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                                                                                                             MARCH, 2010

                                          AHSAA UPDATE                                                      AHSAA UPDATE
                                                                                                              Steve Savarese

    Hall of Fame Banquet, March 22
    Wrestling, State Basketball Tourneys
                                                                                                         Inside this issue:
    Are Memorable for AHSAA Student-Athletes
                                                                                                         Final 48 DVDs           6
       The 2010 Final 48 State                                          nals and the live-stream cov-
    Basketball Tournament and                                           erage of the semifinals. The
    AHSAA State Wrestling                                               same can be said for the AH-
    Championships are now                                               SAA Radio Network – which        Yancey Picked           2
    history and both were very                                          broadcast all 36 games. I        As Head Coach
    successful with close to                                            thank Mayor William Bell and
    100,000 fans overall attend-                                        Governor Bob Riley for taking
    ing these events along the                                          time out of their busy sched-    All-Star Week VB        3
    way.                                                                ules to attend our state bas-    Teams
       I want to thank everyone                                         ketball tournament.
    who had a part in making the                                           The State Wrestling Tour-
    2010 state basketball tour-                                         nament at Huntsville’s Von       Final 48 Results 4
    nament so successful.                                               Braun Center was also an-
      First, I want to thank the                                        other major success, thanks
    schools, the coaches, the                                           to the schools, the coaches,     Final 48 Cham-          4-6
    players and fans for display-                                       student-athletes and fans. I
    ing such outstanding sports-                                        want to especially thank the     pions Team
    manship and support. I also                                         City of Huntsville, the Hunts-
    want to thank our many out-        Executive Director               ville Sports Commission and      Wrestling               7-8
    standing game officials who                                         its director Ralph Stone for
                                       Steve Savarese                                                    Champs
    adjusted their schedules to                                         their contributions in making
    make sure our games got          tend these events. I can’t thank   the wrestling tournament run
    the top-notch officiating they   each of you enough.                so smoothly. I appreciate        AHSAA Rule              9
    deserved. I think it is always      A lot of hard work went into    Raycom for live-streaming        Spotlight
    important to be mindful of       the planning, the implementa-      the finals and making the
    why these events are held –      tion and staging of these          championships available via
    for the students and our         events. The Final 48 state         the internet for those who
    member schools. I also want      tournament and regional tour-      could not attend.
    to thank our corporate spon-
    sors. Without their support,
                                     naments at Wallace-
                                     Hanceville, Jacksonville State,
                                                                           We now turn to some busy
                                                                        weeks with other major un-
                                                                                                         Hall of Fame
    events such as these would
    not be possible at such fine
                                     Alabama State and at the Uni-
                                     versity of South Alabama were
                                                                        dertakings including the Ala-
                                                                        bama Sports Hall of Fame
                                                                                                         Banquet March 22
    arenas.                          great events as usual. I salute    induction banquet on March        Nine coaches, administra-
      We appreciate our corpo-       all of you.                        22, the Alabama-Mississippi      tors and contributors will be
    rate sponsors, Coca-Coca,           As for the Final 48, the Ala-   All-Star Basketball Classic at   enshrined into the Alabama, Encore, Edmondson        bama Sports Foundation, point      Pelham on March 19, the          High School Sports Hall of
    Screen Printing, Alfa, Re-       man Marty Smith and the en-        Bryant-Jordan Banquet on         Fame at the induction ban-
    gions Bank, Russell and          tire event team provided excel-    April 5, the Principals and
                                                                                                         quet set for Montgomery’s
    Wilson. We thank them for        lent planning and leadership. I    Athletic Directors Conference
    attending these events and       also want to thank the City of     set for April 6-7 and the next   Renaissance Center March
    participating in presentation    Birmingham, the Birmingham-        Central Board and Legislative    22. The class includes
    of the trophies and special      Jefferson Civic Complex’s          Council meetings April 21.       George Baker, John Esslin-
    awards.                          management and staff and the          We are proud of all our       ger, Woodie Jackson, Dr.
      Our Central Board of Con-      Birmingham Tip-Off Club for        events because they provide      Lawrence Lemak, Jamie
    trol members oversee the         their contributions to making      so many special memories         Riggs, Steve Savarese, June
    championship programs            the Final 48 a success.                                             Seals, Russell Taylor and
                                                                        for the children, coaches and
    administered by the AHSAA        CBS 42 made this even more                                          Ron Watters.
    and take time from their         special with its excellent live    schools in our great state.
    busy daily schedules to at-      television coverage of our fi-

