Sports

WCSHoF slated Saturday, July 21


Bobby Humphrey

HALEYVILLE - The Winston County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet for 2018 will be held Saturday, July 21, at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, which includes a steak dinner. Tickets are on sale at Traders & Farmer Bank or at the door.
Inductees have been announced for the event. They include:
Addison - Dusty Hayes; Abe Rooks; Kim Rooks; David Powell (Special);
Haleyville - Jeff Rasbury; Jeff Burdge;  Duffy Cordray; Kelly Rushing (Special);
Lynn - Anna Cagle; Brandon Kelley; Greg Griffith; Dreama Haley (Special);

Abussamour signs with Wallace State


Seated, l-r: Wallace State Community College Cross Country Coach Stan Larusky, Hamza Abussamour and WSCC Assistant Cross Country Coach Tony Crider. Standing, l-r: Naim Abussamour, HHS Cross Country Coach Lisa Cook and HHS Athletic Director Todd McNutt.

HALEYVILLE - A cross country standout at Haleyville High School is continuing his athletic career at Wallace State.
Hamza Abussamour signed an athletic scholarship with Wallace State recently during a ceremony at HHS.  Abussamour was joined by his family, Wallace State cross country coaches Stan Larusky and Tony Crider, along with his high school coach Lisa Cook and HHS Athletic Director Todd McNutt for the event.  An aspect of the signing that was very special for Abussamour was his classmates coming into the conference room at HHS to support him during the signing.

Hayes named 1A honoree AHSAA recipient for 2018 ‘Making a Difference’ Award


Jack Hayes

MONTGOMERY – Seven individuals who have made an impact as exemplary role models have been selected as the 2018 Making a Difference Award recipients by the Alabama High School Athletic Associationand the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association.
One recipient from each of the AHSAA’s seven classifications was chosen from nominations submitted by AHSAA member schools and other support organizations.

HHS basketball banquet honors players


Pictured above are the Haleyville High School boys 4A Area 11 champions. They were recognized at the recent HHS basketball banquet held at the Ninth Avenue Church of Christ fellowship hall. Front row: from left, Rob Richards, J.B. Miller, Jarad Brimer, Kobe Ward, Ben Lowman, Rusty Frost and Clay Blanton. Back row: Logan Dye, J.T. Lollar and Jon Tyler Gilbert. Not pictured is head coach Dusty Ball.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville High School Basketball Banquet honored its athletes in an event held at the Ninth Avenue Church of Christ.
Team members include:
Boys Varsity
Clay Blanton, Jarad Brimer, Logan Dye, Rusty Frost, Jon Tyler Gilbert, J.T. Lollar, Grayson Long, Ben Lowman, J.B. Miller, Rob Richards and Kobe Ward.
Boys Junior Varsity
Austin Barry, Brett Godsey, Case Jordan, Trevor Jordan, Branston Lambert, Braxton Tollison, Reece Townsend and Josh Weaver.
Girls Varsity

Hours extended at the Haleyville pool on Thursdays

Haleyville City Pool director Tim Robertson announced that pool hours are being extended on each Thursday until the pool closes in August starting July 5. Hours will be from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. "We want to give those who work an opportunity to enjoy the pool on Thursday evenings," said Robertson. Cost is $4 per person, with two and under free. The pool will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.

Sports reclassifications are announced

The Alabama High School Athletic Association has announced reclassifications for 2018-20.
The Alabamian will run the reclassifications in a series of articles.
Football
1A (59 Schools)

Region 1

Fruitdale
Marengo
McIntosh
Millry
J.F. Shields
St. Luke's Episcopal School
Sweet Water

Region 2

Brantley
Elba
Florala
Georgiana
Kinston
McKenzie
Pleasant Home
Red Level

Region 3

Dees’ grandson drafted to the Toronto Blue Jays


Adam Kloffenstein just graduated May 25, from Magnolia High School in Houston Texas. On June 4, he was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays to play professional baseball. He is the son of John and Renee Kloffenstein. His local grandparents are Robert and Joan Dees, of Bear Creek.
HOUSTON, TEXAS - Adam Kloffenstein has had a baseball bat in his hand since he was old enough to hold one. Now, at the tender age of 18, he has been drafted to play for the Toronto Blue Jays. Adam graduated high school on May 25, from Magnolia High School in Houston, Texas. He was drafted 10 days later.

