Sports

Area prep standouts ready to display skills at sports week

Thursday, Jul 13,2017

Hundreds of the state’s top high school student-athletes will report to Montgomery next week to prepare for the annual ‘All-Star Sports Week’ competition in a total of 10 events, and included on the various team rosters will be large contingent of area sports standouts.
The football game will kick off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at Cramton Bowl, and the ‘South’ team will include Clay Kelley, New Brockton; Max Weeks, New Brockton; Jamal Hourel, Andalusia; Thomas Kanaley, Andalusia; Tommy Spivey, Brantley; C.J. Roberts, Carroll, of Ozark; Clifton Robbins, Dothan; Keonte White, Enterprise; and, Cameron McElroy, Eufaula. The team’s head coach will be Scott Horne, of G.W. Long.
The first-ever cross-country event will be held on Tuesday, July 18, at Auburn University Montgomery, beginning at 8 a.m., and included on the eight-man team from the South will be Pleasant Home’s Nathaniel Erwin.
The baseball doubleheader will be held at Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium on Tuesday, July 18, at 4 p.m., with the ‘South’ squad being coached by Andalusia’s Tyler Dent. Area players on the squad include Ethan Wilson, outfield, Andalusia; Chance Warren, shortstop, Enterprise; Cory Peterson, outfield, Goshen; and, Joey Wozniak, pitcher, Northview.
The basketball games are set for the Alabama State University Acadome at 6:00 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19. The ‘South’ team in the girls division will be represented by Tiara McLeod, Carroll of Ozark; Tamyya Hilliard, Geneva County; LaTascya Duff, Samson; and, LaTora Duff, Samson; while the head coach will be Rich Bixby, of Geneva High. Area players on the boys’ roster include LaDarius Knight, Ashford; Tony Johnson, Eufaula; and, Calen Murry, Headland.
Soccer matches will be held at the Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex on Tuesday, July 18, with the girls to compete at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 7 p.m. The ‘South’ will be represented in the girls game by Bailey Cameron, of Enterprise, and Jacqueline Ramirez, of Northview, and in the boys game by Kelan LaBlanc, of Enterprise, and Colby Shimabukuro, of Northview.
Admission to all events is $5 per person.