                                  AHSAA UPDATE                                            Page 2

    Yancey Named Head Coach For Ala.-Miss. Classic
       Fred Yancey,                                       of Carver-Montgomery and Geoff Walters of Bri-
     Briarwood                                          arwood Christian, who will serve as the scout coach.
     Christian’s                                          Curry led Cherokee County to a perfect 15-0 sea-
     long-time head                                     son and the 4A state title in 2009, Causey led De-
     football coach,                                    mopolis to the 5A state title and Lowery directed
     has been se-                                       Brantley to the 1A state crown.
     lected to be the                                     The players for the 37-member squad that will
     head coach for                                     face Mississippi’s best seniors will be selected next
     the Alabama                                        fall.
     All-Star squad                                     Godsey, Ragsdale Tabbed
     for next De-
     cember’s 24th                                      For North-South Game
     annual Ala-                                          Hartselle head football coach Bob Godsey and
     bama-                                              Trinity’s Randy Ragsdale have been selected as
     Mississippi                                        head coaches for the North-South Classic.
     Football Clas-
     sic at Mobile’s                                    Steve Bailey, Director of the Alabama High School
     Ladd-Peebles                                       Athletic Directors & Coaches Association, made the
     Stadium.           Alabama All-Star Coach
                        Fred Yancey of Briarwood
       Yancey has                                         Godsey will coach the North in the July 16 game
     compiled a 211-77-1 career record for the Lions    that closes All-Star Sports Week at Huntsville this
     with state championships won in Class 5A in 2003   summer. Named to his staff are Rueben Nelson,
     and in Class 3A in 1999 and 1998.                  Midfield; Kris Herron, Clay County; Joe
      Briarwood finished 8-4 last season, falling to    Billingsley, Gadsden City; Ken Adams, Lamar
     Carver-Montgomery in the second round of the       County; Eric Cohu, Madison Academy; Davd Pow-
     Class 5A state football playoffs.                  ell, McAdory; Kyle Dawkins, Wetumpka, the ad-
                                                        ministrative coach.
       The selection was made by the Alabama
     High School Athletic Directors & Coaches             Ragsdale, the head coach at Trinity Presbyterian
                                                        School in Montgomery, will be head coach of the
     Association (AHSADCA) in conjunction with
                                                        South squad. His staff includes Jeff Kelly, Jackson;
     the Alabama High School Athletic Associa-          Scott Rials, Elba; Les Sanders, Luverne; Mike Bat-
     tion (AHSAA).                                      tles, Bibb County; Jerome Tate, Loachapoka; Joe
       Alabama holds a 16-7 edge in the series played   Nettles, Washington County; and Mike Glisson of
     at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Alabama won      Auburn, the administrative coach.
     the 2009 game 21-13.
       Also named to the Alabama All-Star football       All-Star Sports Week will be held in Huntsville
     staff are Alvin Briggs of Florence, Thomas         July 12-16 with all-star competition set in baseball,
     “Tripp” Curry of Cherokee County, Chris Fancher    boys and girls soccer, softball, volleyball, girls and
     of Gardendale, Tom Causey of Demopolis, David      boys basketball and football.
     Lowery of Brantley, Al Pogue                        The highlight of the week will be the annual
                                                        Coaches School and Championship Coaches lunch-

                                  AHSAA UPDATE                                            Page 3

    Volleyball All-Stars Named For All-Star Week
                                                            Player                 School              Pos.
                                                            Laura Hawkins          Hewitt-Trussville   S
                                                            Jessie Kate Stewart    Pleasant Valley     H
                                                            Sadie Beam             Addison             OH
                                                            Brooke Beasley         Winfield            S/OH
                                                            Jessi Black stock      Brooks              OH
                                                            Elisabeth Ann Shaver   Athens Bible        MB
                                                            Meredith Moore         Guntersville        MB
                                                            Cory Livingston        Hartselle           OH
                                                            Meredith Broome        Huntsville          MB
                                                            Allison Gordon         Grissom             MB
                                                            Anna Buckley           Grissom             S
                                                            Chelsea Carter         Hazel Green         OH

                                                            Coach                  School
                                                            Cristie Brothers       Geraldine
                                                            Jimmy Latta            Guntersville
                                                            Sue Marshall           Randolph            Admin

