Marion County athletes and coach recognized

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
MARION COUNTY — Several Marion County athletes are leading the state in basketball after the 2021-2022 season and will be recognized by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Two county athletes are finalists for the prestigious Mr. and Miss Basketball awards.
Marion County’s girls team and Winfield’s boys team both had outstanding seasons and saw several athletes recognized at the state level.
For 3A boys, Winfield’s senior guard Ja’borri McGhee was named first team All-State and was chosen as a finalist for the Mr. Basketball award. McGhee ended his high school basketball career with a record-setting season, during which he led the state in scoring.
Fellow Pirate and senior center Logan Feltman was named All-State second team.
For 1A girls, senior center Erin Culp, from Marion County High school, was named as first team All-State and was selected as a finalist for the Miss Basketball award.
The Mr. and Miss Basketball titles will be awarded during a luncheon tomorrow, March 31 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the convention center.
Marion County’s freshman guard Serinity Metcalfe was named All-State second team.
The Lady Raiders’ head coach, Scott Veal, was named coach of the year.
On Marion County’s boys team, Landon Morrow was named was named All-State second team.
For 4A Girls, Hamilton’s sophomore guard Mia Hollingsworth was named All-State third team. Hollingsworth was also one of the top-scoring players in the state.

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