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Bayside Academy Keeps State Championship Streak Hopes alive Advancing to Class 4A State Finals in 48th AHSAA State Tourney

BIRMINGHAM – Bayside Academy’s Lady Admirals came into the 48th annual AHSAA State Volleyball Championships riding a 16-year winning streak dating back to 2002 but facing a stiff challenge to keep the streak alive after moving to Class 4A this season.
    Coach Ann Schilling’s team battled to two victories Wednesday, including a 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 win over Trinity Presbyterian in the Class 4A semifinals to set up a rematch with Providence Christian in the Class 4A championship game Thursday as the state tourney draws to a close.
    Providence Christian (48-8), which also moved from 3A to 4A this season, downed Alabama Christian in the other semifinal 25-21, 25-21, 28-26. The Eagles beat Bayside last weekend in the South Super Regional championship match.
    Bayside’s streak includes six state titles in Class 2A from 2002-2007 and 10 in Class 3A from 2008-2017. The Lady Admirals also hold the AHSAA state record for most volleyball state championships (26), which includes seven Class 1A state crowns from 1983-1996 and three more 2A titles in 1998-2000. Providence won back-to-back 2A titles in 2011 and 2012.
    All seven championship matches will be played at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena beginning with an all Winston County finals in Class 2A between Winston County High School (33-14) of Double Springs and last year’s 1A state champs Addison (53-10) at 8 a.m. McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-5) will meet Bob Jones in the Class 7A finals at 9:45 a.m. with the Dirty Dozen going for their second 7A crown in a row and the school’s 21st overall.
    
Saint James (37-10) and Jasper (69-5) will square off in the 5A finals at 11:30 a.m, Spanish Fort (64-5) and Hazel Green (60-11) will meet in the Class 6A finals at 1:15 p.m. The Toros won the 6A state crown in 2015 and the Trojans won in 2016.
    Montgomery Academy (37-9) and Carbon Hill (65-6) will battle in the 3A title match at 3 p.m.
Pleasant Home (31-5) and Athens Bible (45-10) close out the 2018 State Championships with the 1A finals. Athens Bible reached the championship match with a stunning come-from-behind 17-25, 25-21, 11-25, 25-19, 19-17 victory over Faith Christian in the final match of Wednesday’s competition at the CrossPlex.
    Complete results from Wednesday’s quarterfinals and semifinals in all seven classes are attached.


AHSAA 48th Annual State Volleyball Championships

Birmingham CrossPlex, Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRINGS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Winston County (33-14) vs. Addison (53-10), Thursday, 8 a.m.
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-5) vs. Bob Jones (37-10), Thursday, 9:45 a.m.
Class 5A Championship

Saint James (37-10) vs. Jasper (69-5), 11:30 a.m.
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (64-5) vs. Hazel Green (60-11), Thursday, 1:15 p.m.
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
Class 1A
FIRST ROUND RESULTS

Pleasant Home (30-5) 3, Meek (30-26) (25-16, 26-24, 20-25, 25-11)
Lindsay Lane Christian (46-11) 3, Isabella (27-11) 0   (25-12, 25-15, 25-17)
Athens Bible School (44-10) 3, Brantley (14-7) (25-11, 35-18, 25-11)
Faith Christian (33-11) 3, Westminster-Oak Mtn. (24-8) (25-14, 30-28, 25-16)
SEMIFINALS
Pleasant Home (31-5) 3, Lindsay Lane Christian (46-12) (25-18, 25-23, 25-14)
Athens Bible (45-10) 3, Faith Christian (33-12) (17-25, 25-21, 11-25, 25-19, 19-17)
1A CHAMPIONSHIP
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.


CLASS 2A
FIRST ROUND RESULTS

Altamont (28-7) 3, Ariton (29-2) (21-25, 25-16, 25-15, 20-25, 25-9)
Winston County (32-14) 3, Goshen (23-19) (25-17, 25-18, 25-16)
Addison (51-12) 3, Fayetteville (24-6) (25-11, 25-7, 25-6)
G.W. Long (28-7) 3, Cedar Bluff (25-19) (25-13, 25-19, 28-26)
SEMIFINALS
Winston County (33-14) 3, Altamont (28-8) 0
Addison (53-12) 3, G.W. Long (28-8) (25-10, 25-8, 25-20)
2A CHAMPIONSHIP
Winston County (33-14) vs. Addison (53-10), Thursday, 8 a.m.

CLASS 3A
FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Montgomery Academy (36-9) 3, Glencoe (34-24) (25-10, 25-14, 25-9)
Lexington (47-6) 3, T.R. Miller (23-9) (25-21, 25-15, 25-17)
Carbon Hill (64-6) 3, Opp (22-13) (25-12, 25-14, 25-14)
Geraldine (35-14) 3, Houston Academy (30-15) (19-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18, 18-16)
SEMIFINALS
Montgomery Academy (37-9) 3, Lexington (47-7) (25-11, 25-21, 25-9)
Carbon Hill (65-6) 3, Geraldine (35-15) (25-15, 25-20, 25-21)
3A CHAMPIONSHIP
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.

Class 4A

FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Providence Christian (47-8) 3, Fairview (49-20) (25-13, 25-15, 25-15)
Alabama Christian (30-13) 3, Central Florence (34-23) (25-16, 25-19, 25-18)
Trinity Presbyterian (27-20) 3, Wilson (46-11) (28-30, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, 15-4)
Bayside Academy (35-18) 3, Danville (37-28) (25-20, 25-12, 16-25, 25-10)
SEMIFINALS
Providence Christian (48-8) 3, Alabama Christian (30-14) (25-21, 25-21, 28-26)
Bayside Academy (36-18) 3, Trinity Presbyterian (27-21) (25-18, 25-18, 25-17)
4A CHAMPIONSHIP
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.

CLASS 5A
FIRST ROUND RESULTS

Saint James (36-10) 3, East Limestone (33-14) (16-25, 25-15, 25-13, 21-25, 15-8)
Arab (46-14) 3, Faith Academy (33-16) (25-17, 25-13, 20-25, 25-18)
Jasper (68-5) 3, Satsuma (25-13) (25-6, 25-11, 25-16)
Brewbaker Tech (28-12) 3, Madison Academy (36-20) (25-21, 21-25, 25-21, 25-19)
SEMIFINALS
Saint James (37-10) 3, Arab (46-15) (25-21, 25-23, 14-35, 25-13)
Jasper (69-5) 3, Brewbaker Tech (28-13) (27-25, 25-18, 25-13)
5A CHAMPIONSHIP
Saint James (37-10) vs. Jasper (69-5), 11:30 a.m.

CLASS 6A

FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Spanish Fort (63-5) 3, Muscle Shoals (35-20) (25-7, 25-15, 25-10)
Pelham (38-7) 3, Buckhorn (53-19) (25-14, 25-23, 25-13)
Hazel Green (59-11) Saraland (23-19) (25-16, 25-14, 25-19)
St. Paul’s Episcopal (34-14) 3, Albertville (39-25) (25-20, 25-21, 25-14)
SEMIFINALS
Spanish Fort (64-5) 3, Pelham (38-8) (25-19, 25-23, 25-23)
Hazel Green (60-11) 3, St. Paul's Episcopal (34-15) (21-25, 25-23, 24-23, 18-25, 15-11)
6A CHAMPIONSHIP
Spanish Fort (64-5) vs. Hazel Green (60-11), Thursday, 1:15 p.m.