                                                            Player                 School              Pos.
                                                            Maggie Niemeyer        Bayside Academy     OH
                                                            Brooke Dial            UMS-Wright          M
      Addison players celebrate ‘09 2A Crown                Nichole Dzwonkowski    UMS-Wright          OH
                                                            Shatavia Farris        Carver-Mont.        M
    Twenty-four outstanding junior volleyball players       Kelsey Patrick         McGill-Toolen       S
    from all over the state have been named to the          Margaret Spaulding     McGill-Toolen       S
    North-South teams for the 14th annual Alabama           Katherine White        Saint Paul's        M
                                                            Logan Johns            Murphy              OH
    All-Star Sports Week competition in Huntsville          O'Neal McMullan        Murphy              M
    July 12-16, according to an announcement by             Marika Whitchurst      Kinston             M
    Steve Bailey, director of the Alabama High School       Meredith Lee           Montgomery Acad.    M
                                                            Alex Garcia            Montgomery Acad.    OH
    Athletic Directors & Coaches Association
    (AHSADCA).                                              Coach                  School
                                                            Libby Hoffman          UMS-Wright
      The two teams will square off in a Thursday all-      Virginia Franklin      Carver-Mont.
    star game (July 15) at the University of Alabama-       Amy Rachel             Eclectic MS         Admin
    Huntsville at 2 p.m.
      Sports Week, which also includes in-state all-star
    games in soccer, baseball, girls and boys basket-      Banquet honoring all schools that have not had an
    ball, softball and football, will feature clinic and
                                                           ejection or fine in the 2009-10 school year.
    special sessions for coaches, principals, athletic
    directors, cheerleader coaches and officials. An All    The AHSADCA operates under the auspices of the
    -Sports Equipment Expo and other related activi-       Alabama High School Athletic Association. Mem-
    ties are scheduled throughout the week. One high-      bership includes coaches of all AHSAA sports as
    light of the Sports Week will be a Sportsmanship       well as administrators of member schools.

                                  AHSAA UPDATE                             Page 4

    Final 48 State Tourney
    Crowns 12 State
     2010 Final 48 Basketball Championship Results
     CLASS 1A
     GIRLS                                                    1A CHAMPS EDWARD BELL
     J.F. Shields (29-0) 56, Sunshine (23-2) 43

     Edward Bell (27-2) 66, J.F. Shields (23-6) 65 (OT)
     CLASS 2A

     Clements (34-3) 57, North Sand Mountain (29-7) 50
     Pickens County (26-2) 88, Houston County (27-11) 86 (3
     CLASS 3A
     GIRLS                                                    1A CHAMPS J.F. SHIELDS
     Sumter County (26-3) 53, Madison Academy (35-4)
     Greene County (23-7) 61, Madison Academy (22-12) 44

     CLASS 4A
     Midfield (18-13) 46, Deshler (28-6) 25
     Ramsay (24-8) 58, Brewbaker Tech (23-6) 50

     CLASS 5A
                                                              2A CHAMPS PICKENS COUNTY

     Fairfield (29-8) 45, Carver-Montgomery (24-8) 42
     Lee-Huntsville (25-10) 62, Carver-Montgomery (23-2) 48
     CLASS 6A
     Hoover (32-1) 39, Bob Jones (33-3) 19
     Bob Jones (21-14) 61, Homewood (21-5) 45
                                                              2A CHAMPS CLEMENTS

