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A Great Time at the Old Ballgame!

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Encore Rehabilitation recently enjoyed a great night at the ballpark with some of our family, friends from the medical community, and local coaches. Thank you to everyone who came and made it a wonderful night to watch the Montgomery Biscuits!

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Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East
2562 Eastern Boulevard
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
334-523-8805
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Meet Keena Edwards, Physical Therapist Assistant at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelka

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Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika is proud to introduce you to Physical Therapist Assistant Keena Edwards, LPTA, CSCS!

Keena is originally from Loachapoka, Alabama. She received her Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant from South University, Montgomery, Alabama and holds a Bachelors in Exercise Science from Auburn University. Keena is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Keena and her husband, Anthony, have one daughter. In her spare time, Keena enjoys spending time with her family and friends and staying active! Her interest in physical therapy began when she became injured while playing sports. Now physical therapy is her passion.

Keena says, “I love my job and am blessed with the privilege of helping my patients reach and achieve the physical goals they set for themselves.” 

Thank you, Keena, for the quality care you provide! We are happy to have you in the Encore Rehabilitation family!

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika
3051 Frederick Road, Suite A
Opelika, Alabama 36801
334-521-6644
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Coach Doug Barfield at AHSAA Summer Conference

Coach Doug Barfield along with Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson with Gary Barfield and Jonathan Henderson visiting with guests in the Encore Rehabilitation Booth at the AHSAA Summer Conference Expo.

Coach Doug Barfield along with Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson with Gary Barfield and Jonathan Henderson visiting with guests in the Encore Rehabilitation Booth at the AHSAA Summer Conference Expo.

We always like to see our good friend, Coach Doug Barfield, when he stops by our booth at the AHSAA Summer Conference!

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Athletic Training Services for the Alabama High School Athletic Association as well as numerous high schools and colleges throughout Alabama and Mississippi!

To learn more about our Sports Medicine Services, visit our website or contact Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.

Encore Rehabilitation Expo Booth at the 2018 AHSAA Summer Conference

Say hello to the Encore Rehabilitation Marketing Team at the 2018 AHSAA Summer Conference! Stop by our booth in the Expo Hall and say hi to Jimmy, Allison, Mark, Christi, John, and Gary!

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2018 All-Star Week Quick Info

We hope everyone has a great time at All-Star Week! Here is some quick info

  • Games Sites and Times
  • Daily Schedule of Events
  • Principals and Athletic Directors Meeting Schedule
  • FCA Coaches Luncheon

For more complete info, visit the AHSAA website by clicking here. 

AHSAA 2018 All-Star Game Sites and Times Schedule

AHSAA All-Star Week Daily Schedule of Events

AHSAA 2018 Principals and Athletic Directors Meeting Schedule
AHSAA All-Star FCA Coaches Luncheon Info, July 19, 2018

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Sports Medicine Coverage for the Alabama High School Athletic Association as well as numerous high schools and colleges throughout Alabama and Mississippi.

To learn more about our Sports Medicine Coverage and Athletic Training Services,
visit our website at encorerehab.com or contact Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.

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2018 AHSAA North-South Boys and Girls Soccer All-Star Teams Announced

black and shite soccer ball on green grass field graphic that reads 2018 AHSAA all-star Soccer Teams Announced, encorerehab.comThe North-South Boys and Girls Soccer Doubleheader will be at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, Montgomery, on Tuesday, July 17, with the girls playing at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 7 pm.


Coaches for the South Girls Soccer All-Stars are Cheryl Flores of McGill-Toolen Catholic, who coached the Lady Jackets to the school’s first Class 7A state championship last season, and Sophie Simantel of Auburn. Ken Wright of the Montgomery Public Schools is administrative coach.

Coaches for the North Girls Soccer All-Stars are Helena’s Cliff Naron and Russellville’s Trey Sanford. George Cavender (retired-SR Butler) will be the administrative assistant.


Coaching the North Boys Soccer All-Stars are Matthew Pharr of Cherokee County and Jake Siefert of Sparkman. Ken Wright of the Montgomery Public Schools is administrative coach.

