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Wilemon, Ramey, Morgan soccer team record Festival wins

From Staff Reports

Several area athletes cleaned up in the Alabama Sports Festival’s track and field competition this past weekend, led by Falkville High runner Jace Wilemon.

Wilemon finished first in four intermediate division events — the 400 meters, the 800 meters, the 110 hurdles and 400 hurdles. Cade Wilemon finished second in both the midget division 400 meters and midget 800 meters.

Falkville High’s Michael Dekich was third in the young division javelin, and another Falkville athlete, Steven Lindsey, was second in the young division high jump.

Hartselle resident Jim Fuqua was first in the javelin in the 50-54 age division. Town Creek’s Alexandra Mason was first in the bantam division 800 meters.


Matthew Ramey of Hartselle finished first in a diving event at the Alabama Sports Festival this past weekend.

Ramey, 14, competed in the boys 14-15, 3-meter event. He also finished third in the boys 14-15, 1-meter diving competition.

In addition to winning the 3-meter event, he scored well enough to qualify for the AAU diving championships.

Ramey competes for the Huntsville Springboard Diving Club.

Boys soccer

Morgan County United took first in the under-19 division, which included eight teams.

On Saturday, Morgan County beat Cullman 4-1 and Tuskaloosa 4-1. On Sunday Morgan County beat Catholic High-Huntsville 4-1 to advance into the final round where it won over Gardendale 4-2.

The team includes Decatur High’s Raul Alanis and Clay Strickland; Austin High’s Jake Mendenhall, Hart Mendenhall; Hartselle High’s Corey Steele and Matt Walker; Brewer High’s Kohl Sowder, Colton Stinson, Wes Brasher, Jared Latham, Eric Vallejo, Jeremy Talley, Casey Wanschek, Jack Wanschek and Nick Jones.

Brewer’s Hunter Stinson and Joel Sowder coached the team.

The team lost its starting goalkeeper in the opening match Sunday, but Walker filled in for the rest of the tournament.

In the final match, Talley scored three goals, and Latham added one.

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