Winners of the Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival 5K Extreme Challenge race


Pictured are the winners of the 2018 Extreme Challenge 5K race as part of the Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival. Pictured are: 8-13-year-old - Male: 1st-Luke Miller, 2nd- Teague Jones, 3rd-Lenwood Jones; Female: 1st-Georgia Grein, 2nd Eleanor McCoy, 3rd- Ashlyn Kerr; 14-30-year-old - Male: 1st-Lewis Barber, 2nd-Will Farris, 3rd-Ryker Morgan; Female: 1st-Carlie Pendley, 2nd-Macy West, 3rd-Holly Flippo, 4th-Ashton McCullar; 31+ - Male: 1st-Craig Brooks, 2nd-Brandon Fraizer, 3rd-Wes Sigler; Female: 1st-Kelley Kelley, 2nd-Memory Nolen, 3rd-Taylor Krueger. Team: The Grumpers: Norma Thomas, Tim Thrasher, Karlie Lasker.

Area athletes named to 2018 ASWA All-State Softball teams


Anna Blake Lowe, Haleyville High School Lady Lions.
HALEYVILLE - CLASS 7A First Team P — Alea Johnson, Fairhope, 8th P — Hannah Mynard, Enterprise, Sr. P — Annabelle Widra, Spain Park, Fr. P — Hannah Pitts, Auburn, Fr. C — Hannah Borden, Hewitt-Trussville, Jr. 1B — Victoria Ortiz, Baker, Sr. 2B — Caitlin McRee, Baker, Jr. 3B — Crystal Maze, Hewitt-Trussville, Fr. SS — Shelby Newsome, Central-Phenix City, So. OF — Maddie Majors, Spain Park, Jr. OF — Taylor Davis, Sparkman, Sr. OF — Bella Wiggins, Fairhope, Fr. DH — Brooke Pooler, Sparkman, Jr. DH — Lauren Haskins, Thompson, Jr. UTL — Maddie Parks, Tuscaloosa County, Jr. UTL — Samantha Yarbrough, Fairhope, Sr.

Free football camp offered June 16-23

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Youth Football League is offering a free camp for ages five years old to high school. The camp will be held Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.. On Saturday, June 23, the final day, camp time will be from 8 a.m. until noon at the rear softball field behind the Neighborhood Facilities Building. On June 23, Jarius Williams, a former Ole Mississippi football player, as well as a member of the Parrish High School state championship team will be at the camp.

8 & Under All-Stars need sponsorships


Haleyville Dixie Youth 8U All-Stars

The 2018 Haleyville 8U All Star team is seeking sponsorships for this season. The money that is received will go to the cost of uniforms and travel expenses as they compete. If you choose, you may make donations of items that can be raffled off or items that could be used to help the team. Please make checks payable to Bobby Crook or Haleyville All-Stars. Mailing address is Seth Morgan, 315, Hwy. 75, Phil Campbell, 35581. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Haleyville baseball participates in summer showcase


In the summer showcase, Haleyville Vestavia Hills defeated HHS 8-3, HHS then defeated Alexandria, 2-1 on Thursday; Spain Park defeated HHS on Friday, 7-1; on Saturday, June 9, Haleyville defeated Hoover Orange 6-3 and the Spain Park game was suspended due to lightning. Pictured is rising freshman Devin Gravely who started on the pitching mound for the Haleyville Lions baseball team against Spain Park in the Summer Showcase at SPHS.

No Strike Outs


Pictured are the No Strike Out award winners for the Haleyville Dixie Youth program. Front, from left: Brayden Hood, Eli Dodd, Tyson Wilson, Bentley Morgan and Sage Morgan. Back row: Daniel Bales, Hayden Yabrough, Deacon Brewer, Will Sutherland and Brant Vickery.

8 & Under Rookie All-Stars


Pictured are the 8 & Under Haleyville Dixie Youth Rookie All-Stars. Front row: from left, Dixon Evans, Tyson Wilson, Noah Frazier, Ben Bridges and Hudson Brewer. Middle row: Daniel Bales, Kaden Stevens, Joseph Daniel, Will Sutherland, Gabe Borden and Hudson Sutherland. Back row: Todd Evans, Mark Bales, Heath Sutherland, Head Coach Steven Wilson and Brandon Frazier. Not pictured is Pete Reynolds.

