Locals win Festival awards

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

Several Shelby County natives won awards during the 2011 Alabama Sports Festival, which wrapped up June 26 following competition in 21 different sports at locations across the Birmingham metro area.

Three Shelby County residents won awards in the archery competition, which was held at the Howard Hill Archery Range in Wilsonville.

Luke A. Carter of Columbiana captured two individual titles, including the youth male division championship and the youth 3D target event. Brian Curry of Helena finished third overall in the bowhunting competition.

Ten locals won awards in the BMX competition, which took place at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham.

Savannah Sikes of Chelsea finished second overall in the 4 strider event, while Austin Freyer of Hoover came in third overall in the 4 strider competition. Noah Hall of Shelby won the 12-year-old male challenger competition.

Jacob Dunham of Chelsea won the 11-year-old rookie co-ed competition. Caden Upton of Calera won the 7-year-old rookie co-ed competition. Tristen Ellis of Chelsea finished third overall in the 7-year-old rookie co-ed competition.

Christian Sikes of Chelsea won the 9-year-old challenger male event. Ashton Johnson of Pelham won the 14-year-old female expert competition and female cruiser event. William Hill of Helena won the 15-year-old male expert event.

One Shelby County team captured a title in the bowling competition, which was held at Lightning Strikes in Birmingham. The King Pins team from Indian Springs won the Division VI youth event.

Seven individuals placed in bowling competition. Ethan Smith of Chelsea won the 21-and-under (100-129) youth co-ed division. Devin H. Dowdle of Pelham won the 21-and-under (71-99) youth co-ed title. Nick Leo of Chelsea captured the youth male 21-and-under (181-and over) title.

Josef Schlichter of Helena finished third in the 21-and-under youth co-ed (100-129) event. Jazmine M. Traylor of Hoover finished third in the 21-and-under youth co-ed (156-180) event. Odell Traylor of Hoover won the 21-and-under youth co-ed (181-and over) title, while Joseph Martin of Chelsea finished third in the event.

Two Shelby County natives placed in disc golf competition, which was held at the University of Montevallo.

Hunter Davis of Pelham finished second overall in the 14-16-year-old junior male competition. Jody Mar of Alabaster won the recreation male open division.

Two Shelby County athletes placed in the diving competition, which was held at the Hoover Recreation Center.

Jeremy Sigmon of Helena won the 7-and-under 1-meter board male competition and finished second in the 9-and-under 3-meter board male event. Jon Pickett of Hoover won the 11-and-under 3-meter board male competition.

One Shelby County team placed in the flag football competition, which was held at the Hoover East Sports Park. The Angels, led by Chad Christian, of Hoover finished second in the competition.

Four Shelby County athletes placed in gymnastics competition, which was held at Head Over Heels Gymnastics in Birmingham.

Christina Johnson of Hoover placed in three events. Johnson won the 11-and-over balance beam event. Johnson also finished second overall in the 11-and-over all-around event and second overall in the 11-and-over bars event.

Marleigh Powell of Pelham finished third overall in the 9-10 floor event.

McKenna A. Randall of Pelham placed in four events. Randall finished second overall in three events, including the 11-13 all-around event, the 11-13 balance beam event and the 11-13 vault event. Randall came in third in the 11-13 bar competition.

Camryn Smeraglia of Indian Springs finished second overall in the 6-7 balance beam competition.

Several Shelby County natives won awards in the shooting sports competition, which was held at four different sites including the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Training Center in Columbiana.

Terry Abbott of Wilsonville won the 41-55-year-old .22 rifle silhouette competition. Selina Curren of Pelham won the 13-14-year-old 3-position .22 event. David Hawthorne of Maylene won the 41-55-year-old 3-position .22 title.

Current won the 13-14-year-old 3-position air rifle event and the 13-15 BB gun competition. Gary R. Goza of Harpersville won the 19-40-year-old non-modified bowling pin centerfire event, while John K. Baggett of Montevallo placed second in the event.

Hawthorne placed second overall in the 41-55-year-old non-modified .22 event and second overall in the 41-55-year-old non-modified bowling pin centerfire event. Baggett won the 19-40-year-old non-modified semi-auto bowling pin centerfire, while Goza finished second in the event.

Hawthorne finished third in the 41-55-year-old non-modified semi-auto bowling pin centerfire event. Baggett won the 19-40-year-old match .22 caliber international centerfire event, while Goza finished second in the event.

Hawthorne won the 41-55-year-old international match .22 caliber centerfire event, while Dane Lawley of Harpersville came in second overall in the event. Goza won the 19-40-year-old match .32 caliber international centerfire event, while Baggett finished second in the competition.