Coaching the South Boys Soccer All-Stars are Bruce Ladner of Enterprise and Nick Berryman of Alabama Christian. George Cavender (retired- SR Butler) will be the administrative assistant.

The North swept both matches in 2017 with the girls winning 4-1 and the boys 5-2. The North girls hold a 13-2-1 edge in the series and the North Boys have a 10-4-1 advantage.


 

The 2018 Soccer All-Star rosters are:

2018 NORTH-SOUTH SOCCER ALL-STARS
NORTH GIRLS
Player School Pos. Ht.
Sarah Adair Mountain Brook GK 5’7
Malaika Albright Bob Jones M 5’8
Gabby Bernal John Carroll M 5’8
Alexandria Duca Chelsea D 5’6
Selah Fields Florence M 5’9
Sarah Garrison Huntsville D 5’6
Elizabeth Hill Vestavia Hills F 5’5
Samantha Kelly Grissom D 5’8
Madalyn Lambert Mars Hill Bible M 5’6
Mary Luker Pell City M 5’7
Emery Mills Madison Academy F 5’5
Elizabeth Oliver Homewood F 5’7
Ellison Sherrod Briarwood Christian D 5’7
Hannah Smid James Clemens F 5’4
Hallie-Kate Smith Southside – Gadsden M 5’11
Mariam Villamonte East Limestone M 5’1
Gaby Walker Hoover D 5’8
Rachel Wright Altamont GK 6’0
NORTH COACHES
Cliff Naron Helena
Trey Stanford Russellville
George Cavender S.R. Butler (Retired) -Admin.
SOUTH GIRLS
Player School Pos. Ht.
Samantha Adams Carroll GK 5’7
Catherine Baggett McGill-Toolen D 5’8
Carson Collins Smiths Station D 4’11
Hannah Daoust McGill-Toolen D 5’4
Carly Davis Foley M 5’7
Madison Frazier Prattville M 5’7
Katja Grisham Auburn M 5’6
Mhairi Hannah Daphne D 5’0
Tara Katz Montgomery Academy F 5’2
Anna Richardson Saint James M 5’3
Caroline Seale St. Paul’s Episcopal F 5’7
Marley Smith Daphne F 5’7
Janie Szoboszlay Alabama Christian F 5’6
Hayden Tipton Trinity Presbyterian M 5’7
Chloe Walker St. Michael Catholic F 5’7
Gabrielle Watson Benjamin Russell M 5’2
Adriana Wright Northview GK 5’7
SOUTH COACHES
Cheryl Flores McGill-Toolen
Sophie Simantel Auburn
Ken Wright Montgomery Schools – Admin.

 

 

NORTH BOYS
Player School Pos. Ht. Wt.
Eddie Alvarado Florence M 5’5 135
John Bapst John Carroll Catholic M 5’11 145
Bryan Barrientos Collinsville M 5’7 140
Logan Frost Briarwood Christian F 6’0 165
Jack “JT” Jones Mountain Brook D 6’4 180
 

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Homewood D 6’3 155
Maurice Kenon Sparkman F 5’11 175
Parker League Randolph School F 5’10 150
Price Leonard Westminster-Oak Mountain M 5’8 135
Daniel Olveva Spain Park D 5’9 155
Jonathan Rainey Cherokee County M 5’9 145
Irvin Rodriguez Pelham M 5’10 165
Joel Sanchez Cullman D 6’0 160
Cole Simmons Arab D 5’10 170
Jude Vachon Madison Academy GK 6’4 195
Cody Wells Oak Mountain M 6’0 155
Johnathan Williams Vestavia Hills GK 5’9 156
Donald Wilson Indian Springs M 6’1 170
NORTH COACHES
Matthew Pharr Cherokee County
Jake Siefert Sparkman
George Cavender S.R. Butler (Retired) -Admin.
SOUTH BOYS
Player School Pos. Ht. Wt.
William Blake McGill-Toolen Catholic GK 6’3 190
Rasheed Bolaji Enterprise M 5’4 151
Josh Burton Baldwin County GK 6’0 160
James Comerford Daphne M 5’9 155
John Douglas Bayside Academy D 6’2 235
Jacob Flores Baker M 5’10 140
Jeremiah Grimes Enterprise D 5’8 138
David Huot Alma Bryant M 6’0 180
Ryan Langhinrichsen-Rohling Murphy CB 5’10 135
Austin Lin Alabama Christian M 5’5 135
Cole Little St. Paul’s Episcopal F 5’10 150
Joseph Quinn Spanish Fort F 5’9 140
Cristo Rocha Stanhope Elmore D 5’10 160
Meyer Rudgers Auburn M 6’2 175
Elijah Schwartzkopf Carroll F 5’10 140
Hugh Taupeka Fairhope D 6’2 180
Bradley Westhauser Montgomery Academy D 5’9 170
Alex Wichmann Davidson M 5’4 150
SOUTH COACHES
Bruce Ladner Enterprise
Nick Berryman Alabama Christian
Ken Wright Montgomery Public Schools – Admin.

