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2018 AHSAA North-South Baseball All-Star Teams Announced

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2018 AHSAA North-South Baseball All-Star Teams Announced

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 baseball doubleheader will be at Riverwalk Stadium on Tuesday, July 17, with the first game set for 4 p.m. The second game will following 30 minutes after its conclusion at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Coaches for the North Baseball All-Stars are Josh Hoyle of Corner High School and Chris Heaps of Russellville High School. Keith Lucky of Saint James is the administrative coach.

 

Rob Carpenter of Thomasville and Nick Richardson of Opelika are the coaches for the South squad, and Trinity Presbyterian’s Ken Whittle is the administrative coach.

 

In last year’s all-star competition, the North swept both games 9-3 and 3-2. The North holds a 22-11-1 advantage in the all-star competition, which began in 1997.

 

2018 NORTH SOUTH BASEBALL
NORTH ALL-STAR TEAM
Player School Pos. Ht. Wt.
Cade Abernathy Athens Bible C 6’0 225
Robert Albright Vincent C 6’1 190
Blake Bennett Haleyville P/OF 6’2 190
Grayson Bray Hartselle P/SS 5’10 170
Zac Durham Jasper OF/P 6’1 190
Phillip Edwards A. H. Parker OF 5’10 205
William Hamiter Northridge SS 5’11 180
Jackson Kimbrell Oak Mountain P 6’1 185
Colton Lewis Vestavia Hills P/1B 5’10 185
John Marks, III Mountain Brook OF 5’11 165
Mason McCormack Deshler P/1B 6’1 200
Garrett McMillan Hillcrest – Tuscaloosa P/3B 6’3 230
Chandler Moon Sheffield IF 5’10 175
Christopher Spurgeon Brooks OF/P 6’2 170
Jon Dawson Tittle Oakman IF 5’10 175
John Turner Oxford P 6’3 220
Peyton Wilson Hoover IF/C 5’10 165
Trey Wright Buckhorn P 6’1 180
NORTH COACHES
Josh Hoyle Corner
Chris Heaps Russellville
Keith Lucky Saint James – Admin.
 

 

SOUTH ALL-STAR TEAM
Player School Pos. Ht. Wt.
Chandler Best McGill-Toolen P 6’0 185
Kolbe Blunt Davidson OF/2B 5’10 185
Bob Bright, III Trinity Presbyterian C/P 6’3 180
Tyler Darby Alma Bryant P/SS 6’2 175
Ethan Hearn Mobile Christian C 6’0 195
Nate Hodge Stanhope Elmore C 6’1 200
Jake Holifield St. Paul’s Episcopal 1B/P 6’2 212
Nathan LaRue McGill-Toolen OF/P 6’3 203
Greyson Layton Brantley OF 6’2 200
Camden Lovrich Trinity Presbyterian OF/P 6’2 165
Hogan Nichols Andalusia C 6’0 200
Drew Nobles Holtville OF/P 6’3 190
Von Seibert Spanish Fort 1B 6’3 220
Matthew Sherrill Headland OF/P 6’1 165
Matthew Snell Long, G. W. 3B/P 6’1 195
Skipper Snypes UMS-Wright 2B 6’0 173
Reece Solar Alabama Christian SS/2B 6’2 200
David Warren Providence Christian OF/P 6’1 175
SOUTH COACHES
Rob Carpenter Thomasville
Nick Richardson Opelika
Ken Whittle Trinity Presbyterian – Admin.

 

The AHSADCA All-Star Games also include in-state games in softball, 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. To see the All-Star Football teams, click here.

 
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.

 

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Athletic Training Services for the Alabama High School Athletic Association

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Continuing Education Opportunity for Athletic Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Ortho Technicians- July 13-15, 2018 at Orange Beach. Click here for Encore Sports Medicine Symposium information.


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Kenya McQuirter-Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year for Alabama

Congratulations to Kenya McQuirter of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School for being named Gatorade Player of the Year in Alabama in Volleyball!

Kenya has 516 kills, 292 digs, 89 blocks and 58 service aces. She is a Junior at McGill-Toolen where she maintains a 3.75 GPA. The the school’s Ambassador Program, Kenya has volunteered with youth volleyball camps and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Kenya is fifth Gatorade Volleyball Player of the year to be selected from McGill-Toolen.

To read more about Kenya, visit #GatoradePOY .

 

**The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

 

CLASS 7A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Hoover 17, McGill-Toolen Catholic 7.

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    AUBURN – Hoover High School’s last defensive series of the Super 7 Class 7A state championship game Wednesday night  was perhaps the best series of the 2016 season.
Three straight sacks on second, third and fourth down left defending state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-1) some 36 yards shy of a first down and closed the final chapter on the Bucs’ 17-7 victory and the 12th state title in school history.
The Super 7 Championships continue Thursday at Jordan-Hare Stadium with defending state champion Piedmont (14-0) facing Mobile Christian (13-1) in the 3A title game at 11 a.m., followed by defending state champion Maplesville (13-0) vs. Pickens County (11-3) in the 1A finals at 3 p.m. Beauregard (12-1) and Wenonah (11-2) close out Thursday’s schedule with the 5A finals at 7 p.m. All games are being televised live over the Raycom Media Network. Go towww.pathtotheplayoffs.com for more details. Tickets are also available at www.preptix.com.
Led by 2016 7A Championship Game MVP Kholbe Coleman, Hoover (12-2) finished the night with nine sacks and 82 lost yards for the Yellow Jackets’ talented offense.  Coleman finished with eight tackles, one sack for a 15-yard loss and 3.5 tackles resulting in 23 negative McGill-Toolen yards. Coach Caleb Ross’s Jackets finished with minus-43 yards rushing on the night.  Quarterback Bubba Thompson was 26-of-39 passing for 280 yards but finished with a negative 58 yards rushing on 16 carries.
The Hoover offense was solid – building a first-half 10-0 lead on junior place-kicker Barret Pickering’s 42-yard field goal late in the first quarter and C.J. Sturdivant’s 2-yard TD run midway through the second period.  The kick was the 19th field goal of the season for Pickering, a Hoover school record.
Sturdivant, who finished with a game-high 96 yards rushing on 16 carries, dashed 37 yards with 8:50 left in the third quarter for his second touchdown of the night to give Hoover a 17-0 lead.
McGill-Toolen clawed back, however. Thompson connected with Jalen Tolbert with 4:13 remaining for a 30-yard TD pass to cap a 10-play, 80-yard march. Tolbert finished with four catches for 60 yards.  Hoover got the onside kick, and then turned to its defense to seal the win.
Hoover defensive end Christon Taylor added three sacks and six tackles and Ben Abercrombie had nine stops. Jayden Jordan also had a key interception.
McGill-Toolen, which saw its 22-game winning streak come to an end, got a strong defensive effort Carlton Martial. The linebacker had 11 solo tackles and six assists for 17 total stops. Receiver Trey Roberson also had six catches for 78 yards, and Larry Rembert, five catches for 51 yards.
Hoover has won 10 state titles in the last 16 seasons.