8 & Under All-Stars


Pictured are the 8 & under Haleyville Dixie Youth All-Stars. Front row: from left, Bentley Morgan, Eli Dodd, Bradyden Hood, Hayden Yarbrough and Jacob Crook. Middle row: Bradford Hollimon, Sage Morgan, Brant Vickery, Carter Cockrell, Gavin Brown and Deacon Brewer. Back row: Ryan Brewer, Bobby Crook, Chris Hollimon and Head Coach Seth Morgan. Not pictured is Liam Taylor.

8 & Under League Champions


Pictured are the Haleyville Dixie Youth 8 & Under League Champions. Front row: from left, Bentley Morgan, Hayden Yarbrough, Hudson Brewer, Sage Morgan and Reed McCaleb. Middle row: Warren Hicks, Gavin Brown, Deacon Brewer, Joseph Daniel and Hudson Sutherland. Back row: Coaches Chad McCaleb and Ryan Brewer, Head Coach Seth Morgan.

10 & Under All-Stars


Pictured are the 10 & under Haleyville Dixie Youth All-Stars. Front row: from left, Connor Tittle, Dylan Yarbrough, Nick Comeens, Even Howard and Brock Rushing. Middle row: Mason Tidwell, Parker Hyde, Carson Gilbert, Ty Chandler, Lance Cagle, Tanner Burleson and Palmer Wilson. Back row: Lee Tidwell, Head Coach Carlos Romo and Brandon Roberts.

10 & Under League Champions


Pictured are the 10 & under Haleyville Dixie Youth league champions. Front row: from left, Carson Gilbert, Calum Dickinson, Connor Tittle and Isaac Flanagan. Middle row: Brady Wakefield, Parker Hyde, Seth Murphy, Brock Rushing, Dylan Yarbrough and Braden Dickinson. Back row: Head Coach Carlos Romo, Jonathan Yarbrough and Brandon Roberts.

FCA Power Sports Camps slated this month


FLORENCE - Looking for something to keep your kids active during the summer months?
The Northwest Alabama Fellowship of Christian Athletes Power Sports Camps for ages 7 to 13 year olds on June 11-15 at Florence High School and June 18-22 at Cedar Ridge Middle School in Decatur.
These are day camps that will offer 10 different sport focuses and specific training.
The sports include: basketball-boys and girls; baseball; cheer; football; golf; soccer; softball; tennis and volleyball.
The sports will be instructed by local high school and college coaches.

2-man scramble to benefit Waldrop Youth Training Center


MOULTON - Waldrop Free Will Baptist Church, near Haleyville, is sponsoring a 2-man scramble golf tournament Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Deer Run Golf Course, in Moulton. Proceeds will benefit the Waldrop Church Youth Training Center.
The fee is $100 per team. There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start, with prizes for first, second and third place.
There will be additional opportunities for a Hole In One prize to include a bass fishing boat and Closest to the Pin prizes.
A silent auction will also be held.

Sims signs scholarship with Covenant College


Haleyville High School graduate Baylie Sims has signed an academic scholarship with Covenant College, a Christian liberal arts institution in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. She will play for the Lady Scots softball team. Baylie was a member of the HHS Lady Lions softball team, playing first base. A scholarship signing ceremony was held recently in the fellowship of Haleyville First Baptist Church. Many family and friends were on hand, including her travel ball coach Chris Cummings, of NSync Lightning. He commented, It is an honor to be here with Baylie today,” said Cummings. “It takes a lot of character and hard work to make it to the next level, along with dedication and support from family and friends. When that develops, this is what you get in a person such as Baylie. She is a good kid. Baylie always gives you 110 percent. She is someone who has the qualities coaches look for and she will represent herself well in the classroom.” Her high school coach Whitney Webb, said about Sims, “Baylie is so determined and focused on her goals. She made this happen. I am thankful I had an opportunity to be a part of this process in her developing into the player she has become and a beautiful young lady. Covenant College has definitely gotten a major asset in her. Pictured above are: front row: Sims and her parents, Chris and Janelle. Back row, from left: HHS Athletic Director Todd McNutt, HHS Principal Dr. Erica McCoy, Cummings, Webb, and Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.

