The Reporter’s coverage area will be well represented during the 2019 All-Stars Sports Week from Tuesday through Thursday in Montgomery, as nine local players will compete for the North.
Albertville leads the way with four selections, followed by Guntersville with three and both Boaz and Geraldine with one.
Boaz head coach Jeremy Sullivan will serve as an assistant coach for the North football team.
The All-Star football game features 2019 graduates while all other All-Star rosters consist of rising seniors.
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Dunn-Oliver Acadome at Alabama State
Dane Harding, Albertville: A three-year varsity letterman, Harding is an All-Marshall County and All-Area selection who is undecided about where he will play college basketball.
He averaged 12.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game last season while helping the Aggies win a second straight Marshall County Tournament title.
Boys cross country
Wednesday, 8 a.m., Auburn-University Montgomery
Sam Moultrie, Guntersville: Moultrie is a four-time All-State winner and a five-time Marshall County champion. He is a two-time Class 5A, Section 4 champion and won the 2019 5A State title in the 3,200 meters.
He’s the Wildcat record holder in the 2-mile and 3-mile runs and has been a team captain for three years.
Wednesday, 7 p.m., Emory Folmar Soccer Complex
Josh Manganaris, Guntersville: Manganaris led the Wildcats to area championships in 2018 and 2019 and a Marshall County title in 2018. He is an All-Marshall County selection and has served as a team captain for the Wildcats.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m., Montgomery Country Club
Hannah Sanders, Albertville: Sanders is verbally committed to Wallace State-Hanceville. She was the individual section tournament champion as a junior.
She’s qualified for the substate twice and also been the Marshall County Tournament runner-up twice. She is a five-time All-Marshall County selection.
Thursday, 10 a.m., Montgomery Country Club
Jacky Nieto, Albertville: Nieto’s efforts helped the Aggies win the Marshall County Tournament championship in 2016 and 2017.
She’s been in the Aggies’ top six since her eighth-grade season, and she played No. 1 singles in the 2018 and 2019 campaigns. In 2018, she became the first AHS girls tennis player to win sectional championships at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.
Thursday, 4 p.m., Montgomery Multiplex
Grace Kelley, Albertville: Kelley was Albertville’s defensive most valuable player and also received the Aggie Award in 2018, when she made All-Marshall County. She collected 832 digs while helping Albertville win a fourth straight area tournament championship and advance to the Class 6A Elite Eight.
Haven Hall, Geraldine: Hall finished with 69 aces, 366 kills, 155 total blocks and 64 digs in 2018 while leading the Bulldogs to a sixth consecutive area tournament crown and a fourth straight DeKalb County Tournament championship. Geraldine finished 35-15 and made the semifinals of the AHSAA State Tournament for the first time since 2009. Hall received most valuable player on the All-DeKalb County team.
She’s verbally committed to Wallace State in Hanceville.
Lauren Mark, Guntersville: Mark helped the Wildcats win back-to-back Marshall County championships in 2017 and 2018. She took home county most valuable player honors last season. She was also Guntersville’s MVP in 2018. She was an All-Marshall County selection in 2017.
Thursday, 7 p.m., Cramton Bowl
Christian Collins, Boaz: Collins finished as Boaz’s career leader with 51 touchdowns and as its No. 3 rusher with 3,768 yards.
He made first team All-State at running back in Class 5A in 2018 after rushing for 1,932 yards and a school single-season record 32 touchdowns. He’s decided not to play college football.