Hawthorne finished third in the 41-55-year-old match .32 caliber international centerfire event and second in the 41-55-year-old open rimfire sporter event.

Abbott finished third overall in the 41-55-year-old telescopic rimfire sporter event. Hawthorne won the 41-55-year-old steel plate match open auto event. Baggett won the 19-40-year-old in the steel plate match stock auto event, while Goza finished second in the event. Hawthorne finished second overall in the 41-55-year-old steel plate match stock revolver event.

The Jeffco 4-H team from Pelham placed in four shooting sports events. The Jeffco 4-H team won the team BB gun event, while finishing second overall in the team 10M air rifle standing event, the team 3-position .22 event and the team 3-position air rifle event.

Three teams from Shelby County placed in the soccer competition, which was held at four different venues including SportsBlast 280 and the Riverchase Soccer Complex.

The Upper 90 team from Hoover, led by Dan Bradley, finished second overall in the adult-over 30 male co-ed division. The Old Wednesday team from Chelsea, led by Philip Patel, finished third overall in the adult recreation male co-ed division. The Helena United Soccer team, led by Brian Gaskins, finished second in the Under-12 male co-ed division.

Several Shelby County athletes also placed in swimming competition, which was held at the Pelham YMCA.

Chander Mohindra of Hoover won the 65-69-year-old male 100-yard breast stroke event and came in second overall in the 65-69-year-old male 50-yard free event.

Morgan Starr of Pelham won the 11-12-year-old female 100-yard free event. Olum Mejeidu of Pelham, Hannah Jordan of Pelham, Lila Walker of Pelham and Starr finished second in the 11-12-year-old female 200-yard free relay event. Walker also finished third overall in the 11-12 year old female 50-yard back event.

Starr finished third overall in the 11-12-year old female 50-yard butterfly event. K.C. Etten-Bohm of Pelham finished third overall in the 11-12 year old male free event. Etten-Bohm also won the 11-12 year old male 50-yard butterfly event and came in third  overall in the 11-12-year old male 100-yard freestyle event.

Kamesor Mejeidu of Pelham won five events, including the 13-14-year old 100-yard free, 100-yard IM, 50-yard back, 50-yard breast and 50-yard butterfly events. Montana Etten-Bohm won the 15-18-year old 100-yard free event. Etten-Bohm also finished second overall in the 15-18 year old 50-yard back event, while finishing third overall in the 50-yard butterfly and 100-yard IM events.

Jeanie Cabaniss of Pelham finished second overall in the 8-and-under female 25-yard back division. Connor Starr of Pelham, Ross Tolbert of Pelham, Grant Hiam of Pelham and Gavin Yocum of Pelham won the 8-and-under male 100-yard free relay event. Starr won the 8-and-under male 25-yard back stroke, while Tolbert finished second in the event.

Tolbert won the 8-and-under 25-yard breast stroke, while Starr came in second overall in the event. Tolbert won the 8-and-under 25-yard male free event, while Starr came in second.

Cole Hasser of Pelham finished second in the 9-10 year old male 100-yard free event. Hasser also finished third overall in the 9-10-year old male 100-yard IM and male 50-yard back stroke events.

One Shelby County individual placed in table tennis competition, which was held at BumperNets at the Riverchase Galleria. Richard Camp of Alabaster came in second overall in the male 15-and-under division.

Four Shelby County natives placed in taekwondo competiton, which was held at the Gardendale Civic Center.

Madison Waddell of Wilsonville won the 10-11-year old red/brown traditional form dan event, while Sarah Bosshart of Wilsonville finished second overall in the event.

Logan Bailey of Hoover won the 8-9-year-old male green/purple/blue traditional form gup event. Nicholas Carlisle of Hoover won the 8-9-year old red/brown traditional form dan event and the 8-9 year old red/brown traditional form gup event.

Several athletes from Shelby County placed in track and field competition, which was held at Spain Park High School.

Gary Mitchell of Pelham won the 35-39 year old male 100-meter dash event. Landon A. Jones of Calera won the 45-49 year old male 100-meter dash title. Frank Holmes of Pelham won the 55-59 year old male 100-meter dash event.

Quann Bowles of Pelham won the 30-34 year old male division 50-meter dash event. Mitchell won the 35-39 year old male division 50-meter dash event. Jones won the 45-49 year old male division 50-meter dash event. Holmes captured the 55-59 year old male division 50-meter dash event.

William Evans of Hoover won the 50-54 year old male discus event. Gary Murton of Hoover won the 45-49 year old male division high jump event. Murton also won the 50-54 year old male long jump competition. Evans won the 50-54 year old male division shot put event.