Class 7A

FIRST ROUND RESULTS
McGill-Toolen Catholic (46-5) 3, Huntsville (26-23) (25-14, 25-14, 25-18)
Mountain Brook (46-10) 3, Enterprise (40-8) (25-8, 25-14, 25-9)
Bob Jones (36-10) 3, Baker (22-14) (19-25, 25-10, 25-12, 25-18)
Hoover (39-10) 3, Auburn (33-14) (25-15, 18-25, 25-13, 25-8)
SEMIFINALS
McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-5) 3, Mountain Brook (46-11) (25-16, 25-18, 25-13)
Bob Jones (37-10) 3, Hoover (39-11) (21-25, 25-11, 25-16, 13-25, 15-10)
7A CHAMPIONSHIP
McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-5) vs. Bob Jones (37-10), Thursday, 9:45 a.m.

Four 2017 State Champions in the Field for 48th AHSAA State Volleyball Championships

   BIRMINGHAM – Four schools that won state championships in 2017 will be in the 56-team field as 48th AHSAA State Volleyball Championships get underway Wednesday at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
   First matches get underway at a.m., with two each in Class 1A, 3A and 5A. The semifinal round closes out the competition Wednesday night. All championships will be played Thursday at the adjoining 5,000-seat Bill Harris Arena beginning with the Class 2A finals at 8 a.m., followed by Class 7A at 9:45, Class 5A at 11:30, Class 6A at 1:15 p.m., Class 3A at 3 p.m., Class 4A at 4:45 and Class 1A at 6:30 p.m.
   Defending Class 7A state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic (45-5) will be attempting to claim its 21ststate title overall when the Dirty Dozen opens the 7A tourney at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday versus Huntsville (26-22). Saint James (35-10), which won the 2017 Class 4A state title, will meet East Limestone (33-13) at 8 a.m., in Class 5A.
    Bayside Academy (34-18), last year’s Class 3A champs, moved up to Class 4A this season and will open the state tourney with Danville (37-27) at 2 p.m., Wednesday. Coach Ann Schilling’s team will be vying for the school’s 27th state crown and the Lady Admirals’ 17th state title in a row. The current totals are already state volleyball records.
   Last year’s Class 1A state champ Addison (50-12) moved up to Class 2A and will be facing Fayetteville (24-5) at 11 a.m., in its tourney opener. 
    All seven state championship matches will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform. For more information, go to www.nfhsnetwork.com. Cullman High School’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program will be producing the championship matches Thursday under John Drake’s direction with Chase Robinson handling the play-by-play duties.
    First-round pairings for Wednesday’s first day of competition is shown.

AHSAA 48th Annual State Volleyball Championships

Birmingham CrossPlex, Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st

Class 1A

First Round Pairings

S-1: Pleasant Home (29-5) vs. N-4: Meek (30-25), Court 1, 11 am

N-2: Lindsay Lane Christian (45-11) vs. S-3: Isabella (27-10), Court 3, 11 am

N-1: Athens Bible School (43-10) vs. S-4: Brantley, Court 4, 2 pm

S-2: Westminster-Oak Mtn. (24-7) vs. N-3: Faith Christian (32-11), Court 6, 2 pm

 

CLASS 2A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Ariton (29-13) vs. N-4: Altamont (27-7), Court 4, 8 a.m.
N-2: 
Winston County (31-14) vs. S-3: Goshen (23-18), Court 6, 8 a.m.
N-1: 
Addison (50-12) vs. S-4: Fayetteville (24-5), Court 7, 11 a.m.
S-2: 
G.W. Long (26-7) vs. N-3: Cedar Bluff (23-18), Court 9, 11 a.m.

 

CLASS 3A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Montgomery Academy (35-9) vs. N-4: Glencoe (34-23), Court 7, 8 a.m.
N-2: Lexington (45-6) vs. S-3: T.R. Miller (23-8), Court 9, 8 a.m.
N-1: Carbon Hill (63-6) vs. S-4: Opp (22-12), Court 1, 12:30 p.m.
S-2: Houston Academy (30-14) vs. N-3: Geraldine (34-14), Court 3, 12:30 p.m.

 

Class 4A

First Round Pairings

S-1: Providence Christian (46-8) vs. N-4: Fairview (49-19), Court 1, 9:30 a.m.

N-2: Central Florence (34-22) vs. S-3: Alabama Christian (29-13), Court 3, 9:30 a.m.

N-1: Wilson (46-10) vs. S-4: Trinity Presbyterian (26-20), Court 1, 2 p.m.

S-2: Bayside Academy (34-18) vs. N-3: Danville (37-27), Court 3, 2 p.m.

 

CLASS 5A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Saint James (35-10) vs. N-4: East Limestone (33-13), Court 1, 8 a.m.
N-2: 
Arab (45-14) vs. S-3: Faith Academy (33-15), Court 3, 8 a.m.
N-1: 
Jasper (67-5) vs. S-4: Satsuma (25-12), Court 4, 11 a.m.
S-2: 
Brewbaker Tech (27-12) vs. N-3: Madison Academy (36-19), Court 6, 11 a.m.

 

CLASS 6A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Spanish Fort (62-5)  vs. N-4: Muscle Shoals (35-19, Court 7, 9:30 a.m.
N-2: Buckhorn (53-18) vs. S-3: Pelham (37-7), Court 9, 9:30 a.m.
N-1: Hazel Green (58-11) vs. S-4: Saraland (23-17), Court 4, 12:30 p.m.
S-2: St. Paul’s Episcopal (33-14) vs. N-3: Albertville (39-24), Court 6, 12:30 p.m.

Class 7A

First Round Pairings

S-1: McGill-Toolen Catholic (45-5) vs. N-4: Huntsville (26-22), Court 4, 9:30 am

N-2: Mountain Brook (45-10) vs. S-3: Enterprise (40-7), Court 6, 9:30 a.m.

N-1: Bob Jones (35-10) vs. S-4: Baker (22-13), Court 7, 12:30 p.m.

S-2: Auburn (33-13) vs. N-3: Hoover (38-10), Court 9, 12:30 p.m.


Mountain Brook Snaps McGill-Toolen’s In-State Win Streak at 35 in Blalock Tourney Finals

   MONTGOMERY – Class 7A Mountain Brook (40-8) snapped defending Class 7A state volleyball champion McGill-Toolen Catholic’s winning streak against in-state competition at 35 in a row with a hard-fought 30-28, 25-23 win over the Dirty Dozen (38-5) in the finals of the Margaret Blalock Invitational tournament at Homewood.
   The Spartans’ performance gained Coach Vickie Nichols’ team the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 7 of the season.
   Mountain Brook won nine matches for the week, including wins over Thompson, Huntsville, Homewood, Austin, Montgomery Academy, Hazel Green and McGill-Toolen in the Blalock tourney, traditionally a major tune-up for the upcoming state playoffs for many of the AHSAA’s top volleyball teams
   Coach Kate Wood’s Dirty Dozen beat Spain Park, McAdory, Bob Jones, Alexandria, Bayside Academy and Jasper at Homewood before losing to Mountain Brook in the finals. McGill-Toolen’s streak began in October of 2017 following a loss to Hoover in the Blalock tourney. Last weekend’s clash with Mountain Brook was the third meeting of the season between the two schools.
    Junior setter Ann Vandevelde paced the Spartans with 196 assists, 55 digs and 10 service aces for the week. Junior hitter Grace Carr had 94 kills. Leading McGill was Kenya McQuirter with 71 kills and setter Lillie Fromdahl with 236 assists.
    The streak-breaking win by the Spartans edged a strong performance by Chelsea High School junior Victoria Schmer for this week’s AHSAA Spotlight. Schmer had 142 digs and 28 service aces in 10 matches for Coach Jessica Pickett’s Hornets (40-8) and went over 1,000 digs for her career in the process.

