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Jasper’s Waldrop named to North All-Star Golf Team

Jasper’s Alley Beth Waldrop has been named to the North All-Star Team and will compete at the 2022 AHSAA North-South All-Star Sports Week held July 18-22.

Below is the press release from the AHSAA:

MONTGOMERY – The North-South All-Star Girls’ and Boys’ Golf Teams have been selected for the 2022 AHSAA North-South All-Star Sports Week, announced Brandon Dean, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).

The teams comprised of 2023 rising seniors were chosen by the Golf Coaches Committee comprised of representatives selected by and representing each of the eight districts. The players were selected from nominations received from AHSAA member school coaches.

“The golf all-star selections are an outstanding group of golfers who have really dedicated themselves to the sport of golf,” said Dean. “We expect the competition at this year’s North-South All-Star competition to be as strong as ever.”

The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA), also hosts annually North-South all-star games in baseball, softball, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, cross country, soccer, and tennis during the All-Star Week. All other All-Star teams for basketball, volleyball, cross country, softball, soccer, baseball, and tennis have already been released.

The annual North-South All-Star football game is now played in Mobile each December following the conclusion of the football season with those all-stars being selected in the fall.

The AHSAA Summer Conference, annually attended by more than 4,000 coaches and administrators, will be July 18-22.

The North-South All-Star girls’ golf coaches are: (North) Chad Willis, Muscle Shoals High School; Craig Kiker, Alexandria High School; and Keat Litton, Spain Park High School (administrative coach); (South) Tim Bethea, Trinity Presbyterian High School; and Jay Koziol, UMS-Wright High School (administrative coach).

The North-South All-Star boys’ golf coaches include: (North) Stephanie Meadows, Vestavia Hills High School; Jonathan Hayes, Cullman High School; and Keat Litton, Spain Park High School (administrative coach); (South) Rex Bynum, Enterprise High School; and Jay Koziol, UMS-Wright High School (administrative coach).

Meadows coached the Rebels to the 7A state title, and Bynum coached the Wildcats to a third-place finish. Kiker guided Alexandria’s girls to a third-place finish in Class 4A/5A, and Bethea guided Trinity’s girls to a runner-up finish in Class 1A/3A.

Highlighting the all-star girls’ and boys’ 12-member rosters are several players who had outstanding seasons in 2022 – culminating with strong finishes at the 2022 State Golf championships.

Among the North boys’ squad members are 2022 Class 7A state champion Vestavia Hills’ duo of Jay Clemmer and Ward Harris, who helped the Rebels win the sub-state and state crown. Clemmer had a first-round par 72 at the state tourney in Huntsville and finished ninth overall at 6-over par 150 for the 36-hole tourney. Harris had a 69 in the final round to close at 2-under 142 to finish third individually. Huntsville’s Morgan Slaton II had a 3-under 69 in the section tourney and a 73 in the sub-state competition. Haleyville’s Jake Temple and Brant White helped the Lions win the Class 4A state title with top-10 finishes at the state tourney. White’s 72-74 – 146 good for second place in the 4A individual competition. Hartselle’s Tristan Wisener also shined I the sub-state earning low medalist with a 4-under 68.

The South squad includes Braxton Bonner, a member of UMS-Wright’s Class 6A state champs. Jackson Bailey and Nicklaus Cook helped Enterprise finish third in the Class 7A state tourney. Cook was fourth overall at 1-over 145 with consistent scores of 73 and 72 in the two-day tourney.

The South girls feature Tori Waters of Class 6A state champion UMS-Wright, and Yvette Gorden of Class 4A/5A state champion Pike Road. Gorden shot a 73-78 – 153 at the state tourney to rank third in the individual competition. Waters had a final round 70 to finish 3-over 147 to rank fourth in the 6A competition.

The North girls’ squad includes Hartselle’s Jinger Heath, who had a 6-under 66 at the state tourney and finished second overall in 6A competition. Her 3-under 69 earned low medalist honors in the sub-state. Huntsville’s Gabriella Nicastro was even par with back-to-back rounds of 72 to finish second in Class 7A’s state tourney. Her 2-under 70 earned low medalist honors at the section tourney. Judith Grace Engel of Grissom finished third overall at the 7A state tourney. She shot a resounding 8-under 63 in the sub-state tourney for to lowest single round of the season in Class 7A girls’ play.

The South All-Stars nipped the North All-Stars 19.5 to 16.5 in the rain-shortened AHSAA North-South All-Star golf match play competition, and the North Boys won 20-10 over the South squad in the 2021 North-South all-star competition held at Arrowhead Golf Club.

The North boys now hold a 2-0 lead in its series with the South which was first played in 2019. The North and South girls are now even at 1-1.

The complete teams are below.


2022 North-South Golf All-Star Teams
Mary DavisCullman6A
Judith Grace EngelGrissom7A
Abby HambrickScottsboro6A
Jinger HeathHartselle6A
Hayley MesserMuscle Shoals6A
Gabriella NicastroHuntsville7A
Kaitlyn PriceScottsboro6A
Gracee PrinceJames Clemens7A
Ava SchwartzHuntsville6A
Alley Beth WaldropJasper6A
Chad WillisMuscle Shoals6A
Craig KikerAlexandria5A
Keat LittonSpain Park – Admin.
Ashlee AllenNorthside4A/5A
Ansley BurkesCentral-Phenix City7A
Ansleigh DavisWestminster-Oak Mtn.1A/3A
Yvette GordenPike Road4A/5A
Shawnise GregoryHomewood6A
Virginia HolmesTrinity Presbyterian1A/3A
Abby KingMary Montgomery7A
Anna KingMary Montgomery7A
Jocelyn VelazquezDaphne7A
Tori WatersUMS-Wright6A
Tim BetheaTrinity Presbyterian1A/3A
Jay KoziolUMS-Wright – Admin.
Jay ClemmerVestavia Hills7A
Austin FreemanHewitt-Trussville7A
River FriendLeeds5A
Will GaddyBob Jones7A
Ward HarrisVestavia Hills7A
Nicklaus LedbetterWeaver3A
Morgan Slaton, IIHuntsville7A
Jake TempleHaleyville4A
Brant WhiteHaleyville4A
Ian WilloughbyCullman6A
Tristin WisenerHartselle6A
Nolen WolfeAthens6A
Stephanie MeadowsVestavia Hills7A
Jonathan HayesCullman6A
Keat LittonSpain Park – Admin.
Jackson BaileyEnterprise7A
Braxton BonnerUMS-Wright5A
Breland BurnhamMontgomery Academy3A
Nicklaus CookEnterprise7A
Dawson CriswellTrinity Presbyterian3A
McRae FosheeMontgomery Academy3A
Henry LanhamSt. Paul’s Episcopal6A
Quincy LeonardPike Road5A
Charles NewburnCitronelle6A
Brody QuattlebaumFairhope7A
Cameron WilliamsTheodore7A
Jackson WilliamsSmiths Station7A
Rex BynumEnterprise7A
Jay KoziolUMS-Wright – Admin.