                                          AHSAA UPDATE                                     Page 5

    Final 48 All-state
    Tournament Teams
    Class 1A
    Tyika Robinson, J.F. Shields (MVP); Cyndra Kivette, Hackleburg;
    Shafontaye Myers, Sunshine; April Montgomery, J.F. Shields; Tara
    Mullinax, Spring Garden; Lacresha Rainer, Sunshine.
    Class 2A
    Daneshia Malone, Clements (MVP); Chelsea Haggermaker, Clements;         3A Champs Greene County
    Jordan Beggs, Clements; Lacy Huckabee, North Sand Mountain;
    Stella Camp, North Sand Mountain; Eboni Smith, R.C. Hatch.
    Class 3A
    KaTia May, Sumter County (MVP); Nyla Johnson, Madison Acad-
    emy; Doretha Holloway, Sumter County; Lydia McGee, Madison
    Academy; Jamesha Watkins, Sumter County; Haley Stewart, Madison
    Class 4A
    Jasmine Steele, Midfield (MVP); Ashley Southern, Deshler; Monica
    Cooper, DAR; Brittany Young, Midfield; Lakiera Lowe, Midfield;
    Kyera Rowe, Thomasville.
    Class 5A
    Jazmine Saxton, Fairfield (MVP); Shatavia Farris, Carver; Alondra
    Gray, Carver; Katheryn Goldsby, Fairfield; TaKayla Wesley, LeFlore;
    Khristian Lee, Erwin.                                                    3A Champs Sumter County
    Class 6A
    Meghan Dunn, Hoover (MVP); Tyrese Tanner, Hoover; MeKena
    Randall, Bob Jones; Tiarra Pritchett, Bob Jones; Jatoria Carter, Jeff
    Davis; Devina Moulds, Davidson.

    Class 1A
    Damien Carr, Edward Bell (MVP); Jeterious Johnson, J.F. Shields;
    Carlos Castophney, J.F. Shields; Jamie Edwards, Edward Bell; Armis
    Holloway, Edward Bell; Alfred Banks, Parkway Christian.
    Class 2A
    Deion Curry, Pickens County (MVP); Jeremy Robinson, Houston
    County; Jake Mitchell, Mars Hill Bible; Brandon Burt, Sand Rock;
    LaJuan Doss, Pickens County; Tyreek Granger, Houston County; and
    Nicholas Stewart, Pickens County.
    Class 3A
    Neiko Hunter, Greene County (MVP); Chandler Mack, Madison                  4A Champs Ramsay
    Academy; Jordan Matthews, Madison Academy; Spencer Palmer,
    Greene County; Pierre Crawford, Greene County; Shawn Carpenter,
    Greene County; and Matthew Craig, Piedmont.
    Class 4A
    Ralph Floyd, Ramsay (MVP); K.T. Harrell, Brewbaker Tech; Lonnie
    Smith, Ramsay; Derek Kelly, Columbia; Giovanni Smith, Brewbaker
    Tech; Michael Rush, Anniston.
    Class 5A
    Josh Langford, Lee (MVP); Roquez Johnson, Carver; Lebron King,
    Lee; Devin Langford, Lee; Cornelius Ferguson, Carver; Antuan Riggs,
    Class 6A
    Levi Randolph, Bob Jones (MVP); Marquis Lindsey, Bob Jones;
    Jeffery Moss, Bob Jones; Jeremy Watson, Homewood; Winston
    Brooks, Homewood; Lawyer Lily, Baker; Darren Daniel, Central-              4A Champs Midfield
    Phenix City.

                                    AHSAA UPDATE                                                               Page 6

    2010 Final 48 State Champs

                                                                         5A Champs Lee-Huntsville
                  5A Champs Fairfield

               6A Champs Hoover                                            6A Champs Bob Jones

    Upcoming Events ….
                                                                                       Final 48 Championship Game
                                                                                       DVDs Available For Purchase
    Principals, AD Conference              25th Bryant-Jordan Banquet                    Anyone wanting to order a DVD of
                                                                                       any Final 48 state tournament bas-
    Set for Embassy Suites                 In Birmingham April 5
                                                                                       ketball championship game must do
      The AHSAA annual Principals and        Ninety-six regional senior student-       so by March 19.
    Athletic Directors Conference, which   athletes will be vying for more than          DVDs are $30 each plus a $5.00
    is hosted by the Alabama High School   $800,000 in scholarship money at the        handling charge. Only championship
    Athletic Directors and Coaches Asso-
                                           25th annual Bryant-Jordan Banquet set       games will be available.
    ciation (AHSADCA) will be held
    April 6-7 at the Embassy Suites in     for Birmingham’s Sheraton April 5.           Anyone interested should contact
    Montgomery. Attendees are urged to     Forty-eight regional scholar-athlete and    Brenton Howard of the Alabama
    register on line at     48 regional achievement winners will be     Sports Foundation at:
    Earl Franks, Executive Director of     honored. All the regional winners will
    CLAS, will be one of several keynote   receive scholarship funds. Other scholar-
                                                                                       Or call: 205-262-2814 (work).
    speakers.                              ships will be awarded at the banquet.