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
SPANISH FORT WINS SHRIMP FESTIVAL TOURNEY:
Setter Kayla Keshock had 203 assists to lead the Toros (50-5) to 10 victories last week, including seven straight wins en route to the Shrimp Festival tourney crown.  Spanish Fort beat Providence Christian in the finals. Avery Rogers also had 92 kills and 16 blocks and Taylor Fontenelle, 114 digs and 13 aces.
FAIRVIEW CAPTURES WEST END TOURNEY: The Aggies (39-12) won eight matches on the week with five coming in the West End tourney at Walnut Grove. Fairview beat Southside-Gadsden in the finals.  Daisy Manasco had 86 kills and 38 digs and Tess Bailey had 65 kills and 22 blocks for the week.
WINSTON COUNTY WINS COUNTY TOURNEY:  The Bulldogs (25-12) beat Meek and Addison in the Winston County tourney with Mackenzie Blackwood totaling 37 assists, 25 kills, and six aces.
PHILLIPS TAKES CROWN OF PINK OUT TOURNEY: The Bears (30-7) won South Lamar's Pink Out Tournament beating Berry and Marion County twice for the title. Phillips also beat Brilliant in regular season play. Amber Markham had 36 kills and 38 digs and Lexie Dishner had 78 assists and 33 digs to pace Phillips.
   

In other highlights reported:

ASSISTS
STEPHANIE SHARP, BUCKHORN:
Totaled 177 assists for the Bucks (46-16) in nine matches last week.
SIDNEY KEETON, CARBON HILL: Led the Bulldogs (53-5) to a 7-1 record for the week with 170 assists and 15 aces.
MOLLY KATE ATKINS, JASPER: Led the Vikings (57-5) to a 10-1 record in l1 matches with 157 assists and 42 digs. Class 5A Jasper beat four 7A teams and 3A power Montgomery Academy at the Margaret Blalock tourney.
BRI WILSON, THOMPSON: Dished out 120 assists while accumulating 34 digs and 11 service aces as the Warriors (28-12) went 5-2 on the week.
MADDIE MOSS, OAK MOUNTAIN: Had 107 assists, 50 digs and eight aces as Oak Mountain went 3-3 on the week, including 2-2 in a tournament in Louisiana over the weekend.

KILLS
HANNAH VINES, VESTAVIA HILLS:
Notched 91 kills and 64 digs in nine matches for the Rebels (25-12).
RYA McKINNON, HOOVER:
Totaled 81 kills, 11 blacks, 45 digs and 14 aces in eight marches for the Bucs (32-9).
CAMERON SPENCE, HUNTSVILLE: Recorded 77 kills, 26 blocks and 40 digs in seven matches for the Panthers.
JADA WILLIS, DESHLER: Picked up 36 kills and 26 blocks in five matches for the Tigers (24-20),
TORI WALKER, WILSON: In three match wins, Walker registered 33 kills – averaging 11.0 per match – and also had 20 blocks and six service aces for Wilson (35-9).
SYDNI WILKINS, SATSUMA: Notched 20 kills, six blocks and 17 digs for the Gators (23-10) in two match wins.
MALLORY ROE, SWEET WATER: Served up 11 aces and had 10 kills in two match win.

DIGS
ABBY ARIAS, HARTSELLE:
Led the Tigers (43-18) to the Silver Bracket title in the Shrimp Festival Tourney recording 110 digs in nine matches.
ELISE HOPPENJANS, VESTAVIA HILLS: Had 108 digs in nine matches for VHHS.
ABBY TERRY, DECATUR HERITAGE:
Had 94 digs as DCA (22-25) rolled to six wins in seven matches.
ALEX PRESSNELL, BUCKHORN: Had 84 digs as the Bucks went 7-2 in nine matches.
MIKAYLA BRIGGS, HUNTSVILLE: Registered 65 digs and eight service aces in seven matches.
LEE KEENER, CENTRAL-FLORENCE: Managed 61 digs and six aces in four matches on the week.
AUGUST GILLILAND, SAND ROCK: Managed 51 digs and 43 kills on the week for Sand Rock.


Grayson Evans’ All-Around Play Helps Carbon Hill Claim Tournament of Champions

    MONTGOMERY – Carbon Hill High School sophomore hitter Grayson Evans recorded 64 kills, 40 digs and 15 service aces last week to lead the Class 3A Bulldogs (46-4) to the championship of the Tournament of Champions volleyball tourney at Danville.
    Her efforts landed her in the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 6 of the 2018 season.
    Her all-around effort was added by senior Allison Dutton’s 99 kills and 64 digs and Lacy Evans’ 89 digs and 47 kills.  Setter Sidney Keeton dished out 210 assists as Carbon Hill Coach Dadrian Beaty’s team knocked off 2017 state champions Bayside Academy (3A) and Addison (1A) in the semifinals and finals, respectively. Bayside is in Class 4A this season and Addison is in Class 2A.
    Evans’ performance edged out an outstanding effort by Alexandria’s Kendall Bumpus, who
led the Valley Cubs to the Calhoun County tournament championship for the first time in 17 years with 138 kills in seven matches.
   Other top efforts reported included:

KILLS
ABBY ANDREWS, BAKER: Recorded 55 kills, 62 digs and 17 aces in seven Baker wins.
EMMA DEMPSEY, BELGREEN: Totaled 29 kills, two blocks and three aces in a marathon match versus Phillips. The Bears won 17-25, 25-21, 25-12, 24-26, 17-15.
GRACIE LYNN BUTLER, HAZEL GREEN: Powered 27 kills, six digs and five blocks in the Trojans’ 23-25, 25-16, 25-15, 11-25, 15-10 win over Huntsville.
DAISY MANASCO, FAIRVIEW: Had 91 kills, 50 digs and 10 blocks over a 10-match stretch that included winning the championship of the Decatur Heritage Invitational tourney.
JASMINE BROOKS, SPARKMAN: Earned MVP honors at the Volley Brawl Tourney at Tuscaloosa with 60 kills in four matches for the Senators (31-15).
ZOE BUSBEE, FLORENCE: Accumulated 42 kills and 42 digs in three matches – with 10 blocks versus Deshler and 25 kills against Sparkman.
CARLY FAIRBANKS, BREWER: Managed 21 kills in two sets against Hartselle during the Morgan County Volleyball Tournament on Thursday.
SKYLAR HAMMOND, LEXINGTON: Sparked the Bears to the Lauderdale County Tournament championship with 65 kills.
TORI WALKER, WILSON: Had 58 kills and a state-high 39 blocks as Wilson (32-9) went 8-1 in nine matches. The only loss came to Lexington in the finals of the Lauderdale County tourney to Lexington.
IRINA MARTIN, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Totaled 68 kills and had 11 aces as the Raiders won eight of nine matches for the week.

ASSISTS
SAVANAH FREE, DANVILLE: Had 280 assists, 54 digs and 23 service aces as the Hawks went 8-4 for the week.
MOLLY KATE ATKINS, JASPER: Sparked the Vikings to the championship of the Battle of Old Shell Road tourney and eight wins overall with 128 assists, 29 digs, 11 kills and 10 aces. Jasper beat Spanish Fort in the finals.
KAYLA KESHOCK, SPANISH FORT: Had 135 assists, 36 digs and 16 aces in seven matches as the Toros (40-5) went 6-1. The loss was to Jasper in the finals of the Battle of Shell Road Tourney.
MARYBETH LONG, G.W. LONG: Totaled 123 kills and 16 blocks in 10 matches.
LAEKYN BENNETT, LAWRENCE COUNTY: Recorded 93 assists in four wins for the Red Devils.