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

Want to learn more about our Encore Sports Medicine Program?
Visit our website at encorerehab.com or call Gary Barfield, Director of Business Development and Sports Medicine at 404-933-4336.


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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2018 AHSAA North-South Softball All-Star Teams Announced

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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
SOUTH ROSTER
Player School Pos. Ht.
Olivia Baker G. W. Long P/1B 5’9
BreAnna Barlow Excel P/SS 5’7
Caroline Brandt Auburn P/1B 5’11
Kahalley Brooks Baldwin County P/C 5’7
Tatiyanna Brown Jeff Davis OF 5’4
Olivia Coaker Gulf Shores IF/P 5’7
Tia Coleman Theodore C/1B 6’0
Kaylyn Dismukes Holtville P/1B 5’10
Anslee Finch Geneva OF 5’11
Jamaica Flowers Jeff Davis U 5’5
Blake Gibson Rehobeth SS 5’10
Katie Head Saraland OF 5’3
Tempest Hebert Faith Academy IF 5’4
Caitlin McRee Baker P/2B 5’10
Madilyn Robertson Satsuma C/OF 5’7
Kassidy Wilcox Brantley C 5’6
Ty’Nitra Wilson Prattville OF 5’5
Ava Worthy Baldwin County OF 5’4
SOUTH COACHES
Mark Eubanks Jeff Davis
Todd Clements Eufaula
Susan Barnes Elba – Admin.
 

 

  NORTH ROSTER
Player School Pos. Ht.
Hannah Borden Hewitt-Trussville C/3B 5’10
Taylor Brown Wilson 3B/P 5’4
Jaida Choice Hillcrest – Tusc OF/1B 6’0
Kaitlyn Clark Gardendale P 5’3
Kaylyn Dunn Guntersville CF/3B/P 5’9
Lauren Haskins Thompson SS/3B 5’5
Karla Hice Ardmore C 5’4
Mary James Vestavia Hills OF 5’5
Emma Latham Hatton SS/IF 5’7
Madison Majors Spain Park CF/1B 5’10
Payton McGinnis Spring Garden SS 5’4
Maggie Phillips Alexandria P/1B 5’10
Heather Phillips Bob Jones SS/OF 5’4
Madison Sanders Moody P/OF 5’4
Brylie St. Clair Sand Rock OF 5’6
Abby Swaney Springville P 5’4
Kaylee Vaught Pisgah OF 5’9
Lila Young James Clemens SS/C/OF 5’7
NORTH COACHES
Ann Welsh Spring Garden
Al Rauls Buckhorn
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.

 

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

Want to learn more about our Encore Sports Medicine Program?
Visit our website at encorerehab.com or call Gary Barfield, Director of Business Development and Sports Medicine at 404-933-4336.


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.


INSTANT REPLAY for AHSAA Football 2018 Season


MLB BOUND! Jonathan Gettys is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

 

Coach Randy Ragsdale Inducted into the AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame

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The following is an excerpt from :  There is Much More to ‘Coach Rags’ Than Wins and Losses can Measure by Bill Plott, AHSAA Historian. To view the entire article, click here. 

