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Swim for MS – 18,000 laps in one month!

 

 

3 people with 2 dogs standing next to a ribbon for MS

A few participants in the Cullman MS Swim event: Bo Shirey, Robyn Crawford, and Ruth Ann Knight.

From guest contributor, Bo Shirey, Athletic Trainer with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

I love to swim and I was looking to do a swim-a-thon as a fundraiser.  I decided to do one for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) because my mother, Judy Shirey, was diagnosed over 20 years ago.  I contacted her MS doctor, Chris Laganke, MD, and I was referred to the local National MS Society chapter in Alabama.

For the MS Swim event, all the proceeds raised would be donated to the local Alabama chapter to help raise awareness and find a cure for MS.

The Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center gave me permission to use their facilities to host our event.  The event took place the entire month of January.  We had just over 20 swimmers to participate.  Our goal was to swim over 500 miles (18,000 laps) in the month of January.    We reached our goal just few days late but we had a couple of snow days and several of our swimmers had the flu.  We raised almost $4,000 for MS.

The next MS Swim event is scheduled for September 2019. We welcome others to participate and donate.

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Bo Shirey with his Participation Certificate from the MS Swim

Congratulations, Bo, on a successful swim event for MS! Great job!
For more information, please contact Bo at Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman.


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Cullman, Alabama 35055
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Lindsey Walker – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Muscle Shoals

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Meet Lindsey Walker-Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Muscle Shoals!

Lindsey is a Junior at Muscle Shoals High School where she competes in Volleyball (#44) for the Trojans. She has been name 2017 Offensive Player of the Year, All-Area 2nd Team, and Colbert County All-Tournament Team.

Her future plans include playing Volleyball in college and earning her Physical Therapy degree. (Hooray for more Physical Therapists!)

Lindsey is the daughter of Joey and Cindy Walker.

Congratulations, Lindsey! We wish you continued success!

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661
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Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Athletic Training Services for the Muscle Shoals Trojans and the Alabama High School Athletic Association

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Jacob Smith- Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University

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Jacob Smith has been selected as Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University!

Jacob plays Baseball (#11) for the William Carey Crusaders. He says, “I plan on graduating with a major in education and become a coach, then getting my master’s degree in administration. I love Jesus, my family, baseball, and the outdoors.

Jacob is the son of Kelton and Jill Smith.

Congratulations, Jacob! We wish you a great baseball season!

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Jaxon Wilson – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabiltation-Haleyville

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Congratulations to Jaxon Wilson, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville!

Jaxon plays youth T-ball. His baseball jersey is #21. He is in First Grade. Jaxon is the son of Jeremy and Cassy Wilson.

Way to go, Jaxon! Have a great baseball season!

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Haleyville, Alabama 35565
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Macey Butler-Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

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Macey Butler has been selected as Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Macey, a Sophomore, is a multi-sport athlete for the Bulldogs. She participates in  Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track. She has been named All-County in Basketball.

Macey is the daughter of Danny and Lori Butler.

Congratulations, Macey! We wish you all the best!

 

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Cullman, Alabama 35055
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2018 Funky Fun Run for the Autism Society of Alabama,
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Elijah Price-Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard Preparatory and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

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Congratulations to Elijah Price, Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard Preparatory School and Encore Rehabilitation, Cullman!

Elijah is a Senior who plays Basketball for the Saints. His post-graduation plans include attending the University of North Alabama and majoring in Exercise Science.

Elijah is the son of Jason and Stacey Price.

Way to go, Elijah! We hope you enjoy the remainder of your senior year!

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Cullman, Alabama 35055
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Join us in supporting Autism Awareness by participating in the 
2018 Funky Fun Run for the Autism Society of Alabama,
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Jill Gillum – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville

Jill Gillum has been selected Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville!

Jill is a Sophomore at Phillips High School. As a multi-sport athlete, she competes in Track, Volleyball, and Basketball for the Bears. Her plans after high school include attending the University of Alabama for a degree in General Studies.

Jill is the daughter of Tim & Donna Hill and Chris & Susan Gillum.

Congratulations, Jill! We wish you all the best!

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Russellville, Alabama 35653
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AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Squads Announced

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Left – Head Coach for the South is Montgomery Catholic High School Coach Aubrey Blackwell. Right -The North Head Coach is Locust Fork’s Chris Musso.

North-South All-Star squads for the upcoming 59th AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game have been selected. The two teams, composed of 2018 graduating seniors, were announced by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) Tuesday.
The North-South Game will be played Thursday, July 19 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. The annual game will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network and broadcast by the AHSAA Radio Network.

The South holds a 30-26-2 edge in the North-South. The North won 14-13 last July, its third straight victory in the series which was first played in 1948. The North won that first game played in Tuscaloosa 33-0.

 


NORTH SQUAD

Coach Chris Musso, beginning his sixth season as head coach at Locust Fork, has compiled a 53-52 career record in 10 seasons – the first five at John Carroll (23-29) and the last five at Locust Fork (30-23). The Hornets have made the state playoffs three of the last four years.

The North Coaching Staff includes Tom Causey, Pelham; Drew Gilmer, Clay-Chalkville; Ryan Lolley, Gordo; Mark Sanderson, Donoho; Matt Griffith, Sylacauga; and James Thompson, Pickens County.