DIGS
SYDNEY BATES, JAMES CLEMENS: Had a state-record 48 digs in five-set 24-26, 21-25. 25-15, 25-21, 11-15 loss to Buckhorn.
HANNAH LOLLAR, SATSUMA: Totaled 78 digs, 24 kills and 11 aces in the Gators reached the Silver bracket semifinals of the Battle of Old Shell Road tourney.
SHA’KEVIA HOGAN, SPAIN PARK: Led the Jaguars (22-7) to wins over Thompson, Mountain Brook and Montgomery Academy with 47 digs, 35 kills and four blocked shots.

 


Brooks vs. Deshler Class 4A Battle is AHSAA/NFHS Network Game of the Week

     MONTGOMERY – The NFHS Network’s subscriber-based AHSAA School Broadcast Program has 72 events currently scheduled for October 11 through October 18 to be video live-streamed over its on-line platform. One varsity football game is set for tonight (James Clemens vs. Grissom) and 34 varsity football games are planned for Friday, October 12 – bringing the total on the NFHS Network to 223. Overall events, including volleyball, cross country and other special events, are approaching 600 already in this school year.

     Five varsity and two junior varsity volleyball matches are slated for tonight while one varsity football game and eight middle school contests are scheduled.
     This week’s AHSAA/NFHS Network Game of the Week is Deshler (4-3) at Brooks (5-1) at Killen Friday. Brooks High School will produce the game, which kicks off at 7 p.m., through its NFHS Network School Broadcast Program. Jacob Fowler is the executive producer.
     The Lions of Coach Brad Black are 3-0 in Class 4A, Region 8 averaging 40.1 points per game this season, which ranks eighth in Class 4A. Deshler (4-3), coached by Bo Culver, is 3-1 in Region 8. The Tigers are scoring 36.7 ppg and allowing 15.7, the best among the region schools.
    Deshler holds a 27-6 edge in the series, which was played annually from 1982 to 2015 with Brooks winning 31-28 in the ’15 game. The Lions moved to 5A in 2016, however, and the two teams did not meet in 2016 or 2017. Brooks dropped back to 4A in the current classification. Brooks was off last week after clawing from behind to post a thrilling 36-35 win over previously unbeaten Class 1A Mars Hill Bible. Deshler beat defending region champion Rogers 35-12 last week.
    Volleyball action continues to have a strong presence on the NFHS Network with 15 varsity matches tonight through next Thursday already posted on the NFHS Network schedule.   NFHS Network subscribers will have access to all the contests.
      To subscribe to the NFHS Network, go to the following:

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

    The complete AHSAA schedule of events currently set to be livestreamed over the NFHS Network Oct. 11-18 can be found at www.ahsaa.com by clicking on the following link:


AHSAA NFHS Network Broadcast Schedule (Oct. 11-Oct. 18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 11

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

James Clemens

7A

Grissom

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Auburn

MS

Opelika

MS

Middle School

4:30 p.m,

Bumpus

MS

Liberty Park

MS

7th Grade

5 p.m.

Bumpus

MS

Liberty Park

MS

8th Grade

6:45 p.m.

Mountain Brook

MS

Irondale

MS

7th Grade

5 p.m.

Mountain Brook

MS

Irondale

MS

8th Grade

6:45 p.m.

Pizitz

MS

Clay-Chalkville

MS

7th Grade

5 p.m.

Pizitz

MS

Clay-Chalkville

MS

8th Grade

6:45 p.m.

UMS-Wright

MS

NA

MS

Middle School

6 p.m.

           

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Clay-Chalkville

6A

Woodlawn

6A

JV

5:25 p.m.

Clay-Chalkville

6A

Woodlawn

6A

Varsity

6:25 p.m.

Gulf Shores

6A

Daphne

6A

Varsity

5:30 p.m.

Houston Academy

3A

Geneva

3A

Varsity

4 p.m.

Opp (at Houston Ac)

3A

Geneva

3A

Varsity

5 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

Escambia County

4A

JV

4:30 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

Escambia County

4A

Varsity

5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 12

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Pleasant Home

1A

Kinston

1A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Sweet Water

1A

Marengo

1A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Calhoun

2A

Goshen

2A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Red Bay

2A

Colbert County

2A

Varsity

5:40 p.m.

Houston Academy

3A

Geneva

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Providence Christian

3A

Opp

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Providence Christian

3A

Opp

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Andalusia

4A

Escambia County

4A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Brooks

4A

Deshler

4A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Central-Tuscaloosa

5A

Demopolis

5A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

John Carroll

5A

Pleasant Grove

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Madison Academy

5A

Madison County

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Russellville

5A

Hamilton

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Baldwin County

6A

Spanish Fort

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Baldwin County

6A

Spanish Fort

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Calera

6A

Opelika

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Cullman

6A

Muscle Shoals

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Cullman

6A

Muscle Shoals

6A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Decatur

6A

Hartselle

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Chelsea

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

McAdory

6A

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

6A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Oxford

6A

Shades Valley

6A

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

Sidney Lanier

6A

Carver-Montgomery

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

St. Paul's Episcopal

6A

Saraland

6A

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

Auburn

7A

Smiths Station

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Central-Phenix City

7A

Lee-Montgomery

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Foley

7A

Fairhope

7A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Gadsden City

7A

Florence

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Gadsden City

7A

Forence

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

Mountain Brook

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Spain Park

7A

Hoover

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Sparkman

7A

Bob Jones

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Thompson

7A

Vestavia Hills

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Thompson

7A

Vestavia Hills

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

 

 

 

Monday, October 15

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Auburn

7A

Opelika

7A

Freshmen

5:30 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Spain Park

7A

JV

7 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Spain Park

7A

Freshmen

5:30 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

Freshmen

5:30 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

JV

7 p.m.

Muscle Shoals

6A

Cullman

6A

JV

6 p.m.

Opp

3A

Straughn

3A

JV

6 p.m.

Pleasant Home

1A

Florala

1A

JV

6 p.m.

Robertsdale

6A

Daphne

6A

JV

6 p.m.

           

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Lane

1A

Oakwood

1A

Varsity

4:30 p.m.

Lindsay Lane

1A

Ardmore

5A

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

Opp

3A

Straughn

6A

Varsity

4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 16

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Eufaula

6A

Central-Phenix City

7A

JV

5:30 p.m.

UMS-Wright

NA

Daphne

NA

Elementary

6:30 p.m.

           

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Eufaula

6A

Beauregard

5A

Varsity

5:30 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Altamont

2A

Varsity

5 p.m.

Opp

3A

New Brockton

2A

Varsity

4 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

John Carroll

7A

Varsity

6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 17

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Station

7A

Opelika

6A

Varsity

5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 18

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Park Crossing

6A

Russell County

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

           

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Eufaula

6A

Quitman

GA

Varsity

4:30 p.m.

Gulf Shores

6A

Foley

7A

Varsity

5:25 p.m.

 

 


Dishner Sparks Phillips to Marion County Tourney and AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 5

     MONTGOMERY – Setter Lexie Dishner helped Phillips of Bear Creek win the Marion County tournament last week with 158 assists, 81 digs, 18 kills and 16 service aces. Her effort landed her in the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 5 of the 2018 season.
     The Class 1A Bears (23-7) of Coach Deb Cook
won six matches last week with wins over Belgreen and Hackleburg in the regular season and then recorded four straight victories in the county tourney – downing Hackleburg, Brilliant and Marion County twice to win the tournament.
    Dishner got plenty of help from her teammates. Baily Bishop had 31 kills, seven blocks, and 10 aces and Ally McCollum had 42 kills and 10 blocks. Amber Markham also had 41 kills and 29 digs.
    Several players and teams reached milestones during the week.

