Long Beach Encore Athlete of the Month, Anastasia Thibodeaux.

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Congratulations to the Long Beach Encore Athlete of the Month,  Anastasia Thibodeaux. Anastasia is a senior athlete at Long Beach High School in Mississippi. She has been a member of the Varsity Lady Bearcats Cross Country and Track teams for 6 years now. Anastasia has built up quite an impressive awards list during her high school sports career: Cross Country MVP for 4 years in a row, 4x District Champion in Cross Country,  Cross Country All-State runner  for 5 years, and made top 3 in the State High Jump event.

After graduation next spring, Anastasia plans to run cross country and track in college while obtaining her degree in communications. She is the daughter of Katherine and Joseph Thibodeaux. Keep up the good work, Anastasia, and good luck your senior year!


*Photo taken from http://www.sunherald.com/sports/high-school/article75452737.html

Foley Encore Athlete of the Month, Chris Armstrong.

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Congratulations to the Foley Encore Athlete of the Month, Chris Armstrong! Chris is a Junior athlete at Foley High School. He has been a member of the Varsity Lions Football team for 3 years and wears jersey #1. After graduation, Chris hopes to continue playing football in college while obtaining his degree. Chris is the son of Sherett Scott. Good luck this weekend Chris, and Go Lions!

Hartselle Clinic Athlete of the Month, Luke Randolph.

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Congratulations to the Hartselle Encore Athlete of the Month, Luke Randolph! Luke is a senior from Falkville High School and has been a member of the Blue Devils basketball team (#20) for three years. He has a 4.2 GPA and plans to attend Wallace State Community College for Diesel Mechanics after he graduates in the spring. Luke is the son of Yancey and Julia Randolph. Good luck the rest of basketball season, Luke! Keep up the good work.

Cullman Encore Athlete of the Month, Holly Posey!


Congratulations to the Cullman Clinic Encore Athlete of the Month, Holly Posey! Holly is a setter (#22) for the Addison High School Varsity Volleyball team and has committed to play Volleyball at UAH in Huntsville next year. She recently broke the AHSAA state record for assists at 1440, which was added to her 7856 total career assists. The Lady Bulldog’s Volleyball team recently won the 2A State Championship back in October at the Crossplex in Birmingham. Good luck throughout your college career, Holly! Keep up the good work!

Arab Encore Athlete of the Month, Steven Clark.

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Congratulations to the Arab Encore Athlete of the Month, Steven Clark! Steven is senior, multi-sport athlete from Brindlee Mountain High School.  He plays Offensive and Defensive Line for the Varsity football team, Center for the Varsity basketball team and a thrower for the track team. He has been offered a full ride to Syracuse University as a DT. He has also had offers from USA, UAB, Gerogia Southern, Arkansas State and Troy. Good Luck you last year in high school, Steven, keep up the good work!

Clanton Athlete of the Month, Erika Hilyer.

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Congratulations to the Clanton Encore Athlete of the Month, Erica Hilyer! Erika is a 16 year old, sophomore from Thorsby High School. She is a catcher for the Lady Rebels softball team, as well as, an outside hitter for the volleyball team. Erika’s future plans are to attend the University of Montevallo and concentrate in Art. Good Luck, Erika, and keep up the good work!

“What should I eat for pre-game fuel?” We’ve got the solution.

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“So you’ve practiced hard all week.  You’ve hydrated and ate your pre-game meal 3-4 hours before kickoff.  But right before you go out for pregame warm-ups, your stomach is telling you it needs more fuel.  Keep it small and light.  1 hour prior to kickoff, eat 1-2 granola bars or a sports bar along with 1-2 cups of water or sports drink.  Find a bar high in carbohydrates (at least 20-30 grams) and light to moderate in protein (2-10 grams).  The carbs will give you the energy you need while the protein will satisfy your hunger but without giving you that full feeling.”

– Eric Oehms, Encore ATC

Leakesville Encore Athlete of the Month, Keanu Franks.

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Congratulations to the Leaksville Clinic Encore Athlete of the Month, Keanu Franks! Keanu is a senior at Greene County high school in Leakesville, MS and is a member of the football and basketball teams. He was awarded Player of the Game in basketball vs. Perry Central last December and is a 3 time Player of the Week. Keanu is the son of Karen Walker.

Good luck the rest of your senior football and basketball seasons, Keanu!