Brad Smith of Pelham won the 25-29 year old male division pole vault event. Alivia Scott of Calera won the female bantam 100-meter dash event. Austin Davis of Helena won the male midget 100-meter dash event.

Emily W. House of Hoover won the female bantam 1500-meter run event. Mackenzie O’Mara of Hoover finished second overall in the female midget 1500-meter run event. Dylan Hayes of Hoover won the male midget 1500-meter run event.

Tion Wright of Vincent finished second in the female bantam 400-meter dash event. Dwayne J Fairley of Hoover came in third overall in the male bantam 400-meter dash event. Mario Davis of Pelham finished second in the male midget 400-meter dash, while David Cannon of Alabaster came in third in the event.

Mackenzie Culpepper of Hoover finished third in the female sub bantam 400-meter dash event. Macy McClinton of Hoover won the female midget discus event, while Anna Stewart of Hoover placed third overall in the event. Austin Davis of Helena won the midget male high jump event.

Lloyd S. Hill of Hoover won the bantam male long jump event. Samuel Holmes of Alabaster finished second overall in the male midget long jump event, while Reginald A. Nelson of Hoover came in third in the event. Culpepper won the female sub bantam long jump event.

Conner E. Harrell of Calera won the sub bantam male long jump event, while Damien Hines of Helena finished second and Emmanuel Edwards of Alabaster came in third in the event. Macy McClinton of Hoover finished third in the female midget turbo javelin event. Britney N. Brown of Hoover came in third in the female youth dash 100-meter event. Thomar Simmons of Helena won the youth male 100-meter dash event.

Jonathan Harvey of Hoover came in second overall in the male intermediate 1500-meter run event. Thomas Aust of Hoover finished third in the youth male 1500-meter run event. Austin C. Howell of Helena won the youth male 200-meter hurdles event.

Erykah N. Hall of Pelham finished third in the female youth 400-meter dash event. Kyle L. Harrell of Calera came in third overall in the male youth 400-meter dash event. Mara K. Delage of Pelham finished third overall in the female youth 400-meter hurdles event.

Kristin Wilson of Alabaster won the young female high jump competition. Jamar Brockington of Alabaster finished second overall in the young male high jump event. Shelley Y. Sok of Hoover won the youth female high jump event. Michael Braswell of Hoover won the male intermediate javelin event.

Jordan A. Jones of Helena won the youth male javelin event. Theodruss L. Avery of Hoover finished third in the male intermediate long jump event. Jordan C. Jones of Hoover finished second overall in the young male long jump event. Britney N. Brown of Hoover finished third overall in the female youth long jump event.

Zachary Boswell of Hoover won the male intermediate pole vault event, while Jonathan Harvey of Hoover came in third overall in the event.

Toni Hawkins of Pelham won the female young pole vault event, while Alexandra Stanek of Pelham finished second overall in the event. Morgan Cleavelin of Helena finished third in the intermediate female triple jump event. Shelley Y. Sok of Hoover won the female youth triple jump title.

Kyle I. Harrell of Calera won the male youth triple jump event, while Carlos Stevens of Pelham placed second overall in the event.

Several Shelby County athletes placed in triathlon competition, which was held at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham.

Joshua Butler of Pelham finished second overall in the 25-29 year old individual male competition, while Thomas Boone of Pelham came in third overall in the event. Ty Harrington of Pelham finished second overall in the 35-39 year old individual male event.

Barbara Bruner of Alabaster won the 45-49 year old individual female event. Bruce Carter of Helena won the 50-54 year old individual male event, while Ryan Meinberg of Hoover placed second overall in the event.

Maddie Hoaglund of Hoover finished third in the 13-15 year old individual female event.

Shelby County wrestlers also placed in the wrestling competition, which was held at Vestavia Hills High School.

Jackson Hall of Hoover won the 112-pound cadet folkstyle event and finished second overall in the 119-pound freestyle cadet event. Hall also won the 152-pound Greco Roman Schoolboy event.

Cahman C. Holder of Alabaster won the 152-pound cadet freestyle event and finished third overall in the 152-pound cadet folkstyle event. Holder also won the 152-pound Greco Roman junior event.

Benjamin St. George of Calera finished second overall in the 60-pound Greco Roman Intermediate event, while Joel St. George of Calera came in third in the event. Benjamin St. George also finished third in the 55-pound intermediate freestyle event. Joel St. George finished second overall in the 65-pound novice freestyle event.

Jansen Murray of Pelham won the 98-pound folkstyle schoolboy event, while Dillon Turner of Pelham finished second overall in the event. Murray also won the 98-pound freestyle schoolboy event.

Brad St. George of Calera won the 19-and-over 145.5 pound Greco Roman open event and the 163-pound freestyle open event.