MILESTONES
HARLEE KATE REID, HAYDEN: Landed 113 kills in eight matches to go over the 2,000-kill mark for her career. She also had 46 digs as the Wildcats went 5-3 in eight matches.
LUCY WILLIAMS, TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN: Picked up the 1,000th kill of her prep career with 22 kills and two blocks in a Wildcats’ win over Alabama Christian. The senior hitter has averaged more than 200 kills a season for Trinity.
EMMA JARRETT, BOB JONES: Had 18 kills in two match wins for the Patriots to go over 1,000 kills for her career.
KENYA McQUIRTER, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Led the Dirty Dozen (30-3) to nine straight wins, including the championship match of the Over-the-Mountain Invitational tourney at Hoover. She finished the week with 89 kills, 13 blocks, 43 digs and 15 aces as McGill-Toolen extended its current winning streak to 26. McGill-Toolen has not lost a match to an AHSAA school this season.
   Other top performances included:

KILLS
AUGUST GILLILAND, SAND ROCK: Totaled 56 kills, 45 digs and four ace serves in six matches to lead the Wildcats to the Cherokee County Tournament championship.
EMMA DEMPSEY, BELGREEN: Led her team to the Cherokee Invitational tourney title with 35 kills and five service aces in five matches.
KAMBLE FRENETTE, SPANISH FORT: Helped the Lady Toros win the Boaz Harvest Tourney with 48 kills, 22 blocks, and seven digs in eight matches.
LAYYN PRATT, ARITON: Accumulated 87 kills in seven matches as Ariton won the Carroll Invitational tourney title.
KRISTEN WOODS, LINCOLN: Led the Bears (27-9) to seven wins in nine matches, including the championship of the Talladega County Tourney, with 55 kills, 19 digs and eight aces.
MARISA KOCH, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Led the Falcons to the championship of the Champs Play Here tourney at Alexandria with 74 kills, 50 digs and 16 aces.
ALEX OLIVER, JASPER: Had 77 kills and 13 blocks to lead the Class 6A Vikings (39-4) to 10 wins in 11 matches – the only loss coming in the finals of the Over-the-Mountain tourney at Hoover.
CAMERON SPENCE, HUNTSVILLE: Managed 77 kills in eight matches for Huntsville (19-14).
A.K. GRIGGS, ARAB: Recorded 141 kills, 37 blocks and 12 aces in 10 matches for the Lady Knights, who finished the week 7-3.
TORI WALKER, WILSON: Accounted for 28 kills and 26 blocks in just two matches – an average of 14.0 and 13.0, respectively, for the Warriors.
T.K. HILL, MONTEVALLO: Averaged 12 kills in four matches to amass 48 for the week and also had 14 digs and 16 service aces for the Bulldogs.
MIKAELA GRUBB, ENTERPRISE: Provided 58 kills and 50 digs in six matches for the Class 7A Wildcats, who went 5-1 at the Over-the-Mountain tourney at Hoover.
SHELIAH HARRIS, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Had 44 kills, 12 blocks and 12 digs in five matches for the Cougars, who went 4-1.
MADISON CARTEE, DANVILLE: Contributed 40 kills and five blocks for the Hawks, who were 3-1 in four matches.

ASSISTS
AMIYAH KING, HOOVER: Accounted for 211 assists, 42 digs and seven blocks in seven matches for the Bucs (24-7).
STEPHANIE SHARP, BUCKHORN: Totaled 195 assists, six aces, 35 digs and four blocks for the Lady Bucks, who went 8-2 on the week.
ANN VANDEVELDE, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Had 142 assists, 17 kills, six blocks and 37 digs in seven matches for the Spartans, who finished 5-2 on the week.
BRELYNN DAILEY, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Had 104 assists, 36 digs and 11 aces in seven matches.
MAKENNA LONG, G.W. LONG: Totaled 109 assists and six aces in five matches for the Rebels.

DIGS
SAMI PARKER, LAWRENCE COUNTY:
Had 75 digs and 18 aces as the Red Devils (36-8) went 5-2 for the week.
HANNAH VINES, VESTAVIA HILLS: Totaled 70 digs, 77 kills and eight blocks to lead the Rebels (18-8) to five wins in seven matches.

SERVICE ACES
McKINLEY FERGUSON, JASPER:
Served 44 aces to lead Jasper to 10 wins in 11 matches. She also and 75 kills and 41 digs. Also teammate Kelsey Shelton had 18 aces.
ALI WIGGINS, ENTERPRISE: Had 16 aces, 74 assists and 27 kills as the Wildcats compiled a 5-1 record at the Over-the-Mountain tourney at Hoover.

Jasper Goes 8-0 to Claim Heffstrong Tourney Title and AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight This Week

MONTGOMERY – Jasper High School’s Lady Vikings (29-3) powered to eight straight victories last week, including going 6-0 to win the Spain Park Heffstrong Invitational Tourney, to claim the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight this week.
   Coach Bobby Daniel, who picked career victory 700 as Jasper finished second in a tourney in Tennessee two weeks ago, saw his team beat five teams ranked by al.com in their respective classifications including Class 6A Spanish Fort, the top-ranked team in Class 6A, in the finals of the Heffstrong tourney. His girls did not lose a single set.
   McKinley Ferguson and Alex Oliver provided the power up front with 74 and 67 kills, respectively, for the Lady Vikings. Ferguson also had 30 service aces, and Oliver managed 19 blocks.
    Daniel had taken four different schools to the AHSAA State Tournament semifinals, including Winston County, Curry and Arab, in addition to Jasper.
   Walker’s strong performance for the week edged strong performances by Hazel Green and Carbon Hill for the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight.
    The Class 6A Trojans (31-8) were 11-1 on the week winning the Huntsville Ironman Tourney. Gracie Lynn Butler had 111 kills and 26 blocks, setter Catherine Smith dished out 211 assists and middle blocker Myah Magwood recorded 31 blocks.
   Carbon Hill’s Alyssa Dutton had a killer week with 127 kills, 17 blocks, 71 digs and 24 service aces and the Bulldogs (36-3) won the Brooks Invitational to finish the week 13-0.
    In other top performances reported for the week:

MILESTONE
MACKENKZIE DAVIS, ATHENS BIBLE:
Recorded 265 assists to surpass 2,000 for her career, and also had 40 kills in Athens Bible’s nine matches last week.

KILLS
MARISSA KOCH, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC:
Totaled 93 kills and 48 digs in 11 matches.
MADISON CARTEE, DANVILLE: Slammed 79 kills, 15 aces and had 11 blocks in 10 matches for the Hawks.
JASMINE BROOKS, SPARKMAN: Had 75 kills and 33 digs in 10 matches last week.
RYA McKINNON, HOOVER: In two match wins over Thompson and Tuscaloosa County, McKinnon totaled 29 kills for the Bucs (20-4).
BAILEY JOHNSON, BROOKWOOD: In three matches, she recorded 31 kills, 7 assists and seven blocked shots as Brookwood (13-8) went 2-1.
MAGGIE WOOD, HORSESHOE BEND: Had 28 kills, 14 blocks and 29 aces as the Generals (18-2) won six matches and the Wadley Varsity Classic tourney title.
KENYA McQUIRTER, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Registered 22 kills as the Dirty Dozen (21-3) beat St. Paul’s Episcopal and Bayside Academy in regular-season matches.