Headlining the North squad is defensive lineman Khamari Brown of Class 7A state champion Hoover, defensive lineman Desmond Scott and wide receiver Liallen Dailey of Class 6A state champion Pinson Valley. Leeds and Thompson have three players each selected. Green Wave seniors include kicker Greg Dawkins; offensive lineman Gage Towery; and defensive back Jaylen Washington. Chosen from the Class 7A Warriors (12-1) are defensive back Myles Brown, wide receiver Tim Harris-Edwards; and defensive lineman Mackie McNeal.


SOUTH SQUAD

Coach Aubrey Blackwell of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School has led the Knights to a 22-11 record over his three seasons as head coach. Last year’s team finished 10-2, won the school’s first region title and first playoff game since 1989.
The South Coaching Staff consists of Jon Cooper, Kinston; Josh McClendon, Greenville; Kenny King, Daphne; Erik Speakman, Opelika; Kevin Smith, Benjamin Russell; and Andro Williams, W.S. Neal.

South Squad: Eight players who helped their teams play in state championship games last December have been selected to play in the 2018 game. Named to the South squad are quarterback Swift Lyle of Class 5A state champion St. Paul’s Episcopal and linebacker Shamar Lewis of Class 1A state champion Sweet Water. Defensive back Eric Cameron-Garror and running back Bryan Hill of Class 7A runner-up McGill-Toolen Catholic and offensive lineman Tavien White of Class 6A runner-up Wetumpka are also on the South squad. Goshen, which reached the Class 2A semifinals and finished with 12 wins for the first time in school history, is the only team to place three seniors on the South squad. Selected are quarterback Brock Snyder; wide receiver Zack Alford; and defensive lineman Devin Bell.

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Athletic Training Services for the Alabama High School Athletic Association

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Kaitlyn Wyninger – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield

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Kaitlyn Wyninger of Brilliant High School has been selected as Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield! 

Kaitlyn is a multi-sport athlete for the Tigers participating in Cheer, Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. She has been named All-County Softball and All-American Cheer. Her future plans include attending University of Alabama-Birmingham to major in Health Science.

Kaitlyn is the daughter of Crystal Harris.

Congratulations, Kaitlyn!

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Coach Randy Ragsdale Inducted into the AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame

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The following is an excerpt from :  There is Much More to ‘Coach Rags’ Than Wins and Losses can Measure by Bill Plott, AHSAA Historian. To view the entire article, click here. 

To fully measure the impact of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductee Randy Ragsdale, one needs to look past his 242 football coaching victories.

That’s the opinion of those who know him, including Trinity Presbyterian High School’s head of school Kerry Palmer. “There is so much more to ‘Coach Rags’ than metrics can measure,” Palmer said. “Randy Ragsdale is one of the finest human beings I have ever known. He truly loves and cares for all of the students at our school – not just ‘his boys’. He learns every name, knows every relationship and demonstrates real interest in each individual student. Randy’s positivity, enthusiasm and optimism are always present and are contagious.”

Ragsdale was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018 at the Hall of Fame banquet March 19 at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

A native of Conyers, a suburban city near Atlanta, Ragsdale attended Rockdale County High School, graduating in 1975. After an outstanding high school career, he received a football scholarship to Jacksonville State University. At JSU he earned All-American honors starting at tackle for three years and played in the NCAA Division II National Championship game in 1978 as a senior.

Upon graduation the following spring, he accepted a position at north Clayton High School in Georgia where he was an assistant coach for three years. He then moved to Fayette County (GA) where he coached from 1982-85.

In 1985 he moved to Alabama and joined the Northview High School coaching staff as defensive coordinator at the Dothan school. His impact was felt immediately as Northview won the 1985 Class 6A state championship.

After four years at Northview, Ragsdale moved to Trinity Presbyterian as head football coach, a position he held through the 2016 season. Although he announced his retirement from coaching, he continues to serve in the Middle School Dean position he has held since 2006.
With his retirement from football, Ragsdale legacy includes:

·         He compiled an overall head-coaching record of 242-86.

·         His teams qualified for the state playoffs 25 times in 28 seasons.

·         Trinity was 15-0 in 2003 and won the Class 4A state championship.

·         The Wildcats compiled a 45-game regular-season win streak from 2000-05.

·         His teams won 13 Region titles with an overall 116-23 region record.

·         He served as a coach in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game, was head coach in the North-South All-Star Game in 2010 and assistant coach in 1997 and 2004; and also coached a team in the Down under Bowl in Australia.

·         He was named 2003 State Coach of the Year and was selected three times Metro Coach of the Year.

·         Received the prestigious Herman L. “Bubba” Scott Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 2017 for his positive impact as a coach and commitment to his faith.

Todd Parsons, president of the Trinity Presbyterian Board of Trustees, added, “Coach Ragsdale put the Trinity football program on the map and compiled a record on the field of play that may never again be matched by a coach at a single school in Montgomery. Several members of our Trustee Board played for Coach Ragsdale and admire and respect him greatly.”

Coach Randy Ragsdale is one of 11 inductees to the Alabama High School Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. For a complete list of other 2018 inductees, please click here.

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