Haleyville water aerobic classes start June 5

The  Haleyville City Pool announces water aerobic classes beginning Tuesday, June 5, at 9:30 a.m. Classes will last one hour and will be conducted each Tuesday and Thursday, weather permitting. There will be NO classes on June 26, 28 and July 3. Cost is $2 per class. For additional information, contact Jeanette Masdon at 205-486-0132 or the Haleyville City Pool at the Neighborhood Facilities Building at 205-486-7969.

Haleyville and Double Springs swimming pools open for summer season


The Haleyville and Double Springs swimming pools are great ways to cool off during the heat of summer.

The Haleyville City Pool opened Tuesday, May 29, for the 2018 summer season. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, from 1-5 p.m. unless a private party has been booked for that day and then the pool will be closed to the public. Cost of admission to swim is $4, with two years of age or younger free. The Haleyville City Pool will hold swimming lessons June 25-29 for ages 5-8. Students must be five years old on the first day of classes. Cost is $30. Registration is underway until June 15. Classes will be held from 9 until 10 a.m. each day.

Mark Forester events keep growing


The 8th annual Mark Forester Price of Freedom races were conducted Saturday, May 19, at Haleyville High School. Pictured above are the winners in their respective age groups in the 1 mile fun run/walk, 5K, 10K and half marathon and some of the other participants: Hamsa Abusammoor, Champ Crocker, Brooke Paulson, Lewis Barber, Addisyn Stubbs, Hamza Abusamoor, Daniela Largo, Cody Whitten, Kirstie Voice, Michael Grimaldi, Bethany Davis, Mitch Smith, Alixandra Romero, Kesha Adamson, Mike Paulson, Michelle Paulson, Brandon Frazier, Brooke Yarbrough, Gary Aaron, Hanny Witt, Benjamin Sirrine, Jerrica Stambaugh, Charles Lyons, Pedro Bahena, Deanna Peek, Karen Monosky, Jordan Kelley and Mae Boyles. The day’s event are lead by organizer Lauren Tinker and a host of volunteers. SrA Forester was killed in 2010 in Afghanistan during active combat.

Registration form for Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival Cornhole Tournament


The winners of the Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival Cornhole Tournament will be awarded $1,000. There is a 64-team limit so make sure to pre-register. Registration will be held Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., in the front parking lot of City Hall. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. It is an Alabama Cornhole Association sanctioned event.

9-1-1 Festival Cornhole Tournament prize $1,000


Pictured above are the designer and builder of these beautiful cornhole boards that will be given away during the Haleyville 9-1-1 Cornhole Tournament. Alicia Ward, of iShine Design, designed the wrap for the boards and Ronnie Harris, of Haleyville, constructed them from premium wood, which resulted in a quality product.


HALEYVILLE  - You can have fun competing in the Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival cornhole tournament and maybe win $1,000!

WCSHoF inductees announced; Humphrey speaker


Bobby Humphrey

HALEYVILLE - The Winston County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet for 2018 will be held Saturday, July 21, at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, which includes a steak dinner. Tickets are on sale at Traders & Farmer Bank or at the door.
Inductees have been announced for the event. They include:
Addison - Dusty Hayes; Abe Rooks; Kim Rooks; David Powell (Special);
Haleyville - Jeff Rasbury; Jeff Burdge;  Duffy Cordray; Kelly Rushing (Special);
Lynn - Anna Cagle; Brandon Kelley; Greg Griffith; Dreama Haley (Special);

HHS Lions in spring football practice


Coach Andy Lambert takes a ride behind the strong push of Haleyville High School football players in spring practice.

Haleyville High School spring football practice ended last week. There were more than 70 young men who came out to be a part of it. Head coach and athletic director Todd McNutt said 75 signed up, with an average of 70 players per day showing up. The following 2018 football schedule has been announced:

8/24 @ Winfield
8/31 Central
9/7 Oak Grove*
9/14 @Northside*
9/21 OPEN
9/28 Russellville
10/5 @ Curry*
10/12 @Good Hope*
10/19 Fayette*
10/26 Cordova*
11/2 @ Hamilton
•Region Games

Addison’s loss to Sweet Water ends season


Addison shortstop Destiny Walker, right, and centerfielder Cecilee Gaither try for the out on a steal at second base by a Sweet Water player.