                                          AHSAA UPDATE                                Page 7

    Hoover, Southside-Gadsden, Walter Wellborn Crowned
    AHSAA Wrestling Champs at Huntsville Von Braun Center

      55TH Annual AHSAA State Wrestling Championships
            At Huntsville, Von Braun Center, Feb. 10-12
                      FINAL TEAM SCORING
                              CLASS 6A
     Hoover 170.5; Vestavia Hills 160.5; Oak Mountain 146.5;
     Thompson 124.0; Prattville 110.5; Lee-Montgomery 97.0; Bob
     Jones 82.5; Hewitt-Trussville 80.5; Grissom 74.5; Clay-
     Chalkville 64.0; Benjamin Russell 51.0; Oxford 51.0; Opelika
     49.0; Spain Park 46.0; Gardendale 44.0; Pinson Valley 39.5;
     Smiths Station 38.0; Tuscaloosa County 36.0; Auburn 34.0;
     Wetumpka 32.0; Pelham 31.0; Homewood 25.5; Buckhorn 21.0;
     Mountain Brook 19.0; Central-Phenix City 16.0; Jeff Davis 15.0;
     Pell City 14.0; Russell County 5.0; Huntsville 3.0; Minor 2.0;
     Shades Valley 1.0.

                              CLASS 5A
                                                                           6A Champs Hoover

     Southside-Gadsden 153.0; Arab 127.5; Tallassee 125.0; Fort
     Payne 123.5; Scottsboro 85.0; Hayden 70.0; Mortimer Jordan
     61.0; Brookwood 59.0; Erwin 34.0; McAdory 20.0; Springville
     12.0; Chilton County 10.0; Moody 10.0; Chelsea 8.0; Carver-
     Montgomery 4.0; Hartselle 3.0; Muscle Shoals 1.0.

                             CLASS 1A-4A

     Walter Wellborn 127.0; Oak Grove 108.5; Piedmont 104.0;
     Cleburne County 61.0; St. Clair County 54.0; Susan Moore
     53.0; St. James 47.0; Fultondale 42.0; Alabama School/
     Blind 33.5; Dora 33.0; Weaver 30.0; Elmore County 27.0;
     Deshler 26.0; American Christian 25.5; Montgomery-
     Catholic 21.0; St. Bernard 21.0; Ashville 18.0; Lincoln 16.0;
     Saks 15.0; Holtville 12.0; Sumiton Christian 10.0; Leeds 5.0;
     Ranburne 3.0; Westminster Christian 3.0
                                                                       5A Champs Southside-Gadsden
                  Class 6A Championship Matches
     103 Pounds: Brian White, Opelika (43-3) d. Jesse Smith, Oak
     Mountain (62-4) 6-4.
     112: Michael Jordan, Auburn (36-10 d. Tommy Bostany, Spain
     Park (60-3) 8-3.
     119: Jordan Simpson, Oxford (53-5) d. Tanner Moon, Oak
     Mountain (55-3) 3-1.
     125: Michael Bond, Hoover (49-1) maj. dec. Ty Yocum, Prattville
     (52-8) 9-0.
     130: Philip Cato, Vestavia Hills (53-8) pinned Codey Carter,
     Prattville (26-2), 6:30.
     135: Geoffrey Bostany, Spain Park (50-3) d. Parker Grissom,
     Hoover (42-9) 6-2.
     140: Nick Hall, Thompson (53-6) d. Rush Hall, Hoover (44-7) 8-
     145: Henry Carlson, Vestavia Hills (39-2) maj. dec. Devin Mul-
     lins, Prattville (50-6) 11-1.
     152: Josh Gillaspie, Thompson (48-12) d. Jared Woodall, Oak
     Mountain (43-2) 2-1.
                                                                       1A-4A Champs Walter Wellborn

                                                            In the News …..

