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Wenonah High School Receives National Ranking by MaxPreps Sports

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                   Thursday, May 5, 2016

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Another accolade is in the works for the Wenonah Lady Dragons. MaxPreps has announced that the championship team has finished No. 36 nationally for the 2015-16 season. The Lady Dragons will be presented with the award on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Wenonah High School. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. MaxPreps who is the online high school sports leader and a CBSSports.com site, ranks more than 14,000 high school girls’ varsity basketball teams. Wenonah is one of 10 girls’ teams being honored on the 11th annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard, which is in its 10th year recognizing some of the best basketball teams throughout the country. President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson, who serves as the Councilor for the district where Wenonah High School resides, says their latest honor is a reflection of the consistent talent that this school continues to produce.

“I could not be more proud of the numerous accolades that our Wenonah Lady Dragons continue to receive. Each year they continue to exceed the expectations that are set for them, and they are leading their peers both on and off the court,” Councilor Roberson said. “Their latest achievement shows that their hard work has not only paid off locally, but nationally as well.”

Wenonah High School led their year with 33 wins and only one loss when they claimed their third straight Alabama 5A state championship after defeating Central High School in Tuscaloosa. It was the Dragons fourth straight appearance in the title game as they lost the 2013 final by a single point. This was the school’s eighth title, however. Wenonah is one of 10 girls’ teams being honored on the 11th annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard, which is in its 10th year recognizing some of the best basketball teams throughout the country.

“What a huge honor for the victorious Lady Dragons. These young ladies have shown so much perseverance and I am looking forward to being able to honor them once again,” Councilor Sheila Tyson. “The national recognition that they are receiving from MaxPreps is not only exciting, for the basketball team, but for the entire school Birmingham City School system.”

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MaxPreps.com is America’s leading online high school sports media brand, offering the most comprehensive high school sports coverage, with the latest news, analysis, rankings, and streaming content. A CBSSports.com site, MaxPreps.com aspires to cover every high school team, game, and player by partnering with state high school associations and over 150,000 varsity coaches throughout the country. Founded in August 2002, MaxPreps.com is headquartered in Cameron Park, California and is a unit of CBS Interactive. For more information about MaxPreps.com and for the latest high school sports news, scores, and expert analysis, please visit maxpreps.com http://www.maxpreps.com/.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Public Information Director Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.