Area Athletes Named to North Sports All-Star Rosters
MONTGOMERY – North-South all-star squads for tennis and golf competition will be included for the first time at the 23th AHSAA North-South All-Star Sports Week set for July 15-19 at Montgomery. Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), recently announced the rosters for those sports boys’ and girls’ soccer competition, softball and baseball competition.
The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA), will also host all-star games in football, and girls’ and boys’ basketball, volleyball, and boys’ and girls’ cross country during the All-Star Week. Those all-star rosters have already been released.
Lee said he is excited to see the new sports that are now being included. “This gives us the opportunity to see up close the outstanding tennis players and golfers we have competing at our high schools across the state,” he said. “And out soccer talent is also second to none.”
All-Star Sports Week was introduced in 1997 as part of the AHSAA’s annual Summer Conference. Prior to that time, only football and boys’ basketball all-star games were played. The soccer competition was added to the All-Star Sports Week along with girls’ basketball, volleyball and softball as the all-star game opportunities over the next few years. Cross country competition was added in 2016.
“Our selection committees worked hard to select these all-stars from a strong list of nominations,” he said.
Heading into the 2019 All-Stat Sports Week, the North-South series records are as follow:
North-South Series Records (Through 2018)
Football: South leads 30-27-2
Boys Basketball: North leads 48-28
Girls Basketball: North leads 19-3
Baseball: North leads 23-12-1
Softball: North leads 25-21-3
Boys Soccer: North leads 11-4-1
Girls Soccer: North leads 15-2-1
Volleyball: North leads 14-7
Boys’ Cross Country: Tied 1-1
Girls’ Cross Country: Tied 1-1
The WEIS radio area athletes selected for the all-star squads and coaching staffs are listed below:
BOYS’ GOLF: Dawson Garrett & Harrison Davis, Fort Payne
BOYS’ SOCCER: Jason Perez, Collinsville; Kenneth Toledo, Fort Payne; Isaac Franklin, Southside-Gadsden
BOYS’ BASEBALL: Kaleb Jones, Collinsville; Andrew Dutton, Westbrook Christian; Coach Matt Kennedy, Westbrook Christian
FOOTBALL: North Coaching Staff Ali Smith, Gadsden City; South Administrative Coach Mark Heaton, Gadsden City
GIRLS’ SOCCER: Alyia Al-Homoud, Westbrook Christian; Makayla Moore, Southside-Gadsden; Haley Swafford, Gadsden City; Coach Tiffany Cargill, Southside-Gadsden
GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY: Maggie Crow, Fort Payne