ASSISTS
ANN VANDEVELDE, MOUNTAIN BROOK:
Helped the Spartans (25-5) go 9-2 with 238 assists and 88 digs for the week.
SAVANAH FREE, DANVILLE: Recorded 234 assists, 19 aces and 40 digs in 10 matches.
LEIGHANNA TRALONGO, BOB JONES: Had 196 assists as the Patriots (23-6) went 8-2 for the week.
JOY MULLINS, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Picked up 196 assists as WCA finished 6-3 on the week.
LAEKYN BENNETT, LAWRENCE COUNTY: Had 190 assists and 17 digs as the Lady Red Devils (31-6) won eight of nine matches.
KAYLA KESHOCK, SPANISH FORT: Posted 178 assists as the Toros (27-3) tolled to eight wins in nine tries last week. Spanish Fort lost to Jasper in the finals of the Spain Park Heffstrong Tourney.
ISABELLE FUELL, HUNTSVILLE: Totaled 175 assists, 33 service aces and 49 digs in 10 matches for the Panthers (15-10), who won seven of 10 matches on the week.
MADELYN DIZON, LINDSAY LANE: Had 144 assists and 33 kills to lead Lindsay Lane (23-7) to an 8-1 record and runner-up finish to West Point at the Priceville Invitational.
LAUREN HUNT, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Had 135 assists as the Panthers were 6-2 to finish second in the Sandy Hunter Invitational to host Pleasant Valley.
BEATRICE LINDQUIST, MARY MONTGOMERY: Accounted for 118 assists and 29 digs in six matches.
BRINKLEY HEARN, FAITH ACADEMY: Had 100 assists, 43 digs and eight service aces as the Rams (17-11) went 6-1 en route to the title at the Battle of the Bridge Tourney.
 
DIGS
VICTORIA SCHMER, CHELSEA:
Helped the Hornets (27-4) win eight matches, capturing the championship of the Hewitt-Trussville Husky Challenge. She had 114 digs and 20 service aces.
MADALYNN OWEN, PRICEVILLE: Had 110 digs in nine Priceville matches to lead her team to a 7-2 record for the week.
MEGAN EDMOUNDS, BAKER: Had 38 digs and six service aces in two wins for the Hornets (14-5).
LAURA LEE KEENER, CENTRAL-FLORENCE: Managed 85 digs and 15 service aces in seven matches over the week.
TAYLOR BROWN, WILSON: Had 64 digs and Tori Walker had 25 blocks as Wilson (22-8) finished the week 6-2.
LEXIE DISHNER, PHILLIPS: Had 60 digs, 162 assists and 14 aces as Phillips (17-7) went 5-3.
KRISTEN BLACK, SARALAND: Managed 53 digs, 55 kills and nine aces as the Spartans (13-3) finished second to Faith Academy at the Battle of the Bridge tourney. Saraland was 6-1 for the week.


Grace Carr’s Performance Leads Mountain Brook To AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight and Tourney Title

MONGOMERY – Junior hitter Grace Carr turned in an all-around MVP performance to earn most-valuable-player honors as Mountain Brook (16-3) went undefeated to win the Back to the ‘Boro high school volleyball tournament championship at Siegel (TN) last weekend.
     Carr registered 108 kills, 12 service aces and 77 digs to earn MVP honors as the Class 7A Spartans (16-3) were 7-0 with wins over Tennessee teams Page, McGavock, Nashville Christian, Cookeville, Nolensville and AHSAA schools Hazel Green and Jasper to win the title and capture the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for last week.
      Coach Vickie Nichols also got outstanding play from junior setter Amy Vandevelde, who dished out 217 assists and had 76 digs. Ellie Dayhuff had 20 blocks and 43 kills, Greer Golden contributed 15 blocks, and Liz Vandevelde added 116 digs and 12 aces.
    The Spartans’ performance led by Carr beat out several tournament championship efforts by Pelham (Hartselle Invitational), McGill-Toolen Catholic (Catholic Cup), Baker (Battle of the Bay), East Limestone and Lexington (Metro First Tourney), Ariton (Charles Henderson Invitational and Pleasant Valley (Etowah County Tourney).
    McGill-Toolen, the defending Class 7A state champ, finished 7-0 to win the Catholic Cup tourney title at Mobile with wins over St. Joseph’s Academy and Mt. Carmel from Louisiana, Cardinal Mooney (FL), St. Pius X (GA) and AHSAA schools John Carroll Catholic and St. John Paul II Catholic. Coach Kate Wood got superb performances from setter Lilly Fromdahl (143 assists); Kenya McQuirter (66 kills); and Haley Palmer (33 kills).
Other top performances reported include:

KILLS/BLOCKS
ERIN LONG, PELHAM:
Powered the Class 6A Panthers (15-2) to seven wins, including the Hartselle Invitational tourney title, with 71 kills, 73 digs and nine aces. Teammate Sarah Guthrie added 62 kills, 61 digs and 22 aces.
RACHEL MORRISETTE, BAKER: Had 39 kills, 16 blocks and 14 service aces to lead the Hornets to the Battle of the Bay tournament championship. Baker (9-5) finished 6-1 – avenging an earlier loss to Thompson with a victory over the Warriors in the finals.
KOLBI REED, THOMPSON: Had 62 kills and 12 service aces as the Warriors rolled to a 7-1 record and a runner-up finish at the Battle of the Bay tournament.
MAEGAN MILLIGAN, WEST MORGAN: Led West Morgan (20-6) to eight wins in 11 matches with 126 kills. Teammate Aaliyah Wallace had 165 assists and 10 aces.
ALYSSA DUTTON, CARBON HILL: Paced Carbon Hill (24-3) to a 7-1 record last week with 86 kills, 59 digs, nine blocks and 20 aces.
CARSON ANN CROW, SAINT JAMES: Had 89 kills, 45 digs and eight aces as the Trojans (13-4) rolled to a 7-1 record on the week. Saint James lost to East Limestone in the First Metro Tourney hosted by Muscle Shoals.
JASMINE BROOKS, SPARKMAN: Totaled 67 kills as the Senators (16-8) finished 5-2 on the week.
SKYLAR HAMMOND, LEXINGTON: Had 103 kills and 16 blocks as Lexington (16-3) won seven matches. The Bears captured the Muscle Shoals First Metro Tournament lower-division title beating Winston County in the finals. Teammate Anna Sims had 171 assists.
SAIGE BLANTON, WINSTON COUNTY: Had 69 kills, 18 digs and 11 aces as Winston County (14-7) went 5-2 – including reaching the finals of the Muscle Shoals First Metro Tourney lower division.
SKYLER BENSON, PRICEVILLE: Had 93 kills and 11 blocks in 10 matches as the Bulldogs won the Silver Bracket title of Muscle Shoals' First Metro tournament.
MARY BETH LONG, G.W. LONG: Helped the Class 2A Rebels go 5-2 on the week with 84 kills as Long had four wins over 5A schools and one win over a Class 4A school. Makenna Long added 173 assists.

