelsea 24
Carver-Montgomery 9, Russell County 0
Clay-Chalkville 58, Niceville (FL) 14
Decatur 38, Cullman 13
Eufaula 28, Northview 7
Fort Payne 42, Albertville 21
Gardendale 31, Huffman 21
Hartselle 21, Athens 10
Hazel Green 21, Buckhorn 0
Homewood 27, Pelham 7
Hueytown 39, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 36
Jackson-Olin 30, Minor 15
Lee-Huntsville 28, Mae Jemison 14
McAdory 27, Northridge 13
Muscle Shoals 52, Columbia 6
Opelika 66, Selma 6
Oxford 33, Pell City 0
Park Crossing 32, Dothan 15
Paul Bryant 24, Brookwood 6
Pinson Valley 49, Shades Valley 7
Robertsdale 25, Gulf Shores 13
Saraland 27, Daphne 19
Spanish Fort 42, Moss Point (MS) 7
Stanhope Elmore 19, Benjamin Russell 0
St. Paul’s Episcopal 17, Baldwin County 7
Wetumpka 34, Calera 14

Class 5A

Boaz 49, Douglas 7
Briarwood Christian 10, Pleasant Grove 6
Brewer 34, Arab 12
Central-Clay County 35, Munford 14
Central-Tuscaloosa 36, Jemison 21
Charles Henderson 34, Rehobeth 20
Chilton County 34, Shelby County 0
Demopolis 39, Bibb County 7
Etowah 52, Crossville 7
Fairfield 47, John Carroll Catholic 0
Faith Academy 38, LeFlore 18
Greenville 40, Tallassee 21
Hamilton 48, West Point 42
Jasper 24, Dora 13
Lawrence County 25, Hayden 22
Madison Academy 49, East Limestone 21
Madison County 16, Guntersville 7
Moody 41, St. Clair County 20
Mortimer Jordan 28, Center Point 20
Ramsay 35, Parker 6
Russellville 24, Corner 13
Scottsboro 35, Ardmore 7
Southside-Gadsden 14, Sardis 10
Sylacauga 48, Springville 10
Valley 41, Beauregard 20
Wenonah 34, Woodlawn 0

Class 4A

Anniston 14, Cherokee County 10
Brooks 48, Central-Florence 7
DAR 52, Fairview 15
Deshler 65, Elkmont 0
Elmore County 35, Leeds 28
Escambia County 54, Monroe County 0
Fayette County 27, Northside 12
Good Hope 43, Cordova 24
Greensboro 40, Sumter Central 14
Handley 30, Holtville 7
Haleyville 48, Oak Grove 0
Headland 36, B.T. Washington 0
Hillcrest-Evergreen 62, W.S. Neal 20
Hokes Bluff 34, White Plains 8
Jacksonville 33, Ashville 0
Montevallo 41, Dallas County 0
Montgomery Catholic 48, Dale County 16
North Jackson 77, Danville 0
Oneonta 49, Cleburne County 42
Randolph 28, West Morgan 0
Rogers 27, Wilson 2
Sipsey Valley 28, West Blocton 18
St. John Paul II Catholic 41, Priceville 31
Talladega 41, Childersburg 28
Trinity Presbyterian 21, Alabama Christian 6
UMS-Wright 17, Andalusia 0
Westminster Christian 50, Colbert Heights 20
Williamson 28, Clarke County 6

Class 3A

Beulah 27, Montgomery Academy 26
Carbon Hill 6, Greene County 0
Dadeville 31, Southside-Selma 13
Fultondale 35, Locust Fork 6
Geraldine 50, Plainview 14
J.B. Pennington 71, Hanceville 8
Lamar County 48, Hale County 16
Lauderdale County 28, East Lawrence 0
Lexington 35, Phil Campbell 12
Midfield 36, Holly Pond 30
Mobile Christian 24, Bayside Academy 10
Oakman 27, Holt 0
Piedmont 46, Pleasant Valley 21
Pike County 39, Houston Academy 7
Pike Road 28, Prattville Christian 7
Pisgah 54, Brindlee Mountain 7
Providence Christian 41, Geneva 0
Randolph County 41, Glencoe 0
Saint James 41, Bullock County 19
Saks 49, B.B. Comer 0
Slocomb 14, Wicksburg 13
Straughn 36, Opp 30 (OT)
Susan Moore 28, Sylvania 21
Thomasville 49, St. Michael’s Catholic 13
T.R. Miller 34, Excel 19
Vinemont 15, Westbrook Christian 13
Weaver 30, Walter Wellborn 29
Winfield 18, Gordo 14

Class 2A

Abbeville 52, Cottonwood 7
Addison 51, Winston County 18
Aliceville 32, Tarrant 6
Cedar Bluff 37, Asbury 0
Chickasaw 35, Choctaw County 6
Cleveland 60, West End 27
Colbert County 49, Tanner 15
Cold Springs 28, Southeastern 18
Collinsville 15, North Sand Mountain 12 (OT)
Cottage Hill Christian 40, J.U. Blacksher 15
Fyffe 56, Section 0
Geneva County 36, Ariton 29
G.W. Long 50, Barbour County 0
Highland Home 55, Central-Hayneville 6
Houston County 39, Daleville 36
LaFayette 40, Vincent 0
Leroy 47, R.C. Hatch 40
Luverne 48, New Brockton 7
Ohatchee 54, Woodland 19
Ranburne 42, Gaston 0
Red Bay 32, Hatton 6
Reeltown 48, Fayetteville 0
Samson 58, Calhoun 0
Sand Rock 12, Ider 7
Sheffield 49, Tharptown 0
Southern Choctaw 46, Washington County 7
Sulligent 35, Sumiton Christian 6
Thorsby 39, Horseshoe Bend 0