            7325 Haylcyon Summit Drive
                                                            Strain Honored By Birmingham Tip-Off Club
                                                               Woodland High School senior basketball standout Courtney Strain was
            Montgomery, AL 36124
                                                            recognized by the Birmingham Tip-Off Club and presented a Special Achieve-
                                                            ment Award at the AHSAA Final 48 State Basketball Tournament. The senior,
              Phone: 555-555-5555                           who is a Bryant-Jordan Regional Scholar-Athlete Winner, led Woodland to a
                Fax: 555-555-5555
                                                            31-2 record this season and closed her career with the AHSAA’s All-time Ca-
                                                            reer Scoring record (5,283 points).
                                                             Strain set the AHSAA girls state career scoring record as a junior and became
                 IMPORTANT DATES
                                                            the first player to eclipse the 5,000-point mark in her career with all points
                                                            coming at Woodland. AHSAA boys all-time scoring leader Jeremy Monceaux
    March 19 — Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball
    Classic, Pelham, 5 p.m. anf 7 p.m.                      went over 6,000 points in his prep career but had just 4,555 in Alabama with
    March 22 — Hall of Fame Luncheon, Montgomery,           the rest coming while playing in Louisiana.
    Renaissance Center, 12 noon
    March 22 — Hall of Fame Reception, AHSAA Office,        Nolen, Lloyd Enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame
    2 p.m.
                                                              Current Dadeville High School boys baseball coach Randy Nolen and for-
    March 22 — Hall of Fame Banquet, Montgomery,
                                                            mer Pleasant Grove baseball coach Joey Lloyd were inducted into the Ala-
    Renaissance Center, 6:30 p.m.
                                                            bama Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame earlier this year in a cere-
    April 5 — Bryant-Jordan Banquet, Birmingham
                                                            mony held at Montgomery’s Renaissance Center.
    April 6-7 — Principals and Athletic Directors Confer-
    ence, Montgomery, Embassy Suites                          Being presented the Sammy Dunn Memorial Award was William Booth of
    April 21 — Central Board Spring Meeting, 10 a.m.,       Hartselle, who also was named the ABCA Class 5A Coach of the Year for
    AHSAA office                                            winning the 2009 state baseball crown with a state-record 50 wins. Booth has
    April 21 — Legislative Council Meeting, 2 p.m.,         already been inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame.
    AHSAA Office

WRESTLING, CONTINUED FROM P-7                                            189: Alex Whigham, Scottsboro (26-9) d. Tyler Lynn, Tallassee (33-8) 7-
160: Carl Brown, Hoover (24-0) maj. dec. Justin Woodall, Oak
                                                                         215: Jonathan Kladifko, Brookwood (66-6) d. Levi Harper, Arab (34-8) 4-
Mountain (46-9) 14-2.
171: Matt Elkins, Hewitt-Trussville (41-1) maj. dec. Kyle Zimmerman,
                                                                         285: T.C. Robinson, Tallassee (33-4) won, double overtime over Jon
Prattville (49-2) 12-0.
189: Gunny Hoyt, Grissom (40-3) d., OT Terrance Smith, Lee-              Smith (29-7), Arab 5-4.
Montgomery (39-4) 2-0.                                                   Class 1A-4A Championship Matches
215: Cody Sealy, Lee-Montgomery (41-0) p. Derrick Talley, Hewitt-        103: Ty Sissom, St. Bernard (35-2) d. Devron Taylor.\, Walter Wellborn
Trussville (37-11), 3:01.                                                (31-17), 8-6.
285 : Adam Wright, Clay-Chalkville (67-3) d. David Simmons, Vesta-       112: Timothy Mayfield, Cleburne County (56-3) d. Stephan Kwan, St.
via Hills (45-9) 6-0.                                                    James (24-11) 10-3.
                   Class 5A Championship Matches                         119: Ty Barnett, American Christian (36-5) d. Mathew Smith, Walter Well-
                                                                         born (43-13) 9-4.
103 Pounds : Brandon Womack, Scottsboro (61-0) d. Haden Ryals,           125: DeAnthony Smith, Weaver (52-2) d. Matt Kwan, St. James (26-6) 4-
Southside-Gadsden (52-4) 7-0.                                            2.
112: Leo Gaspar, Fort Payne (22-4) p. Trey Howse, Hayden (38-4),         130: Bryan Roblero, Cleburne County (48-8) d. Cody Argent, Oak Grove
5:40.                                                                    (52-20) 4-2.
119: Travis Shelnutt, Mortimer Jordan (54-6) d. Pierce Gowan, Tal-       135: Jonathon Propes, Piedmont (44-4) tech fall Desmond Frklic, Walter
lassee (26-5) 4-2.                                                       Wellborn (45-8), 17-2.
125: Jarod Stephenson, Arab (47-2) d. Brandon Brindley, Mortimer         140: Dalton Carroll, Walter Wellborn (52-5) pinned Dylan Bishop, Susan
Jordan (51-3) 3-1.                                                       Moore (22-12), 3:30.
130: Seth Perman, Southside-Gadsden (55-5) d. Rhys Murphy, Tal-          145: Tyler McCarson, Walter Wellborn (52-0) d. Jamison Wilks, Oak
lassee (44-6) 12-10.                                                     Grove (60-6) 4-3.
135: Clint Wright, Fort Payne (43-7) d. Zac West, Southside-             152: Brett Pennington, Fultondale (65-3) pinned Jordan Tyree, Piedmont
Gadsden (43-12) 1-0.                                                     (22-8), 4:10.
140: Brandon Buchanan, Hayden (51-4) p. Brannon Estes, South-            160: Kolby Twilley, Dora (60-6) pinned David Harmon, Oak Grove (62-7),
side-Gadsden (31-8), 2:44.                                               2:59.
145: Chris Adams, Tallassee (46-3) p. Kyle Wright, Fort Payne (34-       171: Clay Dent, Piedmont (45-2) d. Austin Latta, Oak Grove (62-7) 11-4.
15), 4:53.
152: Garrett Kitchens, Southside-Gadsden (57-0) tech fall Justin         189: Danny Finley, Ala. School For Blind (40-4) d. Chase Cooper, Walter
James, Arab (37-10), 20-3.                                               Wellborn (51-7) 8-1.
                                                                         215: Dillan Campbell, Oak Grove (61-3) d. Tyler Dandridge, Elmore
160: Tyler Newton, Hayden (34-6) d. Dakota Isbell, Southside-            County (38-6) 4-1.
Gadsden (40-15)10-8.                                                     285: Demestress Jackson, Piedmont (29-3) p. Cody Walker, Ashville (33-
171: Blake Suttles, Arab (54-1) d. Zack Mardis, Scottsb. (53-10) 6-5.    3), 3:28.