ASSISTS
GEORGIA STONICHER, PELHAM:
Posted 193 assists, 44 digs and eight service aces as Pelham (15-2) won seven matches on the week – including winning the championship of the Hartselle Invitational.
KIARA ROBINSON, EAST LIMESTONE: Had 185 assists and 92 digs to lead the Indians (12-7) to an 8-2 record for the week and the Upper Division championship of the First Metro Tourney at Muscle Shoals. Teammate Jenny Renfroe also had 90 kills and 92 digs.
ANN MARGARET KEENER, CENTRAL-FLORENCE: Had 171 assists, 66 digs and 20 aces in six matches for Central-Florence (12-7).
ERIN CHEEK, FAITH CHRISTIAN: Led her team to the Donoho Classic championship recording 152 assists and 14 aces as Faith (15-4) won six matches including a win over Meek in the finals.
EMMA NESTER, WILSON: Recorded 135 assists for Wilson (16-6) to lead her team to a 5-2 record for the week.
STEPHNIE SHARP, BUCKHORN: Had 153 assists as the Lady Bucks (25-11) won 7 of 10 matches.
EMILEY STEVENS, ARITON: Had 128 assists to lead the Purple Cats (9-0) to six wins en route to the championship of the Charles Henderson Invitational at Troy. The finals match was the second win of the tourney for Ariton over arch-rival G.W. Long.
MADELYN DIZON, LINDSAY LANE: Had 118 assists as Lindsay Lane (15-6) went 7-1 for the week.
AMIYAH KING, HOOVER: Had 52 assists in the Bucs’ wins over James Clemens and Mountain Brook.
BEATRICE LINDQUIST, MARY MONTGOMERY: Had 48 assists, 23 digs and seven service aces as the Vikings (9-7) went 2-1 for the week.
KAYLAY KESHOCK, SPANISH FORT: Led the Toros (19-2) to two wins with 40 assists and two blocks.

DIGS
VICTORIA SCHMER, CHELSEA:
Led the Hornets (19-4) to a 7-1 record and the championship of the September Slamfest Tournament recording 104 digs and 21 service aces in eight matches.
P.G. GARRISON, HELENA: Recorded 51 digs and 10 kills in two matches for the Huskies (9-6).
MAGGIE HEDGEPATH, PLEASANT VALLEY: Turned up the defense with 66 digs as Pleasant Valley (14-6) won four matches to win the Etowah County tournament.
COLEY KRIEG, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL: Managed 65 digs and 12 aces as the Saints (12-4) went 4-2 on the week.

SERVICE ACES
AUTUMN BRAGWELL, BELGREEN:
Had 29 services in nine matches last week. She also had 61 assists, 17 kills and six blocked shots.
ALEX PRESSNELL, BUCKHORN: Managed 25 service aces and 104 digs for Buckhorn in 10 matches over the week.
SAVANNAH RUTLEDGE, ALBERTVILLE: Had 14 service aces and 34 assists as Albertville (18-4) finished 3-1 for the week.
EMMA JARRETT, BOB JONES: Had seven service aces and 25 kills as the Patriots won three matches over Florence, Hazel Green and Danville.
KENDAL CROWELL, HATTON: Served 20 aces over 10 matches for the Hornets last week.

Opelika vs. Wetumpka Class 6A Clash Tops NFHS Network Live-Stream Lineup for Friday

AHSAA Events Set for NFHS Network Top 100 for Sept. 13-20


    MONTGOMERY – The NFHS Network’s subscriber-based AHSAA School Broadcast Program will live-stream more than 100 events for the first time in the AHSAA’s NFHS SBP history over the next week.
    That slate begins tonight with 11 varsity and JV volleyball matches, one varsity football game and five middle school games.
    The headliner will be Friday night’s AHSAA/NFHS Network Game of the Week, Opelika (1-2) at Wetumpka (3-0). The Class 6A, Region 3 battle is one of 35 football games slated for the NFHS Network Friday night.
    The Bulldogs won last year’s regular-season 20-19 with a last-second field goal. Opelika, which holds a 4-0 edge in the series, also won the 2016 game 38-37.  Coach Eric Speakman picked up his first head-coaching victory last week with a 66-6 win over Selma. He is in his first season as head coach after serving as an assistant coach on the Bulldogs staff headed by Caleb Ross that directed OHS to a 9-4 record last season. Ross is now the head coach at Prattville. By contrast, Wetumpka head coach Tim Perry picked up the 200th game of his career two weeks ago. The Indians are off to a 3-0 start despite losing standout senior quarterback J.D. Martin to a season-ending injury in the preseason. Martin earned All-State honors in 2017 as Wetumpka rolled to a 13-2 record and Class 6A state runner-up finish while playing in the finals for the first time in the school’s storied 116-year history.
    The Opelika High School’s School Broadcast Program, headed by producer Becky Brown, will generate the game for the NFHS Network.
    Friday’s slate of games is also the most for any single night in the AHSAA’s NFHS Network history. All seven classifications will be showcased with one game in Class 1A, two in Class 2A and Class 3A, four in Class 4A, four in Class 5A, 10 in Class 6A and 12 in Class 7A. The Muscle Shoals-Hartselle and Enterprise-Smiths Station games will be produced by each school.
    A total of 85 AHSAA member schools will be showcased with 27 Class 6A schools and 22 Class 7A schools being featured in volleyball or football contests. The previous high for events in a week’s span produced by AHSAA member schools was 47.
    Volleyball action will have a strong presence on the NFHS Network beginning tonight nine varsity matches. Among them are two matches produced by Class 1A Lindsay Lane. The Lady Lions’ matches with Woodville and Clements will be featured at 4 and 6 p.m., respectively. Mountain Brook’s two matches with James Clemens and Hoover are also set for 3:30 and 5:30, respectively. At least one AHSAA volleyball match will be on the NFHS Network nightly next week through Thursday.
          NFHS Network subscribers will have access to all the games. To subscribe to the NFHS Network, go to the following:

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    The complete AHSAA schedule of events currently set to be livestreamed over the NFHS Network Sept. 13 through Sept. 20 can be found at www.ahsaa.com by clicking on the following link:


AHSAA NFHS Network Broadcast Schedule (Sept. 13-20)

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 13

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

Lee-Montgomery

7A R-2

Auburn

7A R-2

Varsity

7 p.m.

Buckhorn

 

Monrovia

 

Middle Sch.

5 p.m.

Hoover

 

Oak Mountain

 

7th Grade

5 p.m.

Hoover

 

Oak Mountain

 

8th Grade

6:45 p.m.

Muscle Shoals

 

Austin

 

Middle Sch.

5 p.m.

UMS-Wright

 

Faith Academy

 

Middle Sch.

6 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Enterprise

7A

Jeff Davis

7A

Varsity

4:25 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Huffman

6A

Varsity

5 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Tuscaloosa County

7A

Varsity

6 p.m.

Lindsay Lane

1A

Clements

1A

Varsity

6 p.m.

Lindsay Lane

1A

Woodville

1A

Varsity

4 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

Hoover

7A

Varsity

3:30 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

James Clemens

7A

Varsity

3:30 p.m.

Spain Park

7A

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

JV

5 p.m.

Spain Park

7A

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

Varsity

5 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

St. Paul's Episcopal

6A

JV

4:30 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

St. Paul's Episcopal

6A

Varsity

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, September 14

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Water

1A R-1

Millry

1A R-1

Varsity

7 p.m.

Fayetteville

2A R-4

Central, Coosa

2A R-4

Varsity

7 p.m.

Addison

2A R-7

Red Bay

2A R-7

Varsity

5:40 p.m.

Geneva

3A R-2

Pike County

3A R-2

Varsity

7 p.m.

Opp

3A R-2

Houston Academy

3A R-2

Varsity

7 p.m.

Andalusia

4A R-1

Monroe County

4A R-1

Varsity

7 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A R-1

Williamson

4A R-1

Varsity

7 p.m.

Cherokee County

4A R-6

Jacksonville

4A R-6

Varsity

7 p.m.

Wilson

4A R-8

Brooks

4A R-8

Varsity

7 p.m.

