A number of Enterprise High’s athletes traveled to Montgomery last week to compete in the annual Alabama High School Athletic Association’s All-Star Week of games.
EHS soccer was represented by Sam Mazariegos from the boys team and both Jillian Martin and Morgan Harrelson represented the girls with coach Jill Harrelson coaching for the South All-Stars.
The boys lost 3-0 while the girls came away with a 3-1 win. Mazariegos had two steals for the boys.
Morgan Harrelson was the star of the girls’ game scoring two goals to help lead the South to a win. She earned MVP honors for her play in the win. Martin also had a steal for the South.
Morgan Harrelson scored one goal at 35:49 and one at 53:11 to help build a lead that the North could not overcome. It was the South’s first win in the annual event since 2009.
EHS football was represented by quarterback Grant Thornton on the South All-Stars.
“It was an honor and a privilege to spend a week practicing and playing with high caliber athletes,” Thornton said. “I formed a lot of memorable relationships that I’m confident will last a lifetime.”
The South All-Stars picked up a 22-19 win over the North All-Stars in the football game with Thornton leading the South’s passing game completing 6-of-10 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown.
Thornton’s touchdown was the first score of the game, coming on a 15-yard touchdown pass to Vigor receiver/quarterback Kyle Walker midway through the second quarter. Later in the game, Walker himself would throw the game-winning touchdown for the South.
“At the beginning there was a lot of rust to knock off because we hadn’t played live football in seven months,” Thornton said. “Once we got settled in, we began executing plays and started driving the ball down the field. The win was extra rewarding because it broke the North’s win streak.”
Thornton said the opportunity to represent EHS one last time meant something special to him.
“My last baseball game was very tough on me knowing it was my last time playing (any sport) with Enterprise across my chest,” he continued. “But when I received the news that I was selected for the all-star game, I was stoked. I knew I had one more opportunity to represent the blue and white.
“Enterprise will always have a special place in my heart. Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat.”
EHS volleyball coach Janie Wiggins served as coach for the South, while Ali Wiggins played.
The South All-Stars finished the game winning all three sets for a 3-0 win. The South won the first set 25-17, the second set 25-23 and the final set 25-18.
Ali Wiggins had one kill, three digs and 15 assists in the three matches.
EHS golfers Emilia Smith and Ashley-Sinclair Curtis also played for the South squad in the golf meet. The South fell 58.5-55.5 to the North in the match.
Smith and her partner for the day, UMS-Wright’s Lauren Gilchrist, earned he Most Points Award for the South. They defeated the pair of Spain Park’s Marilyn Steed and Katherine Davis of Vestavia Hills 12.5-6.5 in doubles action. Curtis fell in singles action 12-7 to Randolph’s Michaela Morard.
Runner Tyler Rathburn also represented the South in the cross country meet. The South edged passed the North team 28-27, and Rathburn finished with a time of 18:23.00 at the meet.