To fully measure the impact of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductee Randy Ragsdale, one needs to look past his 242 football coaching victories.

That’s the opinion of those who know him, including Trinity Presbyterian High School’s head of school Kerry Palmer. “There is so much more to ‘Coach Rags’ than metrics can measure,” Palmer said. “Randy Ragsdale is one of the finest human beings I have ever known. He truly loves and cares for all of the students at our school – not just ‘his boys’. He learns every name, knows every relationship and demonstrates real interest in each individual student. Randy’s positivity, enthusiasm and optimism are always present and are contagious.”

Ragsdale was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018 at the Hall of Fame banquet March 19 at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

A native of Conyers, a suburban city near Atlanta, Ragsdale attended Rockdale County High School, graduating in 1975. After an outstanding high school career, he received a football scholarship to Jacksonville State University. At JSU he earned All-American honors starting at tackle for three years and played in the NCAA Division II National Championship game in 1978 as a senior.

Upon graduation the following spring, he accepted a position at north Clayton High School in Georgia where he was an assistant coach for three years. He then moved to Fayette County (GA) where he coached from 1982-85.

In 1985 he moved to Alabama and joined the Northview High School coaching staff as defensive coordinator at the Dothan school. His impact was felt immediately as Northview won the 1985 Class 6A state championship.

After four years at Northview, Ragsdale moved to Trinity Presbyterian as head football coach, a position he held through the 2016 season. Although he announced his retirement from coaching, he continues to serve in the Middle School Dean position he has held since 2006.
With his retirement from football, Ragsdale legacy includes:

·         He compiled an overall head-coaching record of 242-86.

·         His teams qualified for the state playoffs 25 times in 28 seasons.

·         Trinity was 15-0 in 2003 and won the Class 4A state championship.

·         The Wildcats compiled a 45-game regular-season win streak from 2000-05.

·         His teams won 13 Region titles with an overall 116-23 region record.

·         He served as a coach in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game, was head coach in the North-South All-Star Game in 2010 and assistant coach in 1997 and 2004; and also coached a team in the Down under Bowl in Australia.

·         He was named 2003 State Coach of the Year and was selected three times Metro Coach of the Year.

·         Received the prestigious Herman L. “Bubba” Scott Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 2017 for his positive impact as a coach and commitment to his faith.

Todd Parsons, president of the Trinity Presbyterian Board of Trustees, added, “Coach Ragsdale put the Trinity football program on the map and compiled a record on the field of play that may never again be matched by a coach at a single school in Montgomery. Several members of our Trustee Board played for Coach Ragsdale and admire and respect him greatly.”

Coach Randy Ragsdale is one of 11 inductees to the Alabama High School Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. For a complete list of other 2018 inductees, please click here.

Encore Rehabilitation is proud to provide Sports Medicine Coverage for the Trinity Presbyterian School Wildcats and the Alabama High School Athletic Association. 
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Amaris Tyynismaa-Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for Alabama

Congratulations to Amaris Tyynismaa of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School for being named Gatorade Alabama Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year!

Amaris placed first this year in the Alabama High School Class 4A Individual State Championship with a time of 17:14.37. She also won the Jesse Owens Classic, the Section 1 Championship, the Warhawk Challenge and the Spain Park Invitational.
“Beyond Amaris’s ability on the course or track, she’s the most dedicated athlete I’ve coached in 35 years. She leads by example and encourages all her teammates to be the best they can be,” says Ed Wright, Montgomery Catholic Coach.

Amaris is a Junior at Montgomery Catholic where she maintains a 3.70 GPA. She volunteers with the local Meals on Wheels and Humane Society and is a religious education instructor with her church.

This is Amaris’ second time to be named Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year for Alabama. She also won the award her sophomore year.

To read more about Amaris, 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.

Heart of Dixie Tournament, Montgomery Alabama

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Encore Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine was glad to provide Athletic Training Services for the Heart of Dixie Volleyball Tournament in Montgomery, Jan. 13-14, 2018.

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