All-Star squads for the 2018 All-Star Sports Week’s North-South girls’ fast-pitch softball games have been selected.
A total of 36 outstanding juniors–18 on each team–were chosen from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at the 22th annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 17 — 19,2018.
The North-South softball doubleheader will be at Lagoon Park Tuesday, July 17, with the first game set for 6 p.m. The second game will following 30 minutes after its conclusion at approximately 8 p.m.
Coaching the South team is Mark Eubanks of Jeff Davis and Todd Clements of Eufaula. Susan Barnes of Elba is the administrative coach.
North coaches are Ann Welsh of Spring Garden and Al Rauls of Buckhorn. Kent Chambers of Bob Jones is the administrative coach. Rauls, who led the Lady Bucks to the Class 7A state crown last season, was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame last March in the Class of 2018.
In last year’s all-star competition, the North won game one 12-6 and the South won the nightcap 11-1. The North holds a 25-10-3 edge in the series that was first played in 1997.
|2018 North-South Softball Teams|
|Olivia Baker||G. W. Long||P/1B||5’9|
|Kahalley Brooks||Baldwin County||P/C||5’7|
|Tatiyanna Brown||Jeff Davis||OF||5’4|
|Olivia Coaker||Gulf Shores||IF/P||5’7|
|Jamaica Flowers||Jeff Davis||U||5’5|
|Tempest Hebert||Faith Academy||IF||5’4|
|Ava Worthy||Baldwin County||OF||5’4|
|Mark Eubanks||Jeff Davis|
|Susan Barnes||Elba – Admin.|
|Jaida Choice||Hillcrest – Tusc||OF/1B||6’0|
|Mary James||Vestavia Hills||OF||5’5|
|Madison Majors||Spain Park||CF/1B||5’10|
|Payton McGinnis||Spring Garden||SS||5’4|
|Heather Phillips||Bob Jones||SS/OF||5’4|
|Brylie St. Clair||Sand Rock||OF||5’6|
|Lila Young||James Clemens||SS/C/OF||5’7|
|Ann Welsh||Spring Garden|
|Kent Chambers||Bob Jones – Admin.|
The AHSADCA All-Star Games also include in-state games in baseball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country and football. The 59th North-South All-Star football game will close out the all-star competition Thursday night, July 19, at Cramton Bowl.
The AHSAA Summer Conference is a week-long event that includes sports-specific clinics and special sessions for coaches, principals, athletic directors, cheerleading coaches and officials. Also, an All-Sports Equipment Expo and other related activities are scheduled throughout the week.
Among the week’s highlights will be the Sportsmanship Luncheon honoring all schools that have not had an ejection or fine during the 2017-18 school year and the Championship Coaches Awards Banquet that includes the naming of the 2018 Making A Difference Award recipients, 2017-18 Coaches of the Year and the AHSADCA Athletic Director of the Year. Both banquets will be Friday, July 20. Concluding the week will be the annual Officials Awards luncheon set for Saturday, July 21.
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