MONTGOMERY - Addison Lady Bulldog head coach Lana Hines was just days away from having her second daughter, when she and her team traveled to Montgomery Wednesday, May 16, for the state softball playoffs They defeated Waterloo and lost to Sumiton Christian, who was in the championship game against Brantley, and Sweet Water.

AHS v. Waterloo

Haleyville golfing Lions finish fourth in state


Rob Richards birdies at #1.

MUSCLE SHOALS - To finish the year in the top four in the state is something to be very proud of and that is exactly what the Haleyville High School golf team did.
The five-member team, which included Baylor Arnold, Jonathan Cagle, Jack Lawson, J.B. Miller and Rob Richards, with their coach Dusty Ball, traveled to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Muscle Shoals Monday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 15, for state competition.

HHS wins Area 11 softball title


The Haleyville Lady Lions are the 4A Area 11 softball champions. Pictured are the team and coaches following a long day of softball May 1, at HHS. The Lady Lions have an 18-13 overall record.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lady Lions captured the 4A Area 11 championship on Tuesday, May 1.
Haleyville Lady Lions  weathered a scare by Fayette County in the 9 a.m. game,  in the third inning where Haley-ville coughed up three runs, but Haleyville still won 7-4 on Tuesday. Fayette County's big inning was driven by a single by Brandy Johnson and a fielder's choice by Harley Johnson.

 

Lollar named to North-South All-Star football team


J.T. Lollar, Haleyville High School

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville High School senior Jon Tate Lollar has been named to the prep footbll squad for the 59th North-South All-Star Game.
The North-South game will be played on Thursday, July 19, at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. and will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network and broadcast by the AHSAA Radio Net-work.

 

LHS county baseball champs


From top left: Coach Kris Fischer, Caden Richard, Lance Harris, Chase Hokett, Cam Baldy, Chance Majors, Braden Cagle, Brandon Hill, Coach Max Sadler. From bottom left: Luke Tittle, Riley Humphres, Dalton Gilbert, Logan Kelly and Coach Todd Meeks.

ARLEY - The Lynn High School Bears captured their back-to-back county baseball championship during the Winston County Baseball Tournament held at Meek High School in Arley on Friday, April 13, going undefeated.
In 2017, the same scenario featured Lynn and Addison, going head-to-head for the title.

 

Meek runs through county softball tourney undefeated


Meek High School Lady Tigers, front row from left to right: Esther Dake, Brooke Cleghorn, Gabrielle Martinez, Sevanna Banks, Bailee Fincher. Back row: Coach Mike Ragsdale, Abby Phillips, Autumn Peek, Emma Fincher, Joni Rudd, Savannah Smith, Kari Brannon, Kalin Rivers, Lakoda Alden and Coach Brittney Williams.

ARLEY - The Meek Lady Tigers could not be beat in the Winston County softball tournament held at Meek High School, in Arley. They captured the championship title in two days of play on Monday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 11, undefeated. The double elimination games were originally scheduled for Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, but had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

 

Lynn pounds Brilliant 18-3


Brandon Hill winds up for the hurl Tuesday, April 3, for the Lynn Bears.

LYNN - The umpire called the ball game in the fifth inning, with the Lynn Bears soundly defeating Brilliant 18-3 on Tuesday, April 3.

Brilliant put two of their three runs on in the first inning. The lead was short-lived, with Lynn getting six runners to homeplate in the bottom of the inning.

 

 

Valuable skills learned on SWAT volleyball travel team


Pictured left to right, are Zoya Yeilding, Anna Kate Price, Rachel Brown, Camille Lynn, Meghan Jones, Aynelise Vickery, Kinley Ward, Kaitlyn Burleson, Adyson Robertson, Anna Peoples, Emma Harper. Back Row is Lanice White, coach.

Lanice White coaches the 14/13 year old team. “I am so excited to be with this group of young ladies from across our region,” she said. “The girls on this represent Haleyville, Hamilton, and Hackleburg.

HHS track finishes 3rd at Russellville


Pictured are runners in the 4x800 relay, where Haleyville High School placed first at the track and field meet held at Russellville on Tuesday, March 13. Haleyville runner is Tristan Carter and the Winston County High School competitor is Ryker Morgan.

RUSSELLVILLE - The Haleyville High School track and field teams did well at the Russellville meet on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, bring home top slots. Both boys and girls teams placed third in a competitive group.