Class 1A

Billingsley 25, Loachapoka 18
Brantley 39, Kinston 0
Decatur Heritage 35, Valley Head 13
Donoho 41, Ragland 7
Elba 28, Pleasant Home 14
Falkville 58, Woodville 21
Georgiana 35, Florala 28
Holy Spirit Catholic 62, Ellwood Christian 6
Isabella 35, Francis Marion 16
Lanett 33, Wadley 15
Linden 49, Keith 8
Maplesville 70, A.L. Johnson 6
Marengo 42, J.F. Shields 0
Marion County 24, Lynn 12

Mars Hill Bible 62, Hackleburg 14

McIntosh 44, Fruitdale 0

Millry 43, Elberta 14

Notasulga 52, Autagaville 0

Phillips 41, Vina 0

Pickens County 54, Brilliant 8

R.A. Hubbard 40, Coosa Christian 7

Red Level 12, McKenzie 6

South Lamar 45, Meek 0

Spring Garden 33, Winterboro 0

St. Luke’s Episcopal 33, Sweet Water 25
Talladega County Central 34, Appalahian 0
Victory Christian 14, Gaylesville 8
Waterloo 38, Shoals Christian 6

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Sports Medicine for the Alabama High School Athletic Association and numerous High Schools and Colleges throughout Alabama and Mississippi.

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

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Charlee West – 2018 NJCAA Division I Softball Home Run Derby Champion

Charlee West, Softball Home Run Derby Champion posing with award/plague standing in front of a banner which reads NJCAA Softball Division 1 National Championship, St. George, Utah

Congratulations to Charlee West, 2018 NJCAA Division I Softball Home Run Derby Champion!

Charlee and the rest of the Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Softball Team are in St. George, Utah, this week to compete in the NJCAA Division I Softball National Championship! We wish them success! This is the fourth straight National Tournament  appearance for Wallace State and their 12th time overall to make it to Nationals.

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Fayette Encore Athlete of the Month, Mason Bonner!

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Congratulations to the Fayette Encore Athlete of the Month, Mason Bonner! Mason is a Junior multi-sport athlete at Fayette County High School. He has been on the Varsity Tiger’s Football and Tennis teams for 3 years now and wears jersey #70. Mason has a 3.26 GPA and plans to attend the University of South Alabama for Mechanical Engineering and then the University of Alabama for Law. He is the son of Ashley Bonner.

Diamondhead Encore Athlete of the Month, Davis Shannon.


Congratulations to the Diamondhead Encore Athlete of the Month, Davis Shannon! Davis is a sophomore, multi-sport, athlete at Hancock High School in Kiln, MS. He has played on the varsity Hawks Football and Baseball teams for 2 years now. He is currently the VP of his sophomore class and plans to study Political Science at Mississippi State University. He is the son of Jimmy and Daphne Shannon.

Winfield Encore Athlete of the Month, Braden Pyron.

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Congratulations to the Winfield Encore Athlete of the Month, Braden Pyron! Braden is a sophomore, multi-sport athlete at Marion County High School. He has been a member of the varsity Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track teams for 4 years now and wears jersey #2, #5, and #25. During his 4 year athletic career, Braden has wracked up quite an impressive amount of awards:

Football: 2x All State Football, 2x All-Conference, 2x All-State 2x All-County

Basketball: NW Region All Tournament, All-County, 2x All Conference, Final Four

Baseball: 3x All-County Honorary Mention

Track: All-County track, 2x All-Conference, 2x All-Sectional, 2x All-State, and a State Championship.

Braden will graduate in the class of 2019 and has a 4.0 GPA. He is the son of Blaine and Valarie Pyron.

Arab Encore Athlete of the Month, Kailyn Childress.

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Congratulations to the Arab Encore Athlete of the Month, Kailyn Childress! Kailyn is in 7th grade and is a multi-sport athlete at Brindlee Mountain Middle School. She is on the Cross Country, Basketball, and Track teams. Kailyn has been on the varsity teams for a year now and wears jersey #1. She has won an All State XC title and Overall 1st Place at Sectionals. Kailyn is the daughter of Steven and Traci Childress.

Eufaula Encore Athlete of the Month, Dortaveon Turner.

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Congratulations to the Eufaula Encore Athlete of the Month, Dortaveon Turner! Dortaveon is a freshman athlete at Eufaula High School. He is a member of the Tigers Football team and wears jersey #72. Dortaveon has a 3.0 GPA and plans to attend the University of Alabama after graduation to major in Business. He is the son of LaToya Posey.

Tuscaloosa Encore Athlete of the Month, Colin Taylor.

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Congratulations to the Tuscaloosa Encore Athlete of the Month, Colin Taylor! Colin is a Junior Football player at Hillcrest High School. He has played on the Patriots football team for 3 years now and wears jersey #70. In his 3 years, he has worked up to a starting position as Offensive Guard.  As a sophomore, Colin was named Most Improved Offensive Player of the Year. He is the son of Jamie and Bronwyn Taylor.

Foley Encore Athlete of the Month, Anna Langston.

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Congratulations to the Foley Encore Athlete of the Month, Anna Langston! Anna is a freshman multi-sport athlete at Foley High School. She has been a member of the Swimming and Soccer teams for a year now and will graduate in 2020. She is the daughter of Adam and Diesje Langston.