Marbury

5A R-3

Demopolis

5A R-3

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Lawrence County

5A R-7

West Point

5A R-7

Varsity

7 p.m.

Russellville

5A R-7

Hayden

5A R-7

Varsity

7 p.m.

Brewer

5A R-8

Madison Academy

5A R-8

Varsity

7 p.m.

Daphne

6A R-1

B.C. Rain

6A R-1

Varsity

7 p.m.

Saraland

6A R-1

Baldwin County

6A R-1

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

Spanish Fort

6A R-1

Robertsdale

6A R-1

Varsity

7 p.m.

Lanier, Sidney

6A R-2

Eufaula

6A R-2

Varsity

7 p.m,.

Wetumpka

6A R-3

Opelika

6A R-3

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hillcrest, Tuscaloosa

6A R-4

Brookwood

6A R-4

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Pell City

6A R-6

Gardendale

6A R-6

Varsity

7 p.m.

Cullman

6A R-7

Columbia

6A R-7

Varsity

7 p.m.

Muscle Shoals

6A R-7

Hartselle

6A R-7

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Muscle Shoals

6A R-7

Hartselle

6A R-7

Varsity

7 p.m.

Fairhope

7A R-1

Theodore

7A R-1

Varsity

7 p.m.

Enterprise

7A R-2

Smiths Station

7A R-2

Varsity

7 p.m.

Enterprise

7A R-2

Smiths Station

7A R-2

Varsity

7 p.m.

Prattville

7A R-2

Central, Phenix City

7A R-2

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hewitt-Trussville

7A R-3

Hoover

7A R-3

Varsity

7 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A R-3

Spain Park

7A R-3

Varsity

7 p.m.

Thompson

7A R-3

Oak Mountain

7A R-3

Varsity

7 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A R-3

Tuscaloosa County

7A R-3

Varsity

7 p.m.

Florence

7A R-4

Bob Jones

7A R-4

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Gadsden City

7A R-4

Austin

7A R-4

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

James Clemens

7A R-4

Huntsville

7A R-4

Varsity

7 p.m.

Sparkman

7A R-4

Grissom

7A R-4

Varsity

7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 17

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Auburn

7A

Jeff Davis

7A

Freshman

5:30 p.m.

Eufaula

6A

Opelika

6A

JV

5:30 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Huffman

6A

Freshman

5 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

Freshman

5:30 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

JV

7 p.m.

Opp

3A

Geneva

3A

JV

6 p.m.

Pleasant Home

1A

McKenzie

1A

JV

6 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

East Central

NA

JV

6 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Cullman

6A

Freshman

5:30 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Cullman

6A

JV

5:30 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Andalusia

4A

Opp

3A

Middle School

4 p.m.

John Carroll Catholic

7A

Briarwood Christian

5A

Freshman

5 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Spain Park

7A

Freshman

5 p.m.

Wicksburg

3A

Geneva

3A

Varsity

4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 18

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Auburn

7A

Jeff Davis

7A

Freshman

5:30 p.m.

Eufaula

6A

Opelika

6A

JV

5:30 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Huffman

6A

Freshman

5 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

Freshman

5:30 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

JV

7 p.m.

Opp

3A

Geneva

3A

JV

6 p.m.

Pleasant Home

1A

McKenzie

1A

JV

6 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

East Central

NA

JV

6 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Cullman

6A

Freshman

5:30 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Cullman

6A

JV

5:30 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Geneva

3A

Slocomb

3A

Varsity

4 p.m.

Gulf Shores

6A

Fairhope

7A

Varsity

6:25 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Helena

6A

JV

5 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Helena

6A

Varsity

6 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Thompson

7A

Varsity

6 p.m.

John Carroll Catholic

7A

Vestavia Hills

7A

JV

5 p.m.

John Carroll Catholic

7A

Vestavia Hills

7A

Varsity

6 p.m.

Opp

3A

Enterprise

7A

JV

4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesay, September 19

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Hoover

7A

Chelsea

6A

Freshman

6:30 p.m.

Hoover

7A

McAdory

6A

JV

5 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

Briarwood Christian

5A

Freshman

5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 20

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Sparkman

7A

Buckhornb

6A

Middle School

5 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Oak Mountain

7A

7th

5 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Oak Mountain

7A

8th

6:45 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Geneva

3A

Andalusia

4A

Varsity

4 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Pinson Valley

6A

JV

5 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Pinson Valley

6A

Varsity

6 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Tuscaloosa County

7A

JV

5 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Tuscaloosa County

7A

Varsity

6 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

John Carroll Catholic

7A

JV

5 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

John Carroll Catholic

7A

Varsity

6 p.m.

Opp

3A

Pike County

3A

Varsity

4 p.m.

Opp

3A

Pike County

3A

JV

4 p.m.

Smiths Station

7A

Central-Phenix City

7A

Varsity

3 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

NA

NA

JV

4 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Oak Mountain

7A

JV

5 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Oak Mountain

7A

Varsity

6 p.m.



 


Goshen High Coach Amy Warrick Amazed by Growth in Popularity of Volleyball

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Amy Warrick has coached for more than a decade and she is astonished at the surge in popularity of volleyball. Even at smaller schools, such as Goshen High in Pike County where Warrick is head volleyball and softball coach, girls – and fans – are flocking to the sport.

 

“We get great community support,” Warrick said. “At our season-opener at home against Brantley, we had more than 700 people here.”

 

Goshen’s population is 255.

 

“I’ve seen this sport just take off in the past few years,” Warrick said. “We can’t keep the kids out of the gym. We’d love to have a boys’ team, too. When I put the nets up, they get so excited. They want to know how to play the right way. It’s a fast-paced, fun game. There’s something that everybody can do.”

 

Goshen fields three teams: varsity for ninth- through 12th-graders, junior varsity for eighth-, ninth- and occasionally 10th-graders, and a junior high squad for seventh- and eighth-graders. “I have a team of 13 to 14 girls,” Warrick said, “but I’ll have 60 come to tryouts.”

 

According to Alabama High School Athletic Association figures reported to the National Federation of State High School Associations, 10,095 students participated in volleyball in Alabama in 2017-18 from a total of 384 schools. That total is up 2.2 percent from the year before. Volleyball is the No. 1 girls’ sport both in Alabama and in the United States in terms of participation.

 

“In physical education classes, we have a lot of kids playing volleyball,” Warrick said. “You don’t have to force them to play (for exercise). When I have open gym time outside of school hours, I’ll see second- and third-graders playing.”

Warrick, whose team finished second to St. Luke’s Episcopal of Mobile in last year’s Class 2A volleyball state tournament, has been head coach at Goshen for five years. She was an assistant at Goshen (and, before that, at Ariton) for a total of seven years.

 

As a coach, Warrick and all AHSAA coaches and administrators must also focus on ensuring the health and safety of student-athletes. “One thing our county system requires is to have all coaches certify every year in CPR,” she said. “The certifications are good for two years, but we certify every year. As a coach, you have to constantly be aware. In addition to being aware of problems from the heat, we have training on concussions and we have apps on our phones to use for outdoor sports that alert us on lightning in the area.”

All AHSAA schools are required to have an Athletic Emergency Action Plan in place for every sports venue. The AEAP details how an emergency will be handled at each venue, including who should take charge in treating the injured person, who will contact emergency services and other responses including who will contact the family of the injured person. Each school also has at least one automated external defibrillator and coaches must pass an AHSAA Coaches’ Education Program that includes a Sports First Aid Health & Safety for Coaches exam.

 

“I spend a lot of time with these kids,” Warrick said. “We know each other. I can recognize when someone is having a problem. It all goes back to the relationships you build.”