                                   AHSAA UPDATE                                                       Page 9


    Outside Participation Rule
    Each month in the AH-         .same sport during the         school team or in that
    SAA Update, specific          school season of that          school sports activity for
    AHSAA rules and regula-       sport. A student who           the remainder of that
    tions are spotlighted to                                     school season. Any stu-
                                  is a member of any high
    better inform our member                                     dent who participates on
                                  school athletic team
    schools.                                                     an outside team after
                                  may not participate
     This month, we are spot-                                    the school sport season
    lighting the Outside Par-     in an outside sport activ-     begins is ineligible
    ticipation Rule, (Rule 1,     ity in the same sport
                                  during the school season       to join that school team
    Section 6) and the Fifty                                     for the remainder of that
    Percent Rule (Rule 1,         of that sport.                 season.
    Section 6, Item B).
                                                                 A team’s season begins
    All rules and regulations
                                  Note: Olympic Develop-         the day of that team’s
    can be found on line at on the          ment programs are ex-          first contest and ends
    Handbook Synopsis             empted from the Outside        when that team’s season
    found at the AHSAA            Participation Rule. One        has been completed. An
    link. The rules and regu-     evaluation per month           ineligible student cannot
    lations are also printed      has been approved by           participate with an out-
    each year in the AHSAA        the AHSAA.                     side team after the
    Handbook.                                                    school team’s season
                                                                 starts and then join the
                                  Note: Private individual       school team upon be-
    A student who is a mem-       instruction is not consid-     coming eligible.
    ber of any school ath-        ered an outside sports
    letic team (grades 7-12)      activity.
    may not participate           A student who violates
    (includes practice) on a      this rule becomes ineligi-
    non-school team in the        ble to compete on that

    Fifty Percent Rule
                                                                 changed on the school
                                                                 team roster. A freshman
                                                                 team at a high school is
    Participation (includes       (i.e., three in basketball,    considered a junior high
    practice) during the school   six in soccer, five in base-   team just like a 9th grade
    year on a non-school team     ball, etc.).                   team at a junior high
    outside the school season     Note: In each sport, only      school. This rule does not
    by students that will play    the specified number of        apply to seniors who have
    the following season on the   students participating         completed their high
    same high school varsity or                                  school eligibility in that
    junior varsity/B-team         on a non-school team dur-      sport or to middle and jun-
    (grades 7-12) is limited to   ing the school year may be     ior high school students
    50 percent of the number      placed on the same high        who will not play on a high
                                  school team roster the fol-
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